United States. Standard Motor Products (SMP) announced the expansion of additional categories covering domestic and imported vehicles with ICE, hybrid and electric powertrains.
As the car fleet evolves, Standard said it remains dedicated to introducing and expanding new product lines to provide technicians with the parts needed to get the job done right, regardless of the powertrain.
According to the company, Standard's new parking brake actuator program has expanded rapidly with the addition of several new numbers in recent months.
More and more new vehicles are using electronic parking brakes, replacing the cable design found in older vehicles. This new and growing category is powertrain-neutral, meaning it can be found in gasoline, diesel, hybrid, and electric vehicles.
Recently released numbers cover popular vehicles like the 2023-18 Ford F-150, including the Lightning, 2024-17 Cadillac XT5, and 2021-14 Jeep Cherokee. Each parking brake actuator also includes hardware and an O-ring for easy and proper installation, SMP said.
Vacuum pumps provide vacuum assistance to a number of different systems, including brakes. These pumps are found in ICE, hybrid, and electric vehicles.
Each standard vacuum pump is 100% pressure tested to prevent leakage and features high-quality O-rings and seals to prevent leaks and maintain proper vacuum pressure, the company said. Numerous vacuum pumps have been released this year covering popular vehicles such as the 2022-17 Ford F-Series Super Duty, 2022-17 Dodge Challenger, and 2023-18 Toyota Camry.
In addition, Standard said it has expanded its emissions control program with a line of air pumps, with 35 SKUs covering nearly 20 million domestic and imported vehicles.
Numerous numbers have been released this year covering popular vehicles such as the 2021-19 Volkswagen Jetta, 2015-14 Chevrolet Impala and 2020-17 Audi A3, according to SMP. Standard's Transfer Case program has also grown with sixteen new numbers this year, offering new coverage for applications such as the 2022-15 Jeep Renegade, 2021-18 Ford Expedition and 2022-15 Toyota Tacoma.
The standard-power sunroof engine program has also seen growth, with aggregate coverage for 7.4 million domestic and imported vehicles.
"As the car fleet evolves, Standard is poised to deliver the types of products our trusted partners need. From ICE powertrains to hybrid and electric, Standard already offers the highest quality products available and will continue to do so," said John Herc, the company's vice president of vehicle control marketing.