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NAPA Launches Premium DOT 5.1 Brake Fluid

Date: Tuesday 17 January 2023

Automotive aftermarket manufacturer NAPA has expanded its Brake Fluid catalogue with the launch of a new DOT 5.1 Brake Fluid for premium performance. Brake fluid is essential to the safe function of t…

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Dampened EV demand must not see the sector take its foot off the skills pedal

Date: Monday 16 January 2023

The first nine months of 2022 saw more than 11,500 technicians undertake the training and qualifications required to obtain IMI TechSafe professional recognition. However, whilst this number means aro…

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Philips RacingVision GT200 is 2023 Auto Express Best Buy!

Date: Monday 16 January 2023

Philips RacingVision GT200 – the top-of-the-line halogen performance bulb in the Philips automotive lighting range – has taken top honors in Auto Express’ bulb mega-test for 2023. Up to 200% brighter …

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Klarius enhances rapid exhaust delivery across Ireland

Date: Monday 16 January 2023

Klarius Products is now offering 24-hour delivery for its exhausts in Northern Ireland and will be expanding availability across the Republic of Ireland (ROI) in Q2 of 2023. Irish distributors and sto…

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Why are apprentices being treated less favourably than university students?

Date: Monday 16 January 2023

Hayley Pells, Policy Manager at the Institute of the Motor Industry, the automotive sector’s professional body, questions the logic behind the government’s latest announcement on cost of living suppor…

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MAHLE proves its commitment to leading the market with the highest quality OE-quality products

Date: Monday 16 January 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket continues to prove itself as a leader in the market with the addition of over 700 new part numbers throughout 2022. The new products cover the brand’s leading categories across filtr…

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New video highlights what sets DENSO Hybrid wiper blades apart

Date: Monday 16 January 2023

DENSO, a globally recognised original equipment (OE) component manufacturer, has years of wiper blade expertise, producing blades for vehicle manufacturers such as BMW, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Mazda, Suzu…

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TecAlliance launches new Partner Program

Date: Monday 16 January 2023

TecAlliance, the leading data management specialist in the independent automotive aftermarket, today announces its new TecAlliance Partner Program. The initiative supports software vendors and consult…

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Fil Filter online ordering

Date: Monday 16 January 2023

Fil Filter are pleased to announce that they are now available to order online for all customers.

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High-speed, easy-to-handle, long-life ball bearings from NSK

Date: Monday 16 January 2023

Applications that demand high running speeds, easy handling and long service life will benefit from NSK’s new four-point contact ball bearings. The innovative QJ series features a high-strength outer-…

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Not Zero or Net Zero? Report calls for new approach

Date: Friday 13 January 2023

The review into net zero, originally commissioned under former prime minister Liz Truss and conducted by the MP Chris Skidmore, has been published. The report calls for the swift delivery of Zero Emis…

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Delphi Technologies nominated for training award

Date: Friday 13 January 2023

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, has been nominated for ‘Training Programme of the Year’ at the upcoming CAT Awards. The renowned industry event will take place on Thursday 9th February…

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Garage Hive in the running for industry award

Date: Friday 13 January 2023

Community-focused garage management system Garage Hive is delighted to have been nominated for ‘Industry Partner’ at the CAT Awards 2023. The renowned networking lunch and awards event has been confir…

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IAAF Member News

Can you help shape the future of the IAAF?

Date: Friday 13 January 2023

Each year a number of members of the IAAF Council reach the end of their term of office and either have to seek re-election (if eligible) or step down. This year we have a small number of seats vacant…

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Mike Smythe retires from Arnold Clark Autoparts

Date: Friday 13 January 2023

Arnold Clark Autoparts has announced the retirement of Group Aftermarket Parts Buyer, Mike Smythe. Smythe has been at the company for nearly six years and was responsible for working with the motor fa…

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DENSO receives highest rating in Climate Change and Water Security by environmental reporting charity, CDP

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2023

The DENSO Corporation has been selected as an A-List company in the assessment of environmental initiatives conducted by international not-for-profit charity CDP*1, for its excellent efforts in the ar…

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£7 million tech fund to decarbonise freight and boost innovation

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Delivering freight across the UK could become more efficient and cleaner thanks to a £7 million government-backed fund launched on 9 January 2023 that will roll out innovative new ideas and technology…

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Industry News

WAI recognised once again as TecDoc Premier Data Supplier

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Leading rotating electrics supplier, WAI, has been awarded Premier Data Supplier status by TecDoc for the second year in a row, as the parts catalogue system continues to tighten its requirements for …

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Autotech Academy provides interns with IMI Affiliate Membership

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Autotech Academy’s internship initiative is set to further bolster support for students successfully making the transition into automotive work, with the addition of the Institute of Motor Industry’s …

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What does the future of transport connectivity look like?

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2023

In 2023, we are living in a connected world. We communicate through robust virtual channels, conduct work remotely, and receive healthcare at a distance, all due to advancements in technology and the …

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Heavy duty Exol engine oils secure latest ACEA specifications

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Exol Lubricants’ Taurus Euro Plus 10W-40 and Euro FE Plus 5W-30 heavy-duty engine oils have been upgraded to meet specifications in the ACEA 2022 Oil Sequences for Heavy Duty Engines. ACEA’s new E8 an…

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The government unveils new “Energy Bills Discount Scheme” for businesses

Date: Tuesday 10 January 2023

A new energy scheme for businesses, charities, and the public sector was confirmed on 9th January, ahead of the current scheme ending in March. The new scheme will mean all eligible UK businesses and …

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Delphi Technologies prepared for EV Ready show

Date: Monday 09 January 2023

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, is making final preparations to exhibit at the upcoming EV Ready event, being held at Brighton Racecourse on Wednesday 25th January. Sponsored by GSF Ca…

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New report backs up independent access to RMI

Date: Friday 06 January 2023

A new report from the Social Market Foundation (SMF) into upskilling UK technicians to service and repair electric vehicles has highlighted the importance of effective legislation to ensure the afterm…

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IAAF blog: are we headed down electric avenue in reverse?

Date: Friday 06 January 2023

Are sales of electric vehicles really soaring, or has it lost its spark? Vehicle makers, the public, politicians and media are all venting, but who is really to blame for this change in appetite? It’s…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts systems restored

Date: Friday 06 January 2023

Following suspicious traffic being identified on the Arnold Clark network on 23rd December, Arnold Clark chose to bring down its entire network voluntarily in order to protect its customers and system…

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Ultra-Parts Ltd becomes member of IAAF

Date: Thursday 05 January 2023

Engine gaskets and components distributor, Ultra-Parts Ltd, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) expanding membership. Ultra-Parts Ltd distributes engine gaskets and c…

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MAHLE Aftermarket continues to invest in next-gen technology on a global scale

Date: Thursday 05 January 2023

MAHLE Aftermarket has opened a highly-automated warehouse in Olive Branch, Mississippi (USA). The warehouse speeds up deliveries to workshops and distributors, reduces the frequency of returns, and en…

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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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Product News

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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Product News

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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