Your essential on-line oil guide

lm-oilguideThe demands of modern engines mean that choosing the right oil for a specific model is now more important than ever. With different viscosities, specs, and manufacturer approvals this can seem daunting, but the free LIQUI MOLY guide at can make it simple.

Just updated the guide now includes 30 new makes of car to provide comprehensive information, including increasingly popular Chinese origin models. With the new additions the LIQUI MOLY online oil guide includes 127 different car makes. The guide is simple to use, just enter basic vehicle details and the recommend engine oil is given. There is also model specific information on transmission oils, oils for the power steering and automatic transmission fluids. All this information can be printed out and kept in a handy glove compartment format for quick reference.

The Liqui Moly Oil Guide is a great tool for factors and garages eliminating any uncertainties about the right oil for a particular vehicle. It can be viewed at for free and can be used without registering.


Cash in on cabin filters

cabinAs spring hopefully turns into a bright summer, now is a great time to put and extra push on cabin filters. Whether you are a factor or a fitter, cabin filters represent potential cash for your business and make perfect sense at every level.

  • Parts suppliers can supply a filter with every service kit and so boost revenue.
  • Garages can fit a new cabin filter at every service and thus get added parts and labour revenue while also increasing customer satisfaction.
  • The customer gets cleaner in-car air, less tiredness, less allergy and health problems and no dangerous windscreen film build-up.

However, many motor trade businesses continue to miss out on cabin filter potential because of some common misconceptions about these products:

They take too long to fit

ADE filter supplier MANN has calculated that the average cabin filterreplacement time is just 16.6 minutes and can be as little as 6 minutes on some models. Modern cabin filters are designed to be service items and as such are now generally very accessible.

Cabin filters are hard to find

MANN make it easy to find information on cabin filter location and replacement on a particular model. There are fitting guides in all formats of the MANN catalogue (printed, on-line and CD) and there is a fitment guide in every filter box to make the job easy.

It is hard to get the right filters

The MANN cabin filter range from ADE, is a global leader and has filters for just about every application. This includes all Europe and Far Eastern models, all in superb OE quality.

Make the most of cabin filters this year. Full information on the range is available in the 2012 MANN catalogue or at

New to range: ADE Anti Freeze and Coolant

antifreezeNow in stock and available we have ADE Anti Freeze and Coolant.

These quality products come in 5 Litre pack sizes.

Product codes are:

CL005 - Coolant.

AF005 - Antifreeze

Both are very competitively priced.

Note: Antifreeze is ready mixed

Hidden dangers in the boot?

fai-bootWhen a rubber boot on an item such as a ball joint is damaged the temptation is to just replace it. However, FAI warn that this policy can be dangerous and lead to more costly future component failure.

The problem is that once a boot has split, water, salt and road grit will immediately start to corrode the inner surface of the ball joint. Fitting just a new boot will simply seal and hide this damage. The corroded ball joint is likely to start to break-up and develop excess play. This can cause dangerous vehicle handling and excess tyre wear. Eventually the joint will fail completely and this can lead to loss of control of the vehicle and the danger of a serious accident.

FAI say that replacing boots only on safety critical parts like ball joints and track rod ends gives customers a false sense of security and can be dangerous. It recommends that once a boot has split the only safe and sensible option is to replace the damaged joint completely.

Industrial Opportunities

industThe ADE Industrial Filters Division has gone from strength to strength over recent months expanding its customer base as filter buyers across many industries make ADE their first choice for industrial filtration applications. In particular there has been good growth in food and beverage, printing and packaging, pharmaceutical, and engineering industries. The Division has also scored a considerable success with the supply of a Hyprofiltration Hydraulic Filter System for the treatment of varnish on massive turbines at the largest Power Plant in Northern Ireland.

There are many opportunities for industrial filter sales across manufacturing, engineering, agriculture, mining and quarrying and construction. ADE can offer support and assistance if you come across any opportunities to build or diversify your business into industrial filtration.

For more information contact Richard on 086 0487270 and grow your business in this potentially lucrative sector.



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