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Auto Trade EXPO 2022 postponed from May to October

A well considered decision has been made to postpone the Auto Trade EXPO 2022 to later this year from the scheduled May 7-8th. The new dates are October 22nd & 23rd. (more…)
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Checking the Vehicle electrical systems & surfaces

Rough engine running and noises when starting or switching off the engine are in some cases too quickly associated with a possible dual-mass flywheel (DMF) defect. Often though the cause of these faults can be found in an unexpected place – in the vehicle electrical system. In this workshop tip we look at this issue and show you that, for instance, dirty ground stubs may be the cause of a fault with the vehicle electrical system. If, for instance, you have a fault with the ignition system, this becomes apparent with noises such as rattling or chattering from the area...
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Oil Consumption: What Is Normal?

Having to pull over because a warning light appears on the dashboard? The oil light may come on at the most inconvenient times. This pesky light can indicate, among other things, that the oil level is too low. But it can also indicate an abnormal oil pressure, a clogged oil filter, a malfunctioning oil pump or even a faulty sensor or wiring. If the oil level is too low, this is easily solved by topping up to just below the maximum permissible level. Always use the type of oil prescribed by the car manufacturer and top up as much as...
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How Do I Know When My Wiper Blades Need Changing?

Windscreen wipers are a vital but often overlooked safety feature of your car. Specifically, the wiper blade which contacts your windscreen removes dirt, ice, rain, snow, ice, and road grime from your view. It’s imperative this humble device is operating at its best to ensure you have a clear and unimpeded view when driving. But like many consumable parts, windscreen wiper blades have a limited life. They are constantly exposed to the environment and can be degraded over time by cold, dirt, frost, heat, ice, insects, and road grime to a point where they lose their effectiveness. As most of...
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How to extend the life of your battery

When it comes to charging a battery outside of the vehicle or application, the right treatment can make all the difference. To get the most out of your VARTA battery, there are a few tricks to keep in mind. 1. Disconnect the cables This is very important: Disconnect the cable leading to the negative terminal first! This will prevent a short circuit between the positive terminal and ground. Then proceed to disconnect the red cable from the positive terminal. 2. Check the battery’s state If you are dealing with a lead-acid battery that is not considered maintenance-free, please visit a professional...
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How Do I Know When My Wiper Blades Need Changing?

Windscreen wipers are a vital but often overlooked safety feature of your car. Specifically, the wiper blade which contacts your windscreen removes dirt, ice, rain, snow, ice, and road grime from your view. It’s imperative this humble device is operating at its best to ensure you have a clear and unimpeded view when driving.  But …

January
22
2022

How to extend the life of your battery

When it comes to charging a battery outside of the vehicle or application, the right treatment can make all the difference. To get the most out of your VARTA battery, there are a few tricks to keep in mind. 1. Disconnect the cables This is very important: Disconnect the cable leading to the negative terminal first! …

January
18
2022

First Line Ltd. offers advice on common challenges with replacing lower suspension arms

First Line Ltd. has issued best practice advice on the common challenge of replacing the lower suspension arms on the Land Rover Discovery III/IV or Range Rover Sport. First Line Ltd. recognises, that under normal conditions, suspension arms typically need to be replaced at around 75,000 to 85,000 miles due to the wear of the …

January
11
2022

LuK dual mass flywheel with sensor ring – 415 0564 10 – 415 0796 10

In this Drive/Train video, Darragh looks at LuK dual mass flywheel 415 0564 10 and explains how it needs to be fitted using an indent on the crankshaft as opposed to relying on a dowel pin. This is a part of our #drivetrainqr code program. #DriveTrain #ExpressSpares #clutchandflywheel #partstoolsknowledge

January
8
2022

Dayco wheel bearing kit KWD1001

The Dayco wheel bearing kit KWD1001 comes with assembly accessories. Note: The installation position of KWD1001 usually is on front axle but, for 4WD versions only, it can be also on the rear axle. Assembly Procedure Loosen the hub nut by no more than 90°. Raise the vehicle on the lift positioning it perfectly horizontal. …

January
4
2022

Delphi: ADAS camera calibration using Delphi Technologies DS diagnostics

In this video we will calibrate the front camera, using the Delphi Technologies DS software and the CRC-150 equipment.

December
17
2021

SACHS: Self-Adjusting Clutches XTend PC Type I, II, III, IV

Self-Adjusting Clutches XTend PC Type I, II, III, IV

December
13
2021

Textar reveals best practice tips for CV brake pad replacement

Braking specialists, TMD Friction, via its Textar brand, has issued its best practice advice and handy tips designed to help technicians with the efficient replacement of commercial vehicle brake pads to ensure optimal performance and safety for fleet operators. Textar recognises that in any vehicle, changing brake pads is a strenuous activity as the technician …

December
10
2021

NGK: Knocking & Pre-ignition

This video explains knocking combustion and pre-ignition and the reasons for this irregular combustion.

December
10
2021

Philips: Improve your lights easily

Despite lighting technology such as Xenon and LED, most cars on the road currently still use halogen lights. Questions about better lighting solutions regularly arise on the forum, but there are simple and legal ways to improve halogen headlights. Simply replacing the bulb, for example with a H4 or H7 X-tremeVision, can generate a light …

December
8
2021