It’s always good to make sure that they’re all working properly because not only will your car be running smoothly, but also those little guys need to last a long time…how else can we keep our cars going?
How many spark plugs do I need for my car?
You may be asking yourself, “How many spark plugs do I need for my car?”
It depends on the type of car. Many people are not aware of the fact that there are different types of cars and they require varying amounts of spark plugs. Some cars have 4 spark plugs, while others have 6 or 8. Ford F150s and Chevrolet Silverados, for example, both come with 6-cylinder engines that require six spark plugs each.
The first thing you need to know is that the number of spark plugs in your car’s engine will depend on the type of engine it has, and this is usually determined by how many cylinders there are. It can be difficult to tell which type of spark plug your car needs without knowing the make and model, but for most cars, they will either use one or two types (depending on if it’s a four-cylinder or six-cylinder). Check your manual or check with a mechanic if you are unsure!
A four-cylinder car will have four spark plugs. A six-cylinder car will have 6 and so on, but a HEMI engine has two plugs per cylinder.
What does a spark plug do anyway?
A spark plug provides an electric current to ignite the fuel inside the engine’s combustion chamber.
Why would I need more than one?
Replacing your old, used-out spark plugs with new ones will improve gas mileage and prevent your vehicle from misfiring or stalling.