Entries by Auto Torque

Ring bulbs pass independent test with flying colours

Strong pass secured in the latest bulb tests published in CAT and What Car? magazines Ring’s long-life bulbs performed favourably compared to a range of bulbs from across the market, notably meeting all ECE standards and safety criteria where several other leading brands did not. The test took the Ring Long Life H4 headlamp (part […]

Croydon garage adopts board of shame to deal with non-paying customers

Garage Wire reports Fiat 500 owner currently named and shamed after failing to pay bill for clutch and master cylinder replacement MOTaPlus Ltd in Croydon has taken to naming and shaming non-paying customers by writing their name and vehicle details on a white board located outside the workshop for all to see. Garage owner, Gary […]

Garage survey shows “concerning” lack of battery awareness

Garage owners urged to ensure all technicians undergo battery training Yuasa Batteries has described the results of a recent GW reader survey as “concerning” and is calling on independent garages to ensure they’re up to speed on the latest battery technology. The survey results showed that 63 per cent of participants did not know what […]

REPXPERT INA and FAG training day gets 10/10 rating

Course covered INA belt system and FAG wheel bearing technology best practice, installation and problem diagnosis Schaeffler’s latest training day at the REPXPERT Academy in Hereford has been rated ‘10 out of 10’ by one of the attending technicians. Members were given some practical demonstrations before being set a number of tasks by REPXPERTs Tim Adams […]

New 500+ bar GDi system cuts particulates by up to half, reports Delphi

Second paper presents innovations in use of high-pressure natural gas to reduce CO2 from heavy duty vehicles In a paper presented at the 2019 Vienna Motor Symposium this month, Delphi Technologies has revealed a new 500+ bar GDi system that can reduce particulate emissions by up to 50 per cent compared to state-of-the-art 350 bar […]

Guy Martin to open The Big UK Garage Event at Automechanika

Mechanic, TV presenter and best-selling author to open most exciting event yet Mechanic and motorcycle racer turned television presenter, Guy Martin, will officially open The Big UK Garage Event at Automechanika Birmingham 2019, held at the NEC from 4 to 6 June. In what is shaping up to be the most successful Automechanika Birmingham to […]

ZF [pro]Tech to have dedicated stand at ‘Big UK Garage Event’

Automechanika stand 171 to highlight benefits of technical support and training initiative ZF Aftermarket has announced that its technical support and training arm – ZF [pro]Tech – is to have its own dedicated stand at the ‘The Big UK Garage Event’, Automechanika, Birmingham at the NEC 4-6 June. The business is hosting two free technical […]

Automechanika Birmingham unveils largest seminar programme to date

Opportunity for garages to upskill with free CPD accredited training Automechanika Birmingham 2019 will be hosting the automotive industry’s largest seminar programme when it opens its doors next month, designed to upskill the aftermarket and provide invaluable insight from over 75 expert speakers, trainers and key players. This year’s programme features forum sessions and technical […]