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DON’T ROUND YOUR NUTS OFF!

The old story: You are attempting to remove a wheel nut – but it’s so damaged and rounded-off that the socket is just turning on it. Or worse still, you’ve lost your locking wheel nut key! New from Laser Tools is their Locking Wheel Nut Removal Kit (part number 8842), your solution for tackling stubborn, damaged rounded-off wheel bolts, or locking wheel nuts or bolts when the key is lost.

The kit features eight sizes of internally threaded and tapered removal sockets; a suitable-sized removal socket is hammered over the offending wheel nut or bolt and it is then simply unscrewed More >

TERRAHAWKS? NO! TERRACLEAN!

TerraClean renews sponsorship of four-times BTCC winner, Colin Turkington, for his 20th season.​

TerraClean, a leading vehicle decarbonisation technology brand exclusively available from Randstad, has announced the renewal of its long-standing partnership with four-times British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) winner, Colin Turkington, for his 20th race season.

This marks over eight years of collaboration since TerraClean first sponsored Turkington in 2016.

Throughout their partnership, TerraClean has witnessed Turkington’s remarkable success on the track, whose career includes 67 BTCC wins, 71 fastest laps, 181 podium finishes and four championship titles, two of which came during TerraClean’s support in 2018 and 2019.

As Turkington embarks on More >

LOAD OF HOT AIR

Hot air isn’t a good thing if you’re an engine with a turbo or supercharger. Boost makes horsepower, but it also creates a lot of heat. The more boost, the higher engine temperatures can get. The next thing you know, you’ve got detonation issues and big problems.

A Snow Performance Stage 2.5 Boost Cooler solves that problem by injecting a water/methanol mix into the engine’s air intake. The system’s VC-50 progressive controller uses a MAP sensor to inject the mix in proportion to manifold boost pressure – the higher the pressure, the more water/methanol mix is added.

This dramatically lowers engine temperatures More >

BIG UP TO THE ‘SUPER BEARS’!

The 50th anniversary of Hesketh Racing’s first Formula 1 victory was celebrated at a special event at Silverstone on Saturday 20 April. Organised by Valentine Lindsay and held during the Vintage Sports-Car Club’s Spring Start meeting, it reunited members of the legendary team and included a demonstration run by the Hesketh 308 in which James Hunt had scored that historic win.

On 7 April 1974, Hunt started the prestigious International Trophy from pole position, having qualified 1.7-seconds faster than the Lotus of Ronnie Peterson. He then made a poor start and dropped into the midfield as the race got underway – and More >

GREASE IS THE WORD (HUMOUR ME!)

New from CAR BUILDER SOLUTIONS is this new Copper Grease Aerosol product. Arguably, there’s only thing better than copper grease at its job and that’s Aluminium Grease. However, there’s nothing wrong with Copper Grease, especially when fitting new brake components and even wheel nuts. It definitely makes it easier to remove components next time.

The version that comes in a tin can be messy to use, makes your hands dirty and renders a hitherto fine pair of nitrile gloves useless. A little bit of this stuff goes a very long way.

Therefore, I think this new aerosol version from Car Builder Solutions More >

SAFER INDICATORS FROM BETTER CAR LIGHTING

Every year, there are accidents and avoidable near misses when drivers fail to realise that their indicators have ‘cancelled’ and they emerge from side roads to join faster traffic on a main road with nobody knowing which way they are headed.

This is often because the indicator audible warning is too quiet, or even silent. Only having a visual display means having to look away from what is happening ahead, and a lot can change in a very short time.

Gil Keane at Better Car Lighting has a pretty cool solution and his simple and highly effective upgrade costs just £35 inc More >

REMOVE STUFF EASILY

Introducing the latest innovative solution from Laser Tools: these cable tie removal pliers (part number 8783), are designed for the safe and precise removal of nylon cable ties without causing damage to surrounding components or bundled wires.

These pliers are equipped with precision-cut flat-bladed cutting jaws designed to fit neatly under the tie-head, ensuring a flush cut without compromising the integrity of bundled wires, pipes, etc. If you cut cable ties with snips, it’s very easy to damage the wiring or pipes. Ideal for mechanics, electricians, auto-electricians, and practical DIY enthusiasts.

The jaws slip under the cable tie, the lower portion protecting More >

CHANGING PLACES AT THE BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM

The British Motor Museum is delighted to have been awarded funding for a new Changing Places toilet, a partnership between the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC) and Muscular Dystrophy UK in association with Stratford-on-Avon District Council.

Changing Places toilets are designed for people who are unable to use standard accessible toilets and include equipment such as hoists, privacy screens, adult-sized changing benches and space for carers. The installation of this facility will further enhance the Museum’s accessibility, helping to open up the extensive vehicle collections to those who may not previously have been able to visit.

Emma Rawlinson, Family & Lifelong Learning Officer More >

PLUG-AND-PLAY THEY SAY

Competitively priced and high-quality bulb brand, NEOLUX, has launched a new LED range for off-road use only.

Consisting of two references, H4 and H7/H18, NEOLUX’s LED range is now available, providing an affordable solution for drivers who want LED lighting in their off-road vehicles.

Due to their compact socket design and easy plug-and-play installation, these new LED lights from NEOLUX allow for high compatibility, as well as an easy installation, as there are no caps or adapters needed to fit these bulbs. With a colour temperature of 6500K, they provide a stylish upgrade with Cool White LED light and superior brightness.

The NEOLUX LED range provides better visibility for the driver, More >

IT’S A SNIP

Laser Tools has just introduced a pair of cable cutters (part number 8782), designed for clean and effortless cutting through various cables, including starter motor and battery main cables up to 10mm in diameter. These cutters feature two distinct sets of cutting jaws – one suitable for coaxial cables and the other for steel and aluminium-clad cables. Ideal for use by mechanics, electricians, auto electricians, and DIY enthusiasts.

This cable cutter features spring-loaded, cushion-grip handles which enable one-handed operation. The design of the curved main jaws allows cutting without flattening or damaging the cable. The lower straight blade has a plastic More >

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