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Exol Lubricants to sponsor grassroots girls’ football

Date: Friday 06 May 2022

Exol Lubricants is sponsoring Willenhall-based grassroots girls’ football team, the Lane Head Vixens. The sponsorship includes the provision of brand-new kit for the team, with the Exol branding appea…

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Charlie impresses in American debut

Date: Friday 06 May 2022

NGK Ambassador Charlie Martin made an impressive start to the 2022 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America championship by claiming a podium finish at her first meeting. Charlie made her debut in the s…

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Automotive industry ramps up EV qualified technicians

Date: Friday 06 May 2022

One in four new cars would come with a plug by the end of 2022 if predictions by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) are correct . Yet analysis by the Institute of the Motor Industry…

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Industry News

Joint venture of HELLA and MINTH opens second production plant in China

Date: Thursday 05 May 2022

HELLA MINTH Jiaxing Automotive Parts Co. Ltd, a joint venture of the internationally positioned automotive supplier HELLA and the MINTH Group, has put a second production plant into operation in the C…

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HELLA intends to consistently expand and further develop the Business Group Lifecycle Solutions

Date: Thursday 05 May 2022

A key lever for sustainable mobility is the maintenance of value and the extension of the lifecycle of vehicles. Against this background, HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier rece…

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Heap’s 22 passes secure creditable 5th place

Date: Thursday 05 May 2022

Lucas Oil’s Junior Saloon Car Championship driver Jacob Heap raced past 22 competitors from the back of the grid to secure 5th place in the 5th Round at the Cadwell Park circuit, in Lincolnshire. His …

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Great success in Madrid - AS-PL sums up Motortec Madrid

Date: Thursday 05 May 2022

On April 20-23, the AS-PL team took part in the Motortec 2022 fair in Madrid. It was a great opportunity to meet business partners and present the new branch AS-PL in Spain. Motortec is one of the mos…

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Interview with: Michael Dunkel, Director Global Category & Product Management at TMD Friction about current trends, changes and challenges on the subject of commercial vehicles

Date: Thursday 05 May 2022

Requirements for brakes for light commercial vehicles, such as the 3.5-tonne commercial vehicles, which are often used in parcel services: How do the materials differ from those in normal cars? Hydrau…

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Product News

TMD Friction working with IMI on skills workshops

Date: Thursday 05 May 2022

Braking friction specialists TMD Friction, in conjunction with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), has launched a roadshow of technical training workshops for college students to address the sk…

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New trial to banish loud engines and exhausts on Britain’s noisiest streets

Date: Wednesday 04 May 2022

A search for Britain’s noisiest streets has been launched by the Department for Transport (DfT) with 4 areas across England and Wales set to trial new phase 2 technology to help stop rowdy motorists r…

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LKQ expects major savings in cost and CO2 from traction battery repair and remanufacturing

Date: Wednesday 04 May 2022

At the 43rd International Vienna Motor Symposium, the Chair “Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components” (PEM) of RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and LKQ Europe presented their investigation on …

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Grant Shapps refuses to rule out MOT change

Date: Tuesday 03 May 2022

Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, has refused to rule out an MOT test frequency change in a transport committee meeting last week. Shapps told the committee that while he wouldn’t divulg…

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Diesel Technic Product Portrait: 6.35213 Radiator

Date: Tuesday 03 May 2022

The engine’s operating temperature is regulated by the radiator. The radiator’s task is to ensure that the engine does not overheat, which can lead to serious damage to the mechanics of the engine; on…

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Product News

New Delphi Technologies Academy Pass-thru training empowers technicians with dealer-level diagnostic capability

Date: Tuesday 03 May 2022

Delphi Technologies is literally giving independents the tools to grow its service offering in line with that of main dealers after enhancing its online training platform with a new module on Pass-thr…

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Automotive industry unites in condemnation of possible MOT change

Date: Friday 29 April 2022

The automotive industry has united in its condemnation of any possible frequency change to the MOT test, with UK AFCAR, the coalition formed to lobby the UK government in a post-Brexit era, calling it…

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Factor One Marketing becomes newest IAAF member

Date: Friday 29 April 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has added automotive aftermarket marketing specialist, Factor One Marketing, to its ever-growing membership. The newest member is a dedicated a…

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IAAF Member News

IAAF Activity Report w-e 29 April 2022

Date: Friday 29 April 2022

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket with lobbying intensifying as the federation raises awareness of aftermarke…

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OESAA welcomes BILSTEIN to membership

Date: Friday 29 April 2022

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is thrilled to announce BILSTEIN as the group’s newest affiliate, becoming the latest brand to align itself with the organisation’s pas…

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Rain Data relaunches its website and launches Codex

Date: Friday 29 April 2022

Rain Data offers the industry's only elastic indexing of vehicle parts as an alternative to the competition. Rain Data Director Tony Waddle told us that while the company still provides bespoke data c…

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Product News

SMP Europe gets technical: Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensors explained

Date: Friday 29 April 2022

Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensors (EGTS) are becoming more popular in modern vehicles due to tougher emissions legislation. By measuring temperature in the exhaust system and relaying back to the ECU, t…

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Product News

Lumileds supports next generation technicians with Philips product

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

In what is set to be the first steps of a wider national initiative, Lumileds is delighted to have partnered with Coventry College’s Motor Vehicle Department for the supply of Philips vehicle lighting…

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Managing stress: tips and advice from Ben

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

Ben's recent health & wellbeing survey showed that stress is the most common issue affecting automotive people. Not only that, the survey also highlighted that stress at work is higher for automot…

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HR Updates

Advice from Lawgistics: Pandemic impact on annual leave entitlement

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

The change in March 2020 allowed for four weeks of annual leave to be carried over. So, as a reminder, any carried over leave must be used in 2022! In previous legal updates, Lawgistics have advised a…

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HR Updates
Legal Updates

SKF Recognized by General Motors as Overdrive Award Winner and a 2021 Supplier of the Year

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

SKF, a leading global manufacturer of bearings, seals, and lubrication, has been named an Overdrive Award winner as part of GM's 30th annual Supplier of the Year awards. First presented in 2012, the O…

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Your dedicated Partner for new aftermarket exhausts

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

Klarius Products has added a further 10 new parts to the largest range of aftermarket exhausts available in the UK, including systems to fit the latest models of the Peugeot Partner 1.6 van. Backed up…

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Product News

Banner – Powering the biker’s road ahead

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

With spring now in full swing, and following a two year period drastically interfered with by Covid-19, it apears that motorcycle fans at last can look forward to hitting the roads with a vengeance in…

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Product News

Hella Gutmann provides Tesla diagnostic and VAG CSM solutions with its latest V65 Software update

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

Once again demonstrating its position as one of the leading specialists in vehicle diagnostics, Hella Gutmann has opened yet more doors for independents with the introduction of its latest V65 softwar…

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Product News

Motul joins classic car loan project

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

Motul becomes the latest name to help young people experience, first-hand, running a historic vehicle thanks to the Classic Car Loan Project. Motul is proud to have become the official lubricants part…

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NGK riders ready for 2022 World Speedway Championship

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

Speedway supporter NGK’s all-star line-up of riders will be competing in the first Grand Prix of the 2022 World Championship season in Croatia on Saturday (April 30). The ignition and sensor specialis…

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NGK-sponsored Breen in third place in WRC standings

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team narrowly missed out on its third podium result of the season with Irishman Craig Breen taking fourth place in the 2022 Croatia Rally. M-Sport Ford’s fle…

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Corteco: Design for sustainability

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

Plastic has a somewhat tarnished reputation. But not all plastic is made equal. Single-use products that land in the trash after just a few minutes are, of course, harmful to the environment. Yet no-o…

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Launch Tech UK releases latest product catalogue

Date: Wednesday 27 April 2022

Premium diagnostics equipment supplier Launch Tech UK has released its latest product catalogue covering its expanded range. The new directory of high-end diagnostic and workshop equipment is a compre…

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Product News

Car makers treble battery range and deliver 15-fold increase in model choice in a decade

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2022

Massive investment by car makers since 2011 means today’s electric vehicle buyers can benefit from a 15-fold increase in choice of model, as well as, on average, more than three times the battery rang…

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Industry News

Savings of up to £5,000 up for grabs at one-of-a-kind UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2022

The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event at Birmingham’s NEC in June is set to offer garage and bodyshop technicians the chance to take home up to £5,000 of exclusive show deals and discounts on the latest to…

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Mintex provides stopping power behind Jaguar Land Speed Record attempt

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2022

TMD Friction’s renowned Mintex braking brand is providing the stopping power behind racing instructor and bodyshop owner Kevin Bourne’s Jaguar XJ6, as he looks to write his name in the history books a…

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Product News

Lucas Oil driver delivers podium and presentation finishes

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2022

Tony Lynch and his Lucas Oil-sponsored MR2 delivered a podium finish and impressed the pit lane judges with the award for best vehicle presentation at the first meeting of the 2022 Retro Rallycross Ch…

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Alliance Automotive Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Knoll GmbH

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2022

Leading European automotive aftermarket group Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) has finalised the acquisition of all shares in Knoll GmbH (Knoll) and Transport + Logistik Schleiz GmbH. At the same time,…

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The Fast and the Klarius

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2022

When you need an aftermarket exhaust fast, why go anywhere else than the company with the best choice? Offering the widest range of aftermarket exhausts in the UK and the largest stockholding in Europ…

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Product News

F4 evolves for 2022 and Motul is once again series official lubricant partner

Date: Monday 25 April 2022

The 2022 season is one of huge significance for the ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA. With an all-new car and engine combination, this important first rung on the ladder of single seater…

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Motul Product Portrait: Propeller Shaft

Date: Monday 25 April 2022

Propeller Shaft: Suitable for MAN, VW - Art. no.: 3.59154 The propeller shaft, also known as the cardan shaft, is an important component in rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. It’s job is to transfer the …

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Product News

Investment key for auto companies as motorists face increased car repair costs

Date: Monday 25 April 2022

Tightened legal frameworks, geopolitical uncertainties and technological advancements mean there is a greater need for automotive repairers to upskill and invest in the future in order to provide a cr…

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Huge demand for first post lockdown REPXPERT Academy training event

Date: Monday 25 April 2022

Schaeffler’s plans to relaunch its REPXPERT Academy roadshows have been given a major boost, thanks to the incredible number of people pre-registering for the first event, which will take place at the…

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Exol’s Shawn Smith competes in pool tournament

Date: Monday 25 April 2022

Exol Lubricants’ Shawn Smith is taking part in the Leicester Pool Tour Amateur Series pool tournament, with a total prize fund of £38,400 available. Smith, based at Exol’s Wednesbury site in the small…

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People News

Zap-Map survey of electric car drivers uncovers key trends in Britons’ charging behaviour

Date: Friday 22 April 2022

Zap-Map, the UK’s leading app and digital platform for electric vehicle (EV) drivers to search, plan and pay for charging, is publishing the full report of its market-leading EV Charging Survey, a dee…

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Industry News

MVBER key focus of IAAF’s attendance at UKGBE

Date: Friday 22 April 2022

IAAF is to highlight its wide-ranging work to garages on Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations (MVBER) at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event 2022, taking place at NEC, Birmingham from 8 to 9 June.…

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‘Beat the Heat’ with NAPA Water Pumps

Date: Friday 22 April 2022

Automotive aftermarket manufacturer NAPA has recently released a catalogue of over 490 product numbers to kick start its new range of aftermarket water pumps. The second in a projected string of 2022 …

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Product News

LIQUI MOLY’s two-stroke oil for sports

Date: Friday 22 April 2022

Kart sport is considered to be an excellent training ground for young racing drivers. Some of the best drivers in the world earned their first sporting stripes on the go-kart. LIQUI MOLY has developed…

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Product News

Serenco UK added to IAAF’s growing membership

Date: Friday 22 April 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is continuing to grow its membership and has added automotive tools and equipment wholesaler, Serenco UK to its network. Established in 2000, S…

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What would the vehicle of 2030 look like?

Date: Thursday 21 April 2022

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and Sytner Group have joined forces to excite the next generation of vehicle users. Separate competitions have been launched for primary and secondary pupils …

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Industry News

Britain moves closer to a self-driving revolution

Date: Thursday 21 April 2022

The government has confirmed planned changes to The Highway Code, responding to a public consultation, continuing to pave the way for safer, more efficient travel. The changes to the code will help en…

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