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NEW starter in AS-PL offer

Date: 16-Jan-2019

Another new starter has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The starter has an index number S3165S and is the product of the AS brand.

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Integrated card payments will save time and reduce errors

Date: 16-Jan-2019

MAM's partnership with Paymentsense will soon enable businesses to easily take card and contactless payments at point of sale

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Celebrating Our First Shock Absorber Customers!

Date: 16-Jan-2019

We’ve had our first Maysan Mando orders, and we want to say a big thank you!

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GT Automotive - Our Maysan Mando Shock Absorbers Are Finally Here!

Date: 16-Jan-2019

We are extremely excited to announce that Maysan Mando has officially landed. But we don’t want to keep them forever… We want your customers to have them!

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NGK kickstarts 2019 with BoxClever Mega Draw

Date: 16-Jan-2019

NGK is starting the New Year with a bang by giving members of its BoxClever UK independent garage loyalty scheme the chance to win hundreds of thousands of points in a blockbusting Mega Draw.

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New catalogue descriptions simplify clutch kit identification

Date: 16-Jan-2019

Data update makes it easier for Autocat catalogue users to supply the correct type of clutch kit

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Motaquip launches all-new wiper blade package

Date: 16-Jan-2019

• Trusted aftermarket parts supplier Motaquip launches all-new wiper blade line-up
• Premium Hydroglide package offers conventional blades, flat blade sets, retrofit, universal fit, hybrid and rear blades
• eQuip, a high-quality, value conscious range, delivers standard blades across 13 essential references
• Comprehensive line-up provides silent, smear-free wiping to 95% of the European, Korean and Japanese vehicle parc

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Cleaning up the market : Euro Car Parts adds Carbon Clean to growing diesel range

Date: 16-Jan-2019

Repairers can now access a complete range of diesel particulate filter (DPF) specialist cleaning equipment through Euro Car Parts. Thanks to an agreement with leading manufacturer Carbon Clean, the growing motor factor is now providing effective cleaning solutions for any type of engine, through its Workshop Solutions brand.

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Full throttle from SMPE with further increased application coverage

Date: 16-Jan-2019

Over one million extra vehicles now covered by existing Throttle Body range

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Braking report: benchmarking matters

Date: 16-Jan-2019

Lumag - the leading brake friction material supplier – has revealed the results of its latest benchmarking exercise, where once again leading OES and aftermarket brands underperformed compared to Lumag’s own brand BRECK brake pads and discs.

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HaynesPro - Data release | 2019 Q1

Date: 16-Jan-2019

HaynesPro have released their latest quarterly data release newsletter.

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Sachs Shock Absorbers – Proven Performance under the Most Extreme Conditions

Date: 16-Jan-2019

• New campaign illustrates how Sachs shock absorbers are designed to operate under the most extreme conditions for comfort and performance
• Innovative range including: lightweight aluminium shock absorbers and use continuous damping control (CDC ) technology

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HELLA and AEye seek to extend collaboration for sensing and perception solutions for ADAS and Automated Driving

Date: 16-Jan-2019

• Cooperation focus in the field of LiDAR sensor and iDAR system development
• First results will be already demonstrated at CES 2019 in Las Vegas

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Providing the parts workshops really need

Date: 16-Jan-2019

Specialist knowledge delivers the goods

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GT Automotive are very proud to announce a new regional partnership with CR Marks Motor Components located in Banbury, Oxfordshire

Date: 16-Jan-2019

C.R. Marks pride themselves on their top quality service to all customers. Their main aim, above all, is to exceed all service requirements for range, availability and price and are dedicated to supplying the right part in the shortest time possible.

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Extra 7 million vehicles covered by existing SMPE parts

Date: 16-Jan-2019

Air Mass Meter and Oxygen Sensor ranges benefit from vehicle coverage boost

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Are spreadsheets still useful in business today?

Date: 15-Jan-2019

Spreadsheets have become a staple for professionals on a daily basis with an estimated 750 million people using Excel. But despite the success of the spreadsheet, they are fast being phased out by other, more modern solutions

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TecAlliance: TecDoc Catalogue 3.0 available on 1 January 2019 in TecAlliance online shop – new standard in spare parts identification – optional integration of RMI data

Date: 15-Jan-2019

Version 3.0 of the TecDoc Catalogue is now available. The spare parts catalogue is designed to be more user-friendly and intuitive than ever, enabling faster and more precise searches.

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Progress update for Making Tax Digital - Autowork Online enters pilot testing phase

Date: 15-Jan-2019

We have been busily working on solutions to help our customers be compliant with Making Tax Digital (MTD), and are continuing to develop our software as the April 1st deadline approaches.

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MAM provides progress update on Making Tax Digital developments

Date: 07-Jan-2019

MAM Software's business management applications begin pilot testing

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New Three-Part Hybrid Components Chapter at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: 04-Jan-2019

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released a new three-part Hybrid Components Chapter for subscribers: Hybrid Braking Systems.

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Autoelectro offers answer to known fault on one of the UK’s bestselling vehicles

Date: 04-Jan-2019

As the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders releases its latest car registration data, Autoelectro can reveal a solution to a known fault on one of 2018’s bestsellers – the Volkswagen Polo – which, unless acted on, could cause the premature failure of the starter motor.

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Management software saves Ferris Garage time, money and resources

Date: 04-Jan-2019

MAM’s Autowork Online cuts administration costs and recoups lost man hours at family-owned garage

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KYB celebrates reaching 4 million shock absorber fitting video viewings

Date: 04-Jan-2019

KYB Europe Aftermarket is celebrating reaching 4 million views of the fitting videos on their YouTube channel.

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TTC to release 20th Edition of its popular parts catalogue

Date: 04-Jan-2019

TTC has been a leading supplier of Commercial Vehicle Parts for over 40 years and its popular parts catalogue has been a constant companion throughout the years. The current publication now in its 19th Edition is soon to be replaced with Edition 20, boasting new sections and many new updates and additional parts.

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Practical Tip: Conduct a Professional DMF Stress Test before Time-Consuming Component Removal

Date: 21-Dec-2018

• Conduct thorough troubleshoot check before costly DMF component exchange
• Bespoke Sachs tool allows inspection of installed dual-mass flywheels

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More vehicles covered in SMPE’s Brake Light Switch range

Date: 21-Dec-2018

Parts now cover 281,000 additional vehicle applications

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NEW alternator in AS-PL offer

Date: 21-Dec-2018

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A2072S and is the product of the AS brand. The Alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and starts rate guaranteed by AS. The product can be used in Audi Q7.

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NEW alternator in AS-PL offer

Date: 10-Dec-2018

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A2072S and is the product of the AS brand. The Alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and starts rate guaranteed by AS. The product can be used in Audi Q7.

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Lumileds take performance to the X-treme

Date: 10-Dec-2018

Philips X-tremeVision headlights are made for outstanding performance, producing up to 130% more brightness, superior beam length and 10G vibration resistance, enabling the driver to see further, react faster and drive safer.

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SMPE’s ABS sensor range extends vehicle coverage

Date: 10-Dec-2018

2.7 million more vehicles covered by existing range

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National introduces new Wheel Hub Units for top marques

Date: 10-Dec-2018

Clutch and brake specialist also expands brake pad range

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NEW upgraded 12+ Series Lightbar available from ECCO

Date: 10-Dec-2018

ECCO, the leading manufacturer of commercial vehicle warning equipment, launches the new upgraded 12+ Series LED Lightbar. The lightbar is unique, reliable and has been engineered to offer excellent value in terms of performance, durability, style and cost.

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Water pump to engine hose - First Line Cooling Solutions

Date: 30-Nov-2018

First Line Ltd is a prominent aftermarket supplier with over 37,000 references across 60 different product lines, including an extensive range of premium quality cooling components.

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Hand cleaner is now more environment-friendly

Date: 30-Nov-2018

LIQUI MOLY replaces microplastic with biological abrasive

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LIQUI MOLY sets new sales record

Date: 30-Nov-2018

German oil and additives specialist achieves record turnover of € 53.8 million in October

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No more loss of performance and increased consumption

Date: 30-Nov-2018

Super Diesel Additive by LIQUI MOLY gives the engine its original efficiency back

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New Oil Guide by LIQUI MOLY

Date: 30-Nov-2018

Clarity in the crowded field of oil specifications

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Enhanced MANN-FILTER FreciousPlus: the new standard in cabin air filters

Date: 06-Nov-2018

• Comprehensive performance range of FreciousPlus 2 sets new standards
• Separates even ultra-fine particles (0.1 μm) and PM1 particles
• Highly effective NO2-blocker

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Passenger and light commercial vehicle references make-up Autoelectro’s latest new-to-range bulletin

Date: 06-Nov-2018

Autoelectro has released details of an influx of new-to-range part numbers, featuring a mixture of passenger and light commercial vehicles.

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NGK launches 20 new wide band NTK Lambda sensors

Date: 06-Nov-2018

Ignition specialist NGK continues to enhance its NTK sensors offering with the launch of 20 new wide band Lambda sensors in November 2018.

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TecAlliance helps workshops change tyres

Date: 06-Nov-2018

Despite the fact that here in the UK and Ireland there is not a culture of changing from summer to winter tyres at the end of the season, tyre related problems do increase during the colder, wetter months.

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Pulley Failure and Diagnosis - Guidance from Corteco

Date: 06-Nov-2018

Similar to other components failing, the part that has failed is often condemned before the true cause of the failure is found. If the component that is replaced isn’t the cause of the failure, it is highly likely that the vehicle will return to the garage several times until the root cause is found. In this guide, we will take you through the causes and tips on how to avoid premature failures in the future.

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Exol introduces new 500g grease cartridges

Date: 02-Nov-2018

Exol Lubricants, the UK’s largest independent lubricants blender, has introduced four new 500g grease cartridges to its extensive range of grease products, designed to allow complete use of lubricating grease without leakage.

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ZF Aftermarket Removes Surcharge on Sachs HCV Clutches

Date: 02-Nov-2018

• Surcharge removal effective immediately
• Improved customer cash flow by reducing money tied up in surcharge
• Returning core to one central hub will simplify core handling for customers

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GS Yuasa's lithium-ion cells are delivered to the International Space Station for the second time

Date: 25-Oct-2018

GS Yuasa lithium-ion cells have been installed on the International Space Station (ISS) for the second time.

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KYB recognised with Toyota award

Date: 24-Oct-2018

KYB Corporation has received an award from Toyota Motor Corporation, to recognise original technology development.

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Are you spending too much time identifying parts

Date: 18-Oct-2018

TTC has been a leading supplier of Commercial Vehicle Parts for over 40 years and its popular parts catalogue has been a constant companion throughout the years. The current publication now in its 19th Edition is soon to be replaced with Edition 20, boasting new sections and many new updates and additional parts.

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Ring bulbs shine brightly as top products

Date: 16-Oct-2018

Ring, the world-leading lighting and automotive electrical specialist based in Leeds, is celebrating after receiving two Auto Express Recommended Awards for its halogen bulbs in a recent product group test by Auto Express.

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ECCO introduces the NEW EW3000 and EW3010 Series Remote Spotlights

Date: 16-Oct-2018

ECCO a leading manufacturer of commercial vehicle warning and safety equipment has announced the release of two motorised searchlights. The new EW3000 and EW3010 Series spotlights can be installed wirelessly and are available in black and white housings.

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First Line keeps it cool

Date: 15-Oct-2018

PSA Thermostat Specification Changes

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NEW starter no. S6253S in AS-PL offer

Date: 15-Oct-2018

The company has introduced a new starter with index number S6253S, which is the product of the AS brand. The new product model belongs to the Standard line which means 100% reliability and start rate guaranteed by AS. The product can be used in selected models of Subaru Forester, Subaru Impreza, Subaru Baja, Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback.

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HELLA and Faurecia present concept for vehicle interior of the future

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Dynamic interior lighting solutions can be experienced in a vehicle at the Paris Motor Show

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Unbeatable Autumn Garage Essentials from The Parts Alliance

Date: 15-Oct-2018

The Parts Alliance’s Autumn Garage Essentials promotion is just out with some eye-catching products and brands to boost workshop profits as the colder days shorten.

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Park Safety Fix: Safe lighting for trailers or semitrailers

Date: 15-Oct-2018

• Park lighting system enables independent trailer lighting

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What makes a good halogen bulb?

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Although you wouldn’t think so at first glance, headlight bulbs are high-precision products. While a normal household bulb distributes its light over a radius of just a few metres, a headlight bulb combined with the reflector has to transfer the light accurately onto the road at a distance much greater than 50 metres.

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Padtech releases new pads for Jaguar and Audi

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Autoparts UK has introduced more new brake pad references under the established Padtech brand, offering customers expanded vehicle parc coverage.

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Lumag feature: Braking trends

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Leading global OE manufacturer and aftermarket supplier of brake friction products LUMAG, alongside its innovative BRECK brand, provides a brief lesson in the evolution of brake pad technology, and the benefits ceramic brake pads can bring.

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MAF Sensors the latest product now available same-day

Date: 15-Oct-2018

WAI and Marathon bring expertise and service to engine management supply

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts makes key announcements at Automechanika 2018

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Company promotes Champion® extension, Ferodo® technical advances, Jurid®OE wins, multiple new OE engine technologies, BERU®* Iridium spark plugs, and more

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MOOG® Announces Innovative New Technology Launch & Increased European Manufacturing Capacity at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 15-Oct-2018

New technology provides increased safety, quality, comfort and durability and marks the beginning of a vibrant rebranding for the steering and suspension specialist

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts Launches New “Technician First” Support Program

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Garage Gurus will set new standards for aftermarket technical support across Europe, the Middle-East and Africa – earning prestigious award nomination

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Sun glare putting poorly functioning wiper blades in the spotlight

Date: 15-Oct-2018

• Sun glare combined with dirty windscreens a hazard for drivers, warns DENSO
• Current wiper range includes 232 parts numbers covering a car parc of 330 million vehicles
• OE supplier helping workshops prepare for sales windfall with new wipers catalogue
• Wiper fault-finding tips can help motorists spot the signs of poor wipers

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The Parts Alliance to launch Champion air compressors range

Date: 15-Oct-2018

The Parts Alliance has struck an exclusive automotive UK distribution agreement with Champion air compressors.

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Schaeffler introduces crucial ‘4T’ guidelines as timing belt service ‘best practice’

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Schaeffler is urging all technicians to follow its ‘4T’ guidelines when replacing during the service and installation of its INA belt systems and components.

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Lumileds keeping drivers on the road-reducing downtime

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Lumileds, licensed to use the Philips brand for its automotive lighting and accessories product, is committed to developing lighting solutions to meet the needs of large and small bus and truck fleet owners, transportation departments and garage professionals in order to reduce downtime.

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Lumileds launch three new Philips professional LED workshop lamps offering a unique dimmering function

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Lumileds is delighted to introduce the Philips pocket inspection lamp RCH5S, hand inspection lamp RCH25, and projector PJH10 all featuring a unique dimming function for enhanced comfort while working.

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Lumileds launch Philips WhiteVision ultra car headlamps- significantly improving visibility and revolutionising the car’s look

Date: 15-Oct-2018

Get a sharp, irresistible look with the new Philips WhiteVision ultra halogen car headlights. Featuring the latest coating formula, these bulbs deliver a stunning 4,200 Kelvin revolutionising the car’s look. As the whitest road-legal halogen lights in the Philips automotive portfolio, they are the perfect choice for a cool, stylish upgrade.

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MTS range of exhaust parts now listed on MAM’s Autocat

Date: 11-Oct-2018

MTS exhaust systems, distributed in the UK by Opera Automotive, has announced that its full catalogue of exhausts, catalytic converters and fittings, is now listed on MAM Software’s online vehicle parts catalogue Autocat, as the brand continues to gain popularity with motor factors and installers throughout the UK.

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SMPE cranks up Engine Management growth

Date: 10-Oct-2018

Latest NTR expansion includes further additions under Lucas brand

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REPXPERTs show the difference between DMF and solid conversion clutches

Date: 10-Oct-2018

Video discusses how dual mass flywheels work and the possible risks associated with solid flywheel conversions

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Schaeffler introduces crucial ‘4T’ guidelines as timing belt service ‘best practice’

Date: 05-Oct-2018

Schaeffler is urging all technicians to follow its ‘4T’ guidelines when replacing during the service and installation of its INA belt systems and components.

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“Because of My Service Trust business is booming!”

Date: 03-Oct-2018

We had a very rewarding trip up to Stirling in Scotland recently to see how long-term customer, Kilgannon Motors was getting on with My Service Trust.

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NGK choose Automechanika Frankfurt to launch new sensors

Date: 03-Oct-2018

World-leading ignition and sensor manufacturer NGK chose Automechanika Frankfurt for the European launch of its new premium NTK camshaft and crankshaft sensors

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National Auto Parts enhances its brake and clutch offering

Date: 02-Oct-2018

National Auto Parts’ brake and clutch product range continues to go from strength to strength, with the introduction of 13 new brake pads, three new discs and two new clutch kits in the past month, further expanding its aftermarket coverage.

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SMPE to take control of Lucas licence for UK & Ireland

Date: 02-Oct-2018

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) is to become the official UK & Ireland licensee for the Lucas brand of engine management.

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MTS & Bullseye focus on exhaust quality

Date: 02-Oct-2018

New brand becoming increasingly requested by garages

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Painted caliper range expands

Date: 02-Oct-2018

Brake Engineering has expanded its range of original colour painted calipers for the independent aftermarket, as it continues to meet demand from garages.

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ZF Aftermarket and in-tech Ensure Clean City Air with e-troFit

Date: 02-Oct-2018

• An important step towards zero-emission public transport in metropolitan areas
• Converting offers fleet operators high savings potential
• Systems supplier ZF Aftermarket provides the necessary vehicle components and expertise

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ZF Aftermarket Makes Service Smarter for the Future

Date: 02-Oct-2018

• ZF Smart Service: an app as a "digital screwdriver"
• Controlling mixed fleets digitally increases efficiency
• Interconnecting vehicles intelligently creates new potential

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DENSO out in force at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 21-Sep-2018

• Leading OE aftermarket supplier launches e-Videns tool in Europe
• Visitors treated to Le Mans 24 winner Mike Conway and celebrity mechanic Edd China
• DENSO boasted interactive stand to highlight aftermarket range and coverage

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Another productive Automechanika for automotive electronics manufacturer Mobiletron!

Date: 21-Sep-2018

Manufacturer of automotive electronics Mobiletron UK, enjoyed a productive Automechanika Frankfurt show. Amongst their range of ever popular ignition coils, engine management products, TPMS and rotating electronics, Mobiletron launched several new products at the show.

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NGK launch new products at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: 21-Sep-2018

World-leading ignition and sensor manufacturer NGK chose Automechanika Frankfurt for the European launch of its new premium NTK camshaft and crankshaft sensors.

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Schaeffler’s ‘garage of the future’ exhibit wows visitors at Automechanika

Date: 21-Sep-2018

Schaeffler impressed visitors at Automechanika Frankfurt 2018 by presenting a variety of innovative mixed and augmented reality exhibits, all designed to complement the show’s theme of ‘Tomorrow’s Service and Mobility’.

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DENSO expands its high-quality Air Filters as cabin pollution exposed

Date: 06-Sep-2018

• Emissions Analytics found some ventilation systems (HVAC) removing as little as 1% of toxic particles
• Premium Cabin Air Filters could help clean up pollution in cars
• 32 new part numbers added to DENSO CAF range could benefit millions of vehicles
• DENSO Cabin Air Filters remove up to 99.99% of dust, pollen and solid particles to clean cabin

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SMPE again announces further NTR engine management extension

Date: 21-Aug-2018

New parts added to company’s five leading house brands including Lucas

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WAI further increases coverage with NTR rotating electrics

Date: 21-Aug-2018

New starter & alternator and part numbers now available

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Euro Car Parts calls for Type Approval regulation for exhausts

Date: 21-Aug-2018

Euro Car Parts is calling for tighter regulation around sales of exhaust systems as the Department for Transport (DfT) looks to reduce the number of non-compliant products being sold and fitted in the UK market.

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First Line oil sumps

Date: 21-Aug-2018

Premium quality and excellent availability

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Software helps garages earn up to £5,000 extra per month

Date: 21-Aug-2018

Autowork Online management software helps garages recover deferred work and generate additional revenue worth over £260,000

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TecAlliance – providing solutions across the aftermarket

Date: 21-Aug-2018

TecAlliance might be primarily known by many in the trade for its TecDoc electronic parts catalogue and identification system, but the company has multiple products and offers the industry numerous services in order to provide a myriad of business solutions at every level of the marketplace.

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2018 PSS Reman catalogues available!

Date: 17-Aug-2018

If you haven’t already seen or received the new PSS catalogue for remanufactured steering products, please get in touch and they will post a copy to you.

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2018 Caravan Salon: HELLA displays individual lighting designs and electronics trends

Date: 13-Aug-2018

• The Shapeline modular lamp series creates individual light signatures
• A new LED lamp control unit helps monitoring lighting functions

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Factors now demanding automotive aftermarket connectivity

Date: 13-Aug-2018

Automotive aftermarket motor factors are opting for greater IT efficiencies and connection with suppliers, according to PACT, the joint venture between eparts and TecCom.

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NGK releases new MAF/MAP sensor catalogue

Date: 08-Aug-2018

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has released a new catalogue detailing its range of NTK Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensors and Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensors.

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HELLA advances OLED technology for automotive applications

Date: 08-Aug-2018

• Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are of increasing importance for rear combination lamp design
• HELLA is developing OLED connection technology
• OLED rear combination lamps in new Audi A8 enables various "coming home" and "leaving home" scenarios

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See clearly with First Line motor wipers

Date: 03-Aug-2018

Excellent availability and premium quality

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New Ring Carnation brand offers comprehensive vehicle conversion offering

Date: 03-Aug-2018

Vehicle conversion specialists Ring and Carnation Designs have merged brands to become a single entity – Ring Carnation. This new brand gives clarity for customers of the companies, who can come to Ring Carnation for a one “one-stop-shop” supply of vehicle power management, lighting and vehicle safety solutions.

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vPlate launched to meet strict new number plate legislation

Date: 03-Aug-2018

vGroup International takes lead role in providing solution to upcoming law

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Comline joins the VLS

Date: 30-Jul-2018

Leading automotive parts and lubricant supplier, Comline Auto Parts Ltd (Comline), has announced its membership of the Verification of Lubricant Specifications (VLS).

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MAHLE adds new references to its market-leading Filtration range

Date: 30-Jul-2018

MAHLE Aftermarket has added more references to its growing filtration range, including three new fuel filters, four cabin filters, two oil filters and six air filters.

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TecAlliance – the ultimate in technical data

Date: 30-Jul-2018

TecAlliance has introduced several new timing chain installation instructions into its all-inclusive repair and maintenance information for the independent workshop.

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Bendix braking moving ahead with 3 year warranty

Date: 26-Jul-2018

The Parts Alliance say the move to reintroduce the Bendix brand of braking products to the UK aftermarket first announced late last year is continuing to gather pace.

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New Ford Fiesta Equipped with Ferodo® Stopping Power

Date: 26-Jul-2018

Latest generation Fiesta to use Ferodo’s first-to-market, copper-free Eco-Friction® brake pads

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Toyota Gazoo Racing hopes to extend WEC lead in Silverstone defence

Date: 26-Jul-2018

• DENSO-sponsored Toyota Gazoo Racing aiming for second consecutive Silverstone win
• Team head to iconic circuit for six hour endurance race after Le Mans success
• Hybrid powertrain with DENSO technology has helped power 27-point Championship lead

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MTS aiming to be first to market with new Mercedes rear exhaust

Date: 26-Jul-2018

MTS has become one for the first companies in the independent automotive aftermarket to launch a new exhaust for the Mercedes A-Class.

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New UK Manufactured Air Mass Meter Inserts from SMPE

Date: 26-Jul-2018

Sole UK aftermarket supplier of new sensors

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SMPE brings extensive product range to international stage

Date: 26-Jul-2018

Manufacturer and supplier to exhibit at Automechanika Frankfurt

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Launch UK introduces the X-431 PRO4

Date: 26-Jul-2018

Launch UK, the only genuine supplier of the renowned brand of Launch diagnostic equipment to the UK, has introduced its latest addition to the acclaimed X-431 range of OE level diagnostic tools, the X-431 PRO4.

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ZF Aftermarket Sets the Pace for Tomorrow's Mobility

Date: 16-Jul-2018

• Realizing the opportunities offered by digitalization
• Tailor-made product and service portfolios
• Intelligent networking of fleets and workshops

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Ring invests £294k to reinforce quality and support future sustainability

Date: 11-Jul-2018

Ring, one of the UK’s leading lighting and automotive aftermarket suppliers, has invested £60,000 on specialist equipment that will be used in its Quality Assurance (QA) facility

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HaynesPro WorkshopData™ data release | 2018 Q3

Date: 11-Jul-2018

We are pleased to announce that our WorkshopData online application has just been updated with its third major data release this year

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National Auto Parts introduces more clutch additions

Date: 11-Jul-2018

National Auto Parts has added one new Clutch kit and two CSC kits to its extensive clutch range, reflecting its commitment to constantly developing products and supplying OE matching quality parts across a variety of its product ranges.

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National Auto Parts releases more part numbers

Date: 11-Jul-2018

National Auto Parts has introduced 12 new brake pads and three new discs to its existing range in the past month, now offering wider choice to its aftermarket customers while increasing car parc coverage.

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WAI launches new range of MAF sensors

Date: 11-Jul-2018

Patented range enters UK automotive aftermarket

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WAI product arrives at Marathon branches

Date: 11-Jul-2018

Motor factors begin to benefit from same day distribution of rotating electrics

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Summer sizzlers with The Parts Alliance’s Garage Essentials

Date: 11-Jul-2018

The Parts Alliance’s Summer Garage Essentials has arrived mid heat-wave with some incredible offers that are guaranteed to keep things hot.

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More technicians get to grips with LuK 2CT double clutch technology as REPXPERT takes to the road

Date: 11-Jul-2018

The renowned REPXPERT Alistair Mason was out on the road recently, visiting a team of technicians at Colemans MOT and Tyre Centre in Derbyshire, to advise on LuK 2CT double clutch technology and repair.

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ECCO introduces the NEW ECCOLED Series Beacons

Date: 11-Jul-2018

All the benefits of LED in a competitive package!

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AS-PL use GDPR to renew its customer communication

Date: 03-Jul-2018

In line with new European GDPR guidelines, AS-PL have taken the opportunity to revamp its communication platform with its customers.

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ZF’s sMOTION Fully Active Chassis System Enhances Driving Dynamics

Date: 25-Jun-2018

• sMOTION can eliminate most car body movement in passenger cars
• Intelligent individual actuator forces on each wheel help enhance safety and dynamics
• Fully active chassis system releases occupants from driving positions for autonomous driving

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ZF's Axle Hybrid Concept with Automated Manual Transmission Offers Less Emissions and More Comfort

Date: 25-Jun-2018

• eAMT enables hybrid functions plus electric all-wheel drive for small and compact vehicles
• Electric rear axle elevates automated transmissions to premium level, eliminating tractive force interruption

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Change in pairs - two new headlamps are safer than one

Date: 25-Jun-2018

Why change in pairs? An old lamp deteriorates fast, and if one bulb fails the second will probably fail shortly after. It’s a smarter, more convenient and more economic approach to maintenance, two new lamps are brighter so you see further and get a balanced view of the road.

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HELLA equips A7 Sportback with intelligent lighting functions

Date: 25-Jun-2018

• A single control unit takes care of all headlamp functions
• Customisable interior lighting concept creates pleasant atmosphere

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Drivers set to spend £45m on air con services this summer due to heatwave

Date: 25-Jun-2018

The UK’s biggest online garage and car repair marketplace has revealed that drivers in the UK will spend over £45 million on air conditioning services this summer due to the impending heatwave

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ECCO introduces the NEW ED5050 series R65 Directional LED

Date: 25-Jun-2018

ECCO Safety Group are multi-national designers and manufacturers of vehicle safety solutions at their EMEA Headquarters in Leeds

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Euro Car Parts launches Intelligent Repair Programme

Date: 25-Jun-2018

Euro Car Parts has launched an Intelligent Repair Programme for repairers and bodyshops, enabling technicians to complete minor body repairs in rapid time.

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What do we usually forget while preparing for a summer road trip?

Date: 22-Jun-2018

The end of the school year is just around the corner and it means only one thing – the season for family road trips is officially open. Most Poles, both vacationing in Poland, as well as those going abroad, will travel by car. Before they go, most of them will run a “quick check-up”, checking tyre pressure or the levels of basic fluids. Unfortunately, many drivers will stop their preparations at this stage, forgetting about other key components affecting road safety, such as brake pads.

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OSRAM LED fog lamps to replace standard halogen bulbs

Date: 22-Jun-2018

OSRAM LEDriving fog lamps provide powerful LED illumination on the road, cutting through fog and hazardous weather conditions.

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Offer cabin filter replacements all year round, urges Euro Car Parts

Date: 13-Jun-2018

Independent repairers are being advised by Euro Car Parts to promote cabin filter replacements throughout the year, as replacements completed during summer months will ensure customers are prepared for the harsh conditions of winter.

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Capus partners with Vibracoustic to launch OE air springs

Date: 13-Jun-2018

Capus (UK) Ltd has teamed up with Vibracoustic to introduce the brand’s Original Equipment (OE) air springs to the UK & Ireland commercial vehicle aftermarket.

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SMPE’s new sensors significantly boost car parc coverage

Date: 12-Jun-2018

Latest part numbers cover over two million vehicle applications

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Brake Engineering launches brand new e-catalogue

Date: 12-Jun-2018

New online resource reflects Original Aftermarket initiative

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BERU® launches new support-focused website

Date: 12-Jun-2018

Additional features, improved functionality and new contemporary design addresses customer requests

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Euro Car Parts to continue offering VAG Group EGRs following discontinuation

Date: 12-Jun-2018

Euro Car Parts will continue to stock EGR valves and coolers for VAG Group 1.6 2l diesel vehicles, long after they have been discontinued to the aftermarket.

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Sogefi enhances its YouTube channel with new video tutorials for technicians

Date: 12-Jun-2018

Sogefi, the automotive component company of CIR Group and a global leader in Automotive Original Equipment and Aftermarket filter components, strengthens its support to technicians with a large number of step-by-step video tutorials uploaded on its YouTube channel.

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REPXPERT shares three new INA technical bulletins

Date: 12-Jun-2018

The REPXPERT technical team has been busy this month, preparing some new and useful service information about the latest design changes and product updates from Schaeffler.

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Launch UK to showcase latest diagnostic technology at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 04-Jun-2018

Launch UK, the only genuine supplier of the renowned brand of Launch diagnostic equipment to the UK, will be introducing its latest addition to the acclaimed X-431 range of OE level diagnostic tools, the X-431 PRO4, at Automechanika Birmingham on 5-7 June.

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Exol claims new ‘API SN Plus’ specification on Optima DX1 5W-30

Date: 04-Jun-2018

Exol has claimed the brand-new ‘API SN Plus’ specification on Optima DX1 5W-30 (M497), the new generation, fully synthetic passenger car engine oil formulated with premium base stocks and specialised performance additives.

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Autoparts kicks off summer with latest deals

Date: 04-Jun-2018

Autoparts UK has announced its latest series of promotions available for customers, with rewards on spend and big brand offers to start the summer season, including a spend incentive to ignite World Cup 2018 fever.

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National Auto Parts’ braking programme continues to flourish

Date: 04-Jun-2018

National Auto Parts has recently introduced a number of pads and discs to its ever-expanding braking range, further widening car parc coverage and responding to customer demand.

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All-new Comma 60L Performance Motor Oil barrels optimise stock and coverage

Date: 04-Jun-2018

Comma’s new 60L Performance Motor Oil (PMO) barrels offer premium performance for more effective stocking, greater car parc coverage and more efficient recycling

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New Commercial Vehicle and LCV Thermal Management Catalogue from Behr Hella Service

Date: 04-Jun-2018

Revised edition provides greater detail and a wider range

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Spring/Summer Service Checks - advice from First Line

Date: 04-Jun-2018

When a vehicle enters the workshop for a service, it is important to make sure that all components are functioning properly before heading back out on to the road.

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Ring Zoom240 Rechargeable Head Torch Wins Car Mechanics Best Buy Award 2018

Date: 04-Jun-2018

Car Mechanics Magazine has named the Ring RIT1070 Zoom240 Rechargeable Inspection Head Torch the Best Buy 2018 in its latest product tes

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DENSO shows how Cabin Air Filters can safeguard drivers from harmful pollutants as threat of in-car pollution revealed

Date: 04-Jun-2018

OE Supplier highlights the importance of Cabin Air Filters in response to fresh air pollution worries

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Autoelectro proud of track record as it delivers on even the most obscure references

Date: 04-Jun-2018

A Maybach 62 and Jaguar XJ-S 6.0 V12 alternator are the latest requests from customers across the UK and around the globe. While Autoelectro stocks its fastest-moving part numbers to ensure rapid delivery, it will accept even the most obscure requests and, in the UK, customers usually receive their order the next working day.

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Innovative lighting system turns night into day: HELLA LED Matrix Headlamps for the new VW Touareg

Date: 01-Jun-2018

Adaptive LED Matrix Headlamps provide outstanding light performance

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Introducing the mega macs 77 from Hella Gutmann Solutions

Date: 01-Jun-2018

New top-of-the-range diagnostic tools sets new standards

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Euro Car Parts boosts TURBOJETZT range

Date: 01-Jun-2018

Euro Car Parts is preparing repairers for an inevitable uplift in turbo work after adding new references to the TURBOJETZT range.

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DENSO driving diesel engine efficiency with i-ART technology

Date: 01-Jun-2018

• Advanced fuel injection system optimises diesel engine performance and reduces emissions
• i-ART used inside Volvo’s Drive-E engine which boasts highest in-class engine output and fuel efficiency
• Technology optimises fuel injection amount and timing with 1/100,000 second precision

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SMPE focuses on latest ISO accreditation for environmental standard

Date: 30-May-2018

Environmental footprint key priority for company

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SMPE develops exclusive Ford exhaust pressure sensors

Date: 30-May-2018

Only UK aftermarket provider of new part numbers

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Lucas product leaves SMPE

Date: 30-May-2018

First orders of Iconic brand leave Nottingham facility

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Lumag shortens the braking distance by 3 metres

Date: 17-May-2018

Lumag, leading Polish manufacturer of friction materials, has recently invested 700,000 PLN to extend its factory with a new production line used for applying a layer of the so-called “Green Coat”. Owing to this investment, brake pads made by the company will offer even greater safety by shortening the braking distance from 50 to 0 kph during breaking-in of newly installed pads by up to 3 metres.

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Further expansion of BRECK range

Date: 17-May-2018

LUMAG - the leading global OE manufacturer and aftermarket supplier of brake friction products – has further expanded its popular BRECK range for passenger vehicles.

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Exhaust Gas Recirculation Coolers

Date: 17-May-2018

Emission regulation stimulates aftermarket growth

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Follow the BTN fitness guide for a healthy turbo installation

Date: 17-May-2018

A turbocharger is at the heart of the engine and like a human heart, it depends on the systems around it. Keeping those systems fit and free from contamination will ensure the turbo performs at its best and lives longer. Like any doctor, diagnose what caused the turbo failure and cure the problems before you proceed. Then follow our health advice to defeat the turbo killers.

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Comma offers spring cleaning tips for driver air conditioning systems

Date: 17-May-2018

• Comma Air Con Cleaner removes unwanted odours and dirt from inside systems
• Quick cleaning product helps drivers maintain vehicles in time for warmer weather

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ECCO’s Best Selling Lightbar just got better!

Date: 14-May-2018

ECCO, the leading manufacturer of commercial vehicle warning equipment, launches the redesigned 12+ Series Vantage™ LED Lightbar. The lightbar is unique, reliable and affordable and has been engineered to offer excellent value in terms of performance, durability, style and cost.

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Comma readies oil and lubricants market for EV opportunities

Date: 02-May-2018

• Comma Oil charging ahead with hybrid compatibility as EV interest grows
• Existing Comma oils already grades of choice for many Japanese hybrid vehicles

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TecAlliance – the direct route to the right part

Date: 02-May-2018

TecAlliance, the company behind TecDoc, the world’s leading electronic replacement parts catalogue, does not just do the business for the automotive and commercial vehicle sectors, it also delivers for the agricultural community.

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NGK's latest BoxClever promotion winner

Date: 30-Apr-2018

Independent garage owner Nigel Chambers has won a fantastic VIP trip for two to the British Formula One Grand Prix – courtesy of ignition specialist NGK.

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HELLA TECH WORLD now freely accessible

Date: 30-Apr-2018

Technological developments and an increasing diversity among the vehicle car parc has created various challenges for workshops and technicians. To ensure a technician is equipped with the know-how to complete an efficient and reliable repair quickly, they need the right skills.

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Autoelectro launches online stock management system for motor factors

Date: 30-Apr-2018

Autoelectro is proud to release details of an online stock management system that is set to transform the way that its motor factor customers control their inventories.

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New DENSO e-Videns tool offering world-first live engine health check to drivers

Date: 30-Apr-2018

Motorists will now be offered unparalleled access to their vehicle engine’s condition as part of a guided vehicle health check (VHC) delivered by DENSO’s newest innovation, e-Videns.

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Delphi Technologies Outperforms the Competition in Copper-Free Brake Pad Testing

Date: 30-Apr-2018

In recent tests Delphi Technologies achieved the optimal balance between stopping power, noise and longevity for a superior quality pad that technicians can install with confidence

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Euro Car Parts bolsters braking range

Date: 30-Apr-2018

Euro Car Parts has bolstered its industry-leading range of braking products, adding 87 new references across Eicher, Pagid and Brembo. All products are backed by Euro Car Parts’ exceptional delivery network and no quibble guarantee.

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For steering & suspension - choose First Line!

Date: 27-Apr-2018

When First Line’s Steering & Suspension was introduced back in 1992, the 1000 reference portfolio led the way in providing a comprehensive offer. Since then, the range has grown to over 8,500 references and continues to offer one of the most extensive and relevant premium quality ranges available in the Aftermarket.

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Remember premium quality turbo hoses available from First Line

Date: 27-Apr-2018

Turbocharging has been used for many years, primarily in sports cars and high-end luxury vehicles, however things have changed as manufacturers are heavily focused on meeting strict emissions targets. This has led to modern vehicles being produced with smaller engines that are turbocharged to offer the power when needed.

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Comline announces product range extension

Date: 27-Apr-2018

Wheel bearings, control arms and clutch kits add to growing product portfolio

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Behr Hella Service extends compressor range for hybrid and electric vehicles

Date: 27-Apr-2018

Behr Hella Service, the exclusive UK distributor of SANDEN electric compressors, has unveiled an aftermarket solution with original equipment (OE) pedigree to combat the challenges faced by technicians when tasked with air conditioning maintenance on hybrid and electric vehicles.

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Top-of-the-range technical data for less than a pound a day!

Date: 27-Apr-2018

Three-month HGS promotion is the bargain of the season

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Quick and safe air-conditioning check

Date: 27-Apr-2018

Behr Hella Service supports workshops with comprehensive package

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HELLA launches new diagnostic tool at Automechanika

Date: 27-Apr-2018

New Hella Gutmann Solutions mega macs 77 set to be the star of the show

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Stay up-to-date with HaynesPro

Date: 20-Apr-2018

HaynesPro Data release | 2018 Q2

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Launch UK’s important garage reminder of regular fluid and filter changes

Date: 16-Apr-2018

Launch UK, the leading supplier of ATF exchange equipment, is reminding technicians of the importance of carrying out regular fluid and filter changes at 75,000 miles, or 50,000 miles for vehicles used in arduous conditions.

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Clutch development intensifies at National Auto Parts

Date: 16-Apr-2018

National Auto Parts has launched a number of new clutch kit references as part of an intensive new-to-range (NTR) programme designed to bring the very latest OE matching quality parts to the automotive aftermarket.

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Sogefi Cabin Filters: new applications available

Date: 11-Apr-2018

Sogefi offers two types of filters to the aftermarket that protect against external pollution as well as bad smells: Pollen and Activated Carbon Filters.

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MAHLE’s NTR Victor Reinz® gasket additions for passenger and HD vehicles

Date: 11-Apr-2018

MAHLE Aftermarket has announced new additions to the Victor Reinz® gasket range, offering a wider choice of sealing solutions to aftermarket customers for both passenger and heavy duty (HD) vehicle applications.

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NGK's latest BoxClever promotion

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Ignition specialist NGK is giving a lucky UK garage owner the chance to enjoy the ultimate driving experience.

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MAHLE boosts its Filtration range for passenger cars

Date: 05-Apr-2018

MAHLE Aftermarket has introduced new-to-range additions to its ever-expanding filtration offering, including two fuel filters, a cabin filter, four air filters and, an oil filter.

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New thermostat range additions from MAHLE

Date: 05-Apr-2018

MAHLE Aftermarket has added three new parts to its recently launched thermostat range, delivering many benefits to the aftermarket through its OE competence and innovative temperature management, including both greater engine efficiency and extensive European car parc coverage.

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Launch UK’s new PRO-Series leak detectors

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Launch UK, one of the leading UK suppliers of automotive diagnostics equipment, has announced that it has brought two new automotive diagnostic leak detectors to the UK aftermarket, that have been specifically engineered for vehicles sold in the EU.

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New brake pads boost National Auto Parts’ aftermarket offering

Date: 05-Apr-2018

No less than 49 new brake pads have been added to National Auto Parts’ product range this month, underlining the company’s commitment to bringing to market products that are in demand at both garages and motor factors.

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Autoelectro emphasises coverage and availability with new-to-range bulletin

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Autoelectro, the UK’s largest independent re-manufacturer of starter motors and alternators, is continuing its aim of offering a comprehensive and available range by releasing several more references.

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ERP and BI: 4 reasons you need both says sales-i

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Businesses today have more data than they can shake a stick at. Transactions, invoices, call notes, social media interactions, customer details and much, much more. Managing this amount of data can quickly become a crippling issue. As such, most businesses are using enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to better manage their mounting data stacks.

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Delphi Technologies Aftermarket Launches New Air Conditioning Catalogue and Extended Range Ahead of Season

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Delphi Technologies extended air conditioning programme supports more than 900 new applications. The full range is detailed in a new print and improved online catalogue.

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DENSO A/C fault-finding helps thaw out spring servicing sales

Date: 05-Apr-2018

Leading OE supplier helps workshops spot the signs of compressor faults and their causes in time for the Spring servicing peak

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DENSO to put Start/Stop technology centre stage at Autoinform Live Glasgow

Date: 05-Apr-2018

DENSO will be getting technical at Autoinform Live Glasgow, with an in-depth presentation to help mechanics work on Rotating electrics, start/stop technology and hybrid componentry

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Dipetane – reducing emissions honestly

Date: 03-Apr-2018

A brief introduction to Dipetane Fuel Treatment, which uniquely equalises and stabilises the carbon chains in all standard fuel.

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Innovative New Multi-Function Automotive Tester Makes for Rapid Automotive Diagnostics

Date: 27-Mar-2018

Ring has launched a new Multi-Function Automotive Tester that can save technicians time and makes troubleshooting vehicle electrics easier and quicker.

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Find the cause of turbo failure faster with the BTN diagnostic tool

Date: 27-Mar-2018

Before you fit a new turbo, find out what caused the first unit to fail or you risk the replacement failing too

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DENSO torque guide helps workshops offer the perfect Glow Plug service

Date: 26-Mar-2018

With just a couple of months remaining on the Glow Plug servicing peak, workshops still have time to maximise the benefits for their business if they have the know-how to work with seasonally-affected parts like Glow Plugs.

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Win with Allied Nippon!

Date: 26-Mar-2018

Brake pad manufacturer launches football-inspired promotional campaign

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NGK BoxClever 100k points winners

Date: 15-Mar-2018

Three lucky UK independent garages are celebrating winning 100,000 points each in ignition specialist NGK’s BoxClever loyalty scheme.

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Comma releases new Performance Motor Oil grade for Ingenium diesel engines

Date: 15-Mar-2018

Comma Oil has introduced the ECO-FE Plus 0W-30 as its latest fuel efficient Performance Motor Oil (PMO) grade to the market.

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National Auto Parts introduces new clutch kit applications

Date: 15-Mar-2018

National Auto Parts’ aftermarket offering has been further enhanced with the addition of three new clutch kits to its ever-expanding clutch portfolio, meeting growing customer demand and designed to bring the very latest OE-quality parts to the automotive aftermarket.

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National Auto Parts boosts coverage with even more brake discs

Date: 06-Mar-2018

National Auto Parts has introduced new-to-range additions to its ever-expanding aftermarket portfolio, with three new brake discs for both passenger car and light commercial vehicles, allowing customers to benefit further from its OE matching quality components.

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New Comma Gear & Transmission Oils add over 310,000 new applications

Date: 06-Mar-2018

New advanced Comma AQCVT Plus and AQDCT Plus Gear & Transmission Oils bring enhanced performance and expanded vehicle parc coverage

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3 Reasons Why Outdated Technology Is Killing Your Business - Advice from sales-i

Date: 05-Mar-2018

Business technologies are advancing at a rapid rate. The choice of new and improved products can often be incredibly overwhelming. Faced with such a range of options, companies often freeze with indecision, or end up making a bad investment. The problem is, if your business relies on unsuitable or outdated technology, it will risk falling behind its competitors.

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Euro Car Parts removes cost of lifetime warranties

Date: 05-Mar-2018

Until March 31, repairers purchasing any part from Euro Car Parts which qualifies for a lifetime warranty can access the cover for free, on parts more than £100.

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New Professional Head Torch Added to Popular Ring Zoom Torch Range

Date: 02-Mar-2018

Ring, the garage and workshop equipment specialist, has launched a new inspection head torch – the Ring RIT1070 Zoom240 LED Rechargeable Head Torch. It’s the ultimate hands-free tool for mechanics that need powerful light in the workshop.

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Effective data management – the clock is ticking!

Date: 02-Mar-2018

The successful rollout of the latest version of the TecAlliance data management system, referred to a DMM R2, is reaching its climax as the company’s official data suppliers have to migrate from the old system by the end of March.

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DENSO troubleshooting puts a stop to starter misdiagnosis

Date: 02-Mar-2018

As the global leader in developing and manufacturing rotating machines, DENSO gives an expert troubleshooting guide for Starter fault-finding.

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GiPA Irish market data now available

Date: 02-Mar-2018

GiPA's Republic of Ireland driver survey results are now available, providing an in-depth analysis of the car market of the Emerald Isle.

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Brake Engineering applauds decision to maintain MOT frequency

Date: 02-Mar-2018

Brake Engineering, one of the aftermarket’s leading braking specialists, has applauded the government’s decision to maintain the current MOT frequency, with a vehicle’s first test taking place at three years and then one year thereafter.

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Glow Plug fault-finding tips help shine a light on common ignition mishaps - Troubleshooting guide from DENSO helps workshops take advantage of a rise in glow plug demand

Date: 26-Feb-2018

DENSO’s Glow Plug range features leading OE technologies, allowing motorists to cold start their vehicles in sub-zero temperatures while providing extended post-heating temperatures to help lower emissions

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Workshops ‘Scratch To Win’ prizes with Comma

Date: 26-Feb-2018

• Promotion rewards workshops using top tier Performance Motor Oil (PMO) lubricants
• Over 10,000 Love2Shop vouchers up for grabs alongside two Palmer Sport driving days
• Workshops gain one scratchcard for every five litre PMO purchased and four for every 20 litre PMO

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SMPE boosts Engine Management offering

Date: 26-Feb-2018

Recent range expansion offers aftermarket ‘huge opportunities’

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LUMAG adds VRM capabilities to BRECK website plus BRECK New to Range update

Date: 21-Feb-2018

LUMAG - the leading global OE manufacturer and aftermarket supplier of brake friction products – has recently added VRM look-up capabilities to its website, making it easier to source brake parts for GB and Irish registration plates

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Prepare for EURO 6 now and profit later

Date: 20-Feb-2018

Euro Car Parts is advising repairers that carry out MOT testing to invest in new emissions analysers, to ensure they comply with changing legislation

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Autoelectro delighted to reveal revised surcharge plan

Date: 20-Feb-2018

Autoelectro is proud to unveil the introduction of a new surcharge strategy – with many part numbers now surcharge-free

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Opportunity for garages as 59% UK motorists “don’t know” headlamp type

Date: 20-Feb-2018

New research from Ring, the automotive lighting experts, shows that 59% of UK motorists “don’t know” what kind of headlamp is fitted in their vehicle. It also reported that 43% would be willing to pay for a bulb change: a sure sign of the rise of the “do it for me” motorists

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Comma thaws out winter with new Antifreeze and Coolant

Date: 13-Feb-2018

Comma has introduced its latest Antifreeze and Coolant to the market, as the winter servicing peak continues across the UK.

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Schaeffler (UK) and Liqui Moly combine to develop an additive that helps reduce timing chain wear by up to 20%

Date: 12-Feb-2018

Schaeffler (UK) has forged an exclusive partnership with oil and additive supplier, Liqui Moly, by offering an additive with every INA Timing Chain KIT.

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Comma presents advanced technical evening for workshops

Date: 12-Feb-2018

A technical team from Comma Oil will present an advanced technical evening to workshops, on the topic of lubricants in an ever changing market.

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Exol antifreeze meets Volvo specification

Date: 07-Feb-2018

Two of Exol’s new antifreeze products now fully comply with the latest Volvo coolant specifications for heavy-duty diesel engines found in HGVs, buses, coaches, plant and marine applications.

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Autoelectro reveals Mini, Audi and Citroën fitting solutions

Date: 07-Feb-2018

Autoelectro has released a series of new technical bulletins, continuing its pledge to deliver accurate and up-to-date diagnosis and fitting guides to guard against inaccurate warranty claims and fitting issues.

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Hella Gutmann Solutions – Transforming Businesses

Date: 07-Feb-2018

Diagnostic tools for the present and the future

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Comline brake pad and hub assembly ranges expand

Date: 06-Feb-2018

British brand illustrates development prowess with significant new-to-range release

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Fresh from the press: the new MANN-FILTER catalogues 2018/19. With new products in 14 languages

Date: 01-Feb-2018

The current MANN-FILTER catalogues 2018/19 are available for dealers and workshops. These reference tools list compatible products for more than 48,000 vehicles and machines, including over 260 new filter types. The new catalogues are also available now as DVD, online at www.mann-filter.com and via the MANN-FILTER app.

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HELLA produces its 20 millionth Electrical Power Steering ECU

Date: 25-Jan-2018

Ever-stricter regulations for reducing CO2 emissions require fuel-efficient products, whilst autonomous driving demands reliable and precise steering systems

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No stopping ‘Brake’ with latest range expansion

Date: 25-Jan-2018

Brake Engineering has extended its aftermarket portfolio by introducing several new additions across its product range for passenger cars and LCVs, including new brake calipers, pads and shoe sets.

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More brake parts added to National Auto Parts extensive portfolio

Date: 25-Jan-2018

Three new additions have been added to National Auto Parts’ brake disc range this month, increasing its car parc coverage even further and bringing to market ‘in demand’ products for both garages and motor factors.

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Tenneco Supplies Suspension on New Suzuki Swift Sport & Maruti Suzuki India Dzire

Date: 19-Jan-2018

Tenneco Inc, a global supplier of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and systems is supplying its Multi-Tuned Valve (MTV) suspension technology on the Swift Sport Manufactured in Japan, as well as the Dzire compact-sedan passenger car produced in Maruti Suzuki India Limited. The latest generation Swift, which made its debut in September at IAA 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany, will feature front struts and rear dampers from Tenneco.

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Winter Service Checks

Date: 19-Jan-2018

During the Winter months there is sure to be plenty of adverse weather conditions, all of which could hinder the performance of the vehicle, as several key components will be more exposed to the elements and prone to failure.

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HELLA Hengst – Innovative, premium filters for the workshop

Date: 19-Jan-2018

HELLA, a leading original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier to the global automotive industry, has recently added antibacterial carbon activated cabin filters to the HELLA Hengst range of OE quality filters.

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Autoelectro unveils latest batch of starter motor and alternator references

Date: 19-Jan-2018

The Bradford-based remanufacturer has unveiled its latest group of part numbers, following extensive research and analysis of the UK car parc.

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Euro Car Parts announces free Lifetime Clutch Warranties

Date: 19-Jan-2018

Repairers that purchase a clutch product from Euro Car Parts before 30th March 2018 will benefit from a free lifetime warranty. The offer covers every clutch product supplied by the company, including such brands as LUK, SACHS, Transmech, Valeo and more.

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SMPE secures agreement to supply iconic Lucas brand

Date: 19-Jan-2018

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), one of the UK's largest independently owned automotive parts manufacturers and suppliers, has secured the rights to supply its engine management programme under the iconic Lucas brand.

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HELLA develops communication concept for automated driving with interact

Date: 09-Jan-2018

New lighting modules to provide communication between automated vehicles and other road users

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HELLA NTR Update

Date: 09-Jan-2018

Additions across the electrical range

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Staying ahead of the game!

Date: 09-Jan-2018

More products and a revised catalogue for Behr Hella Service

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The braking specialist with the full package

Date: 09-Jan-2018

Even More Products Added In The Latest Update

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DENSO Develops World’s Largest Automotive Head-up Display

Date: 09-Jan-2018

Innovative human machine interface to be featured on 2018 Lexus LS will deliver safety and convenience to drivers.

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DENSO offers best practice in Lambda Sensor fitment to guide workshops through extreme weather

Date: 09-Jan-2018

Extreme weather conditions around Christmas and the New Year can bring nasty surprises for motorists with faulty or poor quality Lambda Sensors, highlighting the need for workshops to be prepared to fit OE quality replacements.

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Comma Oil first to meet newest ACEA C5 regulations with Eco-F 5W-20 oil

Date: 04-Jan-2018

The most recent ACEA C5 regulations have been put in place to distinguish oils that offer significantly increased fuel efficiency across petrol and light and heavy-duty diesel engines.

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Data overhaul brings benefits to motor factors

Date: 04-Jan-2018

WAIglobal UK is completely overhauling its parts data information, resulting in enhanced vehicle part coverage from its 5500 part numbers.

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NGK Winter Servicing Feature

Date: 04-Jan-2018

As drivers get to grips with the Arctic winter weather, a vehicle that doesn’t start is the last thing anyone wants to worry about.

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Euro Car Parts develops VIEWMECH workshop video system

Date: 04-Jan-2018

Euro Car Parts has launched its own video platform for repairers, which sends a short video explaining what additional repair work is needed to a customer’s vehicle. The VIEWMECH workshop video system, has been rolled out across the Euro Car Parts’ network, with early adopters reporting up to 25% more work conversions thanks to the straight-forward advisory upselling process.

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The Generation Game

Date: 04-Jan-2018

Providing The Complete Wheel Bearing Solution

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Parts retailer to move to the cloud with MAM

Date: 04-Jan-2018

Andy Pack Car Care Centre, a car parts and accessories retailer based in Herefordshire, has chosen to upgrade to Autopart Online, the cloud-hosted version of MAM Software's popular business management solution.

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See and work better with the Philips CBH51 LED Bonnet Lamp

Date: 04-Jan-2018

To give technicians clear vision in the workshop, Philips has introduced the CBH51 LED hybrid professional bonnet lamp, which features 32 powerful LEDs, providing an intense, 6000-K natural white light source and bright wide beam that defeats darkness, but to prevent fatigue, is also gentle on the eyes.

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Exol introduces Harvest LV UTTO

Date: 04-Jan-2018

Exol Lubricants has launched a new synthetic off-highway universal oil for transmissions, hydraulics, final drives and wet brakes named Harvest LV UTTO.

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National Auto Parts launches new wheel hub bearing kits

Date: 04-Jan-2018

UK manufacturer boosts its brake offering to the aftermarket

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MAHLE Original EG Turbochargers highlight OE competence and sales potential

Date: 04-Jan-2018

MAHLE Aftermarket’s new turbocharger range not only offers the most up-to-date part numbers for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, but is a perfect showcase for MAHLE’s technology that brings top-class turbochargers to the automotive aftermarket.

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HELLA Makes Ground-Breaking Development

Date: 04-Jan-2018

As a respected original equipment (OE) manufacturer and systems supplier, HELLA is already at the forefront of automotive technology with its involvement in areas such as ADAS (advance driver assistance systems) and LED lighting solutions. However, unwilling to sit on its laurels, the company is now looking further into the future to redefine the limits of present and future camera evolution.

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DENSO offers best practice in Lambda Sensor fitment to guide workshops through extreme weather

Date: 15-Dec-2017

Extreme weather conditions around Christmas can bring nasty surprises for motorists with faulty or poor quality Lambda Sensors, highlighting the need for workshops to be prepared to fit OE quality replacements.

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HELLA Provides The Ideal Solution For Rotating Electrics

Date: 01-Dec-2017

HELLA’s original equipment quality rotating electrics portfolio

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CV Coils poster from Borg & Beck

Date: 01-Dec-2017

Premium Quality Coils With Premium Support

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MAHLE Motorsport launches Racing Bearings catalogue

Date: 20-Nov-2017

MAHLE Motorsport has launched its High Performance Racing Bearings catalogue for the aftermarket.

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WAI introduces latest rotating electrics range additions

Date: 20-Nov-2017

WAIglobal has increased its aftermarket offering further still with its latest rotating electrics range expansion, featuring four additional starter motors and five alternators.

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Euro Car Parts supplies window regulator fitting guide

Date: 20-Nov-2017

Window regulators are notoriously difficult to fit, which can mean independent garages face frustratingly long labour times. Keen to fast track the process, Euro Car Parts now includes fitting instructions in product boxes, ensuring that window regulator replacements are straight forward to fit.

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HELLA’S Easy To Use 3D Addlight Bulbs App

Date: 20-Nov-2017

The free app that helps find the best headlamps

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DENSO to highlight importance of OE Quality Lambda Sensors to workshops at Autoinform Live

Date: 20-Nov-2017

Leading OE supplier to showcase why stocking quality components is key for workshop reputation

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Don’t be left out in the cold, says Euro Car Parts

Date: 20-Nov-2017

Garages are being advised by Euro Car Parts to consider their workshop heating requirements, as Britain braces itself for a cold snap.

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HELLA TECH WORLD – the easy access support site

Date: 07-Nov-2017

The 24-Hour Online Portal To Equip Workshops For The Future

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Comma launches ‘the Volkswagen oil of the future’

Date: 01-Nov-2017

The Comma Performance Motor Oil range has received a new addition that will help maintain the latest generation of diesel engines from the Volkswagen Group. The oil is also suitable for the latest petrol engines.

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Oil choice proves critical as nearly half of UK car parc is turbocharged

Date: 01-Nov-2017

Research suggests that nearly half of all cars on UK roads could be brought to standstill by simply choosing the wrong oil

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Champion® Launches New Braking Portfolio

Date: 01-Nov-2017

Technicians, workshops and suppliers can now source all their quality service components from a single brand

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Exol unveils new anti-freeze range

Date: 25-Oct-2017

Brand launches four new products for automotive and CV

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Comline Steering & Suspension Surges Forward

Date: 25-Oct-2017

British brand brings an influx of new steering & suspension numbers to market

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Philips RacingVision is 2017 Headlamp of the Year

Date: 24-Oct-2017

Philips RacingVision headlight bulbs, developed by Lumileds, has been named Auto Express Headlamp Bulb of the Year.

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WAI intensifies merchandise programme for garages and factors

Date: 23-Oct-2017

WAIglobal has introduced a new range of branded merchandise as part of its continued evolution of the WAI brand.

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Lumag’s brake pad range further expanded

Date: 23-Oct-2017

Leading global OE manufacturer and aftermarket supplier of brake friction products LUMAG, has announced the latest range additions to its own brand of brake pads, BRECK.

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Coil springs range extension surpasses 200 references

Date: 23-Oct-2017

Lesjöfors Springs has introduced more than 200 new coil springs since the start of the year as the company continues to demonstrate its excellence in bringing to market ‘key’ products for the automotive market.

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MAHLE keeps the aftermarket cool with new A/C compressor range

Date: 20-Oct-2017

MAHLE Aftermarket has launched a range of air-conditioning (A/C) compressors under the MAHLE Original brand, covering all top applications in the UK aftermarket.

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MAHLE - Technical Messenger – Workshop Information

Date: 20-Oct-2017

Issue no. 07/2017 – Power loss as a result of defective crankcase ventilation

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MAHLE increases CV filter range

Date: 20-Oct-2017

MAHLE has recently introduced seven additional filters to its ever-expanding Commercial Vehicle (CV) range, including three oil filters, two fuel filters, a cabin filter and an air filter.

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Future-oriented filtration solutions for fuel cell and high voltage battery systems

Date: 05-Oct-2017

MANN+HUMMEL selectively uses its core expertise to develop products for new drive concepts with the aim of achieving mobility in the future with a low level of emissions. This applies to concepts for batteries and also fuel cell technology. Stationary applications such as generators will also be fitted with the newly developed products.

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GSF Car Parts To Reintroduce Bendix Brand of Automotive Braking Products to the United Kingdom

Date: 03-Oct-2017

Exclusive distribution agreement makes availability of popular Bendix brand a reality for Western Europe’s independent automotive aftermarket

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BORG & BECK introduces brake fluid

Date: 03-Oct-2017

The Braking Specialist That Provides The Full Package

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DENSO updates wiper blades catalogue to help workshops boost autumn sales across popular car models

Date: 03-Oct-2017

DENSO’s latest wiper blades catalogue for the aftermarket includes a new part number key and updated fitting instructions for all blade types.

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Comline at the double! - Comline celebrates A1 Motor Stores Component Supplier of the Year award

Date: 03-Oct-2017

Comline Auto Parts (Comline), the award-winning British distributor of all-makes replacement parts, has added to its list of accolades by being awarded the A1 Motor Stores Component Supplier of the Year for 2017 for the second successive year.

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The Perfect Fit! Comline makes fitment easier for technicians by including a drain tube with a popular oil filter reference

Date: 11-Sep-2017

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) has upgraded its EOF249 oil filter, suitable for a variety of Japanese applications, to make draining residual oil from the filter housing easier and quicker for technicians.

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TecAlliance – the tools to tackle the issues

Date: 11-Sep-2017

TecAlliance RMI answers the question

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A brand new range of Air Mass flowmeters enriches a wide and expanding sensors range

Date: 11-Sep-2017

Valeo Service continues its commitment to extend the wide product portfolio with a brand new range of air mass flow meters and releasing 221 Engine Management Systems sensors for passenger car.

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New references for Volvo car applications

Date: 11-Sep-2017

Valeo Service has released 24 new references for major Volvo car applications since February 2017

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Valeo “augments” its hotline with a new upgrade - The Valeo Connected Assistance

Date: 11-Sep-2017

Valeo helps customers by seeing what they see.

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Comma Oil Finder app strikes gold for workshop efficiency

Date: 06-Sep-2017

• Nearly 82% prefer Comma’s app over catalogues or online guides according to survey
• Cuts time spent searching for vehicle product applications by average of 30%
• Users say easy-to-use ‘Oil Finder’ app has enhanced their business

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Calipers dominate this month’s new to range development

Date: 05-Sep-2017

Eight new brake calipers have been added to Brake Engineering’s product range this month, underlining the brand’s commitment to bringing to market products that are in demand at both garages and motor factors.

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Valeo Service releases its new reference clutch catalogue 2017/2018

Date: 04-Sep-2017

The new 2017/2018 edition of the Clutch catalogue dedicated to passenger cars and LCV applications for all Valeo Service aftermarket product ranges has been released in August 2017.

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Lumag’s Breck brand bolstered with 20 new vehicle applications

Date: 01-Sep-2017

Lumag is pleased to announce that its own-brand of brake pads, Breck, has seen its range expanded with the introduction of four new part numbers, covering 20 new vehicle applications.

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OSRAM launches new retrofit upgrade headlamps for VW Golf VI drivers

Date: 01-Sep-2017

OSRAM is launching a full retrofit upgrade headlamp set for VW Golf VI owners who want their cars to outshine all others.

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More light, more visibility, more safety. OSRAM celebrates 10 years of the NIGHT BREAKER family!

Date: 30-Aug-2017

For the past ten years, OSRAM has been writing success stories with the product family NIGHT BREAKER all over the world and this has intensified in the last few years.

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Euro Car Parts partners with Ceramex to provide ‘Midas touch’ DPF service

Date: 25-Aug-2017

Three-day turnaround filter refurbishment service offered to independent garages

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Key Parts extend braking programme

Date: 25-Aug-2017

More Than 200 New References

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HELLA Adds More Than 150 References For Multiple Product Ranges

Date: 25-Aug-2017

Lighting, EGR valve and sensor references added

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Behr Hella Service Further Expands Product Ranges

Date: 25-Aug-2017

120 new references added

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DENSO Wiper Blades delivering autumn sales

Date: 25-Aug-2017

The challenges for motorists as autumnal weather approaches open up opportunities for workshops to boost customer satisfaction and sales by offering high quality wiper blades

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Exol Lubricants invests in electronic trading

Date: 21-Aug-2017

Exol Lubricants, the UK’s largest independent lubricants blender, is investing in electronic trading through PACT, enabling it to trade and communicate with automotive aftermarket customers more efficiently.

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New to range filters for August

Date: 18-Aug-2017

Following the successful introduction of the HELLA Hengst brand earlier this year and its subsequent increasing share of the UK filtration market, HELLA has announced that the company will be adding 16 new-to-range (NTR) part numbers during August.

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Euro Car Parts introduces Auto Finesse

Date: 17-Aug-2017

A full range of professional car care products at competitive prices

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Start-up motor factor to use Autopart Online to deliver "good old-fashioned service"

Date: 14-Aug-2017

7 Dale Motor Factors employs MAM Software's cloud solution to help provide good customer service and efficiently manage its operations

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AdBlue now on Exol agenda

Date: 14-Aug-2017

Sales more than double since launch

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WAI spins into action following Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 04-Aug-2017

Auto-electrical supplier experiences best show yet

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Comline diesel filter range enhanced with improvements to popular references

Date: 04-Aug-2017

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) has improved its diesel filter range with vital enhancements to two of its most popular references, EFF235 and EFF246, each designed to allow a smoother assembly of the component

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Autoparts UK raises the heat with summer offers

Date: 04-Aug-2017

Autoparts UK has released a number of customer deals this summer, including its scratch card promotion offering customers the chance to win Matco tool vouchers, beer, wine, snack packs, cool boxes, tents, table & chair sets, sun loungers, BBQs, firepits, trampolines and Laz-Z spas.

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Stay cool this summer with Launch UK

Date: 04-Aug-2017

New range of air-con machines unveiled

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BERU® Launches New Ignition Pocket Catalogue for 2017-2018

Date: 04-Aug-2017

Conveniently-sized catalogue provides instant access to an extensive range of premium ignition products

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BORG & BECK’S Clutch Fault Guide

Date: 04-Aug-2017

Useful Guide For Technicians

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HaynesPro WorkshopData latest release

Date: 02-Aug-2017

HaynesPro, part of the Haynes Publishing group, is pleased to announced the latest data release to their online technical repair and service information system, WorkshopData. HaynesPro is used by more than 50,000 indenpendant workshops throughout Europe and the UK.

HaynesPro produce WorkshopData sets for both Cars and Trucks, with both sets benefiting from this new release. For Trucks we are proud to unvail two completely new data subjects; Diesel injector removal and installation, Electronic Controlled Air Suspension (ECAS) diagrams.

Diesel injector removal and installation. We have recognised an increasing demand for data on mechanical fuel system repairs. Our new repair manuals on injectors (and unit injectors) will help the mechanic to follow the OEM procedures and thus save valuable time. The new repair manuals include clear instructions, all the necessary adjustment data, and details of any special tools required.

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Delphi Product & Service Solutions Launches Multi-System, Wide-Ranging Low Pressure Diagnostic Tool with Added Road Test Capability

Date: 26-Jul-2017

Delphi’s new LP35 provides technicians with the ability to test all low pressure circuits in both static and dynamic modes, with just one, easy-to-use, highly accurate tool

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TRW makes it a Summer well spent with new-to-range parts

Date: 26-Jul-2017

ZF Aftermarket has introduced a further 97 references for its TRW branded ‘Corner Module’ offer of braking, steering & suspension products in the UK.

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DENSO Lambda Sensor range extends to help optimise engine efficiency

Date: 26-Jul-2017

OE quality range receives eight new part numbers offering widespread coverage, optimising engine efficiency

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HELLA Hengst cabin filters - a complete solution

Date: 26-Jul-2017

Fitting instructions included with every cabin filter

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Experienced REPXPERT users utilising its true purpose

Date: 24-Jul-2017

REPXPERT, Schaeffler’s free and popular garage portal, is proving more than just a place for technicians to cash-in their loyalty coupons for bonus gifts – it also paves the way to access additional technical information on its LuK, FAG, INA and Ruville brands

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Lighting expert, HELLA, crucial to development of innovative technology!

Date: 18-Jul-2017

Liquid Crystal HD Technology Enables Fully Adaptive Light Distribution

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New technology features in WAI new to range

Date: 17-Jul-2017

New rotating electrics products have been added to the WAIglobal range, bringing the total number of new references introduced to more than 30 in recent months.

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HELLA’S multibeam LED headlamps

Date: 17-Jul-2017

Lighting is one of the most essential safety components in a vehicle and due to its importance, lighting and electronics expert, HELLA, continually develops innovative lighting systems that offer a high level of driving illumination to provide the best view of the road ahead

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SONNE further increases refinish offering

Date: 17-Jul-2017

The accident repair and refinish industry is growing at a rapid pace, causing uncertainty for some, but creating opportunity for others. In the last few years, global coatings manufacturers and UK based distributors have made acquisitions to strengthen their position in the market

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Starring role for Starline

Date: 11-Jul-2017

Steering and suspension with industry-leading 3-year warranty

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DENSO leads the way in Lambda Sensor technology

Date: 11-Jul-2017

Since 1977, DENSO has been breaking new ground in Lambda Sensor technology and innovations

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HELLA’s impressive new sensor range

Date: 10-Jul-2017

Intelligent battery sensors spearhead growing range

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HELLA Hengst – the success so far

Date: 05-Jul-2017

Since its launch in April, HELLA Hengst has already been heralded a success in the aftermarket, largely due to its original equipment (OE) heritage and depth of range

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Behr Hella Service Expands Compressor Range for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Date: 04-Jul-2017

Behr Hella Service is now the exclusive sales partner for Sanden in the Independent European Aftermarket

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First Line gives Technicians Top Tips

Date: 28-Jun-2017

What Technicians Need To Know About Installing Land Rover Handbrake Shoes

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WAI introduces new regulator tester

Date: 27-Jun-2017

WAIglobal has added a new voltage regulator testing diagnostic tool, the WAI1000, to its extensive rotating electrical range.

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SONNE – one year on - the ideal ‘free to choose’ solution

Date: 27-Jun-2017

In the last year, HELLA has added to its brand portfolio by branching out into the UK collision repair sector with the launch of Sonne during the inaugural Automechanika Birmingham

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GSF Car Parts promote new Dunlop Air Con units

Date: 26-Jun-2017

GSF Car Parts has just launched new deals on the Dunlop Air Con machines for R134a and new R1234YF refrigerants.

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MAHLE extends engine component offering

Date: 26-Jun-2017

MAHLE Aftermarket has introduced seven new engine components including four pistons, two rings and one liner

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Valeo demonstrates clutch friction expertise

Date: 26-Jun-2017

Valeo Service has launched in the UK a campaign focusing on the key benefits of its commercial vehicle clutch friction material

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Valeo launches Valeo.ai, the first global research center in artificial intelligence and deep learning for automotive applications based in Paris

Date: 22-Jun-2017

Valeo launches the first global research center in artificial intelligence and deep learning dedicated to automotive applications

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Autoparts extends range of ORIUM tyres

Date: 22-Jun-2017

Autoparts UK has introduced two new passenger car tyres into its exclusive range of ORIUM tyres including ORIUM HP, a high performance tyre, and an ultra-high performance tyre, ORIUM UHP, with both tyres featuring a new tread pattern and wet grip rating

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New DPF gun ‘launches’ into diagnostics range

Date: 21-Jun-2017

Launch UK has added a brand new diesel particulate filter (DPF) gun to its extensive range of diagnostic equipment, and is hoping to raise awareness to the importance of maintaining and cleaning a DPF.

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Cold calling! How to address refrigerant legislation

Date: 20-Jun-2017

Euro Car Parts, the UK’s leading supplier of car and LCV parts, has released the latest version of its air-conditioning catalogue

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Lumag launches new BRECK online catalogue

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Pioneer of brake friction technology, LUMAG, has just launched its e-catalogue for its own brand of brake pads, BRECK

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Lumag launches new e-catalogue of its CV range

Date: 19-Jun-2017

LUMAG, leading OE manufacturer and aftermarket supplier for CV brake pads and linings, has announced the launch of its latest e-catalogue, which has been fully updated to offer its complete CV range which is now available to order.

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MAHLE enhances Caremetix® coverage

Date: 19-Jun-2017

MAHLE Aftermarket has introduced six new cabin air filters under the CareMetix® brand as the new five layer filters continue to offer enhanced vehicle parc coverage

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Capus reports surge in Kingpin wear gauge sales

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Capus (UK) has reported a significant increase in sales of its kingpin wear gauge after urging CV fleet operators to regularly check this safety-critical part every six months or 40,000 km

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Valeo urges aftermarket to ‘Trust the Specialist’

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Valeo Service UK demonstrated its complete product range at Automechanika Birmingham to reflect its Aftermarket Product specialist promise, including wiper systems, transmission systems and lighting systems to name a few

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NGK - New BoxClever promotion

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has put together another fantastic promotional offer for members of its BoxClever garage loyalty scheme

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Valeo Digital Tools put power in technicians’ hands

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Valeo Service UK has launched a number of digital initiatives to further support customers as part of its wider ‘We Care 4 You’ strategy

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TecAlliance – providing the tools for effective aftermarket solutions

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Between TecDoc and RMI, both factors and their workshop customers have the tools to deliver the very best in replacement parts management and best practice installation

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Capus ties up with Fabio air springs

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Capus (UK) Ltd has recently added the Fabio range of replacement air springs to its extensive range of CV aftermarket products.

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Delphi Product & Service Solutions Enhances Engine Management Portfolio with New, First-to-Market OE Technologies

Date: 19-Jun-2017

Delphi’s new programme of OE cam phasers, air dosers and OE-quality exhaust gas temperature sensors covers popular failing parts, providing greater service opportunities for garages

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Delphi Product & Service Solutions Extends Steering Range with Significant New-to-Range Additions

Date: 12-Jun-2017

Delphi introduces 175 new steering part numbers covering popular vehicles and more than 1000 applications

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Valeo lights up aftermarket with OE Technologies

Date: 12-Jun-2017

Following Valeo Service’s Strategy We Care 4 You - Trust the Specialist, there is a strong focus on one of the latest lighting technologies on the market: the FullLed™ system

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Facelift for the VW Golf VI: Osram previews new retrofit upgrade headlamp at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 09-Jun-2017

The new LEDriving Xenarc Golf VI Black Edition retrofit headlamp provides a simple and legal upgrade to Xenon and LED lighting technologies

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No stopping Lumag’s own brake pad range

Date: 09-Jun-2017

Leading global OE manufacturer and aftermarket supplier of brake friction products LUMAG, has announced the latest range additions to its own brand of brake pads, BRECK

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Celsus upgrades trade customer website

Date: 25-May-2017

Award-winning distribution specialist Celsus UK Limited has upgraded its ‘Trade Log In’ website, enabling customers to access a wider array of vital information even more easily

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Delphi Product & Service Solutions launches ECE R90 Certified Brake Discs

Date: 24-May-2017

Delphi brake discs for new vehicles launched after 1st November 2016 will now be R90 homologated and certified, alongside popular older applications already in range

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TRW’s ‘True Originals’ Campaign flexes its Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV) muscles

Date: 10-May-2017

ZF Aftermarket has announced that the latest phase of the award winning TRW ‘True Originals’ campaign is now live. This time the business will highlight the strength and durability of its HCV braking, steering & suspension parts, under the TRW Proequip product line.

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DENSO Glow Plugs range enhanced with five new part numbers

Date: 10-May-2017

DENSO has enhanced its leading Glow Plug range for the aftermarket, adding new part numbers for workshops and distributors

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First Line continues to expand ranges

Date: 03-May-2017

First Line is committed to being first to market, with new products being added each month, so garages and motor factors can be assured that First Line has the ideal solution.

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Replacing the turbo on a Transit? Then fit a new oil strainer and oil feed pipe, advise BTN Turbo

Date: 03-May-2017

When replacing the turbo on a Ford Transit 2.2/2.4/2.5LD or Land Rover, best practice is to replace the oil strainer and oil feed pipe.

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New Point of Sale for garages unveiled

Date: 02-May-2017

Launch UK has added new point of sale resources for garage users of its automatic transmission flush machine and Launch X431 diagnostic tools as it continues to help workshops promote the key benefits of its products to motorists.

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MAHLE neutralises nasty niffs with new CareMetix® cabin filters

Date: 02-May-2017

MAHLE Aftermarket has launched its new CareMetix® cabin filter, featuring a five layer cabin filter specially designed to improve passenger health and wellbeing by removing nasty odours and harmful contaminants from vehicle cabins

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MAHLE continues to extend filter offering

Date: 02-May-2017

MAHLE Aftermarket has introduced five new filters including three air filters, a cabin filter, and a spin-on oil filter.

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Highlighting the future of automotive lighting at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: 21-Apr-2017

After last year’s very successful show, OSRAM are looking forward to a busy few days in Birmingham again this year. With an even bigger stand and even more innovative products on display they will be confirming their position as a global innovation and technology leader in the automotive lighting sector.

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Comma’s Manista beads farewell to plastic polychips

Date: 13-Apr-2017

Comma Oil has launched a new, more environmentally friendly formulation for its Manista product, an essential hand cleaner that quickly removes oil, grease & other ground in dirt from hands.

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Brake Engineering continues to offer expert advice

Date: 13-Apr-2017

Brake Engineering has released a number of new technical bulletins offering specialist advice on a wide range of the brand’s calipers and wheel cylinders, including information on product identification and the intricate differences of each part number

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Autoparts UK increases brake offering

Date: 13-Apr-2017

Autoparts UK has introduced 40 new-to-range pads under the established Padtech brand, offering customers expanded vehicle parc coverage

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Roadlink pads thrive under extreme testing

Date: 04-Apr-2017

Roadlink International has successfully demonstrated the performance of its brake pads after putting the product through extensive tests against an Original Equipment (OE) brand.

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New Exol oil for JCBs

Date: 04-Apr-2017

Exol has launched a new oil recommended for a number of models fitted with JCB’s Ecomax T4i engine or its Dieselmax T3 engine.

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NGK at Automechanika Birmingham 2017

Date: 04-Apr-2017

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd will be highlighting the launch of its new NTK range of Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensors and Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensors at Automechanika Birmingham.

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Delphi Product & Service Solutions Features Extended Air Conditioning Portfolio in New Catalogue

Date: 03-Apr-2017

The catalogue includes more than 165 new-to-range parts fitted to popular European and Asian applications

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WAI window regulators prove to be an international hit

Date: 31-Mar-2017

WAIglobal has received excellent feedback from NEXUS Automotive International SA, a global alliance of automotive aftermarket leaders, on its range of window regulators with customers urging fellow aftermarket businesses to “order today”.

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GSF Car Parts grow air con programme

Date: 31-Mar-2017

With the clocks changed and summer coming over the horizon, GSF Car Parts has launched what they say is their ‘best ever’ line-up of air conditioning solutions.

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DENSO's Rotating parts range update powers workshop sales

Date: 31-Mar-2017

DENSO is expanding its Starters & Alternators range, adding 21 new Rotating parts to provide additional sales during the peak season.

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New VW-group specific engine oil now available

Date: 30-Mar-2017

Comma has introduced a new low viscosity, VW-group specific, Performance Motor Oil - Eco-LLP 0W-20. Compatible with the most recent after-treatment devices, the new grade also meets the high fuel economy requirements of the ’VW Blue Oil’.

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Spark plug replacement on BMW N43 and N53 engines

Date: 30-Mar-2017

According to statistics, more than 488,000 vehicles with the N43 and N53 engines are driving on European roads, which were fitted with the ZKBR7A-HTU NGK spark plugs as original equipment (OE).

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DENSO tech tips can maximise spark plug sales

Date: 24-Mar-2017

DENSO, one of the largest manufacturers of ignition products in the aftermarket, explains how good service can maximise spark plug sales even as we exit the winter period and beyond.

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New LED Under-bonnet Work Light JESPL-120/AJ

Date: 23-Mar-2017

Fast growing tools brand Angry Jester has launched a new under-bonnet work light, now available exclusively from The Parts Alliance.

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Taurus Euro 5 10W-40 approved by leading VMs

Date: 21-Mar-2017

Taurus Euro 5 10W-40, a heavy duty diesel engine oil from Exol Lubricants, is now approved by Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Renault, Mack, MTU, MAN and is suitable for Euro 4, Euro 5 and many Euro 6 engines.

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GSF see sales surge on multi-fleet oils

Date: 21-Mar-2017

National motor factor GSF Car Parts are celebrating a very happy first birthday after seeing sales surge on the Vetech multi-fleet engine oils launched in 2016.

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Comline keeps its finger on the pulse with a blitz of new part numbers

Date: 21-Mar-2017

Comline Auto Parts (Comline), the award-winning distributor of European, Japanese and Korean replacement parts, has once again bolstered its stellar range and further strengthened its excellent vehicle parc coverage with an impressive list of new filter references

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Roadlink goes the extra mile with AL-KO shock absorbers

Date: 20-Mar-2017

Roadlink International is now offering a three-year warranty on its wide range of AL-KO shock absorbers providing both trust and quality as it continues to support customers in all areas of business

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Motaquip enhances product portfolio with addition of new part numbers

Date: 16-Mar-2017

Motaquip has cemented its position as one of the most competitive and fastest-growing suppliers of steering and suspension products in Europe after it released a comprehensive update of new-to-range part numbers

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ZF Aftermarket has announced a UK range extension for TRW’s ‘Corner Module’ offer of braking, steering & suspension products

Date: 16-Mar-2017

The extension adds an additional 95 OE part numbers which cover an extensive list of makes and applications.

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FAG’s on a roll….

Date: 10-Mar-2017

The FAG wheel bearing brand has continued to grow over the past year with new components being launched for more than one million additional vehicles on the UK and Ireland’s roads.

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INA increases its range for millions more vehicles

Date: 10-Mar-2017

It’s been another phenomenal year for the INA brand which has been expanded to cater for the requirements of millions more vehicles on the UK and Ireland’s roads.

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LuK: the first choice of professionals

Date: 10-Mar-2017

Schaeffler (UK) Ltd’s market-leading LuK clutch range continues to go from strength to strength with range extensions reinforcing its position as the first choice of the UK and Ireland’s professional independent workshops.

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Brake Engineering continues to expand caliper coverage

Date: 10-Mar-2017

Brake Engineering has added 10 new brake calipers to its ever-expanding range, all offering excellent European vehicle coverage.

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Delphi Product & Service Solutions launches new range of OE-quality, coated brake discs

Date: 09-Mar-2017

Delphi’s newly extended range of fully coated brake discs offers improved protection and aesthetics, all while saving garages time and money

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Test Assured

Date: 07-Mar-2017

Quality sensors are essential for longevity when it comes to ABS sensors, according to Cambiare

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Euro Car Parts “tools up” with first car tool catalogue

Date: 07-Mar-2017

Euro Car Parts, the UK’s leading distributor of car and LCV parts, has launched its first specialist tool catalogue following increased demand from repairers and professional technicians across the UK and Ireland.

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New Rainy Day Wipers Launch Completes Extensive Champion® Wiper Blade Range

Date: 07-Mar-2017

OE quality, entry-level range provides broad European car parc coverage from only 13 part references

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NGK releases new 2017 NTK sensors catalogue

Date: 06-Mar-2017

Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has released its new 2017 NTK sensors catalogue, packed with all the information customers need to know about its market-leading range.

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GSF Car Parts report record heater season

Date: 01-Mar-2017

GSF Car Parts say this winter has seen record sales on their workshop heater programme from Z M Heaters, with sales rising by over 40%.

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Sonne introduces an accelerated thinner to range

Date: 24-Feb-2017

HELLA’s paint brand, Sonne®, the ideal ‘free to choose’ solution in the refinish market and a flexible alternative for distributors and bodyshops, is now boosted further by the introduction of an accelerated thinner for clearcoat, which saves time, costs and dramatically increases bodyshop productivity.

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Autoparts UK gives customers the power to sell more

Date: 24-Feb-2017

Autoparts UK has introduced a brand new battery station, supporting garages in the promotion of free battery checks.

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Champion® launches new Easyvision™ wiper blade catalogue

Date: 23-Feb-2017

Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings LLC, has released its new Champion® Easyvision™ wiper blade catalogue. It features both direct and retro-fit Champion Easyvision flat blades and standard wipers, providing class-leading coverage of the light vehicle market.

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First Line provides unique layout diagrams - Technical Support To Aid The Workshop

Date: 23-Feb-2017

Crucial to the sales of car parts is the accuracy of the cataloguing and First Line Ltd are 100% committed to ensuring that the cataloguing of all products is leading in terms of accuracy.

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Shaftec drives efficiency by including remanufactured EPB calipers with new motors in latest range

Date: 23-Feb-2017

Leading transmission supplier, Shaftec, has announced its latest range extension of 190 references covering approximately 360 vehicle applications.

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With Optional Integrated Hybrid Module: ZF’s new 8-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission for Sports Vehicles

Date: 23-Feb-2017

With an all-new 8-speed dual clutch transmission (8DT) as a basis, ZF and Porsche have collaborated to develop a modular hybrid transmission kit for sports vehicles, catering for current and future drive trends.

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Silencio range continues to grow

Date: 02-Feb-2017

Valeo Service UK added more than 20 new part numbers to its Silencio® brand of wiper blades during 2016.

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TRW’s Campaign Corners the Global Market for Originality

Date: 02-Feb-2017

ZF is a global automotive leader in driveline and chassis technology, as well as active and passive safety technology.

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VDO publishes data to Autocat v8

Date: 02-Feb-2017

VDO UK, part of the Continental group, is now using MAM’s Autocat v8 parts catalogue to provide product data to distributors on its engine management programme.

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HydroConnect™ launched by Valeo

Date: 01-Feb-2017

Valeo Service UK has launched HydroConnect™, a new wiper blade range providing 96 percent OE flatblade car parc coverage with just 42 part numbers.

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Valeo introduces specialist switches for Mercedes

Date: 01-Feb-2017

Valeo Service UK has launched 14 new steering column switches and four clockspring and steering angle sensors specifically designed for Mercedes models.

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New DPF cleaning service offers garages new opportunity

Date: 30-Jan-2017

Randstad Ltd has launched a brand new diesel particulate filter (DPF) cleaning service including collection, testing, complete cleaning and return of the product, offering the additional benefit of removing stubborn ash from the DPF.

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Comline revs up its data for Autocat v8

Date: 30-Jan-2017

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is delighted to announce that it has been granted MAM Autocat v8 status, after impressing the data software provider with the breadth quality and accuracy of its data portfolio.

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MAHLE Aftermarket Continues To Expand Filtration Range

Date: 30-Jan-2017

Original equipment (OE) manufacturer and systems supplier, MAHLE is continually growing its product offering and has therefore recently introduced more passenger car, light commercial vehicle (LCV) and heavy duty components into its comprehensive filtration range.

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Behr Hella Service launches new branding concept

Date: 30-Jan-2017

Thermal management expert, Behr Hella Service, is further increasing the transparency of its portfolio by introducing a new Premium Line branding from the beginning of 2017

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Valeo leads the way in flat blade technology

Date: 11-Jan-2017

Valeo Service UK, an expert in the manufacture and supply of wiper systems, provides the automotive aftermarket with a wide range of exclusive flat blade solutions from its Silencio® and HydroConnect™ brands.

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New oil from Exol focuses on Volvo vehicle parc

Date: 05-Jan-2017

Exol Lubricants has introduced Optima Vimax VC 0W-20 to its wide range of high quality oils, with the new addition covering a high number of the latest petrol and diesel Volvo vehicles.

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WAI leads the way in window regulators

Date: 05-Jan-2017

WAI is encouraging the independent automotive aftermarket to take advantage of the upcoming opportunities in the supply and fit of replacement window regulators.

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Win £2,000 with Hella’s Golden Sensor Promotion

Date: 05-Oct-2016

Ten Prizes to be won in October

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