LKQ Euro Car Parts has confirmed exclusivity of the MPM Gear Oil range which features OEM-approved lubricants and liquids.
Pack sizes range from one litre to 20 litres, making it possible for independent garages to use the right product in the right car without tying up capital or losing space to excess stock.
The range covers more than 99 per cent of automatic transmissions and manual gearboxes, and all products comply with OE specifications.
Garages can look up the most appropriate product for the task at hand on MPM’s website, which is also home to vehicle-specific information around correct service intervals and fill capacity, as well as a personal technical support service.
Colin Cottrell, marketing and central operations director at LKQ Euro Car Parts, said: “We strive to partner with brands that share our ethos around putting the customer first – and with its 25-year heritage, market-leading product range and best-in-class online service, MPM Gear Oil is the perfect fit.
“Cars with automatic transmission are becoming increasingly common on our roads, and require specialist transmission fluids prescribed by their manufacturers to ensure they function smoothly and without interruption, throughout their lifetimes.
“This means using the right products, at the right time – it’s important to note that there’s no such thing as ‘filled for life’, and transmission fluid changes must be completed on schedule.”
With functions such as “intelligent adaptive cruise control” and “traffic-jam assist”, automatic cars can drive semi-automatically through a range of speeds, as long as the correct fluids are used in their transmission systems.
Failing to change the fluid on time and with the right product risks causing damage to the vehicle, which can lead it to malfunction.
LKQ Euro Car Parts also recommends that garages flush automatic transmissions with torque converters – with or without an additive – rather than simply changing the fluid.
Colin Cottrell added: “The independent aftermarket is going through a period of transformation.
“The make-up of the UK car parc is changing, and vehicles are becoming more and more sophisticated, to deliver a better driving experience and reduce emissions.
“Garages that can service the latest vehicles to the highest standard will retain their longstanding customers as they trade up to newer models.
“Technicians should be checking their customers’ gear oil and transmission fluid regularly, and explaining why it needs changing when it’s due.
“Not only will this ensure customers drive away with a vehicle that’s in good working order – it will also help garages to bring in more revenue.”
MPM Oil was established 25 years ago and is active in more than 50 countries, with a total product range of more than 350 different lubricants and specialised liquids.