Training night tackles turbochargers and oil quality
Midwest Motor Factors & Monmore Auto Parts have hosted another packed training night at the GTG Academy in Wolverhampton, this time assisting garages with their understanding of turbochargers and lubricants quality and selection.
With presentations from BTN Turbo and Ultratec Oils, garages were taken through how oil contamination plays a major part in damaging turbos, with technicians encouraged to identify the reason for turbo failure before replacement.
According to BTN, turbochargers are very reliable and less than one percent of turbo failure is due to a manufacturing fault with the turbo itself. More than 95 per cent of turbo failures are because of problems with oil starvation, oil contamination or foreign object damage.
A presentation from Ultratec, one of newest brands at Midwest and Monmore, went through the many difficult challenges garages face in choosing the correct vehicle oil. These include the expanding vehicle parc but also the numerous different grades available for oils such as 5W-30.
With OEMs developing oils deigned to reduce emissions and improve cleanliness, Ultratec said it was “critical for a quality oil to be used” by garages. Other areas of concern for garages raised by the Ultratec presentation included oil warranties and the danger of making the wrong choice to save pennies.
All Ultratec oils are manufactured to meet or exceed the OE specifications and all will maintain the OE or replacement part warranty. A market leading technical support program for garages and POS literature has also been put in place.
Jeremy Turner, Macrome Garage, said: “I found the information on the turbo chargers very useful and informative. The Ultratec presentation was interesting, and I will now sell the brand with greater confidence. These incredibly well organised events are important for small garages to help keep us up to date in these challenging times.”
Craig McCracken, group factor manager, said: “It’s reassuring to see high quality brands – Ultratec and BTN – tackle some of the major issues garages face. Oil has become an increasingly complex area for garages and so they can be confident we have a range that meets their requirements, but perhaps more importantly, supports them thoroughly should any issues arise.”
All Ultratec oils are manufactured to meet or exceed the OE specifications and all will maintain the OE or replacement part warranty. The range offers a number of benefits including: Excellent cold starting properties, Enhanced engine protection and increased fuel efficiency. A technical support programme for garages and POS literature has also been put in place.
A raffle was held on the evening for a brand new mountain bike with Ken Price & Son the lucky winner.