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New workshops at Automechanika

Practical workshops have been a part of Automechanika Frankfurt for many years. Now, on the occasion of the event’s 25 year anniversary, the range of workshops on offer is being expanded yet again with new offerings that include bodywork repair and paintwork, augmented reality, truck competence, diagnostic techniques and digital communication. Every day from September 11-15, trade visitors will have an opportunity to take part in a total of 15 workshops free of charge. Registration is now open online, and certificates of participation will be awarded. Digitization and technological developments are presenting automotive workshops with new challenges on a daily...
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Multi-purpose diagnostic tool launched

Launch has unveiled the CRP MOT PRO, a multi-purpose vehicle diagnosis tool, set to boost support for professional technicians, available with over ten special functions. The diagnostic device provides full OBDII & EOBD diagnostic functions for a comprehensive list of American, Asian, and European vehicle manufacturers, making it one of the most reliable, all-encompassing diagnostic tools available. Along with providing diagnostic solutions for professional technicians at MOT garages and testing stations, the CRP MOT PRO is also suitable for car enthusiasts to enable the ability to diagnose problems at home. Providing full system diagnosis coverage for each manufacturer, the CRP...
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Schrader to show new sensor and retrofit kit at Automechanika

This year is the 25th edition of Automechanika Frankfurt and Schrader, the automotive aftermarket brand of Sensata Technologies, is attending the show from September 11-15. During these five days, visitors will have the chance to meet Schrader sales, technical and engineering experts who are ready to answer any TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring systems) related questions and offer practical tips and suggestions. Schrader says it is participating in the show with an updated product portfolio and wants to share innovative TPMS full-service solutions with its customers. During the event, Schrader will present its patented, programmable TPMS EZ-sensor, what it says is...
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Sealey unveils new American pro workshop modular system

Supplied flat packed, Sealey’s new red and black range of units provide a number of ways to create your perfect work area in a durable metal finish. The modular design enables easy upgrading and bespoke configurations. Standard features include ball bearing slides on the drawers and metal handles and pulls. Cabinets are supplied with a lock and two keys, adjustable shelves, worktop and integrated perforated peg boards in each door, which is ideal for tool storage. Back panels are supplied with four masonry fixings which allow the panel to be mounted to a wall. There are three package deals available...
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Tons of benefits to training with trucks

Twenty year old Corey Unwin from Mansfield in England isn’t afraid of a bit of heavy lifting. ‏‏The heavy vehicle apprentice is in the last few months of his three year apprenticeship which will see him gain his Level 3 qualifications as a Heavy Vehicle technician in the UK. Corey is looking ahead to a career working in the motor industry.‏ ‏Corey, who works for heavy vehicle specialist, Mechanician, based in Nottinghamshire, began his apprenticeship through a local college. He’s now completing his training with the UK’s national training provider, 'Remit Training', at its new state-of-the-art Automotive Academy in Derby.‏...
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Spark Plugs Feature – The Small Giant

When it comes to automotive components the spark plug is the small giant of the powertrain. If someone else has coined that phrase before I apologise, but it is an extremely good description of the component that is the pacemaker at the heart of every petrol engine, the spark plug. Precise control of ignition  has …

July
20
2015

Glowplug overview

Tim Howes, Deputy General Manager – Supply Chain & Technical Service, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd give an overview of the main types of glow plugs, and which ones a Motor Factor should stiock.

July
20
2015

Ford S-Max – TDCI

The Ford S-Max is the clutch fitter’s dream. Really easy to do and with a few pointers from LuK it should be easy to beat the book time of around five hours. The S-Max has proved a popular purchase in the UK and Ireland after gaining a reputation for reliability and quality and as a …

July
20
2015

Toyota Aygo 1.0 – Semi Automatic Transmission

The LuK technical team looks at the Toyota Aygo, which was launched in 2005, and advises independent garages undertaking the four hour clutch repair, tackling the semi automatic transmission in this article. If the vehicle has alloy wheels then it is a good possibility that they are secured with anti theft bolts so make sure …

July
20
2015

Honda CR-V 2.2cdti

The Honda CR-V launched in 1995 is a popular multi-purpose vehicle which is now onto its fourth generation. LuK takes a look at the clutch replacement on the third generation 2.2cdti model. This handy guide should prove to be a worthwhile read for any garage in the aftermarket. No special tools are required to complete …

July
20
2015

Common causes of brake noise

There are a number of reasons why brakes make a noise, however, the problem does not always arise from the brake pads themselves. Global leader in brake technology, Mintex, discusses the most common reasons: New pads fitted with old discs Probably the most common cause of complaint has nothing to do with the new pads …

July
3
2015

Blue Print instruction on ABS System Diagnostics | Part 7

In the six previous parts of this article we have studied the function and operating principles of Anti-lock Braking Systems and other functions based on ABS components. It can clearly be seen that Electronic Brake – force Distribution (EBD), Traction Control (TRC) and Vehicle Stability Control are simply extensions in functionality of the basic ABS system and it follows that test procedures and diagnosis are also similar.

July
3
2015

Blue Print instruction on ABS System Diagnostics | Part 5

Having achieved a good understanding of ABS, we will now study what are effectively extensions in functionality of this system:

July
2
2015

Blue Print instruction on ABS System Diagnostics | Part 3

ABS System Diagnostics | Part 3 This article is the third in a series being written to assist the workshop technician in the development of electrical and electronic diagnostic skills; the previous articles being ‘Essential electrical skills’ and ‘Multiplex’. A thorough understanding of the two-part ‘Essential electrical skills’ is as the title suggests, essential in …

July
2
2015

Blue Print instruction on ABS System Diagnostics | Part 2

ABS System Diagnostics | Part 2 This article is the third in a series that are being written to assist the workshop technician in the development of electrical and electronic diagnostic skills; the previous articles being ‘Essential electrical skills’ and ‘Multiplex’. A thorough understanding of the first, two-part article ‘Essential electrical skills’ is, as the …

July
2
2015