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Trico Twitter competition extended

Trico’s competition enabling garages and motor factors to win a power bank has been extended until the end of July. A power bank is a handy mobile device that can be charged in advance so that phones, tablets or laptops can receive power later. To be in with a chance of winning, just follow Trico

New Bosch wiper blade app

Following a comprehensive data update, the Bosch wiper blade app now includes both new and improved features as well as a modern design. It is available for download at the App Store for iOS and at the Google Play Store for Android devices, and can be used by garages and consumers alike. With intuitive handling,

Gates’ Poland plant passes 20 million units mark

Increasing demand for Gates’ drive belt kits at the installer level has driven production at its Legnica, Poland belt kit assembly plant beyond the 20 million units mark. By surpassing this milestone, Gates has solidified its position as a leading supplier of turnkey solutions to the automotive aftermarket. “Drive belt kit production at our Legnica

Mini Infrared Thermometer from Laser Tools

Laser Tools’ new Mini Infrared Thermometer (part no: 6838) allows the operator to take non-contact temperature measurements by simply pointing the instrument and pressing a button. It is suitable for a wide range of garage and workshop applications, including vehicle heating and air-conditioning systems, radiator and thermostat function, exhaust manifolds and brakes. Infrared thermometers use

Diesel Technic announces new General Manager for UK & Ireland

Diesel Technic UK & Ireland Ltd, a subsidiary of The Diesel Technic Group has appointed Mark Boden, as General Manager. In his new role, Boden will be responsible for the overall operation and development of Diesel Technic in the UK & Ireland. Boden brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having previously held

New low profile offset tool kit

When a fastener is buried in the engine bay (or any other inaccessible area), and you just cannot get a screwdriver or hex key onto to it, try this innovative new 10-piece Low Profile Offset tool kit (part number 6709) from Laser Tools. To offer maximum access in really confined spaces, each driver is flat

Chicago Pneumatic introduces impact wrenches for heavy vehicle applications

Chicago Pneumatic has launched two new lightweight and powerful impact wrenches for heavy vehicle tyre changing applications. Built on the heritage of successful previous models, the CP7783 and CP7783-6 1” lightweight impact wrenches provide higher torque than similar tools of an equivalent durability and are equally suitable for workshop or roadside assistance tasks. Weighing in at just 18.5 lbs (8.4 kg) and 20.9 lbs (9.5 kg) respectively and delivering a powerful 1,770ft.lbs (2400 Nm) in reverse, Chicago Pneumatic’s CP7783 and CP7783-6 impact wrenches provide a high power to weight ratio to meet

Laser Tools Racing style and practicality in the workshop

Treat yourself to a bit of style as well as comfort and practicality with this workshop creeper and folding mechanic’s mat from Laser Tools. Both products as used and recommended by the BTCC Laser Tools Racing team. The Laser Tools Racing Creeper (part number 6681), is a sturdy, professional, workshop creeper that is ergonomically designed

Borg & Beck adds to cable range with launch of premium quality gear control cables

Borg & Beck adds to cable range with launch of premium quality gear control cables Borg & Beck continues to develop its cable range with the recent addition of gear control cables to its already comprehensive selection. Offering one of the largest ranges of Brake, Clutch, Speedo, Accelerator and Gear Control Cables available in the

ZF Aftermarket drives complete solutions provider message

ZF Aftermarket used this year’s Automechanika, Birmingham to highlight how its global technological power positions it as a complete ‘solutions provider’ to the current and future aftermarket. In addition to introducing a UK audience to ZF’s Advanced Urban Vehicle technologies, the business offered a virtual reality garage tour illustrating its parts & service brand portfolio: