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    Autodata shines light on air conditioning

    Solera Autodata says it typically sees most use of its Service Air Conditioning module from early May through to late August, with a peak in late June.

    March
    12
    2021

    GS Yuasa launches free online Covid-19 and Batteries training course

    GS Yuasa has launched what it describes as a coronavirus-specific training course covering Covid-19 and batteries. The free course aims to help distributors, workshops and garages combat the rise of battery failure occurring because of reduced usage due to lockdowns.  The course, which has been compiled as part of the battery manufacturer’s award-winning training platform …

    March
    10
    2021

    Nissens warns of faulty thermal expansion valves

    Climate system specialist, Nissens Automotive, has warned that a faulty thermal expansion valve (TXV) will impact the air conditioning system’s performance and the life of the compressor. A delay in the valve reaction or improper, unbalanced metering, along with the valve being stuck in an open or closed position, are among the most common faults …

    March
    6
    2021

    Battery replacement is no longer a simple job

    Battery replacement in modern vehicles is no longer a simple or quick job.  Advancements in vehicle design and manufacture, driven by environmental issues and increasing on-board artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, has demanded a modern battery that meets a whole new level of performance.  Start-Stop technology alone now require the ability to withstand repeated charge and …

    March
    1
    2021

    Snap-on introduces new diagnostics website

    Snap-on has introduced a new diagnostics website to provide even more relevant information to help customers learn about diagnostic products and services quickly.  The new website is presented in a user-friendly, easy-to-navigate manner, whether on a desktop computer or mobile device.  Visitors to the website will notice the homepage is redesigned with a sleek, new …

    February
    18
    2021

    Battery maintenance guide for motorists

    The recent lockdowns across Europe have led to reduced travel and long periods of cars being parked away and not used. While activity levels are slowly picking up again in some countries, we will continue to see altered driving patterns and reduced mileage for some time. In this guide, Exide Technologies (www. exide.com), a leading …

    February
    14
    2021

    Record number of vehicles fail MOT due to emissions

    Over 1.27 million vehicles failed the MOT across the UK last year because of faults relating to exhaust emissions, new research suggests.

    January
    29
    2021

    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