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The car’s electrical system has been designed to tolerate a lot of stress. Many motorists drive without realising the distress of the starters and alternators until winter, when the problems become more apparent. This makes rotating electrics one of the biggest distress sectors in the aftermarket with a long grey tail.
Here are the different programmes to boost business opportunities for factors and their customers.
Remy Starters and Alternators
With over 4000 part numbers in range, including the latest stop-start technologies Remy has a comprehensive programme for remanufactured rotating electrics.
The cranking system of a vehicle gets extremely distressed in winter, owing to the increased demands placed on the alternator reserves. Additionally, the extra boost needed by the starters due to falling temperatures overnight depletes the available cranking power to the battery drastically. Furthermore, the wet and salty road conditions corrode the parts and result in loose or broken starting and charging system connections.
Although the electrical system of a vehicle is designed to accommodate the above, weaknesses are more apparent in winter (as may have been evident to factors). This leads to an increased number of complaints about bad battery, bad poor connections or reduced alternator output, resulting in starting/ charging problems. The demand on the garages is intense; with product availability absolutely key to getting the customer’s car back on the road quickly.
As a global OE manufacturer, all Remy units are built to meet or exceed OE specifications and undergo an end of line functionality test. This reduces warranty rates ensuring the reliability of the products supplied to customers.
Heavy Duty (HD) Rotating Electrics from Remy
The Remy Heavy Duty range is a combination of brand new and remanufactured products devised to provide the best quality and range in the market and is available for next day delivery throughout the UK.
All units are built and fully tested to OE specifications and come with a 24 month ‘no quibble’ warranty or 60,000 miles – whichever comes first.
WWA Starters and Alternators
In recently identified new market segments with big business opportunities: a short range of surcharge-free starters and alternators. The demand has been created owing to an ageing vehicle parc and the customers’ unwillingness to pay the high price for a premium product, where an extreme price pressure exists.
The recently launched the World Wide Automotive (WWA) brand of rotating electrics, designed specifically as a short range of 50 part numbers. The WWA range, with a 1 year warranty, allows factors to choose a branded, quality product while operating in a price sensitive market.