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WLTP – what is the new emissions test?

WLTP – what is the new emissions test?

Exhaust system, Features
  One of the outcomes of the Dieselgate scandal in 2015 was a heightened awareness of vehicle emissions. Suddenly, the general public was questioning the level of emissions that vehicles put out of their exhausts. More worryingly, various research companies and media outlets conducted their own tests, finding that published emission figures were massively out of touch with the real world. Old methods The previous test, the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) is a laboratory based emissions check. Manufacturers send in a vehicle which is then tested using a rolling road. Emissions output is measured and these are the official figures that follow that model throughout its life. The NEDC was established in 1980. Back then, there were very few model variants and optional ...
MTS aims to ‘silence’ competition

MTS aims to ‘silence’ competition

Exhaust system, Products
MTS exhausts systems is aiming to make a major impact in the UK automotive aftermarket, providing motor factors and garages with the absolute best quality product on the market. Entering the exhaust sector at the very top level in terms of quality, the brand is being supplied on a next day delivery service from its purpose-built facility in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. The 3,000 plus MTS exhaust product range is manufactured in Italy, where the entire production process is subject to more than 900 quality controls every day, confirming its conformity to the original part. The range of exhausts covers 95% of the vehicle parc and in terms of quality, MTS was the first company in Italy to be certified ISO9001:2000 by DEKRA, the most important internationally active service-providi...
SMPE supplies sought after exhaust sensors

SMPE supplies sought after exhaust sensors

Exhaust system, Products
  Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) has introduced three new exhaust pressure sensors for sought after Ford diesel engine vehicles. The new part numbers cover Ford applications including: C-Max, Mondeo and Focus (to. 2010); Fiesta and Transit (2006-2014); and, C-Max, S-Max, Mondeo, Focus and Galaxy (2010 on). Designed and manufactured in-house by SMPE, the company is currently the only parts supplier in the UK aftermarket to supply these new sensors, which cover a range of vehicle applications for diesel engines, further increasing car parc coverage. And, with a more stringent MOT emissions test coming into force from May, SMPE predicts the parts will be highly sought after in an ageing, popular vehicle parc and is encouraging distributors to take advantage of the ...
New DPF gun from Launch

New DPF gun from Launch

Diesel, Exhaust system, Products
Launch UK has added a brand new diesel particulate filter (DPF) gun to its extensive range of diagnostic equipment, and is hoping to raise awareness to the importance of maintaining and cleaning a DPF. With DPFs a topical subject at present due to the rising issues surrounding diesel engine emissions, Launch is keen to offer motorists a cost-effective solution and prevent them from falling foul of the law when their vehicle’s DPF warning light appears. The Launch DPF cleaning tool will treat a vehicle’s DPF with a unique cleaning liquid, actively dissolving the soot and carbon content inside the filter. Unlike other DPF cleaning procedures, the Launch DPF tool can be applied directly to a vehicle’s DPF without removal or other unnecessary work. Dave Richards said: “We’ve in