Acquiring Auto Parts For Your Car's Braking System

Hey there, my name is Nicky Miller. Welcome. I am here to talk to you about finding the right auto parts before performing brake maintenance and repairs. The braking system on your vehicle allows you to easily scrub off speed and come to a safe stop on demand. Without properly operating components, your vehicle may fail to slow down and end up involved in a collision. By reading my site on a regular basis, you can learn how to acquire the best parts for your vehicle’s unique braking system. Please come back anytime to learn more about this important topic. Thank you.

Information You Need To Gather Before Buying Spark Plugs


Modern vehicles are powered by combustion engines. For these engines to start up, they need access to a spark that can ignite the fuel source. Spark plugs are the auto parts that provide this important initial spark. Purchasing new spark plugs for your vehicle on a regular basis will ensure proper performance.

Here are three key pieces of information that you need to gather before buying spark plugs to ensure you purchase the right parts to maximize your vehicle's performance in the future:

1.  Identifying information about your car.

It's important that you can identify the make and model of your vehicle. You should also know the year in which your vehicle was manufactured before you begin searching for spark plugs.

Each car manufacturer creates combustion engines with a slightly different design, and this design can even vary within the same make of vehicle from one model to the next. Being able to provide the make, model, and year of your car will help you identify the spark plugs that are uniquely designed to fit within your vehicle's engine system after installation.

2. The engine displacement.

Another important piece of information that you should gather prior to shopping for spark plugs is the engine displacement of your vehicle. The engine displacement refers to the amount of space available in each cylinder when the piston is at its lowest point. This measurement is often provided in centimeters (expressed as CCs).

A larger engine displacement means that your engine's cylinders can hold more air and fuel and will need a larger spark plug to provide initial combustion. Knowing your vehicle's engine displacement measurement will help to ensure that you purchase the right spark plugs for your engine.

3. The spark plug gap.

Once a spark plug has been installed, there should be a gap between the center and the side electrodes of each spark plug powering your vehicle's engine. Having the right gap space allows the spark plug to generate the ignition flame needed to power your vehicle's engine, so maintaining the correct gap is critical.

You should consult your owner's manual for the manufacturer's recommended specifications when it comes to a spark plug gap, then invest in new spark plugs that are the correct size to maintain this gap.

Being able to invest in the right spark plugs will help you keep your vehicle working properly well into the future. Be sure that you gather identifying information about your vehicle, that you know the engine displacement measurement, and that you know the proper spark plug gap to ensure you purchase the right replacement spark plugs for your vehicle.


14 November 2017