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CoolDrive Raises Funds for Rescue Helicopters New Zealand at Supercars Event

15 May, 2024

CoolDrive Auto Parts and the Blanchard Racing Team came together in New Zealand to raise funds and awareness for the Westpac Rescue Helicopters New Zealand. Through a collaboration with New Zealand customers, a road-going Ford Mustang of CoolDrive Racing sported a one-off livery showcasing CoolDrive’s support for this vital service. “The Westpac Rescue Helicopters New...
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Bosch EV Training May

3 May, 2024

Course Description​ The increasing number of hybrid and electric vehicles on our roads requires all workshops to have some understanding of the key components and vehicle architecture. As with any high voltage system, safe servicing procedures are also essential.  Objectives of this training course: Identify high voltage components and the dangers to staff they present...
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Bosch Training May

2 May, 2024

Course Description​ Understanding diesel exhaust treatment systems is fundamental to any one working on diesel vehicles. Field issues, diagnostics and servicing is often centred around the emission control systems, their complex interaction and impact on vehicle operation.  Objectives of this training course:  Understanding formation and treatment of diesel emissions  Implication of faults on vehicle behaviour...
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CoolDrive Welcomes GYSCAP Supercapacitor Booster

2 May, 2024

The GYS product range has expanded at CoolDrive with the family-owned company recently welcoming the GYSCAP 680E battery-less supercapacitor booster. The GYSCAP 680E is available in two models, 12V or 24V for vehicles running two 12V batteries, with both utilising supercapacitor technology (without batteries) to provide instant starting power. The units do this by using...
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Upgrade Vehicle Monitoring with HULK Professional Series

29 Apr, 2024

HULK Professional Series has launched a new range of Analogue Gauges, enabling users to upgrade and enhance the monitoring capabilities of their vehicles. Eight 12 Volt analogue units are featured within the range, with each gauge specialising on different areas of the vehicle and its performance. Each gauge is easy to read, displaying the relevant...
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Wins Continue for CoolDrive at the AAAE

23 Apr, 2024

CoolDrive Auto Parts' run of awards success has continued at the Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo (AAAE), with the GYS Powerduction 37LG claiming the Most Innovative New Aftermarket Product in the Tools and Equipment category. The Auto Aftermarket Excellence Awards, presented in front of 700 industry guests, recognised the best products across a range of specialist...
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Success for CoolDrive at the AAAE

23 Apr, 2024

CoolDrive Auto Parts was centre stage at the 2024 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo (AAAE) in Melbourne, where a significant showcase reinforced the company’s ongoing commitment to the industry. The impressive CoolDrive stand featured the full breadth of the company’s offerings, including a focus on its exclusive brands. The display featured Jaylec electrical and rotating products,...
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CalOffroad Introduces Nitro Pro Suspension

7 Mar, 2024

Embrace a new era of 4x4 performance with CalOffroad’s Nitro Pro suspension. Delivering unparalleled handling, performance and control, the Nitro Pro range has been designed, tested, and manufactured in Australia by the experts at CalOffroad. The new range from CalOffroad is ideally suited for four-wheel-drivers seeking a suspension upgrade, a higher load carrying capacity, more...
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Brembo Sport Brake Pads, Discs & Brake Upgrades Now Available at CoolDrive

4 Mar, 2024

The Brembo braking range has expanded at CoolDrive Auto Parts, with Brembo Sport products and selected upgrade kits now available from Australasia’s preferred automotive parts distributor. Manufactured in Italy, the Brembo Sport products are aimed at ‘sport’-oriented drivers, or enthusiasts who use their vehicles both for normal road use, as well as high performance driving....
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CoolDrive to Showcase Leadership at AAAE

21 Feb, 2024

CoolDrive Auto Parts will once again demonstrate why it is the leader in the Australasian automotive aftermarket at the 2024 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo (AAAE). The CoolDrive stand (M24) will showcase its own family of brands including Jaylec electrical and rotating products, Jayair air-conditioning products, Jayrad engine cooling components, HULK 4X4 electrical and offroad accessories,...
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Get the Perfect Sealing Solution with Aunger

12 Feb, 2024

Aunger continues to grow at CoolDrive Auto Parts with a comprehensive new range of gaskets and seals expanding the iconic Australian brand’s offerings. Specifically designed to meet the high standards of professional mechanics, the new Aunger gaskets and seals meet any engine management needs to keep modern engines running smoothly. From graphite head gaskets to...
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COLOURS REVEALED FOR BLANCHARD RACING TEAM’S TWO CAR ASSAULT BLANCHARD RACING TEAM – LIVERY REVEAL

5 Feb, 2024

Blanchard Racing Team (BRT) has unveiled its brand-new look for its expanded two-car assault on the 2024 Supercars Championship season.  For its new second entry, Snowy River Caravans has joined as the naming rights partner, and its striking teal colour will be displayed on James Courtney's No. 7 Mustang. While, Aaron Love will join the...
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Brakes Updates 4x4 Brake Rotor & Pad Range

16 Jan, 2024

Bremtec Brakes is a leader in braking products for the global aftermarket, with the brand recently confirming updates to its brake disc rotor and brake pad ranges in the four-wheel-drive market.  Bremtec Brakes’ Evolve brake disc rotor range has expanded, with a new line catering to the specific demands of off-road vehicles, known as Evolve...
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Jaylec Black Series Expands

16 Jan, 2024

More units have been added to the Jaylec Black Series range of high- performance alternators, with new fitments for 4x4, performance, and heavy-duty vehicles and machinery. Fifteen new alternators are now available, almost doubling the range, which was first introduced in 2021. The 4x4 segment has seen the greatest expansion, with eight new Black Series...
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All General Servicing Needs Covered

16 Jan, 2024

CoolDrive Auto Parts stocks everything workshops need when it comes to general service and repair requirements. From filters to lubricants, brakes, & batteries, to general consumables, replacement parts, workshop tools and equipment, CoolDrive truly is a mechanic’s one-stop automotive parts shop. The Australian family-owned & operated company’s branch network numbers 38 locations across Australia &...
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Ignite Introduces Halogen & Xenon Headlight Replacement Bulbs

16 Jan, 2024

Ignite, a leading provider of automotive lighting solutions, has launched a line of Halogen and Xenon headlight replacement bulbs. Available now through CoolDrive Auto Parts, these new replacement bulbs are designed with exceptional quality and produced to OEM specifications to offer superior performance and reliability. They are manufactured on the same production line used for...
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Supporting Grasswroots Rugby League in Darwin

15 Jan, 2024

or the past eight years, CoolDrive Auto Parts has been proudly supporting the Palmerston Raiders Rugby League club in Darwin. With over 30 teams ranging from the Under 6s to senior men and women, the club has a total of 500 players and 1,300 registered members. Every year, CoolDrive provides water bottles for the team,...
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Korean Aftermarket Expo

15 Jan, 2024

Sumin Kim, a member of CoolDrive’s Product and Technical Training team, recently had the opportunity to attend Auto Salon Week 2023 in Korea, the country’s largest Automotive Aftermarket show. During the event, Sumin delivered training sessions on various topics including Collision Warning System, the Latest Advances in Engine Technology and Service & Repair, and Battery...
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CoolDrive Opens It's Doors

15 Jan, 2024

CoolDrive recently hosted exciting open nights at the state-of-the-art Yatala, QLD branch and Racer Industries store, as well as the Orange, NSW branch. At Yatala, with over 200 guests in attendance, the evening was filled with an electrifying atmosphere, showcasing the best of automotive passion and performance. One of the highlights of the night was...
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CoolDrive Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

11 Jan, 2024

CoolDrive Auto Parts has appointed Gerard Belleville as its new Chief Executive Officer, following John Blanchard assuming the role of Executive Chairman. A highly experienced and credentialed businessman Gerard Belleville joins CoolDrive with experience in a range of industry sectors.  Gerard has been an audit partner in a number of Chartered Accounting firms for 27...
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Bremtec Brakes Welcomes New Hydraulics Range

8 Jan, 2024

Bremtec Brakes continue to prove itself as one of the leaders in aftermarket braking products, recently introducing a new range of hydraulics, which are now available through CoolDrive Auto Parts. The new Trade-Line® hydraulics build upon Bremtec Brakes’ trusted reputation of offering reliability and high-quality brake components for efficient and safe braking. Hydraulics play a...
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CoolDrive Auto Parts Christmas Season 2023/2024 Opening Hours

14 Dec, 2023

With Christmas & New Years fast approaching, here are the CoolDrive Auto Parts opening hours over the holiday period.  December 2023 Friday 22nd - Open until 12pm Christmas Day - Monday 25th - Closed Boxing Day – Tuesday 26th – Closed Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th - Open normal hours January 2024 New Years Day...
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HULK Professional Series Expands with Lithium Batteries Now Available

14 Dec, 2023

CoolDrive Auto Parts has expanded its HULK Professional Series products, welcoming a range of Lithium Batteries.  Three models are now available – 100Ah, 100Ah Slimline for tight spaces and 200Ah – to suit all capacity requirements, with the three units each securely protected in IP56 Rated housing. The HULK Professional Series Lithium Batteries can last...
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REDARC Takes Over BRT for Adelaide 500

21 Nov, 2023

The Blanchard Racing Team (BRT) has unveiled a new look for the Supercars season-ending Adelaide 500, with South Australian electronics company REDARC Defence & Space coming on board as the naming rights partner for Todd Hazelwood’s Ford Mustang. A local success story, REDARC has over 40 years of experience in the research, design, development and...
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CoolDrive Recognised by Family Business Australia with Excellence Award

13 Nov, 2023

CoolDrive Auto Parts has been recognised by Family Business Australia (FBA), recently honoured with an Excellence Award for 2023. Announced at FBA’s 25th anniversary celebrations in Melbourne last month, CoolDrive was presented with the VIC/TAS Established Family Business Award, one of two award winners announced at the proceedings. “It was an absolute privilege, and surprise,...
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HULK Professional Series Goes Solar

3 Nov, 2023

HULK Professional Series has welcomed a new range of solar panels, the ideal solution for energy needs on the go. The impressive new solar panels are the result of intense research and development by the HULK team to ensure the ideal combination of performance and reliability. Each solar panel boasts advanced technology and durable construction,...
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Love and Courtney Join Blanchard Racing Team in 2024

26 Oct, 2023

The Blanchard Racing Team (BRT) has confirmed its driver line-up for the 2024 Supercars Championship, with 2010 series champion James Courtney and rookie sensation Aaron Love joining forces for the upcoming season. While Love will step into the CoolDrive Auto Parts-backed #3 Ford Mustang, Courtney will continue his association with Snowy River Caravans when he...
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CoolDrive Expands Air-Con Range with New Jayair & Bosch Offerings

17 Oct, 2023

CoolDrive Auto Parts has expanded its air-conditioning tools offerings, welcoming the latest products from Jayair and Bosch to the shelves. Jayair has been a leading brand in the automotive air conditioning space for over 40 years, with components for both passenger vehicles and heavy-duty applications. Headlining the new offerings is a A2L Vacuum Pump, which...
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Bremtec Brakes Brake Pads Now Copper-Free

11 Oct, 2023

Bremtec Brakes, a world-class braking brand, has announced that its brake pads are now manufactured without copper, as part of the company’s move to make its products more environmentally friendly. “Traditionally, copper is used in the manufacturing of brake pads as it is a durable metal that dissipates heat quickly. The faster the pads dissipate...
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CoolDrive Keeps It Cool With myCOOLMAN

4 Oct, 2023

CoolDrive Auto Parts has welcomed myCOOLMAN products to its range, providing its customers with more options when it comes to reliable and high-quality portable fridges and freezers. myCOOLMAN is a trailblazing Australian supplier of fridge/freezers, coolers, iceboxes, insulated covers, drinkware, and cooler bags, with the company recognised for its robust and adventurous products. Ideal for...
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BRT Team Goes to Bathurst on Wildcard with new PETRONAS Livery

3 Oct, 2023

The Blanchard Racing Team (BRT) Supercars endurance wildcard Ford Mustang of Aaron Love and Jake Kostecki will sport a spectacular PETRONAS livery at the upcoming Bathurst 1000. Moving on from the Racer Industries theme that debuted at the Sandown 500,  the PETRONAS livery draws inspiration from the similar colour scheme employed by Love’s regular BRT...
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Beat the Heat with CoolDrive’s Engine Cooling Range

2 Oct, 2023

CoolDrive Auto Parts is celebrating its heritage, launching a customer promotion centred around its industry-leading engine cooling offering. Throughout the month of October, any CoolDrive customer who purchases an engine cooling product from CoolDrive branches or online will go in the running to win a $500 VISA prepaid gift card, with two gift cards to...
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CoolDrive Expands Queensland Operations

28 Sep, 2023

CoolDrive Auto Parts has relocated a number of its Queensland branches to newer facilities, to allow the family-owned company to better serve its customers in the Brisbane and Gold Coast regions. CoolDrive’s Ashmore branch has relocated to a state-of-the-art facility in Yatala, with ample space to showcase and warehouse CoolDrive’s extensive range of automotive parts....
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CoolDrive Supports the Next Generation of Automotive Professionals at WorldSkills

7 Sep, 2023

CoolDrive Auto Parts demonstrated its ongoing commitment to supporting skills excellence in the automotive industry through its sponsorship of the 2023 WorldSkills National Championships. Held in Melbourne in August, the WorldSkills National Championships saw the country’s best trainees and apprentices go head-to-head in high-pressure skills competitions across a variety of categories. CoolDrive sponsored the Auto...
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Racer Industries Welcomes Brand Ambassadors

5 Sep, 2023

CoolDrive Auto Parts has announced new brand ambassadors for Racer Industries and Project Mu in Australia, Andrew Price and Eleanor Terry. “We are proud to welcome Andrew and Eleanor to the Racer Industries family as our new brand ambassadors. Both are incredibly talented drivers whom we have supported throughout their careers with parts, service, and advice,...
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Two-Car Expansion for Blanchard Racing Team

1 Sep, 2023

The Blanchard Racing Team (BRT) has announced it will be expanding to two cars in the Supercars Championship from next year, following the acquisition of a second Teams Racing Charter. Since the start of the 2021 season, BRT has been the lone single-car outfit in the top tier of Supercars, with the team campaigning a...
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CoolDrive Celebrates Success at Branch Managers Conference

24 Aug, 2023

The CoolDrive Auto Parts family from across Australia and New Zealand came together in August at its annual Branch Managers Conference.  Held on the Gold Coast, the CoolDrive Branch Managers Conference 2023 began with team building activities at Norwell Motorplex led by Blanchard Racing Team (BRT) drivers Todd Hazelwood and Aaron Love, before moving to...
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Ignite Introduces Laser LED Lights

20 Aug, 2023

Ignite has revolutionised the LED lighting landscape with innovative new Laser LED technology introduced across its driving lights and lightbars. Headlining the new range is Ignite’s 9” Laser LED driving light, a powerful and versatile solution designed to enhance any driving experience with exceptional performance and durability. The standout feature is the combination of Laser...
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Blanchard Racing Team Confirms Supercars Wildcard Program

1 Aug, 2023

The Blanchard Racing Team (BRT) will expand to two cars for the upcoming Supercars endurance races at the Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000, with confirmation that Aaron Love and Jake Kostecki will pilot a second BRT Ford Mustang at the events. The Western Australian duo will combine for the first time to shakedown the team’s...
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CoolDrive Reinforces Commitment to Automotive Workshops with its Technical Training Program

7 Jul, 2023

CoolDrive Auto Parts continues to ensure its workshop partners can be equipped for the future of the industry with the confirmation its Technical Training Program will return in 2023. Following years of successful partnership, CoolDrive’s Technical Training Program will once again be supported by Bosch Australia, with numerous sessions to be held across the country...
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CalOffroad: World-Class Suspension for 4x4s

6 Jul, 2023

Since becoming an official member of the CoolDrive Auto Parts family in 2022, leading suspension company CalOffroad is going from strength to strength under the ongoing vision and direction of its founder Cal Goodman.  CalOffroad offers a comprehensive range of offroad suspension products, including lift kits and accessories, and under the CoolDrive banner, this range...
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Your Workshop Partner in Vehicle Diagnostics

5 Jul, 2023

Widely respected as a supplier of leading tools and equipment, CoolDrive also prides itself on offering technical resources and training sessions, supported by one of the most experienced teams in the industry. “At CoolDrive, we recognise how time-challenged workshop technicians can be, sometimes working off limited information and many times having to rely on their...
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Streamlining Workshop Oil Requirements

3 Jul, 2023

CoolDrive is transforming the way workshops source bulk lubricant requirements with its innovative Oil Delivery Service.  Comprising a fleet of utes and Fuso Canter 4.5T trucks, the service caters to different load capacities. Utes features a single electric pump-out detachable module can carry approximately 3 to 4 drums, while Fuso Canter trucks have an inbuilt...
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Quality Alternators and Starter Motors

1 Jul, 2023

CoolDrive Auto Parts ranks among the top providers of starter motors and alternators in Australia and New Zealand. CoolDrive takes pride in offering high-quality units to the automotive aftermarket, with approximately 12,000 units sold per month. Notably, three-quarters of these sales come from its own branded product, Jaylec. With over 2,000 models available for passenger,...
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Racer Industries Shines at MotorEx

1 Jul, 2023

The chilly Melbourne winter weekend didn't dampen the spirits of the 20,000 passionate car enthusiasts and industry experts who attended MotorEx 21. CoolDrive Auto Parts’ Performance & Racing brand, Racer Industries, joined 200 automotive brands in showcasing their cutting-edge products. Despite the cold and rainy weather, attendees were eager to see the 800-plus exceptional cars...
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CoolDrive Partners with Max Papis and MPI

28 Jun, 2023

CoolDrive Auto Parts has partnered with global motor racing legend Max Papis to be the exclusive distributor in Australia and New Zealand for MPI [Max Papis Innovations]. The MPI range of performance and racing products including its range-topping steering wheels for vehicles such as circuit, drag, dirt, stock car, speedway, SxS, powerboat and golf carts,...
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CoolDrive Racing Uncovers Striking Indigenous Round Livery

14 Jun, 2023

The Blanchard Racing Team (BRT) has uncovered a striking Supercars Indigenous Round livery for the CoolDrive Racing Ford Mustang, with the “Three Generations” artwork denoting three generations of the Blanchard family. Once again designed by acclaimed Djerait artist Melissa Yaram Tipo, the three saltwater crocodiles together represent the three generations of Blanchard, who have passed...
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CoolDrive Reinforces Commitment to Automotive Workshops with its Technical Training Program

5 Jun, 2023

CoolDrive Auto Parts continues to ensure its workshop partners can be equipped for the future of the industry with the confirmation its Technical Training Program will return in 2023. Following years of successful partnership, CoolDrive’s Technical Training Program will once again be supported by Bosch Australia, with numerous sessions to be held across the country...
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