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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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How to correctly install ball joints

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Replacing a compressor – Everything you need to know

Professional replacement of a compressor and the numerous associated work steps are a complex problem. In order to provide comprehensive help for this task, however, we have combined everything you need to keep in mind and consider in one brochure.

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Bleeding process of CSC 510 0097 10

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ContiTech: Expert Tips on Replacing Timing Chains

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Nissan X-Trail 2.0 dCi 110 kW M9R

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2018

How to correctly install a camshaft

If you want to prevent early wear and breakage of a new camshaft, learn how to install it correctly, here.

September
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2018

Recognize Damages to the Chassis and Steering System

Careless driving and dirt accumulation significantly increase the risk of wear on safety-relevant chassis and steering components. Workshops need to pay attention to typical damage patterns and remedy defects as required. If chassis or steering components are damaged, the person steering needs to expect the handling of their vehicle to become critical. Experts at ZF …

September
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Brake adjustment: Running clearance

Achieving the optimum running clearance between the brake pad and disc will help avoid overheating.

September
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2018

Frank Massey’s Top Ten Tests with PicoScope: #2 Actuator Duty Current

In Frank’s second test he looks at a Turbo Control actuator, measuring control duty and current.

September
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2018

Technical information: Brake pad wear indicator

The wear indicator is a monitoring device used to inform the driver promptly when the brake pad has reached its minimum thickness/wear limit.

September
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2018