Belt up stretch fit jobs

SFT001 installation tool from Gates
Published:  07 October, 2008

/>Also out now is the SFT003 tool, designed for more compact engine layouts. All Stretch Fit belts now come with instructions on how the tools should be used to fit t


Get your teeth into any job

Grip wrenches from Sykes Pickavant
Published:  06 October, 2008

/>The Omnium grips are a special multi-purpose design, combining straight, curved and convex jaw profiles. They aim to offer a secure grip on almost any kind of object, including large, small, flat and round surfa


OE quality ignition parts

All-makes ignition parts from Bosch
Published:  03 October, 2008

/>The company says ignition coils have, in particular, gone through big design changes with the increasing use of plastic as a construction material making them more resilient to vibration and h


Accurate emissions testing

700 series Gas and Smoke Emissions Analyser from Crypton
Published:  02 October, 2008

/>The unit has been designed to offer a range of luxurious features as standard. These include a sturdy, custom-built cabinet, a Dell PC, printer and tilting 19” flat screen moni


Easy airbag removal

Airbag removal tool kit from Laser
Published:  01 October, 2008

/>Laser says it will also remove the steering wheel airbag from the VW Passat, Jetta, Golf and new Beetle models built between 1999 and 2


Fast and firm sealing

Silicone Liquid Gasket can from ThreeBond
Published:  30 September, 2008

/>It is designed to help anyone with flanges to seal against water or oil in gearboxes or other engine syst


Diagnostic wiring diagrams

Version 31 IDC3 software from Texa
Published:  29 September, 2008

/>Texa says there are now 437 extra wiring diagrams available for cars from these and other manufacturers, including SMART, Suzuki and Vo


Big bulb range expanded

All-makes bulb range from AC Delco
Published:  26 September, 2008

/>It includes bulbs for both off-road and on-road vehicles with bulbs for every kind of application from headlamp and indicator to reversing, parking and fog bu


PSA cars coils covered

Intermotor ignition coils from SMP Europe
Published:  25 September, 2008

/>The expanded range includes the latest GM coil to fit 1.6 8v Vauxhall and Opel cars along with new multi-outlet Mercedes coils and units to fit Ford Galaxy and Transits, which SMP Europe claims are currently unavailable elsewhere in the aftermar


Complete ATL test facility

ATL testing facility from Straightset
Published:  24 September, 2008

/>The passenger car test lane comes with an AHS Multiflex brake tester and a four-post, four-ton lift with built-in ST25000 play detect


Clever little black box

Vehicle Tracker security system from Keytracker
Published:  23 September, 2008

/>It means fleet companies, drivers or anyone with the device fitted to their vehicle can know the car’s exact location, speed and ignition on and off ti


Add spark to your testing

VS5262 spark plug HT tester from Sealey
Published:  22 September, 2008

/>It lets technicians perform a fast and accurate check on the HT supply to a spark plug for quick and simple fault diagno


Light the way forward

Fogstar front fog lamps from Valeo
Published:  19 September, 2008

/>Six part numbers are available, covering 3.2 million vehicles in the UK and Irela


More ignition coils

Ford Fiesta ignition coils from Fuel Parts UK
Published:  18 September, 2008

/>The latest coils include OE-quality units to fit the Citroen Berlingo, Ford Focus and Mondeo. Ignition coils for the latest VW Polo are out now


VOSA gives seal of quality

Bosch BEA 850 emissions analyser available from TDCS
Published:  17 September, 2008

/>The full analyser is a PC-based unit that can be expanded into a complete diagnostic platform if desi


High quality Lifts

Trademaster ATL package from The Trade Group
Published:  16 September, 2008

/>This includes lifts from members of The Trade Group such as renowned garage equipment companies Rotary Lift and M


Air con range expands

Air con compressors from Denso
Published:  15 September, 2008

/>A complete guide to the range is available in the company’s new 2008/2009 A/C Compressor catalo


Efficient battery testing

BAT 110 battery tester from Bosch
Published:  12 September, 2008

/>It comes with a temperature compensation switch for testing batteries in cold conditions and has a Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) conversion table on the back to help technicians deal with Japanese batter


Improving headlights made easy

Halogen high beam conversion kit from Essex Racing
Published:  11 September, 2008

/>They produce a clear white light which reflects road markings and signs better than conventional lighti


Spark up your engine

Spark plugs from AC Delco
Published:  10 September, 2008

/>It features numerous technologies, from resistor, non-resistor and nickel plug types to platinum-tipped electrode varieties designed to offer easy starting in all weath


Ultra-fast emissions testing

T800 Gas Analyser and Smokemeter from The Trade Group
Published:  09 September, 2008

/>It has been designed with a user-friendly graphics interface to make using it as quick and easy as possi


Complete diagnostic answers

OmiNspect tools from Omitec
Published:  08 September, 2008

/>OmiNspect TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) programmes the TPMS ECU and will register or re-register valve position if the wheels have been mov


Brake testing options

D401 brake tester from Boston Garage Equipment
Published:  05 September, 2008

/>The unit has an LED matrix display and can be either pedestal or wall-moun


Light up favourite vehicles

The Astrum range of lighting from Euro Car Parts
Published:  04 September, 2008

/>Recent applications include the Astra H 2004, Audi TT 2007, Focus 2005, Mondeo 2


Simple ignition test

Spark tester from Silverline
Published:  03 September, 2008

/>If the bulb lights up the system is working and, if it doesn’t, then it’s clearly not work


Popular models covered

Intercooler components from Valeo
Published:  02 September, 2008

/>“More and more vehicles are coming into garages with the need for intercooler replacement,” says product manager Sebastien Gauth


VAG vehicles covered

Electronic Park Brake tool from Sykes Pickavant
Published:  01 September, 2008

/>Compatible with CAN-enabled vehicles, this tool will allow electronic caliper re-wi


Peak condition batteries

The Multi XS 25000 battery charger from CTEK
Published:  29 August, 2008

/>Features of this charger include automatic desulphation using rapid pulses to get rid of harmful deposits, battery reconditioning to correct acid stratification and extension of service li


Internal engine cleaning

Engine cleaning system range from Renault Trade Centre
Published:  28 August, 2008

/>Tank Otto cleans petrol fuel delivery systems and Tank Diesel - diesel fuel delivery syste


Care for diesel injectors

Diesel flow meter and adaptor kit from Gunson
Published:  27 August, 2008

/>Gunson says the unit will help workshops identify under-performing injectors. Fittings vary depending on the make of the injector and adaptors are available for Denso, C3, C1, Siemens C3 and Delphi injector


Premium performing brakes

Brake pads and discs from AC Delco
Published:  26 August, 2008

/>The discs feature damped and enhanced iron, improved surface finishing and all are mill balanc


Unique 21-day challenge

Diagnostic software updates from Launch X-431
Published:  25 August, 2008

/>Also out now is software to cover Mazda key programming and Renault module replacem


Constant reliable power

PowerFrame grid system from Bosch
Published:  22 August, 2008

/>It improves the grid’s electrical capability and in doing so, extends service life and increases starting power, even in extreme conditi


Displaces moisture instantly

Titan Maintenance Spray from Fuchs Lubricants
Published:  21 August, 2008

/>It is one of six treatments recently released by Fuchs as part of its Titan range. These include a Copper Anti-Seize spray for freeing metal-to-metal pa


Latest glow plug technology

Glow plug programme from NGK
Published:  20 August, 2008

/>New part numbers joining the glow plug programme cover major brands from Audi to Vauxhall. The latest technology in force can be seen with the small 8mm diameter type plugs used on many contemporary engines including VAG 2.0 litre diesel models to the Advanced Quick Glow System or AQGS glow pl


True brake fluid test results

The YWB214 Brake Fluid tester from TRW
Published:  19 August, 2008

/>Unlike ‘humidity testers’ it will measure the fluid itself and deliver results in less than 60 secon


Helps with awkward tasks

Inspection scope from Serenco
Published:  18 August, 2008

/>It comprises a 3.5” screen, an auto focusing camera from 1.5cm to 10cm, a 1m long flexible shaft (available up to 30metres) and 35 deg, 45 deg and 60 deg screw-on mirror


For optimum starting

The Elite battery series from Yuasa
Published:  15 August, 2008

/>Features of this range include a new lid design which exceeds the latest German OEM safety standards for acid leakage and a flame arrestor disc for complete spark protect


Take care of vehicle engines

SAE class oil range from Motrio
Published:  14 August, 2008

/>The Motrio Super is a mineral based 15W40 oil, Motrio Extra is a semi-synthetic 10W40 oil and the Motrio Super Extra is a fully synthetic 5W40 o


Improve power and torque

MPG+ fuel additive from Pro-Long UK
Published:  13 August, 2008

/>It can be used with petrol, diesel or biodiesel and reduces Hydrocarbon emissions by 50%, Carbon Monoxide emissions by 75% and Nitrogen emissions by


Designed for durability

Braking programme from Unipart
Published:  12 August, 2008

/>All of its products have an OE matching quality guarantee, enabling independent garages to service a car without the worry of invalidating the vehicle manufacturer’s warranty by using inferior part


Keep wheels in fashion

Team Dynamics Mode wheel from Rimstock
Published:  11 August, 2008

/>It is supplied with a cast aluminium protective centre cap and the alloy is available in 15” and 17” sizes


Latest calcium technology

Lion batteries from Euro Car Parts
Published:  08 August, 2008

/>The batteries also feature a new pierced grid technology which increases power outp


A 'greener' choice of oil

Carlube Triple R fully synthetic oils from Tetrosyl
Published:  07 August, 2008

/>It can be used on vehicles with catalytic converters and diesel particulate filte


Replace brakes quickly

The PFM9.19 On-Car Brake Lathe from Pro-Cut Europe
Published:  05 August, 2008

/>It works on solid, drilled or vented brake discs and attaches directly to the hub meaning no disassembly is requir


Faster diagnostic access

The Snap-on Solus Pro from Snap-on Tools
Published:  04 August, 2008

/>Information can be displayed on screen, saved to a PC or printed as it is now also easier to connect to a PC and printer via


Optimum starting power

Platinum range from UK Batteries
Published:  01 August, 2008

/>Each Prestige battery features a multi-plate design for increased starting po


Tech data at your fingertips

Tech Data reference tool from Forte
Published:  31 July, 2008

/>It provides an encyclopaedic reference to every make and model of passenger car and provides crucial information on topics such as service intervals, component replacement schedules, repair times and diagnostic d


Easy battery readings

The AK4009 Battery Tester from Sealey
Published:  30 July, 2008

/>The battery capacity level is shown by five LEDS on the top of the tester which are next to a measuring bar for easy readi


Flexible mobile fitting

Tyre changer from Hofmann Megaplan
Published:  29 July, 2008

/>The megamount 401 XL Racing uses the space-saving ‘swing-arm’ principle but unlike previous changers of this type it uses a ‘Quadraclamp’ turntable system, clamping up to 26”. A ‘megafit’ arm accommodates stiff, low profile and run-flat ty



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