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Automechanika 2022: HELLA presents comprehensive range of products and services for automotive workshops and wholesalers

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022

HELLA, the lighting and electronics specialist operating under the FORVIA umbrella brand, will present its comprehensive range of solutions for workshops and wholesalers at Automechanika in Frankfurt …

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Melett to further support international customers at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022

Melett is bringing its turbocharger expertise to Automechanika Frankfurt this September, as the aftermarket specialist continues to support its trusted repair partners across an international stage. T…

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MAHLE presents a complete electric vehicle solution for independent workshops at Automechanika

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022

MAHLE Aftermarket comes to this year’s Automechanika in Frankfurt am Main with a wide range of products. The focus of MAHLE’s presence at the trade fair for industry, workshops, and business is the ne…

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Schaeffler presents repair and service solutions for today, tomorrow and the future

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022

Schaeffler, the global automotive and industrial supplier, will be showcasing its complete portfolio of market and future-oriented repair solutions for combustion engines, hybrid and electric vehicles…

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NGK-sponsored Great Britain team takes silver in Speedway World final

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022

The NGK-sponsored Great Britain team narrowly failed to retain its FIM Speedway of Nations World Championship title after losing to Australia who ended their 20-year wait for a world team victory. Aft…

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Victory propels Charlie into second place in US championship

Date: Tuesday 09 August 2022

NGK Ambassador Charlie Martin has claimed her first race win in the 2022 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America championship and now sits just three points behind the leader. Charlie and her teammate …

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Corteco: new in range 22-07

Date: Tuesday 09 August 2022

We increased our range of products parts for BMW, MERCEDES, HYUNDAI, NISSAN, DACIA, PORSHE, IVECO and LAND ROVER. Our products are designed to meet the highest quality standards and are manufactured u…

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Exit from joint venture: HELLA agrees sale of HELLA held HBPO shares to Plastic Omnium

Date: Tuesday 09 August 2022

Global automotive supplier HELLA, which operates under the umbrella brand FORVIA, has agreed the sale of its 33.33 percent stake in HBPO Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH (“HBPO”) to its co-shareholder, Pl…

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LKQ Corporation announces results for second quarter 2022

Date: Tuesday 09 August 2022

LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq:LKQ) has reported second quarter 2022 financial results. “We had a solid second quarter delivering strong organic growth, and I am extremely proud of the results the LKQ team a…

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TecAlliance: What the Fix? sheet - Vauxhall Astra

Date: Tuesday 09 August 2022

TecAlliance have released their latest What the Fix? sheet for a Vauxhall Astra. To download the sheet, click on the attachment below.

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Product News

SMP Europe to demonstrate engineering expertise at Automechanika Frankfurt 2022

Date: Tuesday 09 August 2022

Leading engine management specialists, SMP Europe, will be showcasing its engineering expertise at industry trade show, Automechanika Frankfurt 2022, from 13th to 17th September. SMP Europe, the home …

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The LSPI problem

Date: Monday 08 August 2022

LSPI has been rife throughout the industry for years – low speed pre-ignition. It can lead to engine knocking, especially in new car models, thereby causing serious engine damage. But you don’t have t…

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Product News

Diesel Technic Product Portrait: 7.90580 Clutch servo, complete with cylinder

Date: Wednesday 03 August 2022

When the clutch pedal is operated, the movement of the piston causes pressure to build up in the clutch master cylinder, which is passed through the hydraulic line to the slave cylinder. From here, th…

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Battery electric vehicles are 22% cheaper to service than ICE cars reports Fleet Assist

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

Fleet Assist has released servicing and maintenance trends for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) versus ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) cars based on the 850,000 fleet cars and vans using its 5,200-st…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts knuckles down with latest addition to Optimal range

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts has further expanded its offering for independent garages by adding a new range of steering knuckles to its OPTIMAL product line. Steering knuckles are the pivot points of the steer…

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Why are oil changes also important for automatic transmissions? A new video from spare parts manufacturer MEYLE offers the answers

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

Watch out: In a new YouTube video two experts from Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE explain what matters when changing the oil in automatic transmissions and which smart repair solutions from MEYLE si…

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NAPA Expert Edition: Testing brake fluid with Graeme Ryder

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

Graeme is an automotive expert with over 20 years of engineering and industry experience who educates technicians at all levels in practical application and installation best practice. In this issue, …

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Product News

Brembo X-Style calipers - A splash of colour for your wheels!

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

The X-Style range of calipers is dedicated to car owners who are passionate and care deeply about all the aspects of their vehicle; they are the ideal solution for those who love to customise their ca…

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HELLA brings more than 150 new part numbers to market

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

HELLA, the renowned original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier, continues to grow its product offering, underlining its position as a trusted aftermarket supply partner. Highlighting its…

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Garage sees big upturn in business after website launch

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

An independent garage in Oban, Scotland, has expanded after its new website tripled work enquiries in less than nine months. Morrison Motor Repairs invested in a large workshop extension in which now …

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GSF Car Parts announces Garage Hive integration

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

National motor factor GSF Car Parts has announced a new partnership with garage management software specialist Garage Hive. AlliCat Online, the leading parts catalogue operated by GSF Car Parts, is no…

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A message from Andy Savva – Schaeffler’s REPXPERT – Value added services for independent garages

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

I felt it important to write my thoughts, as the Schaeffler REPXPERT Brand Ambassador, about the value they are adding to my garage folk and indeed the entire independent garage sector. We have all be…

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NGK-sponsored stars take Great Britain to Speedway final

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

NGK-sponsored Great Britain survived a massive scare to qualify for the FIM Speedway of Nations final following a dramatic semi-final race-off victory. Sweden, led by Freddie Lindgren who is sponsored…

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First F2 pole position of the season for the Lucas Oil-sponsored car

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

After a victory at the previous F2 meeting at the Paul Ricard (France), Red Bull Junior driver Ayumu Iwasa turned in a blistering lap in the final moments of qualifying at the Hungaroring (Hungary) la…

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IAAF Podcast tackles lobbying

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

In this first episode of Season four of Monday’s with Mark, Mark sits down with Neil Pattemore, UK Technical Director of UK AFCAR to discuss all the legislation surrounding the automotive aftermarket …

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Summer months bring new pressures on tyres, Ring Automotive warns

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

Ring Automotive has reiterated the need to look after tyres, following research by road safety charity TyreSafe revealing that more tyre-related incidents are reported in summer than at any other time…

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BM Catalysts poised for European growth at Frankfurt

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

BM Catalysts will be highlighting its commitment to meeting market demand in Europe at this year’s Automechanika Frankfurt, which takes place from 13 to 17 September. The BM Catalysts team will be on …

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Commonwealth Games’ Baton Relay visits Glen Callum Associates

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

The historical Red House Glass Cone, based in Stourbridge and home to Glen Callum Associates (GCA), played host to a visit of the Queen’s Baton Relay, to mark the run-up to the 2022 Commonwealth Games…

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UK Garage and Bodyshop Event visitor presented with £5,000 prize haul

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

Messe Frankfurt UK, organisers of this year’s inaugural UK Garage and Bodyshop Event, has presented a prize haul to a lucky visitor worth over £5,000. Simon Albert, managing director of Messe Frankfur…

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Industry News

Mintex-sponsored Lewis Brown seeks renewed title push

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

Mintex-sponsored racing driver Lewis Brown is targeting a renewed push for championship honours in this season’s Quaife MINI Challenge. Following the first half of his season being marred with mechani…

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1, 2 & 3PL with a Difference

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

vGroup International has over thirty years of experience in providing national and international organisations with tailored logistics solutions. Requirements and services include: Just-In-Time, sequ…

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Health and safety law poster – what you need to know

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

The HSE's poster explains British health and safety laws and lists what workers and their employers should do. If you employ anyone, you must either: • display the health and safety law poster where y…

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£7 million fund for local action to cut air pollution

Date: Thursday 28 July 2022

The government is inviting local councils across England to bid for funding from a £7 million pot to find innovative ways to improve the air quality in their areas. The government’s Air Quality Grant …

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Industry News

Plenty of demand, no supply

Date: Thursday 28 July 2022

[ Corteco a brand of Freudenberg] “From a technical standpoint, steel produced with green hydrogen as a reducing agent would be used on a one-to-one basis”, said Thomas Bleimling, who is in charge of …

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OSRAM updates TRUCKSTAR PRO range

Date: Monday 25 July 2022

Leading automotive lighting specialist OSRAM has updated its most powerful range of halogen upgrade bulbs for 24V commercial vehicles, as it supersedes the Ring Truck Master bulb range. TRUCKSTAR PRO …

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Garage owner fuels growth with £250k investment

Date: Monday 25 July 2022

A Nottingham-based independent garage has its sight set on further growth after a £250k investment reaped a full and early return on investment. Carl Regan, owner of Arnold Garage, took a leap of fait…

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French star is top M-Sport performer in Estonia

Date: Monday 25 July 2022

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team proved resilient on the highly demanding Rally Estonia, the seventh round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Despite some bad luck, the crews proved t…

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Prepared for an electric future: Tenneco’s DRiV Motorparts business committed to helping distributors, workshops capture EV parts and service opportunities

Date: Monday 25 July 2022

Five years ago, conversations about the advent of electric vehicles typically began with “If.” Today they are centred around “how fast” the now-real shift to EVs will occur in nations across Europe. T…

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ATU and Carglass® test case against Fiat Chrysler challenges vehicle manufacturers’ obstructions – Court refers the case to the European Court of Justice

Date: Monday 25 July 2022

Almost any activity of a car repair shop (whether repair or maintenance) requires that the mechanic gets access to the car data stream via the so-called onboard diagnostics (OBD) port. ATU, like any o…

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Industry News

IAAF announces Horsfall as conference keynote speaker

Date: Friday 22 July 2022

Inspirational war veteran and campaigner Robin Horsfall will be the keynote speaker at the annual IAAF Conference, which takes place on Thursday 8 December at DoubleTree by Hilton Milton Keynes. The t…

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Important milestone for the UK Aftermarket: Retained Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation consultation opens

Date: Friday 22 July 2022

The CMA has opened its consultation on its proposed recommendation that the Secretary of State replace the retained MVBER when it expires on 31 May 2023 with a UK Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Order (…

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Record high temperatures putting strain on under bonnet electrics

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

A combination of soaring temperatures across the country and greater demands on vehicle electrics may result in increased failures of alternators. WAI, leading supplier of rotating electrics, has warn…

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Product News

Stark increase in MAHLE Aftermarket sales

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

In 2021, MAHLE Aftermarket increased its sales by 18.5 percent to approximately EUR 1.1 billion. Those are the highest annual sales figures achieved since the business unit was founded. The workshop e…

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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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Industry News

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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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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