It may be startling to know that something as small as a spark plug can change the performance of your vehicle by miles. Spark plugs are the device that ignites and power ups the vehicle by providing necessary sparks to light up the fuel. Faulty or sub-standard sparkplugs can cause starting troubles and in longer run can damage the engine permanently due to misfires and over combustion of fuel. They can also adversely affect the mileage of your vehicle. Let’s learn about this in detail to avoid any mishap:
1. Is your vehicle experiencing uneven acceleration?
As discussed before, spark plugs provide the ignition by providing necessary sparks in the combustion cylinders to power the vehicle. If they don’t produce enough spark to burn a particular amount of fuel, you will start experiencing uneven acceleration, low pickup and drop in power also. Meaning when you will hit the accelerator pedal, the increase in speed won’t be smooth. You might also hear a knock sound due to pressure on the engine. This condition is neither good for the engine nor for certain situations when you need quick pick up or acceleration on freeways etc.
If you are facing such a situation, change your spark plugs immediately.
2. Do you have to visit petrol pump too often?
Spark plugs that do not provide regular and continues sparks may cause a lot of problems for the engine in longer run. First, they will ruin the mileage and efficiency of the vehicle by leaving a lot of unburnt fuel in the engine. You will have tank up several times and this unburnt fuel will be a total waste and come out through exhaust and causes pollution in the environment.
3. Can a bad quality spark plug damage the engine parts (like piston or cylinder liner) or electrical gadgets (like sensors or ECM)?
Yes, a bad quality or cheap spark plug can damage the engine parts or electrical gadgets. Because these plugs are not provided with special technical features like Copper Core, Resistor, etc inside it, which are the basic need of engines.
4. Are you facing difficult start-ups?
If you are facing frequent stalls and difficulty while starting the vehicle like long cranking or misfiring the reason behind it could be a bad quality spark plug that is not efficient for the capacity of your vehicle.
Hence always prefer to use good quality and technical features based spark plug to get smooth& hustle free ride/drive.
So, opt for only quality spark plugs and let your vehicle maintain the good performance you desire.