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Secondary Ignition Waveforms and Spark Plug Performance

There are at least 500 components in the modern car engine. Our favorite – and an often-underrated part – is the spark plug. Spark plugs deliver the electric current from the ignition system in our vehicles to the combustion chamber of a spark-ignition engine, igniting the compressed fuel/air mixture with an electric spark. When thinking

VIDEO: Spark Plug Mistakes And Recovery

What sets apart a professional technician from an amateur?

Use Anti-Seize On Spark Plugs? VIDEO

Anti-seize can alter the tightening torque up to 20%, increasing the risk of breakage. This video is sponsored by Autolite.

VIDEO: Can You Replace Spark Plugs On A Hot Engine?

Installing a spark plug with the engine hot can change the torque specification. This video is sponsored by Autolite.

Why Spark Plug Metallurgy Matters

Design and engineering are part of the equation for a successful spark plug, but meeting OE specifications can only push performance so far. The makeup, or metallurgy, of the plug’s conductive material can be the difference-maker for mileage, service life, fuel efficiency and fouling resistance. Why is Metallurgy Important? It’s a fact that noble metals

VIDEO: Hot Or Cold Spark Plug Torque

We discuss how and when spark plugs should be installed. This video is sponsored by Autolite.

VIDEO: Inspecting Spark Plug Appearance

A spark plug can reveal short- and long-term problems if you know where to look. This video is sponsored by Autolite.

VIDEO: Guess The Spark Plug Replacement Interval

Are you a master of spark plug intervals? This challenge will prove it. This video is sponsored by Autolite.

The Big Shift In Spark Plugs

Spark plug manufacturers are using iridium and other precious metals to make plugs perform better and last longer.

VIDEO: To Gap Or Not To Gap Spark Plugs

Find out what spark plugs need to be gapped and the tools required to get the job done. This video is sponsored by Autolite.

VIDEO: Spark Plugs And Ignition Coils Are Intrinsically Linked

It’s critical that ignition coils are firing with the correct type of spark plug. This video is sponsored by Autolite.

Autolite Announces New Premium Packaging For Iridium Ultra Spark Plug

Developed to help distinguish Iridium Ultra as Autolite’s premium offering, the new packaging utilizes bold black color cues and spot varnish coatings that highlight the iconic Autolite logo and striking bolt design, the company noted.