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    Sealey launches new winter 2021 promotion

    Sealey has launched its new 64 page winter 2021 promotion, which it says features 50 new products and deals with savings of up to 88 per cent off list price.  New additions to Sealey’s lighting range include the interchangeable three-in-one COB LED inspection light and a nine-in-one penlight multitool. There are also new products in …

    October
    20
    2021

    Quality ATF extends the life of automatic transmission

    The importance of ATF quality The quality of the Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) used is key to extending the life of the automatic gearbox, and therefore that of the vehicle.

    October
    14
    2021

    Experts recommend workshops brake check while tyre changing

    The brake professionals from Otto Zimmermann GmbH in Germany want to increase the safety of drivers. They say this can easily be ensured by a brake check when changing tyres.

    October
    6
    2021

    Continental delivers full EV training

    Continental Automotive is an approved IMI (Institute of Motor Industry) Centre and delivers a full electric and hybrid electric vehicle training programme from its Birmingham headquarters. Stuart West, tachograph product manager and training centre co-ordinator at Continental Automotive said that these EV training courses are “crucial” given the direction of the automotive industry towards electrification. …

    October
    2
    2021

    Banner’s six top tips for long battery life

    For drivers of all ages, whether experienced or inexperienced, probably the most frustrating thing to encounter is a car that simply won’t start! However, as one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of batteries and battery accessories, Banner, is quick to point out its six top tips, which when adopted prevent possible starting problems, whilst also ensuring …

    October
    1
    2021

    Life as an apprentice mechanic at Volkswagen Group Ireland

    Located on the Nangor Road, Dublin 12, Volkswagen Group Ireland’s National Learning Centre is one of the best introductions to life as a mechanic. Wide-eyed apprentices get to work with the full gamut of hardware, from brand new electric vehicles to internal combustion engines, gearboxes, battery cells and the computers that help diagnose any faults. …

    September
    20
    2021

    Stronger parts for a higher durability and first to market opportunity

    Combined skills and the expertise of leading original equipment manufacturers enables a unique range of vibration control parts including: pulleys, flexible propshaft couplings, suspension strut mounts, engine and gearbox mounts and hydraulic accumulators.

    September
    14
    2021

    Trico urges technicians to ensure wipers are in best condition pre-NCT

    Original equipment wiper blade manufacturer, Trico, discusses the importance of wiper blades during an NCT/MOT, because without them being in good condition, it could mean a failure. Arguably, wiper blades are one of the easiest checks for a technician to make, as the wipers just need to effectively clear water and leave no smears on …

    September
    10
    2021

    Second round of ELVES F-Gas training completed

    In April, ELVES launched its F-Gas training pilot project to provide Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) certified training to ATFs in its Network. F-Gases are used in vehicle air conditioning systems and need to be removed from End-of-Life Vehicles as part of the depollution process. The second cohort of 14 learners from ATFs around Ireland …

    September
    10
    2021

    Charles Hurst and Dublin Audi seek technicians

    Lookers plc, which owns Charles Hurst in Northern Ireland and the Dublin Audi Centre in Sandyford as well as UsedDirect, Dublin, has launched a new campaign to recruit 100 technicians across its UK & Ireland network of 152 dealerships. It is urging local skilled and graduate technicians to see what is on offer. With over …

    September
    8
    2021