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Volvo D5 timing belt kit installation

The 2.0 and 2.4-litre diesel D5 engines used over time by Volvo in almost every variant in the manufacturer’s range, but notably in the popular XC60 and XC90 siblings, features a timing belt driven water pump. (more…)
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Irish millennials rely on vehicle technology for safe driving

Irish millennials (circa 24 to 39 year-olds) are the generation most reliant on in-vehicle technology for safe driving, according to new research published by Liberty Insurance. (more…)
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Hyundai and Kia to co-develop electric commercial vehicles

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have revealed a strategic investment of €100 million in a new partnership with Arrival, a UK-based electric vehicle startup. Through the partnership, Hyundai and Kia plan to introduce competitively priced small and medium-sized electric vans and other products for logistics, on-demand ride-hailing and shuttle service companies. Arrival’s scalable electric platform can be adapted for multiple vehicle categories and types which Arrival, Hyundai and Kia will explore for the development of a range of Purpose Built Vehicles (PBV). The partnership with Arrival will help Hyundai and Kia meet the rapidly growing demand in Europe for eco-friendly...
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World’s first road noise active and control technology

HMG (Hyundai Motor Group) has just announced the development of the world’s first Road Noise Active Noise Control (RANC) system. The first-ever system dramatically reduces noise within the cabin of a vehicle. RANC builds on the Group’s current Active Noise Control (ANC) technology, which actively reduces noise by emitting soundwaves inverted to incoming noise. ANC is a software-driven technology that analyses the in-cabin sound to decrease engine and road noise, versus than the passive method of blocking noise through sound insulation. The existing noise insulation method involved sound insulations and dynamic dampers, which not only increased weight but also failed...
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SIMI says thousands of motor industry jobs under threat

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has today issued their Quarterly Motor Industry Review Q2 of 2019 composed by Economist Jim Power. It makes for stark reading, despite the economy performing strongly, the environment for new car sales continues to remain very challenging. (more…)
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Seven Reasons To Visit a Mechanic

While some car repairs are easy to do yourself, some jobs are either too complex or require specialised tools, making it difficult, time consuming  and even dangerous to do them yourself. In which case, it’s necessary to visit an experienced mechanic. Here are seven warning signs that you might need to book a service. Steering …

February
17
2020

HELLA LEDAYLINE -Installation story of LED daylight (Example Skoda Octavia model year 1999)

The LEDayLine 15 and 30 daytime running lights are set apart by their shallow depth, simple mounting and low energy consumption. Once the mounting frame has been secured to the vehicle front, the daytime running light simply “snaps” into the mounting frame fixture.

February
14
2020

LuK DMF – Visual inspection and damage patterns

Visual inspection and damage patterns

February
12
2020

How to Install an Injector into the HK1400 Cambox

A step-by-step guide in to installing an injector into the HK1400 cambox.

February
10
2020

How to check brake rotor thickness

This instructional video takes you through the steps of checking your brake rotors/discs, including some helpful tips and advice from Ferodo.

February
7
2020

Old fuel boat

This video explains how to prepare your boot engine for winter to avoid aging fuel problems in spring.

February
5
2020

Hydraulic braking systems – Replacing the fluid reservoir

Performing repairs following an accident or changing a brake master cylinder that does not have its own reservoir may make it necessary to replace the brake fluid reservoir. It is important to carry out such repairs with due care and attention using the correct special tool.

February
3
2020

Guided Test: CRD (Bosch) solenoid injector – current at idle

The purpose of this test is to check the actuation current within a Bosch Common Rail Diesel (CRD) solenoid injector circuit with the engine at idle.

January
31
2020

MAHLE Thermostats – How do they work? | Perfect Performance & Long Life for Combustion Engine

3-D animation of a MAHLE / BEHR thermostat. Construction and function of an expansion element and of the valves of a thermostat.

January
29
2020

How Often Should my Steering and Suspension Systems be Inspected?

The steering and suspension systems are important for both your safety and comfort when driving as they ensure a smooth ride as your car travels over bumpy roads. The two systems are usually talked about together as they are directly related to each other. However, what does each system do? When do you need to …

January
27
2020