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Schaeffler REPXPERT popular online ‘Tea-break Training’ returns in March

Date: Tuesday 24 January 2023

Yet again emphasising the depth and diversity of the sector-leading training it offers the independent aftermarket, the Schaeffler REPXPERT team will be back in front of the cameras to deliver its lat…

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Lincoln College named as IMI TechSafe Centre of Excellence

Date: Tuesday 24 January 2023

The latest automotive training centre to be named as a TechSafe Centre of Excellence by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is Lincoln College, which has just opened a brand-new automotive works…

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Industry News

Workshops welcome NGK Academy

Date: Tuesday 24 January 2023

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK’s new online training initiative is proving a big hit with workshops. The company launched NGK Academy last November and it has already attracted scores of leading i…

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Failed Claimant was “Clutch”ing at Straws

Date: Tuesday 24 January 2023

Lawgistics have recently featured a story on a court victory for the motor trade, and a claimant left significantly out of pocket. In a nutshell, an 11-year-old car was sold with 109,000 miles on the …

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Legal Updates

Member exclusive: Monthly Intelligence Reports

Date: Friday 20 January 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is furthering its commitment to providing members with informative insight with the launch of the IAAF Intelligence Report, in partnership with…

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Get a Swift solution to your exhaust woes with the latest parts from Klarius

Date: Friday 20 January 2023

Klarius Products has added 14 new parts to its catalogue, including catalytic converters (CATs) for the Toyota C-HR and Suzuki Swift. To ensure that customers have access to high-quality emission cont…

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Product News

Delphi Technologies launches Masters of Motion

Date: Friday 20 January 2023

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, has launched its new Masters of Motion hub aimed at independent garage technicians. Delphi intends the launch to be the start of a sustained campaign to…

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Mintex Trophy Trial celebrates over 40 years of crowning British trials champions

Date: Friday 20 January 2023

Braking friction specialist TMD Friction’s renowned brand Mintex, and Yorkshire-based Richmond Motor Club, are celebrating over 40 years of racing excellence in the Mintex Trophy Trial, a demanding mo…

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NAPA Racing UK joins BTRC 2023

Date: Friday 20 January 2023

NAPA Racing UK reunites with Paul Rivett for a super-sized season in the British Truck Racing Championship 2023. From rookies to BTCC Team Champions, NAPA Racing UK had a phenomenal debut year in moto…

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NTK EGR valve range expands

Date: Friday 20 January 2023

NGK has added to its EGR valve range with the introduction of two new part numbers for a number of popular vehicle applications. The company – the world’s leading ignition and sensor specialist – intr…

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Product News

TMD Friction to support engineering academy’s pan-European road rally

Date: Thursday 19 January 2023

TMD Friction is supporting a bid by Essex-based Rallysport Engineering Academy to complete the Two Ball Banger London-Lisbon Rally, raising funds for the local air ambulance. TMD Friction’s renowned M…

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New Managing Director for LIQUI MOLY UK

Date: Thursday 19 January 2023

The leadership duo of LIQUI MOLY UK Ltd becomes a trio. Debbie Barnes has been promoted to Managing Director of the subsidiary. The position involves the responsibility for national operations. She in…

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People News

Exol Lubricants takes to the stages with sponsorship of historic rally championships

Date: Thursday 19 January 2023

Leading oils and lubricants manufacturer Exol Lubricants is to sponsor the Historic Rally Car Register (HRCR) for the 2023 MINI Sport Cup and Stage Masters Challenge seasons as the official lubricants…

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Automechanika Birmingham to offer top tips at dedicated exhibitor day event

Date: Thursday 19 January 2023

Messe Frankfurt UK, organisers of Automechanika Birmingham, has announced the return of its exhibitor day, offering exhibitors the chance to learn more about maximising the opportunities around the sh…

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Industry News

New plan for smart electric vehicle (EV) charging could save consumers up to £1000 a year

Date: Thursday 19 January 2023

Electric vehicle consumers are set to benefit from lower energy bills and cheaper motoring thanks to a landmark plan to unlock the potential of smart electric vehicle charging. The Electric Vehicle Sm…

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Prizes, show deals and EV insight to be given away at EV Ready next week

Date: Thursday 19 January 2023

EV Ready is primed to open its doors at Brighton Racecourse for independent garage owners and technicians eager to draw upon the EV expertise of the automotive aftermarket’s biggest brands and respect…

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Technical insight and chemical innovation key to enduring factor relationships, say Fueltone Pro

Date: Thursday 19 January 2023

Good quality parts and services are the cornerstone of any successful garage or motor factor, but ongoing innovation and refreshed product lines are key to a successful enduring relationship between s…

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Advice from Lawgistics: Redundancy Process

Date: Thursday 19 January 2023

Consultation with the selected pool is the best practice as well as lawful. Notifying an employee of termination of employment because of redundancy without engaging in a fair process will likely be d…

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HR Updates

Update from Lawgistics: Changes in Rights to Flexible Working Requests

Date: Thursday 19 January 2023

The employer will have a duty to discuss alternative forms of flexible working as opposed to simply rejecting a request. On 5 December 2022, a government announcement stated that it proposes to remove…

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HR Updates

IAAF partners with Automechanika Birmingham to host first-ever Garage Awards

Date: Wednesday 18 January 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced that it will be hosting its first-ever Garage Awards in partnership with Automechanika Birmingham in 2023 on the evening of 7th J…

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IAAF to fight Government plans to extend MOT

Date: Wednesday 18 January 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will fight any proposals to extend the MOT test frequency, following an announcement by the Department for Transport (DfT) to launch a public c…

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Diesel Technic Product Portrait: 7.58027 Turbocharger

Date: Tuesday 17 January 2023

Exhaust turbochargers consist of two flow machines; one turbine and one compressor that are placed on a joint shaft. The compressor draws in fresh air, which is then pressed through the charging air c…

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Product News

NAPA Launches Premium DOT 5.1 Brake Fluid

Date: Tuesday 17 January 2023

Automotive aftermarket manufacturer NAPA has expanded its Brake Fluid catalogue with the launch of a new DOT 5.1 Brake Fluid for premium performance. Brake fluid is essential to the safe function of t…

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Product News

Dampened EV demand must not see the sector take its foot off the skills pedal

Date: Monday 16 January 2023

The first nine months of 2022 saw more than 11,500 technicians undertake the training and qualifications required to obtain IMI TechSafe professional recognition. However, whilst this number means aro…

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Industry News

Philips RacingVision GT200 is 2023 Auto Express Best Buy!

Date: Monday 16 January 2023

Philips RacingVision GT200 – the top-of-the-line halogen performance bulb in the Philips automotive lighting range – has taken top honors in Auto Express’ bulb mega-test for 2023. Up to 200% brighter …

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Product News

Klarius enhances rapid exhaust delivery across Ireland

Date: Monday 16 January 2023

Klarius Products is now offering 24-hour delivery for its exhausts in Northern Ireland and will be expanding availability across the Republic of Ireland (ROI) in Q2 of 2023. Irish distributors and sto…

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Why are apprentices being treated less favourably than university students?

Date: Monday 16 January 2023

Hayley Pells, Policy Manager at the Institute of the Motor Industry, the automotive sector’s professional body, questions the logic behind the government’s latest announcement on cost of living suppor…

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Industry News

MAHLE proves its commitment to leading the market with the highest quality OE-quality products

Date: Monday 16 January 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket continues to prove itself as a leader in the market with the addition of over 700 new part numbers throughout 2022. The new products cover the brand’s leading categories across filtr…

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Product News

New video highlights what sets DENSO Hybrid wiper blades apart

Date: Monday 16 January 2023

DENSO, a globally recognised original equipment (OE) component manufacturer, has years of wiper blade expertise, producing blades for vehicle manufacturers such as BMW, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Mazda, Suzu…

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Product News

TecAlliance launches new Partner Program

Date: Monday 16 January 2023

TecAlliance, the leading data management specialist in the independent automotive aftermarket, today announces its new TecAlliance Partner Program. The initiative supports software vendors and consult…

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Product News

Fil Filter online ordering

Date: Monday 16 January 2023

Fil Filter are pleased to announce that they are now available to order online for all customers.

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High-speed, easy-to-handle, long-life ball bearings from NSK

Date: Monday 16 January 2023

Applications that demand high running speeds, easy handling and long service life will benefit from NSK’s new four-point contact ball bearings. The innovative QJ series features a high-strength outer-…

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Not Zero or Net Zero? Report calls for new approach

Date: Friday 13 January 2023

The review into net zero, originally commissioned under former prime minister Liz Truss and conducted by the MP Chris Skidmore, has been published. The report calls for the swift delivery of Zero Emis…

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Delphi Technologies nominated for training award

Date: Friday 13 January 2023

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, has been nominated for ‘Training Programme of the Year’ at the upcoming CAT Awards. The renowned industry event will take place on Thursday 9th February…

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Garage Hive in the running for industry award

Date: Friday 13 January 2023

Community-focused garage management system Garage Hive is delighted to have been nominated for ‘Industry Partner’ at the CAT Awards 2023. The renowned networking lunch and awards event has been confir…

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IAAF Member News

Can you help shape the future of the IAAF?

Date: Friday 13 January 2023

Each year a number of members of the IAAF Council reach the end of their term of office and either have to seek re-election (if eligible) or step down. This year we have a small number of seats vacant…

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Mike Smythe retires from Arnold Clark Autoparts

Date: Friday 13 January 2023

Arnold Clark Autoparts has announced the retirement of Group Aftermarket Parts Buyer, Mike Smythe. Smythe has been at the company for nearly six years and was responsible for working with the motor fa…

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People News

DENSO receives highest rating in Climate Change and Water Security by environmental reporting charity, CDP

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2023

The DENSO Corporation has been selected as an A-List company in the assessment of environmental initiatives conducted by international not-for-profit charity CDP*1, for its excellent efforts in the ar…

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£7 million tech fund to decarbonise freight and boost innovation

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Delivering freight across the UK could become more efficient and cleaner thanks to a £7 million government-backed fund launched on 9 January 2023 that will roll out innovative new ideas and technology…

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Industry News

WAI recognised once again as TecDoc Premier Data Supplier

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Leading rotating electrics supplier, WAI, has been awarded Premier Data Supplier status by TecDoc for the second year in a row, as the parts catalogue system continues to tighten its requirements for …

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Autotech Academy provides interns with IMI Affiliate Membership

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Autotech Academy’s internship initiative is set to further bolster support for students successfully making the transition into automotive work, with the addition of the Institute of Motor Industry’s …

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What does the future of transport connectivity look like?

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2023

In 2023, we are living in a connected world. We communicate through robust virtual channels, conduct work remotely, and receive healthcare at a distance, all due to advancements in technology and the …

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Industry News

Heavy duty Exol engine oils secure latest ACEA specifications

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Exol Lubricants’ Taurus Euro Plus 10W-40 and Euro FE Plus 5W-30 heavy-duty engine oils have been upgraded to meet specifications in the ACEA 2022 Oil Sequences for Heavy Duty Engines. ACEA’s new E8 an…

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Product News

The government unveils new “Energy Bills Discount Scheme” for businesses

Date: Tuesday 10 January 2023

A new energy scheme for businesses, charities, and the public sector was confirmed on 9th January, ahead of the current scheme ending in March. The new scheme will mean all eligible UK businesses and …

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Delphi Technologies prepared for EV Ready show

Date: Monday 09 January 2023

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, is making final preparations to exhibit at the upcoming EV Ready event, being held at Brighton Racecourse on Wednesday 25th January. Sponsored by GSF Ca…

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New report backs up independent access to RMI

Date: Friday 06 January 2023

A new report from the Social Market Foundation (SMF) into upskilling UK technicians to service and repair electric vehicles has highlighted the importance of effective legislation to ensure the afterm…

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IAAF blog: are we headed down electric avenue in reverse?

Date: Friday 06 January 2023

Are sales of electric vehicles really soaring, or has it lost its spark? Vehicle makers, the public, politicians and media are all venting, but who is really to blame for this change in appetite? It’s…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts systems restored

Date: Friday 06 January 2023

Following suspicious traffic being identified on the Arnold Clark network on 23rd December, Arnold Clark chose to bring down its entire network voluntarily in order to protect its customers and system…

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Ultra-Parts Ltd becomes member of IAAF

Date: Thursday 05 January 2023

Engine gaskets and components distributor, Ultra-Parts Ltd, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) expanding membership. Ultra-Parts Ltd distributes engine gaskets and c…

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MAHLE Aftermarket continues to invest in next-gen technology on a global scale

Date: Thursday 05 January 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket has opened a highly-automated warehouse in Olive Branch, Mississippi (USA). The warehouse speeds up deliveries to workshops and distributors, reduces the frequency of returns, and en…

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