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Ben: Support for life

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

Ben are focussing on the need for people to build connections. Human beings all have basic needs for food and shelter, but also for a sense of belonging to a group - a need to form relationships. Rese…

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HR Updates

Slick win for DAMS F2 Lucas Oil car at Silverstone

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

Defending F2 Championship motor racing team DAMS, took its first victory of the season thanks to a lights-to-flag home win by British driver Dan Ticktum, last weekend. After finishing 8th in the Featu…

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IAAF Member News

Mighty Morgan kick-starts BTCC Campaign

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

Adam Morgan started his Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship assault with three top 12 finishes at Donington Park this weekend, as Britain’s premier motor sport championship roared into life.Behi…

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IAAF Member News

Reg Patrick RIP

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

It was with sadness that we learned this week of the passing of Reg Patrick at the age of ninety. Reg headed the Automotive Distribution Federation (ADF) for many years and, following his retirement, …

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People News

DVSA plans for heavy vehicle testing

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

Heavy vehicle testing restarted at Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs) on 04 July 2020. DVSA has been issuing certificates of temporary exemption (CTEs) to vehicles and trailers due for test. They ar…

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Industry News

Schaeffler’s REPXPERTS back on the road delivering socially distanced face-to-face training

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

Back in May, as the Government took the first steps to ease the lockdown and encourage businesses back to work, Schaeffler was the first out of the blocks to put together and deliver a practical serie…

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IAAF Member News

New car registrations up 11.3% as pent-up demand helps lift market

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

UK new car registrations rose for the first time this year, by 11.3% in July, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Some 174,887 cars were registered…

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Industry News

UK commercial vehicle production grows in June but fails to offset Covid impact as first half output falls -24.8%

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

UK commercial vehicle (CV) production increased by 23.9% in June, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), with some 4,144 vans, trucks and buses leaving…

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Industry News

Plan for overhead motorway powerlines for truck revealed

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

A plan to install overhead charging cables for electric trucks on the slow lanes of the UK’s motorways has been published recently. The plan, which is expected to cost around £19.3bn, is part of the g…

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Industry News

MOT exemptions beat the rush campaign - BREAKING NEWS

Date: Friday 31 July 2020

MOT exemptions issued to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) will end from Saturday 1 August 2020. Around 9 million vehicle expiry dates were moved as a result of the exemptions. The Dri…

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Industry News

TecAlliance’s Peter Hollowood retires

Date: Friday 31 July 2020

Peter Hollowood from TecAlliance has taken well-earned retirement following an illustrious career in the automotive industry. Peter had worked for TecAlliance for more than 20 years, having previously…

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People News

‘Remain vigilant” says WAI MD Richard Welland

Date: Friday 31 July 2020

With businesses beginning to open their doors once more and the country gradually getting used to a ‘new normal’, the automotive aftermarket is being urged to keep up momentum in helping to set an exa…

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Product News

Motor oil: mineral, synthetic or fully synthetic?

Date: Thursday 30 July 2020

Motor oil has developed from a simple lubricant to a high-tech liquid. At the same time, the number of oil grades and specifications has increased significantly. Oliver Kuhn, deputy head of the oil la…

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Product News

Motorway roadworks speed limit to be raised in England

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

Speed limits through most roadworks on England's motorways will be raised to increase traffic flow and ease driver "frustrations". Highways England says raising the limit to 60mph from the usual 50mph…

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Industry News

Mitsubishi to exit UK market

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

Mitsubishi is withdrawing from the UK and Europe, confirming it will not bring any new models to the continent. Stocks of existing models, including the popular Outlander PHEV and L200 pick-up, will c…

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Industry News

We are DVSA: Annual Review 2019 to 2020

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

Over the last year, DVSA's staff have worked hard to help everyone stay safe on Britain's roads. ‘We are DVSA: Annual Review 2019 to 2020’, demonstrates how DVSA achieved their Business Plan objective…

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Industry News

Philips automotive lighting videos lead the way in educating the market on LED technology

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

Philips Automotive Lighting has been at the forefront of vehicle lighting technology and innovation since 1914. Its products can be found in one in every three new cars sold in Europe and so it is not…

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Product News

COVID-19: HMRC support

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

From 1 August there will be changes affecting the grant employers can claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Employers will be asked to pay National Insurance (NI) and pension contributio…

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Industry News

HSE guidance on disinfecting premises using fog, mist, vapour or ultraviolet (UV) systems during the coronavirus outbreak

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, fog, mist, vapour or UV treatments may be suitable options to help control the spread of the virus, by cleaning and disinfecting a larger space or room. Any…

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Industry News

New 2 Part Air Conditioning Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released a new two part Air Conditioning course on the rules associated with handling refrigerant: F-Gas Legislation and Environmental Impact (Parts …

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Product News

Standardised access to automotive repair and maintenance information

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

The IAAF invite you to comment on the BSI ISO Draft International Standard (DIS)18541 for standardised access to automotive repair and maintenance information (RMI) by independent operators. The serie…

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IAAF News

Expel germs and bacteria with new sanitising machine

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

The coronavirus has naturally led to significant demand for products that can maximise health and safety. In response to this, a new product has been launched that can be used by technicians when serv…

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Product News

One size does not fit all when it comes to fleet decarbonisation

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

Setting a single date for ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles would be a mistake, the BVRLA has told the Government in its response to the 2035 phase out consultation. The divers…

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Industry News

New Bosch e-learning offer for location-independent, live and economical teaching of workshop know-how

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

Using a new, innovative training offer, Bosch now also teaches workshop associates up-to-date know-how by means live online trainings. Practical Bosch webcastings allow several hundred participants lo…

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Product News

Fuel vapour valve range proves popular

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

SMP Europe has reported that its Fuel Vapour Valve (FVV) range has been one of the most in-demand product groups in the aftermarket, and in response, the aftermarket specialist has continued to extend…

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Product News

Bosch Aerotwin windshield wiper with advanced wiper rubber profile

Date: Tuesday 28 July 2020

Bosch has further refined and improved its tried-and-tested Aerotwin windshield wiper. With their PPP (Power Protection Plus) wiper rubber technology featuring a patented coating, Bosch Aerotwin winds…

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Product News

Bosch is reacting to current market requirements with its expanded range of batteries

Date: Tuesday 28 July 2020

Bosch is reacting to current market developments and new statutory requirements by expanding its already wide range of starter batteries for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, powered two-wheelers, …

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Product News

Exhaust-gas temperature sensors and nitrogen-oxide sensors complement the Bosch workshop range

Date: Tuesday 28 July 2020

Nowadays, different sensors installed at the exhaust tract of modern passenger cars and commercial vehicles monitor the exhaust-gas composition with top precision. In this way, they make an important …

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Product News

Solving sophisticated workshop problems even quicker using the Bosch Visual Connect app

Date: Tuesday 28 July 2020

Sometimes even highly experienced workshop technicians cannot find a suitable solution for specific and highly sophisticated technical problems on customer vehicles. This is where a Bosch expert and t…

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Product News

Tips for replacing wheel hub bearings

Date: Monday 27 July 2020

When it comes to vehicle repairs, NSK sets out to make processes faster, safer and more reliable for garage technicians and mechanics. For this reason, those purchasing NSK ProKIT solutions receive 10…

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Product News

HELLA reveals common fault with Vauxhall engines (1)

Date: Monday 27 July 2020

HELLA’s technical team has received an increase in queries about insufficient engine power relating to certain Vauxhall models, such as the Astra, Zafira and Meriva. The team has discovered that this …

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Product News

Affordable and versatile: new motor oil by LIQUI MOLY

Date: Monday 27 July 2020

German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY has developed a new motor oil especially for garages. Profi Longlife III is suitable for numerous VW Group models as well as Mercedes, BMW and Porsche. “I…

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Product News

Impression appointed as Glen Callum Associates PR agency

Date: Friday 24 July 2020

Specialist automotive, engineering and industrial recruitment agency Glen Callum Associates (GCA) has appointed full-service marketing agency Impression Communications, to help drive its strategy in t…

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IAAF Member News

Aftermarket gains a valuable insight into the effects of the pandemic

Date: Friday 24 July 2020

The latest Industry Briefing Bitesize session was another success for the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), as members logged in to learn more about the effects of the coronavirus …

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IAAF News

Yuasa gear up for the return of BTCC

Date: Friday 24 July 2020

Yuasa are revving up for the much-anticipated return of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) at Donington Park next weekend (1 – 2 August). After a much-anticipated wait, the two Halfords Yuasa…

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IAAF Member News

Hengst Filtration acquires the hydraulic filtration business of Bosch Rexroth AG

Date: Friday 24 July 2020

Hengst is about to acquire the hydraulic filtration business of Bosch Rexroth AG. This includes the site in Ketsch (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) with approximately 190 employees and the worldwide sales…

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IAAF Member News

SMMT guidance for automotive aftermarket updated

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

In line with the new requirement for face coverings to be worn in retail settings, SMMT have updated their Industry Guidance for the Automotive Aftermarket. The new requirements list a range of settin…

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Industry News

Face coverings to become mandatory for retail in England

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

Customers entering retail environments in England are required to wear face coverings from Friday 24 July, although many garages remain confused about the classification of a retail business and the r…

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Industry News

LKQ Euro Car Parts launches cloud-based GMS to boost efficiency and productivity for garages

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

As part of its ongoing efforts to future-proof the independent aftermarket, LKQ Euro Car Parts has introduced a new, cloud-based version of its Garage Management Software (GMS), CarSys. Exclusively av…

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Product News

COVID-19: Flexible Furlough Agreement - free templates from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

It is the suggestion of Lawgistics, the IAAF's legal helpline partner, that employers should ask employees to sign a flexible furlough agreement or to state their acceptance in writing. This will avoi…

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Legal Updates
HR Updates

Diesel used cars help set record prices

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

Diesel used car prices rise by 31.3% as demand for older vehicles in the used car market outstrips supply. Aston Barclay says it recorded its highest ever used car prices in Q2 as demand exceeded supp…

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Industry News

Driving the future: how the global pandemic has changed transport forever

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

The way society views and uses public transport and personal vehicles has been altered drastically, with a dramatic fall in car use for rural areas and a major rise in the use of two-wheel transport, …

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Industry News

Dayco reaches out to support those in need

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has once again put its ‘By sharing values, we create value’ philosophy into pract…

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IAAF Member News

HELLA recognised by General Motors as a 2019 Supplier of the Year winner

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

Lighting and electronics expert, HELLA, has been named a 2019 Supplier of the Year by General Motors. During a virtual awards ceremony, General Motors recognised 116 of its best suppliers from 15 coun…

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IAAF Member News

Mondays with Mark - James Onions

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

In the latest episode of Monday’s with Mark, Mark Field of Impression talks to James Onions, Director of Garage Wire about how the aftermarket media has evolved during the coronavirus pandemic. James …

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IAAF Member News

New! Formula Ben Silverstone VGP

Date: Wednesday 22 July 2020

Book your place on the starting grid and #BringItOn4Ben in our Formula Ben Silverstone VGP – a virtual race around the Silverstone F1 circuit. Lights out for racing is the 02/08/20 – the day of the Br…

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Industry News

LIQUI MOLY in the black during the corona crisis

Date: Wednesday 22 July 2020

The German lubricant company LIQUI MOLY also is not being spared by the global pandemic. Thanks to an aggressive strategy to overcome the crisis, sales had nevertheless grown by the halfway point of t…

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IAAF Member News

OESAA to distribute 3,000 free garage packs

Date: Friday 17 July 2020

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is supporting the ‘Back on Track’ campaign by promising to distribute 3,000 free ‘Back on Track’ packs of workshop POS and essentials t…

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IAAF Member News

Government bans old coach, bus and lorry tyres from roads in new measures to improve road safety

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Tyres aged 10 years and older will be banned from lorries, buses and coaches on roads in England, Scotland and Wales in a boost to road safety, Roads Minister Baroness Vere announced on 15 July 2020. …

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Industry News

Josef Parzhuber joins Gates as President of EMEA region

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Gates, a leading global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, announced that Josef Parzhuber has joined the organization as president, EMEA. Parzhuber started …

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People News