July 25, 2024

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Drive timing belt kits – the sum of all parts

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Universal Parts Group (UPG) – comprising Autobax, Driveshaft Parts and IMEXPART UK – supplies and supports a broad range of Gates automotive components, that has been developed to meet the stringent specifications of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM).

“Included in UPG’s portfolio of Gates timing belts are timing belt component kits which offer convenience and easy part sourcing to ensure a dependable and safe complete drive replacement solution,” explains Chris Charles, Gates Product Manager, Universal Parts Group (UPG) – automotive, agricultural and heavy-duty after-market specialists. “Belt drive components work together, which is why we recommend that when the timing belt is due for replacement, all other parts of the belt drive that are subject to wear and tear, should also be replaced. If the components of the drive system are replaced at different times, varying rates of wear negatively affect the overall performance of the system and compromise safety.

“Our Gates synchronous drive belt kits make it easy to replace all drive system components together, as a single unit. All OEM-compliant components required for a complete overhaul for virtually every car make and model, are supplied in a single box, with detailed installation instructions.

“There are many other benefits of replacing the complete drive system with perfectly matched OE quality components in the drive belt kit. These include the avoidance of costly comebacks, as one warranty covers all parts and ordering a complete kit saves time and money.”

Gates PowerGrip® timing belt kits consist of OE belts, idlers, tensioners and water pumps.

Apart from Gates, UPG distributes quality branded brands, including Europart, Timken, NTN, MRK, NSK, Tirsan, Gomet, Pivotal and Walterscheid, as well as APG and Spicer. UPG’s in-house STC portfolio comprises a broad range of tensioners and idlers, wheel bearing kits, timing chain kits and oil pumps.

Gates components are available from reputable automotive spares dealers throughout Southern Africa, with support from UPG, which has consolidated its four local operations into one highly efficient facility in each major centre – Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban. All UPG distribution centres are equipped with advanced inventory management and dispatching systems.

UPG supplies replacement parts for passenger cars, light commercial, heavy-duty, off-highway and agricultural vehicles and also supports heavy-duty vehicles used in industrial sectors.

The company is committed to continue expanding its product range and solutions offering, to meet growing demand for quality components and technical support in Southern Africa, the United Kingdom, Poland and Ukraine.

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