Author - admin

5 reasons to upgrade your spark plugs

Changing your spark plugs is a necessary part of scheduled maintenance for every vehicle, but this simple replacement can do much more than just extend the life of your car or truck. Below are five quick reasons or benefits to consider when deciding if you want to upgrade your spark plugs. Limit your maintenance time Changing to the best quality spark plugs on most newer cars can be a difficult task, especially in some specific engine configurations like V6. Limit the...

Read more...

Why are spark plugs so important to your engine?

Most people don’t think much about spark plugs before choosing one, yet these small parts play a crucial role in the functioning of a car. In fact, without proper & working spark plugs, it’s likely that your car wouldn’t be able to run at all. What do best quality spark plugs do? Your engine is designed to turn an energy source into actual movement. But how does it do this? The answer lies in the principle known as internal combustion. Your engine needs to...

Read more...

How to prevent your spark plugs from seizing?

To avoid spark plugs from seizing. It’s important to take all the precaution and utmost care while replacing them. As spark plugs are a vital part of the engine hence, it is best to leave the replacement of the spark plugs to a professional who knows the ins and outs of your vehicle’s engine. Especially as there’s a list of spark plug manufacturers available in the market. Many spark plugs can be treated with anti-seize lubrication which can reduce the risk of a plug...

Read more...

Do spark plugs age?

Even the sharpest of all tools wears out eventually. Same is applicable to our beloved spark plugs. Getting premium spark plugs to have a wide array of benefits such as better fuel efficiency, reduced emissions and improved overall longevity of the engine. But all things age with time, and so do the spark plugs. But unlike some of our devices, ageing spark plugs might not be very evident for a layman. As spark plugs go through thousands and thousands...

Read more...

Common myths about spark plugs – II

There are so many misconceptions and myths about the spark plugs, that they cannot be crammed into one. So let us continue debunking a few more myths about the heart of the engine of our vehicles. Copper spark plugs are better than Iridium and Platinum spark plugs This myth is based around the fact that Copper is a better conductor of electricity, hence it can provide the electrical spark in a better way. However, this is not particularly useful when it...

Read more...

Different types of Spark Plugs

Spark plug is a device which creates an artificial bolt of lightning in the combustion chamber of an engine. It transmits the high voltage electricity to ignite a spark which further fires the air and fuel mixture in the combustion chamber of the engine. This spark starts the combustion process which eventually powers our cars and motorcycles. A good spark plug results in the smooth start of the engine along with the better fuel economy which eventually results in the...

Read more...

All you need to know about BS-6

BS (Bharat Stage) emission standard is the standard that is prescribed by the Indian government for the automobile manufacturers to adhere to. As per this standard, the exhaust of the vehicle can only emit certain harmful gases to a limit, in order to keep the damage done to the environment as low as possible. The list of the gases that are monitored vary with each stage of the standard and sometimes even include the amount of Oxygen from the...

Read more...

Is BS-6 same for petrol and diesel vehicles?

The new BS-6 (Bharat Stage-6) regulation by the Indian Government is aimed to combat the ever-increasing air pollution in the country. This regulation will be applicable from April 1, 2020. The new BS-6 ready vehicles will release a significantly lower volume of harmful gases with the help of BS-6 grade fuel. Now the question that arises, is this applicable on petrol and diesel vehicles both or are their certain exceptions? The answer is yes, this norm is applicable to...

Read more...

What is BS-6 grade fuel?

The new emission standard, BS-6 is right around the corner. This means as the BS-6 ready vehicles start to hit the road, the gas stations should be ready for them too. BS-6 vehicles do not run on the BS-4 fuel, instead, they need BS-6 grade fuel. Most of the pollution exiting the car exhaust is more in correlation with the fuel that is being used and a relatively small role is played by the engine. So let us discuss...

Read more...

What is OBD?

The introduction to new emission standard i.e. BS-6 (Bharat Stage-6) by the Indian Government, has a lot of characteristics and norms to be followed by the vehicle manufacturers. One of the most significant ones from them is OBD. OBD stands for On-Board Diagnostics and is performed with the help of a few sensors that are installed on board for running diagnostics, thus the name. In other words, it is the vehicle’s self-diagnostic and reporting capability. It gives the data...

Read more...