Is this what a new spark plug is supposed to look like after driving 5 miles?

Asked by BigBoiiMike Mar 31, 2021 at 07:48 PM about the 2011 Hyundai Accent

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Sooo I went to Midas to get a tune up and oil change, and just out of curiosity
i asked my buddy to pull a spark plug out to see what it looked like. This is a
picture of a spark plug pulled out after driving only 5 miles after a "tune up"
and oil change that i was charged $289 for..

3 Answers


Look again at about 100 miles and compare. If it is just discolored and not covered in soot or oil, it was probably new and good. If not, take both pics to the shop you had do the work and see what they say.

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