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Pertronix Ignition Parts


Pertronix is one of the top distributors of ignition technologies in the industry. Read on to learn some information about the brand, what sets them apart, and why their parts are a worthy investment.

Pertronix, originally known as Per-Lux, was founded in 1962. Initially a manufacturer that primarily created driving lights and fog lights, they focused on muscle cars and heavy-duty trucks. Over time, however, they became known for their ignition technologies rather than their lighting systems.

This shift happened in the early 1970s when a Per-Lux expert created an electronic ignitions system that would replace the contemporary distributors' points and condenser. This innovation made them be a pioneer in the industry and to this day shows how innovative and original their parts are.

Once Per-Lux began manufacturing the Ignitor to industrial markets, they quickly shifted back to their original emphasis in the automotive industry. People came to trust in their parts to be of the highest quality and to last for many years.

As of 2021, they have sold over 4 million ignitors and ignition coils to car and truck enthusiasts like you. These Ignitors are intended for a wide variety of vehicles including muscle cars, semi-trucks, and everyday consumer vehicles like the one you drive every day.

Pertronix Ignitor Products


Pertronix ignitors utilize two pieces to function. The first is a triggering module made from a small adaptor plate (rather than the points and condenser in a classic distributor). The second is a magnetic sleeve that sits under the rotor by sliding under the ignitor's lobes.

Pertronix ignitor length can also be altered to meet your vehicle specifications. You can extend them with a 20-gauge copper strand that has been cleaned. Install it securely and insulate it for the best performance.

There are a few key differentiators that set Pertronix ignition apart from the competition. First, they are incredibly easy to install on your own. You can fit them seamlessly into your original distributor to keep a cohesive appearance, making them easy for DIY enthusiasts to install.

Another differentiator is that the modules are more eco-friendly than their alternatives. Because Pertronix cares about today's fuel emission standards, they ensure that each and every pat has a clean spark to burn fuel as efficiently as possible.

Pertronix Ignition Distributor


If you want a higher-quality ignition distributor for your car rather than installing your ignitor into the factory one, Pertronix also has you covered on that front.

An ignition distributor is a must-have for any auto enthusiast. These parts are used in engines that have mechanically timed ignitions. They have rotating shafts in them that route secondary/high voltage.

Basically, distributors take the current from the ignition coil that's inside your engine to each spark plug in the order at which they're meant to be fired. They also ensure that the routing takes place at the appropriate time.

Because they're essential to the current flow from your engine, you will need to ensure that your aftermarket ignition distributor is both durable and long-lasting. Pertronix manufactures such a distributor that includes both the cap and rotor. It comes with a machine polished finish to protect against corrosion from the weather and stop rusting over time.

Like all Pertronix parts, their ignition distributors are manufactured and sold for multiple types of vehicles. On our site, all you need to do is select the precise make, model, and year of your car or truck before browsing. You'll be shown Pertronix ignition distributors (and other parts) that are custom-made for your specific vehicle on our Petronix brand page.

Why Are Ignition Products Important?


There are a multitude of reasons that ignitors and ignition distributors are critical for all car enthusiasts. First, It is essential for converting low battery voltage to high voltage that produces an ignition spark. Without this function, your battery would likely never be able to power your car because it would not be strong enough.

It also ensures that you can travel quickly and go for long distances. Suppose that your battery was able to connect to and initiate your engine performance without an ignitor. The current still would not be strong enough to support your vehicle as it sped down the highway toward your workplace or a friend's home.

But Why Pertronix, Specifically?


One reason that a Pertronix distributor is so important is that these parts are accessible to all car owners. While competitors sell ignitors for well into the triple digits, you can purchase one from Pertronix for only $70-$80.

Ignition distributors are a bit pricier, but they still are affordable with PartsGeek. You can purchase them on our website for around $263, which is a bargain when you consider that they include all of the parts necessary for your ignition to run smoothly.

However, this low price doesn't mean that you need to sacrifice quality. Another main reason that Pertronix electronic ignition parts are important is that they use durable materials and have a quality make.

All spark plug wires and plugs are insulated to ensure top-notch performance and longevity. The high-quality aluminum and steel that parts use where metal is necessary are coated in a layer of corrosion-resistant polish. Additionally, each part is tested prior to distribution to ensure that it will work in the recipient's vehicle reliably.

Get Your Ignition Parts at PartsGeek


Now that you know why Pertronix ignition parts are the right choice for any car enthusiast, it's time to begin your vehicle renovations.

Contact us with any lingering questions that you have about ignitors and their installation. PartsGeek is here to help you find the perfect aftermarket auto parts for your needs, so don't hesitate to reach out.

You can reach us via email or by calling our customer service team at 1-800-541-9352!



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