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.


New Brake Caliper Catalogue

brake_caliperThe new 2012 Brake Engineering Caliper Catalogue is now available from ADE. It includes many new part numbers in a significantly increased range. 278 new references have been added in all, covering applications such as Opel Astra and Insignia, Citroen C4, DS4 and DS5, Peugeot 308 & 3008 and many more. This takes the total number of part numbers in range to over 4070.

As well as the new print version of the 2012 Brake Engineering Caliper Catalogue, product details can also be found on MAM's Autocat+ System, TecDoc and in the Brake engineering online catalogue.

New Mann Filter Catalogue

mann-catThe essential aftermarket filter reference, the 2012 MANN-FILTER catalogue is now available form ADE. The new catalogue covers the huge range of OE quality replacement MANN filters for over 35,000 vehicles and machines and includes more than 150 new filter types.

The 2012 version of what is seen as one of the most comprehensive filter references on the market has been reorganised for a simple more clearly structured presentation and is available in 14 languages. The catalogue can be obtained in traditional printed format, as a CD-ROM and can be accessed online.

The publication covers air, oil, fuel and cabin filters for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and off highway vehicles. For the European market, the catalogue offers 4,500 filter elements for more than 35,000 vehicles and machines, including 11,000 passenger cars and mini vans, 7,500 trucks and buses, 1,100 motorcycles as well as 15,500 applications for off-highway equipment and the industrial sector. In addition to this information, the catalogue contains 135,000 cross-references.

The new catalogue has been redesigned for 2012 and there is a new feature, a QR code. By using this the user can connect to the MANN-FILTER website by scanning in this code through a Smartphone.

As always, the MANN-FILTER catalogue is available free of charge from ADE or can be accessed on line


Economy Drive

Liquid Moly Additives are recognised as some of the very best in their field and right now are growing rapidly in popularity as motorists and fleet operators look to beat the spiral of ever rising fuel bills.

Our Liqui Moly range includes advanced formulation additives that help engines run smoother and more efficiently thus giving more miles to the gallon.




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