Product News

SMP expanded its switch and sensor coverage.
Standard Motor Products releases 239 new parts for Standard and Intermotor New York—Standard Motor Products (SMP) announced the addition of 239 new part numbers to its Standard and Intermotor lines. The release spans 38 product categories and expands coverage through the 2016 model year with more...
Farmington Hills, Mich., August 23, 2016 – As part of the company’s continuing product line expansion, MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. introduced 162 new part numbers – including 74 new MAHLE Original® gasket part numbers – in the second quarter of 2016. The new offerings are for a variety of gaskets,...
Car-O-Liner’s new-generation CTR7 Resistance Spot Welder provides quality spot welds with all high-strength steels using the latest inverter technology, the company says.
Anaheim, Calif.—On the West Coast for the first time, the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) and Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) heads to the Anaheim Convention Center, Aug. 9-13. Its popular trade show tool and equipment demonstrations also return for the...
The Chief Vulcan Adhesive Debonding Unit (ADU) uses infrared radiation to quickly heat the surface to a temperature where the first layer of glue underneath releases cleanly.
Chief’s Vulcan breaks bonds of automotive structural adhesives      Madison, Ind.–The patent-pending Chief Vulcan ADU (www.chiefautomotive.com) is the first product specifically designed to break the bond of structural adhesives in automotive applications, according to the company. The Vulcan ADU...
The 18SI alternator is new service/no core replacement and is built on the OE production line.
Auburn Hills, Mich.—As the popularity and versatility of Sprinter Vans increase, so do their electrical needs, from additional lighting and power outlets to various business-driven enhancements and augmentations. BorgWarner responded to that demand by recently introducing its Sprinter Van Program,...
AmsoilL DCT Fluid’s built-in oxidation resistance helps prevent sludge formation in vital transmission parts.
Amsoil introduces new synthetic dual-clutch transmission fluid Superior, Wis.—Amsoil has introduced a new synthetic fluid for dual-clutch transmissions (DCTs). Amsoil Synthetic DCT Fluid’s frictional properties protect against shudder and gear clashing to consistently produce fast, smooth shifts....
The SL212 Shockwave-equipped SmartLift inground lift gets pick-ups, work trucks and vans in the air and ready for service twice as fast as other lifts, the company says.
Madison, Ind.—Rotary Lift’s patented Shockwave technology is now available on the 12,000-pound capacity SmartLift inground lift, making it possible to service pick-ups, work trucks and vans twice as fast. The SL212 SmartLift inground lift can raise a vehicle 83 inches off the ground in 30 seconds...
The new Premium series boasts a larger 4” color display.
Launch Tech USA announces new CRP123 Premium and CRP129 Premium Code Readers Ontario, Calif.—The Launch CRP123 and CRP129 code readers have been upgraded to a “Premium” edition. The new Premium series boasts a larger 4” color display, increased storage, revised button layout for improved navigation...
The new Forward F12 lift can be configured for multiple drive-through clearances including two widths and four heights.
New Forward Lift F12 Two-Post Lift gives shops service versatility Madison, Ind.—Forward Lift’s new heavy-duty F12 two-post lift is a 12,000-pound capacity two-post lift shops can use to service a wide range of vehicles. “This lift was designed to deliver more bang for the buck,” said John Uhl,...
Globaljig introduces the Mobile System bench package that provides collision repair shops with a faster way to load a car, and the mobility to move the job throughout the shop without having to undock the vehicle.
Madison, Ind.—The new Globaljig, presented by Chief, Mobile System bench package provides collision repair shops with a faster way to load a car and the mobility to move the job throughout the shop without having to undock the vehicle. The package includes the Globaljig Universal Fixturing System...

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