Kent car care supplies – detailing made easy

Kent Chamois Company Ltd produce the Kent Car Care range of products, which is one of the largest ranges of Automotive Valeting products available in the UK. At Opie Oils, we stock a huge range of their very popular items, from your basic every day items such as microfibre cloths and wash buckets, to high powered machine polishers.

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Motul Fogging Oil now at Opie Oils

Motul Fogging Oil protects the internal engine parts from rust and corrosion when the engine is stored. Extends the life of the engine and reduces its maintenance. Suitable for all vehicles that have to be stored several months until the next season such as marine engines, cars, motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, chain saws. Compatible for any 2 Stroke and 4 Stroke engines operated seasonally or infrequently, then stored for a long period of time.

Gimme some of that Gunk!

There are lots of different brands of cleaners and degreasers – however, there are few that can claim to be “The Makers Of The Toughest Cleaners On The Planet”

This is where Gunk enters the scene, for more than 50 years, they have been the industry leader and most trusted name in cleaning and degreasing, has provided optimized solutions to tackle the toughest grease, grime and gunk throughout the garage. We have them on the shelf, and ready to go!

 

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Get your vehicle sparkling with Dodo Juice!

Opie Oils have stocked Dodo Juice products for several years now, and as we have grown, so has their range of great products.

Dodo Juice specialise in high quality hand-made car care products, including carnauba waxes and polishes. It is this bespoke feel that has really brought them to the forefront of the detailing world.

Set up in June 2007, Dodo Juice has experienced explosive growth and now features prominently amongst the leading ‘boutique’ car care brands. Its newest wax, Supernatural, sold out within 25 minutes of launch, which is a testimony to its success. Dodo Juice continues to surprise amateur enthusiasts as well as professional detailers, as more and more of their products give outstanding result. You can find a link to all of their awards HERE – you’ll be amazed at how many they’ve won!

 

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Castrol Classic Oils at Opies

Established in 1899, originally as C.C.Wakefield, Castrol launched their first lubricant for cars in 1906 and has been at the leading edge of motor technology ever since.
Choosing the right engine oil for your veteran, vintage or classic vehicle is essential for ensuring peak running condition and maximum wear protection for your engine.
To make this decision easier, Castrol produce a range of famous Classic oil brands to the correct formulations and viscosities as originally recommended by the vehicle manufacturers, but now using the latest technology, where appropriate, and low detergent formulations to protect your veteran, vintage and classic vehicle.
Historically, many motor manufacturers recommend Castrol by name in their original vehicle handbooks and now today’s owners are able to follow those original recommendations.
Castrol’s oil recommendations for vintage, veteran and classic vehicles date back to the turn of the last century.

 

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AUTOGLYM at Opie Oils

The Autoglym brand was founded in 1965 by a UK Motor Trade entrepreneur Dennis Barley who developed a unique system for renovating used car paintwork. Originally, there were 11 products in their range, including polishes, a sealant, a paint renovator and glass, interior, engine and wheel cleaners. The products were only available to professional valeters working in garages and workshops, however, in 1986 Autoglym launched their retail range consisting of existing products and some developed especially for home users.

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Planning a summer holiday in France?

As you may have noticed, at Opie Oils, we’re pretty keen on all different types of vehicles, from modified race cars to super bikes. However, we’re also big fans of not losing our driving licences, and are extremely keen not to cause any accidents by drink driving. Well, Alcosense breathalysers show your alcohol level within two minutes. Don’t take a chance – check before you drive. Approved for use in France where it is mandatory to carry an alcohol breathalyser in your car.

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Absaar Battery Chargers at Opies

Absaar are a brand that are well known for creating high quality vehicle batttery chargers at affordable prices. At Opie Oils, we stock their highly reliable manual battery chargers, including the 6 AMP and 8 AMP options. With over 40 years of German technology behind their brand, their products are reliable, durable and simple to use – the perfect addition to any workshop or garage.

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For our full range of battery chargers and testers, booster cables, battery clamps and other related electrical items, please follow THIS LINK.

Need a bit of info to help make the right battery charger choice? Need some FAQs for reference? Not a problem, have a look below.

Which charger goes with which battery?
This can be worked out using a simple formula: The battery’s Ah number divided by 10 gives the charger’s ampere rating; this device charges a battery within 12 hours (overnight), when the battery is 50% discharged.

Can a maintenance-free battery be charged, as well?
Yes, this is possible. However, charging needs to be monitored.
CAUTION: Never charge a battery over 14.6V, since batteries form gases and cannot be refilled with distilled water. Do not charge for more than 8 hours.

Does the battery have to be disconnected, in order to be charged?
For safety reasons, we recommend this for all devices! If charging goes unsupervised, the vehicle voltage can reach such a high value that the on-board electronics becomes damaged! Prior to charging the battery, the potentially available battery plug has to be removed. When charging, the battery can accumulate gas and if leaking acid splatters it can corrode or cauterize the engine’s plastic parts.

Can a GEL battery be charged, as well?
Yes, but only using charging devices specially designed for gel batteries. A charging device for gel batteries should not exceed the end voltage of 14.2 Volts.

How can I keep my battery in hibernation?
Batteries may remain continually connected only to charging devices with an electronic charge maintenance function. Conventional charging devices cannot and must not remain continually connected, since a residual current continually flows, thereby leading to overcharging (gassing) of the battery.

We hope this helps, if you need any further advice on the correct battery charger for your application, just give us a call on 01209 202 949 or drop us an email at opieoils.co.uk and we will be happy to help – we’re in the office Monday to Friday 8:30 – 5:30.

-Opies