Dayco adds belt replacement training in 3D to smartphone app

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Dayco Products LLC has added Augment Reality (AR) training on serpentine belt and timing belt replacement jobs to its VIN-scanning smartphone app.

The company says AR training is a three-dimensional training feature that gives users the ability to see when to replace a serpentine belt and what goes into a complex timing belt replacement job.

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

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.

The Dayco VIN-scanning parts lookup app gives professional technicians and do-it-yourselfers 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.

Visit the company’s website to download the app and view a demonstration video. The free app is also available in the Apple App Store, and for Android systems in the Google Play Store.

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