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I'll have owned my Honda CR-V for 7 years in a few months. She's in for an oil change/tire rotation today but they told me I would need to get spark plugs at 7 years (it's 7 years or 100,000k miles the dealer said and she's at about 50k miles this fall).

I try to be good about maintenance and keep up on brake fluid, differential fluid, transmission fluid, etc. My brakes were done for the first time last year. The spark plugs are new to me - they quoted $450. I did mention I'd have to find a coupon and he said he could help me out with that.

Is 7 years a reasonable time to have my spark plugs replaced? I'm conservative on maintenance. I'm back in school and not working full-time so this Honda needs to last me 2-3 more years at least. I would like to pay less than $400 (I can't do them myself for various reasons). But $450 seems high.

Oh! I'll be doing my first emissions test with my CR-V this fall...should I do the new spark plugs before or after?

Thanks!
 

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I believe the plugs should last around 100,000 miles.

If the car is running good I wouldn't bother changing them.

$450.00 is CRAZY for spark plugs!

You could always get a family member or friend to do it for you.
 

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Spark plugs look new at 100,000 miles - they probably will last 150,000 miles.

No need to change them at 50,000 miles. It's not the 1980's any more for plug replacements.
 

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Wonder where the dealer gets this stuff from? Some fluids, maybe belts, hoses could have an expiration by time, but with today's materials I ignore it. Brake fluid is an exception because it will draw moisture from the air. And as was previously stated, spark plugs look pristine after 100k miles. Just did mine last year, happened to be 7 years, sure looked good. Cars I used to drive changed out at 10k miles.
 

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Thanks everyone. I will probably hold off then as it seems costly and I don't even think the CR-V will hit 50k until the end of the year!

I live near the ocean so I always keep up on fluids. The spark plugs are the one thing that's been quoted at such a high price compared to all my other services.
 

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FYI- They're stupid simple to change. You can strip threads or drop debris in the hole, easy things to avoid. Be sure to use the good plugs.
Unless the $450 included valve adjustment, they're taking advantage of you. Definitely go to a different dealership, the sales and service are 2 separate businesses, no advantage to service where you purchase.
No reason to fail emissions.
 

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Honda CR0V EX-L 2013 Spark Plug Replacement

450 is very overpriced. Spark plug replacement is probably a 30 min to 1 hr job max. Only thing you have to worry about when replacing the spark plug is ignition coil boot may torn and stuck on the plug when you try to pull the ignition coil out.
 

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Spark Plugs cost 40 Dollars.
I just pulled mine out of the car,
regapped them and put them back in.
$400 to put plugs in a car Not Good.
If they did it for 100, that would be reasonable
and that includes the cost of the plugs.
The plugs last for at minimum of 100,000 miles
and that's a fact.
 

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Spark Plugs cost 40 Dollars.
I just pulled mine out of the car,
regapped them and put them back in.
$400 to put plugs in a car Not Good.
If they did it for 100, that would be reasonable
and that includes the cost of the plugs.
The plugs last for at minimum of 100,000 miles
and that's a fact.
I agree with this answer, and if it took you 7 years to go 50K then you will never see a spark plug change in the 3 more years of your ownership. Good idea on checking here first.
 

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I agree on not doing spark plugs if she is running well. That price is too high anyway. The single observation I make is to drop 3.5 Qts transmission every 25K and replace with OEM Synthetic fluid which you can get on line. Easy DIU by putting on ramps removing two screws for first panel access. Pull access panel off and use 3/8 inch rachet (does not need socket) to remove and drain. close back up the add 3.5 quarts with a transmission funnel at the dipstick for transmission. I have done this twice on mine and she shifts smoothly. I am surprised how dirty this stuff can get which explains why some report sloppy shifting especially between 2nd and 3rd.
 

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I'll have owned my Honda CR-V for 7 years in a few months. She's in for an oil change/tire rotation today but they told me I would need to get spark plugs at 7 years (it's 7 years or 100,000k miles the dealer said and she's at about 50k miles this fall).

I try to be good about maintenance and keep up on brake fluid, differential fluid, transmission fluid, etc. My brakes were done for the first time last year. The spark plugs are new to me - they quoted $450. I did mention I'd have to find a coupon and he said he could help me out with that.

Is 7 years a reasonable time to have my spark plugs replaced? I'm conservative on maintenance. I'm back in school and not working full-time so this Honda needs to last me 2-3 more years at least. I would like to pay less than $400 (I can't do them myself for various reasons). But $450 seems high.

Oh! I'll be doing my first emissions test with my CR-V this fall...should I do the new spark plugs before or after?

Thanks!
Four hundred and fifty dollars to replace 4 spark plugs you say?
I am definitely in the wrong business !
 

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Thanks everyone. I will probably hold off then as it seems costly and I don't even think the CR-V will hit 50k until the end of the year!

I live near the ocean so I always keep up on fluids. The spark plugs are the one thing that's been quoted at such a high price compared to all my other services.
cat lady I had plugs just done by my trusted mechanic and the plugs are expensive($80.00) even on Amazon,but it sure seems to run better...the best to you.Tom
 
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