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Kia to recall Sorento models in UK

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Kia Motors (UK) Limited is recalling certain Sorento models to reset and update the eCall system governing the vehicle’s eCall SOS feature. The recall only affects Sorento models produced between 1 Se…

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New FIGIEFA working group on telematics

Date: Monday 01 February 2021

Many of the challenges facing the aftermarket today are driven by evolutions in technology. As vehicles become more connected and autonomous, the requirements for (cyber) security become more severe, …

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Marathon boosts Kilen Spring stock still further

Date: Friday 29 January 2021

Marathon Warehouse Distribution and Kilen have strengthened their partnership with a massive stock extension of more than 3,000 extra components which have gone onto the shelves of Marathon’s National…

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Product News

TecAlliance experts solve tricky repair cases

Date: Friday 29 January 2021

TecAlliance, one of the leading data management specialists in the independent automotive aftermarket, is launching its new series “What the Fix?!”. From now on, every month a new episode will present…

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New executive saloon equipped with HELLA lighting technology

Date: Friday 29 January 2021

HELLA continues to advance the digitalisation of automotive lighting technology with a central focus on the development of sophisticated software-based matrix LED headlamp systems, which, thanks to in…

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Belgian-Made Monroe® Suspension Technology Featured on Award-Winning Polestar 2

Date: Friday 29 January 2021

Polestar’s new all-electric performance fastback, the Polestar 2, was recently named Belgium’s Best Car for 2020 in the large electric category by AutoGids and Le Moniteur Automobile. Adding to the lo…

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£540k investment in three new artics mark brand-building

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The delivery in mid-January of a fleet of three new artics, for automotive aftermarket giant NAPA, marks a £540k investment milestone for the brand in the UK. Director of Logistics at the Alliance Aut…

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Midwest Motor Factors and Monmore Auto Parts become Arnold Clark Autoparts

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

West Midlands motor factor, Midwest Motor Factors, has become Arnold Clark Autoparts. Monmore Auto Parts has also been included in the rebrand. This change of name and branding aligns Midwest even mor…

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Over £15k raised by Klarius for Dougie Mac Hospice

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The Klarius Group of Companies has raised over £15,000 in support of Douglas Macmillan Hospice (Dougie Mac) in 2020. A vital local charity for Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and the surrounding a…

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EAG has become an A1 approved supplier

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has confirmed that its steering & suspension range is now available through A1.Customers can now source EAG’s premium quality steering & suspension range from A1 M…

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London freight should apply for a Direct Vision Standard safety permit as enforcement begins

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

TfL is reminding heavy goods vehicle (HGV) operators to apply for a free safety permit as soon as possible, with less than two months to go until the introduction of London's pioneering Direct Vision …

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Industry News

Lucas Oil renews British Drifting Championship partnership

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

Lucas Oil has renewed sponsorship with the British Drifting Championship (BDC) for 2021. The agreement extends the US oil, lubricants and additive manufacturer’s association with one of the UK’s faste…

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Autotech 2021: Give your skills a boost!

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The Autotech 2021 campaign, to support technicians who are looking to improve their knowledge & diagnostic skills, has launched with a flourish, with a brand-new skills assessment as well as free …

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Valeo ClimSpray™, the disinfectant solution for vehicle cabins, receives “virucide” certification, effective in particular against coronaviruses

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The solution used in Valeo ClimSpray™ has recently received certification from an independent medical laboratory for its compliance with European biocide efficacy standards. The product, which disinfe…

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Volkswagen Group facing EU fine for missing 2020 CO2 target

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The Volkswagen Group is facing a fine from the European Union (EU) after its manufacturer pool narrowly missed its target for cutting the CO2 emissions of its vehicles. To encourage a switch to low- a…

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Industry News

The IMI goes back to school

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

Lockdown 3.0 is putting pressure on businesses across the UK. It is also asking parents who are able to work from home to juggle schooling with the day job. Recognising this added pressure for thousan…

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LIQUI MOLY becomes title sponsor of the MotoGP race in Germany

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

LIQUI MOLY has been represented in the MotoGP Motorcycle World Championship for eight years. It is now further expanding its commitment. The oil manufacturer will be title sponsor of the race in its h…

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Euro Car Parts reveals updates to GMS to boost garages' efficiency and profitability

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

As part of its ongoing efforts to support the independent aftermarket through the coronavirus pandemic and beyond, LKQ Euro Car Parts has unveiled updates to its cloud-based Garage Management Software…

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Product News

NGK to sponsor M-Sport Ford WRC team for 2021 season

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

Ignition and sensor specialist NGK has announced it is continuing its sponsorship of the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team for the 2021 season which kicks off this week with the iconic Rallye Monte-Carlo.…

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New grade from Exol – Optima C5 LSJ 0W-20

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The Optima C5 LSJ 0W-20 is the latest generation, fully synthetic, low SAPS, fuel economy passenger car engine oil product, designed for use in a range of modern Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) petrol engines…

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Product News

NGK’s BoxClever loyalty scheme offers incentive to fit glow plugs

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

Ignition specialist NGK is making it even more rewarding for UK workshops to fit its glow plugs to service their customers’ diesel-powered vehicles this winter. The company is giving members of its Bo…

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Product News

Behind the headlines on the Government’s 2030 car sales ban

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The UK Government announcing a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel only car sales by 2030 is part of Boris Johnson’s 10-point plan to tackle climate change. While the feasibility of attaining thi…

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IAAF Member News

Rules of Origin: Check your goods comply to trade tariff-free with the EU

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

Business Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, has issued a statement on how BEIS is helping businesses understand how to adapt to the new Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the EU. BEIS is taking steps to mak…

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Industry News

Autotech Training launches Electric Vehicle Training Suite

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

Autotech Training have officially opened its dedicated Electric Vehicle Training Suite. The opening marks a significant step forward for the company since it announced, at the end of last year, initia…

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Demand for WAI Steri-7 surges as restrictions take effect

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

Demand for WAI’s range of Steri-7 sanitisation products has surged among garages as restrictions tighten across the UK following the government’s latest lockdown to halt the spread of the coronavirus …

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Product News

Lockdown prompts surge in workshops switching to online garage management

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

Independent garages across the UK are valuing the benefits of a web-based Garage Management System more than ever before, workshop management specialists at TechMan say. Remote access to business data…

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Product News

HELLA new to range additions

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

HELLA, the original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier, continues to bring new products into its extensive aftermarket programme, to allow the independent service and repair sector to fit…

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Product News

New Exol oil for modern Renault vehicles

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

Exol has unveiled the new Optima C3 LSRN 5W-30 oil, a fully synthetic, low SAPS engine oil designed for modern Renault passenger car and light commercial vehicles that require the RN17 specification. …

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Product News

HELLA FlatLight: Optics smaller than a grain of salt

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

Smaller, more efficient, better: The trend for miniaturisation is also unstoppable in the automotive industry because it reduces installation space and weight and thus ultimately saves energy. "In add…

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Product News

First Line expands its core ranges

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

In a year of unprecedented times and challenges, First Line Ltd remained open throughout the pandemic to provide vital supply chain solutions to its factor customer base and subsequently, to the works…

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Product News

Find out “Why choose AS-PL products?”

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

AS-PL Sp. z o.o. is a European company which operates in the field of supplying parts and electrical components for vehicles. Currently, the company offers more than 20,000 different products with a t…

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LIQUI MOLY announces to cancel its sponsorship of the hockey world championship if it will take place in Belarus

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

LIQUI MOLY is known as a convinced sports sponsor. We were looking forward to the IIHF Hockey World Championship 2021. The decision to become a sponsor was made in 2017. LIQUI MOLY is committed to fai…

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HMRC Brexit webinars

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

Following the end of the Brexit transition period, changes have now come into effect for businesses that trade goods with Europe or represent businesses who do. Businesses are invited to attend webina…

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Industry News

Simon Haynes - 9th October 1962 - 12th December 2020

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

Following the announcement before Christmas of the sudden passing of Simon Haynes, his family have advised the IAAF of further details of the funeral. Simon passed away suddenly on the 12th December 2…

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People News

HSE spot checks and inspections continue during national lockdown

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

With the increase in the number of coronavirus cases and the national lockdown restrictions now in place, all businesses that continue to operate must ensure their workplace is COVID-secure. To protec…

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Legal Updates

DENSO Aftermarket wins IMI training centre approval

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

DENSO Aftermarket, the aftermarket division of leading original equipment (OE) component manufacturer DENSO, has been certified as an approved training provider by the Institute of the Motor Industry …

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Popular Carlisle business finalists in Family Business of the Year Awards

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

K&S McKenzie is a family businesses of over 50 years with two premises in the city. They started off this year with a bang having been shortlisted as finalists in the 2021 Family Business of the Y…

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More than 250 technicians attend Schaeffler’s first REPXPERT ‘Tea-Break Training’ session of 2021

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

Picking up precisely where it left off in 2020, but with even more attendees, Schaeffler’s REPXPERT technical training team began 2021 with its latest online training module, entitled ‘What’s Hot in C…

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Sampa UK & Ireland expansion set to continue in 2021

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

As the newest member to the IAAF, Sampa UK & Ireland are very much looking forward to supporting the independent commercial vehicle aftermarket in the coming months as the business continues to ex…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts puts digital transformation at the top of the agenda for 2021

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

The UK and Republic of Ireland’s leading parts distributor is championing digitalisation as the independent aftermarket’s biggest opportunity in 2021. While the events of the last year have understand…

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Ben launches fast-track access to digital mental health platform

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

On Blue Monday, automotive charity Ben are launching fast-track access to its digital mental and wellbeing platform, offering immediate support to those in need. On a day hailed as the most depressing…

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HR Updates

VARTA Video - Andy Savva recommends checking battery during lockdown

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

VARTA Brand Ambassador Andy Savva explains it is vital that technicians are testing every car’s battery, due to inactivity during lockdown and the recent sub-zero temperatures causing higher than usua…

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Corteco welcome new Technical Inside Sales Specialist

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

Corteco are constantly looking for new ways to improve the value and satisfaction for customers. This includes expanding their team of professionals. Corteco are pleased to announce a new team member,…

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People News

Kerridge Commercial Systems appoints new automotive Account Director

Date: Thursday 21 January 2021

KCS is pleased to announce that Anthony Cornwall has joined the KCS Automotive Division as Account Director Automotive. Anthony brings with him a wealth of automotive experience having spent twelve ye…

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People News

Scotland to allow click and collect operations to continue from outdoor vehicle lots

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

Further to the update on 13 January that click and collect for non-essential retail is to be stopped in Scotland during its current lockdown (due to come into force from Saturday), the SMMT and the Na…

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Industry News

Coventry and Oxford set to be UK’s first all-electric bus cities

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

The cities are developing business cases in an England-wide competition to switch an entire town or city’s bus fleet to electric vehicles. Subject to successful business cases, each area could be awar…

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Business as usual as SMP Europe continues development

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

It’s very much business as usual for SMP Europe with a number of new developments planned in 2021, as the company continues to operate as normal following the latest government lockdown. Throughout 20…

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5 video trends to watch in 2021

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

As technology and digital habits evolve, and in fact have been accelerated as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s not surprising that video predictions and usage is expected to see further exponen…

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DVSA releases January 2021 MOT testing forecasts

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

Following on from previous forecast figures, the DVSA has now produced the figures for January and a forecast for February, broken down by postcode, to help understand how demand will vary by area. DV…

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New year, new member for IAAF

Date: Friday 15 January 2021

Manufacturer and wholesale distributor of commercial vehicle parts, Sampa UK & Ireland Ltd, is the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) first new member of 2021, as it joins a gr…

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