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Subaru wins ‘Best Manufacturer For Safety Features in 2019’

Subaru has been voted 'Best Manufacturer for Safety Features' in the '2019 Driver Power Survey', the UK’s number one car ownership survey. Beating off stiff competition from 29 other manufacturers to take the no.1 spot, all three Subaru SUVs were rated highly for safety features, with the Outback coming 11th out of 100 cars for safety, XV fifth and the Forester finishing second in this field. Steve Fowler, Auto Express editor-in-chief said: “Subaru has long been known as a maker of tough, well-built, all-wheel drive models. More recently, Subaru has placed its EyeSight system at the heart of its model...
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Range Rover Evoque to comply to stricter RDE2 emissions tests

Range Rover tells us that their new Evoque has become the first luxury compact SUV to be certified under stringent new NOx emissions targets, ‘Real Driving Emissions’ stage 2 (RDE2), ahead of the official legislative introduction for new models in January 2020. All Jaguar and Land Rover models already meet the standards required by the first phase of the Real Driving Emissions (RDE) testing procedure, which came into effect in September 2018. However, the new Range Rover Evoque in D150 manual Front Wheel Drive (FWD) trim, now complies with the even more rigorous second phase requirements (RDE2). This states that...
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UK in pole position in £62 billion self-driving car race – if BREXIT roadblock removed

The UK claims to be in pole position in the global race to market for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), with a £62 billion boost to the UK economy by 2030 up for grabs, according to a major new report published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and Frost & Sullivan. Crucially, however, the UK’s departure from the EU must be orderly with a deal that supports both the industry and technological collaboration, especially in data. A ‘no deal’ Brexit will result in lasting damage to the UK’s reputation as a politically stable destination for inward...
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World experts to speak here on the future of hi-tech electric mobility

Electronomous, the car tech summit taking place in Killarney, Co. Kerry,  May 2-3  will provide a unique glimpse at how technology will affect the automotive, insurance and car finance industries, as well as car sales and motoring into the future. One commentator described it as where "the automotive and tech worlds converge”. (more…)
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Conti to expand timing belt and water pump range

The debate continues: Should you also replace the water pump when changing the timing belt or not? For Continental, it’s a no-brainer: Always replace the water pump at the same time as changing the timing belt! Why? Changing a timing belt is a very time-consuming repair. It would therefore be irresponsible towards the customer not to change the wear parts at the same time and risk more fitting work – and therefore additional costs – if the water pump fails. With its kits, Continental makes it easy for workshops to change everything in one go. Because they contain all the...
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Avoiding Braking Comebacks

The last thing you want when you’ve performed a straightforward brake job is the customer returning a short while later with a complaint. Yet unfortunately brakes are one of the biggest sources of customer comebacks for many garages. They needn’t be! Because whilst some issues are outside the technicians control, others can be avoided from …

January
14
2019

Sachs: tip bleeding hydraulic clutch actuation system

Preventing malfunctions of the clutch actuation system by bleeding it correctly Even though the electrification of vehicle components is progressing inexorably – the electric power steering system just being one example – especially three components continue to be actuated hydraulically: the brake, the hydraulic or electrohydraulic steering system and the hydraulic clutch actuation system. What …

January
7
2019

MAHLE cabin filter – how it works

This animated video shows exactly why you should replace your cabin filter in regular intervals.

December
21
2018

Wheel End Bearings with ABS functionality

Wheel End Bearings often have impulse wheels which allow sensors to send a signal to the car’s ECU (Electronic Control Unit). The ECU calculates the wheel rotational speed based on this signal.

December
17
2018

How Damper Types Work

How do damper types work.

December
11
2018

Glow Plug Testing

This video explains an easy, fast glow plug function check.

December
7
2018

SACHS recommendation: Replacing defective suspension springs

Chassis springs – together with shock absorbers and spring strut support bearings – fulfill decisive safety and comfort functions. We therefore recommend regularly checking the component and, in the event of corrosion, cracks or breaks, replacing it. Defective springs negatively affect the vehicle handling and road safety: They extend the braking distance because they can …

December
4
2018

Testing keyless entry sensors

Pico’s Ben Martins walks you through the test for the Keyless entry sensor: how to connect, how to use the sensor detector tool and how to analyse the waveform.

November
30
2018

How to change a turbocharger

In our video a step by step guide shows the whole process of how to change a turbocharger.

November
27
2018

How to change your Champion oil filter on your motorcycle

Learn how to change the oil filter of your motocycle

November
23
2018