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Further additions bolster DENSO’s common-rail diesel range

Date: Wednesday 19 April 2023

Despite the growth in hybrid and electric vehicles, diesel powered cars and light commercial vehicles still make up a huge part of the European vehicle parc, so original equipment (OE) replacement com…

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It’s a win win with NGK spark plugs

Date: Wednesday 19 April 2023

NGK is the world’s No.1 ignition brand and there‘s never been a better time to fit its Laser Iridium and Platinum precious metal spark plugs. In a fantastic new promotion, members of Niterra UK Ltd’s …

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New smart motorways removed from government road-building plans in recognition of lack of public confidence and cost pressures

Date: Wednesday 19 April 2023

The government has announced that all plans for new smart motorways have been cancelled. This will mean that the 11 schemes already paused from the second Road Investment Strategy (2020 to 2025) and t…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts announces shortlist for Supplier of the Year award

Date: Wednesday 19 April 2023

Leading motor factor Arnold Clark Autoparts has unveiled the shortlist for its prestigious Supplier of the Year award, which recognises efforts across parts availability and customer service. The awar…

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Diesel Technic Product Portrait: 2.14646 Dosing module, urea injection

Date: Wednesday 19 April 2023

As an important component of the exhaust gas cleaning system, which makes it possible for nitrogen oxide emissions to be reduced by up to 90%, the dosing module individually injects the water-urea mix…

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38 new lines have been added to the Apec Braking range this April

Date: Tuesday 18 April 2023

As part of Apec's continuous commitment to innovation, April sees another incredible expansion of the Apec Braking range with 38 new lines added, including 3 brake pad sets that are first to market! T…

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HELLA increases sales by more than 14 percent in the first quarter

Date: Tuesday 18 April 2023

HELLA, the automotive supplier operating under the FORVIA umbrella brand, today announced data on its sales development in the first quarter of fiscal year 2023 (1 January to 31 March 2023). According…

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HELLA headlines at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Tuesday 18 April 2023

As one of the event’s Platinum partners, HELLA will be exhibiting a broad range of its market leading workshop equipment, as well as its original equipment (OE) replacement parts programme, that inclu…

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RIP Craig Breen

Date: Friday 14 April 2023

The 33-year-old – who last season raced for the NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team – died in the accident yesterday (Thursday, April 13) while driving for the Hyundai Motorsport team. His co-…

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EV qualified technicians reach 39,000 in 2022

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Demonstrating a significant commitment to upskilling in the face of economic turbulence, year-end figures from the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) show that over 14,800 dedicated technicians und…

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Automechanika Birmingham launches motorXfactor club

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Automechanika Birmingham, in conjunction with IAAF, has launched the motorXfactor club, a brand new programme at the event offering distributors a number of VIP benefits. Automechanika Birmingham 2023…

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Exol makes the finals for 2023 Made in the Midlands awards

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Exol Lubricants has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Export Award category at this year’s Made in the Midlands awards, in recognition of its excellent global customer service, international prese…

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TechMan makes it to IGA awards finals

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Garage management system, TechMan, has announced the brand has made it to the finals of the IGA (Independent Garage Association) BIG Awards, in the Garage Management System of the Year category. The I…

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Servicesure work with member garages to donate Easter goodies to local communities

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

National garage programme Servicesure has worked with six of its member garages to donate Easter goodies to local community causes. Servicesure’s network comprises more than 600 independent garages ac…

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Mintex stopping power helps deliver cross-country rally victory

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Mintex Racing brake pads and discs provided the stopping power to the winners of the first round of the 2023 All Wheel Drive Club (AWDC) Freelander Trophy, held at Walters Arena in South Wales. The wi…

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Nic Hamilton to race in 2023 BTCC

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

British racing driver Nic Hamilton – who is supported by Niterra UK Ltd’s NGK ignition brand – has confirmed he is to drive Team HARD. Racing’s Cupra Leon in the 2023 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Cham…

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Ben: The results are in...

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

April is Stress Awareness Month, and Ben has revealed the results from their latest survey in which 66% of automotive workers identified stress as the most common health & wellbeing issue they fac…

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HR Updates

Garage Awards finalists unveiled

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

The finalists have been announced in the Automechanika Birmingham 2023 Garage Awards, hosted by IAAF and headline sponsored by LKQ Euro Car Parts. Voting will be open next week with the winners being …

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WAI revamps heavy industrial rotating electrics product line

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Premium rotating electrics supplier, WAI, has unveiled a range revamp in its leading heavy-duty starters and alternators product portfolio, as the brand looks to stay ahead of the curve and meet the n…

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MAHLE introduces new fuel-efficient filter references to meet market demand

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has added 18 new-to-range filters to its product range, to meet the growing demand for energy fuel-efficient filters in the market. The aftermarket specialist is committed to expa…

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Delphi to focus on garage support at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, has confirmed it will be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham 2023. Visitors to the UK’s largest automotive trade exhibition, which takes place from 6…

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MAHLE highlights filtration portfolio for alternative drives

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has grown its full EV, hybrid and fuel cell vehicle filtration range, developed to meet growing demand in the market and help shape the future of mobility, to more than 199 refere…

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Delphi adds first-to-market brake pads for Mercedes C-Class and Hyundai Staria

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, has announced the release of further first-to-market braking components for Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai as part of its European aftermarket braking progra…

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Klarius expands access to quality aftermarket exhausts in the Republic of Ireland

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Motor factors and service garages in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) can now source a wider range of high quality Klarius exhausts. The popularity of the manufacturer's product range has been steadily i…

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Tips for avoiding errors in everyday workshop life

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

In the latest workshop video, the Parts Specialists have to deal with a fault in the exhaust system. Kevin and Lars not only take care of replacing the defective NOx sensor, but also give useful tips …

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WAI expands EV range with new launches

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Leading rotating electrics supplier and electric vehicle (EV) charging cable specialist, WAI, has unveiled the latest products in its popular EV range, including a new three-phase EV charging cable an…

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MAHLE issues best-practice thermostat diagnosis

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Thermal management specialists MAHLE has issued advice around the fitment of part numbers TM 36 103 & TM 37 103, which are both fitted to 1.2L & 1.4L vehicles. MAHE has created a handy step-by…

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First Brands Group joins IAAF membership

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

Automotive parts supplier, First Brands Group, has become the latest member to join the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). The three members of the First Brands Group are well known…

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MAHLE reaches finals of Made in the Midlands Awards 2023

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has been announced as a finalist in the category of ‘Automotive’ at Insider Media’s prestigious Made in the Midlands awards, in recognition of its growth in the region. The award …

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GS Yuasa achieves medium-term emission reduction and environmental targets

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

GS Yuasa are pleased to announce that they have met their mid-term emission reduction and environmental targets as part of their response to climate change. The battery manufacturer has committed to r…

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New street works regime to clamp down on pothole pain

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

People up and down the country will benefit from smoother journeys, reduced congestion, and faster broadband rollout as the government clamps down on utility companies for leaving potholes behind afte…

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Industry News

LKQ Europe and LeasePlan sign contract for fleet servicing and aftermarket parts supply

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

The leading distributor of automotive aftermarket parts in Europe and a global leader in Car-as-a-Service strengthen their partnership. A remarkable step for the independent aftermarket: LKQ Europe, t…

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Kerridge Commercial Systems unveils exciting and sustainable initiatives at its Konnect conference

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

At the event, spanning the 2nd and 3rd of March in Stratford-upon-Avon, Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) welcomed over four hundred delegates to its first live UK event post-pandemic. James Mitchell,…

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Sponsored Speedway stars ready for 2023 season

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

Some of the World’s leading riders will once again be sporting the famous NGK logo when they compete in the 2023 FIM World Speedway Championship. The ignition and sensor specialist – which this month …

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Professor Jim Saker presented with Sue Brownson Award

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

Professor Jim Saker FIMI has been presented with the prestigious Sue Brownson Award at this year’s Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Annual Dinner. His inspirational career and achievements have b…

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New name, same quality products

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

The name on the building may have changed, but the quality of the brands inside remains the same. NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd this month officially changed the name of its UK operations to Niterra UK Ltd…

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IAAF set to host two events and exhibit at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

The IAAF will be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham 2023, plus hosting two highly anticipated events; the Automechanika Birmingham 2023 Garage Awards and a networking drinks reception for members.…

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Launch Tech to showcase leading workshop technology at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

Launch Tech UK will be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham 2023, as the vehicle diagnostics and garage equipment specialist prepares to showcase the latest innovations from the company to garages a…

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The public has their say on MOT reform– and they don’t like it either: Kevan Wooden, chief commercial officer, LKQ Euro Car Parts

Date: Wednesday 05 April 2023

It probably wasn’t a surprise to see the aftermarket come out in almost unanimous opposition to some of the more radical reforms to the MOT system being proposed by the DfT. These being the recommenda…

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WAI to demonstrate latest innovations at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Wednesday 05 April 2023

Premium rotating electrics supplier, WAI, will be showcasing its impressive range of starter motors and alternators, window regulators, wiper motors, ignition products and engine management products –…

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FAI Automotive highlights latest new-to-range products

Date: Tuesday 04 April 2023

Premium-quality parts supplier, FAI Automotive, has launched 27 new references in its leading product portfolio, to continue to meet market demand and the ever-changing vehicle parc. FAI’s product dev…

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Product News

Bespoke mountings from Klarius can help save money on repairs

Date: Tuesday 04 April 2023

Worn mountings, as any seasoned mechanic knows, can cause a variety of problems for the car, from increased vibrations to damaged parts, or even complete system failure. Klarius advises all garages to…

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Ring and Osram to shine a light on products at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Tuesday 04 April 2023

Renowned lighting specialists, OSRAM and Ring, have announced that both premium brands will be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham at the NEC from 6th– 8th June. The companies will be sharing an im…

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Dayco showcases its aftermarket offering

Date: Tuesday 04 April 2023

Dayco, the company that pioneered the belt in oil (BIO) innovation on behalf of vehicle manufacturers (VMs) such as Ford and VW, will be highlighting the opportunity regular BIO replacement for these …

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HELLA ValueFit Slim beacons maximise safety and support the latest workplace legislation

Date: Tuesday 04 April 2023

HELLA, the original equipment manufacturer and system supplier, continues to lead the way with a host of lighting solutions that improve visibility and increase safety. The latest addition to HELLA’s …

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UK Detailing Academy to bring industry insight in dedicated programme at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Tuesday 04 April 2023

The UK Detailing Academy has been announced as the education partner and curator of the Automechanika Birmingham 2023’s Detailing Live programme, hosting practical demonstrations and kicking off insig…

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The winners of DENSO’s 2022 League of True Mechanics competition receive their rewards!

Date: Tuesday 04 April 2023

The annual League of True Mechanic (LOTM) competition combines high quality, IMI accredited, online technical training and assessment, with prize winning opportunities to allow technicians to battle i…

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Ecobat Battery to showcase battery opportunities across the sectors

Date: Tuesday 04 April 2023

As Europe’s largest battery distributor equipped with a team of knowledgeable power storage experts, Ecobat Battery is ideally positioned to help independents from both the wholesale and installation …

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Save the Date: IAAF Conference & Dinner, 7 December 2023

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

IAAF has announced its conference and awards dinner will be back in 2023, taking place on Thursday 7 December at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes. After a successful return to its face-to-face …

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Award Sponsors announced for Garage Awards 2023

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

IAAF has unveiled its awards sponsors for the Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2023 headline sponsored by LKQ Euro Car Parts. The event will take place on Wednesday 7 June 2023 at Hilton Birming…

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