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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Arnold Clark Autoparts offers extra value to garages with technical training event

Date: Friday 01 March 2024

Arnold Clark Autoparts recently hosted a technical training evening at the GTG Training Centre in Wolverhampton to offer garages technical expertise, networking opportunities and industry knowledge from leading suppliers and organisations.

Speakers included Mark Field, Chief Executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), as the voice of the motor industry, Field delivered an update on current affairs affecting garage businesses and other pressing issues such as 2035 ban, the right to repair and MOT changes.

The evening also included some of its key suppliers including TMD Friction who provided common solutions to braking problems garage businesses face regularly and discussed the importance of fitting quality brakes, in the correct way.

As one of the industry’s most prolific battery manufacturers, Yuasa batteries was on hand to provide an update on technological product advancements, insight into the most common battery issues. Finally, a representative from Ultratec oil discussed the most common oils in use in the industry today.

Craig McCracken, Group Factor Manager at Arnold Clark Autoparts, comments: "We always look to where we can add extra value to our customers. This technical evening represents a significant opportunity for garages to enhance their technical knowledge and build connections with likeminded businesses in the area.”

“In an industry where technology and trends consistently change at a fast pace, its essential that garages and workshops are always looking at upskilling and expanding their knowledge to meet the needs of modern vehicles.”

McCracken adds: “Well-trained technicians are better equipped to provide top quality customer service, compliant to the latest regulations, highly motivated and can ultimately charge more for jobs. It’s a win-win all round!”

Attendees also had the chance to win some great prizes during the event including a Renault electric scooter, as well as, braking and battery gadgets.

For more information on future technical training events, call one of the Arnold Clark Autoparts team on 01902 353515. If you’d like a trade account with Arnold Clark Autoparts, visit