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HELLA receives major order for innovative Coolant Control Hub

Date: Wednesday 25 May 2022

HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier has received the first large-volume series order for its new Coolant Control Hub (CCH). The CCH developed by HELLA is an innovative subsystem …

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Keeping together what belongs together

Date: Wednesday 25 May 2022

Lower fuel consumption, fewer emissions – the road that stretches before the automotive industry is clearly mapped out. Whether the journey to climate-friendly is taken with the combustion or electric…

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Mintex launches new-to-range brake pads and discs (1)

Date: Wednesday 25 May 2022

Aftermarket braking specialist TMD Friction’s Mintex marque has launched six new brake pads and three new brake discs extending its product lines to cover more vehicles. The additions to Mintex’s high…

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Textar expands braking product offering with new-to-range parts

Date: Wednesday 25 May 2022

Aftermarket braking specialist TMD Friction has expanded its Textar brand’s brake pad and disc product offering with new-to-range parts. Seven new Textar brake pads join the range covering seven vehic…

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Introducing a new range of Rotating Electrics from Apec

Date: Tuesday 24 May 2022

Apec sparks excitement with the launch of starter motors and alternators. The announcement sees Apec enhance its range of non-braking components with a selection of rotating electrics, combining their…

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WAI expands alternator range with five new references

Date: Tuesday 24 May 2022

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

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HELLA develops intelligent system components for the automated charging of electric vehicles

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

The electrification of mobility continues to gain momentum. As early as 2030, two out of three newly produced vehicles worldwide will be at least partially electrified. However, among other things, th…

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Small step, big effect

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

To reduce road traffic CO2 emissions, both engines and transmissions must work more efficiently. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has developed a sealing ring for automatic transmissions that uses mic…

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Banner Brings AGM Technology To CV Sector

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

Not dissimilar to the automotive sector, the requirements of commercial vehicle batteries have changed significantly over recent years. Today, not only are they responsible for engine starts, but also…

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Win mega points by fitting NTK sensors… it’s a double bubble!

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

There’s never been a more rewarding time for UK workshops to fit NTK sensors. For NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is offering members of its BoxClever UK independent garage loyalty scheme a massive incentive…

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Take pride in your ride with NAPA Maintenance Sprays

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

Automotive aftermarket manufacturer NAPA has recently released a comprehensive suite of maintenance sprays, covering a thorough selection of cleaners, degreasers, sanitisers, adhesives, belt slips and…

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3 areas to focus on to improve your bottom line: advice from Volo Commerce

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

Supply chain issues mean many sellers can't get enough products to sell and are having to pay very high transportation costs to get them. This has made it even more important to focus on profitability…

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Garages putting quality first, says PartsInMotion.co.uk

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

Online automotive parts distributor PartsInMotion.co.uk is bucking the trend in the automotive aftermarket as it sees demand increase from independent garages for its expanding ranges of high-quality …

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Ring Automotive adds two rapid power delivery products to jump starter range

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

Ring Automotive has launched the RPPL260 and RPPL360 jump starter products, enabling super-quick charging of vehicle batteries and power delivery-enabled devices. Both the RPPL260, with its 200-amp ou…

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SMP Europe reinforces importance of high-quality air mass meters

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

Engine management and ignition specialist SMP Europe has reminded the aftermarket of the importance of fitting good quality air mass meters to vehicles. Also known as mass airflow sensors, they are a …

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MAM Software announces eVHC and damage inspection to its TeamView app

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

MAM Software is pleased to announce the latest version of Autowork Online, its intuitive and feature-rich cloud-based garage management software which is designed to manage every aspect of running a b…

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TecDoc helps parts traders reach their sales goals faster

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

The global shift of automotive parts sales towards e-commerce platforms is one of the world’s major market trends. TecAlliance, the leading data management specialist in the independent automotive aft…

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

Date: Friday 13 May 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. adds 78 new references to range

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

Automotive aftermarket supplier, First Line Ltd., has expanded its product offering with 78 new references. First Line Ltd.’s constant innovation is delivering a larger product offering than ever befo…

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Two new e-mobility products from LIQUI MOLY

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

LIQUI MOLY has developed a coolant for fuel cells as well as a special transmission fluid solely for electric vehicles. Both are available now. David Kaiser, Head of Research and Development at LIQUI …

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Automotive chemicals for professionals at the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

Although LIQUI MOLY is primarily known for its oils and additives, the company offers much more than that, especially for workshops. On the one hand, these are chemical tools that make the everyday wo…

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Interview with: Michael Dunkel, Director Global Category & Product Management at TMD Friction about current trends, changes and challenges on the subject of commercial vehicles

Date: Thursday 05 May 2022

Requirements for brakes for light commercial vehicles, such as the 3.5-tonne commercial vehicles, which are often used in parcel services: How do the materials differ from those in normal cars? Hydrau…

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Diesel Technic Product Portrait: 6.35213 Radiator

Date: Tuesday 03 May 2022

The engine’s operating temperature is regulated by the radiator. The radiator’s task is to ensure that the engine does not overheat, which can lead to serious damage to the mechanics of the engine; on…

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New Delphi Technologies Academy Pass-thru training empowers technicians with dealer-level diagnostic capability

Date: Tuesday 03 May 2022

Delphi Technologies is literally giving independents the tools to grow its service offering in line with that of main dealers after enhancing its online training platform with a new module on Pass-thr…

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Rain Data relaunches its website and launches Codex

Date: Friday 29 April 2022

Rain Data offers the industry's only elastic indexing of vehicle parts as an alternative to the competition. Rain Data Director Tony Waddle told us that while the company still provides bespoke data c…

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SMP Europe gets technical: Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensors explained

Date: Friday 29 April 2022

Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensors (EGTS) are becoming more popular in modern vehicles due to tougher emissions legislation. By measuring temperature in the exhaust system and relaying back to the ECU, t…

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Your dedicated Partner for new aftermarket exhausts

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

Klarius Products has added a further 10 new parts to the largest range of aftermarket exhausts available in the UK, including systems to fit the latest models of the Peugeot Partner 1.6 van. Backed up…

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Banner – Powering the biker’s road ahead

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

With spring now in full swing, and following a two year period drastically interfered with by Covid-19, it apears that motorcycle fans at last can look forward to hitting the roads with a vengeance in…

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Hella Gutmann provides Tesla diagnostic and VAG CSM solutions with its latest V65 Software update

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

Once again demonstrating its position as one of the leading specialists in vehicle diagnostics, Hella Gutmann has opened yet more doors for independents with the introduction of its latest V65 softwar…

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Corteco: Design for sustainability

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

Plastic has a somewhat tarnished reputation. But not all plastic is made equal. Single-use products that land in the trash after just a few minutes are, of course, harmful to the environment. Yet no-o…

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Launch Tech UK releases latest product catalogue

Date: Wednesday 27 April 2022

Premium diagnostics equipment supplier Launch Tech UK has released its latest product catalogue covering its expanded range. The new directory of high-end diagnostic and workshop equipment is a compre…

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Mintex provides stopping power behind Jaguar Land Speed Record attempt

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2022

TMD Friction’s renowned Mintex braking brand is providing the stopping power behind racing instructor and bodyshop owner Kevin Bourne’s Jaguar XJ6, as he looks to write his name in the history books a…

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The Fast and the Klarius

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2022

When you need an aftermarket exhaust fast, why go anywhere else than the company with the best choice? Offering the widest range of aftermarket exhausts in the UK and the largest stockholding in Europ…

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F4 evolves for 2022 and Motul is once again series official lubricant partner

Date: Monday 25 April 2022

The 2022 season is one of huge significance for the ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA. With an all-new car and engine combination, this important first rung on the ladder of single seater…

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Motul Product Portrait: Propeller Shaft

Date: Monday 25 April 2022

Propeller Shaft: Suitable for MAN, VW - Art. no.: 3.59154 The propeller shaft, also known as the cardan shaft, is an important component in rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. It’s job is to transfer the …

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Investment key for auto companies as motorists face increased car repair costs

Date: Monday 25 April 2022

Tightened legal frameworks, geopolitical uncertainties and technological advancements mean there is a greater need for automotive repairers to upskill and invest in the future in order to provide a cr…

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‘Beat the Heat’ with NAPA Water Pumps

Date: Friday 22 April 2022

Automotive aftermarket manufacturer NAPA has recently released a catalogue of over 490 product numbers to kick start its new range of aftermarket water pumps. The second in a projected string of 2022 …

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LIQUI MOLY’s two-stroke oil for sports

Date: Friday 22 April 2022

Kart sport is considered to be an excellent training ground for young racing drivers. Some of the best drivers in the world earned their first sporting stripes on the go-kart. LIQUI MOLY has developed…

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Launch Tech UK unveils diagnostics equipment for heavy commercial vehicles

Date: Wednesday 20 April 2022

Technicians specialising in heavy commercial vehicles can now complete professional diagnostics with the release of Launch Tech UK’s new PRO 5 HD+ equipment. Following continuous innovation and softwa…

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BM Catalysts expands catalytic converter range with new references

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

Leading catalytic converter, DPF and front pipe manufacturer, BM Catalysts, has added nine new references to its ever-expanding range. As part of its ongoing commitment to provide customers with a wid…

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OSRAM driving lights shine bright in BBC Speedshop episode

Date: Tuesday 12 April 2022

OSRAM’s lighting range is in the spotlight as part of a mountain rescue-equipped Land Rover Defender feature on the BBC Two show The Speedshop. As part of the feature, Land Rover accessory brand Terra…

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Mintex opens two championship seasons at Donington Park

Date: Tuesday 12 April 2022

Mintex provided the stopping power at the season openers of the Focus Cup and EnduroKA Series, which took place at Donington Park circuit 2nd-3rd April. The Focus Cup and EnduroKA Series are one-make …

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Caravan & Camper Batteries – what you need to know

Date: Tuesday 12 April 2022

As with almost any vacation, taking a well-deserved break that runs smoothly and without any problems or glitches, is at the top of anyone’s wish list. And when it comes to caravans and motorhomes the…

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HELLA sets the face of the Škoda Enyaq iV with an illuminated radiator grill

Date: Tuesday 12 April 2022

HELLA, the international automotive supplier, has developed a comprehensive lighting package for the Enyaq iV together with its manufacturer Škoda. The main focus is on the dynamic illumination of the…

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New Philips Xperion 6000 lights star in 2022 Auto Express inspection light group test

Date: Monday 11 April 2022

The UK’s most respected testing forum for automotive products, Auto Express, has assessed two of the latest Philips Xperion 6000 workshop lights and found them to be the pick of the bunch in its annua…

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Schaeffler introduces LuK RepSet 2CT repair solution for popular VAG DQ381 ‘wet’ double clutch system

Date: Monday 11 April 2022

Reflecting its position as a leading original equipment (OE) manufacturer and preferred partner to vehicle manufacturers around the world, Schaeffler has again responded to the needs of the independen…

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MAHLE Aftermarket expands thermal management portfolio

Date: Monday 11 April 2022

MAHLE Aftermarket is expanding its portfolio to include indirect air conditioning condensers, which are becoming standard components in the air conditioning systems of modern vehicles. By continuously…

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Investment key in volatile raw materials market

Date: Friday 08 April 2022

Turbocharger specialist, Melett, continues to increase its stockholding of turbocharger components, as it looks to support customers against the backdrop of a volatile raw materials market. Melett’s g…

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NEW alternator A1097S in AS-PL offer

Date: Thursday 07 April 2022

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A1097S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - the line of products th…

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Diesel Technic Product Portrait: 3.59154 Propeller Shaft

Date: Tuesday 05 April 2022

The propeller shaft, also known as the cardan shaft, is an important component in rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. It’s job is to transfer the torque in a buckled drive train from the engine or transmi…

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