Entries by Auto Torque

Trials highlight major advantages for workshops ahead of Yuasa ‘Always Check The Battery’ launch

GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd has demonstrated significant business and customer service benefits of testing every battery, with a major workshop trial. The battery testing trial, conducted over three summer months, revealed 27% of vehicles tested had a battery issue, and 11% needed a complete battery replacement. Three workshops in Lancashire, Leicestershire and Kent […]

Customers of the Parts Alliance Flying High

Three lucky customers recently won a flight in a Spitfire, thanks to The Parts Alliance. Holmer Green Service Centre, Princes Risborough Gary Cross from Holmer Green Service Centre in Princes Risborough, and a customer of our Allparts Wycombe branch was also a lucky winner of a Spitfire flight. Tell us a bit about your business. […]

MOT change means forty-year-old classic vehicles to be given exemption

Additional 293,000 registered classic cars to be given a free ticket under new MOT exemption rules The Ford Cortina will be exempt from the annual test next year. Vehicles over forty-years-old will be MOT exempt from May 2018 on a rolling basis, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced despite road safety concerns. Currently, all vehicles that were […]

Delphi hit the road to show ‘Best of Brakes’

Delphi’s braking vans will both be out through September and October, aiming to visit 600 garages. The campaign will support of The Parts Alliance’s ‘Best of Brakes’ promotion, which is offering six spectacular holiday prizes. The vans remind customers how they can win 25,000 prizes just by buying Delphi brake pads, with a video hosted […]

Mann Filters | Are you delivering ‘watered down’ quality?

The natural suction and air pulsation effect of engine ‘breathing’ has completely deformed the filter media saturated by moderate water ingress into the air cleaner housing. The filter media damage has caused most of the abrasive contaminants previously retained by the filter, to pass through into the engine, resulting in a potential engine claim against the garage that […]

Are you delivering ‘watered down’ quality?

The natural suction and air pulsation effect of engine ‘breathing’ has completely deformed the filter media saturated by moderate water ingress into the air cleaner housing. The filter media damage has caused most of the abrasive contaminants previously retained by the filter, to pass through into the engine, resulting in a potential engine claim against the garage that […]

Trust Delphi for R90 Brake Discs

Delphi brake discs have been fully compliant with R90 quality standards for many years. Recently introduced legislation states that brake discs fitted to vehicles launched after November 1st 2016 must be fully compliant with ECE R90 quality standards. Delphi brake discs have been fully compliant with R90 quality standards for many years so when it […]

MOT testing ban for mechanics advertising DPF removals

Two Sheffield testers get two-year ban after DVSA found they were selling a diesel particulate filter removal services Testing stations have had to check for a DPF in the inspection of the exhaust system as part of the MOT test since February 2014. Image: Bigstock. The DVSA handed the two-year testing bans after the mechanics […]

Changing the world – one litre at a time

Every day, the motor industry is working ha to meet the anticipated 100% increase in global demand for transport by 2050* while limiting the impact this will place upon Earth’s resources and the increasing emissions. The impact of motor oil is critical to helping the rapid evolution of our automotive world towards its intended goals. […]

Simple guidelines for preventing brake judder

Brake judder is not necessarily the most technically challenging issue, but it can be a source of headaches for technicians, especially since fitment issues are often at the root cause of it. By following a few simple guidelines, brake judder can be virtually eliminated: 1 Before refitting a disc, first check the disc’s thickness. Using a brake […]