Next generation tool

X-431 Tool from Launch Tech
Published:  10 March, 2008

/>It features all the benefits of the X-431 tool with an easy-to-use touch screen, wireless communication, integral CAN Bus technology and much m


Money saving puller kit

10 Ton Hydraulic Puller Kit from Facom
Published:  07 March, 2008

/>All the models feature a simple pump handle system to make pulling gears, bearings, couplings and more as easy as possible. They can also be used on wheels, axles and press-fit compone


Advanced tyre changing

The Boss tyre changer from Hofmann Megaplan
Published:  06 March, 2008

/>It can change any type of tyre from 10” to 30” on a completely automatic basis with virtually no manual eff


Battery checks made easy

Digital multimeter from Gunson
Published:  05 March, 2008

/>Features also include ‘auto power off’ and ‘auto range’ functions as well as overload protecti


Light removal solution

The XT7100 impact wrench from Snap-on Tools
Published:  04 March, 2008

/>A twin hammer mechanism means it can deliver 700ft/lbs of torque and can produce 1,300 blows per minute, reducing removal time by 50


Quick and easy fault diagnosis

SIDIS MB diagnosis system from Continental
Published:  03 March, 2008

/>It covers more than 800 vehicle types from 43 manufacturers including Alfa Romeo and Volvo and many in betw


Fast suspension testing

Expert Suspension Tester from Tenneco
Published:  29 February, 2008

/>It uses a different testing system than other conventional testers to give more accurate results, independent of a vehicle’s weight or tyre press


Improved cold starting

Titan GT1 Pro oil from Fuchs Lubricants
Published:  28 February, 2008

/>In particular, those fitted with exhaust after-treatments and turbochargers, such as those on VW and Mercedes Benz cars and light commercial vehic


Larger sanding strokes

Air sander from Festool
Published:  27 February, 2008

/>Sanding errors are prevented by the sanding stroke speed being indicated on the switch lever, this is integrated in the outer curve of the handl


Tool aids closer inspection

Video Bore Scope from Sealey
Published:  26 February, 2008

/>The scope is just one of a range of new kit and special offers out this month, including a new selection of EOBD code read


Wireless engine diagnostic

The Carman Scan Wi from Hickley Valtone
Published:  25 February, 2008

/>Also included are European and American software plus all the early Asian vehicle pre-OBD connectors. European pre-OBD cables are also available as an opti


Easy cutting solution

AMT Rasor 63 from Butters AMT
Published:  22 February, 2008

/>This helps it penetrate perforated, painted or rusty metals. It runs from a three-phase supply but the maximum duty cycle consumes just 10kVA, with a cutting capability of up to 2


Protect your workshop

Spill containment pallets from Draper Tools
Published:  21 February, 2008

/>The heavy-duty pallets hold two or four drums while a removable deck allows for cleaning and inspection. Accessories include a double drum rack and lock-in r


Wheel bearing kit update

SKF wheel bearings from GP Automotive
Published:  20 February, 2008

/>This means more garages in more locations than ever before now have easy access to these OE-quality beari


Speedy engine repair

Alternator socket set from Sykes-Pickavant
Published:  19 February, 2008

/>Socket bits are included for the removal of Bosch-type, alternator free-wheel drive pulle


Good looking brake hubs

Anodised brake hubs from Tarox
Published:  18 February, 2008

/>All you need to do when ordering your hubs is simply pick from the range of colours and you can have units that match the colour of your calipers


Energy saving booth

Gemini II energy saver system from Spraybooth Technology
Published:  15 February, 2008

/>The Energy Saver booth features intelligent control system to release air and heat all packaged within a compact des


Keep your car clean and fresh

The EcoCar range from CarPlan
Published:  14 February, 2008

/>The range consists of shampoo, polish, odour eliminator, screenwash, wheel, glass and dash cleane


Kit eases cam belt changes

Engine timing set from Laser Tools
Published:  13 February, 2008

/>These include Vauxhall, Opel, Rover and Peugeot. Citreon, Fiat and Volkswagen vehicles are also covered by the


Easy brake system analysis

Electronic parking brake software from Autodiagnos
Published:  12 February, 2008

/>This software is designed to help you make light work of servicing these vehicles, particularly brake pad replacement and caliper remo


Flexible colour matching

Permahyd Deep Black base coat from Spies Hecker
Published:  11 February, 2008

/>Thanks to its deep blue-black colour, the new basecoat improves the colour matching of darker, more intense colo


Starting support for engines

Rotating electrics range from Fuel Parts UK
Published:  08 February, 2008

/>This is the first of a series of additions in the pipeline, courtesy of a new management te


Heavy duty starting power

Heavy Duty and Voyager batteries from AC Delco
Published:  07 February, 2008

/>It is heat-sealed for maintenance free protection and has built-in flame arrester vents which allow gases to escape. The Heavy Duty range has four design types for specific application nee


Quiet and flexible power

ARC 800 carbon arc gouging power source by Kemppi
Published:  06 February, 2008

/>The control panel displays current and voltage, while the required gouging current is set in adjustments of 10


Fast and easy belt removal

Pry bar from Laser Tools
Published:  05 February, 2008

/>It is handy when removing belts from pulleys as well as the removal of mouldings, seals and bearings, plus a host of other items, including fuel inject


Warming up workshops

Draper space heaters available from Maccess
Published:  04 February, 2008

/>The AO3256 model is a top of the range space heater for very large areas, including warehou


Make wheels sparkle

Valeting kit from Autoglym
Published:  01 February, 2008

/>It comes in a handy plastic bag and consists of a range of tried and tested Autoglym produ


Back to black mix toner

MIX 362 jet black mixing toner from Standox
Published:  31 January, 2008

/>It will be used in all future formulations as part of the Standohyd range. It is available from the end of January in one-litre pack sizes.


Precise control airbrush

DAGR automotive airbrush from DeVilbiss
Published:  30 January, 2008

/>The airbrush can be used for most automotive paints and finishes with what the company says is “excellent control and hairline detailR


Safe and practical clamping

Ratcheting hose clamp pliers from Sykes-Pickavant
Published:  29 January, 2008

/>The company’s ratcheting pliers have swivel jaws for parallel clamping with improved g


Brake fluid testing made easy

Brake fluid tester from Sealey
Published:  28 January, 2008

/>It works on DOT 3, 4 and 5.1 specification fluids, giving you a simple solution to most testing j


Easy and fast route planning

TravelPilot Lucca sat nav system from Blaupunkt
Published:  25 January, 2008

/>The colour-coded menus are easy to use and the device comes with the latest software to give faster route calculations than ever before, either in the UK or throughout Eur


Add some style and luxury

The Wolf alloy wheel from Wolfrace
Published:  24 January, 2008

/>The broad, sculpted spokes taper toward the centre where a locking centre cap is badged with the stylish Wolfrace l


Winter safety backup

Metro Emergency Bulb Kit from Saxon
Published:  23 January, 2008

/>This kit helps drivers fix the problem fast and avoid the serious consequences of being caught in an illegal


Rid workspace of fumes

Clean Go portable filter unit from Quickduct
Published:  22 January, 2008

/>Polluted air is recycled back into the working area, completely free of polluta


Clutch range re-styled

Clutches from Quinton Hazell
Published:  21 January, 2008

/>It is increasing its range and has re-styled its packaging with pizza-style boxes to give better protection to the components ins


Accurate specialist tuning

MSR 1000 single roller Dynamometer from MAHA
Published:  18 January, 2008

/>With only one point of contact between tyre and roller, the system reduces tyre damage during testing and also wheel s


Optical fault finding

Invictalux endoscope from Primalec
Published:  17 January, 2008

/>The endoscope has a high 7,400 pixel resolution to give technicians a clear view of probl


Plugs aid fast engine starts

Instant heating glow plugs from Denso
Published:  16 January, 2008

/>The latest DG-190 plug can be used on 13 separate 2.0 litre Volkswagen applications, including the Golf V, EOS, Touran, Passat and Je


Injector removal made easy

Injector pullers from Klann Tools
Published:  15 January, 2008

/>The injector pullers are just some of the latest products set to be unveiled by Klann Tools during the month ahead


Durable hands-free lighting

Multi-position LED lamp from Ring Automotive
Published:  14 January, 2008

/>It is powered by 15 high intensity LEDs and has a precision reflector to direct light exactly where you need it. It can run for up to five hours before recharging.


Powerful tightening wrench

Cordless Impact Wrench from Chicago Pneumatic
Published:  11 January, 2008

/>The Electrocharge motor produces 575Nm of torque in a tool that weighs 2.9


Rotating electrics guarantee

Rotating electrics from Fuel Parts UK
Published:  10 January, 2008

/>The all-makes program consists of more than 250 part numbers, giving 85% coverage of the vehicle p


Brake bleeding made easy

DF.21 brake bleeder from Facom
Published:  09 January, 2008

/>It automatically adjusts and stabilises the recommended bleed pressure to make the mechanics’ job as easy as possi


Spring loaded pit lifting

NENAB 10-tonne pit jack from Beissbarth
Published:  08 January, 2008

/>It can be tailor-made for any pit combination and width so the lifting saddle is exactly level with the workshop fl


Swinging two-post lift

KH32 two-post lift from Maywood
Published:  07 January, 2008

/>It comes with a baseframe to make it suitable for almost any workshop floor, provided the underlying concrete is in good condit


Keep your valuables safe

Eurograde compact safe from Securikey
Published:  04 January, 2008

/>The company says it has taken the lightweight technology from previous models and added key features to ensure they offer the best possible protectio


Run-flat solution on BMWs

KW17 winter tyre from Kumho
Published:  03 January, 2008

/>Also out now is the KC15 for SUVs such as Range Rovers and the KC11 for light commercial vehicles, all to help you profit from fitting specialist winter tyres during the coming month


Pliers offer easy access

Clic-type clamp plier from Facom
Published:  02 January, 2008

/>It aims to shave valuable seconds of job times and offer access to clamps in awkward area


Fast fit for timing belts

Moment Alpha electronic torque wrench from Gates
Published:  01 January, 2008

/>It can store up to nine preferred settings to help shave seconds from mechanics’ workl



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