Your engine burns a ratio of fuel to oxygen to get the power it needs to run. Spark plugs are what ignite the mixture. The process is straightforward.
How Does a Spark Plug Work?
Stick your key in your ignition lock cylinder and turn it. Your ignition switch triggers. Various ignition parts like your car battery, ignition coil, starter solenoid, and starter motor join forces to create an electric charge, or "spark." The leads on each plug capture that current, using to combust the aforementioned air and gas.
Each engine piston pumps. Your crankshaft turns. Your vehicle's many parts get moving, and it gets going. Without spark plugs, though, not one step in the process could happen. No vehicle can start without them.
To make matters worse, spark plugs don't last forever. They can go bad when their leads corrode or widen, at which point, they won't be able to capture charges as well. A misfiring engine usually results, if not a failing engine. Spark plugs can break, too, which is worse. It usually causes severe engine cylinder damage.
Luckily, the ones your brand makes get built to last, for millions of ignitions and up to 100,000 miles. Just keep an eye on their recommended mileage limits and be sure you replace any that get close to those limits. You'll find more details on that in your owner's manual.
What Spark Plugs Do I Need?
Whichever make and model you're driving, genuine OEM will work best. Your brand designs them compatible with your vehicle from the get-go. You can buy all you need online, right here at our auto parts counter. Just be sure you're browsing our catalog by make and model, so you ensure the right fit. Order now, and we'll deliver them right away, directly to your address.
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