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First Line launches new-to-range references in steering and suspension

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

Automotive aftermarket supplier First Line has added a further 20 new references to its extensive Steering and Suspension programme in the last couple of months. The new-to-range parts include stabili…

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Delphi Technologies launches Mode 2 charging cables for convenient EV charging

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

Delphi Technologies is making it easier for electrified vehicle owners to charge their car with the availability of new Mode 2 charging cables that connect directly to the existing electrical infrastr…

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Subscription-free HaynesPro data access a hit for technicians and reception staff using TechMan

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

Recent TechMan Garage Management System integration of HaynesPro data has been applauded by Bedfordshire-based Jackson & Phillips Automotive Services which is now benefiting from instant access to…

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Climbing mountains, collecting records. Survival through hard work

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the availability of raw materials and products for further processing has fallen dramatically. At the same time, the order books are full. In a letter to the r…

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Motul-Edition GBS Zero launches with nationwide livery design competition

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

Motul is delighted to announce a new partnership project with bespoke UK car constructor, Great British Sports Cars (GBS): the Motul-Edition GBS Zero. The lightweight hand-crafted sportscar is now in …

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Turbulent first quarter for UK used car market as sales fall -8.9%

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

The UK’s used car market declined -8.9% in the first quarter of 2021 according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Some 1,687,755 transaction…

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Demonstrator delivery vehicle for innovative new hydrogen fuel cell technology nears debut

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

The first demonstrator vehicle for a novel new hydrogen fuel cell technology is in development by MAHLE Powertrain. As integration partner to hydrogen fuel cell specialist, Bramble Energy, MAHLE Power…

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Mintex returns to MINI CHALLENGE race track in 2021

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Mintex has renewed its sponsorship of the MINI CHALLENGE Championship for 2021. All cars in both the JCW and Cooper Classes will use Mintex racing brake pads and in the Copper Class, all cars will use…

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New guidance published to prevent use of vehicles as weapons in terror attacks

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

New guidance designed to prevent commercial vehicles, including vans, lorries, buses, coaches and even cranes, from being used as weapons in acts of terrorism has just been published. The standard, wh…

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Despite a year-on-year decrease, the UK performed beyond expectations

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Following the unprecedented storm that shook the UK aftermarket in 2020, GiPA created a quarterly aftermarket activity report called Aftermarket Pulse. The objective is simple: assess the state of rec…

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Autotech Training offers IMI accredited air conditioning courses

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Autotech Training is now offering IMI accredited courses to make technicians skilled in repairing and servicing vehicle air conditioning systems, and help garages meet regulations surrounding fluorina…

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AP Air Europe broadens scope in recruitment process

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Agricultural air conditioning distributor, AP Air Europe, is utilising talent from engineering and automotive aftermarket recruitment specialist Glen Callum Associates (GCA) to make key recruitment de…

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Stunning start for Halfords Racing with Cataclean in BTCC opener

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Halfords Racing with Cataclean kicked off its 2021 British Touring Car Championship campaign with three top 10 finishes from drivers Dan Rowbottom and Gordon Shedden at Thruxton, Hampshire, at the wee…

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Philips completes the ranks of UK Top Garage and Top Technician Partner Brands for 2021

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Lumileds, the developers, manufacturers and marketers of Philips automotive lighting products globally, are proud to announce that Philips Automotive Lighting has become the final name included as a m…

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HSE is seeking individuals to support EV working groups

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

The HSE's Motor Vehicle Repair Forum (MVRF) is seeking individuals with detailed knowledge and experience to support its working groups in their prioritised actions. BackgroundThe MVRF met in December…

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NGK Spark Plug Co. Ltd has established a corporate venture capital fund to invest in venture companies around the world

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

The company has set forth its vision for 2030 in the ‘2030 Long-Term Management Plan NITTOKU BX’, which began in April 2020. This seeks a business portfolio transformation by increasing the ratio of t…

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Schaeffler’s REPXPERT Hotline – for instant access to the experts

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

For technical advice, application information or part number confirmation, the Schaeffler REPXPERT Hotline provides immediate access to an experienced member of the Schaeffler technical team, who will…

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GS Yuasa celebrate 40 years of battery production in South Wales

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Since being established 40 years ago in 1981, GS Yuasa Battery Manufacturing UK Ltd has produced over 85 million batteries at their Ebbw Vale production facility, employing over 360 skilled workers fr…

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Hold the line please! Warranty & returns portal reduces unnecessary calls

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

The TecAlliance Warranty and Returns service, brought to market by Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and PACT, is reducing the number of calls into a business, thanks to its swift a…

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UK Government’s new initiative for businesses

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has commissioned an independent research organisation, Kantar, to conduct research about a new initiative aimed at small to medium-…

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Ben launches Move4Ben

Date: Thursday 06 May 2021

Following the huge success of Breakout for Ben in February, Ben is excited to launch Move4Ben taking place throughout June - and people can sign up in just a few simple steps! Sign up here Ben is aski…

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Further honours for Philips new generation RacingVision GT200

Date: Thursday 06 May 2021

Introduced in Autumn of 2020 the new Philips RacingVision GT200 - with up to +200%[1] brighter light - was taking plaudits only weeks after its launch, by securing coveted “Recommended Buy” status by …

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Launch Tech UK diagnostic devices approved for Fiat licence

Date: Thursday 06 May 2021

Launch Tech UK has been approved by the Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) group for an official security gateway (SGW) licence, for its diagnostic devices to perform diagnostic functions previously block…

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DENSO invites technicians to join the League of True Mechanics and earn an IMI training certificate

Date: Thursday 06 May 2021

DENSO Aftermarket, the aftermarket division of leading original equipment (OE) component manufacturer DENSO, originally developed its e-Learning programme in response to the reduction in face-to-face …

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HELLA brings latest passenger car 77GHz radar technology into series production

Date: Thursday 06 May 2021

With more than 90 million 24GHz sensors, HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier, is one of the world's largest radar sensor suppliers. With the introduction of the 77GHz radar senso…

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Product News

No signs of crisis at LIQUI MOLY

Date: Thursday 06 May 2021

LIQUI MOLY’s strong sales growth continued into the month of April. At EUR 60 million, sales were 60 percent above the same month last year, which was admittedly already characterized by a declining d…

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Volta Trucks accelerates its ambitious Road-to-Zero Emissions strategy, launching four full-electric commercial vehicles

Date: Thursday 06 May 2021

Volta Trucks, the leading full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, has announced its Road-to-Zero Emissions strategy as it delivers on its vision of decarbonising the logistic industry, offering…

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Industry News

IAAF to explore eBay success in virtual webinar

Date: Thursday 06 May 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced its second Industry Briefing Bitesize session for May 2021, entitled ‘How to be Successful on eBay’, with an exclusive presentati…

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New Vice President for KYB Europe

Date: Wednesday 05 May 2021

Yuto Uchida has replaced Tetsunosuke Nagasawa as Vice President of KYB Europe GmbH. Uchida first joined KYB in April 2003 straight after graduating from university. He has previously worked at KYB Ame…

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Dayco enters manufacturing agreement with HKAF for viscous dampers to further strengthen manufacturing footprint in China

Date: Wednesday 05 May 2021

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems manufacturer for the automotive, heavy-duty, and industrial market segments has further strengthened its manufacturing footprint in China by partneri…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts invests in new vehicles to support increased demand for hybrid training

Date: Wednesday 05 May 2021

The UK’s leading supplier of car and van parts has taken delivery of three brand new hybrid vehicles, in response to record demand for hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) training courses. LKQ Euro Car P…

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New A3553S alternator in AS-PL offer

Date: Tuesday 04 May 2021

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A3553S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and st…

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OESAA Chairman: ‘OESAA and workshops working together to create a brighter future’

Date: Tuesday 04 May 2021

Following his decision to step aside as managing director of Schaeffler, one could be forgiven for assuming that Nigel Morgan was ready to sail off into the sunset; however, as Original Equipment Supp…

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Automechanika Frankfurt with new concept for 2021

Date: Tuesday 04 May 2021

This year's Automechanika Frankfurt, from 14 to 16 September, will be unlike any other with its once-only ‘Digital Plus’ format. In addition to a compact physical exhibition, Automechanika’s primary f…

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Trade is the key pillar of success for CV sector growth

Date: Tuesday 04 May 2021

The UK automotive sector’s productivity is world class and reliant on just-in-time deliveries. The disruption caused by the pandemic, ongoing supply issues and delays brought about by new trading arra…

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Goodwood VIP tickets up for grabs through LKQ Euro Car Parts Shell promotion

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

LKQ Euro Car Parts has launched an online promotion on its range of Shell oil, with 25 pairs of Goodwood Festival of Speed VIP tickets up for grabs. Available exclusively to LKQ Euro Car Parts custome…

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MAHLE achieves positive operating result for 2020 and makes a strong start to the transformation year of 2021

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

MAHLE has steered through the exceptional year of 2020 strongly with considerable resilience. Thanks to a strong second half, the Group was able to partially compensate for the severe sales slumps in …

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Mintex adds new products to its expanding range

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

Leading aftermarket braking brand Mintex has added two new brake pads and five new brake discs to its expanding product range. The new brake pads cover popular Kia applications including Sedona III, P…

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Product News

LKQ Europe with a Strong First Quarter 2021

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

LKQ Corporation reported first quarter 2021 results on April 29, 2021 that reflect records in a number of key metrics including overall profitability, segment margins and free cash flow. Dominick Zarc…

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Steering & Suspension ‘Tea-break Training’ highlights safety critical nature of chassis system

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

The Schaeffler REPXPERT technical team used this week’s online ‘Tea-break training’ sessions to raise awareness about its latest range of FAG Steering & Suspension components, to technicians from …

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Product News

“The vehicle interior is increasingly boosting the feel-good factor"

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

Interior lighting products from HELLA, the lighting and electronics expert, offer various options for creating a vehicle-specific interior design and indeed a thoroughly unique experience. The company…

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New Toyota exhausts cruise onto the aftermarket

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

New exhausts are now available to fit the Toyota Urban Cruiser 1.3 crossover, Toyota Auris 1.4 and 2.0 hatchback as well as the Toyota Verso TR MPV. There are also replacements to fit the Vauxhall Zaf…

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Emissions issue is one aftermarket cannot ignore, warns BM Catalysts

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

The automotive aftermarket must clean up its act on dealing with harmful emissions or risk creating its own scandal, says BM Catalysts, the UK’s largest independent manufacturer of high-quality afterm…

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IAAF appoints Mark Field as chief executive

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed Mark Field as its new chief executive, succeeding Wendy Williamson who is retiring later this year. Field has worked with the IAAF th…

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IAAF adds Partbusters to membership roster

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has expanded its list of members with the addition of Partbusters, an online supplier of quality automotive parts and accessories to the afterm…

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Government paves the way for self-driving vehicles on UK roads

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Following a landmark call for evidence, the government has set out how vehicles fitted with Automated Lane Keeping System (ALKS) technology could legally be defined as self-driving, as long as they re…

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Self-steering cars heading to UK roads … but is the infrastructure ready to ensure they’re safe?

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

“The UK is in a race … a race for zero emissions and a race for mobility solutions that don’t need a driver. But I fear the government’s current impetus is not necessarily underpinned by solid infrast…

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Hayley Pells - thoughts on driverless travel

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Private transport and the link to the economy demonstrates that the more that we are able to move, the wealthier we become. Enabling driverless travel brings the benefits of rail with the convenience …

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Garage Gurus technical training sees record demand during pandemic

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Despite the pandemic, Tenneco’s Garage Gurus automotive technical education platform has attracted record numbers of aftermarket professionals from across the EMEA region to its expanded curriculum of…

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Dayco helps prepare the next generation

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Recognising the need to invest in the next generation of technicians, Dayco is expanding its training programme to reach out to students still in technical college, with a series of events starting at…

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