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SKF continues to lead the way in timing belts

Well-known global aftermarket supplier SKF continues to lead the way in new product development with the on-going release of in-demand new products. SKF’s premium OE quality belt construction provides durability, performance and reliability in the high-temperature engine compartments of today’s vehicles with belt-driven engines.

Distributed by Serfac Limited, the latest new additions to the SKF range include:

VKMA 01278   Timing Belt Kit VW 1.6Tdi ‘13-
VKMA 01280   Timing Belt Kit VW 1.2/1.4Tfsi ’13-

Most car manufacturers recommend changing the entire timing system – belt, belt tensioner units, and idler pulleys – at the same time as this is the only way to ensure ideal belt tension which is critical for maintaining optimum engine performance. 
SKF makes it easy to do a complete timing system job, offering more than XXX timing belt kits with 98% coverage of the car parc in Europe. SKF timing belt and water pump kits make doing a complete repair easy. The kits contain the belt, tensioners, and water pump — all the right parts in one box, with each meeting or exceeding original OE specifications.

In cases where the water pump is driven by the timing belt, it is considered best practice to replace the pump when replacing the belt, mainly due to the fact that if the pump fails a few kilometres down the road, most of the labour costs will be incurred by the customer again. When they know the facts, most customers would rather do the complete repair now, rather than risk more costs and a potential breakdown.

For further information and details of current offers, please contact the Serfac sales team on 01-459 8700.