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NAPA launches new booster cables in 2022 winter range update

Date: Monday 24 October 2022

Automotive aftermarket manufacturer NAPA has released its new range of booster cables in the UK as part of an update to their pre-existing Winter Essentials catalogue. Winter seasons can be the most t…

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Volkswagen Passat plug-in hybrid DSG fluid change, brought to you by Delphi Technologies and Laser Tools.

Date: Monday 24 October 2022

In this latest ‘best practice’ article, technical experts from OESAA members, Delphi Technologies and Laser Tools, have teamed up to offer a video guide to technicians changing the fluid in a Volkswag…

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Product News

Rapid care and many oils at EICMA

Date: Monday 24 October 2022

As a specialist in chemical products for bikes, LIQUI MOLY will be presenting its extensive product range at the EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan. Also in the game: The new Motorbike Detailer for quick …

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Product News

Additive values from Lucas Oil

Date: Monday 24 October 2022

Lucas Oil has confirmed its attendance at the MechanEx Show at Sandown Park (8-9 November 2022). Additives and their wider values for garages, plus plans to expand the scope of the Lucas Oil Academy (…

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Product News

Dayco introduces radiator caps

Date: Monday 24 October 2022

As part of its commitment to the independent sector throughout the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region, Dayco, a leading original equipment (OE) engine products and drive systems supplier, is…

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Product News

NAPA launches new safety gloves

Date: Monday 24 October 2022

Automotive aftermarket manufacturer NAPA has released its new range of workwear safety gloves in the UK to give automotive technicians the confidence to fit and forget in comfort. NAPA Safety Gloves a…

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Product News

OESAA proud of garage forum member following Top Garage final recognition

Date: Monday 24 October 2022

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) would like to congratulate its garage forum member, Tim Benson, after Oldfields Garage Services participated in Aftermarket’s Top Garag…

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IAAF Member News

Lucas Oil Stabilizer Message at MechanEx

Date: Monday 24 October 2022

At the MechanEx Show in Sandown Park next month (8-9 November 22), Lucas Oil Academy (LOA) representatives will be clarifying the differences between oil stabilizer products in the oil and lubricant m…

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Product News

Febi and Blue Print range expansion delivers OE-quality parts

Date: Monday 24 October 2022

Automotive aftermarket specialists, febi and Blue Print, part of the Bilstein Group, has revealed its latest range expansion, with new braking, clutch, filter, steering and suspension products introdu…

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Product News

Launch Tech UK to exhibit high-end diagnostics equipment at Mechanex 2022

Date: Monday 24 October 2022

Launch Tech UK will be exhibiting at Mechanex 2022, showcasing its range of high-quality vehicle diagnostics tools, on stand D32 from Tuesday 8th November to Wednesday 9th November. Held at Sandown Pa…

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Product News

Ring releases promotional offers for MOT season

Date: Monday 24 October 2022

Ring Automotive has revealed its latest promotional offers as it urges motor factors to stock up on high-quality lighting products and batteries as we head into lighting season – and the busy MOT peri…

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Product News

The importance of changing wipers ready for winter

Date: Monday 24 October 2022

Arnold Clark Autoparts is encouraging technicians to check and replace wiper blades if required, to maintain optimum visibility, and help keep drivers safe on the roads as winter approaches. As a safe…

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Product News

New and improved OSRAM XENARC NIGHT BREAKER LASER Next Generation range guides the way for motorists this autumn

Date: Monday 24 October 2022

The XENARC NIGHT BREAKER LASER Next Generation HID range from OSRAM has been upgraded to offer up to 220 percent more brightness than required by law, significantly improving road illumination and saf…

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Product News

OSRAM reaches new applications of lighting with extended NIGHT BREAKER® 200 product range

Date: Monday 24 October 2022

Automotive lighting specialists, OSRAM, has launched a new product in its award-winning NIGHT BREAKER® range, the NIGHT BREAKER® 200 H11 ECE type, adding the additional ECE type to its brightest ever …

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Product News

First Line Ltd. introduces 64 new parts in latest range expansion

Date: Monday 24 October 2022

Automotive aftermarket specialist First Line Ltd. has introduced 64 new parts to its product lines to meet the aftermarket’s needs and to service more vehicles than ever before. The new parts are intr…

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Product News

Painters assemble: The UK & Ireland National Paint Champion to be crowned at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Monday 24 October 2022

Automechanika Birmingham has revealed that it will host the UK and Ireland National Paint Championships, with the winner being announced in a live ceremony at the show on 7th June 2023. With the Champ…

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Industry News

Glen Callum Associates ‘Meet the Employer’ sessions prove popular as bite-sized interviews gets underway

Date: Thursday 20 October 2022

Automotive recruitment specialist, Glen Callum Associates (GCA), has successfully held its first “Meet the employer” session, with director Glen Shepherd sitting down with Nick Aylward of Kent Automot…

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IAAF Member News

TecAlliance launches interview series on trend topics in the automotive aftermarket

Date: Thursday 20 October 2022

TecAlliance connects the automotive aftermarket community. This is why many well-known players accepted the data specialist’s invitation to the professional video studio at its booth at Automechanika …

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IAAF Member News

GS Yuasa team up with Tunnock’s to offer treats to vehicle technicians

Date: Thursday 20 October 2022

The industry leading battery manufacturer GS Yuasa have announced a new partnership with world-famous confectionary brand Tunnock’s. The partnership sees the two brands join forces to feed the nation’…

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IAAF Member News

Garage Hive launches ‘Garage Industry Trends’

Date: Thursday 20 October 2022

Community-driven garage management system Garage Hive has launched a new data website called Garage Industry Trends. The announcement was made by Managing Director Ray Dilsons during his keynote addre…

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IAAF Member News

Volta Trucks reveals its London Truck as a Service customer operations centre

Date: Thursday 20 October 2022

Volta Trucks, the leading and disruptive full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, has confirmed the details of its first ‘Volta Trucks Hub’ in the UK, serving the battery e…

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Industry News

Reducing emissions & supporting customers: Corteco a brand of Freudenberg

Date: Thursday 20 October 2022

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies intends to cut its emissions by 30 % by 2025 compared to 2020 levels. What does this mean and how is the company carrying it out? In a short interview, COO Dr. Matthia…

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IAAF Member News

Service member village grows at IAAF Conference 2022

Date: Thursday 20 October 2022

An extended service member village will feature at the return of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF)’s annual conference, held at Double Tree Hilton in Milton Keynes on Thursday 8…

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IAAF News

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is 2022 Automotive News PACE Award finalist

Date: Thursday 20 October 2022

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has in recent years further deepened its segment organization and extended it to the entire company. A good example is the Corteco brand in the independent automotive …

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IAAF Member News

Record funding uplift for UK battery research and development

Date: Thursday 20 October 2022

The UK’s world-leading manufacturing industries will be boosted thanks to £211 million in new government funding for battery research and innovation, Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg confirmed today…

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Industry News

Champions! Comline Richardson Racing celebrates Porsche Carrera Cup GB title

Date: Thursday 20 October 2022

Comline Auto Parts (Comline), title partner of Comline Richardson Racing, toasted an astonishing title-winning Porsche Carrera Cup GB season for the team by hosting a champions celebration at its glob…

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IAAF Member News

Alliance Automotive Group launch new e-commerce website

Date: Thursday 20 October 2022

Alliance Automotive Group are delighted to announce the launch of their brand-new e-commerce website NAPAAutoparts.co.uk. The platform provides a solution for retail customers looking to purchase NAPA…

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IAAF Member News

Virtual rally stars to put pedal to metal with prizes on offer at OSRAM and Ring Rally

Date: Thursday 20 October 2022

Automotive lighting and vehicle technology specialists OSRAM and Ring Automotive have launched an eSports event to tie in with the final round of the 2022 British Rally Championship. The OSRAM and Rin…

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IAAF Member News

Hyundai opens doors to world’s first car powered hotel

Date: Wednesday 19 October 2022

After much anticipation, Consumers can now get a glimpse of the world’s first car-powered hotel, as Hotel Hyundai opens its doors, offering the most unique off grid experience of 2022. The new one-of-…

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Industry News

DVSA launches updated MOT reminders and history toolkit for garages

Date: Friday 14 October 2022

The DVSA has revealed its updated MOT reminders and MOT history toolkit for workshops and service centres to promote to customers, with redesigned and improved services to make the process more effici…

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Industry News

IAAF training academy teams up with UK Parliament to give members influential voice

Date: Friday 14 October 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is set to host a virtual workshop with UK Parliament to offer IAAF members advice on how to be an influential voice and raise issues with Parli…

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IAAF News

UK AFCAR urges effective implementation on ‘positive’ MV-BEO proposals

Date: Friday 14 October 2022

The UK Alliance for the Freedom of Car Repair (UK AFCAR) has welcomed the new Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Order (MV-BEO) proposals but has called for greater detail on how positive revisions of the …

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Government introduces new Energy Prices Bill to ensure vital support gets to British consumers this winter

Date: Friday 14 October 2022

Consumers will pay a fairer price for their electricity as the UK government introduces new emergency powers that will ensure consumers across the country receive help with their energy bills this win…

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Industry News

Randstad joins IAAF membership

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022

Automotive consumables supplier and distributor of the TerraClean brand, Randstad, has become a supplier member of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). Randstad started in 1975 an…

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MPD acquired by Motus Aftermarket Parts

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022

After 23 years of building a wonderful business in Motor Parts Direct (MPD) Mukesh Shah has decided to move into retirement and focus on other aspects of his life. As part of this change, Motus Afterm…

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IAAF Member News

AAG UK partner with Panattoni, Europe’s leading logistics developer, to build a new distribution centre

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022

Alliance Automotive Group UK (AAG UK) partner with Europa Capital and Panattoni, Europe’s leading logistics developer, to build a new distribution centre. AAG UK have partnered with Europa Capital and…

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IAAF Member News

MAM Software to launch Garage management solution in Ireland at Auto Trade Expo

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022

MAM Software will be attending this year’s Auto Trade Expo, which is taking place on 15 & 16 October at RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin. The event is a great opportunity for factors and garages to find o…

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IAAF Member News

Obituary: Chris Taylor November 1955 – September 2022

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022

Battery industry entrepreneur Chris Taylor died on September 17, surrounded by his family. He was 66. One of the UK aftermarket’s most influential characters in the 1990s and 2000s, Chris Taylor’s ear…

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People News

Record numbers not looking for work due to long-term illness

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022

The number of people not looking for work because they are suffering from a long-term illness has hit a record high, latest official figures show. The economic inactivity rate increased by 0.6 percent…

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Decarbonising the logistics sector: fueling a greener public sector

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022

Different fuel options and technologies are being developed to lower harmful emissions in the freight transport sector. The role of logistics in the supply chainThe rise of international trade has inc…

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Industry News

Lesjöfors launch 13 new coil spring references

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022

Lesjöfors Springs are pleased to announce the introduction of a further 13 coil springs into their market-leading range, including the Tesla Model 3 AWD, strengthening their already leading EV vehicle…

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Product News

Apec Truck launches king pin kits and caliper repair kits

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022

Commercial vehicle aftermarket manufacturer Apec Truck has added two new ranges to its portfolio: King Pin Kits and Caliper Repair Kits. Both ranges are manufactured and rigorously tested to OE specif…

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Product News

Comline launches new steering and suspension brochure

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022

Comline Auto Parts (Comline) is pleased to unveil its new steering and suspension brochure, which champions the brand’s all-makes range, the manufacturing and testing that underpins the product line, …

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Product News

“Visit Academy Live, York!” says Andy Savva

Date: Thursday 13 October 2022

“Schaeffler’s REPXPERT Academy Live is back on the road this time it will be held at York College on Saturday 12th November, and I will be attending sharing my thoughts on Effective Communication Skil…

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IAAF Member News

Tribute to Chrissy Rouse

Date: Wednesday 12 October 2022

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK has paid tribute to its sponsored motorcycle star Chrissy Rouse who has died from injuries sustained in a race at the weekend. During race three of the Bennetts Brit…

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IAAF Member News

SMP Europe launches new EGR Valves at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

Leading engine management specialists, SMP Europe, unveiled its latest EGR Valves range at industry trade show, Automechanika Frankfurt 2022, offering show visitors a first look at its engineering exp…

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Product News

TMD Friction gives valued relining facility customers its quality seal of approval

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

TMD Friction has awarded some of its key customers special status as an approved commercial vehicle brake relining centre, in the first-of-a-kind accreditation by the braking friction specialist. The …

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Product News

Ring Automotive joins praise of rally marshals with prize draw addition

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

Automotive aftermarket supplier Ring Automotive joined the chorus of thanks for the ‘Orange Army’ of volunteer marshals at the recent Woodpecker Rally with a donation to the event’s prize draw for eve…

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IAAF Member News
Product News

Volkswagen specialist turns to febi for quality parts range for classic vehicles

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

Automotive aftermarket specialist febi’s extensive range of original equipment (OE) matching quality components and vast vehicle parc coverage has helped a unique workshop expand its service offering.…

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IAAF Member News
Product News

WAI expands starter motor and alternator range

Date: Monday 10 October 2022

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

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