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Ring reveals new bulb marketing material and catalogue

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Ring has updated its industry leading technical bulb catalogue and bulb wall charts with new references and updates to product ranges to give motor factors and mechanics the latest bulb information. T…

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Schaeffler’s REPXPERT Bonus Shop gets a makeover

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Schaeffler has updated its REPXPERT Bonus Shop to give members an even better range of merchandise to choose from, along with the promise of monthly special offers to tempt mechanics even further. Fro…

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Schaeffler reminds mechanics: “You’ve got to be in it to win it!”

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

The clock is ticking for workshop professionals if they want to be the first of three lucky ‘REPXPERT Bonus Point Millionaires’ created by Schaeffler this year, as the first draw will be made at the b…

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Clio versus Fiesta, it’s an exhausting debate!

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Klarius Products has recently updated its product catalogue with new parts for perennial rivals the Ford Fiesta and Renault Clio, these include a full exhaust system for the (2012-13) Fiesta and catal…

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Drivers invited to put pedal to virtual metal for historic rally challenge

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Leading oils and lubricants manufacturer Exol Lubricants has launched an eSports event in partnership with the Historic Rally Car Register (HRCR), where drivers can put themselves through their paces …

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Unprecedented demand for Automechanika Birmingham 2023 as registration ramps up

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Automechanika Birmingham, the UK’s largest automotive trade exhibition, has reported unprecedented visitor demand, as registration figures sit 112 percent higher amongst garage professionals than the …

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DENSO gears up for its karting grand final!

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

After six qualifying events across the length and breadth of the UK and Eire, the final 18 of DENSO’s most ‘race-ready’ customers are heading for the grand final to be held 18th March After a tough co…

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MOTUL now available for cycle enthusiasts

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

MOTUL is using its high level of expertise in the lubricant and vehicle care sectors to enter the bicycle market for the first time - with eight new consumer products - as the launch of its new global…

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Product News

WAI extends high-quality rotating electrics product line

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Leading rotating electrics supplier WAI has expanded its range of alternators and starter motors with the addition of seven new parts. To meet the exacting quality demands of the UK aftermarket and th…

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New developments in Autocat can dramatically decrease mis-sold parts and reduce lost sales

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Selling the wrong car part can cost thousands of pounds of damage to vehicles. Additionally, not selling a part for fear it’s not an exact match can also cost a business money in lost sales. Some supp…

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Glen Callum Associates champions women in the automotive aftermarket

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

As a keen advocate for a diversity in the workplace, Glen Callum Associates (GCA) is celebrating fair gender representation in the automotive aftermarket this International Women’s Day (8th March), hi…

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Automechanika Birmingham launches ‘Women in Automotive’ documentary to celebrate International Women’s Day 2023

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

Automechanika Birmingham has launched a brand-new documentary highlighting females in the automotive aftermarket, featuring discussions about what it’s like to be a woman in the industry, to coincide …

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Industry News

Jepson & Co’s vintage number plates get the Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars seal of approval

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

Discovery channel’s Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars has shone a light on Sheffield-based, family-owned number plate manufacturer, Jepson & Co’s vintage and classic number plates in the latest series…

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SMP Europe warns against low-quality or counterfeit EGR valves

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

Engine management specialist SMP Europe has reiterated the importance of high-quality EGR valves and engine sensors, to prevent longer-term and worsening issues on vehicles. SMP Europe supplies variou…

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LKQ Corporation clarifies GSF's future after Uni-Select acquisition

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

LKQ Corporation, the parent company of LKQ Euro Car Parts, has clarified that it will be undertaking a process to divest GSF following its acquisition of the factor’s Canadian owner, Uni-Select. The T…

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TecDoc strengthens coverage in the lubricants sector

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

Finding the correct motor oil can be a challenging task. TecDoc, the leading international replacement parts catalogue, enables the precise selection of the appropriate "liquid replacement part" for a…

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TfL sets out plans to further improve lorry safety in London

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

Transport for London (TfL) is asking people to have their say on proposals to improve lorry safety in London, by making changes to London's pioneering Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and HGV safety permi…

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Industry News

IMI conducts analysis of MOT data

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), which represents more than 90,000 automotive professionals, has conducted in-depth analysis of MOT data in order to formulate a considered and balanced respo…

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Roadlink expands to include Brembo's Prime Line

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

When it comes to powering the performance of a brake system, Brembo Prime discs for commercial vehicles bring you the very best in brake disc technology. From raw materials, to end of the production l…

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Product News

HELLA’s Neil Grant becomes a Member of the Automotive 30% Club

Date: Monday 06 March 2023

Just as HELLA, the original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier, continues to lead the way with a host of automotive advances and technological solutions, its UK Managing Director (MD), Ne…

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People News

Tesla Model S steering and suspension range in at Comline!

Date: Monday 06 March 2023

Comline Auto Parts has produced its latest vehicle spotlight bulletin, where it highlights the varied steering and suspension components available for the Tesla Model S. Believe it or not, Tesla’s fir…

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Product News

KYB launches Twin-Zero manufacturing challenge

Date: Monday 06 March 2023

KYB Advanced Manufacturing (KAMS) based in Los Arcos, Spain, is one of KYB’s three European shock absorber factories and it has launched a unique and interesting project called ‘Twin-Zero’. KAMS manuf…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts to highlight tech knowhow at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Monday 06 March 2023

Arnold Clark Autoparts will be highlighting its technical expertise and showcasing exclusive product brands at this year’s Automechanika Birmingham exhibition, which takes place from 6th-8th June. The…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts to sponsor first Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards hosted by IAAF

Date: Monday 06 March 2023

LKQ Euro Car Parts is to headline sponsor the first Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). Held on the evening of Wednesday 7 June …

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Are you paying the new NMW rates correctly – live HMRC webinars

Date: Monday 06 March 2023

On 1 April 2023, the government will be increasing the National Living Wage (NLW) for workers aged 23 years and over by 9.7% to £10.42. This 92 pence increase is the largest ever cash increase to the …

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HR Updates

UK AFCAR submits extensive response on MVABEO

Date: Friday 03 March 2023

UK AFCAR has submitted an extensive response to the CMA’s MVABEO consultation. The response has been submitted by Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) who are members of UK AFCAR and a…

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Legal Updates

IAAF Activity Report: w-e 3 March 2023

Date: Friday 03 March 2023

The IAAF, through UK AFCAR, has concluded its response to the latest MVBEO technical consultation and would like to thank everyone that took part. This week has also seen the release of our second mar…

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Show with opportunities from added benefits

Date: Friday 03 March 2023

Lucas Oil says its debut at the Race Retro Show in Coventry last week was a success on several fronts: “We generated lots of interest in the Lucas Safeguard Ethanol Fuel Conditioner and the protection…

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JURATEK renews sponsorship with Árón Taylor-Smith for BTCC 2023 season

Date: Thursday 02 March 2023

High-quality braking brand, JURATEK, has announced it will once again be sponsoring multiple British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) winner, Árón Taylor-Smith, continuing their partnership into the 20…

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New Head of Media Relations International at LIQUI MOLY

Date: Thursday 02 March 2023

With immediate effect, Sina Ataei is taking over responsibility for international press and media work at the German motor oil and additive producer. Over the past six years, the graduate journalist h…

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People News

BM Catalysts to shed light on future technology at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Thursday 02 March 2023

BM Catalysts will be focusing on the future at this year’s upcoming Automechanika Birmingham, as the aftermarket specialist prepares to share insights on the latest technology entering the aftermarket…

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JURATEK to showcase aftermarket expertise at A1 Motor Stores event

Date: Thursday 02 March 2023

Leading brake supplier, JURATEK, has announced it will be showcasing its leading product portfolio at this year’s A1 Motor Stores trade show on 16th March 2023, as well as hosting an exclusive competi…

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Northern Ireland Brexit deal: At-a-glance

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen have announced a new deal, aimed at fixing post-Brexit problems in Northern Ireland. The full details of the…

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Industry News

Powering the best: The pedigree of Yuasa and GS brand motorcycle batteries from GS Yuasa

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

GS Yuasa is the leading original equipment manufacturer for motorcycle batteries globally. With over 40 years of development, GS Yuasa motorcycle and powersport batteries are factory fitted by all maj…

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Product News

Motul partners with Masters of Motoring

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

Motul is delighted to announce a new association with the UK’s new prestige motoring event, Masters of Motoring, which is the latest offering from organiser, Great British Motor Shows. The new event, …

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MANN & HUMMEL to educate on most common EV filtration misconception at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

Automechanika Birmingham, the UK’s largest automotive trade exhibition, has revealed its gold partner, MANN & HUMMEL, will be talking all things electric vehicle (EV) at the return of the UK autom…

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Recession-proof your business with data webinar with Phocas

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

IAAF members, Phocas Software are running a webinar on Thurs 16 March at 11am GMT: Recession-proof your business with data. During periods of economic uncertainty, you need to be able to act quickly a…

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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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Legal Updates
HR Updates

£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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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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Product News

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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