How is a spark plug like a bolt of lightning?

Did you know… the spark made by a spark plug is like a tiny bolt of lightning? It is that powerful!

Each time it sparks, a little bit of material is lost from the electrodes. A vehicle can have four, five, six, eight, ten or even twelve spark plugs, which fire as many as three MILLION times every 1,500 kms, resulting in a lot of heat and subsequent electrical and chemical erosion which wears down the spark plugs.

A dirty spark plug causes misfiring, which wastes fuel. Worse still – with prolonged misfiring it can be costly by damaging the ignition coils.

The answer? Have your vehicle serviced at the recommended intervals to avoid unnecessary costly repairs.