FORT SMITH, Ark., June 18, 2019 – With focus on increased coverage and continued service to its customers, Cloyes Gear and Products today announced the release of timing chain water pump kits.
Designed for the replacement of worn or damaged timing chains, tensioners, sprockets, guides, and water pumps, Cloyes timing chain water pump kits provide professional technicians and do-it-yourself customers with a complete repair solution.
“The addition of chain-driven water pumps to our timing chain kits is a natural next step for Cloyes,” said Jason Thompson, vice president of engineering and product development for Cloyes. “With water pumps failing more frequently than timing chains, we’re now giving our customers the opportunity to replace these components concurrently, which can reduce comebacks and additional labor fees for the consumer.”
Timing chain-driven water pumps should always be replaced at the same time as the timing chain to reduce warranties, customer comebacks, and preserve long-term system performance. Water pump replacement rates are nearly eight times higher than timing chain replacement rates, according to the Auto Care Association. Replacement rates reflect the percent of cars that had a relevant part replaced or service performed during a sample year.
The first two timing chain water pump kits from Cloyes are for General Motors (GM) 2.0, 2.2, and 2.4-liter Ecotec engines and cover nearly 4 million vehicles in operation in North America. In 2019, Cloyes will complete development of additional timing chain water pump kits for a wide range of popular applications in the North American market.
Cloyes, based in Fort Smith, Ark., is the North American leader and a global designer, developer, manufacturer, and distributor of timing drive systems and components for the automotive aftermarket. Its products are mission critical components for engine performance and function and are used in high-performance and replacement applications. Cloyes serves a broad customer base, including wholesale distributors, national and local retailers, re-packagers, and production engine rebuilders, and sells its products under the Cloyes® brand worldwide and Dynagear® and CY-LENT® brands in Mexico. To learn more, visit www.cloyes.com.