ECOBAT Battery Technologies (EBT), formerly Manbat, is teaming up with long-term partner VARTA® during Automechanika Birmingham this June, to demonstrate all things EFB/AGM and encourage technicians to look to the future and benefit from the changing world of batteries. As it has done previously, the company will also be using one of the event’s technical presentations – to be delivered from the Technical Training Hub in the show’s ‘Garage Quarter’ – to give technicians a glimpse of the future by addressing the realities of the growth in lithium battery technology and the responsibilities faced by workshops as the global trend for electric vehicles continues. At the same time, current technology must not be overlooked as the market transitions from traditional to hybrid vehicles,
ELTA Automotive Ltd, the specialist supplier of premium quality electrical and vision related components, is using Automechanika Birmingham in June (F73) as the centre-piece of its 25th anniversary celebrations. ELTA is a strong, family-owned business with an impressive history supplying products to the independent aftermarket under various brands, including its own ELTA label and both Lucas Electrical and XEVO, as well as for some of the leading names in the industry. The company will also highlight its new VISIONPRO and VXPRO brands nationally for the first time, as well as highlighting its technical competence through the show’s seminar programme. Held in the ‘Technical Training Hub’ in the ‘Garage Quarter’ and designed to equip technicians with greater knowledge and understa
ABSOLUTE ALIGNMENT SHOWCASING ADAS BEST PRACTICE AT AUTOMECHANIKA Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) have been around for some time now – including lane change warnings, adaptive cruise control, autonomous braking and brake control. ADAS sensors rely on correct rear thrust angle, hence four wheel alignment is now an even more important factor in road safety as a millimetric misalignment can result in ADAS errors. The public impression has traditionally been ‘the steering took a knock so can you check the tracking’ but with ADAS it goes deeper than that. If you change a suspension part, steering part, sub-frame, body parts, windscreen or adjust the steering using only a front end tracking gauge it could impact on the ADAS sensor calibration and require four wheel alignment
New appliances for cleaning the engine and changing the oil in automatic models At Automechanika Birmingham, German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY is showcasing two new appliances for cleaning the engine and changing the oil in automatic models.This opens up new sales possibilities for garages. JetClean Tronic II tackles deposits inside the engine. It is connected to the injection or intake system and pumps cleaning additives into the engine on a computer-controlled basis. Without incrustations and deposits to disrupt fuel injection, the engine can run smoothly again, regaining its original performance and fuel consumption figures. The second appliance is the Gear Tronic II. This enables an oil change to be carried out quickly and easily on a car with automatic transmi...