Gates has strengthened its Synchronous Belt Drive Systems (SBDS) range by adding 28 part numbers to its range of timing belt kits including a water pump. In total Gates now offers 141 different kits with water pump for a wide array of vehicle makes and models.
A typical Gates PowerGrip Kit Plus Water Pump box includes all the parts required for a complete overhaul of the timing belt system. This may include one or more timing belts, tensioner(s), idler(s), necessary accessories, specific installation instructions, and an application-specific water pump, all of guaranteed original equipment (OE) quality.
A complete overhaul of the timing belt system is a more economical approach to long-term vehicle repair. In most cases, replacing a timing belt and including a water pump in the procedure takes about the same amount of time. Not only is it good repair practice, it takes account of the likely wear to the water pump, which has already completed a full duty cycle. To not replace the water pump at the same time is to assume that it will last for another full duty cycle.
Peace of mind for the end user is a major benefit, but garage users also appreciate that in the unlikely case that a subsequent drive system problem arises, all of the components will be included in the same inspection and warranty procedure. Benefits for distributors include the ease of parts sourcing, since all necessary components are stored together in one package.
The extension of the Gates PowerGrip Kit Plus Water Pump range follows recent extensions of its Accessory Belt Drive Systems range and strengthens the manufacturer’s position as a leader in the drive systems parts supply market.
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