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How much does a Spark Plug change cost?

Labour times and part prices vary depending on the particular vehicle, but to give you an idea here are some examples.

Car Franchise Dealer estimate Independent Garage estimate ClickMechanic ClickMechanic Saving
Car2006 Kia Sedona Franchise Dealer Est.£155 - £194 Independent Garage Est.£92 - £123 ClickMechanic Est.£93 - £125 Saving37%
Car2003 Vauxhall VX220 Franchise Dealer Est.£49 - £105 Independent Garage Est.£31 - £78 ClickMechanic Est.£31 - £78 Saving28%
Car2012 Audi R8 Franchise Dealer Est.£315 - £429 Independent Garage Est.£170 - £242 ClickMechanic Est.£172 - £244 Saving44%
Car2008 Vauxhall Astra Franchise Dealer Est.£49 - £89 Independent Garage Est.£32 - £65 ClickMechanic Est.£32 - £65 Saving29%
Car2000 SEAT Cordoba Franchise Dealer Est.£62 - £118 Independent Garage Est.£37 - £83 ClickMechanic Est.£37 - £84 Saving32%

Want to learn more about Spark Plug changes?

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

What do the Spark Plugs do?

A spark plug converts the electricity current supplied by the ignition coil (and the distributor on older cars) into a spark to ignite the fuel and air mixture inside the engine. It leads the mixture to combust and in turn power the car along. Spark plugs are directly situated inside the cylinder head and are connected to the ignition leads on the outside of the engine. The other end of the spark plug, which protrudes into the engine's cylinder, has an electrode that produces the actual spark.

How do you know there is something wrong with a Spark Plug?

  • When starting the car is problematic.
  • When the engine cuts out after starting.
  • When the engine does not run smoothly (the engine misfires).
  • When the car vibrates excessively.
  • When the 'Check Engine' light on the car's dashboard is on.
  • When the car's fuel consumption is higher than usual.

When should you consider a Spark Plug replacement?

Over time, carbon residue can build up on the electrodes that provide the spark inside the engine's cylinder. This is also known as 'carbon fouling' of the spark plugs. Equally, oil deposits can build up on the spark plugs. Usually this can be resolved by cleaning the spark plugs.

Alternatively, the spark plugs can also melt due to an abnormally increased temperature in the engine's cylinder. In all these cases it is not the spark plug that is faulty, but rather it points to issues with the engine and fuel system.

Sometimes, spark plugs just wear out due to prolonged use, at which point they should be replaced to ensure a continued and correct combustion of fuel. An engine with a faulty spark plug will not run smoothly and can potentially lead to further engine damage, it is therefore important that issues with the spark plugs are addressed professionally and timely.

Should you experience problems with a spark plug then it is advisable to have it inspected and, if necessary, have it replaced. Remember the spark plugs should always be serviced as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

What happens during a Spark Plug replacement?

  • Mechanic will read the ECU for possible fault codes related to the ignition system.
  • Mechanic will inspect the ignition system and spark plugs.
  • Mechanic will use a spark tester to check each spark plug in detail.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will run a compression test on each cylinder.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the faulty spark plug(s).
  • Mechanic will advise if any other parts need to be replaced.
  • Mechanic will check if the ignition system works correctly again and will test drive the car.
  • Mechanic will make any adjustments if necessary.

How much does an Spark Plug Replacement cost?

The cost of replacing the spark plug depend on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having a spark plug replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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46 manufacturers for Spark Plug Change

Name Clickmechanic Click mechanic average Independent garage estimate Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £43 - £87

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 115

£98

£68 - £118

£108 - £188

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Aston Martin

Parts costs: £103 - £124

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1

£194

£190 - £190

£297 - £297

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Audi

Parts costs: £54 - £96

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 487

£115

£79 - £125

£130 - £212

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Bentley

Parts costs: £98 - £181

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 6

£215

£177 - £230

£274 - £338

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BMW

Parts costs: £53 - £100

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1508

£113

£86 - £129

£159 - £232

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Cadillac

Parts costs: £44 - £53

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1

£110

£115 - £115

£194 - £194

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £21 - £74

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 208

£77

£37 - £107

£56 - £164

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £48 - £98

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 86

£101

£71 - £127

£106 - £195

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Citroen

Parts costs: £25 - £85

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 534

£89

£47 - £117

£71 - £168

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Dacia

Parts costs: £23 - £109

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 25

£74

£47 - £136

£76 - £199

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Daewoo

Parts costs: £13 - £47

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 32

£55

£28 - £85

£45 - £138

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Daihatsu

Parts costs: £21 - £54

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 10

£79

£67 - £91

£116 - £145

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Dodge

Parts costs: £22 - £453

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 6

£200

£68 - £423

£117 - £544

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DS

Parts costs: £59 - £71

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1

£94

£105 - £105

£162 - £162

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Ferrari

Parts costs: £104 - £125

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 8

£145

£150 - £150

£217 - £217

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Fiat

Parts costs: £44 - £74

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 796

£84

£59 - £107

£78 - £150

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Ford

Parts costs: £25 - £55

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 2353

£80

£47 - £92

£69 - £136

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Honda

Parts costs: £16 - £100

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 471

£95

£41 - £129

£68 - £188

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £37 - £80

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 361

£94

£57 - £112

£80 - £161

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £39 - £134

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 318

£174

£110 - £213

£237 - £405

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Jeep

Parts costs: £26 - £145

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 20

£120

£67 - £167

£119 - £242

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Kia

Parts costs: £25 - £78

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 139

£76

£40 - £110

£56 - £158

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £56 - £168

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 69

£165

£77 - £186

£117 - £281

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Lexus

Parts costs: £70 - £170

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 118

£175

£115 - £232

£205 - £411

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Mazda

Parts costs: £47 - £236

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 322

£139

£67 - £242

£95 - £325

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £38 - £92

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 404

£126

£78 - £144

£153 - £271

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MG

Parts costs: £44 - £85

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 44

£101

£68 - £116

£100 - £175

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MINI

Parts costs: £63 - £98

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 719

£109

£83 - £127

£131 - £224

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £25 - £99

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 57

£111

£71 - £176

£115 - £273

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Nissan

Parts costs: £37 - £133

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 528

£120

£62 - £157

£91 - £217

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £21 - £95

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 984

£85

£41 - £125

£64 - £183

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Peugeot Talbot

Parts costs: £22 - £27

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 12

£75

£54 - £68

£87 - £114

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Porsche

Parts costs: £55 - £180

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 43

£162

£96 - £229

£147 - £337

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Proton

Parts costs: £24 - £91

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 21

£72

£44 - £121

£52 - £144

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Renault

Parts costs: £24 - £81

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 843

£86

£47 - £113

£70 - £163

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Rover

Parts costs: £50 - £73

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 117

£92

£76 - £117

£111 - £184

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Saab

Parts costs: £37 - £60

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 85

£70

£50 - £95

£70 - £151

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SEAT

Parts costs: £39 - £88

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 207

£101

£75 - £118

£114 - £174

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Skoda

Parts costs: £51 - £91

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 172

£102

£77 - £121

£111 - £177

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Smart

Parts costs: £29 - £42

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 59

£83

£67 - £101

£111 - £173

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Subaru

Parts costs: £57 - £82

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 59

£103

£88 - £113

£126 - £167

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £54 - £106

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 200

£106

£80 - £134

£106 - £180

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Toyota

Parts costs: £33 - £85

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 537

£95

£54 - £116

£79 - £172

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £32 - £85

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 2742

£83

£52 - £116

£74 - £165

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £44 - £88

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1113

£104

£75 - £118

£120 - £187

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Volvo

Parts costs: £39 - £76

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 68

£98

£66 - £109

£109 - £180

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  • Moskvich
  • LDV
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • Austin
  • Daimler
  • FSO
  • Iveco
  • Maybach
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Santana
  • Tata
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Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a spark plug change, 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 Spark Plug change quotes

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£116.45

Spark plugs replacement

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Buckfastleigh
£106.36

Spark plugs replacement

Alfa Romeo Giulietta JTDM 16V 1.6L 2014
Dolgellau
£118.30

Spark plugs replacement

Volkswagen Caddy/Caddy Maxi TDI CR 1.6L 2010 13
Bridgend
£109.88

Spark plugs replacement

Ford Tourneo Custom TDCi 2.2L 2012 15
Droitwich