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Bodyshop Archive

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

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

ELTA Automotive celebrates 25 years with new PRO brands launch

ELTA Automotive Ltd marked its 25th anniversary by launching its new PRO brands at Automechanika Birmingham in June. The dual introduction, which encompasses the VISIONPRO – vision related – and VXPRO – electrical sense and control focused – brands was made as a direct response to the changing face of the aftermarket and the brands

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

Champion launches new rainy day universal wipers

Federal-Mogul Motorparts has launched a new range of competitively priced, all-metal wiper blades. The Champion Rainy Day Universal Blades are available in a range of sizes from 33-70cm and provide extensive coverage for all popular European models. The blades are engineered with a traditional design, making them reliable and easy to install. Pre-fitted with a

ECCO Safety Group joins IAAF

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed leading manufacturer in commercial vehicle warning and safety products, ECCO Safety Group (ESG) EMEA to its membership. ESG EMEA employs 324 staff and is a world-class supplier of light-bars, safety lighting, sirens, mirrors, back-up alarms and in-vehicle CCTV equipment to global vehicle builders in Construction, Commercial Vehicle,

Philips how-to-guide when changing headlight bulbs

Cars vary hugely in complexity. For some cars, it’s relatively simple to open the bonnet and get to the back of the headlight, remove the old bulb and replace it with a new one. As technology has advanced, the space within the engine compartment has been filled, making it more and more difficult to replace

IAAF welcomes EC Mobility Package

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has cautiously welcomed the European Commission’s third legislative Mobility Package which has just been published, covering a wide range of topics, including connected and automated driving. The IAAF is encouraged by the Commission’s acknowledgement of the vehicle manufacturers’ privileged position on ‘access to car data and vehicle resources’ and

New Philips EcoPro lamp range

Lumileds has launched the new Philips EcoPro range of LED work lights. Equipped with high-quality LEDs and hands-free features, the EcoPro range also provides the powerful bright light (6,500 K) needed to get the job done, making the lamps perfect for everyday use in automotive workshops. The Philips EcoPro50 provides a portable and powerful rechargeable projector lamp, which lights up

Evercoat Rage Ultra – easy sanding body filler

Evercoat, the automotive bodywork brand, is celebrating 65 years of innovation in the sector. It’s products are well regarded as being among the best in the industry and are often challenged, but never beaten when it comes to its flagship product, “Rage”. The most up-to-date formulation of Rage comes in the form of Rage Ultra,