The ABC’s of ACEA specifications with Finol Oils

July 3, 2019 • News, Oil & Lubricants • Views: 1030

Understanding engine oil can be complicated and making the right choice for your vehicle can be time-consuming. In fact, many of us will pick up the first bottle we see without understanding what we are putting into our vehicles. As difficult as it may be, it is incredibly important to choose the right oil as …

Carbon clumps and timing chain fragments removed during engine clean

July 3, 2019 • News • Views: 1017

Pictures of a broken timing chain tensioner, extracted during an EDT Automotive engine clean, reveal the hidden contaminants lurking in our engines. The fragments were caught in the EDT engine cleaning machine’s filter, which is renowned for collecting up to half a litre of black sludge containing carbon, metallic particles and other contaminants.   David …

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

July 2, 2019 • News • Views: 2625

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: 926

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: 863

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: 918

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: 662

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: 356

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: 315

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: 285

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 …