Platinum/Iridium Spark Plug
Your spark plugs are the source of sparks that ignite an air/fuel mixture during the combustion process. Platinum/iridium spark plugs are a more efficient type of spark plugs used in modern engines. Thanks to the use of harder metals on the electrodes, platinum/iridium spark plugs last up to 100000 miles and even longer.
When should I replace my platinum/iridium spark plugs?
- Your check engine light is on or blinks
- Rough idling
- Misfiring and abnormal engine noise
Platinum/iridium spark plug maintenance
- Rough idling and misfiring can be caused by bad spark plugs. In most cases, the check engine light will also come on.
- Some engines come with two spark plugs per cylinder. The number of electrodes per spark plug can also vary from one to four.
- Replacing spark plugs is usually a simple task, except for some late model cars.
- You should use only high-quality spark plugs recommended by the manufacturer, since poor spark plugs can cause ignition problems.
- Not all spark plugs are the same. They have different ratings. Pay attention to this when purchasing replacement spark plugs.
- Spark plugs are some of the parts that need to be replaced at the mileage specified by the manufacturer even if they seem to be in perfect condition.
- You should follow the manufacturer’s replacement instructions when changing your spark plugs. Aluminum cylinder heads can get damaged if you ignore the recommendations.