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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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Emission Solutions

Emission Solutions GATES explains how Electro-Mechanical Drive (EMD) stop-start systems can reduce fuel consumption by up to 10% and what it takes to maintain their optimal performance. Legislators are aiming to limit carbon emissions down to 95g CO2/km for all new passenger cars and LCVs fitted with similar engines by 2020. The tightening of emissions …

August
26
2020

First Line provides wheel bearing fitting tips

As there are different generations of wheel bearings, it’s important that technicians recognise and understand the distinctions between them. Premium quality automotive parts supplier, First Line, has therefore provided the following advice on the varying techniques that can be used when fitting them. Generation 0 Technicians should always follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions, especially in …

August
25
2020

How to fit a Valeo top column module – Semi modular type

How to fit a Valeo top column module – Semi modular type

August
24
2020

Suspension-Crucial factors in safety and comfort

Suspension-Crucial factors in safety and comfort

August
10
2020

CAT & DPF Video: Service replacement differences

What is the difference between a CAT and a DPF from a service replacement point of view?

August
6
2020

Engine Air Filter

A damaged fuel filter can result in erratic performance, poor gas mileage and in some cases, complete engine shutdown. Even the smallest particles can cause considerable wear and tear to an engine. Protecting the fuel system and the engine from harmful particles, helps to prolong the life of your vehicle. Ensure dependable and trouble-free performance …

August
3
2020

What is an Overrunning Alternator Pulley?

What is an Overrunning Alternator Pulley?

July
30
2020

Replace a Valeo wiper motor parallel front system type 2

Replace a Valeo wiper motor parallel front system type 2 easily!

July
27
2020

Ring Xenon HID Fitting Video

Step by step guide to safely fitting a Xenon HID headlamp bulb. Ring recommends this is carried out by a trained technician, and that bulbs are replaced in pairs to ensure even light output.

July
24
2020

Best Practise -Audi A6 (C5)

Installation tips for the Audi A6 (C5) 2.4 – V6 (AML) – it’s best practice to replace the thermostat while servicing the timing belt drive.

July
22
2020