Van, Truck, Trailer, Bus and Coach Aftermarket News in Ireland

Dayco auxiliary belt kits grow in popularity

Dayco’s commitment to the independent aftermarket means that commercial vehicle (CV) workshops have the replacement parts they need, when they need them and this is reflected with the growing popularity of the company’s auxiliary belt kits, which in addition to the belt, contain all the rigid components (tensioners and idlers) necessary for technicians to successfully complete a full drive system overhaul.

“Volvo is one of the UK’s five major CV brands and its vehicles can be seen daily, in various configurations, delivering goods and traveling the highways as they ply their trade throughout the British Isles,” explains National Sales Manager, Steve Carolan. “The brand is therefore a regular workshop visitor across the country and one for which Dayco provides technicians with multiple replacement solutions.

“Although some of these kits are relatively straightforward and contain just a belt and a tensioner, for example KPV179HD, which was added to the aftermarket range in August and caters for the popular Volvo FH fitted with the 16-litre engine, some are far more comprehensive.

“To demonstrate this complexity, a combination of our six most popular tensioners feature in more than 30 Volvo auxiliary belt kits, so although many contain one belt and one tensioner as mentioned previously, two have one belt and two tensioners, five have two belts and two tensioners and eight have two belts and three tensioners – and this does not include kits that contain tensioners from outside our top six, which are used less frequently.

“As these examples make clear, rather than sourcing the components individually, it is far easier for workshops servicing Volvo auxiliary drive systems to simply order the appropriate Dayco kit, which is another example of how we can make a practical, real world, difference to CV workshops and their fleet customers.”

Dayco’s aftermarket expertise stems from its original equipment (OE) supplier partnerships, through which it manufactures belts, tensioners and idlers for heavy duty vehicle manufacturers, including Volvo, across Europe and around the world. As a result, in addition to its auxiliary belts, the Dayco range consists of 100 idlers and 140 tensioners, which cater for hundreds of individual applications.

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