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Philips how-to-guide when changing headlight bulbs

Cars vary hugely in complexity. For some cars, it’s relatively simple to open the bonnet and get to the back of the headlight, remove the old bulb and replace it with a new one. As technology has advanced, the space within the engine compartment has been filled, making it more and more difficult to replace the bulbs. On other cars, it can be fiddly and with some cars, you may have to remove the whole front bumper, grille and wheel arch inners to get to the lights – it is not inconceivable for it to take a couple of hours...
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Toyota backing fuel cell power for vehicles of the future

If you have had any doubts that fuel cells (FC) and hydrogen will be what powers our cars in the medium to long-term, then Toyota’s moves to expand mass-production of fuel cell stacks and hydrogen tanks towards ten-fold increase post-2020 should banish those doubts. Toyota has big sales expansion plans within Japan and overseas. Toyota sees global sales of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) increasing significantly after 2020, to at least 30,000 per year from today’s 3,000. To prepare for this growth, the company unveiled plans for two major new facilities The first is a brand-new building near its original...
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Volvo is first car maker here to comply with new WLTP Fuel Consumption and Emission Testing Protocols

Volvo has become the first car manufacturer in the UK and Ireland to homologate its entire model range under the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). All Volvo petrol, diesel and hybrid models now comply with the stringent ‘Euro 6d-temp’ standard for tailpipe emissions, as part of the firm’s model-year 2019 range update which started production in April. It also puts Volvo well ahead of the 1 September 2018 deadline where only WLTP-homologated cars can be sold in Europe. The aim of the new WLTP cycle is to ensure published fuel economy and emissions – which all manufacturers...
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OESAA delivers yet another successful Autoinform

More than 100 delegates from across Scotland, northern England and Ireland attended this year’s Autoinform Live at the GTG Academy in Glasgow last month, declaring the event a resounding success. The Scottish event aimed to make the wealth of knowledge shared at Autoinform Wolverhampton available to the industry professionals north of the border, giving them access to OESAA-approved, high quality training. ADS Automotive’s Dave Massey delivered an interactive, ‘how-to’ workshop on the benefits of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), giving garage owners the tools to enhance their business’ online presence themselves. Commenting on Autoinform Live Scotland, Dave said: “The show has...
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Schaeffler reveals closer ties between REPXPERT and The Garage Inspector

Schaeffler (UK) has described Andy Savva as the ‘perfect role model for any workshop owner’ after the original equipment manufacturer revealed that The Garage Inspector will be working closer with its REPXPERT members. Andy supported the REPXPERT team at the recent Autoinform Live event in Glasgow by providing visitors with valuable advice on how to build their workshop brand and profile, while also offering tips and best practice techniques on how to make their business as profitable as it can be. REPXPERT users can now find free and exclusive clips on the REPXPERT portal, where The Garage Inspector can be...
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Pico Automotive Parking Sensor Test – AT814

Steve Smith of Pico Technology demonstrates the Guided Test for testing ultrasonic parking sensors.

June
21
2018

Brake discs and wheel speed sensors in ABS systems

The advent of the anti-lock braking system (ABS) made it possible to improve safety during critical braking situations. Different road conditions (wet and slippery roads, for example) or suddenly appearing obstacles caused the wheels of vehicles without ABS to lock up and skid during emergency braking.

June
18
2018

Listen up! Top tips for solving brake noise.

You know that annoying sound you get when you pull up at the lights? Could be a high pitch squeal, screech, groan or rattle? Well that’s brake noise and it can be one of the first signs that something is wrong with your brakes.  It’s also one of the biggest sources of customer comebacks for …

June
13
2018

Dual Mass Flywheel Technology / Failure Diagnosis Testing tool / User Instructions

The rapid development of vehicle technology over the last few decades has brought ever higher-performance engines paralleled by an increased demand for driver comfort.

June
11
2018

New idler in the kits CT1014K2/ K5/ K3 and CT1078K1 for diverse Opel/ GM 1.7 DI/ DTI/ CDTI

The idler in the kit is different from the one previously installed in vehicles.

June
7
2018

Checks before fitting a new Diesel Particulate Filter

Before fitting a new Diesel Particulate Filter, you should check the following components on a vehicle: * EGR valve or EGR pipe blockage * Oxygen sensors * DPF pressure pipes and valves * Air flow meter * Intake manifold * Pressure switch * Engine temperature sensor * Engine oil – is it the correct specification …

May
31
2018

Proper disposal of shocks and dampers.

Environmental protection and disposal Our company places a high priority on protecting the environment. As a result, our concept of product quality includes not only optimum operating properties, long service life and convenient installation, but also saving resources and preserving the environment. For us, this means developing, producing and disposing of products in environmentally compatible …

May
30
2018

EricTheCarGuy and ScannerDanner Solve A Misfire (Part 2)

EricTheCarGuy and ScannerDanner Solve A Misfire (Part 2)

May
28
2018

Air-Conditioning Service Compressor Replacement and Flushing The Air- Conditioning System

The air conditioning compressor is driven by the vehicle engine via a ribbed or V-ribbed belt. It compresses and transports the refrigerant in the system.

May
23
2018

Hybrid Compressor Do’s and Don’ts

Do’s Do use PAG 46 oil or equivalent on first generation 2001-2003 Prius. Do use PAG 46 oil or equivalent on 2000-2006 Insight & 2005 Civic. Do always refer to manufacturer’s recommendations when servicing A/C Systems Do shut down High Voltage battery power when servicing any High voltage A/C compressor Don’ts Do not use any …

May
21
2018