Dos and Don'ts When Buying an Ignition Coil Cover
Your car's ignition coil transforms the energy from the battery into an electric jolt that's received by the spark plugs. The coil itself is made up of wires that's all rolled up, and placed inside a container called the ignition coil cover. Some problems of the ignition coil like overheating and poor connection may be partly caused by the cover. Read on to know how to find the right coil cover.
- Find an ignition coil cover that fits to your ignition coil. Do this by determining the type of ignition coil that you have, and comparing it to the cover that you want. While you're at it, determine the shape of to coil cover as well. There are block type and spherical shaped covers.
- Know also the type of engine that you have. You might need this information when you shop online and look for the specs.
- Look for a coil cover made from good quality materials like carbon fiber, stainless steel, and aluminum.
- If you're a car modification enthusiast, select an ignition coil cover with the color that you want. It is a very attractive addition under your car's hood.
- Determine if you will also need mounts or clamps. This can save you a separate purchase when the hardware is already included along with the ignition coil cover.
- DO NOT purchase a very expensive coil cover designed for race cars if you'll only install it on a street car because these coil covers can reach $300 and above. For just around $40, you can already have a good buy from a trusted brand.
- DO NOT attempt to use a larger coil cover that's not specified for your vehicle. The coil wires may have the tendency to pop out if they're not contained properly.