Technical Articles

Nissens highlights potential AC system TXV problems

August 11, 2023 • Technical Articles • Views: 354

Nissens Automotive is drawing attention to possible problems with the thermal expansion valve (TXV) that can seriously affect the performance of the AC system.

Delphi aims to increase diagnostics understanding

August 10, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 380

Delphi believes many independent garages are still unsure of the diagnostics capabilities they need for newer generation cars and of the technologies they will encounter. Delphi’s OBD diagnostics offering is built around the DS180 BlueTech vehicle communication interface (VCI). It’s usually supplied in a ‘Car Kit’ including a high specification tablet as well as the …

Installation advice from Comline

August 1, 2023 • Brakes, News, Technical Articles • Views: 354

A number of applications within the Comline brake disc range feature integrated ABS rings. Such designs are prevalent among Citroen and Peugeot vehicles, but there is a common fitment issue with this type of disc that relates to the ABS ring and sensor. The following Comline bulletin outlines the problem and the simple solution: Fault …

125 years of Bosch in the UK and Ireland

July 10, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 322

Robert Bosch started marketing his products in London, the company’s first venture into a market outside Germany. The internationalisation of the company had begun.

Tricky repair solution for 2018 Jaguar F-Pace

June 20, 2023 • News, Technical Articles • Views: 296

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: 598

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: 321

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: 316

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: 485

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: 322

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, …