Kalimex talks through its products and how they can help build workshop revenues post pandemic…
Lockdown has seen many mechanics shut shop. But one thing is for certain; when the brakes are off, motorists will need their mechanic more than ever. It will not have escaped your attention the growing number of articles on professional forums predicting that DPF problems will be top of the list when motorists take to the road again. Contributors include Darren Darling the founder of The DPF Doctor Network. Then there are the thousands of cars overdue on their service not to mention those with faults that have largely been ignored whilst they have sat on the drive.
With new cars no longer on the wish list for so many of us, keeping our current car running for longer will be the new normal.
And the people playing a key part in helping motorists to achieve all of this?
The professional motor mechanic. Your country needs you. More than ever.
Kalimex has supplied trade quality products to the professional motor mechanic for 3 decades. Here are their top 6 trade trusted products to add to your list as you re-open for business.
K-Seal Multi- Purpose Coolant Leak Repair: The UKs bestselling, trade trusted coolant leak repair is a safe and reliable way to repair leaks in all parts of the cooling system. These leaks can often be expensive to repair so K-Seal is the solution for getting your customers back on the road until they can pay for a mechanical repair or replace the vehicle. And a repair made with K-Seal is guaranteed for the lifetime of the engine.
Quiksteel: Already the choice of the UK’s leading roadside recovery services, Quiksteel is recognised globally as the best all round repair solution and a must have product for any mechanic. This industrial strength epoxy putty will bond to any hard surface and is ideal for repairing damaged fuel tanks, blowing exhausts, cracked sumps, leaking pipes and many other emergency vehicle faults. Quiksteel cures steel hard in minutes and withstands up to 300C.
With so many vehicles off the road or carrying out short journeys, diesels are suffering from neglect. DPFs will be clogging up with soot as they fail to regenerate correctly. JLM products from Kalimex offer a variety of maintenance and repair solutions to help get customers back on the road and keep them there – especially delivery drivers who depend on their vehicles. And with main dealers and DPF cleaning services not always available, the independent professional mechanic can use JLM products to carry out this work in house. It is worth noting that JLM develop products for the trade and they are tested by professional mechanics before launch.
Catalytic Exhaust Cleaner: This preventative treatment is simply added to the fuel to clean out the fuel system, improve emissions and keep exhaust filters clean. There are separate dedicated formulas for both diesel and petrol. Motorists should use this on a regular basis, especially for low mileage vehicles, to maintain optimal performance.
DPF Cleaner: The most powerful fuel borne treatment containing Platinum and Cerium will safely and effectively help the DPF to regenerate at a lower temperature, removing soot and restoring performance. Use at the first warning light and help your customers avoid expensive trips to the main dealer.
Professional DPF Cleaning Toolkit: Once the DPF is overloaded with soot, which is expected to happen more frequently due to low mileage journeys, the vehicle will go into limp mode. Rather than sending customers to a main dealer or sending the DPF offsite for cleaning, you can use the JLM DPF Clean and Flush Toolkit to clear the DPF without having to remove it from the vehicle. This saves customers time and money and you keep all the work in house.
Diesel Extreme Clean: This incredible product incorporates a dose of almost every professional JLM formula making it the perfect tonic for diesels that have been neglected for some time. A single treatment will clean from the fuel tank to the exhaust including injectors, upper cylinder and EGR. It even contains a shot of DPF regen additive to help clear out the filter.
JLM products will help keep your customers on the road. Of course, as the ultimate professional you identify the underlying cause of any symptom and whenever possible rectify the cause to prevent repeat problems. With JLM products you can help repair diesel issues and clean parts such as DPFs and EGRs. And this enables your customers keep their vehicles in good shape and on the road for longer.