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Ring Carnation and OSRAM to light up CV Show 2022 with next generation in power management and lighting solutions

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

Ring Carnation, the vehicle conversion electrical specialist, will be demonstrating the next generation of power management at the 2022 Commercial Vehicle Show, taking place 24th – 26th May, at the NE…

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OSRAM driving lights shine bright in BBC Speedshop episode

Date: Tuesday 12 April 2022

OSRAM’s lighting range is in the spotlight as part of a mountain rescue-equipped Land Rover Defender feature on the BBC Two show The Speedshop. As part of the feature, Land Rover accessory brand Terra…

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Mintex opens two championship seasons at Donington Park

Date: Tuesday 12 April 2022

Mintex provided the stopping power at the season openers of the Focus Cup and EnduroKA Series, which took place at Donington Park circuit 2nd-3rd April. The Focus Cup and EnduroKA Series are one-make …

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Caravan & Camper Batteries – what you need to know

Date: Tuesday 12 April 2022

As with almost any vacation, taking a well-deserved break that runs smoothly and without any problems or glitches, is at the top of anyone’s wish list. And when it comes to caravans and motorhomes the…

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Product News

HELLA sets the face of the Škoda Enyaq iV with an illuminated radiator grill

Date: Tuesday 12 April 2022

HELLA, the international automotive supplier, has developed a comprehensive lighting package for the Enyaq iV together with its manufacturer Škoda. The main focus is on the dynamic illumination of the…

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New Philips Xperion 6000 lights star in 2022 Auto Express inspection light group test

Date: Monday 11 April 2022

The UK’s most respected testing forum for automotive products, Auto Express, has assessed two of the latest Philips Xperion 6000 workshop lights and found them to be the pick of the bunch in its annua…

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Classic Motor Hub becomes latest Motul partner

Date: Monday 11 April 2022

In its ongoing expansion into the classic sector, Motul is delighted to announce that it is joining forces with Gloucestershire’s foremost historic motoring centre, the Classic Motor Hub. Situated a c…

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IAAF Member News

Schaeffler introduces LuK RepSet 2CT repair solution for popular VAG DQ381 ‘wet’ double clutch system

Date: Monday 11 April 2022

Reflecting its position as a leading original equipment (OE) manufacturer and preferred partner to vehicle manufacturers around the world, Schaeffler has again responded to the needs of the independen…

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MAHLE Aftermarket expands thermal management portfolio

Date: Monday 11 April 2022

MAHLE Aftermarket is expanding its portfolio to include indirect air conditioning condensers, which are becoming standard components in the air conditioning systems of modern vehicles. By continuously…

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PPE at work regulations have changed

Date: Monday 11 April 2022

The new Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (PPER 2022) have now come into force. They amend the 1992 Regulations (PPER 1992). Under PPER 2022, the types of duties and r…

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Legal Updates
HR Updates

Arnold Clark Autoparts scoop Branch Team of the Year award

Date: Friday 08 April 2022

Arnold Clark Autoparts was named Branch Team of the Year at the CAT Awards 2022, as voted for by professionals within the automotive aftermarket. The prestigious awards ceremony took place at Manchest…

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IAAF Member News

Lubricants giant Motul joins IAAF membership

Date: Friday 08 April 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed automotive lubricants manufacturer Motul to its membership. Established in 1853, Motul is renowned in the automotive industry for …

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Robinson’s racing ahead with NGK

Date: Friday 08 April 2022

Seven-time UK pro mod champion Andy Robinson returns to drag racing this month in his NGK-sponsored race car ‘Anger Management 2.0’. He will be in action at Northamptonshire’s Santa Pod Raceway over t…

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CEI joins TecDoc to increase global recognition

Date: Friday 08 April 2022

CEI has decided to present their products in the TecDoc Catalogue, the leading aftermarket catalogue. The product range of the Italian parts manufacturer includes a wide range of spare parts for gearb…

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UK AFCAR pushes for aftermarket inclusion in MP’s vehicle tampering debate

Date: Friday 08 April 2022

Within the transport regulatory review, the UK Government is proposing to legislate to avoid ‘tampering’ with a vehicle in a way that would render the vehicle non-compliant with its original vehicle t…

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Investment key in volatile raw materials market

Date: Friday 08 April 2022

Turbocharger specialist, Melett, continues to increase its stockholding of turbocharger components, as it looks to support customers against the backdrop of a volatile raw materials market. Melett’s g…

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Product News

Ring Automotive to bring latest tools & equipment to UK Garage & Bodyshop event 2022

Date: Friday 08 April 2022

Ring Automotive has announced its participation at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event 2022 and will showcase its wide range of innovative tools and equipment, designed especially with technicians in m…

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IAAF Member News

IAAF Activity Report w-e 9 April 2022

Date: Friday 08 April 2022

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during what has been yet another extremely busy week. LobbyingWork is ongoi…

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IAAF News

VARTA supports Racing Team T Sport Bernau at Truck Championship

Date: Thursday 07 April 2022

As a technology partner and sponsor, VARTA is supporting the T Sport Bernau team starting this year's racing season, which has been successful for them in the FIA European Truck Racing Championship fo…

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New EU rules on use of LCVs to transport goods

Date: Thursday 07 April 2022

New EU rules mean you need to apply for an International Operators’ Licence now if you want to use light goods vehicles such as vans, vans or cars towing trailers to transport goods for hire or reward…

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Industry News

Overcoming the current talent crises with the right technology

Date: Thursday 07 April 2022

Like many industries, the independent automotive aftermarket industry has faced a growing talent shortage that is compounding year-on-year, with an ageing workforce and tight supply of younger skilled…

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FPS make the move to Ireland

Date: Thursday 07 April 2022

FPS are pleased to announce that they will open their brand new RDC in Belfast, Ireland on 11th April 2022 as part of their continuous expansion plans. The ambition for the new site is to provide cust…

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NEW alternator A1097S in AS-PL offer

Date: Thursday 07 April 2022

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A1097S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - the line of products th…

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EU trade tips from HMRC

Date: Wednesday 06 April 2022

Full customs controls are now in place for trading between Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and the European Union (EU). This means full customs declarations and payment of relevant tariffs…

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Industry News

Diesel Technic Product Portrait: 3.59154 Propeller Shaft

Date: Tuesday 05 April 2022

The propeller shaft, also known as the cardan shaft, is an important component in rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. It’s job is to transfer the torque in a buckled drive train from the engine or transmi…

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Product News

Transmission oil change made fast and easy: MEYLE introduces its own transmission oil filling device

Date: Tuesday 05 April 2022

The Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE introduces its new transmission oil filling device and a matching adaptor set for oil change on all transmission types. The high-quality and handy device comes wit…

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Product News

Lesjofors Launch a New Leaf Spring Reference

Date: Tuesday 05 April 2022

Lesjofors Springs are pleased to announce the introduction of a further leaf spring into their market-leading range. All new-to-range springs will be available progressively over the coming weeks. …

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Lesjöfors Launch 16 New Coil Spring References

Date: Tuesday 05 April 2022

Lesjöfors Springs are pleased to announce the introduction of a further 16 coil springs into their market-leading range. All new-to-range springs will be available progressively over the coming weeks.…

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Expert trainers and industry speakers revealed for inaugural UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Tuesday 05 April 2022

The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event has unveiled its line-up of expert trainers and guest speakers for its inaugural June event at Birmingham’s NEC, to support the UK garage and body shop industry throug…

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Industry News

Autotechnica with AS-PL

Date: Tuesday 05 April 2022

On Wednesday, March 30th, the Autotechnica fair ended. The visit to the capital of Belgium turned out to be busy and fruitful for our employees. The Autotechnica fair inaugurated a series of industry …

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IAAF Member News

Banner ‘Leap’ To Help With Birthday Celebration

Date: Monday 04 April 2022

Birthdays for most of us are obviously annual events, but that’s not always the case. So when it came to the attention of Banner BDM, Russell Shea, that one of his customers was a ‘leapling’ he took t…

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IAAF Industry Briefing session tackles EVs and communication

Date: Friday 01 April 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) successfully hosted its first hybrid Industry Briefing Session of the year, with key speakers discussing the future of the EV market, as well a…

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IAAF News

IAAF Activity Report: w/e 1 April 2022

Date: Friday 01 April 2022

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during what has been another very busy week. Amazing response to IAAF Annua…

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Leading automotive distributor LKQ Euro Car Parts scoops two gongs at CAT Awards 2022

Date: Friday 01 April 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts, the UK and Republic of Ireland’s leading automotive parts distributor, is celebrating two wins at the prestigious CAT Awards 2022. It was named ‘Factor of the Year’, following 12 m…

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Advice from Lawgistics: The current legislation regarding pre-employment checks on foreign recruits is due to change from 6 April 2022

Date: Thursday 31 March 2022

The IAAF's legal helpline provider, Lawgistics, have highlighted upcoming changes to the legislation on pre-employment checks on foreign recruits. As an employer, you are obligated to ensure you only …

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HR Updates
Legal Updates

Automotive aftermarket unites to fire up the talent shortage conversation at Talent Recharge

Date: Thursday 31 March 2022

Last week, over 200 senior leaders from OEMs, dealer groups, independents and the tyre, paint and body sectors united alongside automotive industry trade bodies and representatives from the education …

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Approved Garages confirm multi-year sponsorship of NAPA & Apec Racing

Date: Thursday 31 March 2022

Approved Garages are delighted to confirm sponsorship of BTCC teams NAPA Racing UK and Apec Racing with Beavis Morgan. The multi-year sponsorship enables Approved Garages to feature prominently across…

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MINI-mising delivery times! New Klarius exhausts now available

Date: Thursday 31 March 2022

Adding to its ever-growing range of market-leading aftermarket exhaust systems, Klarius has released new parts, including replacement catalytic converters, for the latest models of the Mini Cooper 1.5…

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Dayco adds more products to its growing aftermarket programme

Date: Thursday 31 March 2022

Demonstrating the growing number of product groups that now feature in its aftermarket programme, Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and afterma…

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DENSO’s 2022 League of True Mechanics competition opens in April with a £2,000 holiday voucher among many other fabulous prizes up for grabs!

Date: Thursday 31 March 2022

The competition combines high quality, IMI accredited, online technical training and assessment, with prize winning opportunities to give technicians throughout the UK and Ireland the opportunity to b…

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Comline Richardson Racing is go for 2022! Comline becomes title partner of Porsche Carrera Cup GB series contender

Date: Thursday 31 March 2022

Leading British aftermarket parts brand, Comline Auto Parts (Comline), is thrilled to announce that it has struck a title partnership agreement with Richardson Racing for the 2022 Porsche Carrera Cup …

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Spotlight to shine on OSRAM’s lighting range at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event 2022

Date: Tuesday 29 March 2022

OSRAM has revealed that it will be showcasing its wide range of OE-quality standard and upgrade bulbs, as well as its workshop solutions bulb stands, at the UK Garage and Bodyshop event. OSRAM will de…

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Product News

Apec join the BTCC with Motorbase Performance

Date: Tuesday 29 March 2022

Apec are delighted to join this year’s 2022 British Touring Car Championship as lead sponsors of Motorbase Performance, forming Apec Racing with Beavis Morgan. Ahead of what looks to be an exciting ye…

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IAAF Member News

WAI recognised with TecDoc Premier Data Supplier accreditation

Date: Tuesday 29 March 2022

Leading rotating electrics supplier WAI has been awarded Premier Data Supplier status by TecDoc. The TecDoc system from TecAlliance is the leading spare parts catalogue system in the independent autom…

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UK on track to reach 4,000 zero emission bus pledge with £200 million boost

Date: Tuesday 29 March 2022

Millions of people across the country will be able to make greener, cleaner journeys as almost 1,000 green buses are rolled out with the backing of nearly £200 million in government funding. Twelve ar…

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Industry News

NGK suspends business operations in Russia and Belarus

Date: Tuesday 29 March 2022

NGK has announced it has suspended its commercial operations in Russia and Belarus until further notice. In a letter to customers, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Managing Director Marko Wowczyna said that t…

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DVSA to work with IAAF as market surveillance turns to braking

Date: Tuesday 29 March 2022

The DVSA’s Market Surveillance Unit has commenced testing the compliance of OEM and aftermarket braking components. Testing both performance and labelling in accordance with UNECE 90 Regulation, DVSA …

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Philips RacingVision GT200 - recommended again by Auto Express

Date: Monday 28 March 2022

Philips RacingVision GT200 - the top of the line performance bulb in the Philips automotive lighting range, with its up to +200% brighter light than industry standard - has once again been awarded cov…

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Corteco: New to range vibration control parts

Date: Monday 28 March 2022

Engine Mounting #49476438 Corteco have increased our range of vibration control parts for FAW VW. Our products are designed to meet the highest quality standards and are manufactured using the latest…

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NAPA Racing UK expands into Porsche Carrera Cup GB

Date: Monday 28 March 2022

NAPA Racing UK, alongside Motorbase Performance, has today confirmed it will also field a car in BTCC support category the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship, with top team JTR. Joe Tandy Racing (JTR…

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