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    AutoInform Live 2017 a resounding success for ZF Aftermarket

    As industry leaders in equipping technicians to work safely on the vehicles of today and tomorrow, ZF Aftermarket has enjoyed a successful AutoInform Live. Visitors to the event, which took place at the GTG Training Academy in Wolverhampton last month, were treated to a snapshot of ZF Aftermarket’s IMI-accredited courses through three 90-minute interactive workshops. …

    December
    13
    2017

    Step-by-step instructions for VW T5 shock absorber replacement

    Shock absorbers are safety-critical components which need to be replaced immediately when diagnosed to be defective. It is recommended that the shocks be checked at the workshop every 80,000 driven kilometres. In their latest video the “Meyle Mechanics” demonstrate the shock absorber replacement procedure for the Volkswagen Transporter V model using the Meyle‑Original shock absorbers, …

    December
    12
    2017

    Federal-Mogul Powertrain acquires Controlled Power Technologies

    Federal-Mogul Powertrain has completed the acquisition of UK-based clean-tech development company, Controlled Power Technologies Ltd (CPT). The purchase provides a timely route for Federal-Mogul Powertrain to expand into the development and manufacture of powertrain technologies for electrification and hybridization that complement the company’s existing capabilities. Financial details of the acquisition have not been released. The …

    November
    16
    2017

    Cummins acquires battery specialist Brammo

    Cummins, the manufacturer of heavy-duty diesel engines, recently unveiled a new prototype electric truck. It has now gone further towards electrification by acquiring Brammo, which develops electric drivetrains and battery packs. Brammo was founded in 2002 to build electric motorcycles. In 2015, it sold that division of the business, and focused on making battery packs …

    October
    24
    2017

    Autoinform Live 2017 tickets on sale now

    With the Autoinform Live 2017 show booking deadline fast approaching, the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA0 is encouraging all professional mechanics interested in attending to reserve their tickets now to avoid disappointment. Held at the GTG Academy in Wolverhampton, November 25-26, Autoinform Live is the UK’s biggest and best workshop training event. The show …

    October
    19
    2017

    New time-saving tech tip video for commercial vehicle clutch cylinders

    Diesel Technic UK & Ireland brand, DT Spare Parts, has released a new ‘Parts Specialists’ video detailing how to replace commercial vehicle clutch cylinders. The two mechanics, Björn and Lars, provide helpful tips along with a walkthrough on how to safely replace the component. The latest video sees the experts educate technicians by using DT …

    October
    17
    2017

    The future is clear with Trico wiper blades

    Beam blades are the latest technology using a tensioned steel strip, curved to hug the windscreen across the whole blade length. They deliver better performance and the even pressure distribution results in a longer lifespan. Trico beam blades use a sealed design to help protect the blade from exposure to the elements. Beam blades are …

    October
    9
    2017

    HaynesPro buys E3 Technical to boost UK tech data business

    HaynesPro, the professional data solutions business of Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C. (“Haynes”), is strengthening its UK online technical data presence today with the acquisition of E3 Technical. The acquisition sees HaynesPro taking on all of E3 Technical’s direct and indirect business from Carweb Ltd, a subsidiary of Solera Holdings Inc. This includes: Repair and Maintenance …

    October
    2
    2017

    Tyre damage patterns offer insight to technicians

    Tyres are always worth inspecting when troubleshooting vehicle damage. Aside from enabling repair professionals to spot any defect immediately, scrutinising tyre wear patterns can reveal whether or not the damage was caused by a suspension component. This type of damage is easy to fix, thus protecting customers from future tyre trouble. In their latest video …

    September
    13
    2017

    Autoelectro offers advice on starter motor failure

    Autoelectro, the independent rotating electrics remanufacturer and supplier, has vast experience in the automotive industry. Here, the company has leaned on more than 30 years’ experience to provide crucial information to technicians about burnt out starter motors and what to look out for when diagnosing the fault. It is an all too common issue for …

    August
    15
    2017