The Different Types of Spark Plugs

​​Spark plugs are a crucial piece of your car's ignition system, providing the spark that ignites the fuel in the engine. There are different types of spark plugs available on the market, and it's important to know which type is best suited for your vehicle. Read on to learn more about the different types of spark plugs and how to determine which one is right for your car.

Types of Spark Plugs

Copper Spark Plugs
Copper spark plugs are the most common type of spark plug and are typically the most affordable option. They have a shorter lifespan compared to other types of spark plugs that will be discussed today.

Iridium Spark Plugs
Iridium spark plugs are more durable than copper spark plugs and have a longer lifespan. They are more expensive than copper spark plugs, but they offer better performance and improved fuel efficiency.

Platinum Spark Plugs
Platinum spark plugs are another durable option with a longer lifespan than copper spark plugs. They are a good choice for high-performance vehicles, but they are more expensive than copper spark plugs.

Double Platinum Spark Plugs
Double platinum spark plugs have a platinum coating on the center and ground electrodes, providing better durability and performance. They are more commonly found in high-performance vehicles and are more expensive than the other types mentioned.

How to Determine Which Spark Plug is Right for Your Car

The type of spark plug that is right for your car will depend on your vehicle's make, model, and year. You can refer to your car's owner's manual to determine which type of spark plug is recommended for your car.

Additionally, you can consult with a professional mechanic at our auto repair shop. We can guide you toward the best spark plug for your vehicle based on your driving habits and the age of your vehicle. For quality tune-up services, including spark plug replacements, please call or visit Parker Tire & Alignment today.

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