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High-end diagnostic tool ‘launched’ into aftermarket

Date: Friday 06 August 2021

Launch UK has introduced its latest high-end diagnostic tool, the X-431 Euro Turbo, which has been specifically designed for challenging workshop conditions and is an upgrade from the highly regarded …

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Research project "INITIATIVE": HELLA develops concepts for light-based communication for automated driving

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Together with further partners, HELLA, the lighting and electronics expert has started a new research project. The main focus is on the question of how communication between autonomous vehicles and ot…

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New Wheels & Tyres Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the first 3 chapters in a new suite on Tyres. Tyres are both safety critical and intricate pieces of engineering. They've been around for we…

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TechMan Service Assist to boost garage customer confidence

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

Workshops using the TechMan Garage Management System now have access to more than 450 interactive and narrated videos to help explain servicing and repairs on a comprehensive range of vehicle parts an…

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Exol gains further approvals on gas engine oil range

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

Leading lubricants supplier, Exol Lubricants, has received further manufacturer approvals for its high-quality gas engine oils range. The company’s Taurus GEO CH G240 (M518) high performance gas engin…

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HELLA: New full-LED rear lamp for 24-volt truck and trailer applications

Date: Wednesday 21 July 2021

Individualisation, safety and future viability: these three keywords characterise the new full-LED modular rear lamp that lighting and electronics expert HELLA, has launched especially for 24-volt tru…

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Expanded new GS Yuasa automotive auxiliary battery range revealed

Date: Wednesday 21 July 2021

GS Yuasa, market leader for automotive batteries, have announced they have given their HJ auxiliary batteries range a fresh new look and expanded the range by adding four new popular types. The new HJ…

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Pro-active CAT and DPF management service unlocks thousands of pounds per branch for stockists and distributors

Date: Tuesday 20 July 2021

Replacement catalytic converters (CATs) and diesel particulate filters (DPFs) are important to keep vehicles compliant with emissions standards. The problem that distributors and stockists face is tha…

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First Line Ltd reaches a new milestone with its extensive aftermarket Steering & Suspension range

Date: Friday 16 July 2021

As part of its commitment to offering a comprehensive and relevant range of products, First Line Ltd is continuing to invest in its Steering & Suspension portfolio and has now achieved a new miles…

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HELLA launches new S-series work lamps

Date: Thursday 15 July 2021

HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier, is launching a new work lamp series for agricultural machinery, construction machinery, forklifts, trucks, trailers and municipal vehicles, w…

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Schaeffler’s REPXPERT app adds VIN reader to its range of abilities

Date: Thursday 15 July 2021

Created ‘By experts - For experts’, Schaeffler’s REPXPERT service programme is designed to equip vehicle technicians with the information they need to make professional repairs simpler and more effici…

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New references added to BM Cats expanding range

Date: Thursday 15 July 2021

BM Catalysts, UK manufacturer and exporter of catalytic converters, DPFs and front pipes, has extended its range with six additional products, including four catalytic converters and two new connectin…

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Comline pushes towards steering & suspension target with further range increase

Date: Wednesday 14 July 2021

In preparation of summer ‘staycation’ season, where family-friendly vehicles are likely to be a frequent visitor to workshop ramps, Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is pleased to reveal details of new and…

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Key component for automated driving: HELLA launches latest generation of steering electronics

Date: Monday 05 July 2021

HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier has further expanded its leading market position in the field of steering electronics. The company has secured further major orders and succes…

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New starter S3226S in AS-PL offer

Date: Friday 02 July 2021

Another new starter has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The starter has an index number S3226S and is the product of the AS brand. The starter belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and starts rate…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts urges garages and bodyshops to seize LCV opportunity

Date: Friday 02 July 2021

As part of its ongoing commitment to the independent aftermarket and as a specialist in Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs), LKQ Euro Car Parts is highlighting the opportunity for garages and bodyshops t…

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Lesjofors Launch 36 New Coil Spring References

Date: Friday 02 July 2021

Lesjofors Springs are pleased to announce the introduction of a further 36 coil springs into their market-leading range. All new-to-range springs will be available progressively over the coming weeks.…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts enhances offering to garages with expansion of Starline Product Range

Date: Friday 25 June 2021

LKQ Euro Car Parts has enhanced its product offering for independent garages by taking its Starline brand into the electrics and wiper blades categories. Customers of LKQ Euro Car Parts can now enjoy …

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Delphi Technologies Aftermarket ranks first choice for brake pads and brake discs in EU

Date: Friday 25 June 2021

Delphi Technologies Aftermarket, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, has extraordinary market coverage in braking solutions across multiple key markets in the EU, based on a TecAlliance report released in Apri…

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A change for the better - one step closer to a sustainable future

Date: Friday 25 June 2021

As a global operating company, Corteco's central warehouse in Hirschberg, Germany ships 1 million packages across the world every year. Our headquarters have improved and changed their packaging proce…

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TechMan ‘MOT Data Refresh’ keeps customer information profitable

Date: Thursday 24 June 2021

Garages using the TechMan Garage Management System can now benefit from ‘Data Refresh’, an innovative new service which ensures customer information is up-to-date, boosting the chances of successful l…

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Exol oil meets latest ACEA C6 specification

Date: Monday 21 June 2021

Exol Lubricants’ fully synthetic fuel economy oil, Optima C5 LSOV 0W-20, now meets the latest ACEA C6 specification, underlining the company’s efforts to be one of the first to market with products th…

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Cataclean helps reduce MOT failures

Date: Monday 21 June 2021

Cars that are over three years old could pass their MOTs with a sigh of relief if they use an emissions-reducing additive. That’s the message from leading liquid science producer Cataclean which is he…

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Comline bolsters steering & suspension portfolio with new-to-range update

Date: Friday 18 June 2021

A raft of new steering & suspension part numbers has been added to Comline Auto Parts’ portfolio, as the British aftermarket brand continues to service demand both in the UK and Ireland. Committed…

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NGK has made it even easier for UK independent garages to engage with its market leading loyalty scheme, BoxClever

Date: Friday 18 June 2021

The ignition and sensor specialist has launched a new mobile App enabling members to check their points balance, browse the gift range, redeem points and win prizes instantly, all from their mobile ph…

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febi Car new to range products

Date: Friday 11 June 2021

109511 OE No. 415 869 00 20 S1 / 77 01 068 747 S1 Windscreen Washer Bottle Mercedes Citan (2012-) / Renault Kangoo (2007-) 173738 OE No. 2E0 927 748 F ABS Sensor Mercedes Sprinter (2006-) / VW Crafter…

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WAI further expands rotating product portfolio

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

WAI UK has added to its range of rotating electrics, introducing four new starter motors and 10 new alternators to cover the ever-growing car parc. WAI’s new alternators fit popular vehicle makes incl…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts outlines five key focus areas for garages this summer

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

As part of its ongoing commitment to the independent aftermarket, LKQ Euro Car Parts has outlined the five key areas of vehicle health that garages should be focusing on this summer, from capitalising…

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HELLA launches digital car key with ultra-wideband technology

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier, is consolidating its market leading position in the field of sophisticated solutions for vehicle access with the HELLA Smart Car Access, whic…

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New exhausts for the Nissan Pulsar star in latest Klarius parts release

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

New exhaust systems to fit the Nissan Pulsar 1.2 from 2014 onwards are now available from Klarius Products. The iconic BMW 3 Series also has new replacement CATs in range, with items to fit the 318 an…

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OESAA member Brembo inspires workshop confidence and practice improvements following visit

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

The owner of Avia Autos has hailed Original Equipment Supplier Aftermarket Association (OESAA) member, Brembo, for its professionalism and influence during a visit to her workshop. Hayley Pells and he…

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TechTool puts technical information into technician’s pocket

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Vehicle technicians can now access technical information on MAHLE’s thermal management range for both passenger car and trucks at the click of a button thanks to the launch of a new online technical h…

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OSRAM’s new Night Breaker 200 helps guide the way for motorists

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

A new range of upgrade headlamp bulbs: Night Breaker 200 from OSRAM, provide motorists with a halogen upgrade bulb that is up to 200 percent brighter than required by law, significantly improving road…

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NEW starter S9424S in AS-PL offer

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

Another new starter has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The starter has an index number S9424S and is the product of the AS brand. The starter belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and starts rate…

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Air con season is on the horizon, so preparing now is the key to driving revenue, says LKQ Euro Car Parts

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

The summer months are always the busiest for garages when it comes to servicing air conditioning. But with so many cars sitting idle for much of the past year, it’s likely that air con faults will eme…

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Dayco releases Golf Mark VII wheel bearing installation video

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

To assist technicians fit replacement wheel bearings correctly and efficiently, Dayco has added a installation video https://youtu.be/jX5aBsD8zhg alongside its recently introduced step-by-step guide t…

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Ring is helping technicians shine a light in hard-to-reach areas with versatile inspection lamp

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

The MAGflex Utility Inspection Lamp, launched last year by Ring, is proving popular with technicians thanks to its unique flexibility to get super bright light in the right places. The versatile inspe…

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Compact diagnostic tool delivers big results for technicians

Date: Wednesday 19 May 2021

A new compact, smart diagnostic device, which supplies full-systems diagnosis for more than 68 vehicle brands, is now available to technicians, offering wider model coverage, powerful test functions a…

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LuK concentric slave cylinders come into focus in Schaeffler’s upcoming June ‘Tea-break Training’ sessions

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

The Schaeffler REPXPERT technical team is back in action on 1st & 2nd June with two ‘Tea-break training’ sessions focusing on the concerns, challenges and frustrations that can occur during concen…

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First Line launches new-to-range references in steering and suspension

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

Automotive aftermarket supplier First Line has added a further 20 new references to its extensive Steering and Suspension programme in the last couple of months. The new-to-range parts include stabili…

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Delphi Technologies launches Mode 2 charging cables for convenient EV charging

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

Delphi Technologies is making it easier for electrified vehicle owners to charge their car with the availability of new Mode 2 charging cables that connect directly to the existing electrical infrastr…

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Subscription-free HaynesPro data access a hit for technicians and reception staff using TechMan

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

Recent TechMan Garage Management System integration of HaynesPro data has been applauded by Bedfordshire-based Jackson & Phillips Automotive Services which is now benefiting from instant access to…

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Demonstrator delivery vehicle for innovative new hydrogen fuel cell technology nears debut

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

The first demonstrator vehicle for a novel new hydrogen fuel cell technology is in development by MAHLE Powertrain. As integration partner to hydrogen fuel cell specialist, Bramble Energy, MAHLE Power…

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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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