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  • October 2016
  • 11 Posts

Hard hats at the ready – Industrial Oils and Fluids now stocked

Until recently, Opies range of Industrial oils only covered a small amount of specifications and applications. This range has now expanded to cover several new areas, and is being constantly added to as demand grows – have a look below for the categories that these specialist products cover, and keep an eye out for new items being added!

Brake cleaning 101

It’s no secret that your brakes and the braking system itself is one of the most important pieces of equipment on your vehicle. We’re of the opinion that a little bit of maintenance can prolong its life and help keep you safe on the road – having responsive brakes is an integral part of being a responsible driver.

Over time, the amount of dirt and grime that are found on the road will undoubtedly find their way into your braking system. Combine this with high friction, brake dust and all the other nasties, and you can find a build up of gunk in the areas that you want it least. Spray-on brake cleaners  and multi purpose brake, clutch and parts cleaners are one of the best ways to free up excess contaminates around your brakes and ensure that nothing is getting in the way of your braking system. And guess what? Opies stock a whole bunch of them!


Getting to grips with your transmission – With Opie Oils

Hi all

It’s time for another technical post from your friends at Opies. So if you’re experiencing gearbox issues or simply want to get those gear changes nice and smooth, then you’ve come to the right place – pencils at the ready!

The lubricants used in a gearbox play a critical role in the operation, life cycle and performance of any transmission. Manufacturers are now prescribing “life time fluids” more and more often, however these can often give stiff shifting, excessive wear and noise if left unchanged for the duration. So, if you’re after some pointers on how to get the best out of your box, there’s some basics that you’ll have to get to grips with first. Have a look below.


Fenwicks bike products just added!

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At Opies, we’re firm believers in the fact that the bicycle is a classis and timeless invention. Just as important today as it was in 1817, when it was named a “gentlemans hobby horse” by its German inventor, Karl Drais. Of course, things have moved on slightly since then, and as technology has advanced, so has the modern day bicycle; it is far removed from its roots as a wooden frame, wooden wheels and a loop of rope connected by gears. Because of these advances in all aspects of the modern bike, maintenance is an important part of keeping all components running smoothly. This is where Fenwicks bicycle cleaning and maintenance products come in, now proudly stocked by Opies.


How to Change your car Engine Oil with Opie Oils

Every keen home mechanic starts somewhere, we don’t all jump in at the deep end changing a gearbox or doing an engine conversion, most people start with a humble car engine oil change. An oil change is a simple part of a service you should be doing to your car annually or around every 10,000 miles. With Opie Oils help you’ll be an expert at changing your Car Engine Oil.

Thule Products from Opie Oils

Thule was established in Sweden in 1942. Since then, they’ve made it their business to make only the best quality products that allow you to travel in any way you please. They are an international company united by a passion for helping active families and outdoor enthusiasts. Opie Oils now proudly stock their range of products, so if you’ve got a road trip planned, we’ll be happy to help you get kitted out!

Thule helps you transport anything you care for safely, easily and in style – whether you’re in the city or the great outdoors, and they’re available from Opies at fantastic prices.


Castrol Edge Titanium 5w-30 LL FST at Opie Oils

Opie Oils sell oils for all makes of cars and bikes, from the most extreme modern supercars and motorcycles to vintage, veteran and classic. You’ll find oils for all applications from mineral monogrades to super high tech racing synthetics. With that in mind one of Opie Oils most popular engine oils is Castrol Edge Titanium 5w-30 LL FST Fully synthetic