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First Line Ltd supports distributor celebrating milestone

Date: Friday 12 August 2022

Automotive aftermarket specialists, First Line Ltd, showcases its commitment to looking after its customers, as it supports Ray’s Garage Supplies’ 50th anniversary event. Ray’s Garage Supplies recentl…

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Avoiding falls from workplace vehicles

Date: Friday 12 August 2022

Falls from vehicles are among the most common accidents involving workplace transport. By law, employers must take suitable and effective measures to: prevent anyone from falling a distance that is l…

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IAAF modernising for the future of the aftermarket

Date: Friday 12 August 2022

As a prelude to the development of its new website, the IAAF has just launched a new corporate video animation. This video encapsulates the work and activities of the IAAF and will play a pivotal role…

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NEW starter S9416S in AS-PL offer

Date: Friday 12 August 2022

Another new starter has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The starter has an index number S9416S and is the product of the AS brand. The starter belongs to the Standard line - the line of products that merge …

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Product News

Garages urged to gear up for next MOT surge

Date: Friday 12 August 2022

A leading aftermarket online specialist has called for independent garages to look ahead and plan how to profitably manage their workload ahead of the impending MOT surge. Jim Lang, from Garage Servic…

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SMP Europe appoints new sales director

Date: Thursday 11 August 2022

SMP Europe, home of the Intermotor, Lemark and Lucas engine management brands, has appointed Brian Lavery as sales director at the company. Lavery brings over 25 years’ experience in automotive, engin…

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People News

New appointment for Launch Tech UK

Date: Thursday 11 August 2022

Diagnostics specialists, Launch Tech UK, has announced the appointment of Mike Carter as Technical Manager to help the company deliver key product support and technical training. As the new Technical …

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People News

NGK SPARK PLUG announces strategic investment in German cold plasma jet therapy company neoplas med

Date: Thursday 11 August 2022

NGK SPARK PLUG has announced the beginning of a strategic partnership with neoplas med GmbH, a German medical company that specialises in innovative cold plasma jet technology which helps in the treat…

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OSRAM brings latest product lines to international stage at Automechanika Frankfurt 2022

Date: Thursday 11 August 2022

OSRAM’s latest updates to its automotive LED product lines will be in the spotlight on an international stage for the first time at Automechanika Frankfurt. The aftermarket lighting specialist will sh…

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WAI returns to Automechanika Frankfurt to highlight its renowned quality

Date: Thursday 11 August 2022

Leading rotating electrics supplier, WAI, will be showcasing its impressive range of starter motors and alternators, window regulators, wiper motors, ignition products and engine management products –…

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febi joins Automechanika Frankfurt exhibitors to showcase its quality and availability

Date: Thursday 11 August 2022

Automotive aftermarket specialist, febi, has announced it will be exhibiting at Automechanika Frankfurt this year, to highlight its leading quality, precise-fit product ranges. With over 47,000 refere…

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3,500 businesses risk losing ability to import goods

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding businesses that they must use the Customs Declaration Service for import declarations from 1 October 2022. More than 3,500 businesses risk significant delays…

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Industry News

New cyber advisor scheme to be launched to help SMEs

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022

The NCSC is currently inviting organisations to help develop a new Cyber Advisor service. The initial 100 Cyber Advisor assessments will be funded by the NCSC. A Cyber Advisor will be an individual as…

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UK’s first magnet refinery given huge financial boost as first ever strategy for supply of critical minerals published

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022

A multi-million pound investment in the UK’s first-ever magnet materials refiner was recently launched – securing hundreds of jobs in East Yorkshire, and a strong foothold for Britain in the internati…

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Prof Dr Wolfgang Ziebart designated for chairmanship of the HELLA Shareholder Committee

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022

At its recent meeting, the Shareholder Committee of HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA (“HELLA”) resolved to propose to HELLA’s Annual General Meeting on 30th September 2022, that automotive manager Prof Dr Wo…

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People News

Automechanika Frankfurt 2022: TecAlliance is a strong partner for digitisation and e-commerce

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022

With the business finally coming together again at Automechanika Frankfurt, TecAlliance, the leading expert for data management in the independent automotive aftermarket, will have a strong presence. …

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LIQUI MOLY demonstrates its full range at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022

The full-range supplier's portfolio of automotive chemicals includes over 4,000 items from motor oils, and additives to service products and vehicle care. The German company will be presenting its ful…

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Automechanika 2022: HELLA presents comprehensive range of products and services for automotive workshops and wholesalers

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022

HELLA, the lighting and electronics specialist operating under the FORVIA umbrella brand, will present its comprehensive range of solutions for workshops and wholesalers at Automechanika in Frankfurt …

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Melett to further support international customers at Automechanika Frankfurt

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022

Melett is bringing its turbocharger expertise to Automechanika Frankfurt this September, as the aftermarket specialist continues to support its trusted repair partners across an international stage. T…

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MAHLE presents a complete electric vehicle solution for independent workshops at Automechanika

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022

MAHLE Aftermarket comes to this year’s Automechanika in Frankfurt am Main with a wide range of products. The focus of MAHLE’s presence at the trade fair for industry, workshops, and business is the ne…

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Schaeffler presents repair and service solutions for today, tomorrow and the future

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022

Schaeffler, the global automotive and industrial supplier, will be showcasing its complete portfolio of market and future-oriented repair solutions for combustion engines, hybrid and electric vehicles…

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NGK-sponsored Great Britain team takes silver in Speedway World final

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022

The NGK-sponsored Great Britain team narrowly failed to retain its FIM Speedway of Nations World Championship title after losing to Australia who ended their 20-year wait for a world team victory. Aft…

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Victory propels Charlie into second place in US championship

Date: Tuesday 09 August 2022

NGK Ambassador Charlie Martin has claimed her first race win in the 2022 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America championship and now sits just three points behind the leader. Charlie and her teammate …

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Corteco: new in range 22-07

Date: Tuesday 09 August 2022

We increased our range of products parts for BMW, MERCEDES, HYUNDAI, NISSAN, DACIA, PORSHE, IVECO and LAND ROVER. Our products are designed to meet the highest quality standards and are manufactured u…

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Product News

Exit from joint venture: HELLA agrees sale of HELLA held HBPO shares to Plastic Omnium

Date: Tuesday 09 August 2022

Global automotive supplier HELLA, which operates under the umbrella brand FORVIA, has agreed the sale of its 33.33 percent stake in HBPO Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH (“HBPO”) to its co-shareholder, Pl…

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LKQ Corporation announces results for second quarter 2022

Date: Tuesday 09 August 2022

LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq:LKQ) has reported second quarter 2022 financial results. “We had a solid second quarter delivering strong organic growth, and I am extremely proud of the results the LKQ team a…

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TecAlliance: What the Fix? sheet - Vauxhall Astra

Date: Tuesday 09 August 2022

TecAlliance have released their latest What the Fix? sheet for a Vauxhall Astra. To download the sheet, click on the attachment below.

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Product News

SMP Europe to demonstrate engineering expertise at Automechanika Frankfurt 2022

Date: Tuesday 09 August 2022

Leading engine management specialists, SMP Europe, will be showcasing its engineering expertise at industry trade show, Automechanika Frankfurt 2022, from 13th to 17th September. SMP Europe, the home …

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The LSPI problem

Date: Monday 08 August 2022

LSPI has been rife throughout the industry for years – low speed pre-ignition. It can lead to engine knocking, especially in new car models, thereby causing serious engine damage. But you don’t have t…

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Product News

Diesel Technic Product Portrait: 7.90580 Clutch servo, complete with cylinder

Date: Wednesday 03 August 2022

When the clutch pedal is operated, the movement of the piston causes pressure to build up in the clutch master cylinder, which is passed through the hydraulic line to the slave cylinder. From here, th…

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Product News

Battery electric vehicles are 22% cheaper to service than ICE cars reports Fleet Assist

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

Fleet Assist has released servicing and maintenance trends for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) versus ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) cars based on the 850,000 fleet cars and vans using its 5,200-st…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts knuckles down with latest addition to Optimal range

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts has further expanded its offering for independent garages by adding a new range of steering knuckles to its OPTIMAL product line. Steering knuckles are the pivot points of the steer…

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Product News

Why are oil changes also important for automatic transmissions? A new video from spare parts manufacturer MEYLE offers the answers

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

Watch out: In a new YouTube video two experts from Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE explain what matters when changing the oil in automatic transmissions and which smart repair solutions from MEYLE si…

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NAPA Expert Edition: Testing brake fluid with Graeme Ryder

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

Graeme is an automotive expert with over 20 years of engineering and industry experience who educates technicians at all levels in practical application and installation best practice. In this issue, …

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Product News

Brembo X-Style calipers - A splash of colour for your wheels!

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

The X-Style range of calipers is dedicated to car owners who are passionate and care deeply about all the aspects of their vehicle; they are the ideal solution for those who love to customise their ca…

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Product News

HELLA brings more than 150 new part numbers to market

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

HELLA, the renowned original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier, continues to grow its product offering, underlining its position as a trusted aftermarket supply partner. Highlighting its…

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Product News

Garage sees big upturn in business after website launch

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

An independent garage in Oban, Scotland, has expanded after its new website tripled work enquiries in less than nine months. Morrison Motor Repairs invested in a large workshop extension in which now …

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Product News

GSF Car Parts announces Garage Hive integration

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

National motor factor GSF Car Parts has announced a new partnership with garage management software specialist Garage Hive. AlliCat Online, the leading parts catalogue operated by GSF Car Parts, is no…

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A message from Andy Savva – Schaeffler’s REPXPERT – Value added services for independent garages

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

I felt it important to write my thoughts, as the Schaeffler REPXPERT Brand Ambassador, about the value they are adding to my garage folk and indeed the entire independent garage sector. We have all be…

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NGK-sponsored stars take Great Britain to Speedway final

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

NGK-sponsored Great Britain survived a massive scare to qualify for the FIM Speedway of Nations final following a dramatic semi-final race-off victory. Sweden, led by Freddie Lindgren who is sponsored…

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First F2 pole position of the season for the Lucas Oil-sponsored car

Date: Monday 01 August 2022

After a victory at the previous F2 meeting at the Paul Ricard (France), Red Bull Junior driver Ayumu Iwasa turned in a blistering lap in the final moments of qualifying at the Hungaroring (Hungary) la…

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IAAF Podcast tackles lobbying

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

In this first episode of Season four of Monday’s with Mark, Mark sits down with Neil Pattemore, UK Technical Director of UK AFCAR to discuss all the legislation surrounding the automotive aftermarket …

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Summer months bring new pressures on tyres, Ring Automotive warns

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

Ring Automotive has reiterated the need to look after tyres, following research by road safety charity TyreSafe revealing that more tyre-related incidents are reported in summer than at any other time…

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BM Catalysts poised for European growth at Frankfurt

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

BM Catalysts will be highlighting its commitment to meeting market demand in Europe at this year’s Automechanika Frankfurt, which takes place from 13 to 17 September. The BM Catalysts team will be on …

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Commonwealth Games’ Baton Relay visits Glen Callum Associates

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

The historical Red House Glass Cone, based in Stourbridge and home to Glen Callum Associates (GCA), played host to a visit of the Queen’s Baton Relay, to mark the run-up to the 2022 Commonwealth Games…

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UK Garage and Bodyshop Event visitor presented with £5,000 prize haul

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

Messe Frankfurt UK, organisers of this year’s inaugural UK Garage and Bodyshop Event, has presented a prize haul to a lucky visitor worth over £5,000. Simon Albert, managing director of Messe Frankfur…

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Mintex-sponsored Lewis Brown seeks renewed title push

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

Mintex-sponsored racing driver Lewis Brown is targeting a renewed push for championship honours in this season’s Quaife MINI Challenge. Following the first half of his season being marred with mechani…

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1, 2 & 3PL with a Difference

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

vGroup International has over thirty years of experience in providing national and international organisations with tailored logistics solutions. Requirements and services include: Just-In-Time, sequ…

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Health and safety law poster – what you need to know

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

The HSE's poster explains British health and safety laws and lists what workers and their employers should do. If you employ anyone, you must either: • display the health and safety law poster where y…

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£7 million fund for local action to cut air pollution

Date: Thursday 28 July 2022

The government is inviting local councils across England to bid for funding from a £7 million pot to find innovative ways to improve the air quality in their areas. The government’s Air Quality Grant …

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