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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Shaftec’s New To Range expands with 17 new products

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

Birmingham-based automotive remanufacturer Shaftec Automotive has made further additions to its New To Range portfolio, with 13 driveshafts, two brake calipers, one steering rack and one steering column joining the range.

Key applications for these recent additions include the TE250R front driveshaft for the Tesla Model X (2015), the AU466LR front driveshaft for the Audi Q5 (2016), the NI242R front driveshaft for the Nissan Qashqai (2013), the ERC542 steering rack for the Vauxhall Corsa (2014), and the BC11897/BC21897 brake calipers for the Hyundai i10 (2019). The new parts work with select front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicles that run on petrol, diesel, electricity and liquified petroleum gas (LPG).

They each join previous additions from April, which featured 16 new brake calipers and six driveshafts, covering vehicle manufacturers such as Mazda, Citroen, Opel, Peugeot, Vauxhall and Land Rover.

Shaftec Marketing Manager Adrian Kitchen said: "We are always looking to make new, helpful additions to our New To Range product line. With our latest products, Shaftec is able to cover a different range of vehicle models from manufacturers such as Tesla, Vauxhall, Opel, BMW, Fiat and much more.

“Before these products are made available, they undergo extensive testing and precise quality checks. We want to guarantee that these refurbished components perform on par with, or even better than, new ones. Parts should be reliable and affordable for everyone, so that every vehicle, no matter its age, can stay in optimal condition.”

Here are some signs that your driveshafts might need changing:

  • Inspect the driveshaft: Look for any signs of damage such as cracks or dents.
  • Check the U-joints: Check if there is any play or looseness in them.
  • Check for vibrations: If you feel any vibrations while driving, it could be an indication of a damaged driveshaft.
  • Listen for noises: If you hear any clunking or grinding noises while driving, it could be an indication of a damaged driveshaft.

Shaftec always recommends that if drivers notice any issues with their vehicle, they seek the advice of an expert.