Ways to Get More Spark From Your Car Ignition

IgnitionThe ignition system is the one responsible for sending signals that the car needs to wake up and start moving. It sends voltage from the battery to the spark plugs, which activates the combustion process. The whole process should take a few seconds but you may notice the car takes longer to pick these processes and start successfully. When this happens and the battery is okay, it might be time to give the ignition system a check.

Even though the ignition systems have evolved over time, the basic principles still operate. The system should offer pick and powerful vehicle performance and reliability. One of the things you will notice with a faulty ignition system is the loss of power and increased fuel consumption. To improve performance, here are some of the things to do.


Changing the Timing

This is critical for performance but depends on the car make and age. To increase performance, advance the timing. Before interfering with the car’s timing, you may need to consult an expert. One of the things that you will be advised to do is a change from using ordinary to premium fuel. Check also the car’s manual before making any changes.


Change the Spark Plugs

Spark PlugsIf the car is using standard plugins, changing to iridium or platinum will improve performance. Standard spark plugs do not last that long and require more voltage to fire. Be careful about spacing when replacing the plugs. If the car can handle a wider gap, the better for a more powerful spark but consult the manual first. Using gap gauge will help get the appropriate spacing.




Replacing the Spark Wires

It is not enough to upgrade the spark plugs but the spark wires should also be changed. Constant use may lead to wear which reduces performance. Also, using new spark plugs on old spark wires may not yield the needed power. The wires may not have the strength to handle the new power. Make sure to check the strength of the wires and if possible add an ignition amplifier.

Cars lose power with age but changing the ignition system boost performance. For ordinary cars, this may not be necessary but for passenger or transit vehicles, power is important. Trucks also require a boost especially those that carry heavy loads and equipment. The boost in performance will also mean cutting on the fuel consumption and deliver for long.




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