Technical Articles

The role of 12V batteries in electric vehicles

March 16, 2022 • Batteries, Technical Articles • Views: 400

The following article has been provided by Bosch, which looks at why a 12 Volt battery is needed in an electric vehicle.

Latest eNewsletter available now

March 3, 2022 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 172

Welcome to the spring edition of the eNewsletter, which is brimful of technical articles to make life easier in the workshop for mechanics and technicians.

Understanding the importance of catalytic converters

February 28, 2022 • Exhaust, News, Technical Articles • Views: 173

Understanding how catalytic converters work and how to troubleshoot and fix these incredibly useful components is a must-have skill motor mechanics need to possess, according to Solera Autodata.

Second recall for Audi and Porsche after repair done with wrong part

February 24, 2022 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 226

Audi and Porsche are being forced to recall vehicles for a second time after repairs the first time involving around 150,000 cars (June last year)

Bosch: risks of a starter activated for too long

November 16, 2021 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 278

If the starter is activated for an extended time, for example, in the case of excessively long venting processes after diesel filter changes, there is a risk of thermal overload of the unit.

Experts recommend workshops brake check while tyre changing

October 6, 2021 • Brakes, News, Technical Articles • Views: 351

The brake professionals from Otto Zimmermann GmbH in Germany want to increase the safety of drivers. They say this can easily be ensured by a brake check when changing tyres.

Automatic gearbox service and flushing from TCMatic

August 13, 2021 • Gearbox, News, Technical Articles • Views: 585

When a car is brought to a garage for a service an often overlooked job is the lack of maintenance carried out on an automatic gearbox.

TPMS simplified

July 3, 2019 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 1365

TPMS Sensors can become confusing with all the various models and types on the market and all the different procedures for programming / learning the sensors. Here Ryan’s Automotive  explains  some of the differences. Sensor Types OE Direct Fit The application list for OE Direct Fit sensors has many different part numbers specific to certain …

New Mahle Technical Messenger service bulletin

December 3, 2015 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 1881

Mahle Aftermarket has released a ‘Technical Messenger’ technical service bulletin, for the replacement of the oil filter element on the popular 1.4/1.6/2.0-litre TDI engines used widely across the Volkswagen Group. The element, Knecht Filter part number OX 787D, fits within a two-piece filter housing module (OF206), which is also manufactured by Mahle and is mounted …

Redesigned Victor Reinz® installation instructions

November 11, 2015 • Technical Articles • Views: 1583

In order to enhance its fitting instructions, Victor Reinz has simplified the layout and made it easier for installers to follow each assembly step.   While the previous instructions included written explanations in German, English and French, the new design is entirely visual. The company’s product programme management team designed the new versions to be …