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The W+S Autoteile Screwdriver Blog

On this page you will find expert tips, installation instructions, trends and news about our top products and the spare parts industry. We inform about classic sins during installation and replacement of typical wearing parts and point out the most important rules for do-it-yourself screwdrivers. Once the buyer has decided on a brand name spare part and unexpected problems occur later in operation, the problem often lies with the installation. For many products, the utmost care and the correct sequence of work steps are crucial. We will be happy to advise you individually on each product group - from the exhaust system to the ignition system.

27.01.2023: At the start of the year: What's new for drivers in 2023?

22023 has barely begun and the first new rules and regulations are already in force. In addition, the German government and the EU have already planned a number of changes for 2023. In our article, we provide a comprehensive overview of the changes in the areas of: Driving licenses, compulsory carrying, costs, environmental requirements, road traffic and travel.

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26.07.2022: Range expansion at Hella

We have expanded our portfolio in the area of Hella starters and alternators. Read here why we have included additional Hella products and what advantages you have with these components. You can also find out what to look out for when choosing the right starter or alternator.

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25.07.2022: General operating permit for spare parts vs. ECE standard R90

What is a general operating permit for spare parts? For which parts is a general operating permit required? What is the difference to the ECE standard R90? We clarify when a General Operating Permit is necessary for spare parts and what the advantages of the ECE standard R90 are.

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24.06.2022: W+S Autoteile is exhibitor at the PFF Porsche Meeting

W+S Autoteile was at the PFF Porsche meeting in Böblingen on 18.06.2022. Read here what we have experienced and which new impulses for our further way result from it.

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21.12.2021: AdBlue urea - what is it actually?

AdBlue urea is always on everyone's lips. But what is it actually, how does it work and what else should you know about it? We have summarized a lot of useful information and interesting facts in this article.

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04.11.2021: Odors in the car - How do I get rid of you?

Bad odors in the vehicle are annoying and, above all, also harmful to health. Often, the cause is not obvious. In this blog post, we'll show you how to remove nasty odors in your car and what to look out for!

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19.08.2021: SPIDAN - with experience to success

SPIDAN brand is appreciated by every car manufacturer. Through their knowledge and experience, they have a good reputation. We have taken a close look at SPIDAN and SPIDAN Chassis Parts and tell you what is behind this brand.

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17.08.2021: Hengst Filtration: Quality and Innovation

Hengst filters we have for allmost all common vehicles in the store. Now we would like to introduce you to the Hengst Filtration company in a little more detail and show what you can expect from the products. Likewise, we present innovative production lines with which Hengst particularly stands out.

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13.08.2021: LuK clutches and flywheels: Quality at the highest level

We have expanded our range with LuK couplings. They promise durability, comfort and the highest quality standards. Here you can find out why you can't go wrong with the manufacturer LuK when buying new clutches and flywheels.

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13.08.2021: Wild accident with the car, what now? How do I behave correctly?

A wild accident happens every two minutes in Germany. Find out here how you can minimize the risk and what to look out for in the event of damage caused by wild!

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07.06.2021: When does the insurance cover not apply?

In some situations, the insurance company refuses to pay despite active insurance coverage. We have listed the most important cases in this blog post.

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27.05.2021: Can you bring spare parts to the workshop?

Every customer would like to make the expensive workshop visit cheaper without sacrificing quality. One option is to bring the spare parts yourself. But is that even possible? Read here what options you have and what to look out for.

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27.05.2021: Does the manufacturer's warranty expire if you use an independent workshop?

The rumor has persisted for a long time that you lose the manufacturer's warranty if you use an independent repair shop. But since 2010, there have been new regulations on this subject. We bring you up to date here and show what is possible and where there are still restrictions.

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18.05.2021: Secure shopping with buyer protection

You can also store safely on store websites. There are so-called buyer protection programs for this purpose. In this article, we present the most important buyer protection providers and show what to look out for.

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07.04.2021: Armster center armrests for retrofitting

If you want to retrofit a center armrest, you can't get around the manufacturer Rati. In this article, we briefly present its Armster center armrests and show why they are a good choice.

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23.03.2021: How to drive away marten?

Marten infestation can start again from now on. Here you can learn about the advantages and disadvantages of each measure to drive away martens and what to look for when buying.

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04.02.2021: How important is radiator antifreeze?

Coolant should always contain radiator antifreeze. But why is that the case? This and other questions on the subject of coolant and radiator antifreeze are addressed in this blog post. In addition, you will also find information on what to consider when buying and refilling.

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18.01.2021: Moisture in the car - What you can do about it?

It's cold and wet and you once again have fogged up windows in your car? So that the moisture in the car does not hinder you, we have put together the most effective tips to reduce the moisture. So you always have a clear view.

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30.11.2020: Winter check for the car - Are you prepared?

Meanwhile it gets quite icy in the nights. Is your car already prepared for the winter? Have you thought of everything? In our current blog you will find a checklist of everything you need to make your car winter-proof.

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05.11.2020: Why do brakes squeak?

Especially in the cold and wet season, you can hear brakes squealing time and again. Which noises are there when braking and what do they mean? These are the questions we are pursuing in our current blog post and point out which actions are necessary and when.

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05.08.2020: Which theft protection is the right one for my car?

In this blog entry we deal with theft protection and anti-theft devices for cars. Which systems are there and how do they work? What to do if the car is stolen anyway? Additionally we give some tips how to avoid car break-ins.

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28.07.2020: Know the indicator lights in your car and interpret them correctly

In the dashboard of a car there are some indicator lights, but what do they actually mean? When do you have to go directly to the garage? When can you still drive on? In this blog post we explain the individual symbols of the warning lights!

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07.07.2020: No more unpleasant smells in the car!

Unpleasant odours in the car are usually caused by fungal spores and bacteria in the air conditioning system. To counteract this, there are various methods, which we present in more detail in this blog post. We also give tips on how to prevent the formation of new odours in the long term.

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16.06.2020: First aid at the scene of an accident - how did it go again?

In the driving school the first aid course is compulsory - but do you still know how to give first aid? In this article we refresh your knowledge and give valuable tips on how to behave correctly at the scene of an accident. In addition, we have summarized what you should carry in your car when travelling in such cases.

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26.05.2020: What you should know about refuelling!

There are many myths surrounding refuelling. But which are true and which are outdated? When is it possible to refuel at a cheap petrol station? We get to the bottom of the myths in our current blog post and have collected all kinds of interesting facts about refuelling.

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11.05.2020: The new catalogue of fines 2020 - What has changed?

The new catalogue of fines 202 has been in force since 28.04.2020. Speeding and incorrect parking will be punished more severely and cyclists will receive more rights. In this blog post you can read all about the changes.

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17.04.2020: Is it possible to change the tyres by yourself?

For many, the tyres have to be changed in spring and autumn. In the workshop this is above all connected with costs. Therefore, many are considering whether the tyre change can be done by themselves. In this blog entry we give tips and hints what to consider when changing tires.

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06.04.2020: The inspection - everything you need to know about maintenance and how to save money!

The inspection due always comes at the wrong time, but you can take precautions. In this blog entry we give you tips and advice on how you can reduce the costs of the next inspection.

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31.03.2020: What does the contact restriction mean when you are travelling by car?

How much gasoline can be stashed? Can carpools still be formed? Can I go to the workshop? In our current article we have summarized all the essential points in a clear manner.

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18.03.2020: Our shipping service providers implement protective measures in the context of the Corona crisis

In order to comply with the requirements of the German government, not only we but also our shipping service providers have taken various precautions and measures. Find out here what has currently changed in the shipping service providers!

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30.01.2020: Car care part 2: Everything for interior cleaning in the vehicle

Car care is good for the car and the well-being. In the following blog entry we give tips on car interior cleaning and everything that goes with it. A good cleaning can be implemented well if you follow our tips!

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23.01.2020: Saving fuel in winter - the right way

In this blog post we would like to give practical tips on how to save fuel in winter. You can find out why fuel consumption increases in winter and how you can reduce consumption here. 5 golden rules for economical winter months!

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16.01.2020: Bosch windscreen wipers - All you need to know

In this article we would like to help you to get to know the differences of Bosch wiper blades. In addition, we provide information and tips on care and installation. Which Bosch wiper blades are suitable for your vehicle? Take a look for a clear view!

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21.11.2019: Interesting facts about the car battery

What types of car batteries are there? How to change them correctly? What should I bear in mind when charging? How does the jump start work correctly? Are battery chargers worthwhile? In this blog post we will get to the bottom of all these questions in more detail.

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14.11.2019: New in our assortment: Hirscher Filter

We now also offer various Hirscher filters. You can obtain them from us as individual items or as finished product packages. In our current blog you can find out what Hirscher is all about, why we have chosen this brand and how you can benefit from it.

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24.10.2019: Now new in our shop: Car parts express shipping with DPD

From now on it is also possible to have the car parts delivered by DPD via express delivery. In our current blog you can find out more about how car parts can be shipped by express and what you need to know.

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10.09.2019: Car Care Part 1: Everything for external vehicle cleaning

Regular car care makes sense and is good for the car. In this article, we focus on exterior vehicle cleaning and show what is important for good car care and what needs to be taken into account. In addition, we give a few tips on how to clean your car in winter and how to keep it clean longer.

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03.09.2019: Car approval online from 1st October 2019 possible

Register, unsubscribe or re-register your car from the comfort of your sofa, no matter when, no matter where? Not possible? It works! This will be possible online from 1st October 2019. Find out in our current blog post how online admission works and what documents and other equipment you will need.

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19.08.2019: What to do in a hot car?

The ever hotter summers often lead to temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius. What is the best way to prepare the vehicle? What should I bear in mind when driving long distances in summer? We have summarised many useful tips and information on the dangers of heat in cars in this article.

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17.07.2019: What does the right holiday check for your car look like?

It is holiday season and the car is still the most popular means of transport. Are you planning a longer car journey? With our vacation check you can prepare your car relaxed for the vacation journey. There you will learn what to look out for and will find some useful tips and information.

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25.04.2019: Why is it advisable to use a brake paste when changing brakes?

What are brake pastes for? What types are there? What is which one used for? In this blog post we will get to the bottom of these and other questions in more detail. Learn from us where and how the ceramic pastes are best applied.

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07.03.2019: Is your vehicle fit for spring?

Spring is coming and it's time to get your car out of winter mode. But what does it take? We have summarized all the important steps here and can tell you so much: Just changing to summer tyres is not enough. Find out here what the right spring check for your car looks like.

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22.10.2018: What do the different exhaust colors mean?

Car exhaust fumes are nowadays almost colourless even in diesel vehicles. Therefore, coloured smoke is usually a sign that something is wrong. In our article we get to the bottom of the most important colours and explain what colour means.

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19.04.2018: Field report on the Blufixx UV repair pen

An adhesive that cures with UV light. How effective is it? Where can it be used? We took a closer look at the Blufixx repair pin, tested it in the automotive sector and compared it with other adhesives. Read here what we have experienced with him.

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12.04.2018: Change brake discs correctly

The brakes in a car are of fundamental importance for driving safety. Since various components wear out bit by bit, a brake change is necessary again and again. In our blog post you can read when a brake change is necessary, what needs to be changed and what has to be taken into account. In addition, we will give you a few tips on how to correctly run in a new brake system and how you can extend the service life of the components.

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