How do I find the right spark plug torque wrench for my vehicle?

My son wants to be a mechanic and he is learning on the family car. Our spark plugs need to be changed and he offered to do it. How do I find the right spark plug torque wrench for my vehicle?

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Answer provided by
Bonnie Stinson
Answered on Jul 26, 2022
That’s awesome! The right spark plug torque wrench for most vehicles is a ⅜ inch or ½ inch torque wrench.
You need to consider type and size when you’re selecting the right spark plug torque wrench for your situation. Your local auto supply shop can help you select the right tool for your make and model.
There are several types of torque wrenches:
  • Click torque wrench
  • Beam torque wrench
  • Electronic torque wrench
The spark plug torque wrench also comes in four common sizes:
  • 3/8 inch
  • 1/4 inch
  • 3/4 to 1 inch
  • 1/2 inch
Most vehicles will need a 3/8 inch or 1/2 inch torque wrench for working on spark plugs.
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Good luck to your son!

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