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Philips how-to-guide when changing headlight bulbs

Cars vary hugely in complexity. For some cars, it’s relatively simple to open the bonnet and get to the back of the headlight, remove the old bulb and replace it with a new one. As technology has advanced, the space within the engine compartment has been filled, making it more and more difficult to replace the bulbs. On other cars, it can be fiddly and with some cars, you may have to remove the whole front bumper, grille and wheel arch inners to get to the lights – it is not inconceivable for it to take a couple of hours...
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Toyota backing fuel cell power for vehicles of the future

If you have had any doubts that fuel cells (FC) and hydrogen will be what powers our cars in the medium to long-term, then Toyota’s moves to expand mass-production of fuel cell stacks and hydrogen tanks towards ten-fold increase post-2020 should banish those doubts. Toyota has big sales expansion plans within Japan and overseas. Toyota sees global sales of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) increasing significantly after 2020, to at least 30,000 per year from today’s 3,000. To prepare for this growth, the company unveiled plans for two major new facilities The first is a brand-new building near its original...
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Volvo is first car maker here to comply with new WLTP Fuel Consumption and Emission Testing Protocols

Volvo has become the first car manufacturer in the UK and Ireland to homologate its entire model range under the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). All Volvo petrol, diesel and hybrid models now comply with the stringent ‘Euro 6d-temp’ standard for tailpipe emissions, as part of the firm’s model-year 2019 range update which started production in April. It also puts Volvo well ahead of the 1 September 2018 deadline where only WLTP-homologated cars can be sold in Europe. The aim of the new WLTP cycle is to ensure published fuel economy and emissions – which all manufacturers...
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OESAA delivers yet another successful Autoinform

More than 100 delegates from across Scotland, northern England and Ireland attended this year’s Autoinform Live at the GTG Academy in Glasgow last month, declaring the event a resounding success. The Scottish event aimed to make the wealth of knowledge shared at Autoinform Wolverhampton available to the industry professionals north of the border, giving them access to OESAA-approved, high quality training. ADS Automotive’s Dave Massey delivered an interactive, ‘how-to’ workshop on the benefits of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), giving garage owners the tools to enhance their business’ online presence themselves. Commenting on Autoinform Live Scotland, Dave said: “The show has...
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Schaeffler reveals closer ties between REPXPERT and The Garage Inspector

Schaeffler (UK) has described Andy Savva as the ‘perfect role model for any workshop owner’ after the original equipment manufacturer revealed that The Garage Inspector will be working closer with its REPXPERT members. Andy supported the REPXPERT team at the recent Autoinform Live event in Glasgow by providing visitors with valuable advice on how to build their workshop brand and profile, while also offering tips and best practice techniques on how to make their business as profitable as it can be. REPXPERT users can now find free and exclusive clips on the REPXPERT portal, where The Garage Inspector can be...
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OSRAM: Experience the difference between standard halogen bulbs and upgrade bulbs!

Now you can see for your yourself the real difference in light output of halogen bulbs. This video compares a low quality standard bulbs with OSRAM ORIGINAL bulbs as well as leading upgrades: NIGHT BREAKER LASER and COOL BLUE INTENSE.

February
27
2018

Glow Plug fault-finding tips help shine a light on common ignition mishaps

DENSO’s Glow Plug range features leading OE technologies, allowing motorists to cold start their vehicles in sub-zero temperatures while providing extended post-heating temperatures to help lower emissions. However, with lower temperatures set to continue over the next few months, workshops will find degraded, broken or cracked Glow Plugs a common sight in customer vehicles, with …

February
26
2018

OSRAM ULTRA LIFE – Longlife Upgrade Halogen Headlight Bulbs

The OSRAM ULTRA LIFE® range is a popular long life halogen upgrade for motorists that drive for long periods of time with their lights on or where bulb replacements are complex. By fitting ULTRA LIFE® products motorists can be safe in the knowledge that their headlight bulbs will last longer and need replacing less often. …

February
26
2018

Mounting instructions for CT 984 K2 and CT1015 K2, e.g. Audi, VW 2.5 TDI V6

The tension lever chafes against the tensioning pulley. (Figure 1) This can result in serious damage to the engine.

February
25
2018

Hyundai i40 – Replacing rear brake discs and pads (EPB)

This video demonstrates the steps required to change the rear brake discs and pads of a Hyundai i40.

February
23
2018

OSRAM XENARC ULTRA LIFE Upgrade HID (Xenon) Bulbs

To compliment the popular halogen range, OSRAM are excited to introduce XENARC® ULTRA LIFE®. Whilst most standard HID bulbs have a longer lifetime than halogen bulbs XENARC® ULTRA LIFE® HID bulbs offer a massive 10 year guarantee and will last up to four times longer than standard Xenon (HID) bulbs. The XENARC® ULTRA LIFE® range …

February
23
2018

OSRAM Automotive: The Complete Bulb Range

The complete range of OSRAM Automotive bulbs. Upgrade bulbs for headlights, giving more light, better visibility and distinctive looks.

February
22
2018

Timing kit installation Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI – Engine: CEGA

Timing kit installation. Timing belt and water pump replacement. Vehicle used as example for the KTBWP5630 kit assembly: Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI.

February
21
2018

OSRAM Installer Programme – Sign Up Now!

The OSRAM Installer Programme offers an exclusive opportunity to garages, workshops and MOT test stations in the UK and Ireland to sign up and become a stockist and installer of the OSRAM OE automotive bulb and lighting range with one of the leading automotive bulb and lighting accessory manufacturers in the world. Signing up is …

February
21
2018

OSRAM NIGHT BREAKER LASER: performance upgrade bulbs that provide up to 130% more light!

New NIGHT BREAKER® LASER provide up to 130% more light on the road ahead compared to a standard OSRAM OE bulb. LASER also provides a longer light beam that reaches up to 40 metres further on the road ahead and a 20% whiter light compared to a standard halogen bulb. A combination of a highly …

February
20
2018