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    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

    Preventing NVH in vehicle braking systems

    When deciding what car to buy, one of the highest priorities for potential customers is the cabin experience. Layout, comfort, technology and audio are all major influencers of customer perception, and are areas where automotive manufacturers can significantly differentiate their vehicles. This is why manufacturers spend vast sums on R&D to reduce NVH (Noise, Vibration …

    August
    28
    2018

    German Sound Quality Finals to take place at Automechanika Frankfurt

    On September 15, Automechanika will play host to a hotly contested competition for the best vehicle sound system in Germany. This year’s show will offer amazing sound experiences ranging from discreetly integrated high-end sound systems to supercharged bass speakers for those who really love it loud. Automechanika Frankfurt will be commencing its 25th edition in …

    August
    23
    2018

    Road Safety Authority urges parents to ensure children are properly restrained in vehicles

    The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are appealing to parents, guardians and teachers to ensure road safety, in particular seatbelt safety, is on the back to school lesson plan for all school children. RSA research shows that 10 per cent of children traveling in the back seat of vehicles are not using …

    August
    23
    2018