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Meyle develops checklist for testing brakes

The inspection of the brake system by an expert is a must for every car owner. To enable workshops to offer its customers an even more effective repair service, the Meyle experts have developed a step-by-step checklist. The checklist enables the mechanic to check off all important steps for a successful test of the brake

KYB reaches four million shock absorber fitting video viewings

KYB Europe Aftermarket has reached four million views of its fitting videos on its YouTube channel. The market leading range of fitting videos for difficult or unusual shock absorber replacements was launched in 2013. There are now over 100 videos, covering more than 380 vehicle applications. The videos are watched on average over 90,000 times

Glasurit to exhibit at Automechanika

Glasurit, BASF’s premium paint brand is set to exhibit at Automechanika in Frankfurt Germany, September 11-15. Automechanika, one of the world’s leading trade fairs for the automotive aftermarket takes place every two years alternating with the IAA (international automobile exhibition) – this year for the twenty-fifth time. The Glasurit booth will be part of the

Kearys Hyundai Service Centre partners with Traka Automotive

Networked key management solution provider to car dealers and service centres Traka Automotive, has provided a 180 slot key cabinet to Kearys Hyundai Service Centre in Cork City. The Traka system has helped this busy service centre to cut the time spent by technicians locating and moving cars into its workshop bays by more than

Electronic trading part of Optimal UK’s evolution

Optimal UK has implemented electronic trading with customers into its business as part of its plans to grow substantially in the automotive aftermarket in the next few years. As a PACT-enabled supplier, the joint electronic trading initiative between eparts & TecAlliance, Optimal UK is currently communicating with distributors electronically, allowing them to make enquiries and

Meyle expands brake disc portfolio

Meyle has further expanded its portfolio of brake discs in Meyle‑PD quality. The manufacturer based in Hamburg has added six new references for the Meyle-PD brake disc. The company has opted for a single-component brake disc for BMW applications. Unlike other manufacturers which produce brake discs made from a combination of aluminium bell and cast

Autoelectro unveils latest new-to-range part numbers

Autoelectro’s AEY3926 and AEX1344 starter motors cater for six applications in all, which complements the Bradford-based re-manufacturer’s range of more than 4,000 part numbers that serve more than 100,000 catalogued applications. The first reference, AEY3926, its packaging marked indelibly with the ‘Fit and Forget’ motto, fits both the Vauxhall and Opel Insignia 2.0 petrol (2011-2014)

Avoid costly repairs of headlight lenses with the new repair kit from Cromax

Stone chips, UV radiation, incorrect care and maintenance, and other mechanical influences can damage vehicle headlight lenses or cause them to go cloudy or yellow. This damage mars the headlights’ polycarbonate surface, which can negatively impact the amount of light transmitted and may increase the risk of accidents. Cromax says that thanks to its new

Mechanics win trip to a Nascar race in the United States

Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul LLC, is sending two technicians from Top-notch Motor Repairs in Tamworth in the UK to the USA to see the thrills of Nascar at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida. The winners entered a prize draw sponsored by Moog, Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ steering and suspension specialist. Moog has sponsored Nascar

Minimise downtime with correct LCV lubrication

While Total Lubricants has forged a reputation for premium quality lubricants in the heavy-duty commercial vehicle market with its RUBIA brand, light commercial vehicles (LCV) have significantly different technical demands, and that’s where the Total Quartz range comes into play. The main difference between the oils used in LCVs and CVs is in their detergency