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Further support for small businesses feeling the squeeze as £4.5 billion Recovery Loan Scheme extended

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

A vital support scheme offering Government-backed loans to small businesses will be extended for a further two years, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng announced on Wednesday 20 July. The Recovery Loa…

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Banner – 85 Years In The Making

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

In a year that will undoubtedly be remembered for jubilee celebrations, Banner - Europe’s leading manufacturer of batteries and battery accessories – had its own part to play, both in its home country…

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IAAF Member News

UK Garage and Bodyshop Event raises key funds for Ben

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

Messe Frankfurt, organisers of the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event, has presented a cheque to Ben for £1,063, following a highly successful partnership at this year's show. The amount was raised through …

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Flushing air conditioning key to system longevity, says MAHLE

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

Thermal management specialist MAHLE has reminded technicians of the importance and benefits of flushing air conditioning systems. During repair work, or changing the air compressor, it’s crucial that …

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Product News

Ring gets under the bonnet with professional engine bay inspection lamp

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

Ring Automotive has launched a rechargeable underbonnet inspection lamp, providing 1200 lumen brightness for up to four and a half hours’ continuous use. The RUBL200 Underbonnet Inspection Lamp provid…

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NGK backs Great Britain to retain World Speedway title

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

Speedway supporter NGK is sponsoring Great Britain’s bid to retain the 2022 FIM Speedway of Nations World Team Cup. Last year riders sponsored by the ignition and sensor specialist helped Great Britai…

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GoJak – the original manufacturer of self-jacking vehicle skates, still made in the USA

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

Need to move a car or LCV? There’s a GoJak for you! This system makes lifting and moving vehicles in any direction quick and easy, saving both time and money. With four models available, a huge range …

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Product News

First Line Ltd. encourages changing wiper blades during drier months for optimum visibility

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

Despite the warmer, drier weather being associated with the summer months, the importance of having fresh wiper blades with good adhesion to the windscreen glass is just as important as any other time…

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Product News

Mintex launches new-to-range brake pads and discs 07/22

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

Aftermarket braking specialist TMD Friction has launched six new brake pads and eight new brake discs to its Mintex product range, extending its product lines to cover more vehicles. The additions to …

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Product News

Advances in fuel additive technology could save motorists more than £80 each year

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

As efforts are ramped up to minimise emissions of modern vehicles and improve fuel efficiency during the current cost of living crisis, the use of fuel additives is under the spotlight once again as a…

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LIQUI MOLY records an eight percent increase in sales in the first half of the year

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

Despite the loss of the Russian market, the German lubricant and additive producer was able to achieve a respectable increase in sales, even though this fell short of expectations. LIQUI MOLY also did…

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IAAF Member News

First Line Ltd. expands range with 33 new references

Date: Tuesday 19 July 2022

Automotive aftermarket supplier First Line Ltd. has introduced a further 33 products to its expanded parts range, across its Steering and Suspension, Braking, Filters, Clutch, and Wiper Motor categori…

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Product News

Textar expands braking product offering with new-to-range parts 07/22

Date: Tuesday 19 July 2022

Aftermarket braking specialist TMD Friction has expanded its Textar brand’s brake pad and disc product offering with 13 new-to-range parts. Three new brake pads are introduced to the Textar product li…

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Product News

TMD Friction delivers Mintex Masterclass brake training to Autosupplies

Date: Tuesday 19 July 2022

The team at Autosupplies Chesterfield were given a specialist Mintex Masterclass training evening by TMD Friction’s technical training team, detailing the braking company’s manufacturing processes and…

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IAAF Member News

WAI expands range with new references

Date: Tuesday 19 July 2022

Leading rotating electrics supplier WAI has expanded its product range with five new references. WAI is meeting the needs of the constantly growing and aging car parc across the UK, with constant inno…

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Product News

Website generates 50 percent of all new business for North Yorkshire garage

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

An independent garage in North Yorkshire is reaping the rewards of its brave investment philosophy after spending £45k on specialist equipment, tools, training and IT. Oak Tree Garage, a family-run bu…

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Product News

GS Yuasa’s popular VRLA battery conductance tester gets a brand-new look

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

GS Yuasa, European market leader for VRLA industrial batteries, have reintroduced an updated version of their highly popular YSP117 conductance tester. Widely regarded as the number one choice for ins…

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Product News

The 35th ADAC Truck Grand Prix: HELLA presents brand new Black Magic LED work lamps series

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

After a two-year break, the 35th ADAC Truck Grand Prix will take place from 15th to 17th July, 2022 at the Nürburgring. In addition to exciting races, stunt shows and show acts, a large industrial fai…

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Product News

The Electro-Hydraulic Clutch Actuator available from Valeo

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

Valeo, in association with FTE Automotive, has introduced the OE electro-hydraulic clutch actuator (EHCA) for commercial vehicles in the Aftermarket! The electro-hydraulic clutch actuator for trucks i…

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GSF Car Parts supports Ukrainian community

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

National motor factor GSF Car Parts is supporting the international Ukrainian community through parts and material donations. Automotive parts distributor GSF, which operates a network of more than 18…

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IAAF Member News

Parents whose babies require neonatal care to receive paid leave under new law backed by government

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

Thousands of parents whose babies require specialist care after birth will be able to take additional paid time off work, under new legislation backed by the government. A baby who is born prematurely…

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HR Updates

Motul and Castle Combe Circuit partnership continues for 2022

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

Motul and Castle Combe Circuit have confirmed the continuation of the partnership agreement which commenced last year, which saw Motul becoming the Official Lubricant Brand of both the famous Wiltshir…

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IAAF Member News

Sealing Expertise for Green Hydrogen [Corteco a brand of Freudenberg]

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

Freudenberg’s sealing experts have taken the lead in producing elastomeric gaskets that are over-moulded on to composite and metal electrolyser stack plates in a four-step process. Stack plates are us…

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Product News

Fatal accidents while working on incorrectly supported vehicles

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

HSE is aware of at least 8 fatal accidents since 2019, due to work being carried out on incorrectly supported vehicles or cabs. Never work beneath a vehicle that is only supported on jacks: Use axle …

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Industry News

Inadequate controls while using Dichloromethane (DCM) during wheel stripping

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

Exposure to high concentrations of DCM vapour has caused impaired consciousness and death. It is also suspected of causing cancer and can burn the skin and eyes. Recent inspections have found strippin…

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Industry News

Automechanika 2022: Shaftec Drives Further into Europe….from Hall 3.1 Stand G11

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

With its first product launch in 10 years - a comprehensive range of new Propshafts - a dynamic new website and an enhanced export division, transmission expert Shaftec will use this year’s Automechan…

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IAAF Member News
Product News

NOCO welcomes FG7 to family of distributors

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

The NOCO Company are delighted to welcome FG7 of N. Ireland to its family of distributors in Europe. The partnership will see FG7 offer NOCO’s market leading battery maintenance products including BOO…

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IAAF Member News

Black box now mandatory on new vehicles in EU

Date: Friday 15 July 2022

With effect from Wednesday, 6 July 2022, new vehicles sold in the EU will be required to have various items of new equipment installed; among the most important is a black box, similar to that install…

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Industry News

Autotech Training throws support behind HGV sector with extended range of courses

Date: Friday 15 July 2022

In a direct response to the heavy goods vehicle technical skills crisis, Autotech Training has, for the first time, extended its offering to include the HGV sector. The move follows reports that the s…

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The doctor is in and there is no charge!

Date: Friday 15 July 2022

Global lubricant leading light, Motul, is finalising its programme for arguably the two biggest remaining historic vehicle events of 2022 - the Classic at Silverstone over August Bank Holiday weekend …

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IAAF Member News
Product News

HELLA brings fully electric brake-by-wire pedal into large-scale production

Date: Friday 15 July 2022

HELLA, an internationally positioned automotive supplier and part of Group FORVIA, has been commissioned with the world's first large-scale development and production of a completely electric brake pe…

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Product News

Feel the need

Date: Friday 15 July 2022

Maverick Diagnostics feels the need; The need, for greater training provision to help the aftermarket to get techs up to speed on EVs and hybrids. With the cross-industry staffing shortfall running in…

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IAAF Member News

Temperature in the workplace: working safely in hot conditions

Date: Friday 15 July 2022

In offices or similar environments, the temperature in workplaces must be reasonable. There's no law for maximum working temperature, or when it's too hot to work. Employers must stick to health and s…

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Industry News
HR Updates

Route opened for garages to highlight restricted access to VM’s data

Date: Friday 15 July 2022

Independent garages can now register any restrictions they face on access to vehicle manufacturer repair and maintenance information with a new form produced by UK AFCAR. UK AFCAR fights to ensure the…

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Two-thirds of IAAF Dinner sold – secure your place today

Date: Friday 15 July 2022

More than two thirds of IAAF dinner places have been taken for the event on Thursday 8 December at DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes. The event will be larger than in previous years and a high profi…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 15 July 2022

Date: Friday 15 July 2022

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during what has been yet another extremely busy week. LobbyingOur lobbying,…

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IAAF News

FACT check – aftermarket sector related legislation SERMI, MVBER, MOT Test Frequency: Current state of play

Date: Wednesday 13 July 2022

Lobbying the UK government from IAAF and UK AFCAR has intensified. IAAF is in active dialogue with CMA over motor vehicle block exemption regulations (MVBER) and DVSA over the protection of the MOT Te…

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Juratek New to Range July Bulletin

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

Juratek have expanded an already extensive product line by adding 12 calipers to an ever-growing braking range. Calipers:JCA1141L & JCA1141R rear calipers to fitNISSAN: Cube (09-), Juke (10-), NV2…

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Product News

LKQ Euro Car Parts brings MPM Engine and Gear Oil to Republic of Ireland

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts has expanded its product offering in the Republic of Ireland with the launch of MPM Engine Oil and Gear Oil, giving garages access to OEM-approved lubricants and liquids that suppor…

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Product News

Motorists unaware on importance of regular Cabin Filter replacement, garages urged to ‘step-up’ and protect customers

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

National automotive parts distributor, GSF Car Parts is calling on workshops to help protect motorists, and their passengers, against harmful pollutants by educating drivers on the importance of regul…

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Product News

NEW starter S5489S in AS-PL offer

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

Another new starter has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The starter has an index number S5489S and is the product of the AS brand. The starter belongs to the Standard line - the line of products that merge …

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Lawgistics Legal Updates: Change management

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

“The only constant in life is change.” – Heraclitus of Ephesus The same can be said of business, though some employees will resist change, and the challenge for a business is how to effectively implem…

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HR Updates
Legal Updates

Webinar explaining how PPE Regulations have changed

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

On 6 April 2022 the Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (PPER 2022) came into force. They amend the 1992 Regulations (PPER 1992), and extend employers’ and employees’ du…

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Industry News

GSF Car Parts opens new St. Helens branch

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

Growing motor factor GSF Car Parts increased its Merseyside footprint with a new St Helens branch in July. This is the ninth new GSF Car Parts branch to open in just four months, continuing a period o…

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IAAF Member News

Garages embrace online parts supply to support growth

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

Independent garages looking to grow their business are embracing online parts supply in greater numbers, as they look to access a wider range of available products from leading brands. Online automoti…

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Product News

Veterans in Action

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

Along with other automotive suppliers like Denso, Philips will be supporting this marvellous charity’s work to support our veterans battling against PTSD. The work that the chief operating officer Bil…

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IAAF Member News

Authorities confiscate significant haul of counterfeit NSK bearings

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

The recent discovery of a large number of counterfeit NSK bearings in Johannesburg, South Africa, highlights the need to remain vigilant in the face of criminals who look to put the safety and integri…

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Product News

EU makes progress on Block Exemption

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

The European Commission has officially announced its intent to prolong Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations (MVBER) for another 5 years, until the 31 May 2028. A public consultation on the draft …

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Industry News

UK lobbying – what happens now?

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson announced his resignation on Thursday. He is reported to have told the new Cabinet he would not implement any new policies until he is replaced. Lobbying the UK govt …

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Managing a safety defect of aftermarket components

Date: Friday 08 July 2022

IAAF is working with DVSA on Vehicle Safety Defects and Recalls. Please see attached the annex on “managing a safety defect of aftermarket components”. DVSA has identified a process by which to identi…

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