fai-window-5-18The harsh winter may be drifting from the memory but it is quite likely to have left its mark on many vehicle window regulators. Trying to operate the window during freezing conditions is the number one cause of failure as ice build-up on the windows can put additional stress on the motor, in turn this can damage the nylon gears which can crack and break. Cables are also likely to get damaged with the added stress cold weather puts on the internal mechanism.

Just as cold weather affects people, it also affects vehicles. Window regulators have lubricants in the motor and cable drive to aid proper function. In colder weather these lubricants lose viscosity and the drives become less efficient because they require more energy to turn. The result is that many window regulators fail as they are subject to increasing use in the spring and summer months.

Garages all too often assume that a replacement will have to be sourced from a dealer, usually with a hefty price tag. However, our FAI range features a huge selection of replacement window regulators at very competitive prices. The range covers over 350 part numbers and features regulators both with and without motors. These all come which come with a 12 month / 12,000 mile warranty. Each window regulator also comes in a robust box, along with fitment instructions.

The range includes regulators for Scissor System, Bowden Systems and Double Bowden System. There is a also wide selection of panel or pre mounted window regulators which reduce repair times.

The range is constantly being updated to reflect latest demand patterns in this growing and potentially lucrative sector. Recent important additions include:

BMW 1 Series E81 06-13 (2 door)

Front Left:

FAI No. WR325

OE Ref: 51337165595

Front Right:

FAI No. WR326

OE Ref: 51337165596


MINI R56,R57 07-15 (2 door)

Front Left:

FAI No. WR327

OE Ref: 51332756083

Front Right:

FAI No. WR328

OE Ref: 51332756084


SEAT Altea, Toledo lll 04-09 (4 door)

Front left:

FAI No. WR329

OE Ref: 5P0837461

Front right:

FAI No. WR330

OE Ref: 5P0837462

Serious benefits in no time!

mann-cabin18More comfort, better health and increased safety. If a single product could offer you all of this you would probably want to buy it. However, the humble cabin filter can offer a motorist all of these benefits, but many do not know they even exist.

Cabin filters mean cleaner in-car air. An effective filter ensures that pollen, particulates, metal grit, dust and dirt cannot enter the passenger compartment. This can prevent health issues for vehicle occupants, especially allergy sufferers, reduce driver fatigue and make journeys more comfortable. Cabin filters also have a vital safety role reducing the dangerous film build up on the inside of a windscreen and so aiding better visibility. They can also help prevent expensive damage to sensitive components in the vehicle air conditioning system.

Cabin filters will naturally clog over time and become less operationally effective. ADE supplier MANN-FILTER, is the leading OE cialis pas cher filter supplier of cabin filters globally and recommends the cabin air filter should be replaced every 15,000 km. All replacement MANN cabin air filters are OE quality and come with detailed fitting instruction in the box to make the process as simple as possible. It is also well worth pointing out that 12.6 minutes is the average time it takes to change a vehicle cabin filter. Not a lot of time for something that can provide serious benefits to motorists and a significant boost to garage revenues.

All replacement MANN cabin air filters are OE quality and come with detailed fitting instruction in the box to make the process as simple as possible.

JURID—The ultimate in German braking efficiency

jurid-18Founded in Germany over 100 years ago, ADE brake supplier JURID works in close collaboration with German Original Equipment (OE) vehicle manufacturers such as Volkswagen, Mercedes Benz, BMW and Audi. The same high quality brake components supplied to these prestigious manufacturers is also available in the JURID aftermarket range from ADE.

Designed and manufactured with the acclaimed German eye for quality and detail, 43% of the JURID aftermarket brake pad range are true OE products and the range offers some 98% coverage of all German makes and models.

With dedicated research, scientific development and German engineering, JURID brakes offer the highest-quality, best-performing replacement brake pads for German cars.

FAI TVD kits complete with fitting accessories now available

fai-tvdBuilding on the success of its range of torsional vibration dampers which were introduced just over a year ago, FAI has now introduced of torsional vibration damper kits, including the crankshaft bolts to further enhance its range of engine repair products.

Depending on the application some bolts are stretch bolts. It is not recommended to re-use old stretch bolts as these will be deformed and will not torque up correctly, or in worst case snap during fitting. Crankshaft bolts must always be installed using the manufacturers recommended torque settings and mechanics should never use an air tool to loosen or tighten these bolts.

23 of FAI’s TVD's are now available with fitting accessories such as bolts and washers to help complete the repair quicker and easier. Any part number ending in a 'K' will include fitting accessories, where as any TVD without this suffix, will purely be the damper on it's own.

A full listing of FAI TVDs and kits is featured on TecDoc and can also be viewed in the online catalogue at

UFI showcases latest OE innovations

ufi-may18Emphasising its global strength UFI Filters recently showcased some of its latest innovations at A global company now in Automechanika in Dubai. In particular the exhibition was used to highlight some of UFI’S latest OE developments, which are also available for the aftermarket through ADE. These included:

The oil filter for IVECO and NEW HOLLAND applications, available in the aftermarket catalogue as a complete module under the UFI code 65.087.00 and the replacing cartridge with the UFI code 25.111.00 The multi-layer pleated filter media ensures high-filtration efficiency (more 99.5% @12μ), high pressure resistance (more than 35 bar) and thanks to the plastic housing a lightweight construction.

The complete module of the oil filter for BMW applications with replacement available under UFI 25.148.00. The high technology module has a body made from plastic, reinforced with fiberglass that ensures significant weight savings, reduced fuel consumption and a drop in pollutant emissions. The filter can operate under pressures of up to 5 bar and even greater. The filter media maximizes the filter surface area minimizing the pressure drops and the efficiency.

The fuel filter for BMW and MINI applications, UFI 31.926.01, characterised by an aluminium casing and horizontal positioning directly connected to the chassis. This allows both the weight and size of the unit to be kept to a minimum. The internal filter element, with cellulose filtering media, ensures a filtration efficiency of over 96% with particles of 4 μm, even with high mileages.

The top performance fuel pre-filter for MAN applications available under the UFI code 24.035.01. The cellulose-synthetic cialis pas cher media ensures high filtration efficiency, water separation capacity more than 98%.

The drying filter for heavy duty breaking systems on IVECO and many other applications, FI code 27.259.00. This avoids condensation of the air humidity contained in the system. The porous media has the capacity to absorb and retain the humidity of the air that passes through it, discharging the water deposit to the exterior of the braking system through a suitable air circulation. Drying filters consequently increase the reliability and the durability of the braking system.

The oil filter for powerful 5.0 litre V8 and 3.0 litre engines for JAGUAR and LAND ROVER applications. The filter cartridge is available under the UFI code 25.073.02. This is made of synthetic fibres allowing a very high filtering efficiency of contaminant particles. To ensure a reduction in pressure drops and high ageing resistance, the synthetic fibres feature a high permeation rate and thermal-chemical compatibility.


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