Platinum/Iridium Spark Plug
The spark plug is an engine component that utilizes power from the ignition coil to provide the spark that ignites the air/fuel mixture inside the engine. The spark plug is essential in starting the internal combustion process. Engines will typically contain one or two spark plugs per cylinder. Platinum and iridium are harder metals that are sometimes used on spark plugs to increase their lifespan.
Signs of a bad platinum/iridium spark plug
- Engine does not run smoothly
- Abnormal engine noises
- Check engine light illuminates
Platinum/iridium spark plug maintenance
Low-quality or worn-out spark plugs can cause engine misfires and poor engine performance. Replacing a spark plug can be quite labor intensive, so be sure to have it replaced by a car care professional when you need to. Use the best quality spark plugs available to ensure engine performance and minimal issues in the future. Most high-quality spark plugs will use platinum or iridium.
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