How to change your spark plugs

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It's been fun learning more about how cars work with Engineering Explained. Now, though, it's time to dive into some basic maintenance tips that will help you grow ever closer with your own machine. Working on your own car can be a joy, but it can also be a pain in the backside, which is why so many folks just drop their cars off with the local mechanic and hope they don't wind up forking over too much money. If you learn some simple maintenance, you'll save yourself stress, time, and money in the long run.

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Today we'll learn something pretty easy. Well, changing spark plugs will be easy for a number of you, but there's bound to be a group of folks who've never done it. It's quick, easy, and not at all expensive. Just take it one plug at a time, and you're bound to make short work of the task.

Spark plugs themselves are inexpensive if you stick with the basic items. Once you start shopping for the fancy stuff, you could end up overspending (ask me how I know). Here, EE host Jason Fenske walks us through the basics of changing plugs, from pulling the wires to gapping the plugs, and all the steps in between. Once you watch this video you'll be far more confident when you pop your hood and stare at the bits in front of you.

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