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    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

    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