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Automotive Highlights from CES in Las Vegas
CES in Las Vegas is arguably the best way to showcase new technology. Unfortunately, most of it never usually makes it into production though. However, some cool stuff was seen at this year’s event and we could be seeing some of this in the next few years. Many of the new things shown were about the US advancing the development of self-driving cars. Here are our coolest picks from this year’s event:
Prepare your car for winter: Maintenance tips
Winter is approaching us and we all know that what that means. Your motor might not be doing good when it comes to the coldness, but if you have some time to maintain your motor you can help it through the worst weather possible then read along
How to tow different things correctly
If you are not sure on how to tow correctly within England, Scotland and Wales we have the things you need to do.
Choosing the right spare parts supplier
At H Bowers we’ve been supplying the automotive industry since 1939 and we’ve learned a thing or two since we started about how to be the best spare parts supplier we can be.
Why you need a dash cam in 2018
You may have seen that the dash cameras are becoming increasingly popular of late so we decided to explore why you need a dash cam in 2018 and whether they are a fleeting fad or a new essential n modern driving.
Car insurance comparison sites are rife with inaccuracies a Which? report reveals
The consumer champions Which? have completed an investigation into comparison websites with some surprising results. See below a summary of their findings and our thoughts on the report.
How to save money on your next MOT
At H Bowers we appreciate that the costs of running and maintaining a car are steadily increasing. We do our best to keep our prices competitive but we thought we’d also give you a few tips on how to save money when your car has its MOT.
Best Ways to Get Better Car Audio Quality
The process of getting better quality car audio sound is an incremental one, so there’s actually quite a number of little tweaks and upgrades that you can do to enhance the overall sound quality in your car.
Tips on how to look after your classic car
To prevent your classic car from showing its age, there are a few key rules that you can stick to, to ensure that your classic car stays in tip top condition
Simple Steps for Changing your Windscreen Wiper Blades
You may of never of changed your wiper blades before but it is an essential task for any car owner and it is recommended that you change your wiper blades at least every 2 years.
MOT changes: new minor, major and dangerous defect categories coming in May
As of the 20th of May some major changes to the MOT test regarding the way faults and problems are classified will be coming in to affect. All faults on a vehicle will be recorded as minor, Major or Dangerous from this date and it will affect all Class 3,4,5 & 7 vehicles.
What is a Dynamo?
An electrical generator that produces DC (Direct Current) with the use of a commutator is called a Dynamo
How Do Reverse Parking Sensors Work?
Ever been curious as to how reverse parking sensors work? These little marvels at the back of your vehicle allow is to reverse safely out of a parking space or down our driveway with more confidence.
The importance of your car horn
Every car has got one...They are featured pride of place on your steering wheel... So what's the importance you might ask of your car's horn?
How to make sure your car battery is working correctly
We thought we would go through some hints and tips to get the best out of your battery
How to drive safely in wet weather
So as the winter draws nearer we need to take additional care when driving on wet roads. Here is some advice that can set you safely on your way.
Classic & Vintage Car Restoration
Are you the type of person that dreams of restoring an old classic that's several decades old? Are you the type of person that dreams of restoring an old classic that's several decades old?
The history of Land Rover
Land Rovers have been synonymous with the English countryside for decades and we thought it would be interesting to take a look into the history of these fantastic vehicles.
What is Automotive Lighting?
Automotive Lighting consists of a lighting system made up of lights, signalling devices and circuitry integrated to the front, rear and sides of a motor vehicle.
Automotive front lighting: LEDs
LEDs are fast becoming much more popular within the automotive industry and nowhere more so than in the use of front lighting.
What is a Wiring Harness and what uses do they have in the automotive industry?
A wire harness is essentially just a collective of cables that send signals in automobiles and construction machinery.
The importance of working wiper blades in the winter
One of the ways we can help make driving safer in the winter is to make sure we have the optimum visibility available to us at the time.
Things to check on your car this winter
Winter is coming and that means that the temperature is going to drop and the inevitable bad weather is on its way, which is unfortunately is going to lead to on average almost twice the amount of breakdowns than normal on the road.
We are a Webasto dealer
H Bowers are proud to be a dealer or Webasto products and technologies and would like to give you a brief overview of the company.
Introducing Lap Automotive
Lap Automotive are a privately owned company based in the UK, and are proud of their reputation in UK manufacturing, and rightly so.
Who are Vignal lighting systems?
Vignal Lighting Systems are a company that specialises in the design, manufacture and marketing of signalling and lighting products and systems for commercial and industrial vehicles.
Dealing with car sickness
So you tried our tips for avoiding motion/travel sickness and they didn’t quite work or you just want to be prepared for when the sickness does kick in...
Prevent the onset of motion/travel sickness
As anyone who has ever suffered from motion/travel sickness, no matter how severe, will know it is not the most pleasant of experiences, especially when the onset of nausea begins and then there the potential risk of vomiting.
Some other reasons to own a dash cam
In our previous blog, we covered the main points of why you would want to own a dash cam but there are some other reasons you may want to install a dash mounted camera that were not covered.
Why should you own a dashboard camera?
Also know as Dash Cams, as the name suggests they are video recording devices that are generally positioned on the dashboard of a vehicle. Russia has had them for a while now and a video testimony is even preferred over a spoken one when tackling road traffic accident claims.
Our Vision Alert Systems
In this blog we will be talking about one of our suppliers called ECCO, and what they can do for you.
Our Labcraft Lighting
At H Bowers we only supply our customers with the very best car parts from the very best automotive industries. And today we bring you Labcraft Lighting.
December can be a difficult time of year for everyone on the roads as the weather will get worse as the days go by. Longer nights, more rain, possibility of snow and icy roads all make driving conditions become more dangerous.
Keeping warm in your car during winter
Apart from being safe on the road being warm in your car is a luxury that we all deserve, if you are looking for ways to heat up your car, read this blog to find out what H bowers can do for you.
Windscreen wipers for winter
Getting the right window screen wipers in time for winter imperative.
When winter does hit, it is also advised to leave your windscreen wipers up, so your wipers won’t freeze to your car, essentially making it easier to clean your car.
Brand Guide : LED autolamps UK
Here at H Bowers we only supply our customers with parts from the very best automotive brands - which is why we provide products from LED autolamps UK.
Charging your Car Battery
So you’ve accidently left your lights on again and now your car won’t start – we’ve all been there. It can be very irritating if your car battery goes flat, and it can happen for a number of reasons.
Webasto parking heaters – Why you need one!
A Webasto parking heater is a truly wonderful addition to any car. Allowing you to get into a cosy warm car in the winter, and offering a cooling ventilation function in the summer, there are so many benefits a Webasto Parking Heater has to offer!
When to change your windscreen wipers
When was the last time you changed your wiper blades? Maybe you can’t even remember but there are sure signs that tell you when it’s definitely time for a new pair.
Brigade Reverse Alarms
Did you know that nearly a quarter of all deaths involving vehicles in the workplace work occur during reversing? Not only can it cause fatal injury, but reversing can also result in damage to vehicles, equipment and buildings.
Brand Guide: LUCAS
Here at H Bowers we supply Lucas products from their switchgear programme, which provides replacement switches and electrical components for a vast range of passenger, agricultural and commercial vehicles.
Brand guide: HELLA
At H Bowers we only supply our customers with car parts from the very best automotive brands - which is why we provide HELLA products.
The LED Siteminder is potentially life-saving equipment which has been specially engineered to address the problem of a lack of communication between lorries and pedestrians/cyclists around them.
Why choose Eberspacher heaters?
Eberspacher is one of the most well-known engineers in the UK, why are their heaters chosen by manufacturers in the world?
Brand Guide: Cibie
Founded in 1919, Cibie is used today by the likes of Renault, Peugeot, and Simea. The Cibie brand is known worldwide for its top quality headlamps and fog lamps.
Brand Guide: Webasto
Webasto is one of Germany’s 15 biggest automotive suppliers, and one of the most well-known names in the entire industry. Some of the popular Webasto parts that we sell include:
Brand Guide: Eberspacher Heater parts
Eberspächer UK was originally established in 1977 to introduce diesel-fuelled heating systems to the UK. Since then the company has expanded into many different industries including the rail, ambulance, and marine markets.
Brand guide: Bosch Car Parts
Bosch became the automotive industry’s supplier of the first ever fuel injection system in 1967; since then, the brand continued to be at the forefront of fuel and automotive technology.
Reduce the Risk of Vehicle Accidents with Reverse Cameras
An estimated 400 people die annually in EU countries from accidents where drivers fail to see cyclists, pedestrians, and other vehicles in their blind spots during a manoeuvre. These accidents usually occur when the vehicle is reversing but could be prevented with reverse cameras.
Cost effective solutions for motor vehicle heaters and parts
Having a cost effective vehicle is becoming a significantly important consideration in the motor industry with the evolution of environmentally friendly technologies and there is nowhere that this will affect more than the automotive industry.
Welcome to H Bowers
Welcome to the H Bowers blog, this is an introductory post to let you know a little bit about what we do. We are an automotives components distributor who has been working in the industry since 1939.