Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd, exhibitors at last weekend’s Auto Trade EXPO, continues to add to its FAG wheel bearings range with new kits being introduced so far this year for more than half-a-million additional vehicles on the UK and Ireland’s roads.
Twenty three new wheel bearing kits have been added by the original equipment (OE) manufacturer in 2015 to satisfy the demands of an extra 570,000 vehicles.
Notable additions include four new brake discs with integrated wheel bearing kits for a variety of vehicles including Renault models the Megane III 1.5Dci 1.6 16v and 1.4Tce, 11/2008-, Scenic III 1.5Dci 16v and 1.9Dci, 02/2009-, Laguna Coupe 2.0Dci, 09/2009-, and Grand Scenic III (JZ0) 1.4 16v, 1.5Dci and 2.0Dci, 02/2009-.
Environmentally-friendly vehicles are well catered for with rear wheel bearing FAG kits being introduced for the Dodge Journey 2.0CRD 2.4 eco + Flexfuel, 01/2009-, the Kia Picanto (TA) 1.0, 1.2 and 1.0 Bi-fuel, 05/2011-, and Mitsubishi Outlander III 2.0 Hybrid, 2.0 and 2.2Di-D (GG, W, GF), 12/2012-, and a front kit for the Toyota Prius (ZVW3) 1.8 Hybrid, 04/2009-.
Plus the FAG range for Far Eastern vehicles continues to grow with rear kits for the Toyota Rav 4 Mk II (CLA2, AXC2, ZCA2) and Toyota Camry 2.4 VVTi 2001-2006, the Honda Jazz II (GD) 1.2 and 1.4 03/2002-07/2008, and Mazda RX8 2.6 (SE17) 2003-2012, and front kits for the Hyundai i1.0, 1.0 and 1.2, 2013-, and the Hyundai i800 Bus 2.5 CRDI 05/2008-.
Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd Technical Services Manager Malcolm Short said: “We are continuing to extend the FAG range across the whole spectrum of vehicles on the market including some significant additions for environmentally-friendly models and also for a growing number of Far Eastern vehicles.
“The new brake discs with integrated wheel bearings are sure to prove popular with our distributors and their independent garage customers.”
For more information on exact applications for these new FAG wheel bearings, please visit www.schaeffler-aftermarket.co.uk
Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK)’s FAG, LuK clutch and INA tensioner brands are supported by technical support and repair installation tips through the RepXpert website (www.RepXpert.co.uk) and a technical hotline; UK Tel: 08457 001100, Ireland Tel: +44 (0)1432 264264.