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    Schaeffler advises against fitting mismatched clutch components

    Schaeffler engineers have always advised against fitting mismatched clutch components, and have now identified a specific case where the installation of a non-LuK clutch, combined with a genuine LuK concentric slave cylinder(CSC), can result in clutch release system leakage. Schaeffler has updated its packaging to include a warning label, advising against this practice. The affected …

    July
    10
    2020

    Lighting upgrades offer a win -win for workshops and for customers – says the Garage Inspector

    Since Andy Savva was announced by Lumileds as a brand ambassador for Philips Automotive Products, the “Garage Inspector” – as he is known throughout the automotive aftermarket businesses, has tackled a number of different subjects. As a highly successful former independent garage owner of more than 25 years, Andy now offers aftermarket businesses advice on …

    July
    8
    2020

    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 …

    January
    17
    2020

    Are you up to speed on Euro 6 Emissions?

    Eclipse Automotive is holding new two-day Euro 6 emissions training courses, at the company’s training academy in Swadlingcote, Derbyshire on May 13-14 and 15-16.

    February
    12
    2019

    EU hits auto industry with tough CO2 emissions reduction target for 2030

    The European Union has agreed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from new cars by 37.5 per cent and from vans by 31 per cent by 2030 compared to 2021 levels, with an interim target of a 15 per cent cut for both cars and vans by 2025 also agreed.

    December
    18
    2018

    DMF Stress Test tips from ZF Aftermarket

    In spite of ever greater horsepower and higher torques, today’s vehicles actually run very smoothly. The dual-mass flywheel (DMF) plays a crucial role in this by absorbing and almost completely eliminating torsional vibrations with its integrated spring and damping system. If a mechanic does hear unusual noises, the DMF is usually the first port of …

    December
    13
    2018

    Meyle’s five steps for a clean cooling system

    Thorough and regular flushing is one of the decisive steps in the maintenance of cooling systems. Contamination, e. g. due to the incorrect use of sealing compound in the cooling system, reduces the cooling capacity in the long run and can lead to premature failure of the water pump mechanical seal.

    December
    12
    2018

    New Motorservice packaging defeats counterfeiters

    The Motorservice Group is the sales organization of Rheinmetall Automotive’s global aftermarket activities. It is a leading supplier of engine components for the spare parts market, encompassing the Kolbenschmidt, Pierburg, BF and TRW Engine Components brands.

    November
    7
    2018

    Mercedes-Benz introduces its first UK female CV breakdown specialist

    A nice story from the north-west of England – Fallon Hignett has graduated as the UK’s first female Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle breakdown specialist. The 19-year-old from Liverpool works as a commercial vehicle technician at North-West Dealer Roanza Truck & Van. She joined the company after finishing school three years ago, earning a place on the Mercedes-Benz Apprenticeship Programme. …

    September
    12
    2018

    Ford inspection drones keeping engine plant workers safely grounded

    Ford employees are now using cameras mounted on drones to safely and efficiently inspect high-rise gantries, pipework and roof areas at the company’s Dagenham Engine Plant in the UK. Previously, the team carried out this important maintenance work by using automated extendable platforms and scaffolding to check 40-metre-long gantries that support the plant’s heavy machinery. …

    August
    30
    2018