Lift gives two in one fix

4TC two-post lift from the Garage Equipment Group
Published:  11 March, 2008

/>It comes with an overall height of 4m and three-stage telescopic front lifting arms. A pair of two-stage rear arms gives a reach of up to


Next generation tool

X-431 Tool from Launch Tech
Published:  10 March, 2008

/>It features all the benefits of the X-431 tool with an easy-to-use touch screen, wireless communication, integral CAN Bus technology and much m


Money saving puller kit

10 Ton Hydraulic Puller Kit from Facom
Published:  07 March, 2008

/>All the models feature a simple pump handle system to make pulling gears, bearings, couplings and more as easy as possible. They can also be used on wheels, axles and press-fit compone


Bull barred

Government warns on prosecution risk for illegal bull bars
Published:  07 March, 2008

THE DEPARTMENT for Transport has warned anyone fitting dangerous metal bull bars to vehicles that they could be prosecuted.


Advanced tyre changing

The Boss tyre changer from Hofmann Megaplan
Published:  06 March, 2008

/>It can change any type of tyre from 10” to 30” on a completely automatic basis with virtually no manual eff


Battery checks made easy

Digital multimeter from Gunson
Published:  05 March, 2008

/>Features also include ‘auto power off’ and ‘auto range’ functions as well as overload protecti


Dealer survey

Franchises fear uncertainty over Block Exemption Regulations
Published:  05 March, 2008

THE RELATIONSHIP between VMs and franchised dealers is suffering because of uncertainties over the future of Block Exemption Regulations (BER), says a senior boss at the RMIF.


Foxy ladies

Motoring club founder claims female drivers will flock to OFT logo
Published:  05 March, 2008

THE Bosch Car Service network has joined forces with the FOXY Lady Drivers Club to provide a programme of motoring fitness checks for female drivers.


Light removal solution

The XT7100 impact wrench from Snap-on Tools
Published:  04 March, 2008

/>A twin hammer mechanism means it can deliver 700ft/lbs of torque and can produce 1,300 blows per minute, reducing removal time by 50


Legal help

Garage scheme develops legal helpline for "litigious society"
Published:  04 March, 2008

THE Good Garage Scheme has developed a free legal support service for its members.


Quick and easy fault diagnosis

SIDIS MB diagnosis system from Continental
Published:  03 March, 2008

/>It covers more than 800 vehicle types from 43 manufacturers including Alfa Romeo and Volvo and many in betw


Scots chance

Last chance for Frank Massey diagnostic training in Glasgow
Published:  03 March, 2008

A FEW places are still available on a two-day Frank Massey diagnostic training course in Glasgow this month.


Fast suspension testing

Expert Suspension Tester from Tenneco
Published:  29 February, 2008

/>It uses a different testing system than other conventional testers to give more accurate results, independent of a vehicle’s weight or tyre press


Tech advice

Frank Massey to hold free technical clinic at Workshop 2008
Published:  29 February, 2008

FRANK Massey will be running a free technical clinic at the Workshop 2008 exhibition to help workshops overcome their diagnostic and repair problems.


Bristol courses

Bristol based diagnostic training announced by James Dillon
Published:  29 February, 2008

OSCILLOSCOPE diagnostics and CAN Bus systems are just some of the topics covered in the latest schedule of training courses announced by technical expert James Dillon.


Truck info

Autodata reveal plans for new technical products
Published:  29 February, 2008

AUTODATA has officially launched its first product for the van and heavy goods vehicle markets, as well as revealing plans for a new raft of technical products to benefit workshops.


Garage scheme

ZF Trading garage service scheme could be in pipeline
Published:  29 February, 2008

PARTS manufacturer ZF Trading is looking to bring German quality to the UK with the possible start of yet another branded garage service scheme.


Improved cold starting

Titan GT1 Pro oil from Fuchs Lubricants
Published:  28 February, 2008

/>In particular, those fitted with exhaust after-treatments and turbochargers, such as those on VW and Mercedes Benz cars and light commercial vehic


Larger sanding strokes

Air sander from Festool
Published:  27 February, 2008

/>Sanding errors are prevented by the sanding stroke speed being indicated on the switch lever, this is integrated in the outer curve of the handl


Tool aids closer inspection

Video Bore Scope from Sealey
Published:  26 February, 2008

/>The scope is just one of a range of new kit and special offers out this month, including a new selection of EOBD code read


GEA event

Technical Workshop tickets can now be purchased online
Published:  26 February, 2008

All workshops involved in MOT, service & repair should put Monday June 9th in their diaries as the GEA Aftermarket Technical Workshop takes place at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon.


Wireless engine diagnostic

The Carman Scan Wi from Hickley Valtone
Published:  25 February, 2008

/>Also included are European and American software plus all the early Asian vehicle pre-OBD connectors. European pre-OBD cables are also available as an opti


Tyre time

Apaseal warns workshops over future of tyre technology
Published:  25 February, 2008

TYRE designs are changing and fitting stations need to keep up to speed if they want to cope in the future, tyre maintenance company Apaseal has warned.


Easy cutting solution

AMT Rasor 63 from Butters AMT
Published:  22 February, 2008

/>This helps it penetrate perforated, painted or rusty metals. It runs from a three-phase supply but the maximum duty cycle consumes just 10kVA, with a cutting capability of up to 2


Snap shop

Snap-on Tools redesigns vans to offer mechanics more
Published:  22 February, 2008

Snap-on Tools has unveiled a new design for its 420 UK franchisee vans, to give technicians a better shopping experience.


Helping hand

IMI announces consultancy scheme to offer garages expert help
Published:  22 February, 2008

THE IMI has launched a trouble-shooting team of consultants to help workshops get expert business advice.


Trading master

The Trade Group launches "benchmark" gas analyser to speed up testing
Published:  22 February, 2008

GARAGE equipment specialist The Trade Group has launched a combined gas analyser and smoke meter it hopes will transform the way manufacturers and distributors work together to help garages.


French arrival

Actia Muller comes to the UK to offer garages its equipment expertise
Published:  22 February, 2008

FRENCH garage equipment company Actia Muller is crossing the Channel to launch its extensive range of kit in the UK for the first time.


Carbon cash

Published:  22 February, 2008

TECHNICAL expert Dave Garratt says garages could make extra money by cashing in on the latest environmental trend.


Protect your workshop

Spill containment pallets from Draper Tools
Published:  21 February, 2008

/>The heavy-duty pallets hold two or four drums while a removable deck allows for cleaning and inspection. Accessories include a double drum rack and lock-in r


Wheel bearing kit update

SKF wheel bearings from GP Automotive
Published:  20 February, 2008

/>This means more garages in more locations than ever before now have easy access to these OE-quality beari


Speedy engine repair

Alternator socket set from Sykes-Pickavant
Published:  19 February, 2008

/>Socket bits are included for the removal of Bosch-type, alternator free-wheel drive pulle


Good looking brake hubs

Anodised brake hubs from Tarox
Published:  18 February, 2008

/>All you need to do when ordering your hubs is simply pick from the range of colours and you can have units that match the colour of your calipers


Energy saving booth

Gemini II energy saver system from Spraybooth Technology
Published:  15 February, 2008

/>The Energy Saver booth features intelligent control system to release air and heat all packaged within a compact des


Future tech

Last gasp chance to train on car networking systems of tomorrow
Published:  15 February, 2008

TRAINING provider Warwick Control has last minute places available on its In-Vehicle Network training course for technicians keen to stay at the forefront of emerging technology.


Keep your car clean and fresh

The EcoCar range from CarPlan
Published:  14 February, 2008

/>The range consists of shampoo, polish, odour eliminator, screenwash, wheel, glass and dash cleane


Chassis guide

SNAP-on's wheel alignment guide simplifies complex tasks
Published:  14 February, 2008

SNAP-on Equipment has published a wheel alignment guide to provide answers to technicians' queries.


Braking show

New braking technology will help drivers avoid collision
Published:  14 February, 2008

THE BRAKING systems of tomorrow were revealed at the Transport Research Laboratory in Bracknell this week.


Fond farewell

LSUK's Geoff Godfrey retires after 63 years of service
Published:  14 February, 2008

PARTS company LSUK has bid farewell to its longest-serving employee.


Diesel training

Frank Massey releases common rail diesel training DVD
Published:  14 February, 2008

FRANK MASSEY has produced a common rail diesel training DVD to help technicians take advantage of this booming sector of the repair market.


Kit eases cam belt changes

Engine timing set from Laser Tools
Published:  13 February, 2008

/>These include Vauxhall, Opel, Rover and Peugeot. Citreon, Fiat and Volkswagen vehicles are also covered by the


Easy brake system analysis

Electronic parking brake software from Autodiagnos
Published:  12 February, 2008

/>This software is designed to help you make light work of servicing these vehicles, particularly brake pad replacement and caliper remo


Flexible colour matching

Permahyd Deep Black base coat from Spies Hecker
Published:  11 February, 2008

/>Thanks to its deep blue-black colour, the new basecoat improves the colour matching of darker, more intense colo


Starting support for engines

Rotating electrics range from Fuel Parts UK
Published:  08 February, 2008

/>This is the first of a series of additions in the pipeline, courtesy of a new management te


Growing factor

LVW Automotive expands into Wrexham, Oswestry and Whitchurch
Published:  08 February, 2008

WIRRAL-based motor factor group LVW Automotive has expanded with the purchase of Wrexham-based WM Rollings.


RMIF warning

False readings could occur if vehicles left on RBT's overnight
Published:  08 February, 2008

MOT stations should ensure vehicles are not parked on roller brake testers overnight if they are part of an ATL system, the RMIF has warned.


'Easi' diagnostics

Garage Equipment Group's venture into diagnostic tools and training
Published:  08 February, 2008

THE GARAGE Equipment Group (GEG) has become the latest company to expand into the booming diagnostics market.


Heavy duty starting power

Heavy Duty and Voyager batteries from AC Delco
Published:  07 February, 2008

/>It is heat-sealed for maintenance free protection and has built-in flame arrester vents which allow gases to escape. The Heavy Duty range has four design types for specific application nee


Quiet and flexible power

ARC 800 carbon arc gouging power source by Kemppi
Published:  06 February, 2008

/>The control panel displays current and voltage, while the required gouging current is set in adjustments of 10


Fast and easy belt removal

Pry bar from Laser Tools
Published:  05 February, 2008

/>It is handy when removing belts from pulleys as well as the removal of mouldings, seals and bearings, plus a host of other items, including fuel inject



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