How to Buy a Good Quality Ignition Cable (Spark Plug Wires)

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Spark plug wires connect the spark plug to what they’re creating a spark in. Whenever you are changing out your spark plugs, it’s a good idea to check on those spark plug wires to be sure they’re up to date. Spark plug wires are relatively inexpensive, and having a new set just keeps everything in great running shape.

If the wire insulators of the spark plug wires are worn out, then the electricity that is running through it might arc out to other pieces of metal, causing you to get a weak spark or no spark at all.

Things to look for when buying ignition cables:

  • OEM is not always a better option: Aftermarket spark plug wires are every bit as successful as OEM

  • Insulation: Look for heavy duty insulation for your ignition cable. You’re checking the outside of the wire to be sure the rubber is in good condition and fully able to insulate the interior wire. Double insulation is best; an ignition cable with a high-strength silicone insulator is a terrific option as it can stand up to the wear and tear that consistently being heated from the engine and getting moisture on it can cause.

  • Engine specific part: You have to get an ignition cable that is meant to match your engine. Be careful, if you have replaced the engine in your vehicle with something different than the original you may not be able to trust your vehicle’s parts manual to give you the right info. Don’t waste time and money on one that doesn’t work for your car.

  • Warranty: Check the warranty – most come with a 5-year or a 50,000 mile warranty, or a 1-year unlimited mileage warranty, based on which supplier of auto parts you go with. If you find you need to buy one wire, check to make sure the rest of the wires are not looking worn as well. Might as well replace the bunch if needed.

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Collins

10 years of experience
120 reviews
Collins
10 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz ML430 - Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) Replacement - Kennesaw, Georgia
COLLINS was very knowledgeable and worked hard on fixing my car which is now running GREAT!!! I have more work I need to book with YourMechanic and I would like to request COLLINS for all duture work!!!!!
Toyota Camry - Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) - Smyrna, Georgia
He was timely (often early), friendly, and went about his business. I would have him over again if needed.

William

31 years of experience
69 reviews
William
31 years of experience
Chrysler PT Cruiser - Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) - Hemet, California
Super professional and very skilled. Showed up on time and was very friendly, and even tho he was not sent out with the right parts, and needed to leave to get them (not his fault), the job was still done on time and I am super pleased
Honda Civic - Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) - Murrieta, California
Absolutely phenomenal mechanic! Was able to complete repairs in half the time that had been estimated and was very knowledgeable! Thank you William!

Terry

28 years of experience
223 reviews
Terry
28 years of experience
Oldsmobile 98 - Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) - Tempe, Arizona
Terry was the best mechanic I've had. Instead of just fixing the problem and leaving he spent the extra time yo fix additional problems so the car would be in top shape.
Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 - Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) - Mesa, Arizona
Friendly and professional. Terry is a skilled and knowledgeable tech. Explains as much (or as little) as the owner wants to know and puts it in understandable terms. He's also organized and methodical about his processes when working on a vehicle, which is the sign of a good technician. I will be having Terry back.

Jeshua

5 years of experience
53 reviews
Jeshua
5 years of experience
Nissan Pathfinder - Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) - Bradenton, Florida
Jeshua kept me updated on his arrival time, and arrived ahead of the scheduled time, which was great! He told me what what he was doing, and why it needed to be done, and it was the same as what he said needed to be done when he initially looked at the vehicle. Nothing beyond the estimate, so no extra charges. Jeshua was very friendly, courteous, professional. I definitely recommend him, and your company.

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