An oil change for automatic transmissions is a tricky business and not to be compared to a motor oil change. The new Gear Tronic II by German oil and LIQUI MOLY fully automatically deals with it. The Gear Tronic II has not only mastered the oil change, with it, cleaning and care additives can also be integrated into the service. This makes technical sense and means an additional business for the garage. The predecessor model of the Gear Tronic II was launched onto the market by LIQUI MOLY in 2015. It immediately developed into a sales hit, as garages were able to use it to expand their service offer with the oil change of automatic transmissions. Around 650 devices have since been in use. Gear Tronic II will be showcased at Automechanika Birmingham. The exhibition opens from 5...
Launch UK is reminding technicians of the importance of carrying out regular fluid and filter changes at 75,000 miles, or 50,000 miles for vehicles used in arduous conditions. The only practical way to carry out this service and ensure a 99% fluid exchange is by using dedicated equipment such as Launch UK’s CAT501S, a fully featured automatic transmission cleaner and fluid exchanger that provides a simple, hassle-free solution to changing transmission fluid. The CAT501S has all the features necessary to ensure a fast and trouble-free fluid exchange, by restoring transmission function to the original smooth operation, while protecting the transmission from early and expensive failure. The service requires no specialist transmission skills or knowledge and can be completed in a
National Auto Parts’ aftermarket offering has been further enhanced with the addition of three new clutch kits to its ever-expanding portfolio. The extension includes two clutch kits for Mitsubishi Colt and Smart ForFour 1.1/1.3/1.5 (2004-12), and one clutch kit including guide tube for Skoda Citigo, Seat Mii and Volkswagen UP (2011-on). This now takes the total number of clutch components to more than 900, covering over 6,500 applications for passenger cars and LCVs. With more than 30 years’ expertise in the aftermarket as a manufacturer and distributor, National delivers a clutch programme that includes clutch kits, clutch concentric slave cylinders, guide tubes and conventional solid flywheel replacement kits for dual mass flywheel applications. The new-to-range parts ar
One of Schaeffler (UK)’s leading REPXPERTs will be holding a LIVE Q&A clutch session on its REPXPERT Facebook and Twitter social media channels on Monday 5th March, between midday and 2pm. Alistair Mason will be available to answer technicians’ clutch questions. As the original equipment manufacturer of LuK clutch components and systems, Schaeffler would like to use this opportunity to offer guidance and advice on how to offer consistent repairs using LuK products, as well as being available to answer some of the technical questions it routinely receives. REPXPERT, Alistair, said: “We are expecting many questions to be sent in through our Facebook and Twitter channels and are, therefore, urging technicians to submit theirs’ quickly, so they have the best chance of having thei
National Auto Parts has added four new-to-range additions to its extensive clutch portfolio, covering both passenger car and light commercial vehicle applications. The extension includes one clutch kit for Mazda RX8 2.6 (2004-12), and an SMF kit, service kit and a guide tube for Volkswagen T5 Transporter 1.9 TDI (2003-09). The new-to-range parts are listed in the online catalogue which can be found on the website at www.national-auto.co.uk, or via MAM Software’s AutoCat cataloguing system or TecDoc.