Van, Truck, Trailer, Bus and Coach Aftermarket News in Ireland

Month: January 2017

New colour-coded bottles for Cataclean

Cataclean, the patented fuel and exhaust system cleaner, will be sold in 2017 in a newly designed bottle with new labelling that more clearly differentiates the products for diesel and petrol engines. Bottles of Cataclean Liquid Science, for petrol engines, will now have a green cap and predominantly green label, consistent with the colour-coding convention

DT Spare Parts to launch Champions League prediction game

Diesel Technic’s brand, DT Spare Parts, is launching its Champions League prediction competition, searching for its ‘2017 DT Aftermarket Champion’. For employees of its distribution partners and their customers, the excitement of predicting the results of matches and winning fantastic prizes is set to kick-off on February 14th, when the round of 16 of the

TRW’s campaign corners the global market for originality

Meet Chris Kollar. He’s TRW Aftermarket’s product manager in North America and the star of the brand’s latest ‘True Originals’ short film. The film is about TRW’s ‘Corner Module’ – a term used to collectively describe its braking, steering and suspension parts and systems. Chris was born and grew up in metro Detroit. Nicknamed the

Renault Trucks develops 3D printed engine

French truck maker Renault has produced a pioneering prototype 3D-printed engine. A team of engineers and designers at the Renault Trucks Lyon Powertrain Engineering Department focused on using metal additive manufacturing – metal 3D printing – as a future engine manufacturing process, creating a prototype DTI 5 4- cylinder Euro-6 step C engine designed exclusively

Prevention better than the cure

Breakdowns due to battery faults and failure are a major concern and inconvenience to vehicle owners. With research suggesting that this is the number one reason for road side call outs, battery maintenance and checks should be a top priority for technicians. “There is no doubt that vehicle batteries perform better than ever before. But,

Hella Gutmann Solutions provides repair solution

With more than 30 years of knowledge in the field of vehicle diagnostics, Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS) provides the independent workshop with the repair solution to tackle virtually every service-related problem with its renowned mega macs range. With the advanced technology of modern vehicles dictating the simplest of services and repairs, the independent garage needs

Right sat-nav use is common sense – says RHA

The Road Haulage Association in Britain is supporting the view of the Local Government Association that satellite navigation systems, designed for cars, are not suitable for use in heavy goods vehicles. However, the RHA does not agree with the proposal that legislation be brought in to make it compulsory for all lorry drivers who use

IVECO Stralis NP wins prestigious award

The IVECO Stralis NP, the first natural gas truck for long-haul operations, has been voted “Project of the Year” at the European Gas Awards of Excellence 2017. Pierre Lahutte, IVECO Brand President, commented: “We are very proud that IVECO has been again rewarded for its commitment to sustainability. IVECO saw very early that the future

Mahle aftermarket continues to expand filtration range

Original Equipment (OE) manufacturer and systems supplier, Mahle is continually growing its product offering and has recently introduced more passenger car, light commercial vehicle (LCV) and heavy duty components into its comprehensive filtration range. Mahle has recently updated its filtration range for passenger car applications, ensuring that the aftermarket has access to OE quality filters