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Time to change your spark plugs? Don’t sweat it! Spark plugs aren’t only inexpensive, they can also be fairly simple to change yourself — provided you have the right tools and feel comfortable behind the hood. Plus, you typically only have to change them every 30,000 to 100,000 miles. That’s one car maintenance task you don’t have to worry about too often!

Watch how to change your spark plugs yourself in our video below and discover how an hour of your time could save you around $40 to $150 in labor costs. To keep on learning about saving, call 1-877-GO-DIRECT (1-877-463-4732), click, or come in to talk with a friendly Direct agent about multiple discounts that could save you up to 25% on your car insurance. 

How to change your spark plugs step-by-step:

Step 1: Locate and remove spark plug cables

Step 2: Remove plugs

Step 3: Inspect plug for wear

Step 4: Install new plug

Step 5: Tighten with a ratchet

Be sure to replace the wires!