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NGK introduces new NTK Lambda sensors catalogue

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

NGK has published a new NTK Lambda sensors catalogue. NTK Lambda sensors are the No.1 choice of vehicle manufacturers (VMs) around the world, they are ‘Similar but different’. NGK says the experience …

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Flint flies to second British title

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

NGK-sponsored Speedway riders have continued their fine form with Leon Flint being crowned the new British Under-21 Champion. The Wolverhampton rider triumphed in Birmingham over fellow NGK stablemate…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts' CEO issues six-point wishlist from Liz Truss

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

Andy Hamilton, the CEO of LKQ Euro Car Parts, has issued a six-point policy wish list for the independent aftermarket, as Liz Truss’s new administration assumes control of the economy this week. He sa…

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Klarius expands European delivery network for high quality aftermarket exhausts

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

Klarius Products, the UK’s largest aftermarket manufacturer of exhausts, has announced the opening of a dedicated distribution centre near Lille. The new site will enable next day deliveries to stocki…

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Motul revs up its presence at the 2022 Classic at Silverstone

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

Motul is marking the second year of its multi-year partnership with The Classic at Silverstone, with an expanded presence, together with a plethora of activities and announcements at this prime summer…

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LKQ branding transformation continues with new website and newsroom launch for LKQ Europe

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

LKQ Europe continues to strengthen its position as a global and innovative leader in the European automotive aftermarket by taking the next step in reinventing its corporate identity and brand design.…

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50 years of Diesel Technic: The way to a leading solution provider in the automotive industry

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

This year, Diesel Technic celebrates its 50th anniversary. The company can look back on an exciting time, because at Diesel Technic you won't find any standstill. It is already half a century since Ho…

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Automechanika Frankfurt: TecAlliance connects the aftermarket community

Date: Thursday 08 September 2022

Nothing can replace personal contact. This is certainly one of the key learnings during recent months. The automotive aftermarket will meet at TecAlliance's booth at Automechanika Frankfurt (Hall 3.0,…

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Be road ready: ams OSRAM demonstrates cross-portfolio expertise at Automechanika 2022

Date: Thursday 08 September 2022

ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, will present its comprehensive aftermarket product portfolio at Automechanika 2022 which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany September 13-17. …

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Kevan Wooden, Chief Commercial Officer, LKQ Euro Car Parts: IAAF Blog – Third Edition

Date: Wednesday 07 September 2022

Supporting the aftermarket through the cost-of-living crisis A recent poll by the Motor Ombudsman confirmed much of what we already know. The cost of living crisis continues to bite – and garages are…

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GS Yuasa Traction gains further momentum with delivery to nationwide distributor

Date: Monday 05 September 2022

Leading industrial battery distributor, Battery Service Hub, have received their first container of GS Yuasa’s latest 2 Volt Traction batteries. The state-of-the-art cells will provide power to the ev…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts urges garages and service centres to stock up on wipers with Trico promotion

Date: Monday 05 September 2022

Arnold Clark Autoparts customers who purchase a pair of Trico wiper blades throughout September and October will be in with a chance of winning up to £15,000 worth of prizes, including a top prize tec…

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Charlie still fighting for US championship

Date: Monday 05 September 2022

NGK Ambassador Charlie Martin sits in third position in the 2022 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America championship after claiming two fourth places in the latest round. The Briton secured her third …

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NGK to focus on EGR valves range at MechanEx

Date: Monday 05 September 2022

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK will be focusing on its recently introduced EGR valves range when it exhibits at the MechanEx show at Sandown Park in November. Phase one of the launch took place in…

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Delphi Technologies’ latest video highlights evolution of first-to market brake parts

Date: Monday 05 September 2022

Delphi Technologies’ latest video contains unique insights into its brake product evolution. The two-minute video neatly illustrates how Delphi Technologies is able to offer first-to-market brake disc…

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Diesel Technic Product Portrait: 6.96210 Lock cylinder kit, with transponder

Date: Monday 05 September 2022

Lock cylinders are used to actuate the lock system exclusively through means of a suitable counterpart. The lock system can be used to start the vehicle as well as, among other things, to lock and unl…

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Motul’s Ace new partnership

Date: Monday 05 September 2022

Motul and the Ace Cafe are delighted to announce an agreement that sees the global oil company becoming a partner of the famous motor enthusiasts rest halt. The Ace Cafe has long been a favourite of L…

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Double Victory for NAPA’s Sutton and Cammish

Date: Monday 05 September 2022

Teammates Dan Cammish and Ash Sutton deliver dream results for NAPA Racing UK with first 1-2 victory and a total haul of four podiums at BTCC Thruxton. Following back-to-back victories at Knockhill an…

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OE-matching at its best: GSF Car Parts responds to cost-of-living crisis with DR!VE+ Filters

Date: Monday 05 September 2022

GSF Car Parts has confirmed that its branches are now fully stocked with DR!VE+ Filters, an OE-matching quality range of air, cabin, fuel and oil filters in response to the UK’s worsening cost-of-livi…

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Mintex launches new-to-range brake discs and drums

Date: Monday 05 September 2022

Aftermarket braking specialist TMD Friction has launched three new brake discs and eight new brake drums to its Mintex product range, extending its product lines to cover more vehicles. The new additi…

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MEYLE engineers solve Tesla’s squeaking problem

Date: Monday 05 September 2022

When the front axle of the otherwise quiet premium electric car begins to squeak, it comes as a surprise to say the least, but also ignites the ambition of the MEYLE engineers in Hamburg. Since the be…

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OSRAM launches fully loaded 12V and 24V bulb cabinets

Date: Thursday 25 August 2022

Aftermarket lighting specialist OSRAM has launched two new 12V and 24V bulb cabinets, fully loaded with the fastest moving headlight and auxiliary bulbs in its range. The 12V and 24V cabinets stock up…

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SMP Europe sponsors hole-in-one competition at IAAF Golf Day Event

Date: Thursday 25 August 2022

SMP Europe sponsored the 18th hole competition at the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) annual Golf Day event, offering players a chance to win a brand-new BMW Z4 to anyone who sc…

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WAI is encouraging motor factors to stock up on its portable power charger for summer

Date: Thursday 25 August 2022

With summer officially here, WAI’s Go Anywhere Portable Power Supply is the perfect accessory for motor factors to stock up on. As more and more people look to electrics for transport and entertaining…

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Ecobat future-proofs the aftermarket at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: Thursday 25 August 2022

Ecobat Battery and sister company Ecobat Solutions have teamed up to exhibit at Automechanika Frankfurt from 13th to 17th September, on stand E27 in hall 4.1, to present their combined offering to the…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts urges garages and service centres to stock up for MOT season and use A-Points loyalty scheme

Date: Thursday 25 August 2022

Arnold Clark Autoparts is encouraging garages and service centres to stock up on parts ahead of the busy MOT season and use its A-Points loyalty scheme, which rewards customers for their spend. When t…

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The Blades draw enormous Yuasa logo as part of a one-off air display

Date: Thursday 25 August 2022

World famous aerobatic team The Blades have completed a special mission for their key sponsor Yuasa. The four-ship team, piloted by former Red Arrows, drew the Japanese battery manufacturer’s distinct…

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EV Ready tickets on sale for garages seeking aftermarket guidance amid industry shift

Date: Thursday 25 August 2022

Tickets have gone on sale for the UK’s first ever independent garage event dedicated to electric vehicle skills, equipment and technology – EV Ready – which is set to be held at Brighton Racecourse on…

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Premium award for DT Spare Parts and SIEGEL Automotive: The Diesel Technic product brands are “Premier Data Supplier” (PDS)

Date: Tuesday 23 August 2022

The products of the DT Spare Parts and SIEGEL Automotive brands have been listed in the leading electronic parts catalogue TecDoc Catalogue from TecAlliance since 2008. In order to offer users the bes…

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HELLA SOS 360° warning light: brief information

Date: Tuesday 23 August 2022

The new compact HELLA SOS 360° warning light for car drivers can be placed on the roof of the car in one easy step. The amber flashing light is magnetically activated automatically in contact with the…

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Job seekers in the driving seat, as companies bid to attract talent, says Glen Callum Associates

Date: Monday 22 August 2022

With the number of job vacancies rising, and the quantity of permanent roles being filled at its lowest rate in 17 months, Glen Callum Associates (GCA) says this is providing candidates looking for a …

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Annual IAAF Golf Day hailed as huge success

Date: Friday 19 August 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) held its annual Golf Day on Friday 12th August, with the event being hailed as a huge success by participants, guests, and sponsors. Taking pla…

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Garages get vocal over VM restrictions

Date: Friday 19 August 2022

Independent garages in their numbers are registering any restrictions they face on access to vehicle manufacturer repair and maintenance information. In a form produced by UK AFCAR, it offers workshop…

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Activity Report Special – MVBER Consultation

Date: Friday 19 August 2022

The IAAF and UK AFCAR have been working around the clock to arrive at a response to the consultation from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on retained Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulati…

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Bangers for Ben 2022 – Buying the right car

Date: Friday 19 August 2022

The boys have enlisted my help in picking the next Bangers for Ben “victim”, and rightly so. I was invited on a road trip across the Midlands with LawJaw to see a car he had found. It hadn’t been for …

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Parts Specialists at the Truck Grand Prix

Date: Friday 19 August 2022

The 35th Truck Grand Prix at the Nürburgring took place from 15-17 July 2022. More than 100,000 visitors watched the spectacular truck races and enjoyed the numerous exhibits on the festival grounds. …

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The Workshop Pro summer brochure is out now!

Date: Friday 19 August 2022

The new Workshop Pro brochure for Summer 2022 has landed, boasting 40 super-sized A3 pages jam packed with over 200 incredible deals on the latest garage equipment, including top brands such as Autel,…

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First Line Ltd. expands ever-growing range with 91 new references

Date: Friday 19 August 2022

Automotive aftermarket supplier First Line Ltd. has introduced a significant range expansion featuring as many as 91 new references. The new parts are introduced to First Line Ltd.’s Braking, Steering…

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New KYB 2022 PDF Catalogues

Date: Friday 19 August 2022

KYB has launched its latest European catalogues for shock absorbers and coil springs - a complete listing of the KYB range as well as details of all new applications for 2022. The catalogues are PDFs …

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A new launch of splash guards added to the Apec range

Date: Friday 19 August 2022

Automotive aftermarket specialist Apec has released a range of over 60 splash guards. This is the latest in a series of launches by the market-leading specialist, expanding on its 55+ years of automot…

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LKQ Europe partners with think tank “Project Zebra” to strengthen supply chain agility

Date: Friday 19 August 2022

LKQ Europe is accelerating the move towards an efficient and sustainable supply chain by pushing for more innovation and digitalization. With rising complexity and volatility in the markets, tradition…

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The frictionless seal from Corteco

Date: Friday 19 August 2022

Less fuel consumption, Less wear and a longer service life in conventional combustion engines and hybrid/electric powertrains. The only frictionless seal - engineered with unprecedented technology, th…

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First Line Ltd. excited about new stand location at Automechanika Frankfurt 2022

Date: Thursday 18 August 2022

Automotive aftermarket specialists First Line Ltd. will showcase its wide range of product lines and references at one of the world’s leading industry trade shows, Automechanika Frankfurt, from 13th t…

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Automechanika Frankfurt 2022: Comline to highlight credentials on the aftermarket’s biggest stage

Date: Thursday 18 August 2022

Popular British parts brand, Comline Auto Parts (Comline), is delighted to be heading to Germany for the long-awaited 2022 instalment of Automechanika Frankfurt, where it will be looking to strengthen…

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IMI predicts a 160,000 shortfall of workers in the UK automotive sector in the next decade

Date: Thursday 18 August 2022

The latest Automotive Sector Employment report from the IMI outlines that the culmination of the electric vehicle (EV) revolution, the pandemic, decreased immigration and fewer people of working age, …

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Industry News

WAI shows off its EV charging cables durability

Date: Thursday 18 August 2022

As the electric vehicle (EV) market continues to increase rapidly, leading automotive parts supplier, WAI, has been testing the durability of its popular EV charging cables to prove the product’s long…

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Automechanika Frankfurt 2022: IAAF members who will be exhibiting

Date: Wednesday 17 August 2022

Automechanika Frankfurt, which represents the entire value chain of the automotive aftermarket, will be taking place in Frankfurt from 13th to 17th September. It offers visitors the opportunity to exp…

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WAI launches new easy-access, UK website

Date: Wednesday 17 August 2022

Leading rotating electrics supplier, WAI, has launched a brand-new website for the UK market, offering motor factors an easy-to-use platform, showcasing its constantly growing product portfolio, from …

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Exol launch new high performance gear oil for JCBs

Date: Wednesday 17 August 2022

Leading lubricants supplier, Exol, has revealed the latest high performance gear oil to join its range, Optifarm HP, for use in JCBs. The latest product launch from Exol highlights the company’s commi…

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Diagnostics brand promotes within to continue growth strategy

Date: Wednesday 17 August 2022

Launch Tech UK has promoted Richard Collyer to the role of National Sales Manager as the diagnostics company continues its successful growth strategy. Collyer has been with Launch Tech UK for a number…

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