Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.
Included for free with this service
Mechanic comes to you
12-month / 12k-mile warranty
Free 50 point safety inspection
Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.
It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in San Francisco. Our mechanics in San Francisco 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 San Francisco.
|Cars||Estimate||Parts Cost||Labor Cost||Savings||Average Dealer Price|
|2014 Ram ProMaster 2500||$238||$67.08||$170.98||8%||$260.58|
|2008 Jeep Patriot||$108||$12.80||$94.99||10%||$120.30|
|2006 Nissan Titan||$329||$148.80||$180.48||6%||$353.05|
|2012 Acura TSX||$175||$79.72||$94.99||6%||$187.22|
|2013 BMW 328i xDrive||$219||$76.32||$142.48||7%||$237.57|
|2015 Porsche 911||$806||$217.02||$588.93||8%||$883.52|
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.
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.
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.
Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.