ONE FOR YOUR DAILY DRIVER – POSSIBLY

An innovative device that prevents cars with keyless start and entry from being stolen could save the insurance industry around £380 million a year on car theft claims.

The device, developed by Hard-Off Security, stops vehicle theft by a method called ‘relay-hacking’.

It can be fitted to the car’s existing fob and the Norfolk-based company says it is 100 per cent effective at stopping a car’s security system being relay-hacked.

The solution is based on the principle that the vulnerability of these types of cars to relay attack or ‘cloning’ is due to the fob’s passive response to authentication challenges from the car’s internal security systems.

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CLEAN AND COOL AIR

These mobile units from Machine Mart combine air conditioner, dehumidifier and multi-speed fan into a useful 3-in-1 unit. These models can provide quick, effective and efficient cooling or drying in any home or office.

A self-evaporation system works to recycle condensed water in order to cool the condenser, improving efficiency, reducing noise levels and saving energy. Simple touchpads and a remote control operate the air conditioner, dehumidifier and fan functions with ease.

Features of all models in this range include:

* Eco-friendly R290 Gas, very low global warming potential

* Compact design with wheels for portability

* Simple to wash with removable air filters

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MOTHERS KNOW BEST

Mothers is Meguiar’s natural rival in the USA and have been for many years. In the UK, they aren’t as well known but in America, they are well favoured by an army of hot rodders.

Their CMX Spray Wax (containing both Si02 AND Ti02) was released in 2018 and they’ve recently added several new products to the line-up. The new Ceramic Trim Restore & Coat contains acrylic Si02 nano-quartz technology and is said to restore dull and faded exterior trim and plastic.

Having access to a car in the TKC fleet with some faded plastic and so got to work. Spray a More >

ELECTRICITY BOARD

WESTFIELD ELEVEN HAS RECEIVED THE ECO CLASSICS ELECTRIC TREATMENT

Dr Nick Mason is a man with a plan. The ex-Ford Motor Company engineer now runs Eco Classics based in Essex.

In a nutshell, Nick offers electric conversions on your vehicle be that a classic car, or of course, a kitcar. They can customise your conversion to your specific requirements engineering a system to provide the best-electrified solution.

They will also modify your car so as to perfectly enhance the drive experience, while they can also offer classic car restorations services and general kitcar building.

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EDELBROCK AT WEBCON

Webcon has distributed the Edelbrock 1404 500cfm manual choke carburettor for over 30 years. Now, due to overwhelming demand, Webcon is including the 1403 and 1406 in its Edelbrock range.

Both new carburettors feature a satin finish and electric choke operation. They are supplied with new filter and base gaskets, a fuel filter and electric choke wires.

The 1403 is rated at 500cfm and is available at £554.80 inc VAT, and the 1406 is rated at 600cfm and costs £536.40 inc VAT.

Webcon also supplies a full range of Edelbrock Weber spares, including gaskets, insulators, floats, needle valves and tune-up parts.

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AT YOUR SERVICE IN CHESHIRE

Regular readers will know that I am addicted to car care and car detailing products.

One of a growing number of dedicated car care supplies stores springing up around the country is Cheshire Detailing Supplies – a company I’ve bought stuff from in the past.

I think that one of the few growth areas during Boris’ lockdown was car care with people up and down the land polishing, waxing, buffing and goodness know what else in their garages, driveways and sheds.

At present CDS stock the ranges of nine leading brands from Autoglym and AutoSmart to Angelwax and Infinity Wax plus cool boutique More >

LIKE MELTED BUTTER ON YOUR CAR

If you don’t really ‘get’ quick detailer sprays and much prefer a more beefier product, then Carnauba Gloss from Autobright could be of real interest.

It has a thick crème consistency and contains, as the name suggests, a high level of carnauba wax which gives you a very wet-look shine. A similar type of product, I guess, to Adam’s Buttery Wet Wax, Chemical Guys’ Butter Wet Wax and Carbanuba, which have all become a very popular sector.

It is very easy to use and is formulated using the latest technology its unique blend of cutting-edge polymers, resins and natural carnauba and its More >

GLEAMING LIKE A MIRROR

 

Don’t under-estimate The Urban Detailer brand. Their products are affordable and work really well. Here’s one that I tried recently that does exactly as it says on the tin, so to speak.

Their Mirror Finish Carnauba Spray Wax gives a huge level of gloss – the sort of result that looks like you have just chucked a bucket of melted butter over, in fact.

It does need a good shake pre-use to agitate the active ingredients. As well as how a product performs, I do like a nice, pretty colour while smell is also important to me. Mirror Finish is a pleasing More >

INSULATION

New from Sealey is this AK7943 – ten-piece Insulated Socket Set. This is another new addition to their fully comprehensive range of Premier Hand Tools.

The sockets and accessories in this set are made of hardened and tempered Chrome Vanadium Steel and each component is fully insulated to VDE and EN 60900 standards to protect from electric shocks up to 1500V DC and 1000V AC.

Making it not only is it suitable for daily professional use but ideally for technicians working on modern hybrid and electrical vehicles (1500V DC safe live working) and also suitable for electricians and carpenters (1000V AC safe More >

KEEPING YOU CONNECTED

New from Rally Design are these ‘Battery-Through-Bulkhead-Connectors’, which help eliminate chafing (sounds painful – Ed) problems when running battery cables through vehicle bulkheads. They are designed to withstand vibration and prevent electrical shorts. They have an RRP of £11.88 inc VAT and wear part number RD2811.

Joining the above in the Rally Design line up are these Positive/Negative Vehicle Battery Posts, which are essential to jump-start a vehicle where the battery is hidden or remote from the engine compartment. The Blackline package includes swappable caps, black for negative and red for positive.

They retail at £15.48 inc VAT and have part number RD2812.

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