Technical Articles

Tricky repair solution for 2018 Jaguar F-Pace

June 20, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 154

ALLDATA Repair has offered a solution to a customer enquiry it received about a 2018 Jaguar F-Pace, which had left the technician puzzled. Query The 2018 Jaguar F-Pace had been experiencing issues which left a technician puzzled and scratching their head. The lights, indicators and the wash wipe system worked intermittently. The technician scanned the …

What is WLTP? A warning about real world EV battery ranges

May 29, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 420

In Europe, all electric vehicles are tested against a standardised metric for range. The Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) measures the range of all electric vehicles (EVs).

New EVs on sale with a much higher average range

May 29, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 209

According to analysis carried out by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in the UK, which has largely similar new car options to Ireland, the average official full range of a new electric

Dates announced for Auto Trade EXPO 2024 in Dublin

May 25, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 162

Last October (2022), for first time since 2018 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Auto Trade EXPO took place at the great new venue in Simmonscourt at the RDS in Dublin.

Shaftec advises how to measure a driveshaft

April 25, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 324

As part of its objective to inject free technical information into the aftermarket, this month, Shaftec advises how to measure a driveshaft. Furthermore, the expert supplier of remanufactured and new drive, steer and stop parts explains why, for fitment purposes, it is so important to get the measurements right. This guide follows the introduction of …

Watch: BM Catalysts shares DPF insight

April 18, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 226

One of Europe’s leading manufacturers of aftermarket hot end emissions products, BM Catalysts, has launched a new video titled, ‘How does an exhaust diesel particulate filter (DPF) work?’, as part of its ongoing commitment to support customers by sharing insight and expertise in an accessible format. Following the success of its video on catalytic converters, …

Borg & Beck offers best-practice braking tips

April 12, 2023 • Brakes, News, Technical Articles • Views: 231

Renowned supplier of premium quality aftermarket components, First Line Ltd, is dedicated to assisting its customers with as much information as possible

Bespoke mountings can help save money on repairs

April 4, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 346

Worn mountings, as any seasoned mechanic knows, can cause a variety of problems for the car, from increased vibrations to damaged parts, or even complete system failure. Klarius, the manufacturer of aftermarket emissions components, is advising all garages to check the mountings whenever a car is on the ramp to avoid these issues and offers …

Common Opel MAF sensor trouble code fixed

March 30, 2023 • Technical Articles • Views: 401

Aftermarket specialist First Line Ltd. has offered technicians a solution for a common mass air flow (MAF) sensor issue on the popular Opel/Vauxhall Insignia. The 2011 model year, 2.0CDti-engined Opel/Vauxhall Insignia is fitted with an original equipment boost hose prone to splitting, which causes lack of turbo boost and subsequently the car will go into …

Copper slip vs Ceratec: facts for the modern mechanic

March 22, 2023 • Brakes, News, Technical Articles • Views: 442

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.