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YourMechanic Spark Plug Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

3,604

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Patrick

13 years of experience
404 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
showed up as agreed, professional and completed his work.
Arrived on time, fixed problem, gave me advice

Bernard

40 years of experience
40 reviews
Bernard
40 years of experience
I have to say I am totally satisfied with the service performance and Bernard is quite professional offering details of the work which was completed. I will definitely utilize your service in the future and will recommend to family and friends.

Daniel

23 years of experience
3 reviews
Daniel
23 years of experience
I was very happy with the work that Daniel did 5 stars...

Corey

25 years of experience
27 reviews
Corey
25 years of experience
Corey was fast and efficient with work that was needed to be done

Damian

9 years of experience
376 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Knowledgeable mechanic, very pleasant and great to deal with.

Shaun

19 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
19 years of experience
Shaun's earlier appt cancelled so called to see if he could come earlier, so . . .'thumbs up'. Arrived shortly after he called, got right to work and finished within the time allotted for this job. Loved that he actually took my car for a 'test drive' after changing the spark plugs plus the rear brakes to make sure that all was in good standing. Yeah!!! Great job Shaun! :)

Shaun

28 years of experience
38 reviews
Shaun
28 years of experience
Sean was very professional he did a great job very knowledgeable I would highly recommend him

Nicholas

9 years of experience
303 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
He was great Very happy with the results

Shawn

10 years of experience
30 reviews
Shawn
10 years of experience
Very thorough, excellent work, will definitely book again

Ben

16 years of experience
114 reviews
Ben
16 years of experience
Fast, clean, professional, on time. Immediately made me comfortable, fixed the problem, explained it to me. Excellent!


How much does Spark Plug Replacement cost in Columbia?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Saturn Vue $138 $57.52 $79.99 16% $165.02
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $234 $113.60 $119.98 15% $274.85
2015 Ford Police Interceptor Sedan $226 $81.96 $143.98 17% $275.46
2010 BMW 535i GT $243 $123.36 $119.98 14% $284.61
2007 Cadillac CTS $477 $213.03 $263.96 15% $567.78
2008 Chevrolet Corvette $377 $208.90 $167.97 13% $434.65

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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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