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Discover the Penrite Difference
Meet the team from Penrite Oil at the AAA Expo to find out the answer to 'what is the Penrite Difference?'.
Penrite has blended the highest
quality oils for Australia's harsh conditions
and for all applications since 1926.
Using 85 years of history, heritage,
expertise and the latest R&D technology,
Penrite products are synonymous with
All Penrite products deliver great
margins, are 100 percent quality
guaranteed and many exceed the latest
global industry specifications and have
received OEM approvals.
All Penrite products are backed by
field staff representation, dedicated
customer service, seven day a week
technical support, staff training programs,
next day delivery, workshop equipment
and local area marketing support.
Penrite Oil is still 100 percent
Australian made and family-owned.
To discover how Penrite can benefit
your business or for product information
call 1300 PENRITE (1300 736748),
email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
www.penriteoil.com and come and
see the Penrite team at the AAA Expo
on stand P30.
Gates innovations exhibited for all
With more than 100 years of expertise, Gates powers progress with OE quality products and aftermarket
innovations to help automotive technicians in the workshop.
Gates recently released the two patent
pending PIC Gauge and Spacer Tool
innovations and these as well as the OE
quality range of Gates products and
additional solutions will be featured on stand
Q14 at the 2013 Australian Auto
Visit Gates to test the innovations
and for training on how they will help
you in the workshop.
Test the PIC Gauge app and see
how you can use it for your customers
Gates launched its future award
winning manual belt wear gauge tool
in 2009 so technicians could test the
material loss within the belt ribs of
As visual detection of belt wear
has become increasingly more
difficult with advances in belt material
technology, the Gates belt wear gauge
enabled technicians to detect the wear of a
belt for the first time without the reliance on
In 2012 Gates launched an evolution on
the manual gauge with the automotive
aftermarket's first digital belt wear tool, PIC
Gates PIC Gauge uses a photograph taken
with a smartphone camera, which patent-
pending software analyses to determine the
degree of rib wear detected.
The analysis returns one of three results of
within specifications (green), wear detected
(yellow), or replace belt (red).
One of the easiest and best ways to avoid
expensive repairs down the road is to replace
a vehicle's serpentine belt on time.
The second of Gates recent innovations is
the Spacer Tool. which is an Australian
design registered with a patent pending.
As market leaders in OE quality timing
systems, Gates recently identified a
common cause of premature timing
system failures in popular Subaru
applications and has consequently
developed a tool to prevent these
Gates said the Spacer Tool was
the first tool in not only the
Australian market, but the world,
that helps solve the Subaru
clearance issue on manual
Unless special care is taken to
ensure that the correct clearance is
achieved between the timing belt
and guide plate, this failure mode will
Get information and advice on eliminating
risk in the accessory belt drive and timing
Gates is trusted by major car
manufacturers all over the world, which is
why Gates products can be found in most
This knowledge and experience gained
from working with manufacturers is critical
in providing drive belts, tensioners, idler
pulleys, alternator decoupler pulleys and
torsional vibration dampers that fit and
function like the OE part.
Visit the stand for information on the
difference quality can make in accessory belt
drive system parts.
Reducing the risk of timing systems
failure is critical so there will be
representatives on hand at the Gates stand
to share information with technicians on the
methods of eliminating risk in the timing
Gates works with virtually every worldwide
car manufacturer to build timing belts for
new vehicles as they're being designed.
This enables Gates to develop timing
system products for the aftermarket that
meet or exceed OE performance
Gates claims it is the undisputed global
leader in timing systems and the company
will have plenty to share with you in this area
at the Expo.
With more than 100 years of experience,
Gates powers progress in designing,
engineering and manufacturing quality
automotive products and has the knowledge
and expertise to help automotive technicians
get the job done right the first time and avoid
To find out more on the company's innovations
and quality, visit Gates at the Australian Auto
Aftermarket Expo at stand Q14.
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