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Subaru wins ‘Best Manufacturer For Safety Features in 2019’

Subaru has been voted 'Best Manufacturer for Safety Features' in the '2019 Driver Power Survey', the UK’s number one car ownership survey. Beating off stiff competition from 29 other manufacturers to take the no.1 spot, all three Subaru SUVs were rated highly for safety features, with the Outback coming 11th out of 100 cars for safety, XV fifth and the Forester finishing second in this field. Steve Fowler, Auto Express editor-in-chief said: “Subaru has long been known as a maker of tough, well-built, all-wheel drive models. More recently, Subaru has placed its EyeSight system at the heart of its model...
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Range Rover Evoque to comply to stricter RDE2 emissions tests

Range Rover tells us that their new Evoque has become the first luxury compact SUV to be certified under stringent new NOx emissions targets, ‘Real Driving Emissions’ stage 2 (RDE2), ahead of the official legislative introduction for new models in January 2020. All Jaguar and Land Rover models already meet the standards required by the first phase of the Real Driving Emissions (RDE) testing procedure, which came into effect in September 2018. However, the new Range Rover Evoque in D150 manual Front Wheel Drive (FWD) trim, now complies with the even more rigorous second phase requirements (RDE2). This states that...
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UK in pole position in £62 billion self-driving car race – if BREXIT roadblock removed

The UK claims to be in pole position in the global race to market for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), with a £62 billion boost to the UK economy by 2030 up for grabs, according to a major new report published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and Frost & Sullivan. Crucially, however, the UK’s departure from the EU must be orderly with a deal that supports both the industry and technological collaboration, especially in data. A ‘no deal’ Brexit will result in lasting damage to the UK’s reputation as a politically stable destination for inward...
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World experts to speak here on the future of hi-tech electric mobility

Electronomous, the car tech summit taking place in Killarney, Co. Kerry,  May 2-3  will provide a unique glimpse at how technology will affect the automotive, insurance and car finance industries, as well as car sales and motoring into the future. One commentator described it as where "the automotive and tech worlds converge”. (more…)
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Conti to expand timing belt and water pump range

The debate continues: Should you also replace the water pump when changing the timing belt or not? For Continental, it’s a no-brainer: Always replace the water pump at the same time as changing the timing belt! Why? Changing a timing belt is a very time-consuming repair. It would therefore be irresponsible towards the customer not to change the wear parts at the same time and risk more fitting work – and therefore additional costs – if the water pump fails. With its kits, Continental makes it easy for workshops to change everything in one go. Because they contain all the...
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EricTheCarGuy and ScannerDanner Solve A Misfire (Part 2)

EricTheCarGuy and ScannerDanner Solve A Misfire (Part 2)

May
28
2018

Air-Conditioning Service Compressor Replacement and Flushing The Air- Conditioning System

The air conditioning compressor is driven by the vehicle engine via a ribbed or V-ribbed belt. It compresses and transports the refrigerant in the system.

May
23
2018

Hybrid Compressor Do’s and Don’ts

Do’s Do use PAG 46 oil or equivalent on first generation 2001-2003 Prius. Do use PAG 46 oil or equivalent on 2000-2006 Insight & 2005 Civic. Do always refer to manufacturer’s recommendations when servicing A/C Systems Do shut down High Voltage battery power when servicing any High voltage A/C compressor Don’ts Do not use any …

May
21
2018

Self-Adjusting Clutch (SAC)

As clutches are subjected to continuous wear and tear, LuK, as the first clutch manufacturer worldwide, has invested tremendous efforts in the development of a wear adjustment solution, which was successfully launched for volume production in 1995.

May
18
2018

Modification to the tensioning technology in the Ford 2.5 diesel

Modification to the tensioning technology in the Ford 2.5 diesel

May
15
2018

Water pump: Broken shaft caused by excessive belt tension / incorrect alignment

Causes: Incorrect fastening of the pump Incorrect alignment of the pump pulley in relation to the other transmission components Excessive tension of the timing belt Actions: Check the correct installation of the pump Check the correct assembly and alignment of all transmission components and make sure the timing belt is properly tensioned. Replace the faulty/damage …

May
11
2018

DPF fitting and fault diagnosis

Important information relating to DPF functionality, fitting and fault diagnosis A Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is a service item and will need to be replaced at the end of its life. This will vary by vehicle manufacturer and the how the vehicle is maintained. If the DPF needs replacing due to blockage, this would usually …

May
9
2018

Shock absorbers and suspension strut mount rear axle

Suspension strut mount and shock absorber rear axle for KIA Cerato

May
7
2018

ETCG and ScannerDanner Solve A Misfire (Part 1)

This two-part video shows how ‘Eric The Car Guy’ and ‘ScannerDanner’ managed to solve a misfire using a combination of science and common sense.

May
3
2018

Lighting Diagnosis and Guided Troubleshooting

Vision is the most important sense for people who wish to drive safely. However, this sense may be severely impaired in twilight and bad weather or if the window panes are dirty. This impairment means an increased risk of accidents but the increasing traffic density also increases the risk potential on the road.

April
30
2018