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Juratek receives Premier Data Supplier status by TecDoc

Date: Thursday 02 May 2024

Braking brand, Juratek, has been awarded ‘Premier Data Supplier’ status by leading parts catalogue system TecDoc, due to the company’s continued success in meeting TecDoc’s high data requirements. Tec…

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HELLA to exhibit at UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Date: Thursday 02 May 2024

HELLA is set to showcase its innovative diagnostic solutions at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event taking place at the NEC in Birmingham on June 5th and 6th. Showcasing its state-of-the-art diagnostic…

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Targeting Specialist Work Triples Garage Turnover

Date: Thursday 02 May 2024

Garage reaps rewards of bold business move A Somerset garage, which changed from a generalist garage to a German car specialist, has seen its turnover triple in just three years. Family-run Robert Coc…

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Technicians urged to use correct oil for EV air con compressors

Date: Thursday 02 May 2024

Delphi is advising technicians to be aware of the key differences between air conditioning (AC) compressors on vehicles with an internal combustion engine (ICE) and those on an electric vehicle (EV). …

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UK Garage and Bodyshop Event reveals showstopping exhibitor product launches and highlights (1)

Date: Tuesday 30 April 2024

More than 15 new product unveilings from exhibitors have been preannounced, with many more launches to come at the show. Standout features include BM Catalysts' introduction of a dedicated garage camp…

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Latest HELLA webinar to cover e-mobility

Date: Tuesday 30 April 2024

The future of e-mobility is to be covered by the latest instalment in the ongoing series of free HELLA webinars, and will be available from 6 May. The upcoming 30-minute session, hosted on HELLA TECH …

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Thinkcar UK welcomes YouTube star at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Tuesday 30 April 2024

The star of YouTube channel Mechanic Mindset will be appearing with Thinkcar UK at the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event (UKGBE) taking place from 5-6 June at the NEC Birmingham, where the company is also …

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Easy2Recruit at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Tuesday 30 April 2024

Easy2Recruit, the agency helping garages hire overseas talent, will be at the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event (UKGBE), taking place from 5-6 June at the NEC Birmingham, where its team will be explaining …

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HELLA joins Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

Date: Monday 29 April 2024

HELLA has joined the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), becoming the latest automotive business to become a member of the 800-strong organisation. The SMMT is one of the largest trade …

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REPXPERT double clutch training heads to Devon

Date: Monday 29 April 2024

Schaeffler has announced its upcoming REPXPERT 2CT training course is scheduled to take place on 16 – 17 July, at the South Devon College Skills Academy in Newton Abbot, Devon. The two-day course comb…

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EMOTIV Hosted Industry Dinner for Networking in the Automotive E-commerce Sector

Date: Monday 29 April 2024

EMOTIV Corp, a leading provider of Business solutions in the automotive e-commerce sector, hosted an exclusive industry dinner on April 25th, 2024, at the renowned Motorist restaurant and venue in Lee…

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A1 Motor Stores Joins International Trading Group Global One Automotive

Date: Friday 26 April 2024

A1 Motor Stores, a leading automotive aftermarket buying and distribution group, is proud to announce its partnership with Global One Automotive, an exclusive automotive alliance of trading groups. Ef…

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Comma is now a preferred supplier to Bosch Car Service workshops

Date: Friday 26 April 2024

Comma, the world-class brand of automotive oils and lubricants that are ‘made for mechanics’, has announced with Bosch that they are now one of its preferred suppliers to Bosch Car Service workshops. …

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Ring turns 50!

Date: Thursday 25 April 2024

In 1974, Danny Rivlin had an idea to create a new company with a sole focus on distributing bulbs to the automotive aftermarket. While there have been many developments in the 50 years since Ring has …

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Maverick Diagnostics to showcase exclusive discounts at UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Date: Thursday 25 April 2024

Among the enticements is a ‘12 months for the price of 10’ deal on Maverick Diagnostics’ Dealer Tool Support program. The leading provider of diagnostic solutions, specialising in supplying independen…

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TechMan encourages garages and workshops to embrace technology to remain competitive

Date: Wednesday 24 April 2024

TechMan is urging garages and workshops to embrace new software and digital platforms to stay ahead of the game in the world of advancing technology and ensure the most efficient daily operations. As …

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TerraClean renews sponsorship of four-times BTCC winner, Colin Turkington, for his 20th season

Date: Wednesday 24 April 2024

TerraClean, a leading vehicle decarbonisation technology brand exclusively available from Randstad, has announced the renewal of its long-standing partnership with four-times British Touring Car Champ…

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LKQ Corporation Announces Results for First Quarter 2024

Date: Wednesday 24 April 2024

Revenue of $3.7 billion (an 11% increase compared to the same period in 2023) Diluted EPS2 of $0.59; adjusted diluted EPS1,2 of $0.82 Operating cash flow of $253 million; free cash flow1 of $187 mill…

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vGroup International sets the standard for carbon neutrality in the automotive industry

Date: Tuesday 23 April 2024

As a market-leader in the UK's automotive sector for over three decades, vGroup International proudly announces its achievement of being carbon neutral, marking a significant milestone in the industry…

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TRW reinforces commitment to commercial vehicle safety

Date: Tuesday 23 April 2024

According to government advice, regular brake testing is essential for HGVs and trailers, with at least four tests per year recommended, including during MOT inspections. Given the weight and nature o…

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Vampire jet car at Schaeffler REPXPERT Conference

Date: Tuesday 23 April 2024

The infamous Vampire jet car is set to be on display at Schaeffler’s brand new national REPXPERT Conference, which is taking place on Wednesday 22 May at the Manufacturing Training Centre (MTC) Covent…

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Keeping up with the car emissions standards

Date: Tuesday 23 April 2024

Doug Bentley, Head of Research and Development at Klarius Products, discusses the latest advancements in emissions control technology, compliance with legislative standards and what this means for the…

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Spartan takes the victory in the Welsh round of the DENSO customer karting challenge

Date: Friday 19 April 2024

Held at Cardiff Teamsport, Bridgend in Cardiff on 19th March, the Welsh event, which attracted 16 competitors from several factors and customers, was typically hard fought with no quarter asked or giv…

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Housing Market Update from Prosperity Mortgages

Date: Thursday 18 April 2024

Prosperity Mortgages has released a housing market update. To view the update click here

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SMP Europe appoints new area sales manager

Date: Thursday 18 April 2024

Engine management specialist, SMP Europe, has announced the appointment of Neil Harvey as Area Sales Manager, as the company looks to bolster its sales team and continue to deliver exceptional custome…

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Comma wants to put mechanics in the driving seat at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Date: Thursday 18 April 2024

Comma, the world-class brand of automotive oils and lubricants, will be at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event (Stand F50), at NEC Birmingham on 5-6 June, to demonstrate how everything it does is ‘made…

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FORVIA HELLA starts fiscal year 2024 with slight sales growth

Date: Thursday 18 April 2024

HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA ("FORVIA HELLA") has made a solid start to the new fiscal year 2024, as expected by the Company. According to the data published today, Group sales in the first quarter 2024 …

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Juratek reveals latest range expansion

Date: Thursday 18 April 2024

Braking brand, Juratek, has launched 16 new to range part numbers into its leading product portfolio to further expand its offering to cover the ever-growing car parc. This latest range expansion from…

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Launch Tech UK launches latest diagnostic device

Date: Thursday 18 April 2024

Launch Tech UK has launched its latest diagnostic tool, the NEW X-431 Euro Link with SmartLink remote diagnostics, offering both local diagnostics and the possibility of remote diagnosis using origina…

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HELLA Academy officially opens with IMI approval presentation

Date: Thursday 18 April 2024

HELLA’s brand new training facility HELLA Academy was officially opened on Wednesday 17 April) in a ceremony that also saw the facility formally receive Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) approval.…

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Imexpart to exhibit latest ranges at RTX 2024

Date: Thursday 18 April 2024

Imexpart (IMEX) is set to exhibit at the upcoming Road Transport Expo (RTX) from 4 to 6 June at the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre (NAEC) in Stoneleigh, with the truck, engine, car and LC…

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Banner & Glossop Caravans Form Leisure Battery Partnership

Date: Wednesday 17 April 2024

Looking to offer customers the best lead-acid leisure batteries available here in the UK, Derbyshire-based Glossop Caravans has struck up an accord with leading European manufacturer of original equip…

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HELLA sponsors own driver in British Kart Championships

Date: Tuesday 16 April 2024

HELLA has signed on as one of the main sponsors for veteran kart racer Alex Magee’s run in the Wera Tools British Kart Championships 2024, who also happens to be one of their own team members, working…

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WhoCanFixMyCar Adds Two New Hires to its C-Suite

Date: Tuesday 16 April 2024

WhoCanFixMyCar has announced the appointment of two new hires to its Senior Leadership team in the roles of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Amanda Webb, assuming the …

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OSRAM and Ring on the road!

Date: Tuesday 16 April 2024

OSRAM and Ring have continued to invest in its dual branded fleet of Technical Demonstration Vans and introduced two new vans, bringing the total of vans on the road to four. Having initially tested o…

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NGK Sponsored Driver Charlie Martin Enjoys Successful Test Driving Session

Date: Tuesday 16 April 2024

Charlie Martin and the Brutal Fish Racing team recently completed some successful test driving in Imola as part of the team’s preparation for the highly anticipated Le Mans24 2024 support race and mor…

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NEOLUX to enter the LED market

Date: Tuesday 16 April 2024

Competitively priced and high quality bulb brand, NEOLUX, has launched a new LED range for off-road use only. Consisting of two references, H4 and H7/H18, NEOLUX’s LED range is now available, providin…

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Always powered with DT Spare Parts

Date: Tuesday 16 April 2024

The alternator in a vehicle is rarely noticeable, but does a great job. It is responsible for providing the power supply for the electronic consumers. This includes for example the lighting system. As…

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HELLA rolls-out Tesla and BMW lights into aftermarket

Date: Monday 15 April 2024

HELLA has unveiled a new range of OE quality Tesla and BMW light units for the automotive aftermarket. Inner and outer sections of Tesla’s Model 3 and Model Y LED rear light are now available. For BMW…

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Engage, learn, and win: Maverick Diagnostics unveils prizes for UK Garage & Bodyshop Event visitors

Date: Monday 15 April 2024

After being recognised for its customer engagement during last year’s Automechanika UK, expectations are high to repeat and even exceed the previous number of pre-registrations on the company’s exhibi…

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First Line Ltd. introduces a further 38 products to its extensive range

Date: Monday 15 April 2024

First Line Ltd. has expanded its product range with the introduction of 38 new parts, including 19 steering and suspension components, eight cables, four braking parts, two filters, two within its lub…

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IAAF summer conference to target a better aftermarket for all

Date: Friday 12 April 2024

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is launching its first Summer Conference in more than 20 years with the key aim of addressing issues around skills, training and recruitment in…

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ZF Aftermarket UK enhances [pro]Tech training with new Nissan Leaf

Date: Friday 12 April 2024

In response to the growing demand for expertise in hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration, ZF Aftermarket’s [pro]Tech garage network has introduce…

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Apec has expanded its braking range by adding 54 new components this April

Date: Friday 12 April 2024

Apec has expanded the Apec Red and Apec Black ranges with 54 new braking components this month. The Apec Red range extension consists of 21 brake hoses, 1 brake shoe set, 1 brake disc, 2 brake pad set…

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Quentin Le Hetet to speak at Schaeffler REPXPERT Conference

Date: Thursday 11 April 2024

Quentin Le Hetet, Country Director UK at sector intelligence analysts GiPA, is the latest keynote speaker to sign up for the Schaeffler REPXPERT Conference. Quentin will kick off the event, looking at…

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Solera joins IAAF, as it continues to pave the way for next-generation vehicle solutions

Date: Thursday 11 April 2024

Solera Inc, a pioneer in software and hardware solutions for vehicles, is the latest member of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), reinforcing its commitment to driving innovatio…

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Cyber security challenge tackled in latest mega macs software update

Date: Thursday 11 April 2024

Independent garages facing the challenge of Cyber Security Management (CSM) are gaining more support thanks to the latest software update for mega macs diagnostic devices from Hella Gutmann, with the …

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First Line Ltd. appoints Grant Anderson as Key Account Manager to drive growth in the UK aftermarket

Date: Wednesday 10 April 2024

First Line Ltd has announced the arrival of Grant Anderson as its new Key Account Manager, bringing over 20 years of extensive aftermarket experience to the company. ​With a proven track record in sal…

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TechMan to mark 10th anniversary at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Wednesday 10 April 2024

TechMan, a leading garage management system provider, is celebrating its 10th anniversary milestone this year and to commemorate this achievement, it will be showcasing its system and latest integrati…

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Delphi releases first-to-market EV brakes

Date: Wednesday 10 April 2024

Electric vehicle applications once again feature heavily in Delphi’s latest round of first-to-market braking components. It comes as the latest data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Trade…

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