Spheres keep us in suspense

Monroe hydro-pneumatic spheres from Universal Automotive
Published:  16 November, 2009

Suspension spheres are just one of the parts in Monroe's complete range of replacement parts.


Totally clips of the part

Jubilee hose clips from L Robinson & Co
Published:  13 November, 2009

Without secure hose joints, even the best cooling systems are going to come unstuck. Gillingham-based firm L Robinson makes hose clips and is the only company legally allowed to use the Jubilee brand name.


Racer head with bike bulbs

Night Racer motorbike bulb from Osram
Published:  12 November, 2009

Is it a motorcycle helmet? No, it's the latest piece of eye-catching packaging from Osram.


Swift alert manages charges

Congestion charge alert from Trakm8
Published:  11 November, 2009

rong>The company’s fleet management system can now alert staff that their vehicle is about to enter the London Congestion Zone.


Electrics catalogue motors on

Rotating Electrics from Valeo
Published:  10 November, 2009

A new catalogue lists more than 100 new exchange parts in the company's rotating electrics range.


Removal tool on the ball

BMW ball joint remover from Laser Tools
Published:  09 November, 2009

If you need to remove or install lower ball joints on a BMW E36 3 series then this kit could be just the ticket.


Re-build product protects

Engine break-in oil additive from Lucas
Published:  06 November, 2009

One for the engine re-builders, this additive helps protect the camshaft and valve train during the running-in period.


Quality parts from ZF

Automatic transmissions from ZF Great Britain
Published:  05 November, 2009

Following a decision earlier this year, the company now supplies the independent aftermarket with a wide range of out-of-warranty BMW, Jaguar and Land Rover parts.


Cool flush brings relief

Radiator Relief Flush from Design Engineering
Published:  04 November, 2009

rong>It’s not just summertime that brings out the worst in cooling systems. Lack of maintenance means problems crop up in winter too, says Design Engineering.


Kits tackle clutch leakage

Oil seal kits from Corteco
Published:  03 November, 2009

According to Corteco, the main cause of clutch leakage is wear of the engine-side and gearbox-side seals.


Replace clutches with ease

Clutch compressor from Laser
Published:  02 November, 2009

rong>This latest addition to the Laser range is for repairers who remove or install self-adjusting clutches fitted to BMW, VAG, Mercedes, Volvo, Renault and Vauxhall vehicles.


Gadget takes the pressure

Digital tyre pressure gauge from Richbrook
Published:  30 October, 2009

rong>Whether you want to keep track of pressures to optimise fuel economy and carbon savings, or lap times round a race track, this pressure gauge could prove useful for motorists of almost every type.


Good vibes from plug remover

Glow plug remover kit from Sykes-Pickavant
Published:  29 October, 2009

The Vibro impact glow plug remover kit uses vibration to loosen seized glow plugs. It removes the risk of breaking plugs and damaging cylinder heads in the process of removing 8, 10 and 12mm plugs.


Filters through to ECP

Bosch filters from Euro Car Parts
Published:  28 October, 2009

ECP now stocks a complete range of Bosch filters for diesel and petrol cars. The range includes fuel, oil, air and cabin filters. There are more than 1,700 filters covering virtually all European passenger cars.


It's one Hella of a light

Luminator Xenon auxiliary headlight from Hella
Published:  27 October, 2009

rong>This auxiliary unit gives vehicles an added blast of lighting power. Hella says it will appeal particularly to off-road vehicles, trucks, large pick-ups and rally cars.


Tough socket set does job

Socket and combi wrench set from Britool
Published:  26 October, 2009

This 83-piece set includes 30 3/8" square drive sockets which, Britool claims, should last a lifetime in the toughest working environments.


Learn to tighten your belt

Belt training from Gates
Published:  23 October, 2009

The manufacturer will explain the causes of premature belt failure and how to avoid them. The courses will be hosted by motor factors around the country and include advice on tension settings and the latest fitting techniques.


FAI's belt-er of a timing kit

All-makes belts from FAI
Published:  22 October, 2009

Now installed in a new HQ after burning down in January 2008, FAI has more than 400 timing belt kits on offer to cope with the rise in demand for all-in-one belt replacement solutions.


Get armed with puller set

Wiper arm puller set from Laser Tools
Published:  21 October, 2009

This set is suitable for a wide range of applications and a variety of cars, in particular models from Audi, Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes and BMW. It also works on Vauxhall, Ford and Peugeot vehicles.


Universal exhaust fittings

Veco exhaust fittings from Universal Automotive
Published:  20 October, 2009

Exhaust fittings join the Veco brand at Kidderminster-based distributor Universal Automotive.


Bosch HQ acquires ATA

ATA assessments from Bosch
Published:  19 October, 2009

The growth of ATA is set to continue after Bosch gained approval to carry out ATA assessments at its headquarters in Denham.


Handy kit for repair jobs

R2nano tool kit from Facom
Published:  16 October, 2009

Only slightly larger than a mobile phone, this set is for people who don't like to be caught without their repair kit to hand.


Snap up limited edition tool

Special edition Solus Pro from Snap-on
Published:  15 October, 2009

A limited edition version of the Solus Pro has been built to celebrate the 5,000th sale of the diagnostic tool.


Engine re-build package

Torco engine break-in kit from Nimbus Motorsport
Published:  14 October, 2009

To help with engine re-builds, this pack contains every lubricant and additive you'll need.


Speedy scanner finds fault

Launch C Reader V from RW Motortec
Published:  13 October, 2009

It takes Usain Bolt less than 10s to run the 100m - and according to RW Motortec, it takes the "lightning fast" C Reader V less than 10s to scan through a vehicle's entire electronic system too.


Bigger better oil bottle

Carlube Vision from Tetrosyl
Published:  12 October, 2009

A new 5-litre 'Vision' bottle is out now. It will contain only Carlube synthetic and mineral oil ranges to differentiate them from competitor brands.


Joint decision adds parts

Surcharge-free CV Joints from Remy Automotive
Published:  09 October, 2009

Remy's transmission programme now has an additional 779 driveshafts and 289 CV Joints, bringing the total to over 3,000 part numbers covering 95% of the UK car parc.


Surfacer is in its primer

3:1 primer surfacer from Standox
Published:  08 October, 2009

The new epoxy primer surfacer is for use on sanded-through areas and to cover bare metal or substrates underneath.


Fluid skills Comma long way

Oils, coolants and fluids training from Comma
Published:  07 October, 2009

Name a liquid in a car and there's a good chance Comma has a training module specially designed for it.


Wrench reaches hard parts

Hand impact wrench from Frost
Published:  06 October, 2009

rong>Designed to remove stubborn bolts in hard-to-reach areas in the engine compartment, this tool is set with the standard short level at 90degrees.


Blades save on waste

Beam blades from Astra Automotive
Published:  05 October, 2009

During the 1990s, saying the words 'dot com' got investors so excited every website owner in town seemed to be worth millions.


Time for a chain change?

Timing chain kits from FPS
Published:  02 October, 2009

The full range includes around 200 kits covering more than 800 applications. Vehicles covered include the Vauxhall Astra, Vectra and Signum as well as the Nissan Micra, Almera and Primera, giving you an easier solution to chain replacement.


ATL/OPTL install support

Installation package from Gemco
Published:  01 October, 2009

A significant improvement in productivity is said to result from upgrading an existing MOT bay to a one person test lane or automated test lane.


Talk about great timing

Timing belt seal kits from Corteco
Published:  30 September, 2009

rong>49 kits covering more than 900 engines have been designed to make it easier to change all seals when replacing the timing belt.


Delphi at your service

Service Centre modules from Delphi
Published:  29 September, 2009

rong>Another three workshop concepts designed to build on the success of Delphi’s Diesel Point scheme will be the focus of the company’s stand at Equip Auto.


Dragon manages dealers

DMS service calendar from Dragon 2000
Published:  28 September, 2009

No, it's not a fantasy role playing game for overgrown nerds. Dragon 2000 is the company behind a range of dealer management systems designed to help franchise and independent businesses maximise their efficiency.


Narva say Narva again

Narva lighting from Randstad
Published:  25 September, 2009

rong>stributor Randstad hopes to make these German bulbs a familiar name with garages across the UK this summer.


Torque is (kinda) cheap

Focus ST sports exhaust from Scorpion
Published:  24 September, 2009

rong>A 63mm diameter exhaust system has been developed as early examples of the Ford’s hot hatch escape the manufacturer’s warranty.


Sockets pull the plug

Spark plug socket set from Laser Tools
Published:  23 September, 2009

A 6-piece spark and glow plug set is out now.


Helmet for weld domination

ADF welding helmet from ESAB
Published:  22 September, 2009

If you want a welding helmet that doubles as a great fancy-dress costume then look no further.


Cool diagnostic control

VDC compressor control system from Texa
Published:  21 September, 2009

Designed to help diagnose vehicles with electronically-controlled variable displacement compressors, the VDC interface connects to Texa's air con stations where it lets users control the signal sent to the compressor for diagnostic and testing purposes.


Addition to ignition range

Ignition coil sets from Blue Print
Published:  18 September, 2009

rong>The Japanese, Korean and US car parts firm has added these integrated coil sets for the Kia C’eed to its range.


A sign of a good garage

MOT signage from Butts of Bawtry
Published:  17 September, 2009

The kit supplier has a selection of all-weather signs to promote your garage's MOT services.


Mac makes tool buying easier

Mac card from Mac Tools
Published:  16 September, 2009

Stocking up on essential tools could now be easier with the introduction of the Mac Card.


Mail service delivers

Imail reminder service from UK Mail
Published:  15 September, 2009

If your customers want real, physical reminders through the post, this software combines A5 post cards with the latest computer designs for a professional look.


MOT helper saves time

E-Roadworthy MOT assistant from Tecalemit
Published:  14 September, 2009

rong>This hand-held unit saves you the bother of having to manually re-enter testing details into the VOSA computer.


Swift STARS starter

STARS starter - alternator from Valeo
Published:  11 September, 2009

There's not a lot you can do with 350 milliseconds on your hands - even if your name is Boris Becker and you're stuck in a broom cupboard with an amorous supermodel.


All set for stud removal

Stud removal set from Sealey
Published:  10 September, 2009

rong>This 9-piece set helps remove manifold studs when cleaning gaskets.


Quite a catch for vans

Lock kits from Locks4Vans
Published:  09 September, 2009

rong>Keep thieving blighters out of your van and customers’ work vehicles by fitting a vehicle-specific lock.


MOT cue keeps clients

Online marketing software from Clictoc
Published:  08 September, 2009

Aimed largely at MOT test stations, this software package lets you email and text customers when their next MOT is due.



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