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Latest TechTalk.ie eNewsletter out now

May 2, 2024 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 265

The latest edition of the TechTalk.ie eNewsletter is available now and is brimful of technical articles to make life easier in the workshop for mechanics and technicians.

Technicians urged to use correct oil for EV air con compressors

May 2, 2024 • Air Conditioning, News, Technical Articles • Views: 180

Delphi is advising technicians to be aware of the key differences between air conditioning (AC) compressors on vehicles with an internal combustion engine (ICE) and those on an electric vehicle (EV).

REPXPERT double clutch training heads to Devon

April 30, 2024 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 293

Schaeffler has announced its upcoming REPXPERT 2CT training course is scheduled to take place on 16th-17th July, at the South Devon College Skills Academy in Devon, England.

Correct Fitment: Not all pads are the same

April 24, 2024 • Brakes, News, Technical Articles • Views: 152

In the workshop, time is precious – especially throughout busy periods. It is during these times that best practice can sometimes be overlooked in favour of getting the job done quickly.

Mahle issues latest advice on defective starter motors

April 24, 2024 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 157

“The incorrect use of starter motors can lead to thermal overload of the solenoid, leading to failure of the starter motor,” explains Alan Povey, quality, warranty and technical manager at automotive parts manufacturer, Mahle. As many technicians will be aware, internal combustion engines cannot generate torque from standstill and a starter motor is therefore required …

First Line highlights handling issues of CSCs in clutch systems

April 22, 2024 • Clutch, News, Technical Articles • Views: 164

Concentric slave cylinders (CSCs) play a crucial role in the operation of modern automotive clutch systems, however, First Line Ltd. is pointing to the delicacy of the components, urging technicians to take care during fitment. ​ Acting as a combined clutch slave cylinder and release bearing, the CSC is responsible for releasing and applying pressure …

Alldata Europe solves Seat Leon brake light problem

April 22, 2024 • Brakes, News, Technical Articles • Views: 134

A vital part of any repair job is having the right tools – and that doesn’t always mean physical either. Alldata Europe, a provider of original vehicle manufacturer (VM) repair, maintenance and diagnostic data, supplies genuine procedures for more than 133,000 vehicle combinations and has an archive of eight million technical repair methods. However, when …

Premium parts and practical support from Nissens

April 18, 2024 • Air Conditioning, News, Technical Articles • Views: 245

In addition to the premium quality replacement parts that Nissens Automotive is renowned for, the company is also recognised for the practical support it provides independents, particularly its far reaching technical insight, which, among other subjects, includes fault diagnosis, product  installation and training etc. However, to further assist workshops as they enter the busy climate comfort …

Rotating electrics from WAI Europe

March 25, 2024 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 204

Alternators, starter motors, and other rotating electrics work tirelessly behind the scenes in a vehicle, converting mechanical energy into electrical power and vice versa. A failure in any of these components can disrupt vehicle performance and leave drivers stranded. When replacement or repair is required, technicians need to know they are using the best products …

Honda most reliable car manufacturer in 2023

March 22, 2024 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 209

Honda was the most reliable car manufacturer in 2023, according to new research from Warranty Solutions Group (WSG) in the UK. WSG analysed more than 500 warranties sold for each of the UK’s top 15 volume car manufacturers (all popular used car brands in Ireland), across vehicles three- to eight-years-old, between 2022 and 2023. Honda …