Philips RacingVision

Published:  17 December, 2018

With an performance of up to 150% more brightness, the Philips RacingVision car bulb  was a 2016 AutoExpress Best Buy winner. The Philips RacingVision bulbs are designed for optimum performance.  As mentioned in AutoExpress they noticed a "Bright hot spot, close to the tricky-to-reach 75-metre mark" Although the price for this performance is a shorter lifetime, close to half of the Philips X-tremeVision +130, AutoExpress put this on par with similar rivals quoting "If only the best will do, this is the bulb to buy."


Next generation NIGHT BREAKER LASER

Published:  12 December, 2018

The latest generation of NIGHT BREAKER LASER  is the brightest halogen automotive bulb yet from OSRAM, with up to 150% more brightness compared to the legal standard bulb. The filament ensures extra light output on the road ahead. These like-for-like upgrade bulbs provide an up to 150 metre long beam and up to 20% whiter light compared to the legal standard. OSRAM NIGHT BREAKER LASER has a unique design with a laser-etched window and product name and a complete portfolio: H1, H3, H4, H7, H8, H11, HB3, HB4 ECE types.


Painted caliper range expands

Published:  10 December, 2018

Brake Engineering has expanded its range of original colour painted calipers for the independent aftermarket. The brake calipers have been specially designed to match the caliper colour originally fitted on a vehicle. Available in a range of original colours including red, grey, mint green, blue, black and yellow, the calipers cover a wide percentage of the European vehicle parc including popular makes and models such as Audi A8, Skoda Fabia, Opel Astra, Mercedes A-Class, Peugeot RCZ and Alfa Romeo Giulietta.


Snap-on: Vehicle system scan reports

Published:  06 December, 2018

The complete vehicle system scan reports offered by car diagnostic tools from Snap-on help technicians to get into good practices and give their customers peace of mind. Running a pre-scan before any vehicle work is done means any hidden issues can be located and the customer can be made aware of them from the outset. The pre-scan code identification helps speed the diagnosis and repair, and when it is followed by a post-scan after work is finished, the report confirms that all concerns were dealt with properly. Snap-on offers pre- and post-scan reports for technicians who own Snap-on diagnostic scan tools, including ZEUS, VERUS, MODIS, SOLUS and ETHOS families.
diagnostics.snapon.co.uk/vsr


Bringing windscreen repair into the 21st century

Published:  04 December, 2018

Screen Care Repairs have developed the world’s first NON UV windscreen repair resin. Safe2Bond resins work in exactly the same way as traditional UV curing resin except they cure using 470nm which is the safe part of the light spectrum. Most windscreen repair kits vary little in their basic design and performance. A bridge is required to hold the injector in position over the pre drilled damage to allow resin to be injected, replacing the air inside the break, and then cured using an ultra violet light. Since the 1970s it has become more apparent in all industries that using UV light sources in the workplace is undesirable and alternatives have been sought in most applications. The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations 2010 brought into UK law the Artificial Optical Radiation 2006/25/EC Directive. This imposes legal duties on employers to protect workers who may be at risk from artificial UV light exposure. Even low level UV light sources such as windscreen repair lights should be avoided if possible. The Safe2Bond NON UV resins have been developed in house by Screen Care Repairs based on the success of the company’s NON UV glass bonding adhesives. This eliminates the need for UV windscreen repair light sources.
www.screencare.co.uk


Whiter headlights offer upgrade opportunity

Published:  27 November, 2018

The new Ring Xenon5000 headlight bulbs match the colour of LED daytime running lamps without HID or LED technology. Modern vehicle lighting often incorporates low energy, very white LED daytime running lamps (DRLs). These emit an attractive white light, with a very high colour temperature –around 6000K. As most cars still have standard halogen headlights, this can lead to an inconsistent look between the white DRLs and the headlights, which will emit a yellow-tinted light, with a colour temperature of around 2700K. Ring’s latest performance headlight bulb –the Xenon5000–is different. This bulb emits a very white light, with a colour temperature of around 5000K. As well as giving an attractive appearance, the whiter light improves reflections from road signs and markings, and the bulbs put up to 50% more light on the road than a standard halogen headlight, making night time driving safer and more comfortable.The new bulbs come in popular H1, H4, H7 and H11 and references. They require no wiring changes and are ECE Reg 37 approved, making them road legal. The H4, H7 and H11bulbs have a stylish silver tip, to blend into the headlamp unit and give a high spec finish. A countertop display unit is also available.
www.ringautomotive.com/en/whiter-bulbs


WIN with MEYLE

Published:  27 November, 2018

Merry Christmas from MEYLE! 2018 was a special year: Wulf Gaertner Autoparts, the parent company of MEYLE, was able to celebrate its 60th -anniversary. The company’s aim is to support the independent aftermarket with better parts and solutions – reliable as a friend. With its three product lines – MEYLE-ORIGINAL, MEYLE-PD and MEYLE-HD – MEYLE offers precise solutions and parts for every situation and every driver, from competent workshop employee and ambitious rally driver to classic car enthusiast and every driver around the world, who needs to be able to rely on their own car.


BTN Turbo: New applications

Published:  19 November, 2018

BTN Turbo have added the following OE brand new applications to their range: Audi TDi Quattro 3.0LD 201HP 2012-2015 – P/N 799672-5002S Garrett; BMW 125D 2.0LD 215HP 2012-2015 – P/N 839765-5001S BorgWarner; BMW M50D 3.0LD TDCi 376HP 2012-2014 – P/N 53039980522. All turbos, whether new or remanufactured are 100% OE and come with a two year warranty with unlimited mileage, a free Fitkit and an oil filled syringe for extra protection. BTN also stock a wide range of turbo accessories, including oil feed pipes, oil return pipes and oil strainer kits.
www.btnturbo.com


Tyre Fix

Published:  16 November, 2018

Automotive Brands, parent company of Power Maxed has released Tyre Fix. In the event of a puncture, Tyre Fix can be affixed to the air valve of any flat tyre and entirely injected into the tyre. The vehicle can be driven at 30mph for up to six miles. The packaging does recommend changing the tyre as soon as possible but, like with a spare tyre, it buys the user an extra day peace of mind while the vehicle is booked in to have the tyre professionally repaired or replaced.
www.tyrefixrepair.com


New alternator from AS-PL

Published:  12 November, 2018

AS-PL has introduced a new product – an alternator with the index number A3374S, which is a product of the AS brand. The new product belongs to the Standard line. The product can be used in Citroën AX, Citroën BX, Citroën C15 and Peugeot 205, Peugeot 309 and Peugeot 405. AS-PL Sp. z o.o. offers more than 15,000 different products with a total of almost 200,000 reference numbers. A wide selection of original products are divided into three product lines: Economy, Standard and Premium. The offered products include parts and components for passenger cars, lorries, agricultural machines, boats, motorcycles, and for the industrial market.
https://en.as-pl.com/


Rejuvenating makeover for older engines

Published:  05 November, 2018

LIQUI MOLY Injection Cleaner frees the engine from deposits and restores its original performance. It is simply poured into the fuel tank. Every time the engine is running, the cleaning ingredients, together with the gasoline, get into the injection system and disintegrate the encrustations. The dissolved dirt is burnt in the engine and emitted together with the exhaust gases. The combustion chamber becomes clean again. In the event of tough dirt it can become necessary to use a can of Injection Cleaner for several refuelling processes in a row. Injection Cleaner can also be used preventively: One can every 2,000 kilometers ensures that new deposits cannot form in the first place.

www.liqui-moly.com


Alternators from Autoelectro

Published:  02 November, 2018

Autoelectro has released details of four new part numbers – all alternators – which cater for 10 models in all. The first reference, AEG1362, is a Ford Mondeo reference, which fits a 1.5 diesel (2015-) and 1.6 diesel (2014-). Ford features for a second time in this update; AEG1472 fits the Transit 2.0, Transit Custom 2.0 and Tourneo Custom 2.0 (2016-). There is also an alternator for the Hyundai i20 1.1 and 1.4 diesels and Kia Rio 1.1 and 1.4 diesels (all 2014-) – part number AEG1426. Finally, alternator AEG1487 is for the Nissan GT-R 3.8 petrol (2009-).


New drop bracket tool from Absolute Alignment

Published:  29 October, 2018

Absolute Alignment’s newly launched drop bracket tool allows users to carry out wheel alignment on a two-post lift or chassis lift. It has been developed specifically for use with Bluetooth Pro and Bluetooth Lite wheel aligners, currently Absolute Alignment’s most popular products. This wheel alignment equipment upgrade is available now. Absolute Alignment supplies an array of wheel alignment equipment to suit workshops of all sizes, and is the only UK provider with a full range of Bluetooth wheel aligners suitable for cars and commercial vehicles – including those equipped with the latest generation of ADAS.


Total launches reformulated TOTAL QUARTZ oil for downsized engines and hybrids

Published:  24 October, 2018

Total Lubricants has reformulated its TOTAL QUARTZ 9000 FUTURE FGC 5W-30 engine oil. The new formulation better controls low speed pre-ignition (LSPI) in turbocharged, direct-injected gasoline engines, and maintains a higher level of detergency. TOTAL QUARTZ 9000 FUTURE FGC 5W-30 has been developed in response to the increasing number of downsized and hybrid engines in the vehicle parc. It is also compatible with downsized engines, those equipped with Start/Stop technologies and turbochargers, and both hybrid and electrified vehicles.


WIN with LIQUI MOLY

Published:  23 October, 2018

With around 4,000 items, LIQUI MOLY offers a global, uniquely broad range of automotive chemicals: Motor oils and additives, greases and pastes, sprays and car care, glues and sealants. Founded in 1957, LIQUI MOLY develops and produces exclusively in Germany. There it is the undisputed market leader for additives and is repeatedly voted the best oil brand. The company sells its products in more than 120 countries.


New Sun One-Person Testing Car Scissor Lift

Published:  23 October, 2018

The new Sun SSL 6350 scissor lift can be installed into current MOT bay recesses to replace older four-post lifts – and requires no additional groundworks.  The inclusion of shaker plates gives the SSL 6350 the functionality to be operated by just one person during a test, freeing up another technician to take on more jobs and be more productive. Ideal also for new MOT sites with limited space, the SSL 6350 has a lifting capacity of 3500kg and meets the DVSA requirements for testing of Class IV vehicles. The SSL 6350 is also a solution for current MOT stations wanting to bring their equipment up to date while minimising disruption to their businesses.


Four wheel aligner compatibility

Published:  03 October, 2018

The Bluetooth Pro Wheel Aligner from Absolute Alignment is fully wireless to ensure fast and easy use, and can be used with four and two-post lifts and in-ground wheel-free scissor lifts. The direct contact charging and calibration system means the whole wheel alignment package is 100% cable free for a safe workshop.  Absolute Alignment supplies an array of wheel alignment equipment to suit workshops of all sizes, and is the only UK provider with a full range of Bluetooth wheel aligners suitable for cars and commercial vehicles – including those equipped with the latest generation of ADAS.


MAHLE adds new references to filtration range

Published:  18 October, 2018

MAHLE Aftermarket has added more references to its growing filtration range, including three new fuel filters, four cabin filters, two oil filters and six air filters. The fifteen new part numbers cover applications from vehicle manufacturers including Audi, Mercedes, Hyundai, Kia, Citroën, Mitsubishi and Peugeot. MAHLE uses a wide range of filter mediums that feature its unique profile to ensure the media pleats cannot bond together and reduce the surface area, as well as benefiting from its exclusive hardening process preventing filter ‘collapse’. They also features the latest CareMetix technology.


Peugeot Boxer is in next Klarius round

Published:  11 October, 2018

Commercial applications are well catered for in the latest round of product introductions from Klarius. They include new CAT pipes for the Renault Master II, plus DPFs for the Citroen Relay and Peugeot Boxer. For passenger vehicles, there are exhaust systems available for the Renault Clio IV, the Citroen C4 Picasso II 1.6 HDI, the Peugeot Partner 1.6 HDI and 5008 1.6Vti. There are exhaust systems for the Vauxhall Astra 1.6 and the Honda CR-V 2.2 CDTI, and a new exhaust system for the Land Rover Freelander 2.2.


Draper Tools launches new timing tools range with handy search facility

Published:  08 October, 2018

Draper Tools has launched a brand-new range of engine timing tools. The new range includes tool kits for an extensive range of both petrol and diesel vehicles. The comprehensive range of tools covers thousands of engines and is continually expanding. Accompanying the launch is a new, easy-to-use online tool finder, featuring registration plate search. Technicians can simply input a vehicle’s registration and the right tool for the job will appear, along with links to stockists. 


OE new and OE remanufactured turbos added by BTN Turbo

Published:  04 October, 2018

BTN Turbo has added the following OE brand new applications: Renault TCE 130 1.2 LP 2013 – P/N 49373-05104 Mitsubishi; Ford Ecoboost 1.5LP 2014 – P/N 16399980006 BorgWarner; Citroen Blue HDi 2.0LD 2015 – P/N 53039880394 BorgWarner; VW Polo GT TDi 1.5LD 2015 – P/N 829886-5001S Garrett. Plus, they have also expanded their Original Remanufactured range to include the following applications: Land Rover Range Rover sport TDV6 2.7LD 2005-2009 – P/N 53049880116E BorgWarner; Volkswagen Transporter TDi T5 2.5LD 2006-2010 – P/N 760699-0006E Garrett.


Hunter Revolution WalkAway

Published:  03 October, 2018

Hunter’s fully-automatic Revolution WalkAway tyre changer offers 80 seconds of unattended bead breaking and demounting, meaning that technicians can perform other tasks such as wheel balancing while other tyres within a set are being demounted. Indeed, with the new WalkAway tyre changer, Hunter estimates that the process of changing and balancing a complete set of four identical wheels and tyres is 25% faster than traditional methods.The new Revolution WalkAway is ideal for workshops who are changing a large number of end-of-life tyres in sets of four or two of same size tyre and wheel assemblies.


Going the distance

Published:  01 October, 2018

Eicher brake parts, supplied exclusively in the UK by Euro Car Parts, covers 97% of the UK vehicle parc. The range has more than 1,000-part numbers, a figure which has more than doubled in recent years, backed up by Euro Car Parts’ delivery network and its 24-month, 24,000 miles guarantee.The most recent Eicher applications include front brake pads on Ford Mondeo models introduced from 2014, rear brake pads for Nissan Qashqai models manufactured from 2016 and front brake pads for Mercedes C-Class models manufactured from 2014 onwards.


Win! With The Race Group

Published:  24 September, 2018

As an ambassador distributor of Castrol lubricants, The Race Group works with independent workshops and garages to provide high performance oils and greases backed by a personal service, reliable supply and technical expertise.


NOCO Genius

Published:  17 September, 2018

ECOBAT Battery Technologies (EBT), formally Manbat, supplies the highly regarded NOCO Genius range of battery chargers and booster packs so consumers and workshops have the equipment necessary to deal with battery problems. For workshops, the entire Genius range of fully automatic ‘intelligent’ chargers can diagnose the condition of the battery and are able to charge and then exercise the batteries to keep them in optimum condition and maximise their life span, which means that, if necessary, they can remain almost permanently connected. In addition, Genius chargers are also designed to provide double the charge capacity of a traditional battery charger, making them powerful and efficient.

www.ecobat.tech


TRW corner module parts

Published:  14 September, 2018

In line with its commitment to being first to market with braking, steering and suspension parts for its leading TRW branded Corner Module programme, the latest parts from ZF Aftermarket to hit the shelves include: brake discs for the Mercedes Benz GLE and Coupe 2015 onwards and brake pads for the Vauxhall Astra, also 2015 onwards. ZF Aftermarket’s Kevin Price said: “We’re proud of how quickly we get new parts to market, enabling our independent aftermarket customers to benefit from our strong OE position and high performance products. We don’t want any garage to have to turn away business because they haven’t got access to the parts they need.”

www.trwaftermarket.com


NSK Prokit

Published:  12 September, 2018

Prokit from NSK is a range of products for the aftermarket. It guarantees only 100% genuine bearings, seals and fasteners, as used by OE manufacturers.
    
As a global leader on the production of hub bearings for most of the world’s car brands, NSK has a deep understanding and experience of the requirements for quality and specification.  NSK brings these products and expertise to the aftermarket, giving confidence to installers on the parts they fit to customer’s cars. The quality and reliability provided to the main car brands is now available in your garage.

www.nskeurope.com


First Line steering & suspension range ‘Includes Fittings’

Published:  10 September, 2018

All First Line ball joints, link bars, and suspension arms that come with the necessary fitting components as standard will now bear the new 'Includes Fittings' logo on the packaging. With this clear message showing that the necessary fittings have been supplied with the component, technicians can be sure that a smooth and efficient installation can be carried out.
    
To further aid the efficient identification of its steering and suspension components, First Line has added positioning layout images to the WebCat, which has been proven to significantly reduce look-up time.

www.firstlineltd.com


BERU Iridium range

Published:  07 September, 2018

Federal-Mogul Motorparts BERU Iridium spark plug range.

The OE-quality components supplement the existing BERU line of spark plugs, glow plugs, glow control units, coils and leads, fully completing its ignition range. Iridium spark plugs ensure optimised combustion, providing improved performance, enhanced fuel consumption and reduced emissions.
    
Service life is extended up to 75,000 miles depending on the application which consequently reduces costs by extending service intervals. The BERU Iridium spark plug range is initially launched for Volkswagen and BMW fitments, but range extensions will follow.

www.beru.federalmogul.com


Valeo lights up aftermarket with OE Technologies

Published:  29 August, 2018

Valeo’s Full Led system offers LED leading edge technology at xenon-level cost and performance with  lower power consumption. It is already available for the Ford Galaxy (2015 and Renault Megane (2015). New parts  have also been added covering the Volkswagen Touran (2015), SMART ForFour (2011) and ForTwo (2015).
    
Valeo is continuing to produce products. Recently 66 new
OE-quality part numbers for its head lamps and rear lamps ranges were released.In total, the additional part numbers include 25 head lamps, 37 rear lamps, one front lamp and three fog lamps.

www.valeoservice.com


Delphi steering and suspension range

Published:  28 August, 2018

The extended range comprises key steering parts such as wishbones, inner/outer tie-rods, link stabilisers, rubber-to-metal, ball joints and rod assemblies, fitted to more than 1000 applications (make/model/engine size). This includes popular UK vehicles such as: Citroen C4 Picasso II (2013 -), Ford Transit (2012 -), Hyundai i40 (2011-), Mini Cooper One (2010-), Peugeot 308 II (2014-), Range Rover Sport (2013-), Renault Clio (2012-), Vauxhall Mokka (2012-).
    
The latest steering introductions can be found on TecDoc where Delphi is certified as a “A Class” supplier of data, in addition to Delphi’s online catalogue, delphicat.com.

www.delphiautoparts.com


WIN! With Lumileds

Published:  22 August, 2018

Lumileds, the brand behind the Philips products, is inviting Aftermarket readers to win a Philips CBH51 LED hybrid professional bonnet lamp with two runner up prizes of a Penlight20- the Philips rechargeable compact lamp.


Comline Japanese & Korean Filters

Published:  20 August, 2018

Comline is renowned for filtration and its recent success, punctuated by a series of awards and accolades – The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2016 and the Financial Times’ FT1000 to name just two – is thanks in no small part to its all makes line of over 1700 filters.
    
Whilst the brand promotes a range for all popular vehicle marques, Comline is also keen to emphasise the strength of its offering specifically for Japanese and Korean vehicles.
    
Comline product general manager Miten Parikh comments: “Comline first began as a supplier of Japanese and Korean filters before expanding into an all makes brand. With over 25-years of expertise, we have vast understanding of the Japanese and Korean filter market and our offering is up there with the very best available in the aftermarket.”
    
Each Comline air, oil, fuel and cabin/activated carbon filter is manufactured to precise specifications to ensure ease of fitment for the technician and reliable performance for the motorist.

www.comline.uk.com


Carbon Clean add new small unit

Published:  16 August, 2018

Carbon Clean, the engine decarbonising system that works on tap water, has launched a new compact CC-14 machine to complement the existing CC-16 unit.
    
Both machines use electrolysis-based cleaning technology to remove carbon deposits in engines which can cause loss of power, increased fuel consumption and more wear to engine components.
    
The CC-14 Carbon Clean machine breaks water down into an oxyhydrogen (HHO) gas mixture which is then blown into the engine to accelerate combustion and clear residues.
    
CC-14 uses 1.3 kW of power to produce 600 litres per hour of HHO. It measures just 65cm x 35cm x 86cm and weighs only 30 kg.
    
It is ideal for smaller engines and offers a ‘walk-away’ capability thanks to its automated process controls that shut down the machine once a job is completed.  The CAMS failsafe safety cut-out ensures the machine will automatically shut down to prevent any gas escaping if the engine stops during the cleaning process too.
    
Carbon Clean have recently completed a series of successful shows, culminating in Automechanika Birmingham 2017.

www.carbon-clean.co.uk


Dayco – Power transmission specialist

Published:  14 August, 2018

Highlighting Dayco’s High Tenacity and HK belts demonstrates how the company is developing technology to improve performance of individual components and subsequently the drive system as a whole. Despite growing numbers of vehicles being fitted with High Tenacity (HT) timing belts as OE, technicians may not be aware that all OE HT belts are manufactured by Dayco.

It is Dayco that developed the twin spiralled glass-fibre cord technology which is wound into the core of these belts. This gives the incredible tensional strength, and provides  the patented PTFE/cotton fabric coating on the teeth that reduces friction and pulley wear. It also gives the HT belt its instantly recognisable appearance.
    
Meanwhile, Dayco HK belts feature a new tooth lining fabric and weave that incorporates aramid fibres. These are now appearing in the aftermarket and are included in specific timing belt and water pump kit applications, with the HK suffix in their marking.
    
The combination of guaranteed OE quality products, relevant technical expertise and product support, such as the Long Life +1 year warranty, makes Dayco the first choice for discerning professionals.

www.dayco.com


Customise with LEDambient CONNECT from Osram

Published:  01 August, 2018

The LEDambient CONNECT range of automotive LED styling lights offers an aftermarket fit solution enabling drivers to create their own ambience and effects inside and out with new LED technology. They are simple to install and run, and are controlled via an app using Bluetooth technology. Once the products are installed and paired to the free LEDambient CONNECT app drivers can synchronize music, connect up to ten LEDambient CONNECT products at once, set custom colour pre-sets with many colours to choose from and control them all from just one device.
www.nightbreakerunlimited.co.uk


Textar Bi-Metallic Discs

Published:  27 July, 2018

The bi-metallic disc from Textar helps to reduce vehicle weight and emissions, while utilising a range of innovative materials. The lightweight nature of the discs helps to reduce fuel consumption and is kinder to the environment as a result. The use of different materials ensures the best components are specified for the disc’s individual purposes. The top hat needs to be both light and strong with a robust interface between the friction surface and wheel hub. The friction ring on the other hand must resist high pressures and temperatures. Textar’s bi-metallic discs also fulfil ECE R90.
Textar.com


Variohm EPT2105

Published:  30 July, 2018

Variohm EuroSensor has expanded its range of pressure sensors with the new low-cost EPT2105 series for a 0.5-4.5 V ratiometric output in two measurement range options of 10 and 12 bar. With its silicon pressure cell design based on Variohm’s EPT2100 series, the new sensor replaces the 2100’s stainless steel casing with a moulded glass fibre reinforced Polyamide housing. With IP66 sealing, this sensor integrates an M18 x 1.5 pressure port and a Packard connector for installation convenience. Life expectancy is more than 10 million operations.
www.variohm.com


ABS rings from Apec

Published:  27 July, 2018

The new range of ABS rings from Apec Braking is manufactured to be direct replacements for OE. Already covering front and rear applications for many popular applications including BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Renault, Vauxhall and Volvo, Apec’s range will continue to grow in line with demand. A frequent cause of ABS ring failure is corrosion, which creates an incorrect profile or splits the rings, preventing the ABS sensors from obtaining a correct reading. To tackle this issue, Apec ABS rings are made from high quality, durable materials and have anti-corrosion coating to provide long, reliable service.
www.apecbraking.co.uk


TRICO exact fit and flex

Published:  24 July, 2018

TRICO Exact Fit replacement blades make it easy to for motorists to ensure their vehicles benefit from original factory quality wipers. Made from natural rubber and high-strength steel, they offer long-lasting performance.TRICO Flex lets the motorist step up from a conventional windshield wiper blade to premium beam blade wiper technology at a reasonable price. With 97% car parc coverage and only 14 part numbers, the slim-line range allows garages, workshops and retailers to offer a comprehensive wiper blade solution with minimal stock commitment.
www.trico.eu.com


New Philips EcoPro lamp range

Published:  17 July, 2018

The new Philips EcoPro range of LED work lights is quipped with high-quality LEDs and hands-free features. The range also provides the powerful bright light (6,500 K) needed to get the job done, making the lamps perfect for everyday use in automotive workshops. The EcoPro50 provides a portable and powerful rechargeable projector lamp, and comes with a magnetic mounting accessory. The EcoPro40 has a non-slip grip, and it is lightweight and versatile, making it an ideal work lamp for everyday use. The EcoPro40 is also fitted with a handy spotlight on the top of the lamp.
www.philips.com/automotive


DENSO diesel engine efficiency with i-ART

Published:  08 July, 2018

DENSO is using its i-ART pressure sensors to deliver optimal fuel injection control. The design of the miniature pressure sensors, which monitor injection activity from within the structure of the injector itself, allows a high level of fuel injection accuracy, monitoring the amount and timing of the process with 1/100,000 second precision. The technology ensures modern diesel engines offer a cleaner, quieter and more fuel-efficient drive.i-ART has already become diesel technology of choice to some of the largest manufacturers in the world, including becoming a key selling-point for Volvo’s eco-friendly Drive-E engine.
https://www.denso.com/global/


Ignition coils from Japanparts Group

Published:  10 July, 2018

Covering 84% of vehicles on the road, Japanparts Group offers a wide range of ignition coil products  with more than 200 part numbers available for Asian, European and American vehicles. Depending on the type of vehicle and the requisites provided by the vehicle’s manufacturer, ignition coils with different applications are used. They can be single ones, to be installed directly on the spark plug, or multi-coupling, to reach the spark plugs located on the engine using wires. Coils are guaranteed for 24 months and offer an alternative with equal quality to the original product.  
www.japanpartsgroup.com


Draper Tools: Expert hydraulic spring compressor

Published:  08 July, 2018

Part of the Draper Expert range is a powerful, two tonne hydraulic spring compressor, designed for the professional workshop.
This safely compresses springs during repair and maintenance of vehicle suspension strut and damper assemblies. Its all-steel construction securely clamps and easily compresses a multitude of coil springs for safe and speedy dismantling of suspension units.
A heavy duty, full safety cage is fitted for added user protection and the clamps and yokes are fully adjustable, securely gripping a wide range of spring configurations and diameters. The compressor’s powerful hydraulic pump provides a totally independent operation, allowing for use without the need for electric or air power sources.


Autoelectro delivers on obscure references

Published:  05 July, 2018

A Maybach 62 and Jaguar XJ-S 6.0 V12 alternator are the latest requests from Autoelectro customers across the UK and around the globe. While Autoelectro stocks its fastest-moving part numbers to ensure rapid delivery, it will accept even the most obscure requests and, in the UK, customers usually receive their order the next working day. As well as the Maybach 62 and Jaguar XJ-S references, Autoelectro recently sold a Lotus Elan M100 1.6 alternator, as well as a 1974 Porsche 914 1.8 alternator and a 2017 Toyota Auris 1.2 alternator – highlighting its capability of catering for the oldest and newest models.
www.autoelectro.co.uk


Sigmavision launch new tyre sales management service

Published:  02 July, 2018

 Sigmavision Ltd is launching TreadManager, a new cloud-based tyre sales management service later this year at Automechanika Frankfurt.


WIN with ELTA Automotive!

Published:  27 June, 2018

ELTA Automotive Ltd  have five branded Beambanks up for grabs for the readers of Aftermarket.


New laser and sonar wheel balancer from Sun

Published:  26 June, 2018

The latest wheel balancer from Sun – the SWB340L – provides users with faster measuring and balancing times a nd a wide range of other benefits to the workshop. Sun’s easyWEIGHT pinpoint laser indicator helps users of the SWB340L locate the exact spot on the wheel that they need to apply the weights, aided by a high-intensity rim light to improve vision. The SWB340L also features Wi-Fi connectivity, so users can connect to their own networks and transmit data to and from computers for display and printing.
diagnostics.snapon.co.uk


Pagid bolsters brake range

Published:  25 June, 2018

Pagid has added 20 new product lines to its range so far in 2018, further extending its aftermarket coverage. The update sees additions for the front brake pads on the VW Arteon (2017 -) and the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid (2014 -). It also has new brake disc applications for the Nissan Navarra (NP300 2015) and the Renault Megane (2016 -). The Pagid aftermarket brake range covers passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and EVs and caters for 99% of the UK’s vehicle parc. It is exclusively available through Euro Car Parts.
www.pagid.com/brakebook


Morris Lubricants releases new eco-friendly formulated hand cleanser

Published:  22 June, 2018

In line with the Environmental Protection Regulation 2017, Morris Lubricants have sourced a new Premium Hand Cleanser that instead of micro beads uses walnut shell meal as an abrasive, so it is completely free of silicone and solvents.
The raw materials used within this new Workshop Pro Premium Hand Cleanser are nearly all of plant origin which means it not only effectively removes heavy soiling such as oil, grease, dusts, lubricants and various types of paint and toner it is also kind and gentle to the skin. Workshop Pro Premium Hand Cleanser bio scrub contains an optimally balanced, synergistic surfactant, which also contains natural sugar surfactants.


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