Q: My check engine light came on with code P0303 (Misfire in the 3rd Cylinder), Can I drive it until next Wednesday without damage?

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I'm aware that the spark plug, spark plug wires, and coil pack are the starting point of diagnoses...would you be worried to drive the car for 7-or-so days before I can get it into a mechanic?

Also, how much does a spark plug change generally run?

My car has 135000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi, thanks for writing in. I would not recommend driving it much as an outside force out of your control can cause a dangerous accident. As for a spark plug replacement, someone on our customer service team can quote the repair for you. I will send your situation over so they will reach out to you with a quote.

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