ACDelco Expands into Fast-Growing TPMS and New Brake Caliper Aftermarket

GRAND BLANC, Mich. – This fall, ACDelco, the aftermarket brand professionals trust most*, is expanding its aftermarket offerings to give shop owners more choice in two high-growth areas: Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors and new – not rebuilt or remanufactured – brake calipers that will be sold with no core charge.
 
Both products will be on display at AAPEX 2017 in the ACDelco booth #4609, and will be available for all makes all models.
 
Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor
ACDelco’s new TPMS will fit almost three-quarters of the TPMS-equipped vehicles currently on the road, or more than 108 million cars, trucks and crossovers built since 2006.
 
The timing couldn’t better: Industry research suggests that there are more than 62 million vehicles on the road that may soon need new TPMS sensors as their batteries wear out.
 
“TPMS sensors need to be replaced after 5-7 years of service because no battery lasts forever,” said David Mestdagh, general director product development, ACDelco. ”Our design strategy with this new product line was to deliver a high quality part while reducing stocking requirements and installation time.”
 
The TPMS components include a sensor body, a 3-volt lithium battery, corrosive resistant snap-in rubber valve or aluminum valve stem, plastic cap and electro-less nickel-plated valve core with a superior valve sealing design.
 
Shops need to carry just five part numbers to cover the majority of TPMS equipped vehicles. The sensor is pre-programmed to follow existing OE re-learn procedures, eliminating the need for special calibration tools or loading software.
 
All-new Aftermarket Brake Caliper
In a first for ACDelco, the brand is now offering an all-new aftermarket brake caliper available in cast iron and aluminum with no core charge.
 
The cast iron parts are zinc-plated to help with corrosion protection. Critical components come pre-lubricated for smooth operation, including the pistons and bleeder screws.
 
The new calipers are launching just as remanufactured aluminum calipers for vehicles built in the 1990s and 2000s are becoming harder to find.
 
“Aluminum calipers can only be remanufactured so many times.” said Josh Shuck, brake product specialist, ACDelco. “This caliper gives shop owners a new, high-quality option that eliminates a few headaches along the way.”
 
To learn more about ACDelco contact your local ACDelco representative or visit ACDelco.com.

*Based on Global Market Research April 2016 survey of independent auto repair shop installers of brands offering products in five or more parts categories.

ACDelco is the exclusive Original Equipment parts brand for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac, as well as provider of premium aftermarket parts for most other makes and models. Other available applications include off-road, marine and industrial. With a century of history behind it and nearly 90,000 parts across 37 product lines, ACDelco is the preferred choice of professional technicians and do-it-yourselfers around the world. To find an ACDelco Professional Service Center program participant or parts retailer, visit acdelco.com or call 1-800-ACDELCO. Find ACDelco on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

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