6 Symptoms of Bad Spark Plugs (and Replacement Cost)

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Spark plugs are crucial components to an internal combustion engine. Without them, there would be nothing to ignite fuel within the combustion chamber. It’s no surprise that dirty or fouled spark plugs are a common cause for many engine issues. Here you’ll learn how a spark plug works as well as common symptoms of a … Read more

4 Common Engine Misfire Causes

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In our previous article, we went over what an engine misfire is and the common symptoms of an engine misfire. So how do you determine what is causing the engine to misfire in the first place? The combustion engine is relatively complicated as it has a lot of parts that need to work in the … Read more

6 Engine Misfire Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

It can be difficult to diagnose the reason for an engine misfire, but context gives major clues. Misfires are often intermittent and will sometimes only manifest with a specific type of fuel, environment, or engine load (how deep you’re into the gas pedal). Usually the vehicle can continue running with a misfire in one cylinder, … Read more

5 Best Spark Plugs for Gas Mileage and Performance

The spark plug is a very important part of any vehicle. It creates the electric current needed to ignite the mixture of air and gasoline that has been compressed in the combustion chamber. There are a few different types of spark plugs on the market; some good, others not so good. If you have high-quality … Read more

Iridium vs Platinum Spark Plugs

Whether they are mechanics or not, many people already know something about what a spark plug is. A spark plug is an important component in a vehicle, whether it is a car, truck, or really any other equipment which contains an internal combustion engine. A spark plug is what allows the engine to ignite electrically, … Read more

Tips for Changing Spark Plugs

With regard to routine maintenance jobs that will need to be performed on a car or truck over its lifetime, there are some jobs that are easier to perform than others. For example, changing the spark plugs is generally going to be much easier to do than changing a timing belt within an engine. A … Read more