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GS Yuasa partner with Car Throttle to return iconic G-Wiz back to the road for the first time in a decade

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Global battery manufacturer and UK market leader for automotive, GS Yuasa, have partnered with the popular automotive YouTube channel Car Throttle. The partnership sees GS Yuasa support the overhaul o…

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Delphi Technologies introduces 90 suspension and steering parts for some of the UK’s newest and most popular vehicles

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Delphi Technologies is enabling independent garages to compete against franchised dealerships for common suspension repairs after introducing 90 new-to-range steering and suspension parts for some of …

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Exol’s versatile, ultra-low viscosity Athena Multigear transmission fluid delivers improved fuel economy

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Exol Lubricants’ new Athena Multigear MTF LV bolsters the company’s credentials for delivering versatile engine and transmission oil solutions. Athena Multigear MTF LV, Exol Lubricants’ latest fully s…

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Exol Lubricants’ new Athena transmission oil boosts component durability

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Exol Lubricants’ new Athena Progear FS 75W-85 transmission oil delivers improved fuel efficiency and maximises component protection. Athena Progear FS 75W-85 is a fully synthetic transmission oil suit…

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New YouTube videos add spark to EV cable range

Date: Friday 11 March 2022

Leading automotive electrical supplier WAI has showcased the quality and durability of its electric vehicle charging cables, in a new series of promotional videos. The new videos, available to view ac…

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IAAF Golf Day expands numbers due to popular demand

Date: Thursday 03 March 2022

Due to popular demand, the IAAF has added more team slots to its Golf Day, which will take place on Friday 12 August. For the very first time, guests will be able to play the Arden Championship Course…

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IAAF donates to British Red Cross Ukraine Appeal

Date: Thursday 03 March 2022

IAAF has made a donation to the British Red Cross Ukraine Appeal, which has distributed more than 30,000 food and hygiene parcels so far, and is helping evacuate people with disabilities. The Ukrainia…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 4 March 2022

Date: Thursday 03 March 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. UK AFCARThe IAAF has …

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CAT Awards next week - Get your tickets now

Date: Thursday 03 March 2022

There’s still time to buy a ticket to the CAT Awards networking lunch which takes place in Manchester next Thursday March 10. Apart from being the first in the know about who has won what in the Award…

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Ernst Prost appeals for help for Ukraine

Date: Wednesday 02 March 2022

The war in Ukraine will directly impact the German lubricant company. “We can write off our business in Russia,” says outgoing Managing Director Ernst Prost, who, in view of the war, expects to lose a…

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Corteco: New in range vibration control parts

Date: Wednesday 02 March 2022

MOUNTING, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION #49476338 We have increased our range of vibration control parts for AUDI.Our products are designed to meet the highest quality standards and are manufactured …

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Autosupplies equipped with ultraviolet primer training for flexible and fast repairs

Date: Wednesday 02 March 2022

Autosupplies was first to witness refinishing and painting specialists Lechler Coatings’ new ultraviolet (UV) primer in action at Lechler’s headquarters in Middlewich, which is set to revolutionise bo…

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New additions to DENSO Aftermarket’s wiper programme

Date: Wednesday 02 March 2022

Although often sadly overlooked, wiper blades are a crucial safety aid for drivers and a business opportunity for workshops, which is why DENSO Aftermarket constantly reviews and updates its wiper bla…

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Apec launches a new range of shock absorbers

Date: Wednesday 02 March 2022

Following on from a number of non-braking launches from Apec including steering and suspension, coil springs and drivetrain, customers can now expect to see the same expertise and high-quality from th…

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NGK sponsors TT legend John McGuinness

Date: Wednesday 02 March 2022

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK has announced it is to sponsor motorcycle racing legend John McGuinness at this year’s Isle of Man TT and throughout the 2022 season. The 49-year-old Englishman has …

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NGK announces all-star 2022 World Speedway Championship line-up

Date: Wednesday 02 March 2022

Long-term Speedway supporter NGK is sponsoring an all-star group of riders in the 2022 World Speedway Championship. The ignition and sensor specialist is to continue to support three-time World Champi…

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M-Sport struggles in Sweden

Date: Wednesday 02 March 2022

Rally Sweden proved to be an eventful and challenging rally for the NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford WRC team, following the highs of Monte Carlo last month. Fast and tricky conditions in the new northern e…

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Textar expands brake pad and disc range with new premium parts

Date: Wednesday 02 March 2022

Aftermarket braking specialists TMD has expanded its Textar brand’s brake pad and disc product offering. Textar has launched 13 new brake pad part numbers and three new disc assemblies for a wide rang…

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Britain’s first Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) starts in Oxford

Date: Tuesday 01 March 2022

Launched as a pilot on 28 February 2022, the streets that are included in the ZEZ are: New Road, between Bonn Square and its junction with Castle Street; Bonn Square; Queen Street; Cornmarket Street; …

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Exol Lubricants to make waves with Fox in jet ski championships

Date: Tuesday 01 March 2022

Exol Lubricants will join forces with 18-year-old jet skier Danielle Fox as she takes part in the high-octane JSRA British Jetsport Championships. Fox, based near Exol Lubricants’ blending plant in Ro…

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NGK achieves charity milestone

Date: Tuesday 01 March 2022

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK has achieved an impressive milestone by raising £20,000 for a leading UK charity. The company has raised the money for Macmillan Cancer Support through a series of f…

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TMD Friction technical team takes on EV & Hybrid training

Date: Tuesday 01 March 2022

TMD Friction’s UK technical team has successfully passed the IMI Level 3 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair and Replacement, as the company continues to look ahead and make key investments…

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Ring expands team with Area Sales Manager addition

Date: Tuesday 01 March 2022

Ring Automotive has enhanced its ever-growing team with the addition of area sales manager, Kevin Petrie, who will support all trade customers in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Joining from a wholesal…

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Health and Social Care – National Insurance contribution uplift

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

HMRC is requesting the assistance of businesses to help employees understand that the increased National Insurance contribution of 1.25 percentage points from 6 April 2022 is helping fund the NHS, hea…

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WAI widens engine management range with new-to-range parts

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

Leading rotating electrics supplier WAIglobal UK has vastly expanded its engine management product range, including the launch of new sensor parts. The company has launched new products as part of a s…

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Schaeffler begins tour of independent workshops on quest to ‘listen, learn and support’

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

As part of Schaeffler’s ongoing commitment to the independent sector, the company is keen to gauge the opinion of the many professional vehicle technicians that fit its original equipment (OE) parts, …

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Worried about the rising cost of living? Some advice and support from Ben

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

Worrying about money has probably affected us all at one time or another, but with living costs rising at their fastest rate for 30 years it’s affecting more people than ever right now. Whether that's…

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Mintex Racing on the starting grid for 2022

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

Braking friction specialists TMD Friction has unveiled its Mintex motorsport calendar for 2022. Covering both circuit racing and forest rallying, Mintex will be the sole braking supplier to national c…

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Klarius Focuses on delivering new exhausts to market

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

Klarius has added 33 new products to its emissions control range, including catalytic converters (CATs) and diesel particulate filters (DPFs) for multiple models of the Ford Focus. All components in t…

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New Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Chapter at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released a new chapter in their Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Design Concepts and Safety Systems course exploring the different methods of high volta…

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First Line unveils more than 100 new parts to kickstart 2022

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

Automotive aftermarket supplier, First Line Ltd., has introduced more than 100 new references to its popular product ranges. The ever-growing car parc across the UK is increasing in age and First Line…

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TMD Friction named as runner-up in motor factor supplier awards

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

Braking friction specialists TMD Friction have been named as runners up in leading UK motor factor Arnold Clark Autoparts’ Supplier of the Year awards. Recognising efforts in parts availability, techn…

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LIQUI MOLY establishes subsidiary in the UK

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

The oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY continues its growth course in the UK and has now established the subsidiary LIQUI MOLY UK. “This will enable us to better exploit the potential offered by t…

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Personnel changes to the HELLA Management Board: Michel Favre becomes Chief Executive Officer; Yves Andres takes over the Lighting Business Group

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

During its recent meeting, the HELLA Shareholder Committee resolved on the appointment of Michel Favre and Yves Andres as new members of the Management Board of HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA. Michel Favre…

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Global Supply Chains hit by Russia Ukraine conflict

Date: Friday 25 February 2022

The invasion of Ukraine by Russia has further impacted global supply chains. Oil pricesOil prices jumped, with Brent rising above $105 a barrel for the first time since 2014, after Russia's attack on …

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UKCA marking – call for case studies

Date: Friday 25 February 2022

From 1 January 2023 most products placed on the GB market must be marked with the new UKCA product marking. To ensure UK suppliers are ready for this deadline, BEIS is looking for businesses who have …

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MP calls for govt to update MOT test around DPFs

Date: Friday 25 February 2022

MP for Huddersfield, Barry Sheerman, has presented a Ten-Minute Rule Bill to the House of Commons. A Ten-Minute Rule Bill is a way that MPs can argue for a certain law to be made or changed. It’s very…

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UK to replace VABER legislation

Date: Friday 25 February 2022

The government is set to replace EU exemptions from competition law for agreements between producers, distributors and retailers with bespoke rules better suited to the UK. A new law will help UK firm…

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Mintex launches new-to-range brake pads and discs

Date: Friday 25 February 2022

Aftermarket braking specialist TMD Friction’s Mintex brand has launched new brake pads and new brake discs extending its product lines to cover more vehicles. The new brake pads in the Mintex range co…

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Forward-thinking SMP Europe launches fuel vapour valves range

Date: Friday 25 February 2022

Recognising that 80 percent of Ford DPF issues are linked to Fuel Vapour Valve (FVV) failure, SMP Europe has introduced a new range of FVVs, via its Lemark brand, to meet growing customer demand. A to…

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NGK-sponsored M-Sport looks to continue hot start in cold climate

Date: Friday 25 February 2022

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team is set to tackle the wintry conditions of Rally Sweden following its impressive start to the 2022 FIA World Rally Championship in Monte Carlo last month…

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F-Gas qualification critical for technicians ahead of air con season, says LKQ Euro Car Parts

Date: Friday 25 February 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts is urging technicians to ensure they are F-Gas-qualified in line with legislation that restricts who can handle R134a Refrigerant. From March, LKQ Euro Car Parts will only sell R134…

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LIQUI MOLY CEO Ernst Prost says goodbye with a huge surprise

Date: Thursday 24 February 2022

Simply retiring quietly would not be in keeping with the style of this lubricant specialist's Managing Director. On his last day at work, 22 February 2022, he gave each of his 1000 colleagues a gift. …

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ENEOS takes off in Europe with TecDoc

Date: Thursday 24 February 2022

ENEOS Europe has decided to present its premium-quality motor oils and transmission fluids in the TecDoc Catalogue. This lays the foundation for the successful expansion of ENEOS’ business activities …

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Living with covid strategy published

Date: Wednesday 23 February 2022

The Prime Minister has now announced the new ‘Living with covid’ strategy. The government aims to manage COVID-19 like other respiratory illnesses, and will remove most domestic restrictions in Englan…

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Final claims for the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

Date: Wednesday 23 February 2022

The Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will close on 17 March 2022. Businesses have until 24 March 2022 to submit any new claims for absence periods up to 17 March 2022, or to amend claims already submi…

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Free visitor tickets now available for UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Wednesday 23 February 2022

Registration has opened for the inaugural UK Garage and Bodyshop Event, the UK’s dedicated event serving the latest training, technology and tools to the nation’s garages and bodyshops. Taking place a…

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Leeds workwear specialists Involution appoint new director

Date: Wednesday 23 February 2022

Leeds branded workwear specialists Involution has appointed Nathan Cookson as its new Operations Director. Nathan previously held the position of Strategic Development Manager, working alongside depar…

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Lucas Oil confirms 2022 support for DAMS F2 racing team

Date: Wednesday 23 February 2022

Lucas Oil and the French F2 racing team DAMS will continue their partnership throughout the 2022 season. The deal was confirmed shortly after former F1 racing driver Christopher Pic signed an agreemen…

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OSRAM Night Breaker 200 recommended by Auto Express

Date: Monday 21 February 2022

OSRAM’s Night Breaker 200 has received recommended status in the annual Auto Express H4 halogen bulb test. As the brightest halogen retrofit bulb in OSRAM’s range, it expands the high-tech company's N…

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