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How to get your car ready for spring

Date: Friday 05 March 2021

Spring is on the way and drivers are coming to the garage to get their cars ready for the warmer season. TecAlliance, one of the leading data management specialists in the independent automotive after…

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Budget: Lasting scars from pandemic will be skills gaps, meaning apprenticeship incentive key, says LKQ Euro Car Parts

Date: Thursday 04 March 2021

Andy Hamilton, CEO of LKQ Euro Car Parts, said: “Today’s Budget has given the independent aftermarket some reasons to be cheerful after a long and tough year. The extension of furlough until September…

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Yuasa back British Rally Champion Matt Edwards as he contends for third BRC title in all-new Volkswagen Polo

Date: Thursday 04 March 2021

Reigning champion Edwards will challenge for a third successive BRC title with the continued support of Yuasa for the upcoming season. Furthermore, Welshman Matt has joined Melvyn Evans Motorsport and…

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Range and Quality Attracts Premier Auto Parts to NAPA

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

Rob Gould, managing director of Cork-based Premier Auto Parts, talks about why NAPA products have become such an integral part of the business in a short time. Based in Cork and with seven further dep…

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GS Yuasa Academy graduates become fully-fledged members of the IMI

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

The first GS Yuasa Academy graduates are beginning to receive IMI membership and certification as the battery training platform continues to go from strength to strength. Since its launch in 2019, the…

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MAM solutions help Automotive Supplies deal with upswing in sales

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

Automotive Supplies, a single-site motor factor based in Derry, has experienced an increase in business over the past year - and MAM Software solutions have helped facilitate this growth. Since implem…

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Banner secures €60m North American battery order

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

Banner – Europe’s leading manufacturer of batteries and battery accessories – has entered 2021 on a high having secured a lucrative order that will see the company supply 1.5 million lead acid batteri…

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Autotech Recruit drives up efficiency amongst contractors with technical data app

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

Autotech Recruit has invested in technology which will equip its contractor network of temporary vehicle technicians and MOT testers with vital data on every vehicle on the road - at the touch of a bu…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts launches campaign to help garages maximise revenue generation through SMR

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

As part of its ongoing support programme for the independent aftermarket, LKQ Euro Car Parts has launched a new campaign to help garages enhance their service, maintenance and repair (SMR) offering an…

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EV charging strategy for Wales

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

A Welsh Government Consultation seeking to gather views on the draft strategy for electric vehicle charging in Wales has been responded to by the Federation of Small Business (FSB) lobbying on behalf …

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LIQUI MOLY sponsors 2021 European Athletics Championship

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

LIQUI MOLY is expanding its commitment to top-level sport with its sponsorship of the European Athletics Championship. The 36th European Athletics Indoor Championship will take place in Toruń, Poland,…

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Prestige Fleet Servicing joins IAAF

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed its newest member, Prestige Fleet Servicing Ltd. Prestige works with both business and consumer customers across the UK, and suppo…

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The Turbo Guy charges in to help out

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

When the Managing Director of The Turbo Guy, Allan Mitchell, found out that a neighbouring business, McMillan Office Supplies, was helping out the local community, he decided to help out too. McMillan…

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Retro Rallycross Championship Target with Lucas Oil

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Lucas Oil has confirmed its support for Wigan-based driver Tony Lynch, who will challenge for the Retro Rallycross Championship during the 2021 season. This will be his third attempt to win it driving…

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LKQ Europe tops second half 2020 segment EBITDA margin outlook

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

LKQ Corporation reported fourth quarter and full year 2020 results on February 18, 2021 that reflect continued improvement in operational and balance sheet productivity and further debt reduction, des…

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Ivanov fails to retain World Ice Speedway title

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

NGK-sponsored Daniil Ivanov narrowly failed to make the podium at the 2021 FIM Ice Speedway World Championship finals in his Russian homeland. Ivanov, the defending and four-time champion, finished fo…

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LIQUI MOLY reports a slump in profits of 50 percent

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

The lubricant specialist LIQUI MOLY was also not spared from the pandemic. Sales rose by 7.1 percent to a new record level. In the United Kingdom, the upsurge was particularly large at 117 percent. Ea…

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Capital Markets Day 2021: HELLA confirms medium term growth and profitability targets

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

HELLA, the global automotive supplier is sticking to its medium-term targets despite the increasingly challenging market environment. The company confirmed this during its virtual Capital Markets Day,…

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SMP Europe launches new streamlined website

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

SMP Europe has launched an improved website to reflect its new branding, engineering expertise and product focus. The new site also features an easy search function and quick access to ‘help and suppo…

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NGK - supporting drag racing

Date: Monday 22 February 2021

NGK has been renowned for its support of motorsport over many decades and is now in the news through its involvement with drag racing. The company was highlighted in an article in Race Engine Technolo…

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Schaeffler REPXPERT ‘Tea-break training’ adds value and can save money

Date: Friday 19 February 2021

There is no question that during these socially distanced times, Schaeffler’s REPXPERT ‘Tea-break training’ concept has captured the attention of the workshop community, with more than 200 workshops a…

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TecAlliance launches data quality offensive

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Access to correct and up-to-date vehicle and product information is essential for success in the automotive aftermarket. TecAlliance, one of the world's leading data specialists for the digital automo…

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First Line Ltd makes its mark on electric vehicle sector

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

According to the SMMT, in the last year, sales of pure electric vehicles (EVs) have risen by 185.9% and as of September 2020, more than 164,100 EVs are on the road. EV registrations have been growing …

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Bosch Car Service celebrates 100 years

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Max Eisenmann & Co, an automotive repair workshop in Hamburg, became the first official Robert Bosch AG installation and repair workshop in 1921, marking the birth of Bosch services and the first …

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Precious metal prices remain volatile, says BM Catalysts

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Prices of precious metals used in the manufacturing of catalytic converters continue to fluctuate rapidly, prompting BM Catalysts to revert to a short term buying strategy to remain competitive. Over …

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HELLA onboard with OESAA’s ‘We’ve got you covered’ Covid-19 workshop support packs

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Alongside other OESAA members, HELLA has reaffirmed its ongoing support to help workshops with the advice they need and the equipment required to keep their premises safe and operating normally. The i…

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Glen Callum further enhances recruitment process

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Automotive aftermarket recruitment specialist Glen Callum Associates (GCA) has bolstered its services to clients even further as it looks to aid industry recruitment during the pandemic and ensure bus…

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TechMan ‘the one stable’ in a whirlwind year, says multi-site independent garage

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

In a world of anxiety and inconsistency the TechMan garage management system has been praised by one of the UK’s largest Bosch Car Service Centres for being a ‘stable constant’ during the on-going pan…

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VARTA fitting instructions now available on Omnipart

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

The collaboration between LKQ Euro Car Parts and Clarios (VARTA®) batteries has reached another milestone in its journey to highlight VARTA start-stop batteries to UK garages, with easy-to-use fitting…

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LKQ strengthens its European logistics and customer centricity with a central distribution centre in the Netherlands

Date: Friday 12 February 2021

After a construction time of just one year, contractor Heembouw handed over the building to LKQ Fource at the end of 2020. The modern, 50,000 m2 warehouse will play an important role as a part of LKQ’…

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NSK initiatives combat counterfeit bearing manufacturing

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

As a respected and coveted manufacturer of premium bearings, NSK has long been the victim of unscrupulous counterfeiters. Looking to cheat both the OEM and the user, those producing fake bearings will…

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Bosch introduces updated online training programme

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

In 2020 Bosch launched a ‘Blended Learning’ version of their popular Fast-Track Hybrid and Electric Vehicles qualification (IMI Levels 2 & 3 combined). This proved very successful across a number …

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Autotech Academy - helping newly qualified technicians get onto the automotive career ladder

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

The theme of the 2021 National Apprenticeship Week, ‘Build The Future’ is a fitting narrative for the latest innovative launch by The Autotech Group. The award-winning company’s new division Autotech …

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With rave reviews, dual mass flywheel technology took centre-stage in the latest Schaeffler REPXPERT ‘Tea-break training’ session

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

‘Great work, much appreciated’, ‘Thanks for the advice’, ‘Brilliant once again’. These and many more positive responses were the messages left as participants logged out of the latest Schaeffler REPXP…

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UK workshops balance positive levels of confidence for the future with a cautious approach to current investment

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

As the UK completes a month of national lockdown, in a survey undertaken for leading aftermarket lubricants brand Comma, workshops reveal a somewhat contradictory picture in which they reveal both a f…

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TecDoc in real time: How IDP revolutionises product marketing

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

TecAlliance, one of the world's leading data specialists for the digital automotive aftermarket, has launched a new interface called Instant Data Processing (IDP) that enables real-time updates of Tec…

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CAT Conversations

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

Car Aftermarket Trader (CAT Magazine) has launched a series of panel discussions featuring experts from in and around the automotive aftermarket. The first CAT Conversation will take place on Tuesday …

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HELLA sells shares in joint venture Mando HELLA Electronics to partner Mando

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2021

HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier intends to sell its 50 percent share in the South Korean joint venture Mando HELLA Electronics (MHE) to Mando. The two partners have now signe…

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Autotech Talks – panel discussion on the issues the 2030 ICE ban will have across the industry

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2021

The Autotech Group has reignited its Autotech Talks series with a panel discussion on the effects the 2030 ban on ICE vehicles will have on the entire automotive industry. Steve Nash, CEO of The IMI, …

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‘The time to embrace EVs is now’ warns expert aftermarket and engineering panel

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

The automotive aftermarket has been encouraged to embrace electric vehicles or risk getting left behind in an exclusive webinar titled “Auto industry skills shortage & tackling electric vehicles (…

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Bevan Group emerges stronger with help from recruitment specialist

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Leading commercial vehicle body builder, Bevan Group, is entering 2021 in a much stronger position following an unprecedented year, thanks to the help of specialist automotive and engineering recruite…

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Dayco partners with Maseratic to optimise hybrid technology

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Dayco is a leading engine products and drive systems specialist for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries and is not only considered a preferred solution provider for high technology o…

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TMD Friction strengthens it’s IAM commercial vehicle division

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Brake friction specialist, TMD Friction, is kicking off the new year with a few changes in its Textar products and services for the commercial vehicle (CV) sector to meet ongoing demand from customers…

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TecAlliance experts solve tricky repair cases

Date: Friday 29 January 2021

TecAlliance, one of the leading data management specialists in the independent automotive aftermarket, is launching its new series “What the Fix?!”. From now on, every month a new episode will present…

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£540k investment in three new artics mark brand-building

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The delivery in mid-January of a fleet of three new artics, for automotive aftermarket giant NAPA, marks a £540k investment milestone for the brand in the UK. Director of Logistics at the Alliance Aut…

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Midwest Motor Factors and Monmore Auto Parts become Arnold Clark Autoparts

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

West Midlands motor factor, Midwest Motor Factors, has become Arnold Clark Autoparts. Monmore Auto Parts has also been included in the rebrand. This change of name and branding aligns Midwest even mor…

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Over £15k raised by Klarius for Dougie Mac Hospice

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The Klarius Group of Companies has raised over £15,000 in support of Douglas Macmillan Hospice (Dougie Mac) in 2020. A vital local charity for Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and the surrounding a…

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EAG has become an A1 approved supplier

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has confirmed that its steering & suspension range is now available through A1.Customers can now source EAG’s premium quality steering & suspension range from A1 M…

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Lucas Oil renews British Drifting Championship partnership

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

Lucas Oil has renewed sponsorship with the British Drifting Championship (BDC) for 2021. The agreement extends the US oil, lubricants and additive manufacturer’s association with one of the UK’s faste…

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Valeo ClimSpray™, the disinfectant solution for vehicle cabins, receives “virucide” certification, effective in particular against coronaviruses

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The solution used in Valeo ClimSpray™ has recently received certification from an independent medical laboratory for its compliance with European biocide efficacy standards. The product, which disinfe…

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