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Our voice, keeping you in the loop

Welcome to our news and blog section. This is where we’ll be keeping you up to date with all the exiting things happening at Totalkare. We look forward to sharing current and exciting news and information about Totalkare. Please make sure you come back soon and check out what we are up to.

Stagefreight's wheel play detector from Totalkare

Wheel Play Detector from Totalkare helps the show go on for Stagefreight

Nationwide music, theatre and exhibition transport specialists Stagefreight has expanded its in-house vehicle maintenance capabilities with the introduction of testing equipment from Totalkare. The Yorkshire-based company specialises in event transportation and runs a number of trucks and trailers across the UK, with clients including the BBC, Sky, Northern Ballet, English National Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, …

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Totalkare statement

This statement will be reviewed and amended regularly with any further updates. Totalkare’s coronavirus (COVID-19) statement – updated 04 January 2021 In light of the latest guidance from the Government with regard to the coronavirus (COVID-19), like many other businesses we are reviewing our business practices to ensure we are taking the right precautions to …

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Merry Christmas from Totalkare

Wishing a Merry Christmas, from all of us at Totalkare

We would like to wish you, your colleagues and loved ones a very merry Christmas. After what has been a challenging year for all, we hope you find some well earned relaxation and enjoyment over the coming days, ready for a brighter 2021! The Totalkare offices will be closed from 16.00 on 23 December 2020 …

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blakes coaches


Coach holiday provider Blakes Coaches is set to benefit from significant cost savings and workshop flexibility with the introduction of a Totalkare mobile brake tester. The Devon-based family business provides a range of holiday tours across the UK and Europe. Their fleet of coaches is regularly maintained and tested to ensure an excellent holiday experience …

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Independent DAF Service Partner A Herring Ltd has introduced flexible vehicle lifting to its Derbyshire workshop with the investment in indoor and outdoor mobile column lifts from UK experts Totalkare. The family-owned commercial vehicle repairer initially purchased a set of Totalkare’s state-of-the-art T8DC cable-free mobile column lifts in late 2019 in order to add a …

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D E Talbot bring Brake Testing in-house with Bespoke Solution from Totalkare

Worcestershire-based D E Talbot Transport Limited (D E Talbot) is set for increased productivity following an investment in bespoke brake testing equipment from Totalkare. The family business offers transport, recycling, and landfill services across Worcestershire, aiming to reduce the rate of aggregates and soils ending up in landfill sites unnecessarily. With a fleet of heavy …

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Totalkare sponsors ITT Hub's Lunch with Leon podcast

Totalkare signs up as main sponsor of ‘Lunch with Leon’ podcast

Totalkare is proud to announce it has agreed a one-year deal with ITT Hub to become to the sole sponsor of two of its flagship transport industry podcast series.  Hosted by former Transport for London Managing Director Leon Daniels OBE, ‘Lunch with Leon‘ is a weekly podcast featuring expert opinions and interviews with leading figures from the transport …

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Pelican Engineering Group scales up with Totalkare column lifts & training

Yorkshire-based Pelican Engineering Group has boosted its workshop capacity with a brand new set of Totalkare mobile column lifts. The Castleford company, which celebrated its centenary last year, provides sales & service of coaches and trucks, partnering with some of the biggest and best manufacturers in the world including Yutong, DAF and MAN. After investing …

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ilke Homes uses Totalkare mobile column lift solution

ilke Homes boosts factory efficiencies with Totalkare lifting solution

Leading modular housing company ilke Homes has reduced factory overheads and boosted output following the introduction of a bespoke solution from lifting specialists Totalkare. The company, which has bases across the UK, including Yorkshire, London, Bristol and Birmingham, manufactures up to 2,000 steel framed homes a year from its 250,000 sq. ft factory in Knaresborough, …

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Totalkare sponsors Logistics UK virtual event

Totalkare to feature at virtual event from Logistics UK

Totalkare is pleased to announce its involvement in an exciting virtual event being hosted by Logistics UK this month. Logistics UK’s popular Transport Manager event is taking place virtually across two days (19 November and 2 December 2020) and is a must-attend event for Transport Managers seeking the latest information and guidance on industry legislation …

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All about fixed lifts!

When selecting vehicle lifts for your workshop, one consideration you have is mobile or fixed. We can help you to consider the benefits of each here. But now you have made the decision that fixed lifts are the way forward for your business, what next? What options are there, and what are the key differences? …

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Refuse Vehicle Solutions launches eOne electric refuse vehicle, with Totalkare in attendance

Totalkare support for Refuse Vehicle Solutions’ electric vehicle launch

Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd launched a brand new electric refuse vehicle this month and Totalkare was on hand to support. The invite-only event, held across two days at Refuse Vehicle Solutions’ Dursley premises in Gloucestershire, introduced key individuals from the waste and recycling industry and local authorities to the e-One – a 26,000kg Dennis Eagle …

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Totalkare relocate to Kingswinford

Growth sees Totalkare relocate to support larger product range

On the back of several years of sustained growth, Totalkare will relocate to a new, purpose-built facility on Monday 21 September 2020. The modern facility, located at Pensnett Trading Estate in Kingswinford, near Dudley, will enable Totalkare to optimise the workflow on the shop floor and increase capacity for holding stock of mobile column lifts, …

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Highland Council mobile brake tester from Totalkare

Highland Council switches to in-house brake testing

The fleet of municipal vehicles at Highland Council is set for increased availability following an investment in state-of-the-art brake testing equipment from Totalkare. Highland Council operates a large fleet of vehicles which are vital in supporting local infrastructure, from waste and recycling vehicles to road sweepers, gritter trucks, snow ploughs and public transport. In response …

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Tyrers Coaches takes Totalkare column lifts & mobile brake tester

Prominent North West bus and coach operator Tyrers Coaches has upgraded its Farnworth workshop with state of the art lifting and testing equipment from heavy duty workshop experts Totalkare. Covering Greater Manchester and South Lancashire, Tyrers Coaches has been offering group travel services – including day excursions, private hires and home-to-school transport solutions – for …

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Totalkare Launches New Brake Test Savings Calculator

The decision to bring brake testing in-house is an important one, and businesses have to weigh up the cost of the equipment against the benefits of increased efficiency, productivity and potential long term savings. These costs v benefits will look different to each organisation, and that is why we have introduced our brake test savings …

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SUEZ upgrades Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea depot with galvanised four post lift from Totalkare

Suez upgrades Kensington & Chelsea depot with Totalkare wash bay lift

Suez Recycling and Recovery UK (SUEZ) have facilitated an upgrade to Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s wash bay lifting solutions through the purchase of a Totalkare heavy duty lift. Part of the global SUEZ group, SUEZ delivers innovative and environmentally responsible solutions for waste from households and businesses. They handle over 10 million tonnes …

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Commercial Motor Show

Join Totalkare at Commercial Motor Show virtual exhibition

We are pleased to announce that Totalkare will be playing a major part in the inaugural Commercial Motor Show – a virtual exhibition and conference for the road transport industry created by the team behind the Motor Transport, Transport News and Commercial Motor magazines. In a format that negates the need for social distancing, the …

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Totalkare to launch testing equipment at CV Show 2020

NO-BRAINER: The case for in-house testing in workshops

Businesses across the globe have been facing to the same challenges in response to the COVID-19 crisis: how can we do the same – if not more – with less?  Taking steps to improve productivity and process efficiencies is not a new concept, but the motivation to do so now is being felt perhaps more …

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LC Vehicle Hire

LC Vehicle Hire upgrades workshop with new set of Totalkare mobile column lifts

Industry leading commercial vehicle supplier, LC Vehicle Hire, further increased productivity with an additional set of heavy-duty mobile column lifts from the UK’s leading supplier, Totalkare. After benefiting from Totalkare’s mobile column lifts at several of their depots across the country, LC Vehicle Hire decided to extend this to their Barnsley depot to fulfil additional …

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Vehicle Lifts – Fixed v Mobile

There are wide variety of vehicle lifts around, which can be a bit of a minefield when choosing the best solution for your workshop. It can be tempting to go for what you are used to, but many vehicle lifts come with different features and benefits, which may be more or less suitable depending on …

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load simulation

Beginners guide to load simulation on brake testing

Load simulation is the process of putting demand on a system or device and measuring its response. It ensures your application can perform as expected in real life scenarios and is important because even though your application may pass a functional test, it doesn’t necessarily mean it can perform the same under a load. In …

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FCC Environment Upgrades Workshop With Totalkare Column Lifts

One of the UK’s leading waste and resource management companies has increased their efficiency following the introduction of three sets of heavy duty mobile column lifts from Totalkare. FCC Environment provides a range of valuable services including collecting corporate and public waste, and processing and recycling that waste. FCC Environment’s approach is to minimise the …

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Five reasons a smoke meter should be the next addition to your workshop

Increasingly stringent emission regulations for combustion engines are the main reason for the drive towards high-performance emission measurement tools. Most vehicles have their exhaust emissions tested as part of the MOT – this is usually achieved by using a smoke meter to test the efficiency of combustion within the diesel engine and determine the level …

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Totalkare extends Geesinknorba relationship with mobile brake tester install

One of the UK’s leading waste management specialists is extending its relationship with Totalkare by investing in the latest mobile brake testing technology. Geesinknorba Group, which operates workshops across the UK, has been working with the lifting specialist for more than a decade, primarily sourcing all of its mobile column lifts from the Halesowen-based firm. …

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Six ancillary items you need in your heavy duty workshop

If you’re maintaining heavy duty vehicles in your workshop you may want to consider the addition of the below ancillary items which complement the larger lifting and testing equipment and add efficiency to day-to-day operations. Each has been designed to provide additional flexibility and safety when it comes to the maintenance of vehicles in a …

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Orwell Truck & Van Norwich enhance workshop with Totalkare wash bay solution

South East Mercedes-Benz van dealership Orwell Truck & Van Norwich has enhanced its workshop by introducing a mobile wash bay lifting solution from Totalkare. The dealership, part of the Motus Holdings automotive group, repairs and maintains a mix of light commercial and heavy goods vehicles across multiple sites in the South East. Now productivity is …

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GT Commercials introduces in-house brake testing with Totalkare equipment

One of the UK’s leading specialists in heavy duty workshop equipment, Totalkare, has supplied commercial vehicle repair company, GT Commercials with a state-of-the-art mobile brake tester. Northamptonshire based GT Commercials provides full commercial vehicle repair and maintenance services including trailer repairs, diagnostics, breakdown, and vehicle servicing. The introduction of the mobile brake tester will enable …

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Safety first for Dennis Eagle with Totalkare’s mobile column lift training

Refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Dennis Eagle is putting workshop safety at the top of the agenda after investing in mobile column lift training from Totalkare. Dennis Eagle manufactures over 1,000 units each year for local UK authorities and private sector contractors, underpinned by the largest aftersales and support structure in the waste and recycling industry. …

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Six benefits of heavy duty Mobile Column Lifts

Options for working underneath a heavy duty vehicle include mobile column lifts, fixed post lifts and pits. There are reasons for and against each option, and it will often depend on your personal workshop set-up and requirements. Below we highlight some of the main benefits of selecting mobile column lifts over other choices. 1. Manoeuvrability …

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AC Refrigeration and RLA increase productivity with Totalkare brake tester

A specialist in the hire, repair and maintenance of refrigerated and commercial vehicles, AC Refrigeration and new sister company RLA Commercials are set to benefit from significant cost savings and workshop flexibility with the introduction of a Totalkare mobile brake tester. Formed in 2003, the East Anglian based company, which prides itself on its high …

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How to Improve workshop safety with online mobile column lift training

A busy workshop can be a dangerous place if equipment is not operated safely in accordance with manufacturer instructions.  Whilst we build a number of failsafe measures into our mobile column lifts and ancillary products as standard, it is vital operatives are properly trained to mitigate the risk of personal injury to themselves or others …

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Totalkare mobile brake tester

Exploring the flexibility of mobile brake testers

Mobile brake testers are a great addition to any workshop and can bring many benefits to help in the maintenance of heavy duty vehicles. Given the flexibility and advantageous features of mobile brake testers, there is no surprise as to why this piece of equipment is the most popular amongst our testing range. Being robust …

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John Sutch Cranes - Totalkare brake tester

John Sutch Cranes deliver brake safety with Totalkare brake tester

John Sutch Cranes Ltd has introduced in-house brake testing for additional best practice maintenance for mobile cranes at its Liverpool and Manchester workshops with the addition of a Totalkare mobile brake tester. The contract lifting specialist provides a range of mobile cranes for country wide hire and has major projects spanning the length of the …

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Rosenbauer returns to Totalkare for additional column lifts

The UK division of the largest global manufacturer of fleet and equipment options to Fire & Rescue Services has bolstered its workshop capabilities with additional mobile column lifts from Totalkare. Based in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, Rosenbauer UK supplies to and supports the British and Irish municipal, aviation and industrial fire services with its firefighting vehicles …

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Totalkare to exhibit at TipEx and TankEx 2020

TipEx and TankEx 2020 sees Totalkare ramp up presence

Totalkare is pleased to announce its return to TipEx and TankEx in 2020, following a successful outing last year in collaboration with hydraulics experts HARSH UK. This year sees Totalkare increase its presence at the event, with its market-leading range of lifting and testing equipment being showcased to visitors. Harrogate Convention Centre from 28-30 May …

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trac engineering

TRAC Engineering upgrades workshop with Totalkare column lifts

One of the UK’s leading suppliers of infrastructure engineering services has increased efficiency in its Chesterfield rail depot following the introduction of mobile column lifts from Totalkare. TRAC Engineering operates a variety of specialist vehicles to service, maintain and repair railway lines – and with the introduction of six Totalkare cable-free T8DC mobile column lifts …

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Nova Express invests in Totalkare mobile brake tester

Nova Express brings brake testing in-house with Totalkare

Birmingham-based transport and logistics firm Nova Express is looking forward to significant time and cost savings after investing in a mobile brake tester from Totalkare. With a large and varied fleet from light commercial vans to 44,000kg articulated trucks, Nova Express operates across the UK and Europe from its base in central Birmingham.  But by …

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emissions testing

Benefits of Emissions Testing

What is an emission test? An emission test determines the level of air pollutants emitted from the exhaust of a motor vehicle. The goal of an emission test is to help reduce the amount of pollutants that are harmful to the environment. Most vehicles have their exhaust emissions tested as part of an MOT and …

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Hitachi Rail invests in railway lifting jacks from Totalkare

Hitachi Rail looks to Totalkare for lifting jacks

A Hitachi Rail vehicle manufacturing facility in the North East has recently been boosted by the installation of railway lifting jacks from Totalkare. Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling services and turnkey. Its manufacturing and assembly plant in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, employs 700 people currently …

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Transam Trucking invests in Totalkare in-ground brake tester with load simulation

Brake tester becomes star attraction for Transam Trucking

A specialist East Anglia transport company that is responsible for making sure music and stage equipment is on time has been given a workshop boost by Totalkare. Transam Trucking, which works with global stars including Elton John, Jess Glynne and the cast of Strictly Come Dancing, has invested in a brake tester that can automatically …

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Mobility as a service

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) – how does it affect the coach and bus industry?

What is Mobility as a Service? Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is a broad range of ideas that aim to make transportation – be it public or private – more simple, efficient, and convenient via digital solutions. It allows users to pay for and get real-time information on a range of public and private transport options. …

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Totalkare to launch testing equipment at CV Show 2020

CV Show set for launch of Totalkare testing equipment

Commercial vehicle operators and workshops will soon have access to ‘mobile’ products for three critical tests thanks to Totalkare, who have announced their return to the Commercial Vehicle (CV) Show in 2020. The UK’s leading provider of lifting and testing solutions is set to increase its product range even further when it showcases its new …

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B&M Waste Services installed a Totalkare mobile brake tester

B&M Waste Services brings brake testing in-house with Totalkare

Waste management specialists B&M Waste Services are set to benefit from considerable time and cost savings following the introduction of a Totalkare brake testing solution at its Wirral head office. The North-West based, family-owned business which employs over 200 people was previously outsourcing the brake testing of their Wirral fleet of 30 vehicles to a …

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WS Coachworks saves time and money with Totalkare brake tester

Hatfield-based commercial vehicle repairer WS Coachworks is set to benefit from significant time and cost savings following the installation of a new in-ground brake tester from the UK’s premier supplier of heavy-duty workshop solutions. The family-owned business, which carries out mechanical repairs and body works for vehicles up to 45,000kg – including those from DAF, …

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mobility as a service

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) – the next big idea in transport

What is Mobility as a Service (MaaS)? Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is a term used to describe digital transport platforms, that enables users to access a more integrated (or connected) mobility experience, from the moment people their front doors, until they reach their destinations. It allows users to pay for and get real-time information …

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Gardner Denver logo

Gardner Denver upgrades to latest Totalkare mobile column lifts

Gardner Denver, the leading global provider of industrial compressors, blowers and vacuum pumps, is on track for improved workshop efficiencies after upgrading to the latest mobile column lift technology from Totalkare. The manufacturing specialist’s Bradford premises, which primarily produces compressors, blowers, vacuums and rotary vanes for Gardner Denver’s Transport Solutions division, has replaced two existing …

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Totalkare to Support Ronald McDonald Houses in 2020

Totalkare is pleased to announce Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) as its charity partner for 2020. RMHC provides homes for families to stay nearby whilst their child is being treated in hospital. The RMHC organisation has been supporting families globally since 1974, with the first UK house being constructed in 1989. They have 11 houses …

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Endeavour Coaches adds Totalkare mobile brake tester to workshop

A family-run Birmingham coach business has invested in Totalkare’s lifting and testing equipment to help it service its expanding fleet. Endeavour Coaches, which celebrates its 40th anniversary next year, offers a range of vehicles to suit day trips, educational transport, airport transfers and accessible travel for disabled people. The firm’s skilled in-house mechanics maintain its …

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Totalkare celebrates 40 years of supplying column lifts

The UK’s leading provider of lifting and testing solutions reveals why the milestone of 40 years supplying column lifts in the UK is the perfect time to embark on a five-year expansion plan. 2020 is set to be a big year for Totalkare. The UK’s number one supplier of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions will be …

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40 years

TIMELINE: A 40-year history in mobile column lifts for Totalkare

This year sees Totalkare celebrate 40 years of leading the UK in the supply of mobile column lifts. We’ve got some really cool things planned for the year so watch this space. In the meantime, take a look at the timeline below which charts the history of our mobile column lifts since 1980!

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Tony Boyce celebrates 20 years' service with Totalkare

Engineer Tony Boyce clocks up 20 years with Totalkare

A Totalkare employee has been presented with a reward from the company after achieving 20 years’ service. Tony Boyce joined Somers Vehicle Lifts, as the company was then known, in November 1999. Since then he has worked as a field service engineer, testing and maintaining lifts at customer sites across the north and west of …

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TeamTotalkare raise £1000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity

Totalkare have had a busy and exciting year of fundraising throughout 2019 in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity. The charity was selected to be Totalkare’s charity partner of the year by way of a company-wide vote. Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity raises vital funds in order to provide the best experience possible for the children …

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in-house brake testing

8 compelling reasons to invest in in-house brake testing

Since launching mobile and in-ground brake testers at the Commercial Vehicle Show earlier in 2019, Totalkare has been inundated with interest as garage owners and workshop managers alike realised the many benefits an investment in in-house brake testing and other equipment can bring. If you’re still weighing up your options, here’s a run through of …

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column lift buzzwords

Five column lift buzzwords de-buzzed!

Column lifts, Vehicle lifts or Jacks? The very name of this equipment can be the source of some debate, but essentially all can mean the same. Although jacks most commonly refer to the smaller everyday car jacks, some people do still use this terminology for the heavy-duty lifts. Some may also refer to a set …

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uk bus awards

Totalkare clients win big at glitzy UK Bus Awards ceremony

Totalkare celebrated the success of numerous clients last week as they won bronze, silver and gold prizes at the annual UK Bus Awards. The event, held at The Troxy in London and compered by BBC News’ Jane Hill, welcomed the great and the good of the bus industry who were gathered to celebrate the excellent …

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Fantastic Black Friday offer on brand new mobile column lifts!

Have you been thinking about upgrading your mobile column lifts, or introducing an additional set to your workshop? There has never been a better time to do it – take advantage of our brilliant Black Friday offer now! Place an order for a set of brand new mobile column lifts before the end of Black …

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vehicle safety checks

DVSA’s updated guidance ensures thorough vehicle safety checks

If you read our last blog ‘DVSA annual test data: regular checks reduce fail rates‘, you will understand the importance of the daily walkaround of vehicle safety checks for maintaining the health of your heavy-duty vehicles. The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has recently updated their guidance on heavy goods vehicle (HGV) daily walkaround checks …

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DVSA annual test data: regular checks reduce fail rates

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has recently published its findings from the heavy-duty vehicles ‘annual test’ for quarter 2 of 2019. With thousands of vehicles taking the test, data highlights the main causes for test failure, which in many cases can be avoided by regular, simple checks of the vehicle. The chart below demonstrates the …

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wash bay

Five Reasons to Choose Mobile Column Lifts for Your Wash Bay

It is important to thoroughly clean the undercarriage of your vehicle, due to the build-up of substances from the road that can lead to faster rust and deterioration. But it can be a tricky job when that area of the vehicle is so inaccessible, and the answer is to elevate it.  Traditionally, this has been …

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Endurance chooses Totalkare to kit out new workshop

A new force in contract hire and rental solutions for specialist commercial vehicles has invested more than £400,000 into a new headquarters to include a dedicated workshop to support its growing fleet. Endurance Vehicle Solutions (EVS), which was started by industry experts James Mulligan, Neil Jeremiah and Alan Ockenden, has seen demand for its fleet …

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Renault Trucks dealer chooses Totalkare for brand new workshop

Award-winning Renault Trucks dealer, RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) has selected Totalkare to provide a full suite of mobile vehicle lifts for its brand-new Nottingham workshop. The dealer, part of the Renault Trucks UK Network, has four sites covering the East Midlands, which provides new and used sales, service and parts as well as a range …

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diversity of application

Diversity of application keeps Totalkare lifts raising standards

Heavy-duty vehicle lift solutions are being increasingly used across new applications according to one of the industry’s leading authorities. TotalKare, which provides heavy duty workshop equipment including mobile column lifts, fixed post lifts and brake testers, has seen a major rise in the number of requests for its expertise in sectors including modular construction, ground …

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Department of Infrastructure upgrades Crosby depot with Totalkare wash bay lift

The Department of Infrastructure for the Isle of Man has upgraded its wash bay lifting set up at its Ellerslie depot in Crosby with help from Totalkare, the UK’s number one supplier for heavy duty vehicle lifting solutions. The Government Department delivers a range of important services on the Isle of Man including highways maintenance, …

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coach and bus uk

Totalkare demonstrates new products at Coach and Bus UK 2019

Totalkare enjoyed meeting new and existing customers at Coach & Bus UK last week at the NEC in Birmingham. The show ran from 2 – 3 October 2019 and featured displays from over 190 exhibitors in or associated with the coach and bus industry. With two full days of networking, product and vehicle displays and …

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Grayson invests in TotalKare lifts for retrofit project

The UK’s premier supplier of heavy-duty workshop solutions is playing a key role in helping a leading bus and coach operator get ready for Birmingham’s planned Clean Air Zone introduction in July 2020. TotalKare’s industry-leading T8DC cable-free mobile column lifts have been installed by Grayson Thermal Systems as part of its workshop dedicated to delivering …

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Norse Commercials choose two post lifts from Totalkare

Two post lifts add capacity to Norse Commercials workshop

Facilities Management specialists Norse Commercial Services are set to benefit from increased availability of their minibus and service van fleet following the installation of two vehicle lifts from the UK’s premier supplier of heavy-duty workshop solutions. The Company, whose support service operations include planned and reactive building maintenance, cleaning, security and waste management, selected TotalKare …

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Former employee returns to #TeamTotalkare after 18 months

A former Totalkare employee has returned to the company after an 18-month stint in Canada. Jack Webb, who worked for Totalkare as a Service Contract Administrator from 2015 – 2018 has picked up where he left off, albeit with a few new faces and products to familiarise himself with. He spent his time away working …

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CMG Rescue ups workshop capacity with TotalKare column lifts

The UK road network is set to benefit from increased availability of recovery vehicles – particularly in the South East – after CMG Rescue installed a mobile column lift solution from TotalKare. Based in Newport Pagnell, the company operates an extensive range of breakdown light and heavy recovery vehicles, with 75 tracked assistance vehicles available …

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Coach & Bus UK 2019 to see TotalKare showcase new products

The latest in heavy-duty workshop solutions will be on display in October (2nd-3rd), when TotalKare makes one of its largest ever appearances at Coach & Bus UK 2019. TotalKare is the UK’s number one supplier for heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions and aftersales care, providing mobile column lifts, fixed four and two-post lifts, brake testers, training …

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TotalKare provide bespoke lifting solution for Grundfos engineering

Global specialist, Grundfos, has turned to TotalKare for a lifting solution for their large project solutions. The Midlands-based lifting expert has worked with the global supplier of pumps for heating, air conditioning, water and other applications, to create a bespoke modification to their market-leading mobile column lift that will facilitate the safe lifting of packaged …

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TMH improves workshop productivity with TotalKare column lifts

TMH Commercial Vehicles has improved productivity in its Harlow workshop following the installation of mobile column lifts from TotalKare. The family-run business specialises in commercial vehicle repairs and maintenance, servicing Essex, Hertfordshire and North London. And following the introduction of a set of TotalKare cable-free T8DC mobile column lifts, complemented by a set of tall …

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#TeamTotalKare: Factory Apprentice to Technical Manager

When Jack Whitehouse joined TotalKare in 2013, he was starting out in his career as a fresh-faced Factory Apprentice from Dudley College. Six years on, he talks about his progression and how he has made huge strides within the company to become Technical Manager. Recounting his apprentice days, Jack explains his role “consisted of rebuilding …

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mobile vehicle lift training

Mobile vehicle lift training crucial to safe working practice

It almost goes without saying that a person should be competent in the operation of any machinery before using it.  Getting behind the wheel of a car having not received a single driving lesson, for example, is almost certainly not going to end well. This is where mobile vehicle lift training comes in handy In …

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in-house testing

In-house testing a brake through for heavy duty vehicle workshops

The debate around whether to in-house testing or outsource it is one that people in all areas of business find themselves considering from time to time.  Workshops, fleet and bus & coach operators face an interesting decision in relation to brake testing in light of recent changes to DVSA legislation. The Driver and Vehicle Standards …

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Bus Vannin ambulance servicing improved by TotalKare vehicle lifts

Ambulances on the Isle of Man are set to stay on the road for longer following the the installation of two brand new vehicle lifts in Isle of Man Transport’s Bus Vannin workshop. The government-owned and operated bus service on the Isle of Man has expanded its workshop capacity with the installation of two light …

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New products prove a key highlight for visitors to the CV Show 2019

TotalKare’s launch of three new products proved a notable highlight for many visitors to the CV Show this month. In addition to showcasing our market-leading T8DC cable-free mobile column lifts and commercial two post lift with vehicles generously provided by MAN Truck & Bus, TotalKare’s largest ever stand at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2019 provided …

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Mobile column lifts & brake tester set for Letsrecycle Live exhibition

TotalKare is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at Letsrecycle Live later this month, collaborating with Dennis Eagle in the process. Letsrecycle Live is a two day exhibition and conference addressing waste and recycling, sustainability and the circular economy, taking place at the NAEC Stoneleigh, Coventry on 22-23 May 2019. TotalKare will be showcasing …

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TotalKare and Dennis Eagle team up for Fleet, Waste & Grounds event

TotalKare is pleased to announce a collaboration with global refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Dennis Eagle at the Fleet, Waste & Grounds Seminar 2019. The UK’s leading provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions will be showcasing the latest in its range of mobile column lifts at this year’s event in Aviemore, Scotland on 15-16 May 2019. …

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Baumot UK keeping fleet emissions low with help of TotalKare lifts

TotalKare, the UK’s number one supplier for heavy duty vehicle lifting solutions, are helping Baumot UK with their exhaust after treatment developments following an upgrade to cable-free mobile column lifts at its Silverstone workshop. Baumot UK offers an extensive range of exhaust after treatment systems at OEM quality standards for retrofit to buses, coaches, taxis …

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Brake tester expert Graham Simmons joins the TotalKare team

TotalKare’s move into the brake testing arena has gathered pace this week, with the appointment of one of the sector’s leading brake tester experts. Graham Simmons, who has been working with garage equipment for more than 23 years, has joined the Halesowen-based company as Product Specialist and will be responsible for driving the firm’s in-ground …

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TotalKare joins forces with HARSH for unique display at Tip-Ex 2019

TotalKare is making a long-awaiting return to Tip-Ex 2019 after it revealed an eye-catching joint display with a global manufacturer of hydraulic equipment and truck parts. The UK’s leading provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions will be teaming up with HARSH to take over the show entrance, which takes place in Harrogate between 30th May …

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Mercedes-Benz dealership S&B Commercials invests in four post lift

S & B Commercials, a South East Mercedes-Benz van dealership, has expanded workshop capacity at its new van centre in West Thurrock with the installation of a light commercial four-post lift from TotalKare. Part of leading automotive group Motus Holdings (UK) Ltd, the dealer also operates 24-hour workshops in Welham Green, Stansted and Hatfield, where …

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TotalKare to debut three new products at Commercial Vehicle Show

The UK’s leading provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions is launching three new products at the Commercial Vehicle Show in April, expanding its range to capitalise on a sustained period of growth. TotalKare will be showcasing its wash bay mobile column lift, brake tester and a light commercial four-post fixed lift for the first time. …

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Column lift training drives safety & workshop productivity

More and more workshop managers, health & safety managers and HR professionals up and down the UK are taking advantage of the mobile column lift training available from TotalKare. The UK’s leading provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions launched its online mobile column lift training platform last summer and has since been inundated with interest …

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TotalKare provide profitable solutions to Channel Commercials

One of the UK’s leading DAF dealerships, Channel Commercials, have added to their workshop with a heavy-duty TotalKare four post lift. Channel Commercials is a specialist in both heavy and light commercial vehicles with busy workshops across Kent, selling new and used trucks and vans whilst offering a parts and service back up, along with …

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Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity is TotalKare’s charity of 2019

TotalKare is pleased to announce Birmingham Children’s Hospital has been selected as its charity partner for 2019. Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity aims to raise funds to make a real difference to the young patients at the hospital and to their families, providing the very best experience possible for them during difficult times. Every patient and …

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Monmouthshire County Council raising standards with TotalKare lift

The UK’s premier supplier of heavy-duty workshop solutions is helping Monmouthshire County Council’s highways department keep motorists on the move following the installation of a heavy-duty vehicle lift. TotalKare has installed a four-post lift into the Council’s busy workshop, enabling the highways network management team to maintain its fleet of vehicles effectively and ensure maximum …

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Partnership with Emanuel sees TotalKare enter Rail sector

The UK’s leading provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions is looking to take its expertise into the rail sector after signing an exciting new deal with Emanuel. TotalKare is looking to tap into the expertise of the Italian-based manufacturer to expand into the sector by introducing rail column lifts to train operators. Available in a range …

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TOOLBOX TALK: Incorrect and dangerous use of support stands

In recent weeks we have received reports from several of our engineers that they have visited sites where support stands are being used unsafely. They have witnessed tall stands being used on a vehicle in conjunction with short stands where the heights are being adjusted to match. This is incorrect use and very dangerous. TotalKare …

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Team TotalKare raises over £300 for Discover U

The TotalKare team has been getting involved in a variety of fun activities within the office throughout 2018 in order to raise money for local charity Discover U. Discover U works to help people with barriers into employment. These include adults with a level of learning or physical disability who are keen to get into …

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Clare Abrey a new creative mind for the Marketing department

TotalKare is pleased to announce the appointment of Clare Abrey in the role of Marketing Executive. Clare has worked in marketing roles within financial services and education over the last four years, which followed the completion of two media degrees and a stint in television production. She brings to the role experience in copywriting, project …

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Dennis Eagle renews major service contract with TotalKare

Dennis Eagle, the global manufacturer of refuse collection vehicles, has signed a major deal to renew the national service contract for all of its heavy-duty mobile columns lifts in the UK. The Warwick-based company has agreed to continue its long-standing relationship with Halesowen-based TotalKare, who will be responsible for servicing and maintaining over 50 different …

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TotalKare enjoys sales success at Euro Bus Expo 2018

A series of sales including a ‘first’ order from a Welsh local authority topped off a hugely successful Euro Bus Expo 2018 for TotalKare. The UK’s specialist provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions sold the Four Post lift it was displaying at the 3-day show in Birmingham, with the Council planning to use it to …

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TotalKare helps Rushlift to keep Gatwick Airport moving

The UK’s number one supplier of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions is helping to keep flights on time and holiday makers moving at Gatwick Airport. TotalKare has developed a bespoke modification to its T8DC cable-free mobile column lifts, which Rushlift is using to repair and service vital ground support equipment (GSE), including tugs and tractors and …

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Rosenbauer to use TotalKare column lifts for fire & rescue vehicles

Cable-free mobile column lifts from TotalKare are supporting the UK’s future firefighting efforts, following their introduction at Rosenbauer UK’s Holmfirth premises in Yorkshire. Officially the largest global manufacturer of fleet and equipment options to Fire & Rescue Services, Rosenbauer’s UK division delivers a completely Anglicised range of Fire Service trucks and equipment backed up by the …

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TotalKare announced as sponsor of Commercial Motor Awards

TotalKare has been announced as a category sponsor at this year’s Commercial Motor Awards. The Awards, which welcomes not only dealers, but also bodybuilders, rental, leasing and contract hire providers to celebrate the best in new and used commercial vehicle sales and after sales, will be held at The Vox Centre in Birmingham on Thursday 15 …

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PCL Group upgrades Maidstone service centre with TotalKare investment

New vehicle lifting technology is helping one of the UK’s largest road tankers and haulage fleets to save time and reduce manual labour at its service centre in Maidstone.  PCL Group has purchased an innovative two post lift and additional cable-free mobile column lift from industry-leaders TotalKare in a bid to meet the increased demand …

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TotalKare returning to Euro Bus Expo in 2018

TotalKare is pleased to announce it is set to take one of its largest ever presences at Euro Bus Expo 2018. We have joined forces with Arriva Bus and Coach and Fishwick Minibus Sales to showcase the capabilities of our market-leading Four Post and T8DC cable-free Mobile Column lifts on Stand E88 at the event, …

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Mental health charity benefits from TotalKare manager’s ‘beard-off’

A TotalKare manager is looking considerably more fresh-faced this month after shaving off his beard for charity. Steve Braund, Marketing Manager for TotalKare, had worn a beard for more than 20 years prior to braving the shave, which he did in aid of West Bromwich charity The Kaleidoscope Plus Group. The charity works to promote …

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