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Spark Plug Fouling

Understanding why spark plugs get dirty.

Maintenance Milestones – Porsche Cayenne 2011-2018

In the 1990s, nobody could imagine that Porsche would make an SUV. But, with the help of VW, the Cayenne was born. The first generation (955-957) had problems with coolant, the air suspension and oil leaks. The second-generation (958) was improved and had enhanced reliability and maintenance requirements. Like many German manufacturers, the maintenance schedule

VW Spark Plug Replacement

There are a few things you should know about a VW TSI spark plug service.

BMW Spark Plug Replacement

Here are a few things that you need to know before replacing spark plugs in a BMW.

Do Spark Plugs Matter With Alternative Fuels? (VIDEO)

When switching to an alternative fuel, make changes with the fuel mixture and ignition timing. Sponsored by Autolite.

Making Sure You Get A Strong Spark (Video)

Complete combustion requires strong spark at the right time with the right compression. Sponsored by AP Emissions.

How Gapping Impacts Iridium Spark Plug Performance

Anyone installing new spark plugs needs to be mindful of the right gap for successful ignition and optimal performance. This gap, or the proper distance between the center and ground electrodes, can be found in each vehicle’s service manual. One of the main reasons to take extra care in this area is that spark plug

Earn Customer Trust with Ideal Spark Plugs for GDI Engines

One of the key factors for a shop’s success is its reputation for customer service. While you cannot change the way vehicles and parts are manufactured, you can offer confident recommendations to customers on which parts will work best for their needs. The use of Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engines has continued to grow across

VIDEO: Selecting The Right ACDelco Spark Plug

ACDelco plugs feature advanced suppressor designs that prevent flashover & leaks of combustion gases. Sponsored by ACDelco.

VIDEO: How Much Energy Does It Take To Fire A Coil?

The condition of a spark plug can tell you a lot. This video is sponsored by Standard Motor Products.

Don’t Forget About Ignition When It’s Time for Road Trip Tune-Ups

Summer 2020 was a boom time for road trips. Many drivers were eager to hit the road, and according to the Expedia® 2020 Summer Travel Report published in July 2020, 85% of U.S. travelers reported that they would be likely to take a road trip. This road trip renaissance is slated to continue into spring

VIDEO: How Can You Tell If A Spark Plug Is Worn Out?

The difference in wear between spark plugs can be almost imperceivable. This video is sponsored by Autolite.