When it comes to shim washers, and all things small and automotive, you wouldn’t expect them to be the difference between a race won and lost – but you’d be very wrong. They’re even more important than that! During a Formula One season, shim washers will not only help to win races, they’ll also keep the drivers safe. For instance, alignment shims, for Formula One drivers, are as important in the make up of racing cars as every other component of the engine.

As with all other aspects of car manufacturing and maintenance, here at Stephens Gaskets we are proud to supply the automotive industry with all types of shim washers.

Staying In A Straight Line

Most drivers will not be aware that these tiny components will take them the fast way round the track. For example, an alignment shim can make a huge difference to wheels that have become misaligned in most high tech, gadget-laden cars. Furthermore, our shims will ensure racing drivers will be driving safely.

These shim washer parts are key components in car engineering and are inserted between the wheel hub and the car axle. This helps to reduce the metal distortion that can sometimes occur. This is particularly when cars have been put through their paces, as with Formula One racing cars.

Automotive Shims | Essential For A Racing Car

What is a shim? In essence a shim is often referred to as a spacer. Its primary use is to fill the small spaces between two engineered products. Our shims come in all sizes and metals, including brass, steel, aluminium and copper. It’s also useful to remember that shim washers can help to extend the lives of the surrounding components. They do this by preserving the surfaces of the engineered parts. So, the only parts that need replacing from time to time are the shim washers, and not the expensive components.

Shim washers and other small automotive parts are so often an overlooked, but essential part of any engineered products and they contribute to the smooth running of any Formula One racing car.

Stephens Gaskets | Shim Specialists

For more information, please visit our shims page or contact us on 0121 544 5808. Here at Stephens Gaskets, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Additionally, if you are in need of a bespoke shim, we have a leading laser cutting service. This will enable you to have the exact shim requirements for your application.

If you enjoyed reading this blog, why not take a look at previous one: Automotive Gasket Manufacturers | We’ve Got The Right Tools For The Job

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