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First Line offers the solution for Renault Clio wiper motor failure

Date: Thursday 05 January 2023

Bad weather can cause myriad of issues for vehicles, as any technician will know, and with the Great British weather being very unpredictable, there is one issue that is guaranteed and therefore garag…

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BM Catalysts reports significant growth in 2022

Date: Thursday 05 January 2023

BM Catalysts has asserted its position as a market leader in the manufacture of aftermarket catalytic converters, DPFs and front pipes, celebrating another successful year of growth in 2022. The after…

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Bodyshop programme bigger and better than ever at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Thursday 05 January 2023

Automechanika Birmingham has revealed its biggest ever bodyshop programme for 2023, with three new stand-out features now announced. The much-anticipated event will host its very first Paint & Spr…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts CEO sets out key themes to drive the aftermarket in 2023

Date: Thursday 05 January 2023

The independent aftermarket is facing some strong headwinds this year, at a time of major economic turbulence. According to Andy Hamilton, CEO of LKQ Euro Car Parts, there are four key areas set to do…

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Banner unveils optimised battery finder portal

Date: Wednesday 04 January 2023

Banner - one of Europe’s leading original equipment battery manufacturers – has launched an updated version of its online battery finder portal - www.bannerbatteryfinder.co.uk. Having invested in an i…

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Gain, Train and Retain – The Autotech Group Year in Numbers

Date: Wednesday 04 January 2023

Supporting the automotive aftermarket and creating solutions to bridge the talent gap has continued to be the overriding objective of Autotech Group in 2022. Suffice to say – it’s been a busy year. A …

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Schaeffler announces 2023 ‘REPXPERT Millionaires’ promotion

Date: Wednesday 04 January 2023

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its award winning REPXPERT workshop technology support programme, Schaeffler is planning to reward three lucky members with one million points each during 2023, on…

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The Autosupplies Group wins IAAF Distributor of the Year award

Date: Wednesday 04 January 2023

The Autosupplies Group was awarded Distributor of the Year (car) award at the annual Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) awards dinner. Taking place at DoubleTree by Hilton Milton Key…

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Ring Automotive donates to charity eSports rally prize draw

Date: Wednesday 04 January 2023

Ring Automotive donated two of its MAGflex inspection lamps to the Jersey eRally charity prize draw, which raised money for Philip's Footprints and the Gareth Roberts Memorial Fund. Named after the re…

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First Line Ltd. expands aftermarket ranges with 80 new products

Date: Wednesday 04 January 2023

All-makes automotive aftermarket specialist First Line Ltd.’s latest range expansion has introduced 80 new references to the company’s product ranges. The company’s continuous research and development…

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SMP Europe reveals range expansion of 199 references

Date: Wednesday 04 January 2023

A range expansion from engine management and ignition specialists, SMP Europe, has added a further 199 products to the company’s extensive product portfolio. SMP Europe’s continuous research and devel…

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WAI range expansion delivers new rotating electrics references

Date: Wednesday 04 January 2023

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

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TMD Friction UK and Ring Automotive put training in spotlight

Date: Wednesday 04 January 2023

Ring Automotive has partnered with TMD Friction UK to support with the training of technicians at the braking specialist’s new state-of-the-art facility. Personnel attending the research and developme…

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LIQUI MOLY remains official sponsor of the World Men’s Handball Championship

Date: Wednesday 04 January 2023

International handball remains part of LIQUI MOLY’s promotional activities. The German oil and additive specialist is the official sponsor of the IHF Men’s World Championship. The competition will be …

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Schaeffler kicks off REPXPERT Academy Live 2023 at New City College, Hornchurch

Date: Wednesday 04 January 2023

Following on from the success of the REPXPERT Academy LIVE York event, which attracted 111 delegates, Schaeffler has announced a date for the next roadshow, which will take place at New City College H…

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Flat, efficient and scalable: HELLA brings FlatLight technology into series production as daytime running light

Date: Wednesday 04 January 2023

Automotive supplier HELLA, operating under the umbrella of the FORVIA Group, has received another major customer order for its innovative FlatLight concept and will transfer the lighting technology, w…

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TMD Friction wins IAAF Outstanding Achievement award

Date: Monday 19 December 2022

TMD Friction’s technical training team was awarded the coveted Outstanding Achievement accolade at the annual Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) awards dinner. Taking place at Double…

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First Line Ltd. named IAAF Car Supplier of the Year

Date: Monday 19 December 2022

First Line Ltd. has won the ‘Car Supplier of the Year’ award at one of the industry’s most anticipated award ceremonies, the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) ‘Pride of the Aftermar…

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Ensure your garage is prepared for winter with Autowork Online

Date: Monday 19 December 2022

Winter is here and car owners are busy preparing for the cold months ahead. Winter tyres are being purchased, good quality lights are being considered to combat the early nightfall and health checks a…

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FuelParts and Marathon Warehouse Distribution announce huge range expansion

Date: Monday 19 December 2022

SMP Europe and Marathon Warehouse Distribution, the leading distributor of its FuelParts brand in the UK, have announced a large expansion of range portfolio and availability, as the engine management…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts donates lorry load of Christmas presents to Ukraine

Date: Monday 19 December 2022

Tamworth firm LKQ Euro Car Parts has sent a lorry load of Christmas presents to Ukraine following an outpouring of support for its Christmas present appeal. The company, which has already donated two …

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MAHLE celebrates ‘Great Workers’ in video series

Date: Monday 19 December 2022

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has launched its latest ‘Great Worker Talk’ video, focusing on valued customer, Nigel Yardley from Yardley’s Garage. As part of MAHLE’s Great Worker Talk video series, the afterma…

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MAHLE extends leading mechatronics range for LCVs

Date: Monday 19 December 2022

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has introduced 25 new starter motor references and 33 alternators to its leading LCV mechatronics product portfolio. The aftermarket specialist is committed to regularly updating …

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DENSO updates and refreshes its passenger car and light commercial vehicle wiper blade catalogue

Date: Monday 19 December 2022

In addition to wiper blade styles, sizes and applications, following the production of a recent explanatory video, the publication also addresses attachment fixings on wiper arms and the differences b…

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First Brands Group becomes sponsor for the CAT Awards

Date: Monday 19 December 2022

First Brands Group - parent company of prominent brands TRICO, Airtex and Autolite - has revealed it has become a category sponsor at the renowned CAT Awards in February 2023. One of the main focuses …

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TMD Friction UK research and development team passes latest electric and hybrid vehicle training

Date: Thursday 15 December 2022

TMD Friction UK has completed the latest IMI-accredited electric and hybrid vehicle training, as the braking specialist focuses on the future of the automotive industry, and commits to support its cus…

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“Best one ever!”

Date: Thursday 15 December 2022

The aftermarket has hailed the return of the IAAF conference and awards dinner as the “best one ever!”. The one-day event, held on 8 December, offered attendees a fantastic line up of speakers at the …

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See more from the ‘biggest and best’ IAAF conference and awards dinner!

Date: Thursday 15 December 2022

Discover what attendees got up to at IAAF’s annual conference and awards dinner last week below. Check out photos from the IAAF conference here. The conference offered delegates a brilliant line up of…

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The ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ revealed at the IAAF AFTERmarket Party of the Year

Date: Wednesday 14 December 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF’s) ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ 2022 award winners have been announced at the Federation’s AFTERmarket Party of the Year. The annual awards and di…

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Aftermarket adventurers fly the flag for Ben: Spirited team raise nearly £200,000 for charity

Date: Wednesday 14 December 2022

An audacious aftermarket team of adventurers has successfully taken on the challenge of a lifetime, climbing the highest free-standing mountain on earth, Mount Kilimanjaro, all in the name of automoti…

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Magneti Marelli Parts and Services joins IAAF membership

Date: Wednesday 14 December 2022

Automotive component distributor Magneti Marelli Parts and Services has joined as the latest addition to the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) membership. The trade body’s service m…

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Automechanika Birmingham helps to bring joy to the vulnerable this festive period

Date: Wednesday 14 December 2022

Automechanika Birmingham has shared its specialist event expertise and knowledge by supporting the biggest ever free Christmas party, One Day at Christmas, arranged by events industry publisher, Mash …

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Glen Callum Associates’ ‘Aftermarket Talent Club’ offers discretion when job searching

Date: Wednesday 14 December 2022

In a commitment to retain top talent in the industry, Glen Callum Associates (GCA) has introduced an exclusive initiative, the ‘Aftermarket Talent Club’, designed to assist senior-level professionals …

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SSL | HD: HELLA further expands market leading position in chip-based headlamp technologies

Date: Wednesday 14 December 2022

HELLA, the automotive supplier operating under the FORVIA umbrella brand, continues to expand its market leading position in the field of digital, chip-based headlamp systems. Not only has the company…

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One year of NAPA Racing UK

Date: Wednesday 14 December 2022

December 9th, 2022 marks the first anniversary of NAPA Racing UK. A year ago on this day, NAPA announced its presence in UK motorsport with a two-car team in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Champions…

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MAHLE Aftermarket added to OESAA Academy Live line-up after joining association

Date: Wednesday 14 December 2022

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association is thrilled to announce that MAHLE Aftermarket will present at OESAA Academy Live after agreeing to join the organisation. MAHLE Aftermarket Qu…

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Government explores national initiatives to boost the British semiconductor industry

Date: Wednesday 14 December 2022

A new national institution could be established as part of plans to boost the infrastructure underpinning the UK’s industry through the government’s upcoming semiconductor strategy. The strategy will …

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Largest ever IAAF conference outlines the path to a prosperous future for the aftermarket

Date: Tuesday 13 December 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) held its annual conference on 8 December – in person for the first time since the pandemic – with the theme of overcoming adversity for a prosp…

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You can rely on NGK this winter

Date: Monday 12 December 2022

Ignition specialist NGK works tirelessly to help its distributors and their garage customers cope with the increased winter demand for glow plugs for diesel powered vehicles. The winter months are the…

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Exol Lubricants helps inspire next generation of engineering talent with donation

Date: Monday 12 December 2022

Leading lubricants supplier, Exol Lubricants, has donated its Optima engine oil to Reddish Hall School in Stockport, a school for pupils aged 5-18 with complex educational needs. Reddish Hall School s…

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MAHLE launches brand video to showcase its premium quality

Date: Monday 12 December 2022

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has launched a new brand video as the company highlights its manufacturing expertise, premium quality and commitment to customers across the globe. The new ‘Made by MAHLE’ video f…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts Blog – December 2022: No train, no gain: why right now is the perfect time to review your teams’ development

Date: Wednesday 07 December 2022

The MOT wave has subsided, and motorists are trying to avoid spending on anything beyond Christmas gifts – workloads will, for some garages and bodyshops at least, be beginning to ease in December. In…

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Ho-ho-holy reindeers! Comline launches Christmas competition

Date: Tuesday 06 December 2022

Comline is feeling festive and in the mood to spread Christmas cheer by giving away 12 stocking-fillers, including the grand prize of an XBOX Series S, in its latest Facebook competition. The all-make…

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KYB 12 Days of Christmas

Date: Tuesday 06 December 2022

KYB Europe is helping distributors and workshops to get into the festive spirit by giving them the chance to win fantastic prizes in a 12 Days of Christmas competition! From December 12th, KYB custome…

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Launch Tech reveals new X-PROG3 key programming device

Date: Tuesday 06 December 2022

Aftermarket diagnostics equipment supplier Launch Tech UK has revealed the X-PROG3, a new vehicle programming tool to provide powerful anti-theft system coverage and engine and gearbox reprogramming c…

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Autotech Training goes the extra mile for the Shetland Island’s Council

Date: Tuesday 06 December 2022

Demonstrating its flexible approach to delivering its training courses – Autotech Training has travelled 26 hours, covering almost 800 miles by car and ferry to reach the northernmost region of the UK…

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OSRAM launches new automotive product catalogue with latest car, motorcycle, and truck lighting ranges

Date: Tuesday 06 December 2022

Global lighting and bulb specialist, OSRAM, has released its latest product catalogue covering its expanded range of automotive lighting products. The new global catalogue is a comprehensive guide to …

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Preventing electrical erosion of bearings in EV drivetrains

Date: Tuesday 06 December 2022

NSK is currently developing a new and cost-effective way of preventing electrical erosion in the drivetrains of electric vehicles (EVs). Based on a unique method of producing a patented plastic over-m…

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You can't Getz a better replacement exhaust part than a Klarius!

Date: Monday 05 December 2022

There are now 26 new parts available from Klarius Products, including catalytic converters (CATs) for the Hyundai Getz. In order to ensure the availability of high-quality emission control components …

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LKQ Euro Car Parts expands Starline range of transmission products

Date: Monday 05 December 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts has introduced a new range of steering and transmission products under the Starline brand. Exclusively available to LKQ Euro Car Parts customers, the new Starline range includes dri…

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