Gates is introducing a new system to help remind automotive service providers and their customers about the importance of regular replacement intervals for belts and hoses.
The new “Be System Smart” encourages a new mindset that has people thinking holistically about their vehicles’ systems.
When components wear, they put the entire system at risk. Serpentine belts should be replaced in conjunction with tensioners. New coolant hoses should be utilized with new water pumps or radiators. And timing component kits should be utilized to ensure a complete system repair.
In conjunction with the Be System Smart initiative, new recommended replacement intervals for the serpentine, cooling, and timing systems have been developed. These replacement intervals are integral to total system performance.
Recognized by Car Care Canada, Gates encourages inspection of the serpentine, timing and cooling systems at 100,000 km and replacement of critical components by 150,000 km.
These new intervals will be known as I-100/R-150 and the message will be widely used on future marketing and educational collateral – keep an eye out for the odometer like graphic that has been created to promote this outstanding message.