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Autoparts Garage Equipment launches new Alloy Wheel Straightener

Date: Tuesday 28 January 2020

Autoparts Garage Equipment (AGE), one of the UK&rsquo,s leading suppliers of garage equipment, has launched a new Alloy Wheel Straightener. Available under the Ayce Systems Wheelrite brand the produ…

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Igniting change – SMPE engineers new ignition coil technology

Date: Tuesday 28 January 2020

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) has become one of the first to market with a range of multicharge ignition coils, recently introduced on GDI (gasoline direct engines). Having grown its enginee…

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LIQUI MOLY launches its new Special Tec AA 0W-16 on the market

Date: Friday 24 January 2020

&ldquo,This is the lowest viscosity oil that we have ever launched&rdquo,, explains Tim Keller, Export Area Manager at LIQUI MOLY and responsible for the UK and Irish market, when talking about the ne…

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New Lead Acid Battery Chapters at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: Friday 24 January 2020

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have just released the next two chapters in their series on the 12V Lead Acid Battery: 12V Batteries - State of Charge (Parts 1 &, 2). Establishing th…

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Obituary – Geoffrey Atkinson OBE, former CEO of Ben

Date: Friday 24 January 2020

Geoffrey Atkinson OBE, former Chief Executive of Ben, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and family after a very short illness. He had been the victim of Alzheimers for a number of …

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SMP Europe rebrands for next phase of growth (1)

Date: Thursday 23 January 2020

Standard Motor Products Europe has rebranded to SMP Europe to reflect the company&rsquo,s continued growth and development in the automotive industry. , The move to the new branding is designed …

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AutoCare network reaches 800 garages

Date: Tuesday 21 January 2020

Autocheck Car Care Centre in Dursley has become the 800th garage to join the AutoCare network. Autocheck is a loyal customer to its GROUPAUTO parts distributor, MGM Motor Components Ltd in Stroud. …

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EAG and A1 Motor Stores announce supply deal

Date: Tuesday 21 January 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has agreed terms with A1 Motor Stores for the distribution of its own-branded wheel bearing kits, Suplex coil springs and Champion wiper blades.  , Manufactured and te…

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NGK attract the crowds at the Autosport International show

Date: Monday 20 January 2020

Visitors to NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd&rsquo,s stand at the Autosport International show have helped raise vital funds for a leading charity. The motorsport enthusiasts purchased a range of NGK mercha…

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Autoelectro continue to invest in technology

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

As renowned market leaders of new to range part number development for starter motors and alternators Autoelectro are delighted to announce a significant further investment in test equipment with the …

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High-resolution lighting system ‘Digital Light SSL | HD’: Over 30,000 pixels increase safety and comfort on the road

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

With &lsquo,Digital Light SSL | HD&rsquo,, the new high-resolution lighting system, HELLA, the lighting and electronics expert is making a further significant contribution to greater safety and comfor…

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IAAF Golf Days 2020 - Save the dates

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

The IAAF has announced the dates and venues for its 2020 four-ball golf events with a new venue for the Midlands event. Northern Day Date: Wednesday 8th July 2020 Venue: Worsley Park Golf Course, …

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MAHLE Powertrain helps launch new 20KW Aeristech compressor at opening of new HQ

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

MAHLE Powertrain has helped to launch an innovative new 20kW electric motor at the opening of a new Warwick, UK headquarters for Aeristech, the developer of the world&rsquo,s most power dense and effi…

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More than 50 new coil springs added to range

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

Lesjö,fors Springs has introduced 56 new coil springs intensifying its new to range introductions for the benefit of the independent automotive aftermarket, and further strengthening its leading r…

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National Auto Parts grows clutch parts range

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

National Auto Parts has added six new clutch kits and three service kits to its expanding product range. The new clutch kits are for the following applications: Ford Transit 2.2 TDCi (07-14), Ford…

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NPA Motor Factors' expansion supported by MAM solutions

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

NPA Motor Factors, the largest independent motor factor in north-east England, has reflected on how MAM's business management software has helped it develop and expand over recent years. The company i…

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The importance of the EGR valve

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system has become a central part of modern engine design as a result of government legislation to lower exhaust emissions. The system helps to moderate nitrogen oxi…

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Thermal management: MAHLE Aftermarket ready for sales launch in January

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

Following the acquisition of the entire shareholding in Behr Hella Service (BHS) by MAHLE Aftermarket, all existing BHS activities will be transferred to MAHLE on January 1, 2020. The new logistics ce…

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Title hat-trick for LIQUI MOLY

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

LIQUI MOLY enjoys first place in the favor of readers of &ldquo,Sport Auto&rdquo,. They voted LIQUI MOLY the best oil brand for the third year in a row. In the German magazine &ldquo,Sport Auto&rdquo,…

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Valeo unveils autonomous, electric delivery droid

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

Valeo has recently unveiled its autonomous, electric delivery droid prototype at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. The Valeo eDeliver4U was developed in partnership with Meituan Dianping, China&rsquo,s leading…

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ZF drives World's fastest tractor

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

ZF Group has played an integral part in JCB&rsquo,s Fastrac storming into the record books after being crowned the world&rsquo,s fastest tractor with a speed of 135.191mph. The Fastrac - designed an…

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British Speedway champion teams up with NGK

Date: Thursday 16 January 2020

British Speedway champion Charles Wright &ndash, who is sponsored by ignition specialist NGK &ndash, has a new team and new goals for 2020. The 31-year-old will ride for his local team Belle Vue Ace…

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LKQ Corporation Agrees to Sell Two Czech Distributors (1)

Date: Tuesday 14 January 2020

LKQ Corporation has announced the execution of a definitive agreement to sell its equity interests in two Czech wholesale automotive parts distributors to Swiss Automotive Group AG. Terms of the trans…

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Traxx Tyres Hosts Independent Tyre Dealer Conference

Date: Tuesday 14 January 2020

Leading UK tyre wholesaler Traxx Tyres hosted its first Independent Tyre Dealer Conference at the Cardiff City stadium, (close to the company&rsquo,s new depot in Bridgend), at the end of November. …

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A virtual journey around AS-PL

Date: Monday 13 January 2020

AS-PL are inviting people to take part in a virtual walk around three of their branches located in Gdansk and Lubichowo. , Thanks to modern technical capabilities, it is now possible to see thei…

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EAG names new head of sales

Date: Monday 13 January 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has bolstered its sales team with the appointment of Chris Haw, who has assumed the role of UK sales manager.  , A qualified technician, Chris has been immersed in the…

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IAAF AGM 2020 - Notification

Date: Monday 13 January 2020

IAAF Members are advised that the Annual General Meeting of Members will be taking place at 10:30am on THURSDAY 13th February 2020 at the IAAF Offices in Birmingham. Members of all categories are in…

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IAAF Conference 2019 - Presentations now available

Date: Monday 13 January 2020

The presentations from the highly successful IAAF Conference held on 5th December 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Milton Keynes are now available for download by IAAF members. If members would lik…

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Yuasa power reigning double British Rally Champion Matt Edwards with launch of title sponsorship and new car (1)

Date: Friday 10 January 2020

Yuasa, the world&rsquo,s leading battery manufacturer, have become title sponsor of Welshman Matt Edwards and co-driver Darren Garrod, with the unveiling of a stunning new car and livery at Autosport …

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Crankshaft pulley issues, wear & failure - the crucial service part that shouldn’t be ignored - advice from GT Automotive

Date: Tuesday 07 January 2020

So, What Is A Crankshaft Pulley? The auxiliary system of an engine isn&rsquo,t one that at first glance seems complicated or important. It&rsquo,s a few wheels with a belt after all. However, while it…

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The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team is putting youth at the head of its 2020 FIA World Rally Championship campaign

Date: Monday 06 January 2020

Esapekka Lappi will join forces with Teemu Suninen and Gus Greensmith this season taking to the wheel of the EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRCs which are fitted with NGK spark plugs and NTK Lambda sens…

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NCD UK signs up to IAAF membership

Date: Wednesday 23 October 2019

Nationwide Clutch Distributors (NCD) UK Ltd has become the latest automotive aftermarket company to join Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). The clutch and automotive parts distribut…

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Fil Filter Europe joins IAAF

Date: Tuesday 01 October 2019

Fil Filter Europe is the latest automotive component supplier to join the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). The company is the sales and distribution arm of Fil Filter AS, which ha…

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ContiTech springs into action at IAAF

Date: Wednesday 11 September 2019

Air Spring specialist ContiTech Air Spring Systems is the latest manufacturer to become a member of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). Back in 1955, Continental was the first co…

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Sponsor Link: The Parts Alliance

Date: Tuesday 01 January 2019

As the leading business group in the aftermarket, The Parts Alliance is committed to up-skilling and driving productivity in the industry through its products and services The group, which consists of…

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Sponsor Link: Comline Auto Parts Ltd.

Date: Tuesday 01 January 2019

First established in 1991, Comline is an independent British brand that is currently one of the fastest growing in the European automotive industry. A proven recipe for delivering consistent, reliable…

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Sponsor Link: ZF Aftermarket

Date: Tuesday 01 January 2019

ZF is a global technology company and supplies systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. With its comprehensive technology po…

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ECCO Safety Group EMEA has announced the appointment of a new Head of Business Development for the UK and Ireland, Steve Jones

Date: Tuesday 01 May 2018

ECCO Safety Group has appointed Steve Jones as their new Head of Business Development for the ECCO and OE business for the UK and Ireland. Steve has previously worked in the Commercial Vehicle after…

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CV parts supplier Robert Carter joins IAAF

Date: Friday 27 April 2018

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced its latest member to join its ever-expanding network, commercial vehicle parts supplier Robert Carter (MF) Ltd. , , The Bir…

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Top-of-the-range technical data for less than a pound a day!

Date: Friday 27 April 2018

Technical service and repair data is an invaluable resource for the modern workshop as they bid to retain their share of the business in an increasingly competitive market. To further assist them in…

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Cumbrian motor factor reaches 50 year milestone

Date: Friday 20 April 2018

K&,S McKenzie first opened its doors in 1968 in the Cumbrian city of Carlisle. At the time there was a shortage of parts suppliers to the commercial vehicle market in the area and it was this oppor…

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IAAF issues guidance for members on the new GDPR

Date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, comes into force on May 25th 2018 and applies to all businesses that have control over personal data. It updates the current data protection legislatio…

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Autoelectro to star at Automechanika Birmingham 2018

Date: Monday 16 April 2018

Autoelectro is delighted to announce that it will be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham 2018.  , The Bradford-based company will be brightening up the halls of the National Exhibition Centre w…

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Automechanika Birmingham names new Marketing Manager

Date: Wednesday 11 April 2018

Automechanika Birmingham has promoted Chloe Hyland to the role of Marketing Manager, as the show&rsquo,s marketing campaign gathers momentum ahead of its third successive show in June. Chloe, who wa…

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Annual AutoCare Giveaway is coming soon with huge prizes

Date: Thursday 05 April 2018

The AUTOCARE CAR GIVEAWAY is back, bigger and better. WIN A CAR GIVEAWAY will be running from 1st May - 8th July 2018, hosted by Auto Care Garages, the network of vetted and reputable garages across t…

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Automechanika Birmingham wins ‘Best Trade Show’ at Industry Awards

Date: Thursday 05 April 2018

Automechanika Birmingham has won two industry awards for the hugely successful second edition of the UK&rsquo,s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and vehicle production industry. The…

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Steve Carter joins the Alliance Automotive Group UK

Date: Thursday 05 April 2018

Steve Carter joins the Alliance Automotive Group UK from 7th April 2018, as their technical training provider on an exclusive basis. He will work predominantly with the garage networks, supporting the…

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Autoinform LIVE returns to Scotland

Date: Tuesday 27 March 2018

This April, Autoinform LIVE will be returning north of the border, this time to Glasgow&rsquo,s GTG Academy, bringing the UK&rsquo,s biggest and best automotive training event back to garage owners an…

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HELLA Sonne recruits John Walters

Date: Tuesday 27 March 2018

John Walters has joined the HELLA Sonne refinish paint team, in the role of senior technical representative to enhance the service and support offered to its distribution partners and bodyshop network…

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Car Mechanics Magazine Names Ring Under Bonnet Lamp 2018 Best Buy

Date: Monday 26 March 2018

Ring&rsquo,s innovative RUBL1000 Under Bonnet Lamp has won the Best Buy Award in Car Mechanics Magazine&rsquo,s Under Bonnet Lamp test. All the lamps on test were put through their paces in a work…

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