Borg & Beck stresses importance of cabin filter replacement

June 3, 2019 • Filters, News • Views: 326

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: 290

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 …

Thatcham brings clarity to managing vehicle repairs involving ADAS

May 3, 2019 • News • Views: 231

Thatcham Research has provided clarity to the automotive, automotive repair and insurance industries on how to manage vehicle repairs involving ADAS, such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Adaptive Cruise Control. According to Thatcham, more than 10 per cent of vehicles on the road today are fitted with AEB, equating to some four million cars. …

Subaru wins ‘Best Manufacturer For Safety Features in 2019’

April 24, 2019 • News • Views: 514

Subaru has been voted ‘Best Manufacturer for Safety Features’ in the ‘2019 Driver Power Survey’, the UK’s number one car ownership survey. Beating off stiff competition from 29 other manufacturers to take the no.1 spot, all three Subaru SUVs were rated highly for safety features, with the Outback coming 11th out of 100 cars for …

Range Rover Evoque to comply to stricter RDE2 emissions tests

April 24, 2019 • News • Views: 558

Range Rover tells us that their new Evoque has become the first luxury compact SUV to be certified under stringent new NOx emissions targets, ‘Real Driving Emissions’ stage 2 (RDE2), ahead of the official legislative introduction for new models in January 2020. All Jaguar and Land Rover models already meet the standards required by the …

FAI premium chain kits – time for a change?

April 14, 2019 • News • Views: 226

FAI was one of the first to market with an ‘all makes’ Timing Chain kit programme; offering a high-quality alternative to the costly components offered by manufacturers.   With over a decade of experience in R&D and production, the well-known aftermarket brand has topped 500 kits in its range, including an industry-leading selection of VVT …

New ceramic wheel bearing unveiled

April 5, 2019 • News • Views: 243

NTN-SNR has used ceramic ball technology in a new wheel bearing to help achieve the required specifications for the new Jaguar XE SV Project 8 bearing. This technology has already been developed and tested in single seater race cars and 24 hour Le Mans race cars. The benefits of using this technology are weight savings …

UK in pole position in £62 billion self-driving car race – if BREXIT roadblock removed

April 4, 2019 • News • Views: 557

The UK claims to be in pole position in the global race to market for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), with a £62 billion boost to the UK economy by 2030 up for grabs, according to a major new report published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and Frost & Sullivan. …

World experts to speak here on the future of hi-tech electric mobility

April 3, 2019 • News • Views: 542

Electronomous, the car tech summit taking place in Killarney, Co. Kerry,  May 2-3  will provide a unique glimpse at how technology will affect the automotive, insurance and car finance industries, as well as car sales and motoring into the future. One commentator described it as where “the automotive and tech worlds converge”.

Denso adds reset option to e-Videns solution

April 3, 2019 • News • Views: 400

Denso’s innovative vehicle inspection tool, e-Videns, has been further enhanced with the addition of vehicle reset functionality. The unique solution now features options for service interval resets and diagnostic trouble code resets. The update enables technicians to access the same reset functions available with OE equipment, eliminating the need to switch to other reset equipment. …