Parts & components

April 4, 2017

Ford tests 3D printing system

Ford has begun to test 3D printing of large scale car parts – the first automotive manufacturer to trial the system. The company has joined forces […]
December 5, 2016

Ford introduces the gremlin test

Ford employees are tasked with secretly planting wrong and faulty parts onto the assembly line as part of a process to ensure all new vehicles built […]
November 30, 2016

Alcantara’s popularity on the rise

As a luxury material for car interiors, the popularity of Alcantara appears to be on the rise. The synthetic, Italian-made product, which resembles suede leather in […]
November 25, 2016

Tyres by the numbers

Tyres are safety critical components on a vehicle, so understanding the meaning of codes moulded into their sidewalls is helpful in interpreting specific characteristics, including speed […]
November 1, 2016

Getting it right!

Partinform aims to ensure that learners in the motor industry are well versed regarding the use and correct fitment of good quality replacement parts. Reuben van […]
October 31, 2016

Components in the spotlight

Organisers of the NAACAM Show, scheduled to take place in April next year in Durban, say the event will showcase the capabilities of South Africa’s automotive […]
October 31, 2016

Automechanika heralds aftermarket changes

Connected cars take centre stage at the world’s leading trade fair The central theme at this year’s Automechanika Frankfurt – billed as the world’s largest showcase […]
October 4, 2016

Shaping the future with diesel

Engines powered by fossil fuels will continue to dominate the world’s roads for years to come, with technical innovations continually reducing emissions, according to Bosch Automotive […]
September 29, 2016

Federal-Mogul establishes SA brake test centre

The Federal-Mogul Motorparts Braking Division Test Institute in Prospecton, Durban, has been ac- credited with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for Performance and Safety Testing by the South African […]
September 28, 2016

On-line parts from Mercedes-Benz

Genuine parts for Mercedes-Benz cars, vans and trucks can be ordered online via a global, cross-brand replacement parts platform called partslink24. The recently introduced portal, which […]
September 28, 2016

Brake discs from Safeline

Safeline has launched a new range of brake discs to compliment the brand’s extensive line-up of OEM quality brake pads. The new products have been designed […]