Spark Plug Replacement at your home or office in Columbia.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

3,540

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Stefan

15 years of experience
367 reviews
Stefan
15 years of experience
Stephan was prompt, clean and effective.
Stefan was very polite and very professional. He explained to me what needs to be done, how long it will take, and what to expect afterwards. He also explained to me in detail the future services/work that needs to be done on my car to make sure it performs safely and in top condition.

Chris

18 years of experience
389 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Completed the work quickly and did it right.
im very happy with the work thankyou

James

29 years of experience
475 reviews
James
29 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and professional kind person
James the mechanic did a great job.

Travis

11 years of experience
48 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Travis explained the issues and recommended other services that will allow for better vehicle performance. Will use these​ services again and highly recommend Travis for his expertise and skills.Thank you!

Wayne

29 years of experience
102 reviews
Wayne
29 years of experience
Everyone should have a mechanic like Wayne!

Bill

31 years of experience
9 reviews
Bill
31 years of experience
great experience

Damian

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

Cary

25 years of experience
92 reviews
Cary
25 years of experience
Cary was early for the appointment and very friendly and knowledgeable. He showed me the parts he had taken off and replaced which I like, I'll definitely use this service again and recommend it to my friends and family!

Kyle

9 years of experience
68 reviews
Kyle
9 years of experience
Kyle did a great job. My car runs a lot better.

Wilson

11 years of experience
280 reviews
Wilson
11 years of experience
Wilson was awesome! He was very thorough and explained everything! I had no questions on what was going on or my jeep's proformance.


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
2014 Volkswagen Jetta $163 $58.68 $103.98 18% $198.43
2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty $407 $191.52 $215.97 15% $481.77
2011 Chrysler 200 $96 $16.48 $79.99 22% $123.98
2009 Cadillac STS $528 $247.57 $279.96 15% $623.82
2011 Acura ZDX $230 $149.52 $79.99 10% $257.02
2015 Jaguar XFR-S $505 $216.80 $287.96 16% $603.80

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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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