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Bosch wipers under test

November 30, 2023 • News, Technical Articles, Wipers • Views: 189

Wiper blades must function reliably for drivers over an extended period — that means, throughout all seasons and under extreme weather conditions. To ensure this, Bosch has many other strict quality tests in addition to the prescribed standard tests that must be passed for acceptance into the program. These tests are divided into four categories: …

Comline: Understanding brake disc crazing

November 22, 2023 • Brakes, News, Technical Articles • Views: 191

Decoding ‘crazing’ Technicians, imagine a scenario where you are inspecting a vehicle’s brake disc and notice an unusual pattern on its surface: a cluster of small, hairline cracks resembling ‘orange peeling’ or the appearance of crazy paving. This phenomenon is what experts refer to as brake disc ‘crazing’. These clusters of cracks can vary in …

Get in the know with Blue Print’s YouTube channel

November 21, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 146

Blue Print has an extensive YouTube channel with specialised product videos taking you through the manufacturing process and unique product information; and also a huge selection of technical videos explaining how to fit its products.

National EV technician training centre set for Mullingar

November 16, 2023 • News • Views: 185

Plans to build a national electric vehicle training centre in Mullingar, Co Westmeath have been announced by Minister for Further Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris. Once opened, the centre will train people to repair and maintain not only electric cars, but also electric bikes, scooters, trucks, buses, vans and heavy goods vehicles. Although …

Delphi launches Training Prospectus 2.0

October 27, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 196

Delphi has released a comprehensive new 66-page training prospectus, showcasing the wealth of solutions now available to the aftermarket.

Why car battery failures matter for automotive aftermarket professionals

October 26, 2023 • Batteries, News, Technical Articles • Views: 157

In this article, Banner business development manager, Russell Shea, explores the rational reasons behind battery failure and replacing it with a premium battery is vital, particular as temperatures plummet. This also represents opportunities for independent workshops and motor factors: As automotive professionals serving the automotive aftermarket, we know this time of year marks the start …

Dayco supports ingenuity and encourages best practise

October 18, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 260

Spurred on by a recent news story concerning a workshop in Devon that has become prominent for its fixed price offer for the timing belt replacement on the Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, Dayco, the original equipment (OE) supplier to Ford for this and many other engines, is encouraging other businesses to follow suit. “According to …

Continental offers electronic timing setting advise

September 22, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 398

Continental offers the CT1167 as well as all associated kits for Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen models. Suitable for various 1.0–1.6L TSI, EA211 models with electronic camshaft adjustment. Problem When fitting the timing belt, the bolts for the camshaft adjustment (Fig. 1) must be loosened. After belt replacement the timing and lead angle for the …

ADAS front camera calibration

September 8, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 238

Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) have proven to reduce accidents on our roads. Calibration plays an essential role in keeping these systems functioning correctly.

Diagnostic info and web-based training for Tesla

August 31, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 294

With the latest updates of ESItronic Online 2.0 software, Bosch says it offers enhanced coverage of popular Tesla models, with diagnostic access and information for the Model S and Model X. Together with a web-based training module, available via the BATS portal, independent workshops can benefit from expert guidance and cater for this popular vehicle …