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Product Information

The following product information shall show you the main product categories we offer. This way you can find your way quickly through the car parts we provide and learn more about their purpose and the effects which can indicate their wearout.

If you need more information about how to find and purchase the correct part for your car as quickly as possible, please have a look at our Purchasing & Shipping Guide!




Part
Photo
Description
 
Electric/ mechanical fuel pump
fuel pump

Not all engines require a fuel pump, but most modern cars have a pumping system that feeds the appropriate amount of fuel with the right pressure through a line or hose to the engine. For smooth running of the car and avoiding fuel starvation, it is vital to fit high quality fuel pumps as they are important parts of the fuel delivery system. The fuel pump is located on front of the engine block close to carburettor system.

 
Windscreen washer pump
windscreen washer pump

These parts pump water from the water reservoir to the windscreen washer nozzles. Faulty pumps are common cause for insufficient water or no water at all being sent to the windscreen. When a dual outlet pump is used, both the windshield and rear window supply a single pump that offers a reversible direction of rotation.

 
EGR valve
EGR valve

EGR valve = exhaust gas recirculation valve

This unit controls a small passageway between the exhaust and intake manifold. EGR valves increase the fuel efficiency of a car by recirculating a part of the exhaust and running it through the combustion process again. This results in a more complete burn of the fuel and a limitation of NOX to an adequate amount.

 
Idle air / speed control valve
Idle air control valve

This valve regulates the idle speed of the engine and is electrically controlled by the vehicle’s engine control unit. This also allows the ECU to dynamically respond to changes in engine load when the driver does not press the accelerator whilst putting the vehicle in gear. Thus the driver can more easily move the car from stand-still by releasing the clutch (manual transmission) or the brake (automatic transmission) without having to simultaneously press the accelerator. Indication for an idle air control valve which is not working properly are too high or too low idle speed of the engine or even stalling in neutral.

 
Oxygen sensor
Oxygen sensor

This is a sensor which determines the amount of oxygen, for use in emission control. It also indirectly helps to determine along with other components of a car, the air-fuel ratio.  Failure of these sensors, either through normal aging, the use of leaded fuels, or fuel contaminated with silicones or silicates, can lead to the damage of an automobile's catalytic converter and expensive repairs.

 
Speed sensor
Speed sensor

These sensors determine the speed of a vehicle. If your vehicle has a faulty engine speed sensor, you will generally experience a problem with the air to fuel ratio which influences the engine’s overall performance and close associations with the coolant sensor. If you are having trouble with cruise control and speedometer issues, this will be attributed to the vehicle speed sensor.

 
ABS sensor
ABS sensor

An ABS sensor is a sensor that can be found on the wheel of each vehicle fitted with an Automatic Braking System. These sensors pick up signals from the corresponding ABS ring to determine the wheel speed, this info is sent to the ABS controller which applies the corrective pressure to the brakes.

 
Brake pad sensor
Brake pad sensor

These sensors detect when brake pads wear down to a predetermined level by getting in contact with the metal brake disc and creating an electrical circuit. This illuminates the warning light on the dashboard which informs the driver that the brake pads need replacement. This is required in all cars for road safety and MOT purposes.

 
MAF sensor
MAF sensor

MAF sensor = mass air flow sensor

A mass air flow sensor (MAF) is used to find out the mass flow rate of air entering a fuel-injected internal combustion engine. It is needed to determine the amount of fuel that needs to be pumped into the cylinders to get the appropriate fuel to air ratio.

 
Door lock & activators
Door lock

Properly functioning car locks are required for the security of your car and also for safety reasons which prevent doors opening when travelling. If the locks are not working properly this may result in a MOT failure.

 
Window regulator / repair kit 
Window regulator
Window regulator repair kit

Window regulators transfer the energy of the running window lift motor into the up and down movement of the windowpane. When you experience problems with the window not moving although the window lift motor is running, this can be due to a faulty window regulator.

Since there are different electrical or mechanical failures that can occur, you might not have to replace the whole window regulator usually including the window lift motor and metal arms. Depending on the root cause it may be sufficient just to renew the cables, clips and the winder by ordering a repair kit.

 
Throttle body 
Throttle body

The throttle body is part of the air intake system that controls the amount of air flowing into the engine in response to the driver pressing the accelerator pedal. It is normally located around the air filter box and the mass airflow sensor. The largest piece of the throttle body is the throttle plate, which is a valve that opens up when the driver steps on the accelerator pedal. A faulty throttle body may cause a poor idle as well as poor acceleration under load.

 
Ignition coil packs
Ignition coil packs

An ignition coil is an induction coil in an automobile's ignition system which transforms the battery's low voltage to the thousands of volts needed to create an electric spark in the spark plugs to ignite the fuel. In newer car models there is one ignition coil per cylinder or one for two cylinders, besides of those numbers vary depending on brand and model.

 
Bushes
Bushes

Suspension bushes act much like human joints; they are used to connect the various moving components to the vehicle’s chassis (internal framework of the car). If the bushes are worn out, it can cause loose or pulling of steering, rapid tyre wear and can negatively affect the safe handling and the braking of the vehicle.

 
Suspension mountings
Suspension mounting

Suspension mountings can increase the shock absorber lifespan as well as other suspension components including the tyres. They can also improve the link between the shock absorber and the chassis.

 
Wishbone & control arms
Wishbone arms

An automobile's control arm or wishbone ensures that the wheels go up and down when hitting bumps while staying straight and perpendicular to the road. It is a nearly flat and roughly triangular suspension member that pivots in two places. The base of the triangle attaches at the frame and pivots on a bushing. The narrow end attaches to the steering knuckle and pivots on a ball joint.

 
Ball joints 
Ball joint

These spherical bearings connect the control arms to the steering knuckles allowing the front wheels of the vehicle to move upwards and downwards for absorbing road bumps. They work similar to the ball and socket design of the human hip joint. Ball joints play a critical role in the safe operation of steering and suspension, therefore you should pay attention to unusual sounds/vibrations or wandering of the car.

 
Tie rod ends 
Tie rod ends

Tie rod ends (UK: track rod ends) are part of the steering mechanism. Track rods are fitted to each end of the steering rack, and are adjusted to set the tracking. A track rod end is a flexible steering link in the form of a small ball joint that connects the tie rods to the steering knuckles. Wear in the track rod end ball joints will result in a feathered wear pattern on tyres and is, according to many experts, the leading cause of quick tyre wear.

 
Stabiliser links
Stabiliser links

Modern cars use segmented suspensions. Stabiliser or sway bars have stabiliser links. The stabiliser bar holds pairs of wheels connected, while stabiliser links hook this larger piece with arms that go up to the wheels themselves. Ball joint connections enable turning and suspension travel.

 
Tyre pressure sensor valve
Tyre pressure sensor valve

The Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) constantly monitors tyre pressures using sensors in all four tyres and will alert the driver if needed with a visual and/or audible warning. This reduces the chances of a flat tyre or an accident related to tyre pressure. With TPMS manual pressure checks become redundant and tyre life and fuel efficiency can be maximised. New vehicles fitted with TPMS and registered from 1st January 2013 will also have their TPMS tested as part of the first MOT test carried out.

Contrary to many assumptions, the tyre pressure sensor does not have to be replaced completely when mounting a replacement tyre; instead we offer tyre valve kits to replace the valve stem without having to replace and reconfigure the sensor.

 
Crankshaft position sensor
Crankshaft position sensor

A crankshaft position sensor is an electronic device used in an internal combustion engine to monitor the position or rotational speed of the crankshaft. This information is used by engine management systems to control ignition system timing, supply the RPM signal and determine engine speed.

 
MAP sensor
MAP sensor

MAP sensor = manifold absolute pressure sensor

The MAP sensor is a sensor that measures the changes in vacuum pressure and sends a signal to the engine control unit (ECU). This way the ECU can calculate the engine load as well as the amount and timing of fuel injection.

 
Heater blower motor
Heater blower motor

The heater blower is responsible for blowing air across either an evaporator or a heater core. This air is processed by a series of vents to direct the air to various positions. For example, heater, air conditioner or defrost modes.

 
Heater blower resistor 
Heater blower resistor

Most heater motors are powered by a basic electrical circuit that utilizes a multi resistor or a solid state resistor to control different fan speeds. If the heater blower resistor is faulty the heater blower motor will usually run only at its highest speed level or just unsteadily.

 
Secondary air pump
Secondary air pump

This pump is used to inject fresh air into the exhaust stream to allow for a fuller combustion of exhaust gases and helps among other car parts to ensure the proper and efficient operation of the catalytic converter.

 
Thermostat housing 
Thermostat housing

A thermostat which is located between car engine and radiator, acts as a temperature controlled engine cooling valve designed to keep your engine operating at a safe regular temperature. Car thermostats help to keep the engine warm, as well as in regulating the coolant to keep the temperature down. By allowing the engine to both warm safely and cool efficiently, the thermostat serves to reduce engine wear, deposits and emissions.

 
Oil dipstick 
Oil dipstick

Oil dipsticks are long rods with a handhold at the one end and marks on the other to indicate the level when oil needs to be added. This can be checked by dipping the stick into the car’s engine and pulling it out inspecting the highest level at which the stick is oily.