Entries by Auto Torque

Car ramp collapses killing man while working underneath

Post-mortem to establish the exact cause of death as part of Health and Safety Executive investigation A man has died after a car ramp collapsed as he worked on a vehicle in a garage, Wales Online has reported. An inquest has been opened into the death of John Anthony Steven Rees, 54, in Swansea, on […]

Battery Sure explains the three ‘Rs’ of battery health

New initiative sees Servicesure partner with GS Yuasa All garages that sign up to Battery Sure and become an official Battery Testing Station will be able to advise its customers if they can ‘Relax’, as their battery is in a good state of health, if they should ‘Recharge’ a low battery, or if it’s time […]

MANN-FILTER wins filter category for eighth time running

Filtration specialist named ‘Best Brand 2019’ in the filter category MANN-FILTER came first in the filter category for 2019 during the annual survey of readers of the Lastauto Omnibus, Trans Aktuell and FERNFAHRER journals, making this the brand’s eighth consecutive award for first place. Every year, EuroTransportMedia (ETM), publisher for commercial vehicles, and Dekra, the […]

Complexity of clutch assembly is often underestimated, warns ZF

Avoid unnecessary and costly replacement with expert advice Clutch assembly is demanding and time-consuming as it requires the transmission to be separated from the engine, according to ZF Aftermarket. To avoid often unnecessary and costly replacement of the entire unit, prior assessment is indispensable. This is where ZF Aftermarket can dispense its expert opinion to […]

Quality counts, urges spring specialist Lesjöfors

Lesjöfors, one of Europe’s leading spring brands, identifies three common culprits for breakage and offers advice on how to combat these to ensure the longest possible service life. As a key component within a vehicle’s suspension system, coil springs must handle high levels of stress as they support the vehicles weight whilst isolating it from […]

Polybush partners with Tegiwa for Honda DC5 exhaust mount

Polyurethane exhaust mount replacement is made to OE specifications Polybush has worked in conjunction with Japanese performance brand Tegiwa to design and manufacture a replacement for the Honda DC5 exhaust mount, which is now sold exclusively on the Tegiwa website. According to Polybush, the 41AW exhaust mount outlives and outperforms the original equipment part and, […]

REPXPERT member wins VIP Brands Hatch weekend

Automechanika Birmingham ‘INA torque challenge’ winner named REPXPERT member, Eddie Nazarov, of Chapmans Auto Centre in Coventry, has become the first INA Torque Challenge champion after demonstrating his skills at Automechanika Birmingham. Schaeffler bearing specialist, Tim Adams, came up with the idea of a fun competition, but with a serious ‘best practice’ message, to remind […]

Valeo specialist club to reward garages with every purchase

New loyalty scheme accessible via smartphone app or Valeo website Valeo’s specialist blub is an innovative rewards programme for mechanics, which offers incentives for loyalty. Available online or as a smartphone app, purchased products simply need to be scanned to earn points, which can then be redeemed against a wide selection of items. The club […]

BG Automotive launches new corporate video

BG Automotive (BGA) has continued it’s update to branding and marketing materials with the launch of a new corporate video. The 1 minute video – which can be seen on YouTube – quickly illustrates the OE supplier pedigree of their ISO 9001:2008 production facility. BGA’s range of 40,000 parts covers timing / drive belt kits, […]

GS Yuasa named Boeing Supplier of the Year for innovation

Battery manufacturer commended for high-performance lithium-ion cells for space The manufacturer was also recognised for its outstanding technical support and contribution to current and future space programs. GS Yuasa entered into a long-term agreement with Boeing in 2016 and since then the manufacturer has been supplying a range of space qualified lithium-ion battery cells for […]