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so I have been reading some forum that say i should not buy my spark plugs from auto zone part stores like that but why is that? I am a little lost on why. Can anyone explain it to me plz that way I know where to get them and what brand .
 

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People in the past have had issues with the plugs that were listed for our cars. Apparently it was wrong in their computer. It's not limited to parts stores as I have seen it happen when ordering online too at places like parts geek and rockauto.

You can get your plugs anywhere just arm yourself with a little knowledge. Find out the part number for your plug and get them that way instead of telling some minimum wage worker the year, make and model of your car.
 

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Over here (Aus) I use only NGK spark plugs. In fact, all of our trade customers use them too as they are a good, reliable (but not cheap) plug.

Because of the complexity of a spark plug change on the MR18/20 engines, a Platinum spark plug is recommended. Platinum plugs have a 100,000km life (although I HIGHLY recommend changing at 90,000km anyway.)

Standard plugs have a 20-25,000km life, but cost less initially, but if changed at the correct 20,000 intervals end up costing you more in the long run.

Not sure what you guys get over there, I use and would recommend these: LZKAR6AP-11

They are suited for MR18 & 20 engines.

Be careful buying any spark plugs for your vehicle and I always recommend checking with a reputable plug manufacturer before going to a parts dealer. Even though I am a parts interpreter myself, after 10 years in the game I have seen the kind of employee a lot of the business can attract and the results in un-educated assistance can be devastating.

Lucky for our shop, we spend the time teaching new staff the correct things to do, what to look out for and we only sell reputable parts. We've not always the cheapest, but we always get return customers :)

Remember that most manufacturers of aftermarket and oem parts have online catalogs that are publicly accessible. Use them, because this is all your spare parts guys are pretty much using too.
 
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