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Feature   October 1, 2005   by Auto Service World

What’s New… (October 01, 2005)

Bright, Tough License Light

Peterson Manufacturing uses the latest white diode technology to design the new 153C Series Great White License Light for trucks and trailers. This premium rectangular LED product is the toughest and brightest in the industry and features 100,000-hour life as well as tough welded construction to ensure long wear and easy installation.

Peterson Manufacturing

Fuel Pump Hanger Assemblies

Carter Fuel Deliv-ery Products has introduced a range of OE form and fit fuel pump hanger and hanger/sender assemblies that help solve corrosion and electrical continuity issues common to many cars and light trucks. Carter fuel pump hanger assem-blies provide original fit, and feature premium steel coating and/or plating to ensure exceptional resistance to corrosion, and an enhanced wiring and terminal configuration.


Wire Set Catalogue

NGK’s 200-page 2005 Wire Sets catalogue provides the latest updates on the company’s wire sets and related products, with sections detailing new part numbers for 2005, glossary of terms, what’s new with NGK Wire Sets, wire set ignition cable types and design and more, as well as complete application info for cars, trucks, SUVs and vans, and a comprehensive buyer’s guide and reference section.

NGK Spark Plugs of Canada

Coated Copper Gaskets

Corteco’s line of coated copper gaskets feature Corteco White Seal technology, an epoxy and silicone top coat that’s extremely tough yet conformable. The gaskets eliminate the need for additional RTV or sealants, solving the fluid sealing issues of regular copper gaskets. Track testing proves the gaskets perform extremely well, even under extreme performance applications.


Import Ride Control Catalogue

Monroe’s 2005 Import Master Catalogue features comprehensive information on the company’s extensive range of shock absorbers, boot kits, mounting kits and related products, and much more. The trilingual catalogue features application listings and product listings for passenger cars and light trucks as well as AK-Kit applications, installation and adapter kits for air units, electronic replacement, and more.

Tenneco Automotive

Electronic Code Reader

The AutoXRay CodeScout provides access to trouble codes that trigger “check engine” lights, as well as readiness test status that determines if your vehicle is ready for an engine emissions test. The user-friendly and compact design makes educating yourself on the vehicle’s performance quick, simple and affordable. The easy-to-use device retrieves trouble codes and readiness monitors without the need to look them up.


Corteco Mount Catalogue

Corteco has introduced its latest, 359-page mount catalog, itemizing the firm’s complete line of engine and transmission mount products. The new catalog features more than 2,294 total part numbers, including 440 new part numbers, with applications through 2004. Corteco mounts are manufactured with the highest quality natural materials and high quality steels and alloys, resulting in unparalleled repeatability.


VIN Lookups for Catalogues

Activant Solutions has introduced Vehicle Identification Number decoding and lookup technology to its full offering of electronic catalogues. The new capability allows parts professionals instant access to accurate part information for virtually any vehicle manufactured since 1966. Virtually all vehicle-specific characteristics are captured within the VIN, eliminating guesswork and extra time.

Activant Solutions Inc.

Light Truck/SUV Brake Pads

Hawk Performance’s new LTS Ferro-Carbon compound, designed specifically for the unique braking demands of the full-sized light truck and SUV market, provides superior braking over standard replacement pads, superior fade resistance, and extended rotor and pad life. The new pads were formulated to combine the durability of the firm’s commercial fleet products with the elevated stopping power of its performance street and motorsport formulations.

Hawk Performance

Snow Sports Cargo Box

The new Inno Air Cruiser Cargo Box is the first vehicle rooftop cargo box designed with the snowboarder and skier in mind. This innovative carrier can easily hold up to five pairs of skis or four snowboards as well as hefty snow gear, luggage, and other cargo. The unit features removable cradles that hold each pair of skis individually, preventing the edges from colliding with other skis as well as ski boots or other gear loaded in the box, preventing damage.


Wire Set Master Catalogue

Autolite has launched its 2005 Wire Set Master Catalogue, featuring over 300 pages of complete wire set information on passenger cars, light duty trucks, trucks and buses from 1950 to 2005. The trilingual catalogue includes sections on early- and later-model passenger car and light duty truck wire set part numbers, trucks and buses, individual wire leads, principal applications, wire set specifications, and more.

Honeywell CPG

Direct-Fit Muffler for Maxima

Bosal’s new Direct-Fit muffler for Nissan Maxima 2000 and 2001 models is made from aluminized steel and is designed as a direct-fit OE replacement. Bosal replacement exhaust systems are made to meet OE specs and specific vehicle requirements. The precision-fit one-piece configuration eliminates labour-intensive pipe bending, welding and cutting.

Bosal USA Inc.

Heavy Duty Refinishing Tool

PPG Commercial Coatings has introduced the AdjustRite Commercial Estimating System, a one-of-a-kind estimating system specifically designed for the commercial truck market. AdjustRite is the first comprehensive estimating system available to fleet repairers that takes into consideration both the estimating process and the associated parts and labour required for a repair. The AdjustRite System is ideal for fleet dealers, independent repair locations or any facilities involved with fleet repairs for the heavy-duty truck market. The system’s automated features can dramatically reduce the time it takes to write a legible, error-free estimate, improving overall shop cycle time and productivity. AdjustRite helps to eliminate the chances of error.

PPG Canada

Convenient Threadlocking

Henkel Loctite Thread Treatment Sticks are convenient and portable. The Thread Treatment Stick line includes five products: Loctite Blue Threadlocker Stick (medium strength), Loctite Red Threadlocker Stick (high strength), Loctite Thread Sealant PST, Loctite Copper Anti-seize, and Loctite Silver Grade Anti-seize. All Thread Treatment Sticks deliver the same proven performance characteristics and quality of their liquid counterparts, but will not leak or drip and can be easily carried in a pocket or stored in a toolbox. Designed for the mechanic, mobile technician or millwright, these new formulations promote proper maintenance and assembly practices.

Henkel Loctite

Easy Bend Brake Line

BrakeQuip’s new product to the brake industry makes custom tube assemblies a piece of cake. Because it is made of non-corrosive material, this tube can be used in areas like boat trailers and harsh environments. There is no need for any bending tools to shape the tube, including tight bends. This tube, which can be found on a lot of high-end European vehicles as OEM, exceeds DOT standards. An added bonus for using this tube for the street rod market is that it polishes up brilliantly to a chrome finish. Available in sizes 3/16″, 1/4″, 5/16″, and 3/8″ OD.

BrakeQuip Corporation

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