Catering for over 10 million vehicles on the road in Europe: 15 MEYLE‑ORIGINAL full-service kits for the cardan shaft centre bearing replacement
Hamburg, 28 November 2017. Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE has made new additions to its range of cardan shaft repair solutions, now featuring 15 MEYLE‑ORIGINAL full-service repair kits. The smart-repair kits include all components required for time- and cost-efficient cardan shaft repair enabling workshops to change a faulty centre bearing easily without having to replace the complete cardan shaft, as is the case with the OE equivalent. Compared to OE, the MEYLE solution is a major cost saver and helps economise on resources. With its range of 15 cardan shaft repair kits, MEYLE caters for some 10 million vehicles across Europe including Audi, Seat, Skoda, VW, Porsche and Mercedes Benz models.
The centre bearing absorbs vibrations from the cardan shaft, keeping it in its correct position by balancing out the differing angles between the engine, which is fixed, and the flexible rear axle. The bearing’s rubber component is particularly vulnerable and likely to become brittle and crack under excessive strain. The result: loss of precise cardan shaft guidance and support. Typically, the first symptoms of centre bearing wear are increasing noise and vibration levels in the vehicle cabin.
In most cases where the centre bearing failed, there used to be no choice other than to replace the complete cardan shaft assembly. With a total of now 15 cardan shaft repair kits, Hamburg manufacturer MEYLE makes these costly repairs a thing of the past: The MEYLE‑ORIGINAL full-service kits come complete with all parts required for the centre bearing replacement including the bearing, clamp ring, rubber boot, mounting material and grease, enabling workshops to repair a faulty centre bearing easily without having to replace the complete cardan shaft, as is the case with the OE equivalent. With the MEYLE smart-repair solution workshops can save their customers unnecessary costs while maximising their own resources.
MEYLE workshop advice I: When replacing the centre bearing, the MEYLE engineers recommend that also the flex disc be changed to rule out costly follow-up repairs.
MEYLE workshop advice II: To ensure smooth and professional installation, the kit comes with step-by-step fitting instructions. In addition, there is a "MEYLE Mechanics" video tutorial guiding repair professionals through the entire replacement process: https://youtu.be/urqi_wjSY4M.