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How much does a spark plugs replacement cost for Citroen cars?

A typical Citroen spark plugs replacement in the UK costs around £29 - £75. Depending on your Citroen model and engine, and whether you live in a big city or a small one, the price of a spark plugs replacement on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We computed prices for some of the best-selling Citroen cars in the UK in order to give you an idea of how much a spark plugs replacement costs.
Car modelFixter price range
Spark plugs replacement for Citroen C1£45 - £71
Spark plugs replacement for Citroen C4 Cactus£34 - £53
Spark plugs replacement for Citroen C4 Grand Picasso£48 - £75
Spark plugs replacement for Citroen C3£37 - £58
Spark plugs replacement for Citroen C3 IV£32 - £50
Spark plugs replacement for Citroen C4£45 - £71
Spark plugs replacement for Citroen C1 II£29 - £46

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What do spark plugs do?

They convert electric current from the ignition coil into a spark that ignites the fuel and air mix inside the car engine. This combustion is what powers the engine and moves the car.

Symptoms of malfunctioning spark plugs

If your car struggles or fails to start, or if your engine cuts out after starting or during its usual operation, or if it fails to run smoothly or it vibrates excessively under normal use it could be down to faulty spark plugs.

What happens when we replace your spark plugs?

Our mechanics will check for possible fault codes relating to the ignition system or the spark plugs themselves. Wherever required your spark plugs will be replaced.

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Hey Fixter, how often should spark plugs need replacing?

Most manufacturers recommend that spark plugs should be replaced every 30k miles. This is only a guideline, as the quality of the component, engine performance and driving habits can affect its lifespan.

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Want to learn more about Citroen spark plugs replacement?

What do spark plugs do?

Spark plugs convert electric current from the ignition coil into a spark that ignites the fuel and air mix inside the car engine. This combustion is what powers the engine and moves the car. Spark plugs are located in the cylinder head and are connected via external leads attached to the engine.

Citroën

Citroën is a French automobile manufacturer, part of the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group since 1976, established over 100 years ago in March 1919.

Citroën produced the world’s first mass-produced front-wheel drive car and one of the first to feature a unitary type body, with no chassis supporting its mechanical components.

Citroën is probably better known for its quirky design and fun fashion styled brand of cars. Offering something different from more traditional sporty looks, they are a brand that provides value without being cheap.

There were 1.3m Citroën cars on the roads at the close of 2018; a figure that peaked in the early part of 2015 and has maintained a very similar number ever since.

Good value vehicles for family driving

Citroën offers a range of fun-looking smaller city cars and family cars for every ilk. The smallest starts with their C1 city model, growing into the C3 mini-MPV and SUV models, then the C4 subcompact and compact featuring crossover and SUV styles, up to the C5 family saloon, that is also available as an SUV sporting Citroën’s Aircross moniker. With models featuring up to 7 seats, Citroën doesn’t just create cars for everyday family motoring—they supply cars for the biggest of families.

How often should spark plugs need replacing?

Most manufacturers recommend that spark plugs should be replaced at around every 30k miles; this is only a guideline, as the quality of the component, engine performance and driving habits can affect spark plug lifespan significantly.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

Old or damaged spark plugs can affect engine performance areas that cause an MOT failure, for example, in emissions testing. Poor performing spark plugs or filters that clog up can affect the gasses that are delivered from your exhaust; replacing these faulty parts can often rectify the problem.

What happens when we replace your spark plugs?

  • Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will check for possible fault codes relating to the ignition system, the operation of the ignition system and the spark plugs themselves.

  • A compression test may be carried out on each of the engine’s cylinders.

  • Wherever required your spark plugs will be replaced and you’ll be advised of any other connected or associated problems arising from their malfunction.

  • You will also be advised of any other affected parts that may need to be replaced for the best operation and health of your vehicle.

  • Once the spark plugs have been replaced, our mechanics will test them thoroughly to ensure their correct operation and make any adjustments required for their optimum performance.

What causes spark plugs to stop working correctly?

Spark plugs can wear out over time, at which point they should be replaced to ensure the correct combustion of fuel. There is also a chance of potential carbon build up on the electrodes; this is known as carbon fouling and will affect the correct operation of the spark plugs. Oil can build up on the spark plugs too, which can be rectified with a simple cleaning.

Spark plugs can occasionally melt due to excessive engine temperatures. This isn’t usually a spark plug fault, but that of the engine or fuel system.

Symptoms of malfunctioning spark plugs

Starting your engine is problematic

If your car struggles or fails to start, it could be down to faulty spark plugs.

Engine cut out or misfiring

If your engine cuts out after starting or during its usual operation, if it fails to run smoothly or it vibrates excessively under normal use, then your spark plugs could be due to worn out spark plugs.

The dashboard engine warning light is illuminated

Any dashboard warning light is due to a sensor detecting fault or incorrect operation of a related component. An engine warning light could relate to a faulty spark plug.

Fuel consumption is higher than normal

Faulty spark plugs can cause your engine to burn fuel in an erratic manner, affecting both vehicle performance and fuel consumption. If you notice a change in your fuel consumption, it could be a spark plug problem.

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