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How much does Spark Plug Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics 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.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Honda Accord $182 $102.48 $79.99 13% $209.98
2010 Chevrolet Camaro $472 $247.57 $223.97 14% $548.57
2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee $346 $146.35 $199.97 16% $415.10
2008 Lexus ES350 $340 $187.96 $151.98 13% $392.21
2005 Lexus SC430 $207 $118.88 $87.98 12% $237.13
2014 Jaguar XJ $481 $216.80 $263.96 15% $571.55

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Spark Plug Replacement Service

What are spark plugs and how do they work?

Spark plugs are one of the key components of your vehicle’s ignition system. They ignite gasoline and air inside of your engine. This gives your engine the power to propel you down the road. The spark plug takes high voltage electricity from the ignition coil and creates a spark at just right moment during the engine’s combustion cycle. This gives the engine the best mix of power, fuel economy and low emissions. However, the electrode at the end of the spark plug eventually wears out and can cause performance issues.

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When should you replace spark plugs?

Replacement should follow the vehicle maintenance schedule. This will be listed in the vehicle’s owner’s manual. Some cars require regular replacement at 30k, 60k or 100k miles. It is possible in some cases that a spark plug might fail before the service schedule, but it’s not typically common.

Avoiding spark plug replacement can cause:

  • Difficulty starting your car.
  • Check engine light for a misfire code.
  • Flashing check engine light during acceleration for misfire, this can cause engine damage.
  • Reduced fuel economy and/or power.
  • Rough idle and/or unexplained engine vibration.
  • Failed State emission testing.

Even if only one spark plug is found to be faulty, they should always be replaced in sets. Most engines will require 4,6, or 8 spark plugs.

How do mechanics replace spark plugs?

Spark plugs are threaded into the engine’s cylinder head(s). Most cars have one plug per cylinder, so a four-cylinder engine will have four plugs, a six-cylinder engine will have six plugs, and so forth. The mechanic will:

  • Have the correct spark plugs on hand for your vehicle
  • Pull any diagnostic trouble codes that may be related to worn spark plugs.
  • Remove the original spark plugs and look at removed spark plugs for any clues indicating engine mis-operation exists; such as oil burning, excessively rich mixture, pre-ignition damage etc. Inform owner of any found unusual conditions.
  • Install new plugs using a torque wrench.
  • Finally, a road test of the vehicle to confirm normal operation.

Is it safe to drive with worn spark plugs?

Yes, but spark plugs that are worn enough to cause engine-misfiring have the potential to cause engine damage and overheating of the catalytic converter. Regardless of the age of the plugs, or mileage, if the engine misfires or runs poorly, the plugs should be inspected for defects. Generally, spark plug failure will not keep the engine from running, but in cases of extreme wear, you may experience a limitation in the speed at which you can drive the car. If the maintenance schedule says the plugs should be replaced, it is best to do so promptly.

When having spark plugs replaced keep in mind:

  • High-speed driving may accelerate spark plug wear. Consider earlier than required inspection and tune-up if you operate the car in severe conditions.
  • Plugs should always be promptly replaced per the manufacturer maintenance schedule even if they appear to be working perfectly.
  • If your vehicle is equipped with spark plug wires (as opposed to a coil-on-plug system), the wires should be replaced at the same time. This may increase the cost of your repair.
  • It is possible that when doing a spark plug replacement, your vehicle may also need additional parts like ignition coils, this will add to the repair cost.
  • Some engines require that the intake manifold be removed while replacing spark plugs. This may increase the parts and labor cost for the repair.
  • Leaking valve cover gaskets, which have let oil get in contact with the spark plugs, coils or wires, may be the cause of ignition system issues. Valve cover gaskets will need to be replaced in addition to the spark plugs, wires or coils. This will add to the repair cost.

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Luis

16 years of experience
182 reviews
Luis
16 years of experience
Dodge Challenger - Spark Plugs - Wallington, New Jersey
I just wish I knew about this service earlier. I would highly recommend yourmechanic and specifically Luis. I saved so much time not sitting in a dealership.
BMW X1 - Spark Plug Replacement - Linden, New Jersey
Luis was awesome! He was early to the appointment and super knowledgeable about the work. He was also really communicative, which I liked. Great personality and professionalism. Would definitely book again. Actually, I did book again for the follow up maintenance. 5 stars

Eduardo

17 years of experience
328 reviews
Eduardo
17 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz E550 - Spark Plugs - Missouri City, Texas
Showed up right on time and did a great job. Really courteous as well, we will be asking for Eduardo next time we need our cars serviced.
Jeep Grand Cherokee - Spark Plugs - Houston, Texas
Eduardo was great! Will definitely use him again. Arrived on time and finished much faster than was quoted. Unfortunately, I ordered the parts that the site said I would need, but several of them were not needed. And they can't be returned to Amazon. Thus I am out $70+ on unused parts. Of course that's not Eduardo's fault at all! I just want to recommend that other customers buy their parts locally so they can be returned!

Chuck

8 years of experience
109 reviews
Chuck
8 years of experience
Cadillac XTS - Spark Plug Replacement - Duncanville, Texas
Chuck was Honest, professional, and Knowledgeable. He's easy to get along with. He also works efficiently within the time given to complete the job. I recommend him. Do yourself a favor and chose chuck.
Jeep Cherokee - Spark Plug Replacement - Mesquite, Texas
Chuck was professional and courteous. I would have no qualms having him back or recommending him to others.

Andy

28 years of experience
19 reviews
Andy
28 years of experience
Toyota 4Runner - Spark Plugs - Stoneham, Massachusetts
Any is full of knowledge and very communicative which is impressing! He also did a very patient service! Will definitely hire him again for further services.

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