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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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SMP Europe highlights quality EGR valves for vehicle longevity

Date: Wednesday 10 April 2024

As vehicles evolve, engine management specialist, SMP Europe, is urging garages and workshops to always opt for high-quality EGR valves and engine sensors for maintaining vehicle performance and longe…

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NAPA: Filtered to Perfection

Date: Wednesday 10 April 2024

Automotive aftermarket brand NAPA Auto Parts has expanded its comprehensive filtration range in the United Kingdom, covering air, oil, cabin, and fuel filters. Engineered with unrivalled performance, …

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MAHLE issues latest advice on defective starter motors

Date: Tuesday 09 April 2024

“The incorrect use of starter motors can lead to thermal overload of the solenoid, leading to failure of the starter motor,” explains Alan Povey, quality, qarranty and technical manager at MAHLE. As m…

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Automotive industry invited to join The Refinishing Crew’s BODYSHOP BUZZ networking event at the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Monday 08 April 2024

The entire UK collision repair sector and supply chain are invited for a free evening of networking at the BODYSHOP BUZZ drinks reception, hosted The Refinishing Crew and in association with Bodyshop …

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NAPA Adds Calipers to Comprehensive Braking Range

Date: Monday 08 April 2024

Automotive aftermarket brand NAPA Auto Parts has launched its new range of brake calipers in the United Kingdom as part of the brand’s expansive NAPA Braking catalogue. Calipers are a vital component …

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Matt Cleevely to talk at REPXPERT Conference

Date: Friday 05 April 2024

Matt Cleevely, the esteemed owner of Cleevely Electric Vehicles (EV), is set to offer his EV expertise at Schaeffler’s new national REPXPERT Conference for UK garages at the Manufacturing Training Cen…

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SMP Europe highlights growth of range

Date: Friday 05 April 2024

SMP Europe is highlighting its latest range expansion in its leading ignition and engine management ranges. The company, home of the Lucas, Lemark and Intermotor brands, has added nine new part number…

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Imexpart highlights latest LCV and car parts range expansion

Date: Friday 05 April 2024

Imexpart (IMEX) has expanded its brand-new car and light commercial vehicle (LCV) product portfolio, with the addition of Monroe shock absorbers and springs to offer comprehensive solutions and meet t…

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Comline Group announces relocation of UK headquarters.

Date: Thursday 04 April 2024

For over a decade, Comline Group has thrived at its current home in Luton, enjoying significant and sustained growth, but this trajectory has now seen the company reach the operational limits of its c…

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The Alliance Automotive Group adds Brembo into their braking range

Date: Thursday 04 April 2024

The Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) a renowned distributor within the UK automotive aftermarket sector, is thrilled to announce the addition of Brembo Braking to their extensive braking component offe…

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ZF Aftermarket offers workshops free registration to [pro]Tech start

Date: Thursday 04 April 2024

Free registration to ZF [pro]Tech start – the knowledge portal for every workshop – now available (please use code 055969 when registering as a technician) [pro]Tech start offers a range of benefit…

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Neofab-UK Ltd. becomes latest IAAF member, offering niche parts specialisms to members

Date: Wednesday 03 April 2024

Neofab-UK Ltd, an aftermarket parts provider, has become a member of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), bringing its specialist understanding of BMW parts to the membership. Neo…

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Prosperity Wealth Ltd. joins IAAF to enhance financial education and support for members

Date: Wednesday 03 April 2024

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced the addition of Prosperity Wealth Ltd to its membership, as it looks to share its expertise in financial services independent adv…

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UK Garage and Bodyshop Event highlights show features and new training hubs for 2024

Date: Wednesday 03 April 2024

As anticipation builds for the second edition of the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event at the NEC in Birmingham on June 5 and 6 2024, the trade exhibition has unveiled details of this year’s 14 show featur…

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Glen Callum Associates champions strategic face-to-face networking for talent acquisition success

Date: Wednesday 03 April 2024

In an era dominated by social media and online networking, Glen Callum Associates (GCA) has highlighted the power of face-to-face interactions in talent acquisition. ​With a focus on building genuine …

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Valeo stop-start IMI event proves insightful

Date: Wednesday 03 April 2024

Valeo Service UK’s recent IMI-member event which celebrated two decades since it first pioneered stop-start technology has been declared a resounding success. Held at the Valeo Service UK IMI-approved…

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Launch Tech UK to highlight the importance of investing in innovative diagnostic tools at Mechanex 2024

Date: Wednesday 03 April 2024

Launch Tech UK is set to showcase its complete product range including its high-end diagnostics portfolio, which features the new X-431 Euro Link plus its popular X-431 Euro Turbo II, as well as its l…

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Magneti Marelli Parts & Services: spark plugs and glow plugs for perfectly efficient motors

Date: Wednesday 03 April 2024

Magneti Marelli Parts & Services offers a complete range of spark plugs and glow plugs to satisfy more than 96% of the European circulating park. Although much attention is now focused on the futu…

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Demonstrating its extensive diesel knowhow, DENSO introduces a range of new products

Date: Wednesday 03 April 2024

As an example of the breadth of its expertise, the 42 products in this latest introduction cover medium duty commercial vehicles, and comprises 23 CR injectors, 15 CR fuel pumps and four other smaller…

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NAPA Offers First-to-Market Steering & Suspension Parts for Dacia Spring 2024

Date: Tuesday 02 April 2024

Automotive aftermarket brand NAPA Auto Parts has raced to first place with its launch of 4 first-to-market parts for the brand-new Dacia Spring in the United Kingdom. This electric car was unveiled at…

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Elcome bolsters team with new appointment

Date: Tuesday 02 April 2024

Automotive data and cataloguing specialist, Elcome, has welcomed Tony Mason as its new business development manager to strengthen the sales team and continue to push the brand as a leader for catalogu…

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GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd. welcomes Wayne Stevens as new Managing Director

Date: Tuesday 02 April 2024

Wayne brings with him a wealth of business and leadership experience across different market sectors. With a strong focus on the automotive aftermarket, Wayne's background positions him as an ideal le…

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Alternators from DT Spare Parts – presented by the Parts Specialists

Date: Tuesday 02 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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TRW urges industry to prioritise quality to ensure braking safety

Date: Thursday 28 March 2024

TRW, a ZF Aftermarket brand, is encouraging technicians and factors to prioritise quality when opting for braking parts, to ensure safety standards are upheld. Highlighting the significance of brake m…

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Delphi sponsors rising talent in BRSCC AIRTEC Motorsport Fiesta ST240 Championship

Date: Thursday 28 March 2024

Delphi has announced its partnership with young racing hotshot, Joseph Knight. The sponsorship will see the eighteen-year-old represent Delphi as he competes in the BRSCC AIRTEC Motorsport Fiesta ST24…

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Forvia HELLA to exhibit at Commercial Vehicle Show

Date: Wednesday 27 March 2024

Forvia HELLA has confirmed that it will be exhibiting its latest lighting and electronic innovations at the Commercial Vehicle (CV) Show from 23-25 April at the NEC in Birmingham. Located on stand 5F7…

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New vlog series launched in run-up to Schaeffler REPXPERT conference

Date: Wednesday 27 March 2024

In the run-up to the REPXPERT Conference taking place on Wednesday 22nd May, Schaeffler has launched a new online vlog series featuring Phil Curry interviewing famous aftermarket figures including Dea…

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Banner – putting on a display at Battery Specialists

Date: Wednesday 27 March 2024

Anyone out and about on a battery hunt in Kent and Medway will not fail to miss the shop front display that now greets them when visiting the premises of Rainham-based Battery Specialists South East. …

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ZF Achieves Annual Targets and Increases Competitiveness

Date: Wednesday 27 March 2024

The technology company ZF Friedrichshafen AG has achieved its financial targets set for 2023. In the midst of a highly volatile global economy, the company increased its sales by 6.5 percent to €46.6 …

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More variety for VW’s versatile van as Klarius produces new parts for the Transporter

Date: Tuesday 26 March 2024

Klarius Products is growing its extensive range of aftermarket emissions components with 19 new options. Included among the releases is an exhaust system for the van that’s helped countless drivers ma…

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GSF Car Parts offers wallet light, environmentally friendly solution for rotating electrics

Date: Tuesday 26 March 2024

National motor factor GSF Car Parts is offering a helping hand to motorists impacted by the cold weather with its extensive range of rotating electrics that won’t break the bank. Studies conducted by …

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DENSO heavy duty brushless alternators

Date: Tuesday 26 March 2024

Among the numerous criteria required to supply these products to such demanding customers, is the ability to manufacture them to stringent standards and precise specification, and then to thoroughly t…

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