Technical Articles

Shaftec advises how to measure a driveshaft

April 25, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 364

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: 242

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: 263

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: 382

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: 544

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: 585

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: 283

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: 207

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: 260

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: 310

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