Brakes are big business

Braking range from AC Delco
Published:  05 February, 2010

Hooray for AC Delco's general manager Lee Quinney who's one refreshingly honest industry figure when it comes to his business plans. He says he intends to promote his braking products "aggressively" during the first quarter of 2010.


Time to connect and forget

Varta and Numax batteries from Manbat
Published:  05 February, 2010

Manbat says there are three criteria to judge battery suppliers by: Quality, performance and range.


Brake parts not hearts

Veco braking components from Universal Automotive
Published:  05 February, 2010

rong>Parts distributor Universal has everything from pads, shoes and discs to drums, hoses and brake cylinders from manufacturer Veco.


Unipart units in charge

Samson AGM batteries from Unipart
Published:  05 February, 2010

Yes, it's more AGM batteries! This time, Unipart is the company promoting its stock of units for vehicles fitted with stop-start systems.


Fobbed off by remote tester

Key fob tester from SP Diagnostics
Published:  29 January, 2010

This tester is said to allow quick and reliable testing of remote key fobs on most vehicles.


You know it makes sensor

Lambda sensors from Denso
Published:  28 January, 2010

Lambda sensors play a vital role in managing engine function and Denso is investing big bucks in keeping its range up-to-date.


Accurate current testing

Automotive current tester from Gunson
Published:  27 January, 2010

Designed to give rapid and accurate tests of DC currents on 12V vehicles, this device plugs straight into a vehicle's fuse box and displays readings on the large LCD display.


Company on top of the weld

Welding machines from GYS
Published:  26 January, 2010

The French company is gearing up for a move into the UK market with welding units - and battery chargers - like the Gysmi 146 dual voltage and 196 flexible voltage MMA/TIG machines.


Help take your nuts off

Wheel nut cap remover from Laser Tools
Published:  25 January, 2010

This simple tool does the business on VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda vehicles any time you need to whip out the wheel nut caps.


Garage service tool

Easycheck service tool from TRW
Published:  22 January, 2010

Earlier this year, TRW added an SAS function to its Easycheck service tool. That doesn't mean an elite team of anti-terrorist soldiers will be setting up camp in your garage. But it does mean you'll be able to tackle Steering Angle Sensor work more easily - resetting angles after work on front suspensions to keep a car's stability control system happy.


The latest tech data disc

CD3 technical data from Autodata
Published:  21 January, 2010

Like hamsters on a treadmill, the guys (and girls) at Autodata are always working away to keep their technical repair information up-to-date.


First-rate ratchet wrench set

Ratchet wrench sets from Sealey
Published:  20 January, 2010

Featuring both standard and deep sockets, the company's latest sets include a slim 48-tooth gear-to-gear wrench that flips easily into reverse and also has a handy quick-release mechanism.


Tech detector kit

GE2700 hydraulic play detector from GE-Tech
Published:  19 January, 2010

Designed to quickly check steering and suspension components, the product can be used as part of an ATL or OPTL test lane to detect wear in ball joints, bushings, fixations, pivot points, link bolts and shock absorber mountings. It comes with a 5-year warranty.


Store fluids safely

DX2.5 12ltr canister from Sykes-Pickavant
Published:  18 January, 2010

This new range of 'fluid handling products' or 'cans' to everyone else, is designed with universal seals to store liquids like brake fluid, oils and coolants.


Sort out your fuel system

D-Tox fuel system treatment from Comma
Published:  15 January, 2010

The chemical additives in this treatment have been formulated to remove harmful deposits from the entire fuel system in all engines.


Get rid of engine gunk

Gunk engine degreaser from Granville
Published:  15 January, 2010

This engine cleaning product is now available in 25-litre containers for workshops.


Get equipped for testing

Global Pro Tool 100 from Tapley
Published:  15 January, 2010

Coming complete with a database covering 52 VMs from the early 1990s to the present, this tool offers scanning, live data, dynamic graphing, system programming and component activations.


Particular about filters

Toyota and Lexus CAFs from Denso
Published:  15 January, 2010

When it comes to small, diesel soot is right up there with the tiniest of tiny. Fine particles measure as little as 3 micrometers across and can easily get into people's lungs.


Brainy diagnostic tool

Brain Bee from Euro Car Parts
Published:  15 January, 2010

The Brain Bee is now available from Euro Car Parts, after the company set out to find a cost-effective system that could deal with most makes and models from 2001 onwards.


Economical bulk filter pack

UFI Filter Kits from Universal Automotive
Published:  08 January, 2010

rong>These kits provide technicians with all routine service items necessary to replace every filter on a vehicle.


Electrical support tool

Diagnostic and battery support tool from GYS
Published:  07 January, 2010

This will support the electrical system on cars, large commercial vehicles and buses during diagnostic work; it is also a battery charger and de-sulphation tool. It can be used on 6V, 12V and 24V systems on any voltage from 110V to 240V.


Clever test tool is the key

Mach VCI from SPX
Published:  06 January, 2010

The picture shows Aftermarket business writer Neil Pattemore checking out one of the latest diagnostic tools that's fully compatible with Euro 5 legislation, thanks to a so-called 'pass-thru' connector.


Easier diesel diagnosis

Common rail test kit from Hickleys
Published:  05 January, 2010

If you want to get into the lucrative market of diesel diagnostics then this could be the piece of kit for you. This set enables you to carry out on-vehicle testing on all makes, it helps you find faulty components and confirm diagnostic fault codes.


Diagnostic big mac machine

Mega Macs 42 diagnostic tool from Hella Gutmann Solutions
Published:  04 January, 2010

The Hella/Gutmann Solutions partnership (HGS) is gearing up to boost the profile of its latest diagnostic tools in the UK.


A wheely good warranty

Parts and labour warranty from Snap-on Equipment
Published:  22 December, 2009

rong>The company has introduced a 24-month parts and labour warranty on all wheel alignment and garage equipment kit under the Hofmann and John Bean brands.


Treatment gives a boost

Power Ecomax fuel treatment from Millers Oils
Published:  21 December, 2009

rong>Millers Oils recently put its petrol and diesel fuel treatments to the test at the Millbrook proving ground in Bedfordshire and, unsurprisingly, it’s reported some impressive gains in both power and economy performance.


Cooler oil kit is optimum

Oil sandwich plate kit from Optimum Balance
Published:  18 December, 2009

A universal oil sandwich plate kit for oil cooler systems can be used with most spin-on oil filter housings.


Steer towards extra parts

Chassis components from Delphi
Published:  17 December, 2009

rong>Delphi’s manufacturing plants must have been very busy lately as the company has massively expanded its selection of steering products.


Armed with wiper adaptor

4-in-1 multi-clip from Bosch
Published:  16 December, 2009

rong>The 4-in-1 Aerotwin Multi-Clip adapter covers four important flat-blade wiper arms used by vehicle manufacturers.


File set is a right diamond

Diamond needle file set from Frost
Published:  15 December, 2009

From glass and ceramics to tough hardened steel, these files will help you give a smooth finish on almost any surface. The 140mm long files come in flat, round, half-round, square and triangular versions.


Look who's torque-ing now

Torque wrench from Draper Tools
Published:  14 December, 2009

When it comes to long and impressive-sounding quality standards, ISO 6789-1992-12-01 is definitely hard to beat.


A degree of temp testing

MT 250 digital thermometer from Nimbus Motorsport
Published:  11 December, 2009

A budget version of the MT Pro unit, this handy device lets you measure everything from tyre temperatures (even while they're still rolling), alternators (while the drive belt is running), exhaust manifolds and more.


Further filter factors

Filters from Sogefi Filtration
Published:  10 December, 2009

More than 47 new parts have been launched by the filter company across its Fram, Coopers Fiaam and Crosland brands. 15 of the parts are for the Fram brand, including 10 air filter, 3 oil filters and 2 cabin filters.


Remy rack up the parts

Steering pumps and racks from Remy Automotive
Published:  09 December, 2009

More than 215 steering part numbers have been added to the company's range, increasing the overall offer to 2,000 part numbers.


Cooling, caps and connectors

Radiator caps from Gates
Published:  08 December, 2009

A selection of 48 extra radiator caps is part of Gates' latest expansion of its cooling systems range.


Control in an idle world

Idle control motor from Webcon
Published:  07 December, 2009

This universal-fit ECU idle control system is aimed at DIY engine management fitters that are, apparently, becoming more popular with car enthusiasts.


Oust injectors with ease

Slide hammer injector remover from Sealey
Published:  04 December, 2009

Diesel injectors can be awkward buggers, so Sealey has introduced a selection of service tools to help you get replacement injectors fitted with a minimum of bother.


Refresh your radiator

Radiators from Denso
Published:  03 December, 2009

rong>The parts company has 400 new cooling radiator references on offer thanks to a major expansion of its cooling system parts.


Get to grips with clutches

Blue Print clutch kits from ADL
Published:  02 December, 2009

Asian and American car parts specialist Blue Print has significantly expanded its choice of clutch kits, to help you get faster solutions to your servicing needs.


Reach out for lengthy charger

Multi XS 25000 Extended battery charger from CTEK
Published:  01 December, 2009

With 6-metre long cables, this gangly battery charger means be used anywhere around the workshop with ease.


Coolants Comma long way

Xstream G40 coolant from Comma
Published:  30 November, 2009

Coolants are heading down the same application-specific route as lubricants according to Comma.


Lift helps reach new heights

Trailerlift from Trailer-Lift UK
Published:  27 November, 2009

This integrated lift and trailer does exactly what it says on the tin and could prove particularly useful for mobile mechanics and for garages offering breakdown and recovery services.


From Snap-on with love

Aston Martin tool box from Snap-on
Published:  26 November, 2009

What's the betting James Bond has one of these in his garage?


Makes a welder difference

Fan Proton IQ+ welder from Tri-Sphere
Published:  25 November, 2009

This resistance-welding machine claims to be capable of welding any on-board non-alloy metal.


Twig on to diagnostic log

OBD Log from Texa
Published:  24 November, 2009

rong>If you missed this dinky gadget the first time it appeared in Aftermarket, here’s a second look in tribute to the fact it’s been nominated for an Automobile Innovation award at the Equip Auto exhibition in Paris.


Time to clear the air

Puratise air con cleaner from Saxon
Published:  23 November, 2009

Cars fitted with air con systems are probably also packed with 'orrible mould and germs too.


Bulb to light up your life

XenonMax bulb from Ring Automotive
Published:  20 November, 2009

This bulb claims to produce an impressive 100% more light than a standard headlamp unit.


Check your battery into rehab

Save-a-battery charger from Nimbus Motorsport
Published:  19 November, 2009

Like a moisturising face cream for your batteries, this unit aims to recondition and rejuvenate.


Saver on engine repairs

Saver Shims from Gosnay Engineering Company
Published:  18 November, 2009

/>The shims fit between the engine block and the cylinder head to give engines a fresh lease of life after a blown head gasket. Where the cylinder head is warped or damaged for example, machining may leave thicknesses outside the manufacturer’s original recommended toleran


Snake on top of the weld

Supersnake welding system from Kemppi
Published:  17 November, 2009

This welding system aims to help you reach the parts other welders can't.



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