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Bosch ACS Series Vehicle Air Conditioning Service Units Now Available at CoolDrive Auto Parts

16 Oct, 2019

Automotive industry leader Bosch has launched a new range of advanced-technology car air-conditioning service units that are now available in Australasia through CoolDrive Auto Parts. Paying due deference to CoolDrive’s origins as an automotive air-conditioning specialist, Bosch has chosen to offer its next-level ACS 863, ACS 763 & ACS 753 service units through the national automotive parts distributor. ...
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Team CoolDrive Bathurst 1000 Supercars Recap

14 Oct, 2019

After all the hours put in with testing and preparation, the biggest race of the year had finally arrived. The day kicked off with a 20-minute warm-up session to prepare the cars and then we were ready and set to go racing for 161 gruelling laps. After a delayed start the Safety Car was out...
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Team CoolDrive Bathurst 1000 Supercars Preview

10 Oct, 2019

The CoolDrive Supercar is gearing up to take on the biggest race of the year this weekend, with Macauley Jones and Dean Canto ready to tackle Mount Panorama. This iconic event is like no other and tests man against mountain for 1000 kilometres of racing flat out! The heart-stopping Mount Panorama Circuit is known as...
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Get the Job Done with Komodo Workshop Gloves - Specifically Designed for Mechanics

7 Oct, 2019

CoolDrive Auto Parts' range of Komodo Work Gloves is in stock! Designed for mechanics in auto workshops, Komodo Gloves come in three styles, the Mechanic's Range, the Gripster range and the Leather Man Range with all three being specifically designed for purpose. Gloves can be made as tough as you like but it must be...
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Quiet, Clean & Reliable Braking Performance with Bosch Brake Pads & Rotors: 6 Reasons Why

2 Oct, 2019

CoolDrive Auto Parts stock the Bosch Brakes Systems range for all popular makes and models, covering Passenger & Light Commercial Vehicles in the Australian car parc. Brake Pads (Front & Rear) Brake Disc Rotors & Drums Brake Shoes Brake Fluid & Consumables Brake Cleaners Front Disc Pad & Rotor Kits are also available. CLICK HERE to...
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Ignite Driving Light Wiring Harnesses

30 Sep, 2019

The Ignite Driving Light Harness provides simple 1,2,3 installation for any of the Ignite Driving Lights, Lightbars, or Worklamps to your vehicle. Part Number: IWH001 A complete Premium Heavy Duty Wiring Harness kit that features easy "Plug and Play" assembly that dramatically reduces fitting times for the workshop or allowing the unqualified retail customer to install their...
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Smell the Spring in the Air with Sakura Cabin Air Filters

23 Sep, 2019

Spring is in the air so it's time to replace your Cabin Air Filter with Quality Sakura Filters from CoolDrive Auto Parts. As we all know spring is the time that the pollen count increases and increased pollen leads to hayfever and other respiratory ailments. This coupled with the increase in general pollution dust and...
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Team CoolDrive Auckland SuperSprint Supercars Recap

19 Sep, 2019

MACAULEY DEBUTS IN PUKEKOHE  We crossed the ditch arriving in New Zealand for the ITM Auckland SuperSprint. Macauley making his debut at Pukekohe Park Raceway. Day one was a tough day on track with practice one getting rained out. The team opting to save on tyres staying in the garage for the session. Practice two...
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CoolDrive Auto Parts Expands its Hall of Fame

17 Sep, 2019

CoolDrive Auto Parts has recognised loyalty, commitment and contribution with the induction of two integral staff members into its Hall of Fame. Announced at CoolDrive’s recent Branch of the Year Awards evening, the Hall of Fame inductees for 2019 were confirmed as Gary Lings, Western Australia and South Australia Regional Manager and Angela Cannon, Townsville...
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Team CoolDrive ITM Auckland SuperSprint Preview

12 Sep, 2019

This weekend Macauley Jones will make his debut at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint in Car #21 for Team CoolDrive. The only international Supercars event on the calendar will consist of two 200km races and 70 laps around Pukekohe Park Raceway. Also on the line is the 7th Jason Richards Memorial Trophy to be won. In...
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The 6 Properties of a Good Engine Coolant

9 Sep, 2019

Engine coolant is a fluid mixture that aids heat transfer plus ensures the optimum operating temperature of most fossil-fuel-powered engines.  Its primary function is to keep the engine at a constant safe operating temperature but also, with the addition of other chemicals called inhibitors, to control the formation of scale and rust. Inhibitors also prevent...
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Everything for the Automotive Workshop from CoolDrive

4 Sep, 2019

CoolDrive Auto Parts, one of Australia’s largest national automotive parts distributors, has launched its annual workshop catalogue. ‘Tools & Equipment: Workshop Solutions’ is a 60-page catalogue containing details of over 300 individual workshop products offered from the CoolDrive range such as tools, equipment, supplies and consumables. “CoolDrive aims to provide the mechanic workshops of Australasia...
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CoolDrive Auto Parts Announces Top-Performing Branches for 2019

28 Aug, 2019

Australasia’s largest family-owned automotive parts distributor, CoolDrive Auto Parts, recently recognised outstanding business performances at its annual Branch of the Year Awards. Conducted at Rydges Norwest in Sydney in early August, the CoolDrive Branch of the Year Awards, sponsored by REDARC, was attended by over 100 guests including senior company management, key staff, branch managers,...
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Team CoolDrive Tailem Bend SuperSprint Supercars Recap

26 Aug, 2019

RECAP – The Supercars Championship returned to Tailem Bend for the 2nd year running with an action-packed schedule. The rain stayed away but very low temperatures and heavy winds made for difficult conditions. Macauley had a trying weekend. At times he showed glimpses of speed and felt competitive, but some unfortunate incidents set him back...
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Team CoolDrive The Bend SuperSprint Supercars Preview

22 Aug, 2019

Macauley joined the Supercars grid at the Bend last year as a wildcard entry, it was the first time any of the drivers had contested on the new South Australian circuit. Macauley qualified inside the top twenty for both races, placing as high as 19th in the final Sunday race. Dean Canto joins Macauley this weekend...
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30 Years at CoolDrive!

20 Aug, 2019

Loyalty. It’s a word that derives many connotations.Today we CELEBRATE the contributions that this champion Sunny Mizzi has made to our family business. Sunny has been part of the CoolDrive family for 30 years. Today we come together and acknowledge him. With a pretty cool gift attached - a trip to Las Vegas and the...
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Ignite Lighting Range Expands at CoolDrive with Inspection Lamps & Worklamps

5 Aug, 2019

Ignite Lighting has launched an extensive new range of LED Inspection Lamps and Worklamps which are now available from CoolDrive Auto Parts. Robust and lightweight, the new Ignite LED range is ideal for the professional workshop environment or the home garage, and equally adept to recreational use such as camping or general handyman duty. “Ignite’s...
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CoolDrive: The Home of Automotive Scan Tools & Diagnostic Equipment

31 Jul, 2019

CoolDrive Auto Parts is enhancing its reputation as the one-stop-shop for the automotive trade, with a wide range of scan tools and diagnostic equipment now available nationwide. Expert diagnosis is simplified with complete solutions from Autologic, the market leader with cutting edge Pass-Thru VCIs, Pico Automotive Scopes, which are coupled with expert guidance and live...
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Team CoolDrive Ipswich SuperSprint Supercars Recap

29 Jul, 2019

Team CoolDrive returned to the Sunshine State for this weekend’s Ipswich SuperSprint event at Queensland Raceway. It was a tough weekend for Macauley Jones, with his race results being determined by mechanical issues out of his control. During Saturday’s race, the Team CoolDrive Supercar had a refuelling issue, which saw Macauley have to complete a...
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Team CoolDrive Ipswich SuperSprint Supercars Preview

26 Jul, 2019

The Supercars are back in the sunshine state for the second time this month, as they gear up to take on the Ipswich SuperSprint at Queensland Raceway. In case you missed it, the CoolDrive co-driver announcement was made last week, with the exciting news that Dean Canto will be joining Macauley Jones for 2019 Pirtek...
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Canto Gets CoolDrive Endurance Call Up

17 Jul, 2019

Team CoolDrive are excited to announce that Dean Canto will be joining Team CoolDrive’s Macauley Jones for this years’ Pirtek Endurance Cup. Dean has a successful and long-standing career behind the wheel; a two-time Super2 Series champion in the early days of his touring car career, winning the inaugural championship in 2000 and claiming the...
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Castrol at CoolDrive 'Just In Time'

15 Jul, 2019

Castrol lubricants are now available from CoolDrive Auto Parts, in a new partnership between the two iconic automotive brands that includes a ‘Just in Time’ delivery service. CoolDrive will be offering its customers the premium Castrol Professional Series range, all of which can be delivered within hours of ordering. “Castrol is a legendary name in...
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Team CoolDrive Townsville 400 Supercars Recap

8 Jul, 2019

Townsville provided a few firsts for Supercars this weekend – Saturday saw its first-ever race where every single car that started the race, finished the race. Sunday saw everyone with their eyes on the skies as Townsville brought the rain for the first time during a race at the Reid Park circuit. The conditions were...
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PETRONAS Motorsport Townsville Super2 Preview

4 Jul, 2019

Tim Blanchard will be on the Super2 grid at this weekends Townsville 400 event in PETRONAS Motorsport colours. Townsville has been a happy hunting ground for Blanchard, who took his first Super2 race win and overall round win here in 2010. Tim finished 2nd overall in his rookie Super2 season, claiming the Mike Kable Young...
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Team CoolDrive Townsville 400 Supercars Preview

3 Jul, 2019

For Team CoolDrive’s Macauley Jones, Townsville’s Reid Park circuit has provided a few firsts for the young gun. This is the circuit where Macauley made his Super2 debut in 2014, and also where he claimed his maiden pole position in 2018. 2019 marks his first-year contesting in the Supercar series and with 5 years of...
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Castrol Lubricants and CoolDrive Auto Parts Announce New Partnership

1 Jul, 2019

An icon of the Australian Automotive industry for over 100 years, Castrol lubricants are now available from CoolDrive Auto Parts. The new partnership between Castrol and CoolDrive will put the entire Castrol product range at your fingertips. CoolDrive will utilise a ‘Just in Time’ service, allowing Castrol lubricants to be delivered within hours of placing...
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Focus On Automotive Lighting at CoolDrive Auto Parts

25 Jun, 2019

Ranging the biggest brands in automotive lighting and a commitment to the development of its home-branded lighting products have seen CoolDrive Auto Parts grow its market share of this highly-competitive sector over the last 12 months.  Australia’s premier automotive parts distributor, the proudly family-owned CoolDrive has continued to expand its lighting offerings from leading brands...
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PETRONAS Motorsport Returns

19 Jun, 2019

The PETRONAS Motorsport wild card entry that turned heads at the Supercars Perth SuperSprint event is set to return to the track for the Townsville 400 event. Tim Blanchard will join the Super2 field, donning the silver and black #77 PETRONAS Motorsport livery on a VF Commodore. No stranger to the Super2 series, it has...
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Team CoolDrive Darwin Triple Crown Supercars Recap

18 Jun, 2019

As expected, Darwin brought the heat off and on the track this weekend! It was an absolute rollercoaster of a weekend for Team CoolDrive – with the crew rising to the challenges that came their way. Saturday’s 120km race was off to a wild start, with multiple tangles in the opening laps. Unfortunately, Macauley was...
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Team CoolDrive Darwin Triple Crown Supercars Preview

14 Jun, 2019

As winter is setting in down south, the Supercars get ready to turn up the heat! Team CoolDrive have just arrived in Darwin for the weekends' highly anticipated Triple Crown event.  The Triple Crown concept was introduced in 2006, with the crown being awarded to the driver that could clean sweep the three race wins...
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Macauley Jones Supercars Round-Up

10 Jun, 2019

Five rounds have passed in what has been my debut season in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. It has been a roller coaster ride already with what was the biggest accident in my career to date caused by a sudden brake failure. The effort to rebuild the car overnight by the team was massive. Mechanics...
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CoolDrive Expands Into Hybrid & EV Training for the Australian Auto Aftermarket

6 Jun, 2019

Enhancing its growing reputation as the ‘go to’ provider of all things automotive for the Australasian Aftermarket and Workshops, CoolDrive Auto Parts is now offering specialised Hybrid & Electric Vehicle (EV) Systems training courses in conjunction with Bosch. The architecture and operating systems of hybrid and electric vehicles are significantly different from those of the...
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2019 TEAM COOLDRIVE SUPERCARS OFFICIAL TEAM GEAR OUT NOW!

3 Jun, 2019

Here is your chance to be a part of Team CoolDrive in 2019! Team CoolDrive's 2019 Official Team Merchandise is now available at teamcooldrive.com.au! For 2019, Team CoolDrive will have available: Polo Shirts Hoodies Jackets Caps Stubby Holders 1:64 Model Cars The range is only available online, so make sure you purchase before attending a...
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Team CoolDrive Winton Supersprint Supercars Recap

27 May, 2019

Team CoolDrive had their home event this weekend at Winton Motor Raceway; a short 1-hour drive down from their home-base in Albury. With a two-day event format, each day had an opening practice session, qualifying followed by a 120km race on Saturday and usual 200km race on Sunday. An additional driver session was held on...
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Team CoolDrive Winton Supersprint Preview

24 May, 2019

Team CoolDrive head to their home circuit of Winton Motor Raceway this weekend for the sixth round of the Virgin Australia Supercar Championship. With a test day completed early last week, the team head to their home track as prepared as can be for the weekend ahead. Macauley is coming off his best Supercars result...
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CoolDrive Plugs Into Electric Car Market

21 May, 2019

CoolDrive Auto Parts has plugged into the rapidly growing Australasian Hybrid and Electric Vehicle market with a new range of specialised equipment and parts. Being the first to market with this new offering for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (EVs), CoolDrive Auto parts now stocks a range of 180 related spare parts and 25 different tools...
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Don't go camping without HULK 4x4 LED Camping Light Kits!

20 May, 2019

HULK 4x4 LED Camping Lighting Kits are ideal for a number of applications such as Camping, RVs, Vans, Tents, 4WDs, Trailers and Sheds just to name a few. There are 8 different kits available which are extremely easy to install and come with the full support of the HULK 4x4 5-year warranty. The highlight of...
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The Ultimate 4x4 Performance Clutch

17 May, 2019

Designed and manufactured in Australia, 4Terrain Ultimate ER2 clutches are arguably the “Top of the Range” heavy duty clutch available with several patented and unique features. All kits feature increased clamp load from the pressure plate, but without noticeable pedal effort increase. Every 4Terrain Ultimate kit features the patented CNC machined ER2 Groove Design in the...
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Team CoolDrive & PETRONAS Motorsport Perth SuperNight Report

6 May, 2019

Barbagallo Raceway held its first ever VASC night race this weekend, making the Perth circuit the fourth venue to hold a VASC/ATCC race in championship history. Upping the ante from the Sydney Motorsport Park event last year, fans would be treated to not one, but two night races across the weekend with the usual SuperSprint...
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Team CoolDrive & PETRONAS Motorsport Perth SuperNight Preview

3 May, 2019

After a successful night race in Sydney last year, Team CoolDrive heads to the wild west where Barbagallo Raceway in WA get their turn to do it all under lights, providing fans with two night races on Friday and Saturday. The Barbagallo circuit has been resurfaced since the Supercars last raced here, so with plenty...
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WIN A HSV & SUPERCARS EXPERIENCE! Thanks to Team CoolDrive & Surf Life Saving Lotteries!

30 Apr, 2019

Team CoolDrive is proud to support Surf Life Saving Lotteries “Legendary Drive Lottery,” which offers entrants the chance to win an exclusive prize valued at over $120,000! From 15 April until 24 June, 2019, everyone who purchases a ticket in the lottery will go in the running to win a 30th Anniversary HSV Senator Signature,...
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PETRONAS Motorsport Revealed

26 Apr, 2019

Tim Blanchard is set to take on the Perth SuperNight event in a completely different look, as he lines up on the grid in the #77 PETRONAS Motorsport Supercar. The PETRONAS partnership is a coup for Tim Blanchard Racing as they bring an iconic new brand into Supercars. The high-quality PETRONAS branded engine oils are new to the...
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CoolDrive Auto Parts Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo 2019 Recap

23 Apr, 2019

Check out CoolDrive Auto Parts' exhibit earlier this month at the Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo (AAAE)! Featuring a Virtual Reality Supercars Hot Lap Experience, Interactive Auto Lighting Display, a showcase of the PETRONAS, Hybrid & Electric Vehicle, Ignite Lighting, HULK 4x4 Accessories Range and more!    
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Blanchard Returns To The Grid

17 Apr, 2019

Tim Blanchard will be back on the Supercars grid as he lines up as a wild card entry for the Pirtek Perth SuperNight event. Blanchard, who retired from full-time racing at the end of last season has taken on more of the team owner role this year, attending each event so far this season and...
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CoolDrive Auto Parts Founder Inducted into AAAA Hall of Fame

16 Apr, 2019

CoolDrive Auto Parts founder John Blanchard Senior (W.J) has been inducted into the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association Hall of Fame. After a lifetime in the automotive industry, W.J was officially added to the Hall of Fame at the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Expo Awards Dinner in Melbourne last week. Now officially retired, but still active as...
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Team CoolDrive Phillip Island Supersprint Supercars Recap

15 Apr, 2019

THE RECAP AND WORD FROM MACAULEY The Mustangs continued to show their dominance at Phillip Island this weekend, and no matter how hard the Holden teams tried to hunt them down, they were not successful in putting a stop to the Shell V-Power Racing Team’s dominant weekend. For Team CoolDrive’s Macauley Jones, the weekend was...
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Team CoolDrive Phillip Island Supersprint Supercars Preview

12 Apr, 2019

With the Phillip Island event following a week after the Symmons Plains event, this is the first time in five years (since 2014) where Supercars Championship rounds have been held on consecutive weekends. In 2014, the field raced at Symmons Plains one weekend, then Winton the next. The Albury squad continued working in Tasmania on...
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Aunger launches Affordable Shock Absorbers Range at CoolDrive

11 Apr, 2019

Aunger has launched an affordable range of shock absorbers, now available exclusively through CoolDrive Auto Parts. Also available are Aunger suspension struts, which include all mounting hardware.  Iconic Australian automotive accessory brand Aunger has launched an affordable range of shock absorbers, available exclusively from CoolDrive Auto Parts branches. Developed and manufactured to original equipment specifications, the...
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Team CoolDrive Tasmania SuperSprint Supercars Report - Including a Surprise Appearance from Greg Murphy

8 Apr, 2019

In a last-minute call-up, Supercars legend Greg Murphy jumped behind the wheel of the Team CoolDrive Supercar for the opening additional driver session at Symmons Plains. As there was no additional driver planned for the session, the TV host was offered the chance to drive and commentate his laps as the TV crews watched on....
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Team CoolDrive Tasmania SuperSprint Supercars Preview

4 Apr, 2019

Macauley Jones is set to make his Supercars debut at the Tyrepower Tasmania event this weekend. However, he is no stranger to the Symmons Plains circuit having competed here in the Super2 Series in previous years. Macauley claimed a 6th, 4th and 3rd last year, narrowly missing the podium, finishing 4th overall for the weekend. The new...
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Star 281 Series LED Warning Beacons New to CoolDrive

1 Apr, 2019

Brilliant and versatile warning beacons that can be fitted just about anywhere, can be linked in sequence and provide selectable flashing patterns, are now on offer from CoolDrive Auto Parts. Manufactured in the USA by Star Warning, the 281 Series beacons are a family of versatile warning beacons made from a lightweight black polycarbonate base...
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Techflex Braided Sleeving for Thermal & Abrasion Protection

25 Mar, 2019

Recently CoolDrive Auto Parts has been developing a range of Heat and Abrasion Protection products. These products are manufactured by the market-leading manufacturer and O.E supplier DCI made with Australian metal heat protection products, and US made Techflex. The product offering includes a range of flexible lightweight stainless steel heat shields and fitting kits as...
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Cover Your Wheels with Covercraft Custom Car Covers at CoolDrive

21 Mar, 2019

Did you know you can get Covercraft custom car covers from CoolDrive Auto Parts? Covercraft produce the world’s best car covers with over 90,000 different car patterns available in 13 different patterns. They also have customer and ready to fit covers for cars, pickups, hot rods, 4x4, motorcycles and ATVs. As they say “If it’s...
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Power Up with CoolDrive's New Alternator Catalogue

19 Mar, 2019

CoolDrive Auto Parts has just launched the industry’s most comprehensive Alternator catalogue. Long regarded as a leading supplier of Automotive and Heavy Duty automotive electrical products to the industry, CoolDrive Auto Part’s new 500-page Alternator catalogue will be available from March. Encompassing Alternators, Pulleys and Accessories available from CoolDrive branches across Australasia, the new catalogue...
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Team CoolDrive Melbourne 400 Supercars Recap

18 Mar, 2019

It had been six years since Macauley Jones drove on the Albert Park circuit, in a Formula Ford, and this weekend he was back to tackle the Melbourne 400 event from behind the wheel of the Team CoolDrive Supercar. With only two practice sessions and back to back qualifying sessions, Macauley had a short time...
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PETRONAS Syntium with °CoolTech™ Explained

14 Mar, 2019

PETRONAS Syntium with °CoolTech™ is the company’s flagship passenger car engine oil, engineered to reduce engine heat and maintain optimum engine performance for a trouble-free drive. Excessive engine heat according to PETRONAS is a common problem – high-stress situations such as start-stop heavy traffic, hilly roads and high-rev acceleration are regularly encountered in everyday driving....
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Team CoolDrive Melbourne 400 Supercars Preview

13 Mar, 2019

No team has had a bigger lead-up to the Melbourne 400 Supercars event than Team CoolDrive and Macauley Jones. After the horror smash and remarkable turnaround at the Adelaide 500, the team returned from the event and found further damage to the Team CoolDrive Supercar, forcing them to park the chassis. The CoolDrive crew worked...
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WE HAVE A WINNER FOR COOLDRIVE'S AIR CON SCRATCH 'N' WIN PROMOTION!

12 Mar, 2019

Winners are indeed Grinners Congratulations to Phil Hill-Warner from Rural Mechanical Repairs in Townsville for winning the major prize in CoolDrive's Summer 2018-2019 Air Conditioning Scratch 'N' Win Promotion - THE CAR - a 2018 Hyundai Accent Sport Auto, valued at $21,325.10! We will be coming around shortly to deliver you the car! We had...
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Next Generation of REDARC Tow-Pro™ Elite V3 Now Available at CoolDrive Auto Parts

8 Mar, 2019

REDARC Electronics has released the next-generation of its award-winning Electric Trailer Brake Controller, the Tow-Pro™ Elite V3. Now available through CoolDrive Auto Parts. This is the 3rd generation of REDARC’s Tow-Pro™ brake controller with the original released in June 2014 and the acclaimed Tow-Pro™ Elite released in September 2015. This next-generation Tow-Pro™ Elite retains the...
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Team CoolDrive Superloop Adelaide 500 Recap

4 Mar, 2019

THE RECAP It was a harsh debut for Macauley Jones, with the rookie getting a very turbulent start to the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercar Championship at the blistering hot, Superloop Adelaide 500 event.  Macauley has a super solid start to the weekend, continuously improving during practice then qualifying in 17th for his first race. This...
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LET THE RACING BEGIN...Adelaide 500 Supercars Preview

27 Feb, 2019

The 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship is about to get underway in Adelaide. Taking over the steering wheel from Tim Blanchard this season is Macauley Jones; who is one of two rookies (+ Garry Jacobson - Kelly Racing) competing in this year’s Supercars Championship. Although making his full-time debut, Macauley knows the Adelaide street circuit...
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VR Experience - CoolDrive's Centrepiece at AAAE

25 Feb, 2019

CoolDrive Auto Parts will offer visitors to its stand at the 2019 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo (AAAE) the opportunity of a lifetime - the chance to experience what it’s like to ride in the Team CoolDrive Supercar. It’s all thanks to immersive Virtual Reality technology, which will provide a 360 degree 3D experience of a...
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CoolDrive Auto Parts 2019 Footy Tipping Competitions

15 Feb, 2019

The football season is nearly here! Join CoolDrive Auto Parts' AFL & NRL tipping competitions NOW to WIN some great PRIZES! First Prize: Apple Watch Series 3 42mm Space Grey. Valued at $449. Second Prize: GoPro Hero 7 White 1440p Action Cam. Valued at $299. Third Prize: Fitbit Versa Black Smart Fitness Watch. Valued at $288. PLUS! $50 Coles...
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Team CoolDrive Supercars 2019 Reveal

8 Feb, 2019

THE ROOKIE DEBUT Team CoolDrive are excited to release their launch video for the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, which is a light-hearted look at Tim Blanchard handing over the Team CoolDrive 2019 Supercar to Macauley Jones, welcoming the rookie into the ‘main game’. Macauley Jones I had a lot of fun filming the Team...
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Gabriel Shock Absorbers Join the CoolDrive Range

6 Feb, 2019

AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL JOINS THE COOLDRIVE RANGE Australia’s Premier Auto Parts Distributor, CoolDrive Auto Parts, has added the iconic Gabriel range of Shock Absorbers to its product offering. Established over 110 years ago, Gabriel can lay claim to developing the first shock absorber for the American automotive market and today offers a wide range of...
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HULK 4x4 Expands at CoolDrive with Australian-Made Minebars

1 Feb, 2019

Two new Minebars are the latest high-quality HULK 4x4 products to join the range now available at CoolDrive Auto Parts. Designed and manufactured in Australia, the new slim-line HULK 4x4 minebars each measure 1.2m wide, are made from heavy-duty black anodised extruded aluminium and feature different weather-proof light combinations suitable for 12- or 24-volt applications....
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Product Safety Recall - REDARC Tow-Pro Elite EBRH-ACCV2

23 Jan, 2019

REDARC Electronics - Tow-Pro Elite EBRH-ACCV2 REDARC Electronics is conducting a recall of the Tow-Pro Elite V2 Electric Trailer Brake Controller (Product code EBRH-ACCV2). The recall applies only to units sold between 1 September 2018 and 21 January 2019 with serial numbers of the following format shown as an example 18110006030116 or 18101268-023, (located on...
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Christmas Trading Hours

11 Dec, 2018

With Christmas fast approaching here are the CoolDrive opening hours over the holiday period.  December 2018 Monday 17th to Thursday 20th - Open normal hours Friday 21st - Closed from 1pm Christmas Eve - Monday 24th - Closed Christmas Day - Closed Boxing Day - Closed Thursday 27th to Friday 28th - Open normal hours New Years Eve - Monday 31st - Closed...
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Jones Joins The Main Game

6 Dec, 2018

Macauley Jones will make his full-time debut in the Virgin Australia Supercar Series in 2019 as he takes over the wheel of the #21 Team CoolDrive Commodore. Macauley has been racing full-time in the Super2 series since debuting mid-season at the Townsville event in 2014, and made his Supercar debut the following year, co-driving in...
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Narva Expands Auto Lighting Range at CoolDrive

4 Dec, 2018

The Narva LED lighting range has expanded at CoolDrive Auto Parts with the very latest in premium quality head lamps and audio lights now available. Narva’s LED head lamps are ideal for night time and low light conditions where hands-free illumination is needed for roadside repairs or trade and leisure applications. The products can be worn,...
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Jaylec expands at CoolDrive with Fuse Kits & Wiring Heat Shrink Kits

4 Dec, 2018

An extensive range of automotive fuse kits and wiring heat shrink kits are the latest offerings from CoolDrive Auto Parts. Produced by Automotive Electrical experts Jaylec, the Fuse Assortment Kits come in a variety of fuse types and combinations, numbering anything from 68 individual fuses to 280, all packaged in a convenient clear container for...
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The Latest tesa tapes at CoolDrive

28 Nov, 2018

CoolDrive Auto Parts continues to add to its array of automotive parts, with the addition of automotive adhesive tapes from tesa.   Commonly used in European and Australian vehicles, these handy abrasion-resistant products meet stringent quality standards, with tesa’s major worldwide production sites certified under the international quality standards ISO 14001 and ISO T 16949....
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Newcastle 500 - Last Lap

25 Nov, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Qualifying Qualified: 19th – 1:11.0311s Provisional Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:10.3067s Top Ten Shootout Pole Position: David Reynolds Race 31 – 250kms / 95 Laps Finished: 22nd Winner: David Reynolds   THE RECAP Recap Yesterday’s penultimate race of the 2018 season had Supercar fans on the edge of their seats; and everyone...
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Newcastle 500 - Saturday Race Report

24 Nov, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Qualifying Qualified: 13th – 1:11.0837s Pole Position: Shane Van Gisbergen – 1:10.6430s Race 30 – 250kms / 95 Laps Finished: DNF Winner: Shane Van Gisbergen   THE RECAP After two practice sessions yesterday, it was straight into qualifying for the Supercars today. In a session where only 0.8 of a second covered the...
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Newcastle 500 - Friday Practice Report

23 Nov, 2018

TODAY'S TIMES Practice One Position: 26th – 1:12.0726s Fastest: Lee Holdsworth – 1:10.8203s Practice Two Position: 21st – 1:11.1767s Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:10.4756s   THE RECAP Newcastle turned on sunny yet strong wind conditions for the final practice sessions of 2018. With two, 45-minute sessions on the cards, drivers were re-familiarising themselves with the...
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Newcastle 500 Preview

22 Nov, 2018

The 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship concludes this weekend with the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 finale. Last year marked Newcastle’s debut event on the Supercars calendar; with the coastal city attracting over 190,000 people to the street circuit, and a further 1.5+ million tuning in to watch from home.With the championship still to be decided,...
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CoolDrive: 100 Years of Automotive Heritage

21 Nov, 2018

Few privately-owned Australian companies can boast four generations of the one family in the same industry for a century … but CoolDrive can. CoolDrive Auto Parts is today one of Australia’s largest suppliers of automotive air-conditioning, engine cooling, engine management, rotating electrical, accessories and workshop products to the automotive and related trades. Foundations were laid...
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PETRONAS Lubricants Now Available in Australia at CoolDrive

14 Nov, 2018

CoolDrive Auto Parts to Partner 5th Largest Lubricant Supplier in the World. PETRONAS is a name often associated with the high-performance world of Formula 1 racing being a technological partner of the Silver Arrows Mercedes-AMG F1 team. The driver roster includes 4-time winning championship driver Lewis Hamilton & the very talented Valtteri Bottas. PETRONAS develop...
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Auckland SuperSprint - Pukekohe Race Recap

4 Nov, 2018

TODAY'S RESULTS Qualifying Qualified: 15th – 1:03.1316s Provisional Pole Position: David Reynolds – 1:02.6449s Top Ten Shootout Pole Position: Jamie Whincup Race 29 – 200kms / 70 Laps Finished: 26th Winner: Scott McLaughlin   THE WORD FROM TIM Tim achieved his best qualifying result at the Pukekohe circuit today, qualifying the Team CoolDrive Supercar in...
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Auckland SuperSprint - Saturday Race Recap

3 Nov, 2018

TODAY'S RESULTS Practice Three Position: 20th – 1:11.4296s Fastest: Chaz Mostert – 1:10.3494s Qualifying Starting Position: 23rd – 1:03.5979s Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:02.5708s Race 28 – 200kms / 70 Laps Finished: 12th Winner: Shane Van Gisbergen   COMING UP *Listed in NZ Time Sunday 4th November 11:05 – 11:25 – Qualifying 13:55 –...
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Auckland SuperSprint - Friday Practice Report

2 Nov, 2018

TODAY'S RESULTS Practice One Position: 17th – 1:03.7303s Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:03.1150s Practice Two Position: 12th – 1:03.1316s Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 1:02.6575s   COMING UP *Listed in NZ Time Saturday 3rd November 10:25 – 10:45 – Practice Three 13:40 – 14:00 - Qualifying 16:10 – 17:40 – Race 28 – 200kms / 70...
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Auckland SuperSprint Preview

1 Nov, 2018

The ITM Auckland SuperSprint marks the penultimate round of the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship and is the only international race on this year’s calendar.   All sessions will be LIVE on FOX Sports across the weekend, plus a highlights package on Channel Ten/One HD. Check your local guides for times.   TRACK TIMES *Listed...
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Blanchard confirms his 2019 plans

30 Oct, 2018

After making his Supercars debut at Phillip Island in 2010 as a co-driver, then stepping up to a full-time in 2013; Tim Blanchard has confirmed that at the end of the 2018 season, he will step away from driving the #21 Team CoolDrive Supercar full-time in 2019. Tim explains “It is obviously a very tough...
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HULK 4x4 Range Catalogued at CoolDrive

18 Oct, 2018

HULK 4x4 RANGE CATALOGUED AT COOLDRIVE   The HULK 4x4 range of four-wheel-drive equipment and outdoor living accessories has expanded so rapidly that CoolDrive Auto Parts has just published a dedicated catalogue. Available at CoolDrive branches nationally, the 20-page full-colour HULK 4x4 range catalogue is packed with the very latest products now available to cater...
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Gold Coast 600 Preview

17 Oct, 2018

The Gold Coast 600 marks the final round of the Pirtek Endurance Cup! This is the third and final event where we will see co-drivers compete in 2018. The street circuit is well-known for its on and off track entertainment, with people coming from all across Australia to enjoy this race by day, party by...
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Air Conditioning Scratch ‘N’ Win Promotion

9 Oct, 2018

Win Your Share Of Over $50,000 In Prizes! During the months of November 2018 to January 2019, Get on Board with CoolDrive’s Scratch ‘N’ Win promotion for your chance to WIN A NEW CAR or your share of hundreds of prizes. For full Terms and Conditions - Click Here To download the Game Board -...
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Bathurst - The Mountain Battle

8 Oct, 2018

THE GREAT RACE RESULT  Bathurst 1000 - Race 25 / 161 Laps WINNERS: Craig Lowndes / Steve Richards Second: Scott Pye / Warren Luff Third: Scott McLaughlin / Alex Premat Tim Blanchard / Dale Wood: 18th THE RECAP & WORD FROM TIM / DALE Over 206,000 people walked through the gates to the famous Mount Panorama...
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Bathurst - 1000km To Go

8 Oct, 2018

TRACK TIMES  Practice Four (Additional Drivers Only) Position: 6th – 2:07.4465s Fastest: Luke Youlden – 2:06.6471s Practice Five (All Drivers) Position: N/A Fastest: Michael Caruso – 2:26.2070s Qualifying Qualified: 22nd – 2:05.8433s Provisional Pole Position: Jamie Whincup – 2:04.1093s Top Ten Shootout to follow tomorrow!  THE RECAP & WORD FROM TIM / DALE With rain marring the...
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Bathurst Thursday Practice Recap

5 Oct, 2018

TRACK TIMES  Practice One (All Drivers) Position: 17th – 2:29.2954s Fastest: Will Davison – 2:25.0243s Practice Two (Additional Drivers Only) Position: 6th – 2:36.7801s Fastest: Alex Premat – 2:35.1824s Practice Three (All Drivers) Position: 15th – 2:32.0897s Fastest: Richie Stanaway – 2:29.0174s THE WORD FROM TIM “The rain made for a less than ideal start to our Bathurst 1000...
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Bathurst 1000 Preview

2 Oct, 2018

Team CoolDrive’s Tim Blanchard and Dale Wood are all set for this weekend’s great race - The Bathurst 1000. The Bathurst event is like no other, with drivers taking on Mount Panorama flat out for 1000kms!It is known as one of the best circuits in the world, for its elevation, corners, high speed straights and...
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Significant Sydney Expansion For CoolDrive

26 Sep, 2018

Australian automotive parts distributor CoolDrive Auto Parts has significantly expanded its Sydney operations with a move to new premises. Now relocated in a 3,000 square metre facility at Kings Park, CoolDrive Auto Parts has combined operations with its sister EFI Division to create a major presence in the Sydney market. “Sydney has long been a...
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Sandown 500 Recap

17 Sep, 2018

TODAYS TIMES  Warm Up Position: 10th – 1:09.034s Fastest: Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell – 1:08.4080s Race 24 – 500kms  Finished: 19th Winner: Jamie Whincup / Paul Dumbrel Second: Shane Van Gisbergen / Earl Bamber Third: Craig Lowndes / Steven Richards  THE WORD FROM TIM  “The Sandown circuit hasn’t been kind to us in recent years. It was...
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Sandown Saturday Qualifying Report

17 Sep, 2018

TODAYS TIMES  Qualifying Qualified: 23rd – 1:08.9461s Provisional Pole Position: Jamie Whincup – 1:07.8389s Race for the Grid One Finished: 9th Winner: Aaren Russell Race for the Grid Two Finished: 14th Winner: David Reynolds COMING UP   Sunday 16th September 10:15 – 10:35 – Warm Up 13:20 – 16:50 – Race 24 – 500kms THE RECAP  Today was all about...
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Sandown Friday Practice Report

17 Sep, 2018

TODAYS TIMES  Practice One – Dale Wood Position: 12th – 1:08.7068s Fastest: Paul Dumbrell – 1:07.8467s Practice Two – Tim Blanchard Position: 25th – 1:09.0854s Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 1:07.9688s Practice Three – Dale Wood Position: 18th – 1:09.2214s Fastest: Will Brown – 1:08.6230s  COMING UP   Saturday 15th September 10:10 – 10:25 – Practice Four 11:40 – 12:00 –...
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Sandown 500 Preview

13 Sep, 2018

This weekend’s Sandown 500 marks the first round of the Pirtek Endurance Cup and the first time Tim Blanchard and Dale Wood will pair up in the #21 Team CoolDrive Supercar as co-drivers. The Sandown 500 is known as the ‘Retro Round’ and Tim is honouring his dad, John Blanchard, by throwing back to his time...
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Blast From Blanchard Past

13 Sep, 2018

This years’ Sandown 500 retro reveal is something quite special for Tim Blanchard and Team CoolDrive. In a throwback to a memorable 1993 livery, he is honoring one of his heroes both on and off the track - his father, John Blanchard.1993 was John Blanchard’s one and only full-time season behind the wheel in the...
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