Spark Plug Replacement at your home or office in Imperial Beach.

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YourMechanic Spark Plug Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

3,604

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Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
If possible I would give Russell 10 stars instead of 5. I have been around mechanics for many of my 72 years. Russell does an excellent job, makes sure items are clean and installed correctly. He double checks his work to make sure the customer won't have any problems. Russell had just finished a couple of days before a major job on my wife's 2000 Toyota Tundra. I have other jobs that I will be requesting Russell to handle.
He was great. Very knowledgeable. Went above and beyond to get our vehicle back on the road. Will definitely use his services in the future.

Chris

13 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
the night before my appointment, he texted to see if we could move it to an earlier spot. i had to decline coz i had to be at an appointment elsewhere and i wanted to be there at least before he finished. he arrived on time and started on my car, right where it was parked. when i arrived, i asked him if i could watch and he was ok with it. i had a bunch of questions and he was nice enough to answer them all. i thought he would decline so he could work with all his focus on the job but he let me stay and watch and learn. there was a moment when none of the tools he brought fit the oil filter bowl, the computer did not specify what size it was, so he had to do a quick run to autozone to get the right sized socket and he was back in a flash. i did however distract him enough to forget to check my tire pressure lol so that one is on me. i'd definitely recommend chris and his expertise and i'd book him again for my future car maintenance needs.

Stefan

15 years of experience
367 reviews
Stefan
15 years of experience

Chris

14 years of experience
418 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Excellent work.

Gregory

29 years of experience
236 reviews
Gregory
29 years of experience
This was my second time booking Gregory. He did a wonderful job replacing my spark plugs and wires. He's personable and knows what he's doing. I would absolutely book him again.

Oscar

14 years of experience
82 reviews
Oscar
14 years of experience
Great experience. Oscar was very detail oriented with the service.

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
483 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
My mechanic was great

Robert

18 years of experience
627 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Quickly done!

Steven

19 years of experience
200 reviews
Steven
19 years of experience
Very prompt on arrival and finished work in timely fashion. He's done such a good job that all my neighbors stopped by for his card.

Troy

38 years of experience
103 reviews
Troy
38 years of experience
If we had the option, we would award Troy 10 stars! Troy is extremely knowledgeable and efficient. Excellent service!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to be able to observe Troy repairing my pathfinder that I have owned since 1994 at an incredibly reasonable price!! He is "My Mechanic"! We have already recommended Troy and Your Mechanic! Linda C.


How much does Spark Plug Replacement cost in Imperial Beach?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Volvo XC70 $211 $115.38 $95.98 13% $244.38
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser $142 $21.52 $119.98 22% $182.77
2011 Saab 9-4X $206 $102.48 $103.98 14% $242.23
2011 Mercedes-Benz R350 $629 $484.98 $143.98 7% $678.48
2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 $546 $305.53 $239.97 13% $628.03
2014 Porsche Panamera $332 $251.88 $79.99 7% $359.38

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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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