Type-approved emissions components save fuel and protect air quality

Recent assessments regarding the air quality in British cities have brought the issue of emissions generated by road vehicles back under the spotlight. With major manufacturers and individual motorists potentially contributing to the problem, it raises the question, what steps can the aftermarket industry and motorists take to improve the environmental credentials of the petrol…

What is type-approval for automotive components?

Klarius Products is the UK’s largest manufacturer of aftermarket emissions parts, producing a vast range of type-approved exhausts, catalytic converters (CATs) and diesel particulate filters (DPFs) – but what does type-approval actually mean? Doug Bentley, Head of Research and Development at Klarius Products, explains type-approval and why it is an important consideration for replacement emissions…

Independent garage technicians receive IMI certificates for emissions training

Klarius has recently announced the first garages to have technicians successfully pass level 1 of its comprehensive emissions training program, which is certified by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI). The course aims to increase garage technician’s knowledge regarding emissions components, exploring their function, failure modes and governing legislation. Technicians from seven garages have…

UK commercial vehicles at risk of being declared unroadworthy in EU if not fitted with type-approved exhausts

As a business, maintaining a legislatively compliant fleet of commercial vehicles is the cornerstone of a successful logistics operation. Type-approval is the automotive EU directive that governs this compliance across the continent and partially, the UK. Type-approval is especially important for emissions components that are installed on a vehicle, guaranteeing product quality, performance and compliant…

Klarius Products releases 95 new high quality emissions components for December 2016

Following an expansion of its R&D department, Klarius Products Ltd. the largest aftermarket emissions manufacturer in the UK, has announced the release of 95 new emissions parts to its 10,000+ product range. The new additions include type-approved catalytic converters (CATs), diesel particulate filters (DPFs), exhausts and related fittings. New parts service vehicles across the automotive…

Additives for diesel vehicles: Efficiency goldmine or reliability minefield?

Additives for diesel engines allow many diesel vehicles to keep pace with ever stricter emissions legislation, while also providing improved Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) performance. Typically, diesel additives will either be Fuel Borne Catalysts (FBC) or Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF); which offer differing benefits for processing the noxious gases produced by the diesel combustion process.…