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HELLA looks into lighting ‘glare’

Date: Thursday 15 February 2024

HELLA has welcomed focus on the issue of headlight glare after The RAC’s own research[i] of 2,000 UK drivers in December 2023 found 85% said headlamp glare is ‘getting worse’ on our roads. OEM headlam…

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FORVIA HELLA presents pioneering “Sustainable Headlamp” concept

Date: Thursday 15 February 2024

Headlamp concept combines sustainability, functionality and performance in a cost-neutral way Headlamp reduces CO2 emissions by up to 70 percent over the entire product life cycle and cuts its weight…

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Exol-powered team wins championship at Idemitsu Super Endurance 600

Date: Thursday 15 February 2024

Exol Lubricants, the UK’s largest independent lubricants company, has celebrated the triumph of its Thailand distributor, Shinsiri Ltd, at the 2023 Idemitsu Super Endurance 600. Held at Chang Internat…

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Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) becomes distributor of game-changing UniClutch brand

Date: Wednesday 14 February 2024

Clutch Industries has reached an agreement with parts distributor Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) to distribute the UniClutch™ brand in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, France a…

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Apec expand their Braking range with 36 new part numbers this February!

Date: Wednesday 14 February 2024

Apec has expanded the Apec Red and Apec Blue ranges with 36 new braking components this month. The Apec Red range extension consists of 9 brake discs, 1 brake pad set, 1 ABS ring, 2 caliper fitting ki…

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Fras-le announces new appointments to bolster brand following acquisition

Date: Tuesday 13 February 2024

Fras-le, owner of the Juratek braking brand, has announced a number of appointments to support its growth in the UK automotive aftermarket. Paul Gibson has joined the company as CV Sales Manager worki…

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IAAF to host regional meeting at Delphi Academy, Warwick

Date: Tuesday 13 February 2024

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is hosting its first member regional meeting of 2024 on Tuesday 12 March at the Delphi Academy in Warwick. The meeting is part of the IAAF's initia…

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Delphi to deliver EV conversion training with Everrati

Date: Monday 12 February 2024

Delphi has announced a new partnership which will see ‘classic and iconic’ car electrification specialist, Everrati, featured in exclusive new IMI TechSafe training from Delphi Academy focused on the …

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BGA joins the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF)

Date: Monday 12 February 2024

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is excited to announce BGA as its latest member. BGA’s OEM Group supplies ‘on the road’ and ‘under the bonnet’ parts and components for Bentley…

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LKQ chief sets out vision for sustainable growth at major conference

Date: Monday 12 February 2024

The new Chief Executive of LKQ UK & Ireland has outlined his commitment to long-term supplier-customer partnerships as key to driving sustainable growth across the aftermarket. Kevan Wooden was sp…

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Into the blue – LIQUI MOLY launches additive for AdBlue® on the market

Date: Friday 09 February 2024

The newly developed additive protects the SCR system for exhaust gas treatment against damage. Anyone who drives a modern series-production diesel has to fill up not only with fuel, but also with urea…

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Schaeffler announces 2024 REPXPERT Conference date

Date: Friday 09 February 2024

Schaeffler’s new national REPXPERT Conference for UK garages is to take place at the Manufacturing Training Centre (MTC) Coventry on Wednesday 22nd May 2024, it has been confirmed. The event, running …

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It’s not a Mirage, it’s new exhausts from Klarius!

Date: Friday 09 February 2024

Klarius Products has added seven new components to its market-leading range of aftermarket exhausts, including replacement systems for the Mitsubishi Mirage 1.0 and 1.2 hatchback. Click here to view t…

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Simply Brands is now on MAM!

Date: Thursday 08 February 2024

To fully assist its customers in every area, Simply Brands has ensured that its entire range of bulbs is now catalogued by vehicle application on MAM Autocat. With the vast majority of UK customers us…

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Autotech Connect announces director appointments as the division scales up

Date: Wednesday 07 February 2024

Autotech Group has announced the appointment of Laurence Abbott as Managing Director of its Autotech Connect division, along with Darren Dowling as Client Services Director. Moving from his original …

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First ‘INside Schaeffler’ with Jo Loughman

Date: Wednesday 07 February 2024

Schaeffler is aiming to help customers and garages get to know some of its key team members through their new ‘INside Schaeffler’ series. The aim is to look ‘behind the brands’ to show the loyalty, ex…

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WABCO expands ADAS CV portfolio with additional OnLaneALERT™ Camera and OnGuard™ Radar spare parts

Date: Wednesday 07 February 2024

WABCO has extended its existing Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) portfolio, with the addition of 12 WABCO OnLaneALERT™ Camera and OnGuard™ Radar spare parts for the independent aftermarket. A…

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Don’t neglect cabin filter replacement: A year-round vehicle imperative, says First Line Ltd.

Date: Wednesday 07 February 2024

In the ever-changing world of vehicle maintenance, First Line Ltd. spotlights a critical, yet frequently overlooked component: the cabin filter. Operating under its esteemed Borg & Beck brand, Fir…

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Nominations open for Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2024

Date: Tuesday 06 February 2024

Nominations are now open for Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2024, hosted by IAAF, which will take place on Wednesday 5 June at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event at NEC Birmingham. Please note…

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Alliance Automotive Group UK acquires Automotion Factors Limited

Date: Tuesday 06 February 2024

Alliance Automotive Group UK (AAG) has expanded its e-commerce capability by acquiring Automotion Factors Limited T/A Parts In Motion (PIM). A current member of the AAG Trading Group, PIM is a leading…

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HELLA helps Volkswagen ID.7 into top spot

Date: Friday 02 February 2024

Volkswagen’s ID.7, recently named overall winner of the 2024 What Car? Safety Award, relied upon HELLA electronics to achieve top spot. The ID.7 topped a five-car shortlist, which was selected based o…

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OESAA endorses Schaeffler’s REPXPERT Academy Conference

Date: Thursday 01 February 2024

Taking place at the Manufacturing Training Centre in Coventry on Wednesday 22nd May and hosted by the manufacturer responsible for renowned LuK, INA, and FAG brands, the conference is set to replicate…

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DENSO launches new sensor leaflets

Date: Thursday 01 February 2024

Nowadays, the modern vehicle is fitted with a multitude of sensors to transfer operational data to its many electronic control units, to ensure it can be driven safely and to the maximum efficiency. T…

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Jepson & Co: making number plates work for you for (almost) 130 years

Date: Thursday 01 February 2024

As Jepson & Co proudly marks a fantastic 130-year journey in the automotive industry, the company takes a moment to reflect on its remarkable history while eagerly looking forward to a future fill…

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IAAF targets “unforgettable” event in 2024

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2024

IAAF is planning an even bigger and better Annual Conference and Awards Dinner in 2024 and members are urged to secure their table at the event, which takes place on Thursday 5 December 2024 at Double…

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Who will take home the Aftermarket Cup?

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2024

Entries are now open for the IAAF Annual Golf Day, which will see the federation return to the Belfry, Sutton Coldfield and enjoy exclusive use of the PGA National Course on Thursday 13 June. Booking …

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Global Right to Repair movement gains momentum

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2024

More than 35 associations around the world have signed up to the Global Right to Repair movement. All associations including IAAF have signed a statement that supports the core beliefs of the movement…

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73% of MOT testers still need to take their Annual Assessment

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2024

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is highlighting that an estimated 73% of MOT testers are yet to take their Annual Assessment and face new checks if they miss the deadline of 31st March. As o…

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World Class Braking. Engineered for EVs.

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2024

Renowned brake pad manufacturer, Allied Nippon, is poised to make a major impact with the introduction of EV+, a range of world class brake pads engineered for the future of the automotive aftermarket…

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UK Garage and Bodyshop Event is back for 2024

Date: Monday 29 January 2024

The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event will be returning to the NEC, Birmingham in 2024 after a successful launch in 2022 by event organisers Messe Frankfurt, offering the UK market a unique dedicated event…

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Delphi explores surge of ‘fundamentals’ training in 2023

Date: Monday 29 January 2024

Delphi says the pattern of demand growth for training experienced during 2023 portrayed an unexpected picture, as the aftermarket continues to wrestle with both upskilling for emerging technologies an…

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David Hanslip joins ELTA Automotive

Date: Friday 26 January 2024

ELTA Automotive is delighted to announce the addition of David Hanslip to its team as the new Business Development Manager. David brings with him a wealth of invaluable experience and expertise, culti…

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MOT saved! Government maintains current test frequency

Date: Thursday 25 January 2024

The UK government has agreed to maintain the current MOT Test Frequency following a consultation that explored extending the first test from three to four years.  Mark Field, IAAF Chief Executive, sai…

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Continuous print here to stay for motor factors, says Future Print Leeds

Date: Thursday 25 January 2024

IAAF member and print and design specialists Future Print Leeds has seen a rise in continuous print business through motor factors going into 2024. With over 50 years’ experience in print and design, …

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Start your engines… which will not be a problem with Ring’s new jumpstarter!

Date: Thursday 25 January 2024

Premium quality automotive lighting and auto electrics supplier, Ring, is starting its 50th birthday year off with a flurry of activities, the first of which is the launch of a brand new product for t…

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HELLA Customer Centre proving popular

Date: Thursday 25 January 2024

HELLA says its ‘Customer Experience Centre’ is already proving to be of huge benefit in showcasing the full breadth of the product and service solutions it now delivers to the UK aftermarket. The faci…

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LIQUI MOLY confidently on course for a billion

Date: Thursday 25 January 2024

German motor oil and additive producer increases sales by almost 15 percent to € 917 million in 2023. Oil and additive sales soar in volume. Number of employees grows by more than five percent. Inflat…

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Have you got the stamina?

Date: Thursday 25 January 2024

We have some exciting news, we're launching the next challenge in our Benathlon series! Throughout March, we're challenging our automotive family to complete 100 miles and raise £100 for Ben! Are you …

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GSF Car Parts pilots electric delivery bikes in green solution to london traffic

Date: Wednesday 24 January 2024

National motor factor GSF Car Parts is piloting an innovative new green solution to navigating traffic around its London branches by partnering with VOK Bikes. GSF has 180 branches across the UK and I…

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Ecobat Battery launches its most comprehensive catalogue yet

Date: Wednesday 24 January 2024

Ecobat Battery, the UK’s largest battery distributor, has further underlined its market leading position with the launch of its 2024 product catalogue, a comprehensive, 168 page directory that emphasi…

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Garage Hive inspires at 1TEC Auto Hub Connect

Date: Tuesday 23 January 2024

Community-driven Garage Management Software, Garage Hive had a strong presence at the 1TEC Auto Hub Connect event last week. Taking place on 19th January at The Belfry Hotel in Sutton Coldfield, it br…

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What to check on a car after the Christmas break

Date: Tuesday 23 January 2024

Premium quality automotive lighting and auto electrics supplier, Ring, is offering advice to every driver on what to inspect on their car if it’s been sat for a while over Christmas and providing work…

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Shaftec brings in new year with further brake calipers added to range

Date: Tuesday 23 January 2024

As we begin 2024, Shaftec has introduced a further 30 remanufactured brake calipers and one propshaft to its product portfolio. The recent expansion of the company’s product range follows the announce…

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DT Spare Parts ensures the right start to the new year

Date: Tuesday 23 January 2024

The motor needs to be started, but everything stays still and the wheels are not moving. From this point on, every minute of downtime costs a lot of money and this situation must be rectified as quick…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts sets the stage for technical training evening in Wolverhampton

Date: Tuesday 23 January 2024

Arnold Clark Autoparts has announced it will be hosting a technical training evening at its GTG Training Centre in Wolverhampton on Thursday 8 February. ​The event, tailored for its growing customer b…

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EV transition to move up the gears in 2024, says LKQ UK Chief

Date: Monday 22 January 2024

The chief executive of LKQ UK & Ireland Kevan Wooden, has revealed his predictions for the independent aftermarket in 2024, with the electric vehicle (EV) transition set to move up the gears over …

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Ferdinand Bilstein maximising the potential from Factor Sales

Date: Monday 22 January 2024

In the dynamic landscape of automotive aftermarket sales, staying ahead of the curve requires constant monitoring and understanding of market dynamics, competitor movement and the ability to identify …

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Delphi supports independent factor growth

Date: Monday 22 January 2024

Autovaux Car Parts (Autovaux), an independent supplier of automotive parts and accessories, is set to open a fourth branch. The expansion into West Yorkshire represents a significant milestone for the…

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Garage Says Best ‘Employee’ Works 24/7

Date: Monday 22 January 2024

An independent garage in Uckfield, East Sussex has seen a significant rise in new customers and its online bookings double since launching its new website. Uckfield Motor Services says its online stra…

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The perfect storm – Interest rates, inflation and global supply chain issues

Date: Friday 19 January 2024

Expectations that interest rates will be cut this year remain despite a surprise uptick in the UK's inflation rate last month. Inflation, which measures how prices rise over time, rose marginally to 4…

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