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Road Safety Authority urges parents to ensure children are properly restrained in vehicles

August 23, 2018 • News • Views: 430

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are appealing to parents, guardians and teachers to ensure road safety, in particular seatbelt safety, is on the back to school lesson plan for all school children. RSA research shows that 10 per cent of children traveling in the back seat of vehicles are not using …

New workshops at Automechanika

August 16, 2018 • News, Training Dates • Views: 490

Practical workshops have been a part of Automechanika Frankfurt for many years. Now, on the occasion of the event’s 25 year anniversary, the range of workshops on offer is being expanded yet again with new offerings that include bodywork repair and paintwork, augmented reality, truck competence, diagnostic techniques and digital communication. Every day from September …

Multi-purpose diagnostic tool launched

August 10, 2018 • News • Views: 405

Launch has unveiled the CRP MOT PRO, a multi-purpose vehicle diagnosis tool, set to boost support for professional technicians, available with over ten special functions. The diagnostic device provides full OBDII & EOBD diagnostic functions for a comprehensive list of American, Asian, and European vehicle manufacturers, making it one of the most reliable, all-encompassing diagnostic …

Schrader to show new sensor and retrofit kit at Automechanika

August 8, 2018 • News • Views: 424

This year is the 25th edition of Automechanika Frankfurt and Schrader, the automotive aftermarket brand of Sensata Technologies, is attending the show from September 11-15. During these five days, visitors will have the chance to meet Schrader sales, technical and engineering experts who are ready to answer any TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring systems) related questions …

Sealey unveils new American pro workshop modular system

July 23, 2018 • News • Views: 420

Supplied flat packed, Sealey’s new red and black range of units provide a number of ways to create your perfect work area in a durable metal finish. The modular design enables easy upgrading and bespoke configurations. Standard features include ball bearing slides on the drawers and metal handles and pulls. Cabinets are supplied with a …

Tons of benefits to training with trucks

July 23, 2018 • News • Views: 377

Twenty year old Corey Unwin from Mansfield in England isn’t afraid of a bit of heavy lifting. ‏‏The heavy vehicle apprentice is in the last few months of his three year apprenticeship which will see him gain his Level 3 qualifications as a Heavy Vehicle technician in the UK. Corey is looking ahead to a …

Autonomous van to go into series production

July 23, 2018 • News • Views: 328

A major automotive components supplier is backing a German start-up software company in a joint venture that will see fully autonomous electric vans and passenger vehicles enter production for off-highway applications next year. Aachen-based e.Go Mobile has partnered with ZF systems to develop the e.Go Moove and e.Go Mover cargo and passenger vehicles, which will …

Mercedes-Benz reveals fuel cell Sprinter

July 23, 2018 • News • Views: 577

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a new hydrogen fuel cell concept based on the all-new Sprinter van. The Sprinter F-CELL is based on a Sprinter chassis cab, fitted with a camper van body, though the technology could be deployed in any of the van’s chassis and body options. The technology is derived from that already seen in …

Denso issues injector repair warning

July 3, 2018 • News • Views: 367

Denso is warning workshops against carrying out injector repairs in unclean conditions. The fuel injection system is at the heart of any diesel engine, pressurising and injecting the fuel to power an estimated 12.4 million vehicles across the UK. Yet like any essential component, it can often suffer the effects of wear and tear over …

The seven mechanic jargon terms that baffle motorists

July 2, 2018 • News • Views: 365

Nearly half of motorists (47 per cent) feel they’ve overpaid for car repairs because of confusing jargon used by mechanics. Drivers hearing their ‘big end’ has gone or they’ve got ‘mayonnaise’ under their oil cap is causing them to lose faith in their garages. MotorEasy, a UK-based cloud-based garage-to-consumer trading platform says that it is …