Retail

ContiTech offers belts for stop/start systems

Posted on August 15, 2014

CRP Automotive announced that it is the first to market with ContiTech replacement belts for applications that use start/stop technology. The new belts, ContiTech Silent Grip and ContiTech Tough Grip, were originally developed by ContiTech to solve specific problems on major OE applications.

The aftermarket replacement belts are made by ContiTech to the same OE specifications and are now available from the CRP Automotive NAFTA distribution system.

According to David Hirschhorn, director, Brand Management, “The complicated engines used in some of today’s vehicles create very harsh environments and start/stop technology places much more demanding loads on the belt drive than those experienced by vehicles without these systems. The ContiTech Silent Grip and ContiTech Tough Grip stop/start system belts incorporate a special technology to overcome these issues and meet stringent OE requirements for new vehicle production by Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Volvo, and Volkswagen.”

To help minimize the belt drive noise from start/stop systems, ContiTech Silent Grip belts feature an extra layer of rubber with a Teflon coating and textile fabric on the rib side of the belt. The belts are available for use on popular model year and engine applications for BMW ACTIVEHYBRID 5 and 7; Volvo S60, C30, C70, S40, V50, and S60; Audi A3; and Volkswagen Beetle, Golf, Jetta, and Passat.

To offset the harsh environments created by today’s engines and withstand the demanding loads placed on drive belts by start/stop technology, ContiTech Tough Grip belts feature an extra layer of cotton on top of the rubber on the rib side of the belt. The belts are available for popular model year and engine applications on Chrysler 200, 300, and Town & Country Van; the Dodge Durango, Charger, Challenger, Avenger, Grand Caravan, and Journey; the Jeep Grand Cherokee; the Ram C/V; and the Volkswagen Routan.

For more information, visit www.contibelts.com.

Related Topics: ContiTech Replacement Belts, CRP Automotive, David Hirschhorn

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
Armstrong says the wide footprint of the new Tru-Trac SU provides overall driving safety and stability and the unique sidewall construction absorbs impact.
Product Armstrong Unveils Tru-Trac SU Tire for SUVs

Features of the new Tru-Trac SU all-season sport utility vehicle tire from Armstrong Tire Inc. include cross-linked sipes on the inner ribs to reduce rolling resistance and increase wet grip.

The CH-5 Cheetah Bead Seater is designed for commercial use on tires from 4-inch turf tires to 24.5-inch truck tires.  
Product Cheetah Bead Seaters Are Designed for Difficult Tire Beads

Cheetah Bead Seaters are designed to make seating the most difficult bead safe, simple, fast and economical.  

Bob Egan will lead the University of the Aftermarket Foundation as chairman in 2018.
News Bob Egan Will Chair the University of the Aftermarket Foundation

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation board of trustees has elected its officers for fiscal year 2018. Veteran aftermarket industry executive Robert Egan is the foundation's new chairman.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from MTD delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the tire industry and don't miss a thing!