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Timing belt failure investigated by Gates

August 25, 2020 • News, Timing Belt • Views: 85

Gates has investigated the cause of premature timing belt failure in the Synchronous Belt Drive System (SBDS) for number of Ford, Peugeot and Citroen models with 1.6L petrol and PSA diesel engines.

Ireland produces over half a million tonnes of hazardous waste annually

March 11, 2020 • News • Views: 457

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its latest hazardous waste (including lead-acid batteries) figures for Ireland.

ZF supplies chassis parts for numerous LCV models

March 5, 2020 • News • Views: 457

High mileage, heavy loads, constant use – the light commercial vehicle is the automotive workhorse. With this class of vehicle subjected to considerable pressure and stress, this segment of the vehicle parc offers significant service and repair opportunities for workshops. ZF Aftermarket helps independent garages position themselves in this segment and here, under its Lemförder …

Volkswagen rolls out augmented reality headsets in UK

March 5, 2020 • News • Views: 511

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VCV) in the UK is rolling out augmented reality headsets for technicians across its Van Centre network to help speed up complex repair work. It claims this will deliver potential savings to customers over five years of downtime equal to Stg.£1 million. The innovative system allows experts based at the Technical Support …

The new MINI is Electric

March 3, 2020 • News • Views: 492

As the world faces new environmental, social and economic challenges, MINI tells us that that it has unveiled its first fully electric model – the MINI Electric.

Unemployment rate down to 4.8 per cent at end of January

February 20, 2020 • News • Views: 509

RecruitAuto.ie welcomes the news that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from five per cent in the third quarter of 2019 to 4.7 per cent in the fourth quarter.

Volvo D5 timing belt kit installation

January 22, 2020 • News, Timing Belt • Views: 810

The 2.0 and 2.4-litre diesel D5 engines used over time by Volvo in almost every variant in the manufacturer’s range, but notably in the popular XC60 and XC90 siblings, features a timing belt driven water pump.

Irish millennials rely on vehicle technology for safe driving

January 20, 2020 • News • Views: 549

Irish millennials (circa 24 to 39 year-olds) are the generation most reliant on in-vehicle technology for safe driving, according to new research published by Liberty Insurance.

Hyundai and Kia to co-develop electric commercial vehicles

January 17, 2020 • News • Views: 616

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have revealed a strategic investment of €100 million in a new partnership with Arrival, a UK-based electric vehicle startup. Through the partnership, Hyundai and Kia plan to introduce competitively priced small and medium-sized electric vans and other products for logistics, on-demand ride-hailing and shuttle service companies. Arrival’s scalable electric platform …

World’s first road noise active and control technology

November 12, 2019 • News • Views: 847

HMG (Hyundai Motor Group) has just announced the development of the world’s first Road Noise Active Noise Control (RANC) system. The first-ever system dramatically reduces noise within the cabin of a vehicle. RANC builds on the Group’s current Active Noise Control (ANC) technology, which actively reduces noise by emitting soundwaves inverted to incoming noise. ANC …