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VARTA® join The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA)

Date: Tuesday 18 August 2020

VARTA are pleased to announce that they have joined The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) in the UK. Technical Sales Manager at VARTA, Andy Cook, has confirmed the new assoc…

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IAAF Member News

IAAF receives confirmation vehicle scrappage scheme will not go ahead

Date: Friday 14 August 2020

IAAF has received confirmation from BEIS (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) that the government has no plans to introduce a vehicle scrappage scheme. Since the idea of a vehic…

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Industry News

Truck diagnosis tool proves popular

Date: Thursday 13 August 2020

A new truck diagnosis tool has found success within the commercial vehicle repair sector, with customers praising it for its wide vehicle parc coverage, competitive price and ease of use. The new Laun…

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Product News

Aftermarket recalls and market surveillance key topics for online session

Date: Thursday 13 August 2020

IAAF members will have the opportunity to hear from the DVSA to learn more about managing recalls and how market surveillance affects the industry in an upcoming IAAF Zoom meeting on Tuesday 22nd Sept…

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ZF Ecolife helps optimise fuel consumption with latest transmission technology

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

Latest figures from vehicle fuel trials show that buses, coaches and fleets are benefitting from significantly reduced fuel consumption thanks to ZF’s highly innovative EcoLife automatic transmission …

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Product News

Consultation on Operation Brock Enforcement Powers

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

The Department for Transport (DfT) wants to hear your views on proposed revisions to Operation Brock enforcement powers. These have been developed with help from the Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) and in…

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Industry News

Importing goods from January 2021: The UK Global Tariff

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

The UK has left the EU. The transition period will end on 31 December this year and the UK will leave the single market and customs union. Businesses should take action now to start preparing for new …

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Comment on latest SMMT used car sales figures

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

In response to the used car sales data recently released by SMMT, Andy Hamilton, CEO at LKQ Euro Car Parts, has voiced his views on the implications of the data. “We expected to see sales pick up in J…

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IAAF Member News

NAPA Filtration Launch Programme

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

NAPA have announced that a range of high-quality filters have been added to NAPA family of automotive parts. The range supported by a VM Service Interval Guarantee comprises over 470-part numbers acro…

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Product News

Automotive employers put the brakes on apprenticeship starts

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

New data from the Department for Education has thrown the spotlight on the impact of COVID-19 on apprentice recruitment. And the automotive sector appears to be one of the hardest hit. Across all sect…

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Industry News

Newell & Wright gear up for BTRC return

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

After a delayed start, the British Truck Racing Association (BTRA) Championship is set to kickstart on the weekend of August 22nd and 23rd at Donington Park, and Newell & Wright Motorsport are kee…

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IAAF Member News

Lateness in the workplace - advice from Lawgistics

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

Employers are within their rights to expect all employees to be punctual, but as we are all aware, there are times when arriving late for work cannot be avoided. However, for those employees with a te…

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HR Updates

HMRC Job Retention Scheme updates

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

Job Retention Bonus Employers will be able to claim a one-off payment of £1,000 for every employee they have previously received a grant for under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), and who …

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HR Updates

Yuasa highlight the benefits of checking all batteries as MOT surge begins

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

As lockdown measures ease, the demand for routine servicing, repairs and MOTs is already dramatically increasing. Yuasa, the UK market leader for vehicle batteries, are encouraging garages to introduc…

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Product News

E-Motive Online joins growing membership

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is continuing to grow month on month and has welcomed parts and accessories multichannel platform and specialist services provider, E-Motive On…

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IAAF Member News

Delphi Technologies expands aftermarket braking program to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving vehicle parc in Europe

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

Delphi Technologies, a global provider of aftermarket service solutions, has added to its highly-proven braking program in Europe. In 2019 the company launched more than 130 new brake pads and discs f…

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Product News

NEW alternator in AS-PL range

Date: Tuesday 11 August 2020

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A4131S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and st…

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Product News

Volkswagen Chooses FERODO® Brake Pads for 2020 Golf VIII

Date: Tuesday 11 August 2020

FERODO® disc brake pads have been selected as original equipment (OE) for 2020 Volkswagen Golf VIII hatchbacks, bringing the brand’s “Power of Performance” to the latest generation of one of Europe’s …

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Product News

GT Automotive - kit upgrades for crankshaft pulleys

Date: Tuesday 11 August 2020

After successfully launching 11 New to Range crankshaft pulleys at the beginning of the year, GT Automotive are very proud to already be unveiling kit upgrades for two of these parts only a few months…

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Product News

Furlough fraud and other transgressions

Date: Friday 07 August 2020

As could only be expected, HMRC is already hot on cases of the furlough scheme abuse. A businessman from Solihull was recently arrested in connection with a £495,000 furlough fraud investigation. The …

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HR Updates

A global brand back on the motorsport scene

Date: Friday 07 August 2020

As part of its ongoing awareness campaign, ECOBAT Battery Technologies (ECOBAT), the pan-European business behind Lucas Batteries, has catapulted the globally recognised brand back into the limelight …

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IAAF Member News

HGS’s mega macs allows diagnostics on Mercedes-Benz vehicles with access protection

Date: Friday 07 August 2020

The connectivity functions in modern vehicles bring a host of benefits, but can also pose a risk in terms of tampering and unauthorised access to data. This is why vehicle manufacturers (VMs) are work…

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Product News

Glen Callum redefines aftermarket recruitment process for IAAF members

Date: Friday 07 August 2020

Automotive aftermarket recruitment specialist Glen Callum Associates (GCA) is redefining the recruitment process for IAAF members, with a number of new initiatives, such as recorded candidate video in…

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HR Updates

TecAlliance’s CCU solution to cover full sales potential

Date: Friday 07 August 2020

TecAlliance, one of the leading data specialists connecting the digital aftermarket, provides the independent automotive aftermarket (IAM) with the data management solution Carsource Catalogue Utility…

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Product News

Textar continues to grow brake pad range

Date: Friday 07 August 2020

TMD Friction, through its Textar brand, has extended its wide range of brake pads for the European commercial vehicle (CV) market, introducing Brake Pad Set 2921101, which fits a Kögel Trax Trailer ap…

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Product News

First Line provides wheel bearing fitting tips

Date: Thursday 06 August 2020

As there are different generations of wheel bearings, it’s important that technicians recognise and understand the distinctions between them. Premium quality automotive parts supplier, First Line, has…

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Product News

HGS’s mega macs allows diagnostics on Mercedes-Benz vehicles with access protection (1)

Date: Thursday 06 August 2020

The connectivity functions in modern vehicles bring a host of benefits, but can also pose a risk in terms of tampering and unauthorised access to data. This is why vehicle manufacturers (VMs) are work…

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Product News

LIQUI MOLY to become official sponsor of the Hahnenkamm Races in Kitzbühel

Date: Thursday 06 August 2020

The German motor oil and additive producer LIQUI MOLY will be involved in alpine ski events, the world-famous Hahnenkamm Races, on the notorious Streif racecourse between 2021 and 2025.At a press conf…

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IAAF Member News

LIQUI MOLY main prize Hyundai i30 N goes to Austria

Date: Thursday 06 August 2020

Luca Engstler, driver for LIQUI MOLY Team Engstler in the TCR International Series and Peter Baumann, Marketing Director at LIQUI MOLY, handed over the new Hyundai i30 N in the LIQUI MOLY racing desig…

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IAAF Member News

HMRC: Making Tax Digital update

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment (ITSA) will be mandatory from April 2023 for unincorporated businesses and landlords with total business or property income above £10,000 per year. HM…

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Industry News
Legal Updates

Ben: Support for life

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

Ben are focussing on the need for people to build connections. Human beings all have basic needs for food and shelter, but also for a sense of belonging to a group - a need to form relationships. Rese…

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HR Updates

Slick win for DAMS F2 Lucas Oil car at Silverstone

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

Defending F2 Championship motor racing team DAMS, took its first victory of the season thanks to a lights-to-flag home win by British driver Dan Ticktum, last weekend. After finishing 8th in the Featu…

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IAAF Member News

Mighty Morgan kick-starts BTCC Campaign

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

Adam Morgan started his Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship assault with three top 12 finishes at Donington Park this weekend, as Britain’s premier motor sport championship roared into life.Behi…

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IAAF Member News

Reg Patrick RIP

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

It was with sadness that we learned this week of the passing of Reg Patrick at the age of ninety. Reg headed the Automotive Distribution Federation (ADF) for many years and, following his retirement, …

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People News

DVSA plans for heavy vehicle testing

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

Heavy vehicle testing restarted at Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs) on 04 July 2020. DVSA has been issuing certificates of temporary exemption (CTEs) to vehicles and trailers due for test. They ar…

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Industry News

Schaeffler’s REPXPERTS back on the road delivering socially distanced face-to-face training

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

Back in May, as the Government took the first steps to ease the lockdown and encourage businesses back to work, Schaeffler was the first out of the blocks to put together and deliver a practical serie…

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IAAF Member News

New car registrations up 11.3% as pent-up demand helps lift market

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

UK new car registrations rose for the first time this year, by 11.3% in July, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Some 174,887 cars were registered…

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Industry News

UK commercial vehicle production grows in June but fails to offset Covid impact as first half output falls -24.8%

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

UK commercial vehicle (CV) production increased by 23.9% in June, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), with some 4,144 vans, trucks and buses leaving…

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Industry News

Plan for overhead motorway powerlines for truck revealed

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

A plan to install overhead charging cables for electric trucks on the slow lanes of the UK’s motorways has been published recently. The plan, which is expected to cost around £19.3bn, is part of the g…

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Industry News

MOT exemptions beat the rush campaign - BREAKING NEWS

Date: Friday 31 July 2020

MOT exemptions issued to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) will end from Saturday 1 August 2020. Around 9 million vehicle expiry dates were moved as a result of the exemptions. The Dri…

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Industry News

TecAlliance’s Peter Hollowood retires

Date: Friday 31 July 2020

Peter Hollowood from TecAlliance has taken well-earned retirement following an illustrious career in the automotive industry. Peter had worked for TecAlliance for more than 20 years, having previously…

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People News

‘Remain vigilant” says WAI MD Richard Welland

Date: Friday 31 July 2020

With businesses beginning to open their doors once more and the country gradually getting used to a ‘new normal’, the automotive aftermarket is being urged to keep up momentum in helping to set an exa…

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Product News

Motor oil: mineral, synthetic or fully synthetic?

Date: Thursday 30 July 2020

Motor oil has developed from a simple lubricant to a high-tech liquid. At the same time, the number of oil grades and specifications has increased significantly. Oliver Kuhn, deputy head of the oil la…

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Product News

Motorway roadworks speed limit to be raised in England

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

Speed limits through most roadworks on England's motorways will be raised to increase traffic flow and ease driver "frustrations". Highways England says raising the limit to 60mph from the usual 50mph…

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Industry News

Mitsubishi to exit UK market

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

Mitsubishi is withdrawing from the UK and Europe, confirming it will not bring any new models to the continent. Stocks of existing models, including the popular Outlander PHEV and L200 pick-up, will c…

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Industry News

We are DVSA: Annual Review 2019 to 2020

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

Over the last year, DVSA's staff have worked hard to help everyone stay safe on Britain's roads. ‘We are DVSA: Annual Review 2019 to 2020’, demonstrates how DVSA achieved their Business Plan objective…

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Industry News

Philips automotive lighting videos lead the way in educating the market on LED technology

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

Philips Automotive Lighting has been at the forefront of vehicle lighting technology and innovation since 1914. Its products can be found in one in every three new cars sold in Europe and so it is not…

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Product News

COVID-19: HMRC support

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

From 1 August there will be changes affecting the grant employers can claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Employers will be asked to pay National Insurance (NI) and pension contributio…

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Industry News

HSE guidance on disinfecting premises using fog, mist, vapour or ultraviolet (UV) systems during the coronavirus outbreak

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, fog, mist, vapour or UV treatments may be suitable options to help control the spread of the virus, by cleaning and disinfecting a larger space or room. Any…

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Industry News

New 2 Part Air Conditioning Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released a new two part Air Conditioning course on the rules associated with handling refrigerant: F-Gas Legislation and Environmental Impact (Parts …

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