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New Shocker tool from GreenCar

GreenCar's Eco Shock Tool
New shock absorber draining tool has been designed for the job.
Many of us question the effectiveness of draining shock absorbers but GreenCar believe they have the answer.


Their latest product, the Eco Shock Punch has been specifically built for a quick and simple punch - drain - release operation which, according to the company should make easy work of the job.

GreenCars’ designer, Julian Dale has designed this product for the specific task. He said, “I don’t like using tools that have been designed for another purpose, they can only ever be adequate at best. We wanted a shocker tool that is made for the job”. Buttons, for example are mounted on the Shock Head allowing both hands to be used so there’s no need to stretch to the controls with one hand.

Another feature that this punch incorporates is a pneumatic action to ensure smooth release so there’s no more pushing and pulling when all you’re trying to do is get the oil out.

The purpose built 90L drainer comes with wheels. GreenCar tell us that due to the unit’s compact, simple, robust and powerful design, this is the only tool you need for years to come.

If you want to know more, visit their website or call them on 01684 298084.



August 2013

Latest stories

Who’s buying our salvage vehicles in Europe?
It seems that there are some questions surrounding the purchasing of vehicles by other European countries, in particular Cat B vehicles. One of our readers asked us the following:
Diesel and petrol car sales to be banned from 2040
In recent news and following on from France’s commitment to take polluting vehicles off the road by 2040, Britain has also followed suit by banning the sales of all new diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2040. The final plan is due by the end of July.
Palladium cost has increased, hitting a 16 year high
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There is a use for rusty old cars!
This years’ Glastonbury featured ‘Cineramageddon’ – an interesting use of old vehicles.
The pressure’s on for tyres!
The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) and National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) warn of rising costs on tyre recycling due to regulatory changes and market conditions, factors that will affect used tyre collectors and re-processors.
Volvo to go electric by 2019
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We’re not a scrap yard, we’re a vehicle dismantlers
Atf Pro met up with the guys at Skan 4x4 Ltd to take a look at their great setup.
Code of practice flawed, the opinion of the BVSF
One has to be concerned when the insurer’s new Code of Practice (CoP) that received its “soft launch” a week or so back isn’t supported by either the Motor Vehicle Dismantlers’ Association or the British Vehicle Salvage Federation, two of the main owners of the pre-existing code.