Complete parts manual

Annual trade book from Vauxhall
Published:  30 April, 2008

/>More than 360 part numbers join the range of over 3,000 parts for both Vauxhall cars and vans. New items include air conditioning compressors, condensers and turbocharg


Problem detection made easy

Ultrasonic probe from Primalec
Published:  29 April, 2008

/>Faulty insulation on electrical circuits and small leakages of gas or air also emit ultrasonic sound that can be detected by this produc


Quality brake prices

Rossini brake disc refund guarantee from Car Parts Direct
Published:  28 April, 2008

/>The discs are designed to improve stopping power by up to 40% on original discs that cannot cope with long periods of extreme driv


One stop drive belt repairs

Gates Professional tools range from FPS
Published:  25 April, 2008

/>FPS can offer customers laser alignment devices, the Gates Sonic Tension Tester and both universal and engine specific tools for synchronous and accessory belt drive syst


Smart sporty wheels

Wheel designs from Rimstock
Published:  24 April, 2008

/>The outer wheel of the Pro Race 1.2 S features a wide coloured rim, available in red, yellow or blue. The wheel has a classic 12 spoke deign and is supplied in matt black or gloss white in sizes 14” x 7 to 20” x


Lubricant fills market gap

Gear oil from Comma
Published:  23 April, 2008

/>An A4 supplement is available for its Workshop Application Guide, recommending all car and LCV applications for Comma AS


Banish nasty odours fast

Air con tool from Autoclimate
Published:  22 April, 2008

/>The process is designed to eliminate bad odours in around 20 minutes, without drenching the car in over-powering sme


Total protection helmet

TL Predator welding helmet from Jackson Products
Published:  21 April, 2008

/>It is built from a robust shell that the company claims is “almost indestructible” to offer optimum head and face protect


Glowing ratchet wrenches

Cranked Handle Ratchet Wrenches from Sealey
Published:  18 April, 2008

/>What makes them special is a built-in LED that helps illuminate the work area, something that could prove useful for jobs in dark or secluded engine compartme


Helping drivers stay cool

ASC 1000 air con service unit from WAECO
Published:  17 April, 2008

The company is currently promoting its range of high-spec air con machines including this ASC 1000 model.


Versatile diagnostic solution

The Navigator TXS from Texa
Published:  16 April, 2008

/>Further functions are setting and acquiring tyre pressures plus activating the braking system in brake pad replaceme


Drive further spend less

Energy Saver tyre from Michelin
Published:  15 April, 2008

/>Michelin says the tyre can reduce CO2 emissions by 4g per kilometre and that the savings can pay for a new tyre after just 27,000 miles.


Air system gives silent power

The GX 2-11 compressor from Atlas Copco
Published:  14 April, 2008

/>The GA 7-11 Variable Speed Drive range is also available and like the GX 2-11 offers up to 35% reductions in energy costs and savings in installation, operation and maintena


Powerful battery boost

Battery boosters from Rozone
Published:  11 April, 2008

/>They are fitted with pure lead batteries and braided bronze clamps ensure optimum energy is delivered to the casualty vehicle. Surge protection prevents any damage to the vehicle’s electrical system during boost


Protection and leak prevention

Power Steering Fluid from Wynn's
Published:  10 April, 2008

/>It also offers protection against wear and oxidat


Total timing solution

Renault petrol and diesel timing tool kit from Gates
Published:  09 April, 2008

/>The kit can also be used for engines in Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Vauxhall and Volvo vehic


Wear and tear protection

Multiple V-ribbed belt kits from Contitech
Published:  08 April, 2008

/>The kits are primarily for common diesel engines. As of October, they will be listed in TecDoc, the parts ordering information sys


Complete exhaust solution

Hundreds of new parts from Bosal
Published:  07 April, 2008

/>It comprises over 4,700 type-approved systems, 300 of these have been added since the last edition. Almost 600 new exhaust parts include silencers, 138 new catalytic converters, pipes, mountings and accessories


Clear alignment advice

Comprehensive guide from Snap-on Equipment
Published:  04 April, 2008


Complete MOT packages

Garage equipment from V-Tech UK
Published:  03 April, 2008

/>The range includes MOT class 4 and 7 ATL packages, complete with 2008 VOSA-approved and FAST Pass compliant emissions analys


Handy collision prevention

Mobileye 4000 safety system from Brigade Electronics
Published:  02 April, 2008

/>A small display unit fits quickly into a driver’s cab and alerts drivers to potential accidents. The company says this is particularly useful for drivers affected by fatigue on long journey


Rugged computing solution

Xybernaut Atigo mobile computer from DBS Software
Published:  01 April, 2008

/>It is loaded with DBS Software’s latest logistics programmes but could be updated with additional diagnostic or garage management software of your cho


Accurate chassis estimating

EzCalipre wireless tram gauge from Autorobot
Published:  31 March, 2008

/>It was developed in consultation with body shops and crash repairers and comes with rechargeable batteries, a charging unit and wireless base stat


Precise wheel alignment

The HawkEye system from Pro-Align
Published:  28 March, 2008

/>The ‘mini’ Hunter 100 version operates on the low cost Hunter100 console with standard hexagonal targets, enabling tyre bays to use the latest technology at an entry level co


Quick and easy to install

Clutch kits from ACDelco
Published:  27 March, 2008

/>The kits cover the country’s most popular vehicles and are part of a range that also includes replacements for dual mass flywheels and concentric slave cylind


Wrench set tackles any job

Cuattro Ratcheting Ring Wrench Set from Facom
Published:  26 March, 2008

/>Also out from Facom this month is the 67F Series, a nine-piece flexi-ratcheting combination wrench c


Peace of mind purchases

Best Price Guarantee scheme from Snap-on
Published:  25 March, 2008

/>The campaign is designed to encourage purchases of the combi gas analyser before the end of next year, when all garages in the UK will need to have a smoke meter that meets VOSA 2009 specifications


Thread repairs made easy

Thread repair kit from Alcoa Fastening Systems
Published:  24 March, 2008

/>It now contains a tapping drill, three varying lengths of insert and an installation tool. A high-speed tang break-off tool and a high-speed STI intermediate tap are also inclu


Tough terrain tyres

Activan tyres from BFGoodrich
Published:  20 March, 2008

/>The tread compound offers high levels of durability and wear resistance, ensuring operators get maximum value for money thanks to increased tyre l


Parts range extended

Steering and suspension parts from TRW
Published:  20 March, 2008

/>The range extension includes everything from brake discs and fluid to cables, wheel cylinders and fitting k


Rotating electrics update

Starter motors and alternators from Autoelectro
Published:  19 March, 2008

/>Almost all the company’s products are made at its factory in Bradford. Production and technical director Nicky Bhogal says this gives the company greater control over quality and availabil


Problem removing posters

Trouble-shooting repair posters from ContiTech
Published:  18 March, 2008

/>They assist in both diagnosing and solving common and rarer problems, ensuring belts are installed and fitted correc


No more flat batteries

Numax Connect and Protect Battery Brain from Manbat
Published:  17 March, 2008

/>The bolt-on device monitors the level of charge in a battery and disconnects any loads that threaten to take the voltage below a pre-determined le


Batteries to the rescue

Cargo series batteries from Yuasa
Published:  14 March, 2008

/>The 12V batteries come in capacities from 110 to 200Ah and have greater power and cycling ability than regular batteries to cope with the increased array of electrical equipment used in modern vehicles, including televisions, satellite receivers, microwaves and refrigerato


Portable repair solution

Takeaway Tools kit from Teng Tools
Published:  13 March, 2008

/>From spanners and ratchets to pliers and screwdrivers, its aims to help you tackle any kind of mechanical repair on the m


Powerful compact airflow

Warn Air-Power VTC from Arbil
Published:  12 March, 2008

/>The unit has a maximum pressure rating of 100 psi and an airflow rating of 20 cubic feet per minute (CFM) at zero psi and eight CFM at 90


Lift gives two in one fix

4TC two-post lift from the Garage Equipment Group
Published:  11 March, 2008

/>It comes with an overall height of 4m and three-stage telescopic front lifting arms. A pair of two-stage rear arms gives a reach of up to


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



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