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Oil leak risks plugged

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Potential for damage to plugs and threads, as well as higher risks from oil loss through leaks should be a thing of the past, says Corteco.

Garages are being advised to replace sump plugs as part of their standard oil service.

“Re-using old plugs is an unnecessary risk that garages should rule out,” says the supplier.

The condition of the sump plug plays a major role in the achievement of the perfect oil seal, but increased engine temperatures – added to long drain technology – can adversely compromise sump plug integrity. Potential for damage to plugs and threads, as well as higher risks from oil loss through leaks become a thing of the past with a standard plug replacement policy, says Corteco.

As the aftermarket distribution arm of Freudenberg, one of the world’s largest oil seal solutions for OE systems, Coteco has developed an OE quality oil drain plug replacement solution for independent motor factors. An increasing number of garages now have access, within the hour, to replacement plugs that fit not just most popular cars, but car-derived vans including the Citroen Berlingo, Vauxhall Astravan and distribution fleet stalwarts such as the Ford Transit and the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

Corteco says the benefits from replacing oil drain plugs as standard include:

  • Less risk of oil leak through damaged threads/plugs
  • Faster turnaround time
  • No remedial repairs
  • Improved customer care

“It’s a first time fit solution that garages can use to their advantage while improving their customer care at the same time,” says sales and marketing manager Steve Jarnet.


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