Spark plug benefits
Think of spark plug as the tiniest bolt of lighting. Small but mighty, the spark of electricity that the plug emits across a small gap creates the ignition for the combustion needed to start your car. By putting the engine’s pistons in motion, your car can power up, stay powered up and produce a smooth burn of the compressed air-fuel mixture. Mind you, spark plug likes it hot: they withstand extreme heat and pressure within your cylinders and are built to burn off deposits from fuel additives or other contaminants. What does it mean for you? Well, without a spark, your car won’t start or go anywhere. And because spark plug health is directly linked to engine performance, it stands to reason weak or bad plugs lead to problems, be it issues with cold starting or misfires during acceleration. Besides without healthy ones, your ride can’t sustain maximum power, and your vehicle can see a drop in fuel economy. Now, nobody wants that. Luckily, plugs don’t require replacement very often and can go years and many miles before replacement is a must. When spark plugs begin to misfire, you may notice unusual noises from the force of the pistons and combustion not working properly. If your car is having trouble starting or just feels disjointed and jerky, your spark plugs may not be working right, and this can lead to misfires and erratic performance. When you’re out cruising, your plugs fire when you accelerate and change gears. If the spark that this little plug generates isn’t functioning at 100 percent, your vehicle performance will be poor, and you’ll experience a sluggish and fuel wasting drive. Lots of things can lead to poor fuel economy, though when it comes to old spark plugs, you’ll find fuel is wasted since your vehicle fails to receive the proper, heat generating spark at the right time.