Optima C5 oil gains Opel/Vauxhall approval

Published:  30 May, 2023

Exol Lubricants’ Optima C5 LSOV 0W-20, a fully synthetic, low SAPS engine oil designed for use in a variety of modern petrol and diesel engine applications, has been formally approved by Stellantis for use in Opel/Vauxhall passenger car engines. A new release certificate issued by Stellantis approves Optima C5 LSOV 0W-20 oil for service fill and aftersales, meeting the manufacturer’s OV 040 1547-A20 standard, which is found across many Opel/Vauxhall engines. Optima C5 LSOV 0W-20 also provides low speed, pre-ignition (LSPI) protection.


WIN with Ecobat Battery Technologies

Published:  24 May, 2023

Ecobat is giving XX lucky readers of Aftermarket the chance to win a CTEK battery charger and maintainer pack. This includes a MXS 5.0 connect-and-forget 12V charger, INDICATOR eyelet connector and a power bank.

199 range expansions by SMP Europe

Published:  22 May, 2023

SMP Europe has added a further 199 products to its range, including cam and crank sensors, exhaust gas temperature sensors (EGTS), ignition coils, oxygen sensors and speed sensor ranges, across the company’s Intermotor, Fuel Parts, Kerr Nelson, Lemark and Lucas brands. These include a new air mass meter for petrol-engine Lexus CT, Suzuki Swace and Toyota’s 4Runner, Auris, C-HR, Corolla, Land Cruiser and Prius, as well as 13 new crank sensor parts covering of BMW Citroen, Peugeot and Opel/Vauxhall vehicles. The EGTS offering has been expanded via  42 new references, while there are nine new fuel feed units and 16 new ignition coils for Alfa Romeo, Citroen, Dacia, Fiat, Honda, Jeep, Maserati, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Seat, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo models. There are also 73 new oxygen sensors, seven speedo sensors and a new throttle body for various Porsche vehicles. SMP Europe’s new additions also include nine new wheel speed sensors for Daimler, Jaguar, KIA, Mercedes and Mitsubishi models.



Published:  18 May, 2023

GYS has launched STARTFLASH, a new starter-charger that uses inverter technology, and can start cars with lithium batteries, as well as lead-acid and stop-start vehicles. It is also able to provide a stabilised power supply up to 120A on vehicles during diagnostics.   STARTFLASH comes equipped with both USB and SMC connections, so it can be connected to a printer, keyboard or scanner.  Records of the charge can be recorded, exported and printed. It can also be customised with an online configurator.  


CATs, DPFs and full exhausts from Klarius

Published:  09 May, 2023

Klarius Products has released 14 new parts, including catalytic converters for the Toyota C-HR, Suzuki Swift., Mercedes A180, Hyundai i20 and the Land Rover Discovery and Evoque. There are also full exhaust systems for the Vauxhall Viva, the Honda CR-V, VW Tiguan and Lexus IS, and DPFs for the Renault Laguna and Mitsubishi Outlander.


Autosupplies expands Forté product coverage

Published:  05 May, 2023

The Autosupplies Group is now stocking the full Forté engine and fuel treatment products range, which includes fuel tank and oil system additives plus air conditioning, cooling and transmission treatments, across its three sites in Barnsley, Chesterfield and Rotherham.


Flying Spares adds PHC antifreeze/coolant for Rolls-Royce/Bentley heritage models

Published:  03 May, 2023

Independent Rolls-Royce and Bentley parts supplier Flying Spares has brought forth a new antifreeze/coolant by PH Components (PHC). The product is suitable for all heritage models, including every Crewe-built Rolls-Royce or Bentley vehicle from between 1946 and 2009, excluding the modern GT, GTC and Flying Spur – the new 5-litre PHC antifreeze/coolant was developed in response to consumer demand. With roots dating back to Hepworth & Grandage, founded in Bradford in 1907, PHC specialises in ISO 9001-certified small batch production exclusively for Flying Spares and Bentley Motors.

New merchandise stand from PCL

Published:  28 April, 2023

PCL is now offering a point of sale stand for distributors. The display of PCL’s pneumatic tools and accessories is intended to drive sales and increase footfall. The company says it is easy to assemble. A counter top display in the same blue and black PCL branding is also available.

This will help promote the companies products and encourage impulse purchases.  



Published:  26 April, 2023

Dayco is offering up five branded rucksacks for the readers of Aftermarket as it prepares to welcome the garage sector onto its show stand at Automechanika Birmingham in June.

Machine Mart: New Clarke Ranger Air Compressors

Published:  20 April, 2023

Machine Mart have added new Clarke Ranger Air Compressors to their range. The Clarke Ranger 7/260 has a 24 litre tank and has wheels and a handle so it can be moved around the workshop. Meanwhile, The Ranger 7/260 also has twin outlets and gauges and is fitted with automatic on/off control, safety valve and pressure regulator. Lastly, the Clarke Ranger 7/550 offers a larger 50 litre tank. It too comes on wheels with a handle, with twin outlets and gauges and fully automatic on/off control.


Remanufactured major units from Ivor Searle

Published:  18 April, 2023

Ivor Searle offers a range of remanufactured automotive major units, including petrol and diesel engines, cylinder heads, gearboxes and turbos for cars and LCVs.  The range covers around 90% of the UK’s vehicle parc. All engines, cylinder heads, gearboxes that are remanufactured by Ivor Searle are covered by a 12-month unlimited mileage parts and labour warranty, while a two-year warranty covers all turbochargers.  Ivor Searle also offers a DPF cleaning service, which is also covered by a 12-month unlimited mileage warranty.


New Philips Ultinon Pro9100 headlight bulbs

Published:  07 April, 2023

Lumileds says the Philips Ultinon Pro9100 LED range offer up to 350% more brightness. They also feature a colour temperature of up to 5800K, which is intended to reduce fatigue and the risk of eye strain for the driver. The Philips Ultinon Pro9100's new one-piece bulb design is also intended to offer easy installation. The bulbs are compatible with both reflector and projector headlamps and also work with 12V and 24V electrical systems. However, the Ultinon Pro9100 LED retrofit bulbs are non-ECE homologated for public roads, so should be used off-road only.

OSRAM: New off-road LED bulb range

Published:  04 April, 2023

OSRAM has introduced new references in its LEDriving HL portfolio of LED bulbs for the off-road market. The new range includes three collections, LEDriving HL EASY, LEDriving HL BRIGHT and LEDriving HL INTENSE. The HL EASY bulbs have a socket base design and smart reference socket ring so they can be used in both reflector and projector headlights. The LEDriving HL BRIGHT range is OSRAM’s compact LED headlight bulb range, and can be used to replace 15 different ECE equivalent bulb references for conventional high and low beam bulb types. Lastly, the HL INTENSE is OSRAM’s highest performing LED off-road bulb,  which the company says offers 350% more brightness.


WIN with Nissens Automotive

Published:  31 March, 2023

With air-con season nearly upon us, Nissens Automotive wants to remind technicians about the importance of using quality parts when repairing and servicing climate, comfort and engine cooling systems, with two lucky readers of Aftermarket set to win a testo 915i temperature kit.

WAI extends alternator and starter motor range

Published:  30 March, 2023

WAI recently increased its rotating electrics range with five new references, including four new alternators and one new starter motor. WAI’s latest alternator references cover the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Fiat 500X, Jeep Cherokee, Iveco Daily, Citroen’s C3, C4 and Berlingo, Vauxhall’s Corsa and Combo and Peugeot’s 308, 5008 and Partner. Meanwhile, the new starter motor is suitable for the Nissan NV300 and Fiat Talento.


BM Catalysts: SCRs prove popular

Published:  28 March, 2023

Since being introduced to its range during 2022, BM Catalysts have said their selective catalyst reduction (SCR) references have grown in popularity in line with market forecasts. The company prioritised the introduction of high-demand references, such as small PSA vans. The company launched five initial references to cover 92 fitments. The relevant kits and pressure pipes are also available.


Starline: Steering and transmission range introduced

Published:  23 March, 2023

A new steering and transmission range including drive shafts, CV-joints and boot kits, as well as a selection of 700 bearing and wheel hub kits has been introduced by LKQ Euro Car Parts under the Starline brand. The Starline brand was set up in 1999 and now offers over 35,000 products, covering more than 90% of spare parts for passenger vehicles.


SMP Europe: Ignition leads range launched

Published:  21 March, 2023

SMP Europe has issued a new ignition leads range, available across its Intermotor, Lucas, Lemark, High Volt and Electrospark brands. The range includes more than 875 references. Manufactured in Poland, most of the sets use 7mm or 8mm full silicone ad copper core cable, although the range also includes 5mm cable sets to cover the Japanese and Korean vehicle parc.

Klarius: Latest range expansion

Published:  16 March, 2023

The latest range expansion from Klarius includes full exhaust systems, as well as catalytic converters and DPFs, with the Hyundai Getz alone getting 26 new parts, including catalytic converters. Other items include full exhaust systems for the Volvo V70, the Volkswagen Sharan, Honda CR-V and the Kia Ceed On the catalytic converter front, there are references for the SEAT Ateca, the Volkswagen Transporter Kombi, the Ford Fiesta and Fusion and the Mini Cooper S.  There are also complete DPFs for the SEAT Ibiza and a number of Mercedes models including the C220, C250, E220 and E250.

Range expansion for BGA

Published:  14 March, 2023

BG Automotive has added 24 new references across the timing chains, cooling and steering and suspension categories. Highlights include a pre-lubricated timing chain covering Toyota models, including the Hilux and Land Cruiser, while the steering and suspension range expansion includes 21 references for BMW, Audi, VW, Citroen, Peugeot, Toyota, Vauxhall, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Mercedes, Renault, Mini and Skoda. Two new references have also been added to the cooling range covering the Volkswagen Golf and Mercedes A-Class.

BORG Automotive expands range

Published:  07 March, 2023

BORG has added 113 part numbers to its range of starters and alternators, taking overage in both product groups to around 95% of the car parc. Parts in the expansion cover a wide range of vehicles including the Ford Transit, the Jeep Renegade, Fiat Ducato, Fiat 500X and Volkswagen T-Roc. 68 alternators and 45 starters have been added under the Elstock, DRI, TMI, and Lucas brands. The addition also includes a belt-driven starter generator (BSG) which is compatible with 30 Audi hybrid applications.


ESAB: Renegade inverters

Published:  02 March, 2023

ESAB has introduced new inverters for MMA and Live TIG welding and for pulsed TIG welding. The Renegade ES 210i inverters are intended for MMA and Live TIG welding, while the Renegade ET 180iP and ET 210iP inverters are for pulsed TIG welding with high frequency (HF) TIG arc starts. Both units have a built-in active power factor correction (PFC) circuit that allows the machine to work with a poor-quality power supply and on very long extension cables, up to 100 metres.

First Line expands ranges

Published:  28 February, 2023

First Line recently added 91 new references, with wheel bearing references covering Ford’s Kuga, Puma and Focus. Steering and suspension parts were made available for the Volkswagen Caddy and for Volvo’s XC60 and XC90. There were also engine mountings for the Mercedes-Benz GLS and M-Class, while the marque also saw a number of air filters made available. There were a range of brake parts released for the Ford Transit Connect, as well as for the Mazda 3, CX-30 and MX-30.  Lastly, Borg & Beck’s clutch range gained a number of references for Ford, Volkswagen, Land Rover and Range Rover model.

WIN with Borg & Beck

Published:  28 February, 2023

With the warmer weather just around the corner, Borg & Beck is offering 10 readers of Aftermarket the chance to bag one of its branded t-shirts (ably modelled in the photo by Merlin the dog).

Autogem offers TPMS tune-up Sessions

Published:  24 February, 2023

Autogem is running online training sessions in the use of TPMS kit in the wake of a recent customer survey run by the company.
The company’s TPMS State of the Market report was compiled from the final rounds of its TPMS Expert competition in June, which revealed some skills gaps which the company is looking to fill through TPMS tune-up Sessions. Autogem Managing Director Prashant Chopra said: “We spent a great deal of time undertaking our TPMS State of the Market study to understand where our customers were excelling and where they still require support. These TPMS tune-up Sessions are tailored to meet their needs and plug any gaps in knowledge that they currently have. Our TPMS tune-up sessions are one of a number of ways we engage with our customers to provide valuable insight and expertise and we hope that they prove to be of real benefit.”

The online clinics will take place on Wednesday 26 April, both at 2:30pm. Registration is open at:  www.autogem.co.uk/tpms-sales-tune-up

NGK Academy proves popular

Published:  21 February, 2023

NGK recently unveiled its NGK Academy and has been offering members of its BoxClever loyalty scheme a free three-month trial worth £89.99 plus VAT. The free trial proved to be popular with visitors to the Mechanex show at Sandown Park last November.
    Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager, NGK Spark Plugs (UK), said: “Workshop visitors to our stand were eager to learn more about NGK Academy and to take up the offer with no obligation to buy. Trainee technicians were especially keen
to discover how they could learn new skills which will hopefully enable them to have a successful careers in the automotive industry
for many years.”
    NGK Academy offers up more than  270  technical training videos across a range of subjects that have been produced by Our Virtual Academy (OVA), who have also provided a suite of training videos on spark plugs, with more NGK/NTK content coming soon. Users can also access OVA’s dedicated content associated with the IMI Level 3 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement.

For more information, visit: ngkacademy.com

Remanufactured major units from Ivor Searle

Published:  16 February, 2023

Ivor Searle provides a wide range of remanufactured petrol and diesel engines, cylinder heads, gearboxes and turbos for cars and LCVs, covering around 90% of the vehicle parc.  The company also offers DPF cleaning service that returns performance levels by removing all soot and ash deposits. All reman engines, cylinder heads, gearboxes are covered by a 12-month unlimited mileage parts and labour warranty, while a two-year warranty covers turbochargers.  DPFs cleaned via the service are also covered by a 12-month unlimited mileage warranty.


Bridgestone unveils EV-ready Alenza

Published:  14 February, 2023

Bridgestone has unveiled a new tyre designed specifically for the BMW iX. The Bridgestone Alenza tyre features Bridgestone’s proprietary and lightweight ENLITEN technology to reduce tyre rolling resistance and weight by up to 20%. The tyre also offers a specially-developed material compound and tread pattern that is intended to aid the BMW iX’s four-wheel drive transmission and eDrive technology.


BM Catalysts range expansion

Published:  10 February, 2023

BM Catalysts has expanded its product range with 12 new references, including three DPFs, an additional catalytic converter and eight pipes, with nine of the 12 new products Euro 6-compliant and suitable for 50 vehicle fitments. Overall, the additions are compatible with 77 vehicle fitments, providing coverage to a further 1.3 million vehicles in the combined UK and European car parc.

Autoelectro bolsters hybrid portfolio

Published:  07 February, 2023

Autoelectro has increased its hybrid offering by adding references for models from a wide range of manufacturers, including Peugeot, Mercedes, Audi, Fiat, Ford, BMW, Hyundai, Land Rover, Suzuki, and Volvo.

The RMI Academy of Automotive Skills – 2022/23 MOT Annual Training Workbooks

Published:  03 February, 2023

With the 2022/2023 MOT Annual Training Deadline drawing near, the RMI Academy of Automotive Skills is reminding Testers that its Annual Training workbooks for Class 4 & 7 and Class 1 & 2 vehicles are available.
The DVSA’s mandatory 2022/23 MOT Annual Training deadline is fast approaching. With this year’s syllabus covering the entire MOT inspection manual and the assessment pass mark at 80%, testers need a plan in place to complete their training and assessment well in advance of the deadline.
Testers will be suspended if they have not fulfilled their requirements by 31 March 2023, and must complete next year’s Annual Training and pass and MOT demonstration test with the DVSA to get reapproved, which can take up to six weeks.
The RMI’s MOT Annual Training workbooks can be posted out to testers to complete in their own time. They contain self-learning material, sample assessment questions, a training log and declaration form as evidence that training has been completed, and personal login details to complete the online assessment. This package costs £45 + VAT, includes a workbook and access to the online assessment, and meets the Annual Training requirements set by the DVSA.
For more information, and to view other annual training packages, including e-learning, classroom and regional training sessions, and on-site training, visit: www.rmitrainingacademy.co.uk

WIN with NGK

Published:  31 January, 2023

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) is giving Aftermarket’s readers the chance to win one of five special woolly bobble hats to help them keep warm, and look good, this Winter.

New Platinum tier at LKQ Academy

Published:  26 January, 2023

LKQ Euro Car Parts has launched a new top Platinum membership tier for its LKQ Academy, covering all its  IMI-approved courses. LKQ Academy Platinum offers garages access to 20 training days across 25 locations, and 20 eLearning courses each year for £2,499, with no limit on staff numbers from each business taking courses.
LKQ Euro Car Parts Workshop Solutions Director Bob Wiffen commented: “It’s important that everyone on the team has affordable access to quality training. That’s exactly what our Platinum membership has been designed to deliver, by giving workshops more flexibility within a single package than they’ve ever had before, and at an unbeatable price. We’re helping independent workshops tighten up their back-office processes, their marketing capabilities and the experience they offer at front-of-house, to ensure they continue to compete with the dealerships.”
For individual technicians, LKQ Academy also offers Gold, Silver and Bronze tier memberships, which begin at £649 for 12 months.
For more information, visit: https://lkqacademy.co.uk

HELLA runs Universal Lighting webinar

Published:  24 January, 2023

HELLA recently ran an interactive webinar on the theme of  Universal Lighting, that is now available to view on the HELLA TECH WORLD portal.
Running for 30 minutes, the webinar saw Julian Pfenning, HELLA Key Account Manager 24V and Agrar, and Markus Kirchner, responsible for product management for universal lighting especially in the truck sector at HELLA, present the latest product highlights from the areas of headlamps, beacons and work lamps.
To download, visit: www.hella.com

NGK Academy: NGK launches online training portal

Published:  20 January, 2023

NGK has launched a new online training portal; NGK Academy, with a three-month full access trial for garages that belong to the NGK BoxClever loyalty scheme being offered
The portal contains more than 270 technical training videos created by Our Virtual Academy (OVA) who have also produced videos on spark plugs, with further NGK/NTK product-focused training under development. Commenting on the launch, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Marketing Manager Mark Hallam said: “NGK Academy is designed to provide valuable, meaningful training that users can take on-board to help them each day at work. We believe it is a market-leading initiative and one that will prove popular not only with workshops, but also distributors.”
OVA Managing Director Ben Stockton added: “In addition to the NGK training videos, NGK has purchased access to more than 270 training videos on topics such as vehicle electrics, petrol and diesel engine management, chassis, hybrid and EV and HVAC. We have also provided access to our dedicated content associated to the IMI Level 3 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement QFQUAL I.D 60314680.”
The spark plug training videos, three of OVA’s core training videos and other existing NGK/NTK training content, will be free to access for all once they have enrolled on the portal, but there will be a charge for accessing the full set.
For more information, visit: www.ngkacademy.com

IAAF Academy launched

Published:  17 January, 2023

The IAAF has launched a new training offering; IAAF Academy. Commenting on the new IAAF Academy, IAAF CEO Mark Field said: “From virtual to practical training, the IAAF Academy will cover all areas of an automotive aftermarket business, helping companies and their teams learn and familiarise themselves with new technology and legislation, while also enhancing personal development skills.”
The Academy will also look to work closely with schools, colleges and universities, and in collaboration with School of Thought, the not-for-profit organisation that works to raise the profile of the automotive aftermarket within schools and colleges. As part of the venture, the IAAF has set up partnerships with Heart of Worcestershire College, West Notts College, and East Coast College.
West Notts College, with the support of IAAF member HGV Direct, has set up a Parts Advisor Apprenticeship for Car and CV motor factors and IAAF Academy will be working to promote the apprenticeship to all members. Meanwhile, IAAF Academy will be assisting East Coast College with guest speakers from its membership of automotive suppliers and arranging site visits to aftermarket businesses.
Mark continued: “I’m really excited by the potential of IAAF Academy. It will open the industry up to not only new entrants as we support their integration into the industry but, educate, train and support existing people and businesses as we continue to raise standards throughout the distribution aftermarket.”
He added: “The academy will evolve substantially when the new IAAF website goes live later this year, but IAAF has moved quickly to implement and promote initiatives and courses that support its growing membership.”
IAAF members are being asked to register their interest in supporting the academy. For more information, visit: www.iaaf.co.uk   

300% increase in EV/hybrid training demand

Published:  11 January, 2023

LKQ Euro Car Parts says demand for the IMI-accredited EV and hybrid training offered through LKQ Academy has increased by more than 300% in just two years.
So far in 2022, 1,280 technicians have undertaken EV and hybrid training via the provider, with another 500 places already booked this year. In fact there are just 300 spaces still available for 2022. The number of seats filled in 2022 to September represents more than a 300% increase on all of 2020.  
LKQ Euro Car Parts Workshop Solutions Director Bob Wiffen said: “Hybrids are increasingly commonplace in the independent aftermarket, and EVs won’t be far behind, once they start coming out of warranty at scale.  Independent garages are already widely acknowledged to be ahead of the dealerships on quality of service and value for money. Now is the time to upskill, so that they can keep pace with a customer base that’s evolving. Those that move first will enjoy a competitive advantage locally, at least for the time being.”
LKQ Academy intends to train a further 2,000 technicians in EV and hybrid service, maintenance and repair in 2023, and is launching EV troubleshooting and HV Battery Repair courses in addition.


NGK Academy: NGK launches online training portal

Published:  06 January, 2023

NGK has launched a new online training portal; NGK Academy, with a three-month full access trial for garages that belong to the NGK BoxClever loyalty scheme being offered
The portal contains more than 270 technical training videos created by Our Virtual Academy (OVA) who have also produced videos on spark plugs, with further NGK/NTK product-focused training under development. Commenting on the launch, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Marketing Manager Mark Hallam said: “NGK Academy is designed to provide valuable, meaningful training that users can take on-board to help them each day at work. We believe it is a market-leading initiative and one that will prove popular not only with workshops, but also distributors.”
OVA Managing Director Ben Stockton added: “In addition to the NGK training videos, NGK has purchased access to more than 270 training videos on topics such as vehicle electrics, petrol and diesel engine management, chassis, hybrid and EV and HVAC. We have also provided access to our dedicated content associated to the IMI Level 3 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement QFQUAL I.D 60314680.”
The spark plug training videos, three of OVA’s core training videos and other existing NGK/NTK training content, will be free to access for all once they have enrolled on the portal, but there will be a charge for accessing the full set.
For more information, visit: www.ngkacademy.com

New starter motors and alternators from WAI

Published:  02 January, 2023

WAI has added three new starter motors and two new alternators to its range. The 90A alternator 26192N is suitable for the Hyundai i30 T-GDI (2016-) and Kia Picanto (2011-2017). A 150A alternator, part 21538N, has also been added and is compatible with the Nissan Juke 1.2 DIGI-T (2014-). On the starter motor front, 30597N is a 1.0kW 11T Stop/Start starter motor intended for the Mitsubishi Colt 1.1 and 1.3 (2004-2012). Meanwhile, the 1.4kW 10T 30960N fits the Dacia Duster (2015-) and Renault Megane (2015-).

Textar: New-to-range parts

Published:  29 December, 2022

TMD Friction has issued new Textar  brake pads, discs and accessories, along with ABS sensors and wear leads, plus a new range of low-viscosity (LV) DOT4 brake fluid, now available in 250ml, 500ml, one litre and five litre quantities. On the brake pad front, five new references have been introduced for nine vehicle manufacturers, with 2271701 and 2583801 covering Mercedes-Benz cars including AMG GT and C-Class (2014 -) and G-Class models (2018 -). Pad 2220501 caters for the Audi TT and TT Roadster (2014 -), and 2285801 for the KIA Stinger and Genesis G70(2017-). There are also three new brake discs for MINI F55, F56  Clubman and Convertible (2013-), and for the
Ford Focus.

Tecalemit introduces FOG 2-post lift

Published:  19 December, 2022

Tecalemit Garage Equipment is introducing a 2-Post lift made by its French sister company FOG Automotive. The AZUR 42CH from FOG is one of France's best-selling hydraulic 2-Post lifts, and is a 4.2 ton hydraulic 2-Post lift with a minimum lifting pad height of 90mm. The lift also comes with 100mm lift pad extensions for lifting vehicles with higher ground clearance.

Shaftec: New propshaft programme

Published:  15 December, 2022

Shaftec has made its first product launch in ten years - a range of new propshafts. The surcharge-free programme consists of 170 parts for the European aftermarket, with many more already in development.  The programme of one-piece, two-piece and three-piece shafts covers rear, all and four-wheel drive passenger cars and LCV applications. The rear-wheel drive propshafts cater for the BMW 5 and Mercedes C Class, while the four-wheel drive propshafts cover the Land Rover, Range Rover and Toyota Landcruiser. The all-wheel drive  shafts are suitable for the Audi Q7, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Edge, Audi A4 Allroad, BMW xDrive, Mercedes 4 Matic, Golf Alltrack and VW 4motion. 

Klarius: New exhaust and DPF references

Published:  13 December, 2022

Klarius recently added 12 new parts to its range, including complete exhaust systems for the Mitsubishi L200 2.4 (2014-2019), Ford C-Max MKII (2015 -), Toyota Rav4 2.0 D4D (2012-), Fiat 500X (2014), Renault Trafic and Vauxhall Vivaro 1.6 (2014-), among others. There is also a DPF for the Nissan NV200 1.5DCI (2010-).

It’s Muller time

Published:  07 December, 2022

Filters from Muller Filter is now available to the UK and Irish aftermarket through UKS Distribution. Muller Filter, which has 40 years of experience in OE filter development, offers almost 2,500 types of oil, air, fuel, air and cabin filters, covering 98% of European and Asiatic passenger car and LCV applications.

Philips Xperion 6000 work lights

Published:  05 December, 2022

Philips has introduced three new Xperion 6000 flood lights; The Flood, Flood Audio, and Flood Mini. The Philips Xperion 6000 Flood and Flood Audio lights deliver 1,000 lumens from 10 Watts of power, while the more compact Philips Xperion 6000 Flood Mini offers up 500 lumens. Each Philips Xperion 6000 Flood light offers a variable beam; A wide-angle beam for large areas, and a focused beam for detailed inspections. Beam is adjusted via an knob on the side. In addition, the smart light remembers the last setting and restarts there.

Clarke Slim Pocket LED Work Light

Published:  01 December, 2022

The new Clarke PL5R Slim LED Work Light is pocket-sized, and has two modes; A dimmable floodlight mode offering up to 400Lm, or the LED torch mode at 80Lm.

The head can be flipped or rotated up to 180º, and it is It is also fitted with a magnetic handle, magnetic base and swivel clip. The lithium-ion battery, which is located in the handle, provides over three hours of battery life per charged. The battery can be charged via USB charging lead and plug adapter.


Exol: Additional quality standards for Optima

Published:  30 November, 2022

A change of the performance additive in Exol Lubricants’ Optima LSBM 0W-30 engine oil has enabled the company to claim three further quality standards as well as the original BMW specification. The M514 engine oil can now claim ACEA C2, API SP and MB 229.61 specifications, meaning  it is now suitable for more vehicles, including those made by Mercedes-Benz.

Win with Schaeffler REPXPERT

Published:  28 November, 2022

With the cold months upon us, Schaeffler is looking to keep the readers of Aftermarket warm by giving them the chance to win one of five super-snug REPXPERT jackets.

Colad Pump Spray System

Published:  24 November, 2022

Colad recently released its new Pump Spray System. It offers resistance to most water-based and solvent-based degreasers, while continuous 3 bar pressure  maintains spray output, which is adjustable via the brass spray nozzle. Fluid level is readable from the outside and the content coding system allows the user to identify liquids. It can carry 1 litre of fluid at a time, and comes with a 12 month warranty, which can be extended by an additional 24 months after registration.

BGA: New references

Published:  23 November, 2022

BGA has added eight new references across timing chains, camtrain, sump pans, crankshaft pulleys and transmission categories.TC5621FK is a timing chain compatible with models such as the Mercedes A-Class,  C-Class and the E-Class. In total it covers more than 100,400 vehicles. Meanwhile, BGA’s Camtrain range has been extended with applications for Audi, Skoda and Volkswagen. CS0140 covers the Audi A3, Skoda Superb and VW Golf.  Lastly, DS2389L is a driveshaft that covers applications for the Ford Tourneo Custom and the Ford Transit.



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