Signs That Your Car May Have Pothole Damage – from E3 Spark Plugs

Do you know how to spot pothole damage to your vehicle? E3 Spark Plugs offers tips. Hitting that pothole at 40 miles an hour can do some serious damage to your vehicle. And a busted tire is the least of your worries. Pothole damage can affect your car’s suspension and steering components, shocks and struts, exhaust systems, tie rods and much more. In fact, Pothole damage accounts for nearly 500,000 insurance claims each year and many of them may not be covered by your insurance company. E3 Spark Plugs offers a few signs that your car may have pothole damage. Rolling  or swaying on turns Front-end dives when braking Rear end squats when accelerating Bouncing or sliding sideways on a rough or winding road Bottoming out or heavy thumping on bumps Sitting lower in the front...

January 28, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Says “Look Out for that Pothole!???

Potholes can cause major instant and cumulative damage to your vehicle. Potholes are more than an occasional body-jarring, coffee-spilling annoyance. They can cause serious damage to your vehicle, E3 Spark Plugs‘ auto experts say. Potholes can cause damage to suspension and steering components, tires and rims, shocks and struts, exhaust systems, control arms, ball joints, tie rods, idler arms, pitman arms, sway bars and sway bar links, center and drag links, wheel bearings and axle shafts. In fact, Pothole damage accounts for nearly 500,000 insurance claims each year. Shocks and struts take the biggest brunt of pothole damage. Using hydraulic oil, they compress and expand to help alleviate the negative effects of driving on uneven surfaces. The bump gets transferred from the...

January 28, 2015
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In NY? E3 Spark Plugs Recommends the New York International Auto Show

Camp Jeep at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show If you’ll be in the New York City area later this month, E3 Spark Plugs recommends making time for the New York International Auto Show April 22-May 1 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. It’s more than 846,000 square feet of all the stuff of an auto buff’s dream. Nearly 1,000 of the latest and greatest in cars, trucks, SUVS, minivans and motorcycles make up the “world’s largest showroom” and America’s oldest auto exhibition. More than a million auto enthusiasts pack the house each year for a look at what’s new on the highways, not just in looks, but in the latest automotive technology, safety and environmental enhancements. With a rich history as the nation’s first automotive exhibition...

January 28, 2015
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How to Make a Spark Plug Critter

Spark plug dragon fly by Heather Solberg Heather Solberg’s spark plug critters are as cute as can be. And they’re pretty easy to make if you’ve got a little creativity and know your way around a blow torch. Solberg’s spark plug critter-making was borne of a love of arts and crafts projects and pure boredom. “When I started dating my husband, he would spend a lot of time in his workshop working on various projects so I started poking around looking for something to keep me busy,” she says. “I noticed some used spark plugs sitting around thought, ‘that would make a cute dragon fly.’” In a moment’s time, Solberg was off on a mission. She found a discarded wire hanger and used a pair of needle nose pliers to bend pieces of...

January 28, 2015
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Did You See the Bigfoot Episode of the E3 Spark Plugs-Sponsored Stacey David’s GearZ Show?

If you didn’t see the latest episode of Stacey David’s GearZ TV show sponsored by E3 Spark Plugs, you missed out! But not to worry. You can still see Episode 5 featuring the legendary Bigfoot online. Bigfoot's first car crush in 1981. The show features an interview with Bigfoot creator Bob Chandler, plus archival video of Bigfoot’s first public car crush in April of 1981. Automotive history buffs know that the original Bigfoot was Chandler’s work truck that occasionally doubled as a promotional piece for his 4×4 parts and service company. On a creative – and curious – whim, Chandler decided to roll Bigfoot over a couple of junk cars and see how audiences react. Little did he know back then that he had just created an entertainment empire that...

January 28, 2015
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Amazing Season Ahead for E3 Spark Plugs-Co Sponsored Lucas Oil-Rockstar Modified Series

We’re looking forward to a jam-packed weekend here at E3 Spark Plugs. Racing fans are revved up over Saturday’s official start of the Lucas Oil-Rockstar Energy Drink Modified Series‘ 2011 season. Things heat up at the Havasu 95 Speedway in Lake Havasu City, AZ with the inaugural Dart Machinery LTD North-South Shootout, a newly created points series within a series that pits the talents of the Lucas Oil-Rockstar Energy Drink Series teams racing in southern California, Arizona and Nevada, against their equally talented modified racing contemporaries from northern California and Washington. Jim Mardis, 2010 Lucas Oil-Rockstar Energy Drink Modified Series champion aims to defend his title in the 2011 series revving up March 26. “This has the making of becoming...

January 28, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Sponsors Fast Time Award at Lucas Oil Spring Go-Kart Shootout

E3 Spark Plugs is excited to once again co-sponsor the Lucas Oil Spring Go-Kart Shootout Presented by Earl Pearson, Jr. The five-time national super dirt late model champion just announced this year’s event is slated for April 9 at the Margarettsville Speedway in Margarettsville, North Carolina. It’s co-sanctioned and run in conjunction with the NC/VA Money Series and features the Lucas Oil Pro Class for Animal Engines (which carries a $4,000 prize) and the Pro Clone Class (a $2,000 purse). Another $500 cash bonus up for grabs by the racer that wins both pro classes – a potential $6,500 payday! E3 Spark Plugs gets in on the action with its continued sponsorship of the E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time Award. We’ll hand over a $100 cash and award and product prizes to the...

January 28, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs-Sponsored Rick Huseman Wins Pro 4 in Lucas Oil Off-Road’s Season Opener

E3 Spark Plugs-sponsored Rick Huseman defends his Pro 4 Unlimited title at the season opener of the 2011 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. The 2011 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series presented by Geico Powersports got off to a fiery start at Firebird International Raceway in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, AZ. this weekend. The first of the two-night event provided plenty of fireworks, including E3 Spark Plugs-sponsored Rick Huseman‘s hard-won defense of his Pro 4 Unlimited title. The Dirt Sports magazine’s 2010 “Driver of the Year” started the race in the fourth position behind Carl Renezeder, Johnny Greaves and Adrian Cenni. Drivers traded leads several times, with Greaves spinning out in turn three, Cenni pulling off the track with a mechanical issue soon...

January 28, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs’ Sponsored Rick Huseman Dominates at Firebird International Raceway

After recently announcing their new sponsorship of off road racer Rick Huseman, E3 Spark Plugs came away from the 2011 Lucas Oil Off Race Series kick off at Firebird International Speedway in Chandler, AZ with solid proof of their wise choice!  Not only did Huseman qualify first in practice, but backed that up with coming in first during qualifying, and then putting on amazing shows during both main events Saturday March 19 and Sunday March 20, winning with flare at both Pro 4 series main events. On hand to witness the exciting race on Saturday was Zan Martin, President of E3’s PR firm.  “This was my first Lucas Oil short track off road race to attend on E3’s behalf, and I must say, I was blown away by Huseman’s performance out...

January 28, 2015
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Is That a Spark Plug Atop Big Ben?

  Check out the spark plug topping London's Big Ben in the upcoming "Cars 2." Copyright Disney/Pixar Why, yes. As a matter of fact, that is a spark plug perched atop London’s famed Big Ben in Disney/Pixar’s new animated film “Cars 2.” Watch out, ladies – “Mater’s fiddin’ to get funky” in this sequel to the 1996 Oscar-nominated “Cars.” This time, hero Lightning McQueen and his trusty sidekick Tow Mater jettison Radiator Springs and go international to compete for props as the world’s fastest car in the inaugural World Grand Prix. But it’s the bumbling and beloved Mater (voiced by Larry the Cable Guy) who gets the real screen hero action when he’s tapped for a top-secret spy mission and quickly...

January 28, 2015
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