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WAIGlobal adds new rotating electrics

WAIGlobal adds new rotating electrics

Products, Rotating Electrics
WAIglobal has added new alternators to its OE quality aftermarket range of rotating electrics. Five new part numbers have been introduced, applicable for a number of top vehicle marques including Mercedes, Mitsubishi and Dacia with the new references also listed on both MAM and TecDoc cataloguing systems.  The new additions include part number 20544N, offering coverage for Mitsubishi Pajero/Shogun 3.5 Petrol (2000-2007); part number 20547N covers Dacia Duster 1.5 Diesel (2012-); part number 20913N provides coverage for Dacia Duster 1.6 petrol (2012-2016) and part number 20560N covers Ford C-Max/Focus/Kuga 2.0 TDCi (2014>). Finally, part number 11445N provides coverage for Mercedes GL 320/GL350/R300/R320/R350 Cdi (2006>). WAI is keen to highlight the importance o...
Delphi helping garages prepare for A/C demand

Delphi helping garages prepare for A/C demand

Air Conditioning, Products
More vehicles on the road and consumer demand for greater comfort and interior air quality, is driving continued growth in the A/C market. To help the aftermarket take advantage of this fast-growing opportunity, Delphi Technologies has launched more than 50 new parts, fitted to over 900 applications.  Including compressors, condensers, expansion valves and cabin filters for popular applications such as Audi Q2, Seat Ateca and Peugeot 3008, the extended range takes the company’s line-up to more than 1,370 part numbers, covering nearly 25,000 applications (make/model/engine size).  The full range is detailed in its online catalogue, delphicat.com, TecDoc and a new print catalogue, publication number DTCZ102A. By stocking up now, di
Pro-Align unveilings at Automechanika Birmingham

Pro-Align unveilings at Automechanika Birmingham

Products, Wheel and body Alignment
Pro-Align will use Automechanika Birmingham to present new equipment for small and large garages. For smaller independent workshops or those operating on restricted budgets, Pro-Align will unveil its new Essentials Range which includes wheel alignment systems, tyre changers, a wheel alignment lift and wheel balancer. Alongside these, Pro-Align will demonstrate its new entry level Hunter TCX45 tyre changer and the new Hunter SmartWeight Pro wheel balancing system. Meanwhile for larger workshops with a higher throughput of vehicles, Pro-Align will present two brand new innovative systems. The Hunter Quick Check Drive is a new ‘touchless’ drive through alignment inspection system featuring 32 lasers and eight cameras which deliver total toe and individual alignment readings with
Trico partners with Marathon

Trico partners with Marathon

Products, Wipers
Trico has partnered with Marathon Warehouse Distribution, enabling motor factors to have same-day access to original equipment (OE) quality wiping products from the Trico Flex & Exact Fit ranges.   For more than 100 years, Trico has been a global leader in wiper technology, while Marathon Warehouse Distribution is an independent national wholesale distributor, delivering a growing portfolio of brands to motor factors and accessory shops.  Marathon’s electronic trading platform, EMPOWER, provides factors with live pricing and availability information, combined with online ordering, cataloguing and many other useful features. Trico Senior Product & Brand Manager Sam Robinson said: “We are delighted that Marathon will be distributing our industry leading Flex a
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