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Ecobat Battery to showcase battery opportunities across the sectors

Date: Tuesday 04 April 2023

As Europe’s largest battery distributor equipped with a team of knowledgeable power storage experts, Ecobat Battery is ideally positioned to help independents from both the wholesale and installation …

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BM Catalysts’ sheds insight into the importance of using replacement fitting kits

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

Europe’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket hot end emissions products, BM Catalysts, has shared some useful insight into the importance of using new fittings when replacing an emissions control prod…

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Ring launches new cordless tyre inflator!

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

With drivers at the forefront of the development process, Ring has launched a new cordless tyre inflator. To complement its cordless tyre inflator range, lighting and accessory giant, Ring, has introd…

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Delphi Technologies elevates brake range with premium Bi-metallic brake discs launch

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, has announced the launch of new bi-metallic, high-carbon alloy brake discs. With a 15% weight reduction compared to a single, fully cast-iron disc, the …

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Textar introduces new brake pad, disc, and accessory references

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

Aftermarket braking specialist TMD Friction UK has expanded its high-quality Textar brand’s brake pad, disc, and accessory product range. To meet the needs of the continually expanding vehicle parc, T…

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Common Vauxhall MAF sensor trouble code fixed with First Line Ltd. turbo hose

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

Aftermarket specialist First Line Ltd. has offered technicians a solution for a common mass air flow (MAF) sensor issue on the popular Vauxhall Insignia. The 2011 model year, 2.0CDti-engined Vauxhall …

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Ecobat Battery introduces Pylontech Lithium, a new dimension of leisure/marine battery

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

Alongside dependability, boat owners and leisure enthusiasts naturally seek ultimate performance when it comes to the batteries their vessels, motorhomes and leisure equipment rely on. So, power, weig…

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Carlyle Tools launches brake fluid boiling point tester

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

Carlyle Tools, the premium Tools and Workshop Equipment line from automotive aftermarket manufacturer NAPA, has introduced a new Brake Fluid Boiling Point Tester in the UK & Ireland. Brake fluid i…

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Avoid premature wear with high-quality propshaft bearings, says First Line Ltd.

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

First Line Ltd. is pointing to the importance of opting for quality when it comes to Propshaft Bearings to avoid wear and tear of the rubber mounting and additional strain on the Propshaft. As many te…

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DON expands high-end commercial vehicle brake pad range

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

TMD Friction UK has expanded its DON range of high-end commercial vehicle braking products with the introduction of a new truck brake pad. The addition to the DON range provides an aftermarket brake p…

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JURATEK highlights importance of R90 compliance

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

In the fight against the fakes, JURATEK is encouraging garages and technicians to ensure they are using high-quality products for all jobs, as fitting poor-quality parts can lead to short lifespan and…

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New HELLA and Bosch batteries added to PartsinMotion.co.uk range

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

Online motor factor, PartsInMotion.co.uk, has launched HELLA and Bosch in its popular battery product range, with the addition of both brand’s premium quality batteries. Batteries are key for vehicle …

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myITG revolutionises sales reporting to ITGs

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

The annual submission of sales figures to International Trading Groups (ITGs) is a tedious and time-consuming process for parts manufacturers in the independent automotive aftermarket. The six trading…

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Glen Callum Associates advises on attracting and engaging staff in the current climate

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

With 30 percent of businesses increasing recruitment in quarter four of 2022 and 28 percent of businesses planning to grow their team in quarter one of 2023, according to recent statistics released by…

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Carlyle Tools launches premium workshop lifting equipment

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

Named after one of the founding members of NAPA, Carlyle Tools is the professional automotive tool and equipment line of NAPA. Carlyle Tools has now released a quality range of Lifting Equipment in th…

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Delphi Technologies announces latest round of first-to-market brake pads and discs

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, has announced the release of three first-to-market braking components for Jeep and BMW as part of its European aftermarket braking program. The latest a…

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Schaeffler’s ‘Tea-break Training’ Zooms back into action!

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

The REPXPERT technical team made a welcome return to online training as Simon Cooper once again hosted a Zoom based ‘Tea-break Training Session’, in which Technical Training Manager, Alistair Mason br…

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NSK spindle bearings boost reliability at automotive plant

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

A large manufacturer of automotive engines has significantly improved the reliability of its CNC machining centres by adopting NSK sealed spindle bearings that prevent the ingress of cutting fluid. Th…

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First Line Ltd. product range extension adds 59 references

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

All-makes aftermarket specialist First Line Ltd. has revealed its latest range expansion to its popular First Line and Borg & Beck product lines, delivering 59 additional references. The company i…

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GS Yuasa urge consumers to think inside the box when choosing a leisure battery

Date: Monday 20 March 2023

Not all batteries are created equally and sometimes even the savviest consumer can get caught out by a poor-quality leisure type not lasting as long as expected. GS Yuasa explain the importance of cho…

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HELLA expands Black Magic auxiliary headlamp series with 32 new lightbars

Date: Monday 20 March 2023

HELLA, the automotive supplier operating under the FORVIA umbrella brand, is expanding its Black Magic product range with a total of 32 new lightbars. The company is therefore continuing a success sto…

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WAI discusses the latest trends in rotating electrics

Date: Friday 17 March 2023

“While the rotating electrics market is consistent in terms of seasonal trends, –alternator failures increase by 44 percent during winter – we are seeing a greater demand for products found on newer v…

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MOT CPD critical to keeping revenue streams open, urges LKQ Euro Car Parts with two weeks before the deadline

Date: Thursday 16 March 2023

LKQ Euro Car Parts is urging MOT Testers to complete their 2022/23 MOT CPD before the end of March deadline. With less than 16 days to go, the DVSA have reported that over 19,000 Testers have yet to c…

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Reducing fleet downtime key as businesses look for cost-savings, say TerraClean

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Decarbonising treatments are being increasingly used to prevent issues that cause fleet downtime, saving costs associated with loss of service time when vehicles are off the road, says engine and DPF …

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Shaftec extends driveshaft range and advises on how to spot a failing part

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Shaftec, the expert supplier of remanufactured and new, Drive. Steer. & Stop. parts has extended its driveshaft programme by 69 references. The new to range parts cover 789-line applications and c…

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K & S McKenzie highlight their strap and chain service

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

K & S McKenzie are highlighting their services for lifting equipment which include the assembly, testing and repairing of chains in accordance with customer requirements and also the opportunity f…

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Schaeffler’s team of engine experts invites workshops to ‘talk about INA’

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Schaeffler’s team of REPXPERTs are keen to talk to professional technicians about everything related to its range of INA engine systems and components, to help them better understand the problems that…

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Ring reveals new bulb marketing material and catalogue

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Ring has updated its industry leading technical bulb catalogue and bulb wall charts with new references and updates to product ranges to give motor factors and mechanics the latest bulb information. T…

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Schaeffler’s REPXPERT Bonus Shop gets a makeover

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Schaeffler has updated its REPXPERT Bonus Shop to give members an even better range of merchandise to choose from, along with the promise of monthly special offers to tempt mechanics even further. Fro…

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Schaeffler reminds mechanics: “You’ve got to be in it to win it!”

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

The clock is ticking for workshop professionals if they want to be the first of three lucky ‘REPXPERT Bonus Point Millionaires’ created by Schaeffler this year, as the first draw will be made at the b…

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Clio versus Fiesta, it’s an exhausting debate!

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Klarius Products has recently updated its product catalogue with new parts for perennial rivals the Ford Fiesta and Renault Clio, these include a full exhaust system for the (2012-13) Fiesta and catal…

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MOTUL now available for cycle enthusiasts

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

MOTUL is using its high level of expertise in the lubricant and vehicle care sectors to enter the bicycle market for the first time - with eight new consumer products - as the launch of its new global…

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WAI extends high-quality rotating electrics product line

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Leading rotating electrics supplier WAI has expanded its range of alternators and starter motors with the addition of seven new parts. To meet the exacting quality demands of the UK aftermarket and th…

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New developments in Autocat can dramatically decrease mis-sold parts and reduce lost sales

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Selling the wrong car part can cost thousands of pounds of damage to vehicles. Additionally, not selling a part for fear it’s not an exact match can also cost a business money in lost sales. Some supp…

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Jepson & Co’s vintage number plates get the Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars seal of approval

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

Discovery channel’s Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars has shone a light on Sheffield-based, family-owned number plate manufacturer, Jepson & Co’s vintage and classic number plates in the latest series…

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SMP Europe warns against low-quality or counterfeit EGR valves

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

Engine management specialist SMP Europe has reiterated the importance of high-quality EGR valves and engine sensors, to prevent longer-term and worsening issues on vehicles. SMP Europe supplies variou…

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TecDoc strengthens coverage in the lubricants sector

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

Finding the correct motor oil can be a challenging task. TecDoc, the leading international replacement parts catalogue, enables the precise selection of the appropriate "liquid replacement part" for a…

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Roadlink expands to include Brembo's Prime Line

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

When it comes to powering the performance of a brake system, Brembo Prime discs for commercial vehicles bring you the very best in brake disc technology. From raw materials, to end of the production l…

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Tesla Model S steering and suspension range in at Comline!

Date: Monday 06 March 2023

Comline Auto Parts has produced its latest vehicle spotlight bulletin, where it highlights the varied steering and suspension components available for the Tesla Model S. Believe it or not, Tesla’s fir…

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Powering the best: The pedigree of Yuasa and GS brand motorcycle batteries from GS Yuasa

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

GS Yuasa is the leading original equipment manufacturer for motorcycle batteries globally. With over 40 years of development, GS Yuasa motorcycle and powersport batteries are factory fitted by all maj…

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Recession-proof your business with data webinar with Phocas

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

IAAF members, Phocas Software are running a webinar on Thurs 16 March at 11am GMT: Recession-proof your business with data. During periods of economic uncertainty, you need to be able to act quickly a…

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Training with the Parts Specialists: For direct exchange with the workshop experts

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

The product range with automotive parts and accessories of the brands DT Spare Parts and SIEGEL Automotive has recorded considerable growth. Due to this constant diversification, questions regarding t…

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New brake components from ZF Aftermarket: Sustainable, innovative, and user-friendly

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

ZF Aftermarket is launching three new or revised TRW products for brake repair; and in doing so is supporting one of the most important business areas in the independent workshop. These include a new,…

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Latest First Line Ltd. range expansion introduces 56 new parts

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

Automotive aftermarket supplier, First Line Ltd., has introduced 56 new references to its popular First Line and Borg & Beck ranges to kickstart its product development programme for 2023. The eve…

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Klarius helps deliver cost-effective exhaust repairs

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

With the ongoing financial pressures on households today, being able to provide affordable and quality car repair options has become more crucial than ever. As the UK’s largest manufacturer of afterma…

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AS-PL: Design and function of NOx sensors

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

NOx sensors are very important elements of the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system. It is worth knowing what they are made of in order to be able to understand better their role in the process …

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Ring introduces new, brighter colours for its inspection lamp

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

To further assist technicians in their everyday work lives, in addition to the existing classic black, Ring’s MAGflex Mini LED Inspection Lamp, RIL6100, will now also be available in blue and yellow, …

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BM Catalysts’ latest range expansion adds further SCR references

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

Europe’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket hot end emissions products, BM Catalysts has expanded its range with 23 new part numbers, including seven new Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) references…

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FAI Automotive streamlines Timing Chain Kit contents

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

Premium-quality parts supplier, FAI Automotive, has announced that it is simplifying its Timing Chain Kit (TCK) contents to create just three derivatives per application, making it easier for customer…

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HELLA manufactures 500 millionth accelerator pedal sensor

Date: Thursday 23 February 2023

HELLA, the automotive supplier operating under the FORVIA umbrella brand, has surpassed the mark of 500 million electronic accelerator pedal sensors. The first accelerator pedal sensors rolled off the…

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