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Mk7 Golf wheel bearing installation video from Dayco

To assist technicians in fitting replacement wheel bearings correctly and efficiently, Dayco has added a installation video alongside (more…)
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Nissens: flushing the AC system a vital procedure

One of the major problems that any air conditioning (AC) system can suffer from is contamination of the refrigerant and lubricant mixture, which is necessary for the system's correct operation. (more…)
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Auto Trade EXPO postponed to May 7-8, 2022

The decision has been taken to postpone the Auto Trade EXPO from October this year to May 7th.-8th., 2022. (more…)
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Autodata shines light on air conditioning

Solera Autodata says it typically sees most use of its Service Air Conditioning module from early May through to late August, with a peak in late June. (more…)
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Gates to host free coolant systems webinar

Gates is to host a free technical webinar for mechanics entitled ‘The Coolant System’s Critical Solution’. (more…)
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Finol explains differences with fully synthetic engine oils

Engine oils come in a number of compositions and contain a number of grades and play several important roles in keeping your engine healthy. You might already know that synthetic oils typically exceed conventional oils in performance, with this usually highlighted in the price as synthetic oils are more expensive than their conventional cousins. But …

December
9
2020

Philips: Good bulbs, bad bulbs

What makes a good halogen bulb? Although you wouldn’t think so at first glance, headlight bulbs are high-precision products. While a normal household bulb distributes its light over a radius of just a few metres, a headlight bulb combined with the reflector has to transfer the light accurately onto the road at a distance much …

December
8
2020

Corrosion and how it affects braking systems from Apec

Corrosion is a natural process that deteriorates metal or its properties because of a reaction with the environment. The corrosion that we are most familiar with is the formation of rust on the surface of metals when they are exposed to Oxygen and moisture. Rust is Hydrated Iron (III) Oxide which is the by-product produced …

December
8
2020

febi: Tips for Low-Noise, Effective Braking

Rattling, vibrations, squeaking: noises during braking can significantly impair the driving experience. But what exactly is behind these NVH phenomena (what NVH means is explained here) and how can this be prevented? How Noises are Generated Braking noises are caused by vibrations with high-pitched tones that you can hear. Imagine that you trace the edge …

December
7
2020

At The Heart of Engine Efficiency

FEDERAL-MOGUL explains how modern pistons have evolved to meet the demands of greater durability, less fuel consumption and reduced emissions. For more than a hundred years, diesel and petrol engines have remained significantly different technologies. Today, the need for CO2 reduction is bringing them together by adopting highly sophisticated direct injection systems with closed loop …

December
7
2020

REPXPERT: Vauxhall Movano 2.3 D (2013) clutch replacement

Schaeffler REPXPERT, Alistair Mason, replaces the clutch on a Vauxhall Movano 2.3 D, which had covered more than 140,000 miles. As is the norm with light commercial vehicles, the first job is to check the ramp’s weight capability and how much equipment is in the back of the vehicle. With little workshop equipment required – …

December
7
2020

Best practice brake installation with Borg & Beck

Through its Borg & Beck brand, First Line Ltd says it believes in the importance of promoting best practice during brake installation. By following the correct procedures, possible complaints will be significantly reduced, saving time and inconvenience for both technicians and their customers. There are three main habits that some still adopt during installation, that …

December
5
2020

NTK: Lambda Sensor damaged by oil

NGK internal warranty testing department noticed that damages on claimed sensors could be traced back to oil pollution. This damages are caused by external influences, not caused by NGK/ NTK. Therefore these claims are rejected. We want to explain the technical background and how to avoid this damages

December
4
2020

VARTA: AGM vs Gel Batteries

AGM and gel batteries are often considered to be one and the same. This is because they have a similar core of attributes. Both are nonspillable. Both offer deep cycles and they can both be mounted anywhere, so they’re flexible. But the differences between them, make them. AGM batteries offer a plethora of unique attributes …

December
3
2020

Be Particular About DPFs

Klarius explains why type-approved replacement Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) are essential and points to consider in order to avoid costly warranty returns. The rise in demand for type-approved replacement DPFs is becoming more apparent as more vehicles are emerging with DPFs as standard fitment. If one is fitted at the factory, it is a legal …

December
3
2020