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Award for DMF Checkpoint App

DMF-App-copyAn App designed to help professional motor mechanics who regularly service and repair modern clutch systems that include a Dual Mass Flywheel (DMF) has won a prestigious award.

The DMF Checkpoint App from LuK, a brand of Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd, has been crowned a ‘Top Product’ award winner in Professional Motor Mechanic magazine’s 2015 readers’ poll.

The awards, selected on the level of interest and enquiries generated by PMM’s 60,000+ readership, are a great reflection on those manufacturers and suppliers that have made a real difference to the independent garage technician’s ability to maintain the high standards expected of modern day servicing and repairs – whether this is in the form of innovative parts or tools, fault-finding equipment or garage aids such as technical data, posters and literature.

PMM Editor, Richard Bowler said: “Embracing the extensive new opportunities that modern gadgets and technology can provide to independent workshops, LuK’s DMF Checkpoint App allows technicians to accurately check if a DMF needs replacing due to wear.

“By simply entering a LuK DMF part number into the App, a technician can instantly see all of the information they need – including operating tolerances and bolt torque settings – before carrying out a professional repair. It is, therefore, a worthy winner of one of our 2015 Top Product awards.”

Jeff Earl, Marketing Manager, Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd, said: “We are delighted that the DMF Checkpoint App has been honoured by the magazine and its readers. It is immensely rewarding to know that it is valued by professional motor mechanics, who we are always striving to assist by providing the latest technology components, tools and training. We are also pleased to announce an updated version of the App for mobile devices is now available from the App Store, Google Play and, for the first time, Windows Store.”

Improvements to DMF CheckPoint v2.0.0 include making the display more dynamic for all device sizes and adding Windows phone functionality. To install, just search in the relevant store for DMF CheckPoint, or if you already had a version installed you may automatically receive an invitation to update.

A version of the DMF App is also available inside Schaeffler’s revised REPXPERT online portal for workshop professionals, which offers everything to make life for an independent garage mechanic that little bit easier.

REPXPERT – designed by experts, for experts – is the solution for all things technical regarding Schaeffler’s original equipment (OE) LuK clutch, INA tensioner and FAG wheel bearings brands, plus Ruville engine and suspension components.
The updated site – where technicians can register for free at – is now split into three easy to navigate sections that together provide quick and simple access to a full Schaeffler encyclopedia for the modern workshop professional.

In addition to LuK clutch products, Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd also supplies INA tensioners and FAG wheel bearings to the independent aftermarket, with all brands backed by technical support and repair installation tips through its industry leading internet site RepXpert and a technical hotline; UK Tel: 08457 001100, Ireland Tel: +44 (0)1432 264264.