Bosch has added new parts for Acura, BMW, Audi, Fiat, John Deere and other brands.
The new SKUs cover more than 4.8 million vehicles in operation in the United States and Canada needing replacement brake pads, starters and alternators, according to Bosch.
Bosch Brake Pads
In November and December, Bosch added 34 new SKUs to its lineup of Bosch QuietCast brake pads, Bosch Blue brake pads and Bosch Severe Duty disc-brake pads.
The new part numbers extend coverage to late-model domestic, European and Asian vehicles in operation in the United States and Canada, including the 2016-2017 Mini Cooper Clubman, 2014-2018 Acura RLX, 2017 Kia Cadenza, 2014-2018 Fiat 500L and 1992-2001 AM General Hummer.
Bosch added 13 new SKUs to its QuietCast line, extending coverage to more than 1.2 million vehicles in the United States and Canada. The new part numbers include synthetic lubricant with all applications and a hardware kit on select applications. The Bosch QuietCast brake pads are developed technicians who work on all makes and models.
Bosch added 20 new SKUs to its line of Bosch Blue disc- brake pads, covering 345,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada. The pads feature OE-style multi-layer shims that provide superior noise dampening, according to the company.
“The pads are designed to deliver quality and performance and are ideal for the shop owner who is looking to provide customers with the best value,” Bosch added in a news release.
Bosch added one new SKU to its lineup of Bosch Severe-Duty brake pads, extending coverage to more than 4,000 late-model domestic vehicles in the United States and Canada. Bosch Severe Duty disc-brake pads include an advanced semi-metallic and ceramic copper-free friction formula and multi-layer shims for superior noise dampening, according to the company.
The Bosch Blue, QuietCast and Severe Duty lines cover more than 1.6 million additional vehicles.
Bosch Alternators and Starters
Bosch added 15 new part numbers to its lineup of rotating machines, including six SKUs for remanufactured alternators, one SKU for new alternators and eight SKUs for new starters.
The new SKUs extend coverage to more than 3.2 million late-model domestic, European and Asian vehicles as well as John Deere applications in operation in the United States and Canada. These vehicles include the 2008-2011 Mercedes-Benz C300 3.0L V6; 2004-2014 John Deere Loader 244J and JD 2.4L 59HP Diesel; 2014-2015 Audi A6 and A7 Quattro Q5; and more.
The part-number additions are for vehicles that can no longer be serviced under warranty but are prime candidates for serviceability in the independent aftermarket, Bosch noted.
“Bosch remanufactured starters and alternators are built with top-quality materials using the most advanced technology to withstand extreme heat, cold and high demand,” the company said. “They are 100 percent performance tested to last longer and deliver more reliable service.”