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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

Engine Components and Filters damage

MAHLE is a leading development partner and supplier of engine components and systems as well as filters for the automotive industry. In close cooperation with engine and vehicle manufactures, MAHLE engineers develop high-quality products worldwide. The same high-quality guidelines also apply to spare parts for the aftermarket. Numerous checks during and after production guarantee the …

February
11
2022

Convert self-levelling suspension to normal dampers

The self-levelling suspension on the rear axle via so-called Nivomat shock absorbers is almost exclusively reserved for estate cars – as well as some vans and SUVs. The components do not require any additional electronics and “pump” the car up to normal height after only a short distance, regardless of the load. The energy required …

February
10
2022

Safety tips for working on Hybrid Cars

5 safety tips to consider when working on hybrid cars!

February
8
2022