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HSE home working guidance and resources

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

As an employer, you have the same health and safety responsibilities for people working at home as for any other worker. HSE's home working guidance provides details of straightforward actions to mana…

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£15 million funding boost to strengthen supply of critical minerals

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

Tonnes of rare earth elements - essential for technology such as electric vehicles, wind turbines and smart phones – could be recycled in future thanks to £15 million of government funding for cutting…

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Industry News

Coates signs up for new Porsche race series

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

NGK-sponsored North Yorkshire based racing car driver Max Coates and Graves Motorsport will embark on a debut season in the Porsche Visit Cayman Islands Sprint Challenge GB in 2023. The family-run tea…

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Training with the Parts Specialists: For direct exchange with the workshop experts

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

The product range with automotive parts and accessories of the brands DT Spare Parts and SIEGEL Automotive has recorded considerable growth. Due to this constant diversification, questions regarding t…

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New brake components from ZF Aftermarket: Sustainable, innovative, and user-friendly

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

ZF Aftermarket is launching three new or revised TRW products for brake repair; and in doing so is supporting one of the most important business areas in the independent workshop. These include a new,…

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Latest First Line Ltd. range expansion introduces 56 new parts

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

Automotive aftermarket supplier, First Line Ltd., has introduced 56 new references to its popular First Line and Borg & Beck ranges to kickstart its product development programme for 2023. The eve…

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Klarius helps deliver cost-effective exhaust repairs

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

With the ongoing financial pressures on households today, being able to provide affordable and quality car repair options has become more crucial than ever. As the UK’s largest manufacturer of afterma…

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AS-PL: Design and function of NOx sensors

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

NOx sensors are very important elements of the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system. It is worth knowing what they are made of in order to be able to understand better their role in the process …

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Ring introduces new, brighter colours for its inspection lamp

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

To further assist technicians in their everyday work lives, in addition to the existing classic black, Ring’s MAGflex Mini LED Inspection Lamp, RIL6100, will now also be available in blue and yellow, …

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BM Catalysts’ latest range expansion adds further SCR references

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

Europe’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket hot end emissions products, BM Catalysts has expanded its range with 23 new part numbers, including seven new Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) references…

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FAI Automotive streamlines Timing Chain Kit contents

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

Premium-quality parts supplier, FAI Automotive, has announced that it is simplifying its Timing Chain Kit (TCK) contents to create just three derivatives per application, making it easier for customer…

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LKQ Corporation Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

LKQ Corporation reported fourth quarter and full year 2022 financial results. “The fourth quarter was a solid operational finish to 2022. Our Wholesale - North America and Europe segments again delive…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts Blog - February 2023: Fixing the skills gap starts with retaining talent

Date: Monday 27 February 2023

The UK’s labour market is as tight as it has ever been. There are simply not enough people in the employment market to meet demand. As a result, those with vocations – like teachers and nurses – are f…

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LKQ acquires Uni-Select

Date: Monday 27 February 2023

Uni-Select Inc, the parent company of GSF Car Parts and The Parts Alliance, today announced its acquisition by LKQ Corporation. (a copy of the announcement can be found on the Uni-Select website here)…

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Industry News

PartsinMotion.co.uk highlights electric vehicle parts range

Date: Monday 27 February 2023

Online parts supplier PartsInMotion.co.uk is shining a light on its electric vehicle (EV) range of parts as they look to supply the future needs of the industry. The brand currently stocks over 7,300 …

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HELLA manufactures 500 millionth accelerator pedal sensor

Date: Thursday 23 February 2023

HELLA, the automotive supplier operating under the FORVIA umbrella brand, has surpassed the mark of 500 million electronic accelerator pedal sensors. The first accelerator pedal sensors rolled off the…

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£56 million of public and industry funding electrifies chargepoint plans across the country

Date: Thursday 23 February 2023

UK drivers will benefit from an additional £56 million in public and industry funding for increasing electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints across the country. The recent announcement by Transport Ministe…

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SMP Europe launches registrations for annual charity golf day

Date: Thursday 23 February 2023

Engine management and ignition specialists SMP Europe has opened registrations for its annual Golf Day on Wednesday 12th July, which will raise money for breast cancer charities. The SMP Europe Golf D…

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Latest advanced Roar Polishing finishing range now available at Autosupplies

Date: Thursday 23 February 2023

The Autosupplies Group has expanded its range of Roar Polishing detailing products, now including refinishing compounds geared towards resprayers and the repair industry. Popular with technicians, res…

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Aftermarket rallies round MOT petition

Date: Thursday 23 February 2023

IAAF members have been actively pushing for signatures of a petition that calls on the government not to extend the date of a vehicle’s first MOT to 4 years. With more than 300,000 vehicles failing th…

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Benathlon: challenge yourself, change lives!

Date: Thursday 23 February 2023

This March 10th-24th Ben are inviting people to sign up for free and take part in the first of a series of virtual challenge events. In teams of up to 4, you can do it with friends, family, colleagues…

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IAAF Activity report w-e 24 February 2023

Date: Thursday 23 February 2023

IAAF has been working across a number of fronts this week. Further meetings have been held with FIGIEFA on the UK’s Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Order (MVBEO) and the federation is working with membe…

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Latest IAAF report highlights energy price concerns

Date: Thursday 23 February 2023

The second IAAF Intelligence Roundup, in partnership with GIPA is now available to members. Featuring details on the latest passenger car sales figures across UK and Europe, the report also includes L…

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Suffolk New College to host third OESAA Academy Live event

Date: Thursday 23 February 2023

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association is delighted to announce that Suffolk New College will host OESAA Academy Live on Friday 31st March and Saturday 1st April. Following the debut…

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IAAF Member News

Racing pedigree Mintex MINI Challenge brake discs available for the road

Date: Wednesday 22 February 2023

High performance Mintex brake discs forged by thousands of miles of testing on the racing circuit are now available to drivers and technicians for road-going MINI cars. TMD Friction’s legendary Mintex…

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Product News

Exol Lubricants-sponsored cycling team to tackle Etape Loch Ness

Date: Wednesday 22 February 2023

The Exol Lubricants-sponsored WSCC cycling squad will take to the picturesque roads surrounding Loch Ness for the 2023 Etape Loch Ness, a 66-mile mass participation cycling sportive. Based in Invernes…

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HSE issue warning about H&S posters

Date: Wednesday 22 February 2023

The Health & Safety Executive has warned employers to check that they are not buying fake health and safety law posters advising that only HSE can approve a version of the health and safety law po…

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New government departments

Date: Wednesday 22 February 2023

Following the departmental changes announced by the Prime Minister, BEIS has been restructured into three new departments: The Department for Business and Trade brings together the business focused fu…

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Industry News

Garages increasingly being restricted access to data and RMI, UK AFCAR finds

Date: Monday 20 February 2023

UK AFCAR is gathering mounting evidence that independent workshops are facing increasingly restricted access to data and repair and maintenance information (RMI). The coalition comprising trade associ…

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Ring wins the Auto Express mini test for inspection lamps!

Date: Monday 20 February 2023

Ring’s MAGflex Utility Inspection Lamp, RIL3700HP, has won Auto Express’s inspection lamps mini test alongside two other products, a great endorsement of the product, as the Auto Express experts put t…

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Product News

Comline blossoming as an international success story

Date: Monday 20 February 2023

Comline is an established international brand; it’s trusted and relied on, not just in the UK and Ireland, but around the world. It has an admired track record in impressing and securing new distribut…

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IAAF Member News

Changes to MOT calibration requirements

Date: Monday 20 February 2023

From 1 April 2023 DVSA will be changing the requirements for the calibration of some testing equipment. Decelerometer calibrationAll decelerometers must be calibrated at intervals not exceeding one ye…

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Industry News

LKQ Euro Car Parts announces new partnership for Starline brand with One Motorsport BTCC team

Date: Monday 20 February 2023

Starline powered by LKQ Euro Car Parts has agreed a two-year partnership deal with One Motorsport, which has also signed Aiden Moffat to drive this season alongside reigning Independent Drivers’ Champ…

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Product News

TRICO is OE on a range of new BMWs!

Date: Monday 20 February 2023

Original equipment (OE) wiper blade manufacturer, TRICO, has announced that its rear arm and wiper blade have been chosen for the new BMW X1, 2 Series Active Tourer and iX models. The blade and arm us…

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TecAlliance streamlines digital service book entries for workshops

Date: Monday 20 February 2023

TecAlliance, the leading data expert in the automotive aftermarket, has announced the latest updates to its TecRMI Service Book platform. The solution offers a simple and standardised process for reco…

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Product News

Diesel Technic Product Portrait: 10.44226 Load sensitive valve

Date: Monday 20 February 2023

The automatic load-dependent brake force regulator has the task of making the braking effect of a truck dependent on the load condition of the vehicle. With a heavy load, the brakes are applied more a…

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Banner Connects with The Shortis Group in power partnership

Date: Monday 20 February 2023

Leading European manufacturer of original equipment batteries and battery accessories, Banner, has entered into a major new product distribution agreement with The Shortis Group, one of the UK’s forem…

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Preliminary figures and company outlook reveal HELLA expects record sales and further improved profitability for 2023

Date: Monday 20 February 2023

HELLA, the automotive supplier operating under the FORVIA umbrella brand, has announced its preliminary results for the short fiscal year 2022 (1 June to 31 December 2022) and the outlook for the fisc…

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IAAF Member News

IAAF Garage Section launches with 1500 garages

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has bolstered its lobbying capability and broadened its support offering with the addition of 1500 new garage members. At its end-of-year confe…

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Craig McCracken becomes IAAF president

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed Craig McCracken, group factor manager at Arnold Clark Autoparts, as new president. Craig succeeds immediate past president Richard We…

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IAAF AGM and Council membership for 2023-24

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

The IAAF held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 16 February 2023 at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon and provided a welcome opportunity for members to network in addition to attending the meeti…

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IAAF Activity Report – week ending 17 February 2023

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

It’s been another eventful week at IAAF, with lots of meetings held and key changes taking place, as we continue to set plans in motion for 2023. This week we held our AGM and council meetings, where …

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CAT Awards 2023: the winners are announced

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

Around 150 guests attended the event sponsored by LKQ Euro Car Parts, where they enjoyed a delicious lunch and listened to a Q and A with four times BTCC champion Colin Turkington regaled who the audi…

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New City College REPXPERT Academy LIVE event proves a great success

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

The first REPXPERT Academy LIVE of 2023 took place at New City College Ardleigh Green campus in Hornchurch Saturday 4th February, and proved to be another success for the delegates, Schaeffler’s techn…

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BorgWarner announces Brady Ericson as CEO, Chris Gropp as CFO, and PHINIA Inc. as company name for proposed fuel systems and aftermarket segment spin-off

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

BorgWarner Inc. has announced Brady Ericson will serve as President and Chief Executive Officer, and Chris Gropp will serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the separate, pub…

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Red-hot Ott triumphs in Sweden

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

Ott Tänak and Martin Jarveoja have claimed their first victory with the NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team and the Ford Puma Hybrid Rally1 in 2023 after an exemplary drive in Sweden. In only …

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Comment from LKQ Euro Car Parts on recent SMMT used car statistics

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

Following the recently published used car registration stats Andy Hamilton, CEO of LKQ Euro Car Parts, has commented: “While the backlog on new vehicle production lines initially benefited the used ve…

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Juratek ownership changes following acquisition by Fras-Le

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

Founded in 1995, Doncaster based Juratek Ltd has expanded to become a brand leader in the Automotive & CV parts distribution aftermarket, generating a turnover of £24.5 million in the UK, Europe a…

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New remote transmission cleaner puts power into workshop

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Premium diagnostics and high-end automotive equipment supplier Launch Tech has revealed its new automatic transmission cleaner, CAT-601S, helping workshops effectively and profitably maintain vehicle …

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Product News

TechMan partners with WhoCanFixMyCar.com to streamline bookings

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Garages can increase bookings and workshop efficiency with TechMan’s latest integration, as the garage management system brand partners with WhoCanFixMyCar.com. TechMan’s new WhoCanFixMyCar.com featur…

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