Ring: MAGflex for it

Published:  14 January, 2022

Ring’s MAGflex Utility Inspection Lamp is rechargeable and cordless and has an operating time of up to 2.5 hours. It has wide-angled illumination and emits up to 1,000 lumens of white light, with two adjustable magnetic bases and dual hanging hooks. It can be placed under the bonnet, on the underside of vehicles or on ramps, acting as a site light to illuminate a large work area. It also comes with mains and 12V DC charging cables.

First Line/Borg & Beck ranges expand

Published:  05 January, 2022

First Line has recently introduced an additional 60 references to its First Line and Borg & Beck product ranges, including new part numbers in steering and suspension, wheel bearings, cooling, filters, braking and cables.The latest new-to-range references brings the company’s total number of new part numbers launched in the past 12 months to nearly 700. Highlights include suspension arms for the Honda Jazz 1.3 (2015 -), Audi A8 (2017), Audi E-Tron (2018-), Audi Q7 (2015-) and Audi Q8 (2020-), Porsche Cayenne (2017-), Bentley Bentayga (2019-), Jaguar E-Pace (2020-) and Land Rover Discovery Sport (2020-).

WIN with First Line

Published:  08 December, 2021

First Line is giving Aftermarket readers the chance to win one of thirty packs of branded floormats. First Line is a world-wide automotive aftermarket supplier, with over 35 years' experience supplying automotive components to the vehicle aftermarket.

OSRAM: Night Breaker 200

Published:  01 December, 2021

OSRAM says its new Night Breaker 200 halogen upgrade bulb is up to 200% brighter than required by law, and that it improves road illumination and safety. The bulbs are up to three times brighter and provide up to 20% whiter light than legally required, with a new visual feature in the form of a mirrored chrome tip. The light beam extends up to 150 metres and the strong luminosity of the bulb provides improved wider visibility. The range accompanies the existing halogen and xenon bulb portfolio of the Night Breaker Series. The Night Breaker 200 is available now as an H4 and H7 ECE bulb type.  


First Line: New-To-Range steering and suspension

Published:  01 December, 2021

First Line has recently added 20 new references to its steering and suspension programme in. New-to-range parts include stabiliser links for the Ford Focus, wishbones for Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Nissan, BMW and Renault applications and suspension arms for Jaguar, Saab and Vauxhall/Opel. First Line have identified the rear suspension arms for Jaguar XE and XF models 2015 onwards (references FCA7801 and FCA7802) as fast-moving parts highly recommended for stock.


Bosch eXchange brake calipers

Published:  01 December, 2021

Bosch eXchange brake calipers are manufactured and tested according to the same standards as original parts – but with an outstanding price-performance ratio. The programme provides workshops with a wide range of remanufactured original brake calipers from various manufacturers. The programme is constantly updated, and a strict quality management system monitors the entire process. If brake calipers need to be replaced, it is advisable to change them in pairs per front and rear axle in order to prevent uneven wear of brake discs and pads.


AS-PL starter

Published:  01 December, 2021

A starter compatible with the Audi A1, Audi A3, Audi Q2, Seat Altea, Seat Leon, Seat Toledo, Skoda Karoq, Skoda Octavia, VW Beetle, VW Caddy, VW Golf Plus, VW Golf Sportsvan, VW Golf VII, VW Jetta, VW Polo and VW Touran has been released by AS-PL. The new  starter is the product of the AS brand, and belongs to the Standard line.


Rebel EMP from ESAB

Published:  01 December, 2021

ESAB’s Rebel EMP series includes a number of integrated, compact inverter-based welding systems. Rebel 215ic features a five-handle roll cage and unibody construction. When connected to 230V mains power, the machine provides a maximum output of 240A. When connected to 120V mains, it provides a maximum output of 140A. It accepts 100 and 200 mm wire spools. All Rebel machines feature ESAB’s sMIG smart MIG (sMIG) function. With sMIG, users begin MIG/MAG welding by setting metal thickness and selecting wire diameter. Rebel will automatically adapt to any popular steel, stainless, chrome-moly or aluminium filler metal/gas combination. sMIG monitors the operator’s technique and adapts the output to provide a stable arc and repeatable welds.


Mirka: Pneumatic belt sanders

Published:  01 December, 2021

The new Mirka PBS 10NV and Mirka PBS 13NV have been developed for removing and grinding welding spots and seams. Grinding speed is set via a top-mounted selector. Meanwhile, belts can be swiftly swapped out with the help of the tool’s tension mechanism. Arm angle can also be quickly adjusted through a key stored in the handle. Mirka is also expanding its abrasives line-up with the new Ceramic and Zirconia file belts, which are suitable for use on metals and can be used across multiple applications. The Ceramic file belt is available in P36 -P120 grits. The Zirconia file belt is available in P24-P120 grits.


Klarius: New exhausts

Published:  01 December, 2021

Klarius has issued new exhausts for a number of Toyota models. These include the Toyota Urban Cruiser 1.3, Toyota Auris 1.4 and 2.0as well as the Toyota Verso TR. There are also replacements to fit the Vauxhall Zafira 1.4 (2012-) and the Kia Venga 1.4 and 1.6 (2010-). Meanwhile, DPFs are also available for Alfa Romeo Mito and Citroen Nemo 1.2. New exhausts have also been added to fit the Fiat Bravo 1.6 and 1.9 (2007-2011) as well as the Nissan Pulsar 1.2 (2014-). At the same time, the Suzuki Alto and Nissan Pixo 1.0 (2009-2011), as well as the Vauxhall Astra 1.4 from 2009 onwards, have new Klarius catalytic converters.


New UFI light vehicles catalogue

Published:  01 December, 2021

UFI’s Aftermarket catalogue offers an extended total of 3,359 filter references and heat exchangers.

This includes 2,176 LV, 1,065 HD and 118 for motorcycles. Its filters consist of customized media made from premium cellulosic, glass fiber and fully synthetic materials. The range continues to grow, with 227 products for LV, 211 for HD launched over the last three years. UFI covers more than 98% of European vehicles. The digital version of the catalogue is available to download on the website.

Nissens A/C programme

Published:  23 June, 2021

The complete Nissens A/C programme includes compressors, condensers, interior blowers, evaporators, receiver-driers, fans and most recently, thermal expansion valves (TXV). More than 200 new-to-range additions are introduced each year. The compressor range consists of almost 600 part numbers, supplemented by around 1,200 condensers, which cater for 79% and 94% of the European car parc respectively. Meanwhile, more than 200 components in the range fit the most popular hybrid and electric vehicle applications.


PCL launch new air connector range

Published:  23 June, 2021

PCL has introduced a new range of air connectors. PCL says that their new design offers zero air leakage, with a clockwise turn achieving a strong grip. Manufactured using the zinc alloy, aluminium and brass, the connectors work via a thumb push button that releases the tyre valve. Both hose tail fitting and female threaded versions are available.


CSC-Tool Digital from Hella Gutmann

Published:  08 November, 2021

The CSC-Tool Digital is the latest ADAS calibration solution to join the class-leading line-up from ADAS experts, Hella Gutmann.

Win with Lucas Oils!

Published:  29 October, 2021

One lucky Aftermarket reader will win over £250 worth of Lucas Oil products and merchandise this month. The additives in the Lucas Oil Starter Kit are versatile sales products in their own right, and big sellers in the UK, US and most European countries.

WIN with Comline

Published:  27 September, 2021

To commemorate Comline Auto Parts’ aim of increasing its steering and suspension range by a third by the end of 2021, the British brand is offering one lucky reader of Aftermarket the chance to win £150 of steering goods. As well as steering goods, the winner will receive a virtual reality headset and Comline-liveried jacket – both perfect for using Comline’s cutting-edge 3D tool, Comline Augmented Reality (C.A.R), and the oncoming cooler nights.

Ring Automotive: New tyre inflator

Published:  03 September, 2021

Ring Automotive has launched a handheld rechargeable inflator, with one eye on the consumer market. The new RTC2000 operates via a rechargeable lithium battery, making it suitable for when there are no 12V sockets available. Featuring a built-in LED light and digital display with four programmable settings, the portable tyre inflator is the latest product addition to Ring’s RTC Tyre Inflator range. The RTC2000 can quickly top up tyre pressure, with it taking three minutes to inflate between 25psi-35psi.As it is rechargeable, the lithium battery can also be used as a portable powerbank for charging mobile devices.


UFI’s new ARGENTIUM cabin filters

Published:  02 September, 2021

UFI has launched its new ARGENTIUM cabin air filter range. The new range has launched with 47 references, starting with high car parc coverage examples. ARGENTIUM will complement the company’s 307 anti-pollen and 177 activate carbon cabin air filter aftermarket ranges. UFI Filters currently covers more than 98.5% of all European vehicles. All ARGENTIUM filters feature the generic reference 34.xxx.00. The established references 53.xxx.00. (anti-pollen filters) and 54.xxx.00 (active carbon filters) will be maintained as cross-references.


WIN a TechMan GMS license

Published:  18 August, 2021

TechMan has an unlimited user license of its software, which includes Haynes Pro and an integrated LKQ Euro Car Parts catalogue, worth over £1,000, to give away to one of Aftermarket’s lucky readers.

Mintex: New brake pads and discs

Published:  05 August, 2021

Mintex has added two new brake pads and five new brake discs to its product range. The new brake pads cover Kia applications including Sedona III, Picanto JA and Picanto Runner. Meanwhile, Mintex’s latest brake disc references have been made available for makes such as BMW, Nissan, Hyundai and Kia. All new references have been added to TecDoc and MAM cataloguing systems and are also accessible via the online catalogue Brakebook by entering the Mintex part number.


Klarius: New exhausts and DPFs

Published:  28 July, 2021

Klarius has released a raft of fresh exhausts. New products are now available to fit the Toyota Urban Cruiser 1.3, Toyota Auris 1.4 and 2.0 as well as the Toyota Verso TR. There are also replacements to fit the Vauxhall Zafira 1.4 (2012-) and the Kia Venga 1.4 and 1.6 (2010-). Meanwhile, diesel particulate filters (DPFs) have also been brought out for the Alfa Romeo Mito and Citroen Nemo 1.2.


Eurorepar: New engine, suspension, HVAC and electrical parts

Published:  13 July, 2021

Eurorepar has introduced a number of new engine, suspension, HVAC and electrical parts to its multi-brand range. Additions include a new timing kit and water pump for the Renault, Dacia and Nissan 1.5 DCI engine, two redesigned oil filters suitable for Euro 4, 5 and 6 engines, new alternators for 24 models and starter motors for a further 12.  Meanwhile, Eurorepar’s air conditioning condensers are now available for a greater range of models, as are its wishbones, suspension arms, ball joints and tie rods in its steering and suspension offering.  


Brembo: New G Sessanta brake caliper concept

Published:  09 July, 2021

Brembo has introduced the New G Sessanta brake caliper concept to commemorate its 60th anniversary. This new concept is inspired by the first brake caliper for motorbikes the company produced in 1972, with the name coming from its designer. Via LED technology, when the vehicle is stationary, the caliper can display different colours and light effects, or provide a courtesy light.

MAHLE: New filters

Published:  05 July, 2021

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has extended its filtration range, including cabin filters, fuel filters and air filters. The new-to-range products are suitable for a wide variety of applications, from passenger cars and commercial vehicles to motorcycles, and cover a number of popular vehicle makes and models. These include Audi A4/A5, Toyota Corolla, Iveco Daily, Suzuki Ignis, Mazda 2/3 /CX-3/CX-30, Lexus ES and Jeep Grand Cherokee.


Castrol ON e-thermal fluid

Published:  02 July, 2021

Castrol has launched an new direct battery e-thermal fluid that will mean future EVs can be charged more rapidly. The new Castrol ON e-thermal fluid is an dielectric fluid formulated specifically for direct cooling, where the fluid circulates within the module and in direct contact with individual battery cells. With the Castrol ON e-thermal fluid, temperature spikes within individual cells are also less likely. In addition, because of its lower viscosity compared with existing dielectric transformer oils, it delivers reduced pumping losses. The Castrol ON e-thermal fluid is part of a family of Castrol ON products, which include Castrol ON e-Transmission fluids and Castrol ON


First Line: Steering and suspension

Published:  29 June, 2021

Recent additions to First Line’s steering and suspension programme include 175 new references. These include the Front Lower Suspension Arms to fit the Citroen Crossland X and C3 Aircross (2017-), the Front Lower Ball Joint to fit the Ford Fiesta Mk VII (2017), the Front Rack End to fit the Peugeot Berlingo (2019-), the Front Stabiliser Link to fit the Mercedes A-Class (2018-), the Top Strut Mount with Bearing to fit the Vauxhall/Opel Astra (2015-), the Front Tie Rod Ends to fit the Toyota Prius (2016-), and the Rear Axle Bush to fit the Vauxhall/Opel Astra with multilink suspension (2010-).  


WIN with Lumileds and Philips Automotive Products

Published:  29 June, 2021

Lumileds has one of its top-of-the-range Philips Workshop Lights to give away in for one lucky reader of Aftermarket.

New alternator from AS-PL

Published:  23 June, 2021

AS-PL has added a new alternator to is AS brand Standard line. The product is suitable for the Hyundai i40, Hyundai ix35, Hyundai Tucson, KIA Carens, KIA Optima, KIA Soul, KIA Sportage and the Vauxhall Astra. AS-PL offers more than 20,000 different products with a total of almost 450,000 reference numbers. Products are divided into three lines; Economy, Standard and Premium.



Published:  04 June, 2021

Kalimex, the UK distributors of JLM Lubricants, are offering one lucky reader of Aftermarket, plus a guest, the chance to join the JLM-sponsored Legends racing team at a circuit of your choice for the day to experience the thrill of all the action from inside the race garage and pit lane. Meanwhile, five runners up will each receive a JLM goody bag packed with free merchandise.

Mintex: New to range

Published:  01 June, 2021

Mintex has increased its range via the addition of a number of new items for Hyundai, Vauxhall and Volkswagen vehicles. The company has added front and rear brake discs for the Volkswagen Crafter 2016, as well as front discs for the Hyundai i30 2016, Vauxhall Insignia and Commodore 2016.

Virtual Customer Assistant

Published:  26 May, 2021

Virtual Customer Assistant, launched by UK-based Marketing Technology start-up NEA Media AI allows customers to engage with a workshop on a number of platforms, including WhatsApp, SMS, Facebook Messenger or web. Instead of phoning and being put on hold, customers can communicate via the AI-powered Virtual Customer Assistant to make bookings and raise concerns, helping the business convert more incoming leads. The Virtual Customer Assistant also allows garage networks to centralise their customer service function, including messaging and core process.

PCL extends warranty on couplings and tyre inflators

Published:  17 May, 2021

PCL is offering extended warranties on a number of its products. These include the digital handheld ACCURA MK4 and linear AIRFORCE MK4 products, where the warranty has been doubled from 12 months to two years. The company has also extended the warranty on its Vertex, XF-Euro and Airflow couplings lines, which all feature a distinctive blue silicone band.

Launch X431 EURO PRO 5 PLUS

Published:  10 May, 2021

The new Launch X431 EURO PRO 5 PLUS runs on Android OS 9.0, and offers a wide range of test functions along with a number of special functions including a fully integrated version of the Haynes PRO Electronic module. The PRO 5 also supports the HD3 Truck module and Launch ADAS and ADAS Dynamic system as options. The 'Intelligent diagnostic feature provides automatic VIN recognition for over 70 manufacturers. The PRO 5 Plus comes with a two-year warranty, two-year software package and a one-year subscription to the Electronics module. It comes in a carry case with all necessary leads and a wide selection of legacy OBD 1 adapters.

PCL adds to product portfolio

Published:  04 May, 2021

The CH3A01 Twin Swivel Clip-on Tyre Valve Connector and CH3A02 Single Swivel Clip-on Tyre Valve Connector are two recent product releases from PCL. A push-button quickly releases the tyre valve, while a 360° swivel motion design makes tyre inflation easier on modern vehicles with larger alloy/steel wheels, as well as more intricate designs that make the valves more difficult to access. A twin clip-on connector for the inflation of twin tyres is also included. The twin clip incorporates two connectors mounted on the handle, with both also offering 360° rotation. The two new tools complement PCL’s recently-launched CH2 air connectors and run alongside the company’s CO3 range.

Clarke MIG102NG 90Amp No Gas MIG Welder

Published:  28 April, 2021

Suited to automotive use, the Clarke MIG102NG MIG welder does not require a gas cylinder. Using flux cored steel welding wire, a type of wire which produces its own gas shroud as it burns, the device produces a maximum power of 90 amps and welds mild steel up to 4mm thick. The MIG102NG comes complete with a welding torch, two 0.9mm torch tips, one earth clamp, one two-piece welding mask, one mini spool of flux cored wire and a wire brush/hammer.

WIN with Launch Tech UK

Published:  27 April, 2021

Launch Tech UK is offering one Aftermarket reader the chance to win a Launch CRP123 Premium Code Reader.

Textar: New-to-range brake discs

Published:  21 April, 2021

Textar has added brake discs for the Mercedes Benz E-Class (2016), Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover IV (2017) as well as the Volkswagen Amarok (2016). Textar, which is manufactured TMD Friction, covers 99.9% of the UK car parc and includes pads, discs, accessories and brake fluid. The range of brake pads is further complemented by a wide range of brake discs, including high carbon as well as composite discs.

Technicians can work and never run out of juice ever again!

Published:  20 April, 2021

With the ever-increasing power demands of modern vehicles during diagnostic routines and flash programming, the risks from relying on the battery are high.

Philips RacingVision GT200

Published:  15 April, 2021

Philips new RacingVision GT200 bulb has been released, succeeding the company’s previous Philips RacingVision top-performance range. The bulbs deliver a high-performance beam and have been awarded ‘Recommended Buy’ status by Auto Express magazine. New production techniques for Diamond Precision quartz glass were employed, resulting in  more light output within regulation limits. As a result, Philips RacingVision GT200 headlight bulbs are ECE homologated, approved for use on public roads. Philips RacingVision GT200 is compatible with major brands, such as Audi, BMW, Ford, GM, Toyota and Volkswagen, and is available in the most common headlight bulb types, H4 and H7.


WIN with BM Catalysts

Published:  29 March, 2021

BM Catalysts is offering the one lucky reader of Aftermarket the chance to win a bundle of prizes, including an Amazon Echo Dot and a BM Catalysts jacket and polo shirt, as well as additional branded merchandise.

Latest Opus IVS PicoScope

Published:  25 March, 2021

The new Opus IVS PicoScope offers push-fit probes configured and ready to use with PicoBNC+ Probe Recognition, and Scope-powered PicoBNC+ probes. The PicoScope 4425A is compatible with PicoScope 6 and 7 software, which is also available as part of the Opus IVS DrivePro Elite Diagnostic kit. The PicoScope 4425A, and PicoScope Kits also work with the DrivePro Elite Diagnostic kit Multi-brand solution. This offers all the capabilities of the DrivePro, plus a second Microsoft Surface Go tablet installed with Autocom (Multi-brand diagnostics for more than 60 brands), PicoScope 7 and a quick link to access IVS 360 live diagnostic support. During March all DrivePro Elite Diagnostic Kit orders will include a free 4-Channel PicoScope Starter Kit.

First Line: Expanded gear control offering

Published:  24 March, 2021

First Line’s range of gear control cables contains more than 250 references covering popular right hand and left hand drive passenger car and light commercial vehicle applications. Recent additions include cables to fit the Volkswagen Crafter 2.0D 2016 FWD (FKG1281) and RWD (FKG1282).

HELLA new to range additions

Published:  22 March, 2021

Hella headlight units, fog lights and spark plugs featured in the 23 new products introduced late in 2020. The company introduced 17 new headlight units and two fog lights, with the new additions including headlight units for the VW Touareg.

Optima C5 LSJ 0W-20

Published:  16 March, 2021

The Optima C5 LSJ 0W-20 is a new, fully synthetic, low SAPS passenger car engine oil product, designed for use in modern Jaguar Land Rover petrol engines. The oil caters for JLR petrol engines including the 2.0L, 3.0L V6 and 5.0 V8 models. It can also be used for some Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Kia and Toyota models.

PCL extends warranty on couplings and tyre inflators

Published:  11 March, 2021

PCL is offering extended warranties on a number of its products. These include the digital handheld ACCURA MK4 and linear AIRFORCE MK4 products, where the warranty has been doubled from 12 months to two years. The company has also extended the warranty on its Vertex, XF-Euro and Airflow  couplings lines, which all feature a distinctive blue silicone band.

Hunter Revolution tyre changer updated

Published:  06 March, 2021

Hunter has updated the Revolution, its automatic tyre changer. Originally launched in 2014, it changes tyres in the same amount of time each time, regardless of the tyre size or sidewall stiffness. Now in its fourth generation, the Revolution now features a a new hydraulic spindle, improved pusher arms, new signal monitoring, and an updated software module which monitors additional efficiency savings delivered by the system.

WIN with TMD Friction

Published:  01 March, 2021

TMD Friction, via its Textar brand, is giving away 10 mechanic packs, with each including a 10-pack of gloves, a torch, kneeling pad, car seat cover, wing cover and a power bank.


Published:  22 February, 2021

TEROSON BOND 120 is a new windscreen adhesive from Henkel with a two-hour safe drive away time (SDAT) with airbags.  It is a cold-applied, one-component polyurethane adhesive.  Its lower conductivity should allow for compatibility with ADAS systems.With the addition of TEROSON BOND 120 to its range, Henkel is now able to provide workshops with products with SDATs of between 15 minutes and 120 minutes.  They include three products with a 60-minute SDAT, each with its own application characteristics.

Service Resets & Relearns with latest Snap-on software release

Published:  16 February, 2021

The recent autumn Snap-on diagnostic software release included the Service Resets & Relearns feature for ZEUS. This feature automatically checks top repairs from the 2019 Queens Award-winning SureTrack system, plus technical service bulletins (TSBs) to help lead to a complete fix.


Clarke Raider 15/550

Published:  11 February, 2021

The Clarke Raider 15/550, available via MachineMart, is a 50 Litre, 3HP direct drive air compressor with v-twin-cylinder pump. It is designed for workshop applications including as large scale spraying. It can also be used for nailing, stapling, polishing, sanding and general garage use. It comes with twin air outlets.



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