Keeping the oldies cool

The Classic range from valeo gets 66 new references
Published:  09 July, 2012

The Classic range of radiators from Valeo is for vehicles more than ten years old and has grown by 66 references in recent weeks. Marques covered include BMW, Ford, Fiat, Nissan, Audi and Peugeot. The entire range caters for 65% of this age range of cars and encompasses more than 2,500 models.


Revive worn engines

Engine Restorer & Lubricant, now avaible in the UK via Ametech
Published:  06 July, 2012

Restore Engine Restorer & Lubricant hit the US market back in the 1980’s and has since sold more than 150 million cans worldwide, it is available in the UK from Ametech.It is ideal for older vehicles or those with high mileage, struggling to pass emission tests but can also be used as a preventative measure in new vehicles. It can be used in all four stroke petrol, diesel or LPG piston and rotary engines and is safe to use with catalytic converters and turbochargers. The formulation fills scratches and scoring in engine metal to reverse wear and restore fuel economy and performance.


Clean cabin air

Sixty six new Denso applications
Published:  05 July, 2012

A further 66 applications have been added to Denso’s cabin air filters catalogue and include the BMW X1, Ford C-Max, Hyundai i10, Skoda Yeti and Citroen DS4. The range now comprises 309 part numbers, covering more than 1,200 applications – 80% if the European car parc. It is detailed in full in the 2012/13 catalogue.


Look out for the bubbles

A gas leak detecting spray from Euro Car Parts
Published:  04 July, 2012

A gas leak detector has been introduced for use during MOTs, which enables you to safely inspect fittings and joints in air pressurised systems and LPG systems, even at low pressure. The Triple QX spray, available from Euro Car Parts, is sprayed onto a suspect area and you can then examine the area for bubbling. An extension tube is supplied.


Hassle free hex keys

Colour coded hex and torx key sleeves from Facom
Published:  03 July, 2012

The various hex and torx key sleeves from Facom have been colour coded to help you choose the right size key immediately. Each key is held in the sleeve with a secure fastening which allows easy removal of a single key without any of the others sliding out of place.


Technical info

Online learning
Published:  02 July, 2012

A new e-learning section has been introduced on the technical website Part Info. The site includes interactive modules on various components and systems, including common faults on turbos, troubleshooting on vehicle electronics and technical information on spark plugs, glow plugs and lambda sensors. Electric and hybrid technology is also explained.


Impressive spark

New spark plug covers  popular Mercedes-Benz models
Published:  02 July, 2012

This spark plug from NGK covers more than 30 popular Mercedes-Benz models now entering the aftermarket which are powered by the 1.8-litre M271 engine.


Plastic repair kit

The Bodyline Plastic Repair Kit from Brown includes everything you need to complete all plastic structural and cosmetic repairs.
Published:  27 June, 2012

The Bodyline Plastic Repair Kit contains a range of adhesives with varying working times for all sizes of repair. An adhesion promoter is said to improve the adhesion of structural adhesives and thermoplastic materials, providing instant stability. A plastic cleaner removes residue before you start the repair, reinforcement film boosts strength and contour film is also provided. A plastic applicator gun with various cartridges, 3mm drill bits and mixing nozzles are also in the kit, available from Brown Brothers now.


Cool parts

Introducing 44 condensers to the Valeo cooling ranging
Published:  26 June, 2012

A further 44 condensers have been introduced to the Valeo cooling range and boost its line of Asian applications, providing coverage for the likes of Nissan, Honda, Toyota and Suzuki.


Cruise control

A new range of Fuel Parts branded clutch/cruise control switches are now available from SMPE and are backed by a two year warranty.
Published:  25 June, 2012

The initial range covers over 200 applications including the Renault Kangoo 2009 onwards, Renault Laguna and Twingo from 2007 and the Vauxhall Corsa, Tigra and Vectra from 2006 to date.


Keep it clean

A Trade only DPF Regenerator from additive firm Wynns
Published:  22 June, 2012

Cleaning DPF filters is never the most pleasant task. Either they have to be removed from the car and cleaned with air, or the garage can attempt a ‘forced regeneration’.


Kit for MOT lanes

A range of head light aligners joins the MOT range of equipment from Hickleys to confirm and adjust all types of headlamps.
Published:  20 June, 2012

The Lampcheck 1 offers traditional mirror alignment while the Lampcheck II and III provide dual laser alignment for speed and accuracy. The range meets all VOSA specifications for the latest requirement for MOT Class 1 to V11, ATL and commercial vehicle test lanes.


Improve your stance

A coilover system from Bilstein
Published:  20 June, 2012

If you’re looking to improve the handling and stance of a Citroen DS3 then this coilover system from Bilstein will do just the job, providing a direct bolt-on upgrade to all variants of the hatch.


Kit for MOT lanes

A range of head light aligners joins the MOT range of equipment from Hickleys to confirm and adjust all types of headlamps.
Published:  19 June, 2012

The Lampcheck 1 offers traditional mirror alignment while the Lampcheck II and III provide dual laser alignment for speed and accuracy. The range meets all VOSA specifications for the latest requirement for MOT Class 1 to V11, ATL and commercial vehicle test lanes.


No more shocks

The new mini-ratchet from Mac Tools delivers 55 ft lbs of torque at 500rpm and is ideal for working in restricted spaces.
Published:  18 June, 2012

The 3/8” tool combines an impact wrench and an air ratchet which has a single dog clutch ahead of the ratchet assembly. The reaction-free design prevents shocks.


Spring bulbs

The OE lighting range by Valeo has been extended
Published:  15 June, 2012

The OE lighting range by Valeo has been extended and the bulb range now consists of 43 references, providing 95% coverage of the UK car parc.


Flick through online mag

Have a browse of the Lucas Oil online catalogue
Published:  14 June, 2012

It’s now easier to find the workshop lubes your after with the Lucas Oil online catalogue. Sections include engine oils, transmission oils, additives, greases and various polishes and sprays.


Light up dark corners

A number of lighting products illuminate the aftermarket this month and are available from Launch Tech in the form of the Striker range.
Published:  13 June, 2012

Magnetic Light Mines are golf ball size lights can fit into tight areas and focus a powerful beam where it’s needed. They are held in place by magnets to leave your hands free for the job in hand. A freestanding version provides low/high power spot, red night vision and blinking red signal.


Plug and play pumps

The third generation of electric pumps now available from AMK Automotive
Published:  08 June, 2012

An OEM range of electric pumps are now available from amk Automotive. The third generation electric pumps are pre-programmed to the vehicle ECU and come with a warranty of 12 months or 12,000 miles.


Hot addition to tool range

The 'Magic Heat Gun' is latest tool from Snap-on Tools
Published:  07 June, 2012

A cordless adhesive gun, known as the ‘Magic Heat Gun’, is the latest tool to join Snap-on Tools.


Mark your territory

the Dotz range of wheels from Wheelwright gets a new edition
Published:  06 June, 2012

The ‘Territory’ is the latest chunky addition to the Dotz range of wheels from Wheelwright which features a pseudo-split rim and deep-dish profile.


Convenient clips

A new constant velocity boot clip from Jubilee
Published:  05 June, 2012

A constant velocity boot clip is the latest product to join the Jubilee Clips fold and they come supplied in convenient packs of 15, ten are sized 40-110mm and five 25-50mm sizes.


A deal is struck

A deal between Maverick Technology and Launch explained
Published:  04 June, 2012

The Autoland Vedis II and Launch X431 Master are now available from Maverick Technology after striking a deal with Launch which will means the DEC Superscan 3 will be offered alongside Launch product.


Light up dark corners

A number of lighting products illuminate the aftermarket this month and are available from Launch Tech in the form of the Striker range.
Published:  01 June, 2012

Magnetic Light Mines are golf ball size lights can fit into tight areas and focus a powerful beam where it’s needed. They are held in place by magnets to leave your hands free for the job in hand. A freestanding version provides low/high power spot, red night vision and blinking red signal.


Get your fill of goodies

Get your limited edition tins of Easy One body filler for your chance to win a Red Letter Day
Published:  29 May, 2012

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Pumps and racks

36 steering pump and rack references for popular applications join the Remy range.
Published:  28 May, 2012

Another 36 steering pump and rack references for popular applications join the Remy range. Twelve new steering racks cover models such as Ford Mondeo IV and Vauxhall Corsa and there are also electric power steering racks for the Vauxhall Corsa, Toyota Yaris and Fiat Stilo. 24 steering pumps have been introduced for Ford Galaxy, Citroen C5 and Hyundai Getz models.


It's a cover up

A new range of overalls from Mac Tools
Published:  25 May, 2012

A range of overalls new to Mac Tools come in four sizes and feature removable knee pads. Velcro flaps cover the zip to avoid scratching paintwork and cornerless seams reduce the chance of tears occurring.


Data for diesel tasks

A new module joins Autodata's Online 3 product to help with complex diesel exhaust repairs.
Published:  24 May, 2012

A new module joins Autodata’s Online 3 product to help with complex diesel exhaust repairs.


A smart move forward

The GH brand products from Klarius is given a make over
Published:  23 May, 2012

The QH brand of products available from Klarius has been given smart new packaging and will be seen on shelves from this month alongside stocked items in the old packaging as the phasing out begins.


Nissan parts online

get your hands on Nissan parts and accessories via an official store
Published:  22 May, 2012

You can now get your hands on Nissan parts and accessories via an official store on eBay.co.uk. All parts bought from the site will be posted free direct from Nissan’s parts warehouse in Leicestershire and will come with a 12 month warranty.


A winner with customers

Independent workshops have access to over 70,000 tickets from Comma's technical partnership with the FIA Formula Two Championship
Published:  21 May, 2012

Comma continues its technical partnership with the FIA Formula Two Championship and is running its £2 million motorsport ticket promotion for the third year. Independent workshops have access to over 70,000 tickets for events across the country and are urged to use them as a marketing tool to boost business and reward customers. A range of support material is available to promote the massive giveaway.


Essential workshop bits

48 of Van-Line top selling lines in a Essential starter kit
Published:  18 May, 2012

The Workshop Warehouse brand, supplied by Van-Line, provides independent distributors with a range of consumables and tools for garages.


Spring offers

The Monty Fusion 2 tyre changer is available now from Hofmann
Published:  10 May, 2012

The Monty Fusion 2 tyre changer is available now from Hofmann and features a 24” bed to accommodate all types of tyre and wheel rims with the Easymont III helper arm to mount and demount low profile and run-flat tyres.


Open for business

Fourteen OE exhaust gas recirculation applications join Valeo's range
Published:  09 May, 2012

Fourteen OE exhaust gas recirculation applications join Valeo’s range, increasing the number of parts available to 26. Models covered include Range Rover, Renault, Peugeot, Audi, Ford and Citroen.


Special car care

Repel brake dust with Wheel Seal and Shine from Planet Polish
Published:  08 May, 2012

Wheel Seal & Shine coats alloys with a smooth and invisible barrier to repel brake dust, providing up to three months of protection.


No shock socket sets

Fully insulated tools for hybrid and electric vehicles from Draper
Published:  07 May, 2012

A new line of fully insulated tools for use on hybrid and electric vehicles are available in the latest Draper catalogue.


Too cool for school

An extensive range of 290 new part numbers and application tables have joined Denso's Cooling catalogue
Published:  04 May, 2012

A new Engine Cooling catalogue from Denso has been updated with 290 new part numbers and application tables. An extensive range includes cooling radiators, condensers, heater cores, intercoolers, cooling fans, cabin blower fans and oil coolers.


Curves in all the right places

A belt tensioner wrench with a long curved handle from Laser Tools
Published:  03 May, 2012

This belt tensioner wrench set makes light work of awkward jobs and is available from Laser Tools.


Cool running

the newest edition of cordless impact gun family from Snap-on
Published:  02 May, 2012

This ½” cordless impact wrench features a 18V Lithium battery and delivers up to 700 ft lbs of breakaway torque and 2,100 blows per minute to the ½” anvil. The 7850 model replaces the 6850 cordless impact gun family, launched ten years ago.


Diagnostics a doddle

The Axone 4 a diagnosis machine front Texa
Published:  01 May, 2012

The Axone 4 is described as Texa’s ‘diagnosis flagship’, making the most of its wireless connection to the internet and can even connect to a smartphone for internet access on the move.


High-speed charge

'Speedcharge' microprossesor controlled battery charger from Schumacher
Published:  30 April, 2012

There’s a speedy new addition to the Schumacher line up – but it has nothing to do with racing.


Live castor readings

A redesigned camber/caster gauge from Supertracker
Published:  27 April, 2012

The camber/castor gauge available from Supertracker has been redesigned to provide several advantages over its predecessor. The new compact shape makes it easier to fit to brake discs and it has a built-in Gyro to ensure castor can be measured without having to use the turn plate graduations. Castor readings are ‘Live’ with adjustments being made and measured in real time to speed up adjustment.


Spring products

27 new products from Alba Diagnostics
Published:  25 April, 2012

The Spring product supplement from Alba Diagnostics features 27 new products to help in the workshop. Diagnostic tools include a digital multimeter, a multivoltage glow plug tester and OBDII/EOBD code reader. A manual coil spring compressor and gearbox re-filler and adapter set are available in addition to a new workwear section which includes a choice of four work boots.


New scopes and socket sets

865 new lines in Sealey's freshly printed catalogue
Published:  24 April, 2012

The Tool Catalogue from Sealey has just been printed and features more than 7,100 products, including 865 new lines. Setting and locking kits have been updated to cover more vehicles, there's a new range of analysers and oscilloscopes and a new range of quiet and screw type compressors. Premier and Siegen socket sets, quick release locking pliers, micrometer torque wrenches and TRX-P socket set bits can also be found.


Shine on

Shine and protect past wax from Farecla
Published:  23 April, 2012

The G3 SuperGloss Paste Wax from Farecla is designed to give an impressive shine and protect bodywork for up to six months. The high grade carnauba wax paste resists salt, UV light, detergents and other contaminants and has been developed to achieve even application and a high gloss shine. It's supplied with a special applicator waffle pad.


Cover all angles

automatic service unit from Autoclimate
Published:  20 April, 2012

This automatic service unit works on R134a systems but has two independent oil circuits so can work with hybrid/electric as well as standard combustion vehicles. The AC788PRO has a database covering 4,000+ vehicles and also features an on-board printer. The company advises against bi-gas machines as they cannot meet OEM specs and VDA approval. Also, when one circuit is damaged the other becomes inoperable. Autoclimate says purchasing converted units is also a false economy as R134a work will be ongoing and once you convert, there's no turning back.


A break into the truck market

A CV braking program added by comline
Published:  19 April, 2012

A CV braking programme has been added to complement Comline's existing portfolio of Allied Nippon products, which includes water pumps, passenger car and LCV braking products, clutch kits and wiper blades. The heavy duty range has 160 references for the European truck, trailer and bus parc and comprises discs and pads. Additional accessory kits for CV and LCV pads will be added this year. Further CV ranges may include filters.


Cover all angles

automatic service unit from Autoclimate
Published:  17 April, 2012

This automatic service unit works on R134a systems but has two independent oil circuits so can work with hybrid/electric as well as standard combustion vehicles. The AC788PRO has a database covering 4,000+ vehicles and also features an on-board printer. The company advises against bi-gas machines as they cannot meet OEM specs and VDA approval. Also, when one circuit is damaged the other becomes inoperable. Autoclimate says purchasing converted units is also a false economy as R134a work will be ongoing and once you convert, there's no turning back.


Spoiler alert!

Premium hybrid wiper blades for Blue Print
Published:  16 April, 2012

A range of premium hybrid wiper blades have been added to Blue Print's parts programme and combine the old spoiler type and more common flat blade. The blades are graphite coated, have a low profile and can be easily attached. They cover over 1.3million vehicles on the UK roads and key applications include the Mazda 6, Honda CR-Z and Lexus IS.


Info just a few clicks away

ESI software made simpler
Published:  13 April, 2012

Some changes have been made to Bosch’s ESItronic software to make it simpler to use.



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