Tag: diagnostics

Bridgestone adapting to increase its mobility services in both its tyre and ancillary products

Bridgestone adapting to increase its mobility services in both its tyre and ancillary products

8th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone’s car tyre business is currently pushing boundaries to offer services beyond replacement tyres to motorists. The most obvious way the manufacturer is approaching this is in the application of its DriveGuard run-flat technology beyond the original line of DriveGuard car tyres. The tyre manufacturer has added DriveGuard RFT to its Turanza, Blizzak and Weather Control lines, extending the availability of the technology to an even greater breadth of the market.

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Launch UK set to return to Autosport International 2019

Launch UK set to return to Autosport International 2019

3rd January 2019 | 0 Comments

Launch UK, one of the leading UK suppliers of automotive diagnostics equipment, will be exhibiting its latest products and technology for DIY enthusiasts on stand 2791 at the Autosport International Show, Birmingham NEC, due to take place on 10-13 January 2019.

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Pro-Align advocates solutions for complete tyre care in TPMS age

Pro-Align advocates solutions for complete tyre care in TPMS age

20th December 2018 | 0 Comments

With all new cars now coming equipped with TPMS, uneven tyre wear as a result of under (or over) inflated tyres should theoretically become a thing of the past. That theory has yet to materialise in practice; the latest Department for Transport figures reveal that around 1,000 casualties are caused every year on the UK’s roads from tyre-related incidents. And perhaps the brave new world of tyre safety promised by required TPMS fitments may have been inspired by too much blue sky thinking anyway. With many drivers now relying on TPMS systems to advise them when to top up their tyres with air, it is possible that some are checking their tread depth even less frequently than before.

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Euro Car Parts distributing Texa diagnostic software

Euro Car Parts distributing Texa diagnostic software

14th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Euro Car Parts has expanded its Workshop Solutions diagnostic range with the addition of the Texa car, supercar, motorcycle and LCV portfolio.

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Why tyre servicers need to address ADAS – Hella Gutmann Solutions

Why tyre servicers need to address ADAS – Hella Gutmann Solutions

14th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Technological tipping points are not always easy to identify, and the pace of change in the automotive industry can make it a challenge for garages not affiliated with new car dealerships to stay on top of new carfeatures as they begin to require repair. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are emblematic of this, and considering their centrality to the safe operation of many new cars, the stakes have also risen. Tyres & Accessories visited Hella Gutmann Solutions’ facilities in and around Ihringen, Germany to see how the supplier of diagnostic and camera and sensor recalibration solutions is responding to garages’ increasing need for new equipment, technician training, and data, to address the rise of ADAS.

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Multi-purpose MOT diagnostic tool launched

Multi-purpose MOT diagnostic tool launched

13th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Launch UK has unveiled the CRP MOT PRO, a multi-purpose vehicle diagnosis tool, set to boost support for professional technicians in light of the recent MOT changes, available with over ten special functions.

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Hella at 2018 Automechanika: OE competence meets diagnostics

Hella at 2018 Automechanika: OE competence meets diagnostics

31st July 2018 | 0 Comments

At this year's Automechanika trade show in Frankfurt, lighting and electronics specialist Hella will, for the first time, present its combined expertise for the workshop business at Hall 9, Stand A88. Under the motto "OE competence meets diagnostics" the brands Hella, Hella Gutmann Solutions and Behr Hella Service will present product highlights, workshop equipment solutions and technologies of the future at their joint 1,500 square metre stand from September 11 to 15, 2018.

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Launch UK’s new PRO-Series leak detectors

Launch UK’s new PRO-Series leak detectors

26th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Launch UK, a leading UK suppliers of automotive diagnostics equipment, has announced that it has brought two new automotive diagnostic leak detectors to the UK aftermarket, that have been specifically engineered for vehicles sold in the EU.

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Italmatic’s Italsensor with variable angle and the Multi-Programmer BTP4000

Italmatic’s Italsensor with variable angle and the Multi-Programmer BTP4000

15th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Italmatic has introduced a new model of Italsensor that is available now with a variable angle 0-40°. According to the company, “the product has the same design as EZ 2.0 from Schrader”, which means – in Italmatic’s words – it is: “extremely compact electronics, light…and top quality...

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European award for Launch UK

European award for Launch UK

16th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Launch UK has been awarded the “Best Launch Business 2017” accolade by the brand’s European division. As the only genuine distributor of Launch products in the UK, the award for the Plymouth-based operation is in recognition of the high quality of its customer service and its commitment to supporting customers in all areas of business.

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Hella hosts trade for Innovision 2018

Hella hosts trade for Innovision 2018

14th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Hella and the diagnostics specialist Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS) helped to prepare their trading partners for the changing face of motoring with Innovision 2018. Taking place on 15 January, the event saw company experts addressed the 800 partners from 24 countries regarding the technologies of tomorrow, through presentations and an exhibition, on the digitalisation of lighting, automated driving and diagnostic solutions.

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Hella Gutmann Solutions – diagnostic tools for the present and the future

Hella Gutmann Solutions – diagnostic tools for the present and the future

12th February 2018 | 0 Comments

With advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and smart vehicle technology here to stay, technicians need professional diagnostics and calibration tools equipped with top-of-the-range features that provide the precise vehicle data and information, to complete a fast and efficient repair.

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Pro-Align partners TEXA to solve workshops’ ADAS challenges

23rd November 2017 | 0 Comments

Pro-Align will offer TEXA ADAS diagnostic and calibration tools, alongside support in the form of a series of technical seminars, in a move that it states will help workshops overcome one of the biggest challenges in servicing modern cars. The leading automotive aftermarket companies have joined forces to help supply workshops with everything they need to reset Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). In addition to communicating information on the subject, Pro-Align, most renowned for its distribution of Hunter wheel alignment, balancing and tyre fitting equipment, has added TEXA’s range to its product portfolio.

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Launch UK introduces new X431 Euro Tab

23rd November 2017 | 0 Comments

Launch UK, the supplier of automotive diagnostics equipment, has introduced its latest addition to the acclaimed X-431 range of OE level diagnostic tools, the X-431 Euro Tab.

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New regulator tester from WAI

New regulator tester from WAI

28th June 2017 | 0 Comments

WAIglobal has added a new voltage regulator testing diagnostic tool, the WAI1000, to its extensive rotating electrical range. The new addition tests whether the voltage regulator is in full working order, while eliminating the need to remove the alternator from the vehicle.

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