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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

3,573

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Dellano

16 years of experience
377 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
This mechanic actually knows what he's doing, unlike the first mechanic y'all sent. Very informative and helpful. You guys should hire more guys that actually know what they're doing like him.

Chris

18 years of experience
394 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Great service! Chris is extremely knowledgeable and was very helpful in explaining future necessary services

Russell

25 years of experience
244 reviews
Russell
25 years of experience
Russell clearly communicates and does the job quickly and effectively. Very happy!

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Whitney is incredibly knowledgable and professional on the job. He pointed out precisely where the problems were and showed me, so I felt like I was learning about my own car by working with him. He's personable and professional--I feel like I can trust Whitney, unlike most car mechanics I've worked with in the past. I wish we had more mechanics like this around!

Steve

38 years of experience
94 reviews
Steve
38 years of experience
He was knowledgeable and the best mechanic I had since I moved here. He is trustworthy and honest.

Peter

41 years of experience
1231 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Like always did a great job and completely the tune up quicker than the time allowed

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Efficient and to the point.

Charles

24 years of experience
134 reviews
Charles
24 years of experience
He was on time, showed me what he doing and had a great presence about him and the pride in his work!

Simon

5 years of experience
10 reviews
Simon
5 years of experience
Simon is fantastic. Very knowledgeable, prompt and has the demeanor you need to work on aggravating projects. Very happy with my service!

Kenneth

13 years of experience
7 reviews
Kenneth
13 years of experience
Ken did an outstanding job on the service I requested. He also did a full inpection on my vehicle and found an issue that could have been very dangerous. That problem has been corrected. Thanks Ken for your attention to detail.


How much does Spark Plug Replacement cost in Greenbelt?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Nissan Pathfinder $370 $265.84 $103.98 8% $405.59
2011 Chevrolet Caprice $354 $210.34 $143.98 12% $403.84
2006 Honda Accord $182 $102.48 $79.99 13% $209.98
2015 BMW 435i Gran Coupe $283 $123.36 $159.98 16% $338.36
2006 Mercedes-Benz C350 $369 $225.13 $143.98 11% $418.63
2011 Porsche Cayman $331 $187.43 $143.98 12% $380.93

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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.

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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