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Give Your Engine the Spark it Needs!

Once lead was removed from gasoline formulations in the 1970s and catalytic converters were phased into emissions systems, 3,000-mile tuneups and their mandated spark plug replacement became ancient relics. The spark plugs that come with today’s vehicles are expected to last 50,000 miles and more. The better spark plugs are made with electrode materials that range from yttrium-nickel-copper to those formulated with percentages of platinum. Better yet are the longest lasting spark plugs that feature electrodes made of iridium. However long spark plugs are expected to last, vehicle owners are encouraged to gauge their replacement intervals on their vehicle’s fuel economy and performance. Replacing the spark plugs is a cost-effective way to tweak engine performance and gain better mileage. Replacing spark plugs regularly isn't the only thing you can do to improve your car's fuel economy, mileage, and performance. Proper maintenance on the recommended schedule is the best way to keep your car running smoother and for longer. It also saves money, in the long run, because a technician can catch small and inexpensive problems (like a faulty spark plug) before they become big and very expensive problems. At our shop, our ASE-certified technicians will be happy to make sure your car is in tip-top shape, from spark plugs to tail pipe. Give us a call today to prevent a big headache tomorrow. Call 952-473-4848 today for an appointment. Our address is 2220 Daniels Street, Long Lake.

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HINT: At the extremes, spark plug electrode materials, design, and gaps offer consumers choices between performance and durability.