Dayco has added interactive routing guides to its North American Aftermarket website. This latest online feature, following Dayco’s 360 degree part images, VIN scanning and license plate parts look-up, gives end-users a more efficient way to find replacements parts.
“We have taken a simple routing guide which, by itself, is incredibly beneficial to technicians and do-it-yourself customers and taken it to the next level by adding intelligence to it,” said Sherry Mathis, Sales and Marketing Technology Manager for Dayco.
Dayco’s interactive routing guides show users all related parts used on specific applications, along with the placement of those parts within the actual routing, allowing for the easy identification and replacement of all engine components at one time. Those components include belts, tensioners, pulleys and harmonic balancers. Technical service bulletins, installation videos and product specifications are also available in Dayco’s online catalog, which is linked to all interactive routing guides.
“The life and performance of a serpentine belt can be drastically reduced if components, such as tensioners and pulleys, are not replaced at similar mileage intervals,” said Robert Christy, director of marketing for Dayco. “Since misalignment is the No. 1 cause of belt noise, it is important that counter personnel, professional technicians and do-it-yourself customers understand the maintenance needs of the entire belt drive system. Our new interactive routing guides give users the information needed to help with selling, inspecting and replacing the necessary parts.”