LuK expands clutch range

Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd’s market-leading LuK clutch range has been expanded with new part numbers being introduced into the UK and Irish automotive aftermarket.

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The company has announced it has extended its LuK clutch range with parts for some of the most popular vehicles on the road.

Two new Dual Mass Flywheels (DMFs) are now available which deal with the requirements of such diverse vehicles as the Toyota Avensis (ZRT27, ADT27) 2.0 D-4D, 02/2009-, and the Porsche 911 (997) 3.6 Turbo, 03/2006-.

In addition LuK RepSets have been introduced for vehicles that include the Mini One (R50, R53), 06/2001-09/2006 and a LuK RepSet and LuK RepSet Pro for the Peugeot 308 1.6 16v, 09/2007-.

Last year new part numbers were introduced into the aftermarket to cater for nearly six million additional vehicles.

New LuK clutch part numbers were released during 2013 for 5.85m vehicles comprising 54 LuK RepSets, 17 DMFs, 20 LuK RepSet Pros and 10 LuK Cylinders.

Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd’s Technical Services Manager Malcolm Short said: “Following the major expansion of LuK part numbers last year we are actively adding to the range in 2014. Our range is the most comprehensive available in the automotive aftermarket and these latest additions cover everything from family cars right though to high performance sports cars to ensure that our distributors have all the parts they need to service the requirements of their independent garage customers.”

LuK recommends customers to consult the online catalogue at www.schaeffler-aftermarket.co.uk  for more information about exact applications for these new additions.

The company recently opened a new training centre at its Hereford headquarters, starting with a series of clutch courses for some of its leading distributors.

Forty five ‘clutch product champions’ from Allparts, SC Motor Factors, GMF and CES took part in a series of intensive two-day courses where they were taught about the company’s market-leading LuK clutches.

Topics included sessions on how a clutch operates, plus the innovative products available from LuK, such as Self Adjusting Clutches (SACs) and DMFs, right up to the very latest developments including Centrifugal Pendulum Absorbers (CPAs) fitted to the new DMF for BMW, Mercedes and Audi and Double Clutch Technology used by VAG, Renault, Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Fiat and Honda.

There were also tips and advice from the company’s UK sales managers on selling skills that will help them to provide a top quality service to their independent garage customers.

The Hereford site is approved as an IMI Awards Assessment Centre which can deliver Quality Assured Awards (QAA) training via its LuK Double Clutch Training Programme, and Schaeffler plans to offer further training courses to companies over the forthcoming months.

In addition to LuK clutch products, Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd also supplies INA tensioners and FAG wheel bearings to the independent aftermarket, with all brands backed by technical support and repair installation tips through its industry leading internet site RepXpert (www.RepXpert.com) and a technical hotline; UK Tel: 08457 001100, Ireland Tel: +44 (0)1432 264264.