Spark Plug Replacement at your home or office in Aptos.

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YourMechanic Spark Plug Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

3,712

Rating Summary
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Chris

19 years of experience
406 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Punctual, prompt, accurate, and excellent service

Joseph

26 years of experience
502 reviews
Joseph
26 years of experience
His reviews are accurate. He was friendly, timely, and professional! Does a great job!

Dominic

27 years of experience
137 reviews
Dominic
27 years of experience
Fast, friendly and honest service, I will be recommending him to anyone looking for a good mechanic. Thank you

Dwight

31 years of experience
58 reviews
Dwight
31 years of experience
Very professional . Got the job done very quickly.Great guy.

Rocco

21 years of experience
302 reviews
Rocco
21 years of experience
I've already recommended both my mechanic as well as the site. Even upon his arrival as well as during the repair process.

Miguel

34 years of experience
258 reviews
Miguel
34 years of experience
Vet fast and good service I highly recommend

Ricky

10 years of experience
34 reviews
Ricky
10 years of experience
Very nice & professional, showed up right on time and got the job done quick. Even helped me get a minor dent out at no extra charge. Car's running great, thanks Ricky.

Fred

16 years of experience
351 reviews
Fred
16 years of experience
Fred was very professional and gave great advice on some problems I've been experiencing. Would definitely use him again.

Harish

26 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
26 years of experience
Book him now!!! He called me to let me know he would be early and met me at my job. He was super friendly and super professional! He got the job done really quick and even showed me everything he did in case I was weary of the work done. The quote I got online was a $90 cheaper than all the mechanics I called in this area. This is an awesome service when you work an 8-5 job and can't get away! My car is running so much better! Long story short Harish was my hero today and I would recommend him to everyone and anyone who needs work done on their car!

Chris

15 years of experience
419 reviews
Chris
15 years of experience
On the technical side, Chris has done a fantastic job. He obviously knows his stuff and breezed through the jobs. As a new member of the YourMechanic team, there's still room for improvement on the customer service side (which he realizes fortunately). I understand that coming from the "shop" environment to customer-facing situation takes some time to get used to, as old habits die hard. Overall, I had a good experience.


How much does Spark Plug Replacement cost in Aptos?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Subaru Forester $266 $137.99 $127.98 14% $309.99
2012 Ram 1500 $319 $134.91 $183.97 16% $382.16
2005 Suzuki Aerio $171 $91.04 $79.99 13% $198.54
2014 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 $288 $167.88 $119.98 12% $329.13
2013 Audi TT Quattro $233 $120.60 $111.98 14% $271.10
2014 Ford Mustang $327 $167.09 $159.98 14% $382.09

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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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