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WAI highlights latest range expansion and commitment to being first-to-market

Date: Tuesday 21 November 2023

WAI has expanded its range of alternators and starter motors, adding nine new references to its extensive product portfolio, including four new starter motors and five new alternators. The leading rot…

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Court rules vehicle identification numbers must be made available to independent operators

Date: Monday 20 November 2023

Please note: This action should apply to the UK vehicle type approval and GDPR legislation, which still follows the same basis as in the EU. Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has handed dow…

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Automechanika Birmingham appoints new event director

Date: Wednesday 15 November 2023

Messe Frankfurt UK, organisers of Automechanika Birmingham and UK Garage & Bodyshop Event, has announced the appointment of Joanne Knowles as event director. With over eight years’ experience in t…

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WAI futureproofs team with sales director appointment

Date: Wednesday 15 November 2023

Leading rotating electrics supplier and electric vehicle (EV) charging cable specialist, WAI, has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of Marc Roder as Sales Director, effective 2nd Januar…

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Kwik Fit to play a key role in IAAF membership

Date: Tuesday 14 November 2023

Automotive repair giant Kwik Fit has officially joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). The company, with more than 600 centres nationwide, will support IAAF’s growing network…

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The Schaeffler REPXPERT road trip continues – and the momentum keeps building!

Date: Tuesday 14 November 2023

Schaeffler’s digital marketing team have again been busy touring the country discussing the latest developments from the leading OE component and systems manufacturer with both REPXPERT members and no…

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LKQ EURO CAR PARTS LAUNCES INAUGURAL GRADUATE PROGRAMME

Date: Tuesday 14 November 2023

Tamworth-based LKQ Euro Car Parts has launched its first ever Finance graduate scheme to create new pathways for young people looking to begin their career in the automotive industry.The aftermarket s…

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New laws to safely roll out self-driving vehicles across British roads

Date: Tuesday 14 November 2023

New laws introduced into Parliament yesterday (8 November 2023) will put safety at the heart of the roll-out of self-driving vehicle technology and position the UK as world-leaders of this exciting £4…

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Auto Care & IAAF agree new partnership

Date: Thursday 09 November 2023

Auto Care Association and IAAF have agreed a new partnership, which will see the two associations work closer together in the coming months and years.  Meeting at automotive expo AAPEX, held recently …

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MJAllen Automotive ties up Marathon deal

Date: Thursday 09 November 2023

MJAllen Automotive has secured a new major distribution agreement with leading aftermarket distributor Marathon Warehouse Distribution (MWD).  Under the new agreement, Marathon will supply the full N…

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Maverick Diagnostics appoints new managing director

Date: Thursday 09 November 2023

Maverick Diagnostics is delighted to announce the appointment of Laura Hall as its new managing director. She takes on the role after the previous incumbent, Andy Brooke, assumed new responsibilities …

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Apec Launches New Range of Timing Chain Kits

Date: Thursday 09 November 2023

Leading Automotive aftermarket manufacturer Apec, is thrilled to announce the launch of its brand-new range of Timing Chain Kits, designed to elevate engine performance and reliability.  The heart of …

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Dayco showcases its growing range of dynamic drive belt solutions at EICMA

Date: Tuesday 07 November 2023

Demonstrating its unrivaled technical competence and ever-increasing range of specialty drive belts, Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and afte…

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Bulbs from DT Spare Parts – presented by Parts Specialists

Date: Monday 06 November 2023

To ensure it stays bright at night and safety is not affected, it is vital that all the lighting on the vehicle is working. Not only the driver himself needs to be aware of his surroundings, also othe…

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Niterra strengthens its NTK portfolio with new range launch

Date: Monday 06 November 2023

The NTK portfolio of vehicle electronic parts is now even stronger with the introduction of a new range of OE-quality exhaust pressure sensors. The new parts meet or exceed vehicle manufacturer (VM) s…

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Understanding brake disc crazing: Insights from Comline

Date: Monday 06 November 2023

Decoding ‘crazing’ Technicians, imagine a scenario where you are inspecting a vehicle’s brake disc and notice an unusual pattern on its surface: a cluster of small, hairline cracks resembling ‘orange …

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Survey reveals lost opportunities with bulb sales

Date: Friday 03 November 2023

More than 150 technicians participated in a survey, conducted anonymously by Ring and sent via a highly regarded trade publication, that focused on the fitment and selling of bulbs.  The results of th…

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Delphi names latest ‘Master of the Month’

Date: Thursday 02 November 2023

Delphi has named Sam Harris its latest ‘Master of the Month’, his prizes include a selection of branded merchandise and a trip to Enstone, for an Alpine Formula 1 factory tour in January. ‘Master of t…

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NAPA Launches Robust Timing Chains Range

Date: Wednesday 01 November 2023

Automotive aftermarket brand NAPA has announced the launch of their new range of timing chains in the United Kingdom. Timing chains are the heart of any chain-driven engine, allowing both air and fuel…

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HELLA warning on starter motor problem cause

Date: Monday 30 October 2023

With the cooler months ahead set to place more stress on starter motors, HELLA is reminding technicians of the need to diagnose faults carefully. The risks of jumping to the wrong conclusions are star…

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Aftermarket tours SMP Europe’s state-of-the-art engineering centre at new IAAF regional meeting

Date: Friday 27 October 2023

Engine management specialist SMP Europe, home to the Intermotor, Lucas and Lemark brands, hosted one of three new regional meetings held by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) in …

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Exol Lubricants makes £1m investment to reduce waste

Date: Friday 27 October 2023

Leading lubricants and oils supplier Exol Lubricants has invested one million pounds into a state-of-the-art automated liquid transfer system, delivered to reduce waste product lost during the blendin…

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JURATEK-sponsored Árón Taylor-Smith enjoys renaissance BTCC season for 2023

Date: Friday 27 October 2023

Leading braking brand JURATEK has praised its four-time BTCC race winner and sponsored driver, Árón Taylor-Smith, for a brilliant 2023 racing season, despite a difficult final round at Brands Hatch. S…

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AFCAR statement on Court Case ECJ ruling: a milestone for Fair Competition in the Automotive Aftermarket

Date: Friday 27 October 2023

AFCAR and ETRMA welcome the recent ECJ ruling in the case of Carglass/ATU vs. FCA as a significant leap towards fostering fair competition in the automotive aftermarket industry, ultimately benefiting…

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IAAF Activity Report: A new-look Federation is coming

Date: Friday 27 October 2023

Updates on IAAF events, sponsorship opportunities and brand evolution Awards Dinner With just six weeks to go to the Annual Conference and Awards Dinner, the event is on course to sell out. With just …

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“Whatever time of the year, batteries provide profit opportunities,” says Ecobat Battery

Date: Friday 27 October 2023

Incredibly, it’s now three years since the country started to emerge from its forced hibernation as the lockdown restrictions imposed during the worst of the Covid pandemic were eased and people start…

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HELLA launches Customer Experience Centre

Date: Thursday 26 October 2023

HELLA hosted the final of a series of three IAAF regional meetings on Thursday 12th October, whilst unveiling its ‘Customer Experience Centre’ at the same time.Around 25 visitors were hosted by the HE…

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Gsf car parts announces appointment of Executive Chairman & Chief Executive

Date: Thursday 26 October 2023

National motor factor GSF Car Parts today announced the appointment of Sukhpal Ahluwalia as Executive Chairman and Steve Horne as Chief Executive Officer of GSF Car Parts. The parts supplier operates …

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BGA Launches Engine Ventilation Range: Rocker Covers & Inlet Manifolds

Date: Wednesday 25 October 2023

Due to high demand, BGA have introduced over 100 [and rapidly growing] premium quality Rocker Covers & Inlet Manifolds, showcasing their commitment to product evolution. BGA is the Aftermarket div…

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Epiris announces the acquisition of GSF

Date: Wednesday 25 October 2023

Epiris today announces that Epiris Fund III, advised by Epiris LLP, has acquired GSF Car Parts (“GSF”), a leading UK supplier of aftermarket automotive parts. This is the fourth investment for Fund II…

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NAPA Truck Launches NOx Sensors

Date: Friday 20 October 2023

Commercial vehicle aftermarket manufacturer NAPA Truck has released its new range of over 50 NOx Sensors. A NOx sensor keeps the engine running at optimum performance and ensures the vehicle is emissi…

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Dayco supports ingenuity and encourages best practice

Date: Friday 20 October 2023

Spurred on by a recent news story concerning a workshop in Devon that has become prominent for its fixed price offer for the timing belt replacement on the Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, Dayco, the o…

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PartsinMotion.co.uk encourages motorists to complete wiper checks ahead of autumn

Date: Friday 20 October 2023

With all the extra spray from not just rain but also ice and snow, wiper blades will get a good workout during the colder months. To maintain a good level of visibility at all times PartsInMotion.co.u…

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Apec add 33 new lines to their braking range this October

Date: Friday 20 October 2023

33 new part numbers have been added to the ever-expanding Apec braking range this October. The range extension includes 18 wear indicators, 10 brake calipers, 2 brake pad sets, 1 brake cable and 2 spl…

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Shaftec’s Latest NTR Focuses on Driveshafts for Electric Vehicles

Date: Friday 20 October 2023

This takes the number of driveshafts launched this year to date to 138. Electric Vehicle applications offered in this latest range extension include Audi E-Tron (AU522L / AU522R); BMW i3 (BM315L / BM3…

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Stoney Cross Garage Takes Home Servicesure Autocentre of the Year 2023

Date: Friday 20 October 2023

Thursday 12 October saw the top Servicesure garages descend on Coombe Abbey hotel for the national garage programme’s annual Autocentre of the Year awards. The awards were Servicesure’s largest to dat…

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Wiper blades: visibility at the forefront for safety

Date: Friday 20 October 2023

Being able to count on efficient parts is fundamental, as those who choose Magneti Marelli Parts & Services know! Above all in the winter, using wiper blades that are high-quality, durable and in …

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You are invited!! Credit Management 101

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023

Is your credit control under control? In a 2023 annual survey of business-to-business (B2B) payment practices, a leading insurer found that half of all B2B invoices are settled late. With insolvencies…

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Glen Callum Associates celebrates 25-year landmark, urging aftermarket to ‘embrace change’

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023

Glen Callum Associates (GCA) has marked its 25th anniversary serving the automotive aftermarket, with the team continuing on its mission to provide effective solutions to ever-changing recruitment cha…

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Record-breaking funds raised for Bangers4Ben

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023

Messe Frankfurt UK, organisers of UK Garage and Bodyshop Event (UKGBE) has completed the 2023 Bangers4Ben rally, which raised a combined £47,500 for, automotive mental health charity, Ben. UKGBE’s tea…

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The Drift King returns to Cyprus!

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023

After a very successful racing season, our Alco Filters drift driver, George Christoforou “Ela Koko”, is returning to Cyprus for the final race of the Drift Kings International Championship 2023 that …

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ALLDATA Europe and Schaeffler partner to provide REPXPERT members with instant access to original technical repair data

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023

Renowned automotive brands, ALLDATA Europe and Schaeffler, are proud to announce that they have joined forces to provide REPXPERT members original vehicle manufacturer (VM) technical repair data. REPX…

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IAAF Annual Conference unveils full line-up

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will offer delegates an insightful look at the state of the automotive industry, and the opportunity to learn about the upcoming challenges and…

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Nominations open for IAAF Pride of the Aftermarket Awards

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023

The full line up of awards for the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF)’s Pride of the Aftermarket Awards ceremony has been revealed, with nominations now being welcomed for each of th…

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Delphi celebrates the best UK technician talent

Date: Wednesday 18 October 2023

Delphi has once again helped showcase the best of UK garage technical talent after hosting the keenly contested Top Technician final on Saturday 14th October.The event took place at Delphi’s state-of-…

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New brake hose range now available from BETTAPARTS

Date: Tuesday 17 October 2023

Fras-Le-owned BETTAPARTS has launched a new range of ABTEX Brake Hoses, with the addition of over 200 new part numbers, as the brand looks to meet increased market demand. Matt Leeming, marketing mana…

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Launch Tech UK to showcase EV range at Mechanex 2023

Date: Monday 16 October 2023

Launch Tech UK will be exhibiting its new range of electric vehicle (EV) diagnostic devices and workshop equipment, designed with the future needs of the industry in mind, at this year’s Mechanex show…

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Schaeffler’s IMI approved double clutch system training heads north of the border

Date: Monday 16 October 2023

The latest IMI-approved double-clutch training course from Schaeffler will be taking place on 31st October & 1st November at the LAGTA Bosch training facility in Motherwell. The first day covers V…

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Textar reveals details of new-to-range brake pads and discs

Date: Monday 16 October 2023

Braking specialist TMD Friction UK has introduced three new brake pads and five new brake discs to its premium Textar brand range in its latest range expansion. TMD Friction UK’s research and developm…

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Mintex expands braking range with new references

Date: Monday 16 October 2023

Braking specialist TMD Friction UK has introduced two new brake discs and three new brake pads to its Mintex product portfolio, widening its vehicle coverage to meet the needs of the expanding vehicle…

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