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Transport decarbonisation package to help boost net zero ambitions

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

A robust package of measures to turbocharge the UK’s progress towards decarbonising transport, has been unveiled by the government. The measures will support the shift to electric vehicles (EVs), as w…

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MAHLE Aftermarket showcases collision repair expertise at Kinetic 2023

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has showcased its service solutions offering, specialist Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration equipment and thermal management systems at Kinetic 2023, held at Te…

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Livery unveil: LKQ Euro Car Parts announces new partnership for Starline brand with GR Motorsport team

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

Starline powered by LKQ Euro Car Parts has agreed a two-year partnership deal with GR Motosport, with Storm Stacey riding in this year’s Bennetts British Superbike Championship as Starline Racing Kawa…

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DENSO heralds its customer karting challenge a great success!

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

On a rain soaked weekend at the Midland Karting Centre, after the hard fought qualifying rounds, the 18 finalists lined up to compete in two more head-to-head battles to decide the 2023 DENSO Go Karti…

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Two North East local authorities trial HVO in diesel engines

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

Your NRG, sole supplier NEPO307 Liquid Fuels, is trialling the supply of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel at Northumberland County Council and Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council to power a nu…

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Schaeffler retains Andy Savva as REPXPERT brand ambassador

Date: Friday 31 March 2023

“Back in 2018, Schaeffler was an obvious choice for Andy Savva, aka ‘The Garage Inspector’, to choose as a brand partner during his transition from award winning garage owner to renowned aftermarket i…

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Help shape the future of the garage industry

Date: Tuesday 28 March 2023

Attention all independent workshop owners! Join the IMI working group to help develop apprenticeships with IfATE. IfATE, or the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, is an organizatio…

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BM Catalysts’ sheds insight into the importance of using replacement fitting kits

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

Europe’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket hot end emissions products, BM Catalysts, has shared some useful insight into the importance of using new fittings when replacing an emissions control prod…

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Ring launches new cordless tyre inflator!

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

With drivers at the forefront of the development process, Ring has launched a new cordless tyre inflator. To complement its cordless tyre inflator range, lighting and accessory giant, Ring, has introd…

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Delphi Technologies elevates brake range with premium Bi-metallic brake discs launch

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, has announced the launch of new bi-metallic, high-carbon alloy brake discs. With a 15% weight reduction compared to a single, fully cast-iron disc, the …

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Textar introduces new brake pad, disc, and accessory references

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

Aftermarket braking specialist TMD Friction UK has expanded its high-quality Textar brand’s brake pad, disc, and accessory product range. To meet the needs of the continually expanding vehicle parc, T…

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Common Vauxhall MAF sensor trouble code fixed with First Line Ltd. turbo hose

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

Aftermarket specialist First Line Ltd. has offered technicians a solution for a common mass air flow (MAF) sensor issue on the popular Vauxhall Insignia. The 2011 model year, 2.0CDti-engined Vauxhall …

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Ecobat Battery introduces Pylontech Lithium, a new dimension of leisure/marine battery

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

Alongside dependability, boat owners and leisure enthusiasts naturally seek ultimate performance when it comes to the batteries their vessels, motorhomes and leisure equipment rely on. So, power, weig…

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Carlyle Tools launches brake fluid boiling point tester

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

Carlyle Tools, the premium Tools and Workshop Equipment line from automotive aftermarket manufacturer NAPA, has introduced a new Brake Fluid Boiling Point Tester in the UK & Ireland. Brake fluid i…

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Shaftec’s new website distributor finder further connects the aftermarket

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

Shaftec, the Drive. Steer. Stop expert has introduced a new ‘Distributor Finder’ section on its website. The Distributor Finder allows the user to identify Shaftec Distributors in the UK and Ireland, …

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Automechanika Birmingham highlights show features and new training hubs for 2023

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

With just under three months to go until Automechanika Birmingham 2023, the trade event has highlighted its brand-new training hubs and popular show features for visitors, as the UK’s largest automoti…

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Industry News

Avoid premature wear with high-quality propshaft bearings, says First Line Ltd.

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

First Line Ltd. is pointing to the importance of opting for quality when it comes to Propshaft Bearings to avoid wear and tear of the rubber mounting and additional strain on the Propshaft. As many te…

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Product News

DON expands high-end commercial vehicle brake pad range

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

TMD Friction UK has expanded its DON range of high-end commercial vehicle braking products with the introduction of a new truck brake pad. The addition to the DON range provides an aftermarket brake p…

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Product News

JURATEK highlights importance of R90 compliance

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

In the fight against the fakes, JURATEK is encouraging garages and technicians to ensure they are using high-quality products for all jobs, as fitting poor-quality parts can lead to short lifespan and…

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New HELLA and Bosch batteries added to PartsinMotion.co.uk range

Date: Monday 27 March 2023

Online motor factor, PartsInMotion.co.uk, has launched HELLA and Bosch in its popular battery product range, with the addition of both brand’s premium quality batteries. Batteries are key for vehicle …

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GSF attracting “global interest”

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

Sukhbir Kapoor, President and COO, GSF Car Parts has spoken to IAAF on the company’s future following the acquisition of its parent company Uni-Select by LKQ Corporation. Sukhbir told the Federation: …

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MOT consultation concludes

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

IAAF, through UK AFCAR, has submitted a comprehensive response to the government’s MOT Consultation on revising the test frequency and improving the roadworthiness test. The federation has campaigned …

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EU drafts plan to allow e-fuel combustion-engine cars, report says

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

The European Commission has drafted a plan allowing sales of new cars with internal combustion engines that run only on climate-neutral e-fuels, in an attempt to resolve a spat with Germany over the E…

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Location announced for 2023 Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards hosted by IAAF

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

The IAAF has announced that the Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2023, hosted by the federation and headline sponsored by LKQ Euro Car Parts, will take place at Hilton Birmingham Metropole. Bein…

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LKQ Europe partners with CECRA

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

LKQ Europe is thrilled to announce its partnership with CECRA, the European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs. This partnership is built on shared objectives and common interests, including access …

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DENSO Europe celebrates its 50th anniversary!

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

February 2023 marked a significant milestone in the history of the leading original equipment (OE) component manufacturer and system supplier, as it is 50 years since the company opened its first regi…

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myITG revolutionises sales reporting to ITGs

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

The annual submission of sales figures to International Trading Groups (ITGs) is a tedious and time-consuming process for parts manufacturers in the independent automotive aftermarket. The six trading…

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Alliance Automotive Group UK&I partner with Exotec for new NDC

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

Global warehouse robotics provider Exotec has announced a significant contract win with Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) UK&I, a large car and commercial vehicle parts supplier working across Europ…

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Maverick Diagnostics’ Andy Brooke proud to join Automotive 30% Club

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

Maverick Diagnostics is delighted to announce that its managing director, Andy Brooke, has become a member of the Automotive 30% Club. The Automotive 30% Club is a voluntary network of executives from…

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Glen Callum Associates advises on attracting and engaging staff in the current climate

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

With 30 percent of businesses increasing recruitment in quarter four of 2022 and 28 percent of businesses planning to grow their team in quarter one of 2023, according to recent statistics released by…

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Motorists back safety and year three MOT over 23p a week saving

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

UK motorists strongly support keeping the first MOT at three years, according to new research published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In a Savanta poll of British car…

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Boost for buses as government takes more steps to support and decarbonise sector

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

A new initiative to upskill, recruit and retain a new generation of bus professionals, alongside support to help our bus sector get stronger, has been announced by the Roads Minister Richard Holden to…

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EV the talk of the A1 Motor Stores Trade Show

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

A1 Motor Stores successfully held its Spring Trade Show on 16 March at East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham. The group followed on from the IAAF Conference 2022 by embracing the theme of all th…

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Mintex Racing continues Focus Cup and EnduroKA championship support

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

Braking friction specialist TMD Friction UK has confirmed its renowned competition braking brand Mintex Racing will continue its support of the one-make Focus Cup and EnduroKA motorsport championships…

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Elvis Presley Viva Las Vegas movie Cobra takes pride of place on packed Motul stand

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

As well as checking out some of the best that Motul has to offer for vehicle owners and restorers, visitors to the Motul stand at this weekend’s Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show wit…

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Sprinting for F2 Victory

Date: Friday 24 March 2023

The Lucas Oil-sponsored DAMS team secured its first win (10pts) in the second round of the new the FIA Formula 2 season with a Sprint Race victory for Ayumu Iwasa in Saudi Arabia. The flawless drive a…

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Carlyle Tools launches premium workshop lifting equipment

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

Named after one of the founding members of NAPA, Carlyle Tools is the professional automotive tool and equipment line of NAPA. Carlyle Tools has now released a quality range of Lifting Equipment in th…

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Product News

Delphi Technologies announces latest round of first-to-market brake pads and discs

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, has announced the release of three first-to-market braking components for Jeep and BMW as part of its European aftermarket braking program. The latest a…

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Product News

Schaeffler’s ‘Tea-break Training’ Zooms back into action!

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

The REPXPERT technical team made a welcome return to online training as Simon Cooper once again hosted a Zoom based ‘Tea-break Training Session’, in which Technical Training Manager, Alistair Mason br…

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NSK spindle bearings boost reliability at automotive plant

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

A large manufacturer of automotive engines has significantly improved the reliability of its CNC machining centres by adopting NSK sealed spindle bearings that prevent the ingress of cutting fluid. Th…

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Alliance Automotive Group UK&I excited to showcase range of offerings at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) are proud to be headline sponsors at Automechanika Birmingham 2023, taking place at the NEC Birmingham on 6th, 7th and 8th June 2023. Located at the heart of the UK's a…

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10 years of winning enthusiasm: GS Yuasa reaches milestone in sponsorship of HRC Repsol Honda Team in MotoGP™

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

GS Yuasa is proud to announce that it is celebrating its tenth anniversary as a sponsor of the HRC Repsol Honda Team in MotoGP™. This season, the eleventh of the sponsorship, features the riders Marc …

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First Line Ltd. product range extension adds 59 references

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2023

All-makes aftermarket specialist First Line Ltd. has revealed its latest range expansion to its popular First Line and Borg & Beck product lines, delivering 59 additional references. The company i…

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Product News

GS Yuasa urge consumers to think inside the box when choosing a leisure battery

Date: Monday 20 March 2023

Not all batteries are created equally and sometimes even the savviest consumer can get caught out by a poor-quality leisure type not lasting as long as expected. GS Yuasa explain the importance of cho…

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Product News

HELLA expands Black Magic auxiliary headlamp series with 32 new lightbars

Date: Monday 20 March 2023

HELLA, the automotive supplier operating under the FORVIA umbrella brand, is expanding its Black Magic product range with a total of 32 new lightbars. The company is therefore continuing a success sto…

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Product News

WAI discusses the latest trends in rotating electrics

Date: Friday 17 March 2023

“While the rotating electrics market is consistent in terms of seasonal trends, –alternator failures increase by 44 percent during winter – we are seeing a greater demand for products found on newer v…

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Ring announces new Area Sales Manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland

Date: Friday 17 March 2023

Martin Barron has joined Ring Automotive as it’s new Automotive Area Sales Manager Scotland & Northern Ireland. Martin will be travelling throughout Scotland and Northern Ireland visiting motor fa…

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People News

DENSO continues its humanitarian support effort to help Ukraine

Date: Friday 17 March 2023

Since the war began, DENSO Japan and DENSO International Europe have donated 600,000 euros to the UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency and Red Cross) in Ukraine, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. Fr…

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Extending MOT test risks adding 300,000 unsafe vehicles to UK roads

Date: Friday 17 March 2023

More than 300,000 unsafe vehicles could be seen on UK roads, as a result of government plans to extend the MOT test frequency. According to figures from DVSA, 300,000 vehicles approximately fail their…

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IAAF Networking Event 2023 - register now!

Date: Friday 17 March 2023

IAAF will once again host an exclusive networking event for its members on the evening of Tuesday 6 June, tying in with the first day of Automechanika Birmingham 2023. Taking place at the Highline Lak…

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