Klarius – New exhausts added

Published:  13 June, 2019

Klarius Product's latest new-to-range additions include items for popular hatchbacks, crossovers, MPVs and light commercial vans, including the Nissan Note 1.5 (2013-). New emission control parts include an exhaust system for the Vauxhall Zafira 2.0. Meanwhile, the Nissan Qashqai 1.5, the Renault Kadjar and the Ford Kuga 2.0 all gain replacement exhausts for the latest models. The Ford Focus 1.5 and the Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (2008-2013) are also covered, with the Ford Transit Connect 1.5 and 1.6 rounding off the new exhaust selection.
www.klarius.eu


Absolute Alignment – CV wheel aligner

Published:  10 June, 2019

Absolute Alignment has an all-new manufacturer approved Bluetooth commercial vehicle wheel aligner, for use on most vehicles, available now. This is the only Bluetooth wheel alignment equipment currently available, in this country, that can perform four wheel alignment on every car and truck that may enter a workshop. The direct contact charging and calibration system allows the whole alignment package to be cable free to help maintain a safe workshop environment. Extra-long front alignment heads enable its use on both commercial vehicles and passenger cars, with the software allowing for unlimited axles. The unit comes also with the latest graphics programme and lightweight long-life measuring heads with a metal chassis to ensure durability. Fast fitting, easily removable clamps attach the heads securely to each wheel without damaging either the rim or the tyre.
www.absolutealignment.co.uk


Snap-on diagnostic software upgrade

Published:  04 June, 2019

Snap-on has released a new diagnostic software upgrade. Much of the new coverage relates to ADAS systems. Examples of the additions include adaptive cruise control modules on several Alfa Romeo and Fiat models, blind spot monitoring for Hyundai, Land Rover and Mazda variants, Vauxhall Mokka parking assistance and lane keep assist on several Renault and Lexus vehicles. The new ADAS coverage is on top of the wide range of new vehicles and systems added in the latest upgrade. Purchasing the update also back-fills technicians’ tools with all of the information from each previous Snap-on release, bringing the capability to deal with late-model and older vehicles alongside support for facing the new challenges coming into the workshop each day. ZEUS and VERUS Edge users will also benefit from improved management and storage of vehicle photos and diagnostic screenshots, along with faster access on their units to recently-scanned vehicles. Users of the Snap-on ZEUS, SOLUS Edge, MODIS Edge and Ultra platforms, and the VERUS and VERDICT family of products, also get exclusive access to SureTrack with the upgrade.
diagnostics.snapon.co.uk/software


Comline brake pads for Insignia

Published:  31 May, 2019

Comline‘s references CBP32371 and CBP32384 are front and rear brake pads servicing the Vauxhall Insignia (2017 -). Developed using Comline’s bespoke NAM112A friction compound and featuring the brand’s rubber-metal-rubber (RMR) multi-layer composite shim, these are offered as part of the brand's comprehensive range of R90 approved friction products, which caters for over 95% of the European, Japanese and Korean vehicle parc. CBP32371 and CBP32384 are in stock and available for immediate delivery.
www.comline.uk.com


WIN with DAYCO

Published:  28 May, 2019

Dayco has some fantastic beanie hats and work gloves available for five lucky readers of Aftermarket, but they want to make sure the recipients are checking the condition of the auxiliary belt every time a vehicle enters the premises.


MEYLE-PD brake pads

Published:  28 May, 2019

With its new MEYLE-PD brake pads, MEYLE is aiming to reduce the noise emission of its performance-oriented brake pads to a minimum. In total, 350 MEYLE-PD brake pads for passenger cars have been technically enhanced. In addition to the friction material, the design of the brake pad surface has also been adapted. The chamfers and slots of the friction pad have been aligned to the different vehicles. In addition, the new MEYLE PD brake pads come with individual shims, providing greater vibration isolation and thus further minimise noise generation.
www.meyle.com


New starter in AS-PL offer

Published:  22 May, 2019

Another new product has enlarged the AS-PL offer; a starter designed for Hyundai and Kia applications. The starter, with the index number S9324S, is under the AS brand and belongs to the Standard line. The product can be used in Hyundai i30, Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Tucson, Hyundai Veloster, Kia Pro Cee’d, Kia Sportage. 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 is divided into three product lines: Economy, Standard and Premium.
www.as-pl.com


Camshaft and crankshaft sensors

Published:  17 May, 2019

Walker Products has launched an expanded Camshaft Position and Crankshaft Pulse sensor program to their UK and European range. Finalised at the end of last year, Walker has increased the program’s SKU count by nearly 300, a substantial, triple digit percentage increase from 2018. This allows distributors and technicians to service 240% more applications on the road today. Walker ensures OE fit, form, and function through rigorous R&D testing procedures. This expansion is already in TecDoc through the most recent update.
www.walkerproducts.com


Diagnostic Thermal Imager Elite From Snap-on

Published:  15 May, 2019

The new Diagnostic Thermal Imager Elite from Snap-on uses infrared technology to reveal heat caused by friction, electrical resistance, pressure changes and more. It delivers detailed images composed of 4,800 distinct temperature zones, making extreme temperatures up to 448ºC visible anywhere under the bonnet or around the car. It also comes with a database of automotive applications, guided tests and reference images to help technicians interpret results, putting a more accurate diagnosis and productivity in clear view, on every job. When connected to Wi-Fi, every image captured with the Diagnostic Thermal Imager Elite is automatically uploaded to the new Snap-on Cloud service. Technicians can then access the images from their phone or computer whenever they need them, helping to make the next diagnosis and repair faster and more accurate.
diagnostics.snapon.co.uk/DTI-Elite


Pro-Align launches new Essentials Range of tyre changers

Published:  14 May, 2019

Workshops can now take advantage of the new Essentials Range of Hunter tyre changers from Pro-Align, with two products in the range. The first product in the Essentials Range, the Hunter TCX45, is a traditional swing arm column tyre changer. It features a manual position swing arm column, bi-directional turntable, side shovel and bead press system which are all operated via foot pedals. Meanwhile for those workshops looking for a traditional tilt column tyre changer, the Hunter TCX52 features an air powered tilt column, bi-directional turntable, side shovel and bead press system. The TCX52 is also operated via a foot-pedal system.
www.pro-align.co.uk


OSRAM: New range of LED working and driving lights

Published:  10 May, 2019

OSRAM’s new range of LED working and driving lights are available in three categories; functional, multifunctional and slim, all of which offer a variety of performances, shapes and beam patterns with various illumination profiles including spot, wide and combo. All of the products in the range provide a cool white intense LED light of up to 6,000 Kelvin. The products are designed in a robust and compact design with a long lifetime of up to 5,000 hours. They are equipped with extremely robust polycarbonate lenses to endure heavy-duty applications and some also include multiple voltage protection. These LED lights are characterised by an extremely high optic efficiency, homogeneous light distribution and reduced glare and all come with a five year OSRAM guarantee.
www.osram.co.uk/am


LIQUI MOLY additives: New pourers

Published:  08 May, 2019

The new pourers for fuel additives prevent petrol additives from going into diesel tanks and diesel additives from going into petrol tanks. For its new pourers, LIQUI MOLY uses a protective mechanism that many car manufacturers now install in their vehicles: a flap on the fuel tank opening that does not open until a pipe of the correct size is inserted. For this reason, the pourers for LIQUI MOLY additives now have different diameters. As before, LIQUI MOLY additives also have a color code to help tell them apart: Diesel additives have a red lid, petrol additives have a blue lid, oil additives have a black lid and radiator additives have a white lid.
www.liqui-moly.com


VXPRO ignition coills

Published:  03 May, 2019

With more than 300 part numbers, the VXPRO ignition coil range includes many items that workshops will need when working on ignition systems. An ignition coil is wire wrapped around a core to make a transformer, which converts the low voltage from the vehicle’s battery, to the thousands of volts needed to create an electric spark in the spark plugs. They are of various types including older style oil filled wet, as well as newer, distributor, block, pencil and rail coils. ELTA provides a range of options through the VXPRO range.  
www.elta.co.uk


Comline: New braking references

Published:  30 April, 2019

Comline has strengthened its portfolio by adding a number of new references to its braking line-up.  The latest list of newcomers includes twenty-four brake pad references. Catering for a variety of makes and models, the list includes notable introductions serving some of the aftermarket’s most popular vehicles. CBP02361 is a set of front brake pads servicing the Ford KA (2016 onwards), while CBP02368 are front and CBP02369 rear brake pads for the Ford Fiesta (2017 onwards). Meanwhile, CBP02367 front and CPB02380 brake pads cater for the Vauxhall Crossland (2017-onwards).
www.comline.uk.com


WIN with Comline

Published:  30 April, 2019

Comline wants to take the chill out of the fresh spring mornings by offering five bodywarmers as prize giveaways.  Lightweight and water repellent in design, with plenty of useful pockets, these quality bodywarmers are the perfect choice come rain or shine.  Comline, a brand which has been hailed as one of the fastest growing automotive companies in Europe, offers a full range of aftermarket parts servicing 95% of European, Japanese and Korean vehicles.  Currently trading in over 45 countries worldwide, the brand prides itself on delivering absolute quality, genuine value for money, and guaranteed performance.


Apec Braking adds Magnetic ABS Rings to range

Published:  17 April, 2019

Apec Braking’s range of over 6,000 braking products has grown with the launch of its new Magnetic ABS Rings. The first Apec part numbers introduced already cover numerous applications, including Citroen C3 and C4, Peugeot 207 and 307, Opel/Vauxhall Crossland X, Renault Clio, Espace, Kangoo, Megane and Laguna, and the Mercedes-Benz Citan. Apec will continue to regularly add new part numbers. These latest items join Apec’s existing range of Teeth and Window-type ABS rings. All versions have anti-corrosion coating to protect against extreme environments.
www.apecbraking.co.uk


Turbo hoses

Published:  11 April, 2019

Although still sometimes thought of as a dealer-only product, First Line’s range of turbo hoses now encompasses more than 700-part numbers, to provide the aftermarket an extensive coverage of the UK car parc. Popular applications include Ford Focus/C-Max 1.8 TDCi (First Line part number FTH1564), Ford Transit Connect 1.8 02> (FTH1291), Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCi 00-07 (FTH1292), GM Insignia 2.0D (FTH1394), Nissan Qashqai 1.5 DCi (FTH1709) and VAG A3, Leon, Golf V 1.9 TDI (FTH1078). First Line also offers slower-moving examples such as BMW E90/E90N/E91/E91N/E92/E92N (FTH1623), Ford Focus 2.5T 08-11 (FTH1592), Mercedes Sprinter 06> (FTH1363) an VAG A4/A6/Passat 1.9TDI 98-05 (FTH1097).
www.firstlineltd.com


BorgWarner’s REMAN turbocharger

Published:  09 April, 2019

Remanufactured turbochargers play a key role in BorgWarner’s aftermarket portfolio. Remanufactured during a complex process, they are a low-cost, environmentally friendly and high-quality repair alternative. With these turbochargers, BorgWarner offers its customers a fair value solution for vehicles at a later stage of life. The company currently offers approximately 800 different remanufactured turbochargers for more than 5,000 different applications worldwide. During remanufacturing, each product is analyzed, dismantled and cleaned to restore the parts to their original state of cleanliness. Reusable components are identified and all wearing parts are replaced. The entire manufacturing process is monitored to achieve maximum durability and quality.
www.borgwarner.com


Remanufactured turbos from Ivor Searle

Published:  04 April, 2019

Ivor Searle’s all makes turbocharger programme covers diesel and petrol cars and LCVs with new applications constantly being added.  The company provides free next day UK mainland delivery on stock items ordered before 3.30pm as well as a two-year unlimited mileage parts and labour warranty on all our turbochargers. Internal components are renewed as a matter of procedure and each turbo‘s rotating assembly is balanced on a computerised VSR machine to recalibrate the unit to OE specification before undergoing final quality inspection.
www.ivorsearle.co.uk


Pineapple Curtains

Published:  01 April, 2019

Pineapple Curtains are British manufacturers and suppliers of made to measure industrial workshop curtains. The company makes workshop door curtains, workshop divider curtains, MOT bay curtains, service bay curtains, bodyshop door curtains, curtains for spray booths, auto body repair curtains, smart repair booths and much more.  They use clear and coloured fire retardant PVC to match any corporate style or branding.  Sewing is double stitched with rot proof thread for strength.  Pineapple Curtains also offer a full colour digital print service for customised curtains.
www.pineapplecurtains.co.uk


FORTIS tyre equipment from Tyre Stuff

Published:  28 February, 2019

FORTIS brand of Tyre Machinery is now available UK wide, exclusively from Tyre Stuff. Built to Italian design specifications, all models demonstrate considerable build quality throughout with ergonomic placement of pedals, assist arms controls and bead breaker. Another feature across the range of Automatic tyre changers is the mount arm assist roller (MAAR). This small bearing roller sits on the main vertical column and supports the horizontal mounting arm. This provides a smooth easy movement of the horizontal mounting arm when positioning the mounting head. The 24” and 26” Fully automatic tyre changers also come with fast inflation as standard. All tyre machines also come with clamping jaw covers, bead breaker cover, tyre lever and mounting head inserts as standard. All wheel balancers in the range include a set of four cones, and the proprietary software in the machines keeps the balancing simple with STA/DYN modes, several ALU functions as well as motorcycle, split weight and self-calibration. Offering various options of data input from manual to automatic as well as hand spin to motorised, the focus is on ease of use and solid build for these machines.
www.tyrestuff.co.uk


WIN with Absolute Alignment

Published:  26 March, 2019

Absolute Alignment, the UK  provider of wheel alignment equipment and Official Technical Partner to Power Maxed Racing in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), has a pair of tickets to give away to the round of your choice this season!


New solenoid range additions from SMPE

Published:  22 March, 2019

SMPE has added five new VVT oil control solenoid part numbers to its range. The latest additions are available across the company’s house brands including Intermotor, Fuel Parts and Lemark, as well as the Lucas brand for European customers, which from 1 May will be available to the UK aftermarket. SMPE’s range of VVT Oil Control Solenoids have an overall UK car parc coverage of around 3.5 million vehicles, with the new additions covering 947,522 vehicles.The newly extended range will be available in TecDoc with the next update.
www.smpeurope.com 


LIQUI MOLY Gear Oil Additive

Published:  18 March, 2019

It is a common problem, especially with older cars: The gearbox is notchy and changing gears becomes more difficult. Often the reason for this is wear. LIQUI MOLY Gear Oil Additive reduces friction and wear and facilitates changing gears. The active principle is its solid lubricant and it does not contain any chemical agents. This makes Gear Oil Additive a good choice also for very old cars, because there are no chemicals which may harm their sealing or other parts of the gearbox.
www.liqui-moly.com


PRO.TECT

Published:  13 March, 2019

Unigloves has launched an enhanced range of disposable nitrile and latex gloves that have been manufactured for automotive use. These are specifically designed to protect automotive workers against common hand hazards. These include chemicals, oils and grease. The new PRO.TECT range of gloves combine multiple benefits and offers greater durability and lifespan. Among the benefits are chemical resistance – especially against oils, greases and thinners. The gloves provide enhanced grip, incorporating textured service. PRO.TECT Orange HD also features DiamondGrip Technology. The gloves also offer extra durability, making them snag and scuff resistant. The new range is silicone free, making them suited to painting or bonding applications as well. Professionals can find out for themselves, as they have the opportunity to  trial the gloves for free by using Unigloves’ free sampling service. This is available via http://bit.ly/2SVZenZ


New TPMS kit

Published:  08 March, 2019

Fit2Go TPMS, a global licensee for Michelin, has launched  two new  tyre pressure products. Michelin TPMS and Michelin Tyre Pressure Checker are both designed to protect  against poor tyre maintenance. Michelin TPMS is a next generation retrofit solution for consumer motorists and comes as standard with four TPMS sensors, with four additional sensors available to enable drivers to monitor up to eight tyres on a single journey – making it ideal for towing. At the same time the firm is launching Michelin Tyre Pressure Checker – a new and affordable option for motorists who may already have TPMS as OE. The system works by fitting an NFC-enabled pressure sensor to replace the current  valve caps on each tyre. To get a pressure reading, the driver simply holds a  pressure checker against the sensor to determine the  precise pressure, accurate to within 1.5 psi. There are no batteries in the sensors,  and the pressure checker device can be recharged via the supplied USB cable. The new systems are suitable for use on tyres with pressures up to 86 psi and come with a 12-month warranty.
www.fit2gotpms.com


Comline expands filtration line-up

Published:  04 March, 2019

Comline has expands its 1800-strong filtration line-up with a group of new references. The latest raft of filters, which spans the European and Asian vehicle parc, includes applications servicing both mainstream and high-end premium vehicles. The list of newcomers includes notable references such as EAF1000 for the Opel/Vauxhall Astra (2015 -), EAF996 catering for the Toyota Land Cruiser (2015 onwards), EAF999 for the Porsche Boxster (1996-2004) and, EAF993 serving the BMW1 Series (2015 -), 2 Series (2015 -), 3 Series (2014 -), 4 Series (2016 -) and, 5 Series (2000-2003).
www.comline.uk.com


John Bean V1200 Elite Wheel Aligner

Published:  27 February, 2019

The new John Bean V1200 Elite wheel aligner from Snap-on offers advanced yet user-friendly software and a unique space-saving design to workshops. With no moving parts and  a robust but compact design,  the V1200 Elite takes up minimal room in the workshop, and requires no space at all in front of a lift. It is built to work flexibly with any alignment lift style and enhance performance in any layout. All communication happens wirelessly with no beams or cables taking up valuable space in a working area, while 3D vehicle measurement provides accurate and live adjustment along with full vehicle dimensions. It is cordless, with Wi-Fi both for alignment components and for connection to the internet, and has a mobile control terminal with 22-inch monitor, printer and battery chargers for pod batteries. The new information preview provides critical data before work begins, while the  live alignment error checking system notifies the user of errors as they happen without slowing the process. Visual indicators on the pods also guide the technician through the measuring process.  
www.johnbean.com/en-gb/v1200-elite


WIN with Behr Hella Service

Published:  26 February, 2019

Behr Hella Service has five sets of mugs and polo shirts for the lucky readers of Aftermarket.  The company also wants to encourage technicians to follow best practice and top-up the oil within the air-conditioning system during vehicle service or replace it if the compressor is changed.


NGK-NTK 5-wire sensors

Published:  19 February, 2019

NGK continues to enhance its NTK sensors offering with the launch of 20 new wide band Lambda sensors. The new wide band sensors – commonly referred to as ‘5-wire’ Lambda sensors – will supplement the company’s existing range of 64 NTK OE 5-wire sensors.The launch significantly increases its UK range coverage – particularly for VAG models – and means that NGK now has 5-wire sensors available for almost every vehicle manufacturer who utilises this technology.  The products are now visible on MAM Software and are supported by full OE and competitor cross-references NGK also recently announced that it is to introduce a range of new premium NTK camshaft and crankshaft sensors in the UK in 2019. A new European programme, comprising 567-part numbers covering 88% of the car parc, equivalent to 270 million cars, was announced recently at the Automechanika Frankfurt show and UK-specific part numbers and vehicle parc coverage will be confirmed over the coming months.
www.ngkntk.com


New MEYLE-ORIGINAL wheel bearing repair kit

Published:  11 February, 2019

The new pre-assembled MEYLE-ORIGINAL wheel bearing repair kit provides technicians with all the necessary parts as a complete set, and is designed to save time for workshops. The wheel bearing and wheel hub are pre-assembled, thus eliminating the need to remove and insert the wheel hub before installation. This solution covers more than three million vehicles, including Audi, Ford, Mercedes-Benz and VW models. The wheel bearing repair kit was presented at Automechanika Frankfurt 2018 and is now available under the MEYLE parts numbers 014 753 0003, 100 653 0033, 100 653 0034 and 100 653 003.
www.meyle.com


New Klarius exhausts

Published:  04 February, 2019

Klarius Products has released 29 new emission control components into its range. The Ford C-Max MPV is the recipient of a new exhaust system, along with the Kuga 2.0. PSA Group applications have received attention too, with new exhausts available for the Peugeot 308, 3008 and the Citroen C4 1.6. There is also a new exhaust system for the 2013 Audi A3 1.4.The Klarius range includes more than 10,000 parts and covers the vast majority of vehicles on European roads, including hatchbacks, saloons, superminis, MPVs, crossovers, hybrids, SUVs, luxury cars and sports cars.
www.klarius.eu


Eurorepar range

Published:  30 January, 2019

Eurorepar offers an extensive, value range of all-makes parts. Used internationally by Euro Repar Car Service centres, the range is aimed at out-of-warranty vehicles as alternatives to genuine replacement parts. Benefits of using Eurorepar products include competitive pricing, delivery on demand through Trade Team, up  to two years parts warranty, a huge range of stock, and access via a priority order hotline.
www.tradeteam.co.uk


ELTA heater/resistor programme

Published:  23 January, 2019

ELTA has introduced a  heater resistor/controller programme that dovetails into the VXPRO vehicle sensor and control range. Consisting of heater blower motor resistors, motor speed controllers and radiator cooling fan pre-resistors, these new additions include 138 part numbers, covering no fewer than 170,000 applications for more than 4.6 million vehicles. Alongside individual components, the range features resistor repair kits, which are available for instances where the wiring loom/connector is damaged, by overheating for example.
www.elta.co.uk


WIN with TRICO

Published:  23 January, 2019

It will be “cheers” to TRICO from five lucky Aftermarket readers this month.


PRO.TECT – All-new single use hand protection

Published:  19 January, 2019

Unigloves has launched the new PRO.TECT Range, an enhanced collection of single use gloves dedicated to the automotive sector. The range features one latex and three silicone free, nitrile gloves to meet increasing demand for silicone free manufacturing environments, making them ideal for painting or bonding applications, removing the threat of finger marks and glove-borne paint contamination which could result in expensive re-working. The range combines multiple features including chemical resistance and DiamondGrip Technology. Their durable nitrile construction provides improved resistance to snagging and scuffs while offering high-level dexterity and comfort.  
info.unigloves.co.uk/request-a-sample


TRICO Exact Fit

Published:  14 January, 2019

TRICO Exact Fit replacement blades make it easy to restore the vehicle to original factory quality. Made from natural rubber and high-strength steel, they offer long-lasting performance. Containing beam, hybrid, conventional and rear blades, the range offers a like-for-like  blade replacement, no matter what the vehicle.  The blades are easy to install, with a pre-assembled connector for quick wiper replacement every time.
www.trico.eu.com


NGK - New MAF and MAP sensors catalogue

Published:  01 October, 2018

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has released a new catalogue detailing its range of NTK Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensors and Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensors. Full details of the range and applications of 87 MAF sensors and 69 MAP sensors – which were launched last September – are featured in the 2018/2019 publication. For maximum efficiency in engine operation and to ensure effective exhaust gas treatment, the engine control unit (ECU) needs to precisely regulate the air-fuel ratio. MAF and MAP sensors are essential elements in this process. Both provide the ECU with a signal needed to calculate the amount of air aspirated by the engine.


LIQUI MOLY: Diesel Purge

Published:  07 January, 2019

LIQUI MOLY’s Diesel Purge was developed to dissolve deposits and improve engine characteristics. It is effective against deposits in the injectors and in the fuel system. Application is easy: Just pour the can into the tank. It can also be applied in a preventative manner too. Also, when a car comes in for regular inspection and the diesel filter has to be changed, you can simply fill up the new filter with Diesel Purge. Then let the engine runs on pure additive for the first few minutes.


Enhanced website and web app

Published:  04 January, 2019

UFI Filters’ partners can now benefit from a completely revamped website and aftermarket catalogue. The site features a unique interactive web app, eye-catching  graphics, and is easy to use from any device. The new online presence  offers comprehensive and direct access to the complete product range containing more than 2,800 references, with more than 150 new parts listed each year. It allows searching for applications as well as product codes and contains a latest products section which is continually being updated. The four catalogues can be accessed from the site and allow for even more refined search by competitor code, filter size, new products and individual replacement part details.
www.ufi-aftermarket.com


UFI presents enhanced website and web app

Published:  31 December, 2018

UFI Filters’ partners can now benefit from a completely revamped website and aftermarket catalogue. The site features a unique interactive web app, eye-catching  graphics, and is easy to use from any device. The new online presence  offers comprehensive and direct access to the complete product range containing more than 2,800 references, with more than 150 new parts listed each year. It allows searching for applications as well as product codes and contains a latest products section which is continually being updated. The four catalogues can be accessed from the site and allow for even more refined search by competitor code, filter size, new products and individual replacement part details.
www.ufi-aftermarket.com


New ‘A’ Class exhausts added to Klarius range

Published:  28 December, 2018

15 new exhausts have just been added to the existing Klarius range. Popular European hatchback models feature strongly in this new-to-range release. Those looking to source OEM equivalent replacement exhaust for the Mercedes A Class will find new additions for the A160 and A180 (2012 -) in the list. Fiat’s popular 500 1.2 also receives additional exhaust support, ensuring the retro design is coupled with modern emissions standards. For those who prefer a JDM feel to their morning commute, Mazda 2 owners can also be catered for with a complete exhaust system for the 1.5 litre version.
www.klarius.eu


Johnson Controls EFB range

Published:  24 December, 2018

90% of all newly produced vehicles have a Stop/Start system, which requires a more comprehensive energy supply than conventional cars with few electrical functions. Stop/Start technology is also used in small and medium-sized passenger cars. You can find the right battery in the new and extended EFB product range for almost all entry level Stop/Start vehicles. The range extension includes three new JIS types for market coverage of vehicles of Asian car manufacturers, one new EN type (H8) for higher coverage of Italian car manufacturers, and 3 upgrades to current EN types (H5, H6 and H7) to optimise cold-cranking performance values.


Lighting the way

Published:  19 December, 2018

The introduction of Xenon HID bulbs has been one of the biggest vehicle lighting developments of the last 20 years. As they become more common and are no longer restricted to just premium or luxury cars, many more motorists are now benefiting from the crisper, whiter colour temperatures, helping them see road signs and obstacles more clearly. In addition, legislation was introduced in 2012 so new vehicles produced after then would use D3 and D4 references, which do not contain mercury. Ring stocks a comprehensive range of Xenon HIDs, including the new D5 reference.


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


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.


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