Jaguar Land Rover announces 150 Irish R&D jobs

January 15, 2018 • News • Views: 14

Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed plans to open a software engineering centre and create 150 jobs in Shannon, Republic of Ireland, in 2018. Working alongside Jaguar Land Rover’s engineering team in the UK, the Shannon facility has an important role to play in realising the company’s vision for electric and automated driving vehicles. It will …

Technicians now able to sign-up for training courses on REPXPERT

January 9, 2018 • Clutch, News • Views: 30

REPXPERT members are now able to sign-up online to attend live hands-on training events which will be held regularly at the REPXPERT Academy in Hereford. This means that over 10,500 active REPXPERT users in the UK can register for these sessions on the free garage portal, which also features comprehensive technical information and training videos …

IAAF and FIGIEFA delighted with provisional Type-Approval legislation

January 4, 2018 • News • Views: 37

The IAAF and FIGIEFA have welcomed the news that crucial provisions on the OBD connector and access to RMI have been included in the proposed EU legislation on Vehicle Type-Approval Regulation, signifying a huge step forward for the aftermarket regarding access to in-vehicle data. The EU Council’s main preparatory body, COREPER, recognised the need for …

2017 sees Record Low of Road Fatalities

January 2, 2018 • News • Views: 47

Provisional road collision statistics for 2017, published by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) following an analysis of fatal collision reports supplied by An Garda Síochána, show that there has been a 15 per cent drop in road deaths in 2017 compared to 2016. Up to the 31 December 2017 a total of 158 people lost …

FER AGM fuelled by diesel ban talk

December 20, 2017 • Fuel, News • Views: 77

The Federation of Engine Remanufacturers (FER) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 7th October at IAAF offices in Birmingham, with the proposed petrol and diesel ban firmly placed at the top of the agenda. The Federation, which celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2017, has grown this year with the addition of further members …

Christmas offers at PJ Fallon & Son

December 19, 2017 • News • Views: 83

Tools & equipment specialists, PJ Fallon & Son has a number of special offers ready for Christmas delivery. First up is a Milwaukee M18 FPP3B-525B 3 Piece Kit, for €525 + VAT delivered. The kit contains the following:

1 x 18 Volt M18 CHIWF12 Fuel™1/2in Friction Ring Impact Wrench delivers a superior performance of up to …

NGK offers winter servicing advice

December 19, 2017 • News • Views: 83

As drivers get to grips with the Arctic winter weather, a vehicle that doesn’t start is the last thing anyone wants to worry about. Tim Howes, Deputy General Manager, Supply Chain & Technical Service, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd offers garages winter servicing advice. Now is the time for garages to take the initiative and …

AutoInform Live 2017 a resounding success for ZF Aftermarket

December 13, 2017 • News • Views: 102

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. …

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

December 12, 2017 • News • Views: 80

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, …

Euro Car Parts Team PR Reilly hosts training event

December 5, 2017 • News • Views: 107

Euro Car Parts Team PR Reilly recently held a training event in Santry, Dublin to explain the benefits of Hella Gutmann’s CSC Tool. The CSC (Camera Sensor Calibration) Tool from Hella Gutmann Solutions is a comprehensive and flexible solution for the calibration of camera-based driver assist systems. Adaptive lighting, automatic distance control, multi-collision braking, lane …