Wulf Gaertner Autoparts adds joint play tester to its range of products

MEYLE joint play tester ensures quick and reliable steering and suspension part diagnosis. Introducing “The MEYLE Mechanics” on “MEYLE TV”: Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG’s repair experts give professional advice on the use of the joint play tester on its YouTube channel.

In its tireless search for new ways to help workshops increase repair efficiency, Hamburg-based Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG has added a joint play tester to its range of products. The tool allows steering and suspension parts to be checked for wear quickly, easily and reliably. A YouTube video featuring two of Wulf Gaertner Autoparts’s car technicians describes the use and benefits of the MEYLE joint play tester. The video is part of the recently launched garage series “The MEYLE Mechanics”, featuring two repair experts demonstrating removal and installation procedures for different parts rounded out by technical tips and tricks to help streamline workshop routine.

Wheel suspension play and noise emissions are frequently caused by worn steering system components such as ball joints or rubber bushings, often resulting in unresponsive steering, reduced driving and braking safety and increased tyre wear. With the new MEYLE joint play tester, Wulf Gaertner Autoparts now supplies a tool allowing workshops to check control-arm mounts, ball joints, tie rod end assemblies and suspension strut bearings for wear. Moving the lever arm delicately enables repair professionals to identify early-stage wear of the suspension components on the front and rear axles. In addition, no lifting platform is required for this procedure, adding transparency to the diagnosing process while demonstrating the need for repair to the customer.

The multi-functional MEYLE joint play tester can also be used as a wheel gripper to remove tight wheels from passenger cars, SUVs and vans with wheel diameters of between 550mm and approx. 800mm, thereby preventing damage to the rim and giving repair professionals the benefit of smoother and time-saving wheel change procedures. The MEYLE joint play tester is a one-piece tool requiring virtually no maintenance and no additional implements.

A video on the Wulf Gaertner Autoparts “MEYLE TV” YouTube channel shows repairers the best way to use this tool. “The MEYLE Mechanics” series will provide tips and information on removing and installing automotive parts along with technical data. “As with part durability, it is a combination of many factors that contribute towards optimised repair efficiency. The new series of videos will give background information and practical advice and demonstrate professional repair procedures to help repair professionals work more efficiently. On top of excellent quality, repair efficiency and swiftness is what fosters customer loyalty”, says Sven Nielsen, Technical Director at Wulf Gaertner Autoparts. New “The MEYLE Mechanics” videos will be produced at the training workshop at Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG’s Hamburg headquarters.