Easier to use robust power

Lightweight ratchet from Laser
Published:  01 May, 2009

rong>Out now is a robust ratchet with rubber grip and lock-on function which now offers 72 mechanisms for a smoother action.


110-piece problem solver

Tap and die set from Tool Connection
Published:  30 April, 2009

rong>This comprehensive tool kit is made from tough alloy steel with split dies for precision threading jobs.


Idlers and tensioners extension

DriveAlign tensioners and idlers from Gates
Published:  29 April, 2009

rong>The timing belts specialist has made 67 additions to its tensioners and idlers range, which now covers 1,286 applications across 41 vehicle manufacturers.


Wireless workshop option

PC Max diagnostic tool from Autoboss
Published:  28 April, 2009

rong>This tool is a wireless PC-based version of the company’s V30 diagnostic unit.


For the latest car coverage

BMW software updates from Eclipse
Published:  27 April, 2009

Latest updates for the company's Testpod and Testpod Pro diagnostic tools include comprehensive information on new BMW models.


For efficient air delivery

SX screw compressors from HPC Compressed Air Systems
Published:  24 April, 2009

rong>The company has completely revamped its SX range of rotary screw compressors to give quieter, more efficient and more compact air delivery.


Toughness and strength

Titanium Wrap exhaust wrap from Agriemach
Published:  23 April, 2009

rong>A cooler air intake and, therefore, reduced under-bonnet temperatures are said to result from using this latest Titanium Wrap product on exhausts.


Make money out of thin air!

Trademaster T9100 air conditioning machine from The Trade Group
Published:  22 April, 2009

rong>As air con systems become virtually standard on new cars, the business benefits of offering air con servicing are growing too.


The power of six tools in one

The UNIProbe oscilloscope from Texa
Published:  21 April, 2009

rong>This tool combines a scope, battery probe, Tnet electrical tester and signal generator together with a multi-meter and pressure tester!


Speedier system testing

The 'Hugo' signal detector from Darwen Diesels
Published:  20 April, 2009

rong>Darwen has broken with convention and given this system tester a slightly posh sounding boy’s name!


Shop for lifts in comfort

5TC, 240E and 250E workshop lifts from GEG
Published:  17 April, 2009

rong>The Garage Equipment Group (GEG) has added three new lifts to its range of workshop kit.


Protect against corrosion

EP Primer Surfacer 4500 from Spies Hecker
Published:  17 April, 2009

rong>This epoxy surfacer offers high levels of corrosion protection and is designed for use on factory-produced primers that can be sensitive.


Robust way to test circuits

300 series Smart Multimeter from Omitec
Published:  15 April, 2009

rong>This is the larger of Omitec’s range of multi-meters. It offers a more rugged construction together with a 10M ohm impedance value.


Air con fault detector

Tracerline Cobra 4 borescope from Auto Climate
Published:  14 April, 2009

rong>This multi-purpose detection tool uses two high-intensity LEDs to help you pinpoint leaks and other faults in air con and engine systems. It is designed to get into small spaces thanks to a slim 4mm, 90cm shaft.


For motor sport quality

BMC Automotive Air Filters from Euro Car Parts
Published:  13 April, 2009

rong>Euro Car Parts (ECP) has been appointed sole UK distributor for this brand of air filters used by renowned motor sport teams such as McLaren-Mercedes, Williams, Sauber BMW and Toyota.


Support staff boosted

Autologic technical support from Diagnos.co.uk
Published:  09 April, 2009

rong>The makers of the Autologic diagnostic system have boosted their technical staff to 16 following a surge in demand for independent repairs on the latest vehicles.


Cheaper oil check option

Oilcheck from Parker Hannifin
Published:  09 April, 2009

rong>This portable device aims to give users an early warning of critical oil contamination levels that could potentially cause engine failure.


Simpler sensor checks

ContiSys OBD hand-held scan tool from Continental
Published:  08 April, 2009

rong>This scan tool can be used to check and adjust settings on essential systems from air bags through to air con units. It can even tackle suspension controls, service gauges and electronic parking brakes.


Lighter sanding option

Orbital sander from Snap-on Tools
Published:  07 April, 2009

rong>The latest PSF4312 sander aims to give optimum comfort combined with lightweight performance.


Brush up on brake technology

Brake training from Bosch
Published:  06 April, 2009

To support its range of OE-quality braking components, Bosch offers a range of training courses and programmes to get people up to speed with the latest braking technology.


Plug in and play diagnostics

CReader V automatic trouble code reader from Launch X-431
Published:  03 April, 2009

This handy unit has a simple four-key operation for ease of use when reading and clearing fault codes.


Simple sanding solution

Lesonal 2K High Build Filler from AkzoNobel
Published:  02 April, 2009

rong>This filler is suitable for a wide range of jobs and is designed to be easily applied with good ‘sandability’.


Factor-friendly option

Coil springs range from FAI Automotive
Published:  01 April, 2009

rong>The company is set to release 50 new applications to its range within the coming months.


Installer profit chance

AutoClutch power clutch conversion system from Vehvac
Published:  31 March, 2009

rong>Vehvac is looking for dealers to install this clutch system for manual vehicles.


No hassle brake servicing

DPS-300 Disc Pad Service tool from Brain Bee
Published:  30 March, 2009

This compact unit lets you open the braking systems of vehicles fitted with electronic or electro-hydraulic parking brake systems.


A longer life for bearings

High Performance Bearing Grease from Comma
Published:  27 March, 2009

This grease is said to deliver a longer bearing life over a wide range of temperatures.


Welding current control

MagicWeld 200 welder from Wilkinson Star
Published:  26 March, 2009

rong>The Manchester-based equipment supplier has released this engine-driven welding and generating equipment.


Achieve greater tool control

MG325 impact wrench from Snap-on Tools
Published:  25 March, 2009

rong>This lightweight wrench delivers what Snap-on calls an “outstanding” 320 ft lbs of torque, as well as 425 ft lbs of bolt breakaway torque.


Sensor range extensions

ABS sensors from TRW
Published:  24 March, 2009

TRW is pushing ahead with a programme of range extensions started in 2008 by introducing 62 new braking sensors


Tough and durable leads

Ignition leads from Bosch
Published:  23 March, 2009

rong>All leads within the Bosch range are OE-quality and have a three-year warranty on materials and manufacturing defects.


Alternator work assistance

Alternator Tool Kit from Laser
Published:  20 March, 2009

rong>This 18-piece tool kit incorporates a complete range of combination star, spline and hex sockets to help you remove and replace a wide range of alternators.


Boosted bearings range

Ford Transit 3 wheel bearings from SKF
Published:  19 March, 2009

rong>Bearings for the Transit, Peugeot 207, Ford Galaxy 2 and S-Max are just some of the new additions to the company’s ever-expanding range of bearings.


Plug packaging revamped

Champion spark plugs from Federal Mogul
Published:  18 March, 2009

rong>The spark plug brand’s packaging has been completely overhauled in a bid to emphasise its “leading technologies, growing OE presence and extended performance guarantees”.


Get tooled up for diesel jobs

Hand tools from Euro Car Parts
Published:  17 March, 2009

rong>The company offers a broad selection of hand tools from leading companies such as Ampro, AST, Karcher and Klann along with Sealey and SIP.


East meets West make-over

Filters from Comline
Published:  16 March, 2009

rong>The company now has a new-look logo and brand name to unify its European and Japanese product ranges.


Increased calliper range

Reman brake callipers from XL
Published:  13 March, 2009

rong>This calliper range, distributed through FPS, has expanded by 160 new references – taking the overall range to 2,660 part numbers.


For a luxurious upgrade

Bentley modification kits from Linden Special Vehicles
Published:  12 March, 2009

rong>If you know someone who wants to get even more out of their Bentley (or you’re lucky enough to own one yourself!), this kit lets you give an all-round performance boost on any car in the Continental GT range.


Efficient tyre changing

APP201 wrench from PCL
Published:  11 March, 2009

rong>This 1/2” impact wrench comes from PCL’s Prestige range of tools, designed to combine low vibration, low noise and comfortable grip.


Safe and simple fuse fix

80A and 20A current testers from Sealey
Published:  10 March, 2009

rong>Featuring large LCD displays, these two testers plug straight into a vehicle’s fuse board to give safe and accurate readings.


Less parts wider coverage

Oxygen sensors from Delphi
Published:  09 March, 2009

The number of direct fit oxygen sensors available from Delphi has grown to more than 190


Visual fault-finding

Ridgid MicroExplorer inspection camera from Dart Systems
Published:  06 March, 2009

rong>This endoscope-style device lets you snake your way through engine components while viewing the action on a 3.5” colour LCD screen.


Service work assistance

VS8651 Oil & Service Reset Tool from Sealey
Published:  05 March, 2009

rong>Designed for resetting the oil service and oil inspection lights, the VS8651 also adjusts service interval data on a wide range of vehicles and resets the airbag light on selected cars.


Stop data loss on repairs

Multi XS 7000 battery charger from CTEK
Published:  04 March, 2009

rong>This powerful charger aims to maximise the performance of lead-acid batteries.


Keep customers happy

White seat covers from Ixtar
Published:  03 March, 2009

rong>These white polythene seat covers offer a defence against grease, oil and dust and, more importantly, against having to explain to customers why their car now has horrible stains all over its seats!


Fault-finding feedback

Video borescope from Alba
Published:  02 March, 2009

rong>This time-saving product has a colour video camera mounted on a flexible 900mm shaft.


Better turning execution

PowerMAX screwdriver set from Sealey
Published:  26 February, 2009

rong>This eight-piece set is just one of the latest hand tool products from Sealey. It is built from high-quality chrome vanadium satin-finished shafts with shot blasted and magnetised tips.


Mega memory power

FAN PROTON IQ+ welding machine from Tri-Sphere
Published:  26 February, 2009

rong>This new unit will be available from the end of March onwards. It is aimed at professional body shop users and delivers 520 Dn pressure from a high 13,500 amps power output.


Prevent premature tyre wear

Teco wheel service kit from Euro Car Parts
Published:  26 February, 2009

rong>The Teco range aims to help you tackle everything from small city car wheels to the larger tyres on light commercial vehicles and vans.


Light-weight efficiency

T+3 cordless drills from Festool
Published:  26 February, 2009

rong>These drills are part of a revamped range designed to combine power and durability. They combine brushless EC motors for efficiency.


A web of lighting power

Spider bulbs from Essex Racing
Published:  26 February, 2009

rong>These unusual-looking bulbs aim to combine all the benefits of LED light while addressing the problems of small surface area and highly-directional light associated with them.



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