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Experienced REPXPERT users utilising its true purpose

REPXPERT, Schaeffler’s free and popular garage portal, is proving more than just a place for technicians to cash-in their loyalty coupons for bonus gifts – it also paves the way to access additional technical information on its LuK, FAG, INA and Ruville brands. There are more than 68,000 active REPXPERT users – a number which has doubled since vital enhancements to the site were made almost 18 months ago. Once logged-in, members get immediate and free access to invaluable technical solutions, such as an LuK clutch fitting guide video or an INA

New range of safety tool lanyards from Laser Tools

Warwickshire-based Laser Tools has just released a range of safety tool lanyards plus accessories that is designed to appeal to many trades and occupations and is focused on safety with ease of use. Designed to clip onto belt or wrist, the lanyards will hold the chosen tool securely and stretch easily to provide unrestricted use.

Irish customers visit NGK

Ignition specialist NGK’s pavilion at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed was visited by many customers from both the Republic and Northern Ireland. NGK Area Manager, Ireland Stewart Neill was delighted to see so many of them take time for a chat at the iconic Sussex event. Stewart is pictured with Ian Scott, owner of

New Draper expert hydraulic spring compressor

New to the Draper Expert range is a powerful, two tonne Hydraulic Spring Compressor, designed for the professional workshop. This is an essential piece of equipment for the professional workshop that safely compresses springs during repair and maintenance of vehicle suspension strut and damper assemblies. Its all-steel construction securely clamps and easily compresses a multitude

Irish holidaymakers skip basic safety checks

Irish soccer fans will be all too familiar with Roy Keane’s withering line about what happens when you “fail to prepare”. However, as summer holiday season gets into full swing, it seems that many Irish motorists are falling into that very trap. According to a survey by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, a large proportion of Irish holidaymakers

Qualvecom adds new Rainy Day Flat Blade wipers from Champion

Qualvecom has introduced the new Rainy Day Flat Blade from Champion. With its new and improved slimmer design, the Flat Blade offers better visibility simply by not obstructing the windscreen view. The range of flat blade products, though compact in its number of references, still covers a wide range of car make requirements with the

Federal-Mogul Powertrain extends crankshaft bearing portfolio

Federal-Mogul Powertrain is extending its crankshaft bearing portfolio with a new high performance polymeric coating, IROX 2, that will debut at the 2017 IAA show in Frankfurt. The newly developed product provides enhanced seizure performance with steel crankshafts. IROX 2 joins Federal-Mogul’s family of IROX technologies which reduce friction and improve the wear resistance and

Automechanika – Birmingham show highlights on YouTube

Automechanika – Birmingham welcomed over 12,000 visitors including motor factors, workshops, retailers, dealerships, vehicle manufacturers and tier 1 and 2 manufacturers back in June. The UK’s leading exhibition for the aftermarket and supply chain opened its doors to another incredible response from the UK automotive industry. At an event which was 70 per cent bigger,

OESAA stand attracts record numbers

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) attracted a record number of garage owners and technicians onto its stand at Automechanika Birmingham 2017. OESAA’s very own on-stand seminar theatre proved to be a popular hit at the event as industry expert guest speakers Andy Savva and Frank Massey drove home the benefits of buying genuine

DENSO leads the way in Lambda Sensor technology

As a world leader in the manufacture of original vehicle parts and systems and a major Tier 1 OEM supplier, DENSO’s expertise in aftermarket engine management systems is unparalleled, providing OEM performance in replacement parts.  The Lambda Sensor is no exception and DENSO has become one of the leading Lambda suppliers in the world, with