Kits provide extended warranty

Timing belt kits from Dayco
Published:  14 October, 2011

Since the launch of Dayco Aftermarket in March, the popularity of its timing belt kits has grown substantially.

Forget snow shoes you need snocks!

Snocks from Automotive Wheels
Published:  07 October, 2011

If we have a repeat of last winter's conditions then we could all do with some snow socks or 'snocks', according to Automotive Wheels.

Bearing up

Bearings from Schaeffler
Published:  06 October, 2011

New front bearings are available for Vauxhall's Meriva 1.3CDTi, 1.5, 1.7CDTi released Jun 2010 onwards, from Schaeffler.

New pong hits the screen

Fruity screenwash from Car Plan
Published:  05 October, 2011

Here's a way of letting the car leaving your service bay smell a little sweeter.

More lambda sensors

Lambda sensors from DENSO
Published:  04 October, 2011

OE and aftermarket manufacturer, Denso has introduced scores more sensors to its aftermarket line - most of which are not covered by other OE suppliers, according to the firm.

Material world

Micro-V XF range of belts from Gates
Published:  03 October, 2011

The Micro-V XF range of belts available from Gates has been boosted by a further 17 references, taking the total to more than 660 which covers 98% of the UK car parc.

Low current drain

Low voltage disconnect unit from DMS Technologies
Published:  30 September, 2011

This 24V low voltage disconnect unit is a low power device which protects batteries from damage and helps extend battery life.  A 12V version is also available.

Everything starts with an E-mark

Osram bulb warning
Published:  29 September, 2011

Bulb maker Osram has warned that inadequate bulbs could fail the MOT due to not giving a 'good beam pattern'.

DMF for Vauxhall

Range expansion from LuK
Published:  28 September, 2011

New to range additions from LuK include eight cylinders, 17 dual mass flywheels and eight new Rep Set kits.

Equipment backed by experience

Kit from Boston
Published:  27 September, 2011

The Boston range of equipment benefits from 36 years of MOT experience and features include automatic software updates, optional VRM look up and immediate remote assistance. Lifts exceed ATL load, platform length and width criteria and its brake testers are designed to be quick, safe and easy to use.

Third gen circuit tester

Power probe circuit tester
Published:  26 September, 2011

The third generation Power Probe is a 12 to 24 Volt circuit tester created to promote fast and accurate electrical systems diagnosis. The tool features a voltmeter, test light, integrated flashlight, short circuit indicator, relay/component tester, three level continuity tester and bad ground indicator.

From diagnostics to air con

Air con service programme from Launch UK
Published:  23 September, 2011

An air conditioning service programme is now available from Launch UK, providing essential equipment, tools, consumables and training to get you up to speed in this lucrative service.

Handy light

Work light from PCL
Published:  22 September, 2011

A multifunctional work light from PCL features a 24 watt high intensity output LED that never gets hot and lasts 100,000 hours.

Rack end gaiter kit

Rack end gaiter kit from First Line
Published:  21 September, 2011

Traditionally, rack ends are sold in singles and gaiters in pairs, which can lead to many workshops being cluttered up with gaiters.

One for bodyshops

Standowin from Standox
Published:  20 September, 2011

The Standowin software from Standox is a colour matching tool and paint reporting programme in one, covering every aspect of stock and management reporting.

Remote control analyser

Stargas 898 Plus from SPX
Published:  19 September, 2011

The VOSA-approved Stargas 898 Plus does not need to connect to an external PC in order to function, the unit performs exhaust gas tests and incorporates an oscilloscope, technical database and now features increased processing speed and memory capacity.

JLM cleans up

Particulate filter cleaner from JLM
Published:  16 September, 2011

Do you have customers coming in with blocked diesel particulate filters? If so, you will be aware of the look of sheer horror on their faces when you tell them how much it is going to cost to 'put that light out' on the dashboard.

Slide hammer

Slide hammer puller kit from ECP
Published:  15 September, 2011

A ten piece slide hammer puller kit joins ECPs MasterPro range of tools and comprises a 2.5kg slide hammer and 570mm shaft with external 2 and 3 jaw pullers, internal 3 and 2 jaw pullers, a grip wrench adaptor and lip puller.

Fire it up

Ignition range from Wood Auto
Published:  14 September, 2011

The ignition range available from Wood Auto covers both automotive and CV applications and consists of ignition coils, modules, switches, suppresser caps and glow plugs.

Special delivery

Sealant applicator from PC Cox
Published:  13 September, 2011

A multipurpose sealant and adhesive applicator from the manufacturer PC Cox, delivers both bead and spray and is said to replicate the full range of accurate spray patterns produced by the original vehicle manufacturer.

Find leaks quick

Leak detection kit from Automotive Garage Solutions
Published:  12 September, 2011

An ultrasonic leak detection kit from Automotive Garage Solutions does not require recalibration and comprises an ultrasonic solid state receiver, an audible tube for air or gas leaks, high fidelity ear phones and contact probe.

New starters

Additions to range for DENSO
Published:  09 September, 2011

Several new products join Denso's range of starters and alternators.

Useful gadgets

Rolson tools from Saxon
Published:  02 September, 2011

A more comprehensive range of Rolson tools are now available through car care and accessories distributor Saxon, extending its range to incorporate more useful gadgets. Its catalogue includes 20 pages of Rolson items including the emergency car charger which appeared on BBC's The Apprentice recently.

Feel the burn

Glow plugs from Denso
Published:  01 September, 2011

Vehicle technology continues to evolve and ignition is constantly being tweaked to reap a cleaner and more efficient burn, this has resulted in the old school heating element being replaced with glow plugs capable of reaching temperature up to 1,000 deg C which have dramatically increased duty cycles.

Improve emissions

Diesel Purge from Liqui Moly
Published:  31 August, 2011

Older diesel cars are prone to failing MOTs due to excessive exhaust gas readings but Liqui Moly says its Diesel Purge should fix this by cleaning the engine and the combustion chamber; dissolving deposits and improving exhaust gas values.

Save space and cash

Automatic test lane from Snap-on
Published:  30 August, 2011

The VOSA-approved Sun VIC3000 automatic test lane from Snap-on Diagnostics now uses the Sun DGA 2500 Combi Gas Analyser as the central control unit for the whole test lane which results in a significantly reduced space requirement and cost savings too.

Veco newcomers

Braking products from Universal Automotive
Published:  26 August, 2011

An extensive range of braking product is available from Universal Automotive, including the Brembo, Veco and Corteco range.

Danger, high voltage!

Glow plug tester from Sykes Pickavant
Published:  25 August, 2011

This multi-voltage glow plug tester from Sykes Pickavant works on all types of glow plugs and indeed, at any voltage. It displays open and short circuit an also measures actual glow plug resistance for testing the plug specification.

Reduce stockholding

Addition to oil range from Liqui Moly
Published:  24 August, 2011

Garages can cover almost every car on the road with just five motor oils, according to Liqui Moly, reducing the amount of stock you need to hold on site.

Fast-fit drum kit sounds good

Pre-mounted drum kit from Global
Published:  23 August, 2011

Warwickshire-based Global Braking Systems now offers the range of Cifam pre-mounted brake drum kits. Known as Rapid Kits, the new range is designed to speed up the brake drum replacement process for garages, saving time and money.

Profit from skimming

On-car brake lathe from Pro-Cut
Published:  19 August, 2011

An on-car brake lathe presents itself as a piece of equipment that could do wonders for your profit margins while saving your customers their hard-earned cash too. The brake lathe from Pro-Cut skims discs in 9 minutes, an axle in 18 and both axles in 36 minutes - putting an end to any squeaks, squeals and vibration issues.

Flying cars

Flying machines book from Haynes
Published:  18 August, 2011

The latest instalment to the Haynes book series pays homage to all the weird and wonderful cars designed to fly and aircraft designed for road use.

Latest software

Multi-Tester Pro from Autodiagnos
Published:  16 August, 2011

The latest software release for the Autodiagnos Multi-Tester Pro includes applications for Jaguar and Hyundai, enhancing the existing coverage of European and Asian vehicles already covered. General updates for BMW, GM, Mercedes, Porsche and Saab models are also provided.

Can of copper

'Restore' from A1 Motor Stores
Published:  15 August, 2011

Got an older customer's car that has started to smoke a little? Tired engines might benefit from a can of this new product, found in A1 Motor Stores.

Caliper range update

Brake caliper catalogue from Remy
Published:  12 August, 2011

Another 270 part references join Remy's remanufactured brake caliper catalogue, which now includes well over 3,000 part numbers.

Assembly spray lube

Published:  11 August, 2011

MPZ Spray Lube is a concentrate of anti-wear, anti-friction and anti-shock chemicals in an easily applied aerosol and is recommended for the assembly of engine components, differentials, chain cases and sprocket drives.

Big deal for Brakes

ATE partnered with The Parts Alliance
Published:  10 August, 2011

Brake brand ATE - part of the Continental group - has partnered with buying group The Parts Alliance.

Bullseye! Banner now OE

AGM battery from Banner
Published:  09 August, 2011

An AGM battery from Banner Battery's line-up is now OE on the new BMW 1-series.

No shunt for battery monitor

Smartgauge from Merlin Systems
Published:  08 August, 2011

Battery monitors are invaluable bits of kit. They provide important battery capacity information and allow you to answer questions like "How long until my batteries run flat?", "Can I finish charging yet?" and "Will my batteries last long enough?"

New Tarox discs on the cards

Brake discs from Tarox
Published:  05 August, 2011

Predicting the future with a deck of cards might well be a gypsy con-trick, but predicting where you can safely stop should be anything but, particularly if you are on a track day.

Easy kits go straight on the axle

Brake kits from FPS
Published:  04 August, 2011

Higher levels of availability for the LPR brand of brakes is assured thanks to changes at its production facility, boosting the number of brake pad sets made each year to over 2 million.

Reaches parts others just can't reach

Cordless wrench from Snap-on Tools
Published:  03 August, 2011

The CTY561 3/8" Micro Cordless Impact Wrench is the newest member of the power tools range from Snap-on Tools and is designed for bodyshop tasks.

From prep area to spray booth

Bellini drying unit from Tri-Sphere
Published:  02 August, 2011

The latest technology in infrared drying technology promises to save time, be easier to use and improve finishes and has been developed by Italian equipment manufacturer Bellini.

Altered image

ACDelco oil range makeover
Published:  01 August, 2011

In addition to adding four new fully synthetic oils to its range, ACDelco has given the range a makeover with new labelling and an online product catalogue.

Not just another fuel additive

Torco additive from Nimbus
Published:  29 July, 2011

Torco Diesel Accelerator has been created with modified and stock diesel engines in mind and promises to increase the Cetane rating of diesel fuel by up to ten points, increasing both power and torque at lower RPM.

Heavyweight oil joins the gang

Carlube's Triple R lubes
Published:  28 July, 2011

Carlube's Triple R range of lubes has been extended with the introduction of a new fully synthetic oil for the heavy duty CV market. Triple R 5w30 HD has been developed for trucks, buses and coaches on extended service intervals.

High frequency chargers

Chargers from Facom
Published:  27 July, 2011

A new line-up of compact, high-frequency automatic chargers has been launched by tool maker Facom.

Black box for drilled discs

Disc parts from National Autoparts
Published:  26 July, 2011

Component supplier National Autoparts has continued the roll-out of new cartons for its products, which this month include its line of performance disc parts.

Service and reset

OmiCheck Service from Omitec
Published:  25 July, 2011

Many cars and light commercials now have tyre pressure monitoring systems and the OmiCheck Service enables you to remove the wheels from these vehicles and register or re-register the tyre pressure monitoring valves on the ECU.

A job well done

Hunter HawkEye imaging system from Pro-Align
Published:  22 July, 2011

Bodyshops are being urged by Pro-Align to check a vehicle's alignment before work starts so that damaged components which could otherwise go unnoticed, can be costed into the estimate.


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