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Brake noise – can an age-old problem still affect your business?

July 2, 2019 • News • Views: 2279

The answer is simple yes; brake noise causes anxiety and although such noise rarely indicates an actual performance or safety-related issue, its presence will always raise concerns over the quality of braking components. In this safety critical category, noise can result in a damaging lack of confidence in the supplying garage, motor factor, and parts …

Tenneco introduces an all-new Megabond Cylinder Liner

June 26, 2019 • News • Views: 728

Tenneco’s Powertrain division will present its all-new Megabond cylinder liner technology at the 2019 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show Press and Trade Days only. It says that Megabond liners provide superior robustness for high performance and durability on engines with cast aluminum cylinder blocks. They offer twice the mechanical bond strength of existing state-of-the-art liners, combined …

JCB sets new British tractor speed record

June 26, 2019 • News • Views: 699

JCB’s Fastrac Tractor has stormed to a new British speed record for a tractor, powered by a variant of the Brutish manufactured 7.2 litre, 6-cylinder Dieselmax engine co-developed by JCB with Ricardo. Why you may say? Well I suppose it’s because they can and records are always there to be broken. The aerodynamically enhanced JCB …

Volkswagen video explains the stricter WLTP test procedure

June 21, 2019 • News • Views: 708

Euro 6d TEMP EVAP ISC – this is the complicated name of the emission standard that will be mandatory for all newly registered vehicles with the second stage of the WLTP type test from September 1, 2019.

Keep motorists safe with the Philips range

June 10, 2019 • News • Views: 493

Lighting specialists, Lumileds recommends that workshops offer a free lighting check to motorists before the spring and summer break to ensure motorists are safe on the road. Richard Armstrong, Lumileds Business Development Manager Automotive – UK and Ireland said: “Road safety starts with seeing and being seen with good quality car lighting. The range of …

Breck highlights importance of brake pad replacement

June 5, 2019 • Brakes, News • Views: 188

Many people, for various reasons, tend to severely procrastinate when it comes to replacing parts in their cars. However, there comes a time when further delay not only causes permanent damage to the car, but also poses risk to the safety of the driver and other road users. Brake pads are an excellent case in …

Borg & Beck stresses importance of cabin filter replacement

June 3, 2019 • Filters, News • Views: 167

Replacing Cabin Filters when a vehicle is in for a service is usually part of the service schedule, but it is quite often overlooked, as many vehicle owners don’t know they exist or what they are for and therefore are not willing to pay for it to be replaced. “With a few key questions, for …

Auxiliary drive system focus

May 3, 2019 • News • Views: 153

It is somewhat remarkable that in such a mature sector there remain certain products that are still under developed in terms of their service potential, the auxiliary drive system being one of them. This maybe because historically they have not been specified for replacement in the typical manufacturers service schedule or not normally thought of …

Thatcham brings clarity to managing vehicle repairs involving ADAS

May 3, 2019 • News • Views: 117

Thatcham Research has provided clarity to the automotive, automotive repair and insurance industries on how to manage vehicle repairs involving ADAS, such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Adaptive Cruise Control. According to Thatcham, more than 10 per cent of vehicles on the road today are fitted with AEB, equating to some four million cars. …

Subaru wins ‘Best Manufacturer For Safety Features in 2019’

April 24, 2019 • News • Views: 354

Subaru has been voted ‘Best Manufacturer for Safety Features’ in the ‘2019 Driver Power Survey’, the UK’s number one car ownership survey. Beating off stiff competition from 29 other manufacturers to take the no.1 spot, all three Subaru SUVs were rated highly for safety features, with the Outback coming 11th out of 100 cars for …