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Frozen diesel – how modern diesel gels

November 29, 2021 • News, Oil & Lubricants • Views: 37

The formulation of diesel has changed dramatically in recent years. Regulations introduced mean that the levels of sulphur in diesel must be reduced. Biofuel and FAME (Fatty Acid, Methyl, Ester) are added to diesel up to seven per cent.

Bosch: risks of a starter activated for too long

November 16, 2021 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 58

If the starter is activated for an extended time, for example, in the case of excessively long venting processes after diesel filter changes, there is a risk of thermal overload of the unit.

ELVES extends electric and hybrid vehicle training opportunities

November 2, 2021 • News, Training Dates • Views: 94

This December, ELVES will once again be offering ATFs in Ireland the opportunity to undertake electric and hybrid vehicle awareness training through its Electric ELVES programme.

Bosch spark plugs as original equipment – a success story

October 28, 2021 • News • Views: 94

The Bosch portfolio contains more than 1,000 types of spark plugs for a wide range of vehicles and engines. Many vehicles around the world when they are launched already have Bosch spark plugs under their bonnets.

Pandemic restrictions lead to reduced greenhouse gas emissions from Transport in 2020

October 22, 2021 • News • Views: 132

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its provisional greenhouse gas emissions for Ireland for 2020.

Quality ATF extends the life of automatic transmission

October 14, 2021 • News, Oil & Lubricants • Views: 136

The importance of ATF quality The quality of the Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) used is key to extending the life of the automatic gearbox, and therefore that of the vehicle.

Experts recommend workshops brake check while tyre changing

October 6, 2021 • Brakes, News, Technical Articles • Views: 151

The brake professionals from Otto Zimmermann GmbH in Germany want to increase the safety of drivers. They say this can easily be ensured by a brake check when changing tyres.

Continental delivers full EV training

October 2, 2021 • News • Views: 146

Continental Automotive is an approved IMI (Institute of Motor Industry) Centre and delivers a full electric and hybrid electric vehicle training programme from its Birmingham headquarters. Stuart West, tachograph product manager and training centre co-ordinator at Continental Automotive said that these EV training courses are “crucial” given the direction of the automotive industry towards electrification. …

Banner’s six top tips for long battery life

October 1, 2021 • News • Views: 145

For drivers of all ages, whether experienced or inexperienced, probably the most frustrating thing to encounter is a car that simply won’t start! However, as one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of batteries and battery accessories, Banner, is quick to point out its six top tips, which when adopted prevent possible starting problems, whilst also ensuring …

Nissens shares hybrid and electric vehicle knowledge

September 17, 2021 • News • Views: 141

With the growing popularity of hybrid and electric vehicles, technicians need to understand that there are differences within their heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, when compared to vehicles powered by traditional technology. Although contamination of the refrigerant and lubricant mixture can be an issue for both, the flushing process also varies. Many of …