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Pandemic restrictions lead to reduced greenhouse gas emissions from Transport in 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its provisional greenhouse gas emissions for Ireland for 2020. (more…)
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Quality ATF extends the life of automatic transmission

The importance of ATF quality The quality of the Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) used is key to extending the life of the automatic gearbox, and therefore that of the vehicle. (more…)
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Experts recommend workshops brake check while tyre changing

The brake professionals from Otto Zimmermann GmbH in Germany want to increase the safety of drivers. They say this can easily be ensured by a brake check when changing tyres. (more…)
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Continental delivers full EV training

Continental Automotive is an approved IMI (Institute of Motor Industry) Centre and delivers a full electric and hybrid electric vehicle training programme from its Birmingham headquarters. Stuart West, tachograph product manager and training centre co-ordinator at Continental Automotive said that these EV training courses are "crucial" given the direction of the automotive industry towards electrification. “There is currently a serious deficit in the number of automotive technicians trained to work on electric and hybrid vehicles – latest data suggests just over five per cent are currently qualified," said West. "We have, therefore, invested in enhancing our training to bring these...
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Banner’s six top tips for long battery life

For drivers of all ages, whether experienced or inexperienced, probably the most frustrating thing to encounter is a car that simply won’t start! However, as one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of batteries and battery accessories, Banner, is quick to point out its six top tips, which when adopted prevent possible starting problems, whilst also ensuring full power, increased performance and a long service life are achieved in the process. 1. Stay active and mobile A battery that remains inactive for a longer period will discharge, as lead sulphate that gathers on the lead plates begins to hinder current flow. This...
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Diagnosis of hall sensors for crankshaft and camshaft from NGK

In recent years, Hall sensors have mostly replaced inductive sensors when fitted to passenger car engines because they deliver a square-wave signal even at low engine speeds, which no longer need to be processed in the control unit. In times of start-stop systems, a faster engine start can be achieved.

April
27
2021

NTN-SNR: CV BOOT KITS Recommended clamp tightening procedures

Recommended clamp tightening procedures

April
23
2021

Yuasa: All You Need to Know About Batteries

Date Coding of batteries for stock rotation purposes A -Storage Always rotate your stock. Practice FIFO (First In, First Out). Batteries slowly lose their charge, and good stock-rotation stops batteries going flat in storage and makes sure that the customer buys a good battery. On the back of the battery there is a label showing …

April
19
2021

Delphi: How to replace a press-in ball joint

In this video, join us for a demonstration of how to diagnose, remove, and replace a press-in ball joint, specifically with our TC1299 ball joint for a Honda Civic.

April
16
2021

INA: Volkswagen Crafter 2.0 TDI Timing Belt

REPXPERT Alistair Mason replaces the timing belt and coolant pump on a 2015 Volkswagen Crafter fitted with a 2.0 TDI common rail engine. The recommended service schedule for the timing belt is 80,000 miles or 4 years (which ever comes sooner), with over 55,000 Volkswagen Crafter’s currently on the UK roads today, this is a …

April
13
2021

Dayco – Belt Noise Tech Tips

Our Dayco Belt Noise Tech Tip video was created to help you understand the type of noise coming from the belt. With a few easy steps (and a water bottle!), you can identify the problem!

April
9
2021

Philips: Improve your lights easily

Despite lighting technology such as Xenon and LED, most cars on the road currently still use halogen lights. Questions about better lighting solutions regularly arise on the forum, but there are simple and legal ways to improve halogen headlights. Simply replacing the bulb, for example with a H4 or H7 X-tremeVision, can generate a light …

April
6
2021

NTN-SNR: Wheel side joint disassembly / assembly

Step by step for dismounting and mounting the wheel side joint

April
4
2021

ContiTech: Conversion of 6PK1140 ELAST V-ribbed belt to 6PK1070 for Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda 1.6 TDI and 2.0 TDI (common rail)

Conversion of 6PK1140 ELAST V-ribbed belt to 6PK1070 for Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda 1.6 TDI and 2.0 TDI (common rail)

March
29
2021

Delphi: How to Eliminate Battery Charging System Problems

How do you eliminate battery charging system problems? The Delphi Training Series breaks it down for you.

March
26
2021