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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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Oil filter OC456: oil pressure problems after filter change in 1.8 and 2.0 TFSI engines

If there are problems with the oil pressure after an oil and filter change in engines of the EA888 series, a missing standpipe is usually responsible

July
25
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Dayco – Common Water Pump Installation Errors

Common Water Pump Installation Errors

July
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DO-IT-YOURSELF (DIY) SERVICE PRODUCES DTC P0135. WRONG PART INSTALLED

CONDITION: A vehicle owner living in Portland, Oregon performs a DIY maintenance on his 4 cylinder Camry, including spark plugs and universal oxygen sensors. After the repair the check engine light was illuminated. The vehicle was then driven to a professional repair facility. The service technician defined the check engine light as a Diagnostic Trouble …

July
18
2022

Protect your MAF sensor

Remember to protect your MAF sensor with a clean air filter!

June
30
2022

Cabin Air Filter Failure and Diagnosis

We rely on our cars more today than we ever have done; they are used for minor tasks and for the big moments in life. We all tend to look after our cars keeping them clean and tidy, getting them serviced yearly, but some parts are prioritised more than others. If the Cabin Air Filter …

June
28
2022

How to install TRICO Flex wiper blades on your vehicle

TRICO Flex Watch & learn how to efficiently remove windshield wiper blades with our step-by-step instructional videos. View our videos now! TRICO Flex Blade Pinch Tab Button Arm

June
27
2022

Mounting Instruction – GM engines

Mounting Instruction – GM engines

June
24
2022

Audi A3 Front wheel bearing inspection and replacement

In this video we look at a front wheel bearing failure and replacement on a Audi A3 which has a droning noise whilst driving, which increases under load during cornering. The replacement bearing used is SWAG kit 30 92 7317, which comes with all the necessary parts for the repair.

June
20
2022

Camshaft is not equal to camshaft

Camshafts are manufactured in three different procedures. The design used most frequently is a camshaft manufactured from cast iron. The steel camshaft is another popular design. It is used when specific material is required. Here the camshaft is milled from a steel billet and then honed. The third design is known as the assembled camshaft. …

June
17
2022

Key Considerations When Choosing a Hydraulic Oil

Hydraulic Oil: A different type of lubricant One of the most well-known and important lubricants you can buy is hydraulic oil. Found in industrial machinery, construction vehicles, tractors and many other types of machinery, it plays an integral role in their performance capabilities. Hydraulic oil is very different from other lubricants. Like engine oil, hydraulic oil …

June
13
2022