Test Confirms Quality for Keystone and Transwheel Reconditioned Wheels - BodyShop Business

Test Confirms Quality for Keystone and Transwheel Reconditioned Wheels

Independent test results indicate all wheels met or exceeded SAE technical standards.

Keystone Automotive Industries and Transwheel Corporation, subsidiaries of LKQ Corporation, announced that a recent series of tests performed in conjunction with the companies’ production monitoring programs confirmed their wheel reconditioning technologies.  All of the wheels tested met or exceeded the SAE J2530 and SAE J175 Technical Standards for dynamic radial and dynamic cornering fatigue, and impact testing.

Keystone and Transwheel employ Independent Test Services (ITS), an independent company providing wheel testing services, to monitor their wheel reconditioning capabilities. The reconditioned wheels of Keystone and Transwheel are analyzed by ITS under conditions that are more extreme than those specified by SAE International. All three of the fatigue and impact tests are performed on each wheel, and at double the required rotation levels for the dynamic cornering fatigue test. Frequent testing enables the subsidiaries of LKQ to ensure their production processes meet or exceed the industry’s technical standards.

“We stand behind the quality of our wheel reconditioning program,” said Jim Devlin, vice president of manufacturing for LKQ Corporation. “We want installers and auto insurers to feel confident that they are using the highest quality wheels to repair their customers’ vehicles. Our wheels are reconditioned using production processes validated to meet SAE’s demanding testing requirements.”

SAE Technical Standards serve as a comprehensive set of common design requirements for the wheel manufacturing industry. Independent Test Services, (www.wheeltest.com), a provider of wheel testing for many of the major wheel manufacturers, has been providing testing services to Transwheel since 2000.

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Keystone Automotive Industries is the nation’s largest distributor of aftermarket collision parts and OEM reconditioned bumpers and bumper covers and automotive lights to the collision repair industry.

Keystone Automotive and Transwheel are the nation’s largest OEM wheel reconditioners and distributors of aftermarket wheels. The companies have the largest inventory of OEM reconditioned wheels in the United States.

SAE International is a global association of 121,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International’s core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development.

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