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Aftermarket of tomorrow — what does the electric motor mean for independent workshops?

Date: Wednesday 29 January 2020

The advent of e-mobility is often accompanied by uncertainty for workshops. How much maintenance does an electric motor need? What sort of repair volume can be expected? Which are the common models an…

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Autotech with AS-PL

Date: Wednesday 29 January 2020

On 13-15 December, one of the most important automotive event in North Africa took place. AS-PL representatives were present at the event. This year's exhibition at International Exhibition Center i…

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IAAF Member News

Award-winning GS Yuasa Academy proves a hit with PMM

Date: Wednesday 29 January 2020

The GS Yuasa Academy has received a &lsquo,Top Product&rsquo, award from the trade magazine Professional Motor Mechanic (PMM). The annual awards recognise the products and services that have made wa…

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IAAF Member News

Chassis check for winter season prevents expensive repairs

Date: Wednesday 29 January 2020

The vehicles in which we travel are subjected to a great deal of stress, with increasingly long journeys taken as more and more of us take to the road in our free time. In the UK, 2017 saw a boost in …

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Product News

DENSO illuminates critical role of oxygen sensors in wide-ranging video

Date: Wednesday 29 January 2020

DENSO has released a video which explains the vital job in managing emissions and performance that oxygen sensors fulfil. The 10-minute, comprehensive presentation answers some of the key questions re…

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DENSO reveals more than 100 thermal range part number additions

Date: Wednesday 29 January 2020

DENSO has added 121 original equipment (OE) quality part numbers to its thermal management range. The latest references consist of 39 radiators, 76 condensers and six cabin blowers, which are linked t…

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Hella Gutmann Solutions’ success with WhoCanFixMyCar.com partnership

Date: Wednesday 29 January 2020

Diagnostics expert, Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS) and online car repair marketplace, WhoCanFixMyCar.com, joined forces in August to provide motorists with the best diagnostic solution for their vehicl…

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IAAF Member News

Latest garage technical evening gears up for winter

Date: Wednesday 29 January 2020

Midwest Motor Factors and Monmore Auto Parts have hosted their latest technical evening for independent garages at GTG Wolverhampton. More than 50 garage owners, technicians and apprentices attended…

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IAAF Member News

LIQUI MOLY becomes main sponsor of Moto2 team

Date: Wednesday 29 January 2020

LIQUI MOLY has strengthened its commitment to IntactGP and become main sponsor of the Moto2 racing team from the Allgä,u region. Next year, the team will compete in the Motorcycle World Championsh…

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IAAF Member News

NEW alternator in AS-PL offer (1)

Date: Wednesday 29 January 2020

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A0672S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and st…

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Product News

Next-generation diagnostics tool Eurotab II launched

Date: Wednesday 29 January 2020

Launch UK has unveiled its most advanced diagnostics tool to date, the X431 Eurotab II. The product comprises all the excellent features in the previous Eurotab model, but with many more features as…

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Product News

Ring remains in charge with innovative jump starter powerpack

Date: Wednesday 29 January 2020

Ring, the leading European lighting and automotive aftermarket specialist based in Leeds, is powering up its innovative range of lithium jump starters with the launch of the RPPL700 Jump Starter Power…

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Product News

Wheel cylinders enter National programme

Date: Wednesday 29 January 2020

National Auto Parts has launched a brand new range of wheel cylinders for the automotive aftermarket. Launching with an initial range of 100 part numbers covering the most popular vehicles in the UK…

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ADAS: Is your workshop ready for the growing business opportunity?

Date: Tuesday 28 January 2020

While much is being discussed about the important trend of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs), these currently make-up less than 1% of the UK parc. While EV and hybrid vehicles are something all busi…

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Product News

Autoparts Garage Equipment launches new Alloy Wheel Straightener

Date: Tuesday 28 January 2020

Autoparts Garage Equipment (AGE), one of the UK&rsquo,s leading suppliers of garage equipment, has launched a new Alloy Wheel Straightener. Available under the Ayce Systems Wheelrite brand the produ…

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Product News

Igniting change – SMPE engineers new ignition coil technology

Date: Tuesday 28 January 2020

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) has become one of the first to market with a range of multicharge ignition coils, recently introduced on GDI (gasoline direct engines). Having grown its enginee…

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Product News

LIQUI MOLY launches its new Special Tec AA 0W-16 on the market

Date: Friday 24 January 2020

&ldquo,This is the lowest viscosity oil that we have ever launched&rdquo,, explains Tim Keller, Export Area Manager at LIQUI MOLY and responsible for the UK and Irish market, when talking about the ne…

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New Lead Acid Battery Chapters at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: Friday 24 January 2020

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have just released the next two chapters in their series on the 12V Lead Acid Battery: 12V Batteries - State of Charge (Parts 1 &, 2). Establishing th…

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Obituary – Geoffrey Atkinson OBE, former CEO of Ben

Date: Friday 24 January 2020

Geoffrey Atkinson OBE, former Chief Executive of Ben, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and family after a very short illness. He had been the victim of Alzheimers for a number of …

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SMP Europe rebrands for next phase of growth (1)

Date: Thursday 23 January 2020

Standard Motor Products Europe has rebranded to SMP Europe to reflect the company&rsquo,s continued growth and development in the automotive industry. , The move to the new branding is designed …

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IAAF Member News

AutoCare network reaches 800 garages

Date: Tuesday 21 January 2020

Autocheck Car Care Centre in Dursley has become the 800th garage to join the AutoCare network. Autocheck is a loyal customer to its GROUPAUTO parts distributor, MGM Motor Components Ltd in Stroud. …

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IAAF Member News

EAG and A1 Motor Stores announce supply deal

Date: Tuesday 21 January 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has agreed terms with A1 Motor Stores for the distribution of its own-branded wheel bearing kits, Suplex coil springs and Champion wiper blades.  , Manufactured and te…

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IAAF Member News

NGK attract the crowds at the Autosport International show

Date: Monday 20 January 2020

Visitors to NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd&rsquo,s stand at the Autosport International show have helped raise vital funds for a leading charity. The motorsport enthusiasts purchased a range of NGK mercha…

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Autoelectro continue to invest in technology

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

As renowned market leaders of new to range part number development for starter motors and alternators Autoelectro are delighted to announce a significant further investment in test equipment with the …

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Product News

High-resolution lighting system ‘Digital Light SSL | HD’: Over 30,000 pixels increase safety and comfort on the road

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

With &lsquo,Digital Light SSL | HD&rsquo,, the new high-resolution lighting system, HELLA, the lighting and electronics expert is making a further significant contribution to greater safety and comfor…

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IAAF Golf Days 2020 - Save the dates

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

The IAAF has announced the dates and venues for its 2020 four-ball golf events with a new venue for the Midlands event. Northern Day Date: Wednesday 8th July 2020 Venue: Worsley Park Golf Course, …

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IAAF News

MAHLE Powertrain helps launch new 20KW Aeristech compressor at opening of new HQ

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

MAHLE Powertrain has helped to launch an innovative new 20kW electric motor at the opening of a new Warwick, UK headquarters for Aeristech, the developer of the world&rsquo,s most power dense and effi…

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IAAF Member News

More than 50 new coil springs added to range

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

Lesjö,fors Springs has introduced 56 new coil springs intensifying its new to range introductions for the benefit of the independent automotive aftermarket, and further strengthening its leading r…

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Product News

National Auto Parts grows clutch parts range

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

National Auto Parts has added six new clutch kits and three service kits to its expanding product range. The new clutch kits are for the following applications: Ford Transit 2.2 TDCi (07-14), Ford…

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NPA Motor Factors' expansion supported by MAM solutions

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

NPA Motor Factors, the largest independent motor factor in north-east England, has reflected on how MAM's business management software has helped it develop and expand over recent years. The company i…

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Product News

The importance of the EGR valve

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system has become a central part of modern engine design as a result of government legislation to lower exhaust emissions. The system helps to moderate nitrogen oxi…

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Product News

Thermal management: MAHLE Aftermarket ready for sales launch in January

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

Following the acquisition of the entire shareholding in Behr Hella Service (BHS) by MAHLE Aftermarket, all existing BHS activities will be transferred to MAHLE on January 1, 2020. The new logistics ce…

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IAAF Member News

Title hat-trick for LIQUI MOLY

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

LIQUI MOLY enjoys first place in the favor of readers of &ldquo,Sport Auto&rdquo,. They voted LIQUI MOLY the best oil brand for the third year in a row. In the German magazine &ldquo,Sport Auto&rdquo,…

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IAAF Member News

Valeo unveils autonomous, electric delivery droid

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

Valeo has recently unveiled its autonomous, electric delivery droid prototype at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. The Valeo eDeliver4U was developed in partnership with Meituan Dianping, China&rsquo,s leading…

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IAAF Member News

ZF drives World's fastest tractor

Date: Friday 17 January 2020

ZF Group has played an integral part in JCB&rsquo,s Fastrac storming into the record books after being crowned the world&rsquo,s fastest tractor with a speed of 135.191mph. The Fastrac - designed an…

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IAAF Member News

British Speedway champion teams up with NGK

Date: Thursday 16 January 2020

British Speedway champion Charles Wright &ndash, who is sponsored by ignition specialist NGK &ndash, has a new team and new goals for 2020. The 31-year-old will ride for his local team Belle Vue Ace…

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NGK-sponsored M-Sport drivers look forward to new WRC season

Date: Thursday 16 January 2020

Young rally stars Esapekka Lappi and Gus Greensmith are targeting a successful season in M-Sport Ford World Rally Team&rsquo,s NGK-equipped Ford Fiesta WRCs. They have joined forces with Teemu Sunin…

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IAAF Member News

LKQ Corporation Agrees to Sell Two Czech Distributors (1)

Date: Tuesday 14 January 2020

LKQ Corporation has announced the execution of a definitive agreement to sell its equity interests in two Czech wholesale automotive parts distributors to Swiss Automotive Group AG. Terms of the trans…

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IAAF Member News

Traxx Tyres Hosts Independent Tyre Dealer Conference

Date: Tuesday 14 January 2020

Leading UK tyre wholesaler Traxx Tyres hosted its first Independent Tyre Dealer Conference at the Cardiff City stadium, (close to the company&rsquo,s new depot in Bridgend), at the end of November. …

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IAAF Member News

A virtual journey around AS-PL

Date: Monday 13 January 2020

AS-PL are inviting people to take part in a virtual walk around three of their branches located in Gdansk and Lubichowo. , Thanks to modern technical capabilities, it is now possible to see thei…

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IAAF Member News

EAG names new head of sales

Date: Monday 13 January 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has bolstered its sales team with the appointment of Chris Haw, who has assumed the role of UK sales manager.  , A qualified technician, Chris has been immersed in the…

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People News

IAAF AGM 2020 - Notification

Date: Monday 13 January 2020

IAAF Members are advised that the Annual General Meeting of Members will be taking place at 10:30am on THURSDAY 13th February 2020 at the IAAF Offices in Birmingham. Members of all categories are in…

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IAAF News

IAAF Conference 2019 - Presentations now available

Date: Monday 13 January 2020

The presentations from the highly successful IAAF Conference held on 5th December 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Milton Keynes are now available for download by IAAF members. If members would lik…

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IAAF News

Yuasa power reigning double British Rally Champion Matt Edwards with launch of title sponsorship and new car (1)

Date: Friday 10 January 2020

Yuasa, the world&rsquo,s leading battery manufacturer, have become title sponsor of Welshman Matt Edwards and co-driver Darren Garrod, with the unveiling of a stunning new car and livery at Autosport …

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IAAF Member News

Crankshaft pulley issues, wear & failure - the crucial service part that shouldn’t be ignored - advice from GT Automotive

Date: Tuesday 07 January 2020

So, What Is A Crankshaft Pulley? The auxiliary system of an engine isn&rsquo,t one that at first glance seems complicated or important. It&rsquo,s a few wheels with a belt after all. However, while it…

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The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team is putting youth at the head of its 2020 FIA World Rally Championship campaign

Date: Monday 06 January 2020

Esapekka Lappi will join forces with Teemu Suninen and Gus Greensmith this season taking to the wheel of the EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRCs which are fitted with NGK spark plugs and NTK Lambda sens…

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IAAF Member News

Sponsor Link: The Parts Alliance

Date: Tuesday 01 January 2019

As the leading business group in the aftermarket, The Parts Alliance is committed to up-skilling and driving productivity in the industry through its products and services The group, which consists of…

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IAAF Member News

ECCO Safety Group EMEA has announced the appointment of a new Head of Business Development for the UK and Ireland, Steve Jones

Date: Tuesday 01 May 2018

ECCO Safety Group has appointed Steve Jones as their new Head of Business Development for the ECCO and OE business for the UK and Ireland. Steve has previously worked in the Commercial Vehicle after…

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People News

Autoelectro launches online stock management system for motor factors

Date: Monday 30 April 2018

Autoelectro is proud to release details of an online stock management system that is set to transform the way that its motor factor customers control their inventories.  , The Active Inventory Man…

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Product News

Delphi Technologies Outperforms the Competition in Copper-Free Brake Pad Testing

Date: Monday 30 April 2018

Delphi Technologies&rsquo, copper-free brake pads were recently tested against the OE equivalent and six other leading aftermarket brands on a VW Passat 2.0 TSI. The results speak for themselves. The …

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