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Shedding anxiety about EV travel ranges and charging

I’ve been there many times - wondering will I make it home in an electric vehicle, and finding charging stations out of order when I stop to top-up. It does cause anxiety and seems to be part of the teething troubles that come with any big transition. One positive is that it has caused me to be more aware of my speed, by trying to conserving battery, particularly on motorways. What is being done to overcome the critical barriers to mainstream EV adoption, two of which are range and charging anxiety (the other being costs)? A most interesting news of...
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Repair and maintenance of vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are already part of the basic equipment for many vehicles. The number of these vehicles is growing constantly, which means that workshops have more and more customers who bring vehicles with ADAS for repair. In order to be well prepared for this application, TecRMI provides comprehensive repair and maintenance information on driver assistance systems. TecRMI offers access to extensive information for ADAS If there is an error in the assistance systems, it can cause the system to malfunction. In addition, calibrations often have to be carried out after a repair. It is crucial to know...
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Damage Diagnostics on Chain Drives

Cause: Poor quality oil (e.g. water or dirt in oil, used oil) Lack of lubrication (blocked oil nozzles) Very high mileage Corrosion Blocked or not working tensioners Poor running shafts (do not turn smoothly) Cause: Misalignment between the sprockets Poorly running shafts (radial stroke) Chain not running in the guide Rails mis-mounted Damaged sprocket Cause: Chain not running in the guide Rails mis-mounted Rails not sufficiently secured
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Busy workers: new belts for light commercial vehicles

These are hectic times for light commercial vehicles: The delivery van segment with payloads up to 3.5 t is growing steadily, with the number of new registrations in Western Europe rising continuously in recent years, bar a small dip in 2020. The key reason for this is our changing shopping habits. We are ordering more and more items online and the merchandise has to be brought to our front door somehow. So delivery services and logistics specialists are increasingly relying on the Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter, VW Crafter and the like. Delivery operations mean seriously hard work for the vehicles...
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How the Right Lubricants Can Extend the Life of your Car

  Vehicle Performance: How the Right Lubricants Can Extend the Life of your Car Every car requires lubricants. Whether it is engine oil, transmission fluid or even a coolant, the car you are driving will need them to operate. But not every car is the same and a one product fits all approach cannot be taken. If we take an engine as an example, the viscosity, additive pack and composition will all impact your choice and whether you can use a specific product in your car. To emphasise this, our technical team has put together an article highlighting the benefits of...
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The small dual-mass flywheel in the auxiliary drive

The PYD decouples the belt drive from the rotational irregularities of the internal combustion engine, with a specifically designed arc spring isolating the belt pulley from the crankshaft. The PYD is mounted directly on the crankshaft. It usually also contains a torsional vibration damper, which is needed to limit the natural vibrations of the crankshaft …

May
13
2022

Workplace

Nissens Automotive focuses on the air conditioning condenser

Nissens Automotive is an established aftermarket air conditioning (AC) expert, with a huge range of premium quality replacement AC components in its considerable armoury. Alongside these Genuine Nissens parts, the company has a vast array of technical information it freely makes available to technicians wishing to expand their knowledge base. It also takes the opportunity …

May
12
2022

Repair and maintenance of vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are already part of the basic equipment for many vehicles. The number of these vehicles is growing constantly, which means that workshops have more and more customers who bring vehicles with ADAS for repair. In order to be well prepared for this application, TecRMI provides comprehensive repair and maintenance information …

May
10
2022

How the Right Lubricants Can Extend the Life of your Car

  Vehicle Performance: How the Right Lubricants Can Extend the Life of your Car Every car requires lubricants. Whether it is engine oil, transmission fluid or even a coolant, the car you are driving will need them to operate. But not every car is the same and a one product fits all approach cannot be …

May
9
2022

Damage Diagnostics on Chain Drives

Cause: Poor quality oil (e.g. water or dirt in oil, used oil) Lack of lubrication (blocked oil nozzles) Very high mileage Corrosion Blocked or not working tensioners Poor running shafts (do not turn smoothly) Note: The damage can be detected by a well-run chain tensioner or by a test measurement of the chain pitch. Cause: …

May
8
2022

Unused radiator connections

Certain radiators can be used for multiple engine and transmission combinations. As a result, some connections are not used.

May
6
2022

Watch and Work Know-how – V-ribbed belts

Whether you are replacing a timing belt or timing chain, the “Watch and Work” video series provides practical tips on how to replace drive components correctly. Videos are easy to understand, can be replayed at any time and are always geared to the requirements of technicians in auto repair shops. Topic of the video: V-ribbed …

May
4
2022

Dayco – Tensioner Replacement Tips

Tensioner Replacement Tips

May
2
2022

Noise from the timing belt drive

Problem: Noise from the timing belt drive Cause: When the timing belt drive is tensioned, not only fastening of the shafts (Figs. 4, 5 and 6) but also loosening the camshaft sprocket and the high-pressure pump sprocket (Figs. 4 and 5) are essential. Otherwise, the belt tension is not distributed over the entire belt drive. …

May
1
2022

Clean hubs matter!

Clean hubs matter! Remember to always clean the hub faces with a wire brush to remove rust, reduce vibrations and noise! It will ultimately prevent comebacks, especially on older cars!

April
29
2022