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New DENSO video explains the engine management system

Date: Monday 20 May 2024

Further endorsing its long held position of providing both professional technicians and vehicle owners with useful technical information, DENSO, a leading original equipment (OE) component manufacture…

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Thinkcar UK show offers extended nationwide

Date: Monday 20 May 2024

A fantastic deal giving Mechanex Harrogate visitors access to an extra year’s software on a pair of Thinkcar UK tools, that is also available to UK Garage and Bodyshop Event (UKGBE)  visitors next mon…

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Entries open for The Blend Awards 2024

Date: Thursday 16 May 2024

Entries for The Blend Awards 2024 have opened ahead of the highly anticipated annual conference and networking event for independent garage owners, which takes place at The Eastside Rooms in Birmingha…

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Mental health issues affecting 1 in 4 automotive industry workers

Date: Thursday 16 May 2024

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and automotive industry charity, Ben, has launched a new report revealing results from its latest survey, in which over 1 in 4 automotive workers (27%) reported issu…

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How can garages help their customers' cars run more efficiently?

Date: Wednesday 15 May 2024

A quick search for "how to make my car run more efficiently" in a search engine will likely return results such as removing a roof box, gentle driving, avoiding carrying excess weight, and the age-old…

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Comline Group relocation on-track

Date: Tuesday 14 May 2024

Move to Bedford Commercial Park edges closer to completion. (LUTON, 14th May 2024) Comline Group’s highly anticipated relocation to Bedford Commercial Park is progressing well and on-track, the global…

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Factor Sales shows inflation discrepancies between ICE and EV components

Date: Tuesday 14 May 2024

(14th May 2024, London, UK) Factor Sales, a leading market measurement data provider, can reveal a clear divergence in inflation rates between ICE-only parts and those compatible with both EVs and ICE…

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Autoelectro addresses key remanufacturing questions

Date: Tuesday 14 May 2024

(BRADFORD, 14th May 2024) – Autoelectro has led the charge in remanufacturing for nearly 40 years. Specialising in starter motors and alternators, the Bradford-based company is proud of its outstandin…

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REPXPERT Conference t-shirts to raise money for Ben

Date: Tuesday 14 May 2024

Limited edition run of ‘I was there’ REPXPERT Conference t-shirts available for £5.00 with all proceeds going to Ben. Hereford | May 14, 2024| Schaeffler is set to help raise essential funds for ind…

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UK Garage and Bodyshop Event unveils host of special offers and savings on essential equipment and services

Date: Tuesday 14 May 2024

UK, 14 May 2024. The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event is set to return to the NEC in Birmingham on 5th – 6th June and is firmly becoming a must-attend for garage professionals seeking to enhance their bus…

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Delphi Academy unveils major expansion plans

Date: Monday 13 May 2024

Delphi Academy is undergoing a significant expansion project to meet the evolving needs of UK workshops. With a half-a-million-pound investment, the Warwick-based Delphi Academy will double in size by…

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Mercedes tops Hella Gutmann’s macsRemote requests

Date: Monday 13 May 2024

Mercedes-Benz is the most ticketed vehicle manufacturer (VM) on Hella Gutmann’s macsRemote Services, new data analysis shows. The three-pointed star accounted for 12.2 per cent of all remote diagnosti…

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Automotive Training Academy: Tiana’s journey and Maverick Diagnostics’ commitment to industry’s future

Date: Monday 13 May 2024

(WREXHAM, 13th May 2024) – A participant of the latest Automotive Training Academy (ATA) course has encouraged fellow industry professionals “to grab the opportunities when they’re presented” to ensur…

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LIQUI MOLY sponsors the largest Porsche 356 meeting in the world

Date: Friday 10 May 2024

The International Porsche 356 Meeting takes place in Portugal and brings together the owners of the first Porsche model to be produced and an exceptional guest. With the support of LIQUI MOLY Iberia, …

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Tow, tow, tow your boat – or anything else with Ring!

Date: Friday 10 May 2024

While Ring is primarily known for its renowned lighting range, the company covers a vast array of accessories and components that are ideal in upselling situations. An offering that would be perfect t…

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TechMan to sponsor Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards for 2024

Date: Friday 10 May 2024

TechMan has announced it will once again be sponsoring the IAAF hosted, Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards for 2024, for the Best Customer Service category. The awards ceremony will be held on 5 J…

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Housing Market Update from Prosperity Mortgages - May 2024

Date: Thursday 09 May 2024

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

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Shaftec Automotive components announces sales management update

Date: Thursday 09 May 2024

Birmingham-based remanufacturer Shaftec Automotive has announced that Sales Director Tom Curtis will be leaving the company at the end of April. Tom joined Shaftec in July 2010 and has spent a great d…

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GSF Car Parts launches first ‘TechFest’ event to be held at Wembley, with free admission

Date: Thursday 09 May 2024

Led by GSF Car Parts, in collaboration with over 50 leading suppliers such as Schaeffler, Yuasa, Comma and Delphi, TechFest Garage Technology Festival Wembley, will be held on June 13 2024 at Wembley.…

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BGA Secures 2024 Prestigious King's Award for Enterprise in International Trade

Date: Thursday 09 May 2024

BGA, a leading supplier of OEM quality Engine, Steering and Transmission automotive parts, is proud to announce that it has been honoured with the King’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2…

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Acrisure’s Sutton Winson bolstered by two new acquisitions

Date: Thursday 09 May 2024

Acrisure, a global fintech leader, has announced that its largest acquired UK company, Sutton Winson, has completed two acquisitions, further expanding its footprint in south-east England. Most notabl…

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MAHLE Aftermarket revolutionises oil seal installation with PTFE technology and expert advice

Date: Thursday 09 May 2024

·       Advancements in oil seal technology see PTFE oil seals now available ·       MAHLE Aftermarket highlights comprehensive range of PTFE oil seals via Victor Reinz brand ·       MAHLE offers best…

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More than half of vehicles have dangerous tyres

Date: Wednesday 08 May 2024

Ring has partnered with Tyre Safe and the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service to conduct tyre pressure and tyre tread depth checks, with concerning results. To raise awareness of tyre safety, Tyre …

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Continental Direct (CD) embraces electronic trading as it opens up brand to wider audience

Date: Wednesday 08 May 2024

Multi-product brand invests in service to aid growth Automotive parts supplier Continental Direct (CD) has integrated electronic trading into its business to support the brand’s continued growth in th…

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Xchecker by Elcome now delivering data via TecDoc’s new IDP

Date: Wednesday 08 May 2024

Elcome, innovators in aftermarket data cataloguing and authoring solutions, is excited to reveal that its game-changing cataloguing software, Xchecker, can deliver data via the new Instant Data Proces…

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BM Catalysts to unveil new initiatives at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Wednesday 08 May 2024

Europe's leading manufacturer of aftermarket hot end emissions products, BM Catalysts, is gearing up to launch a dedicated garage campaign, including two new online platforms, at the upcoming UK Garag…

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A1 Motor Stores joins international trading group Global One Automotive (1)

Date: Wednesday 08 May 2024

Strategic alliance set to strengthen A1 members’ competitiveness​ A1 Motor Stores, a leading automotive aftermarket buying and distribution group, is proud to announce its partnership with Global One …

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Schaeffler unveils REPXPERT Conference panel lineup

Date: Wednesday 08 May 2024

Keynote session at REPXPERT Conference to encourage knowledge-sharing, discussion and debate, led by five industry-renowned experts Hereford | May 8, 2024| Schaeffler has announced a distinguished l…

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Banner Charges Ahead In Oval Track Racing

Date: Wednesday 08 May 2024

Having last year embraced the adrenaline-fuelled realm of oval track racing here in the UK, Banner - one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of batteries and battery accessories – is going that extra mi…

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FORVIA receives two 2024 Automotive News PACEpilot recognitions

Date: Tuesday 07 May 2024

FORVIA, the world’s seventh-largest automotive technology supplier, combining the complementary strengths of Faurecia and HELLA, received two 2024 Automotive News PACEpilot Innovation to Watch recogni…

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ZF Aftermarket UK set to showcase latest training initiatives and innovations at UKGBE

Date: Tuesday 07 May 2024

The ZF team of experts will be on hand to provide attendees with invaluable insights into electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid training, as well as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration. W…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts and Messe Frankfurt unveil plans for innovative ‘Modern Garage’ stand at UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Date: Tuesday 07 May 2024

LKQ Euro Car Parts and Messe Frankfurt have unveiled plans for the ‘Modern Garage’ stand at the upcoming UK Garage and Bodyshop Event (UKGBE), which will highlight how garage owners can adapt their te…

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PREMIUM QUALITY REPLACEMENT COMPONENTS ARE JUST ONE SIDE OF THE STORY, REMINDS DAYCO

Date: Tuesday 07 May 2024

Dayco is a leading supplier of original equipment (OE) components to vehicle manufacturers across Europe, as well as a major player in the aftermarket, where, in addition to its premium quality parts,…

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RAC selects LKQ Euro Car Parts for exclusive supply deal

Date: Monday 06 May 2024

Leading motor factor LKQ Euro Car Parts has become the ‘tier one’ supplier of car parts to more than 150 RAC Mobile Mechanics across the UK, as part of a major new deal agreed with national driving se…

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UK Garage and Bodyshop Event reveals showstopping exhibitor product launches and highlights

Date: Friday 03 May 2024

With just over a month to go until the highly anticipated UK Garage and Bodyshop Event 2024 returns to the NEC, Birmingham on 5 and 6 June, organisers have revealed a whole host of exciting product la…

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The ‘Exol Pride’ barge gets a refresh

Date: Friday 03 May 2024

Exol Lubricants has unveiled its refreshed ‘Exol Pride’ barge, as part of the brand’s commitment to the transport of Exol products by inland waterways for the most environmentally friendly fleet. The …

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Arnold Clark Autoparts launches BTCC giveaway

Date: Thursday 02 May 2024

As the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) gets underway, national motor factor Arnold Clark Autoparts, has launched its big BTCC giveaway in conjunction with NAPA, to offer customers the chance t…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts gets behind technicians at Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2024

Date: Thursday 02 May 2024

Arnold Clark Autoparts has announced it will be sponsoring the ‘Best Community Initiative’ accolade at the second edition of the Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards. Recognising the very best in th…

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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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