What is the one thing that drives many drivers crazy in the winter?

Imagine this. You’re getting ready for a drive in the cold dark winter morning and you turn your key, but nothing happens.

You try everything to get it started but in vain. The battery seems fresh enough, fuel is there as well. This is where the real problems begin – you start looking for a solution. But where do you even begin?

As the temperature drops, many drivers will experience this.

The thing is… Not all car owners are aware of the role of this small but very important component of a diesel engine.

Glow plugs are key to a smooth engine start in cold winter conditions. So the question is, how to avoid frustrating situations like those described above?

Most common signs that glow plugs need replacing

  1. The first and most obvious is right there on the dashboard. Glow plug warning light. It indicates failure.
  2. If the warning light doesn´t turn on, you need to look for other signs. This is very common with older engines. Here are the signs you need to watch out for:
    • Increased white smoke from the rear
    • Louder combustion noise
    • Uneven running of the engine
    • Lower power output
    • Increased fuel consumption

You may also find the following tips helpful:

First, you can check the glow plugs with a multimeter. You will find out if there is an open circuit, short circuit, or if the glow plug is in good condition. It is easy to use. You do not have to remove glow plugs.

Second, glow plugs usually reach their wear limit one after another. It costs less if you replace the complete set at once than repeatedly replacing individual defective glow plugs.

How to choose the right glow plug for replacement?

Buying cheap glow plugs is like gambling. You never know what you’ll get. Be on the lookout for a brand that is also a manufacturer for vehicle makers. This guarantees that you get the same quality as them. No further guessing is required. Meet your new favorite brand – Hidria.

Hidria is an automotive brand that specializes in cold start diesel systems. The company works with the world’s top automakers. You´ll find HIDRIA glow plugs in brands like Peugeot, Renault, Ford, Iveco, Fiat, Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, Seat, Citroën, Opel, Vauxhall, Mercedes-Benz, John Deere, Cummins, Caterpillar/Perkins, MAN… We’ve been in business for over 60 years!

High-quality and reliable glow plugs. More than over 350 parts in the range and backed up with a 5-year warranty. Can it get any better? We don’t think so. Choose Hidria and join thousands of satisfied customers.

Visit our web catalog to see which HIDRIA glow plug fits your chosen vehicle.



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