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Update: MOT testing guide for test stations (1)

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

The DVSA has just updated its MOT testing guide for test stations which details how the MOT scheme is administered, the rules for authorised examiners and testers, and the facilities and equipment nee…

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OSRAM expands Trust Programme to continue to fight the fakes in the aftermarket

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

Lighting specialist, OSRAM, has expanded its highly accredited Trust Programme as counterfeit parts continue to be a problem in the aftermarket. OSRAM is urging businesses in the automotive aftermarke…

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Schaeffler puts spotlight on REPXPERT workshop portal

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

By experts. For experts: that is the message from the Schaeffler team when quizzed on the purpose of REPXPERT. It is an online technical platform dedicated to professional vehicle technicians, chock f…

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Yuasa warns workshops might be fitting wrong batteries to vehicles

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

Yuasa are highlighting the risks of using general battery lookup systems to find replacement vehicle batteries. The battery brand, manufactured by GS Yuasa, are recommending workshops refer to their i…

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Huge demand for Schaeffler’s ‘BACK ON TRACK’ workshop essentials packs

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

Schaeffler’s efforts to get garages ‘back on track’ and open for business, as the Government encourages the population to return to work while staying alert, has been enthusiastically welcomed across …

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Park Distance Control - HELLA offers its knowledge

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

Knowledge of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is becoming a necessary requirement in the aftermarket as more vehicles with these systems are entering the workshop. HELLA is an ADAS specialist…

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Creating business resilience and success through video

Date: Friday 12 June 2020

We are in truly unprecedented times. The Global reset switch has been pressed and the coming months/years that lie ahead will be challenging, uncertain and very different to say the least! All busines…

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ECP launches back-to-work packs to help garages reopen safely

Date: Friday 12 June 2020

Euro Car Parts has created a new product bundle to help garages access essential cleaning equipment and PPE. For £29.99, garages can buy a ‘Back to Work Pack’ complete with a 500ml antibacterial hand …

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Vehicle sanitiser kit brought to market by WAI

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

With the UK facing unprecedented circumstances, WAI has used its global supply chain to source products the automotive aftermarket requires to keep business moving, bringing a high-level, non-corrosiv…

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By popular demand! Exol’s 15W-40 now available in 5-litres

Date: Friday 17 April 2020

Due to increased demand, customers in the agricultural and commercial vehicle sectors can now access Exol&rsquo,s most popular high-grade, Taurus SHPD E7 15W-40 heavy-duty engine oil in five-litre…

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New to range EPS parts from Shaftec - and a top-tip thrown in

Date: Thursday 09 April 2020

Having only appeared on the market in 1999, Electric Power Steering (EPS) is still a relatively recent automotive development. The first car to showcase it was the Fiat Punto which implemented a very …

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KYB celebrates 10,000th app download

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

The KYB Suspension Solutions mobile App continues with strong growth in popularity among European workshops, having now been downloaded over 10,000 times.   The app has three main features to help tec…

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Bosch announces launch of new ADAS calibration course

Date: Friday 03 April 2020

Bosch has announced the launch of a new two-day IMI accredited ADAS calibration course &ndash, VSB41.   The course covers the various different systems fitted and trainees will have the opportunit…

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Valeo gets Road Safety Innovation Award for eCall system

Date: Friday 03 April 2020

Valeo has received the 2020 Road Safety Innovation Award in the &ldquo,preventing the consequences of an accident&rdquo, category for its Valeo Rescuer solution.   As of April 1, 2018, all new…

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The advantages of single mass flywheel

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

For more than 100 years, Borg & Beck has been a byword for premium products, which is why brand owner First Line Ltd, continues to invest and update its quality control and test equipment in its b…

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HELLA expands offering by more than 200 references

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

HELLA has added an impressive 200+ passenger car references to further accommodate the needs of the aftermarket with premium quality products. Lighting HELLA has introduced 10 combination rearlights, …

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Gerry Doverman Ltd gets major profit boost with TechMan

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Hereford-based Mercedes, BMW and Porsche specialist, Gerry Doverman Ltd, has attributed a 43% rise in its profits to garage management specialist, TechMan. Speaking to camera, managing director Gerry …

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Hengst: Premiere for Blue.on in the new Opel Astra

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

The innovative Blue.on oil filter system, from filter specialist Hengst SE is being launched for the first time into serial production. The functionally reliable and climate-friendly alternative to th…

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First Line introduces new water pump

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

First Line has recently introduced a replacement water pump with an electric valve to accommodate a range of VAG vehicles equipped with stop/start technology that have this specialised component fitte…

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New catalogue app from Gates saves time, adds value

Date: Friday 13 March 2020

Gates, a leading global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, introduces a new mobile app that provides users quick access to one of the automotive aftermarket…

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E10 petrol fuel switch - solution already available

Date: Friday 13 March 2020

Motor factors and garages will be in a strong position to offer expert advice, as well as provide a solution to motorists concerned, after news that the UK Government is to consult about proposals to …

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NSK to show innovations at the International VDI Congress ‘Dritev – Drivetrain for Vehicles’

Date: Friday 13 March 2020

In line with the automotive industry’s shift to electric vehicle (EV) technology and the ongoing trend of downsizing, NSK will shine the spotlight on a compact EV drive system at the Dritev 2019 inter…

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WAI introduces new-to-range product updates for March

Date: Friday 13 March 2020

Leading parts manufacturer, WAIglobal, has added five new alternators to its ever-growing range of electrics, demonstrating its allegiance to delivering more sales opportunities for garages and motor …

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The air conditioning compressor—from a comfort feature to an operationally reliable component

Date: Friday 13 March 2020

Since the acquisition of Behr Hella Service (BHS) by MAHLE Aftermarket, intense activity has been underway at the logistics centres in Poland, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, France, Turkey, Russia, th…

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HELLA launches latest 77 GHz radar technology

Date: Thursday 12 March 2020

Lighting and electronics expert, HELLA, will be bringing its latest 77 GHz radar technology into series production in Spring 2020 and has already acquired several major orders, including an Asian manu…

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HELLA’s new video shows off its quality wiper blades

Date: Thursday 12 March 2020

HELLA has released a video showing the quality control and test procedures its wiper blades go through to ensure they are able to deliver the day-to-day performance in the face of harsh weather condit…

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NEW alternator in AS-PL offer

Date: Thursday 12 March 2020

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A3418S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and st…

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Ring Automotive shines bright with double industry win

Date: Wednesday 11 March 2020

Ring Automotive, an OSRAM business, has got 2020 off to a winning start, after Auto Express and Car Mechanic Magazine shone a light on the Ring MAGflex Pivot RIL3900HP, placing it in first place for t…

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GS Yuasa launches new auxiliary battery for Audi, BMW, and Mercedes vehicles

Date: Tuesday 10 March 2020

GS Yuasa, market leader for automotive batteries, have announced that they have launched a new Yuasa branded AGM auxiliary battery for next generation vehicles. The Yuasa YBXAX14 has been designed for…

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Bosch: The future for diesel

Date: Tuesday 10 March 2020

How do you solve one of the most pressing problems facing towns and cities? How do you satisfy the population’s desire for cleaner air? And how do you achieve that without restricting the mobility of …

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ZF Aftermarket supplies chassis parts for numerous LCV models

Date: Monday 09 March 2020

High mileage, heavy loads, constant use – the light commercial vehicle is the automotive workhorse. With this class of vehicle subjected to considerable pressure and stress, together with the average …

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Autoelectro New to Range Stop-Start Starter Motors

Date: Monday 09 March 2020

Autoelectro have introduced three New to Range Starter Motors that incorporate “Stop-Start” technology for the Seat Exeo 2.0 2011-2013 (AEY2685), Mitsubishi Colt (Forfour) (AEY3828) and Range Rover 3.…

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Delphi Technologies launches new Hartridge DPF cleaning machine for light and medium duty applications

Date: Monday 09 March 2020

Delphi Technologies is leveraging its Original Equipment expertise as a global provider of pioneering propulsion technologies, to launch the Hartridge DPF200 Master. The latest addition to its highly …

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Comline cabin filters - stay protected

Date: Friday 06 March 2020

Independent British brand, Comline, have announced the launch of a new campaign focusing on the importance of cabin and activated carbon filters. Renowned for its comprehensive range of all makes filt…

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Autoelectro new to range “Smart Charge” alternators

Date: Wednesday 05 February 2020

Autoelectro have introduced 3 new to range Alternators that incorporate &ldquo,Smart Charge&rdquo, technology for the Mercedes C class 1.6 (AEK4048), the Toyota Rav-4 2.0 (AEK3942) and the Kia Sportag…

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New alternator in AS-PL offer (2)

Date: Wednesday 05 February 2020

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A6537S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and st…

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Comline adds brake calipers to award-winning friction portfolio

Date: Monday 03 February 2020

Aftermarket experts, Comline, have further bolstered their award-winning friction portfolio by adding an all-new range of high-quality calipers to their line-up. , Complementing the brand&rsquo,s …

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New uprated performance clutch kit introduced by National Auto Parts (1)

Date: Monday 03 February 2020

National Auto Parts has launched its first ever uprated performance clutch kit, with plans to continue to develop the range throughout 2020. , Fitting all Subaru Impreza 6 speed with the turbo c…

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No ‘brake’ for National Auto Parts’ continued expansion

Date: Monday 03 February 2020

Leading UK clutch and brake specialist, National Auto Parts, is not slowing down with its range extensions after adding a further eight brake pads to its ever-expanding portfolio. , The latest b…

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ZF Aftermarket: Why is changing the brake fluid so important?

Date: Monday 03 February 2020

High-quality brake fluid is crucial in ensuring that the brakes can function properly. With this in mind, the experts at ZF Aftermarket recommend workshops regularly remind their customers to drop in …

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Exciting promotions from Hella Gutmann Solutions

Date: Friday 31 January 2020

One of the most important developments in the independent aftermarket during the last decade has been the introduction of sophisticated diagnostic tools into the workshop, to make the technician&rsquo…

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LIQUI MOLY Company Magazine, February issue

Date: Friday 31 January 2020

We have just published the new issue of our company magazine &ldquo,Pictures &, Stories&rdquo,. You will see our massive winter sport sponsoring of the past weeks and our involvement in the handbal…

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Relentless perfection

Date: Friday 31 January 2020

First Line Ltd and its brands, First Line, Borg &, Beck and Key Parts, are synonymous with availability, premium quality and reliability and have been since the company&rsquo,s inception in 1983. &…

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The UK leads the way!

Date: Friday 31 January 2020

In July last year, well in advance of the company&rsquo,s other data suppliers, UK-based Comline Group blazed the trail with the latest TecDoc version 3.0 system upgrade, by implementing it into its T…

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Dayco introduces OE quality thermostats

Date: Thursday 30 January 2020

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has introduced thermostats into its growing portfolio. In keeping with its ongoin…

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New Lead Acid Battery Chapter at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: Thursday 30 January 2020

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released a new chapter in their series on the 12V Lead Acid Battery: 12V Battery Capacities. This chapter looks at the three most common descriptio…

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TechMan helps ColourSpray Auto Services to improve repair times and business efficiency

Date: Thursday 30 January 2020

ColourSpray Auto Services in Wirral has reported significant improvements in both its repair times and its overall efficiency across the business thanks to garage management specialist, TechMan. Hav…

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Aftermarket of tomorrow — what does the electric motor mean for independent workshops?

Date: Wednesday 29 January 2020

The advent of e-mobility is often accompanied by uncertainty for workshops. How much maintenance does an electric motor need? What sort of repair volume can be expected? Which are the common models an…

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Chassis check for winter season prevents expensive repairs

Date: Wednesday 29 January 2020

The vehicles in which we travel are subjected to a great deal of stress, with increasingly long journeys taken as more and more of us take to the road in our free time. In the UK, 2017 saw a boost in …

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DENSO illuminates critical role of oxygen sensors in wide-ranging video

Date: Wednesday 29 January 2020

DENSO has released a video which explains the vital job in managing emissions and performance that oxygen sensors fulfil. The 10-minute, comprehensive presentation answers some of the key questions re…

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