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Expected rise in gear control cable repairs

Date: Friday 27 November 2020

In the lead up to Christmas, more people this year are turning to online shopping, which means there are significantly more light commercial vehicles (LCV’s) on the roads making deliveries. As a resul…

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David Sedgley, Roadlink International chairman, has sadly passed away following a long illness

Date: Friday 27 November 2020

David spent his whole working life in the commercial vehicle industry, leaving school to begin work with Edmunds Walker in the early 1960s. Always championing the independent business, he established …

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DENSO glow plugs – keeping technicians cosy this winter

Date: Friday 27 November 2020

To help keep them warm as we enter winter and the weather gets colder, DENSO is offering technicians the opportunity to receive a branded beanie hat when they purchase glow plugs from participating di…

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HELLA presents new aftermarket image video

Date: Friday 27 November 2020

The further strengthening its good position in the aftermarket, HELLA, the lighting and electronics expert has produced a new image film to highlight its comprehensive range of services for independen…

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Act now for a fast start in 2021, TechMan advises garage owners

Date: Friday 27 November 2020

Workshop management specialist, TechMan, is calling on garages to ‘act now’ for a fast start in the New Year by streamlining business processes. It follows an unimaginable year of restrictions and abn…

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Balyfa joins IAAF membership

Date: Thursday 26 November 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed its latest member, global brake fitting supplier Balyfa, to its growing network of aftermarket businesses. Balyfa delivers a high-…

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URGENT - help needed from IAAF members for important study on access to in-vehicle data access

Date: Thursday 26 November 2020

FIGIEFA and IAAF have been approached by TRL on behalf of the European Commission to take part in a study on access to in-vehicle data. As TRL are advising the Commission on policy options on this top…

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Loveday Ryder appointed as DVSA's new Chief Executive

Date: Thursday 26 November 2020

Loveday Ryder has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and will be starting her new role on 1 January 2021. DVSA’s purpose is to help everyone st…

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Last chance to register for the IAAF Virtual Conference

Date: Thursday 26 November 2020

IAAF members are reminded that time is running out for them to register for this year's conference, which is being hosted virtually on Thursday 3rd December. As usual, the IAAF will be welcoming a top…

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Sign up for AdBell's exclusive Christmas promotion

Date: Thursday 26 November 2020

Ad Bell have put together some exclusive offers available from Tuesday 1st to Thursday 24th December, we would like you to hear about them. Sign up is quick and easy – click the link below to sign up …

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“Could the 2030 UK Government ban on new petrol and diesel only cars be good for the aftermarket?” asks Klarius CEO Mark Brickhill…

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

“The answer, in the short to mid-term could be ‘yes’ if you look past the populist politics. Most manufacturers are introducing mainly hybrid vehicles now anyway, and plans for an electric-only future…

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HELLA strengthens its market position in the field of car body lighting

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

HELLA, the lighting and electronics expert, that designs the car body lighting of tomorrow, has acquired several important orders from premium and volume manufacturers in this sector and further stren…

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GS Yuasa Academy receives IMI accreditation

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

GS Yuasa Academy has become the first battery training program to partner with The Institute of the Motor Industry. The online learning platform will give users who have completed all courses the oppo…

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BEIS Update: Rules for providing services are changing

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

In the run-up to the end of the transition period on 31st December, The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has issued further guidance for businesses regarding the rules covering …

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Repair and servicing sector still ill-equipped for “monumental” EV switch, IMI warns

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

A failure to properly support the servicing and repair sector will compromise the government’s ambitious plans to end the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, the Institute of the Motor I…

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IMI launches MOT Training and Assessment for 2021

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

Addressing the current heavy workload of many MOT testers, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has launched its MOT Training and Assessment package for 2021. With a focus on e-Learning, the 3 ho…

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MOT testing in Scotland: update

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

The Scottish Government has announced that 11 areas in Scotland moved into protection Level 4 from 18:00 on Friday 20 November until Friday 11 December.You can read more about the measures and which a…

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Klarius wins Business of the Year Award at Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards 2020

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce has recognised The Klarius Group of Companies with several honours at its annual business awards – including Business of the Year. The Staffordshire Chambers Busines…

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Autotech Recruit announces significant investment plans to drive up industry’s EV training

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

With the news that the ban on petrol and diesel car sales has been brought forward to 2030, as part of the Government’s climate change pledge, the automotive industry is gearing up for a substantial r…

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Avia Autos wins The Motor Ombudsman’s inaugural Garage Star Award for Wales

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

Avia Autos in Bridgend is pleased to announce that it has won The Motor Ombudsman’s regional Garage Star Award for Wales. The Garage Star Awards were introduced by the Ombudsman dedicated to the autom…

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MANN+HUMMEL to close UK site - all manufacturing to be centered in Europe

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

The Mann+Hummel Group, a leading filtration expert, is proposing the closure of its main manufacturing facility at Hilton Cross Business Park in Wolverhampton, as it continues to review its operationa…

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Announcement from the Board Of Directors of the IMTFA

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

The IMTFA Board of Directors is delighted to announce that Simon Ayres is to become their new chairman, with Daniel Walsh continuing as Deputy Chairman. The Board would like to thank Ewan Murray, who …

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Sailing to success: DENSO backs class winner at Rolex Middle Sea Race

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

Rossko, a high-performance yacht sponsored by DENSO, has taken a class win in one of the most renowned and challenging boat races in the world. The JPK 1080 yacht, skippered by Timofey Zhbankov, was v…

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New ADAS kit further expands Delphi Technologies' diagnostic capabilities

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

BorgWarner, a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, introduces a new diagnostic solution to its Delphi Technologies Aftermarket portfo…

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New Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Safety Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the first two chapters of a new Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Safety course: High Voltage Design Concepts and Safety Systems. The integratio…

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Updated figures from DVSA on MOT volume forecasts

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

Following on from previous information released at the beginning of November, the DVSA has now produced updated figures for November and an updated forecast for December, broken down by postcode, to h…

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Lawgistics: Furlough Claim Time Limit

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

If you have employees on either furlough or flexible furlough you should be aware of the new timescales for making a claim with HMRC. The claim needs to be submitted within roughly 14 days after the e…

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FinCred IS Goes Global

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020

IAAF credit insurance provider, FinCred IS, is excited to announce that they have joined the global broking network, UNIBA Partners. UNIBA Partners is an owner-led, client-centric global network that …

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National Motor Museum avoids Lockdown fuel degradation problems

Date: Friday 20 November 2020

There will be few re-starting problems or unnecessary maintenance issues when the National Motor Museum re-opens its doors after the latest lockdown, thanks to support from one of its lubricant suppli…

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EAG announces TRICO distribution

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) is delighted to announce that it will be distributing TRICO wiper blades to the aftermarket.To further accommodate the industry and its needs, EAG is now distributing TRIC…

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FRAM® slam as filter brand arrives at leading motor factor

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Technicians can now access a full range of FRAM® filters at leading motor factors – Midwest Motor Factors and Monmore Auto Parts. With five branches throughout the West Midlands, Midwest Motor Factors…

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NEW starter S9391S in AS-PL offer

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Another new starter has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The starter has an index number S9391S and is the product of the AS brand. The starter belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and starts rate…

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“If it's in the kit, then change it”, says Dayco

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Alongside its commitment to supplying original equipment (OE) components to vehicle manufacturers (VM) across the globe, Dayco, the world’s leading power transmission system manufacturer, is also dedi…

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OSRAM shines a light on the perfect stocking fillers

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Bright lights are arguably what Christmas is all about and although lights may not be the obvious stocking filler, a bulb upgrade can brighten up that number one car fan’s Christmas. OSRAM’s wide rang…

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Schaeffler launches FAG steering & suspension programme

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Schaeffler, the renowned and respected original equipment (OE) component and system manufacturer, has introduced a comprehensive steering & suspension programme under its FAG brand. It hopes to pr…

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Remember! Change your cabin filter every 6 months!

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Why do Cabin Air Filters need to be exchanged?For your health and system protection, driving comfort and safety. BREATH CLEAN AIR INSTEAD OF HARMFUL POLLUTANTSCorteco cabin air filters remove the irri…

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Enhanced Visual Inspection feature makes e-Videns tool even more comprehensive, flexible and easy-to-use and workshops can trial one for free!

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

DENSO has released the latest version of its vehicle inspection system, e-Videns, and for the next month is seeking workshops to partner with, in order to trial the tool, with the most active tester r…

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OSRAM teams up with NEXUS to offer a helping hand

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Keeping customers and staff safe is of paramount importance in garages, especially in the current climate, and consequently OSRAM has supplied NEXUS (via The Parts Alliance) with 1,000 complimentary b…

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New accreditations awarded to the team at K&S McKenzie

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

In a world of ever-changing legislation and standards, K&S McKenzie work to ensure that their team is at the forefront when it comes to maintaining high standards across the industries in which we…

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Business as usual for BM Catalysts

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

As we enter the second national lockdown, please be assured that it is still business as usual at BM Catalysts. The team has implemented strict procedures and systems to ensure we can continue trading…

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DVA Monthly Tests Conducted Statistics: October 2020

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

A new, monthly, publication providing statistics on vehicle, driver, and theory tests conducted by the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) in Northern Ireland has been published by the Dept. for Infrast…

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OESAA members commit to support garages

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) and its members are eager to ensure the UK independent aftermarket knows that they are all very much ‘open for business’ during the cur…

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Exol’s Darren Frogson becomes new UKLA president

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

The United Kingdom Lubricants Association (UKLA) has announced Darren Frogson, CEO of Exol Lubricants, as its new president as he prepares to embrace a period of change for the industry. As president …

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Commercial Vehicle Show rescheduled to Summer 2021

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

The UK’s largest and most important road transport event announces new dates for 2021. The 2021 Commercial Vehicle Show will take place on 8-10 June 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham, moving from its trad…

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Fourth and TecAlliance consolidate eparts and Order Manager sales and support services in UK & Ireland

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Fourth and TecAlliance have consolidated sales and support services for their eparts and Order Manager (formerly known as TecCom) products in UK and Ireland, bringing about a more centralised service,…

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MAHLE Powertrain helps condense development of emergency medical ventilators into weeks

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

MAHLE Powertrain has worked in a consortium with medical device specialist, Team Consulting to condense a development process that can usually take up to several years. The engineering services specia…

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Schaeffler gives technicians the opportunity of a live audience with the REPXPERT team

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Schaeffler, the renowned and respected original equipment component and system manufacturer, is giving a limited number of technicians the opportunity to be part of a live and exclusive online event w…

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Juratek joins IAAF membership

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed its newest member, light vehicle (LV) and commercial vehicle (CV) braking specialist, Juratek, to its growing network of aftermark…

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New white paper outlines value of proven aftermarket parts suppliers

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

NSK, a global supplier of motion and control solutions for industrial markets, has created a new white paper about the added value that can be provided by partnering with a proven specialist in afterm…

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Last chance to vote in IAAF Pride of the Aftermarket Awards

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Voting in the IAAF 'Pride of the Aftermarket' awards closes at 5.00 p.m. today, so this is the last opportunity to cast your vote. These awards have been introduced in order to reflect the impact that…

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