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NEW LAUNCH FROM ER, LAUNCH

Launch UK has unveiled a new portable power pack that will jump-start a vehicle 20 times before needing to be recharged.

In addition to offering charging capabilities for any phone, tablet, or electronic device, the 12000mAh high capacity battery provides major support for vehicle emergency starts and breakdown assistance.

Tested on cars, motorcycles and, small boats, the power pack features advanced safety and security systems protecting against over current, short circuit and over load/voltage/ current.

Coming complete in a sturdy plastic case with all relevant connectors supplied, the Launch Mini Power Pack is also perfect for camping and outdoor activities and capable of More >

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DRUMS ARE BEATING

TomTom has announced that it will enable even faster journeys for drivers by calculating routes based on actual weather conditions.

As well as providing precise traffic jam information, TomTom Traffic now warns drivers about upcoming slow moving traffic due to heavy rain or snow. By being better informed about the weather situation up ahead, drivers can now take smarter decisions about how to get to their destinations faster.

“By knowing the exact traffic situation across the entire road network we can calculate the quickest route to help people get to their destination faster,” said Ralf-Peter Schäfer, head of TomTom Traffic. “We know that More >

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OIL CLEANER

Randstad has launched an Extended Interval Engine Oil Cleaner ‘Engine Flush’, providing independent garages with a profitable engine service that, like all TerraClean products, is said to offer a noticeable driving experience for motorists.

As engine oil deteriorates, sludge and other contaminants can accumulate within the oil system. These can damage engine components and, during a conventional oil change, become trapped leading to further contamination of the new oil. The TerraClean Engine Flush, designed for use in both petrol and diesel engines, liquifies sludge, thereby cleaning internal engine components and restoring engine performance and reducing harmful emissions.

The TerraClean network, which has immediate More >

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SELFIE KEY-RING

Perfect for the ultimate selfie taker and phone ‘misplacer’, the Selfie Phone Finder is a multifunctional keyring tag that is packed full of practical functions including a phone finder and selfie-taker. You can link your phone and keys via Bluetooth® by simply pressing the ‘alert’ button and also to activate your phone camera’s shutter.

The device is ideal for when you’re on holiday and don’t want to ask a stranger to take a picture of you and your loved ones. The fob helps you to put yourself back in the frame of group photos or take some inventive selfies without having an More >

Welcome to totalkitcar online - Nov/Dec 2014 issue is OUT NOW on all platforms

STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014

Welcome to totalkitcar online - Nov/Dec 2014 issue is OUT NOW on all platforms

Welcome to totalkitcar online………Great to see a preview of totalkitcar LIVE on the Daily Telegraph’s website this morning, which was rather nice and very welcome…

There’s been so much interest surrounding Lloyd Wright’s Escort Mk1 kit that I can confirm that it will be at totalkitcar LIVE and you can read the EXCLUSIVE feature in the January/February issue of TKC Mag…methinks that one is gonna cause a real stir…

EXCLUSIVE FEATURE ON LLOYD WRIGHT'S STUNNING RSR ESCORT IN JAN/FEB ISSUE. The car will also be at totalkitcar LIVE at More >

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YEP, IT’S A ROADGOING FORMULA FORD KITCAR!

Photo by Gazza Hawkins

Peter Alexander is a leading light in the world of Formula Ford and has for many years been a top driver in the category, while his PA Motorsport operation has become a successful racecar preparation company.

If you are in need of a nosecone for your Jamun or a wishbone for a Merlyn then Pete is your man, and his knowledge of FF1600 is implicit. He also owns the rights to well-known marques, Macon and Lenham-Hurst.

If you recall going to Detling in 2004, you might recall seeing a pretty single-seater kit called the Trident. That was Peter Alexander…oh More >

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RETURN OF THE SCOOBY-BASED SLINGSHOT

Since taking over the Murtaya project in summer 2013, Andrew Starforth, boss of ALS Sportscars, has, along with wife, Lin, been busy putting the incredibly capable kitcar back on the map.

They made their debut at Stoneleigh in early May, to a good and welcoming response and will make their second kitcar event appearance, along with build agents, Arden Automotive, with the two sharing a garage.

Andrew has worked hard on streamlining the kit packages and generally making the car easier to build and the range kicks-off with the Roadster R at £11,995, the more track orientated £14,995 and the Rally, which More >

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WINTER TYRES FROM TOYO

Japanese tyre manufacture, Toyo Tires, is one of the most experienced winter tyre distributors and is advising motorists to invest wisely this winter, by equipping their vehicles with the appropriate ‘footwear’ to allow them to cope with even the harshest of weather. Toyo’s extensive range of tyres in all sizes can be purchased from its extensive UK dealer network, either being fitted to the recipient car’s existing rims, or mounted up to an additional set of wheels. Over 90 per cent of the cars on Britain’s roads are covered by Toyo Tires’ extensive range.

It’s a misconception that winter tyres can More >

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SPILL ABSORBERS

These new oil absorbing pads from Gunson (part no: 77130) absorb oil, brake fluid and petroleum-based fluids but repel water-based fluids to ensure efficiency in your clean-up operation and keep the workshop floor tidy.

The large pads are 100 per cent polypropylene construction, strong, durable and offer terrific absorption – 2.6-litres per pad. Each one is 1000mm x 800mm, and has a plastic film backing to keep hands clean when handling. They are supplied in a re-sealable pack of three.

The pads can be used indoors under machinery to catch leaks, drips and spills (great for underneath marine engines) or use them More >

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PINT-SIZED MARVEL

With winter approaching, roads can become treacherous. Maintaining your car tyres is a must to ensure optimum road-handling and performance.

Tyres are the only point of contact a car has with the road. It is therefore vitally important for motorists to check their tyres regularly. Correct tyre pressure also benefits the environment by maintaining optimum fuel efficiency, and reduces CO2 emissions.

To help motorists maintain optimum tyre pressure, Ring has added to its award winning range of air compressors, the RAC635 preset digital air compressor. It comes with a large and clear readable digital display. The improved design includes a rotating dial More >