Friday, 30 January 2009

DIY Spark Plug Change - It's Easy!

DIY Spark Plug Change - It's Easy!If you own a car and want to save some money on servicing, then one of the easiest things to do is change the spark plugs yourself. It's easy not too messy and garages will sting you for something that anyone can do.

As Well as anything else your spark plugs are vital to your engine running and performance. The spark plugs should be checked regularly along with oil and water levels, tyre pressures, including the spare and lights and horn. It is so easy to check and replace spark plugs here's a simple guide that you can follow. You can't go wrong.

You need the engine to be cool before you start, the last thing you want is to burn yourself. There will be a spark plug lead the is covering the spark plug. You need to pull each on off, a slight twisting action will help with this. Only take one spark plug lead off at a time, this will make sure that the right lead goes on the right plug when you put them back.

You need to loosen and remove the spark plug with a spark plug wrench in an anti-clockwise rotation. Then clean the recess with a dry cloth if it is dirty. Remove the spark plug and dispose of sensible. I tend to keep a couple as spares if their condition isn't too bad.

DIY Spark Plug Change - It's Easy!The new spark plugs should be screwed in by hand and then finished off being tightened the spark plug wrench. Do not tighten too much. Half a turn after tightening by hand should do it. You can now pop back on the spark plug lead and go on to the next spark plug. It's as easy as that!

Think how much you would have saved on garage fees, the more efficient your car will run and the satisfaction of knowing that the job has been done well.

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