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Techplus adds Agricultural BrakeSafe

Workshop equipment specialists, Techplus has added Turnkey Instrument’s Agricultural BrakeSafe to its product portfolio. As part of an initiative to improve the standard of tractor and trailer braking, Turnkey worked with BAGMA, the British Agricultural and Garden Machinery Association, the Health Services Executive, and the Department for Transport to design the UK’s only portable brake

New regulation Agreement on CO2 emission of heavy-duty vehicles

Buses, coaches and lorries are responsible for a quarter of CO2 emissions from transport. Soon, manufacturers will have to provide data on CO2 emissions and fuel consumption performance of their new vehicles. This is the first time that CO2 emissions from buses, coaches and lorries will be subject to European regulation, which is good news for air quality

Ecobat Battery Technologies showcases multi-brand portfolio

Ecobat Battery Technologies (EBT) used Automechanika Birmingham to showcase its multi-brand portfolio and specialist battery knowledge, to the many motor factors and technicians. “There were several messages we wanted to get across during the show,” explained Marketing Manager, Laura Jones, “but certainly one of the central themes was the breadth of our offering, not just

Queen of the Bikers meets Prince

NGK-sponsored ‘Queen of the Bikers’ Maria Costello MBE came face-to-face with a real-life royal when she met HRH Prince William at the Isle of Man TT. She was introduced to the Duke of Cambridge just before she competed in the Bennetts Lightweight TT at the world-famous event. Maria, who received her MBE from Prince William’s

Enterprise Rent-A-Car opens new branch in Naas

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has moved its Naas office to a larger, higher profile premises on the Kilcullen Road, beside the Garda station. The new office provides employment for a team of eight, including three new employees who have been recruited for an anticipated increase in demand. The new branch continues Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s presence in Naas since

New Hyundai Santa Fe goes on sale here

Today, Ireland has become the first country in Europe to launch the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe ahead of 182 registration plate. Prices start at €41,995 for the 2WD ‘Comfort Plus’ version with the 2.2 diesel engine. This model has a CO2 emissions g/km figure of 155, and annual road tax at €390. The entry level 4WD

Toyota chooses Trico blades for Lexus range

Toyota has specified Trico blades for the Lexus brand. Trico was rewarded the business by the Japanese automotive manufacturer after impressing with the quality of design and manufacture of its hybrid range. On average, the Trico hybrid blade weighs more than 40 per cent less than the existing original equipment Uni-Blade, as well as boasting

First Line for Electric Water Pumps

Modern, low-emission, high-output engines are designed to run within a very small temperature window in order to maintain optimum efficiency. This is controlled through the Electric Water Pump, which regulates the coolant flow dictated by the electronic control unit (ECU). When it comes to forced induction engines, additional cooling of the turbo/supercharger after the engine

Register now for the Auto Trade EXPO

The countdown is on for the Auto Trade EXPO, which takes place at Citywest Hotel & Exhibition Centre, on Saturday & Sunday, October 20-21, with registrations opening on Friday, June 15 at Autotradeexpo.ie. Entry to the Auto Trade EXPO, Ireland’s only trade show for the automotive aftermarket is free but intending visitors are urged to

New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter arrives

The latest generation range of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter panel vans has arrived on the market here. Priced from €21,950, excluding taxes and charges, the spaciously-large, high-spec, high-tech Sprinter brings new levels of intelligent connectivity, superior comfort and – for the first time – a front wheel drive version to the market, plus a new 3-years warranty now standard