EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Accuride Corp. 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.
Accuride based the improvements on the standards of its automated slack adjuster assembly operation in Rockford, Illinois.
The supplier increased the limited warranty on the ASAs on school buses and city delivery vehicles from three years/300,000 miles to four years/400,000 miles. 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.
“Our investment in automated, state-of-the-art slack-adjuster assembly operations at our Rockford, Illinois, facility has significantly improved the rigor of our quality processes for Gunite standard and Gunite 2000 ASA components,” said Scott Hazlett, Accuride senior vice president, 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.”