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Valeo and Dana to bring end-to-end 48V systems to hybrid and electric vehicles

Systems to provide components required to electrify light urban vehicles and hybridize vehicles weighing up to 2.5 tons.

Volkswagen Caddy 1.6 TDI clutch replacement guide

Schaeffler REPXPERTS share step-by-step guide for technicians. Schaeffler is this week explaining the clutch replacement process on a...

BMW timing chain woes continue, BG Automotive reports

BMW 1, 3, 5 Series timing chain rattle between 40,000 and 70,000 miles indicates imminent failure. BG Automotive...

Complexity of clutch assembly is often underestimated, warns ZF

Avoid unnecessary and costly replacement with expert advice Clutch assembly is demanding and time-consuming as it requires the...

GS Yuasa named Boeing Supplier of the Year for innovation

Battery manufacturer commended for high-performance lithium-ion cells for space. The manufacturer was also recognised for its outstanding technical...

Schaeffler unveils REPXPERT app

Schaeffler says that the app will transform the way technicians utilise its online portal, with REPXPERTs now able to source product...

UK electric cars will need twice the world’s supply of cobalt

Scientists warn of “huge implications" as government continues electric car push A team of scientists has written to...

Valeo urges garages to discover the benefits of Tech Assist

Services available include training, technical data and support hotline to help garages access training on demand Valeo says...

Delphi Technologies’ brake pads excel in high-performance vehicle testing

Pads reported to deliver exceptional stopping power, control and brake fade stability Delphi Technologies recently put its brake...

Dispelling the Myths Behind Polyurethane Bushes

In the first a three part article Polybush look at perhaps the most frequently mentioned myth...

Independent tests show copy turbos can be 40% down on power

Non-original remanufactured and copy turbos can be 40% down on performance with higher emissions, compared to OE remanufactured units. Strictly controlled tests Independent tests by the...

Mann Filters | Are you delivering ‘watered down’ quality?

The natural suction and air pulsation effect of engine ‘breathing’ has completely deformed the filter media saturated by moderate water ingress into the air cleaner housing. The filter...

Trust Delphi for R90 Brake Discs

Delphi brake discs have been fully compliant with R90 quality standards for many years. Recently introduced legislation states that brake discs fitted to vehicles launched...

Simple guidelines for preventing brake judder

Brake judder is not necessarily the most technically challenging issue, but it can be a source of headaches for technicians, especially since fitment issues are...

Reduce the ‘sitting down’ effect with Lesjöfors tailor-made heavy-duty coil springs

Each year, thousands of holidaymakers hook up their caravans and trailers, taking to the open road in search of good times and a relaxing...

Revolutionise Your Ride with Polybush

With the current state of the roads suspension systems are being given a harder time than ever, so when it comes to changing bushes...

Spark plug replacement on BMW N43 and N53 engines

According to statistics, more than 488,000 vehicles with the N43 and N53 engines are driving on European roads, which were fitted with the ZKBR7A-HTU...

Alternator Tip | What to check for when replacing the alternator

There is a frequently occurring issue when the original alternator is replaced by a remanufactured unit. The charge indicator lamp stays on after the...

Delphi does not recommend the use of Copper Grease

There’s a widespread view that copper grease, otherwise known as copper slip, should be applied to the back of brake pads to help lubrication...

Effective Filtration Of Even Tiny Water Droplets

Even high-quality diesel may contain traces of water, whether from moist air entering through the tank opening or from condensation in the large tanks...

Automotive Battery Operating States, Lifespan & Replacement Conditions

Automotive Battery Operating States, Lifespan & Replacement Conditions By Ian Newham, Training Manager at GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd STATE OF CHARGE (SOC) The State of...

Polybush resolves troublesome Transit wishbone bush issues

Cost saving, problem-solving Transit bush Polybush, the leading name in polyurethane suspension bushes has created another bush to solve fleet problems. 40BC is Polybush’s uprated...

Original equipment bulbs are part of a quality service for your customers

Making sure your customers are happy after a visit to your workshop or garage is an essential part of your business. By offering an...

Always replace coil springs in axle pairs

Coil Springs | Replace in Pairs Automotive suspension springs are a central and dynamic component of a vehicle’s suspension system, constantly working to absorb shocks...

Liquid Assets: Highlighting genuine maintenance tasks

Many consumers and vehicle owners are becoming detached from vehicle maintenance. How can we help them, while maximising your service revenues? THE FACTS 46% of...

PU 9005 Z – The Ultimate in Diesel / Water Separation

For the Super Popular Vauxhall Astra THE PROBLEM Even high-quality diesel fuel may contain traces of water originating either from moist air entering the fuel tank...

Polybush parts resolve issue in Fiat Ducato ambulances

West Midlands Ambulance Service was finding that the suspension bushes in its fleet of Fiat Ducato ambulances were suffering from premature wear. Given the...

Engine Oil – Getting it Right

One vehicle model doesn’t always mean one engine oil Choosing the right oil for a vehicle has become an increasingly complex task. The ACEA* oil...