SHINY TYRES

Perfectly-prepared tyres – or otherwise – can make or break the look of any car, so ever-keen to make the wash-day routine as easy as possible, the Royal-warranted car care gurus at Autoglym have created an all-new High Performance Tyre Gel that can pimp a Pirelli, fire up a Firestone or even titivate a Toyo as the work of mere moments.

Having heeded the requests of loyal customers and industry professionals, Autoglym’s tireless lab boffins took the very best product elements previously available – and added in some clever new tricks to create a solution that’s suitable for all vehicles and More >

WOOP WOOP!

Auto Meter’s new AirDrive gauges and tachometers are sure to attract totalkitcar readers. They have the classic Auto Meter look and the accuracy the brand is famous for, of course. But you also get gauges that can display valuable engine and other data sent wirelessly from your vehicle’s ECU.

AirDrive Gauges are easy to install – just mount them where you like (Auto Meter Gauge Pods make this a no-brainer), wire them to ground and a 12-volt power source, then connect them to the AirDrive module (sold separately).

The module plugs into the vehicle’s OBDII port and wirelessly sends inputs from the More >

IF YOU’RE SO INCLINED

In the modern motor vehicle accurate angle measurement is becoming more and more important, with engine and suspension components needing to be set up and maintained using accurate angle measuring instruments. This new digital inclinometer from Laser Tools (part number 6657) is a digital angle gauge or digital protractor and offers exceptional accuracy (±0.2º).

Equipped with a built-in magnet in the base, the 6657 is designed for measuring angles on metal and other surfaces, and is ideal for engine setting up (for example on Citroen/Peugeot variable valve timing setting and checking where an OEM special tool would be used), or for More >

ENGINE GOODNESS FROM LUCAS

New from Lucas Oil is this, an additive that they claim establishes new benchmarks in engine treatment technology that was officially launched at AutoSport International last weekend.

Complete Engine Treatment provides answers to a range of potential maintenance issues in a single shot. Each delivers lubricating protection for either the engine block or the fuel system.

In petrol or diesel fuel systems, Complete Engine Treatment cleans and lubricates every component from the fuel tank to the engine cylinders. Tars, varnishes and other deposits on valves and cylinder heads are removed. Upper cylinder walls, compression rings and oil rings are lubricated. The results, More >

LIGHTS FOR RUNNING?

Better Car Lighting is well-known for their innovative solutions to er, better car lighting.

Cars with pop-up headlights might have helped aerodynamics but that perceived benefit was frequently offset by having side-lights mounted way down low, meaning they were very inefficient as a result.

Better Car Lighting’s solution is a discreet daytime running light system that features a special LED light unit that is just 5mm thick with a diameter of 29mm.

It connects up via an adaptor that replaces the original bulb and is many times brighter than standard, every time the ignition is switched on.

The kit is comprehensive and very easy-to-fit More >

TOYO GET SPORTY

The Toyo T1-Sport has been one of its maker’s most successful products, a tyre able to perform at the limit on the road, and in all seasons and conditions. This multi-faceted ability has made it a firm favourite, in the process earning it an enviable reputation.

Never one to rest on its collective laurels, Toyo has wasted no time in drawing up a replacement for the T1-Sport, the Proxes Sport, a tyre that builds on the company’s decades worth of experience to deliver superior wet and dry weather handling, stopping and comfort.

One of Toyo’s undoubted strengths is its ability to design More >

JEWEL-LIKE BATTERIES

Milltek Innovations has announced that it will be the exclusive UK distributor for the beautifully-made, German-built Liteblox motorsport batteries.

Having proven the worth of these super-light, ultra-tough motorsport batteries over two seasons in its own motorsport programme, Milltek has now brought the range over to the UK, unveiling it at the recent Autosport show.

Well-known in its native Germany, Liteblox has built up quite a reputation for its products amongst leading race teams and discerning top end tuners – and it’s not hard to see why. To begin with, the units offer a substantial weight saving over a traditional lead-acid battery – More >

SPEEDY WAX

Keeping our cars looking half respectable in the winter months can be a chore, especially if like me you hate dirty motors.

Waterless polish is a good solution that works for me, while Speed Wax from Muc Off is a good second-coat process during colder months, when really the last thing you want to be doing is freezing outside for hours on end detailing your car!

It’s worked well for me, so I recommend it without hesitation. It gives a high-gloss, almost wet-look shine that doesn’t need a load of buffing and fannying about.

Speed Wax actually has multiple uses, and can be used More >

LIFT OFF!

Solve all your workshop vehicle positioning problems with the new Hy-Jacks from Power-TEC (part number 92438). Hy-Jacks are ideal for moving vehicles in confined areas; once fitted, they let the vehicle roll easily in any direction. Two Hy-Jacks permit a full 180-degree vehicle pivot, four Hy-Jacks give full manoeuvrability.

Sold in pairs, they lift a vehicle in seconds. The Hy-Jack is positioned around the tyre, then a few pumps of the hydraulic foot pedal progressively lifts the vehicle tyre between the rollers until the tyre lifts smoothly and quickly off the ground. The rollers touch only the tyre; there is no More >

AB AND ARIES WORKING CLOSER TOGETHER

When a press release comes in with the heading ‘They say you can’t please all the people all the time, but we are going to give it a go.’ It always makes me sit up and take notice.

The fact it came from Andy Bates at AB Performance was doubly of note. I’ll let him explain…

“As a direct result of our association with Aries Motorsport, over the next year our companies will be expanding our range of cars to offer additional formats of our already familiar bike engines weapons.

“The Arion S2 bike-engined racecar and S2R road variant will be joined by More >