Technical Articles

Copper slip vs Ceratec: facts for the modern mechanic

March 22, 2023 • Brakes, News, Technical Articles • Views: 15

Years ago, you couldn’t visit a garage without seeing a tin of copper slip sat on the bench, complete with paint brush, explains Scott Irwin MIMI, head of technical training at TMD Friction.

The importance of using replacement fitting kits

March 21, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 21

BM Catalysts has shared some useful insight into the importance of using new fittings when replacing an emissions control product, to help technicians reap the benefits of its extensive range of fitting kits.

carbon monoxideElevated in-car carbon monoxide (CO) levels highlighted

March 14, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 46

I came upon this very interesting response to the UK’s Department of Transport’s (DfT) MOT consultation by a charity, the CO Research Trust.

British Government extends MOT consultation deadline

February 17, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 86

Following strong reactions and a widespread campaign by automotive industry trade bodies in the UK, the Department for Transport (DfT) has extended the current MOT consultation’s closing date to 22 March 2023.

Symptoms of a failing wheel bearing

February 7, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 108

Technicians need to be aware of the symptoms that could point to a deteriorating wheel bearing, according to Comline Auto Parts (Comline).

ZF Aftermarket expands training offer for 2023

January 31, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 114

Ongoing training is vital for automotive workshops to remain competitive in a rapidly changing repair market. Because of this, ZF Aftermarket has started 2023 by significantly expanding its training offering. The company says workshops will now benefit from six new, free online training courses, including a guide to installing air springs and CDC shock absorbers. …

Delphi Technologies launches Masters of Motion

January 31, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 136

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc and officially distributed in Ireland by Qualvecom, has launched its new Masters of Motion hub aimed at independent garage technicians.

Low quality filters – what’s the issue?

January 12, 2023 • Filters, News, Technical Articles • Views: 118

Oil filters, air filters and fuel filters perform a very important task in the vehicle: they protect valuable engine components, such as the turbocharger or the air mass meter. Bosch product trainers Benedikt Preuss and Wolfgang Hubbe explain the importance of choosing the right filters, and how saving at the wrong end can be really …

Low energy repairs – batch priming

January 10, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 147

Over the past year, the refinish industry has felt the significant impact of rising energy prices. To combat this, the technical experts at PPG have been working to ensure the company is at the forefront of low energy repairs.

Bosch and Ed China team up on EV servicing

January 6, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 125

The Automotive Aftermarket team at Bosch has collaborated with Wheeler Dealer’s Ed China to show the car enthusiast and presenter what goes into an electric/hybrid vehicle course. He headed to the Automotive Aftermarket’s training centre in Denham to see what it’s like to service an electric vehicle.