SKF continues to lead the way with OE quality and range
Well-known global aftermarket supplier SKF continues to lead the way in new product development with the on-going release of in-demand new products across several different product ranges including timing, drive shafts, steering & suspension and wheel bearings.
The SKF vehicle aftermarket boasts a product range of over 20,000 premium quality references with extensive coverage. A broad range of products and and a focus on continuous innovation and improvement makes SKF a trusted partner for the top vehicle aftermarket distributors: SKF has been a trusted OE supplier to the world’s top car manufacturers around the globe for decades and uses this experience to deliver high-quality products and premium services to the global car and CV aftermarket.
SKF’s premium OE quality timing belt construction provides durability, performance and reliability in the high-temperature engine compartments of today’s vehicles with belt-driven engines. Most car manufacturers recommend changing the entire timing system – belt, belt tensioner units, and idler pulleys – at the same time as this is the only way to ensure optimum belt tension which is critical for maintaining optimum engine performance. SKF makes it easy to do a complete timing system job, offering more than 500 timing belt kits with 97 per cent coverage of the car parc in Europe. SKF timing belt and water pump kits make doing a complete repair easy. The kits contain the belt, tensioners, and water pump — all the right parts, all in one box, all of them meeting or exceeding original OE specifications.
SKF Wheel End Range
SKF has pioneered every major advance in wheel and hub bearing technology since the invention of the automobile and is the the trusted engineering partner and OE component supplier to major vehicle manufacturers, with more than 90 million cars worldwide today running on bearings made by SKF!
The brand’s continued commitment to innovation is evident in its comprehensive Wheel End Range. Greased and sealed for life, the SKF first-generation wheel bearing cuts installation time and virtually eliminates problems caused by improper seal handling and bearing clearances. The second-generation wheel bearing replaces the function of a separate bearing unit by combining a double-row ball bearing unit and an integral mounting flange. Finally, the third-generation wheel bearing features two flanges – one for installing to the wheel and brake rotor assembly, one for fixing to the suspension – the third generation wheel bearing provides a significant simplification in corner design.
Delivering car-like handling, comfort, and safety to light-duty trucks, SKF’s X-Tracker® – a patented hub unit solution – increases bearing capacity and improves hub stiffness by 50% compared to traditional tapered roller bearing units, without increasing bearing width.
SKF driveshafts and constant velocity joints embody world-class technology to reduce overall friction and maintain smooth operation and the brand offers a product range of over 2400 kits to cover up to 73% of the European car parc. Pre-assembled and greased CV-Joint and boots ensure that complete wheel joint rotation is possible without damage occurring to the boot. Kits include all components necessary to carry out a complete repair and extra safety components (circlips, washers etc.) are always included inside kits to ensure correct repair.
Steering & Suspension
Serfac also stocks a range of SKF steering and suspension parts which includes ball joints, silent blocks, stabiliser links, track control arms, steering rods and axial joints. All premium products, the SKF Steering & Suspension range has been extensively tested to match the highest standards and OE specifications.
Product selection is now faster and smarter. As always, the latest make and model design is used to match kits, which reduces the amount of possible part number choices per vehicle. Extensive cross listing lets customers match parts more quickly to OE numbers, own product coding or other suppliers’ data.
All the parts that are needed for a complete repair are included in the kits and each part is clearly marked which means less confusion after unboxing – for example, when installing a part on the left or right hand side of the vehicle. Phone and email helplines are also available to make part selection and repair procedures even easier.
“We’ve been a partner of SKF for many years and we’re proud to distribute an extensive range of SKF products that offer unmatched quality and market coverage, said Gillian Fanning of Serfac. “SKF bearings, timing belts and timing belt kits in particular have always proved very popular with our customers and the regular and timely updates to the brand’s range means that motor factors can nearly always find the exact part they’re looking for.”
For further SKF range information and details of current offers, please contact the Serfac sales team on 01-459 8700.