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      06-14-2014, 01:19 PM   #1
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Dealer cost for spark plug change

I did a search and found several threads for the cost of the plugs, but does anyone know how much the dealer charges to change the plugs when the car is outside of the warranty? Thanks in advance for the help.
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The listed labor time in Mitchell OnDemand is 2 hours.
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I did a search and found several threads for the cost of the plugs, but does anyone know how much the dealer charges to change the plugs when the car is outside of the warranty? Thanks in advance for the help.
I was told $700 a few years back which included plugs.
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The listed labor time in Mitchell OnDemand is 2 hours.
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I was told $700 a few years back which included plugs.
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I found the plugs can be up to $24 each. I guess around 2hrs labor + $200 for eight plugs should give me a good/rough idea on how much when I take it in. Thanks for the help everyone.
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i think i did all the plugs in a hour and a set of 8 plugs was about 75$ on amazon. its really easy.
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$150 or less is fair, plus parts, at an independent place.
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Yep, shouldn't be more than $300 or thereabouts including labor if it is a good quote. Got my plugs on amazon for $80 shipped and did it myself in about 2 hours (45 min of which was trying to wrangle that dang passenger side cabin side plug out with the limited socket choices at my disposal). Definitely get the coil remover on amazon that a forum member made up if diy, it makes coils a breeze.
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Paid about $180 for install. Don't get the plugs through the dealer.
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The listed labor time in Mitchell OnDemand is 2 hours.
That seems inflated, especially for a tech with all of the necessary tools.
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That seems inflated, especially for a tech with all of the necessary tools.
Mitchell uses actual time studies following the service procedures defined by the manufacturer. The times are based on experienced technicians with the correct tools performing the repair.
http://www.mitchell1.com/pdg/odV5.html


Independent service businesses have used the Mitchell information for decades to provide estimates for their customers. I have used Mitchell Service Information since the early 1970's and found on a daily basis that it is the best resource for servicing many vehicle makes and models. The ability to provide an estimate before the repair is critical for the customer and required in most states.

Is it possible to beat the flat rate time... YES.
Could you work at that speed everyday all day long??
Could the tech discover a faster method than the manufacturer's repair procedure by leaving out a few steps or using different tools? Happens every day!
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I understand how book time works. My point is that it seems very inflated for that.
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