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Combined skills and the expertise of leading original equipment manufacturers enables a unique range of vibration control parts including: pulleys, flexible propshaft couplings, suspension strut mounts, engine and gearbox mounts and hydraulic accumulators. (more…)
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Charles Hurst and Dublin Audi seek technicians

Lookers plc, which owns Charles Hurst in Northern Ireland and the Dublin Audi Centre in Sandyford as well as UsedDirect, Dublin, has launched a new campaign to recruit 100 technicians across its UK & Ireland network of 152 dealerships. It is urging local skilled and graduate technicians to see what is on offer. With over 100 years’ experience in the automotive industry, Lookers employs almost 7,000 staff and is one of the most successful and progressive car retailers in the UK and Ireland. The company – which employs over 50 staff in the Republic of Ireland – continues to invest...
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Automatic gearbox service and flushing from TCMatic

When a car is brought to a garage for a service an often overlooked job is the lack of maintenance carried out on an automatic gearbox. (more…)
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Mk7 Golf wheel bearing installation video from Dayco

To assist technicians in fitting replacement wheel bearings correctly and efficiently, Dayco has added a installation video alongside (more…)
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Nissens: flushing the AC system a vital procedure

One of the major problems that any air conditioning (AC) system can suffer from is contamination of the refrigerant and lubricant mixture, which is necessary for the system's correct operation. (more…)
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NGK: Air flow meter

The Mass Air Flow Sensor (otherwise known as MAF Sensor, Air Mass Meter or Mass Air Flow Meter) is installed between the air filter and the throttle valve and measures the air delivered to the cylinders of the engine. In the case of petrol engines, the intake air mass is the most important value for …

December
18
2020

ContiTech: Belts and Components

Timing belts are maintenance-free, i.e. they do not require retensioning. They endure high levels of stress as a result of the high temperatures in the engine compartment and the constant flexing and are subject to ageing and constant wear. Their condition should be inspected as a precautionary measure during servicing in accordance with the vehicle …

December
16
2020

REPXPERT: Audi A6 FAG wheel bearing replacement

With vehicles parked up for prolonged periods during this years’ lockdowns, we now enter the winter, when large puddles are hard to avoid and potholes appear from nowhere. All these factors can contribute to reduce the service life of a wheel bearing. As a safety critical component, FAG wheel bearings are the obvious replacement choice …

December
15
2020

Delphi: How to Service Engine Mounts

A faulty or worn engine mount is one of the main causes of engine vibration and noise. And whilst this can be concerning for the vehicle owner, by understanding why they fail, what to look out for and how to replace them, you can help keep your customer’s car running smoothly, for a quiet and …

December
14
2020

CarboGlide Technology

Federal-Mogul has developed the latest sealing technology with Goetze’s CarboGlide piston ring coating. Manufacturers are turning to piston ring coatings to enhance engine efficiency, as strives towards engine performance increase and emissions regulations become increasingly stringent. Goetze, used as OE-standard by the world’s major vehicle manufacturers, now brings its innovative technology to the aftermarket. Goetze …

December
14
2020

ZF: Checking Rubber-to-metal Components

Rubber-to-metal components are subject to high dynamic stress and often also harmful environmental influences, such as heat, de-icing salt and ozone. We therefore recommend a regular check of these components within the context of the inspection or during work on the brakes or tires. Tasks assumed by rubber-to-metal components Rubber-to-metal components in a car chassis …

December
12
2020

Bosch brake pads match state-of-the-art technology

Bosch brake pads are geared to modern brake systems with ABS and ESP. In order to achieve short stopping distances and high braking comfort, they are developed with the special material properties of the brake discs in mind. As vehicle weight and engine performance are rising, the brake systems of modern vehicles have to cope …

December
11
2020

LCV Exhaust Systems

Nearly 10% of all vehicles on UK roads are Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs), with a parc of over 3,500,000 vehicles.* Despite a drop in the number of new LCV registrations during 2009, the LCV parc has still achieved growth of approximately 17% between 2005-2010. LCV Issues LCVs are ‘working vehicles’ so they typically have a …

December
11
2020

TRW: Wheel Cylinder Replacement

TRW was recently asked if a vehicle with a leaking wheel cylinder on the offside should have the nearside cylinder replaced as well. The answer is ‘yes’ and it is recommended that parts such as wheel cylinders should always be changed in axle sets. However, the age of the vehicle should also be taken into …

December
10
2020

Yuasa: Understanding Ratings

Batteries are rated according to a range of specifications and standards. Understanding these ratings and their relevance to the battery’s application and operating conditions is key to selecting the right battery.

December
9
2020