WAI offers enhanced rotating electric market coverage

waiOur WAIglobal range of rotating electrics now offers enhanced vehicle parc coverage with over 5500 part numbers available.

The leading global supplier of starters and alternators works tirelessly to ensure that its range offers the most comprehensive and relevant market coverage. It constantly analyses data to ensure its range meets all of the latest demand requirement and the brand is very often “first-to-market” with the latest model products. The range is one of the largest available in the Irish aftermarket and is fully detailed on the MAM and TecDoc cataloguing systems.

Added to this, WAI now lists new to range parts according to its traffic light system whereby if the product is marked as green then it has been labelled as fast-moving and therefore factors are recommended to stock. Amber products will generally be available from stock at ADE and red products will be available from the WAI UK distribution centre, usually on next day delivery.

The WAI range not only covers automotive rotating electrical products but also Heavy Duty, Agricultural, Industrial, Marine and Powersports applications for the aftermarket. All WAI starters and alternators are 100% new and fully tested to OE standards.

Mann offers practical fuel filter fitting advice

mnn-videoADE filter supplier MANN has launched an installation video providing step-by-step instructions for workshops for installing and removing the new PU 11 001 z KIT and PU 11 002 z KIT fuel filters.

The installation sequence for the new fuel filters differs significantly from that of its predecessors, WK 820/5 up to and including WK820/22, with for example, the filter now installed on the underside of the vehicle rather than in the engine compartment. The mechanic must therefore first identify whether he has to drive the vehicle onto a lifting platform or over a pit.

When changing the filter, a patent pending bayonet holder in the housing cover and on the filter ensures that the filter remains in the housing and does not fall out. The fuel can flow into the cover, where it collects and drains away via the drain screw. When installing the new filter, it must be engaged by turning it slightly.

The video containing full installation and removal instructions is available on the MANN-FILTER YouTube channel and in the MANN-FILTER online catalog. The new fuel filters still come with printed installation instructions, which also contain a link to the video.

To view the video please click here.


mann-cat-2018Hot of the press this month are the brand new MANN-FILTER 2018/2019 catalogues. The catalogues list compatible products for more than 48,000 vehicles and machines, including over 260 new filter types.

They new catalogues are also available now as DVD, online at and via the MANN-FILTER app.

The yellow and green catalogues are one of the most important filter lists in the industry, because, with market coverage of over 97% in Europe, the MANN-FILTER range offers compatible filters in original equipment quality for almost every passenger car and truck on the road plus a whole host of off-road and industrial applications.

The current catalogue for the European market contains filter elements for more than 12,300 passenger cars and vans, 9,200 trucks and buses and 25,500 applications in off-highway and industrial applications.

The comprehensive product information includes detailed illustrations, dimension and cross references, all presented in where do you buy viagra a clear and simple way that has become the benchmark standard for the industry.

Meet growing AGM demand with Lucas Batteries

lucas-agmThe freezing winter weather has seen a big rise in demand for batteries as cars fail to start in the exceptionally cold conditions. One of the big differences this year has been that there is now volume demand for batteries on vehicles with start/stop systems.

These start/stop or micro-hybrid cars have raised little battery demand in recent years. In many cases the original batteries were over specified and also the start/stop function is not fully utilised on many cars meaning up to now these batteries have out performed expectations. However, a combination of natural deterioration and the extreme cold has seen many of these types of batteries failing for the first time.

Our Lucas Battery range includes a full selection of high quality Fusion AGM batteries to meet this demand at competitive prices. Remember if a car is fitted with an AGM battery in cannot be replaced with a normal lead acid unit.

Brake warning advice from Jurid

brake-warnWhen a brake warning light comes on the dashboard of a car it usually has a red colour to indicate that there is an immediate risk, potentially compromising the general safety of the vehicle. It important that this is never ignored. There are several reasons why the brake system warning light may light up, but almost half of drivers don't recognise the risk and consequently don't react accordingly.

The most common reason for the brake system warning light to come on are:

Brake fluid level low. - This will increase the risk of vapour lock causing a loss of braking performance. In this instance the fluid level needs to be topped up and it is critical that the right fluid spec is used.

Brake pad thickness below minimum. - This may gradually lead to brake pad underlayer contact with the brake disc and eventually, in the worst-case scenario, to back plate contact with brake disc. The pad thickness needs to be checked and pads replaced if necessary.

False reading due the component issue. - A corroded or broken ABS ring may generate a false signal from the drive shaft or wheel bearing. In case of corrosion under the sensor mounting points, the sensor may be forced closer to the ABS ring and give false reading to the ABS module. The complete ABS system needs to be checked for corrosion or broken rings and items need to be replaced where needed.

False reading caused by oversensitive brake warning system. - In some instances the dashboard warning light keeps flashing, even after changing the pads and related wear sensors. Here the technician should push the brake pedal several times to ensure contact between brake pads and brake discs. Then switch the dashboard off for a few seconds. Switch the dashboard back on and check if the light still remains. In most instances this will turn the light off, but If not then a further diagnostic check will be required.


Page 10 of 87