At the top of your engine is an unmovable housing that surrounds a rotating shaft. This is your vehicle's distributor. The distributor is the part of your car's ignition system that allows the spark to travel from the coil to the spark plugs at the appropriate timing. The distributor is comprised of a rotor and a Hyundai distributor cap. Voltage from your engine's ignition system flows to the center of your Hyundai distributor cap, and from there it travels to the terminals where it instructs the spark plug points to open or close. A properly functioning Hyundai distributor cap sends out voltage flow at the rate of around 1500 times per minute during idling, and more often during acceleration. As you can imagine, it is important that your Hyundai distributor cap is in good working order. If your Hyundai distributor cap is contaminated or cracked, your ignition timing can be off, and your vehicle may hesitate or stumble during acceleration. Massive amounts of electrical current pass through your Hyundai distributor cap, as the typical Hyundai ignition system puts out well over 20,000 volts of electricity. This can lead to the development of carbon tracking in the Hyundai distributor cap, which causes engine misfires. Whether or not it is damaged, you should replace your Hyundai distributor cap every two years or 15,000 miles. When you need a new Hyundai distributor cap, consult our online catalogue for the right part at a great price. Our convenient ordering system will allow you to purchase your Hyundai distributor cap along with fresh spark plugs, wires, or distributor rotors via our secure online server, or with our toll-free service number.