The rise of diamond turned alloy wheels, which have overtaken traditional painted alloys as the most common product on the market, presents an opportunity for garages and fast-fit operations to diversify, Portsmouth-based innovator, Diamond Cut Refinishing (DCR) says. The refurbishment of these wheels is often reallocated, with significant lead times. However, DCR’s latest machinery for the automotive aftermarket enables depots to offer the restoration service themselves. It says the technology “saves hours of time in repair work” and “opens up a significant new revenue stream worth hundreds of pounds per day.”
Idle vehicles around the UK as a result of Coronavirus lockdown measures introduced in late March could lead to considerable damage to car batteries. In-vehicle electrical systems and alarms drain the battery continually, alongside the natural loss in charge. These factors could result in significant numbers of batteries requiring recharging or replacement in the coming months. Aftermarket supplier The Parts Alliance is encouraging garages to offer a battery testing service to their customers proactively. The company has produced a range of marketing materials to help promote such an offering.
Following its recent relocation, award-winning engine decarbonising specialist EDT Automotive has increased the size of its premises at the company’s purpose-built site in Kent. The expansion will provide the ever-growing business with better facilities, such as a director’s suite, and increased storage space, the company states. With a fully-equipped office and workshop to service EDT’s […]
EDT Automotive says that Barton Garages has achieved “incredible results” with its range of engine decontamination machines, becoming the EDT network’s highest performing garage-partner since joining in January. According to company co-director Tracey Barton, the Yelverton-based workshop was seeing an increasing number of customer vehicles which were suffering from a high concentration of carbon build-up, putting their engines under undue strain.
Underlining its prominent position in the field of advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) calibration, Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS) now offers an Institute of the Motor Industry Quality Assured Programme (IMI QAP) certificated ADAS camera and radar training course, to equip workshops to handle this important technology with complete confidence.
Carbon Clean, the engine decarbonising solution that works with tap water, has launched yet another ground-breaking, affordable garage workshop offering: the ‘DCS-16’ DPF cleaning system. The company states that DCS-16 will “transform the way workshops across the country tackle DPF cleaning, providing a fast and convenient solution for all types of DPF.”
Autoparts UK has released a number of customer deals this summer, including its scratch card promotion offering customers the chance to win Matco tool vouchers, beer, wine, snack packs, cool boxes, tents, table & chair sets, sun loungers, BBQs, firepits, trampolines and Laz-Z spas.
Hella’s paint brand, Sonne, has grown exponentially in the past year, which is why the team behind the popular brand is introducing Colin Thompson into the Sonne group, as its new business development manager, Thompson has a wealth of knowledge and experience that has been accrued in successful roles within the automotive industry. He specialises in refinishing, tools and equipment and service segments.
Angry Jester, The Parts Alliance’s exclusive automotive equipment brand, says the Kheos Plus R134a Air Conditioning Machine is the trading group’s lowest-ever priced air con package. The unit comes with a database of oil types and refrigerant charge weights for most UK vehicles. The price also includes onsite commissioning, training and an F-Gas licence for one operator.
Carbon Clean say they can tackle the growing problem of carbon deposits in engines, to help motorists whilst also driving profit into their Carbon Clean Centre garage network. The decarbonising and engine cleaning system debuted at Automechanika in Frankfurt last year and more recently drew crowds at the Commercial Vehicle Show in April.
Advanced vehicle engine cleaning brand, TerraClean, is helping vehicle fleets save serious money off their fuel bills and reduce vehicle emissions output. TerraClean products have proven exceptionally important to public sector fleets, namely: The TerraClean Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) cleaning tool and, diesel engine cleaning machine.
Consumables and components distributor Randstad – sole distributor of the TerraClean engine decarbonising brand – is sponsoring both PP Motorsport in the UK Clio Cup and double British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) champion, Colin Turkington during the current series. With the brand growing at a rapid pace, TerraClean is eager to promote its service within the motorsport community to gain even greater media coverage.