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Throttle up at SMPE

Throttle up at SMPE

Engine, Products
Automotive parts manufacturer and supplier of OE quality parts Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), has increased its number of applications across its existing Throttle Body range, with over a million more vehicles now covered. The part numbers cover a further 171 models, equating to 1,022,226 vehicles in the UK car parc.  SMPE offers a complete range of more than 166 Throttle Body part numbers covering 3,904 distinct applications, equating to 22,449,170 vehicles on the road. An essential element of the spark ignition process, the throttle body is the intake system component that enables control of the flow of air when applying the accelerator pedal. Following last year’s announcement that the company will supply the Lucas engine management programme to
Euro Car Parts introduce Carbon Clean

Euro Car Parts introduce Carbon Clean

Additives and Cleaners, Products
Repairers can now access a complete range of diesel particulate filter (DPF) specialist cleaning equipment through Euro Car Parts due to a new deal with Carbon Clean. The Carbon Clean DCS-16 DPF cleaning system is designed to enable independent repairers to carry out DPF cleaning themselves, without sending the filter away for specialist maintenance. It allows repairers to remove the DPF, perform an internal wash using a detergent-based cleaning agent and flush out harmful ash left over from passive regeneration. And while the Carbon Clean range offers repairers the opportunity to instantly clean DPFs in the workshop, Euro Car Parts is keen to stress that the DPF filter itself is not always at fault, because it may have been blocked due to other components failing within the eng...
FlexFuel launches Hy-Carbon Connect

FlexFuel launches Hy-Carbon Connect

Additives and Cleaners, Products
FlexFuel Energy Development is unveiling its newest emission control product at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. The Hy-Carbon Connect, which will be available within the next twelve months, offers a fuel-efficient and non-labour-intensive solution to carbon build-ups in vehicles, providing consumers with a unique tool to lower their carbon footprint. FFED is unveiling the product at Stand 830 within CES's Smart Cities Pavilion. Internal combustion engines produce carbon deposits (soot) in cylinders, pistons, and valves within the engine as a result of regular operation. This build-up of carbon over time can decrease fuel efficiency and engine performance, as well as cause difficulties when starting vehicles.  The Hy-Carbon Connect conducts a p...
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