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Symptoms of a failing wheel bearing

Technicians need to be aware of the symptoms that could point to a deteriorating wheel bearing, according to Comline Auto Parts (Comline). (more…)
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ZF Aftermarket expands training offer for 2023

Ongoing training is vital for automotive workshops to remain competitive in a rapidly changing repair market. Because of this, ZF Aftermarket has started 2023 by significantly expanding its training offering. The company says workshops will now benefit from six new, free online training courses, including a guide to installing air springs and CDC shock absorbers. Participants on the this course will receive a market overview as well as many tips for fault detection, installation and removal. In addition, there are two new training courses on transmission technology. One deals with dual clutch transmissions and focusses on the widely used DSG...
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Delphi Technologies launches Masters of Motion

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc and officially distributed in Ireland by Qualvecom, has launched its new Masters of Motion hub aimed at independent garage technicians. (more…)
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Low quality filters – what’s the issue?

Oil filters, air filters and fuel filters perform a very important task in the vehicle: they protect valuable engine components, such as the turbocharger or the air mass meter. Bosch product trainers Benedikt Preuss and Wolfgang Hubbe explain the importance of choosing the right filters, and how saving at the wrong end can be really expensive! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_hcgK6r_3M  
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Low energy repairs – batch priming

Over the past year, the refinish industry has felt the significant impact of rising energy prices. To combat this, the technical experts at PPG have been working to ensure the company is at the forefront of low energy repairs. (more…)
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Running Clearance in detail

Achieving the optimum running clearance between the brake pad and disc will help avoid overheating. Brakes can overheat for a number of reasons. One of the most common, and most easily solved, is the incorrect setting of the running clearance between the brake pad and disc. This can lead to the following problems: When clearance is …

December
21
2022

Fluid Contamination from Hose Degradation explained by Continental

When an oil or transmission cooler fails, the fluids can make their way into the cooling system which can result in hose degradation from the inside out causing premature failure. If this occurs, it is critical to flush the entire system to remove the fluids and prevent damage.

December
17
2022

ABS Sensor Damage

Damage to disc with ABS sensor

December
10
2022

Preventing Premature Cooling System Water Pump Failure

Keep the cooling system free of debris and corrosion to prevent premature water pump failure

December
5
2022

Why headlights can become suddenly misaligned

Headlights becoming misaligned all by themselves shouldn’t really happen. Once they’ve been aligned, they should stay that way until the owner or repair shop decides to intervene. But, like many other things that “shouldn’t really” happen, it does occur from time to time. The most important causes are as follows: Something has broken. The internal …

December
1
2022

Battery Health & Safety Guide

The handling and proper use of lead-acid batteries is not hazardous provided appropriate facilities are available and reasonable care is taken. Below we have listed potential hazards that may arise, the precautions to taken to minimise such hazards and the action to be taken in the event of an accident or emergency situation. Sulphuric Acid …

November
27
2022

Chain wear and stretch

Chain wear and stretch caused bottles to fall to the floor, resulting in significant production loss. Chain vibration caused stress and eventual failure of bearings, and they had to be replaced too often. The plant was also having issues with grease and rust accumulating on the chain.

November
20
2022

Brake Pads Trouble Tracers

Brake Pads Trouble Tracers

November
15
2022

How to Use the Continental Krikit Gauge

Proper belt tension is essential for the life of a serpentine belt, pulleys, and components on the drive belt system. Continental’s Krikit gauge can help you achieve correct tension to avoid belt slippage, belt wear and damage to the belt drive components.

November
10
2022

Air Springs Guide

This Information is designed to help when servicing Air springs

November
1
2022