Keep Flex in stock

Wipers from Trico
Published:  22 December, 2016

Garages can now purchase and stock packs of TRICO Flex wiper blades, as the original equipment manufacturer looks ahead to another busy winter season.

Filter selection

Sogefi filters
Published:  22 December, 2016

Audi and Porsche selected Sogefi to supply oil filter module for their new top of the range V6 - V8 TFSI engine, equipped also in the new Porsche Panamera.

In your clutches

Schaeffler clutches
Published:  20 December, 2016

Schaeffler has introduced 12 new LuK RepSet DMF kits with Dual Mass Flywheels (DMFs) to give a 'one-stop' clutch solution for a potential vehicle parc of more than two million vehicles.

A full system clean

Fuel additives from Forte
Published:  19 December, 2016

Forté Complete Petrol System Clean is a complex blend of specially selected cleaning agents which act together to dissolve contamination deposits that are formed in the fuel systems of petrol engines. These deposits restrict the efficient delivery of fuel to the combustion chambers, resulting in increased fuel consumption, reduced performance and engine efficiency and poor running.

If the shoe fits...

Pagid Brake Shoe Pro Kits
Published:  15 December, 2016

Did you know that Pagid Brake Shoe Pro Kits can save a garage up to 50% fitment time as all of the components are pre-assembled? You'll only need a single part number as everything is in one box. Take it out, fit it straight onto the vehicle. Easy!

Changing gear

Gearboxes from the Gearbox Centre
Published:  13 December, 2016

When a manual transmission wears, it fails to act as it was designed to, causing vehicle problems and costly repairs. The Gearbox Centre aims to provide cost-effective solutions with a high quality finish for its customers.

Solution to trailing hoses

Teseo AP Kit
Published:  08 December, 2016

Teseo AP Kit - industrial quality compressed air pipework - now within reach of every aftermarket business by packaging all the items required to install a small system in a convenient box format. It replaces traditional piping materials with easy and quick to assemble modular aluminium pipework, creating a safer working environment.

Turbo additions

Turbos from BTN
Published:  06 December, 2016

BTN Turbo have added five brand new Mitsubishi turbochargers which cover the BMW M3/M4 3.0LP 425HP (2014 on), Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0LP 175HP (2002-2010), Saab/Vauxhall Various 2.8LP (2009-2014), Porsche Panamera Turbo 970 3.0LP 410HP (2013 on) (left hand and right hand model variants).

Lighting on a budget

Lighting from Bosch
Published:  01 December, 2016

Bosch has launched a new line of bulbs designed for value-oriented customers looking for a reliable product from a name they can trust. The new Bosch ECO range ensures that customers have the option of a Bosch branded product at a lower price point.

Backed with trust

Lifts from Tyre Bay Direct
Published:  30 November, 2016

Tyre Bay Direct are proud to supply high quality, efficient and extremely reliable professional automotive equipment from manufacturer Winntec. Made from the very best materials you get maximum value for your investment and will be backed by outstanding customer service and a three Year "No Nonsense" full manufacturer's warranty.

Keep customers coming back

Garage software from
Published:  29 November, 2016

For a garage, trying to drive repeat business can often be challenging. However, with the software, you can easily schedule text messages to remind past customers that their annual service and MOT is due. You can also provide service reports and confirm that a vehicle is ready without wasting time trying to phone the customer. The software is free and you only pay a few pence for each text message that you send. Garages using this service can expect to receive more repeat bookings and happier, better informed customers.

New extreme filtering

Oil filter modules from Sogefi
Published:  24 November, 2016

Audi and Porsche have selected Sogefi to supply the oil filter module for their new top of the range V6 - V8 TFSI engine. The OEMs joined forces to develop a new bi-turbo direct injection gasoline powertrain family, including V6 2.9l and V8 4.0l, that will make its debut in the brand new Porsche Panamera.

A clean brake

Brake cleaner from Pagid
Published:  22 November, 2016

When it comes to replacing brake parts, having a cleaning solution that you can rely on is essential. Pagid Brake Cleaner is developed alongside the highest quality OE derived brake parts. It is quick to act and able to deal with the toughest stains or deposits.

Reducing the noise

Brakes from TMD Friction
Published:  17 November, 2016

TMD Friction has launched the Mintex FIT Shim, designed and developed for the aftermarket to effectively dampen brake noise.

Keeping it clean

Non-Chlorinated Brake Parts Cleaner from Lucas Oil Products (UK)
Published:  15 November, 2016

A new Non-Chlorinated Brake Parts Cleaner, is now available from Lucas Oil Products (UK).

Socket to them

Tools from Draper
Published:  10 November, 2016

Draper Tools has expanded its range of sockets with several 1/4, 3/8 and ½-inch sockets in both metric and Multi-Drive® introduced to the Draper Expert collection.

Starting to alternate

Rotating electrics from Autoelectro
Published:  08 November, 2016

Autoelectro has revealed its latest new-to-range bulletin, with Porsche, Honda, Hyundai/Kia and Dacia all featuring.

Maintain the DPF

DPF Cleaner from Wynn's
Published:  03 November, 2016

Wynn's have added a new Off Car DPF Cleaner to their range of tank additive DPF Cleaners.

Complete remanufacturing

Remanufactured components from ACtronics
Published:  01 November, 2016

ACtronics remanufactured components will have an equal quality compared to a new one and your margin will be better than with a new part, thanks to our special approach.

Fitting exactly

RICO Exact Fit wiper range
Published:  31 October, 2016

The TRICO Exact Fit range is a direct replacement for original equipment. The range can restore customer confidence thanks to its original factory quality. Made from the finest natural rubber and high-strength steel, TRICO Exact Fit offers long-lasting performance.

Changing tyres

Tyre Bay Direct exclusive special offers
Published:  28 October, 2016

Tyre Bay Direct urges readers of Aftermarket to look out for their up and coming exclusive special offers. The company continues to focus its attention on providing its well known, high quality Unite garage equipment at unbeatable prices. The best-selling models will feature heavily in the newest special edition leaflet with more information available from their knowledgeable sales team or from their website.

Laser precision

TreadReader Hand Held scanner from Sigmavision
Published:  27 October, 2016

The TreadReader Hand Held scanner from Sigmavision is a compact and lightweight device. It is quick and easy to use and eliminates the errors associated with manual depth gauges. The scanner is positioned on one edge of a tyre and operated by sliding it across the tread face.

Entry-level increases profits

Wheel alignment from Pro-align
Published:  25 October, 2016

Garages can benefit from a new economically profitable wheel alignment solution with the entry-level Hunter PA200.

Stop right now

Pagid Electronic Parking Brake Tool
Published:  20 October, 2016

When it comes to replacing brake parts in cars with electronic parking brakes (EPB), the procedure is completely different to cars fitted with a regular handbrake.

The smarter workshop

Integrated workshop system from Dura
Published:  18 October, 2016

As the original innovators of the integrated workshop system, Dura has a proud global reputation for delivering flexible and design-led workshop furniture solutions, tailored to meet the ever-changing needs of the automotive industry.

A nut problem

Automotive tools and accessories from Draper Tools
Published:  13 October, 2016

Draper Tools has added three new Locking Wheel Nut removal sets to its range of automotive tools and accessories.

The right charge

Battery charger and power supply from CTEK
Published:  11 October, 2016

CTEK has launched the PRO60, an innovative, versatile and highly efficient 60A battery charger and power supply, designed around the needs of the modern workshop.

Turbo additions

Turbochargers from BTN Turbo
Published:  06 October, 2016

BTN Turbo have added 5 brand new Mitsubishi turbochargers which cover the BMW M3/M4 3.0LP 425HP (2014 on), Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0LP 175HP (2002-2010), Saab/Vauxhall Various 2.8LP (2009-2014), Porsche Panamera Turbo 970 3.0LP 410HP (2013 on) (left hand and right hand model variants).

Mechanically minded

Bespoke parts from Blue Diamond Technologies
Published:  03 October, 2016

Blue Diamond Technologies, the Hampshire-based engineering firm specialising in the design and manufacture of bespoke mechanical parts for the automotive aftermarket is now widening this service to include custom fasteners with complex or unusual geometries in low batch quantities - typically 500 upwards.

Time to get more air

Filters from K&N Filters
Published:  30 September, 2016

K&N Filters have released a new OE-replacement High-Flow air filter for the latest BMW 3-Series and 4-Series models with a 2.0-litre and 3.0-litre petrol engine.

Feeling the warm glow

Glow plugs from NGK
Published:  29 September, 2016

Ignition specialist NGK has reduced the price of many of its popular part numbers and offering extra points until the end of November for garages purchasing from its range of glow plugs.

Starting the spark

Ignition from Febi
Published:  22 September, 2016

Linked to the car's ECU, the ignition coil controls the sequence and current to the spark plugs, and is vital to the running of your engine.

Check those keys

Diagnostics from The Diagnostic Box
Published:  20 September, 2016

The TDB003 Proximity/Smart Key Systems Tester offers a simple and cost effective way to diagnose and test problems relating to the vehicle immobiliser system, which is made up of a number of components. It enables the transponder key, remote control operation, external vehicle antenna transmitters, internal vehicle antenna transmitters and transponder antenna to be fully tested to ensure that all parts of the system are working.

New technologies in plugs

Champion spark plugs from Federal-Mogul
Published:  15 September, 2016

Federal-Mogul Motorparts has launched its new Champion EON-Titan spark plug range, providing coverage of 90% of the car parc, with only 18 product references.

Additional filters

Filters from Mahle
Published:  13 September, 2016

MAHLE has introduced more light commercial vehicle and heavy duty components into the company's filtration range, including parts for DAF, Euro and Scania applications.

Find the information you need

ECOBAT brand, the successful battery finder website launched by Manbat
Published:  08 September, 2016

With the company establishing itself under the ECOBAT brand, the successful battery finder website launched by Manbat will continue to run, giving technicians additional information they need when selecting the right battery for a vehicle, including fitting instructions and product related data.

New in OE

Filters from Sogefi
Published:  06 September, 2016

Sogefi has been selected by Audi to supply the oil filter for its new 4.0l V8 TDI engine which will power this year's Q7 and future models, such as the Audi A8 and Porsche Panamera.

Health check for batteries

Battery tester from Bosch
Published:  01 September, 2016

The portable battery tester BAT 131 from Bosch is perfectly suitable for testing 6V and 12V starter batteries (lead-acid, gel and AGM batteries). The cold cranking current can be set as required between 100 and 2000A. The load free test procedure provides fast, precise and reliable measurement results. The battery tester has a robust housing specially designed for workshop requirements. The enhanced user interface enables simple and intuitive operation.

Oil and emissions

Lubricants from Liqui Moly
Published:  31 August, 2016

Vehicle emissions are regulated by the Euro standards and the latest Euro 6 is the toughest yet. Not only do manufacturers have to submit to them, but so too do aftermarket suppliers.

Keeping cool

Air conditioning service products from Hella
Published:  29 August, 2016

As summer rolls on, air conditioning systems on many vehicles will inevitably require a recharge. HELLA GUTMANN SOLUTIONS offers its range of 'Husky' mobile AC service stations for both R134a and R1234yf refrigerants providing a solution for all conventional, hybrid and electric vehicles.

Balance and replace

Tyre changer from Draper Tools
Published:  25 August, 2016

Tyres can offer a garage a quick profit as long as you have the right equipment available and therefore have no need to outsource.

Get your coat on

Braking products from Firstline
Published:  23 August, 2016

Disc coating allows for improved performance and increased protection from the elements. Borg & Beck has added other features to its specialist BECKTEC coating as standard, a move it sees as a benefit to technicians.

Validate critical

Battery products from Manbat
Published:  18 August, 2016

The ability to make profit does not just rest with the larger work, sometimes a garage needs to invest in other areas of tooling to ensure that smaller jobs charged by the hour are coming in through the doors.

Keeping track of calibrations

Garage equipment from Boston
Published:  16 August, 2016

Garage equipment needs to be kept in peak condition to ensure you give customers the best service, and that it gives you the best service. This is where the new calibration and service reminder software from Boston comes in.

Correct installation

Brembo braking products from Euro Car Parts
Published:  11 August, 2016

Brembo has highlighted the areas technicians need to look out for to avoid making mistakes when fitting pads and discs.

Definition of straight

Wheel alignment from Snap-on
Published:  09 August, 2016

Keeping wheels straight seems a very tough thing for today's drivers to do. The number of obsticles and challenges the suspension set-up faces on the road on a day-to-day basis means more garages are considering wheel alignment as a profit-generating option.

Shaking off dependency

Latest products from Morris Lubricants
Published:  04 August, 2016

Low viscosity oils are in demand and Morris Lubricants is answering the call with two new blends to meet the demands of hi-tech engines launched by Ford and Volvo.

No sign of slowing down

Braking products from Brake Engineering
Published:  02 August, 2016

As the Brake Engineering brand continues to re-establish itself thanks to a period of focus (see page 41), the company continues to add to its already sizeable range, with four new brake calipers and four additional brake discs, reflecting its commitment to constantly develop its offering in order to provide a full-line braking solution.

On the tools

Latest products from Teng Tools
Published:  31 July, 2016

To do a good job, a technician needs a good range of tools - not just diagnostic and electronic but manual as well. Teng Tools is therefore expanding its range of automotive tools within its new 2016 catalogue. With ranges that cover engine servicing, brakes, suspension, bodywork and such like all the most popular items are already included. Add to that an extensive range of pullers, riveting tools and general service tools and the range has become pretty complete for most day-to-day needs. In the coming months, the company plans to add even more to its line-up, with the aim of making the Teng Tools range the most complete to offer to garages in the UK. The catalogue is offered by IQ Supplies, the UK and Ireland distributor of Teng Tools, as well as Metalworks garage and workshop equipment and Luna air tools.

Add some heat

Induction heater from Pro-Align
Published:  28 July, 2016

Stubborn components that are difficult to remove due to seized parts can add labour time to a garage's workload. Induction heaters help by loosening the affected nuts, bots or connecting pieces. Pro Align has launched the easi iHeat heavy-duty induction heater, which takes seconds to heat ferrous-based metals of depths up to 6mm, to temperatures of between 400 to 600 degrees Celsius. The flameless solution and finger point accuracy means heat can be highly targeted and can be used in close proximity to cables, pipes and other heat sensitive parts, allowing it to be used with a wide range of workshop applications such as removal or straightening of components or freeing off items. The product is available in five different models allowing workshops to select the most appropriate tool for their needs. For example, the range-topping easi iHeat 15 brings an area of 40 x 40 x 16 mm to a red-hot temperature of around 1,000 degrees, in just three seconds.

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