Ultimate Guide to Vape Coils: All You Need to Know - Part 2

This is the second part of a three-part article. If you have not read the first part yet, you should do so. If you have, then make sure to check out the third part after reading this one.

Now that we know the different kinds of vape coils, it does not end here. If you are a regular vape user, you will need at least some basic knowledge about changing your coils because it is bound to happen.

When Do I Change My Vape Coil?

It will depend on how often you are using your device. If you are using it daily, you should change it every two weeks. If you use it just once a day, you can change it every 1-2 months. You should change it as soon as you notice that the flavour becomes less sharp or you see that there are some “black bits” in the smoke. This can happen when your coil is old and is no longer working well.

You should also check out the coil, and if it is cracked or loose, then it is time to replace it. The wick is another thing that should be checked regularly. It should not look like it is already melting or if it is already all dried up. You can check this out by giving the wick a gentle pull. If it does not snap, then you can go ahead and replace it.

How Long Does a Coil Last?

It can depend on the frequency of use, and it can also depend on your device. Vape coils can last for months, but some can get worn out in just a few weeks. If you are using the coil consistently and not noticing any changes in flavour, you can ensure that it is still working well.

How to Change a Vape Coil

If you are not sure how to do this, then just check out our basic guidelines:

  1. Remove the battery from the tank
  2. Turn the tank upside down and remove the metal bottom covering
  3. Remove the old coil and add in the new coil
  4. Put a drop of the vape juice on the exposed parts of the cotton. Doing this will prime your vape and will reduce the waiting time
  5. Re-assemble your tank and fill it with juice
  6. Make sure to check for any leaks and if it's all good, put it back on your battery. Wait about 10 minutes before using it.

Things to Watch Out When Changing Your Coil

While changing your coil may seem like a straightforward job, there are some things you need to watch out for. The most common issues are below:

1. Using the Right Coil

If you do not use the same coil, your tank will have a leaking problem, so always make sure that your coil is compatible. This can be checked by checking the name of the coils and the coil’s ohms.

2. Making Sure the Coil is Attached Properly

Some parts of the tank or the battery may not be compatible, which can cause the coil to be loose, which will create a leaking problem. Make it a point to check or look for fixers that will keep your coil in place.

3. Using the Right E-Juice

Your vape juice can also be why your coil may not be working well. Check the flavour and the consistency of your vape juice. If you notice clumpy parts at the bottom, you may have to change your juice.

4. Keeping Track of the Wick

The wick is another essential part of your tank. You may have noticed that some wicks are already too dry while others are already all burnt. When this happens, you have to replace it with a new one.

These are just some of the most common issues you may encounter when using vape coils. Make sure to look out for them and avoid these issues as much as possible.


Congratulations! You are now ready to go and change your vape coil. But before you go, make sure to check out the last part of this three-part guide to learn about building your coil. And if you haven’t, you can also check out the first part to learn more about the different coils.

If you are looking to purchase vape kits in the UK, you can shop at V8PR. We carry premium vaping supplies with over thousands of products in stock. Shop with us and begin your vape journey today!