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Accuride improves Gunite automatic slack adjuster warranty

Gunite_2000_Slack_Adjuster_w_reflection_7_inAccuride Corporation has improved the standard warranty coverage for its Gunite standard and Gunite 2000 range of automatic slack adjusters (ASA), extending mileage and warranty length on these models to industry-leading levels.

Accuride based the improvements on the exacting, world-class quality standards of its automated slack adjuster assembly operation in Rockford, Ill.

The new extended warranties for the Gunite standard ASA and Gunite 2000 ASA are among the Industry’s best coverage across the application multiple vehicle classifications, the company says.

Accuride and Gunite note limited warranty revisions include:

  • Over-the-road/line-haul trucks and trailers: increased to 6 years/1 million miles, from 5 years/500,000 miles.
  • School bus/city delivery vehicles: increased to 4 years/400,000 miles, from 3 years/300,000 miles.
  • Severe service, waste/refuse: increased to 3 years/300,000 miles, from 2 years/200,000 miles.

These six-, four- and three-year warranties are industry-leading for these application segments. The extended warranty is applicable for Gunite ASAs manufactured on or after April 6, 2015. Gunite ASAs manufactured prior to the April 6, 2015 date will remain warranted at previous warranty terms and conditions, the company says.

“Our investment in automated, state-of-the-art slack-adjuster assembly operations at ourRockford, Illinois, facility has significantly improved the rigor of our quality processes for Gunite standard and Gunite 2000 ASA components,” says Scott Hazlett, Accuride senior vice president of operations.

“We are able to achieve tighter production tolerances than ever before, giving us even greater confidence in the ability of our automatic slack adjusters to dependably perform as promised, mile after mile. As a result, we are passing along that confidence to our customers by increasing the warranty coverage on these products to industry-best levels.”

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