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YourMechanic Spark Plug Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

3,498

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Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Pete was awesome. He called me a few days prior to my appointment to confirm the services I needed done. He also asked if he could come an hour early, which worked great. The day of the service, Pete arrived on time and ready to work. He showed me his progress a couple times during the service, which was great and thoughtful. I will definitely use Pete again and I will refer him to my friends and family. Awesome service!!!!
He's cool he knows his stuff, the you can ask him questions anytime.

Michael

14 years of experience
495 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Very easy to work with. Got the work done in a timely manner.
Showed up with parts in-hand, let me know exactly what he was going to do, and finished up in no time. Professional worker, very knowledgeable. Great first impression of this site and will definitely recommend to others.

Ricardo

12 years of experience
337 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
This was the third time Ricardo has serviced my car. Always very helpful and professional.
Nice dude, helped me diagnose my car issue. Very professional and knowledgable. Would def hire again!

Michael

12 years of experience
57 reviews
Michael
12 years of experience
great! and Honest!

Jacob

10 years of experience
265 reviews
Jacob
10 years of experience
I can’t say enough good things about Jacob. You can tell he is passionate about what he does. He was very communicative and accommodating. Never seemed put off by “dumb” questions. I highly recommend Jacob and I will be using his expertise again.

Todd

39 years of experience
7 reviews
Todd
39 years of experience
VERY GOOD MAC.

Terris

17 years of experience
15 reviews
Terris
17 years of experience
Terris did an awesome job. Very knowledge about what he does.

Daniel

19 years of experience
266 reviews
Daniel
19 years of experience
Daniel was friendly, focused and experienced in BMWs

Terry

29 years of experience
99 reviews
Terry
29 years of experience
Terry was great got the job done fast.He was friendly and knowledgeable.

Genaro

11 years of experience
257 reviews
Genaro
11 years of experience
Great experience with Genaro, he was on time, friendly, knowledgeable, and very professional. I'll definitely be using the service again!


How much does Spark Plug Replacement cost in Lakeside?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan $168 $87.68 $79.99 14% $195.18
2013 Ford E-250 $291 $147.19 $143.98 14% $340.69
2009 Buick Lucerne $234 $113.60 $119.98 15% $274.85
2005 Infiniti QX56 $266 $186.00 $79.99 9% $293.50
2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $333 $188.80 $143.98 12% $382.30
2012 Porsche Cayman $323 $179.15 $143.98 13% $372.65

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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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