With winter officially here, it’s more important than ever for drivers to assess and potentially replace the wiper blades of their vehicles, as they’re one of its most safety-critical components. This is particularly important because the ultraviolet rays from the sun during the long days of summer can cause damage to the rubber wiping element of the blade, so these will need to be checked to ensure they are in good condition.

Gently clean the rubber blade edge with a damp cloth or sponge to remove any dirt or residue. Check along its length for any imperfections in the rubber, particularly at More >


This handy little flaring mandrel from Merlin Motorsport is for use on 600-03 brake and clutch hose. They use these tools themselves in their workshop – and offer an inexpensive way to ease the assembly of Goodridge -3 brake hose and fittings.

The mandrel fits inside the hose, flaring out the stainless-steel braiding away from the PTFE lining, which means you can fit the brass olive onto the PTFE lining easily, securely and without cutting your fingers! A must if you are building up lots of hoses.



Tired of dealing with dead batteries in your vehicles and equipment? Look no further! Laser Tools’ new cutting-edge mains-powered 4A intelligent battery charger (part number 8699) is here to simplify your life and ensure your batteries are always in top-notch condition.

This battery charger is a true all-rounder. It works seamlessly with both 6V and 12V automotive batteries, including lead-acid, LiFePO4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate), AGM and GEL batteries. No matter what you drive or ride, this charger has you covered. Say goodbye to guesswork. This charger employs a ten-stage charging cycle with microprocessor control that monitors your battery’s state and adjusts More >


Following the success of the rollout of electric vehicle servicing across its UK garages, Halfords continue to help those transitioning to electric motoring by announcing a partnership with Cord, the electric vehicle home charging installation provider.

Customers can now book Cord’s simplified, jargon-free solution to home charging installation directly through the Halfords website.

Halfords chose to partner with Cord as the company’s innovative approach hugely simplifies the often complex and frustrating process of buying and installing the right home EV-charging solution.

Cord offers a free home survey and installation within two weeks. More than nine in ten installations are ‘standard’ and any additional work required is More >


Have you been searching for a unique item of motoring-related furniture to occupy a special space in your home, garage or office? Look no further. Following the huge interest shown in the bespoke furnishings of our stand at this year’s Goodwood Revival, Castrol Classic is delighted to announce that the same retro-style sofas and bar stools are now being made available for motoring enthusiasts to purchase.

The new furniture items are manufactured exclusively for Castrol Classic in the UK by Cobra Seats. Cobra’s upholsterers use the same artisanal methods and high-quality materials as their world-renowned vehicle seats but are presented in More >


New from Laser Tools is this portable, self-priming, drill-powered pump (part number 8702) – the perfect solution for swift and effortless fluid extraction or transfer. This handy tool boasts a 1/4in shank, quick chuck style drive shaft, enabling compatibility with any cordless or electric drill, operating at a maximum speed of 3500rpm.

This corrosion-resistant drill pump is suitable for light liquids such as water, salt water, coolant and various oils. Due to the risk of sparks generated by the drill, this pump is not suitable for use with petrol or other flammable liquids.

Impressive water output of 15-litres per minute when used More >



Most caliper piston spreaders are designed for OEM-type single- or dual-piston calipers. The Frozen Rotors spreader is designed just for high-performance four- and six-piston calipers.

The tool first spreads the pads, then evenly retracts the pistons back into the bores with one squeeze of the levers.

The Frozen Rotors caliper piston spreader is easy to use. The spreading plates fit one way for six-piston calipers; for four-piston calipers, just turn the tool 90 degrees. The amount of throw is adjustable using one of three settings on the outside plate.

The Frozen Rotors caliper piston spreader is made More >


The new Clarke CBB200-E is ideal for buffing and polishing metal and composite surfaces to a bright lustred finish. It comes with extended arms (180mm shaft length) for use on bigger workpieces!

This unit features a robust cast iron base fitted with rubber feet for reducing vibration. The CBB200-E can also be bolted to a workbench to make it even easier and secure to use.

With a built-in motor delivering a powerful 550W of power and 2980rpm, combined with its bearing balanced precision machined shafts, this buffer offers excellent performance.

The front-mounted on/off switch offers added safety for quick access to kill the More >


Premium quality automotive lighting and auto electrics supplier, Ring, has announced that it will be supplying the UK automotive aftermarket with products from leading connectivity brand, GadJet.

After a successful trial at the start of 2023, Ring has now revealed that it will be supplying its customers, automotive retailers and factors, with products from GadJet.

GadJet has more than a decade of experience in supplying members of the public with mobile accessories and is widely recognised in forecourts and service stations, but the company has now teamed up with Ring to achieve a wider reach throughout the automotive aftermarket.

Available through Ring will More >


Leading manufacturer of protective seat covers, Town & Country Covers, has reinforced its focus on the quality of its products.

To ensure it maintains high production standards when manufacturing its premium quality seat covers, Town & Country Covers undertakes a multitude of tests. These focus on the durability of the materials that are used. This is actioned by the team putting its seat covers through a range of tests, including tear strength by falling pendulum apparatus, seam strength and abrasion resistance.

The covers are made from a 600-denier polyester with a waterproof polyurethane backing and are designed in the UK. This means the company More >

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