As more vehicles hit the aftermarket with coil-on-plug (COP) ignition systems, the Autolite brand is responding with the launch of its Autolite Professional Series Coil-On-Plug insulator boots. This 22-SKU line will feature coverage for 70 percent of the vehicles on the road today with coil-on-plug ignition systems.
In 2003, 53 percent of new passenger vehicles left the factory with COP technology. By 2010, that number will increase to 80 percent. The Autolite team launched its new line of insulator boots so that professional technicians have the parts needed for carrying out service and repair on now aging COP systems.
The all-new Autolite Professional Series Coil-On-Plug insulator boots, which feature durable silicon rubber EPDM boots, meet or exceed OE design and performance criteria.
“These boots are designed to be the exact fit for easier installation and they are made from a more durable rubber to help prevent cracking,” said Sean Lyon, senior product manager for the Autolite brand. “Plus, when the application calls for it, they come equipped with contact springs, terminals and resistors.”
For vehicles with COP ignition systems, Autolite insulator boots eliminate the need for long, bulky high-voltage wires as well as the need for wire looms and heat shields. Attaching ignition coils directly to the spark plug also helps prevent misfires, which are commonly associated with burned, chaffed or loose cables.
“From a performance perspective, COP technology is more efficient because there is no distributor or ignition wire set,” said Lyon.
For additional information on Autolite Professional Series Coil-On-Plug insulator boots, technicians should contact their local parts suppliers. Distributors and retailers should call (800) 890-2075 or visit www.honeywellauto.com.