A longer life for bearings

High Performance Bearing Grease from Comma
Published:  27 March, 2009

This grease is said to deliver a longer bearing life over a wide range of temperatures.


Welding current control

MagicWeld 200 welder from Wilkinson Star
Published:  26 March, 2009

rong>The Manchester-based equipment supplier has released this engine-driven welding and generating equipment.


Achieve greater tool control

MG325 impact wrench from Snap-on Tools
Published:  25 March, 2009

rong>This lightweight wrench delivers what Snap-on calls an “outstanding” 320 ft lbs of torque, as well as 425 ft lbs of bolt breakaway torque.


Sensor range extensions

ABS sensors from TRW
Published:  24 March, 2009

TRW is pushing ahead with a programme of range extensions started in 2008 by introducing 62 new braking sensors


Tough and durable leads

Ignition leads from Bosch
Published:  23 March, 2009

rong>All leads within the Bosch range are OE-quality and have a three-year warranty on materials and manufacturing defects.


Alternator work assistance

Alternator Tool Kit from Laser
Published:  20 March, 2009

rong>This 18-piece tool kit incorporates a complete range of combination star, spline and hex sockets to help you remove and replace a wide range of alternators.


Boosted bearings range

Ford Transit 3 wheel bearings from SKF
Published:  19 March, 2009

rong>Bearings for the Transit, Peugeot 207, Ford Galaxy 2 and S-Max are just some of the new additions to the company’s ever-expanding range of bearings.


Plug packaging revamped

Champion spark plugs from Federal Mogul
Published:  18 March, 2009

rong>The spark plug brand’s packaging has been completely overhauled in a bid to emphasise its “leading technologies, growing OE presence and extended performance guarantees”.


Get tooled up for diesel jobs

Hand tools from Euro Car Parts
Published:  17 March, 2009

rong>The company offers a broad selection of hand tools from leading companies such as Ampro, AST, Karcher and Klann along with Sealey and SIP.


East meets West make-over

Filters from Comline
Published:  16 March, 2009

rong>The company now has a new-look logo and brand name to unify its European and Japanese product ranges.


Increased calliper range

Reman brake callipers from XL
Published:  13 March, 2009

rong>This calliper range, distributed through FPS, has expanded by 160 new references – taking the overall range to 2,660 part numbers.


For a luxurious upgrade

Bentley modification kits from Linden Special Vehicles
Published:  12 March, 2009

rong>If you know someone who wants to get even more out of their Bentley (or you’re lucky enough to own one yourself!), this kit lets you give an all-round performance boost on any car in the Continental GT range.


Efficient tyre changing

APP201 wrench from PCL
Published:  11 March, 2009

rong>This 1/2” impact wrench comes from PCL’s Prestige range of tools, designed to combine low vibration, low noise and comfortable grip.


Safe and simple fuse fix

80A and 20A current testers from Sealey
Published:  10 March, 2009

rong>Featuring large LCD displays, these two testers plug straight into a vehicle’s fuse board to give safe and accurate readings.


Less parts wider coverage

Oxygen sensors from Delphi
Published:  09 March, 2009

The number of direct fit oxygen sensors available from Delphi has grown to more than 190


Visual fault-finding

Ridgid MicroExplorer inspection camera from Dart Systems
Published:  06 March, 2009

rong>This endoscope-style device lets you snake your way through engine components while viewing the action on a 3.5” colour LCD screen.


Service work assistance

VS8651 Oil & Service Reset Tool from Sealey
Published:  05 March, 2009

rong>Designed for resetting the oil service and oil inspection lights, the VS8651 also adjusts service interval data on a wide range of vehicles and resets the airbag light on selected cars.


Stop data loss on repairs

Multi XS 7000 battery charger from CTEK
Published:  04 March, 2009

rong>This powerful charger aims to maximise the performance of lead-acid batteries.


Keep customers happy

White seat covers from Ixtar
Published:  03 March, 2009

rong>These white polythene seat covers offer a defence against grease, oil and dust and, more importantly, against having to explain to customers why their car now has horrible stains all over its seats!


Fault-finding feedback

Video borescope from Alba
Published:  02 March, 2009

rong>This time-saving product has a colour video camera mounted on a flexible 900mm shaft.


Better turning execution

PowerMAX screwdriver set from Sealey
Published:  26 February, 2009

rong>This eight-piece set is just one of the latest hand tool products from Sealey. It is built from high-quality chrome vanadium satin-finished shafts with shot blasted and magnetised tips.


Mega memory power

FAN PROTON IQ+ welding machine from Tri-Sphere
Published:  26 February, 2009

rong>This new unit will be available from the end of March onwards. It is aimed at professional body shop users and delivers 520 Dn pressure from a high 13,500 amps power output.


Prevent premature tyre wear

Teco wheel service kit from Euro Car Parts
Published:  26 February, 2009

rong>The Teco range aims to help you tackle everything from small city car wheels to the larger tyres on light commercial vehicles and vans.


Light-weight efficiency

T+3 cordless drills from Festool
Published:  26 February, 2009

rong>These drills are part of a revamped range designed to combine power and durability. They combine brushless EC motors for efficiency.


A web of lighting power

Spider bulbs from Essex Racing
Published:  26 February, 2009

rong>These unusual-looking bulbs aim to combine all the benefits of LED light while addressing the problems of small surface area and highly-directional light associated with them.


For extra power on Mustangs

Torco SR-1 synthetic motor oil from Nimbus Motorsport
Published:  19 February, 2009

This 100% synthetic oil claims to combine performance-boosting and engine-protecting benefits.


Latest fit on BMW and VAG

Spark plug expansion from NGK
Published:  19 February, 2009

A range of new plugs are now available to the aftermarket, including the PLKR7A plug for use on Mercedes vehicles.


Latest software updates

UCM Land Rover Diagnostic Platform from Omitec
Published:  19 February, 2009

Updates to the diagnostic tool mean it can now perform service light reset functions and more, to help you offer the best specialist diagnostic service.


Racing brake set boost

The Brembo GT-R braking system from Power and Performance Products
Published:  19 February, 2009

These calipers are machined from billet aluminium and are extremely lightweight, stiff and heat resistant. Because the calipers are lightweight there is virtually no impact on steering feel or ride quality.


Give some TLC to your DPFs

Prolife, Syner-Z and Pro-Tech oils from Comma
Published:  19 February, 2009

Diesel particulate filters control harmful diesel exhaust emissions and can be quite expensive to replace.


Lift up more easily

Fox, Viva and Quadrolift packages from Snap-on Equipment
Published:  12 February, 2009

/>Snap-on Equipment general manager Chris Behan said: “Potential changes to the MOT regulations mean workshops need to make the most of their lift bays and maximise revenue.


Time to keep nice and cool

Engine cooling parts catalogue from Behr Hella
Published:  12 February, 2009

/>This is just one of the nuggets of wisdom from the Behr Hella guys who have also developed its ever-expanding range of cooling components. It now covers 1,800 products for passenger cars and light trucks. A 576-page catalogue is out now featuring the latest high-quality parts for 47 different vehicle makes and 688 models.


Clean up your diesel in storage

DE-BUG diesel cleaning system from Agriemach
Published:  12 February, 2009

/>Agriemach says this destroys bacteria and sludge by breaking them down into such small particles that they pass freely through fuel filters, pumps and injectors before being burned during the combustion proc


Align time unit stays straight

Kwik Track wheel aligner from GEG
Published:  12 February, 2009

/>GEG says that thanks to its compact size, it is an ideal system for workshops where space is at a premium. It also claims that its “affordable price” makes it suited to new-start or small workshops during the current “rough economic conditions”.


Find faults faster than before

KTS 340 diagnostic tool from Bosch
Published:  12 February, 2009

/>The machine comes with an inbuilt multiplexer, so only one 16 pin diagnostic lead is needed, and a two-channel multi-meter. It features info on more than 100 VMs and 230,000 model variants across a full range of vehicle syst


Flexible diesel testing

TD 4800 diesel engine smoke meter from Tecalemit
Published:  06 February, 2009

/>Using Bluetooth communication from the smoke chamber to the hand-held control means fast and easy access to the relevant da


Attractive business chance

Sun VIC 3000 ATL from Snap-on Diagnostics
Published:  05 February, 2009

/>The VOSA-approved gas and smoke analyser features automated test procedures to make it easy to use and advanced graphics that guide users through every step of the testing process. It comes with a 19” colour screen and can be upgraded with other units to form a complete diagnostic and information system


Skims discs to perfection

PFM 90 on-car brake lathe from Haweka
Published:  04 February, 2009

/>The kit can be used on any car and aims to offer garages savings on the cost of replacing partially worn discs, allowing them to enjoy added profit opportunities. Haweka says the lathe can also be used to give cars waiting to be sold on dealer forecourts an improved and more attractive look to potential buyer


Covers latest luxury cars

020 batteries from Manbat
Published:  03 February, 2009

/>Also out now is the Numax AGM range. It aims to give longer life to vehicle with sophisticated power demands such as Mercedes Benz and Pors


ECU questions answered

Noid lite kit from Alba Diagnostics
Published:  02 February, 2009

/>When the engine is cranked, the light should flash or flicker to show that a pulse signal is being received. A steady or absent light means there is a fault coming from the injection system. The kit includes a 1.3m fibre optic cable that lets the operator look at the test process from the driving seat


Offers easier extraction

The 50D300 hydraulic injector tool from Darwen Diesels
Published:  30 January, 2009


Wi-fi brake system testing

MOT test lane installation from GE-Tech
Published:  29 January, 2009

/>The company can also integrate emissions testing stations together to further reduce the cost of multiple MOT bay installations. Other cost-saving features can be retro-fitted to existing Class 4 and 7 brake testers thanks to the modular design system. All the packages come with a five-year warranty


Latest systems covered

Braking components from Brake Engineering
Published:  28 January, 2009

/>There are also discs available for the Mercedes Sprinter and ML series, the BMW 3 series and the Honda CRV along with the Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa and VW Crafter. The company’s marketing manager Justin Archer said: “We are committed to providing the most up to date application information to our customer base and this can be found online or within our electronic and printed catalogues.”


Money saving option

Battery range from Motrio
Published:  27 January, 2009

/>The range covers the majority of applications within the UK car parc and the batteries come with a three-year unlimited mileage warranty. This includes the most popular 063, 096, 027 and 067 references. Features include a moulded plastic carry handle for easy carrying and protective plastic terminal covers for easy installation


Improves ride and handling

Monroe springs and shocks from Universal Automotive
Published:  26 January, 2009

/>“The full weight of your vehicle rests on the springs, which are the primary link between the vehicle and the road,” says Universal Automotive’s managing director Nick Davies. “So fitting high-quality springs is essential for a better ride as well as improved handling and performance.”


Add some sun to the car

Hollandia 900 retro-fit sunroof from Webasto
Published:  23 January, 2009

/>The company says minimising wind noise was an important design objective. This has been achieved by combining a tilt and slide action for the main rear panel, which disappears between the roof and roof lining. A tilt action front panel acts as an oversized wind deflect


Unique vehicle upgrade

Micro cameras from Brigade Electronics
Published:  22 January, 2009

/>The 500 series cameras need only one hole for fitment with a small cable fitted through the mounting bolt. They produce colour images with a wide viewing angle of 160 degrees and are, apparently, excellent in low light conditions. They are also dust tight and waterpro


Compact kit big memory

Expert EOBD2 Digital Engine Fault Code Reader from Draper Tools
Published:  21 January, 2009

/>The all-in-one display shows 25 pieces of information at once and will read engine fault codes and extract freeze-frame data within 25 seconds. It comes pre-loaded with more than 22,000 code definitions and features a back-lit screen for easy view


Complete filter coverage

Oil filters from Motrio
Published:  20 January, 2009

/>They are designed to give optimum performance, save on fuel and reduce engine wear and can also be used for either diesel or petrol engi


Care for battery health

Comfort Indicator voltage tester from CTEK
Published:  19 January, 2009

/>A green light means good health of 12.8 volts, amber means voltage is between 12.7V and 12.4V while red means the battery has started to sulphate and voltage is below 12.4. CTEK says the system avoids the hassle of using a traditional tester and programming in information about the battery under te



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