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135 Reviews

J Delaney Automotive

Garage serving Manchester, 19 years of experience

At J Delaney Mobile Mechanic we have 19 years experience working on all makes and models we do everything from a diagnostics inspection to clutch jobs mobile.



151 Reviews

Dw Mobile

Garage serving Manchester, 9 years of experience

I have 9 years experience in the auto repair industry which started with my apprenticeship at an independent. Having completed my apprenticeship I then went onto work for a number of other independents befor...



205 Reviews

A.M.S Tuning

Garage serving Manchester, 20 years of experience

Started when left school. Did training with YTS at Vauxhall main dealer in Bolton, then went on to national tyres, went on to charlie browns where I became a MOT tester. Worked at Honda in Bolton for 3 years...



28 Reviews


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V.a.g Car Clinic

Garage serving Manchester, 12 years of experience

I began my career at Bates Car & Commercial in Padiham & completed my train to gain scheme which is the equivalent of NVQ Level 3 & I spent around 10 years in the business before moving on. My next move was...


9th September 2017

WAYNE, Burnley

BMW 3 Series • MOT with collection & delivery


66 Reviews

New Platt Motors Limited

Garage serving Manchester, 45 years of experience

As expectations in the motor industry rise, New Platt Motors, Northwich continues to strive to be the best. As an approved bodyshop and with a reputation spreading across the Northwest of England, New Platt ...



1465 Reviews

3h Automotive

Garage serving Manchester, 8 years of experience

I started my career as a mechanic at BMW undertaking an apprenticeship which lasted 4 years. After learning all the tricks of the trade at BMW I then went onto Land Rover for 2 years further enhancing my ski...


10th July 2015

DAMON, Pontefract

Mini Mini • Diesel particulate filter replacement

Want to learn more about Glow Plugs replacements in Manchester?

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.

What is the Glow Plug Warning Light?

The glow plug warning light provides information on whether the glow plug has warmed up, and whether there is a problem with it. When the ignition is switched on the glow plug warning will come on as the glow plugs through it's pre-heat cycle, the light will go off again once the glow plugs have heated up.

If the glow plug warning light does not go off it means that the engine is not getting the right amount of heat from the plugs, which can affect starting and performance. If the glow plug warning light is flashing it means that the glow plugs are not getting hot enough to start the car and that there is a problem. This can be caused by a number of things.

Is it safe to drive with the Glow Plug Warning light on?

Generally it is ok to continue to drive at slower speeds with a flashing glow plug warning light, however, it does entirely depend on the scale of the glow plug issue. Often the engine also goes into 'limp mode' and power will be limited. It is highly recommended to get it checked by a qualified mechanic as soon as possible as it could lead to further problems and engine damage.

In rare cases the engine warning light may also flash simultaneously with the glow plug warning light, which can indicate an overheating engine. When this happens, the best thing to do is stop as soon as it is safe to do so and seek help from a breakdown service or a qualified vehicle technician

Will my car fail the MOT test if the Glow Plug Warning light is on?

Yes, it is possible that a flashing glow plug warning light may lead to an MOT fail. The underlying issue may lead to inefficient running of the engine and an emissions issue, on which a vehicle may be failed.

Is a faulty glow plug an MOT failure?

Yes, a faulty glow plug may result in an MOT failure - if the glow plug warning light on the dashboard goes off after a few seconds then it will normally pass the MOT (this is a sign the plugs have heated up correctly). If the warning light continues to flash or illuminate on the dashboard, it could result in an MOT failure as your vehicle may experience emissions issues.

How long do glow plugs last?

You can expect glow plugs to last at least 100,000 miles but they can become faulty at an earlier stage so may need replacing accordingly.

Are glow plugs easy to replace?

Glow plugs can be very hard to replace, especially if they are located in hard to reach location or in the case they are seized or stuck. The job best left to a certified mechanic as it needs the right parts and equipment to ensure the replacement is done properly. If a glow plug breaks on removal, an bits drop into the inside of the engine this will lead to the engine having to be opened up. Under no circumstances should the vehicle then be started as it can lead to catastrophic engine damage.

How many glow plugs do I need?

You need one glow plug for each cylinder in your engine so a 4 cylinder diesel engine will need 4 glow plugs.

How do you know if your glow plugs need changing?

Some tell-tale signs that your glow plugs may need changing include:

  • Engine misfiring
  • Rough idling
  • Decrease in fuel efficiency
  • Difficulty starting the car (especially in cold weather)
  • Dark or black-coloured exhaust smoke

How much does a Glow Plugs replacement cost in Manchester?

The average cost of a Glow Plugs replacement in Manchester is on average between £131 and £191. Ultimately the cost for a Glow Plugs replacement in Manchester depends on the make and model of your car. Check out the ClickMechanic price below, and find out what you'd pay at a franchise dealer in Manchester. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.

These estimates may include Glow plug. We have quotes for the top 48 manufacturers.

Name ClickMechanic Click Mechanic average Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

£138 £166 - £233 Get exact price

Audi

£131 £161 - £228 Get exact price

Bentley

£3,621 £4,395 - £4,395 Get exact price

BMW

£190 £244 - £349 Get exact price

Chevrolet

£146 £184 - £287 Get exact price

Chrysler

£162 £178 - £265 Get exact price

Citroen

£123 £166 - £241 Get exact price

Dacia

£129 £153 - £217 Get exact price

Daewoo

£100 £172 - £172 Get exact price

Daihatsu

£395 £484 - £513 Get exact price

Dodge

£173 £205 - £304 Get exact price

Ferrari

£1,622 £1,989 - £1,989 Get exact price

Fiat

£142 £169 - £268 Get exact price

Ford

£128 £169 - £256 Get exact price

Honda

£196 £239 - £296 Get exact price

Hyundai

£193 £240 - £327 Get exact price

Infiniti

£256 £355 - £355 Get exact price

Isuzu

£222 £220 - £386 Get exact price

Iveco

£154 £202 - £239 Get exact price

Jaguar

£126 £167 - £231 Get exact price

Jeep

£163 £210 - £275 Get exact price

Kia

£202 £255 - £332 Get exact price

Land Rover

£181 £208 - £358 Get exact price

LDV

£183 £258 - £271 Get exact price

Lexus

£180 £241 - £270 Get exact price

Maserati

£1,362 £1,697 - £1,697 Get exact price

Mazda

£166 £151 - £321 Get exact price

Mercedes-Benz

£147 £160 - £301 Get exact price

MG

£210 £205 - £514 Get exact price

MINI

£162 £160 - £303 Get exact price

Mitsubishi

£152 £198 - £270 Get exact price

Nissan

£130 £146 - £232 Get exact price

Peugeot

£133 £167 - £283 Get exact price

Peugeot Talbot

£98 £141 - £141 Get exact price

Porsche

£517 £203 - £1,103 Get exact price

Renault

£121 £139 - £222 Get exact price

Rover

£157 £164 - £413 Get exact price

Saab

£136 £175 - £222 Get exact price

SEAT

£128 £167 - £214 Get exact price

Skoda

£124 £149 - £214 Get exact price

Smart

£138 £165 - £249 Get exact price

Ssangyong

£151 £187 - £240 Get exact price

Subaru

£248 £254 - £425 Get exact price

Suzuki

£116 £164 - £204 Get exact price

Toyota

£166 £201 - £269 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£142 £174 - £246 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£123 £157 - £214 Get exact price

Volvo

£147 £158 - £306 Get exact price

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  • Cadillac
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • Austin
  • Daimler
  • FSO
  • Maybach
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  • Santana
  • Tata
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  • Lotus
  • Proton
  • London Taxi's International

Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a glow plugs replacement, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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Recent Glow Plugs replacement quotes in Manchester

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.

£107.85

Glow plugs replacement (all)

Vauxhall Insignia
Manchester
£210.23

Glow plugs replacement (all)

Honda Civic
Manchester
£116.16

Glow plugs replacement (all)

Audi A3
Stockport
£179.53

Glow plugs replacement (all)

Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Manchester