Service Maintenance and Repair ROI LKQ ECP 2021



Auxiliary drive belts are subject to constant thermal and contaminant exposure which highlights the importance of routine inspection of belt components. This is often overlooked by both vehicle owners and automotive professionals.

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Why should you visually inspect a belt drive? A visual inspection of these components during a vehicle service or MOT is often enough to determine whether a drive belt replacement is needed and ensures that a vehicle does not experience a belt failure while in motion. LKQ Euro Car Parts recommends that any service or MOT includes the visual inspection of auxiliary drive belts to ensure that components can be replaced prior to failure. It is also best practice to replace drive belts when replacing components within the same serpentine system. Benefits for your customer Checking the belt drive as part of an MOT or service means that you can give your customers peace of mind whether that means informing them that the components have been checked and are in working order, or to advise the parts will require changing. Either way, it's a win-win. Letting your customer know you've checked the components shows your willingness to go above and beyond, securing their loyalty and future proofing their return business. And if the parts need replacing? Then

* Base on 68% of UK adults struggle to fund an unexpected bill of €500 or more.

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Technicians usually change timing belts when they have reached their duty cycle through time, mileage, or arduous conditions. It is best practice to change driveline components at the same time as the belt. The water pump, when driven by the timing belt, is just another bearing in the timing system and it is recommended to replace the water pump when renewing the timing belt components. If the timing belt fails, whether due to simple age, or the failure of a tension pulley or bearing, the water pump will likely fail along with it. Benefits to your customer If you don’t change the water pump with the timing belt the likelihood is the water pump will fail. This will probably incur another trip to the garage for the customer, but not necessarily yours. Retain a customer and fit both together! LKQ Euro Car Parts stock a comprehensive range of INA and Dayco water pump kits to meet the market requirement for a complete timing system repair solution.

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