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Pandemic restrictions lead to reduced greenhouse gas emissions from Transport in 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its provisional greenhouse gas emissions for Ireland for 2020. (more…)
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Quality ATF extends the life of automatic transmission

The importance of ATF quality The quality of the Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) used is key to extending the life of the automatic gearbox, and therefore that of the vehicle. (more…)
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Experts recommend workshops brake check while tyre changing

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. (more…)
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Continental delivers full EV training

Continental Automotive is an approved IMI (Institute of Motor Industry) Centre and delivers a full electric and hybrid electric vehicle training programme from its Birmingham headquarters. Stuart West, tachograph product manager and training centre co-ordinator at Continental Automotive said that these EV training courses are "crucial" given the direction of the automotive industry towards electrification. “There is currently a serious deficit in the number of automotive technicians trained to work on electric and hybrid vehicles – latest data suggests just over five per cent are currently qualified," said West. "We have, therefore, invested in enhancing our training to bring these...
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Banner’s six top tips for long battery life

For drivers of all ages, whether experienced or inexperienced, probably the most frustrating thing to encounter is a car that simply won’t start! However, as one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of batteries and battery accessories, Banner, is quick to point out its six top tips, which when adopted prevent possible starting problems, whilst also ensuring full power, increased performance and a long service life are achieved in the process. 1. Stay active and mobile A battery that remains inactive for a longer period will discharge, as lead sulphate that gathers on the lead plates begins to hinder current flow. This...
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CO2 Emissions and Fuel Consumption

Federal-Mogul explains how its technical partnerships with vehicle manufacturers are helping to reduce CO2 emissions and reduce fuel consumption. Federal-Mogul’s latest technologies are developed for OEMs to meet today’s emissions and economy challenges. These technologies can be broadly classified as either direct solutions or enabling solutions. A direct solution makes an immediate, direct improvement such …

October
26
2020

LuK Dual Mass Flywheel Technology

LuK Dual Mass Flywheel Technology

October
23
2020

Replace a Valeo wiper motor direct drive rear system easily!

Replace a Valeo wiper motor direct drive rear system easily! Example with Valeo wiper motor 579744 for: Seat Leon.

October
21
2020

KYB: RENAULT Twingo II Front V2

Video showing correct fitment of KYB shock absorbers to the front of Renault Twingo II (03.07-)

October
16
2020

Suspension-Crucial factors in safety and comfort-CDC1XL

Suspension-Crucial factors in safety and comfort-CDC1XL

October
14
2020

Think Filters. Think Blue Print

Blue Print provides an extensive range of over 1,900 filtration components with constant research and development to ensure a fast to market approach with new filters for each vehicle type whether you are repairing or servicing petrol, diesel or electric and hybrid vehicles.

October
12
2020

Oil Filter

Bosch offers installers a line of Workshop spin-on and cartridge oil filters designed specifically for the traditional market. Workshop Oil Filters have OE fit to assure quality performance for the installer, and to better serve customer needs.

October
9
2020

Overrunning Alternator Pulley Technology

Overrunning Alternator Pulley Technology

October
5
2020

TRW Clutch and Handbrake Cables

TRW’s research suggests that only 2 per cent (4.2 million) of vehicles on European roads have parts such as handbrake cables changed on an annual basis, which reinforces the recommendation that as high wear parts, cables should be given the same consideration as any other safety critical component and checked regularly.

September
30
2020

Wiper Motors

Valeo makes the case for motor factors to start selling wiper motors. As the car parc grows new wiper motor technology comes to market, it makes sense for motor factors to consider the strong commercial opportunities of selling replacement wiper motors. Currently, 70% of wiper motor sales are made via main dealers. Valeo believes its …

September
28
2020