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Avia Autos implores independents to keep communicating with their customers as the new lockdown kicks in

Date: Friday 06 November 2020

As we witness the start of a new lockdown, it is important for garages to communicate with their customers, in order to highlight the procedures put in place to keep everyone safe. Back in May, Avia A…

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Surge in car & servicing repairs passes recovery predictions and indicates driver behaviour shift

Date: Friday 06 November 2020

WhoCanFixMyCar.com, the UK’s largest online marketplace for car servicing and repairs, has reported a surge from 27,000 job requests in April, to 85,000 in September, a massive increase of over 205%. …

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Autotech Training rolls out on-site EV training for companies electrifying fleet vehicles

Date: Friday 06 November 2020

By 2025, the UK fleet vehicle industry will account for 75% of all electric cars on the road. However, a major knowledge gap surrounding EV’s and a lack of basic training is set to thwart employee usa…

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Product News

IAAF Letter regarding Van Drivers

Date: Friday 06 November 2020

During the first lockdown in the Spring, the IAAF received reports that motor factor van drivers had been stopped and asked to supply an authorisation letter to justify their journey. In response, the…

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Pulley Failure and Diagnosis: advice from Corteco

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

Similar to other components failing, the part that has failed is often condemned before the true cause of the failure is found. If the component that is replaced isn’t the cause of the failure, it is …

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Product News

UK car production falls -5.0% in worst September since 1995 as industry issues plea for vital Brexit deal

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

UK car production fell in September, with output down -5.0%, to register the worst performance for the month in 25 years, according to the latest figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufa…

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Industry News

Extended Furlough - Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

With the country going into the second lockdown on 5 November 2020, and with the suspension of non-essential retail including vehicle showrooms, the government has pushed back the Job Support Scheme a…

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HR Updates

LKQ Euro Car Parts supports independent garages with extended Liftmaster and Milwaukee partnerships

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

LKQ Euro Car Parts has cemented its status as the UK’s leading supplier of Liftmaster and Milwaukee products by extending its partnerships with both brands, as it helps the independent aftermarket rec…

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Product News

UK trial of wireless charging technology for vans

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

City of Edinburgh Council, Heriot-Watt University and Flexible Power Systems (FPS) have secured funding worth £1.6 million to investigate the benefits of wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging. Wirel…

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Industry News

Covid-impact on Workshops - Outlook

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

A recent study of UK workshops by Moove Pro-Brands, manufacturers of Comma oil, has found a largely positive outlook amongst the UK’s workshop technicians, as the industry begins its Covid-lockdown re…

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Simon Graeme Auto Service Centre named Servicesure Autocentre of the Year

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

National garage chain Servicesure has crowned Harrogate garage Simon Graeme Auto Service Centre the Autocentre of the Year in its 2020 annual awards. The North Yorkshire business beat stiff competitio…

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Tips from Ben on how to deal with stress

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

With the new lockdown having just started, it’s not surprising that many of us are feeling unsettled and worried about the future. We’ve all been experiencing lots of continual change in our daily liv…

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HR Updates

Cataclean appoint Tool Connection as exclusive distributor for all Cataclean products in UK, Rep Ireland and European territories. The new agreement takes effect on 1st November 2020.

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

Both Cataclean and Tool Connection are very excited about this new strategic partnership — the joint R&D programme will bring more revenue opportunities for the aftermarket sector with new product…

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Kerridge Commercial Systems and Phocas Software join forces to enable distributive trades to feel good about data

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

Industry leading ERP, Retail and Business Management software provider, Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), and leading analytics software provider, Phocas Software, today signed a global partnership a…

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The second lockdown and accrual of leave

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

Under the previous furlough rules, annual leave was accruing throughout the furlough duration and could be taken during the furlough. It is extremely unlikely that the detailed guidance and regulation…

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HR Updates

New lockdown in England and the impact on the automotive aftermarket

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

The Government has announced another lockdown for England commencing on Thursday 5th November 2020. During the previous lockdown industries across the board were affected by the national restrictions …

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Corteco - first-to-market engine mounts

Date: Monday 02 November 2020

The extensive OE manufacturing experience of the Freudenberg Group, enables Corteco to offer engine mounts that deliver optimal comfort. They ensure a load-bearing and elastic connection between the e…

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Product News

NSK initiatives combat counterfeit bearing manufacture

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

As a respected and coveted manufacturer of premium bearings, NSK has long been the victim of unscrupulous counterfeiters. Looking to cheat both the OEM and the user, those producing fake bearings will…

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Product News

Urgent message from the Business Secretary: The way you hire from the EU is changing

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

The transition period is ending on 31 December and there will be no extension. The current rules for hiring workers from the EU will change. Time is running out and I urge you to act now to prepare fo…

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HR Updates
Industry News

Philips HL22M - heading for the top

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

The Philips brand launched into the workshop lighting sector a decade ago, having extensively researched what workshop professionals needed by way of lighting. The range of Philips lights for the work…

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Product News

Industry Briefing Bitesize session outlines growth opportunities

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

IAAF has carried out its final Bitesize Briefing before its 2020 Virtual Conference with an eye-catching presentation from Adrian Botham, founder and managing director of Servispart Consulting on “How…

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Yuasa powers Josh Brookes and Ducati to British Superbikes championship victory

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

Yuasa are celebrating with Josh Brookes and the VisionTrack Ducati team after the Australian won the British Superbike Championship for the second time in his career. Two brilliant victories at Brands…

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IAAF Member News

HELLA – making technicians Feel Light!

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

Following the sensational success of its ‘Sexy Products. Sexy Moves’ video, original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier, HELLA, has launched another workshop based video, this one entitle…

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Product News

LIQUI MOLY and “cult gearhead” Edd China launch video series

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

An international TV legend in the automotive sector is convinced of LIQUI MOLY’s quality and now shares his knowledge in short social media clips: Edd China – TV presenter, inventor, gearhead and cult…

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New video demonstrates WAI Steri-7 impact

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

A new 4K video highlighting the power of WAI’s new steri-7 disinfectant cleaner has been produced, as the UK continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Available to view via YouTube https://you…

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MAM Software unveils new branding and website

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

MAM Software has unveiled its new branding, as the company marks one year since being acquired by Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS). The rebrand is the first for the automotive software provider since…

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Professor Jim Saker appointed as new President of IMI

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

The Institute of the Motor Industry’s Annual General Meeting  on 27th October 2020 saw the announcement of its new President, Professor Jim Saker, as well as the appointment of two new Vice Presidents…

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People News

Intellectual property after 1 January 2021: Update from the IPO

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

Key information for customers and users of IP about how the IP system and the Intellectual Property Office will operate after the end of the transition period. The transition period ends on 31 Decembe…

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Industry News

Driving forward into 2021 – welcoming back the Commercial Vehicle Show

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

The Commercial Vehicle Show has always been the leading event on the road transport calendar each year and the 2021 event is set to be no different. Set to take place from 13-15 April at the NEC in Bi…

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Industry News

Project Endeavour begins its first public autonomous trials in Oxford

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

Project Endeavour has reached a key milestone as the first live trials of its autonomous vehicle fleet begin on roads in Oxford. The development brings the deployment of commercial autonomous vehicles…

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Industry News

New Refrigerant Handling Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the final part of their Refrigerant Handling course – Transferring Refrigerant – along with an end test. This final chapter takes a detailed…

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Product News

Is my business insured for the financial impacts of COVID-19?

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

You may have seen details of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) test case in the media recently and wondered how it may affect you and your business. The FCA has been instrumental in acting for pol…

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Legal Updates
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Advice from Lawgistics: Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for employees who are self-isolating

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

Lawgistics have recently had enquiries regarding Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) with particular interest relating to employees who are self-isolating. To qualify for SSP an employee must: Earn an average o…

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HR Updates

HMRC COVID-19 Support: JRS closes and Job Support Scheme opens

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme closes on 31 October and businesses will need to make any final claims on or before 30 November. The Job Support Scheme will open on 1 November, with claims openin…

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HR Updates

Advice from Lawgistics: making redundancies during the pandemic

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

A recent ACAS survey commissioned by YouGov has reported that 1 in 3 employers are likely to make redundancies over the next 3 months. Of the key points: 6 out of 10 large businesses said they were l…

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HR Updates

Advice from Lawgistics: Job Support Scheme changes and template agreement

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

On Thursday 22nd October the Chancellor made two important announcements in respect of the furlough successor, the Job Support Scheme. To qualify for a grant under this scheme, an eligible employee is…

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HR Updates

When is a van a car?

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

Our colleagues at Xecutive Search have forwarded details of a ruling issued by the Court of Appeal which means that some crewcab vans are to be treated as cars for benefit-in-kind purposes. Court. In …

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Legal Updates
HR Updates

Underestimate Block Exemption at your peril, warns IAAF’s Bleasdale

Date: Friday 23 October 2020

Lawrence Bleasdale, IAAF board and council member, has warned the industry not to underestimate the importance of the Block Exemption Regulations, due to expire in May 2023, calling it “central to ens…

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MOT testing in Wales: a statement from the DVSA

Date: Friday 23 October 2020

Further to the announcement from the Welsh Government about the firebreak, a series of restrictive measures will be in place from 6pm Friday 23 October until the start of Monday 9 November 2020. What …

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Industry News

IAAF welcomes another CV factor to its membership

Date: Thursday 22 October 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed Wessex Truck & Trailer Supplies Limited to its growing membership. The independent commercial vehicle specialist parts supplie…

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IAAF Member News

Nominations still open for 'Pride of the Aftermarket' awards

Date: Thursday 22 October 2020

Nominations can still be made for the IAAF 'Pride of the Aftermarket' awards. These have been introduced in order to reflect the impact that the pandemic has had on people and the employment sector du…

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Last call for IAAF Industry Briefing Bitesize session

Date: Thursday 22 October 2020

The next IAAF Industry Briefing Bitesize session is taking place virtually on Thursday 29th October, starting at 10.00am. This final instalment of the year will welcome Adrian Botham, founder and mana…

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Plan for Jobs: Chancellor increases financial support for businesses and workers

Date: Thursday 22 October 2020

The government today announced it will significantly increase the generosity and reach of its winter support schemes to ensure livelihoods and jobs across the UK continue to be protected in the diffic…

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Industry News

Automechanika Birmingham postponed until June 2022

Date: Thursday 22 October 2020

Organisers of the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket have announced that Automechanika Birmingham has been postponed to 7-9 June 2022. The announcement comes following the postpone…

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Industry News

Why do gear control cables fail? - First Line offers its expertise ahead of winter

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

First Line is a highly regarded supplier of premium quality aftermarket components. The company is also one of the UK market leaders for replacement control cables, with its range encompassing brake, …

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Product News

GT Automotive - brand new parts to range

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Continuing a successful launch of 11 brand new numbers to their crankshaft pulley range at the start of 2020, GT Automotive are proud to be launching two more numbers this October! The two new parts, …

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Product News

Philips CBH52 - a light for all reasons

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

The Philips brand has long been associated with lighting innovation and, a decade or so ago, after extensive research into what workshop professionals needed by way of lighting tools, the first Philip…

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INA technical video highlights the correct tensioner set-up for the Iveco 2.3-litre diesel engine

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

As part of its mission to empower technicians and enable them to carry out first class professional repairs, REPXPERTs Andrew Vaux and Tim Adams have joined forces to present a new Schaeffler technica…

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Product News

Major order from Chinese original equipment manufacturer: Integrated lighting system solution from HELLA

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Lighting and electronics specialist, HELLA, has been commissioned by a leading Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer to produce integrated lighting systems. The customer project includes two vehicle s…

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Lucas Oil applauds repair initiative by National Motor Museum

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Lucas Oil has applauded the initiative of the workshop at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, which is opening its doors to offer the services of its mechanics to the owners of other vintage cars. Be…

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