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Battery drain diagnosis masterclass in your June MACS Service Report

MYSTERIOUS battery drain dramas? Just check out this month’s MACS Service Report. The North American counterpart to VASA has published a fully updated version of its battery drain diagnosis guide. Workshops that are starting to see Holden/Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid … Continue reading

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Watch Aftermarket Expo seminar videos for free online

THOSE who couldn’t make it to all the free seminars at the 2017 Australian Automotive Aftermarket Expo in Melbourne earlier this year will be pleased to know that 10 sessions were filmed and are now available to watch for free … Continue reading

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Reminder: Redarc tour & training day in Adelaide on July 29

YOU are invited to step inside one of Australia’s greatest automotive manufacturing success stories with a behind-the-scenes factory tour and expert training in some of Redarc’s highly regarded auto-electrical products. Also during this full-day training event, VASA President Ian Stangroome … Continue reading

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Aussie HFC phase-down now law

OFFICIAL: Australia will begin phasing down imports of HFCs including R134a from January 1 2018, a year ahead of the schedule for developed nations set under the historic Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol that was agreed by 196 countries … Continue reading

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Discount room rate for Adelaide training day in July

The Rydges South Park Adelaide has offered people travelling for the July 29 SightGlass Training event a special room rate of $146, including free parking and a discounted breakfast price of $20. To take advantage of this offer please book … Continue reading

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Coolant complexities covered in Latest MACS Service Report

VASA’S North American counterpart MACS goes into detail about coolant types and the distilled versus deionised water debate in the May Service Report. The job of a vehicle’s cooling system is becoming ever more complex with the increased numbers of … Continue reading

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Video: AAAA Expo highlights

IN CASE you missed the 2017 Australian Automotive Aftermarket Expo in Melbourne last month, the AAAA has produced a short video of highlights from the event.

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Bitzer tech roadshow to tackle emerging refrigerant landscape

BITZER, known for making compressors, engineered refrigeration systems, pressure vessels and air-conditioning solutions is holding free technical seminars in Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney during the first week of July about how technology is responding to new refrigerants that are sweeping … Continue reading

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Car ‘vending machines’ taking off

A SPECTACULAR new high-rise in Singapore stores exotic and luxury cars for their well-heeld owners, while also providing a larger than life showcase of in-stock vehicles for the dealership that developed the building and its sophisticated network of lifts and … Continue reading

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Phasing down R134a – an update

By Greg Picker, executive director of Refrigerants Australia Last year, in VASA’s SightGlass News and at future:gas seminars the automotive industry was told about all of the moves to pass laws to phase down HFCs. There are developments. In October … Continue reading

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