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Ignition troubleshooting, with our friends at Denso

In today’s low emission and high-efficiency engines, the key to effective combustion is a consistent, high-energy ignition output. The high voltage required for ignition is provided by the Ignition Coil – a type of transformer that features primary and secondary coils of wire wrapped in layers around an iron core. The role of the Ignition Coil is to transform the low voltage in a car’s battery into the thousands of volts which are used by the Spark Plug to generate sparking. These sparks ignite the air-fuel mixture inside the combustion chamber.

Today, DENSO explains the key to effective combustion and how to accurately diagnose faults in ignition system.

DENSO’s Lambda Sensors – unparalleled innovation since the 1970s

Since the company first started producing Lambda Sensors in the 1970s, DENSO’s continual innovation has helped drive engine efficiency to achieve better MPG and lower emissions, while delivering long-lasting quality to customers.

Opies are proud to stock a huge range of quality Denso Lambda Sensors that cover a massive array of vehicles, so thought you guys may be interested in a quick insight into how Denso have been at the forefront of developing this technology.

Meguiars Headlight Restoration Kit – We put it to the test

Hi guys

At Opies, we’re firm believers in testing a product before it gets our seal of approval. This week, we had a colleagues car whos headlights were looking a bit misty and tired – we thought this would be the perfect oppurtunity to put the Meguiars Headlight Restoration Kit to the test!

Below, you will find images and some quick and simple instructions on how to get started. You will see how we fared with this product, and the results that you can expect by following similar steps.

The Product: Meguiars Headlight Restoration Kit – Includes Sanding and Finishing Pads.

Caravan Towing and Parkup equipment at Opies

Hi all

Looking forward to getting away on your annual caravan or motorhome holiday this year? If so, you may be after a few parts to make your trip that little bit easier and stress free. Or maybe you’re after something nice and shiny to complete the “tourer” look on your set up.

Opies sell a wide range of Caravan and Motorhome towing and parkup accessories and equipment, all designed from the ground up to perform to a high standard. Summit and Maypole are recognised for the quality of their products, and we are glad to have them on board for supplying these parts.

High quality spark plugs improve emissions in winter months. Fact!

With the winter months looming upon us, reliability is vital for drivers. But fuel efficiency and economy are increasingly important – and often overlooked – characteristics drivers now demand, meaning it is vital to have the most reliable and efficient ignition parts fitted.

These winter months result in an increase in cold starts which require effective spark plug performance. One of the leading causes of hard starting is degraded Spark Plugs which can have a highly negative impact on fuel consumption and emissions.

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Caravan and Motorhome lighting, ready to go at Opies

Ensuring that your caravans lights are all working is a hugely important part of transporting your caravan or travelling anywhere in your motorhome. Broken or faulty lighting systems can result in a fine, not to mention it being unsafe and potentially very dangerous to anyone on the road – if the car behind you can’t see your brake lights, they’re going to struggle to make informed decisions on the motorway.