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Philips X-tremeVision

Philips X-tremeVision

Lighting, Products
Philips X-tremeVision headlights are made for outstanding performance, producing up to 130% more brightness, superior beam length and 10G vibration resistance, enabling the driver to see further, react faster and drive safer. Perfect illumination is especially important in the distance – usually between 75-100 metres in front of a vehicle. Philips X-tremeVision G-force boosts visibility with up to 130% more brightness. Enabling the driver to recognise obstacles and any potential dangers earlier than with most other halogen headlight lamps. The bright white light of up to 3500 Kelvin is significantly whiter than standard headlights. The Philips patented Gradient Coating technology produces a more powerful light, offering one of the brightest lighting performances and a highly comf
Exol approved for Mercedes-Benz

Exol approved for Mercedes-Benz

Oils and Lubes, Products
Exol has announced that its engine oil Optima C2 C3 LSGM 5W-30 has been approved to Mercedes-Benz specification 229.52. As a new generation fully synthetic multigrade engine oil formulated from premium synthetic base stocks, Optima C2 C3 LSGM 5W-30 contains the very latest detergent-dispersant additive package and shear stable polymers. The reduced levels of SAPS (sulphated ash, phosphorus and sulphur) in Optima LSGM 5W-30 ensures compatibility with after treatment systems, such as particulate filters and catalytic converters, and its frictional characteristics promote a reduction in fuel consumption. Fully approved by General Motors, Optima C2 C3 LSGM 5W-30 is also recommended for use in a wide variety of passenger cars and vans fitted with petrol and diesel engines, includin
Snap-on Information System launches

Snap-on Information System launches

Diagnostics, Products
The new Snap-on Information System (SIS) is the benchmark in comprehensive technical information for your workshop. Mobile-friendly and accessible from any device, it offers access to thousands of detailed technical drawings and repair manuals to help you get to the bottom of a problem and find a fix quickly. It also lets you generate realistic timeframes for repair jobs by taking into account all steps, including follow-up tasks. This links to the ability to create cost estimates based on the price of parts and your own labour rates – meaning you can quickly give your customers accurate advice on how much they will have to spend on the repair and how long they will have to wait for their vehicles to be ready. Backed by a dedicated technical support team, SIS is split into fou
ELTA ups the heat

ELTA ups the heat

Cooling, Products
As interest in its PRO brands continues to gather momentum, ELTA Automotive Ltd is keeping its sights firmly on the future and further expanding the range to encompass more of the products that workshops need on a daily basis. Dovetailing into its VXPRO vehicle sensor and control range, comes a heater resistor/controller programme that is naturally manufactured to matching original equipment standards and comes with a market leading, five-year, no quibble guarantee. Consisting of heater blower motor resistors, motor speed controllers and radiator cooling fan pre-resistors, these new additions include 138 part numbers, covering no fewer than 170,000 applications for more than 4.6 million vehicles. Alongside individual components, the range features resistor repair kits, which are availa...
Grease cartridge expansion at Exol

Grease cartridge expansion at Exol

Oils and Lubes, Products
Exol Lubricants has introduced four new 500g grease cartridges to its extensive range of grease products, designed to allow complete use of lubricating grease without leakage. The new screwfit grease cartridges, suitable for use with SR and similar grease guns, cover a wide range of applications, and include Lithium XL Complex HD 2.5, Libra Moly XL EP2, Lithium XL Complex and Libra XL EP2. Lithium XL Complex HD 2.5 is a modern high-performance product suitable for both industrial and automotive applications. The grease can be used in various types of bearing applications including heavy load conditions and wet environments. Libra Moly XL EP2 offers good mechanical stability, load carrying capacity and corrosion protection, making it suitable for heavily loaded bearings as well...
Case Study: FlexFuel HY-Carbon

Case Study: FlexFuel HY-Carbon

Engine, Fuel System, Garage Equipment, Products
FlexFuel Energy Development UK (FFED UK) announces that Offmore Road Garage - an automotive repair centre in Kidderminster, is the latest garage to offer HY-Carbon engine cleaning to its customers. In under one month, Offmore Road Garage has treated in excess of 30 of its regular customers vehicles with HY-Carbon and increased its turnover over previous months by at least 10 per cent.  The garage is selling the HY-Carbon preventative treatment as part of its wider servicing offer.  Customers are publicly acknowledging the difference the treatment has made in terms of engine responsiveness, quieter engines and significantly improved fuel economy. One customer, David Hill comments: “I drive my Audi A5 diesel on a regular round trip to Liverpool - about 212 miles. My economy was around 53
Quality cabin filters from Denso

Quality cabin filters from Denso

Filters, Products
Able to remove nearly 100% of dust, pollen and solid particles as small as 0.01 microns, DENSO’s Cabin Air Filters are a simple and effective addition for improving in-car air-quality. To provide more drivers with added protection, the OE supplier has recently added 32 new part numbers to its CAF range, providing an additional 3,500 applications linked to 130 OE part numbers, and providing coverage to an additional 50 million vehicles. Needing to be replaced every 40,000 miles, upgrading or replacing old Cabin Air Filters with a high-quality Filter may reap the rewards for respiratory sufferers as the UK continues to endure a ‘perfect storm’ of extreme heat, high-pollen counts and pollution. With experts linking in-car pollutants to asthma and other respiratory problems, upgra
New wheel aligner tool for two-post lifts

New wheel aligner tool for two-post lifts

Products, Wheel and body Alignment
Wheel alignment specialist Absolute Alignment has designed an all-new tool for workshops to make four-wheel alignment both simpler and quicker. Developed specifically for use with Bluetooth Pro and Bluetooth Lite wheel aligners, currently Absolute Alignment’s most popular products, a newly launched drop bracket means wheel alignment can be carried out on a two-post lift or chassis lift with a high-tech and lightweight alternative to the popular wheel alignment stands. The upgrade is available now. Chris Dear, Absolute Alignment’s Technical Director, said, “Our technical team has been working hard to get this product ready to launch, and available to customers, before the autumn. “The interest we have received to-date, just from existing garages that we supply, has been fantast
Brembo to launch XTRA brake pads

Brembo to launch XTRA brake pads

Brakes, Products
Designed to guarantee high level performance in road use for those who want a more lively, but also safer drive, the XTRA pads are the perfect match for XTRA and MAX sport discs, amplifying their advantages in terms of performance and pedal feel, as well as comfort and durability. For the production of the new XTRA brake pads, Brembo uses an exclusive material -made up of more than 30 different components - and pays particular attention to details and looks, making them immediately recognisable. The Brembo stand will also feature products from the entire Aftermarket range, including the new co-cast disc made to replace the original composite discs fitted to the most recent premium Mercedes applications, for which Brembo is already the OE manufacturer. The Aftermarket product main
Further additions to National Auto Parts range

Further additions to National Auto Parts range

Clutch and Transmission, Products
National Auto Parts has added one new Clutch kit and two CSC kits to its extensive clutch range, reflecting its commitment to constantly developing products and supplying OE matching quality parts across a variety of its product ranges. The latest clutch kit references cover a number of vehicle makes and models, including Nissan Interstar (02-11), Renault Trafic (06-14) / Master (99-03) and Vauxhall Vivaro (06-11) / Movano (00-10). Meanwhile, as part of its wider remit to meet customer demand and bring the very latest quality parts to the automotive aftermarket, further clutch products will be introduced to its growing range over the coming months. This will include 11 brand new part numbers for over 30 passenger car and light vehicle applications, featuring top marques such as F...