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    Lack of safety tech in new vans ‘alarming’, tests reveal

    New tests that assess van safety have revealed an “alarming” lack of collision avoidance technology being fitted to commercial vehicles on sale in Ireland and Europe.

    December
    16
    2020

    UFI awarded OE contract for Maserati EVs

    UFI Filters has been awarded the contract for production of the dual heat exchanger on the front and rear electric axle on Maserati’s new electric vehicles. Its thermal management systems will be OE in the Italian car maker’s Folgore range of EVs, which includes the MC20, Gran Turismo and Gran Cabrio. UFI says this announcement …

    December
    11
    2020

    Launch Pro 5 speeds up diagnosis process

    Launch has added a new high-end professional diagnostic tool to the market. Available through Irish distributor Woodford Diagnostic & Training, the Launch X431 Euro Pro 5 Plus enables technicians to diagnose issues and faults on a wide number of vehicles efficiently and easily. Based on the most up-to-date Android OS 9.0, the tool inherits the …

    December
    8
    2020

    Nissens to acquire part of AVA Cooling

    Nissens has revealed it is to acquire a selection of subsidiaries in AVA Cooling from Enterex International Limited Group.

    November
    27
    2020

    Stargas continues nationwide expansion

    Stargas Limited is an Irish owned business which has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2010.

    October
    23
    2020

    New profile clamp withstands temperatures of up to 900 °C

    Norma Group has developed the VPP Compact High Temperature, a new VPP profile clamp that can withstand component temperatures of up to 900 °C.

    October
    21
    2020

    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. As replacing the belt also requires the auxiliary drive system to be removed, Dayco best practice recommends that all the …

    July
    17
    2020

    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