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    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

    NGK Investigates role of Glow Plugs

    With diesel-powered vehicle sales now under severe pressure from environmentalists and politicians now is a good time to investigate the role of glow plugs and look at how distributors can maximise sales. Diesel has obviously undergone a huge amount of change in the recent past. Although technology has moved on, the glow plug is essentially …

    April
    12
    2018

    Sealey launches new range of pistol grip video borescopes

    Sealey have launched a new range of high performance pistol grip video borescopes with 85mm colour TFT screens. Each model features video record and playback, still images and live-stream video via the AV out connection. The borescopes incorporate waterproof probe pods which have an IP67 rating. Videos and images are stored on a 4GB micro …

    February
    15
    2018

    Does one size really fit all?

    There is a myth that has gained momentum within the aftermarket that numerous power transmission belt specifications, particularly for the auxiliary drive system, are generic rather than vehicle specific, which is at odds with normal practice for many other engine related products and completely alien to Dayco’s tailored engineering ethos. One of the more obvious …

    February
    12
    2018