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New workshops at Automechanika

Practical workshops have been a part of Automechanika Frankfurt for many years. Now, on the occasion of the event’s 25 year anniversary, the range of workshops on offer is being expanded yet again with new offerings that include bodywork repair and paintwork, augmented reality, truck competence, diagnostic techniques and digital communication. Every day from September 11-15, trade visitors will have an opportunity to take part in a total of 15 workshops free of charge. Registration is now open online, and certificates of participation will be awarded. Digitization and technological developments are presenting automotive workshops with new challenges on a daily...
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Multi-purpose diagnostic tool launched

Launch has unveiled the CRP MOT PRO, a multi-purpose vehicle diagnosis tool, set to boost support for professional technicians, available with over ten special functions. The diagnostic device provides full OBDII & EOBD diagnostic functions for a comprehensive list of American, Asian, and European vehicle manufacturers, making it one of the most reliable, all-encompassing diagnostic tools available. Along with providing diagnostic solutions for professional technicians at MOT garages and testing stations, the CRP MOT PRO is also suitable for car enthusiasts to enable the ability to diagnose problems at home. Providing full system diagnosis coverage for each manufacturer, the CRP...
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Schrader to show new sensor and retrofit kit at Automechanika

This year is the 25th edition of Automechanika Frankfurt and Schrader, the automotive aftermarket brand of Sensata Technologies, is attending the show from September 11-15. During these five days, visitors will have the chance to meet Schrader sales, technical and engineering experts who are ready to answer any TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring systems) related questions and offer practical tips and suggestions. Schrader says it is participating in the show with an updated product portfolio and wants to share innovative TPMS full-service solutions with its customers. During the event, Schrader will present its patented, programmable TPMS EZ-sensor, what it says is...
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Sealey unveils new American pro workshop modular system

Supplied flat packed, Sealey’s new red and black range of units provide a number of ways to create your perfect work area in a durable metal finish. The modular design enables easy upgrading and bespoke configurations. Standard features include ball bearing slides on the drawers and metal handles and pulls. Cabinets are supplied with a lock and two keys, adjustable shelves, worktop and integrated perforated peg boards in each door, which is ideal for tool storage. Back panels are supplied with four masonry fixings which allow the panel to be mounted to a wall. There are three package deals available...
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Tons of benefits to training with trucks

Twenty year old Corey Unwin from Mansfield in England isn’t afraid of a bit of heavy lifting. ‏‏The heavy vehicle apprentice is in the last few months of his three year apprenticeship which will see him gain his Level 3 qualifications as a Heavy Vehicle technician in the UK. Corey is looking ahead to a career working in the motor industry.‏ ‏Corey, who works for heavy vehicle specialist, Mechanician, based in Nottinghamshire, began his apprenticeship through a local college. He’s now completing his training with the UK’s national training provider, 'Remit Training', at its new state-of-the-art Automotive Academy in Derby.‏...
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Installation Tip for WPS3025 Coolant Pump for BMW 135i, 335i, 535i, 640, 740i from model year 2007

The electric coolant pump which has been removed may have prefitted dampers at the three screw.

March
26
2018

Installation Instructions for Diesel Particulate Filters

Before fitting a replacement Diesel Particulate Filter please ensure that the root cause of failure of the existing unit has been correctly diagnosed and rectified. Failure to correct any faults or defective components may result in damage to the replacement Diesel Particulate Filter and invalidate your warranty

March
23
2018

You’re in control of Brake Noise

Brake noise is one of the major reasons for a driver to visit a workshop. It can be a complex issue, and is often difficult to solve. WHAT IS BRAKE NOISE? Brake noise typically originates from vibration on a part within the wheel end section of the vehicle – between the tire and the connection …

March
21
2018

Does compression ratio affect the firing end temperature?

Find out how the compression ratio affects firing end temperature.

March
15
2018

Replacing control arms. How it’s done.

Control arms are installed in pairs on the front and rear axle and connect the chassis to the wheels as part of the suspension. They therefore significantly influence the driving characteristics of the vehicle. A dynamic or a comfortable driving style? The control arms are individually adjusted to the vehicle depending on the desired characteristics. …

March
12
2018

Pico Automotive Parking Sensor Test

Steve Smith of Pico Technology demonstrates the Guided Test for testing ultrasonic parking sensors.

March
9
2018

Ball joints Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Original Equipment ball joint for the Jeep is a complete unit which is not designed to be adjustable for caster and camber. This means they must be replaced every time the alignment angle changes.

March
7
2018

Coding lighting functions

For some years now, control units have been controlling, regulating and monitoring lighting functions.

March
5
2018

Service reset after oil change for vehicles fitted with a Diesel Particle Filter

How To Vehicle Applications Engine Models System Fiat Qubo 10 on, Bravo 07 on, Doblo 06 on Diesel Systems ABS Sensors This function resets the parameters in the data list for the engine oil quality and the distance to the next oil change. This operation must be carried out when changing the engine oil on …

March
2
2018

LuK Repair Solution for double clutch transmissions

Whenever a vehicle needs to go to the garage, our products and repair solutions are usually first choice to fix them.

February
28
2018