Trade turning to Timing Excellence belt kits

Timing Excellence from GSF Car Parts is an innovative guarantee that offers a comprehensive 2 year 35,000 mile parts and labour warranty on all timing belt kits, even covering incorrect fitting.

The trade-only warranty programme, which is free to independent garages, was designed specifically to address the increased complexity associated with fitting replacement timing belt kits. Using the wrong tools, or changing just the belt, have both been shown to greatly increase the risk of new timing belts failing prematurely. Technicians who’ve seen a repair go wrong won’t need reminding the costs can be punishing - with damaged engines and angry customers all too often the result.

“We already have over 2,000 garages registered to Timing Excellence and have reduced warranty claims significantly,” said Jonny West, Managing Director. “This benefits the whole supply chain from our OE timing belt kit manufacturers, right through to motorist gaining more reliable repairs from their local independent garage.”

GSF Car Parts offer a full range of Original Equipment timing belt kits. A growing number of the kits now also include timing belt driven water pumps; these should also be considered a wear part and replaced during the repair. A full range of service tools is available through GSF’s ‘Garage Essentials’ programme too.

Jonny West added: “The sales trend clearly shows that the message to think beyond the belt and change complete kits, so that worn or wearing tensioners, idlers and pulleys are also replaced, is starting to get through. This is positive news we aim to encourage with Timing Excellence.

“Garages often think there must be a catch to this – but there isn’t one. Where we pay out on a claim and the garage was at fault, we will provide supplementary training on best practice to stave off future problems as part of GSF’s commitment to help raise standards.”

Garages registered to Timing Excellence simply follow the prescribed warranty process to make a claim before receiving the supplier’s assessment and report. Payment is then made, even where the cause is determined to have been incorrect fitting. Interested garages can register free simply by contacting their local branch of GSF.

Further Information

James Onions T. 07966 138883  |  james.onions@thinmarketing.co.uk | www.gsfcarparts.com

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GSF Car Parts has a successful trading history spanning over 30 years. GSF’s fast-growing retail business supplies components and consumables direct to customers’ doors and through ‘click and collect’ from a sophisticated online catalogue and e-commerce site. In many cases, customers can save up to 50% off main dealer retail prices. Today’s business was brought together in April 2000 by the German & Swedish Management Team, has its origins in a number of long standing expert car parts specialists such as Vee Wee, Autocavan, Andyspares, and URO Automotive. Since the formation of GSF Car Parts in 2000, the company developed a parts and distribution portfolio to become the UK’s largest independent parts supplier. In 2015 GSF Car Parts joined The Parts Alliance. Today, GSF Car Parts employs over 1,000 people serving the UK and Ireland through over 60 stores and over 400 GSF delivery vans, managed from centrally-located headquarters in Birmingham.

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Garages often think there must be a catch to this – but there isn’t one. Where we pay out on a claim and the garage was at fault, we will provide supplementary training on best practice
Jonny West | Managing Director, GSF