TRICO revamps packaging

Published:  23 May, 2018

TRICO has redesigned the packaging of its Force, Flex, Neoform and Ice ranges. Brought about in response to customer feedback. The revamp has resulted in shallower packaging that enables garages, factors or retailers to increase the number of wiper blades that can be hung on a display unit. TRICO has also redesigned the artwork for these ranges which, with their logos and branding now aligned across all packages, gives them a coherent and uniform appearance. The new packaging will be introduced as a running change, with Flex estimated to be during July, Force following in August, along with Neoform and finally, Ice for September.
www.trico.eu.com


WIN with WhoCanFixMyCar.com

Published:  23 May, 2018

Aftermarket readers have the opportunity to win a year’s free membership with WhoCanFixMyCar.com. That’s unlimited quoting on the site for a full 12 months, as well as 30 days free support from a dedicated account manager to help you get the best out of your membership.


Clutch development intensifies at National Auto Parts

Published:  22 May, 2018

National Auto Parts has launched seven new clutch kit references, including two CSC kits, one SMF kit, three clutch kits and one service kit. The CSC kits are for Land Rover Defender 2.2 Td4; the SMF kit for Ford Focus MK3 1.6 TDCi (2010-); the three clutch kits for Fiat Doblo 1.4 16v (2010-), Honda CR-V 2.4 i-VTEC 4WD (2009-) and Nissan 350Z 3.5 280ps (2003-2006), while the service kit is for Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi (2003-2012). The new introductions bring the number of references to well over 1,200 for passenger car and light commercial vehicle applications, with around 98% UK car parc coverage.
www.national-auto.co.uk


Launch UK’s new PRO-Series leak detectors

Published:  18 May, 2018

Launch UK has brought two new automotive diagnostic leak detectors to the UK aftermarket that have been specifically engineered for vehicles sold in the EU. As part of the PRO-Series range, SMOKE1 and SMOKE2 are intended for quickly finding leaks in petrol and diesel turbo systems, operating at higher pressure than EVAP models. Both tools support UV detection for small leaks and offer efficient diagnosis when it is needed most, thanks to instant smoke generation and a smart five-minute smoke cycle.
www.launchtech.co.uk


New high-demand parts from Klarius

Published:  16 May, 2018

Klarius has just released almost 50 emission control parts including all the most in-demand new requests from early 2018. New components in this release include exhausts for the Ford Focus Mk 3 and fifth generation Polo, new catalytic converters (CATs) for Land Rovers and Range Rovers,  diesel particulate filters (DPFs) for the Citroen Relay 3.0 HDI van, exhaust mountings for the Renault Clio 1.2 and new exhausts for the Volvo XC60. The new exhaust, CAT and DPF components are available on the now standard next morning delivery service, backed by a two year warranty and a Fit-First-Time guarantee.
www.klarius.eu


Exol releases synthetic oil

Published:  14 May, 2018

Exol Lubricants has launched dexos2 approved Optima LSGM 5W-30, a new generation fully synthetic multi-grade engine oil, helping to reduce fuel consumption while ensuring maximum engine protection. Covering a wide variety of passenger cars and vans fitted with petrol and diesel engines, Optima LSGM 5W-30 is formulated from hydrocracked synthetic base stocks, the very latest detergent-dispersant additive package and shear stable polymers. Fully approved by General Motors, Optima LSGM 5W-30 is suitable for use with manufacturers including Chrysler, Citroen, Daewoo, Daihatsu, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Saab, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota and Vauxhall.  
www.exol-lubricants.com


Hunter PA200 ACE

Published:  08 May, 2018

The new Hunter PA200 ACE imaging wheel alignment system from Pro-Align opens a range of opportunities for small to medium sized workshops. The PA200 ACE offers Hunter imaging alignment with QuickGrip HQ targets, removing the need for conventional clamps.
    Suited to budget conscious workshops, the mid-level system includes a host of Hunter technical features including the aforementioned‘one-click fit’ QuickGrip HD targets and the HunterNet work management tool. It delivers accurate 14 point live alignment readings in a matter of seconds with results displayed in an easy-to-understand colour coded printout or emailable results.
    The PA200 ACE aligner is also intended to be fully upgradeable, and the device comes with a 24 month upgrade guarantee from Pro-Align to enable businesses to do this.  When a businesses  purchases a PA200 ACE, Pro-Align will help the via  guarantee of a choice of an upgrade option to transform it to a top-of-the-range Hunter Elite TD wheel aligner as the business grows.
www.pro-align.co.uk


Wheel balancing from Bosch

Published:  07 May, 2018

The WBE 4200 and WBE 4400 semi-automatic wheel balancers from Bosch  provide the user with clear digital read-outs for a multitude of vehicles including passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and motorcycles. A new ergonomic design allows better access to the inside of the wheel and an improved working position, creating more comfort for the operator. These semi-automatic wheel balancers allow for a speedy customer turnover thanks to Bosch’s EASYFIX arm with automatic measurement of the diameter and distance of the wheel, allowing for a measuring time of eight seconds. Both machines have a space-saving hood and slim body design so they can be used even in the smallest workshop.
www.bosch.co.uk


Euro Car Parts bolsters braking range

Published:  01 May, 2018

Euro Car Parts has bolstered its range of braking products, adding 87 new references across Eicher, Pagid and Brembo. Among the raft of new product additions are 38 new discs added to the Eicher range, including rear brake discs for the 2015 Ford Transit Connect, front brake discs for the Kia Sportage 2016 and front brake discs for BMW Series 2 vehicles manufactured after 2014. A range of specialist high carbon brake discs has also been launched by Eicher. Products from Pagid include front brake discs for the Nissan Navarra NP300 2015 model, plus new discs from Brembo, for applications including Jaguar XE and XF models from 2015 onwards.
www.eurocarparts.com


New to range Jaguar, Volvo and Jeep Cherokee pads available from Textar

Published:  30 April, 2018

Textar has increased to its aftermarket product range with a number of new additions. The company has issued front brake pads for the Jaguar F-Type X152 17” & 18” system (2013), Jeep Cherokee KL (2014) and Volvo XC60 18” system (2017). The range of premium brakes pads is further complemented by a wide range of brake discs, including high carbon as well as composite discs.
www.tmdfriction.com


WIN with ACtronics!

Published:  26 April, 2018

ACtronics are the leading electronic automotive component remanufacturers based in Colchester, Essex. They are able to remanufacturer units such as ECUs, ABS ECUs, instrument clusters, throttle bodies, displays and TCUs and offer a two-year warranty on all remanufactures.


Schaeffler (UK) and Liqui Moly combine on Chain Protect

Published:  24 April, 2018

Schaeffler (UK) has teamed up with Liqui Moly to offer  Chain Protect, an additive which helps ensure the longevity of the timing chain and its associated components. The crucial element of any timing chain replacement is the ‘breaking-in’ phase, when the new chain beds itself in to the old engine system. Using Chain Protect can help ease wear during this phase by up to 20%. During the installation of an INA timing chain KIT, a technician should apply Chain Protect to the timing chain and associated components. This helps create a robust layer on all point of contact surfaces, resulting in smoother chain function and reduced friction.
www.repxpert.co.uk


Pro-Align and TEXA join forces on ADAS

Published:  20 April, 2018

Pro-Align and TEXA have joined forces to help workshops overcome one of the biggest challenges they currently face, resetting Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Pro-Align has teamed up with TEXA to offer the company’s electronic diagnosis and ADAS calibration service solutions. Additionally, the companies are hosting a series of free technical workshops at Pro-Align’s Northamptonshire headquarters to help technicians better understand the ADAS reset and calibration process. Among the tools that Pro-Align will now be offering are TEXA’s diagnostic and full board option packages.
www.pro-align.co.uk


Launch UK introduces new X431 Euro Tab

Published:  20 April, 2018

Launch UK, has introduced its latest addition to the X-431 range of diagnostic tools, the X-431 Euro Tab. Based on the latest Android technology and Launch vehicle software, the X-431 Euro Tab harnesses Launch’s diagnostic technology, including wide vehicle manufacturer coverage, test functions, dealer level special functions and live data with accurate comparative values. The in-built hi-res camera enables identification of the vehicle model by photographing the licence plate and VIN number, with automatic VIN recognition for most makes and models. It is supplied with a two-year warranty, two-years’ subscription and printer.
www.launchtech.co.uk


New Klarius catalogue offers 10,000+ parts

Published:  18 April, 2018

Klarius has launched a new web-based parts directory. The WebCat 2018 provides complete online access to 10,000+ parts including exhaust components, catalytic converters, DPFs and fitting kits. Each part is not only searchable by the Klarius part number but also by competitor reference and OE reference. Each result displays a technical drawing of the full emission system, with all components and kits clearly labelled for easy identification. New parts data will appear on the WebCat first, before being added to other commercial cataloguing systems such as TecDoc and MAM. With the Klarius R&D department adding new-to-range parts on a daily basis, updates will be frequent.
webcat.klarius.eu/catalogue


BRECK further expands new to range

Published:  15 April, 2018

As part of its continual investment plans, LUMAG has made a further range expansion. This latest extension of the BRECK range covers 20 different applications with just three part numbers. Vehicles covered by the latest expansion include the popular Audi A4 and A5 (15- and 17- registrations respectively); Ford’s C-Max, Grand C-Max, Kuga, and Focus models; Volvo C70, S40, V40 and V50, and finally, the Mazda 6. These latest additions have further expanded LUMAG’s current catalogue, which now includes 445 part references.
www.lumagltd.co.uk


WAI widens merchandise programme

Published:  09 April, 2018

WAIglobal has introduced a new range of branded merchandise. The WAI-branded selection includes a mobile phone power bank, mouse pad, car charger, enamel pin, notebook, drinks tumbler, international socket adapter, USB flash drive, USB power bank, USB phone adapter and charging cable, alternator air freshener, emergency jump starter, drinks coaster and, finally, a non-abrasive microfibre cloth. The new merchandise is intended to enable its parts distributors to share the brand’s message on a wider scale and ultimately drive through sales of WAI’s extensive aftermarket range.
www.waiglobal.com


New Philips workshop lamps

Published:  02 April, 2018

Philips has launched the RCH19 rechargeable slim lamp and RCH21 rechargeable lamp with docking station. The RCH19 provides bright natural light, along with the flexibly of up to seven hours of cordless use. It has been designed with a 180° rotating light, so the technician can fit the lamp into extremely narrow spaces. The RCH21 rechargeable lamp with docking station features a 90° flippable light module, ensuring 360° illumination. It boasts advanced battery technology, which lasts five times longer than traditional rechargeable batteries, offering 1500 charging cycles instead of the standard 300.
www.lumileds.com


WIN with Ivor Searle

Published:  26 March, 2018

Win with Ivor Searle! Win one of these Ivor Searle softshell jackets and you’ll stay comfortable in the workshop this spring thanks to a warm lining and a durable water-repellent outer.  Founded in 1946, Ivor Searle is one of the UK’s leading remanufacturers of automotive products and is pleased to offer three Aftermarket readers the chance to win one of these smart jackets.


Pro-Align and TEXA join forces on ADAS

Published:  26 March, 2018

Pro-Align and TEXA have joined forces to help workshops overcome one of the biggest challenges they currently face, resetting Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Pro-Align has teamed up with TEXA to offer the company’s electronic diagnosis and ADAS calibration service solutions. Additionally, the companies are hosting a series of free technical workshops at Pro-Align’s Northamptonshire headquarters to help technicians better understand the ADAS reset and calibration process. Among the tools that Pro-Align will now be offering are TEXA’s diagnostic and full board option packages.
www.pro-align.co.uk


New Philips workshop lamps

Published:  24 March, 2018

Philips has launched the RCH19 rechargeable slim lamp and RCH21 rechargeable lamp with docking station. The RCH19 provides bright natural light, along with the flexibly of up to seven hours of cordless use. It has been designed with a 180° rotating light, so the technician can fit the lamp into extremely narrow spaces. The RCH21 rechargeable lamp with docking station features a 90° flippable light module, ensuring 360° illumination. It boasts advanced battery technology, which lasts five times longer than traditional rechargeable batteries, offering 1500 charging cycles instead of the standard 300.
www.lumileds.com


Launch UK introduces new X431 Euro Tab

Published:  23 March, 2018

Launch UK, has introduced its latest addition to the X-431 range of diagnostic tools, the X-431 Euro Tab. Based on the latest Android technology and Launch vehicle software, the X-431 Euro Tab harnesses Launch’s diagnostic technology, including wide vehicle manufacturer coverage, test functions, dealer level special functions and live data with accurate comparative values. The in-built hi-res camera enables identification of the vehicle model by photographing the licence plate and VIN number, with automatic VIN recognition for most makes and models. It is supplied with a two-year warranty, two-years’ subscription and printer.
www.launchtech.co.uk


New Klarius catalogue offers 10,000+ parts

Published:  21 March, 2018

Klarius has launched a new web-based parts directory. The WebCat 2018 provides complete online access to 10,000+ parts including exhaust components, catalytic converters, DPFs and fitting kits. Each part is not only searchable by the Klarius part number but also by competitor reference and OE reference. Each result displays a technical drawing of the full emission system, with all components and kits clearly labelled for easy identification. New parts data will appear on the WebCat first, before being added to other commercial cataloguing systems such as TecDoc and MAM. With the Klarius R&D department adding new-to-range parts on a daily basis, updates will be frequent.
webcat.klarius.eu/catalogue


BRECK further expands new to range

Published:  19 March, 2018

As part of its continual investment plans, LUMAG has made a further range expansion. This latest extension of the BRECK range covers 20 different applications with just three part numbers. Vehicles covered by the latest expansion include the popular Audi A4 and A5 (15- and 17- registrations respectively); Ford’s C-Max, Grand C-Max, Kuga, and Focus models; Volvo C70, S40, V40 and V50, and finally, the Mazda 6. These latest additions have further expanded LUMAG’s current catalogue, which now includes 445 part references.
www.lumagltd.co.uk


WAI widens merchandise programme

Published:  11 March, 2018

WAIglobal has introduced a new range of branded merchandise. The WAI-branded selection includes a mobile phone power bank, mouse pad, car charger, enamel pin, notebook, drinks tumbler, international socket adapter, USB flash drive, USB power bank, USB phone adapter and charging cable, alternator air freshener, emergency jump starter, drinks coaster and, finally, a non-abrasive microfibre cloth. The new merchandise is intended to enable its parts distributors to share the brand’s message on a wider scale and ultimately drive through sales of WAI’s extensive aftermarket range.
www.waiglobal.com


ADAS recalibration with Auto Windscreens

Published:  08 March, 2018

Auto Windscreens provides an ADAS recalibration service. This enables garages that do not have the relevant equipment to offer their customers  ADAS recalibration. Auto Windscreens offer a fixed rate for recalibration no matter the vehicle make or model. The technology is always up to date as Auto Windscreens has partnered with over 4,000 manufacturer approved ADAS recalibration centres. Auto Windscreens do all the work. They organise a customer’s recalibration at one of the dealers in its network at the agreed fixed rate. The safety-critical ADAS system is always restored to the manufacturer’s specification.
www.autowindscreens.co.uk


Schaeffler (UK) and Liqui Moly combine on Chain Protect

Published:  06 March, 2018

Schaeffler (UK) has teamed up with Liqui Moly to offer  Chain Protect, an additive which helps ensure the longevity of the timing chain and its associated components. The crucial element of any timing chain replacement is the ‘breaking-in’ phase, when the new chain beds itself in to the old engine system. Using Chain Protect can help ease wear during this phase by up to 20%. During the installation of an INA timing chain KIT, a technician should apply Chain Protect to the timing chain and associated components. This helps create a robust layer on all point of contact surfaces, resulting in smoother chain function and reduced friction.
www.repxpert.co.uk


TOTAL QUARTZ 9000 FUTURE FGC 5W-30

Published:  03 March, 2018

TOTAL QUARTZ 9000 FUTURE FGC 5W-30 is specifically designed for petrol engines using Stop/Start technology, smaller engine sizes, turbocharging and, in some cases, electrification to create a hybrid system. As with the entire TOTAL QUARTZ line-up, 9000 FUTURE uses TOTAL’s Age Resistant Technology (ART). The formula fortifies anti-oxidation properties of the engine oil and therefore offers protection against sludge formation and wear. The 5W-30 oil grade combined with special additives helps to make cold starts easier and the low phosphorus content prevents three-way catalytic converters from damage and reduces NOx, HC emissions and CO2 emissions.
www.lubricants.total.com


DENSO thermal range expands

Published:  28 February, 2018

DENSO has expanded its range of A/C part numbers for workshops. In total 23 new part numbers have been added, consisting of two drier cartridges, three pressure switches and 18 expansion valves. The range expansion covers a variety of applications from major manufacturers such as Audi, Fiat, Ford and Jeep. The new offering extends the range to provide 1,302 additional applications, linked to 36 OE part numbers. It provides independent aftermarket distributors and workshops a comprehensive selection of parts to meet growing demand. The new A/C parts can be found in the DENSO E-catalogue and TecDoc.
www.denso-am.co.uk


WIN with Autoelectro

Published:  23 February, 2018

To thank its customers for their continued support and commitment, Autoelectro, the UK’s largest independent remanufacturer of starter motors and alternators, is delighted to offer an Aftermarket reader and three guests the chance to enjoy a day’s hospitality at the company’s corporate box at Bradford City Football Club.


TRICO Ice wiper blades and ice scraper kits

Published:  19 February, 2018

TRICO Ice wiper blades are available in lengths up to 700mm. They also offer a one-piece flexible design which conforms to most windscreens, as well as a robust heavy-gauge wiper element which resists tearing in sub-zero temperatures. The  universal easy-fit connection system allows for quick installation to all common wiper arm types and a Teflon infused wiper element. TRICO Ice scraper kits are also available. Each ice scraper comes with a serrated edge for ice removal and a rubber edge to clear excess water.


Mintex: New to range MINI, Ford and BMW pads available

Published:  17 February, 2018

Mintex has added a number of new references for Mini, Ford and BMW applications to its aftermarket range. The new additions are front brake pads for the MINI Countryman JCW ALL4 (2017), Ford Kuga (2016) and BMW i8 hybrid (2015).


New packaging and products for Japanparts, Ashika and Japko

Published:  15 February, 2018

New packaging has been launched for the three brands in the Japanparts Group. While maintaining the pre-existing colour schemes for Japanparts,  Ashika and Japko,  the new packaging shows off a new image. On top of the new design, packaging also features an updated layout that is intended to be easier to read. The launch  of the new packaging also coincides with by the introduction of six new product families: Gear selection cables; Clutch control cables; Windshield wiper pumps; ABS sensors; Camshaft sensors; Crankshaft sensors.


Champion launches new braking portfolio

Published:  14 February, 2018

Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Champion  brand has launched a new braking range to complement its existing aftermarket products portfolio. Champion’s braking range includes brake pads, brake discs and brake shoe kits, providing significant coverage of the European car parc. Champion now covers ignition, braking, lighting, filters and wipers. Ignition products include spark plugs, glow plugs, ignition coils, control units and wire sets. The filter range incorporates air, cabin, fuel and oil filters. Lighting consists of xenon, halogen and miniature lights. Wiper products include Aerovantage premium wipers, the Easyvision compact range and the Rainy Day value line.


Schaeffler: Thermal Management Module

Published:  13 February, 2018

The job of a modern water pump is so much more than circulating coolant through the engine cooling system. Advances in technology have led to the water pump having a direct effect on CO2 by controlling coolant flow around the turbo, gearbox and intercooler, as well as the battery pack inside hybrid vehicles.


DENSO updates wiper blades catalogue

Published:  07 February, 2018

DENSO’s latest aftermarket wiper blades catalogue includes a new part number key and updated fitting instructions for all blade types. Additional application tables include new part numbers added to the range consisting of 45 new front flat blade parts, 18 new rear flat blade parts and one new conventional rear blade part.


TITAN Supersyn F Eco-B SAE 5W-20

Published:  05 February, 2018

FUCHS Lubricants’ TITAN Supersyn F Eco-B SAE 5W-20 now meets the ACEA C5 specification, introduced to reflect the worldwide drive to improve fuel economy. TITAN Supersyn F Eco-B SAE 5W-20 has been proved to improve fuel economy by more than 3.5 per cent in M111 FE testing.TITAN Supersyn F Eco-B SAE 5W-20 was originally developed for Ford EcoBoost petrol engines. It is also approved for vehicles requiring the Jaguar Land Rover ST JLR.03.5004 approval. FUCHS recommends the product for cars with Chrysler MS 6395 requirements, as well as Ford WSS-M2C925-A and Ford WSS-M2C925-B.


TOTAL launches trade range under ELF brand

Published:  05 February, 2018

TOTAL has launched a new automotive trade range consisting of six new lubricants under the brand ELF SPORTI.


Borg & Beck filters

Published:  05 February, 2018

Under its Borg & Beck brand, First Line Ltd offers a range of more than 950 oil, air, fuel and cabin filters for automotive and LCV applications, which provide independent workshops with a premium quality solution for the vast majority of popular vehicles.


New app sets standard

Published:  26 January, 2018

 Kilen Springs has launched a new catalogue app that enables users to select the correct spring for any vehicle via part number, vehicle look-up or cross reference data, entering an OE reference to arrive at a Kilen spring.


New to the UK: Bosch BAT 645 and BAT 690 battery chargers

Published:  24 January, 2018

The new BAT 645 and 690 battery chargers from Bosch feature 45 or 90 amperes of continuous current output.  They are suitable for conventional lead-acid and gel batteries, as well as absorbent glass mat (AGM) and enhanced flooded battery (EFB) technologies and lithium-ion LiFEPP04 (LFP) batteries. When the tool identifies an ‘exhausted’ or empty battery, the battery chargers use a specific setting to maximise battery life. Using back-up mode, the devices ensure a stable power supply even when the starter battery has been removed. Meanwhile, buffer mode supports on-board power supply during control unit updates.


DENSO launches new sensors for Toyota and Lexus

Published:  23 January, 2018

DENSO has added 10 camshaft and crankshaft position sensors to its range. The five new crankshaft position sensors have 129 applications across the Toyota and Lexus range incorporating both past and present vehicle models. The eight new camshaft position sensors have 119 applications across the same vehicle pool.


WIN with HELLA-Hengst

Published:  22 January, 2018

HELLA Hengst has recently added antibacterial carbon activated cabin filters to the HELLA-Hengst range of OE quality filters. To celebrate, the company wants to readers of Aftermarket filter out the cold during the winter by giving you the chance to win one of a set of  stylish and comfortable HELLA-Hengst branded beanie hats.


Prestone Rapid De-Icer

Published:  22 January, 2018

 With autumn upon us and winter soon approaching it’s time to prepare for the cold. We’ve all been there, out the door before sunrise, battling with a frozen windscreen. What you need is something quick and reliable.


HELLA Hengst

Published:  19 January, 2018

When it comes to filtration, both independent workshops and motor factors want a product that has a reputation for high quality, but is reasonably priced and with excellent availability. HELLA’s logistical abilities and Hengst’s specialist knowledge and manufacturing expertise mean motor factors and garages benefit from this combination of the best of product and service. With more than 1,600 references for passenger car and light commercial vehicle for air, cabin, fuel and oil that cover more than 90,000 applications and 95% UK car parc coverage, HELLA Hengst provides motor factors and their customers with the answer.
www.hella-hengst.com


Winter essential – TRICO ice scraper kits

Published:  08 January, 2018

TRICO ice scraper kits are now available.Presented in a 24-piece counter display unit, each ice scraper comes with a serrated edge for ice removal and a rubber edge to clear excess water. The eye-catching counter top display is a great promotional tool and perfect for the winter season. The Highway Code clearly states that "windows and windscreens must be kept clean and free of obstructions to vision". During the winter months, this is particularly relevant – ice (or snow) must be cleared from all windows, as well as both the front and rear windscreen, before driving. This also applies to condensation that forms inside the car.
www.trico.eu.com


Lumag’s brake pad range further expanded

Published:  03 January, 2018

Lumag has announced the latest range additions to its brake pads brand BRECK. This latest extension of the BRECK range, including additions for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles, sees the introduction of six new BRECK brake pads for no less than 19 vehicle applications including Mercedes V-Class and Vito W447 models, Mazda 6, Peugeot 4008, Nissan X-Trail and Qashqai, and Toyota Prius Plus, Rav IV (A3 & A4), Mirai and Auris.  These latest additions have helped Lumag’s current catalogue to further expand to include 442 part references.
www.lumagltd.co.uk


Clearly brilliant: Ring Ultravision wiper blade set

Published:  28 December, 2017

Ring Ultravision is a new wiper blade system. The patent pending design has ‘one clip for easy fit,’  which allows workshops and retailers to stock just 16 SKUs to cover 95% of the market. Instead of needing to cross reference car make and model with the correct blade, staff can simply select the correct length and fit. The universal clip comes already attached to the beam blade. Ultravision blades also feature PTFE rubber with silent glide technology, which reduces surface friction, increases abrasion resistance and eliminates stick slip. The blades are quiet and give streak-free, clear glass.
www.ringautomotive.com


Pagid brake discs go beyond ECE R90

Published:  12 December, 2017

Pagid has implemented the ECE R90 standard across its brake discs range for pre-November 2016 passenger car models, going beyond the legal requirements. The R90 international requirement applies to all new brake discs fitted to vehicles manufactured after November 2016. Geometric parameters, chemical composition, design, microstructure, mechanical properties and key dimensions are all tested by an independent body, both in the lab and on the road. This ensures the brake parts match their stringent standards. Pagid is part of TMD Friction, a registered R90 approved licence holder.
pagid.com


NSK planning ProKIT extension

Published:  07 December, 2017

NSK is planning to extend its ProKIT range to increase coverage across the car parc.
ProKIT is a range of bearing products developed specifically for the independent aftermarket. Offered as a single box solution, ProKIT includes only 100% genuine NSK products, such as bearings, seals and nuts, as tested and approved by OE car manufacturers.
The range will be increased to cover a wider range of vehicles over the coming months. In support of the expansion, NSK will also introduce new packaging that is 100% recyclable, carrying a range of useful information in 10 languages.
www.nsk-autoaftermarket.com


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