Knock knock

August 3, 2012 • News • Views: 2348

Hella Ireland advises on the functions of the Knock sensor, which is found on outside of the engine block and is used to record knocking sounds in the engine during all operating states in order to avoid engine damage.

Wheel Speed Sensors – Function and diagnosis

August 3, 2012 • News • Views: 4639

The increasing complexity of road traffic makes great demands on drivers. Driver assistance systems relieve drivers and optimise safety on the road. Therefore, modern driver assistance systems are part of the standard equipment in almost all new cars in Europe and pose new challenges for garages.

New ContiTech tool for installing elastic V-ribbed belts

August 1, 2012 • News • Views: 2866

ContiTech has unveiled a new tool for installing elastic V-ribbed belts for Ford and Volvo engines – the ELAST TOOL F01.

Team PR Reilly warns on fake clutch parts

July 2, 2012 • News • Views: 3699

Team PR Reilly is warning the trade to be on the look out for fake Valeo clutch kits that have surfaced on the market.

Sealey launches new App

June 25, 2012 • News • Views: 1900

Sealey has just released a new product packed App, which is ready to be downloaded on the Ipad and Iphone.

Save time and money on electrical repairs

June 14, 2012 • News • Views: 1737

J&S Automtive has introduced a new range of fast mover electrical automotive harness repair sets from respected German component manufacturer Vemo, which it says offer workshops the opportunity to save time and money on electrical repairs.

Solving timing belt issues

June 13, 2012 • News • Views: 1877

Every mechanic wants to be able to diagnose vehicle problems with accuracy, but the dynamic nature of automotive design makes it difficult for even the most dedicated of experts. A recent technical workshop involving Gates highlighted degrees of uncertainty in connection with scheduled timing belt replacements and the installation of water pumps.

How to detect a worn multi-rib belt

June 12, 2012 • News • Views: 2910

Dayco recommends that workshops endeavouring to provide the motorist with a high standard of service and repair must make sure that they regularly check the condition of all multi-rib auxiliary belts and replace them when the signs of wear become visible. However, what are the signs and how can the degree of wear be judged …

Winter wear offers profit opportunities

June 11, 2012 • News • Views: 1672

Late springtime gives independent workshops an ideal opportunity to gain an edge over authorised garages by demonstrating their in-depth repair expertise. It is the time of year when many car drivers have their cars serviced, knowing that the harsh weather and road conditions during the winter season take an extraordinary toll on suspension parts.

New innovative exhaust clamp

June 8, 2012 • News • Views: 2108

A new product has been launched on the Irish market, which allows mechanics and technicians to carry out repairs to small sections of exhaust pipe, using an innovative pin and socket mechanism.