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Schaeffler’s REPXPERT team steps in to help In ‘n’ Out Autocentres move up a gear

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

Further demonstrating its commitment to training, the Schaeffler REPXPERT technical team were back out on the road at the end of May, supporting staff from the In ‘n’ Out Autocentres network. During t…

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NGK-sponsored Wolves make a winning start

Date: Thursday 03 June 2021

NGK-sponsored Wolverhampton Wolves got off to a flying start in the British Premier Speedway League with an impressive 58-32 victory at King’s Lynn. American ace Broc Nicol made a dream debut for the …

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“Data key to e-commerce success”

Date: Friday 28 May 2021

The latest IAAF industry briefing has taken place with an excellent insight from E-Motive and eBay into how to maximise opportunities on the platform. With more than 40 delegates in virtual attendance…

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HSE COVID-19 spot checks and inspections update

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

The Variant of Concern first identified in India has been found in small clusters around the UK. In response, the government is working with relevant local councils on surge testing, and to support th…

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Updated furlough agreement template from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

The requirement from HMRC is that the employer should have had a PAYE payroll scheme in place on or before 2 March 2021 in order to be able to claim from May 2021 onwards. Following on from Lawgistics…

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HR Updates

Long COVID can render employees from being unable to work for months

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Lawgistics have recently issued guidance information for employers where they are advised to deal with Long COVID issues in the same way as any other medical condition. Concerns have been raised regar…

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HR Updates

TMD Friction CV wins Best Supplier 2020

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

TMD Friction has been awarded Best Supplier 2020 for Commercial Vehicles by TEMOT International, one of the Independent Aftermarket’s (IAMs) largest international buying groups, during its TEMOT Globa…

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IAAF Member News

Hannah Lyon-Wall to Chair UNIBA Trade Credit Group

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

FinCred IS Director, Hannah Lyon-Wall has been appointed as Chairperson for UNIBA Partners’ Trade Credit & Political Risk Center of Excellence. UNIBA Partners is an international partnership of ov…

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Welcome boost for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

The energy regulator Ofgem has announced £300m of investment to ensure the UK has the energy infrastructure necessary to support the move to low carbon transport and heating while maintaining secure s…

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Industry News

Delphi Technologies: ‘Joining OESAA is a natural fit’

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Delphi Technologies is the latest original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to join the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA), citing the ‘exact same philosophy’ and describing the …

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DENSO’s popular webinars are now available on demand

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Launched as the country went into its first national lockdown last year, DENSO has continued to develop its online education programme as the industry has responded to changing habits and the practica…

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LKQ Europe invests in new Innovation and Service Centre to boost its Digital and Innovation Strategy

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

LKQ Europe is opening a new Innovation and Service Centre in Katowice, Poland, to act as a catalyst for its innovation and digitalisation strategy. The centre will enhance LKQ Europe’s ability to offe…

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Autotech Group proud sponsor of British Superbike’s Storm Stacey

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Autotech Group has been named as a sponsor of British Superbike’s youngest rider, Storm Stacey, ahead of the season which starts in June. Last year, the 18-year-old clinched the title of youngest ride…

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Rising motocross star 11-year old Olivia Reynolds gets Yuasa’s backing

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Yuasa, the world’s leading battery manufacturer, have announced that they will sponsor 11-year old motocross star of the future, Olivia Reynolds. The Northampton bred maestro will be competing in nume…

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OESAA member Brembo inspires workshop confidence and practice improvements following visit

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

The owner of Avia Autos has hailed Original Equipment Supplier Aftermarket Association (OESAA) member, Brembo, for its professionalism and influence during a visit to her workshop. Hayley Pells and he…

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Product News

Vote for IAAF in Industry Partner Awards

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

The IAAF has been nominated for the Industry Partner Award at the CAT awards 2021. The Federation has been extremely active during the pandemic, supporting members and the wider trade with daily commu…

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IAAF News

Survey reveals effects of MOT extension

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Seventy-four percent of garages saw their business decrease in April 2021, an independent survey carried out from Impression Communications can reveal. The survey, which was sent to Impression’s datab…

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Industry News

Exol sponsors cycle team’s ride for charity

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Exol Lubricants has pledged it support to the WSCC cycling team, who, after a very challenging year, has decided to take on the Sea to Sea challenge (C2C), cycling from Whitehaven to Tynemouth for thr…

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TechTool puts technical information into technician’s pocket

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

Vehicle technicians can now access technical information on MAHLE’s thermal management range for both passenger car and trucks at the click of a button thanks to the launch of a new online technical h…

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Product News

WAI kickstarts Euro 2020 with exciting competition

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021

With Euro 2020 fast approaching, WAI UK has got the ball rolling with an exciting new competition and is now encouraging customers to sign up and play for the chance to win a whole host of top-quality…

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IAAF to continue popular virtual conference format in 2021

Date: Friday 21 May 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is continuing with its popular virtual conference format for 2021, as the industry and country continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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SMP Europe goes pink

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

SMP Europe is going pink in support of those impacted by Breast Cancer, launching a campaign to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer charities, that provide life changing care and world class r…

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EAG reveals its ongoing commitment to the environment

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

For the past few years, Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has been working to become more environmentally friendly, and is now revealing the steps it has taken. From taking initial steps, such as making su…

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OSRAM’s new Night Breaker 200 helps guide the way for motorists

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

A new range of upgrade headlamp bulbs: Night Breaker 200 from OSRAM, provide motorists with a halogen upgrade bulb that is up to 200 percent brighter than required by law, significantly improving road…

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Product News

NEW starter S9424S in AS-PL offer

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

Another new starter has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The starter has an index number S9424S and is the product of the AS brand. The starter belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and starts rate…

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Product News

Air con season is on the horizon, so preparing now is the key to driving revenue, says LKQ Euro Car Parts

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

The summer months are always the busiest for garages when it comes to servicing air conditioning. But with so many cars sitting idle for much of the past year, it’s likely that air con faults will eme…

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Product News

Online deliveries drive demand for van turbos

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

Melett, the leading supplier of precision engineered turbochargers and parts, has continued to develop its OE-quality LCV turbocharger range with the introduction of eight new units, suitable for a va…

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HR Updates

Dayco releases Golf Mark VII wheel bearing installation video

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

To assist technicians fit replacement wheel bearings correctly and efficiently, Dayco has added a installation video https://youtu.be/jX5aBsD8zhg alongside its recently introduced step-by-step guide t…

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Autotech Academy and Ford Motor Company Ltd create work experience solution for fire damaged college

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

Autotech Academy has responded to the IMI’s call to action to support Bridgwater and Taunton College, after a fire destroyed its specialist Motorsport and Motorcycle workshops. Collaborating with the …

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OESAA Garage Forum member proud to be on ‘front-line’ in championing OE quality

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

The owner of Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) Garage Forum member, Wiseman Motor Services, has described the association with OE manufacturers as like being on the ‘front-l…

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Industry News

Nic Hamilton ready for BTCC points battle

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

NGK-sponsored British racing driver Nic Hamilton endured a challenging first round of the 2021 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season but is hopeful of improved performances over the …

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Charlie Martin makes podium at sodden Snetterton

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

NGK-sponsored racing star Charlie Martin had mixed fortunes at round two of the Britcar Endurance Championship which was held in in torrential weather conditions at Snetterton. After finishing second …

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IAAF Member News

Government statistics on UK registered vehicles

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

The government maintains statistics and data about the number of licensed vehicles, new vehicle registrations and roadworthiness testing (including MOTs) on the GOV.UK website, and IAAF members may fi…

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Industry News

Ring is helping technicians shine a light in hard-to-reach areas with versatile inspection lamp

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

The MAGflex Utility Inspection Lamp, launched last year by Ring, is proving popular with technicians thanks to its unique flexibility to get super bright light in the right places. The versatile inspe…

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Product News

MAHLE Powertrain breaks ground on new EV and hydrogen focused test chamber

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

MAHLE Powertrain has broken ground on development of the new test chamber located at its Real Driving Emissions (RDE) Centre in Northampton on May 18th. The chamber is a response to high levels of dem…

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Ben announces Industry Leader Challenge: The Climb to take place in October

Date: Wednesday 19 May 2021

Automotive industry charity, Ben, announces that its biggest ever Industry Leader Challenge (ILC) fundraiser, The Climb, is now set to take place from 30th October to 8th November 2021. In just under …

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Industry News

Last call for IAAF Bitesize session with eBay

Date: Wednesday 19 May 2021

The second IAAF Industry Briefing Bitesize session of 2021 is taking place next Tuesday 25th May 2021 via Zoom. Entitled ‘How to be Successful on eBay’, it will feature an exclusive presentation by eB…

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IAAF News

High volume production makes Balyfa the perfect alternative to Far East production

Date: Wednesday 19 May 2021

BALYFA is a dedicated IATF 16949 certified partner that specialises in the supply of springs and metal parts to a wide range of industries, including automotive, where they are the chosen supplier for…

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Compact diagnostic tool delivers big results for technicians

Date: Wednesday 19 May 2021

A new compact, smart diagnostic device, which supplies full-systems diagnosis for more than 68 vehicle brands, is now available to technicians, offering wider model coverage, powerful test functions a…

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Product News

LKQ ECP comment on SMMT used car sales data Q1

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

Andy Hamilton, CEO of LKQ Euro Car Parts, said: “The used car market had a tough start to the year, but the number of used vehicles that changed hands despite limits on test-driving is proof that dema…

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LuK concentric slave cylinders come into focus in Schaeffler’s upcoming June ‘Tea-break Training’ sessions

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

The Schaeffler REPXPERT technical team is back in action on 1st & 2nd June with two ‘Tea-break training’ sessions focusing on the concerns, challenges and frustrations that can occur during concen…

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NGK urges garages to be prepared for expected MoT demand

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

NGK – the leading supplier of original equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK engine management sensors – says garages should be prepared for when these vehicles are eventually tested. Mark Ha…

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First Line launches new-to-range references in steering and suspension

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

Automotive aftermarket supplier First Line has added a further 20 new references to its extensive Steering and Suspension programme in the last couple of months. The new-to-range parts include stabili…

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Product News

Delphi Technologies launches Mode 2 charging cables for convenient EV charging

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

Delphi Technologies is making it easier for electrified vehicle owners to charge their car with the availability of new Mode 2 charging cables that connect directly to the existing electrical infrastr…

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Product News

Subscription-free HaynesPro data access a hit for technicians and reception staff using TechMan

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

Recent TechMan Garage Management System integration of HaynesPro data has been applauded by Bedfordshire-based Jackson & Phillips Automotive Services which is now benefiting from instant access to…

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Product News

Climbing mountains, collecting records. Survival through hard work

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the availability of raw materials and products for further processing has fallen dramatically. At the same time, the order books are full. In a letter to the r…

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Motul-Edition GBS Zero launches with nationwide livery design competition

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

Motul is delighted to announce a new partnership project with bespoke UK car constructor, Great British Sports Cars (GBS): the Motul-Edition GBS Zero. The lightweight hand-crafted sportscar is now in …

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Turbulent first quarter for UK used car market as sales fall -8.9%

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

The UK’s used car market declined -8.9% in the first quarter of 2021 according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Some 1,687,755 transaction…

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Industry News

Demonstrator delivery vehicle for innovative new hydrogen fuel cell technology nears debut

Date: Friday 14 May 2021

The first demonstrator vehicle for a novel new hydrogen fuel cell technology is in development by MAHLE Powertrain. As integration partner to hydrogen fuel cell specialist, Bramble Energy, MAHLE Power…

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Mintex returns to MINI CHALLENGE race track in 2021

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Mintex has renewed its sponsorship of the MINI CHALLENGE Championship for 2021. All cars in both the JCW and Cooper Classes will use Mintex racing brake pads and in the Copper Class, all cars will use…

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