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MOT testing in Wales: a statement from the DVSA

Date: Friday 23 October 2020

Further to the announcement from the Welsh Government about the firebreak, a series of restrictive measures will be in place from 6pm Friday 23 October until the start of Monday 9 November 2020. What …

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Underestimate Block Exemption at your peril, warns IAAF’s Bleasdale

Date: Friday 23 October 2020

Lawrence Bleasdale, IAAF board and council member, has warned the industry not to underestimate the importance of the Block Exemption Regulations, due to expire in May 2023, calling it “central to ens…

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IAAF welcomes another CV factor to its membership

Date: Thursday 22 October 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed Wessex Truck & Trailer Supplies Limited to its growing membership. The independent commercial vehicle specialist parts supplie…

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Nominations still open for 'Pride of the Aftermarket' awards

Date: Thursday 22 October 2020

Nominations can still be made for the IAAF 'Pride of the Aftermarket' awards. These have been introduced in order to reflect the impact that the pandemic has had on people and the employment sector du…

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Last call for IAAF Industry Briefing Bitesize session

Date: Thursday 22 October 2020

The next IAAF Industry Briefing Bitesize session is taking place virtually on Thursday 29th October, starting at 10.00am. This final instalment of the year will welcome Adrian Botham, founder and mana…

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Plan for Jobs: Chancellor increases financial support for businesses and workers

Date: Thursday 22 October 2020

The government today announced it will significantly increase the generosity and reach of its winter support schemes to ensure livelihoods and jobs across the UK continue to be protected in the diffic…

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Automechanika Birmingham postponed until June 2022

Date: Thursday 22 October 2020

Organisers of the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket have announced that Automechanika Birmingham has been postponed to 7-9 June 2022. The announcement comes following the postpone…

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Why do gear control cables fail? - First Line offers its expertise ahead of winter

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

First Line is a highly regarded supplier of premium quality aftermarket components. The company is also one of the UK market leaders for replacement control cables, with its range encompassing brake, …

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GT Automotive - brand new parts to range

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Continuing a successful launch of 11 brand new numbers to their crankshaft pulley range at the start of 2020, GT Automotive are proud to be launching two more numbers this October! The two new parts, …

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Philips CBH52 - a light for all reasons

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

The Philips brand has long been associated with lighting innovation and, a decade or so ago, after extensive research into what workshop professionals needed by way of lighting tools, the first Philip…

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INA technical video highlights the correct tensioner set-up for the Iveco 2.3-litre diesel engine

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

As part of its mission to empower technicians and enable them to carry out first class professional repairs, REPXPERTs Andrew Vaux and Tim Adams have joined forces to present a new Schaeffler technica…

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Major order from Chinese original equipment manufacturer: Integrated lighting system solution from HELLA

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Lighting and electronics specialist, HELLA, has been commissioned by a leading Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer to produce integrated lighting systems. The customer project includes two vehicle s…

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Lucas Oil applauds repair initiative by National Motor Museum

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Lucas Oil has applauded the initiative of the workshop at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, which is opening its doors to offer the services of its mechanics to the owners of other vintage cars. Be…

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OPSS notice regarding preparing for the end of the transition period

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

The Office for Product Safety and Standards has produced guidance for UK companies who import goods from overseas and place them on the market in the UK or who export to the EU. This guidance covers w…

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HMRC: tax relief for WFH expenses

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

If you’ve asked your employees to work from home, and you’ve not reimbursed them already, your employees may be entitled to claim tax relief on additional household expenses they’ve incurred, such as …

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LKQ Euro Car Parts broadens UK product offering with MPM gear oil launch

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

LKQ Euro Car Parts customers can now enjoy exclusive access to the MPM Gear Oil range, featuring OEM-approved lubricants and liquids to support the function and performance of every car that comes int…

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HELLA strengthens software competencies by founding new Global Software House

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

HELLA, the international automotive supplier, is further expanding its global software competencies with a new Global Software House. The Global Software House is managed by the Berlin subsidiary and …

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Andrew Nash is the latest team member to join Ad Bell Group

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

During these uncertain times, Ad Bell continues to strengthen and develop the team as we build back stronger! The appointment of Andrew was key in for our growth plans within the installation team. We…

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Thoughts from a garage: Hayley Pells of Avia Autos on what she has learned

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

On reflection, spring felt like it had an expectation of temporary measures in order to bypass a catastrophic event. Autumn tells us that many of the changes are here to stay for some time, some of wh…

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Ad Bell Group Welcomes Vehicle Wrap Technician, Olivia Cope to the growing team!

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Olivia brings with her experience in vehicle wrapping, window tinting and customer service. When Olivia came for her interview, I was impressed with the bespoke colour of her VW Polo, a pearlescent gr…

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INA VAG stud tool now available at Schaeffler REPXPERT Bonus Shop

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

The INA VAG stud fitting tool is essential for technicians wanting to carry out professional, trouble free timing belt servicing on many popular VAG diesel applications. Previously only available at I…

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Ben extends its services to support automotive people who face job losses

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Automotive charity, Ben, is now providing support to industry people who have lost their jobs and who are at risk of losing their jobs. Ben has seen a 52% increase in requests for support from April-S…

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‘On your bike’ – ZF duo embraces Cycle 300 for Cancer Research

Date: Monday 19 October 2020

ZF’s Mark Boden, purchasing manager, and Lloyd Williams, HR officer, hit the roads as they tackled 300 miles of cycling in September in the name of Cancer Research UK. As the cause is close to both of…

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2 more first-to-market brake pads

Date: Monday 19 October 2020

Attention aftermarket! Delphi Technologies Aftermarket is announcing 2 MORE first-to-market brake pad applications: This time for the all-new 2020 Honda Jazz and 2019 Peugeot 208. With such high-profi…

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Corteco cabin air filter for electric vehicles

Date: Monday 19 October 2020

Worldwide, more than 50% of all new cars are fitted with a Freudenberg micronAir® filter. Corteco has now expanded its range of cabin air filters for electric vehicles like CITROEN. These filters are …

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IAAF & PACT team up to tackle warranty and returns process

Date: Friday 16 October 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and PACT have teamed up to launch the new TecAlliance Warranty and Returns service as a free to access, easy-to-use online portal. Recognising …

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HELLA implements 24 GHz radar sensor technology in the Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport

Date: Wednesday 14 October 2020

Japanese automotive manufacturer, Suzuki Motor Corporation, a market leader in the compact car segment, has launched new vehicles onto the market. The advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) installe…

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The complete wiper solution for winter - Borg & Beck’s blades and motors

Date: Wednesday 14 October 2020

With the season now changing and the weather going from heatwaves to rain, it’s more important than ever to appraise and potentially replace the wiper blades. As they are the driver’s main defence aga…

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OzonePRO available from stock at MAHLE Aftermarket UK

Date: Wednesday 14 October 2020

The MAHLE OzonePRO, a new full-automatic, electronic sanitising system has entered the UK aftermarket. It provides protection against germs and unpleasant odours in vehicle cabins and other indoor spa…

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New filters added to MAHLE range

Date: Wednesday 14 October 2020

MAHLE Aftermarket has added ten references to its growing filtration range, with the introduction of four fuel filters and six cabin filters, bringing even greater choice to customers. The latest addi…

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HSE launches consultation on Dichloromethane

Date: Wednesday 14 October 2020

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a consultation on proposed guidance for the use of Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride) and is seeking feedback from any IAAF members who have expe…

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GS Yuasa batteries installed in ground-breaking Portsmouth Port electric vehicle charging station

Date: Wednesday 14 October 2020

Portsmouth International Port now has the capability to power electric vehicles at a green and cost-effective rate thanks to the world’s leading battery manufacturer, GS Yuasa. Expert engineers have s…

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Temporary brand specialist vehicle technicians bridge the skills gap for dealerships

Date: Wednesday 14 October 2020

An innovative recruitment solution is helping leading UK car manufacturers overcome significant losses through the skills shortage, saving dealerships over £11 million in potential lost revenue. The M…

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Are you ready for 1 January 2021: urgent message from Alok Sharma, Business Secretary

Date: Tuesday 13 October 2020

There will be guaranteed changes from 1 January for businesses as we start our new relationship with the EU, and there are many actions you can take today to prepare. Find out what you need to do by v…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts announces busiest training schedule ever for 2021

Date: Tuesday 13 October 2020

LKQ Euro Car Parts has published the 2021 course schedule for its AutoEducation Academy, with more than 450 courses already in the calendar across its 20 training centres nationwide. The schedule incl…

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Ford honours Dayco Products SLP, Mexico

Date: Tuesday 13 October 2020

Dayco’s impressive list of awards, endorsements and commendations continues apace, as the company’s Mexico facility was recognised by Ford Motor Company for Dayco’s outstanding quality and performance…

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'Amazing' remote software implementation allows ASAP to go live during lockdown

Date: Tuesday 13 October 2020

Auto Spares and Parts (ASAP) decided to move to a new business management system (BMS) earlier this year - and then national lockdown hit. However, with the help of a remote implementation carried out…

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Accelerating the recovery of the aftermarket brought to you by Automechanika.’

Date: Tuesday 13 October 2020

Sponsored by ecommotors, the webinar gave stage to a panel of highly experienced industry professionals, including Dr Julia Saini, Associate Partner at Frost and Sullivan, Andrew Rowson, co-founder an…

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Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation – Launch of the public consultation

Date: Tuesday 13 October 2020

Following on from the previous announcement, the European Commission has finally launched the public consultation to evaluate the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation. This is a very important exe…

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Job Retention Bonus: clarification of the scheme from Lawgistics

Date: Tuesday 13 October 2020

Back in July 2020 the government announced that, for every employee who was on furlough at some point and was in continuous employment until the end of January 2021, a bonus of £1,000 would be paid. T…

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Job Support Scheme: Lawgistics explain the sheme

Date: Tuesday 13 October 2020

A successor to the furlough scheme was much anticipated by many. It has been announced that the Job Support Scheme will come into effect immediately after the current flexible furlough scheme ends. Th…

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Virtual IAAF conference welcomes Sunday Times’ Economic Editor as keynote speaker

Date: Monday 12 October 2020

The IAAF will once again welcome a top list of industry speakers to its annual conference this year, being hosted virtually on Thursday 3rd December to bring the event to as many people in the industr…

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Philips new X-TremeVision Pro150 - the new standard in all-round halogen headlamps

Date: Monday 12 October 2020

The Philips name is synonymous with innovation in automotive lighting and is now introducing what it believes is potentially a game-changing all-round bulb in the halogen headlamp sector. Combining st…

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Next Industry Briefing Bitesize session announced

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced that its next Industry Briefing Bitesize session will take place virtually on Thursday 29th October, starting at 10.00am. The fin…

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FREE! WAI Steri-7 sample for IAAF Members

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

To further help our industry and wider community, IAAF has partnered with WAI to offer members a free sample of its New Vehicle Sanitiser. IAAF vice-president and WAI managing director, Richard Wellan…

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Advice from Ben on mental health

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

Health is made up of two parts, physical health (our body) and mental health (our mind - how we think and feel). They’re linked, so if something changes in one, it affects the other. Our wellbeing - h…

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Birmingham gets its first double-decker hydrogen bus

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

Twenty Wrightbus hydrogen double-decker buses have been ordered by Birmingham City Council as part of its Clean Air Hydrogen Bus Pilot. The buses will be added to the National Express West Midlands fl…

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ZF and Sioen Receive Prestigious Award for Telematics Innovation that Combats Trailer Cargo Theft

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

ZF and Sioen Industries have won the trailer telematics category in Telematik Markt’s highly covered annual awards in Germany with a new innovation that addresses the increasing burden of cargo theft.…

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Refrigerant identification covered in latest Our Virtual Academy training

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

Digital training provider, Our Virtual Academy has added a new chapter to its refrigerant handling course. The new ‘refrigerant identification techniques’ chapter covers the different identification t…

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ICO: Responding to the challenges of COVID-19

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

Throughout COVID-19, the ICO has been offering practical support on new data protection questions that the pandemic has asked of organisations. Whether you are a local business or a government departm…

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