Fluid skills Comma long way

Oils, coolants and fluids training from Comma
Published:  07 October, 2009

Name a liquid in a car and there's a good chance Comma has a training module specially designed for it.


Wrench reaches hard parts

Hand impact wrench from Frost
Published:  06 October, 2009

rong>Designed to remove stubborn bolts in hard-to-reach areas in the engine compartment, this tool is set with the standard short level at 90degrees.


Blades save on waste

Beam blades from Astra Automotive
Published:  05 October, 2009

During the 1990s, saying the words 'dot com' got investors so excited every website owner in town seemed to be worth millions.


Time for a chain change?

Timing chain kits from FPS
Published:  02 October, 2009

The full range includes around 200 kits covering more than 800 applications. Vehicles covered include the Vauxhall Astra, Vectra and Signum as well as the Nissan Micra, Almera and Primera, giving you an easier solution to chain replacement.


ATL/OPTL install support

Installation package from Gemco
Published:  01 October, 2009

A significant improvement in productivity is said to result from upgrading an existing MOT bay to a one person test lane or automated test lane.


Talk about great timing

Timing belt seal kits from Corteco
Published:  30 September, 2009

rong>49 kits covering more than 900 engines have been designed to make it easier to change all seals when replacing the timing belt.


Delphi at your service

Service Centre modules from Delphi
Published:  29 September, 2009

rong>Another three workshop concepts designed to build on the success of Delphi’s Diesel Point scheme will be the focus of the company’s stand at Equip Auto.


Dragon manages dealers

DMS service calendar from Dragon 2000
Published:  28 September, 2009

No, it's not a fantasy role playing game for overgrown nerds. Dragon 2000 is the company behind a range of dealer management systems designed to help franchise and independent businesses maximise their efficiency.


Narva say Narva again

Narva lighting from Randstad
Published:  25 September, 2009

rong>stributor Randstad hopes to make these German bulbs a familiar name with garages across the UK this summer.


Torque is (kinda) cheap

Focus ST sports exhaust from Scorpion
Published:  24 September, 2009

rong>A 63mm diameter exhaust system has been developed as early examples of the Ford’s hot hatch escape the manufacturer’s warranty.


Sockets pull the plug

Spark plug socket set from Laser Tools
Published:  23 September, 2009

A 6-piece spark and glow plug set is out now.


Helmet for weld domination

ADF welding helmet from ESAB
Published:  22 September, 2009

If you want a welding helmet that doubles as a great fancy-dress costume then look no further.


Cool diagnostic control

VDC compressor control system from Texa
Published:  21 September, 2009

Designed to help diagnose vehicles with electronically-controlled variable displacement compressors, the VDC interface connects to Texa's air con stations where it lets users control the signal sent to the compressor for diagnostic and testing purposes.


Addition to ignition range

Ignition coil sets from Blue Print
Published:  18 September, 2009

rong>The Japanese, Korean and US car parts firm has added these integrated coil sets for the Kia C’eed to its range.


A sign of a good garage

MOT signage from Butts of Bawtry
Published:  17 September, 2009

The kit supplier has a selection of all-weather signs to promote your garage's MOT services.


Mac makes tool buying easier

Mac card from Mac Tools
Published:  16 September, 2009

Stocking up on essential tools could now be easier with the introduction of the Mac Card.


Mail service delivers

Imail reminder service from UK Mail
Published:  15 September, 2009

If your customers want real, physical reminders through the post, this software combines A5 post cards with the latest computer designs for a professional look.


MOT helper saves time

E-Roadworthy MOT assistant from Tecalemit
Published:  14 September, 2009

rong>This hand-held unit saves you the bother of having to manually re-enter testing details into the VOSA computer.


Swift STARS starter

STARS starter - alternator from Valeo
Published:  11 September, 2009

There's not a lot you can do with 350 milliseconds on your hands - even if your name is Boris Becker and you're stuck in a broom cupboard with an amorous supermodel.


All set for stud removal

Stud removal set from Sealey
Published:  10 September, 2009

rong>This 9-piece set helps remove manifold studs when cleaning gaskets.


Quite a catch for vans

Lock kits from Locks4Vans
Published:  09 September, 2009

rong>Keep thieving blighters out of your van and customers’ work vehicles by fitting a vehicle-specific lock.


MOT cue keeps clients

Online marketing software from Clictoc
Published:  08 September, 2009

Aimed largely at MOT test stations, this software package lets you email and text customers when their next MOT is due.


We've taken a shine to it

The Ultimate Car Polish from Mer
Published:  07 September, 2009

Aftermarket thinks that if a car polish company really wants to stand out from the crowd it needs to be brave enough to claim NOT to be the best.


Sofima so good for filters

Sofima filters from Fuel Parts
Published:  04 September, 2009

rong>Fuel Parts began distributing the UFI’s Sofima brand of filters in June and now that a number of UK stockists are on board, the company is looking to increase its UK-wide distribution.


Battery booster in charge

Battery chargers from Facom
Published:  03 September, 2009

According to Facom, 80% of vehicle problems can be traced back to dodgy batteries. Its latest range of three smart chargers is designed to help you deal with this.


Brake range joins line-up

Pagid braking parts from Euro Car Parts
Published:  02 September, 2009

ECP has added this all-makes range to its line-up. It includes 1,200 pads and discs, 250 brake drums and 500 brake shoes that cover 99% of the UK car parc, including the new Ford Ka and Fiesta plus the latest Vauxhall Insignia.


New bay support team

Local technical support from The Trade Group
Published:  01 September, 2009

Planning a new MOT or ATL bay or just updating one can be difficult and that is why The Trade Group places an emphasis on technical support.


Drum kits take some beating

Ferodo MaxiKits from Federal Mogul
Published:  28 August, 2009

If you're the kind of technician that doesn't like taking two bottles into the shower when just one will do (top marks for anyone who remembers those 1990s shampoo ads), these pre-assembled drum brake kits could be the answer.


Cool protection for VW's

MAINTAIN FRICOFIN DP anti-freeze coolant from Fuchs Lubricants
Published:  27 August, 2009

The anti-freeze offers protection against frost, rust and overheating in all Volkswagen engines in both cars and heavy-duty applications.


Get rigid rust relegated

Restore rust remover from Frost
Published:  26 August, 2009

Frost says this water-based, non-acidic and biodegradable concentrate removes rust without attacking plastics, rubbers and non-ferrous metals.


Generous storage can

Stainless steel jerrycans from Double S Exhausts
Published:  25 August, 2009

For the debonair petrol-head who likes to look good while storing hazardous fuels, these jerrycans are the latest in fashion accessories.


A right royal upgrade

Vectra brake upgrade from Regal
Published:  24 August, 2009

rong>If you’re looking for more power from an Astra or Corsa VXR, then up-rating the brakes is a logical follow-up.


LED lights the way ahead

Daytime running lights from Wipac
Published:  21 August, 2009

The company has a range of retro-fit LED sets to help give customers a vehicle upgrade.


Marvellous motor mat sets

Car mat sets from Randstad
Published:  20 August, 2009

The distributor is continuing to expand its product range with these four-piece sets which come in a variety of styles and materials.


Booth is more than all-white

GL4WB spray booth from GEG
Published:  19 August, 2009

rong>This booth aims to help body shops cope with the numerous differences between finishing in water-based and cellulose paint.


Get prepared with discs

Abrasive discs from 3M
Published:  18 August, 2009

rong>The 1000 grade foam abrasive disc is designed for preparing panels for base coating and for keying alloy wheels and bumpers.


Diesel technical training

Common rail diesel training from Automotive Diagnostic Solutions
Published:  17 August, 2009

If you want the latest hints and tips on repairing diesel cars, Frank Massey has a wide selection of options.


Car care range cleans up

Armor All car care products from A1 Motor Stores
Published:  14 August, 2009

A1 has become a stockist for the Armor All range - known throughout the US as one of the country's biggest car care brands.


Raising the bar for diesel

2,000 bar diesel system from Denso
Published:  13 August, 2009

Following the company's launch of a 1,800 bar common rail system in 1995, an improved 2,000 bar system is due for release shortly, alongside the aftermarket range of nozzles and pump components.


Top tool sets for techs

Tool sets from Facom
Published:  12 August, 2009

Two small, portable tool sets should interest mobile technicians.


Charged up battery range

Numax batteries from Manbat
Published:  11 August, 2009

According to Manbat, Numax is the fastest growing battery brand in the UK thanks to its value for money and relationship with OEM supplier JCI (VARTA).


Dapper diesel testing kit

Compression tester from Laser Tools
Published:  10 August, 2009

rong>This kit contains dummy injectors and glow plugs to offer quick and effective injector leak back testing.


Tester cuts to the chase

30581 battery tester from Alba Diagnostics
Published:  07 August, 2009

rong>Amid all the electrical info (that your customers probably won’t understand) you could get out of a battery, this tester cuts straight to the business end.


Eco two-post gives a lift

Two-post lifts from Liftmaster
Published:  06 August, 2009

The company has proudly announced to Aftermarket that its lifts are the "greenest and most economical on the market".


Decipher faults faster

Sun KoolKare Blizzard Pro from Snap-on Diagnostics
Published:  05 August, 2009

esigned to take up the top spot in Snap-on's range of air con products, this unit boasts three features aimed at getting to the bottom of faults faster.


Cool air con machine

R134a air con machine from ICT Workshop Solutions
Published:  04 August, 2009

This fully automatic machine is able to recover, recycle, and recharge both oil and refrigerant all on its own, although it can be used in manual mode to check each phase if needed.


Value braking products

Brembo Max braking products from Universal Automotive
Published:  03 August, 2009

This range of performance braking products is distributed by Universal's Triple P division. Sales manager Martyn Pearson claims they give garages "a performance product at realistic prices." The discs incorporate a wear indicator groove and a black coating to prevent rust build-up.


Advanced diagnostic kit options

Advanced scope diagnostics kit from Pico Technology
Published:  31 July, 2009

Pico Technology now gives you the option to either buy its PicoScope and build a collection of accessories as you go, or get everything in one as part of an advanced diagnostics Kit.


High temp ceramic glow plugs

NHTC glow plugs from NGK
Published:  30 July, 2009

rong>Three of the company’s NHTC (New High Temperature Ceramic) plugs are now available to the aftermarket for the first time.


Recharge battery sales skills

Battery sales training from Manbat
Published:  29 July, 2009

As well as being the name of an evil superhero in the original Batman comics (the creature being more bat than man), Manbat is a company that reckons a little training could be all that's needed to boost battery sales.



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