ADE supports important aftermarket petition

autobizThe policy of Irish insurance companies of not quoting, or not providing a competitive quote, on cars over ten years old is having a devastating impact, on the independent automotive aftermarket in Ireland. Autobiz magazine has launched a campaign aimed at ending this unfair, unjust and nonsensical practice. Thousands of sound, clean, low emission vehicles are being scrapped, making a mockery of the NCT system, because they can no longer be economically insured. Because of this, many car owners have found their vehicle’s value has been slashed. Large swaths of Irish drivers are effectively being excluded from the roads and many people’s mobility and independence is under threat. The practice is now causing garage closures and job losses in other supporting businesses and often means a vital amenity is taken away from a local community.

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MANNs flexible Mercedes filtration solution

mann-flexResponding to the ever restricted space in the engine compartment, ADE filter supplier MANN+HUMMEL has developed new air filters with flexible external contours that make more efficient use of the available installation space.

For the

independent aftermarket, they are available as MANN-FILTER Flexline C 26 017 and C 30 030 for the Mercedes-Benz A and B Class. The C 26 017 air filter is for petrol engines and the C 30 030 is for diesel models. The use of further elements with flexible contours for other manufacturers is also planned.

The curved external contours mean the filter can accommodate a larger filtration area compared with conventional designs, and thus achieve higher separation efficiency and dust holding capacity.

The Flexline air filter contours are produced using state-of-the-art laser technology that sets new standards in filter manufacturing. Mercedes-Benz was the first vehicle manufacturer to use the innovative solution, and is now using it as standard for its MFA2 (Modular Front Architecture) platform. The air filter will therefore be used in almost all four-cylinder engines from the A and B Class as well as their derivatives in the future.

New innovation for LIQUI MOLY

lm-pick-upNew Jaguar Land Rover Oil

With the trend towards ever less viscous motor oils to facilitate lower fuel consumption and emissions continuing at pace, ADE’s German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY has developed a new oil specifically for Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. Special Tec LR 0W-20 is officially approved by Jaguar Land Rover. This STJLR 51.5122 approval is required in the latest petrol engines in Jaguars and Land Rover models.

A pick-up power boost

LIQUI MOLY has also developed a new additive line especially for pick-up trucks. Pick-ups are popular vehicles in Ireland, but many suffer from a gradual loss of performance over time. This is due to deposits on the inside of the engine.

One of the first people to be able to try out the new additives was Baja racing driver Armin Schwarz. He says, "I use all five additives both in my private diesel pick-up and in my gasoline pick-up for races. The latter is a Ford Raptor Racing Trophy Truck with 960 hp, which really gets through any terrain. These additives are unbeatable when it comes to keeping the performance of my trucks right at the top and protecting them against all hindrances."

The Truck Series Complete Diesel System Cleaner is an effective cleaning additive, which frees the fuel system and the combustion chambers from deposits. Meanwhile, the Truck Series Diesel Performance and Protectorant is designed for permanent use. The counterpart for petrol engines is the Truck Series Complete Fuel Cleaner.

The fourth additive of the new Truck series is the DPF Protector. This reduces the temperature required for automatic regeneration, so that the filter remains unblocked. The fifth additive is the Oil Treatment. It contains MoS2 particles as a lubricant, which reliably protect the engine against wear. This is not only important when starting the engine, when the oil has not yet reached every part of the engine and metal grates against metal. Even when the engine is under extreme stress, it ensures that the engine is not damaged.

Japanparts offers total shock solution

japan-shockShock absorbers are critical safety components on a vehicle. They should be checked every 20,000 km and replaced every 60 to 80,000 km to ensure both safety and comfort. When it comes to replacement, our Japanparts range offers the perfect combination of quality and value.

The range provides comprehensive market coverage with over 1600 part numbers and new items added on a regular basis. The range is, as you might expect, very strong on Asian brands, but also offer excellent coverage on European and American models including the VAG Group, FCA Group, Renault-Nissan-Dacia, PSA Group, BMW, GM, Mercedes, Subaru, Toyota and Volvo. Among more recent additions there are also shocks for Cadillac, Hummer, Land Rove and Smart vehicles.

All shocks are made using only high quality components and materials. The stem features high-resistance chrome plating and NOK o-rings which are long lasting and noted for their excellent sealing properties.

All Japanparts shocks are well packaged for space saving and easy product identification and are competitively priced.

Offer a long life upgrade

osram-llIt is very frustrating for both garages and drivers when headlights fail. Bulbs replacement is very often a difficult procedure so it means a trip to the garage which is time consuming and inconvenient. It therefore makes perfect sense that when a bulb is replaced, it is replaced with one that will last for as long as possible.

Osram Ultra Life have an impressive lifespan up to four times longer compared to standard halogen lamps. This means a life of up to 100,000 km. Osram also provides a 4 year guarantee for the ultra reliable bulbs.

In addition to this, Ultra Life headlight lamps have a modern design with silver cap (H4/H7/H11). They are therefore ideal for high mileage drivers or vehicles that use daytime running lights. They can also be used in clear-glass headlights.


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