E3 Spark Plugs Lists the Top Check Engine Light Issues

Chill out, lady! That check engine light might just mean it's time for new spark plugs. Nothing elicits an “Oh, crap!” like the ding and glow of a “check engine” light popping on while you’re cruising down First Street with the top down and not a care in the world. Except of course for the thought of the impending mechanical and financial doom to which you’ve just been alerted. But don’t panic yet. E3 Spark Plugs has a list of the most common issues that kick on your check engine light and a few of them are simple and inexpensive. Replace oxygen (O2) sensor: The O2 sensor monitors the amount of unburned oxygen in the exhaust and tells your vehicle’s computer when there is too much or not enough fuel. A bum sensor costs less than $200...

January 29, 2015
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Zoinks! E3 Spark Plugs Finds 20 Famous Movie Cars Hitting the Auction Block Soon

You know you want it. E3 Spark Plugs says go for it! The General Lee and 19 other famous movie and TV vehicles are on auction June 8-15. Got a wad of cash, an eBay account and an affinity for movie and TV cars? Well, then you’ll love what E3 Spark Plugs found – a June 8-15 online auction of 20 of Hollywood’s most famous vehicles! Imagine your buddies’ reactions when you roll up in the General Lee or the 1973 F-bomb Camaro that Vin Diesel drove in Fast & Furious 4. Got kids? Be their hero when you score Herbie or the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine. The Volo Auto Museum in Volo, IL is auctioning off some of the best loved movie and TV vehicles including: The Scooby Doo Mystery Machine from Hanna Barbera studio; The antique jalopy from the 1993 movie The Beverly...

January 29, 2015
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Victory for Mardis, Heartbreak for Hamm at E3 Spark Plugs Co-Sponsored Lucas Oil Modifieds This Weekend

  Jim Mardis, winner of this weekend's Geico 75 of the Lucas Oil Modified racing series. Doug Hamm was sure he had this weekend’s Lucas Oil Modified Geico 75 race co-sponsored by E3 Spark Plugs in the bag. After all, he dominated the track at the Las Vegas Bullring for much of the first 70 laps before the race was red-flagged so drivers could conserve fuel after a crash. But when the race restarted, Hamm’s car wouldn’t. Who knows if that passage in Ecclesiastes crossed Hamm’s mind as he sat in the pits watching his competitors fight it out for the remaining five laps: “The race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong… but time and chance happeneth to them all.” For Hamm, time and chance delivered a sucker punch in the form of...

January 29, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Honors Early Women Motorcyclists for Women Riders Month

Dorothy "Dot" Robinson co-founded Motor Maids, the nation's first organized, AMA chartered women's motorcycle club and paved the way for women in competitive motorcycle riding and racing. This May marks the third annual Women Riders Month created by Harley Davidson. E3 Spark Plugs celebrates with a look back at a few of the bold souls who dared to ride back when motorcycles were a decidedly men-only activity: Effie and Avis Hotchkiss: When young Effie Hotchkiss decided she wanted to see America on the open road, she took a bit of inheritance money and spent it on a 1915 3-speed V-twin Harley Davidson. But mom, Avis, vetoed the idea. After all, it was the height of the Victorian era and ladies just didn’t take off on cross-country bike tours back in the day. Effie protested and...

January 29, 2015
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Fuel Facts From E3 Spark Plugs

All that "junk in the trunk" is great for your girlfriend, not so much for your car's fuel economy. E3 Spark Plugs' fuel facts help you see just how much gas you're wasting. We all know a well-maintained vehicle gets better gas mileage than one not so well kept. To get the most out of your car, spark plugs, gas caps, thermostats, O2 sensors, even that rarely used luggage rack and all that junk in your trunk can drag down your fuel efficiency. But exactly how bad is each of these issues for your gas tank and wallet? E3 Spark Plugs has worked a few numbers to put it all in perspective: Each year, 147 million gallons of gas vaporize into the atmosphere – all because of misused or missing gas caps. That loose gas cap you keep meaning to replace is evaporating your fuel at a rate...

January 29, 2015
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Spark Plug Bugs Take On Venus Fly Traps & Greek Mythology in Artist Caroline F. Kearns’ Work

Powerful spark plug bugs take on villainous Venus fly traps in artist Caroline F. Kearns' work. We always knew spark plugs were the real power players under the hood. But artist Caroline F. Kearns’ work puts a whole new spin on it. Inspired by mechanical and technological devices and themes, Kearns has created a series of prints, paintings and sculptures that feature spark plugs as dragon flies battling their natural nemesis – the Venus fly trap. A reoccurring theme in Kearns’ work is the supposed struggle between the natural world and technology. The villain is the Venus fly trap in Kearns’ spark plug-inspired series. But her work often combines mechanical and technological elements featuring human qualities with the monsters and heroes of Greek...

January 29, 2015
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E3 Spark Plug’s Picks – Three Great Automotive TV Shows Picks

American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior - It's on! Here at E3 Spark Plugs, we love all things automotive. And that includes some great TV shows that cater to car lovers, whether you’re a bonafide gearhead or just love the look and feel of a great set of wheels. Here are our top picks for must-see automotive TV shows: BBC’s Top Gear: What began as an admittedly boring 1970s automotive show has become a global driving adventure a la Monty Python-meets-The Amazing Race. The show’s stars are three middle-aged British blokes who travel the world conducting elaborate challenges that push the boundaries of television and automotive acceptability. Episodes have featured the three driving the world’s smallest car through the BBC offices, smashing a long haul truck through...

January 29, 2015
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Bloomquist Maintains Winning Streak in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Scott Bloomquist claimed his fourth straight win in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series April 30. He's also in fifth place for the E3 Spark Plugs Challenge. Scott Bloomquist had a busy – and profitable – month firmly establishing himself as the man to beat in the E3 Spark Plugs co-sponsored Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. He swept the April races, taking his fourth straight win at the Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, PA Saturday night. Bloomquist took the lead on lap four from Chris Wall and went unchallenged through the end of the race. This latest victory marks his 31st career series win. Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL finished second, followed by Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN; Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN; and Jared Hawkins of Fairmont,...

January 29, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs’ Remedy for Royal Wedding Overload: “Fast Five??? on IMAX!

You can bet we here at E3 Spark Plugs are headed to the theatres for "Fast Five" this weekend! Gearheads across America (and worldwide, for that matter, including a few of us here at E3 Spark Plugs) have a dilemma today. Wives and girlfriends have tens of thousands of us tied to the TV for worldwide coverage of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding. It’s like a week-long chick flick. Mind you, we love our women or we wouldn’t willingly suffer through the media’s matrimonial overload with them. And we truly do wish Wills and his new bride the best. He a regular-guy kind of cool and she’s a babe. But a gearhead can only take so much. And E3 Spark Plugs has the answer: “Fast Five,” baby! That’s right, the Vin Diesel/Dwayne...

January 28, 2015
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Rock Stars & Spark Plugs – How You can Be a Celebrity Bus Driver

Rock Stars & Spark Plugs! Get a job your buddies will envy when you enroll in the next Celebrity Bus Drivers Academy. Got big rig experience, a clean driving record and a way with strong personalities? You may be a candidate for Nashville’s Celebrity Bus Drivers Academy – but you’ll have to know every aspect of the job from spark plugs to bed bugs. Chip Huffman, who spent more than 20 years on the road with acts like Country band Alabama and the Smothers Brothers, and Tandy Rice is a former Country Music Association President and talent agent whose clients have included Country music greats like Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner, last year founded the Celebrity Bus Drivers Academy, an ongoing series of intensive three-day workshops designed to teach Class A and...

January 28, 2015
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