Flawless operation of the cars accessory belt drive depends
on every component working as a team. If any component
fails, the entire system breaks down resulting in costly repairs.
This is especially so for European vehicles.
The multi-ribbed belt is an essential part of the engine. It powers all belt driven accessories, revolving around the peripheral belt drive components including the tensioner and idler. High under-bonnet temperatures plus constant flexing ultimately take their toll; over time even the best belt will wear and need replacement.
But the other belt drive components don't last forever either. Belt tensioners and idler pulleys are wear parts, not hard parts. The wear of these components affects the belt's, and subsequently, the complete systems performance.
So putting a new belt on old peripheral belt drive components is never a good idea. The new belt’s service life will be greatly reduced in doing so. The best long term solution is to replace all wear parts simultaneously.
Gates makes replacement easy with the all new, OE quality Micro-V® Kits. Gates Micro-V® Kits include the Micro-V® belt/s, tensioner and idler pulleys needed to overhaul the accessory belt drive system.
Gates Micro-V® Kits are available now for popular applications including European vehicles. To find your nearest Gates distributor, click HERE.