Win! With The Race Group

Published:  24 September, 2018

As an ambassador distributor of Castrol lubricants, The Race Group works with independent workshops and garages to provide high performance oils and greases backed by a personal service, reliable supply and technical expertise.


NOCO Genius

Published:  17 September, 2018

ECOBAT Battery Technologies (EBT), formally Manbat, supplies the highly regarded NOCO Genius range of battery chargers and booster packs so consumers and workshops have the equipment necessary to deal with battery problems. For workshops, the entire Genius range of fully automatic ‘intelligent’ chargers can diagnose the condition of the battery and are able to charge and then exercise the batteries to keep them in optimum condition and maximise their life span, which means that, if necessary, they can remain almost permanently connected. In addition, Genius chargers are also designed to provide double the charge capacity of a traditional battery charger, making them powerful and efficient.

www.ecobat.tech


TRW corner module parts

Published:  14 September, 2018

In line with its commitment to being first to market with braking, steering and suspension parts for its leading TRW branded Corner Module programme, the latest parts from ZF Aftermarket to hit the shelves include: brake discs for the Mercedes Benz GLE and Coupe 2015 onwards and brake pads for the Vauxhall Astra, also 2015 onwards. ZF Aftermarket’s Kevin Price said: “We’re proud of how quickly we get new parts to market, enabling our independent aftermarket customers to benefit from our strong OE position and high performance products. We don’t want any garage to have to turn away business because they haven’t got access to the parts they need.”

www.trwaftermarket.com


NSK Prokit

Published:  12 September, 2018

Prokit from NSK is a range of products for the aftermarket. It guarantees only 100% genuine bearings, seals and fasteners, as used by OE manufacturers.
    
As a global leader on the production of hub bearings for most of the world’s car brands, NSK has a deep understanding and experience of the requirements for quality and specification.  NSK brings these products and expertise to the aftermarket, giving confidence to installers on the parts they fit to customer’s cars. The quality and reliability provided to the main car brands is now available in your garage.

www.nskeurope.com


First Line steering & suspension range ‘Includes Fittings’

Published:  10 September, 2018

All First Line ball joints, link bars, and suspension arms that come with the necessary fitting components as standard will now bear the new 'Includes Fittings' logo on the packaging. With this clear message showing that the necessary fittings have been supplied with the component, technicians can be sure that a smooth and efficient installation can be carried out.
    
To further aid the efficient identification of its steering and suspension components, First Line has added positioning layout images to the WebCat, which has been proven to significantly reduce look-up time.

www.firstlineltd.com


BERU Iridium range

Published:  07 September, 2018

Federal-Mogul Motorparts BERU Iridium spark plug range.

The OE-quality components supplement the existing BERU line of spark plugs, glow plugs, glow control units, coils and leads, fully completing its ignition range. Iridium spark plugs ensure optimised combustion, providing improved performance, enhanced fuel consumption and reduced emissions.
    
Service life is extended up to 75,000 miles depending on the application which consequently reduces costs by extending service intervals. The BERU Iridium spark plug range is initially launched for Volkswagen and BMW fitments, but range extensions will follow.

www.beru.federalmogul.com


Valeo lights up aftermarket with OE Technologies

Published:  29 August, 2018

Valeo’s Full Led system offers LED leading edge technology at xenon-level cost and performance with  lower power consumption. It is already available for the Ford Galaxy (2015 and Renault Megane (2015). New parts  have also been added covering the Volkswagen Touran (2015), SMART ForFour (2011) and ForTwo (2015).
    
Valeo is continuing to produce products. Recently 66 new
OE-quality part numbers for its head lamps and rear lamps ranges were released.In total, the additional part numbers include 25 head lamps, 37 rear lamps, one front lamp and three fog lamps.

www.valeoservice.com


Delphi steering and suspension range

Published:  28 August, 2018

The extended range comprises key steering parts such as wishbones, inner/outer tie-rods, link stabilisers, rubber-to-metal, ball joints and rod assemblies, fitted to more than 1000 applications (make/model/engine size). This includes popular UK vehicles such as: Citroen C4 Picasso II (2013 -), Ford Transit (2012 -), Hyundai i40 (2011-), Mini Cooper One (2010-), Peugeot 308 II (2014-), Range Rover Sport (2013-), Renault Clio (2012-), Vauxhall Mokka (2012-).
    
The latest steering introductions can be found on TecDoc where Delphi is certified as a “A Class” supplier of data, in addition to Delphi’s online catalogue, delphicat.com.

www.delphiautoparts.com


WIN! With Lumileds

Published:  22 August, 2018

Lumileds, the brand behind the Philips products, is inviting Aftermarket readers to win a Philips CBH51 LED hybrid professional bonnet lamp with two runner up prizes of a Penlight20- the Philips rechargeable compact lamp.


Comline Japanese & Korean Filters

Published:  20 August, 2018

Comline is renowned for filtration and its recent success, punctuated by a series of awards and accolades – The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2016 and the Financial Times’ FT1000 to name just two – is thanks in no small part to its all makes line of over 1700 filters.
    
Whilst the brand promotes a range for all popular vehicle marques, Comline is also keen to emphasise the strength of its offering specifically for Japanese and Korean vehicles.
    
Comline product general manager Miten Parikh comments: “Comline first began as a supplier of Japanese and Korean filters before expanding into an all makes brand. With over 25-years of expertise, we have vast understanding of the Japanese and Korean filter market and our offering is up there with the very best available in the aftermarket.”
    
Each Comline air, oil, fuel and cabin/activated carbon filter is manufactured to precise specifications to ensure ease of fitment for the technician and reliable performance for the motorist.

www.comline.uk.com


Carbon Clean add new small unit

Published:  16 August, 2018

Carbon Clean, the engine decarbonising system that works on tap water, has launched a new compact CC-14 machine to complement the existing CC-16 unit.
    
Both machines use electrolysis-based cleaning technology to remove carbon deposits in engines which can cause loss of power, increased fuel consumption and more wear to engine components.
    
The CC-14 Carbon Clean machine breaks water down into an oxyhydrogen (HHO) gas mixture which is then blown into the engine to accelerate combustion and clear residues.
    
CC-14 uses 1.3 kW of power to produce 600 litres per hour of HHO. It measures just 65cm x 35cm x 86cm and weighs only 30 kg.
    
It is ideal for smaller engines and offers a ‘walk-away’ capability thanks to its automated process controls that shut down the machine once a job is completed.  The CAMS failsafe safety cut-out ensures the machine will automatically shut down to prevent any gas escaping if the engine stops during the cleaning process too.
    
Carbon Clean have recently completed a series of successful shows, culminating in Automechanika Birmingham 2017.

www.carbon-clean.co.uk


Dayco – Power transmission specialist

Published:  14 August, 2018

Highlighting Dayco’s High Tenacity and HK belts demonstrates how the company is developing technology to improve performance of individual components and subsequently the drive system as a whole. Despite growing numbers of vehicles being fitted with High Tenacity (HT) timing belts as OE, technicians may not be aware that all OE HT belts are manufactured by Dayco.

It is Dayco that developed the twin spiralled glass-fibre cord technology which is wound into the core of these belts. This gives the incredible tensional strength, and provides  the patented PTFE/cotton fabric coating on the teeth that reduces friction and pulley wear. It also gives the HT belt its instantly recognisable appearance.
    
Meanwhile, Dayco HK belts feature a new tooth lining fabric and weave that incorporates aramid fibres. These are now appearing in the aftermarket and are included in specific timing belt and water pump kit applications, with the HK suffix in their marking.
    
The combination of guaranteed OE quality products, relevant technical expertise and product support, such as the Long Life +1 year warranty, makes Dayco the first choice for discerning professionals.

www.dayco.com


Customise with LEDambient CONNECT from Osram

Published:  01 August, 2018

The LEDambient CONNECT range of automotive LED styling lights offers an aftermarket fit solution enabling drivers to create their own ambience and effects inside and out with new LED technology. They are simple to install and run, and are controlled via an app using Bluetooth technology. Once the products are installed and paired to the free LEDambient CONNECT app drivers can synchronize music, connect up to ten LEDambient CONNECT products at once, set custom colour pre-sets with many colours to choose from and control them all from just one device.
www.nightbreakerunlimited.co.uk


Textar Bi-Metallic Discs

Published:  27 July, 2018

The bi-metallic disc from Textar helps to reduce vehicle weight and emissions, while utilising a range of innovative materials. The lightweight nature of the discs helps to reduce fuel consumption and is kinder to the environment as a result. The use of different materials ensures the best components are specified for the disc’s individual purposes. The top hat needs to be both light and strong with a robust interface between the friction surface and wheel hub. The friction ring on the other hand must resist high pressures and temperatures. Textar’s bi-metallic discs also fulfil ECE R90.
Textar.com


Variohm EPT2105

Published:  30 July, 2018

Variohm EuroSensor has expanded its range of pressure sensors with the new low-cost EPT2105 series for a 0.5-4.5 V ratiometric output in two measurement range options of 10 and 12 bar. With its silicon pressure cell design based on Variohm’s EPT2100 series, the new sensor replaces the 2100’s stainless steel casing with a moulded glass fibre reinforced Polyamide housing. With IP66 sealing, this sensor integrates an M18 x 1.5 pressure port and a Packard connector for installation convenience. Life expectancy is more than 10 million operations.
www.variohm.com


ABS rings from Apec

Published:  27 July, 2018

The new range of ABS rings from Apec Braking is manufactured to be direct replacements for OE. Already covering front and rear applications for many popular applications including BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Renault, Vauxhall and Volvo, Apec’s range will continue to grow in line with demand. A frequent cause of ABS ring failure is corrosion, which creates an incorrect profile or splits the rings, preventing the ABS sensors from obtaining a correct reading. To tackle this issue, Apec ABS rings are made from high quality, durable materials and have anti-corrosion coating to provide long, reliable service.
www.apecbraking.co.uk


TRICO exact fit and flex

Published:  24 July, 2018

TRICO Exact Fit replacement blades make it easy to for motorists to ensure their vehicles benefit from original factory quality wipers. Made from natural rubber and high-strength steel, they offer long-lasting performance.TRICO Flex lets the motorist step up from a conventional windshield wiper blade to premium beam blade wiper technology at a reasonable price. With 97% car parc coverage and only 14 part numbers, the slim-line range allows garages, workshops and retailers to offer a comprehensive wiper blade solution with minimal stock commitment.
www.trico.eu.com


New Philips EcoPro lamp range

Published:  17 July, 2018

The new Philips EcoPro range of LED work lights is quipped with high-quality LEDs and hands-free features. The range also provides the powerful bright light (6,500 K) needed to get the job done, making the lamps perfect for everyday use in automotive workshops. The EcoPro50 provides a portable and powerful rechargeable projector lamp, and comes with a magnetic mounting accessory. The EcoPro40 has a non-slip grip, and it is lightweight and versatile, making it an ideal work lamp for everyday use. The EcoPro40 is also fitted with a handy spotlight on the top of the lamp.
www.philips.com/automotive


DENSO diesel engine efficiency with i-ART

Published:  08 July, 2018

DENSO is using its i-ART pressure sensors to deliver optimal fuel injection control. The design of the miniature pressure sensors, which monitor injection activity from within the structure of the injector itself, allows a high level of fuel injection accuracy, monitoring the amount and timing of the process with 1/100,000 second precision. The technology ensures modern diesel engines offer a cleaner, quieter and more fuel-efficient drive.i-ART has already become diesel technology of choice to some of the largest manufacturers in the world, including becoming a key selling-point for Volvo’s eco-friendly Drive-E engine.
https://www.denso.com/global/


Ignition coils from Japanparts Group

Published:  10 July, 2018

Covering 84% of vehicles on the road, Japanparts Group offers a wide range of ignition coil products  with more than 200 part numbers available for Asian, European and American vehicles. Depending on the type of vehicle and the requisites provided by the vehicle’s manufacturer, ignition coils with different applications are used. They can be single ones, to be installed directly on the spark plug, or multi-coupling, to reach the spark plugs located on the engine using wires. Coils are guaranteed for 24 months and offer an alternative with equal quality to the original product.  
www.japanpartsgroup.com


Draper Tools: Expert hydraulic spring compressor

Published:  08 July, 2018

Part of the Draper Expert range is a powerful, two tonne hydraulic spring compressor, designed for the professional workshop.
This safely compresses springs during repair and maintenance of vehicle suspension strut and damper assemblies. Its all-steel construction securely clamps and easily compresses a multitude of coil springs for safe and speedy dismantling of suspension units.
A heavy duty, full safety cage is fitted for added user protection and the clamps and yokes are fully adjustable, securely gripping a wide range of spring configurations and diameters. The compressor’s powerful hydraulic pump provides a totally independent operation, allowing for use without the need for electric or air power sources.


Autoelectro delivers on obscure references

Published:  05 July, 2018

A Maybach 62 and Jaguar XJ-S 6.0 V12 alternator are the latest requests from Autoelectro customers across the UK and around the globe. While Autoelectro stocks its fastest-moving part numbers to ensure rapid delivery, it will accept even the most obscure requests and, in the UK, customers usually receive their order the next working day. As well as the Maybach 62 and Jaguar XJ-S references, Autoelectro recently sold a Lotus Elan M100 1.6 alternator, as well as a 1974 Porsche 914 1.8 alternator and a 2017 Toyota Auris 1.2 alternator – highlighting its capability of catering for the oldest and newest models.
www.autoelectro.co.uk


Sigmavision launch new tyre sales management service

Published:  02 July, 2018

 Sigmavision Ltd is launching TreadManager, a new cloud-based tyre sales management service later this year at Automechanika Frankfurt.


WIN with ELTA Automotive!

Published:  27 June, 2018

ELTA Automotive Ltd  have five branded Beambanks up for grabs for the readers of Aftermarket.


New laser and sonar wheel balancer from Sun

Published:  26 June, 2018

The latest wheel balancer from Sun – the SWB340L – provides users with faster measuring and balancing times a nd a wide range of other benefits to the workshop. Sun’s easyWEIGHT pinpoint laser indicator helps users of the SWB340L locate the exact spot on the wheel that they need to apply the weights, aided by a high-intensity rim light to improve vision. The SWB340L also features Wi-Fi connectivity, so users can connect to their own networks and transmit data to and from computers for display and printing.
diagnostics.snapon.co.uk


Pagid bolsters brake range

Published:  25 June, 2018

Pagid has added 20 new product lines to its range so far in 2018, further extending its aftermarket coverage. The update sees additions for the front brake pads on the VW Arteon (2017 -) and the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid (2014 -). It also has new brake disc applications for the Nissan Navarra (NP300 2015) and the Renault Megane (2016 -). The Pagid aftermarket brake range covers passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and EVs and caters for 99% of the UK’s vehicle parc. It is exclusively available through Euro Car Parts.
www.pagid.com/brakebook


Morris Lubricants releases new eco-friendly formulated hand cleanser

Published:  22 June, 2018

In line with the Environmental Protection Regulation 2017, Morris Lubricants have sourced a new Premium Hand Cleanser that instead of micro beads uses walnut shell meal as an abrasive, so it is completely free of silicone and solvents.
The raw materials used within this new Workshop Pro Premium Hand Cleanser are nearly all of plant origin which means it not only effectively removes heavy soiling such as oil, grease, dusts, lubricants and various types of paint and toner it is also kind and gentle to the skin. Workshop Pro Premium Hand Cleanser bio scrub contains an optimally balanced, synergistic surfactant, which also contains natural sugar surfactants.


New Klarius parts released

Published:  19 June, 2018

Klarius Products has introduced over 70 new references to its 10,000-plus part range. The Vauxhall Agila 1.2, Astra Turbo and Meriva 1.7 all receive new aftermarket exhaust systems. The Dacia Logan saloon also gains similar support, as well as the Skoda Yeti 1.2, 1.6 and 2.0. New mountings are in for a wide range of applications, incorporating the Jaguar S-Type 2.7D, Mitsubishi Shogun 3.2 DID, Mercedes C-Class, the Fiat Ducato and the E36 BMW M3. The full Klarius range can be accessed from the Klarius web catalogue.
www.klarius.eu


Euro Car Parts boosts TURBOJETZT range

Published:  14 June, 2018

Euro Car Parts is preparing repairers for an inevitable uplift in turbo work after adding new references to the TURBOJETZT range. Remanufactured units are now available for popular vehicle models including VAG 1.6 litre turbo applications, 1.6 litre Peugeot petrol models (manufactured after 2009) and 2.2 litre Ford Transit vans (manufactured after 2012).
Euro Car Parts has been distributing the TURBOJETZT range since 2010, with sales of more than 200,000 units since. Throughout the past eight years, 308 new part numbers have been introduced, adding to the 480 references the product was launched with.
https://omnipart.eurocarparts.com/


Behr Hella Service extends compressor range for EVs and hybrids

Published:  11 June, 2018

Behr Hella Service, the exclusive UK distributor of SANDEN electric compressors, has unveiled an aftermarket solution with OE pedigree to combat the challenges faced by technicians when tasked with air conditioning maintenance on hybrid and electric vehicles. The Premium Line range encompasses 4,500 products made by OE manufacturers and these second-generation compressors naturally fall into the programme. They provide the solution for applications such as the Mercedes Benz B-Class and S400 Hybrid, as well as the Volvo V60 HYBRID.
www.behrhellaservice.com


Autoelectro extends availability

Published:  06 June, 2018

The latest release of parts from  Autoelectro  covers nine different models from Audi, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Vauxhall, Volkswagen and Jeep. Within the latest batch of parts are four alternators. The first is part number, AEK3805, which caters for the Audi RS4 4.2 petrol (2005-2008). The second is part number, AEG1255, for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.6/2.0 (2010-), Fiat Ducato 2.0 diesel (2016-), Diablo 1.6/2.0 diesel (2014-) and Vauxhall Combo 1.6/2.0 diesel (2011-). The other two are part numbers AEK3648 and AEK3833. The former fits the Volkswagen Touareg 2.5 diesel (2003-2011), while the latter is suitable for Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.6/2.0 diesel (2010-), Fiat 500X 1.6/2.0 diesel (2015-).
www.autoelectro.co.uk


Unigloves protects your workers from oil

Published:  30 May, 2018

The brand new PRO.TECT heavy-duty nitrile disposable gloves from Unigloves have DiamondGrip Technology on both sides for maximum grip. This means users get fantastic grip even when working with oil and grease. All PRO.TECT gloves feature an ergonomic grip and score maximum points for dexterity in international tests. With an increase in demands for silicone free manufacturing environments, all nitrile PRO.TECT single use disposable gloves from Unigloves have been developed silicone free, making them ideal for painting or bonding applications, and helping you maintain a silicone free facility.
https://unigloves.co.uk


TOTAL QUARTZ 9000 FUTURE FGC 5W-30

Published:  02 April, 2018

TOTAL QUARTZ 9000 FUTURE FGC 5W-30 is specifically designed for petrol engines using Stop/Start technology, smaller engine sizes, turbocharging and, in some cases, electrification to create a hybrid system. As with the entire TOTAL QUARTZ line-up, 9000 FUTURE uses TOTAL’s Age Resistant Technology (ART). The formula fortifies anti-oxidation properties of the engine oil and therefore offers protection against sludge formation and wear. The 5W-30 oil grade combined with special additives helps to make cold starts easier and the low phosphorus content prevents three-way catalytic converters from damage and reduces NOx, HC emissions and CO2 emissions.
www.lubricants.total.com


New 60 Litre Pack Size

Published:  02 April, 2018

Morris Lubricants is now offering a new 60 litre pack size in the following grades:
• Multivis ADT C3 5W-40
[part number: CFF 060]
• Multivis ADT C3 5W-30
[part number: CTH 060]
• Multivis ADT FD 5W-30
[part number: MND 060]
• Multivis ADT VX 5W-30
[part number: VXC 060]
• Servol 10W-40 [part number: SPS 060]
Morris Lubricants is also offering a lever pump [part reference: 7602] to fit its new 60 litre drums. Please ask Morris Lubricants to add a drum pump when placing your order.
www.morrislubricants.co.uk


Steel Seal

Published:  02 April, 2018

Steel Seal can permanently seal blown head gaskets, warped heads and cracked engine blocks. Simply pour Steel Seal into the radiator of a cold engine.  When the engine is started and reaches its operating temperature the mixture is drawn into the damaged areas by the heat and pressure caused by the head gasket fault, which then seals the cracks with a thermo-chemical bonding process. Once the bonding process is complete and the engine has been allowed to cool the chemicals become inert, so there is no reaction when other products are added to the cooling system. Steel Seal also offers a lifetime money back guarantee
www.steelseal.co.uk


UFI Filters

Published:  25 May, 2018

UFI’s Aftermarket catalogue, offers a total of 418 cabin references: 258 anti-pollen filters made from synthetic non-woven filter media and 160 references made from non-woven fabric filters combined with activated carbons. The cabin range has grown significantly over the last two years, with 110 new products launched and more than 50 to be added in 2018. More than 98.5% of all vehicles on Europe's roads are covered by UFI filters. To support its customers, UFI offers dedicated promotions, leaflets, brochures as well as constantly updated catalogues and websites.
www.ufi-aftermarket.com/catalogue


WIN with WhoCanFixMyCar.com

Published:  23 May, 2018

Aftermarket readers have the opportunity to win a year’s free membership with WhoCanFixMyCar.com. That’s unlimited quoting on the site for a full 12 months, as well as 30 days free support from a dedicated account manager to help you get the best out of your membership.


TRICO revamps packaging

Published:  23 May, 2018

TRICO has redesigned the packaging of its Force, Flex, Neoform and Ice ranges. Brought about in response to customer feedback. The revamp has resulted in shallower packaging that enables garages, factors or retailers to increase the number of wiper blades that can be hung on a display unit. TRICO has also redesigned the artwork for these ranges which, with their logos and branding now aligned across all packages, gives them a coherent and uniform appearance. The new packaging will be introduced as a running change, with Flex estimated to be during July, Force following in August, along with Neoform and finally, Ice for September.
www.trico.eu.com


Clutch development intensifies at National Auto Parts

Published:  22 May, 2018

National Auto Parts has launched seven new clutch kit references, including two CSC kits, one SMF kit, three clutch kits and one service kit. The CSC kits are for Land Rover Defender 2.2 Td4; the SMF kit for Ford Focus MK3 1.6 TDCi (2010-); the three clutch kits for Fiat Doblo 1.4 16v (2010-), Honda CR-V 2.4 i-VTEC 4WD (2009-) and Nissan 350Z 3.5 280ps (2003-2006), while the service kit is for Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi (2003-2012). The new introductions bring the number of references to well over 1,200 for passenger car and light commercial vehicle applications, with around 98% UK car parc coverage.
www.national-auto.co.uk


Launch UK’s new PRO-Series leak detectors

Published:  18 May, 2018

Launch UK has brought two new automotive diagnostic leak detectors to the UK aftermarket that have been specifically engineered for vehicles sold in the EU. As part of the PRO-Series range, SMOKE1 and SMOKE2 are intended for quickly finding leaks in petrol and diesel turbo systems, operating at higher pressure than EVAP models. Both tools support UV detection for small leaks and offer efficient diagnosis when it is needed most, thanks to instant smoke generation and a smart five-minute smoke cycle.
www.launchtech.co.uk


New high-demand parts from Klarius

Published:  16 May, 2018

Klarius has just released almost 50 emission control parts including all the most in-demand new requests from early 2018. New components in this release include exhausts for the Ford Focus Mk 3 and fifth generation Polo, new catalytic converters (CATs) for Land Rovers and Range Rovers,  diesel particulate filters (DPFs) for the Citroen Relay 3.0 HDI van, exhaust mountings for the Renault Clio 1.2 and new exhausts for the Volvo XC60. The new exhaust, CAT and DPF components are available on the now standard next morning delivery service, backed by a two year warranty and a Fit-First-Time guarantee.
www.klarius.eu


Wheel balancing from Bosch

Published:  07 May, 2018

The WBE 4200 and WBE 4400 semi-automatic wheel balancers from Bosch  provide the user with clear digital read-outs for a multitude of vehicles including passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and motorcycles. A new ergonomic design allows better access to the inside of the wheel and an improved working position, creating more comfort for the operator. These semi-automatic wheel balancers allow for a speedy customer turnover thanks to Bosch’s EASYFIX arm with automatic measurement of the diameter and distance of the wheel, allowing for a measuring time of eight seconds. Both machines have a space-saving hood and slim body design so they can be used even in the smallest workshop.
www.bosch.co.uk


Exol releases synthetic oil

Published:  14 May, 2018

Exol Lubricants has launched dexos2 approved Optima LSGM 5W-30, a new generation fully synthetic multi-grade engine oil, helping to reduce fuel consumption while ensuring maximum engine protection. Covering a wide variety of passenger cars and vans fitted with petrol and diesel engines, Optima LSGM 5W-30 is formulated from hydrocracked synthetic base stocks, the very latest detergent-dispersant additive package and shear stable polymers. Fully approved by General Motors, Optima LSGM 5W-30 is suitable for use with manufacturers including Chrysler, Citroen, Daewoo, Daihatsu, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Saab, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota and Vauxhall.  
www.exol-lubricants.com


Hunter PA200 ACE

Published:  08 May, 2018

The new Hunter PA200 ACE imaging wheel alignment system from Pro-Align opens a range of opportunities for small to medium sized workshops. The PA200 ACE offers Hunter imaging alignment with QuickGrip HQ targets, removing the need for conventional clamps.
    Suited to budget conscious workshops, the mid-level system includes a host of Hunter technical features including the aforementioned‘one-click fit’ QuickGrip HD targets and the HunterNet work management tool. It delivers accurate 14 point live alignment readings in a matter of seconds with results displayed in an easy-to-understand colour coded printout or emailable results.
    The PA200 ACE aligner is also intended to be fully upgradeable, and the device comes with a 24 month upgrade guarantee from Pro-Align to enable businesses to do this.  When a businesses  purchases a PA200 ACE, Pro-Align will help the via  guarantee of a choice of an upgrade option to transform it to a top-of-the-range Hunter Elite TD wheel aligner as the business grows.
www.pro-align.co.uk


Euro Car Parts bolsters braking range

Published:  01 May, 2018

Euro Car Parts has bolstered its range of braking products, adding 87 new references across Eicher, Pagid and Brembo. Among the raft of new product additions are 38 new discs added to the Eicher range, including rear brake discs for the 2015 Ford Transit Connect, front brake discs for the Kia Sportage 2016 and front brake discs for BMW Series 2 vehicles manufactured after 2014. A range of specialist high carbon brake discs has also been launched by Eicher. Products from Pagid include front brake discs for the Nissan Navarra NP300 2015 model, plus new discs from Brembo, for applications including Jaguar XE and XF models from 2015 onwards.
www.eurocarparts.com


New to range Jaguar, Volvo and Jeep Cherokee pads available from Textar

Published:  30 April, 2018

Textar has increased to its aftermarket product range with a number of new additions. The company has issued front brake pads for the Jaguar F-Type X152 17” & 18” system (2013), Jeep Cherokee KL (2014) and Volvo XC60 18” system (2017). The range of premium brakes pads is further complemented by a wide range of brake discs, including high carbon as well as composite discs.
www.tmdfriction.com


WIN with ACtronics!

Published:  26 April, 2018

ACtronics are the leading electronic automotive component remanufacturers based in Colchester, Essex. They are able to remanufacturer units such as ECUs, ABS ECUs, instrument clusters, throttle bodies, displays and TCUs and offer a two-year warranty on all remanufactures.


Launch UK introduces new X431 Euro Tab

Published:  20 April, 2018

Launch UK, has introduced its latest addition to the X-431 range of diagnostic tools, the X-431 Euro Tab. Based on the latest Android technology and Launch vehicle software, the X-431 Euro Tab harnesses Launch’s diagnostic technology, including wide vehicle manufacturer coverage, test functions, dealer level special functions and live data with accurate comparative values. The in-built hi-res camera enables identification of the vehicle model by photographing the licence plate and VIN number, with automatic VIN recognition for most makes and models. It is supplied with a two-year warranty, two-years’ subscription and printer.
www.launchtech.co.uk


Schaeffler (UK) and Liqui Moly combine on Chain Protect

Published:  24 April, 2018

Schaeffler (UK) has teamed up with Liqui Moly to offer  Chain Protect, an additive which helps ensure the longevity of the timing chain and its associated components. The crucial element of any timing chain replacement is the ‘breaking-in’ phase, when the new chain beds itself in to the old engine system. Using Chain Protect can help ease wear during this phase by up to 20%. During the installation of an INA timing chain KIT, a technician should apply Chain Protect to the timing chain and associated components. This helps create a robust layer on all point of contact surfaces, resulting in smoother chain function and reduced friction.
www.repxpert.co.uk


Pro-Align and TEXA join forces on ADAS

Published:  20 April, 2018

Pro-Align and TEXA have joined forces to help workshops overcome one of the biggest challenges they currently face, resetting Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Pro-Align has teamed up with TEXA to offer the company’s electronic diagnosis and ADAS calibration service solutions. Additionally, the companies are hosting a series of free technical workshops at Pro-Align’s Northamptonshire headquarters to help technicians better understand the ADAS reset and calibration process. Among the tools that Pro-Align will now be offering are TEXA’s diagnostic and full board option packages.
www.pro-align.co.uk



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