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Yuasa highlight the benefits of checking all batteries as MOT surge begins

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

As lockdown measures ease, the demand for routine servicing, repairs and MOTs is already dramatically increasing. Yuasa, the UK market leader for vehicle batteries, are encouraging garages to introduc…

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Delphi Technologies expands aftermarket braking program to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving vehicle parc in Europe

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

Delphi Technologies, a global provider of aftermarket service solutions, has added to its highly-proven braking program in Europe. In 2019 the company launched more than 130 new brake pads and discs f…

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NEW alternator in AS-PL range

Date: Tuesday 11 August 2020

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A4131S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and st…

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Volkswagen Chooses FERODO® Brake Pads for 2020 Golf VIII

Date: Tuesday 11 August 2020

FERODO® disc brake pads have been selected as original equipment (OE) for 2020 Volkswagen Golf VIII hatchbacks, bringing the brand’s “Power of Performance” to the latest generation of one of Europe’s …

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GT Automotive - kit upgrades for crankshaft pulleys

Date: Tuesday 11 August 2020

After successfully launching 11 New to Range crankshaft pulleys at the beginning of the year, GT Automotive are very proud to already be unveiling kit upgrades for two of these parts only a few months…

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HGS’s mega macs allows diagnostics on Mercedes-Benz vehicles with access protection

Date: Friday 07 August 2020

The connectivity functions in modern vehicles bring a host of benefits, but can also pose a risk in terms of tampering and unauthorised access to data. This is why vehicle manufacturers (VMs) are work…

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TecAlliance’s CCU solution to cover full sales potential

Date: Friday 07 August 2020

TecAlliance, one of the leading data specialists connecting the digital aftermarket, provides the independent automotive aftermarket (IAM) with the data management solution Carsource Catalogue Utility…

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Textar continues to grow brake pad range

Date: Friday 07 August 2020

TMD Friction, through its Textar brand, has extended its wide range of brake pads for the European commercial vehicle (CV) market, introducing Brake Pad Set 2921101, which fits a Kögel Trax Trailer ap…

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First Line provides wheel bearing fitting tips

Date: Thursday 06 August 2020

As there are different generations of wheel bearings, it’s important that technicians recognise and understand the distinctions between them. Premium quality automotive parts supplier, First Line, has…

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HGS’s mega macs allows diagnostics on Mercedes-Benz vehicles with access protection (1)

Date: Thursday 06 August 2020

The connectivity functions in modern vehicles bring a host of benefits, but can also pose a risk in terms of tampering and unauthorised access to data. This is why vehicle manufacturers (VMs) are work…

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‘Remain vigilant” says WAI MD Richard Welland

Date: Friday 31 July 2020

With businesses beginning to open their doors once more and the country gradually getting used to a ‘new normal’, the automotive aftermarket is being urged to keep up momentum in helping to set an exa…

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Motor oil: mineral, synthetic or fully synthetic?

Date: Thursday 30 July 2020

Motor oil has developed from a simple lubricant to a high-tech liquid. At the same time, the number of oil grades and specifications has increased significantly. Oliver Kuhn, deputy head of the oil la…

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Philips automotive lighting videos lead the way in educating the market on LED technology

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

Philips Automotive Lighting has been at the forefront of vehicle lighting technology and innovation since 1914. Its products can be found in one in every three new cars sold in Europe and so it is not…

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New 2 Part Air Conditioning Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released a new two part Air Conditioning course on the rules associated with handling refrigerant: F-Gas Legislation and Environmental Impact (Parts …

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Expel germs and bacteria with new sanitising machine

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

The coronavirus has naturally led to significant demand for products that can maximise health and safety. In response to this, a new product has been launched that can be used by technicians when serv…

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New Bosch e-learning offer for location-independent, live and economical teaching of workshop know-how

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

Using a new, innovative training offer, Bosch now also teaches workshop associates up-to-date know-how by means live online trainings. Practical Bosch webcastings allow several hundred participants lo…

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Fuel vapour valve range proves popular

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

SMP Europe has reported that its Fuel Vapour Valve (FVV) range has been one of the most in-demand product groups in the aftermarket, and in response, the aftermarket specialist has continued to extend…

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Bosch Aerotwin windshield wiper with advanced wiper rubber profile

Date: Tuesday 28 July 2020

Bosch has further refined and improved its tried-and-tested Aerotwin windshield wiper. With their PPP (Power Protection Plus) wiper rubber technology featuring a patented coating, Bosch Aerotwin winds…

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Bosch is reacting to current market requirements with its expanded range of batteries

Date: Tuesday 28 July 2020

Bosch is reacting to current market developments and new statutory requirements by expanding its already wide range of starter batteries for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, powered two-wheelers, …

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Exhaust-gas temperature sensors and nitrogen-oxide sensors complement the Bosch workshop range

Date: Tuesday 28 July 2020

Nowadays, different sensors installed at the exhaust tract of modern passenger cars and commercial vehicles monitor the exhaust-gas composition with top precision. In this way, they make an important …

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Solving sophisticated workshop problems even quicker using the Bosch Visual Connect app

Date: Tuesday 28 July 2020

Sometimes even highly experienced workshop technicians cannot find a suitable solution for specific and highly sophisticated technical problems on customer vehicles. This is where a Bosch expert and t…

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Tips for replacing wheel hub bearings

Date: Monday 27 July 2020

When it comes to vehicle repairs, NSK sets out to make processes faster, safer and more reliable for garage technicians and mechanics. For this reason, those purchasing NSK ProKIT solutions receive 10…

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HELLA reveals common fault with Vauxhall engines (1)

Date: Monday 27 July 2020

HELLA’s technical team has received an increase in queries about insufficient engine power relating to certain Vauxhall models, such as the Astra, Zafira and Meriva. The team has discovered that this …

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Affordable and versatile: new motor oil by LIQUI MOLY

Date: Monday 27 July 2020

German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY has developed a new motor oil especially for garages. Profi Longlife III is suitable for numerous VW Group models as well as Mercedes, BMW and Porsche. “I…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts launches cloud-based GMS to boost efficiency and productivity for garages

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

As part of its ongoing efforts to future-proof the independent aftermarket, LKQ Euro Car Parts has introduced a new, cloud-based version of its Garage Management Software (GMS), CarSys. Exclusively av…

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MAHLE OzonePRO: no chance for germs, viruses, or odors

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

With its new OzonePRO unit, MAHLE Aftermarket has added a product for the hygienic sanitization of passenger cars, buses, and commercial vehicles to its service unit range. OzonePRO is likely to be of…

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Latest NSK bearings suit lean lubrication conditions in EVs

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

NSK has developed a new tapered roller bearing for use in electric vehicles (including hybrid, fuel cell and battery electric variants) that offers long life even under severely lean lubrication condi…

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MAHLE produces high-performance aluminum pistons using 3D printing for the first time

Date: Wednesday 15 July 2020

As part of a cooperation with sports car manufacturer Porsche and mechanical engineering company Trumpf, MAHLE has produced high-performance aluminum pistons using 3D printing techniques for the first…

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Breathe easy: Now is the time to upsell cabin filters

Date: Tuesday 14 July 2020

HELLA Hengst, a global leader in filtration and fluid management, is an original equipment (OE) supplier to many of the world’s vehicle manufacturers. Its cabin filters are particularly favoured due t…

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Mandate Systems supports the automotive industry with Pressure System Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR) compliance

Date: Monday 13 July 2020

For nearly 30 years’ Mandate Systems have prided themselves on being an independent pressure systems safety specialist. Producing high quality Written Schemes of Examination (WSE), pressure systems ex…

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Yuasa are giving away a free USB smart button

Date: Monday 13 July 2020

Yuasa, the UK market leading brand for vehicle and industrial batteries, are giving workshops nationwide a free USB smart button. The innovative buttons are perfect for busy workshops. They simply plu…

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New hand sanitiser addition to Fueltone range

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

Fueltone have added a range of medical and commercial grade hand and surface sanitisers and disinfectants to their hugely popular professional grade fuel additives and engine treatments. The range, wh…

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Wireless Connect a ‘must-have tool’ for vehicle conversion

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

Wireless Connect, a new smart, wireless switch control system, has been launched by Ring, enabling the vehicle conversion market to save up to 35 per cent on productivity by embracing wireless switchi…

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Weweler® road springs now available through Roadlink International

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

Roadlink International has extended its offering to customers after becoming an official distributor of Weweler® road springs, providing premium quality multi-leaf and parabolic springs for the CV aft…

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Disinfectant from LKQ Euro Car Parts designed to neutralise Coronavirus in seven minutes

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

LKQ Euro Car Parts has added an innovative new disinfectant to its growing range of PPE and hygiene products, designed to eliminate coronavirus, both in vehicles and around the workshop. The ‘CV1 Shot…

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First Line warns of DPF pressure hose failure

Date: Wednesday 08 July 2020

First Line is raising awareness in the aftermarket that the diesel particulate filter (DPF) pressure hoses fitted on the Ford Mondeo IV and its derivatives are prone to premature failure, so technicia…

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KYB Collaborates on Next Generation Modular EV Platform

Date: Monday 06 July 2020

KYB Corporation has launched a strategic partnership with Israeli company EE Automotive (REE), who approached KYB to develop suspension capabilities for their future electric vehicle (EV) platforms. K…

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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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First Line HD Link Bars

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

First Line’s heavy duty stabiliser links fill a significant gap in the market, as their specification is enhanced over the original item to ensure greater longevity and superior performance.Working cl…

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Counterfeit bearings – know the risks

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

Counterfeit bearings are a global issue, with all markets susceptible to the risks of buying these low-quality products. As a leading manufacturer of premium-quality bearings, NSK is focused on eradic…

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Ring ‘seals’ the deal with new tyre sealant kit

Date: Wednesday 24 June 2020

Poor road conditions, sharp objects cutting the tyre, valve stem or tyre bead leakage, high temperatures, and over-inflated tyres can all lead to a flat tyre. Therefore, it is important that motorists…

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Kilen Springs launches new web catalogue

Date: Tuesday 23 June 2020

Kilen Springs customers can now access its full range of products via a new TecAlliance powered web-based catalogue. Featuring a new interface, and specially designed to be more user friendly and quic…

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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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Let’s get digital: Lesjöfors launches new web catalogue

Date: Monday 08 June 2020

Customers can access the full range of Lesjöfors products at the touch of a button, thanks to the launch of their new, TecAlliance powered web-based catalogue. Featuring a new interface, and specially…

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