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Philips how-to-guide when changing headlight bulbs

May 25, 2018 • News • Views: 74

Cars vary hugely in complexity. For some cars, it’s relatively simple to open the bonnet and get to the back of the headlight, remove the old bulb and replace it with a new one. As technology has advanced, the space within the engine compartment has been filled, making it more and more difficult to replace …

Toyota backing fuel cell power for vehicles of the future

May 24, 2018 • News • Views: 74

If you have had any doubts that fuel cells (FC) and hydrogen will be what powers our cars in the medium to long-term, then Toyota’s moves to expand mass-production of fuel cell stacks and hydrogen tanks towards ten-fold increase post-2020 should banish those doubts. Toyota has big sales expansion plans within Japan and overseas. Toyota …

Volvo is first car maker here to comply with new WLTP Fuel Consumption and Emission Testing Protocols

May 21, 2018 • News • Views: 95

Volvo has become the first car manufacturer in the UK and Ireland to homologate its entire model range under the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). All Volvo petrol, diesel and hybrid models now comply with the stringent ‘Euro 6d-temp’ standard for tailpipe emissions, as part of the firm’s model-year 2019 range update …

OESAA delivers yet another successful Autoinform

May 10, 2018 • News • Views: 115

More than 100 delegates from across Scotland, northern England and Ireland attended this year’s Autoinform Live at the GTG Academy in Glasgow last month, declaring the event a resounding success. The Scottish event aimed to make the wealth of knowledge shared at Autoinform Wolverhampton available to the industry professionals north of the border, giving them …

Schaeffler reveals closer ties between REPXPERT and The Garage Inspector

May 4, 2018 • News • Views: 131

Schaeffler (UK) has described Andy Savva as the ‘perfect role model for any workshop owner’ after the original equipment manufacturer revealed that The Garage Inspector will be working closer with its REPXPERT members. Andy supported the REPXPERT team at the recent Autoinform Live event in Glasgow by providing visitors with valuable advice on how to …

Motorists urged to give cyclists the space to ride safe

May 2, 2018 • News • Views: 121

Drivers are being asked to slow down and keep a safe distance when overtaking cyclists on both urban and rural roads. This call comes following serious concerns over the number of cyclists killed on Irish roads this year. To date in 2018, a total of 6 cyclists have died compared to 4 cyclist deaths up …

New Denso e-Videns tool offering

May 1, 2018 • News • Views: 112

Motorists will now be offered unparalleled access to their vehicle engine’s condition as part of a guided vehicle health check (VHC) delivered by Denso’s newest innovation, e-Videns. The e-Videns tool can monitor live data from a running engine and instantly compare it to reference parameters to reveal ‘hidden’ engine problems or pre-empt issues which may …

NGK to deliver technical product training at MechanEx

April 30, 2018 • News • Views: 119

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd will be providing garage visitors with technical product training on its range of components when it exhibits at the forthcoming MechanEx show in Manchester. The leading supplier of original equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors will be holding the sessions …

European Parliament endorses new rules to prevent emissions cheating

April 20, 2018 • News • Views: 101

A stronger European supervision of the car approval system to ensure rules are applied uniformly and effectively throughout the EU was approved by Parliament yesterday (Thursday). New “type approval” rules to guarantee that cars on the roads are clean and safe, as well as environmental and safety testing to be more independent are some of …

Top-of-the-range technical data for less than a pound a day

April 19, 2018 • News • Views: 102

Technical service and repair data is an invaluable resource for the modern workshop as they bid to retain their share of the business in an increasingly competitive market. To further assist them in this task, renowned diagnostics specialist Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS), is backing up its market-leading range of mega macs tools with an exceptional …