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BMW 325i Spark Plug Replacement Cost

Know what price you should pay to get your vehicle fixed.

Spark Plug Replacement
The average cost for a BMW 325i spark plug replacement is between $163 and $293. Labor costs are estimated between $120 and $153 while parts are priced between $43 and $140. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Note about price: The cost of this service or repair can vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Related repairs may also be needed. Talk with a RepairPal Certified shop to learn which repairs might be right for you.
Spark Plug Replacement

What is a spark plug?

Spark plugs are a crucial part of the vehicle’s ignition system. They provide the spark that ignites the air-fuel mixture inside the engine, creating the chain-reaction that generates the engine’s power.

How does the spark plug work?

The spark plug turns high voltage electricity from the ignition coil into a strong spark inside the engine. This ignites the air-fuel mixture, creating power.

What are the symptoms related to a bad spark plug?

When spark plugs fail, the engine will struggle. The check engine light will come on, and it may appear either solid or flashing. The driver would likely notice one or more of the following: engine vibrations, rough idling, poor gas mileage, excessive cranking time needed to start the engine, and power loss or surging. In extreme circumstances, the engine may stall or fail to start.

Can I drive with a spark plug problem?

The car will run with a spark plug problem, but it's not wise to keep driving it this way. If a spark plug isn't working, unburned fuel from the engine will get into the exhaust at a higher rate, causing problems for the catalytic converter. If the converter gets ruined by this unburned fuel, it will lead to a costly repair.

How often do spark plugs need to be replaced?

Spark plugs do eventually wear out, and failure is most common after 100,000 miles of use under normal driving conditions. But that can be greatly shortened by harsh conditions or leaking fluids.