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Autotech Training offers IMI accredited air conditioning courses

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Autotech Training is now offering IMI accredited courses to make technicians skilled in repairing and servicing vehicle air conditioning systems, and help garages meet regulations surrounding fluorina…

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Further honours for Philips new generation RacingVision GT200

Date: Thursday 06 May 2021

Introduced in Autumn of 2020 the new Philips RacingVision GT200 - with up to +200%[1] brighter light - was taking plaudits only weeks after its launch, by securing coveted “Recommended Buy” status by …

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Launch Tech UK diagnostic devices approved for Fiat licence

Date: Thursday 06 May 2021

Launch Tech UK has been approved by the Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) group for an official security gateway (SGW) licence, for its diagnostic devices to perform diagnostic functions previously block…

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HELLA brings latest passenger car 77GHz radar technology into series production

Date: Thursday 06 May 2021

With more than 90 million 24GHz sensors, HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier, is one of the world's largest radar sensor suppliers. With the introduction of the 77GHz radar senso…

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New A3553S alternator in AS-PL offer

Date: Tuesday 04 May 2021

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A3553S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and st…

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Mintex adds new products to its expanding range

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

Leading aftermarket braking brand Mintex has added two new brake pads and five new brake discs to its expanding product range. The new brake pads cover popular Kia applications including Sedona III, P…

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Steering & Suspension ‘Tea-break Training’ highlights safety critical nature of chassis system

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

The Schaeffler REPXPERT technical team used this week’s online ‘Tea-break training’ sessions to raise awareness about its latest range of FAG Steering & Suspension components, to technicians from …

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“The vehicle interior is increasingly boosting the feel-good factor"

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

Interior lighting products from HELLA, the lighting and electronics expert, offer various options for creating a vehicle-specific interior design and indeed a thoroughly unique experience. The company…

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New Toyota exhausts cruise onto the aftermarket

Date: Friday 30 April 2021

New exhausts are now available to fit the Toyota Urban Cruiser 1.3 crossover, Toyota Auris 1.4 and 2.0 hatchback as well as the Toyota Verso TR MPV. There are also replacements to fit the Vauxhall Zaf…

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OurVirtualAcademy release final chapter in course on High Voltage Design Concepts

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the final chapter in their course on High Voltage Design Concepts and Safety Systems: ISOLATION MONITORING - The Capacitor Resistor Circuit.…

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TechMan to play key part in First Stop network expansion

Date: Thursday 22 April 2021

Garage Management System, TechMan is to be offered out to the First Stop network of fast fit centres as part of a brand-new retail value proposition and is set to play a vital part in its plans to gro…

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Textar launches new brake discs for CV market

Date: Thursday 22 April 2021

TMD Friction, through its Textar brand, has introduced 70 new brake disc references for the commercial vehicle (CV) aftermarket, to meet the demand for optimum braking performance and safety. Textar’s…

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TechMan training and support for life, not just for new garages

Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021

More than 3,000 vehicle technicians, service advisors and garage owners have now benefitted from TechMan’s advanced training and support programme, developed to ensure garage businesses realise their …

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NSK, the driving force behind NWG

Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021

The NSK plant in Munderkingen, Germany, specialises in manufacturing the company’s full range of double row ball bearings, around 30% of which carry the NWG (Neuweg) branding. Double row ball bearings…

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Are you in control of your remote sales team? - advice from sales-i

Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021

IAAF member sales-i has developed advice for businesses as remote working is now embedded in most sales operations, as it is essential to ensure that teams have the right tools and approach. The pande…

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Gates webinars

Date: Friday 16 April 2021

Gates are hosting a series of monthly webinars to cover Technical/Product Training across our ranges. They are open to both distributors and repairers. This months focus is ‘Coolant Hose’ with the ses…

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MAHLE introduces new filters for future mobility

Date: Friday 16 April 2021

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has introduced new filtration references for electric and hybrid vehicles. The additions include 75 cabin filters for electric vehicles and 125 cabin filters, 55 oil filters, 75 a…

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New WAI Electric Atomiser helps businesses return to ‘new normal’

Date: Thursday 15 April 2021

As the UK heads out of lockdown, WAI UK is continuing to offer reassurance and encourage safe and responsible trade with the launch of its new Steri-7 Electric Atomiser. The innovative tool provides t…

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TecAlliance simplifies management of trading group meetings for suppliers

Date: Thursday 15 April 2021

Parts manufacturers dealing with international trading groups often struggle to adequately prepare meetings at big ITG events. TecAlliance, one of the world’s leading data specialists for the digital …

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New starter S5469S in AS-PL offer

Date: Friday 09 April 2021

Another new starter has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The starter has an index number S5469S and is the product of the AS brand. The starter belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and starts rate…

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Delphi Technologies is first-to-market with OE-spec brake pads for new Citroën and SsangYong models

Date: Friday 09 April 2021

Delphi Technologies has continued its first-to-market brake pad offensive with two more applications now available to the aftermarket. The company has announced that new OE-specification brake pads ar…

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Lesjofors launch 35 new coil spring references

Date: Friday 09 April 2021

Lesjofors Springs are pleased to announce the introduction of a further 35 coil springs into their market-leading range. All new-to-range springs will be available progressively over the coming weeks.…

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OSRAM shines a light on new additions for 2021

Date: Friday 09 April 2021

Automotive OE lighting specialist, OSRAM, has released its latest ‘Light Range’ catalogue for 2021, offering customers a first look at its new-to-range products, including its LEDriving SL collection.…

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Shaftec now offers five year 60k mile warranty on driveshafts & CV joints

Date: Friday 09 April 2021

Shaftec has announced that from 1st April 2021 the warranty terms for its driveshafts and CV Joints will be extended from 24 month or 24,000 miles to five years or 60,000 miles. This applies to both r…

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GaraShield ‘must-have’ tool for independent garages, says Hayley Pells of Avia Autos

Date: Friday 09 April 2021

GaraShield, the new digital workflow platform exclusively distributed from TMD Friction, offers garages the ability to manage the complete customer and vehicle workshop journey, leading to increased e…

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New Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Safety Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com on capacitors in AC circuits

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the next chapter in their course on High Voltage Design Concepts and Safety Systems: ISOLATION MONITORING - Capacitors in AC Circuits. This …

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Lesjöfors springs in promising Swedish Hyperloop project

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

Once again, springs from Lesjöfors play a critical role in a progressive student project. The Hyperloop concept will bring super-fast, fossil-free transportation of both people and goods. A group of t…

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Yuasa launch search to find longest serving motorcycle battery

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

GS Yuasa have launched a social media search for the longest lasting Yuasa motorcycle batteries still in service and are giving a free replacement to anyone who has one over 15 years old! Entrants sim…

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Introducing: HaynesPro WorkshopData Motorcycles

Date: Thursday 08 April 2021

For many years, HaynesPro has been the specialist in online technical vehicle data for automotive professionals. We deliver SMR and diagnostic data for cars, LCVs and trucks in a clear and user-friend…

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“On-the-go” tyre inflator launched by Ring

Date: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Ring Automotive has launched a handheld rechargeable inflator to meet the needs of today’s on-the-go consumer. The new RTC2000 does not need to be operated via a 12V socket. Instead, it operates from …

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Toyota Chooses KYB for Exclusive Hydrogen Powered Mirai

Date: Wednesday 31 March 2021

The new redesigned Toyota Mirai, a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCEV), is using KYB shock absorbers as original equipment. The first-generation Mirai was launched in 2014. FCEVs run on hydrogen and are…

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It's time for a change: A reminder from Borg & Beck about the importance of regular filter replacement

Date: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Over the last 12 months people haven’t been driving as often as normal and have only been using their cars for essential journeys that they need to make. Unfortunately, vehicles that are not used regu…

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Bravo for new exhausts!

Date: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Klarius has announced new releases for popular models including the Fiat Bravo, adding to its 11,000+ range of premium aftermarket exhausts designed to fit 30 million vehicles on UK roads. Every part …

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Shopping platform Allegro optimises replacement parts shopping experience with TecDoc data

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021

Allegro.pl, the most popular shopping platform in Poland and one of the largest e-commerce websites in Europe, uses TecDoc data from TecAlliance to provide the best shopping experience for its custome…

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Interview “safety first” – Glen Callum Associates offers IAAF members complimentary COVID-19 lateral flow kit

Date: Friday 26 March 2021

Automotive aftermarket recruitment specialist Glen Callum Associates (GCA) has teamed up with Uhealthcare, an established supplier of COVID-19 lateral flow devices and kits, to provide IAAF members wi…

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Schaeffler REPXPERT videos highlight correct stud and tensioner installation processes for popular VAG diesel applications

Date: Friday 26 March 2021

The Schaeffler REPXPERT team has produced two new INA technical videos to highlight the correct processes needed to accurately install the timing belt tensioner on popular TDI engines used in multiple…

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Technical advice from TecAlliance - VW T5 engine jerking

Date: Friday 26 March 2021

"What the Fix?!" Volkswagen T5 engine is jerking – we show the solution!The current case in TecAlliance’s "What the Fix?!" series involves a VW T5: The engine electronics indicator light has come on a…

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HELLA ramps up ‘around the vehicle’ safety, with the launch of the VISIOTECH projection module

Date: Friday 26 March 2021

Although powerful and efficient work lamps are essential to enable those loading or unloading vehicles, or working adjacent to them if maintaining the highway, for example, to operate in safety, light…

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MAHLE Powertrain sets its sights on e-mobility of the future

Date: Friday 26 March 2021

MAHLE Powertrain (MPT) is expanding its portfolio with an intensified focus on e-mobility. Over recent years, the development service provider headquartered in Northampton, UK has established itself a…

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TechMan puts valuable vehicle data into the hands of technicians

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

Garage Management System, TechMan is empowering technicians with manufacturer vehicle data thanks to a pioneering new partnership with E3 Technical. From the 1st April 2021, existing and new TechMan u…

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New Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Safety Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com on Isolation Monitoring

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the next chapter in their course on High Voltage Design Concepts and Safety Systems: ISOLATION MONITORING - Capacitors in Parallel and Serie…

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Iconic racing vehicle graphics

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021

Ad Bell take a look at some of the most iconic vehicle graphic designs featured in automotive sports in the last 50+ years. 1. Gulf Ford GT40s The original gulf branded sports car featured in a navy b…

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Melett simplifies turbo parts identification with new online parts catalogue

Date: Friday 19 March 2021

Recognising that turbocharger repairers require quick solutions and instant access to the most accurate, up-to-date product data, Melett has launched an interactive tool helping them quickly and easil…

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DENSO launches combined spark plug and oxygen sensor promotion

Date: Friday 19 March 2021

Keeping its ignition theme going throughout March, DENSO is introducing a spark plug and oxygen sensor promotion alongside it existing campaign for glow plugs. “For our second ignition promotion of th…

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Autotech Training launches ADAS training course ahead of IIR deadline

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

Autotech Training is now offering IMI accredited ADAS training for the automotive industry, ahead of the looming insurance deadline for the safe repair of vehicles equipped with advanced driver-assist…

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HELLA and Ridecell enter into partnership

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier has entered into a partnership with US and EU-based Fleet IoT (Internet of Things) platform company Ridecell. Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS), a…

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New filters recently added to MAHLE range

Date: Wednesday 17 March 2021

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has extended its growing filtration range, including cabin filters, fuel filters and air filters, expanding its range further in 2021. The latest new-to-range products are suitabl…

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For steering & suspension – choose First Line!

Date: Tuesday 16 March 2021

When First Line’s Steering & Suspension programme was launched back in 1992, the 1,000 reference portfolio led the way in providing a comprehensive offer. Since then, the range has grown to more t…

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NEW alternator A3560S in AS-PL offer

Date: Tuesday 16 March 2021

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A3560S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and st…

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SMP Europe leads the way: New ignition leads launched

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

SMP Europe continues to drive the market from the front with its range of OE Fit Ignition Leads, now available in its Intermotor, Lucas, Lemark, High Volt and Electrospark brands. What is an ignition …

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