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Maverick Diagnostics’ Andy Brooke proud to join Automotive 30% Club

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

Maverick Diagnostics is delighted to announce that its managing director, Andy Brooke, has become a member of the Automotive 30% Club. The Automotive 30% Club is a voluntary network of executives from…

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Glen Callum Associates advises on attracting and engaging staff in the current climate

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

With 30 percent of businesses increasing recruitment in quarter four of 2022 and 28 percent of businesses planning to grow their team in quarter one of 2023, according to recent statistics released by…

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Motorists back safety and year three MOT over 23p a week saving

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

UK motorists strongly support keeping the first MOT at three years, according to new research published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In a Savanta poll of British car…

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Boost for buses as government takes more steps to support and decarbonise sector

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

A new initiative to upskill, recruit and retain a new generation of bus professionals, alongside support to help our bus sector get stronger, has been announced by the Roads Minister Richard Holden to…

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EV the talk of the A1 Motor Stores Trade Show

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

A1 Motor Stores successfully held its Spring Trade Show on 16 March at East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham. The group followed on from the IAAF Conference 2022 by embracing the theme of all th…

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Mintex Racing continues Focus Cup and EnduroKA championship support

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

Braking friction specialist TMD Friction UK has confirmed its renowned competition braking brand Mintex Racing will continue its support of the one-make Focus Cup and EnduroKA motorsport championships…

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Elvis Presley Viva Las Vegas movie Cobra takes pride of place on packed Motul stand

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

As well as checking out some of the best that Motul has to offer for vehicle owners and restorers, visitors to the Motul stand at this weekend’s Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show wit…

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Sprinting for F2 Victory

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

The Lucas Oil-sponsored DAMS team secured its first win (10pts) in the second round of the new the FIA Formula 2 season with a Sprint Race victory for Ayumu Iwasa in Saudi Arabia. The flawless drive a…

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Carlyle Tools launches premium workshop lifting equipment

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

Named after one of the founding members of NAPA, Carlyle Tools is the professional automotive tool and equipment line of NAPA. Carlyle Tools has now released a quality range of Lifting Equipment in th…

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Delphi Technologies announces latest round of first-to-market brake pads and discs

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, has announced the release of three first-to-market braking components for Jeep and BMW as part of its European aftermarket braking program. The latest a…

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Schaeffler’s ‘Tea-break Training’ Zooms back into action!

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

The REPXPERT technical team made a welcome return to online training as Simon Cooper once again hosted a Zoom based ‘Tea-break Training Session’, in which Technical Training Manager, Alistair Mason br…

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NSK spindle bearings boost reliability at automotive plant

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

A large manufacturer of automotive engines has significantly improved the reliability of its CNC machining centres by adopting NSK sealed spindle bearings that prevent the ingress of cutting fluid. Th…

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Alliance Automotive Group UK&I excited to showcase range of offerings at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) are proud to be headline sponsors at Automechanika Birmingham 2023, taking place at the NEC Birmingham on 6th, 7th and 8th June 2023. Located at the heart of the UK's a…

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10 years of winning enthusiasm: GS Yuasa reaches milestone in sponsorship of HRC Repsol Honda Team in MotoGP™

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

GS Yuasa is proud to announce that it is celebrating its tenth anniversary as a sponsor of the HRC Repsol Honda Team in MotoGP™. This season, the eleventh of the sponsorship, features the riders Marc …

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First Line Ltd. product range extension adds 59 references

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

All-makes aftermarket specialist First Line Ltd. has revealed its latest range expansion to its popular First Line and Borg & Beck product lines, delivering 59 additional references. The company i…

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GS Yuasa urge consumers to think inside the box when choosing a leisure battery

Date: Monday 20 March 2023

Not all batteries are created equally and sometimes even the savviest consumer can get caught out by a poor-quality leisure type not lasting as long as expected. GS Yuasa explain the importance of cho…

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Product News

HELLA expands Black Magic auxiliary headlamp series with 32 new lightbars

Date: Monday 20 March 2023

HELLA, the automotive supplier operating under the FORVIA umbrella brand, is expanding its Black Magic product range with a total of 32 new lightbars. The company is therefore continuing a success sto…

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WAI discusses the latest trends in rotating electrics

Date: Friday 17 March 2023

“While the rotating electrics market is consistent in terms of seasonal trends, –alternator failures increase by 44 percent during winter – we are seeing a greater demand for products found on newer v…

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Ring announces new Area Sales Manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland

Date: Friday 17 March 2023

Martin Barron has joined Ring Automotive as it’s new Automotive Area Sales Manager Scotland & Northern Ireland. Martin will be travelling throughout Scotland and Northern Ireland visiting motor fa…

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DENSO continues its humanitarian support effort to help Ukraine

Date: Friday 17 March 2023

Since the war began, DENSO Japan and DENSO International Europe have donated 600,000 euros to the UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency and Red Cross) in Ukraine, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. Fr…

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Extending MOT test risks adding 300,000 unsafe vehicles to UK roads

Date: Friday 17 March 2023

More than 300,000 unsafe vehicles could be seen on UK roads, as a result of government plans to extend the MOT test frequency. According to figures from DVSA, 300,000 vehicles approximately fail their…

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IAAF News

IAAF Networking Event 2023 - register now!

Date: Friday 17 March 2023

IAAF will once again host an exclusive networking event for its members on the evening of Tuesday 6 June, tying in with the first day of Automechanika Birmingham 2023. Taking place at the Highline Lak…

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Budget summary: Key points from the 2023 Budget

Date: Friday 17 March 2023

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has unveiled the contents of his first Budget in the House of Commons. These are the main announcements. Fuel, alcohol, pensions and wages Cap on amount workers can accumulate …

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Garages begin receiving member signs

Date: Friday 17 March 2023

More than 1500 garages have begun to receive IAAF Garage Member signs. The Federation is enjoying a 94 percent conversion rate across all garages spoken to, underlining its ambition to bring garages i…

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Book your place at the 2023 Garage Awards

Date: Friday 17 March 2023

The Automechanika Birmingham 2023 Garage Awards, sponsored by LKQ Euro Car Parts and hosted by IAAF will take place on Wednesday 7 June at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. It will be the first ever ga…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts commits to a 25% female workforce by the end of 2025

Date: Thursday 16 March 2023

LKQ Euro Car Parts has announced a new commitment to ensure that at least a quarter of its entire workforce is made up of women by the end of 2025. The announcement came as part of the business’s exte…

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Leading auotmotive garage network Servicesure Autocentres sets sustainability records

Date: Thursday 16 March 2023

National garage programme Servicesure, run by motor factor GSF Car Parts, has broken records by cutting the most carbon emissions in 2022 through the responsible management of used lubricating oil, of…

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ICO shares resources to help designers embed data protection by default

Date: Thursday 16 March 2023

The ICO has produced new guidance to help UX designers, product managers and software engineers embed data protection into their products and services from the start. Announced at the ICO’s ‘Privacy, …

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MOT CPD critical to keeping revenue streams open, urges LKQ Euro Car Parts with two weeks before the deadline

Date: Thursday 16 March 2023

LKQ Euro Car Parts is urging MOT Testers to complete their 2022/23 MOT CPD before the end of March deadline. With less than 16 days to go, the DVSA have reported that over 19,000 Testers have yet to c…

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Reducing fleet downtime key as businesses look for cost-savings, say TerraClean

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Decarbonising treatments are being increasingly used to prevent issues that cause fleet downtime, saving costs associated with loss of service time when vehicles are off the road, says engine and DPF …

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Shaftec extends driveshaft range and advises on how to spot a failing part

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Shaftec, the expert supplier of remanufactured and new, Drive. Steer. & Stop. parts has extended its driveshaft programme by 69 references. The new to range parts cover 789-line applications and c…

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Product News

K & S McKenzie highlight their strap and chain service

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

K & S McKenzie are highlighting their services for lifting equipment which include the assembly, testing and repairing of chains in accordance with customer requirements and also the opportunity f…

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Schaeffler’s team of engine experts invites workshops to ‘talk about INA’

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Schaeffler’s team of REPXPERTs are keen to talk to professional technicians about everything related to its range of INA engine systems and components, to help them better understand the problems that…

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Ring reveals new bulb marketing material and catalogue

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Ring has updated its industry leading technical bulb catalogue and bulb wall charts with new references and updates to product ranges to give motor factors and mechanics the latest bulb information. T…

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Schaeffler’s REPXPERT Bonus Shop gets a makeover

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Schaeffler has updated its REPXPERT Bonus Shop to give members an even better range of merchandise to choose from, along with the promise of monthly special offers to tempt mechanics even further. Fro…

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Schaeffler reminds mechanics: “You’ve got to be in it to win it!”

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

The clock is ticking for workshop professionals if they want to be the first of three lucky ‘REPXPERT Bonus Point Millionaires’ created by Schaeffler this year, as the first draw will be made at the b…

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Clio versus Fiesta, it’s an exhausting debate!

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Klarius Products has recently updated its product catalogue with new parts for perennial rivals the Ford Fiesta and Renault Clio, these include a full exhaust system for the (2012-13) Fiesta and catal…

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Product News

Drivers invited to put pedal to virtual metal for historic rally challenge

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Leading oils and lubricants manufacturer Exol Lubricants has launched an eSports event in partnership with the Historic Rally Car Register (HRCR), where drivers can put themselves through their paces …

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Unprecedented demand for Automechanika Birmingham 2023 as registration ramps up

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Automechanika Birmingham, the UK’s largest automotive trade exhibition, has reported unprecedented visitor demand, as registration figures sit 112 percent higher amongst garage professionals than the …

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DENSO gears up for its karting grand final!

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

After six qualifying events across the length and breadth of the UK and Eire, the final 18 of DENSO’s most ‘race-ready’ customers are heading for the grand final to be held 18th March After a tough co…

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MOTUL now available for cycle enthusiasts

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

MOTUL is using its high level of expertise in the lubricant and vehicle care sectors to enter the bicycle market for the first time - with eight new consumer products - as the launch of its new global…

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WAI extends high-quality rotating electrics product line

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Leading rotating electrics supplier WAI has expanded its range of alternators and starter motors with the addition of seven new parts. To meet the exacting quality demands of the UK aftermarket and th…

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New developments in Autocat can dramatically decrease mis-sold parts and reduce lost sales

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Selling the wrong car part can cost thousands of pounds of damage to vehicles. Additionally, not selling a part for fear it’s not an exact match can also cost a business money in lost sales. Some supp…

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Glen Callum Associates champions women in the automotive aftermarket

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

As a keen advocate for a diversity in the workplace, Glen Callum Associates (GCA) is celebrating fair gender representation in the automotive aftermarket this International Women’s Day (8th March), hi…

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Automechanika Birmingham launches ‘Women in Automotive’ documentary to celebrate International Women’s Day 2023

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

Automechanika Birmingham has launched a brand-new documentary highlighting females in the automotive aftermarket, featuring discussions about what it’s like to be a woman in the industry, to coincide …

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Jepson & Co’s vintage number plates get the Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars seal of approval

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

Discovery channel’s Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars has shone a light on Sheffield-based, family-owned number plate manufacturer, Jepson & Co’s vintage and classic number plates in the latest series…

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SMP Europe warns against low-quality or counterfeit EGR valves

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

Engine management specialist SMP Europe has reiterated the importance of high-quality EGR valves and engine sensors, to prevent longer-term and worsening issues on vehicles. SMP Europe supplies variou…

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LKQ Corporation clarifies GSF's future after Uni-Select acquisition

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

LKQ Corporation, the parent company of LKQ Euro Car Parts, has clarified that it will be undertaking a process to divest GSF following its acquisition of the factor’s Canadian owner, Uni-Select. The T…

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TecDoc strengthens coverage in the lubricants sector

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

Finding the correct motor oil can be a challenging task. TecDoc, the leading international replacement parts catalogue, enables the precise selection of the appropriate "liquid replacement part" for a…

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TfL sets out plans to further improve lorry safety in London

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

Transport for London (TfL) is asking people to have their say on proposals to improve lorry safety in London, by making changes to London's pioneering Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and HGV safety permi…

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