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DENSO troubleshooting puts a stop to starter misdiagnosis

Date: Friday 02 March 2018

As the global leader in developing and manufacturing rotating machines, DENSO gives an expert troubleshooting guide for Starter fault-finding. A starter is one of the most rapidly evolving and criti…

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Product News

Effective data management – the clock is ticking!

Date: Friday 02 March 2018

The successful rollout of the latest version of the TecAlliance data management system, referred to a DMM R2, is reaching its climax as the company&rsquo,s official data suppliers have to migrate from…

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Product News

Euro Car Parts opens second training facility

Date: Friday 02 March 2018

Euro Car Parts has opened its second purpose-built training centre in Sunderland. The facility will deliver the full range of Euro Academy courses with a market-first IMI-accredited ADAS course also a…

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IAAF Member News

Messe Frankfurt sets up UK subsidiary

Date: Friday 02 March 2018

The purchase of Forest Exhibitions Ltd. means the 100% acquisition of Automechanika Birmingham, which the company has now firmly established in the UK to date as a licensee. , Automechanika Birmin…

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Industry News

New Professional Head Torch Added to Popular Ring Zoom Torch Range

Date: Friday 02 March 2018

Ring, the garage and workshop equipment specialist, has launched a new inspection head torch &ndash, the Ring RIT1070 Zoom240 LED Rechargeable Head Torch. It&rsquo,s the ultimate hands-free tool for m…

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Product News

Automechanika Birmingham to tackle major issues affecting automotive aftermarket

Date: Monday 26 February 2018

Automechanika Birmingham will tackle all the major issues affecting businesses in the automotive aftermarket, according to Event Director Simon Albert. The event, which takes place from 5 to 7 June …

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Industry News

Ben news hub - Supporting employees in uncertain times

Date: Monday 26 February 2018

Ben's latest blog looks at how the current period of uncertainty, both politically and, in some parts of ther industry, economically too might impact people. Whatever the reasons, a feeling of uncerta…

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HR Updates

Motor factor to future proof business with cloud software

Date: Monday 26 February 2018

Frenches Autos, a motor factor and IAAF member, will be making the move over to Autopart Online, MAM Software's cloud-hosted business management solution, to future proof its business and improve data…

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IAAF Member News

SMPE boosts Engine Management offering

Date: Monday 26 February 2018

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), one of the UK's largest independently owned automotive parts manufacturers and suppliers, has significantly expanded its Engine Management portfolio over the pas…

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Product News

SMPE makes new managerial appointments

Date: Monday 26 February 2018

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) has made a series of managerial changes with Ross Toomey becoming Managing Director and Richard Morley (Right) returning to the company as Commercial Director. Pr…

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People News

Workshops ‘Scratch To Win’ prizes with Comma

Date: Monday 26 February 2018

For two months Comma Oil is giving all independent UK workshops the chance to bag thousands of pounds worth of prizes by simply using products from its OE approved Performance Motor Oil range. One ca…

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Product News

Launch UK awarded Best Business 2017 by Launch Europe

Date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Launch UK has been awarded the &ldquo,Best Launch Business 2017&rdquo, accolade by the brand&rsquo,s European division. As the only genuine distributor of Launch products in the UK, the award for th…

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IAAF Member News

LUMAG adds VRM capabilities to BRECK website plus BRECK New to Range update

Date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

LUMAG - the leading global OE manufacturer and aftermarket supplier of brake friction products &ndash, has recently added VRM look-up capabilities to its website, making it easier to source brake part…

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Product News

Midwest to present informative Gates seminar

Date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

West Midlands based automotive parts distributor, Midwest Motor Factors, is hosting a free Gates technical seminar at GTG West Midlands, to equip customers with the latest Gates updates and insights. …

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IAAF Member News

NGK Spark Plugs celebrates winning a prestigious industry award

Date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

The leading supplier of original equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors has been voted 2018 Supplier of the Year by readers of a top UK automotive af…

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IAAF Member News

NGK-sponsored ‘Queen of the Bikers’ Maria Costello MBE set for new racing challenge this season… on four-wheels

Date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

After sampling four-wheeled racing at last year&rsquo,s Silverstone Classic, Maria has signed up to compete in the Historic Racing Drivers&rsquo, Club, running the HDRC &lsquo,Works&rsquo, Austin A30 …

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IAAF Member News

SMPE donates to British Heart Foundation

Date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Nottingham-based automotive parts supplier, SMPE, has donated much-needed funds to the British Heart Foundation, by organising a &lsquo,Wear Pink or Red&rsquo, event held on Valentine&rsquo,s Day, in …

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IAAF Member News

Autoelectro delighted to reveal revised surcharge plan

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2018

Autoelectro is proud to unveil the introduction of a new surcharge strategy &ndash, with many part numbers now surcharge-free.  , From the 1st March, more than 2,000 references will have their sur…

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Product News

Innovision 2018: automotive trends are changing wholesale distribution and workshop businesses

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2018

With Innovision 2018, an event specially created for the domestic and international aftermarket, lighting and electronics expert HELLA and the diagnostics specialist Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS) help…

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IAAF Member News

Opportunity for garages as 59% UK motorists “don’t know” headlamp type

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2018

New research from Ring, the automotive lighting experts, shows that 59% of UK motorists &ldquo,don&rsquo,t know&rdquo, what kind of headlamp is fitted in their vehicle. It also reported that 43% would…

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Product News

Prepare for EURO 6 now and profit later

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2018

Euro Car Parts is advising repairers that carry out MOT testing to invest in new emissions analysers, to ensure they comply with changing legislation. Investment in a new machine now will enable repai…

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Product News

The Parts Alliance announces two new branch openings

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2018

The Parts Alliance has opened two new branches in February. This follows two further branch additions towards the end of 2017 with Midsomer Norton and Southampton in Southern England. , Croydon …

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IAAF Member News

Comma thaws out winter with new Antifreeze and Coolant

Date: Tuesday 13 February 2018

Comma has introduced its latest Antifreeze and Coolant to the market, as the winter servicing peak continues across the UK. The all-new Comma Xstream®, G64®, Antifreeze and Coolant arrives as …

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Product News

Servicesure announces final shortlist for ‘Autocentre of the Year 2018’

Date: Tuesday 13 February 2018

Servicesure Autocentres, The Parts Alliance garage programme, is soon to announce the winner of its inaugural &lsquo,Autocentre of the Year&rsquo, award, selected from its national network of garages.…

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IAAF Member News

Approved Garage A J Reynolds listed in the ‘National Top 100 Companies for Apprentices'

Date: Monday 12 February 2018

Andy Reynolds, started his business in 1991 as a one-man-band, aged 31. He tells us his initial plan was to just to make through the first year and survive. To his surprise, the business thrived from …

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IAAF Member News

Comma presents advanced technical evening for workshops

Date: Monday 12 February 2018

A technical team from Comma Oil will present an advanced technical evening to workshops, on the topic of lubricants in an ever changing market. The evening ,is aimed at technicians and managers lo…

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Product News

Schaeffler (UK) and Liqui Moly combine to develop an additive that helps reduce timing chain wear by up to 20%

Date: Monday 12 February 2018

Schaeffler (UK) has forged an exclusive partnership with oil and additive supplier, Liqui Moly, by offering an additive with every INA Timing Chain KIT.  , To offer this exclusive protection, Scha…

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Product News

Schaeffler to join OESAA members in Glasgow for Autoinform Live 2018

Date: Monday 12 February 2018

Schaeffler (UK) REPXPERTs will be preparing technicians for the vehicles of tomorrow when hosting crucial hands-on training and seminars during Autoinform Live 2018.  , This year&rsquo,s event is …

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IAAF Member News

Autoelectro reveals Mini, Audi and Citroën fitting solutions

Date: Wednesday 07 February 2018

Autoelectro has released a series of new technical bulletins, continuing its pledge to deliver accurate and up-to-date diagnosis and fitting guides to guard against inaccurate warranty claims and fitt…

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Product News
IAAF Member News

Exol antifreeze meets Volvo specification

Date: Wednesday 07 February 2018

Two of Exol&rsquo,s new antifreeze products now fully comply with the latest Volvo coolant specifications for heavy-duty diesel engines found in HGVs, buses, coaches, plant and marine applications. …

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Product News

Hella Gutmann Solutions – Transforming Businesses

Date: Wednesday 07 February 2018

With advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and smart vehicle technology here to stay, technicians need professional diagnostics and calibration tools equipped with top-of-the-range features that provi…

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Product News

LUMAG appoints new UK Sales Manager for its BRECK brand

Date: Wednesday 07 February 2018

LUMAG - the leading global OE manufacturer and aftermarket supplier of brake friction products &ndash, has confirmed that Richard Davies has joined the company as UK Sales Manager for its leading afte…

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People News

Mahle CEO Scheider goes to ZF Friedrichshafen, Stratmann named successor

Date: Wednesday 07 February 2018

Dr Jö,rg Stratmann has been appointed chief executive officer of automotive supplier Mahle. He succeeds Wolf-Henning Scheider, who today becomes chief executive officer of automotive supplier ZF F…

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People News

Winning start for NGK-backed M-Sport Ford World Rally Team

Date: Wednesday 07 February 2018

The NGK-backed M-Sport Ford World Rally Team has got off to a winning start at the iconic Rallye Monte-Carlo. The team is already leading the FIA World Rally Championships for manufacturers, drivers…

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IAAF Member News

AS-PL UK Ltd Strategy begins to pay dividends

Date: Tuesday 06 February 2018

Six months into a whole new strategic plan in the UK and AS-PL are already seeing the benefits of the many changes they have adopted. Kevin Sharp, Director of Sales for AS-PL in UK &, Ireland adds …

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IAAF Member News

Comline brake pad and hub assembly ranges expand

Date: Tuesday 06 February 2018

Multi-award winning British brand, Comline, has strengthened its brake pad and hub assembly kit portfolios with a raft of new-to-range references.  , The latest influx of part numbers demonstrates…

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Product News

East Sussex garage customer wins car with Servicesure

Date: Tuesday 06 February 2018

The Parts Alliance garage programme, Servicesure Autocentres, has announced Daniel and Stacey Grant from East Sussex as the lucky winners of a brand new Suzuki Celerio thanks to its &lsquo,Win a Car f…

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IAAF Member News

Euro Car Parts announces first-to-market ADAS training course

Date: Tuesday 06 February 2018

Euro Car Parts has announced a first-to-market ADAS training course as part of its Euro Academy offering. Working in partnership with diagnostics specialist Hella, the one-day course aims to help re…

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IAAF Member News

Schaeffler REPXPERT hails recent ‘LuK Clutch Systems’ training event a resounding success

Date: Tuesday 06 February 2018

Schaeffler REPXPERT was delighted with the positive attendance for its &lsquo,LuK Clutch Systems&rsquo, training event, held at the REPXPERT Academy in Hereford on Tuesday 30th January. ,  , T…

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IAAF Member News

‘Grassroots insight’ plays influential role in crucial Type-Approval legislation vote

Date: Thursday 01 February 2018

European Parliament&rsquo,s IMCO committee have approved several key amendments to Vehicle Type-Approval legislation proposals, which include the aftermarket maintaining in-vehicle data access via the…

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IAAF News
Industry News

2018/19 payroll changes

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2018

The Autumn Budget 2017 announced changes to tax and NI limits. What do you need to know to prepare for the 2018/19 payroll year? , Tax code changes. The personal allowance has increased. For 201…

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HR Updates

Autofirst Network partners with WhoCanFixMyCar.com

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2018

Autofirst Network has agreed a deal with WhoCanFixMyCar.com to support its nationwide network of independent garages. The arrangement offers every Autofirst Network member the opportunity to have its …

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IAAF Member News

Colin Smit, MD, LUMAG – A look at the year ahead

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2018

New technologies resulting from significant investment 2018 will be a big year for new innovations, following on from the &euro,5million investment in a Bruderer Shim Stamping machine that was install…

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IAAF Member News

Exhibitor day aims to enhance visitor & exhibitor experience

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2018

Automechanika Birmingham is hosting an Exhibitor Day on 1 March at Birmingham NEC, with the primary aim being to ensure exhibiting companies get the most out of the event and contribute to delivering …

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Industry News

Fabriscape Lda purchase controlling interest in TP Engineering

Date: Monday 29 January 2018

Fabriscape LDA, incorporating EuroFlo Premium Emission Systems in the UK, is delighted to announce that Fabriscape have purchased a controlling interest in the emission control manufacturer TP Enginee…

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IAAF Member News

Business Development Manager joins the growing Elcome team

Date: Thursday 25 January 2018

Elcome is pleased to announce and welcome Andy Smith, who has joined the Business Development team, supporting the company&rsquo,s continued growth. Andy will be responsible for maintaining close work…

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People News

HELLA produces its 20 millionth Electrical Power Steering ECU

Date: Thursday 25 January 2018

Ever-stricter regulations for reducing CO2 emissions require fuel-efficient products, whilst autonomous driving demands reliable and precise steering systems. Lighting and electronics expert HELLA, pr…

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Product News

More brake parts added to National Auto Parts extensive portfolio

Date: Thursday 25 January 2018

Three new additions have been added to National Auto Parts&rsquo, brake disc range this month, increasing its car parc coverage even further and bringing to market &lsquo,in demand&rsquo, products for…

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Product News

New Year – New Look (New AS-PL website)

Date: Thursday 25 January 2018

AS-PL begins 2018 presenting its new corporate website. The new look concerns both graphic layout and functionality. The website is available at the current address: www.as-pl.com Friendly and intu…

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IAAF Member News

NGK-sponsored Greg Hancock forms new Speedway Grand Prix team

Date: Thursday 25 January 2018

NGK-sponsored four-time World Speedway Champion Greg Hancock and chief mechanic Rafal Haj have joined forces to launch their own Speedway Grand Prix Team for the 2018 season. , The Hancock Haj G…

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IAAF Member News