Synthetic vs Mineral Engine Oils

June 13, 2022 • News • Views: 236

As we have seen in our previous articles, engine oil comes in a number of grades, viscosities and contain various additives. Another option that will find is whether you are buying synthetic or conventional engine oil. Synthetic engine oils generally perform better than mineral engine oils in areas such as providing protection for your vehicle …

Comline expert answers common brake safety questions

June 9, 2022 • Brakes, News, Technical Articles • Views: 260

Comline Ireland says it is enthusiastic about providing technicians with useful, thorough and up-to-date information, to ensure a first time fit, every time.

Camshaft is not equal to camshaft

June 8, 2022 • News • Views: 194

Camshafts are manufactured in three different procedures. The design used most frequently is a camshaft manufactured from cast iron. The steel camshaft is another popular design. It is used when specific material is required. Here the camshaft is milled from a steel billet and then honed. The third design is known as the assembled camshaft. …

New heavy EV battery removal solutions from Laser Tools

June 4, 2022 • News • Views: 103

Electric vehicle maintenance: modern EV Batteries are designed to be easily removed from the vehicle, for both service and/or replacement purposes. However, although they may be simple to remove in theory (ie, a few bolts and a plug to remove), in practice safely removing a large battery which can weigh anything up to 600kg is …

Lumileds supports next generation technicians with Philips products

June 1, 2022 • News • Views: 69

In what is set to be the first steps of a wider UK initiative, Lumileds has partnered with Coventry College’s Motor Vehicle Department for the supply of Philips vehicle lighting and workshop equipment. Coventry has long been one of the UK’s main centres for vehicle manufacturing and general automotive business, so it is fitting that …

Key Considerations When Choosing a Hydraulic Oil

June 1, 2022 • News • Views: 236

Hydraulic Oil: A different type of lubricant One of the most well-known and important lubricants you can buy is hydraulic oil. Found in industrial machinery, construction vehicles, tractors and many other types of machinery, it plays an integral role in their performance capabilities. Hydraulic oil is very different from other lubricants. Like engine oil, hydraulic oil …

Safe charging of car batteries

May 27, 2022 • News • Views: 338

Charging car batteries? Is it really necessary? If so, how often and for how long? Aren’t modern batteries maintenance-free? Many drivers have asked these or similar questions. Firstly: normally the alternator should adequately charge the battery in everyday use. However, there are situations in which recharging and other care can have a positive effect on the …

The small dual-mass flywheel in the auxiliary drive

May 19, 2022 • News • Views: 170

The PYD decouples the belt drive from the rotational irregularities of the internal combustion engine, with a specifically designed arc spring isolating the belt pulley from the crankshaft. The PYD is mounted directly on the crankshaft. It usually also contains a torsional vibration damper, which is needed to limit the natural vibrations of the crankshaft …

OESAA expands its membership and updates on progress

May 17, 2022 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 232

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) has had new members joining its organisation. Its chairman, Nigel Morgan, answers some questions about the return, as well as the progress of member synergies and the hot topic of recruitment.

Shedding anxiety about EV travel ranges and charging

May 11, 2022 • News • Views: 413

I’ve been there many times – wondering will I make it home in an electric vehicle, and finding charging stations out of order when I stop to top-up. It does cause anxiety and seems to be part of the teething troubles that come with any big transition. One positive is that it has caused me …