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LIQUI MOLY in every motorcycle from Beta

Date: Tuesday 07 December 2021

The German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY is continuing its collaboration with the Italian motorcycle manufacturer Betamotor. Since 2014, all new motorcycles have been delivered with oil from …

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Diesel Technic Product Portrait: 1.12557 Fuel level sensor

Date: Monday 06 December 2021

Fuel level sensors measure the fuel level in the fuel tank. The level is indicated on the fuel gauge. To enable the display of the fuel level, an analog fuel level sensor is integrated in the fuel tan…

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Schaeffler takes the top spot in the IAAF’s ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ awards

Date: Monday 06 December 2021

During the IAAF ‘Aftermarket for the Future’ virtual conference, Schaeffler, the renowned original equipment (OE) component and system manufacturer, claimed the coveted ‘Car Supplier of the Year’ titl…

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Get ready for busy winter of brake checks, advises LKQ Euro Car Parts

Date: Monday 06 December 2021

LKQ Euro Car Parts is advising garages to prepare for a busy winter of brake checks, as a combination of potential piston damage and rust build-up threaten to create the perfect storm. The parts provi…

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DENSO- Charging on the move

Date: Monday 06 December 2021

The electric vehicle (EV) revolution that is so obvious on the street is also setting the pace in the workshops as training and knowledge of EV technology is now a major aftermarket trend, as the EV i…

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Support from HMRC - Making Tax Digital

Date: Friday 03 December 2021

Since April 2019, VAT-registered businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold must keep VAT records digitally and send returns using Making Tax Digital (MTD) compatible software. From April 2022…

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Legal Updates

IAAF virtual conference urges aftermarket to gear up in the race to futureproof the industry

Date: Friday 03 December 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has urged the industry to gear up for change in its fittingly titled virtual conference, ‘Aftermarket for the Future’, as it provided a detaile…

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IAAF Virtual Conference 2021 - Headline Sponsor - Alliance Automotive Group

Date: Friday 03 December 2021

The IAAF would like to thank Alliance Automotive Group for agreeing to be the Headline Sponsor for the 2021 IAAF Virtual Conference held on Thursday 2 December 2021. This was the second time the Confe…

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The ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ celebrated at IAAF virtual conference

Date: Friday 03 December 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced the winners of its ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ award ceremony, as it continues to celebrate the individuals and businesses who hav…

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Exol receives first approval from BMW

Date: Thursday 02 December 2021

Leading lubricants supplier, Exol, is delighted to announce it has received its first approval from BMW for its Optima C5 LSOV 0W-20 (M520) oil. This lubricant is designed for use in the latest BMW pe…

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GSF Car Parts opens new branches in Bournemouth and Warrington

Date: Thursday 02 December 2021

National motor factor GSF Car Parts has opened two new branches in Bournemouth and Warrington this week. The move is part of the company’s focus on growth and expansion following its recent rebrand fr…

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Automotive charity Ben announces partnership with wellbeing experts Wellonomics

Date: Thursday 02 December 2021

Past and present automotive industry workers will be given expert help to tackle everyday issues such as poor sleep, low mood and job worries through a digital platform specially developed to support …

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HR Updates

Award-winning innovation: MEYLE receives TOP 100 Innovation Award

Date: Thursday 02 December 2021

Back in March, the Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE was awarded the TOP 100 Innovation Award. This makes MEYLE one of the most innovative companies in the German SME sector. Last Friday, November 26, …

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Schaeffler to buy ‘green steel‘ from Swedish start-up company H2greensteel

Date: Thursday 02 December 2021

After recently announcing its target of becoming climate-neutral by 2040, Schaeffler has entered into an agreement with Swedish start-up company H2greensteel (H2GS), to annually purchase 100,000 tons …

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NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd - sales awards

Date: Thursday 02 December 2021

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK has been honouring members of its sales team. The original equipment (OE) supplier of spark plugs, glow plugs, NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors, presen…

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Introducing the new portable jump starter from Launch UK

Date: Monday 29 November 2021

Launch UK has unveiled its newest jump starter, the ESP-150 Battery Booster Jump Starter, in time for the winter season to help keep vehicles moving. According to the AA, a flat battery is one of the …

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Dayco adds electric water pumps for electric, hybrid and ICE vehicles to its growing thermal management aftermarket offering

Date: Monday 29 November 2021

Reflecting its 110-year history of engineering excellence, Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, is further expanding i…

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IAAF adds MEHA Automotive to its membership

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has grown its membership further with the addition of leading supplier of metalliferous products, MEHA Automotive UK. MEHA Automotive UK produc…

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IFA Annual Awards 2021

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

The IFA annual dinner took place this year at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester on 20th November. A great turnout of 168 guests from across the automotive industry were invited to thank them all for their…

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Voting is now open for IAAF’s 'Pride of the Aftermarket' awards

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

Voting is now open for the IAAF 'Pride of the Aftermarket' awards. This year we received a high number of nominations and the shortlist has now been unveiled. The categories include Car Supplier of th…

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IAAF Virtual Conference 2021 - register now

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

There is now less than one week to go to the IAAF Virtual Conference 2021, headline sponsored by Alliance Automotive Group (AAG). The conference will be titled Aftermarket for the Future, as the event…

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IAAF activity report w-e 26 November 2021

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during an extremely busy week. LobbyingThis week the IAAF, in support of UK…

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Carlyle Tools introduces new jump starter range

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

A new range of heavy-duty jump starters has been introduced by Carlyle Tools, the professional-grade tool line from automotive giant NAPA Auto Parts. Promising lasting quality for discerning industry …

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NAPA Launches smart battery charger products

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

Automotive parts distributor NAPA has recently expanded its catalogue of products with the launch of smart battery chargers designed to cater to the evolving electrical demand of modern motorists and …

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Conference nears record numbers as full line-up confirmed

Date: Friday 26 November 2021

The 2021 IAAF Virtual Conference, sponsored by Alliance Automotive Group, looks set to attract record numbers as the full speaker line-up is confirmed.  Beginning at 10am on Thursday 2 December, the v…

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Updated government coronavirus guidance

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

The Cabinet Office has issued updated guidance to remind people of the actions they can take to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and help reduce the pressure on the NHS over the winter months. Pe…

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TMD Friction: First to market with excellent data and TecDoc analytics

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

The automotive aftermarket is a highly competitive market where immediate availability, timeliness and accuracy of product data are key success factors. TecAlliance, the leading data management specia…

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Senior appointments at LKQ Collision & Coatings to bring benefits for customers

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

LKQ Collision & Coatings has announced a raft of senior appointments that will strengthen its relationships with LKQ Euro Car Parts and LKQ Europe, and enhance the products and solutions it offers…

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New Customer Service Coordinator

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

Mr. Anthony Lowery has recently joined the team from Diesel Technic UK & Ireland LTD. on November 1, 2021 and will support us as Customer Service Coordinator from now on. Anthony has been working …

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ZF Services UK promotes Alex Acosta

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

ZF Services UK has promoted Alex Acosta to Partner Manager, highlighting the commercial vehicle specialist’s longstanding commitment to investing in technical expertise, sales support and its expandin…

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Legal Update: COVID-19 Employment Tribunals

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

Lawgistics, the IAAF's legal helpline provider, has highlighted two contrasting cases which have been brought to an employment tribunal in respect of concerns about COVID-19. There are now a number of…

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VARTA – supporting the trade

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

Throughout 2020 and 2021, the VARTA team have encouraged technicians to test every car’s battery, as part of their Back To Better campaign, due to the fact that many drivers haven’t used their vehicle…

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Ring Automotive's new Smart Dash Cam range now available at A1 Motor Stores

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

Automotive specialist Ring has added a new range of Dash Cams to its smart product portfolio that connects vehicles with its Ring Connect app, so motorists can drive with confidence. Ring’s new Dash C…

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Kerridge Commercial Systems Ltd acquire RNH Solutions

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), a global distributor of business solutions for the distributive trades, is pleased to announce the acquisition of RNH Solutions. RNH have been a long standing partne…

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Newell & Wright Motorsport finishes BTRC season on high

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

The British Truck Racing Championships (BTRC) 2021 came to an exciting end on 6th and 7th November at Brands Hatch, with Textar-sponsored Newell & Wright successfully finishing in fourth place. Br…

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Yuasa powers Matt Edwards to record-breaking third British Rally Championship

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

Yuasa are celebrating another successful season in motorsport, as Yuasa Rally driver Matt Edwards made history by becoming the first ever back-to-back-to-back British Rally Champion. The accolade came…

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If Santa Claus drove a car………

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

What would it look like? Would it run on an alternative energy source such as electric, hydrogen, or…. chocolate? Would Santa be able to use ADAS, or would his chief elf accompany him to navigate? Onc…

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Schaeffler and DENSO team up for the latest FEAD-focused ‘Tea-break Training’ session

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

The Schaeffler REPXPERT technical team was back in action recently, with a slightly different ‘Tea-break training’ session, this time teaming up with fellow original equipment (OE) manufacturer DENSO,…

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MAHLE highlights the importance of filter servicing

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

MAHLE Aftermarket UK is highlighting the importance of servicing filters on a vehicle for optimum engine performance. With the majority of MOTs being carried out currently due to the MOT extension giv…

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Klarius ready to support customers during the continued MOT surge

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

With an expected 42% rise in MOT bookings this month and a further rise of 51% in December 2021 anticipated, Klarius Products has the infrastructure in place to provide customers with high quality aft…

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MAHLE - new appointment of Andy Lees

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

Andy Lees has joined MAHLE Aftermarket, taking on the role of General Manager for the UK, to help support and guide the UK team. With a background in sales and managerial roles within the automotive a…

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Delphi Technologies Academy EV content enhanced with high voltage battery insight

Date: Monday 22 November 2021

Only weeks after launching its new online training platform, Delphi Technologies has further enhanced the electrified vehicle content with the addition of a virtual insight into the workings of a high…

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TechMan partners with Euro Car Parts and RAC to bring free garage management system licence to workshops

Date: Monday 22 November 2021

Garages across the country can now boost workshop performance by taking advantage of a reduced – and in some cases free – TechMan Garage Management System licence. Working with the RAC and LKQ Euro Ca…

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HELLA receives innovation award for UWB-based Smart Car Access system in China

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier, has received a prestigious innovation award in China for its digital smartphone-based vehicle access system, Smart Car Access. The award, in …

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Brislington Motor Services wins the star prize in the AAG ‘LuK - Every One A Winner’ clutch promotion

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

Neil Bryant, of Brislington Motor Services in Bristol, has claimed the top prize in the AAG/LuK ‘Every One A Winner’ 2021 scratchcard promotion. Everybody buying a LuK RepSet clutch kit and LuK DMF co…

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Bringing together the industry's greatest minds

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

The international TecDoc community came together to discuss what's next in the digital aftermarket. 500 representatives of leading parts manufacturers from around the world followed the invitation to …

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Apple announces self-service repair scheme in win for campaigners

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

Apple has announced a "self-service repair" programme so "customers who are comfortable" can fix their own devices. At launch, in early 2022 in the US, it will cover replacing the batteries, screens a…

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Conference Speaker announcement: DVSA to outline market surveillance work on brakes, DPFs, LEDs, and emissions control

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

Representatives from the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will provide an update to IAAF members on its Market Surveillance Unit (MSU) work programmes at the upcoming IAAF Virtual Conferen…

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Who’s best in the Independent Aftermarket? - Final call for nominations

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

This is just a reminder that this year’s Awards Programme will be closing for nominations at 5.00 p.m. today. As in previous years, there are categories for Distributors and Suppliers in both the car …

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 19 November 2021

Date: Friday 19 November 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during an extremely busy week. New members join IAAF We have a number of ne…

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