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DENSO inspires with new TT Spark Plug video

Date: Monday 11 December 2023

DENSO has an impressive motorsport heritage and reflecting the pioneering technology it has developed in its racing programmes, alongside the OE products it supplies to vehicle manufacturers globally,…

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ELTA: ‘Factor Sales pivotal in success of new and fastest-selling product range’

Date: Monday 11 December 2023

ELTA’s commitment to data across its business has yielded remarkable results, according to ELTA Marketing Manager, Tim Brotherton. This dedication has found a crucial ally in Factor Sales, a partner t…

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German Autocentre Reports Record Months

Date: Monday 11 December 2023

A family-run independent garage in South Yorkshire says it’s busier than ever and is showing no sign of slowing down during what would normally be the time for a downturn in enquiries. German Autocent…

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NAPA Reveals New Garage Focus Video Series with Ash Sutton’s BTCC Mechanic

Date: Friday 08 December 2023

Automotive aftermarket brand NAPA have launched the first in a series of videos with 2023 champion Ash Sutton’s BTCC race mechanic. NAPA Racing UK driver Ash Sutton claimed his fourth title in the Kwi…

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PowerEdge winter wiper tips

Date: Thursday 07 December 2023

With winter officially here, it’s more important than ever for drivers to assess and potentially replace the wiper blades of their vehicles, as they’re one of its most safety critical components. This…

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DENSO Aftermarket’s winter wiper tips

Date: Thursday 07 December 2023

Most drivers pay little or no attention to the wiper blades on their vehicle, but these underappreciated components are vital to their health and wellbeing, as being able to have a good view of the ro…

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KYB 12 Days of Christmas 2023

Date: Thursday 07 December 2023

KYB Europe is helping distributors and workshops to get into the festive spirit by giving them the chance to win fantastic prizes in a 12 Days of Christmas competition! From December 11th, KYB custome…

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LKQ announces new leadership appointments

Date: Tuesday 05 December 2023

Andy Hamilton appointed Senior Vice President of LKQ and President and Executive Managing Director of its European segmentKevan Wooden to succeed him as Chief Executive Officer of the LKQ UK & Ire…

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Frequently Asked Questions: IAAF Conference and Annual Awards Dinner 2023

Date: Monday 04 December 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is looking forward to welcoming you to this year’s Conference and Annual Awards and Dinner Here is a guide of everything you need to know about…

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Industry News

IAAF Annual Conference achieves record numbers

Date: Monday 04 December 2023

  The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will offer more than 250 delegates an insightful look at the state of the automotive industry, and the opportunity to learn about the upcomi…

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Textar unveils latest brake pads and discs

Date: Friday 01 December 2023

TMD Friction UK, a leading authority in braking solutions, has expanded its premium Textar brand range with four new brake pads and two innovative brake discs. The company's commitment to research and…

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Product News

Mintex further expands extensive braking range

Date: Thursday 30 November 2023

TMD Friction UK, a leading braking specialist, has recently enriched its Mintex product catalogue for both the passenger car and light commercial vehicle market with three new brake discs, three brake…

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Delphi launches Training Prospectus 2.0

Date: Thursday 30 November 2023

Delphi has just released a comprehensive new 66-page training prospectus, showcasing the wealth of solutions now available to the UK aftermarket. Delphi’s ‘blended learning’ ethos originated to make i…

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Finalists unveiled for IAAF’s ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ Awards 2023

Date: Friday 24 November 2023

The finalists in the IAAF’s ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ awards 2023 have been unveiled with the winners set to be revealed at the federation’s highly anticipated event in December. IAAF’s prestigious a…

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BM Catalysts commits to future growth plans with major investment

Date: Friday 24 November 2023

Europe’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket hot end emissions products, BM Catalysts, is proud to announce the acquisition of a new warehouse facility, demonstrating its commitment to the long-term f…

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Glen Callum Associates debates: ‘Are we seeing the death or resurrection of the recruitment database?’

Date: Friday 24 November 2023

With the recruitment market in a constant state of flux, with new trends and technologies entering the equation, Glen Callum Associates (GCA) has revealed that having access to a database of industry …

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Delphi retains IMI Approval of Training Centre

Date: Friday 24 November 2023

Delphi’s state-of-the-art Titan 10 technical Training Centre in Warwick has retained Centre Approval from the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), effective for three years. This follows a detailed …

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Arnold Clark Autoparts highlights Black Friday Deals

Date: Thursday 23 November 2023

Arnold Clark Autoparts are offering its trade customers huge savings on a range of parts and other products, including bikes, car accessories, electronics and more until 24th November. If you’re looki…

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Product News

IAAF Pride of Aftermarket Product of the Year Awards 2023

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023

The below have been shortlisted in the IAAF Pride of Aftermarket Product of the Year Awards. Click here to place your vote Company: Brembo Product: Greenance Kit Greenance Kit is the perfect combina…

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Delphi accelerates braking range growth in 2023

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023

Delphi has added more than 300 new braking parts in 2023, including 20 first-to-market additions for high-performance vehicles such as the BMW M-series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Other new releases la…

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Introducing the 2024 REPXPERT Conference

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023

Schaeffler, the company behind the LuK, INA and FAG brands, is planning to host a conference for technicians and garage owners, based on the principles and success of its REPXPERT Academy Live technic…

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Are your customers prepared for winter?

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023

Rain, wind and generally, miserable weather is usually a given in the UK, but it’s common for the vast majority of drivers to be unprepared for the winter months. As the clocks have gone back one hour…

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PartsInMotion.co.uk backs Road Safety Week’s awareness campaign

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023

As Road Safety Week arrives, online distributor, PartsInMotion.co.uk is highlighting to technicians the importance of choosing high quality braking brands for the ultimate stopping power. Taking place…

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Mintex Racing supports Mission Motorsport at Race of Remembrance 2023

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023

TMD Friction’s legendary braking brand, Mintex Racing, has supported veterans’ charity Mission Motorsport at the annual Race of Remembrance, held at Anglesey Circuit this November.Over the Remembrance…

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WAI highlights latest range expansion and commitment to being first-to-market

Date: Tuesday 21 November 2023

WAI has expanded its range of alternators and starter motors, adding nine new references to its extensive product portfolio, including four new starter motors and five new alternators. The leading rot…

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Court rules vehicle identification numbers must be made available to independent operators

Date: Monday 20 November 2023

Please note: This action should apply to the UK vehicle type approval and GDPR legislation, which still follows the same basis as in the EU. Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has handed dow…

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Industry News

Automechanika Birmingham appoints new event director

Date: Wednesday 15 November 2023

Messe Frankfurt UK, organisers of Automechanika Birmingham and UK Garage & Bodyshop Event, has announced the appointment of Joanne Knowles as event director. With over eight years’ experience in t…

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People News

WAI futureproofs team with sales director appointment

Date: Wednesday 15 November 2023

Leading rotating electrics supplier and electric vehicle (EV) charging cable specialist, WAI, has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of Marc Roder as Sales Director, effective 2nd Januar…

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Kwik Fit to play a key role in IAAF membership

Date: Tuesday 14 November 2023

Automotive repair giant Kwik Fit has officially joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). The company, with more than 600 centres nationwide, will support IAAF’s growing network…

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The Schaeffler REPXPERT road trip continues – and the momentum keeps building!

Date: Tuesday 14 November 2023

Schaeffler’s digital marketing team have again been busy touring the country discussing the latest developments from the leading OE component and systems manufacturer with both REPXPERT members and no…

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LKQ EURO CAR PARTS LAUNCES INAUGURAL GRADUATE PROGRAMME

Date: Tuesday 14 November 2023

Tamworth-based LKQ Euro Car Parts has launched its first ever Finance graduate scheme to create new pathways for young people looking to begin their career in the automotive industry.The aftermarket s…

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New laws to safely roll out self-driving vehicles across British roads

Date: Tuesday 14 November 2023

New laws introduced into Parliament yesterday (8 November 2023) will put safety at the heart of the roll-out of self-driving vehicle technology and position the UK as world-leaders of this exciting £4…

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Auto Care & IAAF agree new partnership

Date: Thursday 09 November 2023

Auto Care Association and IAAF have agreed a new partnership, which will see the two associations work closer together in the coming months and years.  Meeting at automotive expo AAPEX, held recently …

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MJAllen Automotive ties up Marathon deal

Date: Thursday 09 November 2023

MJAllen Automotive has secured a new major distribution agreement with leading aftermarket distributor Marathon Warehouse Distribution (MWD).  Under the new agreement, Marathon will supply the full N…

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Maverick Diagnostics appoints new managing director

Date: Thursday 09 November 2023

Maverick Diagnostics is delighted to announce the appointment of Laura Hall as its new managing director. She takes on the role after the previous incumbent, Andy Brooke, assumed new responsibilities …

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Apec Launches New Range of Timing Chain Kits

Date: Thursday 09 November 2023

Leading Automotive aftermarket manufacturer Apec, is thrilled to announce the launch of its brand-new range of Timing Chain Kits, designed to elevate engine performance and reliability.  The heart of …

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Product News

Dayco showcases its growing range of dynamic drive belt solutions at EICMA

Date: Tuesday 07 November 2023

Demonstrating its unrivaled technical competence and ever-increasing range of specialty drive belts, Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and afte…

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Bulbs from DT Spare Parts – presented by Parts Specialists

Date: Monday 06 November 2023

To ensure it stays bright at night and safety is not affected, it is vital that all the lighting on the vehicle is working. Not only the driver himself needs to be aware of his surroundings, also othe…

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Niterra strengthens its NTK portfolio with new range launch

Date: Monday 06 November 2023

The NTK portfolio of vehicle electronic parts is now even stronger with the introduction of a new range of OE-quality exhaust pressure sensors. The new parts meet or exceed vehicle manufacturer (VM) s…

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Understanding brake disc crazing: Insights from Comline

Date: Monday 06 November 2023

Decoding ‘crazing’ Technicians, imagine a scenario where you are inspecting a vehicle’s brake disc and notice an unusual pattern on its surface: a cluster of small, hairline cracks resembling ‘orange …

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Survey reveals lost opportunities with bulb sales

Date: Friday 03 November 2023

More than 150 technicians participated in a survey, conducted anonymously by Ring and sent via a highly regarded trade publication, that focused on the fitment and selling of bulbs.  The results of th…

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Product News

Delphi names latest ‘Master of the Month’

Date: Thursday 02 November 2023

Delphi has named Sam Harris its latest ‘Master of the Month’, his prizes include a selection of branded merchandise and a trip to Enstone, for an Alpine Formula 1 factory tour in January. ‘Master of t…

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NAPA Launches Robust Timing Chains Range

Date: Wednesday 01 November 2023

Automotive aftermarket brand NAPA has announced the launch of their new range of timing chains in the United Kingdom. Timing chains are the heart of any chain-driven engine, allowing both air and fuel…

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HELLA warning on starter motor problem cause

Date: Monday 30 October 2023

With the cooler months ahead set to place more stress on starter motors, HELLA is reminding technicians of the need to diagnose faults carefully. The risks of jumping to the wrong conclusions are star…

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Aftermarket tours SMP Europe’s state-of-the-art engineering centre at new IAAF regional meeting

Date: Friday 27 October 2023

Engine management specialist SMP Europe, home to the Intermotor, Lucas and Lemark brands, hosted one of three new regional meetings held by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) in …

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Exol Lubricants makes £1m investment to reduce waste

Date: Friday 27 October 2023

Leading lubricants and oils supplier Exol Lubricants has invested one million pounds into a state-of-the-art automated liquid transfer system, delivered to reduce waste product lost during the blendin…

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JURATEK-sponsored Árón Taylor-Smith enjoys renaissance BTCC season for 2023

Date: Friday 27 October 2023

Leading braking brand JURATEK has praised its four-time BTCC race winner and sponsored driver, Árón Taylor-Smith, for a brilliant 2023 racing season, despite a difficult final round at Brands Hatch. S…

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AFCAR statement on Court Case ECJ ruling: a milestone for Fair Competition in the Automotive Aftermarket

Date: Friday 27 October 2023

AFCAR and ETRMA welcome the recent ECJ ruling in the case of Carglass/ATU vs. FCA as a significant leap towards fostering fair competition in the automotive aftermarket industry, ultimately benefiting…

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IAAF Activity Report: A new-look Federation is coming

Date: Friday 27 October 2023

Updates on IAAF events, sponsorship opportunities and brand evolution Awards Dinner With just six weeks to go to the Annual Conference and Awards Dinner, the event is on course to sell out. With just …

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“Whatever time of the year, batteries provide profit opportunities,” says Ecobat Battery

Date: Friday 27 October 2023

Incredibly, it’s now three years since the country started to emerge from its forced hibernation as the lockdown restrictions imposed during the worst of the Covid pandemic were eased and people start…

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