On 5 April 2014 all workplaces are required to display the latest Health & Safety Law poster, while a new pocket card has also been produced to replace the Health & Safety leaflets circulated to employees based off-site. Workplaces have been required to display the current Health & Safety poster in a prominent position since […]
Tuning parts supplier JMS has launched its 2014 Mercedes Tuning & Styling catalogue. Coinciding with the start of the new season, the catalogue includes: aerodynamic parts, car alarm systems exhaust systems, spacers, suspension kits, chiptuning, speedpedal, strut braces, headlights, taillights, spacers, windstops, floor mats and sport seats within its 48 pages. JMS says the catalogue […]
A Halfords survey has suggested that amateur repair or maintenance jobs often have costly consequences. Motorists and householders pay out an estimated £300m a year in order to correct mistakes made by family and friends trying to perform small tasks on cars, with one in six people left regretting accepting help. Maintenance blunders include elementary mistakes involving car batteries, and more serious errors such as using the wrong oil. Almost half (45 per cent) of those who subsequently had to employ an expert were left with a bill of over £100.
Suspension manufacturer Bilstein has released an extensive range of damper upgrades for the Honda NSX. Bilstein’s range of B6 Sport units are available to fit both 3.0 and 3.2 litre 24v variants in manual, automatic, coupe and convertible guises.
The Vehicle Operator Services Agency’s (VOSA) revelation that the number of MOT tests peak in March and September should be no surprise to many Tyrepress readers. These months coincide with the introduction of new vehicle registration letters. The agency has also taken the opportunity to note the parts of a car most likely to attract MOT failures, while advising on how the new 2013 regulations, introduced on 20 March, are affecting test results six months on.
Autoparts has announced two new appointments: Paul Rooney is its new product manager and Graham Montgomerie will take charge of the Kilmarnock branch. The former was promoted from roles within the company, while Montgomerie takes up his new role having moved from Arnold Clark.
The UK’s largest independent lubricants company has joined the independent Verification of Lubricant Specifications (VLS) organisation. Exol Lubricants said the move underlined its commitment to bringing greater transparency to the lubricants market. CEO Darren Frogson commented: “joining VLS is a strong signal that we want an industry that is professional, accurate and can be relied upon at every juncture.”
Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has entered into a US market distribution partnership with Myers Tire Supply. Under the agreement, Myers Tire Supply will carry the Bosch Wheel Service equipment range, including a full line of wheel balancers, tyre changers and brake lathes, through its national distribution network.
Hofmann Power Weight has released a new black coloured knock-on weight 161. The company says the weight is a tried and tested top-seller, but the new addition of black powder coating means the zinc weight appears almost invisible when fitted. It adds that the weight’s “premium coating” gives the weight “optimum corrosion resistance”.
The manufacturer of TerraClean – a product designed to clean internal engine components by removing harmful carbon deposits without the need to dismantle the engine – is to hold its first conference for its growing network of service centres. Randstad says its new television advertising campaign, to be aired across a number of digital and satellite TV channels, will be previewed at the conference. TerraClean claims to increase the miles per gallon of vehicles by between four and 15 per cent, reduce emissions, extend component life and improve petrol and diesel vehicle performance. The product has won an endorsement from TV motoring specialist and star of The Discovery Channel’s ‘Wheeler Dealers’, Edd China.
Bilstein, the Ennepetal-based shock absorber, suspension and spring specialist, has added roughly 220 new part numbers to its B1, B3 and B4 universal spare parts product lines. The company added more than 70 applications to its Bilstein B1 range of accessories in the latter half of 2012; 90 parts numbers were added to the Bilstein B3; and an extra 50 new applications were also added to the Bilstein B4 range.
The Parts Alliance has announced that Motex Automotive Distribution Ltd has joined, becoming the latest member to join the Group. Formed in 1971, Motex Automotive Distribution has a turnover of £8m, employing more than 100 staff and distributes quality products from strategically located sites throughout Essex and East London.
CES (UK) has opened a new branch in Manchester, beginning its planned expansion phase. Located in the south of the city, the new branch will serve customers across the south Manchester belt, linking in with their existing network. The area had previously been served by the company’s Northwich, Cheshire branch. Managing director Steve McCann says local garages will benefit from the company’s new area branch.
Readers of Popular Mechanics magazine have named Bosch Spark Plugs their favourite brand in the US magazine's 2012 Reader's Choice Awards for the third straight year, Tire Review reports. More than 3,138 readers responded to the magazine survey to determine their favorites, and selected Bosch as the spark plug brand of choice from among at least 10 competing brands.
Car parts distributor CES (UK) has released its latest Workshop Essentials catalogue. Issue 9 contains 25 per cent more products than ever before, making it the biggest edition yet. Comprehensively redesigned with an entirely new look, it features some of the industry’s leading brands, such as Comma, Wynn’s, Kent Car Care, Sealey and Ring Automotive. Launched at Mecahanex 2012, the catalogue can be requested by calling CES (UK) or visiting its website.