PRESSURE CHECKING THE EASY WAY

Having the correct tyre pressures can help save fuel, produces less emissions and is generally safer. This is why many mainstream manufacturers are now fitting Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS). A by-product of which is that the professional tyre technician needs the correct tools to maintain, service and repair these systems.

New to the Laser Tools range is this comprehensive TPMS set (part number 5724) that contains the tools required to correctly mount the TPMS sensor to the wheel rim.

Two ¼in drive torque wrenches are included (0.4-2Nm and 2-10Nm) to tighten the sensor valve nuts to the manufacturer’s recommended torque, and More >

TAKE IT EASY

Productivity can always be improved with the use of power tools. Two brand new and shining examples are Facom’s 3/8in and ½in titanium air ratchets. Ideal in automotive, industrial and engineering settings, these air ratchet wrenches make installing and removing nuts and bolts quick and easy.

With their light weight, compact design and trigger-operated power control, the 3/8in VR.JZ300F2 and ½in VR.SZ300F2 titanium air ratchets are ideal for use in confined spaces. The titanium head offers outstanding longevity and features a dust-proof mechanism to protect the moving parts while a socket ring retainer secures sockets in place while allowing easy removal More >

BRAKE ADAPTORS

Off the back of the overwhelming success of its recently launched metric stainless steel bleed nipples, Hosetechnik, the performance braking division of Forge Motorsport, has released a whole raft of other new products to help owners of classic and retro cars. The firm also now offers durable silicone rubber covers to protect the new nipples from corrosion and salt, too.

The new fitments mean that now, all 3/8 UNF, M10.1 and M8x1.25 calipers can be catered for. Hosetechnik has engineered each of the products from aerospace grade material, after an overwhelming number of requests from its dealers and end-users to create More >

NAH, YOU DON’T NEED A CODE, JUST TAKE THE LID OFF

With today’s advancements in technology Carnauba is no longer a ‘vital ingredient’ in car waxes.

Traditionally, a high carnauba content has been used as the main selling point. Nowadays there are other, synthetic materials that have been developed to improve on the benefits of carnauba wax, while eliminating the drawbacks.

CödeClean Luxury Concours Wax is a state of the art, completely pH neutral wax and contains no harmful acids or alkalines. The ingredients are a specially-developed blend of the highest quality synthetic hydro-carbon waxes, oils, silane derivatives and solvents. A little goes a long way and having sampled it I can say More >

WAR OF THE WORLDS

West Midlands-based Orson Equipment has been supplying the classic car market with wheel-related components for many years although of late have also been turning their attention to the kitcar market.

Given the amount of classic replicas and/or cars based on the components of Triumph and MGB I think they have a lot to offer our market.

Their inventory includes such as Dunlop-style wire wheels (prices from £192 inc VAT each), wheel spacers, conversion kits, spinners, splined hubs and hub removal tools from £96 inc VAT.

Find out more from www.orson-equipment.co.uk or call them on 01384 241 717 ENDS.

MX-5 PARTS FROM PIPERCROSS

Portsmouth-based Mazda MX-5 gurus MX5 Parts has created a stunning Closed Air Induction System in conjunction with filtration expert Pipercross. This attractive and effective upgrade promises to improve under-bonnet appearance, induction noise and performance in one easy fitment.

The kit is based around the ‘Viper’ enclosed carbon-fibre induction system, complete with a huge 100mm intake. By shielding the cold ducted air from the front of the car away from all ambient under-bonnet heat, the Viper ensures that the Mazda’s punchy NA engine has nothing but the densest air firing into its inlet manifold. The predictable result of this manifesting itself with More >

CATERHAM PUT ON A SHOW

Caterham is set to showcase its most exciting line-up to date at the 2014 Autosport International Show on January 9-12, 2014 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.

In addition to the AeroSeven concept, the 2013 CT03 Caterham F1 car will be on the stand, alongside the SP/300.R racing and trackday car, the new Superlight R300 championship race car, the Seven 485 SV and the Caterham Kart.

In Hall 4, the ever-popular Caterham Experience will be running for the duration of the show. Visitors can experience a thrilling passenger ride in a Seven alongside Caterham’s team of professional drivers on a bespoke indoor drift More >

START YOUR ENGINES

The three models in the LSTART range are the latest addition to the Sealey Tools product offering, that can now be ordered from any stockist nationwide.

These nifty 12-volt Compact Lithium-ion Jump Starts are capable of starting vehicles up to a 6-litre, eight-cylinder petrol or 3.5-litre, six-cylinder diesel engine.

They are compact and light and able to be stored in the glove-box or pannier; they offer a USB port enabling a variety of small electronic devices to be powered, have a handy built-in work light, are supplied with mains and 12V in-vehicle charger leads and the LSTART810 features a EOBD plug for More >

NEW DICKIE DIRT?

Employing the latest developments in fabric technology and manufacturing techniques, Dickies’ high performance workwear is suited for even the harshest working environments and a brand new Flame Retardant range will be introduced for 2014 with exciting new design features and introducing new and innovative fabrics into the market among other new launches such as a two-tone range and softshell jackets.

I like Dickies stuff as they are ideal for working in the garage during the winter months, while they are also extremely hard-wearing too.

To find out more visit www.dickiesworkwear.com ENDS.

SNOW JOKE

Be prepared for this winter’s snow with Laser Tools’ new snow shovel (part no 5702). It’s light of weight and easy to use but as the shovel and shaft are made from aluminium, it’s also very strong and you can safely remain mobile no matter what the weather throws at you.

With an overall length of 820mm, it easily collapses and the components are stored in a sturdy storage bag that is ideal for storing in the boot of your car over the winter.

Great value and available now at £35.06 inc VAT but remember to check your local supplier for the More >