Workshop kit on display

Garage equipment from Liftmaster
Published:  02 April, 2010

Specialising in test lanes for cars and commercial vehicles, the company will be on hand to answer questions on equipment, layout and VOSA requirements for Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs) from stand 4021.


Set to socket to you

Duo Drive spline impact socket set from Sykes-Pickavant
Published:  01 April, 2010

rong>This system allows users to choose between a ½” square drive impact wrench and a 24mm wrench or socket, thanks to the external hex design.


All fuelled up for Show

Merridale fuel management systems from MIS
Published:  31 March, 2010

From stand number 5866, the company will be drawing attention to the benefits of carbon management for vehicle fleets. Its Merridale fuel management software now features a CO2 calculator which gives emissions information based on the quantity of fuel used.


Diagnostic service tool

VST service tool from Sealey
Published:  30 March, 2010

Tool company Sealey has unveiled its VST hand-held service and diagnostic tool, providing coverage of more than 30 VMs plus EOBD. It can read and clear all engine trouble codes on all EOBD compliant vehicles. It is also capable of various service functions, such as resetting the service light, electronic parking brake, key reprogramming and tyre pressure configuration on selected vehicles.


Fleet diagnostic solution

Texa TMD telematics device from Eclipse
Published:  29 March, 2010

Based on stand 4111, Eclipse Automotive Technology will showcase the Texa TMD telematics device. The unit allows faults to not only be identified and diagnosed while a car is moving but, in certain cases, to be corrected too. Richard Parking, director of Eclipse, said the unit would open up a new direction for vehicle repairs, particularly among fleet workshops.


Technical temp. tester

Infrared thermometer from Euro Car Parts
Published:  26 March, 2010

This tool calculates temperature by detecting the infrared energy emitted by an object so doesn't even have to make contact with it.


Inspector gadget from Dart

Steerable endoscopes from Dart Systems
Published:  25 March, 2010

As working on modern cars becomes as complicated as surgery, it comes as no surprise that endoscopes are an increasingly handy tool to have to hand.


Bright sparks plug LPG

Spark plug catalogue from Denso
Published:  24 March, 2010

rong>Denso released its latest spark plug catalogue recently and, in a new development, it featured an LPG section to help users select the right plug for cars being converted to run on liquid petroleum gas or compressed natural gas.


Snap up new garage kit

Garage equipment from Snap-on Diagnostics
Published:  23 March, 2010

Lifts, tyre changers, wheel balancers and wheel aligners are just some of the kit now being offered by the firm. The company's acting marketing manager Sarah Philpott said the decision to expand the existing choice of air con, emissions and ATL equipment was the result of numerous customer requests.


A good sport for bearings

Motorsport engine bearings from Mahle
Published:  22 March, 2010

Made in a UK facility using materials developed for motorsport, this latest range of bearings covers 14 applications from Ford through to Subaru.


Top care scheme for garages

Car Care Centre from Unipart
Published:  19 March, 2010

Wendy Williamson, Unipart Automotive’s marketing director, reckons its Car Care Centre scheme (UCCC) provides garages with a good mix of corporate support while allowing them to maintain their independence.


Asian addition to fluid range

Automatic transmission fluid from Febi Bilstein
Published:  18 March, 2010

rong>This latest addition to the Febi range of fluids is designed for Asian vehicles. It is resistant to high torque and meets, and sometimes exceeds, vehicle manufacturer standards.


Make sure you're connected

Electrical connector kit from Sealey
Published:  17 March, 2010

Sealey has so many gadgets and gizmos for working on electrical systems that we'd need more space than is available in this feature to list them all.


Shocking offer on plugs

Spark plugs from Euro Car Parts
Published:  16 March, 2010

Never backwards in coming forwards about their latest offers and deals, ECP reckons it has "shocked" its competitors with what it claims are its "unbeatable offerings" from three of the biggest names in OE spark plug manufacture - Bosch, Denso and NGK.


Delphi at your service

Delphi Service Centre
Published:  15 March, 2010

Offering support in diesel, air con, petrol engine management or braking, steering and suspension systems, Delphi offers a range of packages to help garages get the latest technical support combined with marketing assistance.


Spark plugs are champions

Champion iridium spark plugs from Federal-Mogul
Published:  12 March, 2010

Champion's iridium spark plugs are now available for a range of engines operating on liquid petroleum gas (LPG) or E85 bio-ethanol.


All-in-one brake machine

Bendix brake bleeder from Honeywell
Published:  11 March, 2010

Compatible with all brake systems, Honeywell reckons this bleeder takes into account everything from brake fluid viscosity and temperature to purity in a bid to offer the highest standards of brake system maintenance.


Red light on booze drives

VDO Alcohol Interlock from Continental
Published:  10 March, 2010

rong>What with the high-profile safety campaigns, most people that are so boozed-up they can hardly stand, will not even attempt to get behind the wheel of a car these days.


Bearing wheel kits in mind

Wheel bearing kits from Blue Print
Published:  09 March, 2010

rong>As cars get bigger and heavier, wheel bearings find themselves subjected to bigger and bigger forces.


Get clutch clever with Valeo

Clutch Expert from Valeo
Published:  08 March, 2010

This manufacturer-led scheme offers technical support as an inducement to buying Valeo clutches. It's free to join and membership will continue provided your workshop buys a certain number of clutches.


It's a sign o' the times

Workshop signage from Prosol
Published:  05 March, 2010

However good your workshop is inside, it's no good if no-one can tell from the outside. Broadcasting your services and expertise to passers-by is a valuable promotional tool.


Just get it off your chest

Jet Legend tool chest from Unipart
Published:  04 March, 2010

This seven-drawer roller cabinet has a central locking system and is made from high-grade steel with a stainless steel worktop and leather-trimmed handle.


Bearing up under the strain

Universal wheel bearing kit from Sykes-Pickavant
Published:  03 March, 2010

This kit offers everything you'll need for the removal and installation of flanges and wheel bearings, without the need for removal of suspension struts or wheel hubs.


Scheme sharpens up skills

Original SACHS Service from ZF Trading
Published:  02 March, 2010

This scheme offers workshops direct links to training, technical documentation and information from the one group of people who should know how a product works - the people who made it.


Plugs get you all fired up

Spark plugs from AC Delco
Published:  02 March, 2010

Backed up by a 150-page product catalogue, AC Delco's spark plug range contains 83 part numbers.


Find fault with hawk eye

Hawk Eye diagnostics from Bearmach
Published:  26 February, 2010

rong>This robust unit is the latest addition to Bearmach’s product range and is aimed at entry and intermediate-repairers rather than full-on diagnostic Einsteins.


Powerful portable charger

Portable Power 1700 power charger from Snap-on Tools
Published:  25 February, 2010

rong>Over to Terry Barcham, Snap-on Tool’s European managing director for the low-down on this 12V jump starter:


Disc fitting is greased lightning

Pagid anti-grease coated discs from Euro Car Parts
Published:  24 February, 2010

Grease is a real nuisance. It clogs up your veins, clogs up shower-phobic people's hair and, according to ECP, it causes all sorts of bother with brake discs too (although it does make chips taste nice!)


Wheely fab flywheel tester

Dual Mass Flywheel tool from Sykes Pickavant
Published:  23 February, 2010

rong>No prizes for imaginative names here! This tool is designed to let you test the Dual Mass Flywheel while it’s still fitted to the vehicle, with the gearbox removed.


Deal with diesel dilemmas

Diesel services from Leyland Auto
Published:  22 February, 2010

If you've got a problem with diesel, you could call Superman but this Preston-based company would prefer you gave them a ring.


Halt mis-fuelling mess ups

Diesel Key from Tullman Designs
Published:  19 February, 2010

rong>This device replaces the existing fuel cap and stops unleaded fuel nozzles being shoved into diesel tanks. It was recently approved by testing research centre Thatcham and gained the Thatcham Quality Accreditation seal of approval.


Ring bulbs light up your life

XenonMax bulb from Ring Automotive
Published:  18 February, 2010

If you were a magician, turning £5 into £20 would be a pretty impressive - and profitable - trick. Ring reckons getting customers to trade up from standard bulbs to performance bulbs when its time for replacements is the quickest and easiest way to do the same trick in the garage.


The boss of scan updates

V30 software updates from Autoboss
Published:  17 February, 2010

Keeping up with technical developments is a bit like a hamster running on a wheel; you've got to put in a lot of effort just to stay in the same place.


Brake out the bed tester

Trademaster split-bed brake tester from The Trade Group
Published:  16 February, 2010

The company says it has a solution to anyone struggling to find spare parts for ageing split-bed brake testers made by other manufacturers.


Make sensor of it all

Lambda sensors from Bosch
Published:  15 February, 2010

The company has ranges of specific like-for-like lambda sensor replacements and a universal range that uses a patented connector to offer a quality replacement option in a simple-to-fit system.


Take part with diesel units

Diesel distribution units from Fuel Parts UK
Published:  12 February, 2010

rong>Units for the Citroen Nemo, Fiat Scudo, and Vauxhall Vivaro are out now from the Bromsgrove-based company.


Comma lube is oil of choice

Protective engine oils from Comma
Published:  11 February, 2010

As vehicles get more complex, those pesky VMs get more and more demanding about what you pour into cars if you want to keep the warranty in tact.


Emissions measurer is tops

Hofmann WSM10 smoke meter from Snap-on Equipment
Published:  10 February, 2010

rong>This new piece of kit is part of the Geogas 3000 range of VOSA-approved emissions testers.


Set your torque with ease

Electronic torque wrenches from Facom
Published:  09 February, 2010

This latest range offers precise calibration of +/- 2% and is resistant to loads of nasty workshop chemicals to stop it rotting away in front of your eyes.


Fly the flag for MOT testing

MOT flagpole from Prosol
Published:  08 February, 2010

Amid all the garage schemes and codes fighting to win consumer awareness, the trusty old three-triangles of the MOT remain one of the best known motoring symbols around. So you might as well shout about the fact you offer a testing service.


Time to have a lathey day

On-car brake lathe from Pro-cut
Published:  05 February, 2010

No matter how many times you polish a lump of coal, it's always going to be a lump of coal. According to the team behind this brake lathe, the same is true for brake discs.


Brakes are big business

Braking range from AC Delco
Published:  05 February, 2010

Hooray for AC Delco's general manager Lee Quinney who's one refreshingly honest industry figure when it comes to his business plans. He says he intends to promote his braking products "aggressively" during the first quarter of 2010.


Time to connect and forget

Varta and Numax batteries from Manbat
Published:  05 February, 2010

Manbat says there are three criteria to judge battery suppliers by: Quality, performance and range.


Brake parts not hearts

Veco braking components from Universal Automotive
Published:  05 February, 2010

rong>Parts distributor Universal has everything from pads, shoes and discs to drums, hoses and brake cylinders from manufacturer Veco.


Unipart units in charge

Samson AGM batteries from Unipart
Published:  05 February, 2010

Yes, it's more AGM batteries! This time, Unipart is the company promoting its stock of units for vehicles fitted with stop-start systems.


Fobbed off by remote tester

Key fob tester from SP Diagnostics
Published:  29 January, 2010

This tester is said to allow quick and reliable testing of remote key fobs on most vehicles.


You know it makes sensor

Lambda sensors from Denso
Published:  28 January, 2010

Lambda sensors play a vital role in managing engine function and Denso is investing big bucks in keeping its range up-to-date.


Accurate current testing

Automotive current tester from Gunson
Published:  27 January, 2010

Designed to give rapid and accurate tests of DC currents on 12V vehicles, this device plugs straight into a vehicle's fuse box and displays readings on the large LCD display.


Company on top of the weld

Welding machines from GYS
Published:  26 January, 2010

The French company is gearing up for a move into the UK market with welding units - and battery chargers - like the Gysmi 146 dual voltage and 196 flexible voltage MMA/TIG machines.


Help take your nuts off

Wheel nut cap remover from Laser Tools
Published:  25 January, 2010

This simple tool does the business on VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda vehicles any time you need to whip out the wheel nut caps.



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