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How much does Glow Plugs Replacement cost in Fortville?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Fortville. Our mechanics in Fortville are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Fortville.

Glow Plugs Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2014 Ford Escape$143$47.80$94.998%$155.30
2008 Volvo S80$203$107.64$94.995%$215.14
2012 Fiat 500$134$39.12$94.998%$146.62
2006 Cadillac CTS$364$59.76$303.969%$403.76
2015 Mercedes-Benz SL400$279$117.48$161.487%$300.23
2016 Jaguar F-Type$315$134.52$180.487%$338.77

Glow Plugs Replacement Service

What is the Glow Plugs all about?

Diesel fuel is self-igniting under pressure. However, very cold temperatures can prevent ignition. This is where glow plugs come into play. Unlike spark plugs, which create an arc of electricity, glow plugs preheat the cylinder so the fuel can ignite more easily. The electrode heats up, glowing like the filament in an incandescent light bulb, and provides the necessary assistance to ignite the diesel fuel.

Keep in mind:

  • Removing glow plugs from many vehicles can be difficult and labor intensive.

How it's done:

  • The vehicle battery is disconnected
  • The defective glow plugs are removed
  • The new glow plugs are installed and wiring is connected
  • The battery is reconnected
  • The glow plug system is checked for proper operation and the vehicle is road tested for proper operation

Our recommendation:

The glow plugs will eventually fail and require replacement, though not at any specific interval. It may be necessary to replace the wiring harness, the glow plugs, and the relay that controls the glow plugs. In some vehicles, the relay actually fails more often than the glow plugs. If you suspect a problem with the glow plugs on your diesel engine, have one of our expert mechanics inspect and replace them as necessary.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Glow Plugs?

  • Hard/slow starting in cold weather
  • Not starting in cold weather (barring battery or other equipment failure)
  • More smoke than usual when starting (exhaust)
  • Misfire on a cylinder until the fuel warms up enough

How important is this service?

Glow plug replacement isn’t like replacing spark plugs, and some diesel owners can go for 100,000 miles or more without changing them. The relays fail more often than the plug, which is another reason it is very important to have the problem diagnosed by one of our expert diesel mechanics. This will ensure that you’re fixing the underlying problem, rather than just addressing symptoms, saving you time, money and headaches.


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Chris

22 years of experience
2223 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
Hard working very nice.
Very dedicated to his customer, he works very hard to get everything just right he knows his business.

Patrick

11 years of experience
159 reviews
Patrick
11 years of experience
Super friendly and easy going. Knew exactly what he was doing and got it done in a timely fashion. Definitely recommend using Patrick as your mechanic!

Tien

23 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
23 years of experience
Professional, Timely and friendly. I would hire him again.

Gabriel

13 years of experience
39 reviews
Gabriel
13 years of experience
Gabriel was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and efficient. He’s definitely a master at his job and I’m confident I can choose him for any future work I need.

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
Yet another easy, professional service experience. Thanks Peter!

Andrew

15 years of experience
499 reviews
Andrew
15 years of experience
Great Mechanic. Super Fast. Super nice guy. 

Joseph

17 years of experience
91 reviews
Joseph
17 years of experience
Joe provided excellent service. He diagnosed the problem, serviced my vehicle in a timely professional manner. I highly recommend him.

Jay

23 years of experience
149 reviews
Jay
23 years of experience
Jay showed up right on schedule and started to work, right away. He scanned the car trouble codes and knew exactly what needed to be done. As if he owned the car. Very friendly, knowledgeable personality, which is such a relief to come from a car mechanic. Jay answered all the questions that I had asked... I definitely would recommend Jay to anyone that needs work on their cars... in fact, I wouldn’t want anyone else working on mine!

Raymond

37 years of experience
402 reviews
Raymond
37 years of experience
Raymond was great!

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