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National Motor Museum avoids Lockdown fuel degradation problems

Date: Friday 20 November 2020

There will be few re-starting problems or unnecessary maintenance issues when the National Motor Museum re-opens its doors after the latest lockdown, thanks to support from one of its lubricant suppli…

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IAAF Member News

EAG announces TRICO distribution

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) is delighted to announce that it will be distributing TRICO wiper blades to the aftermarket.To further accommodate the industry and its needs, EAG is now distributing TRIC…

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Product News

FRAM® slam as filter brand arrives at leading motor factor

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Technicians can now access a full range of FRAM® filters at leading motor factors – Midwest Motor Factors and Monmore Auto Parts. With five branches throughout the West Midlands, Midwest Motor Factors…

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IAAF Member News

NEW starter S9391S in AS-PL offer

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Another new starter has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The starter has an index number S9391S and is the product of the AS brand. The starter belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and starts rate…

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Product News

“If it's in the kit, then change it”, says Dayco

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Alongside its commitment to supplying original equipment (OE) components to vehicle manufacturers (VM) across the globe, Dayco, the world’s leading power transmission system manufacturer, is also dedi…

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OSRAM shines a light on the perfect stocking fillers

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Bright lights are arguably what Christmas is all about and although lights may not be the obvious stocking filler, a bulb upgrade can brighten up that number one car fan’s Christmas. OSRAM’s wide rang…

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Schaeffler launches FAG steering & suspension programme

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Schaeffler, the renowned and respected original equipment (OE) component and system manufacturer, has introduced a comprehensive steering & suspension programme under its FAG brand. It hopes to pr…

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Product News

Remember! Change your cabin filter every 6 months!

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Why do Cabin Air Filters need to be exchanged?For your health and system protection, driving comfort and safety. BREATH CLEAN AIR INSTEAD OF HARMFUL POLLUTANTSCorteco cabin air filters remove the irri…

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Enhanced Visual Inspection feature makes e-Videns tool even more comprehensive, flexible and easy-to-use and workshops can trial one for free!

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

DENSO has released the latest version of its vehicle inspection system, e-Videns, and for the next month is seeking workshops to partner with, in order to trial the tool, with the most active tester r…

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Product News

OSRAM teams up with NEXUS to offer a helping hand

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Keeping customers and staff safe is of paramount importance in garages, especially in the current climate, and consequently OSRAM has supplied NEXUS (via The Parts Alliance) with 1,000 complimentary b…

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IAAF Member News

New accreditations awarded to the team at K&S McKenzie

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

In a world of ever-changing legislation and standards, K&S McKenzie work to ensure that their team is at the forefront when it comes to maintaining high standards across the industries in which we…

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IAAF Member News

Business as usual for BM Catalysts

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

As we enter the second national lockdown, please be assured that it is still business as usual at BM Catalysts. The team has implemented strict procedures and systems to ensure we can continue trading…

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IAAF Member News

DVA Monthly Tests Conducted Statistics: October 2020

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

A new, monthly, publication providing statistics on vehicle, driver, and theory tests conducted by the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) in Northern Ireland has been published by the Dept. for Infrast…

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Industry News

OESAA members commit to support garages

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) and its members are eager to ensure the UK independent aftermarket knows that they are all very much ‘open for business’ during the cur…

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IAAF Member News

Exol’s Darren Frogson becomes new UKLA president

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

The United Kingdom Lubricants Association (UKLA) has announced Darren Frogson, CEO of Exol Lubricants, as its new president as he prepares to embrace a period of change for the industry. As president …

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People News

Commercial Vehicle Show rescheduled to Summer 2021

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

The UK’s largest and most important road transport event announces new dates for 2021. The 2021 Commercial Vehicle Show will take place on 8-10 June 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham, moving from its trad…

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Industry News

Fourth and TecAlliance consolidate eparts and Order Manager sales and support services in UK & Ireland

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Fourth and TecAlliance have consolidated sales and support services for their eparts and Order Manager (formerly known as TecCom) products in UK and Ireland, bringing about a more centralised service,…

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IAAF Member News
People News

MAHLE Powertrain helps condense development of emergency medical ventilators into weeks

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

MAHLE Powertrain has worked in a consortium with medical device specialist, Team Consulting to condense a development process that can usually take up to several years. The engineering services specia…

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IAAF Member News

Schaeffler gives technicians the opportunity of a live audience with the REPXPERT team

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Schaeffler, the renowned and respected original equipment component and system manufacturer, is giving a limited number of technicians the opportunity to be part of a live and exclusive online event w…

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IAAF Member News

Juratek joins IAAF membership

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed its newest member, light vehicle (LV) and commercial vehicle (CV) braking specialist, Juratek, to its growing network of aftermark…

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IAAF Member News

New white paper outlines value of proven aftermarket parts suppliers

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

NSK, a global supplier of motion and control solutions for industrial markets, has created a new white paper about the added value that can be provided by partnering with a proven specialist in afterm…

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IAAF Member News

Last chance to vote in IAAF Pride of the Aftermarket Awards

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Voting in the IAAF 'Pride of the Aftermarket' awards closes at 5.00 p.m. today, so this is the last opportunity to cast your vote. These awards have been introduced in order to reflect the impact that…

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IAAF News

Intellectual property after 1 January 2021: update

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

On 1 January 2021 there will be changes to UK intellectual property law to ensure the smooth departure from EU IP systems and at the end of October the IPO issued key information for customers and use…

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Industry News
Legal Updates

PM brings forward plans to end sale of new petrol and diesel by 2030

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has released his Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution for 250,000 jobs, which covers clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies. The Prime Min…

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Industry News

DIT webinar on new trading rules

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Time is rapidly running out for businesses to prepare for the end of the transition period. To reserve your place at a DIT webinar to enable you to understand the new trading rules which will come int…

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Industry News

Sign up for AdBells exclusive offers

Date: Wednesday 18 November 2020

Ad Bell have put together some exclusive offers available from Monday 23rd November, we would like you to hear about them. Sign up is quick and easy – click the link below to sign up day. Don’t miss o…

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IAAF Member News

Philips GoPure for safer, healthier and more comfortable motoring

Date: Friday 13 November 2020

The Philips brand is a household name in many fields, including lighting, lifestyle, automotive and healthcare products. It has long been renowned for its innovation in automotive lighting products an…

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Product News

Schaeffler demonstrates pioneering spirit and innovation to help shape an electric future for DTM

Date: Friday 13 November 2020

During the final weekend of the 2020 DTM season, Schaeffler demonstrated what the future of the series will look like: green and electric. As the new DTM Series and Innovation Partner, Schaeffler, alo…

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IAAF Member News
Product News

EAG focuses on quality for its steering components

Date: Friday 13 November 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) is highlighting its steering range, including its driveshaft, CV joint and caliper offering. EAG has launched an extensive range of driveshafts, calipers and CV joints fro…

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Product News

LIQUI MOLY is once again giving away a brand new Hyundai i30 N at the end of the year

Date: Friday 13 November 2020

For the tenth time in a row, the lubricant specialist has been voted the best brand in various categories by readers of Germany’s major car magazines. LIQUI MOLY wants to celebrate this success with i…

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IAAF Member News

EAG continues its growth and welcomes Chris Burnside as a company director

Date: Friday 13 November 2020

Sancorp, the parent company of Excel Automotive Group (EAG), has increased its number of directors, as it continues with its plans to grow the number of suppliers and subsequently, the products it off…

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People News

2 Marathons, 2 Runners, 1 Weekend. James & Lewis take on the challenge and raise support for Clair

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

James Ralph, South West Area Manager for the Alliance Automotive Subsidiaries and Lewis Selby, Managing Director for the Alliance Automotive Subsidiaries, will be running two marathons in two days to …

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IAAF Member News

HELLA UK racks up the miles to support local hospice

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

An intrepid group of HELLA employees have shown their commitment to each other and their willingness to face the challenges posed by coronavirus restrictions on group gatherings, to help support a loc…

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IAAF Member News

HMRC COVID-19 Support: CJRS extension

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

HMRC has now made the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) guidance available on GOV.UK. To check if you’re eligible and to get ready to claim from this week, go to GOV.UK and search 'Coronavir…

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HR Updates

Klarius is ready to support the exhaust replacement needs of UK’s ageing car parc

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Recent data released by the DVLA and Department for Transport (DfT) has illustrated that the UK car parc is older than it has ever been. Older cars are undoubtedly popular, and as a result aftermarket…

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Product News

Ben launches "Lucky Lotto"

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Ben has just launched its Lucky Lotto, giving people the chance to win a life-changing £25,000 whilst making a life-changing difference to the lives of people in the automotive industry. These are dif…

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Industry News
HR Updates

LKQ Euro Car Parts comment on latest SMMT used car figures

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Following the release by SMMT of its Q3 used car sales figures, Andy Hamilton, CEO at LKQ Euro Care Parts commented: “We expected demand for used cars to remain high throughout the last few months – t…

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IAAF Member News

Furlough updates from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Following the recent announcement regarding the extension of the Coronavirus furlough scheme, Lawgistics have received confirmation that neither the employer nor the employee had to have claimed under…

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HR Updates

First Line unveils free 2021 wall planner

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Due to their ongoing popularity with the aftermarket, First Line Ltd has revealed its 2021 wall planners. Each automotive planner is double sided, so workshops can display either First Line or Borg &a…

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IAAF Member News

Smart motorways get green light

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Nine more sections of smart motorways have been approved in the UK, totalling a further 138 miles. The new all-lane running (ALR) smart motorways have been approved for sections of the M3, M6 and M1. …

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Industry News

DVSA releases update for MOT testing forecasts

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Following on from previous forecasts, the DVSA has now produced the figures for November and a forecast for December, broken down by postcode, to help understand how demand will vary by area.   Good p…

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Industry News

Motor insurance during lockdown

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Reports have recently been circulating in the media regarding the validity of vehicle insurance during lockdown if the driver is deemed not to be travelling for "essential" reasons such as going to wo…

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Legal Updates

Are you ready to trade in goods with the EU after 31 December 2020? - a message from The Secretary of State for Business

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Alok Sharma has written again to British businesses on the subject of Britain's future trading relationships from 1 January 2021.   I know just how difficult the national restrictions announced over t…

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Industry News

Health and safety COVID-secure spot inspections ongoing

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

HSE is carrying out spot checks and inspections on all types of businesses in all areas to ensure they are COVID-secure.By calling and visiting premises and speaking directly to employers, we can chec…

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Industry News
Legal Updates

Voting now open for IAAF 'Pride of the Aftermarket' awards

Date: Tuesday 10 November 2020

Voting is now open for the IAAF 'Pride of the Aftermarket' awards. These awards have been introduced in order to reflect the impact that the pandemic has had on the people and the employment sector du…

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IAAF News

Avia Autos implores independents to keep communicating with their customers as the new lockdown kicks in

Date: Friday 06 November 2020

As we witness the start of a new lockdown, it is important for garages to communicate with their customers, in order to highlight the procedures put in place to keep everyone safe. Back in May, Avia A…

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IAAF Member News

Surge in car & servicing repairs passes recovery predictions and indicates driver behaviour shift

Date: Friday 06 November 2020

WhoCanFixMyCar.com, the UK’s largest online marketplace for car servicing and repairs, has reported a surge from 27,000 job requests in April, to 85,000 in September, a massive increase of over 205%. …

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IAAF Member News

Autotech Training rolls out on-site EV training for companies electrifying fleet vehicles

Date: Friday 06 November 2020

By 2025, the UK fleet vehicle industry will account for 75% of all electric cars on the road. However, a major knowledge gap surrounding EV’s and a lack of basic training is set to thwart employee usa…

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Product News

IAAF Letter regarding Van Drivers

Date: Friday 06 November 2020

During the first lockdown in the Spring, the IAAF received reports that motor factor van drivers had been stopped and asked to supply an authorisation letter to justify their journey. In response, the…

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IAAF News

Pulley Failure and Diagnosis: advice from Corteco

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

Similar to other components failing, the part that has failed is often condemned before the true cause of the failure is found. If the component that is replaced isn’t the cause of the failure, it is …

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