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TechMan highlights the importance of Garage Management Systems as MOT peak hits

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

Garage management system, TechMan, is encouraging garages and service centres to work smarter not harder - and ensure they plan ahead, particularly during the busy MOT season. Research from GiPA* show…

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Banner updates CV and plant sector literature

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

Having recently introduced AGM (Absorbent Glass Matt) and EFB technology into its proven Buffalo Bull battery product offering, Banner - one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of leisure batteries and …

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Exol adds to leading Antifreeze range ahead of winter

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

Exol Lubricants has launched two new products in its popular Antifreeze range, as it encourages technicians, garages and workshops to prepare for the winter season by stocking up on antifreeze for pas…

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NAPA Truck launches air tanks and straps

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

Commercial vehicle aftermarket manufacturer NAPA Truck has released its new range of 44 air tanks and 5 air tank straps in the UK. Manufactured using 2.5mm gauge steel, NAPA Truck Air Tanks provide be…

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How motorists can avoid the expense of a replacement car battery as cost of living rises

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

Battery replacement can be stressful at the best of times, however, as the cost of living continues to rise, never has the potential cost of a battery failure loomed so large. It’s widely known that t…

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IAAF's initial response on Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA’s) final Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Order (MVBEO) recommendations

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

“On first reading of the CMA’s final MV-BEO recommendations, it’s clear and positive that they have listened and noted many of the main arguments outlined by IAAF / UK AFCAR, but the recommendations h…

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Garages must embrace online or risk remaining invisible

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

It’s estimated that thousands of independent garages are missing out on work because potential customers simply can’t find them. And that’s because they don’t show up online. So, to a customer, they d…

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MAHLE Aftermarket to bring latest technologies to The Garage Show (AAG)

Date: Thursday 06 October 2022

MAHLE Aftermarket UK will bring the latest information on its service solutions offering, specialist Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration equipment and thermal management systems to T…

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The REPXPERT team rolls into Yorkshire in the lead up to Academy Live at York College on 12thNovember

Date: Thursday 06 October 2022

The date and location for the next Schaeffler REPXPERT Academy Live event has been announced and registration has opened. “So, don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn and network with like-minded …

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Glen Callum Associates launches ‘Meet the Employer’ bite-sized interview sessions to speed up decision-making process

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

Automotive recruitment specialist, Glen Callum Associates (GCA), has created a new initiative to quickly connect employers and candidates in bite-sized interview sessions. Labelled ‘Meet the Employer,…

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New crack down on fraud and money-laundering

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill has been introduced to give Companies House greater powers to tackle the use of businesses as a front for crime. Anyone who registers a company in th…

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Exol Lubricants appoints joint operations managers for Rotherham plant

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

Exol Lubricants, the UK’s largest independent lubricants specialists, has appointed two new joint operations managers to oversee activity at the company’s Rotherham plant. Simon Clegg and Daniel Hecto…

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Sutton Takes the Lead at Silverstone

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

Following four wins and a total of seven podiums across the previous three race weekends, the NAPA Racing UK team were in high spirits as they took to sunny Silverstone National Circuit for the penult…

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TMD Friction are on the move!

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

The TMD Friction Telesales and offices will be moving on October 6th to new premises in Cleckheaton Town centre. TMD does not anticipate any disruption but please that orders be placed as early as pos…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 30 September 2022

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

Activity reportThe IAAF successfully held its CV committee and Council meetings this week at MAHLE Powertrain Northampton. The future direction of the Federation, lobbying activity and new training ac…

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From circuit to sky - aviation and touring car legends carry out epic job swap with GS Yuasa

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

World’s leading battery manufacturer GS Yuasa have bought together two titans of the aviation and motorsport worlds in an epic fashion. Former Red Arrows pilot and current Head of The Blades, Ben Murp…

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Bewley wins prestigious title

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

Speedway star Dan Bewley – who is sponsored by NGK – has continued his impressive form by winning another prestigious title. The 23-year-old English racer followed up two Grand Prix wins and a British…

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Content creators to offer expert advice via auto:resource

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

Automotive aftermarket training and directory platform, auto:resource, has appointed two community editors to share blogs about key industry topics. Joining are award-winning paint technician and refi…

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Schaeffler showcases complete Fiat 500 clutch coverage

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

The 500 has been a huge sales success for Fiat, so is also a potential regular visitor to the independent workshop. Highlighting Schaeffler’s transmission system expertise, the original equipment (OE)…

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Hands are the best tools when replacing spin-on oil filters, says MAHLE

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has reminded technicians of the importance and benefits of correctly installing spin-on oil filters, in its latest technical messenger bulletin. Oil filters are available in two v…

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Apec launches new range of EV charging cables

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

Automotive aftermarket manufacturer Apec has officially launched its brand-new range of aftermarket electric vehicle charging cables in the UK. Electric vehicle charging cables are one of the most ess…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts launches new trade-only Starline battery range

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts has launched a new, trade-only battery range under its Starline banner to help workshops cater for everything across automotive, commercial, marine and leisure vehicles. The Starlin…

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Garage response to DR!VE+ Filters confirms UK’s need for cost-effective range that doesn’t compromise on quality

Date: Friday 30 September 2022

Over 1 million pieces are now available in the DR!VE+ range of filters in a bid to meet substantial demand following its launch in April. The OE-matching range of air, cabin, fuel and oil filters was …

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Energy support package and tax cuts worthless unless sector specific legislation is strengthened, says IAAF chief executive

Date: Wednesday 28 September 2022

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) chief executive Mark Field has said that energy support packages and tax cuts will mean nothing to independent aftermarket businesses – able to pro…

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IMI announces first TechSafe™ Centre of Excellence

Date: Monday 26 September 2022

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has named BMW Group UK Academy in Wokefield Park, Berkshire the first IMI TechSafeTM Centre of Excellence. The prestigious inaugural award recognises the outs…

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FAG Steering & Suspension, a genuine alternative for workshops seeking an OE quality solution

Date: Monday 26 September 2022

“The FAG steering & suspension range provides independent workshops looking for premium quality parts with the ideal solution, as the unique features, plus the fit and finish, ensure a best-in-cla…

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HELLA develops series production-ready key components for all-electric steer-by-wire system

Date: Monday 26 September 2022

Automotive supplier HELLA, which operates under the umbrella brand FORVIA, is, with other partners, pressing ahead with the development of a series production-ready steer-by-wire system solution. With…

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PartsinMotion.co.uk highlights key parts to stock up on this autumn

Date: Monday 26 September 2022

Vehicle parts supplier PartsInMotion.co.uk is advising garages and service centres to plan ahead when it comes to braking, filters and wash and wipe parts, as the peak MOT and servicing season looms. …

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Ring Automotive takes to the stage with rally-ready equipment

Date: Monday 26 September 2022

Ring Automotive proved its inspection lamps and battery care equipment’s versatility and robust build with a trial at the Woodpecker Rally, the latest round of the British Trial and Rally Drivers' Ass…

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Chancellor's mini budget: the main points

Date: Friday 23 September 2022

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has outlined a series of measures he believes will boost growth. The basic rate of income tax has been cut to 19p in April 2023 and the top rate of tax for higher earners ab…

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Majority of drivers believe changing the MOT to every two years is a dangerously bad idea

Date: Friday 23 September 2022

Drivers have serious concerns about the Government’s plans to change the compulsory MOT from every year to every two years to reduce the cost of living, with many believing it will lead to a rise in t…

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Future Print Leeds becomes service member of IAAF

Date: Friday 23 September 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has expanded its service members with the addition of print and design specialists, Future Print Leeds, to its membership. With over 50 years’ …

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Government outlines plans to help cut energy bills for businesses

Date: Thursday 22 September 2022

New support for households, businesses and public sector organisations facing rising energy bills in Great Britain and Northern Ireland has been unveiled by Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg – suppor…

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LKQ Corporation Announces New Leadership Appointments

Date: Thursday 22 September 2022

LKQ Corporation, a leading provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles, today announced the following leadership appointments, effective immedi…

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Mr Sparky gets ready for the 2022 TCS London Marathon

Date: Thursday 22 September 2022

NGK’s Mr Sparky has been ramping up his training in preparation for his participation in the 2022 TCS London Marathon. The iconic figure has been touring the UK visiting NGK customers and meeting NGK …

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BorgWarner to Acquire Charging Business of Hubei Surpass Sun Electric (SSE)

Date: Thursday 22 September 2022

BorgWarner Inc. and Hubei Surpass Sun Electric (SSE) have announced that they have entered into an Equity Transfer Agreement under which BorgWarner has agreed to acquire the Electric Vehicle Solution,…

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Survey reveals Automechanika UK events deliver return on investment

Date: Thursday 22 September 2022

A recent independent survey carried out by Explori has found that exhibiting at an Automechanika UK event brings about increased sales, brand awareness and new business for its exhibitors, indicating …

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Bewley takes British Speedway crown

Date: Thursday 22 September 2022

NGK-sponsored Speedway star Dan Bewley has lifted his first British Championship after winning the rescheduled final in Manchester with a six-ride maximum. The Cumbrian rider bounced back from a disap…

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NAPA Launches New EV Charging Cables

Date: Thursday 22 September 2022

Automotive aftermarket manufacturer NAPA has released a catalogue of eight part numbers to launch its brand new range of aftermarket electric vehicle charging cables in the UK. The future of electric …

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Information from HMRC on changes to NI rates

Date: Thursday 22 September 2022

The government has announced in-year reductions to National Insurance rates and the cancellation of the Health and Social Care Levy as a separate tax. HMRC are highlighting these changes to allow busi…

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NGK riders fighting for Speedway honours

Date: Wednesday 21 September 2022

NGK-sponsored riders are still battling for a place on the rostrum in the 2022 FIM Speedway World Championship going into the final Grand Prix of the season. England’s Robert Lambert and Dan Bewley ar…

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Launch Tech UK sees increased demand for Euro Tab III

Date: Wednesday 21 September 2022

Aftermarket diagnostics equipment supplier Launch Tech has seen demand increase for its high-end vehicle diagnostics system, Euro Tab III, as OBD-based diagnostics continue to evolve in the profession…

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Exol’s high-performance products shine at the Idemitsu Super Turbo Race in Thailand

Date: Tuesday 20 September 2022

Exol Lubricants teamed up with its Thailand distributor, Shinsiri Ltd., and KSport Thailand at the Idemitsu Super Turbo race in Thailand, to offer drivers Exol oil to support them around the racetrack…

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Garages should focus on vehicle battery health after summer, says Arnold Clark Autoparts

Date: Tuesday 20 September 2022

With the MOT season fast approaching leading motor factor, Arnold Clark Autoparts, is encouraging garages to prepare for the increased demand – and make the most of every vehicle on the ramp – by chec…

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BM Catalysts expands range for over 200 additional compatible vehicles

Date: Tuesday 20 September 2022

Catalytic converter, diesel particulate filter (DPF) and front pipe manufacturer, BM Catalysts, has added 35 new references in its latest range expansion. A leading supplier of emissions control devic…

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Ring Carnation launches new configurable keypads

Date: Tuesday 20 September 2022

Electrical management system manufacturer Ring Carnation has launched a new range of configurable keypads. Through its knowledge of vehicle electronics and the requirements of the blue light sector, t…

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Ring urges the need to protect batteries this autumn

Date: Tuesday 20 September 2022

Ring Automotive has reminded drivers and technicians of the need to maintain their vehicle batteries, after warm temperatures throughout summer threaten battery health as cold weather approaches. Henr…

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GS Yuasa put pen to paper as POPBANGCOLOUR becomes brand ambassador

Date: Tuesday 20 September 2022

Renowned for creating artwork using radio-controlled cars, Ian Cook, better known as POPBANGCOLOUR, joins the global battery manufacturer GS Yuasa as their latest brand ambassador. The partnership wit…

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New DON website integrates commercial and passenger vehicle resources

Date: Friday 16 September 2022

TMD Friction’s braking brand, DON, has unveiled a new-look website aligning its commercial vehicle and passenger car brake offering, to give customers easy access to everything they need, all in one p…

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Uncertainty hangs over precious metal prices, says BM Catalysts

Date: Friday 16 September 2022

Higher interest rates and inflation are now adding further uncertainty to the prices of precious metals used in the manufacturing of catalytic converters. While some commodities are dropping – but sti…

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