Six Reasons E3 Spark Plugs Recommends Changing Your Oil More Often

It’s a dispute that just gets hotter and hotter: How often should you change your oil? Here at E3 Spark Plugs, we get asked that question a lot. Owners’ manuals of various vehicles only make the debate more confusing. Some declare the pervasive 3,000-mile rule to be the gospel truth. Others argue it’s fine to slack on oil changes until you hit upwards of 10,000 miles. And many mechanics say a compromise of every 5,000 miles is perfectly doable for most makes and models. How often should you change your oil? It depends on multiple factors including your engine's age, your climate and your driving style, says E3 Spark Plugs. But E3 Spark Plugs cautions that a few instances that call for more frequent oil changes: Your engine is old and burns oil faster. Oil rings and...

January 28, 2015
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Tips to Teach your Teen about Auto Ownership – Much More than Changing Spark Plugs

Teach your teen ALL the aspects of car ownership with tips from E3 Spark Plugs. So your teenager is ready to hit to road in her own ride. Before you plunk down that wad of cash you’ve been saving for this day since she was a toddler bouncing on your knee to a catchy little ditty about a pony ride, make sure she’s got a full understanding of all the aspects of auto ownership – behind the wheel, under the hood and in her wallet. E3 Spark Plugs offers a few must-know tips for teens. Know how to drive: You might think this would be obvious. But we’re not talking about the Driver’s Ed basics. There’s a limited amount of real-world experience that can be gained on the high school campus’ fenced-in driving practice range. She may master dodging...

January 28, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Is Named One of 50 Florida’s Companies To Watch

E3 Spark Plugs has been recognized as one of 50 “Florida Companies to Watch”, an awards program that celebrates second-stage companies throughout the state of Florida. Fifty companies from 18 Florida counties have earned a place in Florida’s inaugural class of “Companies to Watch”, an award that recognizes the state’s privately held businesses that employ up to 99 employees and have between $750,000 to $50 million in annual revenue or capital. On Dec. 16, 2010, a statewide press release was issued announcing all 50 award recipients. A February 17, 2011 Celebration Gala event at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort is planned. Second-Stage companies are powerhouses for job creation. During 2006-2008, Florida’s resident companies averaged more than 111,500...

January 28, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Announces the Hire of Ms. Erica E. Blake

E3 Spark Plugs announces the hire of Ms. Erica E. Blake as Social Media Manager. Her background includes various positions at Alpha Productions and Advantage Publishing Inc., both Gainesville, Fl based companies. Most recently, Blake had been employed as a Public Relations Account Coordinator at SHIFT Communications in Boston, MA where she gained experience in social media management, media negotiations and public relations. The University of Florida Graduate will oversee all Social Media activity for the Ponte Verda-based spark plug manufacturer. Blake started at E3 part-time in December 2010 after moving back to her home-state of Florida. Steve Joiner, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for E3 Spark Plugs, stated “Erica has been a great addition to our team and we are...

January 28, 2015
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Idling Causes Damage to Spark Plugs and More

As the saying goes, idle hands are the devil’s playground. If that’s true, then idling engines might just be a fool’s playground. Contrary to common belief, an idling engine is doesn’t warm up your engine or save gas, and it can wreak havoc on your engine’s parts. E3 Spark Plugs offers a few myth-debunking tips. If this guy's engine is idling too, he's wasting much more than time. Many people are, for reasons unknown, convinced that idling your engine for several minutes consumes less fuel than turning off and restarting the engine. Fact is, for every two minutes that a car is idling, it uses about the same amount of fuel that it takes to go nearly a mile. Research indicates that the average driver idles his engine five to 10 minutes a day. Add up all...

January 28, 2015
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Is Your Teen Ready to Drive? E3 Spark Plugs Offers Advice.

Every young teen is anxious to get behind the wheel and experience that sense of unbridled freedom. But it’s the “unbridled” part that hast parents anxious in a whole ‘nother way. E3 Spark Plugs offers tips to help make sure your teen is really ready for the road and to keep teens safe once they’re licensed and on their way. Singer Jordin Sparks of "American Idol" fame is the face of Allstate's "X the TXT" campaign, which encourages teens to designate a passenger to text messages while on the road. Most states license drivers at age 16. But that doesn’t mean that every 16-year-old is magically mature enough or experienced enough to properly handle driving on their own. While they have great reflexes, they have no frame of reference for making quick...

January 28, 2015
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5 Tips to Keep Your Car Running Longer from E3 Spark Plugs

Want to make your car last? Don't drive like this guy, says E3 Spark Plugs. Unless you live in a place like New York City where public transportation is the rule, rather than the exception, your vehicle is a crucial part of your everyday life. It gets you to and from work so that you can support your family, hauls your stuff and gets you to the game on Sunday. But eventually, it wears out. To help extend the life of your trusty ride, E3 Spark Plugs offers a few tips. Read up. Make sure you get ALL the routine maintenance recommended in your vehicle owner’s manual. This may seem like a no-brainer, but truth be told, you’ve probably let quite a few items slip, thinking you’ll get it done next payday. Top priority: changing your engine oil, oil filter and air filter...

January 28, 2015
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Is Your Snow Blower Ready for Winter Storms? E3 Spark Plugs Offers Tips.

Is your snow blower ready for the record-breaking winter snow? E3 Spark Plugs offers maintenance tips. Record-breaking snow is collapsing barns, stranding motorists and racking up school snow days in multiple states nationwide – even the South, where’s putting a real damper on Super Bowl fans’ plans for partying and football-watching. Are you ready to tackle the wicked weather? If your snow blower isn’t in top shape, you might find yourself standing in your drive way fussing and cussing with a powerless power tool. E3 Spark Plugs offers a few tips to make sure your snow blower is up to the challenge. Before powering up the first time, check all bolts, belts and moving parts and replace any frayed, worn or cracked parts and tighten any loose bolts. Turn your...

January 28, 2015
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Winter Maintenance for Your Power Tools Starts with E3 Spark Plugs

Show your powertools some wintertime TLC with tips from E2 Spark Plugs. They'll thank you come springtime. It’s wintertime, which means your grass ain’t growing and you’re soaking up some sofa time and planning your Super Bowl party. Meanwhile, your lawn mower, hedge trimmer, leaf blower and chainsaw are stowed away in a lonely corner of your garage collecting dust. E3 Spark Plugs offers a few tips to show your trusty lawn and garden power tools a little wintertime TLC so they’ll be revved up and ready for springtime. Give ‘em a good cleaning. Use a high-pressure spray to douse the underside of your lawn mower. This will help clear away stuck-on-grass, dirt and other debris. Wipe down your chainsaw to remove oil and wood chips. And use an air hose to...

January 28, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs is a New Proud Sponsor of Motorz TV

E3 Spark Plugs and American Powertrain this year are partnering with Motorz TV, the web-based television show devoted to how-tos for the Average Joe. Executive Producer/Host Chris Duke “keeps it real” by showing auto enthusiasts how to install products on their vehicles with common tools found in any regular guy’s garage. Chris Duke, Executive Producer and Host of Motorz TV, sponsored by E3 Spark Plugs and American Powertrain. Duke is a former Senior Editor of Ford Truck World Magazine, which began as his own hobby website, “F-15 World.” He also started Truckblog and Muscle Car Blog and publishes the Truck Hownd aftermarket product guide. Though he’s a passionate gearhead, Duke has a few other interests, too. He founded Appmoto and Runner+, an...

January 28, 2015
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