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Vehicle Focus – Vauxhall/Opel Astra

The Vauxhall/Opel Astra is a popular family hatchback to rival the Ford Focus or Volkswagen Golf, making it a key model for the Vauxhall/Opel range.

Now in its seventh generation, the latest Astra has improved in comfort, and technology, offering more space and a more efficient engine.

The Astra drives particularly well on UK and Ireland roads, partly due to its development in the UK, and helped by having its chassis tuned in Britain too.

SWAG-wheel-studSWAG supplies over 400 parts in range for the Vauxhall/Opel Astra, including filters, sensors and a strong range of steering components.

SWAG has the solution for common problems

There is an underestimated risk of an over or under tightened wheel, leading to losing the wheel or plastic deformation of the wheel fastening.

This problem affects many different makes and models including the Vauxhall/Opel Astra.
The curve of the pretensioning force changes when a wheel fastening is tightened several times. The surface of the thread is “damaged” each time it is tightened or loosened which increases the friction value in the thread and under the head.

SWAG recommends that you replace the wheel fastening in the event of rust and any plastic deformations. The wheel hub should also be replaced if its thread is damaged. It is important to adhere to the vehicle manufacturers’ recommended tightening torques, which is not possible when the wheel fastening or thread is damaged.

SWAG supplies wheel bolts for the front and rear axle of the Vauxhall/Opel Astra (Part numbers 99907066). Wheel hubs and wheel bearing kits are also available in range.

Find SWAG’s range of Vauxhall/Opel parts on SWAG Live! The online catalogue makes it easy to find the parts you need, saving you time on searches. Sign in or register now at www.swag-live.com.

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