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Ireland produces over half a million tonnes of hazardous waste annually

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its latest hazardous waste (including lead-acid batteries) figures for Ireland. (more…)
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ZF supplies chassis parts for numerous LCV models

High mileage, heavy loads, constant use – the light commercial vehicle is the automotive workhorse. With this class of vehicle subjected to considerable pressure and stress, this segment of the vehicle parc offers significant service and repair opportunities for workshops. ZF Aftermarket helps independent garages position themselves in this segment and here, under its Lemförder brand, the business offers repair tips for one of its most popular vehicles, the Volkswagen T5. LCVs are often used daily to carry high payloads meaning they are also subject to high wear. Failure rates for LCV safety inspections are higher in all age categories...
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Volkswagen rolls out augmented reality headsets in UK

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VCV) in the UK is rolling out augmented reality headsets for technicians across its Van Centre network to help speed up complex repair work. It claims this will deliver potential savings to customers over five years of downtime equal to Stg.£1 million. The innovative system allows experts based at the Technical Support Centre (TSC) to send precise visual instructions remotely to technicians at Van Centres and Mobile Service Clinics to ensure any maintenance issues can be fixed as quickly and efficiently as possible, minimising the time a van spends off the road. VCV UK claims that the...
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The new MINI is Electric

As the world faces new environmental, social and economic challenges, MINI tells us that that it has unveiled its first fully electric model - the MINI Electric. (more…)
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Unemployment rate down to 4.8 per cent at end of January

RecruitAuto.ie welcomes the news that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from five per cent in the third quarter of 2019 to 4.7 per cent in the fourth quarter. (more…)
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HELLA LEDAYLINE -Installation story of LED daylight (Example Skoda Octavia model year 1999)

The LEDayLine 15 and 30 daytime running lights are set apart by their shallow depth, simple mounting and low energy consumption. Once the mounting frame has been secured to the vehicle front, the daytime running light simply “snaps” into the mounting frame fixture.

February
14
2020

LuK DMF – Visual inspection and damage patterns

Visual inspection and damage patterns

February
12
2020

How to Install an Injector into the HK1400 Cambox

A step-by-step guide in to installing an injector into the HK1400 cambox.

February
10
2020

How to check brake rotor thickness

This instructional video takes you through the steps of checking your brake rotors/discs, including some helpful tips and advice from Ferodo.

February
7
2020

Old fuel boat

This video explains how to prepare your boot engine for winter to avoid aging fuel problems in spring.

February
5
2020

Hydraulic braking systems – Replacing the fluid reservoir

Performing repairs following an accident or changing a brake master cylinder that does not have its own reservoir may make it necessary to replace the brake fluid reservoir. It is important to carry out such repairs with due care and attention using the correct special tool.

February
3
2020

Guided Test: CRD (Bosch) solenoid injector – current at idle

The purpose of this test is to check the actuation current within a Bosch Common Rail Diesel (CRD) solenoid injector circuit with the engine at idle.

January
31
2020

MAHLE Thermostats – How do they work? | Perfect Performance & Long Life for Combustion Engine

3-D animation of a MAHLE / BEHR thermostat. Construction and function of an expansion element and of the valves of a thermostat.

January
29
2020

How Often Should my Steering and Suspension Systems be Inspected?

The steering and suspension systems are important for both your safety and comfort when driving as they ensure a smooth ride as your car travels over bumpy roads. The two systems are usually talked about together as they are directly related to each other. However, what does each system do? When do you need to …

January
27
2020

HELLA – Installation story LED front flasher BST

The BST LED front flasher distinguishes itself by its flat and firm construction. The front flasher is available in two different case versions and adjustable to four flash sequences – as a synchronous or alternating signal.

January
24
2020