23 Jun 2024
The voice of the independent garage sector

Gates drive over OAPs!

Belts and drive systems company Gates is stocking its shelves with OAPs to help mechanics deliver reliable repairs to accessory belt drives (to avoid any confusion, that means a choice of DriveAlign Overrunning Alternator Pulleys – aka OAPs – and not an army of geriatric workers!).

Because OAPs perform such a vital function in the accessory belt drive system, Gates recommends replacing this component as part of every accessory belt drive overhaul. “It is also advisable to replace the overrunning alternator pulley when a new alternator is installed,” said a spokesman.