Glow Plug Ignition System Parts

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Glow Plug Ignition System

Shop glow plug ignition system parts at GSF Car Parts. In this range, you’ll find all sorts of replacement parts for the glow ignition systems found in diesel vehicles. As with all of our electrical and lighting products, everything in this range is sourced from trustworthy manufacturers, so you can rely on them to get your car going, even in chilly conditions.

Here on the GSF Car Parts online store, we can even help you to find the part which is compatible with your car. It’s simple and fast: all you have to do is enter your registration number into the search box or enter the make and model of your vehicle. We can then direct you to the glow plugs and glow plug relays which are right for your car.

Ignition problems can be frustrating, especially when you’re keen to get back on the road as soon as possible. Fortunately, here at GSF Car Parts, we have everything you need to get your car up and running. Shop our full range of ignition parts to find distributor caps, ignition cable kits, and more.

How does a Glow Plug Ignition System Work?

The glow ignition system for diesel cars relies on glow plugs, which heat up and ignite the fuel and air mixture inside the engine and start the vehicle. 

Glow ignition systems are especially important whenever the temperature is low, or when the engine is starting cold, and the car may not be able to start at all in winter if any of the parts are faulty. 

So, if you’re experiencing ignition problems, you’ll need to check and repair it as soon as possible.

What does a Glow Plug do?

Glow plugs are like spark plugs but they only are used in diesel cars and vans due to the different ways they work. 

A glow plug operates by heating incoming fuel and air to deliver efficient fuel combustion in a diesel engine. The glow plugs light will indicate that they are warming up before you can start the engine. Fuel combustion will then start your engine using the glow plug.  Like a spark plug, each cylinder has one glow plug.

What happens when Glow Plugs Fail?

Factors you might notice if your glow plugs fail:

  • Experiencing starting problems
  • A misfiring engine
  • Low performance of the engine
  • Poor acceleration

If you notice any of these symptoms with your diesel vehicle, you should start by changing your glow plugs to see if this gets your car back up and running.

Shop Glow Plug Ignition System at GSF Car Parts Online and In-Store

All our glow plug ignition system parts are from trusted brands in the motoring industry, so you can count on them to be reliable and of excellent quality. Plus, our low-price promise means you can always expect great value too.

We offer free UK delivery on all online orders over £25, plus 60-day returns*. So, buy glow plug ignition system parts from us with confidence today. Or if you’re close to one of our 180 store locations across the UK & Ireland, just drop by and our experienced staff will be able to direct you to the right part for your vehicle.