Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket Introduces New INA FEAD Kit – UnderhoodService

Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket Introduces New INA FEAD Kit

SchaefflerA new INA FEAD Kit is now offered by Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket as a complete solution for repairing front-end accessory drives (FEAD). According to Schaeffler, this product addresses the increasing complexity of a system supplying vital vehicle functions with ever-increasing loads. For many popular European applications, Schaeffler offers a tailor-made INA FEAD Kit. The kit contains all the wear components that need to be replaced regularly, eliminating the need to source these components individually.

Modern vehicle maintenance requires replacement of several FEAD system components, not just the belt. This is due to features such as high output alternators and start-stop systems which increase FEAD system complexity. Additionally, down-sized engines with greater torque variation and stricter emission regulations increase demands on the entire FEAD system.

“As a development partner to vehicle manufacturers, Schaeffler possesses high levels of know-how when it comes to the different components in the front-end accessory drive,” says Christian Kos, senior manager Category Management Engine, Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket. “We have decades of experience in the independent aftermarket that allow us to combine the right components for repair. With the INA FEAD Kit, we are setting a higher standard for repairing front-end accessory drives.”

The INA FEAD Kit always includes the belt, tensioner and idler pulleys, and all accessory parts needed. Depending on the application, the repair solution may also contain an overrunning alternator pulley (OAP) or water pump. For improved repair time and convenience, the kit also contains the right belt routing diagram for the vehicle.

The number of vehicle manufactures specifying FEAD belt and component replacement intervals is increasing, according to Schaeffler.

You May Also Like

Stellantis Expands Parts Business in North America

Stellantis’s bproauto aftermarket parts brand is expanding to North America with 30 parts categories.

To further enhance and expand its replacement parts and service business in North America, Stellantis announced the bproauto aftermarket parts brand as its new line of quality replacement parts. Following decades of success in Europe and other international markets, including the Middle East and South America, the bproauto parts portfolio is available for most makes and models to help combat the rapidly changing aftermarket and the long-term shift to electrification as vehicles and their components are becoming increasingly complex and digital, Stellantis said.

SEMA Awards 80+ Scholarships, Employee Loan Forgiveness

The scholarship winners include 87 students, while 17 employees of SEMA-member companies received loan forgiveness.

PRT Launches New Complete Strut Assemblies

Thirty-two new products represent more than 10 million vehicles in new coverage, PRT said.

PRT Launches 32 New Products on Complete Strut Assemblies

The new items represent more than 10 million vehicles in new coverage, and come to expand the PRT brand portfolio in the North American aftermarket.

Litens Aftermarket Adds New SKUs to Belt Drive Portfolio

18 new SKUs were added to its product line.

Other Posts

Plews & Edelmann Releases 66 New Parts YTD 2023

Expanded coverage in both the Edelmann and Edelmann Elite line of products provides coverage for 50.8 million VIO.

Bosch Releases 102 Aftermarket Parts in Q2 2023

The new Bosch products cover nearly 25 million vehicles in North America, the company said.

NGK Spark Plugs Expands Spark Plug, Ignition Coil Coverage

Expansion includes 15 new spark plug part numbers, many with high ignitability designs.

Innova to Launch Pro Diagnostic Tablets and App

The smart tablet tools and app can help maximize the diagnostic process and save technicians time, Innova said.