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The Gates Automotive Aftermarket Blog is devoted to all things automotive, heavy-duty, industrial, and recreational. Let this blog power your knowledge of the aftermarket with reviews of innovative products, helpful tips, how-to's and Gates company news. Check back often for blog updates!

Why should you create a Facebook page for your auto repair business?

Why should you use social media? Read on to find out.

An unexpected video shoutout prompted thousands of belt wear gauge requests!

Learn about the difference between braid and spiral hose.

Encountering hydraulic hose failure? Check out these common failure modes and their solutions.

Be System Smart with your fleet maintenance.

Do you know how a hydraulic system operates?

Whatever happened to Gates Racing? Find out here.

There's an easy way to ensure you get the right hose assembly for the job.

Be System Smart when servicing school buses.

Looking to purchase an ATV or UTV? Here’s a quick comparison of the two.

Have a blast this summer with your ATV/UTV!

Learn more about the growing rental equipment market and Gates' role in its success.

Learn more about this growing market and Gates' role in its success.

System Smart Belt Education Display

By using the Gates System Smart Belt Education Display, shops are better able to show customers how systems work (and wear) together.

This unique market requires quality belts, tensioners and hose to provide long-lasting, reliable performance.

Gates belt wear gauge in use

Did you know that just 5% wear on a belt can negatively impact vehicle performance?

There are new trends in the Aftermarket when it comes to maintenance. What does this mean for the Aftermarket?

Gates world headquarters

1974 was a turning point for Gates. The rubber company was moving away from tires… what next?

Charles Gates

Most people don’t realize the full extent of Gates’ longevity. Here’s part one of a crash course history lesson!

ideas for new Gates products

You are a key partner in identifying new products and technologies that Gates should investigate as we look at expanding our product offerings.


Resolutions aren’t just for drivers! This year, let your car benefit from your annual goals.


The best way to prevent costly system failure is to remember the Car Care Council’s recommendation.

Heavy-Duty Belts, Hose, Water Pumps & Accessories

Avoid comebacks by properly addressing heavy-duty belt noise the first time

Car in Fall

New season, new reason for vehicle maintenance.

Reduce Serpentine Belt Noise w/ Belt Wear Diagnosis

These are a few of the most important things to remember about any technical job.

Gates Off-Road Vehicle & Snowmobiles Belts

Learn the top powersport belt tips from Gates experts.

Spanish Auto Training

It’s easy to see the potential of the Spanish-speaking aftermarket.

Micro-V Component Kit

New advancements in automotive technology can seem daunting.

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