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Want to learn more about Glow Plugs replacements?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What do glow plugs do?

Glow plugs were originally used to assist with starting diesel engines in cold temperatures when the heavy oil used to coagulate. Now that diesel has many additives to prevent this, glow plugs have taken on the role of heating the incoming fuel / air mix to provide greater efficiency while the engine warms up. This also assists with decreasing the noise during cold running.

What does a glow plugs replacement involve?

  • The mechanic will pre-soak the glow plug threads with penetrating oil or similar and wait for it to take effect.
  • Mechanic will then ease the glow plugs undone and remove them one by one
  • New glow plugs will then be installed
  • Engine start up will be tested and error codes cleared down

Can I change glow plugs myself?

Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend a glow plugs replacement is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.

What are the symptoms of bad glow plugs?

You may experience some of the following symptoms

  • Glow plug warning light flashing when the ignition is switched on
  • Engine management warning light (EML) lit
  • Struggling to start from cold
  • Excessive fuel consumption while the engine warms up

How long will a glow plugs replacement take?

On average, glow plugs replacement times can range from 1 to 2 hours with an average of just over 1 hours. The time that the job takes will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

How often should glow plugs be replaced?

The majority of diesel vehicles will go through their life without requiring them to be changed, however like all electrical units, they can fail. If you are experiencing any of the listed symptoms, ideally would have the glow plugs changed as soon as possible. If the engine is starting OK, though and there is no EML lit, then get the glow plugs changed when you are able to.

Can you drive with a broken glow plug?

If you suspect there is any issue with the glow plug or there are concerns about its age or condition, book an inspection with a professional mechanic with immediate effect. If the glow plug is physically broken or snapped do not drive the vehicle as this will lead to severe engine damage.

How much does it cost to replace the glow plugs?

A glow plugs replacement generally costs between £125 and £250 with an average price of £170. Ultimately, the cost of replacing glow plugs depends on your car, what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement, and how many are needed. Find out what you could save by having your glow plugs replaced by ClickMechanic by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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48 manufacturers for Glow Plugs Replacement

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Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £95.96 - £149.94

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 293

£153

£126 - £174

£175 - £248

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Audi

Parts costs: £80.92 - £145.46

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 2321

£151

£119 - £170

£173 - £243

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Bentley

Parts costs: £3,581.02 - £4,297.23

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 2

£3645

£3,639 - £3,639

£4,412 - £4,412

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BMW

Parts costs: £107.33 - £193.19

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 5172

£209

£175 - £254

£265 - £378

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £91.96 - £125.09

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 44

£159

£136 - £200

£197 - £316

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £128.94 - £182.59

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 311

£177

£143 - £201

£182 - £280

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Citroen

Parts costs: £69.62 - £103.02

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1814

£151

£119 - £168

£181 - £266

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Dacia

Parts costs: £97.22 - £134.35

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 15

£144

£119 - £161

£160 - £232

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Daewoo

Parts costs: £59.01 - £70.81

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1

£111

£119 - £119

£190 - £190

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Daihatsu

Parts costs: £374.48 - £449.38

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 3

£408

£395 - £412

£491 - £525

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Dodge

Parts costs: £102.27 - £202.94

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 16

£179

£151 - £229

£221 - £322

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Ferrari

Parts costs: £1,587.20 - £1,904.64

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1

£1648

£1,637 - £1,637

£2,005 - £2,005

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Fiat

Parts costs: £79.41 - £153.04

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1717

£167

£123 - £196

£182 - £289

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Ford

Parts costs: £71.96 - £109.08

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 5341

£140

£121 - £178

£184 - £283

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Honda

Parts costs: £160.96 - £213.67

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 244

£208

£188 - £227

£247 - £311

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £130.95 - £207.61

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 276

£219

£180 - £244

£255 - £349

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Infiniti

Parts costs: £216.92 - £260.30

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 2

£268

£273 - £273

£372 - £372

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Isuzu

Parts costs: £129.96 - £303.77

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 20

£219

£168 - £302

£232 - £402

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Iveco

Parts costs: £122.48 - £156.07

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 12

£175

£155 - £179

£212 - £254

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £69.96 - £125.66

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 384

£148

£119 - £167

£182 - £251

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Jeep

Parts costs: £106.03 - £174.26

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 255

£182

£155 - £205

£225 - £294

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Kia

Parts costs: £143.96 - £212.16

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 325

£216

£193 - £248

£271 - £353

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £88.96 - £201.53

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1596

£193

£149 - £261

£226 - £386

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LDV

Parts costs: £145.96 - £179.04

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 116

£194

£195 - £204

£273 - £288

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Lexus

Parts costs: £140.87 - £187.60

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 4

£196

£183 - £205

£254 - £285

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Maserati

Parts costs: £1,312.08 - £1,574.50

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1

£1390

£1,385 - £1,385

£1,719 - £1,719

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Mazda

Parts costs: £75.96 - £237.99

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 111

£174

£111 - £247

£162 - £336

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £64.38 - £172.71

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 3088

£201

£113 - £220

£175 - £325

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MG

Parts costs: £94.36 - £183.36

Labour time: 1-4 hours

# of quotes: 14

£215

£149 - £349

£222 - £575

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MINI

Parts costs: £78.34 - £220.75

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 149

£192

£118 - £233

£172 - £319

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £95.96 - £150.92

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 262

£186

£145 - £197

£213 - £292

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Nissan

Parts costs: £81.36 - £149.41

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1064

£153

£110 - £174

£154 - £247

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £70.69 - £108.18

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1548

£158

£120 - £194

£183 - £315

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Peugeot Talbot

Parts costs: £79.53 - £95.44

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 2

£103

£107 - £107

£150 - £150

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Porsche

Parts costs: £128.94 - £1,020.62

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 14

£378

£158 - £900

£212 - £1,118

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Renault

Parts costs: £69.75 - £139.40

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1819

£136

£102 - £165

£149 - £237

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Rover

Parts costs: £60.52 - £110.35

Labour time: 1-4 hours

# of quotes: 34

£190

£115 - £272

£181 - £469

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Saab

Parts costs: £99.96 - £139.40

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 353

£145

£133 - £165

£185 - £237

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SEAT

Parts costs: £85.85 - £131.82

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 660

£139

£124 - £159

£179 - £230

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Skoda

Parts costs: £85.85 - £131.37

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 455

£137

£113 - £159

£157 - £229

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Smart

Parts costs: £68.97 - £166.16

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 35

£146

£118 - £188

£181 - £264

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Ssangyong

Parts costs: £117.43 - £157.59

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 119

£167

£145 - £180

£195 - £255

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Subaru

Parts costs: £142.99 - £342.77

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 13

£261

£192 - £335

£269 - £441

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £67.96 - £112.11

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 116

£140

£117 - £148

£179 - £221

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Toyota

Parts costs: £121.22 - £186.39

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 472

£186

£154 - £204

£211 - £284

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £83.68 - £163.15

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 6562

£194

£127 - £185

£187 - £261

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £76.96 - £131.82

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 3420

£147

£115 - £159

£168 - £230

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Volvo

Parts costs: £77.96 - £150.01

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 626

£162

£116 - £218

£170 - £335

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  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Moskvich
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  • Ford US
  • Aixam
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  • FSO
  • Maybach
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Recent Glow Plugs replacement quotes

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£143.30

Glow plugs replacement (all)

Alfa Romeo 159
Newport
£137.43

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Ford Focus
Brighton
£116.42

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Saab 9-3
Halifax
£122.34

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Volkswagen Golf
Addlestone