Breaking Down The Components Of Your Vape

When vaping for the first time, it is highly unlikely that the vast majority of people take the time to find out exactly what a vape is and what different components make up these handy little devices. Whilst you don’t necessarily need to know what all of the components are when you first buy a vape, over time you may need to replace specific parts of your vape and it goes without saying that knowing what the parts are called as well as what they do can be very beneficial. 

In order to help anyone who is looking to find out more about the different components that make up their vape, our team here at The Vape Life have put together a helpful guide. Whilst different vaping devices will use different parts, below you will find a list of the commonly replaced components. So if your vape isn’t working properly, it may be that you need to invest in and replace one of the following:


This part of your vape is one of the biggest sections and the name of this component comes from a combination of the words ‘clear’ and ‘atomizer’. Your clearomizer is actually made up of different parts that will sometimes be purchased separately, however it is easier to just purchase one of the best clearomizers instead. 

A clearomizer is made up of;

  • Tank - this is the part where the e-liquid is kept
  • Mouthpiece - this is the part that goes into your mouth
  • Coil - this is the part that heats the e-liquid
  • Wick - this part absorbs the e-liquid from the tank to be heated by the coil

In general, clearomizers should be replaced after every 10 refills to ensure all parts are still working properly. You may also find that you want to get a range of the best clearomizers so you don’t have to continuously clean them to use different flavoured e-liquids. 


This component is also commonly referred to as just a battery, but it is essentially the whole bottom part of your vape. Batteries/mods are, of course, the power behind your vape and they can be recharged multiple times. You will also find that mods tend to come in a huge range of variable voltages too. 

It is always worth getting a good e-cig mod as it really can improve your vaping experience. It is also likely that a good e-cig mod will provide you with a better battery life meaning you won’t need to recharge your vape as frequently. 


This is definitely the most self-explanatory component. As mentioned above and as the name suggests, the mouthpiece is the part of the vape that goes in your mouth. These are often interchangeable, so you may find that you want to replace this every now and then. 

As you may expect, mouthpieces come in different shapes and sizes and depending on the type of vape that you have, you will need a specific type of mouthpiece. So, when replacing this, make sure you’re purchasing the right mouthpiece for your vape/clearomizer. 


This is a component that you may find needs replacing the most, usually somewhere between every few days to a couple of weeks, depending on how frequently you vape. We have written previously about the signs your vape coil needs replacing

As mentioned above, the coil is the part of your vape that will turn the e-liquid into vapour, so without it, your vape simply won’t work. Essentially, the coil is made from a piece of resistance wire and when looking for replacements, there are a variety of styles to choose from, ranging from disposable coil heads to the do-it-yourself coil builds.

Keeping your vape in good working order 

Hopefully, you will now know a little bit more about the different components that make up your vape. It is fair to say that once you know what these components are and why they are essential, it is actually quite easy to understand how a standard vape works. Of course, now if you find yourself in a situation where your vape isn’t working properly or a component is clearly broken, you will know what you’re looking for when searching for a replacement. 

When browsing the market for different vape components, be sure to visit The Vape Life website. We have everything that you could possibly need, from the best clearomizers to a range of good e-cig mods, so why shop elsewhere? If you need any assistance choosing the correct components for your vape, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We will gladly help you to ensure that you’re purchasing the right products for your needs. 

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