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Number of Reviews

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Jamahl

19 years of experience
830 reviews
Jamahl
19 years of experience
Regarding my Toyota 2001 XL. I required several automotive services to be done. The car needed the following: Timing Belt, Water Pump , Power Steering Belt & Serpentine Belt Replacement: Spark Plugs & Valve Cover Gasket replacement; 02 Oxygen Sensor Replacement ( Code p1135) PVC Valve Replacement: Drivers side door handle Replacement: Throttle Body Maintenance: This was my first time using Auto Mechanic online for Automotive Service: My appointment was set-up for 02/19/2018 Presidents day. The technician to performed the above mentioned automotive service was Mr. Jamahl Walker. On my appointment date Mr. Jamahl Walker showed up as promised at 08;55 am ahead of the scheduled appointment time. From the moment of introducing himself, he was extremely courteous and respectful. He provided an overview of his automotive training and stated that his father was a master mechanic and worked under him for several years. Indeed! it was a pleasure watching how Jamahl performed and install the various parts on my car. He could explain how the various parts worked in conjunction with each other. At the end of the day I highly recommend Mr. Jamahl Walker and his workmanship. On a scale of 1 thru 5, with 1 being the lowest and 5 highest I rate Mr. Jamahl Walker a 5+++++.
Jamahl did an excellent job !!

Jason

16 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
16 years of experience
This Timing belt and spark plug replacement for a Mitsubishi V6 SUV is a hard job. Jason knew what he was doing and was methodical and deliberate. He also has the experience with the newer pollution plumbing that was in the engine bay. Very professional, fully equipped and patient. Things can go wrong with tough jobs and a mechanic with little or no patience can get sloppy. Jason was not so the tough job was done well. To future customers: If the mechanic is going to be on the job for a while (and you feel like he's a decent person), offer snacks, a small meal, something to drink. It just establishes goodwill between you and the mechanic. Treat them well and hopefully, they reciprocate by doing the best they can for you.

Tien

22 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
22 years of experience
Experienced professional

Juan

12 years of experience
39 reviews
Juan
12 years of experience
Conscientious and thorough

Maxwell

17 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
17 years of experience
On time, professional and pleasant. Definitely would use again

Thomas

10 years of experience
38 reviews
Thomas
10 years of experience
Thomas is excellent. Courteous. Punctual. Efficient. Do not hesitate booking your repairs with him. I was initially hesitant to use this website (first timer). But, Thomas was great and I would definitely book him again for my repairs. He is honest and responded promptly when I asked that he contact me. Great experience and charges were exactly as quoted. Thanks, Thomas!

Paul

18 years of experience
214 reviews
Paul
18 years of experience
Paul was on time, friendly and professional. I highly recommend him.

Jerimiah

18 years of experience
328 reviews
Jerimiah
18 years of experience
Personable and experienced.

Cesar

8 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
8 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and fixed all identified issue in a timely manner.

Jonathan

34 years of experience
366 reviews
Jonathan
34 years of experience
Hot morning over 90 degrees. Nice person who really knows his stuff. Had the job completed real quick. His truck is complete with every tool possible. Excellent service to say the least! Thanks, Jon


How much does Spark Plug Replacement cost in Shingle Springs?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 GMC Savana 2500 $257 $113.13 $143.98 16% $306.63
2010 Honda Civic $170 $89.72 $79.99 13% $197.22
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe $161 $41.04 $119.98 20% $202.29
2011 Cadillac SRX $208 $104.52 $103.98 14% $244.27
2012 Lexus CT200h $156 $76.44 $79.99 14% $183.94
2005 Audi S4 $383 $239.25 $143.98 11% $432.75

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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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