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Replacing Spark Plugs: What You Need to Know Before You Attempt to DIY

Reader's Digest.CA Logo By NAPA Canada of Reader's Digest.CA | Slide 1 of 4: Spark plugs are the heart of your vehicle's engine. For maximum fuel economy and peak engine performance, your spark plugs should be replaced every 30 months or 48,000 kilometres.Do you have the right tools and equipment?Before you begin changing spark plugs, you'll need to have the following at your fingertips: Spark plug wrench, or a spark plug socket and ratchet Spark plug gap gauge Torque wrench Rag or brush 5/16" rubber hose of approximately 6" longCheck out How to Replace Your Engine Gaskets.

Why Replace Your Spark Plugs?

Spark plugs are the heart of your vehicle's engine. For maximum fuel economy and peak engine performance, your spark plugs should be replaced every 30 months or 48,000 kilometres.Do you have the right tools and equipment?Before you begin changing spark plugs, you'll need to have the following at your fingertips:
  • Spark plug wrench, or a spark plug socket and ratchet
  • Spark plug gap gauge
  • Torque wrench
  • Rag or brush
  • 5/16" rubber hose of approximately 6" long
  • Check out How to Replace Your Engine Gaskets.
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