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Mintex New to Range - Brake Pads and Discs

Date: Tuesday 16 July 2024

Aftermarket braking specialist TMD Friction’s Mintex brand has expanded its product lines this month with the launch of new brake pads and discs, covering a wider range of vehicles. Seven new products…

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First Line Ltd. announces 40 new-to-range releases

Date: Tuesday 16 July 2024

First Line Ltd. has launched 40 new-to-range parts for July, including a comprehensive selection of 12 drive shafts, eight friction components, seven steering gaiter kits, five steering and suspension…

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Coolant Control Hub max: Customised and simplified thermal management for electric vehicles

Date: Tuesday 16 July 2024

With the development of the new Coolant Control Hub max (CCH max), the international automotive supplier FORVIA HELLA is further advancing the centralization of thermal management in electric vehicles…

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Valeo support for 48-volt hybrid segment grows

Date: Tuesday 16 July 2024

Stop-Start 48-volt hybrid vehicle systems are increasingly common, and Valeo is urging garages to make sure they are up to date with this technology as the car parc shifts towards full electrification…

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Juratek launches latest range expansion

Date: Tuesday 16 July 2024

Leading braking supplier, Juratek, has revealed its latest range expansion, adding 21 new part numbers to enhance its offering of aftermarket braking solutions. The new-to-range from Juratek includes1…

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Stand-up star Dara O Briain announced for IAAF’s 2024 Awards Dinner

Date: Tuesday 16 July 2024

Renowned comedian and television presenter Dara O Briain will be the headline entertainer at the 2024 IAAF Awards Dinner, which will take place 5thDecember 2024 at the DoubleTree Hilton, Milton Keynes…

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Intermotor launches new AdBlue Injectors

Date: Monday 15 July 2024

Intermotor, the leading engine management brand from engineering experts SMP Europe, has launched a new range of AdBlue injectors. The launch follows a period of extensive research and development at …

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PartsInMotion.co.uk welcomes new brands

Date: Monday 15 July 2024

Online distributor PartsInMotion.co.uk has welcomed a number of new brands and products to its product portfolio in recent weeks. New brands now available include Milwaukee Tools, Valvoline and NAPA O…

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Elcome launches ONCE to drive activity and efficiency (1)

Date: Sunday 14 July 2024

Elcome, a pioneer in automotive cataloguing software for hundreds of aftermarket businesses, has unveiled ONCE, a next-generation data solution set to advance its widely-used Xchecker system.  ONCE re…

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Dara O Briain to headline IAAF Dinner 2024

Date: Friday 12 July 2024

Renowned comedian and television presenter Dara O Briain will be the headline entertainer at the 2024 IAAF Awards Dinner headline sponsored by Alliance Automotive Group (AAG). The event will take plac…

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Elcome launches ONCE to drive activity and efficiency

Date: Friday 12 July 2024

‘Prevent lookup fails, boost your sales’ with ONCE Elcome, a pioneer in automotive cataloguing software for hundreds of aftermarket businesses, has unveiled ONCE, a next-generation data solution set t…

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WAI adds new part numbers to product portfolio

Date: Wednesday 10 July 2024

WAI Europe has announced its latest range expansion, adding 12 references to its leading alternators and starter motors product portfolio covering automotive and marine applications. ‘First to Market’…

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Melett expands Authorised Service Centre network into Latin America

Date: Wednesday 10 July 2024

Melett, a leading global supplier of precision engineered turbochargers and components for the automotive aftermarket, has announced the expansion of its Authorised Service Centre (ASC) network into L…

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Ring warns of risks of owning a hybrid or electric vehicle

Date: Wednesday 10 July 2024

A recent report from Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) has revealed that 12 volt batteries in a variety of electric vans are not good enough and need to improve. Paul Hollick, APF chair, said t…

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New appointments to Diesel Technic UK sales team

Date: Tuesday 09 July 2024

Reporting to Diesel Technic UK’s General Manager, Mark Todd, Luke Winship has been appointed Sales Manager Central Region and Kevin Petrie joins as Sales Manager North and Northern Ireland.  They join…

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Kerridge Commercial Systems strengthens its Field Service Management software offering with the acquisition of Klipboard

Date: Tuesday 09 July 2024

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), the global provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business management software provider for distribution, servicing and rental businesses has completed t…

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GSF Car Parts Continues Expansion with New Branch Openings in East Manchester and Southeast London

Date: Tuesday 09 July 2024

The Openshaw branch, located in East Manchester, spans 4,000 square feet. It achieved a record-breaking opening day for sales, setting a new benchmark for the network. This new branch significantly en…

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July Housing Market Update from Prosperity Mortgages

Date: Monday 08 July 2024

Prosperity Mortgages has released a housing market update. To view the update click here

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Get to know Delphi-backed racing hotshot, Joseph Knight

Date: Monday 08 July 2024

As the BRSCC Airtec Motorsport Fiesta ST240 Championship approaches the halfway stage in the 2024 calendar, Delphi is shining a spotlight on one of the season's most promising talents: Joseph Knight. …

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Next UK government must acknowledge aftermarket’s role

Date: Friday 05 July 2024

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will press the new Labour government on protecting the rights of motorists and freedoms for businesses in the independent automotive aftermarke…

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Automechanika 2024: HELLA and Hella Gutmann present numerous new products

Date: Friday 05 July 2024

At Automechanika 2024 in Frankfurt from 10 to 14 September 2024, the international automotive supplier HELLA will be presenting new products, solutions for workshop equipment and technologies of the f…

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ZF Aftermarket secures first runner up in Motor Parts Direct's ‘Supplier of the Year’ Award

Date: Friday 05 July 2024

This accolade celebrates ZF Aftermarket’s exceptional contributions to the market, highlighting its commitment to customer service, quality products and comprehensive training programmes. Held at the …

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REPXPERT bonus program now digital

Date: Friday 05 July 2024

Garages are being urged to use the REPXPERT app if they want to keep accumulating REPXPERT bonus points, with the popular loyalty scheme now fully digital in a move that offers instant access to techn…

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DENSO’s League of True Mechanics winner revels in the Monaco GP magic!

Date: Thursday 04 July 2024

Multiple League of True Mechanics (LOTM) UK winner Edd Hunt, enjoyed the top prize for the winner of the 2023 competition, which was a weekend trip for two to attend the charismatic Monaco Grand Prix,…

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Garage’s Strategy to Work Less Hours Pays Off

Date: Thursday 04 July 2024

Court Autos, a family-run Bosch garage in Shropshire, has revealed how changing its approach to the work it attracts through its website, has ultimately changed the garage’s whole mindset and the way …

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Gloucester, Exeter and Fareham colleges to host OESAA Academy Live shows

Date: Thursday 04 July 2024

Following triumphs at Trafford College, Suffolk New College and HEAT (Hybrid Electric Automotive Training) at Blackburn College – where hundreds of students and apprentices got a front-row seat as to …

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Klarius wins Employer of the Year Award at the 2024 Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards

Date: Thursday 04 July 2024

Sarah Ratchford, Head of HR at Klarius, said: “We’re delighted to receive this prestigious award. Over the past three years, we’ve worked tirelessly to improve our work environment, harnessing valuabl…

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Delphi excels in independent OE brake testing

Date: Wednesday 03 July 2024

Delphi has achieved outstanding results in recently conducted original equipment (OE) independent braking tests. Pitting six top-tier brands against Delphi’s none asbestos organic (NAO) ceramic and lo…

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Workshops urged to replace cabin filters amid boom in air con bookings

Date: Tuesday 02 July 2024

As workshops see a surge in air conditioning servicing, HELLA Hengst is urging garages to seize the opportunity and educate customers on the importance of cabin filter replacement. Neglected heating, …

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Introducing wireless charging for Ring’s new worklamps!

Date: Tuesday 02 July 2024

The two lamps that are being changed are the MAGflex Pro Fast Charge LED Inspection Lamp (RIL4200/REIL4200) and the MAGflex Slim Fast Charge LED Inspection Lamp (RIL4300/REIL4300), both of which were …

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Exol announces Exol Algerie as ‘Export Distributor of the Year’ for 2023

Date: Monday 01 July 2024

Exol Lubricants has revealed that Exol Algerie has been awarded its prestigious ‘Export Distributor of the Year’ award for 2023, recognising its outstanding performance, growth and dedication to excel…

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REPXPERT Conference panel available to watch online

Date: Monday 01 July 2024

The Schaeffler REPXPERT panel discussion, which captivated REPXPERT Conference attendees, is now available to watch online. Held at the Manufacturing Training Centre (MTC) Coventry on Wednesday 22nd M…

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Magneti Marelli Checkstar & Restart Racing together for the 2024 BTCC season

Date: Monday 01 July 2024

Magneti Marelli Checkstar is proud to partner with the great Restart Racing team for the 2024 British Touring Car Championship season, with Magneti Marelli Checkstar logo on the car and on the driver’…

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OSRAM introduces NIGHT BREAKER® 220 bulbs!

Date: Monday 01 July 2024

OSRAM’s NIGHT BREAKER 220 is its brightest halogen bulb for cars, with up to 220% more light on the road and up to 150 metre long beam. These cutting-edge headlight lamps have up to 20% whiter light c…

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Imexpart now available on AutoCat for easy parts ordering

Date: Monday 01 July 2024

Imexpart (IMEX), a leader inparts distribution, has announced that all of its light commercial vehicle (LCV) and passenger car (PC) parts data is now available on Autocat, offering customers convenien…

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WAI Europe named ‘Supplier of the Year’ at MPD 25th anniversary event

Date: Monday 01 July 2024

WAI has been awarded the prestigious ’Supplier of the Year’ title at the MPD 25th Anniversary Event. This accolade recognises WAI’s exceptional customer service, stock availability, unwavering commitm…

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GSF Car Parts closes in on 200 branches nationwide, with new openings in Crawley and Southgate

Date: Monday 01 July 2024

GSF Car Parts, the leading UK car parts distributor, has announced the opening of two new branches in Crawley and Southgate, following the introduction of their East Birmingham branch last week. The n…

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Motor Parts Direct celebrates 25 years

Date: Friday 28 June 2024

National motor factor kicks off celebrations with trade show and awards dinner  National motor factor chain, Motor Parts Direct (MPD) is celebrating 25 years in the automotive industry and has kicked …

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‘Always be recruiting’: Glen Callum Associates advises on the changing candidate market

Date: Friday 28 June 2024

Glen Callum Associates has highlighted the significant changes and challenges in aftermarket hiring, with Glen Shepherd, Director of Glen Callum Associates, recently delivering an insightful talk at t…

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TechMan makes final of IGA’s BIG Awards

Date: Thursday 27 June 2024

TechMan, the UK’s leading garage management system provider, has been shortlisted as a finalist at the Independent Garage Association’s (IGA) BIG Awards 2024, in the category of ‘Garage Management Sys…

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SMP Europe announces latest range expansion

Date: Thursday 27 June 2024

Leading engine management specialists, SMP Europe, has announced its latest range expansion, adding 22 part numbers to its ever-growing range as part of its commitment to consistently updating its pro…

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Peterborough garages get the REPXPERT treatment

Date: Thursday 27 June 2024

The REPXPERT team hit Peterborough with a bang yesterday (Wednesday 26th June), visiting a number of garages in and around the city to tell workshop owners and technicians about the ongoing REPXPERT M…

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Imexpart introduces new CV motor factor brand

Date: Thursday 27 June 2024

Imexpart (IMEX) has unveiled its new brand, AUTOCOMM, specifically dedicated for commercial vehicle (CV) motor factors. The new brand has been developed to help simplify the purchase process for CV mo…

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Introducing MAGFLEX1000, the most flexible light from Ring!

Date: Thursday 27 June 2024

The MAGFLEX1000 is an LED strip light that can be twisted, bent and contorted into all kinds of shapes, making it incredibly versitle for a host of environments. It also comes with a stretchable strap…

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TecDoc: Global Standard Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Date: Wednesday 26 June 2024

At the beginning of the 1990s, automotive spare parts data was not standardised and it was not checked whether their assignment to a vehicle type was correct. This uncertainty in selecting the right s…

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Driveshafts and CV joint added to Shaftec’s New To Range selection

Date: Wednesday 26 June 2024

Birmingham-based automotive remanufacturer Shaftec Automotive has expanded its New To Range portfolio even further this month. These new additions to the selection include 41 new driveshafts, and one …

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Watch: Mobile business wins back main dealer work with macsRemote

Date: Wednesday 26 June 2024

  Universal Calibration & Geo, a progressive London-based programming and ADAS calibration specialist, has put its rapid success down to Hella Gutmann’s macsRemote Services. Launched in 2023, th…

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Work experience placements at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event hailed a huge success

Date: Tuesday 25 June 2024

The initiative reflects the event organiser's commitment to supporting the next generation of automotive professionals, providing the students with a variety of tasks and roles throughout the show. As…

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OESAA Academy Live events inspire industry professionals of tomorrow

Date: Tuesday 25 June 2024

OESAA Academy Live shows students and apprentices the different career opportunities available in the automotive sector, as well as illustrate existing and new technologies, products, tools, technical…

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GS Yuasa advises regular battery checks to beat the summer heat

Date: Tuesday 25 June 2024

Understanding and managing the effects of high temperatures on all the vehicle batteries that come through your workshop is crucial for maintaining their performance and longevity, and ultimately prov…

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