Product News - August 2019
Raybestos adds new air disc rotor part numbers to specialty line
McHenry, Ill.—With the recent addition of four new air disc rotor part numbers to its specialty rotor line, Raybestos now offers increased coverage for air disc applications, and intends to release additional part numbers later this year.
“We’re thrilled to continue expanding our air disc rotor offering to pair with our already strong air disc brake pad offering,” said Sam Rusenovich, director of sales – commercial vehicle and customer experience, Brake Parts Inc. “Our air disc products are specifically designed to handle the demands of class 7 and 8 vehicles by providing better stopping power and unmatched durability. All of our air disc products meet or exceed original design and performance requirements.”
Raybestos air disc rotors are designed to meet or exceed OE fit, form, function and SAE metallurgy. This discipline in design allows for better endurance under extreme temperatures and vehicle load. All rotors are 100 percent coated with Grey Fusion 4.0 technology for corrosion resistance. Raybestos air disc rotors are qualified by the new SAE J3080 crack test procedure for air disc brakes, written specifically for those applications in 2018.
Raybestos also has a complete offering of medium-duty products developed for demanding work environments and created with fleets in mind. Raybestos covers all fleet needs, from class 1 hydraulics through class 8 air disc.
All rotors are coated with Grey Fusion 4.0 technology for corrosion resistance.
Monroe expands coverage to include nearly 2.5 million additional service opportunities
Southfield, Mich.—Monroe has introduced 22 new part numbers that will enable automotive service providers to address a combined total of nearly 2.5 million additional vehicle repair opportunities. The new Monroe products are available immediately through parts providers across North America.
Among the latest Monroe parts are 18 additional strut assemblies, including 12 premium Monroe Quick-Strut assemblies covering more than 1.2 million service opportunities. Additional applications now covered by the Monroe Quick-Strut offering are 2011-2014 Ford Edge (front), 2008-2010 Honda Odyssey (front), 2013-2018 Ford C-Max (front), 2004-2006 Pontiac Vibe (rear), 2003-2006 Toyota Matrix (rear), 2007-2012 Hyundai Veracruz (front), 2005-2009 Subaru Outback (rear), and 2004-2006 Infiniti G35 (front) models.
Assembled in Paragould, Ark., Monroe Quick-Strut assemblies feature Monroe strut technologies tuned and tested for original-equipment (OE) style ride and handling; vehicle-specific coil spring technology featuring U.S.-grade steel and corresponding OE-equivalent spring design; premium, OE-style upper strut mount and bearing plate; and other high-quality components. Genuine Monroe Quick-Strut units are covered by the brand’s limited lifetime warranty and “Feel the Difference” Guarantee money-back consumer offer.
Also new to the Monroe offering are three additional Monroe Magnum rear shocks covering more than 280,000 Ford F250 and F350 Super Duty trucks, model years 2017-2019. Monroe also has introduced a Magnum steering stabilizer for 2008-2010 Ford F350, F450 and F550 Super Duty models. Designed and built to meet the demands of high mileage and severe use, Monroe Magnum shocks are covered by a 90-day risk-free ride offer.
Bosch releases wireless battery and starter/charger system tester for ADS 325 and ADS 625 diagnostic tools
Warren, Mich.—Bosch has introduced the BAT 120 wireless battery and starter/charger system tester, which allows technicians to perform faster battery system tests and receive full alternator health reports. The new tester is designed to wirelessly transmit data via Bluetooth connectivity to a pre-installed app on the Bosch ADS 325 and ADS 625 diagnostic tools. The BAT 120 is also compatible with OTC Encore and Evolve diagnostic tools running software version 2.10 or higher.
The BAT 120 wireless battery and starter/charger system tester works on 6- and 12-volt automotive batteries, including regular flooded, enhanced flooded, absorbent glass mat (AGM), EV and start-stop, as well as batteries with as little as 1.5 volts. It also conducts 12- and 24-volt charger/starter systems tests and can test a vehicle’s battery charging system to gauge alternator health and troubleshoot charging issues.
The tester can evaluate batteries and display results through three LED indicators (Blue: Connected, Green: Power, Red: Trouble). The BAT 120 is also equipped with a 20-inch cable with durable clamps as well as replaceable test leads and clamps. To further assist technicians with diagnosing and reporting system issues, the tester can also store up to 2,000 test records and email results to show a customer or add to a vehicle report.