So, your car has a problem.

Cranks, but no start.

What does this mean?

It appears something in your ignition system has failed. The ignition system creates the electricity that goes into the spark plugs. When ignition systems fail, the fuel won’t burn, and the car won’t run at all (or runs very poorly). While replacement is not part of scheduled maintenance on a modern car, nearly all cars have some sort of ignition failure before 200,000 miles. The spark plug coil is the most common failed component. Failure to replace the spark plugs strains the spark plug coil, often accelerating the failure. It’s hard to say which components failed until a mechanic comes onsite. We’ve listed prices for the most common repairs in your ignition system. Here is what will happen once booked: 1. The mechanic will inspect the vehicle and verify the issue. If correct, the mechanic will complete the repair. 2. If incorrect, Kar Savior will review the diagnosis with the mechanic and present you with a diagnosis and cost to repair the vehicle. 3. You’ll get a quote to repair the issue. 4. You can decide whether or not to move forward with further repairs. If you choose not to move forward, you’ll only be charged for the diagnosis.

How urgent?

On a scale of 1 to 10, we rate this to have an urgency of 9. Some repairs have very low urgency, and we give those a 1. With these repairs, you can wait for as long as you would like, because it will not ever result in harm to you or your vehicle. These are usually cosmetic damages.

We consider a 5 to be something that will eventually need to be done, but you can likely get away with holding off for a while if other things are more pressing. However, if a repair is close to a 10 (or at a 10), this means you should NOT be driving the vehicle, and should get this repaired as soon as possible.

What happens if I wait?

You have no real choice but to fix the failed components. If spark plug replacement is past due or due soon, we’d recommend getting them replaced. Otherwise the new parts will fail again.

How complicated is this repair?

This is how we score our difficulty.

  1. This job has no tools required, and can be completed by just about anyone.
  2. This requires a relatively handy person, but little experience working on cars exclusively.
  3. This warrants an average person who’s done a fair amount of car repair. Think the weekend mechanic who’s done a brake job or two!
  4. At this difficulty, the average mechanic could do the job, but you wouldn't want to do it yourself without a fair amount of experience.
  5. This job is very specialized, requiring very expensive tools only a specialty shop has and a high level of expertise.
We rank this repair to be a

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