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TecAlliance release latest repair case information

Date: Thursday 27 April 2023

TecAlliance have issued their latest repair case information on a Mazda 6. The information sheet can be downloaded by clicking on the attachment below.

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BM Catalysts reveals latest new-to-range DPF, catalytic converter and pipe references

Date: Wednesday 26 April 2023

Europe’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket hot end emissions products, BM Catalysts, has started 2023 with a bang by expanding its product range with 24 new references. BM Catalysts has introduced 1…

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Aftermarket ready to keep aging UK car parc roadworthy

Date: Wednesday 26 April 2023

The average age of a car on UK roads is 10 years old, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has revealed in its Vehicles In Use 2023 report. While this makes it one of the youngest…

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Launch Tech UK reveals latest high-end ADAS calibration equipment

Date: Tuesday 25 April 2023

Vehicle diagnostics and garage equipment specialist Launch Tech UK has revealed its new passenger car advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) calibration equipment, ADAS PRO+ and ADAS Mobile. Innova…

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Voting now open for Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2023

Date: Tuesday 25 April 2023

Voting is now open for the Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2023, hosted by IAAF, which will take place on Wednesday 7 June at Hilton Metropole NEC. Voting will close on 24 May 2023. The awards …

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Complaints regarding service & repair rose in 2022

Date: Friday 21 April 2023

The latest IAAF monthly Market Intelligence Report in partnership with GiPA for April has dropped and it is packed full of useful information for members. In addition to year to date passenger car sal…

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Who will control the aftermarket? VMs will dominate independent aftermarket if detailed legislation not in place

Date: Friday 21 April 2023

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is launching its consultation on the critically important draft guidance to accompany the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Order (MV-BEO - previously the MV-BE…

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Comedian revealed for IAAF hosted Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards

Date: Friday 21 April 2023

The IAAF has announced that popular comedian, Ian Moore, will be providing the evening entertainment at the Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2023, hosted by the federation and headline sponsored…

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First Line Ltd. introduces 30 new references in range expansion

Date: Friday 21 April 2023

All-makes aftermarket specialist First Line Ltd. has introduced 30 new references, in the latest range expansion of its popular First Line and Borg & Beck product lines. The company constantly dev…

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FAI Automotive announces 28 new-to-range references

Date: Friday 21 April 2023

FAI Automotive has released 28 new references across its steering and suspension and engine management ranges, as part of its commitment to regularly adding highly relevant parts to its product portfo…

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Carwood becomes latest IAAF member

Date: Thursday 20 April 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) continues to bolster its membership for 2023, through welcoming remanufacturer, Carwood, to its list of members. With more than 50-year’s exper…

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General Motors names Schaeffler as 2022 Supplier of the Year for the third time

Date: Thursday 20 April 2023

General Motors has recognised Schaeffler as one of their Suppliers of the Year for 2022, during an event to celebrate and honour the award winners, which took place at GM’s 31st annual Supplier of the…

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HSE Annual Science Review

Date: Thursday 20 April 2023

HSE has published its eighth Annual Science Review. This year they have given a particular focus on activities enabling the safe deployment of net zero energy technologies. The review provides case st…

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IMI set to represent the motor industry in All-Party Parliament Group on the Future of Employability

Date: Thursday 20 April 2023

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has been appointed as an Advisory Board member to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the Future of Employability. The appointment places the IMI in t…

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HR Updates

JURATEK announces hattrick of football team sponsorships

Date: Thursday 20 April 2023

One of Europe’s leading suppliers of braking equipment, JURATEK, has renewed its sponsorship of League One football team Barnsley FC’s Oakwell stadium, plus new partnerships with two local squads. For…

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New BDM To Deliver Banner Power In South West & Ireland

Date: Wednesday 19 April 2023

Helping to drive forward its already prominent position within the automotive aftermarket across the South West and Ireland, Banner – leading European original equipment manufacturer of batteries and …

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People News

Driving you forward with Apec Drivetrain

Date: Wednesday 19 April 2023

Automotive aftermarket manufacturer Apec continues to drive the way with a comprehensive range of OE drivetrain products. By tapping into over 50 years of experience as an industry specialist, Apec pr…

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Title defence starts well for Lucas Oil driver

Date: Wednesday 19 April 2023

Lucas Oil’s rallycross driver Tony Lynch leads after Round 1 of the Retro Rallycross Championship at Kent’s Lydden Hill track. The brace of podium finishes provides an ideal start to his defence of a …

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Transmission with ambition: The NAPA drivetrain range

Date: Wednesday 19 April 2023

Automotive aftermarket manufacturer NAPA boasts a comprehensive drivetrain range, Transmission With Ambition, that provides certified quality under even the harshest driving conditions. The surcharge-…

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The importance of flexible worklamps

Date: Wednesday 19 April 2023

Renowned lighting specialist, Ring, has introduced three new worklamps that deliver on providing light solutions for all professions. All three worklamps are lightweight, durable and flexible, so the …

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Further additions bolster DENSO’s common-rail diesel range

Date: Wednesday 19 April 2023

Despite the growth in hybrid and electric vehicles, diesel powered cars and light commercial vehicles still make up a huge part of the European vehicle parc, so original equipment (OE) replacement com…

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It’s a win win with NGK spark plugs

Date: Wednesday 19 April 2023

NGK is the world’s No.1 ignition brand and there‘s never been a better time to fit its Laser Iridium and Platinum precious metal spark plugs. In a fantastic new promotion, members of Niterra UK Ltd’s …

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New smart motorways removed from government road-building plans in recognition of lack of public confidence and cost pressures

Date: Wednesday 19 April 2023

The government has announced that all plans for new smart motorways have been cancelled. This will mean that the 11 schemes already paused from the second Road Investment Strategy (2020 to 2025) and t…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts announces shortlist for Supplier of the Year award

Date: Wednesday 19 April 2023

Leading motor factor Arnold Clark Autoparts has unveiled the shortlist for its prestigious Supplier of the Year award, which recognises efforts across parts availability and customer service. The awar…

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Diesel Technic Product Portrait: 2.14646 Dosing module, urea injection

Date: Wednesday 19 April 2023

As an important component of the exhaust gas cleaning system, which makes it possible for nitrogen oxide emissions to be reduced by up to 90%, the dosing module individually injects the water-urea mix…

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38 new lines have been added to the Apec Braking range this April

Date: Tuesday 18 April 2023

As part of Apec's continuous commitment to innovation, April sees another incredible expansion of the Apec Braking range with 38 new lines added, including 3 brake pad sets that are first to market! T…

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HELLA increases sales by more than 14 percent in the first quarter

Date: Tuesday 18 April 2023

HELLA, the automotive supplier operating under the FORVIA umbrella brand, today announced data on its sales development in the first quarter of fiscal year 2023 (1 January to 31 March 2023). According…

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HELLA headlines at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Tuesday 18 April 2023

As one of the event’s Platinum partners, HELLA will be exhibiting a broad range of its market leading workshop equipment, as well as its original equipment (OE) replacement parts programme, that inclu…

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RIP Craig Breen

Date: Friday 14 April 2023

The 33-year-old – who last season raced for the NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team – died in the accident yesterday (Thursday, April 13) while driving for the Hyundai Motorsport team. His co-…

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EV qualified technicians reach 39,000 in 2022

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Demonstrating a significant commitment to upskilling in the face of economic turbulence, year-end figures from the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) show that over 14,800 dedicated technicians und…

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Industry News

Automechanika Birmingham launches motorXfactor club

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Automechanika Birmingham, in conjunction with IAAF, has launched the motorXfactor club, a brand new programme at the event offering distributors a number of VIP benefits. Automechanika Birmingham 2023…

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Exol makes the finals for 2023 Made in the Midlands awards

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Exol Lubricants has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Export Award category at this year’s Made in the Midlands awards, in recognition of its excellent global customer service, international prese…

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TechMan makes it to IGA awards finals

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Garage management system, TechMan, has announced the brand has made it to the finals of the IGA (Independent Garage Association) BIG Awards, in the Garage Management System of the Year category. The I…

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Servicesure work with member garages to donate Easter goodies to local communities

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

National garage programme Servicesure has worked with six of its member garages to donate Easter goodies to local community causes. Servicesure’s network comprises more than 600 independent garages ac…

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Mintex stopping power helps deliver cross-country rally victory

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Mintex Racing brake pads and discs provided the stopping power to the winners of the first round of the 2023 All Wheel Drive Club (AWDC) Freelander Trophy, held at Walters Arena in South Wales. The wi…

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Nic Hamilton to race in 2023 BTCC

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

British racing driver Nic Hamilton – who is supported by Niterra UK Ltd’s NGK ignition brand – has confirmed he is to drive Team HARD. Racing’s Cupra Leon in the 2023 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Cham…

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Ben: The results are in...

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

April is Stress Awareness Month, and Ben has revealed the results from their latest survey in which 66% of automotive workers identified stress as the most common health & wellbeing issue they fac…

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HR Updates

Garage Awards finalists unveiled

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

The finalists have been announced in the Automechanika Birmingham 2023 Garage Awards, hosted by IAAF and headline sponsored by LKQ Euro Car Parts. Voting will be open next week with the winners being …

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WAI revamps heavy industrial rotating electrics product line

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Premium rotating electrics supplier, WAI, has unveiled a range revamp in its leading heavy-duty starters and alternators product portfolio, as the brand looks to stay ahead of the curve and meet the n…

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Product News

MAHLE introduces new fuel-efficient filter references to meet market demand

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has added 18 new-to-range filters to its product range, to meet the growing demand for energy fuel-efficient filters in the market. The aftermarket specialist is committed to expa…

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Delphi to focus on garage support at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, has confirmed it will be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham 2023. Visitors to the UK’s largest automotive trade exhibition, which takes place from 6…

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MAHLE highlights filtration portfolio for alternative drives

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has grown its full EV, hybrid and fuel cell vehicle filtration range, developed to meet growing demand in the market and help shape the future of mobility, to more than 199 refere…

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Delphi adds first-to-market brake pads for Mercedes C-Class and Hyundai Staria

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, has announced the release of further first-to-market braking components for Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai as part of its European aftermarket braking progra…

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Klarius expands access to quality aftermarket exhausts in the Republic of Ireland

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Motor factors and service garages in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) can now source a wider range of high quality Klarius exhausts. The popularity of the manufacturer's product range has been steadily i…

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Tips for avoiding errors in everyday workshop life

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

In the latest workshop video, the Parts Specialists have to deal with a fault in the exhaust system. Kevin and Lars not only take care of replacing the defective NOx sensor, but also give useful tips …

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Product News

WAI expands EV range with new launches

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Leading rotating electrics supplier and electric vehicle (EV) charging cable specialist, WAI, has unveiled the latest products in its popular EV range, including a new three-phase EV charging cable an…

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MAHLE issues best-practice thermostat diagnosis

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2023

Thermal management specialists MAHLE has issued advice around the fitment of part numbers TM 36 103 & TM 37 103, which are both fitted to 1.2L & 1.4L vehicles. MAHE has created a handy step-by…

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First Brands Group joins IAAF membership

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

Automotive parts supplier, First Brands Group, has become the latest member to join the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). The three members of the First Brands Group are well known…

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MAHLE reaches finals of Made in the Midlands Awards 2023

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has been announced as a finalist in the category of ‘Automotive’ at Insider Media’s prestigious Made in the Midlands awards, in recognition of its growth in the region. The award …

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GS Yuasa achieves medium-term emission reduction and environmental targets

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

GS Yuasa are pleased to announce that they have met their mid-term emission reduction and environmental targets as part of their response to climate change. The battery manufacturer has committed to r…

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