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Philips how-to-guide when changing headlight bulbs

Cars vary hugely in complexity. For some cars, it’s relatively simple to open the bonnet and get to the back of the headlight, remove the old bulb and replace it with a new one. As technology has advanced, the space within the engine compartment has been filled, making it more and more difficult to replace the bulbs. On other cars, it can be fiddly and with some cars, you may have to remove the whole front bumper, grille and wheel arch inners to get to the lights – it is not inconceivable for it to take a couple of hours...
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Toyota backing fuel cell power for vehicles of the future

If you have had any doubts that fuel cells (FC) and hydrogen will be what powers our cars in the medium to long-term, then Toyota’s moves to expand mass-production of fuel cell stacks and hydrogen tanks towards ten-fold increase post-2020 should banish those doubts. Toyota has big sales expansion plans within Japan and overseas. Toyota sees global sales of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) increasing significantly after 2020, to at least 30,000 per year from today’s 3,000. To prepare for this growth, the company unveiled plans for two major new facilities The first is a brand-new building near its original...
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Volvo is first car maker here to comply with new WLTP Fuel Consumption and Emission Testing Protocols

Volvo has become the first car manufacturer in the UK and Ireland to homologate its entire model range under the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). All Volvo petrol, diesel and hybrid models now comply with the stringent ‘Euro 6d-temp’ standard for tailpipe emissions, as part of the firm’s model-year 2019 range update which started production in April. It also puts Volvo well ahead of the 1 September 2018 deadline where only WLTP-homologated cars can be sold in Europe. The aim of the new WLTP cycle is to ensure published fuel economy and emissions – which all manufacturers...
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OESAA delivers yet another successful Autoinform

More than 100 delegates from across Scotland, northern England and Ireland attended this year’s Autoinform Live at the GTG Academy in Glasgow last month, declaring the event a resounding success. The Scottish event aimed to make the wealth of knowledge shared at Autoinform Wolverhampton available to the industry professionals north of the border, giving them access to OESAA-approved, high quality training. ADS Automotive’s Dave Massey delivered an interactive, ‘how-to’ workshop on the benefits of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), giving garage owners the tools to enhance their business’ online presence themselves. Commenting on Autoinform Live Scotland, Dave said: “The show has...
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Schaeffler reveals closer ties between REPXPERT and The Garage Inspector

Schaeffler (UK) has described Andy Savva as the ‘perfect role model for any workshop owner’ after the original equipment manufacturer revealed that The Garage Inspector will be working closer with its REPXPERT members. Andy supported the REPXPERT team at the recent Autoinform Live event in Glasgow by providing visitors with valuable advice on how to build their workshop brand and profile, while also offering tips and best practice techniques on how to make their business as profitable as it can be. REPXPERT users can now find free and exclusive clips on the REPXPERT portal, where The Garage Inspector can be...
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LED daytime running lights

LED daytime running lights 2PT 980 680-101 to – 861 with simplified assembly Daytime running lights increasingly gain importance in Europe and beyond. Transport ministers, automobile clubs and car drivers have recognised the clear advantages that these lights provide for safety.

July
6
2016

Modular LED Light

The 55 mm light series (taillight, brake light, rear fog light, reversing light and indicator) have successfully established themselves in the market for years. Owing to new demands regarding function and design, this light production series is now also available in LED technology. Existing electric light bulb versions and combinations with LED ring modules can …

July
1
2016

Plastic Cover Lenses for Headlamps

Vehicle lighting makes a major contribution to keeping all road-users safe. Modern vehicle systems are becoming ever more complex, which is why headlamps used for vehicle lighting meet a wide variety of requirements. Whereas previously, the lighting terms used were low beams and high beams, today, they also include city light, country road light, freeway …

June
25
2016

Installation tip for tensioning pulley CT1114K1 and CT1115K1

Installation tip for tensioning pulley CT1114K1 and CT1115K1 for various Fiat, Ford, Lancia, Alfa 1.1-1.4 engines

June
21
2016

Testing the thickness difference of a brake disc

When carrying out troubleshooting on the brake system, test procedures may be required, such as checking the thickness difference (varying disc thickness) of the brake disc. The thickness difference can only be tested using a suitable measuring tool.

June
18
2016

Checking the lateral runout of the brake disc

In order to avoid the problem of brake judder when driving as early as possible, the axial runout of the new brake disc should be tested using a suitable dial gauge. The check of lateral runout is performed with the brake disc installed. The vehicle-specific specifications of the respective vehicle manufacturer are binding.

June
14
2016

Installation notes for brake discs

Please always observe the installation instructions or information leaflet that accompanies the product.

June
7
2016

Hella Pagid brake shoes and brake shoe kits

For a long time, drum brakes have been a fixed component in automotive construction and are still installed today in modern vehicles. Within the framework of repair activities, the brake shoes and brake shoe kits from Hella Pagid are the optimum solution. Superlative quality is a given, as are optimum brake performance and service life.

June
2
2016

How to use a 4 gas analyser to help diagnose NCT emission failures

Although the humble 4 gas analyser is seen as an essential tool to carry out an NCT, I’m still surprised at how little information is retrieved by the technician after completing an emissions test, to aid with fault diagnosis. The problem is that the NCT only requires values of CO and HC plus a Lambda …

May
27
2016

Febi offers advice on timing chain replacement

Whilst the timing chain is a fairly wear-resistant part compared to other components, it will eventually wear out as the chain stretches over time. It is vital that the timing chain is replaced at intervals recommended by the manufacturer, as failure can cause severe damage to the engine. To replace the timing chain, you will …

May
27
2016