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.

www.lkqacademy.com



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-).
www.waiglobal.com 


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.
www.tmdfriction.com


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.
www.tecalemit.co.uk


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. 
www.shaftec.com


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-).
www.klarius.eu


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.
www.uksdistribution.com


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.
www.philips.co.uk


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.

www.machinemart.co.uk


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.
www.exol-lubricants.com


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.
www.colad.co


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.

www.bgautomotive.co.uk


Ivor Searle: Turbo and gearbox additions

Published:  17 November, 2022

Ivor Searle has added a number of turbos and gearboxes to its range. These include the turbo for the 2.0 litre diesel engine used on the Jaguar XE, XF and F-PACE, as well as the Land Rover Discovery, Range Rover Evoke and Velar. Ivor Searle has also added the turbo for the 2.1 diesel engine found in the Mercedes-Benz A Class, B Class, CLA Class and GLA Class (2011-). The five-speed gearbox for 1.2 litre petrol versions of the Ford Ka and Fiat 500 is also now available, as is the six-speed Getrag transmission for Ford Focus 1.0 petrol EcoBoost, and the six-speed for the 2.0 litre diesel Ford Transit EcoBlue (2016 -).


Machine Mart: Clarke Trolley Jacks

Published:  14 November, 2022

A range of Clarke Trolley Jacks is available from Machine Mart. The Clarke CTJ3000GB 3 Tonne Trolley Jack provides a lifting capacity of 3 tonnes. Then there is the Clarke CTJ2250LP 2.25 Tonne Low Profile Trolley Jack with Sockets. This features swivel castors, a lock/unlock valve for raising and lowering, a rubber contact pad and extra wide wheels. Lastly, the Clarke CTJ1250AC 1.25 Tonne Aluminium Trolley Jack is suited to sports and race cars, and has an extra low saddle and frame.


Ring Automotive: 24V bulb stand

Published:  09 November, 2022

Ring Automotive has launched a new bulb stand, delivered with 174 of its most popular 24V bulbs, for quick availability at the point of installation. The BU274 can be wall-mounted and contains 13 RB149, RB150, RB242, RB246, RB249, RB505 and RB507 lights, plus 10 RB241, RB290, RB294, RB346, R535, R466 and R460 bulbs, a set of seven H7 R474 bulbs, and six H4 R475 parts.


Mintex: New brake pads and discs

Published:  07 November, 2022

Six brake pads and eight brake discs have been introduced to the Mintex range by TMD Friction. The brake pads cover 38 models from ten manufacturers, including Audi, CUPRA, Ford, MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, SEAT, Skoda, Toyota, and Volkswagen. Meanwhile, the brake discs cater to both cars and commercial vehicles, including vans from Renault and Vauxhall.


Dayco: HT Power Carbon timing belt

Published:  03 November, 2022


Dayco has introduced a new timing belt, the HT Power Carbon, that complements its existing HT Power and HT Power Plus offerings. Intended for high performance applications The new belt includes features, such as PTFE coated teeth and high-strength internal cords, similar in design to Dayco HT white timing belts that are supplied as original equipment to vehicle manufacturers worldwide. The new belt also includes a carbon hybrid cord, specific tooth profile, aramid fibers and HNBR rubber.
www.dayco.com


Schaeffler: New TMMs for BMW and MINI

Published:  31 October, 2022


Two new thermal management modules (TMMs) under the INA brand intended for BMW and MINI engines have been issued by Schaeffler. While Schaeffler has been providing TMMs to the aftermarket since 2011, until now these have been exclusively for Volkswagen Audi Group vehicles. Part number 538 0810 10 is designed for 3- and 4-cylinder engines, while part number 538 0811 10 is for 6-cylinder engines. Between them, the two references cover a car parc of over two million vehicles.
www.schaeffler.co.uk


Mintex: New brake pads and discs

Published:  28 October, 2022


Six brake pads and eight brake discs have been introduced to the Mintex range by TMD Friction. The brake pads cover 38 models from ten manufacturers, including Audi, Cupra, Ford, MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Seat, Skoda, Toyota, and Volkswagen. Meanwhile, the brake discs cater to both cars and commercial vehicles, including vans from Renault and Vauxhall.
mintex.com


Ivor Searle: Fast-turnaround DPF cleaning

Published:  25 October, 2022


Ivor Searle offers off-vehicle DPF cleaning service for cars and vans.  Alongside free collection and delivery, the service also includes an inspection report, plus a 12-month unlimited mileage warranty. Using flash cleaning technology, Ivor Searle DPF cleaning removes both soot and ash deposits, including PM10 particles, cerium oxide deposits and oil residues, from the DPF.
www.ivorsearle.co.uk


Win with LIQUI MOLY

Published:  26 October, 2022

Each year, LIQUI MOLY publishes a motorsports calendar, and the company is giving 10 lucky readers of Aftermarket the chance to each win one for 2023.


New brake parts from Textar

Published:  20 October, 2022

TMD Friction has expanded the Textar brake pad and disc product offering via 13 new-to-range parts. Three of the brake pads cover cars and commercial vehicles from Citroen, MAN, Opel/Vauxhall, Peugeot, Porsche and Volkswagen. There are also nine brake discs covering cars from Audi, Cupra, Ford, Hyundai, KIA, Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Ssangyong, Toyota and Volkswagen. There is also an ABS sensor for the Nissan Juke and Juke Van (2010-).


WAI: New alternators and starters

Published:  17 October, 2022

WAI has expanded its product range with two new alternators and three new starter motors. The first alternator is for the Renault Scenic, Koleos, Kadjar and Grand Scenic use with 1.7 dCi engines (2018). The second alternator is for Dacia Duster 1.5 dCi (2017-), Nissan Qashqai (2018-), Renault Clio (2019-), Megane (2018-) and Captur (2020-). On the starter side, there is a 1.8 KW, 13T starter for the BMW 114d and 116d (2015-2019), and a 1.8 KW 19T starter for the BMW 330e, (2015-2018), 530e (2019-) and 740e (2016-2019). The third and final starter motor covers the 1.5 diesel variants of the Citroen Berlingo, Vauxhall Crossland, Peugeot Expert, 208, 2008, 308, 507 and Partner.


BM Catalysts: 26 new references

Published:  13 October, 2022

A number of new catalytic converters, DPFs and front pipes have been added to the BM Catalysts range, along with a selective catalyst reduction (SCR) reference. In total 26 new references have been added, which apply to 138 vehicle fitments, offering coverage to 3.9 million vehicles in the European car parc. In total there are 16 new catalytic converters, of which nine conform to Euro 6 emissions standards and 15 to Euro 5, along with five DPFs, four front pipes, and the SCR reference.

www.bmcatalysts.com


BORG Automotive adds electric brake calipers

Published:  10 October, 2022

BORG Automotive has added twelve new part numbers to its range of electric brake calipers for vehicles with an electric parking brake (EPB) under the company's Elstock, TMI and DRI brands. Vehicles covered by the new release include the Mercedes-Benz s560 (2018), the Mitsubishi Outlander (2018) and the Mitsubishi Eclipse PHEV, the Toyota C-HR hybrid (2019} and Toyota Corolla hybrid (2019), as well as for the Opel Insignia (2017). The total range currently includes 176 part numbers, covering 48 million cars in Europe, equivalent to 95% of the EPB car parc.  


Snap-on: Four Tonne Alignment Scissor Lift

Published:  05 October, 2022

An alignment scissor lift has been added to the Sun line of garage equipment from Snap-on. The 4.8-metre Sun SSL 6400 Alignment Scissor Lift 4T is aimed at smaller garages and tyre centres that are performing wheel alignment calibrations. Turntable positioning can be changed to fit various vehicles, from cars up to LCVs. It has a lifting range of between 230mm and 1900mm and has a certified maximum lifting capacity of 4,000kg and can be surface-mounted or installed in a recess. Pneumatic locks are part of the quad electro-hydraulic ram system, and the 3.5kW motor lifts a full load in less than 55 seconds when operating at 24V.


First Line: Across-the-board new references

Published:  28 September, 2022

First Line has introduced 33 new references covering steering and suspension, braking, filters, clutch, and wiper motors. On the steering and suspension front, new references include a strut mount, and strut mounting kit for Citroen C3 (2018-), Citroen DS3 (2015-19) and Peugeot 2008 2015-). There are also upper wishbones for the Jaguar XE (2017-) and Jaguar XF Sportbrake (2017-). Looking towards wiper motors, the Ford Transit Connect (2002-13), Citroen Relay/Jumper (2006-), Fiat Ducato (2006-) and Peugeot Boxer (2006-) are all now covered by a pair of parts. On the clutch front, a clutch master cylinder for the Toyota Hilux (2015-) has been added to the Borg & Beck clutch programme. On the brake side, Borg & Beck brake pads have been introduced for the Ford Puma, Mercedes-Benz A45S, CLA45S and GLA45S AMG. There are also wear leads for a range of VAG applications.

www.firstlineltd.com


Win with DENSO

Published:  28 September, 2022

A pair of highly sought-after Toyota Gazoo Racing jackets are up for grabs this month for a pair of lucky Aftermarket readers, courtesy of DENSO as it looks to remind technicians about its League of True Mechanics e-learning programme.


BM Catalysts adds SCRs to product range

Published:  22 September, 2022

BM Catalysts has added selective catalyst reduction (SCR) references to its range. Coinciding with the launch, BM Catalysts has also produced point of sale content which includes a technical poster, explaining more about SCR technology and how it helps to reduce vehicle emissions.

www.bmcatalysts.co.uk


Optima oil gains JLR approval

Published:  20 September, 2022

Exol Lubricants’ Optima C5 LSOV 0W-20 fully synthetic, low SAPS engine oil has been formally approved for use by Jaguar Land Rover. It  meets JLR’s STJLR.03.5006 specification, covering many JLR engines, including the Ingenium range. This is used in the new Land Rover Defender, Discovery and Discovery Sport, Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque, and Jaguar XE and F-TYPE.

www.exol-lubricants.com


febiPLUS programme widens

Published:  16 September, 2022

febi has launched new references to their febiPLUS range, which features over 1,500 vehicle parts and product types. The new references include new rocker covers  for the Vauxhall Insignia, Mokka and Mokka X cars, as well as for BMW vehicles in the 1 and 3 Series. There are also inlet manifolds for a number of Audi, BMW, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen vehicles.New parts to the febiPLUS range include brake disc shields, with references for the Audi A3, Seat Leon, Skoda Octavia and VW Golf, as well as for the Mercedes Benz C-Class and for BMW 3 Series vehicles (1997-2007).

www.febi.com


Machine Mart: Clarke tool chests and cabinets

Published:  12 September, 2022

Machine Mart’s range of Clarke tool chests and cabinets includes the Clarke CBB209C 28” 9 Drawer Tool Chest, as well as the Clarke CBB217C 7 Drawer Tool Cabinet. The CBB217C comes with 5” wheels, with a chromed side handle. Each drawer features multi ball bearing runners and full-width aluminium pull handles and anti-slip liners. There is also a single key lock security for all drawers, as well as independent push in soft lock for drawer stability. Matting on top of the cabinet provides a non-slip work surface.

www.machinemart.co.uk


Klarius: New exhausts

Published:  08 September, 2022

Klarius has added 19 exhausts to its range, including replacement DPFs for the Volkswagen Crafter van (2011-2015), BMW X1 (2009-2010, 2013-2016), BMW 3 Series (2009-2010), Dacia Dokker 1.5 dCi, Mercedes C-Class 2.1 (2008-2014), Alfa Romeo 159 2.0 JTDm, Fiat Ducato (2010-2015) and the Vauxhall Astra 1.7 (2010-2015).Complete exhaust systems are available for the BMW 118 1.5, the Ford Fiesta ST-Line, the Honda CR-V 2.2, the Nissan Navara and the Audi A6 2.0 (2008-2011). Lastly, there are catalytic converters for the Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 (2006-2014) Vauxhall Insignia 1.6 (2008-2017), Toyota Yaris 1.3 VVT-i (2006-2008) and BMW 1 Series and 3 Series models (2003-2013).

www.klarius.eu


PCL: New impact wrench

Published:  05 September, 2022

PCL’s APP210S is a new 1/2" impact wrench, which offers 1400Nm of torque.The tool features a high-performance twin hammer mechanism, with speed adjustment and a non-slip, soft grip rubber handle. Despite reaching a speed of 7000RPM, the wrench benefits from low noise and vibration.

www.pclairtechnology.com


AS-PL: New alternator

Published:  29 August, 2022

A new alternator suitable for a number of vehicles produced by the VAG group has been released by AS-PL. The alternator is a product of the AS brand and comes under its Standard line. It can be used for the Audi A3, SEAT Alhambra, SEAT Ateca, SEAT Kodiaq, Skoda Octavia, Skoda Superb, VW Arteon, VW Caddy, VW Crafter, VW Golf Altrack, VW Sportsvan, VW Golf VII, VW Passat, VW Passat Alltrack, VW Sharan, VW Tiguan and VW Touran.

as-pl.com


National Refrigerants: R1234yf

Published:  24 August, 2022

Legislation introduced in January 2017 meant all carmakers in Europe had to introduce new technology to reduce the global warming potential (GWP) of the refrigerant used in the air conditioning system. This change means that all new cars must run on technology containing refrigerant with a GWP of less than 150 in order to comply – by comparison, the refrigerant previously used was R-134a which has a GWP of 1,430. National Refrigerants was appointed as Honeywell’s Solstice R1234yf UK authorised re-packer and distributor in January 2013 and has been offering fully legally compliant material to ARI-700-2016 specification ever since. Honeywell Solstice R1234yf product is available from National Refrigerants in 5kg, 10kg, 57kg and 900kg cylinders.

www.nationalref.com


New e-mobility products from LIQUI MOLY

Published:  22 August, 2022

LIQUI MOLY has developed a coolant for fuel cells as well as a special transmission fluid solely for electric vehicles. Fuel Cell Coolant FCF 20 is based on ethylene glycol, combined with non-ionic additives. The product is suitable for the Toyota Mirai, which is considered a pioneer in fuel cell technology. The company has also produced Top Tec Gear EV 510, a  transmission lubricant for battery-powered vehicles.
www.liqui-moly.com


Machine Mart: Cooling equipment

Published:  17 August, 2022

Machine Mart stock a wide range of fans and air conditioning products. For offices, Machine Mart offers a number of  Clarke electric fans. The range includes floor-standing fans, a box fan, a pedestal fan and a wall fan. The company also offers Clarke Machine Mart also sells three multi-functional Clarke units, capable of performing as air conditioners, dehumidifiers and also multi-speed fans, removing the need for separate devices. The units vary in cooling capacity with 7000 BTU/h, 9000 BTU/h and 12000 BTU/h models on offer.
www.machinemart.co.uk


30th anniversary giveaway in association with Motul

Published:  17 August, 2022

In honour of Aftermarket’s 30th anniversary celebrations, the magazine has teamed up with Motul, who is providing a VIP Day for two at the final round of the British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch on 9 October, as guests of the Motul-backed Toyota Gazoo Racing UK team.

The red and white Motul-liveried – and lubricated – Toyota Corollas driven by Rory Butcher and Ricky Collard have been in the mix for race and championship honours since the start of the season and the prize winner will get to be at what is sure to be an exciting climax of the UK’s number one race championship.

This money-can’t-buy prize includes:
• Entry tickets
• All-day hospitality at the Toyota Gazoo Racing UK team unit – breakfast, lunch, tea
• Getting up close and personal with the team on a behind-the-scenes Garage Tour
• Meeting the drivers
• Access to get out onto the starting grid before the start of one of the races

While there, the winners will also get the chance to watch the final round of the Rokit British F4 Championship certified by FIA, in which all of the cars - driven by the racing stars of the future - race using Motul’s 8100 advanced road oil!

To enter for free, like, share and follow our giveaway social media posts on Aftermarket magazine’s social media channels:


Klarius: New exhausts

Published:  15 August, 2022

Klarius Products has released a further 10 exhausts. Vehicles covered include the Peugeot Partner 1.6 van, as well as a number of Citroen variants, including Berlingo 1.6 (2015- ), the C3 1.0 (2012 -) and the C4 and Picasso 2.0 (2006-2012).  There are also exhausts for the BMW 118 1.5 and the Audi A6 2.0 (2009-2011) On the Ford front, there are exhausts for the Fiesta 1.0 and 1.1. There are also systems for the Jeep Cherokee 2.0 CRD (2003 - )  and the Vauxhall Crossland X 1.2, as well as DPFs for the IVECO Daily van (2011-2014).

www.klarius.eu


New alternator from AS-PL

Published:  12 August, 2022

AS-PL has introduced another new alternator into the Standard Line under the AS brand. It is compatible with the Chevrolet Metro, Geo Metro, Chevrolet Sprint, Chevrolet Tracer, Geo Tracer, Pontiac Firefly, Pontiac Sunrunner, Subaru Justy, Suzuki X-90, Suzuki Swift, Suzuki Alto, Suzuki Sidekick, Suzuki Wagon R+ and the Suzuki Vitara.Overall, AS-PL has over 22,000 different products, with around 550,000 reference numbers.
as-pl.com


Airtex: New water pump kits

Published:  08 August, 2022

Airtex has added five new references to its range. This includes three water pump kits. WPK-167803 covers a range of Ford, Opel, Citroën/Peugeot and Toyota applications. Meanwhile, WPK-171501 and WPK-170401 cover a number of Hyundai and Kia models. The other two water pump references are 2125, which is for Mazda’s CX-5, 3 and 6, and 2131, which will fit various VAG Group applications.

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Castrol: Dedicated EV transmission fluids

Published:  05 August, 2022

Castrol has launches first dedicated EV transmission fluids for workshops. Available in five-litre packs, the two new products – in D1 and D2 variants – Castrol ON EV Transmission Fluid is part of a broader family of advanced Castrol ON EV fluids. The range includes EV Transmission Fluids, EV Thermal Fluids and EV Greases.
www.castrol.co.uk/evfluids


National Refrigerants: R1234yf

Published:  04 August, 2022

Legislation introduced in January 2017 meant all carmakers in Europe had to introduce new technology to reduce the global warming potential (GWP) of the refrigerant used in the air conditioning system. This change means that all new cars must run on technology containing refrigerant with a GWP of less than 150 in order to comply – by comparison, the refrigerant previously used was R-134a which has a GWP of 1,430. National Refrigerants was appointed as Honeywell’s Solstice R1234yf UK authorised re-packer and distributor in January 2013 and has been offering fully legally compliant material to ARI-700-2016 specification ever since. Honeywell Solstice R1234yf product is available from National Refrigerants in 5kg, 10kg, 57kg and 900kg cylinders.
www.nationalref.com



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