What is WLTP? A warning about real world EV battery ranges

May 29, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 95

In Europe, all electric vehicles are tested against a standardised metric for range. The Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) measures the range of all electric vehicles (EVs).

New EVs on sale with a much higher average range

May 29, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 55

According to analysis carried out by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in the UK, which has largely similar new car options to Ireland, the average official full range of a new electric

Dates announced for Auto Trade EXPO 2024 in Dublin

May 25, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 47

Last October (2022), for first time since 2018 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Auto Trade EXPO took place at the great new venue in Simmonscourt at the RDS in Dublin.

Shaftec advises how to measure a driveshaft

April 25, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 169

As part of its objective to inject free technical information into the aftermarket, this month, Shaftec advises how to measure a driveshaft. Furthermore, the expert supplier of remanufactured and new drive, steer and stop parts explains why, for fitment purposes, it is so important to get the measurements right. This guide follows the introduction of …

Watch: BM Catalysts shares DPF insight

April 18, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 115

One of Europe’s leading manufacturers of aftermarket hot end emissions products, BM Catalysts, has launched a new video titled, ‘How does an exhaust diesel particulate filter (DPF) work?’, as part of its ongoing commitment to support customers by sharing insight and expertise in an accessible format. Following the success of its video on catalytic converters, …

Borg & Beck offers best-practice braking tips

April 12, 2023 • Brakes, News, Technical Articles • Views: 118

Renowned supplier of premium quality aftermarket components, First Line Ltd, is dedicated to assisting its customers with as much information as possible

Bespoke mountings can help save money on repairs

April 4, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 171

Worn mountings, as any seasoned mechanic knows, can cause a variety of problems for the car, from increased vibrations to damaged parts, or even complete system failure. Klarius, the manufacturer of aftermarket emissions components, is advising all garages to check the mountings whenever a car is on the ramp to avoid these issues and offers …

Copper slip vs Ceratec: facts for the modern mechanic

March 22, 2023 • Brakes, News, Technical Articles • Views: 207

Years ago, you couldn’t visit a garage without seeing a tin of copper slip sat on the bench, complete with paint brush, explains Scott Irwin MIMI, head of technical training at TMD Friction.

The importance of using replacement fitting kits

March 21, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 202

BM Catalysts has shared some useful insight into the importance of using new fittings when replacing an emissions control product, to help technicians reap the benefits of its extensive range of fitting kits.

carbon monoxideElevated in-car carbon monoxide (CO) levels highlighted

March 14, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 158

I came upon this very interesting response to the UK’s Department of Transport’s (DfT) MOT consultation by a charity, the CO Research Trust.