News Releases

Hybrid and Battery Electric Vehicle Workshop Safety

Hybrid and BEV (battery electric vehicles) commonly operate with battery voltages typically from 300v DC to 600v DC — anything beyond 60v DC is classed by H&S as ‘high-risk’ and can cause serious injury or even...
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Posted on Tuesday 07 August 2018

Handy new range of automotive cable in mini reels

In addition to their existing range of automotive cable, Connect Workshop Consumables has recently introduced a new range of mini reels of high-quality cable in a variety of colours and capacities from 5 amp up to 27...
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Posted on Monday 23 July 2018

New engine timing tool and flywheel locking kits for the 5.0 Jaguar & Land Rover V8 engines

Designed by Laser Tools and manufactured at their facility in Sheffield, these new engine timing tool and flywheel locking kits (part numbers 7051 and 7059) are for the post-2010 5.0 litre V8 petrol engines used across...
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Posted on Thursday 12 July 2018

Remove ribbed drive belt pulleys safely and smoothly

If an engine is fitted with a serpentine belt and the associated ribbed drive pulleys, then care has to be taken when removing these pulleys, particularly the main crankshaft pulley. A traditional puller is likely to...
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Posted on Friday 06 July 2018

Remove stubborn and corroded clamping washers quickly and easily

Clamping Washers are used by many manufacturers to hold in place underbody heat shields and sound deadening materials. They are light weight sprung steel washers that push on to and grip a simple, coarsely threaded stud...
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Posted on Wednesday 27 June 2018

Take the AdBlue® straight to the vehicle, with this mobile AdBlue® tank

If you have a busy service workshop and you are topping up AdBlue® DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) regularly then it makes sense to take the AdBlue® straight to the vehicle. This free-standing and fully mobile AdBlue® tank...
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Posted on Wednesday 20 June 2018

Timesaving wheel hub holding tool

Holding a wheel hub steady when working on a drive shaft is one of these jobs that require a third hand. But not with this wheel hub holding tool from Laser (part number 7090). Simply bolt it across a couple of wheel...
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Posted on Thursday 31 May 2018

Speed up wheel fitting and avoid wheel nut cross threading with this wheel nut locating wrench set

Wheel fitting: you’re balancing the wheel on the hub or on the studs and as the road wheel wobbles about, it can be very fiddly getting the wheel bolt or nut to start threading squarely without cross threading or...
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Posted on Wednesday 23 May 2018

Fitting Voss-type connectors to plastic air-pipe has suddenly become much easier

Fitting Voss-type connectors to plastic air-pipe has suddenly become much easier. These air-pipe grips (part number 7030) are specifically designed for this job. The grip area holds the pipe securely and without damage,...
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Posted on Wednesday 16 May 2018

Designed for AdBlue®, this lever-action pump from Laser Tools fits a variety of container sizes

In the modern vehicle workshop topping up the diesel exhaust fluid AdBlue is now a fact of life. Substantial savings can be made by buying your AdBlue in bulk, and this new lever-action pump from Laser Tools (part...
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Posted on Wednesday 09 May 2018
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