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Mercedes-Benz introduces its first UK female CV breakdown specialist

A nice story from the north-west of England - Fallon Hignett has graduated as the UK’s first female Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle breakdown specialist. The 19-year-old from Liverpool works as a commercial vehicle technician at North-West Dealer Roanza Truck & Van. She joined the company after finishing school three years ago, earning a place on the Mercedes-Benz Apprenticeship Programme. Although her apprenticeship does not finish until October, she has already taken the next step on her career path by achieving the qualification required to become a mobile breakdown technician, joining the Service 24h team at Roanza’s branch in her home city. Fallon spent time shadowing a senior colleague before embarking...
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Ford inspection drones keeping engine plant workers safely grounded

Ford employees are now using cameras mounted on drones to safely and efficiently inspect high-rise gantries, pipework and roof areas at the company’s Dagenham Engine Plant in the UK. Previously, the team carried out this important maintenance work by using automated extendable platforms and scaffolding to check 40-metre-long gantries that support the plant’s heavy machinery. Each inspection area would take a laborious 12 hours to complete. Now, with feet firmly on the ground and controlling drones equipped with GoPro cameras, maintenance staff can thoroughly inspect each area in just 12 minutes. The whole production facility can be covered in a...
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Preventing NVH in vehicle braking systems

When deciding what car to buy, one of the highest priorities for potential customers is the cabin experience. Layout, comfort, technology and audio are all major influencers of customer perception, and are areas where automotive manufacturers can significantly differentiate their vehicles. This is why manufacturers spend vast sums on R&D to reduce NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness). NVH is a critical focus in the automotive industry that engineers address at the earliest stage of the design process, including NVH generated by the braking system. Specialist brake development During the development of a new model, vehicle manufacturers depend on their brake...
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German Sound Quality Finals to take place at Automechanika Frankfurt

On September 15, Automechanika will play host to a hotly contested competition for the best vehicle sound system in Germany. This year’s show will offer amazing sound experiences ranging from discreetly integrated high-end sound systems to supercharged bass speakers for those who really love it loud. Automechanika Frankfurt will be commencing its 25th edition in just three weeks, and this year it says it is focusing more than ever before on cars that have already found its owners. Examples of this include the extensive treatment of classic cars, Reifen and the expansion of CarMediaWorld to include the German Sound Quality...
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Road Safety Authority urges parents to ensure children are properly restrained in vehicles

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are appealing to parents, guardians and teachers to ensure road safety, in particular seatbelt safety, is on the back to school lesson plan for all school children. RSA research shows that 10 per cent of children traveling in the back seat of vehicles are not using proper restraints such as child car seats or seat belts. In 2017, the RSA conducted a nationwide study that observed seatbelt usage by 3,861 children both in the front and the rear seats of the vehicle. As part of the study, 93 per cent of...
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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

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