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New street works regime to clamp down on pothole pain

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

People up and down the country will benefit from smoother journeys, reduced congestion, and faster broadband rollout as the government clamps down on utility companies for leaving potholes behind afte…

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LKQ Europe and LeasePlan sign contract for fleet servicing and aftermarket parts supply

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

The leading distributor of automotive aftermarket parts in Europe and a global leader in Car-as-a-Service strengthen their partnership. A remarkable step for the independent aftermarket: LKQ Europe, t…

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Kerridge Commercial Systems unveils exciting and sustainable initiatives at its Konnect conference

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

At the event, spanning the 2nd and 3rd of March in Stratford-upon-Avon, Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) welcomed over four hundred delegates to its first live UK event post-pandemic. James Mitchell,…

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Sponsored Speedway stars ready for 2023 season

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

Some of the World’s leading riders will once again be sporting the famous NGK logo when they compete in the 2023 FIM World Speedway Championship. The ignition and sensor specialist – which this month …

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Professor Jim Saker presented with Sue Brownson Award

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

Professor Jim Saker FIMI has been presented with the prestigious Sue Brownson Award at this year’s Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Annual Dinner. His inspirational career and achievements have b…

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New name, same quality products

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

The name on the building may have changed, but the quality of the brands inside remains the same. NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd this month officially changed the name of its UK operations to Niterra UK Ltd…

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IAAF set to host two events and exhibit at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

The IAAF will be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham 2023, plus hosting two highly anticipated events; the Automechanika Birmingham 2023 Garage Awards and a networking drinks reception for members.…

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Launch Tech to showcase leading workshop technology at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Thursday 06 April 2023

Launch Tech UK will be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham 2023, as the vehicle diagnostics and garage equipment specialist prepares to showcase the latest innovations from the company to garages a…

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The public has their say on MOT reform– and they don’t like it either: Kevan Wooden, chief commercial officer, LKQ Euro Car Parts

Date: Wednesday 05 April 2023

It probably wasn’t a surprise to see the aftermarket come out in almost unanimous opposition to some of the more radical reforms to the MOT system being proposed by the DfT. These being the recommenda…

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WAI to demonstrate latest innovations at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Wednesday 05 April 2023

Premium rotating electrics supplier, WAI, will be showcasing its impressive range of starter motors and alternators, window regulators, wiper motors, ignition products and engine management products –…

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FAI Automotive highlights latest new-to-range products

Date: Tuesday 04 April 2023

Premium-quality parts supplier, FAI Automotive, has launched 27 new references in its leading product portfolio, to continue to meet market demand and the ever-changing vehicle parc. FAI’s product dev…

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Bespoke mountings from Klarius can help save money on repairs

Date: Tuesday 04 April 2023

Worn mountings, as any seasoned mechanic knows, can cause a variety of problems for the car, from increased vibrations to damaged parts, or even complete system failure. Klarius advises all garages to…

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Ring and Osram to shine a light on products at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Tuesday 04 April 2023

Renowned lighting specialists, OSRAM and Ring, have announced that both premium brands will be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham at the NEC from 6th– 8th June. The companies will be sharing an im…

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Dayco showcases its aftermarket offering

Date: Tuesday 04 April 2023

Dayco, the company that pioneered the belt in oil (BIO) innovation on behalf of vehicle manufacturers (VMs) such as Ford and VW, will be highlighting the opportunity regular BIO replacement for these …

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HELLA ValueFit Slim beacons maximise safety and support the latest workplace legislation

Date: Tuesday 04 April 2023

HELLA, the original equipment manufacturer and system supplier, continues to lead the way with a host of lighting solutions that improve visibility and increase safety. The latest addition to HELLA’s …

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UK Detailing Academy to bring industry insight in dedicated programme at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Tuesday 04 April 2023

The UK Detailing Academy has been announced as the education partner and curator of the Automechanika Birmingham 2023’s Detailing Live programme, hosting practical demonstrations and kicking off insig…

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The winners of DENSO’s 2022 League of True Mechanics competition receive their rewards!

Date: Tuesday 04 April 2023

The annual League of True Mechanic (LOTM) competition combines high quality, IMI accredited, online technical training and assessment, with prize winning opportunities to allow technicians to battle i…

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Ecobat Battery to showcase battery opportunities across the sectors

Date: Tuesday 04 April 2023

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

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Save the Date: IAAF Conference & Dinner, 7 December 2023

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

IAAF has announced its conference and awards dinner will be back in 2023, taking place on Thursday 7 December at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes. After a successful return to its face-to-face …

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Award Sponsors announced for Garage Awards 2023

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

IAAF has unveiled its awards sponsors for the Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2023 headline sponsored by LKQ Euro Car Parts. The event will take place on Wednesday 7 June 2023 at Hilton Birming…

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IAAF announces latest new member

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced the addition of commercial vehicle parts supplier, KEV Limited, to its membership. KEV Limited is a wholesaler and manufacturer o…

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Nick Entwistle returns home to Elcome

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

Elcome is pleased to announce that Nick Entwistle has re-joined Elcome in the role of Business Development Manager. Nick has worked within the aftermarket for over 10 years, beginning his career as a …

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Transport decarbonisation package to help boost net zero ambitions

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

A robust package of measures to turbocharge the UK’s progress towards decarbonising transport, has been unveiled by the government. The measures will support the shift to electric vehicles (EVs), as w…

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MAHLE Aftermarket showcases collision repair expertise at Kinetic 2023

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has showcased its service solutions offering, specialist Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration equipment and thermal management systems at Kinetic 2023, held at Te…

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Livery unveil: LKQ Euro Car Parts announces new partnership for Starline brand with GR Motorsport team

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

Starline powered by LKQ Euro Car Parts has agreed a two-year partnership deal with GR Motosport, with Storm Stacey riding in this year’s Bennetts British Superbike Championship as Starline Racing Kawa…

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DENSO heralds its customer karting challenge a great success!

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

On a rain soaked weekend at the Midland Karting Centre, after the hard fought qualifying rounds, the 18 finalists lined up to compete in two more head-to-head battles to decide the 2023 DENSO Go Karti…

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Two North East local authorities trial HVO in diesel engines

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

Your NRG, sole supplier NEPO307 Liquid Fuels, is trialling the supply of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel at Northumberland County Council and Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council to power a nu…

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Schaeffler retains Andy Savva as REPXPERT brand ambassador

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

“Back in 2018, Schaeffler was an obvious choice for Andy Savva, aka ‘The Garage Inspector’, to choose as a brand partner during his transition from award winning garage owner to renowned aftermarket i…

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Help shape the future of the garage industry

Date: Tuesday 28 March 2023

Attention all independent workshop owners! Join the IMI working group to help develop apprenticeships with IfATE. IfATE, or the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, is an organizatio…

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

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

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

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Ring launches new cordless tyre inflator!

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

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

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

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

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

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Textar introduces new brake pad, disc, and accessory references

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

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

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

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

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

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

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

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

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Carlyle Tools launches brake fluid boiling point tester

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

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

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Shaftec’s new website distributor finder further connects the aftermarket

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

Shaftec, the Drive. Steer. Stop expert has introduced a new ‘Distributor Finder’ section on its website. The Distributor Finder allows the user to identify Shaftec Distributors in the UK and Ireland, …

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Automechanika Birmingham highlights show features and new training hubs for 2023

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

With just under three months to go until Automechanika Birmingham 2023, the trade event has highlighted its brand-new training hubs and popular show features for visitors, as the UK’s largest automoti…

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

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

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

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DON expands high-end commercial vehicle brake pad range

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

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

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JURATEK highlights importance of R90 compliance

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

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

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

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

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

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GSF attracting “global interest”

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

Sukhbir Kapoor, President and COO, GSF Car Parts has spoken to IAAF on the company’s future following the acquisition of its parent company Uni-Select by LKQ Corporation. Sukhbir told the Federation: …

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MOT consultation concludes

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

IAAF, through UK AFCAR, has submitted a comprehensive response to the government’s MOT Consultation on revising the test frequency and improving the roadworthiness test. The federation has campaigned …

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EU drafts plan to allow e-fuel combustion-engine cars, report says

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

The European Commission has drafted a plan allowing sales of new cars with internal combustion engines that run only on climate-neutral e-fuels, in an attempt to resolve a spat with Germany over the E…

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Location announced for 2023 Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards hosted by IAAF

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

The IAAF has announced that the Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2023, hosted by the federation and headline sponsored by LKQ Euro Car Parts, will take place at Hilton Birmingham Metropole. Bein…

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LKQ Europe partners with CECRA

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

LKQ Europe is thrilled to announce its partnership with CECRA, the European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs. This partnership is built on shared objectives and common interests, including access …

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DENSO Europe celebrates its 50th anniversary!

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

February 2023 marked a significant milestone in the history of the leading original equipment (OE) component manufacturer and system supplier, as it is 50 years since the company opened its first regi…

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myITG revolutionises sales reporting to ITGs

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

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

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Alliance Automotive Group UK&I partner with Exotec for new NDC

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

Global warehouse robotics provider Exotec has announced a significant contract win with Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) UK&I, a large car and commercial vehicle parts supplier working across Europ…

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