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Ignition Coils

Ignition Coils

An ignition coil turns the low voltage from your car battery into the high voltage needed to start your engine. To boost your comfort levels and save money on fuel, replace your faulty ignition coil at Car Parts 4 Less.

The ignition coil consists of two windings: one primary and one secondary. When you turn the ignition key, this causes current to flow from the battery to the coil. The current flows from the primary winding to a cam with a number of contact breakers. When the contact breakers open, this breaks the primary coil circuit. This in turn creates an electromagnetic field which engulfs the secondary winding. As this winding has many more turns than the primary coil, it transforms the battery's 12 volts into 22,000 volts. This then starts the combustion process and fires up your engine. Is your engine backfiring? Does your car need more fuel these days? Are you finding it harder to start the engine? These are all symptoms of a faulty ignition coil. Looking for a bargain price on a replacement? Please enter your details in the parts-finder tool above.