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New Denso video explains the engine management system

Further endorsing its long held position of providing both professional technicians and vehicle owners with useful technical information, Denso, a leading original equipment (OE) component manufacturer, has produced a new YouTube video (below) highlighting the function of the engine management system (EMS). This latest video presents an overview of what the engine management system does, as well as explaining why and how it does it. What is immediately obvious however, is the interdependence of the many elements that are at work in the system to ensure the engine operates at its optimum efficiency. The EMS effectively monitors and subsequently controls...
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Top tips for navigating the e-commerce landscape

An e-commerce website has quickly gone from being a ‘nice to have’ to a crucial tool for staying competitive in today’s market. Regardless of the industry you’re operating in, your customers will expect you to have a website – but what if you’ve never launched your business online before? MAM Software has revealed its top tips for making those all-important first steps into the online domain: Choose a fully-integrated e-commerce solution One of the best decisions you can make as a business owner is to choose a website that will directly integrate with your ERP solution. Details such as stock and pricing will...
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Panel discussion to address importance of upskilling and investing in staff

Alldata Europe, a provider of original vehicle manufacturer (VM) diagnostic, repair and maintenance data, will participate at the upcoming UK Garage & Bodyshop Event in Birmingham, taking centre stage in the Workshop Technical Hub on Wednesday 5th June at 15:30. (more…)
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Latest TechTalk.ie eNewsletter out now

The latest edition of the TechTalk.ie eNewsletter is available now and is brimful of technical articles to make life easier in the workshop for mechanics and technicians. (more…)
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Technicians urged to use correct oil for EV air con compressors

Delphi is advising technicians to be aware of the key differences between air conditioning (AC) compressors on vehicles with an internal combustion engine (ICE) and those on an electric vehicle (EV). (more…)
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Ball Joint Removal & Installation Tool – for Ford Transit

Designed to easily extract and refit the bolt-in style front lower ball joint found on the late model Ford Transit. The bolt-in Ford Transit ball joint is a very tight fit, even after the bolts have been removed, requiring tooling to pull out the old joint and fit the new one without damaging the joint …

March
10
2022

How to install TRICO Exact Fit Rear Blade on your vehicle

TRICO Exact Fit Rear Watch & learn how to efficiently remove windshield wiper blades with our step-by-step instructional videos. View our videos now! TRICO Exact Fit Rear Blade – Push Fit Metal Arm

March
7
2022

What happens if you use too much oil in your car?

Other than filling your petrol/diesel tank, the most common task required for your car is an oil change to ensure that it runs efficiently. This is extremely important as engines need to be well-lubricated, keeping them safe from damage, wear, and corrosion.  Car owners and mechanics would be aware that low levels of oil can …

March
5
2022

Battery failure due to reduced vehicle usage

A period of short, infrequent journeys or a length of time when a vehicle is not being used can cause its battery to fail rapidly. Ian Newham explains why…

March
4
2022

The role of 12 Volt batteries in electric vehicles

The role of lead acid batteries in electric vehicles Have you ever wondered what happens when the lithium-ion battery in a modern electric or hybrid electric vehicle stops working? Look under the bonnet and you will find your answer. Alongside the high voltage lithium-ion traction battery you might find a second one: A 12 Volt …

March
1
2022

NTK – Crankshaft Position Sensor (CKP)

The NTK crankshaft position sensor is a premium quality replacement sensor for your vehicle. This sensor reports the rotation of the engine to help determine fuel and spark control.

February
25
2022

DSG Oil and filter replacement

In this video SWAG looks at the function of the transmission oil which maintains the ability of this finely tuned transmission, with the transmission filter which should be replaced together with the oil during routine maintenance.

February
22
2022

Preventing Gear Tooth Failure – What to Note When Replacing the Clutch

Today, we are reporting on an interesting case from a garage, where they replaced the dual mass flywheel and the clutch on a customer’s vehicle. Unfortunately, the vehicle suffered another breakdown due to clutch damage shortly after leaving the garage. When disassembling the vehicle, it was noticed that the hub profile of the clutch disc …

February
18
2022

Brakes: What’s that squeaking noise?

Workshop professionals know that squeaking brakes don’t always mean something serious. A closer look at the braking system is nevertheless necessary, especially after a brake repair. For the devil sometimes lurks in the details. If a customer comes to your workshop with squeaking brakes, this usually means that you start searching for clues as to …

February
15
2022

Dayco – Powersports Belt Maintenance

Powersports Belt Maintenance

February
14
2022