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Author archives: Padraic Deane

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    New ContiTech tool for installing elastic V-ribbed belts

    ContiTech has unveiled a new tool for installing elastic V-ribbed belts for Ford and Volvo engines – the ELAST TOOL F01.

    August
    1
    2012

    Team PR Reilly warns on fake clutch parts

    Team PR Reilly is warning the trade to be on the look out for fake Valeo clutch kits that have surfaced on the market.

    July
    2
    2012

    New innovative exhaust clamp

    A new product has been launched on the Irish market, which allows mechanics and technicians to carry out repairs to small sections of exhaust pipe, using an innovative pin and socket mechanism.

    June
    8
    2012

    KYB gets technical on YouTube

    – KYB UK – the leading supplier of shock absorbers, coil springs and suspension mounting kits – is continuing to add to its new facility to help provide invaluable technical training for its garage customers. The company has made a series of technical videos available on YouTube to provide technical assistance for technicians replacing shock …

    May
    15
    2012

    TRW launches Universal DOT 5.1 ESP brake fluid

    TRW, distributed by Serfac Limited, has launched Universal DOT 5.1 ESP brake fluid – a fluid specially developed for vehicles fitted with electronic stability control (ESP) systems. This new low viscosity fluid exceeds more international specifications than any other and provides the best flow properties for ESP systems, especially in cold conditions.

    May
    11
    2012

    Febi offers advice on steering and suspension components

    Steering and suspension components are highly sensitive parts and driving vehicles with worn steering parts can lead to expensive bills for the vehicle owner and puts lives at risk.  

    May
    1
    2012

    Valeo extends lighting range

    Valeo Service, the leading automotive component supplier to the independent aftermarket, is re-emphasising the need for high quality lighting solutions as it launches an extension to its OE lighting range with OE quality bulbs. Valeo’s new bulb range consists of 43 references, offering 95 per cent coverage for the UK car parc.

    April
    30
    2012

    Quality in the detail

    Late springtime gives independent workshops an ideal opportunity to gain an edge over authorised garages by demonstrating their in-depth repair expertise. It is the time of year when many car drivers have their cars serviced, knowing that the harsh weather and road conditions during the winter season take an extraordinary toll on suspension parts.

    April
    17
    2012

    Symptom or Cause?

    More often than not a clutch change is a difficult and dirty job that requires a day of downtime, so when presented with a vehicle in need of clutch replacement it is imperative that a full assessment or diagnosis takes place to ensure that a worn clutch is not just the symptom of another vehicle …

    April
    16
    2012

    Schaeffler to stage technical demonstrations at MechanEx

      Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd will once again be staging a series of hands-on technical demonstrations on the Tech Talk Live stand at MechanEx, Westpoint Arena, Exeter, on April 17 & 18.   The company – renowned for its market-leading LuK clutch, INA tensioner and FAG wheel bearing brands – is to provide technical …

    February
    17
    2012