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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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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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“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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HELLA launches Customer Experience Centre

Date: Thursday 26 October 2023

HELLA hosted the final of a series of three IAAF regional meetings on Thursday 12th October, whilst unveiling its ‘Customer Experience Centre’ at the same time.Around 25 visitors were hosted by the HE…

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Gsf car parts announces appointment of Executive Chairman & Chief Executive

Date: Thursday 26 October 2023

National motor factor GSF Car Parts today announced the appointment of Sukhpal Ahluwalia as Executive Chairman and Steve Horne as Chief Executive Officer of GSF Car Parts. The parts supplier operates …

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BGA Launches Engine Ventilation Range: Rocker Covers & Inlet Manifolds

Date: Wednesday 25 October 2023

Due to high demand, BGA have introduced over 100 [and rapidly growing] premium quality Rocker Covers & Inlet Manifolds, showcasing their commitment to product evolution. BGA is the Aftermarket div…

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Epiris announces the acquisition of GSF

Date: Wednesday 25 October 2023

Epiris today announces that Epiris Fund III, advised by Epiris LLP, has acquired GSF Car Parts (“GSF”), a leading UK supplier of aftermarket automotive parts. This is the fourth investment for Fund II…

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NAPA Truck Launches NOx Sensors

Date: Friday 20 October 2023

Commercial vehicle aftermarket manufacturer NAPA Truck has released its new range of over 50 NOx Sensors. A NOx sensor keeps the engine running at optimum performance and ensures the vehicle is emissi…

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Dayco supports ingenuity and encourages best practice

Date: Friday 20 October 2023

Spurred on by a recent news story concerning a workshop in Devon that has become prominent for its fixed price offer for the timing belt replacement on the Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, Dayco, the o…

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PartsinMotion.co.uk encourages motorists to complete wiper checks ahead of autumn

Date: Friday 20 October 2023

With all the extra spray from not just rain but also ice and snow, wiper blades will get a good workout during the colder months. To maintain a good level of visibility at all times PartsInMotion.co.u…

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Apec add 33 new lines to their braking range this October

Date: Friday 20 October 2023

33 new part numbers have been added to the ever-expanding Apec braking range this October. The range extension includes 18 wear indicators, 10 brake calipers, 2 brake pad sets, 1 brake cable and 2 spl…

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Shaftec’s Latest NTR Focuses on Driveshafts for Electric Vehicles

Date: Friday 20 October 2023

This takes the number of driveshafts launched this year to date to 138. Electric Vehicle applications offered in this latest range extension include Audi E-Tron (AU522L / AU522R); BMW i3 (BM315L / BM3…

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Stoney Cross Garage Takes Home Servicesure Autocentre of the Year 2023

Date: Friday 20 October 2023

Thursday 12 October saw the top Servicesure garages descend on Coombe Abbey hotel for the national garage programme’s annual Autocentre of the Year awards. The awards were Servicesure’s largest to dat…

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Wiper blades: visibility at the forefront for safety

Date: Friday 20 October 2023

Being able to count on efficient parts is fundamental, as those who choose Magneti Marelli Parts & Services know! Above all in the winter, using wiper blades that are high-quality, durable and in …

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You are invited!! Credit Management 101

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023

Is your credit control under control? In a 2023 annual survey of business-to-business (B2B) payment practices, a leading insurer found that half of all B2B invoices are settled late. With insolvencies…

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Glen Callum Associates celebrates 25-year landmark, urging aftermarket to ‘embrace change’

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023

Glen Callum Associates (GCA) has marked its 25th anniversary serving the automotive aftermarket, with the team continuing on its mission to provide effective solutions to ever-changing recruitment cha…

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The Drift King returns to Cyprus!

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023

After a very successful racing season, our Alco Filters drift driver, George Christoforou “Ela Koko”, is returning to Cyprus for the final race of the Drift Kings International Championship 2023 that …

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ALLDATA Europe and Schaeffler partner to provide REPXPERT members with instant access to original technical repair data

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023

Renowned automotive brands, ALLDATA Europe and Schaeffler, are proud to announce that they have joined forces to provide REPXPERT members original vehicle manufacturer (VM) technical repair data. REPX…

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Delphi celebrates the best UK technician talent

Date: Wednesday 18 October 2023

Delphi has once again helped showcase the best of UK garage technical talent after hosting the keenly contested Top Technician final on Saturday 14th October.The event took place at Delphi’s state-of-…

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GSF recognises Schaeffler as Servicesure Supplier of the Year

Date: Monday 16 October 2023

Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd has been presented with the Servicesure Parts Supplier of the Year award by GSF, in recognition of its continued efforts to support the Servicesure garage ne…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts wins coveted award for driver safety

Date: Friday 13 October 2023

LKQ Euro Car Parts has been recognised for excellence in driver safety at the UK Fleet Champions Awards hosted by road safety charity, Brake. The aftermarket specialist picked up the Company Driver Sa…

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GSF Car Parts Announces New Training Rollout For World Mental Health Day

Date: Friday 13 October 2023

NATIONAL motor factor GSF Car Parts has announced a new commitment to introduce accredited mental health training to its Team Members. The launch tied in with World Mental Health Day on Tuesday 10 Oct…

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Textar supports East Coast College Evolve training session

Date: Thursday 12 October 2023

Braking specialist TMD Friction UK supported East Coast College’s Evolve training session towards the end of September, providing best-practice guidance and displaying its premium Textar braking produ…

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Rally Team Project

Date: Thursday 12 October 2023

KYB Corporation in Japan has started a rally team as a project initiative. It is competing in the Japanese Rally Championship to train development engineers, increase the motivation of company employe…

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NAPA Racing UK secures historic BTCC title at Brands Hatch

Date: Wednesday 11 October 2023

A stunning season on track for NAPA Racing UK ended on the highest of highs after the team successfully wrapped up no fewer than three Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship titles on Finals Day at…

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Maverick Diagnostics hails Automotive 30% Club influence in refining gender-balanced recruitment strategy

Date: Wednesday 11 October 2023

Maverick Diagnostics has reaffirmed its commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity within its organisation, by utilising the partnership created with Automotive 30% Club. The recruitment proces…

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OESAA Academy Live ignites excitement at Exeter College

Date: Wednesday 11 October 2023

There was a vibrant atmosphere at Exeter College on Wednesday evening, as automotive professionals and colleagues descended on the college for the latest instalment of OESAA Academy Live. Original Equ…

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Lindgren pipped to Speedway World title

Date: Tuesday 10 October 2023

NGK-sponsored Freddie Lindgren, who has narrowly failed in his bid to become the 2023 FIM World Speedway champion, securing the Speedway GP World Championship silver medal, was delighted to finish in …

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Bangers4Ben 2023 – The Moovie

Date: Monday 09 October 2023

Cow you bell-ieve it? It’s Bangers4Ben 2023 – MOORAY! You will have herd the Bangers4Ben 2023 charity rally is taking place in the Emerald Isle. And our two cowmedians, O’LawJaw and O’Judge, are so lo…

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DENSO thanks its valued PowerEdge customers

Date: Monday 09 October 2023

Demonstrating just what a compelling proposition the PowerEdge brand presents, the DENSO UK Aftermarket team took a number of its valued customers to the Acropolis Rally, as part of its PowerEdge bran…

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Exol Lubricants and distributor Chemodex to support desert rally cancer charity fundraiser

Date: Monday 09 October 2023

Leading lubricants and oils supplier, Exol Lubricants, and its distributor Chemodex, is supporting an off-road charity rally effort to raise money for cancer research charities, and support communitie…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts Chesterfield to open its doors to visitors

Date: Monday 09 October 2023

Arnold Clark Autoparts in Chesterfield will open its doors to visiting garages and workshops on October 14th, as it holds an open day to mark the launch of the newest motor factor in the area. On Satu…

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DENSO launches its latest customer karting challenge

Date: Monday 09 October 2023

The gauntlet has been thrown down and the protagonists are jostling for position as DENSO begins the quest to discover who will become its 2024 Go Karting Champion! After the success of last year’s se…

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WJFC Community Football Club secures sponsorship from LKQ Euro Car Parts

Date: Friday 06 October 2023

The team at LKQ Euro Car Parts in Cannock has agreed a sponsorship deal with the under 12’s girls’ team at Wyrley Community Football Club (WJFC) and has sponsored the club’s second ground that is clos…

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Exol Lubricants reveals its Distributor of the Year award winner

Date: Friday 06 October 2023

Exol Lubricants has awarded Hampshire Oil and Grease its prestigious Distributor of the Year award for 2022. Hampshire Oil and Grease has been a proud distributor of Exol for more than seven years. A …

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A year of growth and enhanced features for myITG

Date: Friday 06 October 2023

TecAlliance, the leading expert for data management and processes in the automotive aftermarket, celebrates a year of success with its innovative cloud-based solution, myITG. This solution continues t…

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OESAA and Banner Batteries unite to ensure a car’s heart beats strong

Date: Friday 06 October 2023

Banner Batteries is a founding member of the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA). One of the key factors behind joining was the organisation’s determination and strategy to ed…

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Ecobat Battery to demonstrate a wealth of power storage solutions

Date: Friday 06 October 2023

Ecobat Battery will be using the Motorhome & Caravan Show at NEC Birmingham, to present visitors with a wide range of batteries and charging options that can further improve the performance and ca…

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JURATEK hosts customer VIP day at Silverstone BTCC round

Date: Friday 06 October 2023

Braking supplier JURATEK invited 20 guests trackside for the penultimate race weekend of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) at Silverstone, to see the brand’s sponsored driver, Árón Taylor-Sm…

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IMI inspires a new generation of automotive talent with the donation of Assisted Reality headsets to colleges

Date: Tuesday 03 October 2023

Inspiring a new generation of automotive talent, the IMI, in collaboration with Autotech Connect and RealWear, has donated Assisted Reality headsets to 18 colleges and training providers nationwide. T…

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