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Ireland produces over half a million tonnes of hazardous waste annually

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its latest hazardous waste (including lead-acid batteries) figures for Ireland. (more…)
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ZF supplies chassis parts for numerous LCV models

High mileage, heavy loads, constant use – the light commercial vehicle is the automotive workhorse. With this class of vehicle subjected to considerable pressure and stress, this segment of the vehicle parc offers significant service and repair opportunities for workshops. ZF Aftermarket helps independent garages position themselves in this segment and here, under its Lemförder brand, the business offers repair tips for one of its most popular vehicles, the Volkswagen T5. LCVs are often used daily to carry high payloads meaning they are also subject to high wear. Failure rates for LCV safety inspections are higher in all age categories...
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Volkswagen rolls out augmented reality headsets in UK

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VCV) in the UK is rolling out augmented reality headsets for technicians across its Van Centre network to help speed up complex repair work. It claims this will deliver potential savings to customers over five years of downtime equal to Stg.£1 million. The innovative system allows experts based at the Technical Support Centre (TSC) to send precise visual instructions remotely to technicians at Van Centres and Mobile Service Clinics to ensure any maintenance issues can be fixed as quickly and efficiently as possible, minimising the time a van spends off the road. VCV UK claims that the...
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The new MINI is Electric

As the world faces new environmental, social and economic challenges, MINI tells us that that it has unveiled its first fully electric model - the MINI Electric. (more…)
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Unemployment rate down to 4.8 per cent at end of January

RecruitAuto.ie welcomes the news that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from five per cent in the third quarter of 2019 to 4.7 per cent in the fourth quarter. (more…)
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PicoScope Guided Tests – Inductive Camshaft sensor AT011

Here, Eric from South Main Auto Repair runs through our ‘Camshaft -Inductive’ Guided Test.

March
30
2020

How Long Do Wheel Bearings Last?

Wheel bearings are low maintenance parts, but that doesn’t mean they last forever. So, what does a wheel bearing actually do? How long does it last? And how can you help extend its lifespan? What is a wheel bearing? And what does it do in a car? A wheel bearing is a crucial part of …

March
27
2020

How does a water pump work?

How does a water pump work? – The INA water pump program

March
25
2020

Basic Measurements of Wheel Alignment: Caster, Camber and Toe

Need more information on wheel alignment? The Delphi Training Series breaks it down for you

March
23
2020

First Line: Straight from the Top

First Line talks top strut mount failure: the why, the how, and the when. Top strut mounts and bearings have evolved from ‘Generation Ø’, featuring a simple steel bearing in a steel beading, to ‘Generation 2.5’, which uses a steel bearing with integral upper spring and shock absorber support, made from sophisticated, premium quality plastic …

March
22
2020

When and how to use brake grease

This instructional video looks at the importance of brake grease and how to apply it correctly, with helpful tips from Ferodo.

March
20
2020

Glow Plug tips and tricks

Glow Plug removal can be very difficult with a high risk of shearing. This video provides tips and tricks that can be applied to reduce this risk.

March
18
2020

Guided Test: PicoScope CAN Bus Physical layer

Pico’s Barnaby Donohew takes us through the PicoScope Automotive Guided Test for the CANBus physical layer. From opening the Guided Test (GT126) within PicoScope, to connecting the scope to the vehicle, taking your capture, and then interrogating that capture.

March
16
2020

How to Remove and Replace a Starter in Your Car | DIY Starter Installation by MAHLE

Learn how to remove and replace a starter in your car or truck.

March
13
2020

What, Why And How of Wheel Alignment

Do you find your car won’t drive straight? Or perhaps you’ve noticed your car shaking? Both can be symptoms of bad alignment. The term ‘car alignment’ or ‘wheel alignment’ refers to the adjustment of the car’s suspension; the system that connects the vehicle to the wheels. This includes all the springs, bushings, tie rods and everything else that’s designed …

March
11
2020