News in Brief
▴ The new 508-page autumn/winter catalogue from Machine Mart is packed with more than 450 great new products and massive price cuts across a range of tools and machinery, including jump starts, battery starter/ chargers, air compressors, welders, jacks, tool chests and much more. Pick up a copy at your nearest Machine Mart superstore.
▶ Shaun Miller has been crowned winner of the Aftermarket’s Top
Technician competition for 2018. Shaun works at Millers Garage in Newbury, which has been a Bosch Car Service garage since 2011, and won the competition by showing his top diagnostic skills in a range of tough fault-finding tasks. He was runner-up in the 2017 competition.
▶ VLS, the Verification of Lubricant Specifications, has announced the outcome of a complaint about fully-synthetic 5W30 Hypalube Evo, manufactured by Granville Oil & Chemicals. It had been alleged that the product did not meet its stated NOACK volatility measure and that its claims for OEM specifications pertaining to VW 504.00/507.00, PSA B71 2290 and GM LL– A/B–025 were unfeasible as no additive package was currently available to meet those requirements. VLS tested the product and found that it did fail to meet its claims. Granville Oil & Chemicals cooperated fully with the investigation and has discontinued the product. For more, visit www.ukla-vls.org.uk