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57% of garages plan on increasing prices in response to cost-of-living crisis and rising price of parts

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

57% of garages are planning on increasing their prices according to a survey conducted by WhoCanFixMyCar. The survey, which was sent to WhoCanFixMyCar’s network of over 15,000 top-rated garages, mobil…

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WAI joins industry condemnation of proposed MOT extension

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

Leading rotating electrics supplier WAIglobal UK has joined the calls of the automotive aftermarket in condemning the proposed extension to the MOT. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps proposed relaxing …

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Comline Richardson Racing celebrates Brands Hatch success

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

Comline Richardson Racing and title partner Comline Auto Parts (Comline) are celebrating a maiden Porsche Carrera Cup GB victory after a sensational drive by Will Martin in the opening race at Brands …

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First Podium for Lucas Oil’s Heap

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

Junior Saloon Car Championship driver Jacob Heap secured second place in his Lucas Oil sponsored car to claim his first podium finish in Round 6 at Snetterton, in Norfolk. Intuitive driving coupled wi…

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Small step, big effect

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

To reduce road traffic CO2 emissions, both engines and transmissions must work more efficiently. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has developed a sealing ring for automatic transmissions that uses mic…

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OESAA Chairman Nigel Morgan Q&A

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) Chairman, Nigel Morgan, answers questions about the successful return of Autoinform Live, new members joining the organisation, the progres…

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Mintex and Nielsen expand exciting drift show partnership

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022

TMD Friction, through its renowned Mintex braking brand, has expanded its exciting partnership with drifting star Pete ‘Peden’ Nielsen. The expanded sponsorship will see Mintex branding displayed prom…

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Banner Brings AGM Technology To CV Sector

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

Not dissimilar to the automotive sector, the requirements of commercial vehicle batteries have changed significantly over recent years. Today, not only are they responsible for engine starts, but also…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts unveils stand for upcoming UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts has revealed details of its stand at the upcoming UK Garage & Bodyshop Event, which is set to feature industry guests, prizes and access to expert advice from right across the b…

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Win mega points by fitting NTK sensors… it’s a double bubble!

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

There’s never been a more rewarding time for UK workshops to fit NTK sensors. For NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is offering members of its BoxClever UK independent garage loyalty scheme a massive incentive…

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Take pride in your ride with NAPA Maintenance Sprays

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

Automotive aftermarket manufacturer NAPA has recently released a comprehensive suite of maintenance sprays, covering a thorough selection of cleaners, degreasers, sanitisers, adhesives, belt slips and…

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Elliott excels at Oulton Park

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

Motorcycle star Brayden Elliott – who is sponsored by ignition and sensor specialist NGK – is celebrating making the podium in the latest round of the 2022 Pirelli National Superstock championship. He…

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3 areas to focus on to improve your bottom line: advice from Volo Commerce

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

Supply chain issues mean many sellers can't get enough products to sell and are having to pay very high transportation costs to get them. This has made it even more important to focus on profitability…

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Garages putting quality first, says PartsInMotion.co.uk

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

Online automotive parts distributor PartsInMotion.co.uk is bucking the trend in the automotive aftermarket as it sees demand increase from independent garages for its expanding ranges of high-quality …

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Ignition and sensor specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has been honouring its top sales staff

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022

The supplier of original equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda and associated engine management sensors named Paul Gair and Charlie Keable Joint Salesmen of the Year with third place g…

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Joint venture set to lift aftermarket workshop diagnostics to a new level

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

Maverick Diagnostics and Opus IVS have agreed a joint distribution venture, Opus IVS customers will be able to purchase fully supported 100% original dealer diagnostics tools and support through Opus …

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‘That’s a wrap’ – TMD Friction supports Fleet Factors

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

TMD Friction has pledged its support to established parts distributor, Fleet Factors, by wrapping two of its delivery vans with its iconic Mintex and Textar branding. Covering the Teesside area, Fleet…

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IAAF Exclusive: Mind The Gap – skills & recruitment shortage not just confined to post-education candidates

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

In the second part of our exclusive skills and recruitment series, recruitment specialist Glen Callum Associates (GCA) says the industry must widen its outlook and recruitment from other sectors if it…

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Automotive research and training giants Thatcham Research join roster at UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

Leading automotive research and training provider Thatcham Research is the latest organisation to join the 150-strong roster of influential speakers and training experts at the inaugural UK Garage and…

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Three opportunities on offer from Dal Corso Group

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

1. WebinarLeadership Skills: 3 Steps to Navigate Difficult and Courageous Conversations IAAF member Roberto Dal Corso shares how to develop conversation skills that keep communication open, balanced,…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 13 May 2022

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

A packed week of meetings this week as IAAF conducts its regular cv committee, board and council (pictured) sessions. The meetings offer an excellent opportunity to highlight the wide ranging work the…

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2022 Queen's Speech: transport and training

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

The Transport Bill proposed in this year's Queen's Speech includes three areas relating to the automotive sector: Legislation for self-driving vehicles will enable an emerging UK sector in this new t…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts partners with stock car racer

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

National motor factor Arnold Clark Autoparts is sponsoring stock car racing driver Holly Glen as she makes a bid for the World Stock Car Championships. Arnold Clark Autoparts is providing Dundee-based…

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£200 million boost to rollout of hundreds more zero-emission HGVs

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

The world’s largest fleet of zero emission HGVs will take to UK roads through plans to achieve cleaner air and greener jobs, while helping to keep costs down on consumer goods.   Transport Minister Tr…

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Bookings open for the IAAF Conference and Annual Awards Dinner

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

Bookings are now being taken for the 2022 IAAF Conference and Annual Awards Dinner, which will be held on 8 December at DoubleTree by Hilton Milton Keynes. Demand is expected to be high with 30 percen…

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IMPORTANT: Information from DuoCall about MMS Mobile Malware

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

What's happening? O2 have advised that they have seen a significant rise in FluBot victims on the mobile network. This was originally identified by Vodafone on Wednesday 27th April 2022, and they are …

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Ring Automotive adds two rapid power delivery products to jump starter range

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

Ring Automotive has launched the RPPL260 and RPPL360 jump starter products, enabling super-quick charging of vehicle batteries and power delivery-enabled devices. Both the RPPL260, with its 200-amp ou…

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Dayco heads for the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

Dayco will be exhibiting at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event to be held at NEC, Birmingham on the 8th and 9th June. Alongside a full training schedule, the company, which is occupying stand C30 in H…

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SMP Europe reinforces importance of high-quality air mass meters

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

Engine management and ignition specialist SMP Europe has reminded the aftermarket of the importance of fitting good quality air mass meters to vehicles. Also known as mass airflow sensors, they are a …

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MAM Software announces eVHC and damage inspection to its TeamView app

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

MAM Software is pleased to announce the latest version of Autowork Online, its intuitive and feature-rich cloud-based garage management software which is designed to manage every aspect of running a b…

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TecDoc helps parts traders reach their sales goals faster

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

The global shift of automotive parts sales towards e-commerce platforms is one of the world’s major market trends. TecAlliance, the leading data management specialist in the independent automotive aft…

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Andy Hamilton, CEO at LKQ Euro Car Parts, commented:

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

“The used vehicle market has continued to benefit from the backlog on new vehicle production lines, which has been exacerbated by the tragic events in Ukraine. That said, momentum has slowed throughou…

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First Line Ltd. adds 78 new references to range

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

Automotive aftermarket supplier, First Line Ltd., has expanded its product offering with 78 new references. First Line Ltd.’s constant innovation is delivering a larger product offering than ever befo…

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Mintex-backed Lewis Brown endures tough season opener

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

TMD Friction’s Mintex brand ambassador Lewis Brown remains optimistic about his championship chances despite enduring a difficult opening to his Quaife MINI Challenge season at Donington Park, where l…

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Two new e-mobility products from LIQUI MOLY

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

LIQUI MOLY has developed a coolant for fuel cells as well as a special transmission fluid solely for electric vehicles. Both are available now. David Kaiser, Head of Research and Development at LIQUI …

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Automotive chemicals for professionals at the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

Although LIQUI MOLY is primarily known for its oils and additives, the company offers much more than that, especially for workshops. On the one hand, these are chemical tools that make the everyday wo…

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UK Garage and Bodyshop Event to offer bags of benefits including free parking and breakfast

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

Garage and bodyshop technicians can expect a whole host of benefits this June at the one-of-a-kind UK Garage and Bodyshop Event, including free breakfast to those arriving before 10am and *free parkin…

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Max has a challenging time at Donington Park

Date: Friday 13 May 2022

Yorkshire’s Max Coates – who is sponsored by ignition and sensor specialist NGK – suffered mixed fortunes at Donington Park for the start of the 2022 MINI Challenge UK season. Supporting the British T…

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Glen Callum Associates Aftermarket Recruitment Survey calls for personal, transparent and efficient process

Date: Thursday 12 May 2022

The Glen Callum Associates (GCA) Automotive Aftermarket Recruitment Survey 2022 has highlighted the importance of personal contact and how the process of recruitment should be a key tool in the sales …

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Comment from ECP: Move to scrap annual MOT significant risk to driver safety - and future of the aftermarket | Andy Hamilton

Date: Monday 09 May 2022

MOTs are a critical means of protecting drivers at the wheel. The purpose of an MOT is to ensure vehicles are roadworthy – they can help to identify issues with key systems and components, including b…

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Extra places added to June Networking Event

Date: Friday 06 May 2022

Due to popular demand, IAAF has added extra places to its exclusive member networking event, which takes place on 8 June following the first day of the inaugural UK Garage and Bodyshop Event. Taking p…

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IAAF Activity Report – DVSA to address IAAF Council

Date: Friday 06 May 2022

IAAF has been busy planning for its CV and Council meetings, as well as holding meetings with government departments over MOT and Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations (MVBER). Following news from…

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Schaeffler supports the future at IMI Automotive Intro event at Lincoln College

Date: Friday 06 May 2022

Schaeffler and its REPXPERT team joined a number of other aftermarket suppliers at the IMI Automotive Intro event at Lincoln College on 27th April, to give the next generation of workshop technician a…

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Exol Lubricants to sponsor grassroots girls’ football

Date: Friday 06 May 2022

Exol Lubricants is sponsoring Willenhall-based grassroots girls’ football team, the Lane Head Vixens. The sponsorship includes the provision of brand-new kit for the team, with the Exol branding appea…

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Charlie impresses in American debut

Date: Friday 06 May 2022

NGK Ambassador Charlie Martin made an impressive start to the 2022 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America championship by claiming a podium finish at her first meeting. Charlie made her debut in the s…

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Automotive industry ramps up EV qualified technicians

Date: Friday 06 May 2022

One in four new cars would come with a plug by the end of 2022 if predictions by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) are correct . Yet analysis by the Institute of the Motor Industry…

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Joint venture of HELLA and MINTH opens second production plant in China

Date: Thursday 05 May 2022

HELLA MINTH Jiaxing Automotive Parts Co. Ltd, a joint venture of the internationally positioned automotive supplier HELLA and the MINTH Group, has put a second production plant into operation in the C…

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HELLA intends to consistently expand and further develop the Business Group Lifecycle Solutions

Date: Thursday 05 May 2022

A key lever for sustainable mobility is the maintenance of value and the extension of the lifecycle of vehicles. Against this background, HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier rece…

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Heap’s 22 passes secure creditable 5th place

Date: Thursday 05 May 2022

Lucas Oil’s Junior Saloon Car Championship driver Jacob Heap raced past 22 competitors from the back of the grid to secure 5th place in the 5th Round at the Cadwell Park circuit, in Lincolnshire. His …

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Great success in Madrid - AS-PL sums up Motortec Madrid

Date: Thursday 05 May 2022

On April 20-23, the AS-PL team took part in the Motortec 2022 fair in Madrid. It was a great opportunity to meet business partners and present the new branch AS-PL in Spain. Motortec is one of the mos…

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