Spark plugs for a Honda Civic Hybrid 2006 with ~ 120K miles

hybrid-repair
civic
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#1

The dealer wants ~$350 to change spark plugs on this vehicle. Do these need changing? If so, what should it cost in San Jose, CA? Thanks, Susan


#2

Check your owner’s manual, but I suspect yes. See what is recommended for 120K maintenance service. 120K is the longest interval I have seen recommended for spark plugs so far. Cost varies according to area, so call a couple of independent garages you trust/come recommended by friends and see what they say. West and East Coast tend to have higher labor prices on these services.


#3

You are overdue to change the plugs. What other work is included in the quote?


#4

Thanks for your post. I called an independent garage which I am familiar with. They had never changed plugs on a hybrid before, & were not familiar with the lay out of the car – couldn’t quote without seeing the vehicle. I have called several other known, independent, garages for work on this car, & they don’t seem to have any familiarity with working on them. Until I find an independent, looks like I’m stuck with the dealerships.


#5

None! Thanks for your comments.


#6

While the hybrid appears to have one of those covers over the engine, I’m aware of nothing that would make plug replacement different than a regular one. Can you drop by one of the mechanics for them to take a quick look?


#7

Thanks for commenting. Good suggestion. I received a recall for the IMA software, so I’m going to have to go to the dealer anyway this time, I think. I will take the car by an independent to see what services they could offer for the future.


#8

Yes, that cost seems way out of line. It isn’t like you have a V6, which would make the spark plugs harder to get to.