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YourMechanic Spark Plug Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

3,498

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Joel

19 years of experience
731 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Great guy. Easy to talk to.
Joel is very knowledgeable, friendly and explains things in depth.

Nicholas

15 years of experience
344 reviews
Nicholas
15 years of experience
Arrived on time and finished work fast. Nick explained details to me and provided me suggestions.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
831 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
He done a great job and very knowledgeable,

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Emmette knew his stuff. I was DIYing a job and had hit a snag when my spark plug socket became wedged on my sparkplug. So finally I gave in and called someone to finish the job. Emmette show up and agreed to remove the spark plug, but wouldn't reassemble the cowl (understandable). He took a huge amount of pictures of my car which made me uneasy but I suppose makes sense. It might have been easier for him to just ask me to stand in front of the camera and say "My name is X, and Emmette Greene provided me a good service." But to each his own.

Jay

35 years of experience
687 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay is fantastic! He always checks out my cars and gives me a list of priorities for what needs to be done next.

Gary

33 years of experience
91 reviews
Gary
33 years of experience
Very easy to deal with. Helpful and even worked in the rain.

Xavier

14 years of experience
101 reviews
Xavier
14 years of experience
Xavier was early to the appointment, very pleasant to chat with and took care of my concerns. He thoroughly explained what was going on and things I could do to keep the car in good running condition. Will continue to use him now as my mechanic.

Joe

13 years of experience
349 reviews
Joe
13 years of experience
Joe was great; plan on using him again for all my servicing needs. I had several services scheduled to be done: Joe told me which ones I didn't need, or wouldn't need until the future and kept the ones I did.

Ricardo

12 years of experience
337 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
Ricardo did a good job once again!

Dan

37 years of experience
715 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Timely and does the job. Used Dan 3x now and good experiences each time.


How much does Spark Plug Replacement cost in Auburn?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Chevrolet Aveo5 $160 $40.20 $119.98 20% $201.45
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt $116 $20.08 $95.98 22% $149.08
2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport $233 $152.88 $79.99 10% $260.38
2015 BMW X1 $259 $123.36 $135.98 15% $306.11
2006 BMW 525i $390 $213.66 $175.97 13% $450.16
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $680 $455.86 $223.97 10% $756.86

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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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