MOT Workshop 57 – New Products and Services

MOT Workshop Magazine 57 May 2017

• Automechanika Birmingham 2017 hosts increased number of international exhibitors
• Worn nuts? No problem!
• “Dramatic improvement on CO emissions, engine performance and driveability” with EDT product
• New easy to use and highly sensitive Thermal Imaging Camera also features a UV leak detector
• Visit Sealey at the 2017 Automechanika show

Automechanika Birmingham 2017 hosts increased number of international exhibitors

Automechanika Birmingham opens its doors at the NEC from 6-8 June for the second time, to a truly international automotive networking event for the aftermarket and supply chain.

Last year’s event proved highly successful for the 250 international companies who attended and managed to secure deals with UK distributors, and for this reason, the number of international companies has increased to 400 for the 2017 event.

The exhibition will be 70% bigger than in 2016, hosting over 800 exhibitors, 50% of whom are from 35 countries around the globe, gathering to showcase their latest products and new technologies.

The exhibition boasts national pavilions from Czech Republic, India, China and Taiwan. Each country pavilion will have offer a vast array of companies covering parts and components for the automotive aftermarket or supply chain, found in Hall 20.

Automechanika 2018Outside the national pavilions, there is significant representation from Italy, Spain, Germany, Poland, France and far afield will exhibit products in product categories from garage equipment, tools, consumables, accessories, raw materials for the supply chain and more. Among many others, major international brands include Liqui Moly, Petronas, Arnott Europe, Nippon Pieces Services, Schmidt Metal Group and Sash Lubricants.

Simon Albert, Event Director said “This high number of international exhibitors for 2017 event proves the UK’s motor industry is strong and truly open for business.

e are delighted to see that major international automotive supply companies want to develop working relationships with the UK and we look forward to delivering a must-attend event for the automotive aftermarket and supply chain in June.”

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Across three days, Automechanika Birmingham offers the opportunity to network, learn and discover new products whilst making business deals for the following year. Visitors can register free at

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Worn nuts? No problem!

Worn nuts removal toolWorn, damaged or rounded-off nuts or bolts can be difficult to remove – resorting to a hammer and chisel or an angle grinder can harm the operator as well as damaging components. Part of Laser Tools’ ever expanding HGV range, these damaged nut or bolt removers (part number 6337) are designed to securely grip and bite into the damaged nut resulting in speedy removal.

The set of six ¾” drive sockets (27mm, 30mm, 32mm, 33mm, 34mm and 36mm) are manufactured from high strength SCM440 grade alloy steel with a HRC45-48 hardness rating to withstand repeated use in tough workshop conditions.

The sockets are surface-finished with manganese phosphate and supplied in a handy case for neat storage in the tool box.

And once it has been removed, how do you get that firmly-wedged nut back out of the socket? Well, a neat touch is that Laser has also supplied a hard chrome plated punch bar to drive the nut out of the socket.

This set is a useful addition to the HGV workshop and available now from your Laser Tools stockist. Typically priced at £129.36 (plus VAT) – but remember to check for the best price and special offers.

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“Dramatic improvement on CO emissions, engine performance and driveability” with EDT product

EDT EquipmentThe second generation of EDT Automotive’s multi-award winning engine decontamination machine can reduce emissions by up 69%, helping your customers to sail through their MOTs!

The unit undertakes a unique engineering process which removes all the sludge and debris that can accumulate in the customer’s engine, improving its coefficient of friction and permitting the new oil to perform to its maximum capabilities.

EDT Emissions results comparisonThe net result is a dramatic improvement on CO emissions, engine performance and drivability. Cars tested experienced average emission reductions of 69% on CO and 58% on diesel smoke.

Having recently won an International Green Apple Environment Award from The Green Organisation, the award judges commented on the technology: “This company has developed a system which – when used on a vehicle – dramatically reduces the pollutant output from the exhaust.”

Furthermore, an EDT treatment can also improve fuel economy by up to 25%, drastically reducing your customers’ motoring costs.

As the machine is fully automated, once connected it takes less than fifteen minutes to complete a full engine clean, using a bespoke, mineral-based oil.

Talking about his experience with the engine decontamination unit, Anthony Sevis, owner of Dukes Park Automotive Ltd said: ‘’We enjoy great a response and feedback from our customers: as a new business it’s given me the edge in my area, plus the additional business it’s generated just from word of mouth is credit to the results it produces.
“I offer this to everyone and most have it done immediately, adding additional revenue to the job with little effort.”

And it isn’t just EDT’s garage partners who are impressed: the company currently holds a 9.6 out of 10 rating on Trust Pilot, with recent customer Ejaz Moghal commenting: “The engine is a lot quieter. The drive is smooth and more responsive going through the gears and when accelerating. From stationary to go seems quicker as well.

“Overall really happy with the service. Makes sense to have this done when an oil change is due. It’s illogical not to really.”

All equipment is supplied to garages on a pay-per-use basis: EDT will provide the machines, with garages invoiced per usage. This unique business model is supported by proven sales training, designed to help staff generate incremental aftersales profit. All demonstrations are no obligation and will be undertaken at your location, allowing garage owners to fully appreciate the unique technology at work.

Managing Director, David Holmes said: “We constantly get partners calling us to confirm the significant reduction in CO emissions after their customers have failed their MOTs.

“With diesel emissions being such a hot-topic right now, many garages may find it reassuring to know that we have a solution which could help to put their customers’ minds at rest.”

To find out more, contact EDT Automotive on 01233 712341.

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New easy to use and highly sensitive Thermal Imaging Camera also features a UV leak detector

This new hand-held thermal imaging camera from Laser Tools (part number 6515) combines the function of a surface measuring infrared thermometer with real-time thermal imaging.

Laser Thermal Imaging DeviceThe device translates thermal energy (heat) into visible light (on screen) to enable analysis of a particular object or area. Instead of just getting a figure for the temperature, you get an on-screen image showing the actual temperature differences of a surface.

This lets you see the heat so you know exactly where to target the measurement spot. Easily find unseen hot and cold spots for instant troubleshooting.

The Laser 6515 provides fast temperature readings without physically touching the object. It can safely measure hot, hazardous, or hard-to-reach surfaces without contaminating or damaging the object. A big feature of the Laser unit is the sensitivity of the thermal imagery — it usefully shows component outlines to aid subsequent identification of problem areas or components.

The Laser 6515 also features a UV leak detector function. For example, detecting leaks in cooling systems and air-conditioning systems when a suitable UV indicator dye is used.

Automotive applications include, inspecting for irregular friction, overheating from mechanical misalignments, binding bearings or brake components, heated seat element malfunctions, checking vehicle heating and air-conditioning systems, engine radiator and thermostat function, exhaust manifolds, injector/cylinder malfunctions, diesel engine glow-plug malfunctions, high resistance in high-current wiring and hot electrical connection issues.

Available now from your Laser Tools stockist at a typical price of £571.50 (+ VAT).

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Visit Sealey at the 2017 Automechanika show

If you are planning to attend the 2017 Automechanika show, be sure to visit Sealey in Hall 19, stand 19F29, where they will be showcasing the most recent additions to their considerable range of vehicle servicing tools and equipment, plus their existing best sellers.

Sealey will have their innovative new jump start technology on display. The E/START range of Batteryless Power Starters require just 5 volts in order to jump start a vehicle.

The E/START can draw power from a discharged battery and energise themselves in approximately 2 minutes, allowing them to jump start the vehicle.

There will also be a selection of Premier Hand Tools on the Sealey stand, which come with a no-quibble lifetime guarantee* against manufacturing defects.

These hand tools are top-of-the-range and are suitable for daily use. They are designed for the professional, manufactured from the highest quality materials and made to last a lifetime.

After launching an extensive new selection of Consumable products in late 2015 Sealey have now doubled their range to over 2,200 lines. Their vast selection includes Drill Bits, Abrasives, Electrical Terminals, Rivets, Hose Clips, Aerosols and much, much more.

Consumables complement Sealey’s selection of Tools and Equipment, so it is now easier for their customers to place one order to fulfil all their requirements.

If you don’t get the chance to come to the show and are interested in the tools mentioned, or any other Sealey products, please visit, where you can also request a catalogue and view the current special offers.

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