Volvo Spark Plug Wires

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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Volvo spark plug wires are built to interface with conventionally designed spark plugs, one of three different types that are widely available on the car market. The conventional model features a ground-electrode configuration that's seen in most cars coming off assembly lines today. One of the advantages of this design is that their center electrodes are (generally) made from higher-quality alloys that resist rusting and corrosion.

Volvo plugs also benefit from steel conductors and brass terminals, both of which give them a leg up on competing manufacturers' plugs. While their conductivity may be second to none, their outer shells, which are often made of ceramic, can wilt or crack under intense heat. Thus, the Volvo owner pondering replacement parts must decide for him or herself whether this trade-off is worth it.

High-Performance Volvo Spark Plugs and Wires

Many owners ask if they really need high-tension wires for their new Volvos. Really, though, the question is only relevant for those buyers looking at pre-owned models that may require replacement parts. Otherwise, your Volvo already comes with wires graded for their particular engines.

High-tension wires for Volvos sport brass and copper connectors, which are considered more reliable than their steel counterparts. They also boast silicone-rubber sleeves that withstand the most intense heat levels inside your engine. You may pay 20- or 30-percent more for these premium parts, but you're also less likely to replace them 20,000 miles down the road.

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