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Dealer spark plugs vs retail store spark plug?

Old 06-30-2014, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by uniguar View Post
I'm about to hit my 100,000 mile mark on my 2007 Honda Fit, and will soon need to change my spark plugs. Still have original plugs and battery. Still runs great and starts up fine, but they call it preventative maintenance for a reason. Anyways, I went to the dealer and they charged me $27.12 per spark plug (NGK IZFR6K-13), so I returned them. Advance Auto has them for $13.49 per plug, same exact model#. I was wondering if there is any difference if you get them from the dealer? It seems ridiculous for them to charge twice as much without any difference.

Has anyone replaced with the same plugs (Denso Long Life Iridium SKJ20DR-M13)?

I'm not interested in performance/racing, just something to last me the next 100,000 miles.
relax and buy the proper plugs at whoever has the best price. The only caution is to check the plugs designation on the plug base. Unfortunately there are those who will exhange p[luges with those less expensive cartons
I have a problem with even $13 a plug much less $27 though I know Honda (like all all mfg) have a high markup. Admittedly platinum or Iridium are expensive materials but they aren't that much of the plug costs. Wonder if its the 100k or even 50k life spans they're making up.
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Yeah run NGK or Denso. Typically price is about $38-45 for 4 plugs shipped. This is for either OE, power, or colder plugs.

Problem is that most parts places like Autozone, O Reilly's, Pep boys, etc. Do not carry any of the plugs. Here in San Diego I have tried all of them for the plugs and had no luck. Pretty lame.
Old 07-01-2014, 06:42 PM
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Rockauto sells NGK Laser Iridium (OE) for 9.68 a piece, runs you 38 dollars for the plugs and 44 dollars w/ shipping.
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