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

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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.

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