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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...
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...
Philips launches workshop lighting

Philips launches workshop lighting

Lighting, Products
Lumileds has launched the Philips EcoPro range of LED work lights. Equipped with high-quality LEDs and hands-free features, the range is ideal for everyday use in automotive workshops. The EcoPro50 provides a portable and powerful projector lam with rechargeable battery, highly durable casing and up to 1,000 lumens of light. It also comes with a magnetic mounting accessory and has been tested to a drop of three metres to back up its robust claims. The Philips EcoPro40 provides a powerful bright light. It has a non-slip grip, and it is lightweight and versatile, with a powerful main beam of up to 300 lumens. It is also fitted with a handy 100 lumen spotlight on top of the lamp and comes with three magnets and two 360-degree retractable hooks, allowing it to be mounted anywhere aro
Gear Tronic II from Liqui Moly

Gear Tronic II from Liqui Moly

Clutch and Transmission, Products
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...
Euro Car Parts boosts TURBOJETZT range

Euro Car Parts boosts TURBOJETZT range

Products, Remanufacturing, Turbo
Euro Car Parts is preparing repairers for an inevitable uplift in turbo work after adding new references to the TURBOJETZT range. Remanufactured units are now available for popular vehicle models including VAG 1.6 litre turbo applications, 1.6 litre Peugeot petrol models (manufactured after 2009) and 2.2 litre Ford Transit vans (manufactured after 2012). With most automotive manufacturers no longer offering naturally aspirated engines, there’s a necessity for repairers to be confident when replacing turbochargers. Euro Car Parts has been distributing the TURBOJETZT range since 2010, with sales of more than 200,000 units since. Throughout the past eight years, 308 new part numbers have been introduced, adding to the 480 references the product was launched with. The TURBOJETZT rang
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 ...
HELLA TECH WORLD now freely accessible

HELLA TECH WORLD now freely accessible

Products, Training
Technological developments and an increasing diversity among the vehicle car parc has created various challenges for workshops and technicians. To ensure a technician is equipped with the know-how to complete an efficient and reliable repair quickly, they need the right skills. For this reason, lighting and electronics specialist, HELLA, has been providing technicians with solutions to improve their abilities, via HELLA TECH WORLD website. The online portal includes a plethora of information, comprising of step-by-step guides, checklists and tips, to guarantee a trouble-free repair. Now, though, HELLA is making the service available to use without registering. Available on desktop or mobile devices, HELLA TECH WORLD has published more than 1,500 vehicle-specific diagnostic bullet...
Avon launches new summer tyre

Avon launches new summer tyre

Products, Tyres
Avon Tyres has introduced a new premium summer tyre to its range, the ZT7, suitable for small and mid-sized cars. Replacing the ZT5 passenger car tyre, the all-new ZT7 has been developed to provide both a quieter and more economical driving experience whilst retaining sporty handling characteristics. Avon’s noise damping ‘fins’, located in the tyre’s tread, are responsible for reducing airborne noise from contact with the road and make this Avon’s quietest tyre yet with a 69dB rating. The ZT7 offers drivers improved fuel economy thanks to an optimised tread gauge which distributes load evenly, lowering the tyre’s rolling resistance. Improved tread wear is an added benefit, as the tyre has been designed with a more uniform footprint. For enhanced traction, as well as improve
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