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Enterprise partners with Dublin Simon Community this Christmas

This Christmas, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has once again partnered with the Dublin Simon Community to assist them with their festive winter woolly bag-run campaign.

DMF Stress Test tips from ZF Aftermarket

In spite of ever greater horsepower and higher torques, today’s vehicles actually run very smoothly. The dual-mass flywheel (DMF) plays a crucial role in this by absorbing and almost completely eliminating torsional vibrations with its integrated spring and damping system. If a mechanic does hear unusual noises, the DMF is usually the first port of

SMPE’s Brake Light Switch range covers more vehicles

SMPE’s (Standard Motor Products Europe) brake light switch range now covers an additional 267 vehicle models for a massive 281,000 more vehicles on UK roads.

Meyle’s five steps for a clean cooling system

Thorough and regular flushing is one of the decisive steps in the maintenance of cooling systems. Contamination, e. g. due to the incorrect use of sealing compound in the cooling system, reduces the cooling capacity in the long run and can lead to premature failure of the water pump mechanical seal.

Latest column from Autoelectro’s Nick Hood

After waxing lyrical about the practice of remanufacturing, described by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in its 2018 Automotive Sustainability Report as ‘the backbone of the circular economy’, Autoelectro’s Nick Hood uses his latest column to share the feedback he’s received on the practice while out in the field.

Top Irish motorsport award winners announced

Beta Tools Motorsport Ireland Awards winners were recently announced when young drivers from Belfast and Co Armagh landed two of the sport’s most prestigious honours.

First Irish standalone Dacia showroom opens

Menapia Motors in Wexford has opened the first standalone Dacia showroom in Ireland following an investment of over €1 million.

AIG launches SmartLane

AIG Ireland has launched its new telematics driving app, AIG SmartLane which encourages safer driving and could save drivers over €120 (Up to 20 per cent discount. €120 saving is calculated based on Average premium of €600) on the cost of their car insurance.

Exol gets approved to Mercedes-Benz specification

Exol’s Optima C2 C3 LSGM 5W-30 engine oil has been approved to Mercedes-Benz specification 229.52. 

JRP Distribution joins IAAF

Automotive distributor, JRP Distribution has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).