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Philips how-to-guide when changing headlight bulbs

Cars vary hugely in complexity. For some cars, it’s relatively simple to open the bonnet and get to the back of the headlight, remove the old bulb and replace it with a new one. As technology has advanced, the space within the engine compartment has been filled, making it more and more difficult to replace the bulbs. On other cars, it can be fiddly and with some cars, you may have to remove the whole front bumper, grille and wheel arch inners to get to the lights – it is not inconceivable for it to take a couple of hours...
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Toyota backing fuel cell power for vehicles of the future

If you have had any doubts that fuel cells (FC) and hydrogen will be what powers our cars in the medium to long-term, then Toyota’s moves to expand mass-production of fuel cell stacks and hydrogen tanks towards ten-fold increase post-2020 should banish those doubts. Toyota has big sales expansion plans within Japan and overseas. Toyota sees global sales of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) increasing significantly after 2020, to at least 30,000 per year from today’s 3,000. To prepare for this growth, the company unveiled plans for two major new facilities The first is a brand-new building near its original...
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Volvo is first car maker here to comply with new WLTP Fuel Consumption and Emission Testing Protocols

Volvo has become the first car manufacturer in the UK and Ireland to homologate its entire model range under the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). All Volvo petrol, diesel and hybrid models now comply with the stringent ‘Euro 6d-temp’ standard for tailpipe emissions, as part of the firm’s model-year 2019 range update which started production in April. It also puts Volvo well ahead of the 1 September 2018 deadline where only WLTP-homologated cars can be sold in Europe. The aim of the new WLTP cycle is to ensure published fuel economy and emissions – which all manufacturers...
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OESAA delivers yet another successful Autoinform

More than 100 delegates from across Scotland, northern England and Ireland attended this year’s Autoinform Live at the GTG Academy in Glasgow last month, declaring the event a resounding success. The Scottish event aimed to make the wealth of knowledge shared at Autoinform Wolverhampton available to the industry professionals north of the border, giving them access to OESAA-approved, high quality training. ADS Automotive’s Dave Massey delivered an interactive, ‘how-to’ workshop on the benefits of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), giving garage owners the tools to enhance their business’ online presence themselves. Commenting on Autoinform Live Scotland, Dave said: “The show has...
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Schaeffler reveals closer ties between REPXPERT and The Garage Inspector

Schaeffler (UK) has described Andy Savva as the ‘perfect role model for any workshop owner’ after the original equipment manufacturer revealed that The Garage Inspector will be working closer with its REPXPERT members. Andy supported the REPXPERT team at the recent Autoinform Live event in Glasgow by providing visitors with valuable advice on how to build their workshop brand and profile, while also offering tips and best practice techniques on how to make their business as profitable as it can be. REPXPERT users can now find free and exclusive clips on the REPXPERT portal, where The Garage Inspector can be...
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Air-Conditioning Service Compressor Replacement and Flushing The Air- Conditioning System

The air conditioning compressor is driven by the vehicle engine via a ribbed or V-ribbed belt. It compresses and transports the refrigerant in the system.

May
23
2018

Hybrid Compressor Do’s and Don’ts

Do’s Do use PAG 46 oil or equivalent on first generation 2001-2003 Prius. Do use PAG 46 oil or equivalent on 2000-2006 Insight & 2005 Civic. Do always refer to manufacturer’s recommendations when servicing A/C Systems Do shut down High Voltage battery power when servicing any High voltage A/C compressor Don’ts Do not use any …

May
21
2018

Self-Adjusting Clutch (SAC)

As clutches are subjected to continuous wear and tear, LuK, as the first clutch manufacturer worldwide, has invested tremendous efforts in the development of a wear adjustment solution, which was successfully launched for volume production in 1995.

May
18
2018

Modification to the tensioning technology in the Ford 2.5 diesel

Modification to the tensioning technology in the Ford 2.5 diesel

May
15
2018

Water pump: Broken shaft caused by excessive belt tension / incorrect alignment

Causes: Incorrect fastening of the pump Incorrect alignment of the pump pulley in relation to the other transmission components Excessive tension of the timing belt Actions: Check the correct installation of the pump Check the correct assembly and alignment of all transmission components and make sure the timing belt is properly tensioned. Replace the faulty/damage …

May
11
2018

DPF fitting and fault diagnosis

Important information relating to DPF functionality, fitting and fault diagnosis A Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is a service item and will need to be replaced at the end of its life. This will vary by vehicle manufacturer and the how the vehicle is maintained. If the DPF needs replacing due to blockage, this would usually …

May
9
2018

Shock absorbers and suspension strut mount rear axle

Suspension strut mount and shock absorber rear axle for KIA Cerato

May
7
2018

ETCG and ScannerDanner Solve A Misfire (Part 1)

This two-part video shows how ‘Eric The Car Guy’ and ‘ScannerDanner’ managed to solve a misfire using a combination of science and common sense.

May
3
2018

Lighting Diagnosis and Guided Troubleshooting

Vision is the most important sense for people who wish to drive safely. However, this sense may be severely impaired in twilight and bad weather or if the window panes are dirty. This impairment means an increased risk of accidents but the increasing traffic density also increases the risk potential on the road.

April
30
2018

ContiTech: Expert Tips for Changing Timing Belts

Signi cant errors are frequently committed when changing the timing belt. To ensure that the belt change operation goes smoothly, the ContiTech Power Transmission Group provides tters with a detailed installation guide. In this, ContiTech experts provide a step-by-step explanation of the correct change procedure.

April
30
2018