During this period of austerity, councils up and down the country, in an attempt to save money, are taking the decision to switch street lights off; plunging many motorists into darkness.

Some councils first started to switch street lights off back in 2007. Since then the number of authorities taking such action has grown. Out of 27 councils, 21 have now switched off some street lights after midnight or turned some off altogether. Councils are favouring turning the lights off between the hours of midnight and 5am.

As a result drivers may struggle to see objects, hazards and other road users clearly.

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Dremel recognises the need for users to be able to change accessories quickly and easily when working on a project. So, the company has set up a system to help you do just that!

Under the new ‘EZ system’ (pronounced “Eee Zee”), Dremel has developed features such as the EZ Twist Nose Cap, plus special Quick Change accessories under the name EZ SpeedClic.

The Dremel EZ SpeedClic system enables quick, easy and keyless accessory changes – no need anymore for a wrench to tighten and loosen the collet. At its heart the unique, patented, screw-less mandrel allows a keyless wheel change, with no need for More >


A new insulated crimping tool is now available to compliment Britool Expert’s competitively-priced range of electrical tooling.

The E050301B crimping tool features three separate crimping dies with a range 0.4 to 6mm², catering for most common connector sizes. A double-crimp profile is integrated to allow both contact and insulation crimping in one step, and enables use with PVC, PC and polyamide insulated connectors.

Designed for prolonged use, the tool features a rugged design with ergonomically-shaped handles. To ensure long-term reliability, Britool Expert has tested the new crimping tool to 25,000 cycles.

Paul Woolley, UK Marketing Manager for Britool Expert, said: “Our mission with More >


The World Rally Championship (WRC) comes to Great Britain for round 10 in September 2012. Eight-time champion, Sébastien Loeb, driving Citroën’s Facom-sponsored DS3 WRC rally car, will undoubtedly be looking to extend his lead at this famous stage, which has been held in Wales since the WRC was established in 1973.

As an official sponsor and tool supplier of the Citroën team, Facom celebrated this successful partnership by launching a limited-edition range of WRC-themed products earlier in the season, which the company is keen to publicise in advance of Wales Rally GB.

Limited edition WRC 7-Drawer Toolbox – List price £1347.05 inc More >


To coincide with its 60th anniversary Manbat, the UK’s largest battery distributor, has launched the latest version of its battery catalogue for its popular Numax range.

The comprehensive publication is not just a catalogue, it’s a complete battery specification and application guide and also contains details of some of the other brands in the Manbat range. These include Odyssey, Optima and U.S. Battery, which alongside Numax will cater for virtually every battery application in the automotive, commercial vehicle, motorcycle, leisure, marine, industrial and mobility sectors.

The full-colour catalogue provides an easy-to-use reference tool and Manbat has applied its unrivalled battery knowledge to More >


News from Steve ‘Sport’ Griffiths and Neil Sysun, who together make-up Veranti Motor Company is that they are essentially in a position to offer kits of the John Barlow-designed MR2-based body conversion.

The duo are also developing a new donor option, using the Toyota Celica that will be unveiled soon. You can be sure we’ll have more details on this one soon…

More information from or 01905 620 640 ENDS.


In addition to launching their new Sprint LSIS model at Newark kit car show in June, Peterborough-based Fenspeed now stock inlet manifolds that allow Suzuki GSX-R750 and GSX-R1000 bike throttle bodies to be fitted to Ford Zetec and Duratec units.

They are machined from cast aluminium and the company recommends use of a Megasquirt ECU, which they can also supply for £290, although you can go your own way if you wish.

The manifolds cost £130 for the Duratec or £169 for the Zetec and you’ll also need to purloin a set of throttle bodies (secondhand will suffice) and a motorcycle brake More >


As a bit of a keen detailer, I like products that do a specific job on my car and because this stuff really does work better than proprietary stuff, I’m always prepared to spend a bit extra on a quality product.

I apply the same logic to leather and vinyl care products. Some are just greasy and oily and don’t do anything for the trim it seems. A product that I discovered a while back and have used successfully since comes from ValetPro and is called Argus Leather and Vinyl Cream and was previously only available to professional detailers in a More >


Formulated from a high concentration of pure, north Brazilian carnauba, natural luxury oils and the finest blend of ingredients, Muc-Off Über Wax changes the rules when it comes to deep gloss protection so be prepared for a show winning shine!

The only thing more amazing than the shine it gives your car is just how easy Über Wax is to use! Despite having such a high percentage of carnauba wax, Muc-Off Über Wax is almost effortless to apply and buffs off smoothly to reveal an unrivalled deep gloss and protective concours finish.

Über Wax is Muc-Off’s most technically advanced wax to date, More >


An inverter is an electrical device used to convert 12v DC power from a battery into 230v AC power just like you get from the normal mains supply.

New from Ring Automotive is a range of Pure Sine Wave inverters called PowerSource Pure. These inverters ensure electrical products run at their very best, removing issues linked with modified sine wave inverters, such as distortion to TVs, interference on audio devices and incompatibility with some appliance.

The PowerSource Pure inverters enable almost any electrical item to be run where there is no mains power on site by replicating the normal 230-volt mains supply.

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