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Exacting research and development programme delivers 137 new Mintex references in 2022

Date: Monday 06 February 2023

Braking specialist TMD Friction UK’s renowned braking brand Mintex introduced 137 new parts during 2022, to offer coverage to more of the vehicle parc than ever before. Technicians are now able to pro…

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GS Yuasa International Ltd. announce collaboration with Honda to develop lithium-ion batteries

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

GS Yuasa International Ltd., the parent company of GS Yuasa Battery Europe Ltd., has announced the signing of an agreement with Honda Motor Co. Ltd. to develop high-capacity, high-output lithium-ion b…

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MAHLE Aftermarket strengthens European operations with key promotion

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket has promoted its UK General Manager Andy Lees within its senior leadership team, in a combined role that will see him lead aftermarket operations in western Europe. While Lees’ respo…

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Newcastle and Gateshead Clean Air Zone goes live

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

A Clean Air Zone (CAZ) is now in place in part of Newcastle and Gateshead to help improve air quality by reducing the number of high-polluting vehicles using the roads. Full details about the CAZ, whi…

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Cyber security awareness: news from Lawgistics

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

Lawgistics, the IAAF's legal helpline provider, have partnered with ECSC to provide additional guidance and support in all things cyber security. ECSC, founded and established in 2000, is the UK’s lon…

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Corteco: New to range products - January 2023

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

Corteco have increased our range of vibration control parts and oil seals for vehicles such as: AUDI, BMW, FORD, HYUNDAI, MAZDA, MERCEDES, NISSAN, PEUGEOT, RENAULT, TOYOTA, VAUXHALL, VOLVO TRUCKS, VW.…

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Flexible problem solving – Klarius flexi-pipes can help save £1,000+ on repairs

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

For garages, being able to offer a cost-effective repair quickly is crucial to keeping customers happy. With the current financial pressures on households, helping motorists to avoid expensive whole s…

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FAI Automotive reveals new references for 2023

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

Premium-quality parts supplier, FAI Automotive, has kicked off the new year by introducing 20 new references to its leading product portfolio, to continue to meet market demand. Providing the Aftermar…

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First Line Ltd. range expansions exceed 700 newly introduced parts in 2022

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

Over the last 12 months, all-makes automotive aftermarket specialist First Line Ltd. introduced 707 new references to its ranges, including Steering and Suspension, Braking, Wheel Bearings, Filters, C…

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Service Assist solves key pain point for garages

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

Garage management system specialist, TechMan, is enhancing the communication between garages and motorists with its Service Assist Tool, which enables garages to simplify one of the great pain points …

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First Line Ltd. grows drivetrain portfolio with launch of CV Joint and Driveshaft ranges

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

First Line Ltd., via its renowned Borg & Beck brand, has launched an extensive range of premium-quality Constant Velocity (CV) Joints and Driveshafts, complementing its broad range of CV Boot Kits…

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Marathon announces new air suspension range from Arnott

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

Marathon Warehouse Distribution are delighted to announce a new partnership with Arnott, the global leader in aftermarket air suspension products, to distribute their products across the UK. The Arnot…

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JURATEK extends popular braking product portfolio

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

Leading brake supplier, JURATEK, has expanded its extensive braking component product range with the addition of two brake discs, two brake pads, 29 calipers, five new wear indicators and one new brak…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts fires up Starline expansion with starter motor and alternators

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

LKQ Euro Car Parts has further expanded its Starline range of products as it continues to broaden its product offering to the independent aftermarket. Available exclusively to LKQ Euro Cart Parts cust…

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Textar brake product range expanded in 2022 with 167 new references

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

TMD Friction UK’s braking brand Textar delivered 167 new references throughout 2022 offering wider vehicle parc coverage than ever before, following its uncompromising approach to research and develop…

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Fuel additives and engine treatments increasing in demand as motorists seek preventative measures

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

Technicians and motorists are turning to fuel additives and engine treatments to prevent issues on vehicles worsening and avoid the inflated, associated costs of bigger problems requiring repair. Aber…

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Klarius starts the year with a popularity contest… Fiat versus Toyota

Date: Friday 03 February 2023

New exhaust system components added to the Klarius range for January 2023 include parts for the 2006 Fiat Ducato and the 2017 Toyota Yaris, but which is more popular? Click here to view the latest par…

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ZF announces partnership with mobility provider Beep to bring new-generation autonomous Level 4 shuttle to US market

Date: Thursday 02 February 2023

ZF unveils its next generation shuttle for autonomous driving in urban environments and mixed traffic at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas/ Nevada, USA. The next generation complem…

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Exol-sponsored Fox finishes jet ski championship on a high

Date: Thursday 02 February 2023

Exol-sponsored 18-year-old JSRA British Jetsport Championship jet skier Dani Fox finished her 2022 season in fifth place after a closely fought campaign on the water. Fox, based near Exol Lubricants’ …

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Motul is once again series official lubricant partner for ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA in 2023

Date: Thursday 02 February 2023

The recent Autosport International Expo heralded the announcement of Motul’s continuation as official lubricant supplier to the 2023 ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA. This is the second …

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LKQ Europe Acquires Rhenoy Group

Date: Thursday 02 February 2023

The leading distributor of automotive aftermarket parts strengthens its presence in the European salvage business. Zug, Switzerland. LKQ Europe today announced that it is expanding its European salvag…

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One betting game, 400 participants, three winners

Date: Thursday 02 February 2023

Last year, the betting game for the 2022 Football World Cup once again generated enthusiasm among all participants – after all, great prices were raffled off among the Diesel Technic distribution part…

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AS-PL get the ‘Diament Forbesa” again!

Date: Thursday 02 February 2023

The AS-PL company was again among the winners of the fifteenth edition of the presitigious ‘Diamenty Forbesa” ranking. The list was prepared by the editors of the monthly magazine ‘Forbes’ and the bus…

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Nominations open for Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2023

Date: Tuesday 31 January 2023

Nominations are now open for Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2023, hosted by IAAF, which will take place on Wednesday 7 June at Hilton Metropole NEC. The awards will celebrate the very best of …

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Extending MoT will increase the number of defective vehicles and tyres on Britain's roads

Date: Tuesday 31 January 2023

The Department for Transport (DfT) and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) announced a consultation on the proposal to ‘change the date at which the first MOT for new light vehicles is required…

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LIQUI MOLY now also available from Motor Parts Direct

Date: Tuesday 31 January 2023

The German motor oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY is expanding its distribution in the UK. The company's range is now also available from Motor Parts Direct, the UK’s largest independent motor f…

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Keeping up with the crossovers

Date: Monday 30 January 2023

Love them or hate them, crossovers are the latest automotive success story. Following in the illustrious footsteps of SUVs, MPVs and hatchbacks in the popular consciousness of UK motorists – one brand…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts reveals Goliath battery price freeze

Date: Monday 30 January 2023

Leading motor factor Arnold Clark Autoparts has frozen the price of its popular Goliath batteries, to beat rising prices and support customers with the best deals on the market. With every battery pur…

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Do you know the symptoms of a failing wheel bearing? Comline has the answer!

Date: Monday 30 January 2023

Technicians need to be aware of the symptoms that could point to a deteriorating wheel bearing, according to Comline Auto Parts (Comline). Steering judder, reduced acceleration, grinding, unevenly wor…

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IAAF Blog: Government consultation on MOT frequency

Date: Friday 27 January 2023

One can be forgiven for being completely exasperated with yet another attempt by a government to undermine the sector and the work it does. Because looking at all the information presented by the gove…

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IAAF Events 2023 – key dates

Date: Friday 27 January 2023

The IAAF is hosting a number of major events this year. Details on how to sign up and sponsor will be released next week. Key dates: IAAF Annual General Meeting  Thursday 16 February British Motor …

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Elections to the IAAF Council: 2023-2026

Date: Friday 27 January 2023

The IAAF will shortly be inviting its supplier members to take part in a ballot for the five vacancies on IAAF Council, to represent members in the Component Supplier category. The nominees are listed…

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New Niterra logo unveiled

Date: Friday 27 January 2023

Following on from last year’s announcement regarding its upcoming English name change to ‘Niterra’, NGK SPARK PLUG is proud to reveal to the world its new Group and Corporate Logo. This will be offici…

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Apec Automotive launches premium brake & clutch fluid range

Date: Friday 27 January 2023

Automotive aftermarket manufacturer Apec has officially launched a new range of Brake & Clutch Fluid to provide consistently high performance from bottle to brake. Brake fade can negatively impact…

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A huge 85 new lines added to the Apec Braking range this January

Date: Friday 27 January 2023

January sees another incredible expansion of the Apec Braking range with 85 new lines added, giving it greater coverage and customers another reason to choose Apec. The range extension includes, 5 bra…

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Exol announces latest oil specification upgrade as it evolves with the market

Date: Friday 27 January 2023

Leading lubricants supplier, Exol, has updated the specification of its Optima LSBM 0W-30 (M514) oil as the brand proves its commitment to constantly advancing products to cover the ever-growing vehic…

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GSF Car Parts plugs into vehicle eletrification at EV Ready event

Date: Friday 27 January 2023

Leading motor factor GSF Car Parts gave garage owners a unique insight into the future of the automotive aftermarket at the inaugural EV Ready event this week. GSF was headline sponsor of the show, wh…

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TecRMI Repair Case: Mini

Date: Friday 27 January 2023

TecRMI have issued their latest bulletin "What the Fix?!" for models of MINIs.

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The IMI launches Automotive Diversity Network

Date: Thursday 26 January 2023

Focused on driving diversity in the automotive sector, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has launched the Automotive Diversity Network. Its creation provides the unique opportunity for Equity,…

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Climate-friendly and recyclable: NALYSES research project develops sustainable headlamp

Date: Thursday 26 January 2023

HELLA is researching, in collaboration with industry partners, how headlights can be designed to be more climate friendly. To this end, the automotive supplier operating under the FORVIA umbrella bran…

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TecAlliance introduces global Code of Conduct

Date: Thursday 26 January 2023

TecAlliance, the leading expert for data management and processes in the independent automotive aftermarket, has adopted a Code of Conduct that applies to all locations and subsidiaries worldwide as o…

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Dayco recruits Craig Frohock as its new aftermarket/belt CEO

Date: Thursday 26 January 2023

Dayco, a leading engine product and drive systems manufacturer for the automotive, heavy-duty and industrial market segments is delighted to announce that Craig Frohock accepted the opportunity to joi…

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Delphi Technologies host UK garage competition

Date: Thursday 26 January 2023

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, will be a partner supporter of the 2023 Top Garage and Top Technician competitions. Top Technician, created by Aftermarket magazine in 2002, seeks to id…

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Increase of almost ten percent in 2022 – LIQUI MOLY generates € 800 million in sales

Date: Thursday 26 January 2023

The Ulm-based motor oil and additive manufacturer has reached its annual target and remains on a stable growth course. The company was able to compensate for the loss of the Russian market and the gen…

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Lucas Oil Driving Forward in 2023

Date: Thursday 26 January 2023

Lucas Oil is investing in the profile of the brand, to raise awareness about additive use and to help pull business through to garages. The Lucas Oil Academy will promote the brand to young mechanics …

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Exol-powered endurance racing team completes 25-hour race

Date: Thursday 26 January 2023

A racing team using Exol Lubricants completed the IDEMITSU 1500 Super Endurance 2022, a 25-hour long race at the Buriram International Circuit, in north-eastern Thailand. The NS Max Taker ISR Racing T…

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OESAA Academy Live roadshow moves onto Castleford College following successful debut

Date: Thursday 26 January 2023

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association will be looking to carry the momentum from its maiden OESAA Academy Live event to Castleford College. The free training days will take place on…

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HSE busts the myths on portable appliance testing

Date: Tuesday 24 January 2023

Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. There are many common myths about PAT - you can use the HSE frequently asked …

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TRICO is OE on the new Volkswagen T7 and ID Buzz!

Date: Tuesday 24 January 2023

Wiper blade manufacturer, TRICO, has announced that it is the original equipment (OE) manufacturer for front and rear wiper blades on the Volkswagen T7 and ID Buzz. The ID Buzz, which is an electric v…

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Diesel Technic update for the truck driver's door

Date: Tuesday 24 January 2023

In the latest workshop video, the Parts Specialists from Diesel Technic take a look at the mechanics and associated components of the truck driver’s door. This time, the duo consists of workshop profe…

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