Even people with only a passing knowledge of the turbocharger industry will be familiar with the name Garrett (now Honeywell Garrett). Formed in Los Angeles in 1936 by Cliff Garrett on a $5,000 loan, the company has become synonymous with high-performance turbocharger technology, its products being used by international brands such as Volkswagen, Saab, Renault, Peugeot, International Truck Co, Ford, Fiat, DDC, DaimlerChrysler, BMW, and Audi, among many others.
Of course, there’s more to Garrett than mere name recognition. Even after 80 years in the business of advanced air management systems, they continue to be at the cutting edge of turbocharger technology, constantly honing and refining their systems, and producing over 30,000 turbos each and every day.
Garrett Turbochargers are the choice of many of the top race teams across the globe, running the entire gamut of the motorsports industry, from Le Mans to World Rally. Likewise, some of the world’s leading motor equipment manufacturers utilise Garrett technology in their own engines.
All Garrett turbos are subjected to high-impact quality tests, more than any other manufacturer, to ensure that their turbos are both safe and reliable.
These include both an “on-engine” and a gas stand durability test, with the turbocharger undergoing a combined 1,500 hours of constant use. The turbo is tested for shaft motion, thrust bearing capacity, compressor and turbine performance, heat soakback, compressor and turbine blade frequencies, turbo vibration, compressor fatigue, shaft critical speed, rotor inertia, and thermal cycle. As a coup-de-grace, a compressor and turbine housing containment confirms that even a turbine wheel, deliberately weakened to burst at speed, will not be able to penetrate the shell of a Garrett turbocharger.
No other turbo on the market undergoes this level of punishment and lives to tell the tale.
At Turbo Performance Ltd, we are official distributors of Garrett Turbochargers. A full range of their products is available online, or direct from our Southampton shop. As Turbo specialists in the city, you can be sure to get the best deal, and best advice, when buying a Garrett device from us.
With over 50 years in the turbocharger industry, our staff are all highly-trained and well-informed experts on the subject. Whichever member of our friendly and professional team you speak to, you will be talking to someone with an in-depth knowledge of the Garrett range, ready to answer your questions and offer the best possible advice.
Our commitment to our customers doesn’t end when they take delivery of their Garrett Turbocharger. As experts in turbo reconditioning and turbo repairs, we are here for you throughout the life of your new turbocharger. Our engineers have a broad and detailed knowledge of all Garrett products, and will be able to offer help regarding maintenance and repair, should it be necessary.
So call our Southampton office today on 01425 543 303 and be sure that you’ll be speaking with an expert in turbos and hybrid turbos, not just a salesman.
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