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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Schaeffler launches FAG steering & suspension programme

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Schaeffler, the renowned and respected original equipment (OE) component and system manufacturer, has introduced a comprehensive steering & suspension programme under its FAG brand. It hopes to provide the aftermarket with an alternative to other OE quality products by incorporating unique technical features and offering unrivalled service.

Steering & suspension components are obviously safety critical, so quality should always be a major consideration for both garage and vehicle owner. The new FAG range consistently delivers advanced quality standards and is backed up by Schaeffler’s market leading REPXPERT workshop support system.

As a technical partner of vehicle manufacturers around the world, as well as a leading innovator with more than 130 years of chassis expertise, FAG has an uncompromising approach to quality. As a result, every single component in the new range has been approved by Schaeffler’s own engineers using the most stringent testing standards, right down to the last nut, bolt and washer. This unwavering attention to detail should inspire garage owners and mechanics to have complete confidence in the quality of every part.

Designed for all key applications in the European car parc, the market-oriented range naturally follows Schaeffler’s philosophy of providing installers with a complete repair solution in just one box. This means that as well as being manufactured to the company’s OE quality standards, every component comes complete with all ancillaries – nuts, bolts, washers and clips etc. – so technicians can complete a safe and professional repair with no hunting round for extras.

The FAG chassis component range has been developed from the ground up to benefit from the company’s intelligent repair solution ethos, with Schaeffler’s product engineers demanding the highest material standards and manufacturing specifications to ensure consistent quality. Ball pins are nitride treated to maximise longevity, whilst all exterior surfaces have market leading zinc flake coating technology to resist corrosion. They are further protected by clear thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) boots with a micro-sealing lip design that adapts perfectly to the ball contour. As well as being unique to the UK market, they are also highly resistant to liquids and mechanical loading, whilst the transparent material allows the mechanic to see the quality and quantity of the grease inside.

Commenting on the launch, Schaeffler UK’s Managing Director, Nigel Morgan, said:

“Everything we do is geared towards helping professionals carry out the best possible repairs using the highest quality components. The addition of the FAG steering & suspension range is therefore a significant development, allowing us to provide workshops with a viable alternative from a trusted supplier, along with the market leading workshop support that we offer with every Schaeffler product.”

Information on Schaeffler products and systems, fitting instructions, labour times and much more can be found on the REPXPERT workshop portal at www.repxpert.co.uk – or by using the REPXPERT app, which is a free download for all iOS and Android devices.