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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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Blue Print instruction on Air Con System Diagnostics | Part 3

This is the third in a series of articles written to provide technicians with an improved understanding of manual air conditioning systems and diagnostic procedures for efficient repair. Early detection of trouble can result in prolonged component life as well as the customer not being bothered by unnecessary problems. Before you commence with a full …

June
30
2015

Blue Print instruction on Air Con System Diagnostics | Part 2

This is the second in a series of articles written to provide technicians with an improved understanding of manual air conditioning systems. The A/C electrical system consists of an ECU, (usually referred to as an amplifier), a selection of inputs – earths, lives and sensor values – with the primary output control function being the …

June
30
2015

Blue Print instruction on Air Con System Diagnostics | Part 1

This article is the first of a new series written to assist the workshop technician in developing an understanding of automotive air conditioning systems.

June
30
2015

Want to test the chain drive of Mercedes-Benz models with M271 engine (EVO)? No problem!

Rattling noises may be heard after a cold start in models with M271 engine (EVO). This may be caused by wear of the chain drive, sprockets, or elongation of the timing chain. This can lead to incorrect timings and, in the worst case, to engine damage. It is advisable to check the chain drive if …

June
30
2015

Efficient repair solution for Mercedes Benz Sprinter, Vito, Viano and VW Crafter, LT!

Initial warning signs that indicate trouble and faults in the area of the propshaft: • Noises coming from the direction of the vehicle’s underbody, mostly at specific revs/speeds • Unusual vibrations • Knocking noises in gear change situations The reason for this may be a faulty or worn universal joint. This may result in complete …

June
30
2015

Fitting instructions FIAT Ducato; CITROEN Jumper / Relay; Peugeot Boxer: rear shock absorbers and coil springs

KYB has launched a video showing the correct fitment of KYB shock absorbers and coil springs to the rear of: Fiat Ducato (01.94-12.01) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVKITWhCuZo

June
30
2015

Fitting instructions FIAT Ducato; CITROEN Jumper / Relay; PEUGEOT Boxer front shock absorbers and coil springs

KYB has launched a video showing the correct fitment of KYB shock absorbers and coil springs to the front of: Fiat Ducato (01.94-12.01) Citroen Jumper / Relay (01.94-1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG80k9NdRQU

June
30
2015

Fitting instructions RENAULT Megane II rear shock absorbers and coil springs

KYB has launched a video showing the correct fitment of KYB shock absorbers and coil springs to the rear of: Renault Megane II, Megane II Grandtour (10.02-11.08) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV0B3Fpo8LY

June
30
2015

Fitting instructions SMART Fortwo rear shock absorbers and coil springs

KYB has launched a video showing the correct fitment of KYB shock absorbers and coil springs to the rear of: Smart Fortwo Cabrio (01.07-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GszQ2-9XV7A

June
30
2015

Fitting instructions MERCEDES Citan; RENAULT Kangoo II, front shock absorbers

KYB has launched a video showing the correct fitment of KYB shock absorbers to the front of: Mercedes Citan (11.12-) Renault Kangoo II (02.08-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI58DSvvEGA

June
30
2015