Buy Replacement Honda Spark Plugs Online!
If you pump good old fashioned gasoline into your tank when you fill it up, then your car needs spark plugs to function. You see, spark plugs create a spark in your Honda's engine cylinders, which ignites the gasoline/air mixture and makes your car run. If one or more of your spark plugs isn't doing its job, you need it fixed, and quickly. Spark plug replacement is a pretty simple procedure, one you can do in your own garage with a quick primer.
Now, you may be able to get the right spark plugs at your local auto shop, but if you aren't using official Honda replacement parts, you can't know that they are at the high standards expected of Honda vehicles. Luckily for you, All Discount Parts stocks replacement Honda spark plugs for all different models and years. Read on to find out just what spark plugs do, how long they last, and how to change your spark plugs.
What is a Spark Plug?
A spark plug is a very simple piece of engineering: an electrode wrapped in a ceramic insulator. And its operation is actually pretty simple as well, considering how necessary it is for your vehicle:
- One end of the electrode connects to the spark plug wire to receive an electrical current.
- The other end of the spark plug is exposed outside the ceramic with a small gap between it and an attached piece of metal.
- This gap end of the spark plug is plugged into your engine, so that the spark can trigger a combustion reaction in its cylinder.
You'll have a number of spark plugs equal to the number of cylinders your engine has (usually 4,6, or 8), and while your engine can indeed operate if one or two of the spark plugs are not functioning, it can do significant damage to your engine. We recommend replacing all spark plugs at once, as they should all last as long as each other.
How Long Do Spark Plugs Last?
Typically, spark plugs last around 30,000 miles. Even if you have ones that can last longer, we encourage you to at least have a mechanic take a look at your engine system at around 30,000 miles and see what he or she recommends for your spark plugs. Some spark plugs can last as long as 100,000 miles, though many professionals suggest that even these plugs be changed about every 60,000 miles or so.
If you've ever flooded your spark plugs or they have become fouled with oil, you'll likely have to change them more often. Because vehicles can be unpredictable, we recommend our drivers keep a set of spark plugs on hand just in case, that way it's an easy fix.
How Do I Know Which Spark Plug to Buy?
The easiest way for you to know which spark plugs to buy is to look in your vehicle's manual. If you're looking for replacement Honda spark plugs from our inventory here at All Discount Parts, you just need to plug in your vehicle's information and let us do the rest.
If you do find yourself wondering if you need those platinum-tipped spark plugs, the answer is usually “no,” unless they're what your vehicle was designed to run on.
How Do I Change My Spark Plugs?
The first thing you're going to need to do when changing your spark plugs is gather all of the tools. While you can change spark plugs without a socket wrench and its spark plug attachment, we don't encourage it.
After you've gathered your tools and your replacement spark plugs, be sure to have a felt-tipped pen and masking tape handy, and we can get started:
- First, refer to your owner's manual for the location of your spark plugs; you should see a set of 4, 6, or 8 wires leading into your engine. These lead to the spark plugs.
- Next, carefully remove one of the spark plug wires by gently wiggling it back and forth slowly. The last thing you want to do is damage the connection in the spark plug wire and need to replace it.
- Attach your spark plug attachment onto your socket wrench and remove it. Inspect to make sure that the contacts are burnt out to ensure that your spark plugs actually need replacing.
- Measure the spark plug gap with a spark plug gap gauge and make sure it matches what your owner's manual says it should be.
- Number your spark plug wires and spark plug housings with the felt pen and masking tape. If you don't reconnect the right wires to the right plugs, your engine will fire out of order and could do significant damage to itself.
- Replace each of your spark plugs, gently tightening them into place, being careful not to over-tighten.
- Replace the wires where they belong and remove the masking tape
Start Shopping For Replacement Spark Plugs Now!
Like we said, the job of replacing spark plugs can come out of nowhere, and we encourage our shoppers to have an extra set of replacement Honda spark plugs on hand, so that they can change out dead plugs and get back on the road as soon as possible. Get the benefits of wholesale pricing right here at All Discount Parts; we'll ship your order straight to your door! If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.