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How much does Spark Plug Replacement cost in Caldwell?

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

Spark Plug Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2010 Dodge Caliber$112$16.64$94.9910%$124.14
2011 Saab 9-5$357$233.52$123.484%$373.27
2007 GMC Yukon$334$163.11$170.986%$356.61
2010 Cadillac STS$345$164.74$180.486%$368.99
2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris$239$106.20$132.986%$256.70
2011 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG$431$260.47$170.984%$453.97

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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Michael

16 years of experience
606 reviews
Michael
16 years of experience
Excellent service and experience
Thank you Michael!!

Tabitha

17 years of experience
319 reviews
Tabitha
17 years of experience
Tabitha was amazing. She is very knowledgeable, friendly and did a fantastic job!!

Bret

42 years of experience
54 reviews
Bret
42 years of experience
Bret is professional and knowledgeable will be using Bret for our other cars and will recommend him to other. Very good job on our BMW

William

34 years of experience
523 reviews
William
34 years of experience
I appreciate William coming out to fix my car. He explained everything clear and concise. Greatly appreciated.

Juan

10 years of experience
216 reviews
Juan
10 years of experience
Juan was awesome. By far the best mechanic I have ever worked with. Honest, fair, punctual, thorough in explaining what he was doing & very knowledgeable.

David

13 years of experience
396 reviews
David
13 years of experience
This is the third or fourth time I've used David from YourMechanic, and I'm always pleased. He's pleasant and knowledgeable, and he does excellent work. This is the second vehicle of mine he's worked on, and I will continue to use his services as necessary.

Stephen

32 years of experience
178 reviews
Stephen
32 years of experience
Very nice, timely, and knowledgeable, 10/10 would recommend.

Brandon

18 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Very knowledgeable, friendly, professional technician. Had good insight about my vehicle and cars in general. A good asset to Yourmechanic.

Travis

13 years of experience
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Travis
13 years of experience
Travis was great to work with, very professional and fixed my car pretty fast..I'd def use him again, good value

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