Dayco launches training supplement to mobile app

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Updated Dec 27, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-12-19 at 10.11.22 AMUsers of the Dayco VIN-scanning smartphone app can now utilize Dayco’s Augmented Reality (AR) Training, which the company says provides awareness about serpentine belt and timing belt replacement jobs.

AR Training, accessible through the Learning Center within the Dayco mobile app, is a three-dimensional training feature that gives users the ability to see when to replace a serpentine belt and what goes into a timing belt replacement job.

Launched at AAPEX 2013 in Las Vegas, this 3D training technology is accessible when users hold their smartphone or tablet over specially-designed Dayco counter mats. When done so, the image of an engine comes to ‘life’ through the use of Augmented Reality technology, creating a digitally-enhanced view of the engine, the company says.

Dayco’s 3D training is available for both serpentine belt drive systems as well as complex timing jobs. If a user does not possess a Dayco counter mat, that user may still take advantage of the training through a video embedded within the Dayco app.

Robert Christy, Director of Marketing for Dayco, says the Dayco VIN-scanning parts lookup app provides instant access to a complete list of Dayco parts that match a vehicle’s year, make and model by simply scanning the VIN barcode under the windshield or in the door jamb of the vehicle, or by entering the vehicle’s license plate digits and the state of the license plate. After finding the needed part, app-users also have access to part specs, routing instructions and step-by-step installation videos.

With a “Where to Buy” feature, the app gives users the ability to find the closest parts store selling Dayco products, complete with store contact information and directions to the store location via a map search, all through the use of GPS.

The free app is available in the Apple App Store, and for Android systems in the Google Play Store.

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