Most functions in the vehicle require electrical power. In vehicles with a combustion engine, this is generated by the alternator. In contrast, the car battery serves as a power store and buffer. But what happens when the belt drive is no longer attached to the crankshaft, as in an electric vehicle? What components take the place of the alternator, and what does that mean for workshops?
Ford, Hyundai, Kia and Nissan all feature in the latest new-to-range bulletin published by rotating electrics specialist, Autoelectro. The team behind the UK’s largest independent remanufacturer and supplier of starter motors and alternators has released details of four new part numbers – all alternators – which cater for 10 models in all.
Autoelectro has reaffirmed its commitment to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) by exhibiting its range of starter motors and alternators inside the trade association’s Remanufacturing Showcase.
Autoelectro has launched a new range of non-exchange (NEX) rotating electrics units. Managing director, Tony Bhogal said the company’s latest investment will strengthen the company’s reputation as the UK’s largest independent remanufacturer of rotating electrics.
For more than three decades, Autoelectro has proved its credentials as a remanufacturing pioneer, offering a premium quality range of starter motors and alternators to the UK and European aftermarket. Over that time, the Bradford-based company has amassed a level of knowledge and experience that has allowed its team of experts to produce and supply an award-winning range of rotating electrical components.
WAIglobal has added one new-to-range starter motor and five OE quality alternators to its extensive portfolio of rotating electrics. The additional starter motor, part number ST033, offers vehicle coverage covering Audi A1 and A3 (2012-); Seat Leon, Mii and Toledo (2012-); and VW Beetle, Golf, and Polo (2012-). Meanwhile the alternators are also applicable for a number of popular makes and model with part number SB619 covering Seat Leon (2013-); Skoda Octavia (2013-); and VW Beetle and Scirocco (2012-).
Borg & Beck’s range of starters, alternators and freewheeling pulleys has grown rapidly since its UK launch and now stands at more than 1,700 part numbers, making it one of the largest surcharge-free rotating electrics programme in the country. Available on an outright purchase basis, the range has been designed for convenience; without the surcharge arrangement applied to the price there is no requirement to return the old ‘core’ unit, meaning workshops can benefit from any scrap value themselves.
WAI has introduced eight new starter motors and seven new alternators, covering 50 vehicle applications. In total, there are more than 5,000 references in the WAI rotating electrics product range. Vehicle makes and models featured in the range extension include: Audi A3; Fiat 500, Doblo, Punto Evo; Ford Fiesta, B-MAX, Transit Connect, KA; Mazda 2, […]