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Rotating electrics from WAI Europe

Alternators, starter motors, and other rotating electrics work tirelessly behind the scenes in a vehicle, converting mechanical energy into electrical power and vice versa. A failure in any of these components can disrupt vehicle performance and leave drivers stranded. When replacement or repair is required, technicians need to know they are using the best products available. Richard Welland, president at WAI Europe, discusses the importance of opting for the most high-quality rotating electrical products to ensure a vehicle can continue to run smoothly. “It is best practice to opt for new components when it comes to rotating electrics, as they...
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Honda most reliable car manufacturer in 2023

Honda was the most reliable car manufacturer in 2023, according to new research from Warranty Solutions Group (WSG) in the UK. WSG analysed more than 500 warranties sold for each of the UK’s top 15 volume car manufacturers (all popular used car brands in Ireland), across vehicles three- to eight-years-old, between 2022 and 2023. Honda had a claim rate of 4.18 per cent last year, with battery replacements the most common issue across the Japanese marque’s models, making up 20 per cent of all claims. Toyota was the second most reliable car manufacturer with a claim rate of 4.44 per...
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TecAlliance: What the Fix? sheet – Seat Ibiza

TecAlliance has released its latest What the Fix? sheet for the Seat Ibiza. See below or click here to download the sheet.
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Auto Trade EXPO & CV Workshop EXPO visitor registration opens

Time is really moving along. There are now seven months to go to Ireland’s one and only auto and transport industries aftermarket exhibition. (more…)
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Don’t neglect cabin filter replacement – First Line

In the ever-changing world of vehicle maintenance, First Line Ltd. spotlights a critical, yet frequently overlooked component: the cabin filter. (more…)
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PCL CRT Valve Core Retracting Tool Demonstration [How to use]

This week, we are sharing a demo of our 2-in-1 CRT001 Valve Core Retracting Tool: this handy clip-on tyre valve connector is designed to reduce inflation / deflation time by allowing the operator to remove the valve core safely during the process. For more product information, please visit: https://www.pclairtechnology.com/euro…

October
25
2022

Brake Pad and Brake Disc Fault Diagnosis

Brake Pad and Brake Disc Fault Diagnosis

October
20
2022

Brake Pad Replacement

Important steps to change brake pads and disc

October
15
2022

Additives & Oil Seals

Today’s cars are becoming increasingly powerful but are still retaining the convenient size which fits with the chaotic world we live in. With cars becoming more demanding, the engines have to do more while trying to meet efficiency targets, this is helped by the engine oil that we put in to keep the car ticking …

October
10
2022

Poor Cooling Performance in a Vehicle With Dual A/C

CONDITION: Poor cooling performance in a vehicle with a dual (front/rear) A/C system. The system uses a joint type expansion valve* in the rear cooling unit, with no magnetic valve. The compressor has been confirmed to be ok, and the front expansion valve was replaced recently. CAUSE: The thermosensitive tube of the rear expansion valve …

September
29
2022

Get to know your vehicle warning lights

With the increasing electronic content in modern vehicles comes a multitude of new dashboard warning lights. And since cars can now effectively self-diagnose, these lights will communicate important error messages and faults, alongside less critical information. Worryingly, however, a recent survey suggested that nearly half of all motorists don’t understand what they mean. Do you? …

September
26
2022

How to install Trico Exact Fit Beam Blade – V notch

TRICO Exact Fit Watch & learn how to efficiently remove windshield wiper blades with our step-by-step instructional videos. View our videos now! Trico Exact Fit Beam Blade – V notch

September
23
2022

Mounting instruction U2005 ‐ 48021

Mounting instruction U2005 ‐ 48021

September
16
2022

VAG 1.6 & 2.0 TDi Water pump

The popular 1.6 and 2.0 litre TDi engine, which is fitted to many Volkswagen, Audi group vehicles, has a thermal management system that is designed to shorten the warm-up phase after a cold start and channel the heat produced by the engine, to where it can be utilised to improve vehicle efficiency. In this video, …

September
12
2022

Catalog section: Sequential Gearbox

You may have come across a section like this in the catalog and wondered: What exactly is a sequential gearbox? How do I recognize one? Many motorcyclists will be familiar with this type of transmission, where gears usually only change “sequentially”, i.e. in “order”. In the car world, we also refer to automatic gearboxes as …

September
9
2022