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New diesel particulate filter gun from Launch UK

New diesel particulate filter gun from Launch UK

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Launch UK has added a brand new diesel particulate filter (DPF) gun to its extensive range of diagnostic equipment, and is hoping to raise awareness to the importance of maintaining and cleaning a DPF.

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Mahle adds four turbochargers

Mahle adds four turbochargers

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Mahle Aftermarket has introduced four new turbochargers to its extensive range, specially designed for heavy duty and light commercial vehicles (LCV).

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MobileTron launches AC Delco Torque Master

MobileTron launches AC Delco Torque Master

Monday 26th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Garage tool and equipment company MobileTron has launched the new AC Delco Torque Master. The company describes this new exclusive tool as an “innovative” addition to its range, designed specifically to aid tyre fitters reduce changing times by up to 55 per cent whilst maintaining safety standards. The 18v half-inch drive battery-powered Impact Wrench allows technicians to increase the speed of their operation by using the tool to take wheels off quickly safe in the knowledge that nuts can never be overtightened when fitting tyres.

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EDT Automotive partner garage’s immediate success recorded in new video

EDT Automotive partner garage’s immediate success recorded in new video

Monday 26th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Preston-based independent workshop, Hardings Garage is one of the latest in a long line of garages to join the expanding network of EDT Automotive partner garages. Less than five weeks after EDT Automotive installed the multi award-winning engine decontamination machine and provided training for the technicians at Hardings Garage, owner Steven Cumming has already completed 16 treatments for his customers despite his early reservations about the technology.

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EBT Automechanika Birmingham technical seminar seeks to provide clarity

EBT Automechanika Birmingham technical seminar seeks to provide clarity

Monday 26th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The Technical Seminar programme at the recent Automechanika Birmingham trade expo provided the perfect platform for ECOBAT Battery Technologies (EBT), formally Manbat, to inform and assist technicians with the direction that battery-related technology is taking in the automotive industry and the independent aftermarket particularly.

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Carbon Clean extend range with new small unit

Carbon Clean extend range with new small unit

Monday 26th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Carbon Clean, the engine decarbonising system that works with tap water, has launched a new compact CC-14 machine to complement the existing CC-16 unit. Both machines use electrolysis-based cleaning technology to remove the carbon deposits in engines which can cause loss of power, increased fuel consumption and more wear to engine components.

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STARCO sole tyre/rim supplier to Coachman caravan range

Monday 26th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Mirroring the direction the car industry took a number of years ago, the rim of choice on today’s caravan is increasingly alloy. STARCO recently entered into a 100 per cent supply agreement with UK caravan manufacturer Coachman. Under the terms of the three-year deal, STARCO will supply tyres and alloy rims to the entire Coachman range.

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90 Kumho Solus HA31 sizes now available

90 Kumho Solus HA31 sizes now available

Monday 26th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Numerous new size options have been added to the Kumho Solus HA31 all-season tyre range, bringing the total number of available sizes up to 90. The Solus HA31 can now be obtained in 13 to 18-inch fitments, and Kumho says the recent additions to the range cover most of the popular SUVs in the UK market, as well as a wide spectrum of passenger cars.

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Brake Engineering adds to coloured calipers range

Brake Engineering adds to coloured calipers range

Friday 23rd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Brake Engineering has introduced eight new painted brake calipers to its extensive range covering Audi, Volkswagen and Skoda vehicles. The additional brake calipers include six new black calipers for the Audi S5 (2007) and S6 (2006), as well as the Volkswagen Phaeton (2003). Two new red calipers also feature to cover the Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Golf (2012).

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Lassa Tyres shows Driveways series in Bologna

Friday 23rd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Lassa Tyres presented its recently developed Driveways series to Italian drivers at the Bologna Autopromotec Fair. Lassa Tyres are currently offered to end-users at 5,000 points of sales in 63 countries, according to the company.

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Pelmar Engineering: Michelin X Multi tyres are 22% better

Friday 23rd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the news that Michelin has released a couple of new X Multi tyres, one engineering consultancy wrote into Tyres & Accessories to support claims made by the French tyre manufacturer. As part of the launch, Michelin claimed that its new tyres increased mileage by 15 to 20 per cent. According to Pelmar Engineering, the tyres actually exceeded these improvements when the Israel-based firm ran its own tests.

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Continental PremiumContact 6 launched in Singapore

Friday 23rd June 2017 | 0 Comments

On 11 June, the PremiumContact 6 was launched into Singaporean shores. The PremiumContact 6 was launched in Europe in November 2016 and is designed to combines “comfort, precise steering response, maximum safety and good environmental properties”. To this end, the development engineers have come up with new compounds and a tyre design that borrows from Continental's high-tech SportContact 6 tyre. The outcome is a product that delivers up to 15 per cent improvements in handling performance, rolling resistance, mileage and comfort compared to its predecessor.

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Delticom launches MobileMech business at Autopromotec

Delticom launches MobileMech business at Autopromotec

Friday 23rd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Here’s the basic idea: Whether you’re at home or at work, the MobileMech mobile tyre service comes directly to you. In other words Delticom has launched a mobile tyre fitting and light car maintenance business called MobileMech. The MobileMech concept is run through a subsidiary company Delticom eponymously calls MobileMech. In business terms the deal is a franchise/partnership model. It has been developed over a period of five years by a team of experts in order to “best meet the needs of customers and partners alike”, according to the company.

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Magna sells 32 51-inch tyres to Saudi Arabia

Magna sells 32 51-inch tyres to Saudi Arabia

Thursday 22nd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Magna Tyres reports that the first batch of 16 36.00R51 MA09 tyres (of a total of 32) en route to their destination in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where they will be mounted on two giant crushers. These crushers are constructed by Thyssenkrupp in Germany for one of the leading cement companies in Saudi Arabia.

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VW Passat: First Giti tyre approval for new USA factory

Thursday 22nd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has received confirmation that two sizes of Giti brand tyres will be fitted as original equipment on the 2019 Volkswagen Passat in North America. The Passat will wear the All-Season GitiComfort A1 in sizes 235/45R18 95H and 235/40R19 92H. These approvals are the first original equipment placements for Giti brand tyres that will be manufactured at the company’s plant in Chester County, South Carolina, which is expected to begin production later this year.

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