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Arnold Clark Autoparts launches safety footwear catalogue

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Arnold Clark Autoparts has recognised the importance of having the right footwear for the job via its new safety footwear catalogue, offering customers over 40 different safe footwear styles to choose…

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E10. Is it good for my car?

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

You will have heard much talk recently about E10 fuel and whether it is good for your car. E10 is compatible for 95% of cars and all built after 2011 are able to use the new fuel. E10 contains 10% ren…

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First Line embraces the digital age, offering Aftermarket Specialists greater accessibility to core content

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

First Line has expanded its digital reach by increasing activity on its social media channels through, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter, as it continues to grow its content library to further…

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Textar adds to premium braking products range

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

TMD Friction, via its Textar brand, has launched two new brake disc references and eight additional expanding lock kits for handbrake shoes as part of its commitment to launching new-to-range products…

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Ring enters EV market with new product launch

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Ring Automotive has entered the electric vehicle (EV) market with the launch of its new EV and PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) cables range to give motorists the power to drive their future. Dr…

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New appointment for SMP Europe

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Engine management and ignition specialists, SMP Europe, has appointed Martin Turner as Marketing Director, to oversee all commercial and product marketing activities with suppliers, buying groups and …

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WAI enters EV market with launch of electric vehicle charging cables

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Leading automotive parts supplier, WAI, has introduced a new range of Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Cables to fit popular vehicle makes and models, as it moves into the EV market with its auto electr…

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Ultratec offers ultra-good deal for customers

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Arnold Clark Autoparts customers who purchase selected 199L barrels of Ultratec oil in October will receive a free Regatta waterproof jacket, as part of its commitment to offering the best deals to it…

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Dayco unifies its global web catalog solution

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

In order to make finding the correct replacement parts quicker and easier, Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has co…

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Motul steps up to become Official Lubricant Partner of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

MOTUL and the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+, are delighted to announce a new co-operation agreement that sees Motul appointed as the Official Lubricant Partner of the UK’s le…

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“Accept the new normal and take advantage” says IAAF Garage Section Head, Andy Reynolds

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Andy Reynolds of A J Reynolds, IAAF Garage Section Head, has issued a rallying cry to independent garages to “accept the new normal and take advantage of it,” in what will be a very busy time for the …

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IMI launches 2022 Awards: Celebrating Automotive Champions

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

To celebrate the best of automotive, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is launching its Awards for 2022. It is calling for everyone in the sector to nominate those individuals and organisation…

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Exol gains approval from Scania on Athena oil

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

Exol Lubricants’ Athena Super Syngear 75W-90 oil has been granted a new Scania approval to the specification STO 1:1G. Scania recently introduced a new performance level, STO 1:1 G, for gearboxes and …

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West Midlands Gigafactory, the largest in the UK, to secure the British automotive industry’s long-term electric future

Date: Monday 25 October 2021

West Midlands Gigafactory, a public private joint venture between Coventry City Council and Coventry Airport Ltd, has recently unveiled further plans to develop the UK’s largest battery Gigafactory as…

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NGK-sponsored stars help Britain to World Speedway title

Date: Friday 22 October 2021

NGK-sponsored riders have swept Great Britain to a World Speedway title for the first time in 32 years. Robert Lambert and Dan Bewley stunned Poland to win the Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations G…

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IAAF Briefing Session highlights changing landscape

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has hosted its first ever hybrid Industry Briefing Session at Autotech Group’s headquarters in Milton Keynes. Mike Smallbone, IAAF Head of Memb…

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Mr Sparky joins in the fun at Run Silverstone

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

NGK’s Mr Sparky has been out and about meeting his fans as he prepares for the 2022 Virgin London Money Marathon. The automotive icon was at Run Silverstone which attracted hundreds of men, women and …

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‘Be prepared’ – Ring responds to MOT demand

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Ring Automotive has responded to the MOT rush season by bolstering its availability of lighting products at its UK based warehouse in Leeds. With an anticipated 60 percent of all annual MOTs due to ta…

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Lumileds celebrate excellence in the Automotive Aftermarket as Top Garage and Top Technician Awards are decided for 2020/21

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

The Lumileds and Philips Automotive Lighting-supported UK Top Technician and Top Garage Awards scheme for 2020/21 reached its climax earlier this week and the winners were announced at a gala industry…

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Partbusters signs strategic partnership with Sogefi

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Tech innovator and automotive parts and crash repair products supplier, Partbusters, has signed a global strategic partnership agreement with Sogefi Filtration. In a ceremony that included members of …

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Last few sponsorship packages available for Virtual Conference 2021

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Sponsorship packages for the IAAF’s Virtual Conference 2021 – Aftermarket for the Future – are selling fast. With a number of new and exciting sponsorship packages available to members, including the …

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 15 October 2021

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

A summary of some of the activities undertaken by the IAAF Secretariat on behalf of the membership and the wider aftermarket during an extremely busy week. These included: A visit to Partbusters HQ f…

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Mechanex is back again in 2021, with a fresh approach and a host of exciting new content

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

The automotive aftermarket is evolving at an alarming rate, so it’s more important than ever that you stay on top of the latest technology, training, products and information available to your busines…

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The future of bulbs is bright for the aftermarket

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Replacement car bulbs are one of the fastest moving and most profitable product lines in the aftermarket. With peak MOT season in full flow, garages and motor factors need to make the most of upsellin…

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GS Yuasa’s traction range gains momentum for European market

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

GS Yuasa have announced the launch of a new range of traction batteries for the European material handling market. The launch sees the manufacturer, a world leader for vehicle and industrial batteries…

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Changing to NSK Molded-Oil bearings reduces maintenance costs at a car wash

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

The operator of a car wash line in Germany repeatedly had to replace bearings in the rotary unions of the system’s wash heads, leading to costs of over €12,000 per annum for spare parts alone. However…

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LED technology in the smallest space

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

HELLA, the lighting and electronics expert is launching the smallest homologated beacon to date. With a height of just 68 millimetres, the K-LED Nano offers LED technology in the smallest of spaces, w…

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HELLA with good business development in the first quarter, but massive component shortages lead to considerable burdens

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

With the presentation of the complete and final results for the first quarter of the fiscal year (1 June to 31 August 2021), HELLA, the internationally positioned automotive supplier confirms the prel…

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MEYLE Academy: new high-voltage e-learning course available in English

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Under the name MEYLE Academy, the German manufacturer MEYLE is offering a wide range of (digital) training courses with highly relevant content free of charge. As one of the first on the market, MEYLE…

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Apec steering & suspension press release

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

After over 50 years of serving the automotive aftermarket as a braking specialist, Apec has recently revealed plans to expand into new product categories, applying their industry expertise to a new su…

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NEW alternator A2135S in AS-PL offer

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A2135S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and st…

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New oil for Ford models: LIQUI MOLY Top Tec 6610

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

With Top Tec 6610, LIQUI MOLY is launching a new motor oil on the market that meets the latest Ford requirements (WSS M2C 952-A1), among others. “This is a top-of-the-line oil that reduces fuel consum…

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MAHLE supports Liebherr in developing hydrogen-fueled heavy-duty engines

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

MAHLE Powertrain, the development service provider of automotive supplier MAHLE is supporting Liebherr Machines Bulle SA in their research aimed at developing hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engin…

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HELLA SOS 360° warning lamp: compact warning light for car and motorcycle

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Whenever there is a breakdown or an accident, it is essential to secure the location in question. This explains why in many countries the warning triangle is required by law. But until this is set up,…

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BM calls for greater enforcement now of current regulations on emissions

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

BM Catalysts has called for a greater clampdown on the use of poor quality emissions control devices, such as catalytic converters, in order to bring about a serious reduction of harmful vehicle emiss…

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New IAAF Products & Services eBulletin to target over 7500 garages

Date: Friday 15 October 2021

The new IAAF Products & Services eBulletin will launch on Tuesday 26th October and will reach more than 7500 independent garages. Mark Field, IAAF Chief Executive, said: “IAAF along with its membe…

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Driving up quality employment solutions - The Automotive Recruitment Alliance

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

Autotech Group, Glen Callum Associates and KPI People, three of the UK’s top automotive recruitment specialists, have formed The Automotive Recruitment Alliance in a bid to streamline the recruitment …

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Spinning for The Stroke Association

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

Nick Racklyeft of Corteco is doing a sponsored bike spinning event throughout October to help raise funds for the Stroke Association. His aim is to do 250 miles on his spin bike which, considering his…

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MAHLE new appointment

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

Continuing its tradition of promoting from within, MAHLE Aftermarket has promoted Nick Pye (pictured) to Senior Sales Manager, while maintaining responsibility for his key accounts in the South region…

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MAM Software announces strategic partnership with Automotive Automation

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

MAM Software (a Kerridge Commercial Systems company), the provider of leading business management solution Autopart, has announced its partnership with Automotive Automation (AutoMM). The partnership …

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Partbusters continues to give back with new training partnership

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

UK automotive parts distributor, Partbusters, has partnered with the Department of Work and Pensions to launch a nationwide programme to support employment and growth within the UK, creating and provi…

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Londoners dodge new ULEZ charges and save with a new electric car on subscription

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

London drivers could subscribe to a brand new and fully insured electric car for less than it will cost to be allowed to drive their existing vehicle in the capital when the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (U…

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New TechMan website launched to reflect ongoing Garage Management System development

Date: Thursday 14 October 2021

Garage Management System, TechMan has announced the launch of a new website to better showcase its extensive and continually growing list of powerful features specifically developed to improve the day…

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VW Van dealership kickstarts careers for automotive college leavers with Autotech Academy

Date: Friday 08 October 2021

A Volkswagen Van dealership, who employed three Autotech Academy interns, has highlighted the benefits of the initiative which has enhanced its workforce. Looking to recruit skilled vehicle technician…

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NGK manager’s marathon effort for charity

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

A member of NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd’s management team has taken part in the virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money for charity. Marketing Manager Mark Hallam took up the 26.2-mile c…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts achieves 30 years of motor factoring

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Arnold Clark Autoparts, one of the fastest growing UK motor factors, has achieved 30 years of motor factoring in the automotive aftermarket. The award-winning parts distributor, with branches across S…

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CMA welcomes government proposals on new powers

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

The CMA has responded to the government’s proposals to enhance its ability to tackle breaches of competition and consumer law, and empower the Digital Markets Unit (DMU). The CMA’s responses welcome t…

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Exol-sponsored WSCC cycling team successfully completes Sea-to-Sea challenge

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Exol Lubricants supported the WSCC cycling team as they took on the Sea-to-Sea challenge (C2C), cycling from Whitehaven to Tynemouth on 5 and 6 August, raising over £4,000 for three of their favourite…

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Last chance to book for hybrid IAAF Industry Briefing session

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

The next IAAF Industry Briefing session will will be taking place next Tuesday, 12th October, and will welcome a limited number of members with the opportunity for safe networking, as well as continui…

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New UK Garage and Bodyshop Event unveils strong line up of training partners and exhibitors for June 2022

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

The new UK Garage and Bodyshop Event (brought to market by the organisers of Automechanika Birmingham and auto:resource) is already proving popular with major automotive aftermarket suppliers, with th…

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