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Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2008 Volkswagen Jetta City$185$90.11$94.996%$197.61
2010 GMC Savana 1500$263$92.12$170.987%$285.62
2006 GMC Sierra 1500$225$92.12$132.987%$242.62
2013 Cadillac Escalade ESV$197$92.12$104.486%$210.37
2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV$197$92.12$104.486%$210.37
2009 Chevrolet Corvette$197$92.12$104.486%$210.37

Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) Replacement Service

What is the Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) all about?

The ignition cables, also known as “spark plug wires” are part of the ignition system. They transfer the spark from the distributor or ignition coil to spark plugs that ignite the air-fuel mixture, starting the engine.

Over time, the cables can get weak and break down. This will make it harder for the spark to reach the engine cylinders, resulting in engine misfires. The car may not start at all. If one of the spark plugs has gone bad, the car will still start and run, but it will run poorly.

Keep in mind:

  • Ignition cable failure is often caused by other failing pieces in the ignition system; a mechanic should check for any other malfunctioning parts, and replace any parts of the system that don’t work.
  • Every time the ignition cables are replaced, the spark plugs should be inspected.
  • Leaking oil or coolant can cause ignition wire failure. If this is the case, the cause of the leak should be repaired or replaced, or else the new ignition wires will quickly be damaged as well.

How it's done:

  • Scan the computer system in the car for codes.
  • Inspect ignition cables (look for white spots).
  • Ohm test on individual cables.
  • Remove and replace the cables if found faulty.
  • Inspect the spark plugs.
  • Clear the codes.

Our recommendation:

Ignition wires should be replaced at least every 60,000 miles, but whenever your car is serviced, it’s a good idea to have the entire ignition system inspected. Any time that you have spark plugs replaced, it’s a good idea to have the ignition wires replaced as well. If you notice that your engine is running poorly, you should schedule an inspection.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires)?

  • Check Engine light is on.
  • Engine misfires.
  • Poor gas mileage.
  • Engine may shake (light vibration).

How important is this service?

The fuel in your automobile is ignited by a spark. This starts with the ignition coil, which transforms low voltage power into extremely high voltage. This high voltage is transferred through the ignition cables, and to the spark plug, where a spark is created that ignites the engine’s fuel, and powers the engine.

When one or more ignition cables fail, this voltage will not be transferred from the ignition coil to the spark plugs, and the fuel will not be ignited. Depending on how many of your ignition cables malfunction, your car will either run poorly, or won’t run at all.

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4 years of experience
Chrysler Town & Country V6-3.8L - Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) - Noblesville, Indiana
he tried everything he could to find out what was wrong with my car, and, unfortunately, was unable to find the cause, but he tried all he could.


32 years of experience
178 reviews
32 years of experience
Ford E-350 Econoline V8-7.5L - Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) Replacement - Westminster, Colorado
Stephan is a pleasant gentleman. He did the job I needed and recommended I get some other work done on the vechicle. The only thing I didn't like was he was 15minutes early.


16 years of experience
116 reviews
16 years of experience
Toyota Camry L4-2.2L - Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) - Columbus, Ohio
Larry was great and a great mechanic was very polite I would recommend him anyone who needs a mechanic I would recommend him to anyone


4 years of experience
130 reviews
4 years of experience
Volkswagen Golf L4-2.0L - Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) - Richmond, Virginia
Luis was punctual, and even showed up early to my first appointment, after asking if that was okay. We ended up having to schedule an appointment for a different service than the one I thought I needed. He explained why without being condescending (mechanics aren't always the nicest to us ladies!) and got the work done efficiently. He was personable and kind in all of our interactions, and thorough to boot -- we went on a test drive to ensure he had properly addressed the issue I was having with my car.

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