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Leeds Clean Air Zone suspended for the foreseeable future

Date: Thursday 27 August 2020

The CAZ, which was due to start in January, was originally delayed in March. However, the council has recently announced a further suspension to the plans following significant improvements to air pol…

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New UK HGV registrations fall -73.4% in Q2 2020

Date: Thursday 27 August 2020

The UK’s new heavy goods vehicle (HGV) market fell -73.4% in the second quarter of 2020, with 4,151 units registered, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (S…

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Coping with grief: Support available from Ben

Date: Thursday 27 August 2020

In the lead up to National Grief Awareness Day this coming Sunday, Ben is sharing advice on how people can look after themselves and others during a bereavement, which, whether expected or a complete …

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HELLA and MINTH establish new joint venture in China

Date: Thursday 27 August 2020

HELLA and the MINTH Group have announced a joint venture, which will be funded equally. The company, HELLA MINTH Jiaxing Automotive Parts Co. Ltd., will promote the development, production and marketi…

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IAAF Member News

HMRC webinar: expense claims from employees working from home

Date: Thursday 27 August 2020

HMRC have organised webinars to assist employers who, over the past few months, have asked employees to work from home – sometimes providing mobile phones and internet access to help them. For more in…

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First place honours for Team Carlube Triple R Racing

Date: Thursday 27 August 2020

Carlube Triple R Racing Mac Tools backed Adam Morgan took honours at Oulton Park in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship in a thrilling final race in Cheshire.The Morganator led from start to…

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Second place for Crawford earns podium place for Lucas Oil

Date: Thursday 27 August 2020

Red Bull Junior driver Jak Crawford took second place in Race Three of the ADAC Formel 4 event at The Nurburgring, in Germany, last time out (14-16 Aug 2020). He raced his #52 Lucas Oil associate-spon…

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LIQUI MOLY becomes title sponsor of the MotoGP race in Teruel, Spain

Date: Thursday 27 August 2020

The German motor oil and additive producer LIQUI MOLY will remain the exclusive lubricant supplier for the Moto2 and Moto3 motorcycle racing series until 2023. What is more, the company also secured t…

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Volta Zero full electric commercial vehicle to be launched online on 3 September 2020

Date: Thursday 27 August 2020

Volta Trucks has confirmed that the full-electric Volta Zero will be revealed at an online launch event at 10:00 BST on Thursday 3 September 2020. As the first purpose-built full electric large commer…

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Daimler loses ruling in German patent dispute with Nokia

Date: Thursday 20 August 2020

Nokia Oyj has won a court ruling in a patent dispute with Daimler, giving the Finnish company leverage in a long-running fight over mobile technology in vehicles. Daimler, owner of the Mercedes-Benz b…

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UK government announces Automated Lane Keeping System call for evidence

Date: Thursday 20 August 2020

The UK is taking steps forward in automated technology in vehicles with the launch of a call for evidence on 18 August 2020 to help shape how innovative new systems could be used in future on GB roads…

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Automechanika launch survey

Date: Thursday 20 August 2020

Messe Frankfurt, the organisers of the Automechanika trade shows have seen how the COVID-19 pandemic has already highlighted the need and benefits of being flexible and adjusting to ever-changing mark…

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COVID-19 Support: Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Date: Thursday 20 August 2020

As part of the government’s commitment to supporting the self-employed through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, HMRC have developed a new webinar to explain the range of financial support that may…

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New type approval legislation gets go ahead in UK

Date: Thursday 20 August 2020

One of the key pieces of legislation that the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has lobbied for over the past few years has been Type Approval Regulation (EU) 2018/858. This key pie…

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EVA calls for 2030 ban

Date: Thursday 20 August 2020

The Electric Vehicle Association (EVA) England is urging the government to bring forward the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles to 2030. The government is in the process of analysing fe…

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Fast, inexpensive, flexible - MAHLE introduces new modular filter concept for the fuel cell

Date: Wednesday 19 August 2020

MAHLE has developed two standardized air filter solutions for fuel cells. Thanks to this new modular approach, MAHLE is able to significantly reduce development times and costs,with developers now hav…

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Product News

How to check if your OE brake pad is manufactured by Ferodo®

Date: Wednesday 19 August 2020

Ferodo® have launched a YouTube video where a Garage Gurus technician explains how to check if a vehicle’s original equipment (OE) brake pads were made by Ferodo®. The information on the back of the b…

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DVSA Beat the Rush campaign update

Date: Wednesday 19 August 2020

DVSA launched its Beat the Rush campaign on 31 July to encourage motorists who received an MOT exemption until autumn to get their test done this August. The campaign is going well and has gained nati…

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Industry News

New online catalogue for NSK automotive aftermarket parts

Date: Tuesday 18 August 2020

NSK has launched an online product catalogue that spans the portfolio of its wheel bearing kits for the automotive aftermarket (AAM). Placing the entire range of NSK ProKIT solutions at the fingertips…

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VARTA® join The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA)

Date: Tuesday 18 August 2020

VARTA are pleased to announce that they have joined The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) in the UK. Technical Sales Manager at VARTA, Andy Cook, has confirmed the new assoc…

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IAAF Member News

IAAF receives confirmation vehicle scrappage scheme will not go ahead

Date: Friday 14 August 2020

IAAF has received confirmation from BEIS (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) that the government has no plans to introduce a vehicle scrappage scheme. Since the idea of a vehic…

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Truck diagnosis tool proves popular

Date: Thursday 13 August 2020

A new truck diagnosis tool has found success within the commercial vehicle repair sector, with customers praising it for its wide vehicle parc coverage, competitive price and ease of use. The new Laun…

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Aftermarket recalls and market surveillance key topics for online session

Date: Thursday 13 August 2020

IAAF members will have the opportunity to hear from the DVSA to learn more about managing recalls and how market surveillance affects the industry in an upcoming IAAF Zoom meeting on Tuesday 22nd Sept…

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ZF Ecolife helps optimise fuel consumption with latest transmission technology

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

Latest figures from vehicle fuel trials show that buses, coaches and fleets are benefitting from significantly reduced fuel consumption thanks to ZF’s highly innovative EcoLife automatic transmission …

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Consultation on Operation Brock Enforcement Powers

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

The Department for Transport (DfT) wants to hear your views on proposed revisions to Operation Brock enforcement powers. These have been developed with help from the Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) and in…

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Industry News

Importing goods from January 2021: The UK Global Tariff

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

The UK has left the EU. The transition period will end on 31 December this year and the UK will leave the single market and customs union. Businesses should take action now to start preparing for new …

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Comment on latest SMMT used car sales figures

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

In response to the used car sales data recently released by SMMT, Andy Hamilton, CEO at LKQ Euro Car Parts, has voiced his views on the implications of the data. “We expected to see sales pick up in J…

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IAAF Member News

NAPA Filtration Launch Programme

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

NAPA have announced that a range of high-quality filters have been added to NAPA family of automotive parts. The range supported by a VM Service Interval Guarantee comprises over 470-part numbers acro…

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Product News

Automotive employers put the brakes on apprenticeship starts

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

New data from the Department for Education has thrown the spotlight on the impact of COVID-19 on apprentice recruitment. And the automotive sector appears to be one of the hardest hit. Across all sect…

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Newell & Wright gear up for BTRC return

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

After a delayed start, the British Truck Racing Association (BTRA) Championship is set to kickstart on the weekend of August 22nd and 23rd at Donington Park, and Newell & Wright Motorsport are kee…

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IAAF Member News

Lateness in the workplace - advice from Lawgistics

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

Employers are within their rights to expect all employees to be punctual, but as we are all aware, there are times when arriving late for work cannot be avoided. However, for those employees with a te…

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HMRC Job Retention Scheme updates

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

Job Retention Bonus Employers will be able to claim a one-off payment of £1,000 for every employee they have previously received a grant for under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), and who …

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Yuasa highlight the benefits of checking all batteries as MOT surge begins

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

As lockdown measures ease, the demand for routine servicing, repairs and MOTs is already dramatically increasing. Yuasa, the UK market leader for vehicle batteries, are encouraging garages to introduc…

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E-Motive Online joins growing membership

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is continuing to grow month on month and has welcomed parts and accessories multichannel platform and specialist services provider, E-Motive On…

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Delphi Technologies expands aftermarket braking program to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving vehicle parc in Europe

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020

Delphi Technologies, a global provider of aftermarket service solutions, has added to its highly-proven braking program in Europe. In 2019 the company launched more than 130 new brake pads and discs f…

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Product News

NEW alternator in AS-PL range

Date: Tuesday 11 August 2020

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A4131S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and st…

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Volkswagen Chooses FERODO® Brake Pads for 2020 Golf VIII

Date: Tuesday 11 August 2020

FERODO® disc brake pads have been selected as original equipment (OE) for 2020 Volkswagen Golf VIII hatchbacks, bringing the brand’s “Power of Performance” to the latest generation of one of Europe’s …

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Product News

GT Automotive - kit upgrades for crankshaft pulleys

Date: Tuesday 11 August 2020

After successfully launching 11 New to Range crankshaft pulleys at the beginning of the year, GT Automotive are very proud to already be unveiling kit upgrades for two of these parts only a few months…

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Furlough fraud and other transgressions

Date: Friday 07 August 2020

As could only be expected, HMRC is already hot on cases of the furlough scheme abuse. A businessman from Solihull was recently arrested in connection with a £495,000 furlough fraud investigation. The …

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A global brand back on the motorsport scene

Date: Friday 07 August 2020

As part of its ongoing awareness campaign, ECOBAT Battery Technologies (ECOBAT), the pan-European business behind Lucas Batteries, has catapulted the globally recognised brand back into the limelight …

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IAAF Member News

HGS’s mega macs allows diagnostics on Mercedes-Benz vehicles with access protection

Date: Friday 07 August 2020

The connectivity functions in modern vehicles bring a host of benefits, but can also pose a risk in terms of tampering and unauthorised access to data. This is why vehicle manufacturers (VMs) are work…

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Glen Callum redefines aftermarket recruitment process for IAAF members

Date: Friday 07 August 2020

Automotive aftermarket recruitment specialist Glen Callum Associates (GCA) is redefining the recruitment process for IAAF members, with a number of new initiatives, such as recorded candidate video in…

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TecAlliance’s CCU solution to cover full sales potential

Date: Friday 07 August 2020

TecAlliance, one of the leading data specialists connecting the digital aftermarket, provides the independent automotive aftermarket (IAM) with the data management solution Carsource Catalogue Utility…

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Product News

Textar continues to grow brake pad range

Date: Friday 07 August 2020

TMD Friction, through its Textar brand, has extended its wide range of brake pads for the European commercial vehicle (CV) market, introducing Brake Pad Set 2921101, which fits a Kögel Trax Trailer ap…

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First Line provides wheel bearing fitting tips

Date: Thursday 06 August 2020

As there are different generations of wheel bearings, it’s important that technicians recognise and understand the distinctions between them. Premium quality automotive parts supplier, First Line, has…

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HGS’s mega macs allows diagnostics on Mercedes-Benz vehicles with access protection (1)

Date: Thursday 06 August 2020

The connectivity functions in modern vehicles bring a host of benefits, but can also pose a risk in terms of tampering and unauthorised access to data. This is why vehicle manufacturers (VMs) are work…

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LIQUI MOLY to become official sponsor of the Hahnenkamm Races in Kitzbühel

Date: Thursday 06 August 2020

The German motor oil and additive producer LIQUI MOLY will be involved in alpine ski events, the world-famous Hahnenkamm Races, on the notorious Streif racecourse between 2021 and 2025.At a press conf…

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LIQUI MOLY main prize Hyundai i30 N goes to Austria

Date: Thursday 06 August 2020

Luca Engstler, driver for LIQUI MOLY Team Engstler in the TCR International Series and Peter Baumann, Marketing Director at LIQUI MOLY, handed over the new Hyundai i30 N in the LIQUI MOLY racing desig…

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HMRC: Making Tax Digital update

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment (ITSA) will be mandatory from April 2023 for unincorporated businesses and landlords with total business or property income above £10,000 per year. HM…

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Ben: Support for life

Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020

Ben are focussing on the need for people to build connections. Human beings all have basic needs for food and shelter, but also for a sense of belonging to a group - a need to form relationships. Rese…

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