VIDEO: Ignition Coils 101

VIDEO: Ignition Coils 101

Modern ignition coils still come in a few different styles, but the most popular is the coil-on-plug coil.

Aside from the spark plug, the coil is the last remnant of the traditional ignition system.  

Distributor-type and distributorless ignition systems all rely on one or more ignition coils to transform battery voltage into the higher voltage required to jump the spark plug gap and efficiently ignite the air-fuel mixture.

This video is sponsored by the Automotive Distribution Network.

You May Also Like

Autologue’s Jim Franco Reflects on 64-Year Career

Find out why Franco, CEO of Autologue Computer Systems, is as energized as ever about the opportunities in today’s market.

Upon celebrating his 80th birthday and 64 years in the automotive aftermarket, Jim Franco is as energized as ever about the business opportunities he sees in the market today.

As president and CEO of Autologue Computer Systems, Franco has been in the software industry since the mid 1980s and has seen a huge technological evolution – not only on the parts side but also the hardware and software side. While some may lament the changes that have been made, especially over a 64-year-career, Jim approaches it with gusto and believes others should too.

Recommending Pre-Pressed Wheel Hubs for Toyota Trucks

The are solutions available in the aftermarket the eliminate the need for complex press work when replacing a bearing hub on Toyota trucks.

Continental’s Travis Roffler Reflects on a ‘Blessed’ Career

Roffler, Continental Tire the Americas director of marketing, uses his passion to drive his career success.

What to Look for in a Quality Wheel-Hub Assembly

Make sure you’re recommending a unit that’s engineered strong enough to do the job right, easy to install and built for a long service life.

Installing Front Struts on 2011-2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Before ordering the new strut, look at the options such as engine, drivetrain and packages.

Other Posts

Check the Parts in the Box: Help Prevent Fraudulent Returns

You can take some easy steps to make returns less costly for suppliers.

What Is a Driveshaft Coupler?

The driveshaft coupler connects the transmission, driveshaft and differential.

Recommending Replacement Electronic Throttle Bodies

Be sure to recommend a part that offers OE performance at a competitive price.

Install a Complete Strut Assembly on a 2015-2022 Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 is the most popular vehicle in the United States.