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Liquid Be Gone

Flo-Dynamics, a division of Norco Industries, recently announced the immediate availability of Air/Vac (Model #40400020), a professional air-driven handheld vacuum device engineered to quickly, easily and safely vacuum spills.

 Patented technology allows users to vacuum water and antifreeze, as well as heavy-weight oil, including 90-weight gear oils. Air/Vac saves time, space and money by eliminating the need for absorption pellets and/or pads and their monthly disposal costs. Air/Vac is environmentally friendly and safe to use. After vacuuming, simply drain the contents of Air/Vac into its portable waste container (included) or directly into an appropriate waste tank. If allowable, fluid can be drained into a waste oil burner. Air/Vac is not recommended for highly flammable fluids such as gasoline.

For more information, call 800.762.7664 or visit:

Don’t Brake Even

CRP Automotive offers an extensive line of Rein Automotive Brake Hoses for popular European vehicles. Rein Automotive offers applications for many European vehicle makes and models, including Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Porsche, Saab, and Volkswagen.

Rein Automotive brake hoses are designed as direct replacements and technicians will be able to quickly and easily complete the brake hose replacement, saving the shop time and money.

For more information, call 800.526.4066 or visit:




European Disc Brake Pads

Raybestos European disc brake pads are now available for popular European nameplates. The Raybestos European friction line provides exceptional quality and durability and features coverage for Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Porsche, Range Rover, Saab, Volkswagen and Volvo.

Raybestos European disc brake pads are engineered to meet OE fit, form and function, while delivering quiet operation and solid stopping power. The new line consists of 135 part numbers for 90 percent coverage with additional SKUs to be introduced in the coming months. Required hardware is included, where applicable.

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Spray & Stay WD-40

WD-40 Specialist Spray & Stay Gel Lubricant is a no-drip, no-mess lubricant, making it the ultimate solution for vertical surfaces and moving parts like chains and cables where lubrication needs to stay put.

The gel-like formula is engineered with self-healing technology that softens to lubricate when there’s friction; and when the friction stops, it solidifies again to protect against rust and corrosion. WD-40 Specialist Spray & Stay Gel prevents rust for up to one year.

For more information, call 888.324.7596 or visit:


Balance Wheels, Save Time

John Bean has introduced the B800P Wheel Balancing System. The John Bean B800P Wheel Balancing System is fully equipped and includes features that are considered add-ons with other balancers, such as:

·       Automatic spoke detection – automatically detects number and position of wheel spokes

·       easyWeight – pinpoint indicator laser provides accurate positioning of adhesive weights to avoid placement errors

·       Smart Sonar – automatically captures wheel dimensions.

·       VPI – patented Virtual Plane Imaging technique ensures the most accurate balancing results

·       Power clamp – the electro-mechanical wheel clamp captures the wheel accurately with a constant force for precise results

For more information, call 877.482.4866 or visit



The Philips HiPerVision Bulb range has been expanded with two new CrystalVision ultra upgrades for 12276 and 12086FF, the two most popular bulbs in the line.

The Philips CrystalVision ultra bulb provides a bright, white light for a high-tech style, so drivers will be able to color match the 4000K bright white performance of their fog lights to their HID and LED headlights.

For more information call 800.257.6054 or visit:



Software Update

Snap-on has increased the optional European coverage available forSoftware Upgrade 16.2 to give technicians the resources they need to keep repair jobs in-house. The latest release includes all new Alfa Romeo coverage as well as new and enhanced coverage back to 1997 for Audi, BMW, FIAT, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Smart Car, Volkswagen and Volvo. 

The top features in Software Upgrade 16.2 optional European coverage include, but are not limited to:

·       Volvo Suspension, Park Assist and Tailgate

·       Jaguar TPMS, Sunroof and Headlamp Module

·       Mercedes TPMS and Pneumatic Lock

·       2015 Model Year Update for Audi, FIAT, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Volkswagen

For more information, call 877.762.7664 or visit:



Power Steering Line Repair Kit

AGS Company recently released its power steering line repair kit.  The kit is a universal power steering line repair system that allows many lines to be permanently repaired quickly and easily, avoiding expensive, time-consuming replacement.  Stocking the 5 different SAE J188 type 1 pressure hoses from 6” to 30” is like stocking over 1,300 SKUs. The kit contains 47 SKUs including hoses, adapters, tube nuts, connectors, and unions for 5/16” and 3/8” lines. 

The lines have 1,500 psi working pressure, 6,000 psi burst pressure, and a working temperature range of -40°F to 250°F (-40°C to 121°C).  Repair high and low pressure lines with KLEDGE-LOK technology and eliminate the need to wait on parts delivery.  Make proven and professional repairs right on the vehicle and get them off the rack fast. 

For more information, call 800-253-0403 or visit:



Recall Informant

Valvoline Instant Oil Change (VIOC) is teaming up with Carfax to help customers stay informed about open manufacturer recalls on their vehicle. Within the next few months, VIOC will check vehicles serviced at any of their locations for open recalls using as a courtesy and notify customer by email when any are found. VIOC services more than 35,000 customer vehicles per day — a sample analysis by Carfax suggests nearly one out of every four of them has an open manufacturer recall.

Carfax data suggests there are more than 47 million vehicles in the U.S. with unfixed recalls. Drivers often are unaware of recalls on the vehicle, and this courtesy email service for VIOC customers can help keep them safe. A link in the email will take customers to, so they can see more recall details and get notified of future recalls after setting up a free account.

VIOC and Carfax strongly urge owners of recalled vehicles to have the recall fixed by an authorized dealer as soon as possible.

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Laundry Detergent for Mechanics

Permatex has added a revolutionary automotive first to its No. 1 selling Fast Orange Hand Cleaner line with the addition of Permatex Fast Orange Grease 

X Mechanic’s Laundry Detergent. This professional grade laundry detergent is designed specifically for automotive technicians and do-it-yourselfers. It is specially formulated to remove automotive grease, stains, and odors from technicians work clothes.

 Fast Orange Grease X powers through stains and effectively eliminates odors from fuel, oil, and auto fluids. It also leaves a pleasant citrus aroma and helps repel future stains.

For more information, call 860.543.7500 or visit:




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