Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I'm told I need to replace the engine coils to the tune of $300 each at the dealership.

asked by on

Is an engine coil the same as an ignition coil? How much of a risk is there in having a non-dealership mechanic do this repair?

My car has 52000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • I'm told I need to replace the engine coils to the tune of $300 each at the dealership.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Rough idling

It sounds like your throttle body is dirty. You may want to check it and make sure it is not sticking. Check for loose connections within the system also. Your car may also be idling rough due to your blown...

Q: Rough idle when engine is warm

This is a common sign of a faulty ignition coil. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeatedly The insulation develops small fractures that open when heated and close...

Q: Moonroof stuck open

What is most likely happening is that either the motor has failed, or there may be debris in the moonroof track which is blocking the window from closing properly. I recommend having a mechanic check the moonroof for you in...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...