Rotating electrics from Hella

Starters and alternators
Published:  21 June, 2013

Over 60 part numbers are offered in a new entry level range of remanufactured starters and alternators from Hella. The 'TiMEFiT' programme uses an OE core and is remanufactured to OE specifications. The company has chosen the most popular parts for cars and light commercials and includes parts in demand for older vehicles. Hella's Ian Dore comments: "The launch of TiMEFiT means we have a dual offer for the aftermarket. Alongside the existing premium yellow box products, TiMEFiT brings affordably priced remanufactured units to the market using OE core and remanufactured to OE specifications. The range is made possible due to the volume of re-manufacturing we undertake, together with massive improvements in the speed of the process used."

Diagnostic tool from Sealey

Smoke diagnostic tool
Published:  20 June, 2013

This smoke diagnostic tool from Sealey helps pinpoint system leaks within the air intake, fuel, cooling, exhaust, evaporation or vacuum systems. The Leak Detector connects to a 12V vehicle battery and uses mineral oil and shop air to generate smoke at a low pressure, while connected to a vehicle. If purchased before May 31st, it comes with a free EOBD code reader as part of Sealey's vehicle service promotion.

New Verus Pro from Snap-on Diagnostics

Hand-held diagnostic tool
Published:  19 June, 2013

The new Verus Pro heads the Snap-on Diagnostics family of hand-held diagnostic tools. The powerful tool is said to provide all the information a technician will need, providing a scanner, components test metre, scope reading and repair data. The scanner has a built-in camera and a single keyless adaptor for EOBD applications. OEM specific coverage is provided from 1992 to date for over 29 manufacturers. Technicians can customise the Verus Pro using the ShopStream Integrated Diagnostic Suite software, so once a vehicle is identified, all relevant information (such as vehicle records, information from online forums and diagnostic data) is remembered and stored for future use.

Sellarc air compressors

Air compressors includes mobile and static units manufactured by W.Bateman & Co
Published:  18 June, 2013

The Sellarc brand of air compressors includes mobile and static units, manufactured by W.Bateman & Co in Preston, are now online. The firm also produces the Reno brand of pressure washers which come in various sizes and capacities. A host of technical information is available on each of the products, making it easy to see which will be most suitable for your workshop's needs. Spare parts and a repair service are also offered.

Mega Macs 42 SE from Hella

Hand held diagnostic tool
Published:  17 June, 2013

The New Mega Macs 42 SE from Hella has the same functions as the previous model but now includes PassThru technology, wireless VCI and a mains-powered docking station. The machine covers more than 40 manufacturers and over 35,000 vehicle models, providing adaptions, coding and basic settings. PassThru capability enables ECU firmware upgrades, meaning independent garages can undertake tasks previously only possible through franchise dealers. Diagnostic software assists with component function, expected symptoms and the likely causes of faults. A free UK hotline provides expert technical support.

Timing belts from BGA

Timing belts, kits, components and water pumps
Published:  14 June, 2013

A timing belt programme has been added by BGA and includes belts, belt kits, timing components and water pumps. Over 400 references provide parts for more than 90% of the UK car parc, covering petrol and diesel cars and light commercials by all the major European, Japanese and Asian manufacturers. The British Gaskets brand adds this line to its existing ranges of cam and valve train products.

Lift from Trade Garage Equipment

Single post Technique lift range
Published:  11 June, 2013

The T1000 single post lift joins the Technique range from Trade Garage Equipment, which includes equipment ideally suited for workshops with limited space. The lift requires minimal space, stands at 2.4 meters high and 1.6 meters wide, it has a reach of 2.3 meters and lifts to an impressive 1.95 meters. The price of the lift includes installation and staff training.

Leak detection from Ring Automotive

Leak detection fluid
Published:  10 June, 2013

Sometimes diagnostic work comes back to the basics and finding a leak within the engine or transmission has to be done the old-fashioned way. The four most common sorts are oil, coolant, water and air con and while big leaks are easier to spot, smaller ones can go undetected - this is where UV leak detection steps in. This low-cost method will discover the big leaks but will also seek out invisible leaks such as air con gas. To find them, add an appropriate UV fluorescent fluid to the system (not brakes!) and the fluid will emerge from the leak point, by shining a UV lamp around possible leakage points you'll quickly see the glowing additive. Ring has designed an inspection lamp and four UV dyes for each type of common leak. A powerful magnet on the base of the light and two hooks help you work hands-free.

Alignment system from Haweka UK

Haweka UK joining forces with Vamag of Italy
Published:  07 June, 2013

A new car wheel alignment system has come to market as a result of Haweka UK joining forces with Vamag of Italy, who has been making garage equipment for over 30 years. The 8 CCD system is said to make 4-wheel alignment a doddle and ideal for those working within a budget. It is pitched as the next step on from a laser system and features a database of 15,000 vehicles. A steering wheel level and 'Pro-Clamps' are available. On-site demos, training and product support is offered across the UK.

Jacking beam from Weber UK

Hydraulic jacking beams that meet VOSA requirements for Class 4 and Class 7 MOTs
Published:  06 June, 2013

A range of hydraulic jacking beams that meet VOSA requirements for Class 4 and Class 7 MOTs are offered by Weber UK. The newly added WS2000L can lift up to 2,000 Kg, has a low closed height of 190mm, lifts to 510mm and a 1,610mm double extending top beam - ideal for low profile cars. The WS3000L lifts - you guessed it - 3,000 Kg, also has a high lift to 510mm, a closed height of 218mm and is built to withstand the extra weight. Both have a three position mechanical locking device, finger guards and overload valve. They feature adjustable support pads on the top beam and come with four rubber blocks for extra support.

Diagnostic support products

Diagnostic support products from Traction Charger
Published:  05 June, 2013

Traction Charger introduced its range of diagnostic support products back in 2007, with Ford approving the 25A BSU1 battery support unit for markets outside of North America and since then, Traction has gained several manufacturer approvals including Nissan, Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover. The BSU2 is ideal for use during diagnostics, reprogramming and ABS brake bleeding, providing a stable voltage and up to 50 amps of regulated power to prevent data loss and battery damage. It can be used with any 12V automotive battery including AGM and gel types.

Hofmann Geoliner

Hofmann Geoliner 670 and 680 aligners from Snap-on Diagnostics
Published:  04 June, 2013

The Hofmann Geoliner 670 and 680 aligners from Snap-on Diagnostics use Gen 4 HD imaging technology and icon-based Pro 42 software - designed to make the alignment process as straightforward as possible.

Electric sander from Mirka

Body shop sander
Published:  03 June, 2013

This electric sander from Mirka is said to be the lightest in its class and features a brushless motor with patented driving technology. The orbital sander plugs into a standard power supply and will produce a smooth finish in various tasks.

G-Scan Asian kit

Diagnostics from Blue Print
Published:  31 May, 2013

The G-Scan Asian kit has been available through official UK importer Blue Print for the last 12 months but now the same piece of kit (minus the pre-EOBD sockets) is available cheaper, in the form of the G-Scan Lite. If you mostly work on Asian vehicles from the year 2000 onwards, you'll make a decent saving over the full kit - if you need to buy other sockets in the future, these can be bought separately. A two-year warranty and two annual software updates are included in the package.

Trico Flex wipers

Trico blades available from Autoparts
Published:  30 May, 2013

There's more choice to clear the summer rain from the windscreen thanks to a new partnership between motor factor group Autoparts and car parts brand Trico. The factor will be stocking the wiper firm's new Flex range in branches across Northern England and Scotland. The Flex range has just ten part numbers to cover 90% of the UK vehicle parc. The brand has made finding the right blade even easier by introducing a QR code which the technician can scan with his smart phone to launch a dedicated application. The new blades feature a low-profile design and a 'memory curve' steel beam that ensures uniform pressure throughout the sweep giving a clean and clear wipe. The ten part number range features blades between 400mm and 700mm in length.

Eibach Pro-kit springs

Suspension kits from Bilstein
Published:  29 May, 2013

Four Eibach Pro-Kit springs and four matched Bilstein dampers provide a handling upgrade for the BMW Z3. Two are available; one for the lighter 1.8 and 1.9 variants and a more heavily rated kit for the 2.0 through to the 3.0 versions. A damper upgrade is also available for the 3.2 'm' model. The B12 kit ensures less body roll and improved dynamics.

Alignment system from Tyre Bay Direct

Alignment system with access to Auto Data UK
Published:  28 May, 2013

Hanway alignment systems range from simple CCD alignment units for those starting out in this area to state-of-the-art full 8CCD systems. Top of the range equipment features new generation wireless technology, data freeze programmes, work efficiency management and access to the Auto Data UK database with six monthly updates included. All Hanway systems, available from Tyre Bay Direct, have a ten year parts availability guarantee.

Autel MOTPro diagnostic tool

Diagnostic tool supplied by Equipexpress
Published:  27 May, 2013

Autel's MOTPro has been designed to be a helpful tool to have around for independent repairers and MOT testers - dealing with MOT failure faults such as common light reset problems including electronic parking brake, electronic stability control, airbag, TPMS and engine. It can tackle read and clear codes on 42 makes of vehicle and reset the light on many more. Live readings, graphs and recording are available on Engine and EPB. The tool is supplied by Equipexpress with free courier delivery in the UK and Ireland and comes with

Best of British

New wheels for prestige vehicles
Published:  24 May, 2013

Rimstock has introduced several new wheels for prestige vehicles, such as the Balmoral, pictured here. They have also produced the Silverstone with its deep, concave stagger fit and the Eagle for the Smart car. The firm is also looking to expand its winter range in 2013 and it has two large OE marques looking to adopt a winter wheel programme this year. It has invested heavily in its forged wheel production and has developed one of the largest forging plants in Europe.

Hybrid conversion kit

Fully automatice R134a refrigerant management system
Published:  23 May, 2013

The Robinair AC690PRO fully automatice R134a refrigerant management system from Autoclimate has additional equipment available making it suitable for use on hybrid vehicles. The Hybrid Conversion Kit allows users to safely and efficiently inject hybrid oils and dyes. In addition, for those who already own a Robinair machine, the conversion kit can be purchased separately.

A staple fix

Hot stapler system
Published:  22 May, 2013

Fixing a bumper panel can save a motorist hundreds of pounds but repairing plastic body components by glueing and other traditional methods can result in a weak and inflexible repair and more often than not, material build-up. However, Power-TEC hot stapler systems provide robust repairs in seconds and a new cordless version makes it more flexible and ideal for mobile repairers. It features an angled head and an LED to light up the work area. The set contains rechargeable lithium batteries, charger with plug socket adaptors and 300 stainless steel staples of the most used sizes.

A call to arms

Protective sleeve
Published:  21 May, 2013

This protective sleeve from Laser Tools will prevent cuts from sharp metal or glass fragments when fitting windscreens and door glass and will also save you from burning yourself on hot engines and exhausts. The sleeve is made from Kevlar which is five times stronger than steel on an equal weight basis, it features the additional protection of a thick, strong leather panel.

Fit straight from box

Brake discs
Published:  20 May, 2013

Meyle's Platinum Discs (PD) have a corrosion-resistant zinc coating to better performance and boost their kerb appeal, especially when used on vehicles fitted with alloys. Unlike uncoated discs which must have the grease removed before fitting, PD brake discs are ready for assembly straight from the box. They are available for a wide range of applciations.

Guarding CV batteries

Battery guard
Published:  17 May, 2013

A solid state battery guard for commercial vehicles is now available from Alfatronix, an established firm in the field of voltage conversion products. The PowerTector battery guard monitors the source voltage and will disconnect the battery if voltage falls below a preset level. This will ensure there is always sufficient voltage to start a vehicle or provide power for other crucial applications. The device can be used as part of a battery management system to ensure the battery is never entirely depleted or in line with specific ancillary equipment. There are six units available from 10 amps to 200 amps to suit most applications.

Fast moving Vipers

Viper compressors and condensers
Published:  16 May, 2013

Viper compressors and condensers are available through FPS, due to a new relationship with air con experts, Compressortech. The range boasts the UK's largest when it comes to compressors and has a comprehensive number of condensers and ancillary products - such as R134a gas and leak detection products. The steady growth in air conditioning as a standard vehicle feature meant that FPS decided it was time to offer the market a bigger and more price competitive range. So, in July 2012, FPS entered into a new relationship with air con experts Compressortech, owner of the Viper brand. Fast moving parts can be delivered the same day to factors and cover key applications such as VW Golf V petrol and diesel models (2003-2012), Saab 9-3 petrol and diesel (2002-2012) and Audi A4 petrol and diesel (2000-2008).

Retrofit tyre monitoring

Tyre pressure monitoring system
Published:  15 May, 2013

A retrofit Tyre pressure monitoring system is offered by Celsus. The Paser SKT 170 plugs in behind the audio head unit and can be calibrated in minutes from tyre pressures and a road test. It continuously monitors CAN Bus rolling radius data and issues warnings if problems are detected. With no tyre sensors, the unit is said to be more reliable and very competitive on price. Alerts can be activated for tyre wear and even excess speed if desired. Vehicle manufacturer specific harnesses are supplied for a range of popular Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Peugeot, Skoda and VW models.

Gleaming sheen

Wheel washer
Published:  14 May, 2013

This washer accommodates wheels from all types of cars, vans and off road vehicles up to 360mm in width. The unit has an arm which keeps wheels upright and a separate sedimentation tank. There are three washing programmes of 20, 40 and 60 seconds, followed by a drying time of 15 seconds - both hot and cold washes are available. The equipment comes with a starter pack of Wulkan Mix granulate and a supply of washing concentrate. Paul Leather of Ayce Systems, said: "For any workshop or service centre handling or repairing wheels, particularly those specialising in alloy wheel refurbishment, who wants to give their customers that extra add on service, this new washer is a must have piece of kit."

PC scopes

Diagnostic equipment
Published:  13 May, 2013

The latest Hanatech fault-finding products are available from V-Tech, including new Hanascans. The Hanascope features a 4 channel oscilloscope, component auto set, digital multimeter, ignition waveform analyser and more. The Hanascan 70 offers a simple, user-friendly design, compatibility with all Windows OS and memory up to 512GB. The new Hanascan 10 has Windows XP embedded, connects to USBs and is Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled. The PC based scan module features key coding, monitoring and boasts OEM level diagnostic software with all communication protocols.

Use the force to solve wheel issues

Published:  10 May, 2013

The Hunter Road Force Touch balancer measures road force variation and load force, helping you get to the bottom of the most difficult vibration and ride quality problems. The balancer identifies any low spots on the rim, applies a load roller to the wheel and tyre assembly to locate stiff spots in the tyre. The assembly can then be 'force matched' to minimise vibration. Pro-Align says that without this diagnostic tool, there's no way of knowing the best wheel and tyre position combinations. By measuring the lateral force variation of each wheel assembly, the system can also recommend the best position for each wheel to minimise tyre related drift or pull issues.

Low impact gas

Published:  09 May, 2013

Honeywell's new low GWP (Global Warming Potential) refrigerant Solstice yf is available from A-Gas and is said to have a cooling capacity equivalent to HFC-134a and operates in a similar way to R134a, which you will already be familiar with. The gas has low flammability, low toxicity and is non-corrosive. It has a GWP of 4, 99.7% lower than R134a.

Keep it clean

Spray gun cleaners
Published:  08 May, 2013

The latest spray gun cleaners from Unic International feature an 'Easy Locate System', which automatically locks onto the spray gun for the best cleaning position. This system is supplied complete with a high 20 litre per minute fluid delivery and spray gun showerhead for power cleaning. In addition, the system is suitable for use on both solvent and water based products. Furthermore, this product boasts a 5-year pump and 2-year parts warranty.

Specialist ring socket

ABS ring socket
Published:  07 May, 2013

Laser Tools has introduced an ABS ring socket designed for use on Jaguar V8 models. Available from Tool Connection, it allows the user to loosen and tighten the ABS ring and is able to withstand very high torque settings.

Smoking out faults

Smoke Diagnostic Tool
Published:  06 May, 2013

The VS870 Smoke Diagnostic Tool is the latest leak detector to join the Sealey portfolio. This specific model allows the user to pinpoint system leaks including air intake, cooling, evaporation, fuel, exhaust and vacuum systems. The system connects via a standard 12 volt vehicle battery and uses mineral oil and shop air to generate smoke at low pressure.

Complete set-up

Tyre bay equipment
Published:  03 May, 2013

If you're thinking of setting up a tyre bay then Tyre Bay Direct are confident they have everything you need to set up at an affordable price with everything you need to fit and balance wheels including a consumable pack containing valves, weights, repair items, hand tools and fitting accessories. Package 4 contains a Unite 24" fully automatic tyre changer with an assist arm for low profile and run-flat tyres and a Unite U820 balancer with accessories. A selection of garage equipment complements the wheel packages and includes laser or computer wheel aligners, standard and scissor vehicle lifts and Nitrogen inflation systems. The firm has an IMI approved two day high performance tyre fitting course which runs at its training centre in Redditch. It combines theory and practical work and covers TPMS, run flat replacement and repair and tyre marking.

New cable option

Automotive cables
Published:  02 May, 2013

A range of automotive cables are available from FAI, consisting mainly of brake cables with some fast-moving clutch cables too. The 150 part numbers provide over 2,500 applications for cars and LCVs with particularly good coverage of Ford, Nissan, Renault, VAG, PSA and Vauxhall. An online catalogue includes reference drawings for cable types and the location of postioning on the vehicle you are repairing.

Different way of reading a map

LED lamps
Published:  01 May, 2013

Do you need a map reading light in your garage's flatbed? Or perhaps you might like to offer your customers something other than polish and air fresheners? In either case, consider the Osram Onyx Co-Pilot reading lamp. It simply plugs into the cigarette lighter and can be angled any way you chose. Unlike many LED lamps, the Onyx has a soft and diffused glow, meaning it won't distract you as the driver, or strain the eyes of your navigator.

Dual gas aircon unit

Dual gas unit
Published:  30 April, 2013

The Sun KoolKare dual gas unit automatically recovers, recycles and recharges both the old R134a and the new R1234YF refrigerants. This Snap-on Diagnostics machine can handle both gases on two separate lines to ensure no contamination and a colour touchscreen display and simple software guides you through the process. Collapsible, fully sealed oil and dye bottles stop moisture being absorbed into the liquids and you can see at a glance if the levels are getting low. The unit includes two 12Kg refrigerant cylinders.

An all rounder

Clutch tool
Published:  26 April, 2013

The Mityvac 8500 can be used to bleed the clutch and brakes on many vehicles but the all-rounder can also be used to perform a diagnostic vacuum test, usually without disconnecting the equipment. It can help diagnose faults involving burned, leaking, sticking or broken engine valves and springs and identify problems with piston rings, crankcase ventilation valves, thermal vacuum switches and many more. The gauge swivels 360 degrees so you can see the pressure at any angle. It can switch between vacuum pump and pressure pump operation with a turn of the switch - a number of accessories are available for the tool.

Clouds with a silver lining

Business management products for workshops
Published:  25 April, 2013

MAM Software offer business management products for workshops, tyre distributors, warehouses, retailers and CV parts suppliers. The firm has invested heavily in its cloud computing ability over the past year, which offers uses' cost savings by accessing systems within a secure online datacentre, eliminating the need for costly in-house servers.

Helping hand

Bosch booking service
Published:  24 April, 2013

The 500 or so independent centres forming the Bosch Car Service network will benefit from a new booking website which makes it easier for motorists to book their car into their nearest Bosch Car Service garage. The BCS network is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and was created to provide a quality alternative to franchise dealers.

Replacement kits

First Line's fourth edition of the Borg & Beck clutch catalogue
Published:  23 April, 2013

First Line's fourth edition of the Borg & Beck clutch catalogue is out now and has over 530 additions - almost 2,000 part references for new and popular models. It covers hydraulics, concentric slave cylinders, both 2-in-1 and 3-in-1 kits and claims to have the UKs widest range of 3-in-1 CSC and solid dual mass flywheel replacement kits. A new format for the publication includes engine and model code details as well as technical data. Every clutch kit comes with a two-year unlimited mileage warranty from the date of installation and in the event of a claim, there is a web-based claims tool, providing a virtually paper-free procedure.

Focus on electric parts

GKN expanded its range of driveline products
Published:  22 April, 2013

This year, GKN expanded its range of driveline products with a number of replacement driveshafts, steering racks and electric steering columns. The supplier provides sideshafts plus joint and boot kits for all common brands and vehicle types with 3,200 spare parts and kits for at least 12,000 vehicle types. Replacement shafts can be found in the Spidan and Lobro ranges for the majority of common vehicles, including new variants of the BMW 6 and X3 series, Audi A3, VW Caddy, Passat and Eos. The Spidan steering range includes racks, power pumps and EPS parts and newcomers include parts for BMW, Fiat, Hyundai, Mercedes and many more. It is particularly focusing on electric steering columns and electric power pumps as the demand for these will increase over-proportionally in the future. A new product line was also introduced in January - the Spidan range of protection kits which protect shock absorbers and mountings.

Smart bag for tools

Tool storage
Published:  19 April, 2013

If you want to keep your tools in one place but don't want to have a clunky steel or plastic box to shift around the workshop or when on the move then you'll want to take a look at this soft tool bag which is available from Britool Expert. The Softbag measures 500mm x 215mm x 400mm and is made from a tough nylon fabric with a rigid, waterproof base and will hold 10 Kg. It has been designed to be generous in capacity whilst remaining portable. There are five elasticated pockets inside the bag and another five on the front, two deep pockets are placed on each side of the bag too. A soft outer cover clips at the front and dual zips provide easy access to the contents. A sturdy handle provides a comfortable grip and an adjustable shoulder strap provides an alternative way of transporting your gear. Britool Expert's Paul Woolley says: "We hope our latest offering will appeal to customers seeking an alternative to traditional portable, rigid toolboxes which can be cumbersome and less than reliable at keeping tools organised and safe during transportation."

Rubber to metal parts

Steering and suspension
Published:  17 April, 2013

Over 3,500 steering and suspension part numbers are available in TecDoc and MAM from Optimal, with more than 85% of them available from stock. The range includes tie rod assemblies, suspension joints, control arms and stabilisers - every part of the front and rear axle suspension. 1,500 rubber to metal parts are also offered which includes control arm bushes. Optimal plans to have in excess of 4,500 different part numbers.

Faster heat up

Glow plugs
Published:  16 April, 2013

Two Advanced NGK glow plugs have been released which can be used within the service of thousands of current models from Fiat, Volvo, Peugeot and Citroen. Both are the Advanced Quick Glow System type, which have a heater tube with a much smaller diameter, so they can reach 1,000 ºC in less than two seconds. The Y9001AS is used as original equipment in Fiat models using the manufacturer's SDE 1.3 Multijet Euro 5 diesel engine - including the Fiat 500, Grande Punto and Doblo as well as the Alfa Romeo MiTo. It can also be used in the Citroen Nemo 1.3 HDi 75, Ford Ka 1.3 and Peugeot Bipper. The second plug is available for more than 40 models within the Volvo range, suitable for the C30 2.4, C70 2.0, and the 2.4 version of the S60, V70 and XC90 models.

Pump prices fuel

Fuel caps
Published:  15 April, 2013

LPG demand A further 20 fuel cap references join Gates' fuel system accessories, all of which are designed for LPG systems, to reflect the growing trend for the wallet-friendly alternative fuel. The new items include 11 non-locking caps, two locking ones and seven adapters to satisfy cross-border travel regulations. They are available in blister packs and the range also includes AdBlue tank applications, petrol and diesel caps that can be vented or not. The caps can be displayed on an 18-hook merchandiser.

Ibiza upgrade

Pro-Kit springs
Published:  12 April, 2013

Eibach has a vast range of upgrade parts for the Ibiza IV platform to improve the stance and handling across all engine variants. The Pro-Kit springs drop the front by 30mm and the rear by 25mm using progressively wound, pre-stressed springs and these are said to provide excellent ride quality and precise cornering dynamics. A 22mm uprated front anti-roll kit reduces body roll, improves turn-in and reduces understeer. It fits onto the factory brackets and comes with improved polyurethane bushes. A range of wheel spacers widens the Ibiza's track, turn-in and steering response, widths range from 5mm to 30mm. Last but not least are camber shims which add up to +/- 1.5deg camber and toe.

Latest friction additions

Brake pads
Published:  11 April, 2013

A new friction range has been introduced by Apec Braking for motorists with limited budgets. Brakefit comprises 116 part numbers for all mainstream models, with pads matched with a complementary range of discs. A number of features enable the range to be competitive on price without compromising on efficiency. This range offers a one-year guarantee compared to the two-year guarantee on Apec pads and discs, comes in plainer packaging without non-essential accessories and use standard shims unlike the Apec pads which have premium multi-layer shims.

New additions

Clutch sets and flywheels
Published:  10 April, 2013

Over the past year, Schaeffler has added 54 LuK RepSets, 52 RepSet Pros, 13 cylinders and 20 Dual Mass Flywheels, servicing the needs of nearly 6 million vehicles. Recent additions include a RepSet for the likes of the BMW 1 04/2007, one for the Kia Cee'd 1.6 CRDi 90 from 2006 onwards and a RepSet for the Ford Fiesta VI 1.4, 2008 on. RepSet Pros for thousands of vehicles including Ford's Fiesta VI 1.6 TDCi 2008 on and the Land Rover Freelander 2 2.2 TD4 2006 on. A new DMF caters for vehicles including the CVT gearbox-equipped Audi A4 2000-2004. Technical Services Manager, Malcolm Short, said: "These OE parts service the needs of many of the most popular vehicles on the road and are available through the UK independent aftermarket. We will continue to add to our LuK product range throughout 2013 to ensure we have the best range available in the UK and Irish market-places."

The next generation

HD bushing
Published:  09 April, 2013

The third generation of Meyle's HD bushing is designed to absorb the high loads that occur during acceleration and braking in order to stabilise the control arm. The newly developed solid rubber bushing reduces tensile loads to maximise part life and increase road-holding. A new bushing is available for various VAG models including the VW Polo, Skoda Fabia and Roomster, Seat Ibiza and VW Fox. All HD parts come with a four year warranty and a full set of special nuts, bolts and other mounting hardware.


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