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A fluid exchange for transmissions with Launch

A fluid exchange for transmissions with Launch

Clutch and Transmission, Products
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
Gasket expansion at MAHLE

Gasket expansion at MAHLE

Gaskets and sealants, Products
MAHLE Aftermarket has announced new additions to the Victor Reinz gasket range, offering a wider choice of sealing solutions to aftermarket customers for both passenger and heavy duty (HD) vehicle applications. There are 95 new parts now available in the range, including head gasket sets, cylinder head gaskets and exhaust manifold gaskets, as well as oil seals and a seal ring kit. The parts cover a selection of HD vehicle applications across commercial, agricultural and off-highway sectors, featuring major manufacturers such as John Deere, Scania, Deutz and MAN. There are also a wide number of parts for passenger car applications, from global vehicle brands including Nissan, BMW, KIA and Volkswagen. Through MAHLE, customers can benefit from a complete range of Victor Reinz ...
Euro Car Parts grows braking range

Euro Car Parts grows braking range

Brakes, Products
  Euro Car Parts has bolstered its range of braking products, adding 87 new references across Eicher, Pagid and Brembo. All products are backed by Euro Car Parts’ delivery network and no quibble guarantee. Among the raft of new product additions are 38 new discs added to the Eicher range, including rear brake discs for the 2015 Ford Transit Connect, front brake discs for the Kia Sportage 2016 and front brake discs for BMW Series 2 vehicles manufactured after 2014. A range of specialist high carbon brake discs has also been launched by Eicher, designed to withstand higher temperature loads and increased stability, in addition to offering improved dampening and reducing brake noise. Adding further to Euro Car Parts’ braking portfolio are products from Pagid, including front brak
Clutch expansion at National Auto Parts

Clutch expansion at National Auto Parts

Clutch and Transmission, Products
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
Comline debuts new brochure

Comline debuts new brochure

Filters, Products
Comline, has continued its ‘First for Filters’ campaign with the unveiling of an all-new, in-depth, 40-page brochure. Starting with Comline’s formula for filtration and taking the reader on a journey through topics, like filteranatomy, the power of media, vehicle parc analysis, quality control and testing, Comline’s new filter brochure provides the reader with a complete understanding as to how the company’s air, oil, fuel and cabin/carbon filters deliver consistent and reliable performance. “Comline has been a growing force in the European filter market for the better part of a decade, and we sell literally millions of units each year; however, we are acutely aware that the UK market may not fully grasp our filter credentials,” says marketing and communications manager Leigh Dav
Updated emissions analyser from Snap-on

Updated emissions analyser from Snap-on

MOT, Products
As of 20 May your emissions analyser must be updated so that it includes the required specifications for Euro 6 standards. With this in mind, Snap-on is now supplying its DGA5000 emissions testing system – which includes the wireless DSS 10 petrol and diesel smoke meter – with the updates included as standard. This means that workshops buying a new analyser from Snap-on can do so safe in the knowledge that their purchase will have everything they require to get them ready for the new regulations coming into force. Existing DGA5000 units already in operation need a software update in order to carry the new specifications so Snap-on is supporting those customers by helping them through the process with step-by-step instructions and further telephone assistance if required. Re
F1 offer with NGK

F1 offer with NGK

Ignition, Products
Ignition specialist NGK is urging members of its BoxClever independent garage loyalty scheme to act fast for a chance to win a fantastic VIP trip to the British Formula One Grand Prix. The ignition specialist is giving away two VIP tickets, including full hospitality, for the iconic F1 race at Silverstone on Sunday, July 8, and already many members have rushed to take part. The F1 experience will be won by a Boxclever member who is selected in a prize draw at the end of the company’s latest promotion which runs until the end of March 2018. The draw is open to all BoxClever members who following the purchase of NGK components are encouraged to collect the single boxes that the products come supplied in and return them in exchange for prize points. Every time a member banks boxe
Win with Comma Performance Motor Oil

Win with Comma Performance Motor Oil

Oils and Lubes, Products
For two months Comma Oil is giving all independent UK workshops the chance to bag thousands of pounds worth of prizes by simply using products from its OE approved Performance Motor Oil range. One card is provided with every 5-litre pack and four with every 20-litre PMO pack ordered. Participants scratch off a panel to reveal a promotional code found that can then be entered on the ‘Scratch To Win’ site for the chance to win instant prizes. There are over 10,000 winning scratchcards with prizes ranging between £5 and £500 in Love2Shop vouchers. Alongside voucher wins, participating workshops will also be automatically entered into a prize draw for a chance to win two pairs of PalmerSport day driving experiences. Comma’s Performance Motor Oil (PMO) range provides over 99% co
Prepare for the new MOT with Euro Car Parts

Prepare for the new MOT with Euro Car Parts

MOT, Products
  Euro Car Parts is advising MOT stations to invest in new emissions analysers, to ensure they comply with changing legislation. Investment in a new machine now will enable repairers to reap the rewards when the latest emissions standards are introduced in May 2018. The requirement will take effect from 20th May 2018 and, while many MOT stations can update their existing analysers to meet EURO 6 requirements, it won’t necessarily put them in the best position. The cost of an upgrade could instead be put towards a new analyser, with a peace of mind warranty and service plan. To help repairers meet the latest requirements and invest in their business, Euro Car Parts is offering a five-year peace of mind package on emissions analysers from Premier Diagnostics, Crypton, Bosch
Schaeffler Live Q&A – March 5th

Schaeffler Live Q&A – March 5th

Clutch and Transmission, Products
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