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Bright spot for LIQUI MOLY

Date: Wednesday 29 April 2020

Lubricant specialist LIQUI MOLY remains the undisputed most popular oil brand in Germany. This was decided by the readers of the largest car magazines in the country. The special aspect: For two of th…

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Liqui Moly trebles donation of product to German emergency services

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

1 million euros is certainly not what it used to be. On Maundy Thursday, Liqui Moly made a donation of their products worth 1 million euro to help hospitals, emergency services and fire brigades to al…

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Motor factor donates 'egg-cellent' surprise to local causes

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

Autoparts UK has donated hundreds of Easter eggs to a number of charities and good causes in a bid to raise spirits and support children in local communities. In Inverness, a total of 120 eggs were do…

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Claiming for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

Claim for 80% of your employee’s wages plus any employer National Insurance and pension contributions, if you have put them on furlough because of coronavirus (COVID-19). You’ll need to: check that b…

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Third workshop survey findings from Comma

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

As the UK enters its fifth week of the Coronavirus restrictions on movement and social distancing, in a third poll undertaken for leading aftermarket lubricant brand, Comma, workshops revealed how the…

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Coronavirus: MOTs due from 30 March 2020 - update

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

Cars, vans or motorcycles' MOT expiry dates will be extended by 6 months where they are due on or after 30 March 2020 - but the vehicle must be maintained in a safe-to-drive condition. The new rules h…

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Vehicle sanitiser kit brought to market by WAI

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

With the UK facing unprecedented circumstances, WAI has used its global supply chain to source products the automotive aftermarket requires to keep business moving, bringing a high-level, non-corrosiv…

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Chancellor expands loan scheme for large businesses

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

A government-backed loan scheme for large businesses affected by coronavirus has been expanded to cover all viable firms, the Chancellor has announced. Outlining further details of the Coronavirus Lar…

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By popular demand! Exol’s 15W-40 now available in 5-litres

Date: Friday 17 April 2020

Due to increased demand, customers in the agricultural and commercial vehicle sectors can now access Exol&rsquo,s most popular high-grade, Taurus SHPD E7 15W-40 heavy-duty engine oil in five-litre…

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New to range EPS parts from Shaftec - and a top-tip thrown in

Date: Thursday 09 April 2020

Having only appeared on the market in 1999, Electric Power Steering (EPS) is still a relatively recent automotive development. The first car to showcase it was the Fiat Punto which implemented a very …

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Autoparts UK, Midwest Motor Factors and Monmore close as resources provided to assist NHS and frontline workers

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

Autoparts UK, Midwest Motor Factors and Monmore Autoparts will temporarily close until at least Monday 13 April, following the government&rsquo,s new measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.   As …

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Business Secretary appeals to everyone to stay calm and carry on the good work

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

Our country and economy need all our support in tackling the coronavirus pandemic. This is a shared national effort and workers and businesses, across the country, have answered the call to action. …

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COVID-19: Easy read guide to the coronavirus and actions to take

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

Public Health England have produced an easy-toread guide which sums up what to look for, what actions to take and who to notify and when. Click on the link below to download and print the guide. C…

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COVID-19: Emergency business loan scheme revamped after criticism

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

The emergency loans scheme for businesses struggling to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic has been revamped following strong criticism from the IAAF, along with many other organisations. The Tre…

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Help available from Ben for those affected by coronavirus

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

As is to be expected, Ben is seeing an increase in demand for their support, both online and over the phone, and are working to assist those affected by the current situation.   They have created a Co…

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Impression Communications COVID-19 Aftermarket Survey

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

Impression Communications, who have provided the IAAF with excellent press coverage and PR advice for a number of years, are conducting a survey of aftermarket businesses. With much debate over compan…

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KYB celebrates 10,000th app download

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

The KYB Suspension Solutions mobile App continues with strong growth in popularity among European workshops, having now been downloaded over 10,000 times.   The app has three main features to help tec…

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Ring Carnation stays open to support emergency services

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

Ring Carnation has announced that it is currently remaining open to ensure it can continue to serve ambulances and other emergency service vehicles with much-needed specialist equipment during this un…

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Social distancing guidance for businesses in Scotland

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

Social distancing guidance for businesses in Scotland has been updated to help provide clarity on protecting employees in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19). It provides further information fo…

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The very latest COVID-19 update from Comline

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

During these uncertain times, Comline is making every effort to maintain a consistent and reliable level of service. Comline remains fully operational, however we have had to make some important chang…

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Workplace 'social distancing' to become law in Wales amid worker concerns for safety

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

The ,Welsh Government is to enforce 'social distancing' at work with a law requiring employers to abide by the two metre rule where "reasonable". Up to now businesses have been advised to keep…

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Bosch announces launch of new ADAS calibration course

Date: Friday 03 April 2020

Bosch has announced the launch of a new two-day IMI accredited ADAS calibration course &ndash, VSB41.   The course covers the various different systems fitted and trainees will have the opportunit…

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Valeo gets Road Safety Innovation Award for eCall system

Date: Friday 03 April 2020

Valeo has received the 2020 Road Safety Innovation Award in the &ldquo,preventing the consequences of an accident&rdquo, category for its Valeo Rescuer solution.   As of April 1, 2018, all new…

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Schaeffler announces date for REPXPERT Academy LIVE Blackpool

Date: Thursday 02 April 2020

Schaeffler is currently accepting registrations for the next REPXPERT Academy LIVE event, due to be held at Blackpool and The Fylde College on Saturday 20th June.   It will be the third-running of the…

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Three good news stories from ECP

Date: Thursday 02 April 2020

Euro Car Parts is supporting the AA&rsquo,s new partnership with the London Ambulance Service, supplying parts to keep NHS staff on the road during the coronavirus pandemic. Andy Hamilton, CEO at Euro…

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AS-PL keeps a social distance

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

AS-PL have decided to, temporarily, separate the elements of their logo, to draw attention to the need for social distancing between people due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are urging everytone to k…

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Comma conducts snap survey of workshops

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

As the UK enters its second week of the Coronavirus restrictions on movement and social distancing, in a poll undertaken for leading aftermarket lubricant brand, Comma, workshops revealed how they&rsq…

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COVID - 19: How do I inform employees they are to be put on Furlough Leave?

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Lawgistics have already seen a keen interest from companies interested in utilising the recently announced Job Retention Scheme, for many it appears the only viable option of saving the jobs. Whilst…

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COVID-19 update: call for logistics professionals to come together

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has launched an initiative to bring together logistics and passenger transport operators in urgent need of supply chain resources. The initi…

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COVID-19: A letter to everyone from Ben

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The automotive charity Ben has sent out the following open letter: There&rsquo,s no doubt that we&rsquo,re in unusual and challenging times. The Coronavirus is affecting everyone&rsquo,s lives - both…

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COVID-19: A message from Nutexa

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

We want to reassure you that Nutexa Frictions Ltd is still open for business.   As a Brake lining manufacturer, we are aware that commercial traffic will remain an important resource receiving goods a…

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COVID-19: An offer from DFA Media

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The IAAF has received a letter from DFA Media, publisher of Aftermarket magazine, offering their assistance to manufacturers who want to produce the products so desperately needed by the NHS but are e…

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COVID-19: Autosupplies update

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Autosupplies is open as normal but has very strict restrictions in place, which are in-line with the government&rsquo,s latest directives regarding Coronavirus and social distancing. Of paramount impo…

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COVID-19: MAHLE Aftermarket

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

MAHLE has reduced its minimum order value on a temporary basis to help support customers and has set up its customer services team with all the necessary tools and equipment to work from home. Despi…

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COVID-19: Roadlink update

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Roadlink International continues to remanufacture and dispatch goods from its central distribution centre in the UK, and is encouraging customers to get in touch if they have any queries or need any s…

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COVID-19: To Furlough or not to Furlough

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Everyone is talking about furlough, but what does it mean, who will benefit, is commission included and how will it be paid? , IAAF Service Support Partner, Lawgistics, have developed a quick Q&am…

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COVID-19: WAI update

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

WAI is moving to daily bulletins to customers and encouraging two way communication. The company has also begun assisting motor factors, who are suffering from staff shortages, with a direct supply of…

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Data analytics essentials for the COVID-19 crisis - timely advice from Phocas Software

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic puts risk management and disruption strategies under the spotlight as companies experience limited supply and others are battling cashflow shortages. For businesses who move and …

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Driving tests and MOTs for heavy vehicles suspended for up to 3 months to help tackle spread of coronavirus

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is suspending driving tests in England, Scotland and Wales for up to 3 months from 21 March 2020. The decision has been made to help prevent the spread…

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EAG ‘very much open for business’ and ‘heightens cleaning policies’ following COVID-19 outbreak advice

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has confirmed that it is &lsquo,very much open for business&rsquo,, amid the outbreak of COVID-19 and the measures introduced by the UK government. &nbsp, Moto…

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Helping the heroes of haulage

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

During these times of global crisis, road safety is more important now than ever to ensure the world can continue on its road to recovery. With commercial vehicles operating around the clock transport…

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HMRC COVID-19 Update: Job Retention Scheme

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The government is committed to doing whatever it takes to support businesses and individuals through the Coronavirus pandemic. On 20 March as part of these efforts the Chancellor announced the Coronav…

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How to protect yourself from cybercrime

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The introduction of measures to contain the coronavirus means we are spending more time online, whether teleworking or surfing. Combined with anxieties caused by the crisis, this often results in unsa…

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Letter from ECP CEO Andy Hamilton to customers regarding COVID-19

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Dear Customer,   Following the announcement from the Prime Minister, I can confirm that our branches remain open and our deliveries will continue &ndash, to support you.   Given the critical suppo…

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MAHLE Aftermarket: COVID-19 update

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

MAHLE has reduced its minimum order value on a temporary basis to help support customers and has set up its customer services team with all the necessary tools and equipment to work from home. Despi…

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MAHLE and Triumph cooperate in the manufacture of face masks

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

MAHLE and the underwear manufacturer Triumph Holding AG (Bad Zurzach &ndash, &ldquo,Triumph&rdquo,) are joining forces to manufacture face masks.   MAHLE is providing a filter medium that …

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New rules on MOT testing for light vehicles

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, cars and vans and motorcycles due their MOT from 30 March 2020 will have their MOT extended by 6 months. This will continue until confirmed otherwise. This…

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Rules on carrying over annual leave to be relaxed to support key industries during COVID-19

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitlement due to COVID-19 will now be able to carry it over into the next 2 leave years, under measures introduced by Business Secretar…

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Six-month MOT extension causes huge challenges, says IAAF

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has said the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency&rsquo,s (DVSA) decision to extend MOTs for a six-month period causes &ldquo,huge challenges&rd…

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Statement from Ring to their customers

Date: Wednesday 01 April 2020

In view of the clearly deteriorating situation in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to do all possible to protect our staff. Consequently, we are essentially shutting , the Gel…

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