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Budget summary: Key points from the 2023 Budget

Date: Friday 17 March 2023

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has unveiled the contents of his first Budget in the House of Commons. These are the main announcements. Fuel, alcohol, pensions and wages Cap on amount workers can accumulate …

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IAAF News

Garages begin receiving member signs

Date: Friday 17 March 2023

More than 1500 garages have begun to receive IAAF Garage Member signs. The Federation is enjoying a 94 percent conversion rate across all garages spoken to, underlining its ambition to bring garages i…

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IAAF News

Book your place at the 2023 Garage Awards

Date: Friday 17 March 2023

The Automechanika Birmingham 2023 Garage Awards, sponsored by LKQ Euro Car Parts and hosted by IAAF will take place on Wednesday 7 June at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. It will be the first ever ga…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts commits to a 25% female workforce by the end of 2025

Date: Thursday 16 March 2023

LKQ Euro Car Parts has announced a new commitment to ensure that at least a quarter of its entire workforce is made up of women by the end of 2025. The announcement came as part of the business’s exte…

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IAAF Member News

Leading auotmotive garage network Servicesure Autocentres sets sustainability records

Date: Thursday 16 March 2023

National garage programme Servicesure, run by motor factor GSF Car Parts, has broken records by cutting the most carbon emissions in 2022 through the responsible management of used lubricating oil, of…

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IAAF Member News

ICO shares resources to help designers embed data protection by default

Date: Thursday 16 March 2023

The ICO has produced new guidance to help UX designers, product managers and software engineers embed data protection into their products and services from the start. Announced at the ICO’s ‘Privacy, …

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Industry News

MOT CPD critical to keeping revenue streams open, urges LKQ Euro Car Parts with two weeks before the deadline

Date: Thursday 16 March 2023

LKQ Euro Car Parts is urging MOT Testers to complete their 2022/23 MOT CPD before the end of March deadline. With less than 16 days to go, the DVSA have reported that over 19,000 Testers have yet to c…

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Product News

Reducing fleet downtime key as businesses look for cost-savings, say TerraClean

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Decarbonising treatments are being increasingly used to prevent issues that cause fleet downtime, saving costs associated with loss of service time when vehicles are off the road, says engine and DPF …

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Product News

Shaftec extends driveshaft range and advises on how to spot a failing part

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Shaftec, the expert supplier of remanufactured and new, Drive. Steer. & Stop. parts has extended its driveshaft programme by 69 references. The new to range parts cover 789-line applications and c…

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Product News

K & S McKenzie highlight their strap and chain service

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

K & S McKenzie are highlighting their services for lifting equipment which include the assembly, testing and repairing of chains in accordance with customer requirements and also the opportunity f…

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Product News
IAAF Member News

Schaeffler’s team of engine experts invites workshops to ‘talk about INA’

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Schaeffler’s team of REPXPERTs are keen to talk to professional technicians about everything related to its range of INA engine systems and components, to help them better understand the problems that…

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Product News

Ring reveals new bulb marketing material and catalogue

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Ring has updated its industry leading technical bulb catalogue and bulb wall charts with new references and updates to product ranges to give motor factors and mechanics the latest bulb information. T…

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Product News

Schaeffler’s REPXPERT Bonus Shop gets a makeover

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Schaeffler has updated its REPXPERT Bonus Shop to give members an even better range of merchandise to choose from, along with the promise of monthly special offers to tempt mechanics even further. Fro…

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Product News

Schaeffler reminds mechanics: “You’ve got to be in it to win it!”

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

The clock is ticking for workshop professionals if they want to be the first of three lucky ‘REPXPERT Bonus Point Millionaires’ created by Schaeffler this year, as the first draw will be made at the b…

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Product News

Clio versus Fiesta, it’s an exhausting debate!

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Klarius Products has recently updated its product catalogue with new parts for perennial rivals the Ford Fiesta and Renault Clio, these include a full exhaust system for the (2012-13) Fiesta and catal…

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Product News

Drivers invited to put pedal to virtual metal for historic rally challenge

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Leading oils and lubricants manufacturer Exol Lubricants has launched an eSports event in partnership with the Historic Rally Car Register (HRCR), where drivers can put themselves through their paces …

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IAAF Member News

Unprecedented demand for Automechanika Birmingham 2023 as registration ramps up

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Automechanika Birmingham, the UK’s largest automotive trade exhibition, has reported unprecedented visitor demand, as registration figures sit 112 percent higher amongst garage professionals than the …

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Industry News

DENSO gears up for its karting grand final!

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

After six qualifying events across the length and breadth of the UK and Eire, the final 18 of DENSO’s most ‘race-ready’ customers are heading for the grand final to be held 18th March After a tough co…

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IAAF Member News

MOTUL now available for cycle enthusiasts

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

MOTUL is using its high level of expertise in the lubricant and vehicle care sectors to enter the bicycle market for the first time - with eight new consumer products - as the launch of its new global…

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Product News

WAI extends high-quality rotating electrics product line

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

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

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Product News

New developments in Autocat can dramatically decrease mis-sold parts and reduce lost sales

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Selling the wrong car part can cost thousands of pounds of damage to vehicles. Additionally, not selling a part for fear it’s not an exact match can also cost a business money in lost sales. Some supp…

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Product News

Glen Callum Associates champions women in the automotive aftermarket

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

As a keen advocate for a diversity in the workplace, Glen Callum Associates (GCA) is celebrating fair gender representation in the automotive aftermarket this International Women’s Day (8th March), hi…

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IAAF Member News

Automechanika Birmingham launches ‘Women in Automotive’ documentary to celebrate International Women’s Day 2023

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

Automechanika Birmingham has launched a brand-new documentary highlighting females in the automotive aftermarket, featuring discussions about what it’s like to be a woman in the industry, to coincide …

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Industry News

Jepson & Co’s vintage number plates get the Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars seal of approval

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

Discovery channel’s Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars has shone a light on Sheffield-based, family-owned number plate manufacturer, Jepson & Co’s vintage and classic number plates in the latest series…

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Product News
IAAF Member News

SMP Europe warns against low-quality or counterfeit EGR valves

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

Engine management specialist SMP Europe has reiterated the importance of high-quality EGR valves and engine sensors, to prevent longer-term and worsening issues on vehicles. SMP Europe supplies variou…

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Product News

LKQ Corporation clarifies GSF's future after Uni-Select acquisition

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

LKQ Corporation, the parent company of LKQ Euro Car Parts, has clarified that it will be undertaking a process to divest GSF following its acquisition of the factor’s Canadian owner, Uni-Select. The T…

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IAAF Member News

TecDoc strengthens coverage in the lubricants sector

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

Finding the correct motor oil can be a challenging task. TecDoc, the leading international replacement parts catalogue, enables the precise selection of the appropriate "liquid replacement part" for a…

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Product News

TfL sets out plans to further improve lorry safety in London

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

Transport for London (TfL) is asking people to have their say on proposals to improve lorry safety in London, by making changes to London's pioneering Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and HGV safety permi…

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Industry News

IMI conducts analysis of MOT data

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), which represents more than 90,000 automotive professionals, has conducted in-depth analysis of MOT data in order to formulate a considered and balanced respo…

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Industry News

Roadlink expands to include Brembo's Prime Line

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

When it comes to powering the performance of a brake system, Brembo Prime discs for commercial vehicles bring you the very best in brake disc technology. From raw materials, to end of the production l…

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Product News

HELLA’s Neil Grant becomes a Member of the Automotive 30% Club

Date: Monday 06 March 2023

Just as HELLA, the original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier, continues to lead the way with a host of automotive advances and technological solutions, its UK Managing Director (MD), Ne…

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IAAF Member News
People News

Tesla Model S steering and suspension range in at Comline!

Date: Monday 06 March 2023

Comline Auto Parts has produced its latest vehicle spotlight bulletin, where it highlights the varied steering and suspension components available for the Tesla Model S. Believe it or not, Tesla’s fir…

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Product News

KYB launches Twin-Zero manufacturing challenge

Date: Monday 06 March 2023

KYB Advanced Manufacturing (KAMS) based in Los Arcos, Spain, is one of KYB’s three European shock absorber factories and it has launched a unique and interesting project called ‘Twin-Zero’. KAMS manuf…

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IAAF Member News

Arnold Clark Autoparts to highlight tech knowhow at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Monday 06 March 2023

Arnold Clark Autoparts will be highlighting its technical expertise and showcasing exclusive product brands at this year’s Automechanika Birmingham exhibition, which takes place from 6th-8th June. The…

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IAAF Member News

LKQ Euro Car Parts to sponsor first Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards hosted by IAAF

Date: Monday 06 March 2023

LKQ Euro Car Parts is to headline sponsor the first Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). Held on the evening of Wednesday 7 June …

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IAAF Member News

Are you paying the new NMW rates correctly – live HMRC webinars

Date: Monday 06 March 2023

On 1 April 2023, the government will be increasing the National Living Wage (NLW) for workers aged 23 years and over by 9.7% to £10.42. This 92 pence increase is the largest ever cash increase to the …

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HR Updates

UK AFCAR submits extensive response on MVABEO

Date: Friday 03 March 2023

UK AFCAR has submitted an extensive response to the CMA’s MVABEO consultation. The response has been submitted by Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) who are members of UK AFCAR and a…

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Industry News
Legal Updates

IAAF Activity Report: w-e 3 March 2023

Date: Friday 03 March 2023

The IAAF, through UK AFCAR, has concluded its response to the latest MVBEO technical consultation and would like to thank everyone that took part. This week has also seen the release of our second mar…

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IAAF News

Show with opportunities from added benefits

Date: Friday 03 March 2023

Lucas Oil says its debut at the Race Retro Show in Coventry last week was a success on several fronts: “We generated lots of interest in the Lucas Safeguard Ethanol Fuel Conditioner and the protection…

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IAAF Member News

JURATEK renews sponsorship with Árón Taylor-Smith for BTCC 2023 season

Date: Thursday 02 March 2023

High-quality braking brand, JURATEK, has announced it will once again be sponsoring multiple British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) winner, Árón Taylor-Smith, continuing their partnership into the 20…

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IAAF Member News

New Head of Media Relations International at LIQUI MOLY

Date: Thursday 02 March 2023

With immediate effect, Sina Ataei is taking over responsibility for international press and media work at the German motor oil and additive producer. Over the past six years, the graduate journalist h…

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People News

BM Catalysts to shed light on future technology at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Thursday 02 March 2023

BM Catalysts will be focusing on the future at this year’s upcoming Automechanika Birmingham, as the aftermarket specialist prepares to share insights on the latest technology entering the aftermarket…

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IAAF Member News

JURATEK to showcase aftermarket expertise at A1 Motor Stores event

Date: Thursday 02 March 2023

Leading brake supplier, JURATEK, has announced it will be showcasing its leading product portfolio at this year’s A1 Motor Stores trade show on 16th March 2023, as well as hosting an exclusive competi…

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IAAF Member News

Northern Ireland Brexit deal: At-a-glance

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen have announced a new deal, aimed at fixing post-Brexit problems in Northern Ireland. The full details of the…

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Industry News

Powering the best: The pedigree of Yuasa and GS brand motorcycle batteries from GS Yuasa

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

GS Yuasa is the leading original equipment manufacturer for motorcycle batteries globally. With over 40 years of development, GS Yuasa motorcycle and powersport batteries are factory fitted by all maj…

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Product News

Motul partners with Masters of Motoring

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

Motul is delighted to announce a new association with the UK’s new prestige motoring event, Masters of Motoring, which is the latest offering from organiser, Great British Motor Shows. The new event, …

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IAAF Member News

MANN & HUMMEL to educate on most common EV filtration misconception at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

Automechanika Birmingham, the UK’s largest automotive trade exhibition, has revealed its gold partner, MANN & HUMMEL, will be talking all things electric vehicle (EV) at the return of the UK autom…

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IAAF Member News

Recession-proof your business with data webinar with Phocas

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

IAAF members, Phocas Software are running a webinar on Thurs 16 March at 11am GMT: Recession-proof your business with data. During periods of economic uncertainty, you need to be able to act quickly a…

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Product News

HSE home working guidance and resources

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

As an employer, you have the same health and safety responsibilities for people working at home as for any other worker. HSE's home working guidance provides details of straightforward actions to mana…

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Legal Updates
HR Updates

£15 million funding boost to strengthen supply of critical minerals

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

Tonnes of rare earth elements - essential for technology such as electric vehicles, wind turbines and smart phones – could be recycled in future thanks to £15 million of government funding for cutting…

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