Dayco, leading engine products, and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial, and aftermarket industries, continues to introduce new ways for professional techs and do-it-yourselfers to make vehicle repairs faster and easier.
The company is expanding its line of serpentine belt kits, introducing 32 new SKUs that cover millions of today’s domestic and import light trucks, SUVs, and light-duty fleet vehicles on the road.
Each OE-quality serpentine belt kit includes all application-specific components needed to complete a front-end accessory drive (FEAD) system repair. Currently available to order for customers in Canada and the U.S., the 32 new part numbers include Dayco premium belts, tensioners, and pulleys when called for by the OE.
In addition to Dayco’s exclusive flat spring technology tensioner and durable idler pulleys that reduce vibration while extending belt life, each kit will include at least one of three different Dayco belts depending on the application:
- Standard Serpentine Belt – This EPDM belt’s rib profile is engineered to conform to high mileage, worn or misaligned drives, and helps eliminate noisy belt conditions.
- Aramid Cord Belt – Specifically for applications that have noise, vibration, or harshness issues, or in-drive systems in which tensioner take-up is minimal.
- Ela Belt – Engineered for two-to-four-point drives on light-duty vehicles that do not require automatic or manual tensioning. The belt allows for the high elongation required for installation yet provides the proper tension maintenance properties to transmit the accessory loads demanded for the drive.
“The benefit to changing out all front-end components at the same time is that it helps prevent comebacks, reduces noise issues, and enhances overall system performance,” said Jay Buckley, Director of Product Management for Dayco North America. “And our new kits make it easier than ever—as well as more affordable—to complete a full front-end accessory drive repair at the same time.”
Click here for more information on Dayco’s light-duty serpentine belt kits. Belt maintenance and inspection resources may be found in the company’s Tech Hub. Technicians can also utilize Dayco’s robust parts search feature to find the exact kit needed for their next repair, searching by Y/M/M, VIN, or license plate number.