Dayco Products LLC has added interactive routing guides to its online parts catalog. The new feature enables technicians to identify and replace all engine components at one time.
The company says the 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.
Components include belts, tensioners, pulleys and harmonic balancers. Technical service bulletins, installation videos and product specifications are also available in the Dayco Online Catalog, which is linked to all Interactive Routing Guides.
“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,” says Sherry Mathis, sales and marketing technology manager for Dayco.
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, according to 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,” he says.
The new routing guide feature joins 360-degree part images, VIN scanning and license plate parts lookup that are available on Dayco’s website.
The Interactive Routing Guides can be found in the Dayco Online Catalog at DaycoProducts.com.