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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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Information on brake repairs

Become a brake professional with Hella Pagid and Sidney Hoffmann! Sidney Hoffmann is known as a member of the “PS Profis”, who are looking for the desired car type on the second-hand car market for their spectators at sport1. Now Sidney Hoffmann reports and informs about everything about brakes.

November
5
2019

Common Rail 101: Non Hydraulic Common Rail Systems

This Delphi Training Series video explains an overview of the non-hydraulic common rail systems.

October
31
2019

DMF function tests

Overview The LuK testing tool allows you to perform the following tests on the DMF: Measuring the freeplay angle Measuring the rock These tests, in combination with a visual inspection to check grease egress, thermal load, clutch condition, etc., allow for a reliable assessment of the DMF’s operational condition. The freeplay angle is the angle …

October
28
2019

Blue Print Wiper Blades – Hybrid: Hook

This video shows the installation of a Blue Print hybrid wiper blade to a hook style wiper arm.

October
28
2019

Two Main Non Hydraulic Injector Types

Delphi Senior Trainer Dave Hobbs talks about the two main non-hydraulic injector types: the most common one, Electromechanical (Solenoid), and the Piezo injector.

October
25
2019

What does a catalytic converter do?

A catalytic converter is a device located in the exhaust system of all cars and most light trucks after 1990. It chemically changes pollutants like carbon monoxide hydrocarbons and nitrous oxides into harmless substances like carbon dioxide, nitrogen and water vapour. A converter uses an inside structure called a substrate that is plated with precious …

October
23
2019

How to change a Ferodo motorcycle Brake Pad

Our expert mechanic teaches you how to change a brake pad on a motorcycle.

October
21
2019

Wire Set and Coil on Plug Boot Installation

Wire Set and Coil on Plug Boot Installation

October
18
2019

Instructions for replacing the brake pads on a TRW caliper type “Colette”

Workshops regard changing the brake pads as one of the easiest tasks in vehicle repairs. Our internal analyses have revealed, however, that there are several sources of error which can eventually lead to severe problems on the brake. Poor brake performance and juddering during braking, with the corresponding effects on the components of the axle …

October
14
2019

How to identify injector flow problems (Toyota 1.8L) part 1

This two-part video looks at testing procedures on a Pontiac Vibe misfire and rough idle problems.

October
11
2019