How long does a vape coil last?

How important is your vape coil? Well, it’s the component responsible for creating that much needed vapour, so it’s pretty vital. But unfortunately, coils don’t last forever, and neglecting yours when it’s time for a new one can directly impact your vaping experience.

So, what do you need to know about changing your vape coil?

Let’s dive into the do’s and don’ts of coil care. 

Do: Change your coil every one to two weeks

The bad news is that the lifespan of your vape coil can vary depending on a few different factors, so we couldn’t guarantee that yours will need replacing once a week like clockwork. 

For instance, the type of e-liquid you use and the model of your vape device can impact how long your coil lasts, but so can how often you’re vaping. 

The good news here is that you’ll come to recognise the signs of a coil that’s reaching the end of its lifespan, which leads us nicely onto our next point… 

Don’t: Ignore the warning signs

Otherwise known as ‘burn out’, a vape coil that has expired will give off a distinctly unpleasant taste during use. This is reminiscent of burning toast (hence ‘burn out’) and is pretty unmistakable. If you can no longer taste your favourite e-liquids, then it’s highly likely that your coil needs to be replaced immediately.

Do: Check your vape coil for signs of wear and tear

Even if your e-liquid still tastes great, regular checks of your coil are important. You can identify issues easily just by looking, helping you to know when it’s time for a new one before you hit the unpleasant taste phase!

A coil that needs replacing will often be clogged with e-liquid, generally looking dirty and is more likely to get this way quicker if you use a high VG e-liquid which are generally thicker.

Don’t: Ignore a leaking vape

If your vape device is leaking, causing you to repeatedly wipe away excess e-liquid, the chances are your coil is past its best. Sometimes a leaking vape can be due to an overfilled tank, but if it happens repeatedly, be sure to replace the coil and wicking materials which could be oversaturated.

Do you need a new vape coil?

Even during lockdown, access to vape wholesale accessories is possible online, and with vaping during these uncertain times on the rise, there’s never been a more appropriate excuse to stock up on those necessities.

Remember, any of the aforementioned signs can indicate your coil needs replacing, so if you suspect your coil is reaching the end of its life and are worried about how you will get a replacement, take a look through some of the reputable suppliers online.

CS Distro is one such stockist who has been supplying vape kits, e-liquids and other vape wholesale accessories throughout the UK’s lockdowns, so be sure to browse their collection and stock up on those much-needed coils today.