Technical Articles

Get in the know with Blue Print’s YouTube channel

November 21, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 219

Blue Print has an extensive YouTube channel with specialised product videos taking you through the manufacturing process and unique product information; and also a huge selection of technical videos explaining how to fit its products.

Delphi launches Training Prospectus 2.0

October 27, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 256

Delphi has released a comprehensive new 66-page training prospectus, showcasing the wealth of solutions now available to the aftermarket.

Why car battery failures matter for automotive aftermarket professionals

October 26, 2023 • Batteries, News, Technical Articles • Views: 228

In this article, Banner business development manager, Russell Shea, explores the rational reasons behind battery failure and replacing it with a premium battery is vital, particular as temperatures plummet. This also represents opportunities for independent workshops and motor factors: As automotive professionals serving the automotive aftermarket, we know this time of year marks the start …

Dayco supports ingenuity and encourages best practise

October 18, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 373

Spurred on by a recent news story concerning a workshop in Devon that has become prominent for its fixed price offer for the timing belt replacement on the Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, Dayco, the original equipment (OE) supplier to Ford for this and many other engines, is encouraging other businesses to follow suit. “According to …

Continental offers electronic timing setting advise

September 22, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 654

Continental offers the CT1167 as well as all associated kits for Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen models. Suitable for various 1.0–1.6L TSI, EA211 models with electronic camshaft adjustment. Problem When fitting the timing belt, the bolts for the camshaft adjustment (Fig. 1) must be loosened. After belt replacement the timing and lead angle for the …

ADAS front camera calibration

September 8, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 327

Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) have proven to reduce accidents on our roads. Calibration plays an essential role in keeping these systems functioning correctly.

Diagnostic info and web-based training for Tesla

August 31, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 391

With the latest updates of ESItronic Online 2.0 software, Bosch says it offers enhanced coverage of popular Tesla models, with diagnostic access and information for the Model S and Model X. Together with a web-based training module, available via the BATS portal, independent workshops can benefit from expert guidance and cater for this popular vehicle …

Mahle fitment advice for spin-on oil filter in minibus campers

August 28, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 379

Mahle Aftermarket has issued its latest technical bulletin to offer advice to technicians to help overcome any problems when installing the OC 248 spin-on oil filter in minibus campers.

Watch: Shock absorber test bench in action

August 24, 2023 • News, Suspension, Technical Articles • Views: 351

Shock absorbers play a crucial role in ensuring the safety, stability and comfort of a vehicle. Technological evolution in the automotive industry has led to significant improvements in shock absorber components, allowing for more precise control of vehicle vibration and oscillations. A key aspect in the development and production of shock absorbers is the use …

Dayco looks at two-stage timing belt tensioning

August 18, 2023 • News, Technical Articles, Timing Belt • Views: 305

Although Dayco is an original equipment (OE) supplier of both the primary and auxiliary drive systems to vehicle manufacturers around the world, its aftermarket division is also active in the independent service and repair sector, where it promotes best practice and provides technical advice and instruction to help workshops complete belt replacement efficiently and successfully. …