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NGK winter promotion

By autotech-nic on January 13, 2017
NGK is awarding members of its BoxClever garage loyalty scheme extra points each time they purchase glow plugs through January until the end of February 2017.

The promotion will see the points awarded increase from 20 per item to 40. With NGK’s BoxClever scheme, the more members purchase, the greater the rewards. Following the purchase of NGK glow plugs, spark plugs, NTK sensors and ignition coils  scheme members are encouraged to collect the single boxes that the products come supplied in and return them in exchange for prize points.

Points are then added to the user’s account once NGK has confirmed receipt of the packaging. These can be used to claim a raft of fantastic free gifts as and when the member has raised enough capital to cash in.

NGK has been developing engine pre-heating technology since the early 1960s and the inbuilt advanced technology ensures that automotive engineers can get the most out of their engine designs and help them meet the increasing emission targets necessary to improve the environment.
Changing technology
Demands placed on the glow plug have become extremely severe and the performance that is expected is significantly higher than in the past. The technologies that have evolved have been a direct response to those demands and the point is being reached where manufacturers are trying to get the temperatures up in the combustion chamber so quickly that there is no discernible delay between putting the key in the ignition and actually starting the engine with little or no smoke emission, even at extremely low ambient temperatures.
There are now several technologies from the standard metal glow plugs to the latest generation NHTC (New High Temperature Ceramic) types and the AQGS (Advanced Quick Glow System) plugs. Ceramic glow plugs, though a little more expensive, are increasingly being selected by the OEs because of their durability, extremely short pre-heating time and long post-heating time.

For more details about the NGK glow plug range please refer to the company’s Spark Plug & Diesel Glow Plug catalogue which is packed with all the information required for installers to select the right part for millions of vehicles on the road. The 166-page publication can be downloaded from the NGK website at



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