Smart Choices May & June 2018

Welcome to Smart Choices May & June 2018.

Another Two Months have passed and after the crazy changes in Weather we have been experiencing.Going from Freezing Cold and Snow to Summer Sunshine earlier in the year with Records once again broken. How many times have we heard that one recently. It brings us to our New Edition of Smart Choices May & June 2018.

In this edition their is a great focus on Air Conditioning!

This is a great addition for any Garage/Workshop to get involved in.

With the ever changing Technologies on new vehicles coming from Car Manufacturers having to meet increasing Environment and Emissions Targets.

With more and more customers opting to buy a Hybrid Vehicle instead of a Diesel. The Aftermarket Garage needs to keep up with these changes.

See our Hybrid Training and Automotive Training Sections.

The need for the Independent Garage to make sure they are future proof is now more important than ever.

Air Conditioning is one way of doing this even Electric Cars will come with Air Conditioning.

The Cars being developed now by Car Manufactures for the future all have Air Conditioning.

If you own a Tesla the service schedule covers Air Conditioning checks.

So getting yourself Trained to Handle Gas with F-Gas Training.

And getting yourself Trained to work on Air Conditioning and becoming the local expert.

You are protecting your businesses future!

We understand the benefits ourselves, that as the market changes we need to keep up.

MVC has invested this year in making sure we have a range of Air Conditioning Parts and Accessories kept in stock for instant supply to the garage.


To meet the needs of Today and Tomorrow.

In This Edition of Smart Choices

We have,


Discussing the effects of Oil Contamination within the Automatic Tensioner on Belt Drive Systems.


Have a focus on extending their range of Steering & Suspension parts.

Including Lower Ball Joints for Fiat 500X & 500L Models.

BMW X1 (F48) 2014 > Tie Rod Ends.

And Landrover Discovery III/IV (>2016) Lower Wishbones.


Have New Oil Releases in their Performance Motor Range for Jaguar Land Rovers Ingenium Diesel Engines.


Febi have a Range of specialist Gearbox and Hydraulic Oils. They do many specs that can normally be dealer only.

Register yourself now for the “Febi-Live” Web Site to look up Niche Parts that are normally counted as Dealer Only all available through MVC.


This is a really interesting piece on a joint development with KYB/Citroen.

The KYB Double Hydraulic Stops System.

This system is a revolution on the current suspension systems found on many cars. And has been fitted to Citroen’s New C5 Aircross.

Within time this system will be fitted to many more models read on now in Smart Choices to keep yourself up to date.


Have included a centre spread Pull Out poster to Identify Panel Bulbs, “pull out and pin up”.


FirstLine Have introduced a New Range of Cables for Electronic Handbrake Systems.

Including Vauxhall Zafira C 2011 onwards and BMW X5, X6 (E70,E71,E72) 2006>2013.


Once again he has a selection of Hard-To-Find Niche Parts.

Including Part Number 418-0001 Glow Plug with Pressure Sensor to fit Vauxhall Astra Mk6 2009 onwards and Insignia Mk1 (08-17).

Don’t forget to check out Simon’s Specialist Stuff Web Site for more niche parts.

All available from Stock or to order from MVC.


Have Introduced a New Range of Leisure Batteries. Called Active. Read the piece in Smart Choices for more information.


New 3D Computerised 4 Wheel Camera Alignment System.

Wheel Alignment is another Future Proof worthwhile investing in Product.

Don’t Forget Wheel Alignment is included in Electric Vehicle Service Schedules! Become the Expert of Today & Tomorrow.

Future Proof your Workshop.

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Paul Middlicott Smart Choice