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Exol launch new high performance gear oil for JCBs

Date: Wednesday 17 August 2022

Leading lubricants supplier, Exol, has revealed the latest high performance gear oil to join its range, Optifarm HP, for use in JCBs. The latest product launch from Exol highlights the company’s commi…

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WAI extends popular alternator and starter motor range with new references

Date: Wednesday 17 August 2022

WAI has added five new references to its leading rotating electrics range, as part of its commitment to increasing its number of parts across the company’s high-quality product portfolio. Four new alt…

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SMP Europe increasing investment in electric vehicle understanding

Date: Tuesday 16 August 2022

Leader in engine management products, SMP Europe, has increased investment into research and development of electric vehicle (EV) parts, to produce new references for the increasing EV aftermarket. SM…

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Leicester Auto Parts embraces NAPA UK

Date: Monday 15 August 2022

Leicester Auto Parts (LAP) has been building a community with the Leicester automotive aftermarket for almost 50 years. Now they’re championing NAPA in a big way, and we had a chat with LAP owner Harr…

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Airtex and A1 Motor Stores strike up a deal

Date: Monday 15 August 2022

A1 members will now be able to source water pump and timing belt kits from Airtex, one of the world’s largest automotive pump manufacturers. Launched more than 85 years ago in 1935, Airtex is a dedica…

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NEW starter S9416S in AS-PL offer

Date: Friday 12 August 2022

Another new starter has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The starter has an index number S9416S and is the product of the AS brand. The starter belongs to the Standard line - the line of products that merge …

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Garages urged to gear up for next MOT surge

Date: Friday 12 August 2022

A leading aftermarket online specialist has called for independent garages to look ahead and plan how to profitably manage their workload ahead of the impending MOT surge. Jim Lang, from Garage Servic…

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Corteco: new in range 22-07

Date: Tuesday 09 August 2022

We increased our range of products parts for BMW, MERCEDES, HYUNDAI, NISSAN, DACIA, PORSHE, IVECO and LAND ROVER. Our products are designed to meet the highest quality standards and are manufactured u…

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TecAlliance: What the Fix? sheet - Vauxhall Astra

Date: Tuesday 09 August 2022

TecAlliance have released their latest What the Fix? sheet for a Vauxhall Astra. To download the sheet, click on the attachment below.

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The LSPI problem

Date: Monday 08 August 2022

LSPI has been rife throughout the industry for years – low speed pre-ignition. It can lead to engine knocking, especially in new car models, thereby causing serious engine damage. But you don’t have t…

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Diesel Technic Product Portrait: 7.90580 Clutch servo, complete with cylinder

Date: Wednesday 03 August 2022

When the clutch pedal is operated, the movement of the piston causes pressure to build up in the clutch master cylinder, which is passed through the hydraulic line to the slave cylinder. From here, th…

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Battery electric vehicles are 22% cheaper to service than ICE cars reports Fleet Assist

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

Fleet Assist has released servicing and maintenance trends for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) versus ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) cars based on the 850,000 fleet cars and vans using its 5,200-st…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts knuckles down with latest addition to Optimal range

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts has further expanded its offering for independent garages by adding a new range of steering knuckles to its OPTIMAL product line. Steering knuckles are the pivot points of the steer…

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Why are oil changes also important for automatic transmissions? A new video from spare parts manufacturer MEYLE offers the answers

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

Watch out: In a new YouTube video two experts from Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE explain what matters when changing the oil in automatic transmissions and which smart repair solutions from MEYLE si…

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NAPA Expert Edition: Testing brake fluid with Graeme Ryder

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

Graeme is an automotive expert with over 20 years of engineering and industry experience who educates technicians at all levels in practical application and installation best practice. In this issue, …

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Brembo X-Style calipers - A splash of colour for your wheels!

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

The X-Style range of calipers is dedicated to car owners who are passionate and care deeply about all the aspects of their vehicle; they are the ideal solution for those who love to customise their ca…

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HELLA brings more than 150 new part numbers to market

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

HELLA, the renowned original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier, continues to grow its product offering, underlining its position as a trusted aftermarket supply partner. Highlighting its…

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Garage sees big upturn in business after website launch

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

An independent garage in Oban, Scotland, has expanded after its new website tripled work enquiries in less than nine months. Morrison Motor Repairs invested in a large workshop extension in which now …

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GSF Car Parts announces Garage Hive integration

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

National motor factor GSF Car Parts has announced a new partnership with garage management software specialist Garage Hive. AlliCat Online, the leading parts catalogue operated by GSF Car Parts, is no…

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A message from Andy Savva – Schaeffler’s REPXPERT – Value added services for independent garages

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

I felt it important to write my thoughts, as the Schaeffler REPXPERT Brand Ambassador, about the value they are adding to my garage folk and indeed the entire independent garage sector. We have all be…

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Summer months bring new pressures on tyres, Ring Automotive warns

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

Ring Automotive has reiterated the need to look after tyres, following research by road safety charity TyreSafe revealing that more tyre-related incidents are reported in summer than at any other time…

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Plenty of demand, no supply

Date: Thursday 28 July 2022

[ Corteco a brand of Freudenberg] “From a technical standpoint, steel produced with green hydrogen as a reducing agent would be used on a one-to-one basis”, said Thomas Bleimling, who is in charge of …

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OSRAM updates TRUCKSTAR PRO range

Date: Monday 25 July 2022

Leading automotive lighting specialist OSRAM has updated its most powerful range of halogen upgrade bulbs for 24V commercial vehicles, as it supersedes the Ring Truck Master bulb range. TRUCKSTAR PRO …

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Garage owner fuels growth with £250k investment

Date: Monday 25 July 2022

A Nottingham-based independent garage has its sight set on further growth after a £250k investment reaped a full and early return on investment. Carl Regan, owner of Arnold Garage, took a leap of fait…

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Prepared for an electric future: Tenneco’s DRiV Motorparts business committed to helping distributors, workshops capture EV parts and service opportunities

Date: Monday 25 July 2022

Five years ago, conversations about the advent of electric vehicles typically began with “If.” Today they are centred around “how fast” the now-real shift to EVs will occur in nations across Europe. T…

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Record high temperatures putting strain on under bonnet electrics

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

A combination of soaring temperatures across the country and greater demands on vehicle electrics may result in increased failures of alternators. WAI, leading supplier of rotating electrics, has warn…

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Flushing air conditioning key to system longevity, says MAHLE

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

Thermal management specialist MAHLE has reminded technicians of the importance and benefits of flushing air conditioning systems. During repair work, or changing the air compressor, it’s crucial that …

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Ring gets under the bonnet with professional engine bay inspection lamp

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

Ring Automotive has launched a rechargeable underbonnet inspection lamp, providing 1200 lumen brightness for up to four and a half hours’ continuous use. The RUBL200 Underbonnet Inspection Lamp provid…

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GoJak – the original manufacturer of self-jacking vehicle skates, still made in the USA

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

Need to move a car or LCV? There’s a GoJak for you! This system makes lifting and moving vehicles in any direction quick and easy, saving both time and money. With four models available, a huge range …

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First Line Ltd. encourages changing wiper blades during drier months for optimum visibility

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

Despite the warmer, drier weather being associated with the summer months, the importance of having fresh wiper blades with good adhesion to the windscreen glass is just as important as any other time…

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Mintex launches new-to-range brake pads and discs 07/22

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

Aftermarket braking specialist TMD Friction has launched six new brake pads and eight new brake discs to its Mintex product range, extending its product lines to cover more vehicles. The additions to …

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Advances in fuel additive technology could save motorists more than £80 each year

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2022

As efforts are ramped up to minimise emissions of modern vehicles and improve fuel efficiency during the current cost of living crisis, the use of fuel additives is under the spotlight once again as a…

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First Line Ltd. expands range with 33 new references

Date: Tuesday 19 July 2022

Automotive aftermarket supplier First Line Ltd. has introduced a further 33 products to its expanded parts range, across its Steering and Suspension, Braking, Filters, Clutch, and Wiper Motor categori…

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Textar expands braking product offering with new-to-range parts 07/22

Date: Tuesday 19 July 2022

Aftermarket braking specialist TMD Friction has expanded its Textar brand’s brake pad and disc product offering with 13 new-to-range parts. Three new brake pads are introduced to the Textar product li…

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WAI expands range with new references

Date: Tuesday 19 July 2022

Leading rotating electrics supplier WAI has expanded its product range with five new references. WAI is meeting the needs of the constantly growing and aging car parc across the UK, with constant inno…

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Website generates 50 percent of all new business for North Yorkshire garage

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

An independent garage in North Yorkshire is reaping the rewards of its brave investment philosophy after spending £45k on specialist equipment, tools, training and IT. Oak Tree Garage, a family-run bu…

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GS Yuasa’s popular VRLA battery conductance tester gets a brand-new look

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

GS Yuasa, European market leader for VRLA industrial batteries, have reintroduced an updated version of their highly popular YSP117 conductance tester. Widely regarded as the number one choice for ins…

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The 35th ADAC Truck Grand Prix: HELLA presents brand new Black Magic LED work lamps series

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

After a two-year break, the 35th ADAC Truck Grand Prix will take place from 15th to 17th July, 2022 at the Nürburgring. In addition to exciting races, stunt shows and show acts, a large industrial fai…

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The Electro-Hydraulic Clutch Actuator available from Valeo

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

Valeo, in association with FTE Automotive, has introduced the OE electro-hydraulic clutch actuator (EHCA) for commercial vehicles in the Aftermarket! The electro-hydraulic clutch actuator for trucks i…

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Sealing Expertise for Green Hydrogen [Corteco a brand of Freudenberg]

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

Freudenberg’s sealing experts have taken the lead in producing elastomeric gaskets that are over-moulded on to composite and metal electrolyser stack plates in a four-step process. Stack plates are us…

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Automechanika 2022: Shaftec Drives Further into Europe….from Hall 3.1 Stand G11

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

With its first product launch in 10 years - a comprehensive range of new Propshafts - a dynamic new website and an enhanced export division, transmission expert Shaftec will use this year’s Automechan…

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Autotech Training throws support behind HGV sector with extended range of courses

Date: Friday 15 July 2022

In a direct response to the heavy goods vehicle technical skills crisis, Autotech Training has, for the first time, extended its offering to include the HGV sector. The move follows reports that the s…

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The doctor is in and there is no charge!

Date: Friday 15 July 2022

Global lubricant leading light, Motul, is finalising its programme for arguably the two biggest remaining historic vehicle events of 2022 - the Classic at Silverstone over August Bank Holiday weekend …

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HELLA brings fully electric brake-by-wire pedal into large-scale production

Date: Friday 15 July 2022

HELLA, an internationally positioned automotive supplier and part of Group FORVIA, has been commissioned with the world's first large-scale development and production of a completely electric brake pe…

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Feel the need

Date: Friday 15 July 2022

Maverick Diagnostics feels the need; The need, for greater training provision to help the aftermarket to get techs up to speed on EVs and hybrids. With the cross-industry staffing shortfall running in…

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Juratek New to Range July Bulletin

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

Juratek have expanded an already extensive product line by adding 12 calipers to an ever-growing braking range. Calipers:JCA1141L & JCA1141R rear calipers to fitNISSAN: Cube (09-), Juke (10-), NV2…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts brings MPM Engine and Gear Oil to Republic of Ireland

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts has expanded its product offering in the Republic of Ireland with the launch of MPM Engine Oil and Gear Oil, giving garages access to OEM-approved lubricants and liquids that suppor…

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Motorists unaware on importance of regular Cabin Filter replacement, garages urged to ‘step-up’ and protect customers

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

National automotive parts distributor, GSF Car Parts is calling on workshops to help protect motorists, and their passengers, against harmful pollutants by educating drivers on the importance of regul…

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NEW starter S5489S in AS-PL offer

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

Another new starter has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The starter has an index number S5489S and is the product of the AS brand. The starter belongs to the Standard line - the line of products that merge …

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Garages embrace online parts supply to support growth

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

Independent garages looking to grow their business are embracing online parts supply in greater numbers, as they look to access a wider range of available products from leading brands. Online automoti…

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