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HELLA launches Customer Experience Centre

Date: Thursday 26 October 2023

HELLA hosted the final of a series of three IAAF regional meetings on Thursday 12th October, whilst unveiling its ‘Customer Experience Centre’ at the same time.Around 25 visitors were hosted by the HE…

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Gsf car parts announces appointment of Executive Chairman & Chief Executive

Date: Thursday 26 October 2023

National motor factor GSF Car Parts today announced the appointment of Sukhpal Ahluwalia as Executive Chairman and Steve Horne as Chief Executive Officer of GSF Car Parts. The parts supplier operates …

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BGA Launches Engine Ventilation Range: Rocker Covers & Inlet Manifolds

Date: Wednesday 25 October 2023

Due to high demand, BGA have introduced over 100 [and rapidly growing] premium quality Rocker Covers & Inlet Manifolds, showcasing their commitment to product evolution. BGA is the Aftermarket div…

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Epiris announces the acquisition of GSF

Date: Wednesday 25 October 2023

Epiris today announces that Epiris Fund III, advised by Epiris LLP, has acquired GSF Car Parts (“GSF”), a leading UK supplier of aftermarket automotive parts. This is the fourth investment for Fund II…

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NAPA Truck Launches NOx Sensors

Date: Friday 20 October 2023

Commercial vehicle aftermarket manufacturer NAPA Truck has released its new range of over 50 NOx Sensors. A NOx sensor keeps the engine running at optimum performance and ensures the vehicle is emissi…

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Dayco supports ingenuity and encourages best practice

Date: Friday 20 October 2023

Spurred on by a recent news story concerning a workshop in Devon that has become prominent for its fixed price offer for the timing belt replacement on the Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, Dayco, the o…

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PartsinMotion.co.uk encourages motorists to complete wiper checks ahead of autumn

Date: Friday 20 October 2023

With all the extra spray from not just rain but also ice and snow, wiper blades will get a good workout during the colder months. To maintain a good level of visibility at all times PartsInMotion.co.u…

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Apec add 33 new lines to their braking range this October

Date: Friday 20 October 2023

33 new part numbers have been added to the ever-expanding Apec braking range this October. The range extension includes 18 wear indicators, 10 brake calipers, 2 brake pad sets, 1 brake cable and 2 spl…

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Shaftec’s Latest NTR Focuses on Driveshafts for Electric Vehicles

Date: Friday 20 October 2023

This takes the number of driveshafts launched this year to date to 138. Electric Vehicle applications offered in this latest range extension include Audi E-Tron (AU522L / AU522R); BMW i3 (BM315L / BM3…

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Stoney Cross Garage Takes Home Servicesure Autocentre of the Year 2023

Date: Friday 20 October 2023

Thursday 12 October saw the top Servicesure garages descend on Coombe Abbey hotel for the national garage programme’s annual Autocentre of the Year awards. The awards were Servicesure’s largest to dat…

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Wiper blades: visibility at the forefront for safety

Date: Friday 20 October 2023

Being able to count on efficient parts is fundamental, as those who choose Magneti Marelli Parts & Services know! Above all in the winter, using wiper blades that are high-quality, durable and in …

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You are invited!! Credit Management 101

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023

Is your credit control under control? In a 2023 annual survey of business-to-business (B2B) payment practices, a leading insurer found that half of all B2B invoices are settled late. With insolvencies…

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Glen Callum Associates celebrates 25-year landmark, urging aftermarket to ‘embrace change’

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023

Glen Callum Associates (GCA) has marked its 25th anniversary serving the automotive aftermarket, with the team continuing on its mission to provide effective solutions to ever-changing recruitment cha…

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Record-breaking funds raised for Bangers4Ben

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023

Messe Frankfurt UK, organisers of UK Garage and Bodyshop Event (UKGBE) has completed the 2023 Bangers4Ben rally, which raised a combined £47,500 for, automotive mental health charity, Ben. UKGBE’s tea…

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The Drift King returns to Cyprus!

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023

After a very successful racing season, our Alco Filters drift driver, George Christoforou “Ela Koko”, is returning to Cyprus for the final race of the Drift Kings International Championship 2023 that …

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ALLDATA Europe and Schaeffler partner to provide REPXPERT members with instant access to original technical repair data

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023

Renowned automotive brands, ALLDATA Europe and Schaeffler, are proud to announce that they have joined forces to provide REPXPERT members original vehicle manufacturer (VM) technical repair data. REPX…

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IAAF Annual Conference unveils full line-up

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will offer delegates an insightful look at the state of the automotive industry, and the opportunity to learn about the upcoming challenges and…

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Nominations open for IAAF Pride of the Aftermarket Awards

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023

The full line up of awards for the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF)’s Pride of the Aftermarket Awards ceremony has been revealed, with nominations now being welcomed for each of th…

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Delphi celebrates the best UK technician talent

Date: Wednesday 18 October 2023

Delphi has once again helped showcase the best of UK garage technical talent after hosting the keenly contested Top Technician final on Saturday 14th October.The event took place at Delphi’s state-of-…

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New brake hose range now available from BETTAPARTS

Date: Tuesday 17 October 2023

Fras-Le-owned BETTAPARTS has launched a new range of ABTEX Brake Hoses, with the addition of over 200 new part numbers, as the brand looks to meet increased market demand. Matt Leeming, marketing mana…

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Launch Tech UK to showcase EV range at Mechanex 2023

Date: Monday 16 October 2023

Launch Tech UK will be exhibiting its new range of electric vehicle (EV) diagnostic devices and workshop equipment, designed with the future needs of the industry in mind, at this year’s Mechanex show…

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Schaeffler’s IMI approved double clutch system training heads north of the border

Date: Monday 16 October 2023

The latest IMI-approved double-clutch training course from Schaeffler will be taking place on 31st October & 1st November at the LAGTA Bosch training facility in Motherwell. The first day covers V…

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Textar reveals details of new-to-range brake pads and discs

Date: Monday 16 October 2023

Braking specialist TMD Friction UK has introduced three new brake pads and five new brake discs to its premium Textar brand range in its latest range expansion. TMD Friction UK’s research and developm…

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Mintex expands braking range with new references

Date: Monday 16 October 2023

Braking specialist TMD Friction UK has introduced two new brake discs and three new brake pads to its Mintex product portfolio, widening its vehicle coverage to meet the needs of the expanding vehicle…

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LIQUI MOLY Launches Video Series with Online Creator “Shmee150”

Date: Monday 16 October 2023

Celebrity endorsement of the diverse LIQUI MOLY product and service world: Together with “Shmee150”, the online alias of Timothy Burton, the Ulm-based company is launching a widespread online collabor…

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Launch Tech reveals evolution of Euro Turbo diagnostic tool

Date: Monday 16 October 2023

Automotive diagnostics and garage equipment specialist Launch Tech UK has revealed details of the latest evolution of its EURO TURBO professional diagnostic device. Launch Tech’s X-431 EURO TURBO II i…

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GSF recognises Schaeffler as Servicesure Supplier of the Year

Date: Monday 16 October 2023

Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd has been presented with the Servicesure Parts Supplier of the Year award by GSF, in recognition of its continued efforts to support the Servicesure garage ne…

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JURATEK reveals latest new to range

Date: Monday 16 October 2023

Braking brand JURATEK has unveiled the latest new-to-range references in its popular braking product group, with the introduction of 65 new part numbers to meet increased demand and offer more vehicle…

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WAI to introduce new safety feature in its electric vehicle charging cables

Date: Monday 16 October 2023

Leading automotive parts supplier, WAI, has revealed it will be adding a new feature to its popular electric vehicle (EV) charging cable range for added safety and protection. The latest evolution to …

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Ensure a complete replacement with BM Catalysts’ fitting kits and pressure pipe range

Date: Monday 16 October 2023

Europe’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket hot end emissions products, BM Catalysts, has reiterated the importance of using new fittings when replacing an emissions control product. BM Catalysts als…

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Dominant double victory for Philips bulbs in the UK’s number one annual headlamp bulb test by Auto Express!

Date: Monday 16 October 2023

Following on from Philips RacingVision GT200 scooping Headlamp of the Year and H7 Best Buy honors in the previous Auto Express product mega test and awards, Lumileds is proud to announce that in the l…

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IAAF takes lobbying message on road with regional meetings

Date: Friday 13 October 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) demonstrated its lobbying activity and provided a comprehensive snapshot of the latest legislation changes affecting the aftermarket, at its ne…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts wins coveted award for driver safety

Date: Friday 13 October 2023

LKQ Euro Car Parts has been recognised for excellence in driver safety at the UK Fleet Champions Awards hosted by road safety charity, Brake. The aftermarket specialist picked up the Company Driver Sa…

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Victory for Belron® company Carglass® Germany and ATU as European Court of Justice defends a fair and level playing field in the automotive aftermarket

Date: Friday 13 October 2023

The recent ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) removes the anti-competitive obstacles imposed by vehicle manufacturers and will allow all independent repair shops access to essential car d…

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GSF Car Parts Announces New Training Rollout For World Mental Health Day

Date: Friday 13 October 2023

NATIONAL motor factor GSF Car Parts has announced a new commitment to introduce accredited mental health training to its Team Members. The launch tied in with World Mental Health Day on Tuesday 10 Oct…

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Every Watt counts: How Schaeffler is helping to increase the range of electrified vehicles

Date: Thursday 12 October 2023

More and more drivers are choosing vehicles with an electrified power train, whether that may be fully electric (BEV), plug-in (PHEV) or hybrid (HEV). However, range anxiety remains the number one iss…

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Multiple energy storage solutions from Ecobat Battery

Date: Thursday 12 October 2023

Due to the ever present threat of ongoing global instability caused by conflict or natural events, never has the storage of the precious energy that has been generated, whether from using natural reso…

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Textar supports East Coast College Evolve training session

Date: Thursday 12 October 2023

Braking specialist TMD Friction UK supported East Coast College’s Evolve training session towards the end of September, providing best-practice guidance and displaying its premium Textar braking produ…

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Rally Team Project

Date: Thursday 12 October 2023

KYB Corporation in Japan has started a rally team as a project initiative. It is competing in the Japanese Rally Championship to train development engineers, increase the motivation of company employe…

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NAPA Racing UK secures historic BTCC title at Brands Hatch

Date: Wednesday 11 October 2023

A stunning season on track for NAPA Racing UK ended on the highest of highs after the team successfully wrapped up no fewer than three Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship titles on Finals Day at…

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Maverick Diagnostics hails Automotive 30% Club influence in refining gender-balanced recruitment strategy

Date: Wednesday 11 October 2023

Maverick Diagnostics has reaffirmed its commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity within its organisation, by utilising the partnership created with Automotive 30% Club. The recruitment proces…

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OESAA Academy Live ignites excitement at Exeter College

Date: Wednesday 11 October 2023

There was a vibrant atmosphere at Exeter College on Wednesday evening, as automotive professionals and colleagues descended on the college for the latest instalment of OESAA Academy Live. Original Equ…

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Lindgren pipped to Speedway World title

Date: Tuesday 10 October 2023

NGK-sponsored Freddie Lindgren, who has narrowly failed in his bid to become the 2023 FIM World Speedway champion, securing the Speedway GP World Championship silver medal, was delighted to finish in …

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£89 million of funding to develop cutting edge new electric vehicle technology

Date: Tuesday 10 October 2023

£89 million of funding has been awarded to 20 cutting edge net zero tech projects including hydrogen-powered offroad vehicles, a new lithium scale-up plant and revolutionary new EV battery systems, re…

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Lesjofors launch 27 new coil spring references

Date: Monday 09 October 2023

Lesjofors Springs are pleased to announce the introduction of a further 27 coil springs into their market-leading range, including the Tesla Model 3 RWD, strengthening their already leading EV vehicle…

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OSRAM releases NIGHT BREAKER® 200 counter display

Date: Monday 09 October 2023

Renowned lighting specialist, OSRAM, has launched a new counter display for its highly regarded and popular NIGHT BREAKER 200 range. OSRAM’s NIGHT BREAKER 200 is its brightest halogen bulb, with up to…

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Alternator and starter references among DENSO’s latest aftermarket range additions

Date: Monday 09 October 2023

DENSO is a pioneer of starter and alternator technology and the world’s largest original equipment (OE) manufacturer of rotating electric parts, with a global market share of more than 25 percent, so …

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Factor Sales empowers motor factors with upgraded data insights

Date: Monday 09 October 2023

Factor Sales, a leading provider of data insights, is thrilled to introduce two upgraded solutions, designed to provide motor factors with unprecedented data-driven decision-making capabilities. These…

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10 Reasons why to choose ALCO Filters!

Date: Monday 09 October 2023

Why choose ALCO Filters? Here are 10 Quality Reasons: ✅ Sealing ring made from special rubber compound resistant to hot engine oil and to compression.✅ Top plate made from heavy gauge steel and carefu…

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Bangers4Ben 2023 – The Moovie

Date: Monday 09 October 2023

Cow you bell-ieve it? It’s Bangers4Ben 2023 – MOORAY! You will have herd the Bangers4Ben 2023 charity rally is taking place in the Emerald Isle. And our two cowmedians, O’LawJaw and O’Judge, are so lo…

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