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Motul joins classic car loan project

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

Motul becomes the latest name to help young people experience, first-hand, running a historic vehicle thanks to the Classic Car Loan Project. Motul is proud to have become the official lubricants part…

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NGK riders ready for 2022 World Speedway Championship

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

Speedway supporter NGK’s all-star line-up of riders will be competing in the first Grand Prix of the 2022 World Championship season in Croatia on Saturday (April 30). The ignition and sensor specialis…

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NGK-sponsored Breen in third place in WRC standings

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team narrowly missed out on its third podium result of the season with Irishman Craig Breen taking fourth place in the 2022 Croatia Rally. M-Sport Ford’s fle…

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Corteco: Design for sustainability

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

Plastic has a somewhat tarnished reputation. But not all plastic is made equal. Single-use products that land in the trash after just a few minutes are, of course, harmful to the environment. Yet no-o…

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Launch Tech UK releases latest product catalogue

Date: Wednesday 27 April 2022

Premium diagnostics equipment supplier Launch Tech UK has released its latest product catalogue covering its expanded range. The new directory of high-end diagnostic and workshop equipment is a compre…

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Car makers treble battery range and deliver 15-fold increase in model choice in a decade

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2022

Massive investment by car makers since 2011 means today’s electric vehicle buyers can benefit from a 15-fold increase in choice of model, as well as, on average, more than three times the battery rang…

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Savings of up to £5,000 up for grabs at one-of-a-kind UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2022

The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event at Birmingham’s NEC in June is set to offer garage and bodyshop technicians the chance to take home up to £5,000 of exclusive show deals and discounts on the latest to…

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Mintex provides stopping power behind Jaguar Land Speed Record attempt

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2022

TMD Friction’s renowned Mintex braking brand is providing the stopping power behind racing instructor and bodyshop owner Kevin Bourne’s Jaguar XJ6, as he looks to write his name in the history books a…

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Lucas Oil driver delivers podium and presentation finishes

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2022

Tony Lynch and his Lucas Oil-sponsored MR2 delivered a podium finish and impressed the pit lane judges with the award for best vehicle presentation at the first meeting of the 2022 Retro Rallycross Ch…

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Alliance Automotive Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Knoll GmbH

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2022

Leading European automotive aftermarket group Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) has finalised the acquisition of all shares in Knoll GmbH (Knoll) and Transport + Logistik Schleiz GmbH. At the same time,…

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The Fast and the Klarius

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2022

When you need an aftermarket exhaust fast, why go anywhere else than the company with the best choice? Offering the widest range of aftermarket exhausts in the UK and the largest stockholding in Europ…

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F4 evolves for 2022 and Motul is once again series official lubricant partner

Date: Monday 25 April 2022

The 2022 season is one of huge significance for the ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA. With an all-new car and engine combination, this important first rung on the ladder of single seater…

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Motul Product Portrait: Propeller Shaft

Date: Monday 25 April 2022

Propeller Shaft: Suitable for MAN, VW - Art. no.: 3.59154 The propeller shaft, also known as the cardan shaft, is an important component in rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. It’s job is to transfer the …

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Investment key for auto companies as motorists face increased car repair costs

Date: Monday 25 April 2022

Tightened legal frameworks, geopolitical uncertainties and technological advancements mean there is a greater need for automotive repairers to upskill and invest in the future in order to provide a cr…

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Huge demand for first post lockdown REPXPERT Academy training event

Date: Monday 25 April 2022

Schaeffler’s plans to relaunch its REPXPERT Academy roadshows have been given a major boost, thanks to the incredible number of people pre-registering for the first event, which will take place at the…

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Exol’s Shawn Smith competes in pool tournament

Date: Monday 25 April 2022

Exol Lubricants’ Shawn Smith is taking part in the Leicester Pool Tour Amateur Series pool tournament, with a total prize fund of £38,400 available. Smith, based at Exol’s Wednesbury site in the small…

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Zap-Map survey of electric car drivers uncovers key trends in Britons’ charging behaviour

Date: Friday 22 April 2022

Zap-Map, the UK’s leading app and digital platform for electric vehicle (EV) drivers to search, plan and pay for charging, is publishing the full report of its market-leading EV Charging Survey, a dee…

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MVBER key focus of IAAF’s attendance at UKGBE

Date: Friday 22 April 2022

IAAF is to highlight its wide-ranging work to garages on Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations (MVBER) at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event 2022, taking place at NEC, Birmingham from 8 to 9 June.…

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‘Beat the Heat’ with NAPA Water Pumps

Date: Friday 22 April 2022

Automotive aftermarket manufacturer NAPA has recently released a catalogue of over 490 product numbers to kick start its new range of aftermarket water pumps. The second in a projected string of 2022 …

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LIQUI MOLY’s two-stroke oil for sports

Date: Friday 22 April 2022

Kart sport is considered to be an excellent training ground for young racing drivers. Some of the best drivers in the world earned their first sporting stripes on the go-kart. LIQUI MOLY has developed…

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Serenco UK added to IAAF’s growing membership

Date: Friday 22 April 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is continuing to grow its membership and has added automotive tools and equipment wholesaler, Serenco UK to its network. Established in 2000, S…

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What would the vehicle of 2030 look like?

Date: Thursday 21 April 2022

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and Sytner Group have joined forces to excite the next generation of vehicle users. Separate competitions have been launched for primary and secondary pupils …

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Britain moves closer to a self-driving revolution

Date: Thursday 21 April 2022

The government has confirmed planned changes to The Highway Code, responding to a public consultation, continuing to pave the way for safer, more efficient travel. The changes to the code will help en…

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sales-i in pole position for the BTCC 2022 season with continued sponsorship of Power Maxed Racing

Date: Thursday 21 April 2022

sales-i, the sales enablement software with data analytics and CRM, announced its renewed sponsorship of Power Maxed Racing (PMR) for the fifth year. Power Maxed, the leading brand of cleaning and det…

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Shaftec announces key appointments to drive business growth

Date: Wednesday 20 April 2022

Having entered 2022 in its strongest position yet, Shaftec has announced two important management level appointments to ensure the business is best placed for success within its chosen markets as it e…

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sales-i: How to increase sustainability - by focusing on your customers

Date: Wednesday 20 April 2022

An important sustainable approach, but often overlooked is to improve your customer retention. This approach is not only more cost-effective than new customer acquisition, but also the more profitable…

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BTCC legend Gordon Shedden gets set for another championship bid as GS Yuasa ambassador

Date: Wednesday 20 April 2022

Triple British Touring Car Champion, Gordon ‘Flash’ Shedden is set to continue his position as brand ambassador for GS Yuasa as the global battery manufacturer powers him on his 2022 British Touring C…

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Launch Tech UK unveils diagnostics equipment for heavy commercial vehicles

Date: Wednesday 20 April 2022

Technicians specialising in heavy commercial vehicles can now complete professional diagnostics with the release of Launch Tech UK’s new PRO 5 HD+ equipment. Following continuous innovation and softwa…

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Motul and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing UK look forward to further success together in 2022

Date: Wednesday 20 April 2022

Motul is delighted to continue its partnership with the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing UK works team in this year’s British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) campaign. The team, run by Cheshire-based Speedworks Mo…

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ZF’s Global Remanufacturing Initiatives Support Sustainability Commitment

Date: Thursday 14 April 2022

Today, in recognition of Global Remanufacturing Day, ZF confirmed its continued commitment to remanufacturing and the resulting substantial positive impacts to the environment, economy, and product li…

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Team Building at Lucas Oil

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

Lucas Oil Products (UK) has added two new members. Both will be based the company’s headquarters in Anglesey, North Wales. Roo Pitt (pictured above left) becomes Marketing Coordinator. He will take ch…

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Andrew Tsang joins Comline as UK sales general manager

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

Comline has announced the appointment of Andrew Tsang to the senior management position of UK sales general manager. Andrew assumes responsibility for overseeing UK sales of the Comline, Motaquip and …

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COVID-19 restrictions are being replaced by public health advice

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

COVID-19 will remain a public health issue and guidance for workplaces is being replaced with public health advice. You can check the latest position and timescales for the nation you are working in: …

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Garage raises safety concerns over possible move to biennial MOT testing in Northern Ireland

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

An Independent garage has voiced concerns over proposals to move to biennial MOT testing following a Call for Evidence by the Northern Ireland Executive. Liam Hardy of independent garage Hardy Bros Ca…

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Van Driver Tookit wins ‘Outstanding Product of the Year’ Fleet News Award

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

National Highways has won another coveted Fleet News Award, this time for its Van Driver Toolkit, developed by the Commercial Vehicle Incident Prevention Team as part of the Driving for Better Busines…

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Alliance Automotive Group acquires Lausan Group in Spain

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

Leading European automotive aftermarket group Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) has finalised the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Lausan Group (Lausan+Soulima). Lausan, currently majority-owned by …

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IAAF Exclusive! GCA Survey calls for personal, transparent and efficient process

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

The Glen Callum Associates (GCA) Automotive Aftermarket Recruitment Survey 2022 has highlighted the importance of personal contact and how the process of recruitment should be a key tool in the sales …

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More than 70 sign up to exclusive member networking event

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is set to host an exclusive networking event for its members in June, tying in with the first day of the inaugural UK Garage and Bodyshop Event…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts switches Customers' Pennies donations to DEC in support of Ukraine crisis

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts has changed the beneficiary of customer donations via its charity partner Pennies to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), to support victims of the war in Ukraine. The leading c…

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IAAF membership network grows with Prestige Wheels addition

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has expanded its membership network with the addition of alloy wheel refurbishing agent Prestige Wheels. Prestige Wheels has over 20 years’ exp…

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UK Garage & Bodyshop Event provides platform for entire Autotech Training offering

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

Showcasing its entire training offering at the forthcoming UK Garage & Bodyshop Event (Stand A40) Autotech Training will demonstrate to visitors at the show how they can upskill their workforce to…

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Electric cars need green electricity. Fuel cell vehicles need hydrogen. - a commentary from Corteco

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

There is still the need for “filling stations” for electric cars. Even if the electricity for the e-vehicle, in the absence of a Wallbox, comes out of an electric outlet, it still has to be generated.…

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Ring Automotive welcomes new area sales manager

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

Ring Automotive has appointed Ben Johnson as its new area sales manager, to oversee management of its aftermarket accounts across the south of England. Johnson’s new role will see him manage Ring Auto…

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NGK-sponsored Hamilton remains with Team HARD. Racing in 2022

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

British racing driver Nic Hamilton – who is sponsored by ignition and sensor specialist NGK – is confirmed to drive for Team HARD. Racing’s Cupra Leon line-up for the 2022 Kwik Fit British Touring Car…

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MEYLE Performance: MEYLE continues its successful motorsport sponsorship and looks forward to an exciting race season in 2022

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

MEYLE has a long-running connection to motorsport, as it plays a key role in product development, in particular as a test ground under real-life conditions. The Hamburg manufacturer is delighted to co…

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BM Catalysts expands catalytic converter range with new references

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

Leading catalytic converter, DPF and front pipe manufacturer, BM Catalysts, has added nine new references to its ever-expanding range. As part of its ongoing commitment to provide customers with a wid…

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Ring Carnation and OSRAM to light up CV Show 2022 with next generation in power management and lighting solutions

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

Ring Carnation, the vehicle conversion electrical specialist, will be demonstrating the next generation of power management at the 2022 Commercial Vehicle Show, taking place 24th – 26th May, at the NE…

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OSRAM driving lights shine bright in BBC Speedshop episode

Date: Tuesday 12 April 2022

OSRAM’s lighting range is in the spotlight as part of a mountain rescue-equipped Land Rover Defender feature on the BBC Two show The Speedshop. As part of the feature, Land Rover accessory brand Terra…

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Mintex opens two championship seasons at Donington Park

Date: Tuesday 12 April 2022

Mintex provided the stopping power at the season openers of the Focus Cup and EnduroKA Series, which took place at Donington Park circuit 2nd-3rd April. The Focus Cup and EnduroKA Series are one-make …

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Caravan & Camper Batteries – what you need to know

Date: Tuesday 12 April 2022

As with almost any vacation, taking a well-deserved break that runs smoothly and without any problems or glitches, is at the top of anyone’s wish list. And when it comes to caravans and motorhomes the…

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