Textar launches premium brake pads with unique dampening shim technology

July 18, 2017 • News • Views: 19

Global leader in OE brake technology, TMD Friction, has developed Textar Q+, an innovative dampening shim to provide the ultimate noise reduction, which is now available on a wide range of its premium Textar brake pads. As an OE supplier, TMD Friction has an established reputation for excellent braking performance and as modern vehicles become …

Annual holidays

June 30, 2017 • News • Views: 106

The editorial team is now on annual holidays and will return on Monday, July 17, when normal service will be resumed. For accounts / admin queries call + 353 (0) 90 66 25 676 or email

Continental teaches vehicles to park Independently

June 29, 2017 • News • Views: 133

Normally, it is people that have to  learn how to park their cars – and it is certainly not the most popular  task among drivers. Therefore, technology company Continental has  developed a solution, which can, at least, relieve drivers from recurring parking routines. Upon request, the new Trained Parking  function records and stores the sequence of …

VW to enable vehicles to vehicle communications by 2019

June 29, 2017 • News • Views: 116

Connectivity between different vehicles as well as between vehicles and transport infrastructure in the vicinity is another important step towards connected motoring that aims to reduce road accidents, or minimise their consequences. From 2019, Volkswagen tells us that it will therefore start fitting its first models with pWLAN as standard in order to serve as …

Vehicle Dynamics International Awards 2017: the winners!

June 22, 2017 • News • Views: 155

With an inspiring shortlist and a world-renowned international jury, 2017 is another great year for the Vehicle Dynamics International Awards, where Ireland is represented by Padraic Deane, our managing editor. These are the vehicle dynamics innovations, professionals and technologies that have won this year’s honors… Car of the Year: – New BMW 5 Series Dynamics …

2017 International Engine of the Year announced

June 22, 2017 • News • Views: 142

In powertrain circles, it’s widely accepted that brilliant designs win the outright International Engine of the Year Award, but only truly great developments do it back-to-back. And history certainly seems to support this thinking; until this year, the exclusive ‘doubles’ club consisted of only three car makers and four engines across the Awards’ rich 19-year …

Dayco makes training simple

June 22, 2017 • News • Views: 120

An important message the Dayco team wanted to deliver to technicians visiting Automechanika Birmingham, was that care and attention is needed in order to fit timing belt kits correctly, but if the fitting procedure is followed, it is straight forward and the result will serve their customers well. So, in addition to an impressive and welcoming …

Valeo Digital Tools put power in technicians’ hands

June 20, 2017 • News • Views: 113

Valeo Service UK has launched a number of digital initiatives to further support customers as part of its wider ‘We Care 4 You’ strategy. Valeo’s new aftermarket promise, ‘We Care 4 You’, covers all angles to ensure complete customer support is available. Valeo recognises that automotive technology is constantly developing and has therefore significantly enhanced …

Skoda Ireland take two top 10 places at International competition

June 20, 2017 • News • Views: 119

Two Irish Skoda employees have placed in the top 10 of their categories of the ‘Skoda Challenge Competition’ which took place in Budapest earlier this month. Cavan native Darragh Smith has been placed 8th in the Parts Manager Category of the International Finals of the Skoda Challenge. Darragh started in Brady’s Skoda, Cavan four years …

Brake Engineering continues to offer expert advice

June 19, 2017 • News • Views: 152

Brake Engineering has released a number of new technical bulletins offering specialist advice on a wide range of the brand’s calipers and wheel cylinders, including information on product identification and the intricate differences of each part number. The products featured cover many popular vehicle makes and models including Ford, Land Rover, Jaguar, Audi, Nissan, Citroen …