The North American market will be getting new belts from Continental in 2018.
The company announced the launch of a new straight-ribbed multi v-belt, the Original Equipment Technology Series. It will fit 98 per cent of vehicles in operation today thanks to more than 1,000 part numbers, and offers improved durability and a quieter ride, Continental said.
The product was announced at AAPEX 2017 in Las Vegas.
“This new belt utilizes the same global OE development concepts that enable us to take advantage of future technologies and design enhancements to the benefit of the North American aftermarket,” said Nick Gulli, vice president of Continental’s North American aftermarket business. “Market research has proven professional repair technicians prefer products that align with original equipment parts, and we are committed to developing, manufacturing and delivering to the market products that fit those requirements.”