TYRES ON THE SHELF

Storing spare tyres safely can be a chore. Avoiding flat-spots is the aim and it’s not always easy when space in a garage or workshop is at a premium.

This excellent and affordable solution will help reduce the chances of wheels being damaged or tyre deformation. Condensation can also be a problem when storing tyres but this free-standing stand negates that thanks to improved air-flow.

It is light and easy-to-assemble and made from aluminium and can take a maximum load of 100kg and/or four rims with or without tyres fitted, up to 225mm width, and this is going to be attractive to More >

ATS VIA WOLFRACE

Our alloy wheels are tasked with one of the most demanding jobs of any single automotive component; effectively on the front line and exposed to the elements 24/7, your alloys must shrug off the weather, extremes of temperature and man-made contaminants, all of which increase in frequency as autumn gives way to winter. Only too aware that the majority of car owners want nothing more than to protect their ‘summer wheels,’ Wolfrace has opted to expand its range of alloys suited for use throughout the winter months, the ‘Silver’ GB range.

While the Wolfrace GB range isn’t exclusively for winter wheels, More >

IT’S WINTER – CHECK YOUR BATTERY FOR FREE AT HALFORDS

Like any power-pack, a car battery can run out of juice, and usually when it’s least convenient.

Halfords is offering to test your battery for free and fit a new one, if needed, from just £15.

There’s no need to book, just head to your local Halfords store.

More information from www.halfords.com ENDS.

MEV BUILDS A BETTER MOUSETRAP!

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST – THE MEV BI-FOLD!

I’ve always been a big fan of Stuart Mills’ work and his MEV marque has been bringing affordable kits that people want to build for many years now.

The Mansfield-based company has finished 2017 is fine fettle, while Stuart has been busy showing all and sundry that he doesn’t just design cool kitcars. More on that in a mo.

His latest model is a heavily revised variant of the Exocet called the G-Type and after seeing it up close and personal this week I think it’s outstanding and in my view, Stuart’s best design More >

‘I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW THE RAIN HAS GONE …’

Driving at night can be challenging. There is a reduction in a driver’s overall vision, objects are unclear and road-signs are less obvious from further away.

To improve visibility, Ring has once again set the standards in vehicle lighting with the launch of the new Xenon150 performance halogen bulb. It puts up to 150 per cent more light on the road compared to a standard bulb without compromising the operating life, making it the longest lasting +150 per cent bulb on the market.

Xenon150 uses the latest advancements in filament technology. The filament has been engineered to be shorter, with a tighter More >

NO, NOTHING TO DO WITH HAIRDRESSING MATE!

When repairing damaged wiring or when adding electrical accessories, nothing looks worse that poorly crimped electrical connectors and bits of coloured electrical insulation tape littering the engine bay. That’s not even mentioning the safety aspects. However, using the proper tools and professional connectors will ensure a neat, robust and safe wiring job that will look good on both classic and modern cars. This ratchet crimping tool (part number 7002) from Laser Tools and the Assorted Automotive Electric Supaseal Connector kit from Connect Consumables (part number 37225) will give you the results you require.

The ratchet crimping tool is designed specifically for More >

KEEP CLEAN AND SAFE THIS WINTER WITH HOLTS’ PRODUCTS

Although the weather in my little corner of the UK has turned milder there has and undoubtedly will be some inclement and seriously cold spells to come and leading car care brand Holts Auto has a few potential solutions to help keep you on the road and your cars looking tip-top.

Check your coolant/anti-freeze levels. Prestone Coolant/Anti-freeze – is the US number one selling coolant product. It can be mixed with any other coolant, is guaranteed for all cars and protects down to -37 degrees celsius.

Keep your windscreen clear. Check your screenwash levels and top-up if needed with Prestone Extreme Performance Screenwash. It More >

XCP RECKON IT’S THE ONE

Driving and riding through the winter months can really take its toll on cars and motorcycles. Vehicles have to deal with the effects of rain and snow and when the weather turns really cold there’s the added impact of salt on the roads. While it may keep the roads free from ice and safer to drive on, it is bad news for motorists and motorcyclists alike, who are trying to keep their bikes and cars looking good and free from corrosion.

Fortunately, there is help at hand from XCP Professional. The company’s range of spray lubricants provide the highest standards in More >

BLUEPRINTED

New from Summit Racing and BluePrint Engines is this turnkey 350/365bhp Small Block Chevy crate engine

The crate engine experts at BluePrint Engines have come up with a high output, turnkey small block Chevy 350 for a very competitive price. The engine produces 365bhp and 405 lb/ft of torque and comes with everything but a set of headers.

The Turnkey 350/365 engine is a perfect drop-in powerplant for street rods, muscle cars and kitcars, and each one is shipped with complete dyno test results and suggested tuning specifications.

More from www.summitracing.com ENDS.

 

BLOCK THIEVES

Increasingly often thieves are unlocking and stealing vehicles while the unsuspecting owner is indoors with their car key.

Thieves are using signal amplifiers to take the weak signal from the key-fob in your house and amplify it to make it seen by your vehicle as if it was right in their hands.

Putting your Keyless Entry Car Key Fob in the B-G Faraday bag blocks the signal therefore stopping thieves from amplifying it and unlocking your car.

With a rise in vehicle keyless entry systems there has been a steady increase in the number of thefts as the technology to manipulate these systems More >