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How Often Should You Change Spark Plugs?

How Often Should You Change Spark Plugs?

A vehicle's engine needs gas, air, and spark to operate. Therefore if a car's spark plug is broken or not put in correctly, the car might not work at all or just stop running. Spark plugs must be maintained and replaced on a regular basis, although there is no actual timetable. So it falls to you as the owner, to examine the plugs on a regular basis and replace any that are broken. What Is A Spark Plug? A spark plug is a device that plugs into the engine's cylinder and generates a spark for combustion through a conduit from the battery. A four-cylinder engine has four spark plugs, but a V8 has eight. Copper, nickel, iridium, and platinum are used in the formation of spark plugs and they are protected and insulated by ceramic. Functions of a Spark Plug A spark plug generates high-voltage electricity between a center and a ground electrode. The air-fuel mixture is ignited by the cylinder spark. This explosion causes the piston to fire. Symptoms Of Bad Spark Plugs The ... read more

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