Is there a better spark plug than iridium?

The platinum increases the durability of the plug, adding 100,000 miles to its service life. Platinum spark plugs can generate more heat than their iridium counterparts, ensuring lesser buildup of debris. This kind of spark plug is best if you have a new car equipped with an electronic distributor ignition system.

Should I upgrade my spark plugs to iridium?

Starting your car in the winter Winter starts can seriously decrease your car’s performance, and also run the risk of spark plug fouling. Upgrading your spark plugs to an Iridium fine wire plug will provide instant starts in cold weather and help eliminate the risk of fouling.

What spark plug gives the most horsepower?

If you want spark plugs for better performance and buttery smooth idling, then Iridium plugs are the perfect choice. Prepare to pay up to three times (or more!) for Iridium vs Platinum, but they’ll usually last longer, deliver more horsepower and breathe new life into your car!

How often should I change iridium spark plugs?

Conventional spark plugs need to be replaced every 30,000-50,000 miles. Long-life (iridium- or platinum-tipped) spark plugs need to be changed between 60,000 and 150,000 miles, depending on the vehicle.

What’s better NGK iridium or platinum?

Iridium is arguably eight times stronger and six times harder than platinum. It has a higher melting point of about 700 degrees compared to platinum. Platinum spark plugs wear out faster than iridium spark plugs.

What is the lifespan of iridium spark plugs?

NGK gives them a life expectancy of 40-50k miles. But they have to temper their projections as driving conditions and motor modifications differ. Typically we have found you can expect 60,000 to 80,000 miles on an unaltered motor. NGK Laser Iridium Spark Plugs have iridium center and a platinum ground electrodes.

Do NGK Spark Plugs add horsepower?

In short, yes, in some situations spark plugs can increase horsepower.