Keeping you vehicle well tuned and running at it's peak performance all starts with the condition of the spark plugs. The most important task of a spark plug in your engine is that they produce an electrical spark that ignites the mixture of fuel and air in your engine's combustion chamber, causing the pistons to move up and down. With the piston moving up and down, is what allows your car wheels to ultimately turn. The spark created by the spark plugs is critical part of the whole process; it initiates the combustion in your internal combustion engine.
One of the key factors is how a spark plug eventually becomes useless and is not performing to its capabilities, each time the spark plug creates a spark it looses some of the metal on the plug, causing the spark plug to increasing the voltage needed to fire the next time. Many other factors will cause the spark plug to get worn out, such as internal heat, gasoline and oil that can reduce their effectiveness. Why it is important to keep on top of your spark plugs, worn out spark plugs have to work harder to get the same results a new well gapped plugs.
Here are some images of spark plugs and what happens to them
|CONDITIONS OF SPARK PLUGS|
Some of the factors that will indicate that it is time for you to replace your spark plugs are as follow. if your having trouble starting your vehicle, it sounds very rough at idle speed, stalls or your notice a drastic change in your fuel economy than it may be time for you to replace them old plugs. The other main source is remove one of the plugs and look at the overall condition, if your still not sure then have a mechanic look at it and get his advise.
This is what a well worn out spark plug looks like:
|Worn out Spark Plug|
This is what a brand new one should look like:
Hope this information will help you understand the importance of keeping your spark plugs at it's peak performance and when it is time to have them replace. if you have enjoyed this article place share it with your network all the best.
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