- All timing belt kits contents expressly to OEM specifications
- All OEM warrantees upheld
- Well-established and proven in European market
Johannesburg, July 2017. ContiTech South Africa announces that ContiTech timing belt kits are suitable for 95% of European-manufactured vehicle types now on South African roads, with each component produced to exact OEM specifications. The timing belt kits are tailored to suit workshop personnel and mechanics and are structured in such a way that timing belt replacements can be done in a quick turn-around time following simple procedures.
The kits contain all necessary components for easy and accurate timing belt replacement – the timing belt, tensioning pulleys, idler pulleys and tensioner dampers. These are complemented with all other components required for accurate timing belt installation like washers, springs, screws and nuts, for example. Comprehensive instructions as well as an instructional video, both of which can be accessed by scanning the QR code printed on the outside of each timing belt kit box, provide installation guidance to workshop personnel when required.
To ensure the required quality for long-lasting parts, ContiTech timing belts are constructed using top-quality synthetic rubber and hard-wearing polyamide fabric with fiberglass tensile member twisted anti-clockwise or clockwise. Regardless of the vehicle make, all components in the ContiTech timing belt kits are manufactured to OEM specifications.
“Manufacturing to OEM specifications means that ContiTech also applies the appropriate warranty to each timing belt kit component according to that vehicle type’s original equipment specifications,” reiterates Paul van Zyl, Operations Manager – Industrial Fluid Systems & Power Transmission Group, ContiTech South Africa. He adds that the timing belt change sticker, otherwise called the ‘smart sticker’, consists of premium quality foil providing long-term protection for the lettering. “This enables mechanics to easily see when the timing belt was last replaced, regardless of time lapsed.” ContiTech has identified numerous distribution channels, each linked to motor vehicle workshops and smaller spares distributors and retailers.
“Our promotion of ContiTech timing belt kits in South Africa is the beginning of promoting ContiTech’s expanding offering to South Africans,” explains van Zyl. “The kits are well-established and proven in Europe, where the industry is fanatical about the quality of products they use. The ContiTech timing belt kit is the perfect example of having the right product at the right price for a competitive market.”
For end-users looking to purchase ContiTech timing belt kits, it is recommended they phone ContiTech’s toll free number 0800 111 171, from where they will be directed to an appropriate distributor.