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IAAF Training Academy reveals Parts Advisor apprenticeship details

Date: Friday 25 November 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF)’s Training Academy has revealed details of a Customer Service Practitioner course, as parts of its Parts Advisor apprenticeship in partnership …

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Technical Training available: oil consumption vs. friction reduction

Date: Friday 25 November 2022

The Federation of Engine Remanufacturers, in conjunction with the SoE and IRTE, is sponsoring technical training free of charge to workshop employees and engine reconditioners. The friction reduction …

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Arnold Clark Autoparts launches EV brochure for future of mobility

Date: Thursday 24 November 2022

Arnold Clark Autoparts has launched a new Electric Vehicle (EV) Consumables brochure, as the leading national motor factor looks to the future of mobility and market demands. The electric vehicle mark…

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NGK hosts racing stars at Motorcycle Live

Date: Thursday 24 November 2022

Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness and Speedway stars Robert Lambert and Dan Bewley attracted big crowds to the ignition and sensor specialist’s stand on the first day of the show on Saturday (Nove…

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BM Catalysts range expansion furthers coverage by 1.3 million vehicles

Date: Wednesday 23 November 2022

Europe’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket hot end emissions products, BM Catalysts, has expanded its product range with 12 new references. BM Catalysts’ latest additions are compatible with 77 vehi…

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IMI analysis finds motor trade salaries are rising

Date: Wednesday 23 November 2022

The latest Automotive Job Postings Briefing from the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has found that the recent 20-year high vacancy rate has led to increased demand and greater salaries on offer…

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Tenneco’s DRiV™ Motorparts business introduces Walker® replacement SCR systems for more than 1 400,000 passenger vehicles

Date: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Tenneco’s DRiV™ Motorparts business has announced the availability of Walker® replacement selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems for more than 1 400,000 passenger vehicles in operation across Eur…

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Apec add a huge 88 lines to their braking range this November

Date: Tuesday 22 November 2022

A huge 88 lines have been added to the ever-expanding Apec braking range in this November. As part of Apec's continuous commitment to innovation, this month see’s the introduction of 6 brake discs tha…

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New-for-2023 wall planners now available from First Line Ltd.

Date: Tuesday 22 November 2022

First Line Ltd. has unveiled its 2023 wall planners for the automotive aftermarket, meaning garages and motor factors can now plan for the New Year and display First Line or Borg & Beck branding d…

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NAPA adds new filters to comprehensive filtration range

Date: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Automotive aftermarket manufacturer NAPA has expanded its filtration catalogue with the addition of 33 new part numbers, taking NAPA Filtration to over 1,150 SKUs. Filtration forms a key part of every…

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Check out the Verso-tile range from Klarius!

Date: Tuesday 22 November 2022

The Klarius Products range now features 45 new parts, including a catalytic converter (CAT) for the Toyota Verso-S. With more than 11,000 references already offered with next morning UK delivery, Klar…

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IAAF secures exclusive use of world-class venue for 2023 Golf Day

Date: Friday 18 November 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has secured the legendary Belfry course for its 2023 Golf Day, with members getting the chance to play 18 holes on the PGA championship course.…

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The Tesla Tax: Electric cars no longer exempt from VED from April 2025

Date: Friday 18 November 2022

Announcing the change as part of his Autumn Statement, Jeremy Hunt has said the move was designed to make the motoring tax system "fairer". Mr Hunt said: "Because the OBR (Office for Budget Responsibi…

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Delivery robots now available to Cambridge residents under new pilot scheme

Date: Thursday 17 November 2022

Food delivery robots took to the streets of Cambridge on Thursday 17 November as part of a new pilot scheme by Starship Technologies, in partnership with the Co-op and enabled by Cambridgeshire County…

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Textar-sponsored Newell completes wet truck racing finale

Date: Thursday 17 November 2022

Textar-sponsored John Newell battled challenging conditions at the final round of the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) at Brands Hatch, to finish a commendable fourth overall in the 2022 stand…

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Charlie celebrates second place in US championship

Date: Thursday 17 November 2022

NGK Ambassador Charlie Martin and teammate Jason Keats ended a memorable debut season together by claiming second place in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo LB Cup in the USA. A rollercoaster meeting at Po…

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IAAF chief executive backs fair gender representation by joining Automotive 30% Club

Date: Wednesday 16 November 2022

Mark Field, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has become the latest member of The Automotive 30% Club, a voluntary group of MDs and CEOs from automotive manuf…

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AAG appoint new Director of European Key Accounts

Date: Wednesday 16 November 2022

Alliance Automotive Group are pleased to announce the promotion of Kris Halliwell, who from 1st January 2023, will be promoted to Director of European Key Accounts at AAG. Kris has been with AAG for n…

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Comline named A1 Motor Stores’ Component Supplier of the Year – for the fifth time!

Date: Wednesday 16 November 2022

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) has been named Component Supplier of the Year by A1 Motor Stores’ members – a feat achieved for an incredible fifth time by the all-makes brand. Having first won the prest…

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Businesses to be given UK product marking flexibility

Date: Wednesday 16 November 2022

Businesses will be given an additional 2 years to apply new product safety marking, giving thousands of businesses the freedom to focus on growth, Business Secretary Grant Shapps announced. The UK Con…

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SMP Europe highlights importance of replacing ignition leads in winter

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022

Engine management specialists SMP Europe is urging technicians to ensure they are replacing ignition leads this MOT season, as the cold, wet months can accelerate the deterioration of ignition leads. …

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TMD Friction celebrates long-standing relationship with Questmead on the circuit and stages

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022

TMD Friction’s legendary racing braking brand, Mintex Racing, is the product of choice across the UK motorsport sector, from both circuit racing to rallying – with Mintex Racing pads the specification…

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Exposure to changing weather hastens need for replacement wiper blades, says First Line Ltd.

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022

Automotive aftermarket supplier First Line Ltd. has reminded drivers and technicians to inspect and replace where necessary vehicle windscreen wiper blades, as changeable weather conditions become mor…

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SMP Europe gets technical: Fuel Vapour Valves explained

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022

A relatively new component, a Fuel Vapour Valve (FVV) is an electronically heated glow plug, situated prior to the catalytic converter in the exhaust gas stream. Its main purpose is to improve the reg…

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Workshops sign up for free NGK Academy training

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022

Workshop visitors to the MechanEX show at Sandown Park have been rushing to sign up for a free trial of NGK’s new training initiative. The ignition and sensor specialist this month launched NGK Academ…

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Oly’s Autos named Servicesure Autocentre of the Year

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022

National garage chain Servicesure has crowned Oly’s Autos the Autocentre of the Year in its annual awards. The Rhyl business won the top award on Thursday 10 November, beating stiff competition from a…

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First Line Ltd. provides a range of timing belt kits with integrated water pump

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022

Automotive aftermarket supplier First Line Ltd. provides the independent aftermarket with an original equipment (OE) specification range of Timing Belt Kits with Water Pumps under its premium First Li…

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Chequered flag falls on OSRAM and Ring virtual rally

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022

Over 100 virtual rally stars put pedal to the metal at the first OSRAM and Ring Rally, an eSports event running simultaneously with the final round of the British Rally Championship (BRC), the Cambria…

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Ring tyre inflators receive best buy and recommended titles in Auto Express tests

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022

Ring Automotive’s 12V tyre inflators have received plaudits in the latest product tests in Auto Express, with Ring’s RTC1000 being awarded the title’s Best Buy title and the RTC450 a recommended statu…

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Electric cars brake reliably with LIQUI MOLY

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022

Many things are different for hybrid and all-electric vehicles than for cars with conventional combustion engines. This applies to the drive as well as to the parts that ensure that the acceleration g…

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OSRAM introduces a new era of off-road LED replacement headlight bulbs

Date: Monday 14 November 2022

Automotive lighting specialist, OSRAM, has unveiled new additions to the LEDriving® HL portfolio of LED bulbs for the off-road market. The new LEDriving® HL family includes three collections: LEDrivin…

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First Line Ltd. introduces 51 new references in latest range expansion

Date: Monday 14 November 2022

Automotive aftermarket specialist First Line Ltd. has introduced 51 new parts to its product lines to meet the aftermarket’s needs and to service more vehicles than ever before. The new parts are intr…

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Exol Lubricants’ Optima C5 oil gains Opel/Vauxhall approval

Date: Monday 14 November 2022

Exol Lubricants’ Optima C5 LSOV 0W-20 oil has been formally approved by Stellantis for use in Opel/Vauxhall passenger car engines. A new release certificate issued by Stellantis approves Optima C5 LSO…

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BM Catalysts’ SCRs range prove popular, as aftermarket gears up to reduce NOx emissions

Date: Monday 14 November 2022

Since being introduced to its ever-expanding range earlier this year, BM Catalysts’ Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) references have continued to grow in popularity in line with market forecasts, wi…

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Renault and Google expand ties in automotive software

Date: Friday 11 November 2022

Renault and Google have announced that they are expanding their partnership in software services for future Renault vehicles, adding that Google will become the preferred cloud supplier to the French …

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Jepson & Co become IAAF members

Date: Friday 11 November 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced the addition of number plate manufacturer, Jepson & Co, to its ever-growing membership. A leading manufacturer of number plat…

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TMD Friction affirms commitment to the independent aftermarket with launch of research and development facility

Date: Friday 11 November 2022

Leading braking product manufacturer TMD Friction has launched a new research and development facility in Seaton Ross, East Yorkshire as part of its investment strategy into the independent aftermarke…

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GS Yuasa Academy online learning platform European launch will revolutionise battery training across the continent

Date: Friday 11 November 2022

GS Yuasa, the world’s leading battery manufacturer, has launched its award-winning online battery training platform GS Yuasa Academy across Europe. The system, which is the original and only dedicated…

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MEYLE at the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference: focus on sustainability and conserving plastics

Date: Friday 11 November 2022

The UN Climate Change Conference is currently being held in Egypt and the Hamburg manufacturer MEYLE is there to input new ideas with its own sustainability endeavours. Climate change, the energy tran…

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NGK wins top show accolade

Date: Friday 11 November 2022

NGK has picked up the award for best stand at Saltex 2022, the leading turf management event for grounds care volunteers, professionals and manufacturers. The ignition and sensor specialist took centr…

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IAAF announces partnership with Automechnika Birmingham 2023

Date: Friday 11 November 2022

IAAF has worked with the event organisers to ensure all members are supported through the event and we can confirm the IAAF member exclusive networking event will also return as an evening gathering a…

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VMs critical of EU's new Euro 7 pollution rules

Date: Friday 11 November 2022

The European Union has proposed stricter emissions rules for the continent’s last generation of combustion engines, a move aimed at reducing particulate pollution in the continent’s cities. The EU sai…

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KYB conducts automated driving research

Date: Tuesday 08 November 2022

KYB research and development engineers have been working on the development of an integrated shock absorber / power steering control system that supports automated driving comfortably and safely. The …

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British van market down a fifth in October as short supply hits deliveries

Date: Tuesday 08 November 2022

The SMMT, in its monthly report on UK vehicle registrations, has reported that the UK’s new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market fell by -18.4% in October, with 22,386 of the latest vans joining Brit…

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BoxClever members urged to sign up for free NGK Academy trial

Date: Monday 07 November 2022

Members of NGK’s BoxClever independent garage loyalty scheme will have the chance to sign up for a free three-month trial of the company’s new training initiative when they attend the MechanEX show at…

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Diesel Technic Product Portrait: 4.63380 Window motor, left

Date: Monday 07 November 2022

The window motor is an electric motor that is operated via a button in the control panel in the cabin; it is used to raise or lower the window panes independently of each other, or to stop them in any…

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Marathon announces new strategic distribution agreement with GS Yuasa

Date: Monday 07 November 2022

Marathon Warehouse Distribution are delighted to announce a new strategic distribution agreement with OE battery manufacturer GS Yuasa across their logistics platform. GS Yuasa is an Original Equipmen…

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TMD Friction UK welcomes North East Ambulance Service to manufacturing headquarters

Date: Friday 04 November 2022

TMD Friction UK welcomed the North East Ambulance Service to its friction material manufacturing headquarters in Hartlepool to showcase its world-leading production facility delivering high-quality br…

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Dayco announces a new belt manufacturing facility in Mexico

Date: Friday 04 November 2022

Dayco, a leading engine product and drive systems manufacturer for the automotive, heavy-duty, and industrial market segments, has announced a major investment in a new manufacturing facility in San L…

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IAAF confirms 2022 conference line-up

Date: Friday 04 November 2022

IAAF has confirmed its speaker line-up for its upcoming annual conference, which will take place on Thursday 8th December at Double Tree Hilton, Milton Keynes. Former SAS Soldier, sniper and paratroop…

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