Entries by Auto Torque

Cars essential for almost two thirds of people planning UK summer breaks

Visit Britain’s weekly sentiment tracking survey has found 64% of people intend to use their car if going on UK breaks or holidays before September, as confidence to travel starts to increase. UK ‘staycation’ holidays look set to be the popular choice, as the survey for the week to 19th June found 42% thought they’d […]

Six-month MOT exemption to end 1 August, here’s your questions answered

Government responds to industry concerns and focus for garages now turns to managing increased demand The six-month MOT exemption for cars, vans and motorcycles will end on 1 August, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced this week (29 June). All drivers whose car, motorcycle or van is due for an MOT test from 1 August will […]

COVID-19 awareness training from REPXPERT supports workshops getting ‘back on track’

Certificate, posters and handbook available for download on completion of free training Schaeffler REPXPERT has launched free COVID-19 awareness training for independent garages. The UK automotive aftermarket sector published sector-specific guidance in May to help businesses operate safely while minimising the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Schaeffler has used this as the basis for its e-learning module, using […]

Scrappage scheme ruled out by government

Government officially rules out scrappage scheme to stimulate new car sales The government has officially ruled out a scrappage scheme to boost new car sales in the UK. It follows rife speculation of a such a scheme, with some reports suggesting the government was considering discounts of up to £6000 for motorists switching from petrol […]

FERODO claims ‘first-to-market’ with electric and hybrid vehicle brake fluid

DOT 5.1EHV fluid complements brand’s extensive range of brake pads for electric and hybrid vehicles FERODO has introduced the first brake fluid formulated specifically to address the unique demands of hybrid and electric vehicles (EHV). FERODO FBE050 DOT 5.1EHV brake fluid offers a variety of enhanced characteristics designed to help optimise overall brake system performance […]

Watch: TEXA demos IDC5 diagnostics software trucks

Guided video tour demonstrates diagnostics functions TEXA has released a new video to highlight the features of its IDC5 diagnostic software for trucks. For further information, click here. Visit the Auto Torque blog to catch-up on the latest industry news.

Ring brings new tyre sealant kit to market

Sealant repairs punctures up 6mm, requires no tools and is TPMS safe Ring Automotive has brought its RTK4 flat tyre repair kit to market. The kit helps to get the driver back on the road within ten minutes and includes an 12V air compressor offering 0-90PSI /6.5BAR, and RTS450 Flat Tyre Sealant to place over […]

International Space Station gets GS Yuasa Lithium-ion cells

Transfer marks successful completion of battery deliveries to support upgrade of craft’s battery system GS Yuasa Lithium-ion cells have been delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) for the fourth time. Since the initial delivery in December 2016, GS Yuasa have supplied 24 of state-of-the-art Li-ion cells to the spacecraft, replacing the older nickel-metal hydride […]

Schaeffler adds INA installation guides to REPXPERT

More step-by-step guides available free-of-charge on portal for professional technicians Following the successful launch of its LuK clutch step-by-step replacement guides on the REPXPERT online technical portal in March, Schaeffler UK is now adding more detailed installation guides – this time covering INA belt systems. The original equipment manufacturer has a hard-won reputation for empowering […]