One of the most useful skills a vape pod owner can have is knowing when to change their pods.

As previously stated, this is one of the most important skills. We have compiled a quick checklist to assist you:

1. You Take a Puff and Get a Burnt or Stale Taste The most obvious sign that it's time to change your vape pod is when you get a burnt or stale taste after taking a puff. This taste can be mild or severe, and the harsher the burnt taste is—similar to smoking but much harsher—the emptier your pod is.
When a pod is empty, the heating element burns out, which can cause damage that cannot be repaired. Therefore, get your pod in order as soon as you begin to notice the slightest and most subtle burning taste.

2. Your vape juice may begin to appear darker over time as a result of the oxidation that occurs when e-liquid comes into contact with air. While some darkening is acceptable, it is time to alter your e-liquid if it begins to resemble a slimy sludge rather than a smooth liquid.
If you try to use an e-liquid that has oxidized to the point where it is sludge, you might harm your device and get a flavor that isn't very appealing.

3. Dry Hits and Less Vapor Production If, despite your best efforts, you start to notice that your vape pod is producing less vapor or if you start to get dry hits that make you cough, your vapor has probably run out.
Again, immediately replace or refill your vape pod to prevent damage to the device.

4. A lack of vapor production and/or dry hits are usually accompanied by a lack of flavor or no flavor at all. If the flavor you're used to get doesn't come through the device, you might get something else—or nothing at all! Then either the e-liquid in your vape pod has run out or it has outlived its usefulness.

5. Visible Buildup on Your Coil As a flavor enhancer, some vape juices contain sugars and sweeteners. Sadly, due to the heat generated by the coil, these may begin to clog over time as the sugars caramelize.

This happens more frequently when an e-liquid is past its best because it is thicker and takes longer to vaporize, giving it more time to caramelize when exposed to the heat of the coil for longer.

When my coil burns out, what happens?

Unfortunately, once your coil has burned out and reached the point of no return, there is nothing you can do. In this situation, the only option is to remove the burned-out coil, clean your device, and then replace it with a new one.

The process of replacing the coil is very easy, and you can learn how to do it yourself using a lot of online resources. Every vaper must replace their coils at some point because they naturally wear out over time, so this is a skill you should learn.

Although replacing e-cigarette coils is relatively inexpensive, we always advise purchasing a replacement coil from the manufacturer of your vaping device to ensure that it is a suitable replacement and does not damage it. We sell replacement coils for all of our e-cigarettes at Vaper Empire.

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