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Automotive Electrical Parts & Ignition Parts/Systems

Auto Electrical and ignition parts are an important part of your vehicle. JEGS offers a wide selection of ignition and automotive electrical parts for Ford, GM (Chevy), Mopar, and custom applications from top suppliers such as MSD, Painless Wiring, Pertronix, Powermaster, JEGS Ignition Parts, and more. Each electrical and ignition part is backed by an industry-leading warranty so you can get the performance you want at a price you can afford with the assurance you need.

What are the two parts of an ignition system?

In your vehicle's ignition system, two key components work together to start your engine and keep it running smoothly:

  1. Ignition Distributor: This component plays a critical role in routing voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plugs in the correct firing order. It ensures that each spark plug fires at the right time, powering your engine.
  2. Ignition Coil: The ignition coil generates the high voltage needed to create a spark at the spark plugs. It takes low-voltage electrical signals from your vehicle's battery and amplifies them to create powerful sparks, essential for combustion.

What are symptoms of a bad ignition?

A failing ignition system can manifest in various ways. Here are some common symptoms to watch out for:

  • Engine Misfires: If your engine misfires or hesitates during acceleration, it may indicate ignition problems.
  • Difficulty Starting: A malfunctioning ignition system can make your vehicle harder to start, especially in cold weather.
  • Reduced Fuel Efficiency: Ignition issues can lead to poor fuel efficiency, causing you to spend more on gas.

Recognizing these symptoms early can help you address ignition problems before they become more severe and costly to repair.

How much does an electrical ignition cost?

The cost of electrical ignition components can vary depending on factors such as your vehicle's make and model, the brand of parts you choose, and the specific components you need. On average:

  • Basic ignition components like ignition coils or distributor caps can cost between $20 and $50 each.
  • Complete ignition distributor assemblies can range from $50 to $150.
  • High-performance ignition systems with advanced features may cost several hundred dollars or more.

Regular maintenance and timely replacement of ignition components are essential to ensure reliable starts and optimal engine performance. Investing in quality ignition parts can contribute to the overall health and longevity of your vehicle.

Explore our selection of automotive electrical parts and ignition components to find the right solutions for your vehicle.