DENVER, Colo. The Automotive Aftermarket unit of Gates Corp. announced the addition of 22 molded branched radiator hose part numbers to its line of OEM-quality automotive aftermarket hose.
Gates factory-molded branched hoses are designed to fit popular applications such as 2009-10 Ford F-Series and 2009-11 Ford Focus vehicles. The complete line now includes 230 hoses, making it the most comprehensive line in the automotive aftermarket industry, the company says. Because Gates branched hose products cover 76 million domestic, European and Asian vehicles in operation, technicians save time sourcing parts, the company says.
“We’ve seen growth in recent years with more OEMs utilizing branched hose configurations in their cooling systems,” said Mark Kostecki, Gates product marketing manager, automotive aftermarket. “We have invested in new application coverage for this product category to provide Gates customers with an alternative to dealer-only parts, a competitive advantage in today’s service market.”
All Gates branched radiator hoses are engineered to resist electrochemical degradation for increased service life, and most feature PowerGrip SB clamps that provide maintenance-free performance and never need retightening, according to the company. OEM-quality connectors eliminate coolant leaks, the company adds.
The complete range of Gates automotive hose includes molded coolant hose, heater hose, fuel line hose, power steering hose and related products that meet or exceed OEM standards.
To learn more, visit http://www.gates.com/automotive