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Author archives: John Loughran

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    ContiTech unveils Volkswagen tool kit

    ContiTech has developed a special toolbox for replacing timing belts on Volkwagen engines. Nearly all the special tools that a workshop or garage needs for professionally replacing timing belts on Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen vehicles can be found in this set. So everything needed is close at hand.

    August
    21
    2012

    Complimentary Automechanika tickets!

    Messe Frankfurt, the organisers of Automechanika are offering 50 free day tickets, worth €34 each at the gate to AutoTrade.ie readers.

    August
    7
    2012

    New Superkits save workshops time and money

    FAI has launched a new timing belt Superkit, which it says saves time and hassle and delivers more profit for the workshop.

    August
    3
    2012

    What does OE ‘Matching Quality’ actually mean?

    Unfortunately, there are no strict rules or regulations to help you define what is actually meant by suppliers who label their products with this sometimes misleading strapline. However, we can tell you what it doesn’t mean! It doesn’t mean that the parts in question are actually OE In other words they have never been fitted …

    August
    3
    2012

    Knock knock

    Hella Ireland advises on the functions of the Knock sensor, which is found on outside of the engine block and is used to record knocking sounds in the engine during all operating states in order to avoid engine damage.

    August
    3
    2012

    Solving timing belt issues

    Every mechanic wants to be able to diagnose vehicle problems with accuracy, but the dynamic nature of automotive design makes it difficult for even the most dedicated of experts. A recent technical workshop involving Gates highlighted degrees of uncertainty in connection with scheduled timing belt replacements and the installation of water pumps.

    June
    13
    2012

    Blue Print unveils self adjusting clutch tool

    Blue Print is now supplying the necessary tool required to remove and replace self adjusting clutches (SAC) on any vehicle.

    May
    29
    2012

    Moog adds to MAM Autocat+ catalogue

    Federal-Mogul Aftermarket U.K. Limited has extended its OE-quality Moog® steering and suspension components range in the popular MAM Autocat+ online cataloguing system.

    May
    9
    2012

    National’s 2012 brake disc catalogue now available

    The National Auto Parts 2012 brake disc catalogue is now available.  

    April
    30
    2012

    Meyle unveils engine mounts catalogue

    Meyle has now organised its vast portfolio of Engine Mounts in a single catalogue. This new catalogue provides technicians with more product details; for example, additional information on the part’s installation environment.

    April
    26
    2012