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Debunking common HID myths

A new site providing information on Xenon HID bulbs, including debunking common HID myths has been launched. www.ringautomotive.com/en/refit-hids has been launched by vehicle lighting specialists Ring to give technicians and HID stockists all the resources and information they need about replacing xenon HIDs. Xenon HIDs are fitted on around ten per cent of the UK car parc, yet there remains myths and concerns around them in the aftermarket. With the new site, Ring says it wants to provide the facts around how HID headlight systems work, how often HID bulbs should be replaced, how to identify a quality bulb and...
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Meyle’s five steps for a clean cooling system

Thorough and regular flushing is one of the decisive steps in the maintenance of cooling systems. Contamination, e. g. due to the incorrect use of sealing compound in the cooling system, reduces the cooling capacity in the long run and can lead to premature failure of the water pump mechanical seal. (more…)
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HGV clutch and flywheel fitment and removal made easy by Laser Tools

New to the Laser Tools’ HGV range is this clutch & flywheel jack (part number 7249), designed to remove, install and transport (in the lowered position) 14 inch and 15½ inch double-disc clutches and/or flywheel assemblies as fitted to HGV vehicles. (more…)
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New Motorservice packaging defeats counterfeiters

The Motorservice Group is the sales organization of Rheinmetall Automotive’s global aftermarket activities. It is a leading supplier of engine components for the spare parts market, encompassing the Kolbenschmidt, Pierburg, BF and TRW Engine Components brands. (more…)
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Mercedes-Benz introduces its first UK female CV breakdown specialist

A nice story from the north-west of England - Fallon Hignett has graduated as the UK’s first female Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle breakdown specialist. The 19-year-old from Liverpool works as a commercial vehicle technician at North-West Dealer Roanza Truck & Van. She joined the company after finishing school three years ago, earning a place on the Mercedes-Benz Apprenticeship Programme. Although her apprenticeship does not finish until October, she has already taken the next step on her career path by achieving the qualification required to become a mobile breakdown technician, joining the Service 24h team at Roanza’s branch in her home city. Fallon spent time shadowing a senior colleague before embarking...
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How Damper Types Work

How do damper types work.

December
11
2018

Glow Plug Testing

This video explains an easy, fast glow plug function check.

December
7
2018

SACHS recommendation: Replacing defective suspension springs

Chassis springs – together with shock absorbers and spring strut support bearings – fulfill decisive safety and comfort functions. We therefore recommend regularly checking the component and, in the event of corrosion, cracks or breaks, replacing it. Defective springs negatively affect the vehicle handling and road safety: They extend the braking distance because they can …

December
4
2018

Testing keyless entry sensors

Pico’s Ben Martins walks you through the test for the Keyless entry sensor: how to connect, how to use the sensor detector tool and how to analyse the waveform.

November
30
2018

How to change a turbocharger

In our video a step by step guide shows the whole process of how to change a turbocharger.

November
27
2018

How to change your Champion oil filter on your motorcycle

Learn how to change the oil filter of your motocycle

November
23
2018

Installation notes for brake repairs

Our brake repair notes and tips are drawn straight from practical experience. Compiled for you as a technical support, their illustrated step-by-step procedures make them a quick and useful “brake aid”.

November
23
2018

Five Surefire Steps to Power Down a Hybrid

When a customer comes into your shop with a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), be sure to stay safe. ASE certified master technician, Dave Hobbs, breaks down the five key steps to powering down a hybrid.

November
20
2018

Service Info: Visual differences in finger follower 422 0236 10

Two different types of finger follower.

November
16
2018

ContiTech: Expert Tips for Changing Timing Belts- Fiat Panda MY 200

Detailed instructions for timing belt kit CT999WP1 in a Fiat Panda MY 2004, 44 kW 1.2-liter engines up to engine number 2533528 with engine code 188.A4.000

November
12
2018