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Whats the biggest workshop challenge? Poll Results

Posted by Becca Knight on January 16, 2018

We always want to know more about the needs of the vehicle workshop so that we can keep applying this approach to our product development. We recently ran polls on our website and on our social media to ask ‘What is the biggest workshop challenge?’

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Topics: vehicle workshops, heavy duty workshops, workshop challenges, biggest workshop challenge

DPF cleaning challenges in heavy duty workshops | Sooting it out

Posted by Becca Knight on August 09, 2017

It is easy to forget that the soot and ash trapped inside a diesel particulate filter is a highly toxic cocktail of ‘matter’ that has been purposefully prevented from being jettisoned into the atmosphere along with the exhaust gas from diesel engines. If it serious enough to be a legal requirement for vehicle manufacturers to ensure that the public are protected from breathing in particulate matter (PM) , then it follows that it is equally important to do the same for workshop staff when they are emptying out a DPF.

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Topics: DPF cleaning, DPF filters, particulate matter, safe working, heavy duty workshops, heavy duty dpfs, duty of care, DPF 300 Master Series

Future Proofing the Workshop

Posted by Becca Knight on August 09, 2017

The Back to the Future trilogy may be great classic films but they did get a few things wrong. The distinct lack of hover boards in 2015 has hit people pretty hard. The world has been predicted to end multiple times but here we are. It’s safe to say that we aren’t that great at predicting the future and hindsight helpfully highlights exactly how far off track we were. So given how hard the future is to predict is it possible for an after sales department to see ahead and future proof the workshop accordingly? And if it is conceivable, then how far ahead is it possible to plan?

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Topics: heavy duty workshops, workshops, vehicle workshops, future proof, future proofing, preparing the workshop, DPF 300 Master Series

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