The Bosch eXchange programme for starters and alternators is and remains an optimal solution for value-based vehicle repairs. Although some market players have been reducing their involvement with re-manufacturing, Bosch focuses even more on Bosch eXchange to offer commercial vehicle workshops the associated benefits.
These benefits include the extensive exchange programme of starters and alternators from various manufacturers that is continually being updated and further developed to meet the needs of workshops and their customers. It includes a high proportion of re-manufactured products and can be supplemented with new products if necessary to ensure a high degree of market coverage and supply availability.
Bosch’s comprehensive product portfolio for starters and alternators is suitable for a variety of commercial vehicles and off-highway applications. The range is constantly being updated and expanded to meet market requirements. The whole production process is controlled meticulously – from start to finish. The stringent testing of these eXchange products ensures high quality and reliability at lower prices whilst still providing the same warranty as in the new parts programme.
Featuring a price advantage of up to 30% in comparison with comparable products from new parts programmes, workshops can therefore offer their customers attractive repair solutions based on the current vehicle value.
The exchange programme also helps to protect the environment and climate. By re-manufacturing starters and alternators, Bosch saved around 2,700 tonnes of different metals in 2019. This translates into a CO2 equivalent (CO2e) of approximately 7,400 tonnes. This amount approximately would have been emitted by producing new metal parts from scratch. It would take an entire forest of around 590,000 beech trees to absorb the CO2e.
Bosch passes on its confidence for these products to customers in the form of a warranty extension for starters and alternators from two to three years. The new warranty period is effective from 1st June 2021 and covers Newman, Bosch eXchange (BX), and starter and alternator spares parts programmes. The new warranty period is also retrospectively applied to products installed in a vehicle during the last three years.
Bosch eXchange parts have to pass final functional and quality tests that meet the same standards applied to original equipment. As a result, each and every part features 100% Bosch quality.