Technical best practice advice tailored to help independent trade automotive professionals.

  • Top Strut Mount Issues

    First Line outlines some best practice guidelines for dealing with top strut mount issues. ...

    First Line outlines some best practice guidelines for dealing with top strut mount issues. ...

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  • Dual Mass Flywheels; Inspection, Diagnosis and Replacement

    As a matter of best practice, Valeo recommends always checking the dual mass flywheel (DMF) when replacin ...

    As a matter of best practice, Valeo recommends always checking the dual mass flywheel (DMF) when replacing a clutch, as a worn and defective DMF can damage the newly installed clutch. ...

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  • Causes of Brake Noise

    Delphi takes a closer look at brake noise, its causes and how technicians can resolve this common problem ...

    Delphi takes a closer look at brake noise, its causes and how technicians can resolve this common problem. ...

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  • Taking Control

    The control arm is an important component, responsible for ensuring not only ride comfort but also occupa ...

    The control arm is an important component, responsible for ensuring not only ride comfort but also occupant safety. Mounting kerbs at high speed, poor road surfaces, material fatigue and high forces t ...

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  • Winter Servicing Advice

    Winter weather can provide any number of challenges for the motorist; icy roads, potholes, and corrosion. ...

    Winter weather can provide any number of challenges for the motorist; icy roads, potholes, and corrosion. Delphi gives some top winter servicing advice. ...

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  • Don’t Put Your Reputation on the Line

    Workshops are putting their reputation at risk by installing the wrong batteries on start-stop cars. This ...

    Workshops are putting their reputation at risk by installing the wrong batteries on start-stop cars. This can cause early battery failure and increase fuel costs, warns Exide Technologies. ...

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  • Don’t Get Stuck With Seized Brake Calipers

    When it comes to safety critical braking components, there’s a tendency to think of pads and discs. But y ...

    When it comes to safety critical braking components, there’s a tendency to think of pads and discs. But you’re missing one vital part of the system – the caliper. ...

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  • Avoid Brake Judder Complaints

    To help reduce customer complaints, Borg & Beck runs through important aspects of brake disc installation ...

    To help reduce customer complaints, Borg & Beck runs through important aspects of brake disc installation and the ramifications of not following procedures. ...

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  • Battery Testing a Routine Procedure

    Based on the results of a market research survey looking at the levels of battery maintenance carried out ...

    Based on the results of a market research survey looking at the levels of battery maintenance carried out by independent garages, Rotronics sets out why battery testing needs to become a routine proce ...

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  • Diagnosing the Underlying Causes of TCU Faults

    ACtronics offers an insight into diagnosing the underlying causes of TCU faults on popular Vauxhall model ...

    ACtronics offers an insight into diagnosing the underlying causes of TCU faults on popular Vauxhall models. ...

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