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EU hits auto industry with tough CO2 emissions reduction target for 2030

December 18, 2018 • News • Views: 218

The European Union has agreed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from new cars by 37.5 per cent and from vans by 31 per cent by 2030 compared to 2021 levels, with an interim target of a 15 per cent cut for both cars and vans by 2025 also agreed.

DMF Stress Test tips from ZF Aftermarket

December 13, 2018 • News • Views: 276

In spite of ever greater horsepower and higher torques, today’s vehicles actually run very smoothly. The dual-mass flywheel (DMF) plays a crucial role in this by absorbing and almost completely eliminating torsional vibrations with its integrated spring and damping system. If a mechanic does hear unusual noises, the DMF is usually the first port of …

Debunking common HID myths

December 12, 2018 • News • Views: 252

A new site providing information on Xenon HID bulbs, including debunking common HID myths has been launched. www.ringautomotive.com/en/refit-hids has been launched by vehicle lighting specialists Ring to give technicians and HID stockists all the resources and information they need about replacing xenon HIDs. Xenon HIDs are fitted on around ten per cent of the UK …

Meyle’s five steps for a clean cooling system

December 12, 2018 • Engine, News • Views: 252

Thorough and regular flushing is one of the decisive steps in the maintenance of cooling systems. Contamination, e. g. due to the incorrect use of sealing compound in the cooling system, reduces the cooling capacity in the long run and can lead to premature failure of the water pump mechanical seal.

HGV clutch and flywheel fitment and removal made easy by Laser Tools

December 6, 2018 • Clutch, News • Views: 271

New to the Laser Tools’ HGV range is this clutch & flywheel jack (part number 7249), designed to remove, install and transport (in the lowered position) 14 inch and 15½ inch double-disc clutches and/or flywheel assemblies as fitted to HGV vehicles.

New Motorservice packaging defeats counterfeiters

November 7, 2018 • Engine, News • Views: 375

The Motorservice Group is the sales organization of Rheinmetall Automotive’s global aftermarket activities. It is a leading supplier of engine components for the spare parts market, encompassing the Kolbenschmidt, Pierburg, BF and TRW Engine Components brands.

Mercedes-Benz introduces its first UK female CV breakdown specialist

September 12, 2018 • News • Views: 1225

A nice story from the north-west of England – Fallon Hignett has graduated as the UK’s first female Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle breakdown specialist. The 19-year-old from Liverpool works as a commercial vehicle technician at North-West Dealer Roanza Truck & Van. She joined the company after finishing school three years ago, earning a place on the Mercedes-Benz Apprenticeship Programme. …

Ford inspection drones keeping engine plant workers safely grounded

August 30, 2018 • News • Views: 430

Ford employees are now using cameras mounted on drones to safely and efficiently inspect high-rise gantries, pipework and roof areas at the company’s Dagenham Engine Plant in the UK. Previously, the team carried out this important maintenance work by using automated extendable platforms and scaffolding to check 40-metre-long gantries that support the plant’s heavy machinery. …

Preventing NVH in vehicle braking systems

August 28, 2018 • News • Views: 500

When deciding what car to buy, one of the highest priorities for potential customers is the cabin experience. Layout, comfort, technology and audio are all major influencers of customer perception, and are areas where automotive manufacturers can significantly differentiate their vehicles. This is why manufacturers spend vast sums on R&D to reduce NVH (Noise, Vibration …

German Sound Quality Finals to take place at Automechanika Frankfurt

August 23, 2018 • News • Views: 448

On September 15, Automechanika will play host to a hotly contested competition for the best vehicle sound system in Germany. This year’s show will offer amazing sound experiences ranging from discreetly integrated high-end sound systems to supercharged bass speakers for those who really love it loud. Automechanika Frankfurt will be commencing its 25th edition in …