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YourMechanic Spark Plug Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Tyler

26 years of experience
178 reviews
Tyler
26 years of experience
I give him 5 Stars.

James

30 years of experience
497 reviews
James
30 years of experience
James tested then replaced the cooling fan sensor which was working just fine. He charged me $70 to remove and replace both battery terminals and then charged me for one though I provided him with BOTH terminals. How this guy can get away with this garbage is beyond me.

Maxwell

17 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
17 years of experience
Max was very knowledgeable, on time and answeared all of my questions with regards to the vehicle. I will be useing this service again going forward and would recomend to anyone! - Chris F.

Paul

9 years of experience
38 reviews
Paul
9 years of experience
Omg Paul was so friendly and polite but in a very professional way he arrived before his scheduled time and finished very promptly I will so request him for every problem I have with my car! HE'S SO AWESOME!

Andrew

10 years of experience
259 reviews
Andrew
10 years of experience
Andrew was early, professional, and extremely knowledgeable - he will be my go to mechanic from now on.

Robert

41 years of experience
232 reviews
Robert
41 years of experience
Best I have had yet with My Machanic

AL

11 years of experience
188 reviews
AL
11 years of experience
Great service and quick job!

Dan

38 years of experience
756 reviews
Dan
38 years of experience
WOW! I will never sit in a service department again! I can't believe I waited this long (45+ years) to give a mobile mechanic a try. After deciding to use "Your Mechanic" I made my inspection appointment online in less than a minute. And from that moment on everything and I do mean EVERYTHING happened just like the web site said it would. Today my repairs were completed right on time. And I honestly believe that "Your Mechanic"saved me money and a tremendous amount of stress.

Tyrone

18 years of experience
105 reviews
Tyrone
18 years of experience
Punctual, Focused, Diligent, Polite & Concise

Caster

27 years of experience
176 reviews
Caster
27 years of experience


How much does Spark Plug Replacement cost in Suitland?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 GMC Savana 3500 $272 $128.15 $143.98 15% $321.65
2008 Dodge Caliber $96 $16.48 $79.99 22% $123.98
2007 Mazda 3 $170 $89.72 $79.99 13% $197.22
2011 Cadillac CTS $322 $170.34 $151.98 13% $374.59
2009 BMW 650i $451 $307.39 $143.98 9% $500.89
2016 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG S $421 $164.64 $255.96 17% $508.64

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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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