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New Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Chapter at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released a new chapter in their Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Design Concepts and Safety Systems course exploring the different methods of high volta…

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First Line unveils more than 100 new parts to kickstart 2022

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

Automotive aftermarket supplier, First Line Ltd., has introduced more than 100 new references to its popular product ranges. The ever-growing car parc across the UK is increasing in age and First Line…

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TMD Friction named as runner-up in motor factor supplier awards

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

Braking friction specialists TMD Friction have been named as runners up in leading UK motor factor Arnold Clark Autoparts’ Supplier of the Year awards. Recognising efforts in parts availability, techn…

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LIQUI MOLY establishes subsidiary in the UK

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

The oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY continues its growth course in the UK and has now established the subsidiary LIQUI MOLY UK. “This will enable us to better exploit the potential offered by t…

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Personnel changes to the HELLA Management Board: Michel Favre becomes Chief Executive Officer; Yves Andres takes over the Lighting Business Group

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

During its recent meeting, the HELLA Shareholder Committee resolved on the appointment of Michel Favre and Yves Andres as new members of the Management Board of HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA. Michel Favre…

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Global Supply Chains hit by Russia Ukraine conflict

Date: Friday 25 February 2022

The invasion of Ukraine by Russia has further impacted global supply chains. Oil pricesOil prices jumped, with Brent rising above $105 a barrel for the first time since 2014, after Russia's attack on …

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UKCA marking – call for case studies

Date: Friday 25 February 2022

From 1 January 2023 most products placed on the GB market must be marked with the new UKCA product marking. To ensure UK suppliers are ready for this deadline, BEIS is looking for businesses who have …

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MP calls for govt to update MOT test around DPFs

Date: Friday 25 February 2022

MP for Huddersfield, Barry Sheerman, has presented a Ten-Minute Rule Bill to the House of Commons. A Ten-Minute Rule Bill is a way that MPs can argue for a certain law to be made or changed. It’s very…

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UK to replace VABER legislation

Date: Friday 25 February 2022

The government is set to replace EU exemptions from competition law for agreements between producers, distributors and retailers with bespoke rules better suited to the UK. A new law will help UK firm…

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Mintex launches new-to-range brake pads and discs

Date: Friday 25 February 2022

Aftermarket braking specialist TMD Friction’s Mintex brand has launched new brake pads and new brake discs extending its product lines to cover more vehicles. The new brake pads in the Mintex range co…

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Forward-thinking SMP Europe launches fuel vapour valves range

Date: Friday 25 February 2022

Recognising that 80 percent of Ford DPF issues are linked to Fuel Vapour Valve (FVV) failure, SMP Europe has introduced a new range of FVVs, via its Lemark brand, to meet growing customer demand. A to…

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NGK-sponsored M-Sport looks to continue hot start in cold climate

Date: Friday 25 February 2022

The NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team is set to tackle the wintry conditions of Rally Sweden following its impressive start to the 2022 FIA World Rally Championship in Monte Carlo last month…

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F-Gas qualification critical for technicians ahead of air con season, says LKQ Euro Car Parts

Date: Friday 25 February 2022

LKQ Euro Car Parts is urging technicians to ensure they are F-Gas-qualified in line with legislation that restricts who can handle R134a Refrigerant. From March, LKQ Euro Car Parts will only sell R134…

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LIQUI MOLY CEO Ernst Prost says goodbye with a huge surprise

Date: Thursday 24 February 2022

Simply retiring quietly would not be in keeping with the style of this lubricant specialist's Managing Director. On his last day at work, 22 February 2022, he gave each of his 1000 colleagues a gift. …

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ENEOS takes off in Europe with TecDoc

Date: Thursday 24 February 2022

ENEOS Europe has decided to present its premium-quality motor oils and transmission fluids in the TecDoc Catalogue. This lays the foundation for the successful expansion of ENEOS’ business activities …

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Living with covid strategy published

Date: Wednesday 23 February 2022

The Prime Minister has now announced the new ‘Living with covid’ strategy. The government aims to manage COVID-19 like other respiratory illnesses, and will remove most domestic restrictions in Englan…

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Final claims for the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

Date: Wednesday 23 February 2022

The Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will close on 17 March 2022. Businesses have until 24 March 2022 to submit any new claims for absence periods up to 17 March 2022, or to amend claims already submi…

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Free visitor tickets now available for UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

Date: Wednesday 23 February 2022

Registration has opened for the inaugural UK Garage and Bodyshop Event, the UK’s dedicated event serving the latest training, technology and tools to the nation’s garages and bodyshops. Taking place a…

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Leeds workwear specialists Involution appoint new director

Date: Wednesday 23 February 2022

Leeds branded workwear specialists Involution has appointed Nathan Cookson as its new Operations Director. Nathan previously held the position of Strategic Development Manager, working alongside depar…

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Lucas Oil confirms 2022 support for DAMS F2 racing team

Date: Wednesday 23 February 2022

Lucas Oil and the French F2 racing team DAMS will continue their partnership throughout the 2022 season. The deal was confirmed shortly after former F1 racing driver Christopher Pic signed an agreemen…

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OSRAM Night Breaker 200 recommended by Auto Express

Date: Monday 21 February 2022

OSRAM’s Night Breaker 200 has received recommended status in the annual Auto Express H4 halogen bulb test. As the brightest halogen retrofit bulb in OSRAM’s range, it expands the high-tech company's N…

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LKQ Europe shows impressive Performance for the Full Year 2021 with good Growth in Revenue and Segment EBITDA Margins

Date: Monday 21 February 2022

LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq: LKQ), the parent company of LKQ Europe, yesterday reported fourth quarter and full year 2021 results that reflect continued progress with the Company`s operational excellence …

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Ring’s RSDC3000 Smart Dash Camera gets Auto Express five-star seal of approval

Date: Monday 21 February 2022

Ring’s RSDC3000 GPS-enabled smart dash camera has received a five-star rating in Auto Express’ mini-test feature. The versatile camera comes with high-resolution 1296p recording, and tethers seamlessl…

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New HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 March 2022 published

Date: Monday 21 February 2022

HMRC has published new Advisory Fuel Rates (AFRs) effective from Tuesday (March 1) for company car drivers claiming back fuel costs from their employer. Petrol and diesel pence per mile (PPM) rates fo…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 18 February 2022

Date: Friday 18 February 2022

A fantastic week for the IAAF with CV committee and council meetings, along with our Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Federation is: Fighting hard for its members on Block Exemption Regulations Attr…

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Rob Hope joins NGK sales team

Date: Friday 18 February 2022

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has appointed Rob Hope as a new Sales Representative. The 46-year-old will cover a sales area that includes parts of Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridge…

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“Automotive aftermarket experiencing unprecedented levels of new roles” says Glen Callum Associates

Date: Friday 18 February 2022

Glen Callum Associates (GCA) is enjoying the increased number of job roles that follow a downturn but is warning that the boom from the pandemic doesn’t come without challenges for companies looking t…

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Make sure you are working safely with display screen equipment

Date: Friday 18 February 2022

All employers must protect workers from the health risks of working with display screen equipment (DSE). The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) provides guidance featuring a step-by-step guide to wor…

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Jaguar Land Rover announces partnership with NVIDIA

Date: Friday 18 February 2022

Jaguar Land Rover has formed a multi-year strategic partnership with NVIDIA, the leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and computing, to jointly develop and deliver next-generation automated driving …

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Hyundai Motor UK and Qube partner to grow genuine parts sales

Date: Friday 18 February 2022

Hyundai Motor UK Limited has appointed Qube Automotive Ltd to provide business intelligence and performance reporting for its UK dealer network. Using Qube’s bespoke software and reporting, Hyundai Mo…

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Lunaz grows production and workforce as new generation of buyers drives surge in demand for electric classic cars

Date: Friday 18 February 2022

Lunaz, the world’s leading maker of restored, re-mastered and electrified classic cars will release more build allocation to meet soaring demand for its stable of pinnacle British marques. Clients can…

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EVs and effective communication to be addressed in first IAAF Industry Briefing Session of the year

Date: Friday 18 February 2022

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is kickstarting its series of Industry Briefing Sessions for 2022, with the first session delivering an insight into the future of the EV marke…

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Ring’s Xenon 200 takes Best Buy title in Auto Express tests

Date: Wednesday 16 February 2022

Ring’s Xenon 200 has been awarded a Best Buy title in Auto Express’ latest bulb product group tests. Over a series of tests taking place at Ring’s innovative facility at its Leeds headquarters, the Xe…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts rewards garages for their spend with A-Points loyalty scheme

Date: Wednesday 16 February 2022

Arnold Clark Autoparts has added new products to its A-Points loyalty scheme, rewarding garages for their spend. With an increased range of available qualifying products, garages can quickly accrue A-…

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NAPA top mounts available now!

Date: Tuesday 15 February 2022

Automotive aftermarket manufacturer NAPA has recently released over 120 new top mounts to support its steering and suspension range. The first in a projected string of 2022 launches by the market-lead…

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HELLA and Faurecia cooperate in the independent aftermarket

Date: Tuesday 15 February 2022

The two automotive suppliers HELLA and Faurecia are joining forces and will be operating jointly in the aftermarket. This means that Faurecia products will soon also be available through HELLA’s after…

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Ring launches SmartCharge Pro battery charger

Date: Tuesday 15 February 2022

Ring Automotive has launched the SmartCharge Pro, a versatile, 30A battery charger suitable for intensive use across mixed vehicle fleets. The 2.6 kilogram, 12/24V-output compatible power supply rapid…

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Top mounts join the Apec family

Date: Tuesday 15 February 2022

Following on from the successful launch of our range of drivetrain products, Apec are proud to launch a brand-new range of top mounts to its growing catalogue of components. Apec Top Mounts are design…

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NEW alternator A4139S in AS-PL offer

Date: Tuesday 15 February 2022

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A4139S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - the line of products th…

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DENSO Aftermarket launches its revised website

Date: Tuesday 15 February 2022

DENSO Aftermarket’s website has received an update. With new content, features and visuals, the company has rethought its design to make it as intuitive and helpful to aftermarket professionals as is …

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NTK Vehicle Electronics boosts its aftermarket offering with new EGR valve range

Date: Tuesday 15 February 2022

NGK SPARK PLUG – the world’s leading ignition and sensor specialist – is proud to announce the phased UK introduction of a wide range of EGR valves to its NTK Vehicle Electronics brand. The valves are…

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Klarius maintains excellent availability despite market challenges

Date: Monday 14 February 2022

Across many industries, most will remember 2021 as a year of supply chain issues. However, Staffordshire-based exhaust manufacturer Klarius Products defied this narrative, maintaining a consistent nex…

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LIQUI MOLY: Good news in challenging times

Date: Monday 14 February 2022

LIQUI MOLY not only closed 2021 with record sales of 733 million euro. Earnings before taxes also soared to 38 million euro – an increase of a good 40 percent. “This is a great result for a difficult …

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Block Exemption update – positive news in EU as IAAF seeks answers from CMA

Date: Friday 11 February 2022

The IAAF, as part of UK AFCAR, previously submitted a paper to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that detailed many of its concerns over the need to renew the current sector-specific Motor V…

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Save the Date! Play the Arden Championship Course at IAAF/BEN Golf Day on Friday 12 August

Date: Friday 11 February 2022

The IAAF BEN Golf Day 2022 will take place on Friday 12 August and for the very first time, guests will be able to play the Arden Championship Course at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Countr…

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IAAF Activity Report w-e 11 February 2022

Date: Friday 11 February 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 busy week. 2022 IAAF Events ProgrammeDetails a…

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MJAllen Automotive to house National Auto Parts brand and more…

Date: Friday 11 February 2022

MJAllen Automotive has become the new parent company of the National Auto Parts (NAP) brand, as part of a wider plan to align the Automotive business with other MJAllen Group companies. Speaking exclu…

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KYB UK Celebrates 25th Year as a leading supplier in the UK and Irish Independent Automotive Aftermarket

Date: Friday 11 February 2022

KYB UK has held celebrations to commemorate the company’s 25th anniversary. As a subsidiary of KYB Europe GmbH, KYB UK – originally named Kayaba UK - was first registered as a UK company on 9th Decemb…

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USA - Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair (REPAIR) Act

Date: Friday 11 February 2022

On 2nd February, the “Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair (REPAIR) Act” was introduced to the US Congress, as the result of the efforts of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Ass…

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Autotech Group creates Group Quality Manager role

Date: Thursday 10 February 2022

Autotech Group has strengthened its management team by creating a Group Quality Manager position, appointing Dominic Hunter to take on the role. The automotive employment and training solutions provid…

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