Jan. 1, 2020

Diagnostic Equipment

Bosch's new BEA 460 exhaust gas measuring system provides an economical and profitable entry into diagnostic exhaust gas analysis. The four-gas system employs Bluetooth software to measure hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and oxygen exhaust components for gasoline, diesel and natural gas engines, and can be expanded to measure oxides of nitrogen as well. Robert Bosch GmbH

Shop Equipment

The new INDUCTOR PRO MAX4 is the only commercial grade induction heating tool capable of heating aluminum or steel that includes a two-year warranty. This machine operates on only 120 volts/20 amps. Each unit is shipped with four high performance "U-Series" attachments designed to handle glass, metals and more. Induction Innovations Inc.

Diagnostic Equipment

Designed for extended battery life, high-speed performance and ergonomics, SOLUS PRO delivers VIN-specific coverage for a wide range of models from more than 30 vehicle makes. SOLUS PRO provides a depth of trouble codes, data parameters, bi-directional tests and legendary Fast-Track Troubleshooter repair strategies. SOLUS PRO comes standard with domestic and Asian software and all the adapters required for 1996 and newer vehicles. Snap-on Diagnostics


Millions of people work out of a vehicle each day. The new Mobile Passenger Bag with a built-in 150-watt Schumacher Power Inverter offers a practical, yet affordable solution to working in remote locations, according to the company. The bag keeps electronics fully protected, provides 10 storage compartments, has reinforced padded walls for durability and is constructed with 900 Denier material and ballistic nylon. Schumacher Electric


Pilot Sport Cup ultra-high performance street tires are suited to the new 600 HP Viper SRT10 ACR, as well as other high performance vehicles. Michelin engineers have collaborated with Chrysler engineering teams to ensure the maximum performance benefits of the vehicle are met to achieve its full performance potential, with a DOT-approved street-legal tire that features a proprietary racing compound developed from years of winning in the American Le Mans Series. Michelin

Power Tools

Snap-on's latest Cordless Impact Wrench (CT4850HO) is the ideal tool for techs seeking a comfortable, powerful and portable wrench for on-the-spot service tasks, according to the company. Updated features include an improved motor and shorter nose on the 18-volt, ½-inch wrench to provide more torque and better access to fasteners. Snap-on Tools

Hand Tools

Designed for common fuel rail setup on Cummins Diesel 5.9L (2003 and later) and 6.7L (2007 and later) engines, this 24-mm Flare Nut Wrench (No. 66150) will slide back into the recessed area of the cylinder head, where the fuel line retainer screws into the head. The wrench holds the 24-mm retainer securely in place while loosening the 19-mm coupler on the fuel lines, which prevents bending a fuel line and the subsequent cost of replacing the fuel line. Schley Products

Hand Tools

The Grommet Removal Tool is designed to safely remove the rubber grommet from the aluminum stem of a TPMS sensor. The receiving hole can be used to install a new grommet. Schrader-Bridgeport


The new "Dual View" Backlit Color Active-Matrix Display from Blaupunkt increases in-vehicle functionality by displaying two different programs on one in-dash monitor. The monitor points specific pixel columns toward the driver and others toward the front seat passenger. The two viewing angles enable drivers to watch navigation and vehicle information, while allowing the passenger to view movies, podcasts or other entertainment.Blaupunkt USA

Climate Control

This new Climate Control Sensor uses infrared-based spectroscopy to monitor and control the level of carbon dioxide in the passenger compartment. It reacts reliably to changes in the composition of the air, resulting in more efficient control of the air-conditioning system and a corresponding reduction in its energy demand, fuel consumption and vehicle emissions. Robert Bosch GmbH

Shop Bay Desk

The first of a new line of stand-up, mobile shop desks has been launched by Durham. The new unit is 23 inches wide by 20 inches deep by 51 inches high, has a 500-pound capacity and incorporates open storage compartments over a sloped desktop work surface, along with a pencil rest lip, 42 inches above floor level. In addition, a drawer, mounted on ball bearing slides, is located directly under the desktop, with a cylinder lock with two keys furnished. A half shelf is positioned 15 inches above the floor for additional storage. Durham Manufacturing

Replacement Parts

Gates Import ABDS Belt Tensioners provide constant and correct belt tension. They are engineered to dampen vibrations, maintain correct belt alignment, prevent belt slip and prolong the life of other accessory drive components. Gates belt drive systems and components are approved as original equipment by most major automotive manufacturers. Gates Corp.

Toolbox: Promo Programs

• Honeywell's FRAM brand is helping fuel warehouse distributor, jobber and shop sales in 2008 via increased marketing support and promotions. The program includes a planning calendar that allows participants to schedule their marketing efforts, as well as kits that include product selling tips, descriptions, photographs and coverage information for its heavy-duty and light-duty product offerings. HONEYWELL CONSUMER PRODUCTS GROUP

Toolbox: Training Programs

• Four Seasons University, a new technician training program recently introduced at the 2008 Mobile Air Conditioning Society annual convention, is designed to encourage continuing education in the climate control industry. With vehicle technology constantly evolving, technicians now have the opportunity to keep pace with the latest advancements in automotive temperature control. For more information about the Four Seasons University program, call (972) 316-8100. FOUR SEASONS INC.

• The South East Automotive Trade Show (SEATS) will be April 18 to 20 at the Sheraton at Four Seasons in Greensboro, N.C. Hosted by the Automotive Service Association affiliates, the event will offer some of the best technical and management training taught by the nation's leading instructors, according to organizers. For more information, visit and click the ASA Events button. AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE ASSOCIATION

Exhaust Systems

Eastern Manufacturing has developed a full line of diesel converters with coverage for all types of applications, including cars, trucks, buses, heavy-duty trucks, off-highway equipment, forklifts and stationary engines. Universal-Fit Diesel converters are offered with inlet and outlet diameters from 1.5 inches to 4 inches. Larger custom sizes for engines over 8.0L are available on special order. The converters feature a proprietary catalyst that maximizes engine output and catalytic efficiency, a nanotechnology washcoat and a variety of substrates, including metallic foil, metallic mesh, ceramic wall flow filter and/or ceramic flow-through to give exceptional reliability under tough conditions and lower temperatures, states the company. Eastern Manufacturing

Toolbox: Reader's Reference

• Mitchell 1 has released first quarter updates that add more functionality to its Manager/Manager Plus, Version 5.9 software, highlighted by the integration of Nexpart online parts ordering from WHI Solutions (formerly Wrenchead). The addition of the Nexpart Link eCommerce module allows Mitchell 1 users to place orders online with over 3,000 parts distributor locations. Whether browsing the Nexpart parts catalog or just keying in a part number, the flexibility is now there to greatly improve the part lookup and ordering process. MITCHELL 1

• BWD Automotive has announced that its Vehicle Service Professionals (VSP) technical assistance hotline has a new name and logo for 2008. Effective immediately, it is now known as the BWD Tech Team. The new name and logo reflect BWD's commitment to delivering high-tech solutions to help professional technicians diagnose and fix problem vehicles quickly and accurately. For more information on the BWD Tech Team, visit, contact your local BWD territory manager or call (866) 202-1404 and select option five. BWD AUTOMOTIVE

• Beck/Arnley has added 362 new part numbers to its product line in order to provide professional technicians with the crucial parts needed to repair today's foreign nameplate vehicles. Included among Beck/Arnley's product modules are 160 Brake and Chassis, 160 Engine Management, 34 Engine Parts and Filtration, one Cooling and one Electrical SKU. Visit for additional information. BECK/ARNLEY

• Standard Engine Management has announced that its Standard Plus Club (SPC) technical assistance hotline has a new name and logo for 2008. Effective immediately, it is now known as the Standard Tech Team. The new name and logo reflect Standard's commitment to delivering high-tech solutions to help professional installers diagnose and fix problem vehicles quickly and accurately. For more information on the Standard Tech Team, contact your local Standard territory manager or call (800) 781-7587 and select option 5. STANDARD MOTOR PRODUCTS INC.

• RTI Technologies Inc. has launched RTI-Express to help ensure that all of its end-user customers have the same access to RTI parts and accessories, regardless of their physical location. RTI-Express lists the same items featured in the company's parts and accessories catalog, giving end-user customers the ability to order parts and accessories online at times convenient to them and have them shipped directly to their locations worldwide. RTI-Express will also feature a Certified/Pre-owned Equipment section, which will list reconditioned RTI equipment at fair-market pricing based upon equipment condition. RTI TECHNOLOGIES INC.

• Schaeffler Group USA Inc. has released the 2008 LuK RepSet Catalog, featuring clutch coverage for 95 percent of the vehicle population through 760 SKUs. Including 58 new clutch sets, the catalog also features LuK Pro Gold Performance high performance clutch sets specifically engineered for extreme vehicle applications. Visit or contact your LuK distributor for a copy. SCHAEFFLER GROUP USA INC.

Replacement Parts

Beck/Arnley has added a new category of foreign branded brake pads to its brake and chassis product lineup to complement its existing range of branded OE replacement brake pads. The brake pads will be sourced from leading foreign suppliers and provide the foreign nameplate specialist with another foreign brand. The first product in this new brake category is from Sumitomo (SEI) Brake Systems, Inc., an OE supplier, and Japan's first disc brake manufacturer. Beck/Arnley

Specialty Tools

Ken-Tool's new Ironman Ergonomic Wheel Lifting Bar is designed to lighten the load on professional tire service technicians, helping to prevent back injuries and making the job of changing heavy truck tires easier. The tool-forged ends slip easily into one of the wheel openings to allow the user to safely raise the tire and wheel assembly from laying flat to a standing position, even outside in muddy and slippery conditions. Ken-Tool

Vehicle Appearance Products

Voodoo Ride is now offering Silq, a new synthetic liquid polish. Silq is a one-step cleaner, polish and sealant that contains no harmful abrasives, solvents or acids. It is manufactured with advanced polymers and UV inhibitors that bond to the paint surface, creating barrier protection while adding extreme depth and shine. Voodoo Ride

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