Steer Smarts to release Griffin Series JK Steering Attenuator at the 2015 SEMA Show

Steer Smarts presents our Steering Attenuator “The Griffin Series” for Jeep JK Wranglers. The Griffin Steering Attenuator was designed for improved safety and reduced ride harshness on Jeep JK Wranglers. Our Griffin attenuator reduces snap oversteer during sudden highway maneuvers making the Wrangler safer on the road. It also reduces ride harshness by eliminating the direct steel path from wheel hub to frame. Simply put, it makes the Jeep Wrangler safer and gives you peace of mind while improving your driving experience.
The attenuator is a highly engineered direct swap-out for the drag link adjusting sleeve.
Our Griffin Series of products are MADE IN THE USA
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Bosch releases Esitronic Truck, its first heavy-duty truck all makes/all models scan tool for North America

Bosch has released Esitronic Truck, its first North American heavy-duty (HD) truck scan. Esitronic Truck covers all major HD truck, MD truck, engine, transmission, and brake system combinations with diagnostics and embedded repair information. Esitronic Truck will offer a solution to independent repair shops and fleets seeking a single scan tool for all their HD and medium duty trucks.

“For years there has not been an all-encompassing tool in the HD aftermarket that gives technicians what they need – all makes/models diagnostics coverage combined with repair information,” said Matt Stein, Bosch Automotive Service Solutions senior product manager of electronics, heavy-duty diagnostics and direct-test electronics. “Esitronic Truck is that and more, aligning repair info with testing to saving repair time and overall costs. It fills a direct need in the market.”

Bosch launches its first-ever performance gauges line in North America with responsive design website

Bosch announces the launch of the company’s first-ever performance gauge line, bringing contemporary style and design to tachometers, pressure, temperature, hour meters, gauge cases and accessories. Available at most automotive retailers, Bosch will offer analog gauges in 2-inch sizes for restoration, custom projects or direct replacements. The gauges line is accompanied by a new, responsive design website,, highlighting the gauges and accessories for custom applications.

“As car owners continue customizing and putting personal touches on their vehicles, custom gauges are one of the easiest ways to make a difference in the look and feel of the vehicle’s interior,” said Paul Zentkovich, Bosch product manager. “Our customers have been asking for the Bosch look and style in their gauges, and we’re excited to provide that little piece of artwork they proudly display in their vehicles’ instrument cluster.”

Bosch offers sub-$10K DC Fast Charger for North America

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Expanding on its position as a market leader in providing electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has announced the Power DCPlus DC fast charger in North America, starting at under $10,000. Using the SAE J1772 DC Combo connector, the 24kW Bosch Power DCPlus will charge compatible EVs to 80 percent in less than 30 minutes. The station has been approved by General Motors and can be ordered through GM’s Dealer Equipment Program.

By offering a 24kW DC Fast Charger, Bosch has positioned its Power DCPlus as a high-value, physically smaller alternative to larger, more ex-pensive 50kW options while still dramatically improving charging times versus Level 2 AC charging stations. By complying with the SAE J1772 DC Combo standard, Bosch has aligned with most major automakers of-fering EV’s with DC fast-charging capabilities.

Actron launches upgraded scan tool line alongside its first-ever e-commerce website with responsive design

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Actron has launched a redesigned and upgraded North American line of DIY scan tools along with a new, responsive design website with integrated e-commerce. In addition to being the brand’s first e-commerce responsive design website, Actron will be selling older inventory direct to consumers, offering steep discounts on popular DIY test & tune items.

The new scan line, featuring larger screens, updated vehicle coverage through model year 2013, OBD II and OEM-specific codes and definitions, brings near-professional coverage to the retail market. All Actron scanners include updated model year coverage through 2013; global OBD II read/erase codes; and ABS codes and definitions for GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Hyundai vehicles.

Robinair announces more efficient and accurate diagnostic-capable AC recovery machine lines in North America

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With an improvement to 98.5 percent efficiency, Robinair announces two new more efficient, accurate and faster AC recovery machines in the North American market. The new machines feature the same enclosure currently being used in Robinair’s new AC1234-6 YF recovery machine, allows for a tighter packaging of all interior components to reduce the machine’s footprint in the shop while adding new features, more memory and flash storage for vehicle info.

“Already the most efficient in the industry at 95 percent, we’re focused on improving our machines in any way possible,” said Tim Wagaman, Robinair Product Manager. “Our improvements include allowing communication with optional refrigerant identifiers, USB data sharing and a larger display designed to make the machine easier to use and faster while in use.”

OTC announces synthetic body tools for specialized aluminum repair in North America

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OTC has released a set of synthetic body tools, designed especially for use on aluminum panels. In order to reduce weight and achieve higher fuel economy, many high-volume vehicles are using aluminum in body components. This creates a potential challenge and opportunity for collision repair shops to be prepared with the necessary tools and equipment for aluminum panel removal and replacement. Special hand tools made from synthetic material have great shock absorption qualities, greatly reducing the risk of marring, scratching or gouging panels.

OTC launches industry-first wireless OBD- II dongle tire pressure monitoring system device in North America

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OTC has released the industry’s first all-in-one tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) tool with wireless OBDII dongle, activation and relearn capabilities. The OTC 3838 features an exclusive wireless OBD-II module for TPMS registration and includes three years of software updates.

“The OTC 3838 is one of the most intuitive and easy to navigate TPMS reset tools on the market, providing an extensive list of relevant features for today’s technician,” said Debo Sadare, OTC product manager. “Our standalone, next-generation TPMS tool will save automotive repair shops valuable time by combining steps and offering near-universal vehicle coverage for most OEM’s. The 3838 also allows for cloning of universal sensors.”

OTC 3838 tool features include:
- Large 3.5’’ high- resolution display featuring easy- to -read icons
- Wireless OBD-II module to initiate and perform relearn procedures
- Read diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) DTC’s from the TPMS module

Rugged Radios Introduces the RRP360 Offroad Race Intercom

The new Rugged RRP360 Inner-Connect 2-place intercom combines clear communications between driver and co-driver, easy one touch operation at an affordable price. Built for high noise vehicle environments such as offroad racing, roadsters, Jeeps, and more. Featuring Quick Lock connections for intercom cables, sealed universal 3.5mm music port and master volume control makes the RRP360 the easiest intercom to install and adapts to almost any 2-way radio for additional car to car communications.

Key Features:
• Simple one touch volume operation
• Clear live mic communications
• Universal 2-way radio connection
• Front sealed 3.5mm music port
• Aluminum Extrusion construction
• Quick Lock easy install connectors

MSRP RRP360 Helmet Kit System $360

NEW Truck Rim Gauge by Plombco

For immediate release

NEW Truck Rim Gauge by Plombco

VALLEYFIELD (Quebec), July 6, 2015 – PLOMBCO is proud to introduce a new Truck Rim Gauge. Finding the right wheel weight when working on trucks has always been a challenge for technicians due to the variety of rim flanges. This new tool will allow technicians to quickly determine the appropriate wheel weight every time.

To order please call our customer service department at 1 800-611-7074 | Part number 45008

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