How Changing Your Spark Plugs Can Help Save You $1,320 a Year

We’ve all heard that simple measures like changing your spark plugs and filters and keeping your tires inflated can help save fuel. But exactly how much do those savings equal in dollars? It could be quite a lot, considering this winter’s unusual rise in gas prices. In a typical year, gas prices drop a few cents after Labor Day and rarely break $3 through the fall and winter, say economists with the Energy Information Administration. The National Association of Convenience Stores agrees, adding that retailers switch from more expensive summer blends to less expensive blends in the fall, and traditionally see prices at their lowest in January. Unfortunately, this year is anything but typical, with gas prices breaking $3 per gallon in most markets nationwide. Changing your...

January 28, 2015
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Breaking Out the Snowmobile? Make Sure it’s got New Spark Plugs

Snowmobile season is underway throughout the northern U.S. Is yours ready? E3 Spark Plugs offers a checklist to make you won’t find yourself stranded on the slopes. Make sure you've got a new set of E3 snowmobile spark plugs before you head out onto the slopes this season. First, top off before heading out for each ride. These include gas, oil, coolant and brake fluid. Make sure that you check the engine coolant level only when the engine is cold. This will prevent an inaccurate reading, not to mention the chance of burning your skin or eyes with hot coolant. Check for proper chassis lubrication several times over the course of the season – at least three times, more if you use your snowmobile daily. Use a high quality, low temperature grease to help prevent premature...

January 28, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Proud to Co-Sponsor Chili Bowl Nationals, Jan 11-15

E3 Spark Plugs will be “livin’ on Tulsa time” next week, as the song lyric goes. We’re co-sponsoring the 25th Anniversary Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals (a.k.a. the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals), held at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds’ Tulsa Expo Raceway January 11-15. Known as the world’s premier indoor dirt track racing extravaganza since 1987, the Chili Bowl Nationals this year features nearly 270 competitor representing 29 states plus New Zealand and Australia. Racer Derek Morgan during the 2008 Chili Bowl Nationals. This year’s event carries some very familiar names. All but two of the 25 drivers who battled it out in the 2010 event’s 50-lap finale are back for another shot at the championship title. Missing from the tracks this year...

January 28, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Announces the 2011 E3 Spark Plugs BIGFOOT 4×4 Sweepstakes

E3 Spark Plugs is announcing the new 2011 E3 Spark Plugs BIGFOOT 4×4 Sweepstakes! One lucky winner will be offered an opportunity to ride along with a professional BIGFOOT driver in the E3 BIGFOOT Monster Truck, and he/she and a guest will have a chance to be VIP’s for the weekend at the 2011 4-Wheel Jamboree in Indianapolis, Indiana September 16th-18th. The sweepstakes will be promoted throughout the year from January 1, 2011 through August 19, 2011 on Stacey David’s GearZ syndicated on Speed channel, at the Monster Nationals Events, and the Lucas Oil/E3 Spark Plug Dyno Challenge events. Not only will the winner be a part of the crew for the racing portion of the show, but also get to meet Bob Chandler, inventor and owner of BIGFOOT, and Stacey David, producer &...

January 28, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs’ Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Auto Owner

It’s a new year and a new opportunity to treat yourself and your car, truck or motorcycle right. E3 Spark Plugs offers its list of the top 10 New Year’s resolutions for every auto owner: I will schedule two vehicle checkups this year and every year. My teeth look great to me, but my dentist no doubt can spot potential problems with my chompers that I can’t. Same goes for a well-trained mechanic and my car. Plus, having all those maintenance records gives my car a resale value boost. I will check my tires and wheels. Properly inflated tires improve fuel efficiency by 3.3 percent and save me an average $.09 a gallon at the pump. Underinflated tires contributed to more than 600 fatalities and 33,000 injuries a year on America’s roadways. I will check my...

January 28, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Congratulates Lucas Oil Modified Racing Series Award Winners

E3 Spark Plugs sends a big “congratulations” to all the winning racers in this year’s Lucas Oil Modified Racing Series presented by Rockstar Energy Drink. The 2010 series winners will, indeed, party like rock stars come January 15th when the Blue Water Resort and Casino in Parker, Arizona hosts the series’ gala awards banquet. This year, post-season awards and bonuses topping $16,000 will go to the top 15 teams in the final points standings. Racer Jim Mardis is the 2010 Lucas Oil Modified Racing Series champion. Photo courtesy of www.mardisracing.com. The biggest rock star among them all will be the newly crowned series champion Jim Mardis, the Moreno Valley, CA driver who won two of the 75 lap features on the series schedule and made seven top-five finishes....

January 28, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs’ List of Five Must-Have Skills for Every Car Owner

Your car is more than a mode of transport – it’s a financial investment in your life and lifestyle. So take care of it! And by “take care of it,” we don’t necessarily mean you should head to a mechanic for every little thing. Instead, roll up your sleeves, grab your owner’s manual (we just KNOW it’s still in your glove compartment under all those old CDs, napkins and condiment packets) and earn a little DIY street cred. Start with E3 Spark Plugs‘ list of five must-have skills for every car owner: Be her hero. Check E3 Spark Plugs' list of five must-have skills for every auto owner. Change a Flat Tire – Who needs AAA when you’ve got two hands, a jack, a lug wrench and a sparkling clean white shirt? Jump Start a Car -...

January 28, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Makes Inaugural Class of 50 “Florida Companies to Watch???

  GrowFL, ACG Florida and the Edward Lowe Foundation named E3 Spark Plugs in their inaugural list of 50 “Florida Companies to Watch.” The list recognizes Florida companies that are flourishing despite the nation’s financial downturn and helping to buoy Florida’s economy. ‘Firms like these named ‘Companies to Watch’ continue to be the catalyst that is fueling Florida’s emergence from a turbulent national economy,” said Randy Berridge, president of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council. Florida Companies To Watch Program from Florida Technology Journal on Vimeo. Each of the privately held companies employs up to 99 workers and reports between $750,000 to $50 million in annual revenue or capital. Their combined impact is $419...

January 28, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Announces the 2011 BIGFOOT/Stacey David’s GearZ Sweepstakes

E3 Spark Plugs’ new 2011 sweepstakes is bigger and better than ever before! One lucky winner will be offered an opportunity to ride along with a professional BIGFOOT® driver in the E3 BIGFOOT Monster Truck, and he/she and a guest will have a chance to be VIP’s for the weekend at the 2011 4-Wheel Jamboree in Indianapolis, Indiana September 16th-18th. The sweepstakes will be promoted throughout the year from January 1, 2011 through August 19, 2011 on Stacey David’s GearZ syndicated on Speed channel, at the Monster Nationals Events, and the Lucas Oil/E3 Spark Plug Dyno Challenge events. Not only will the winner be a part of the crew for the racing portion of the show, but also get to meet Bob Chandler, inventor and owner of BIGFOOT, and Stacey David, producer &...

January 28, 2015
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2011 E3 Spark Plugs Monster Truck Nationals Event Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets for the 2011 E3 Spark Plugs Monster Truck Nationals‘ January – April events, presented by Lucas Oil, are on sale now. This year’s lineup includes 14 events at stadiums, arenas and coliseums in nine different states and promises to deliver mud-flinging, jaw-dropping, heart-thumping and awe-inspiring action that the whole family will enjoy. The 2011 E3 Spark Plugs Monster Truck Nationals presented by Lucas Oil hits 13 venues next year. Tickets are on sale now. Each venue will rumble with the nation’s most competitive Monster Trucks, including the ever popular E3 Spark Plugs-sponsored Bigfoot, which celebrated its 35th anniversary with the 2010 season. Originally used as the work truck and occasional promotional piece for Monster Truck Nationals founder...

January 28, 2015
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