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Exhaust-gas temperature sensors and nitrogen-oxide sensors complement the Bosch workshop range

Date: Tuesday 28 July 2020

Nowadays, different sensors installed at the exhaust tract of modern passenger cars and commercial vehicles monitor the exhaust-gas composition with top precision. In this way, they make an important …

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Product News

Solving sophisticated workshop problems even quicker using the Bosch Visual Connect app

Date: Tuesday 28 July 2020

Sometimes even highly experienced workshop technicians cannot find a suitable solution for specific and highly sophisticated technical problems on customer vehicles. This is where a Bosch expert and t…

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Product News

Tips for replacing wheel hub bearings

Date: Monday 27 July 2020

When it comes to vehicle repairs, NSK sets out to make processes faster, safer and more reliable for garage technicians and mechanics. For this reason, those purchasing NSK ProKIT solutions receive 10…

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Product News

HELLA reveals common fault with Vauxhall engines (1)

Date: Monday 27 July 2020

HELLA’s technical team has received an increase in queries about insufficient engine power relating to certain Vauxhall models, such as the Astra, Zafira and Meriva. The team has discovered that this …

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Product News

Affordable and versatile: new motor oil by LIQUI MOLY

Date: Monday 27 July 2020

German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY has developed a new motor oil especially for garages. Profi Longlife III is suitable for numerous VW Group models as well as Mercedes, BMW and Porsche. “I…

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Product News

Impression appointed as Glen Callum Associates PR agency

Date: Friday 24 July 2020

Specialist automotive, engineering and industrial recruitment agency Glen Callum Associates (GCA) has appointed full-service marketing agency Impression Communications, to help drive its strategy in t…

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IAAF Member News

Aftermarket gains a valuable insight into the effects of the pandemic

Date: Friday 24 July 2020

The latest Industry Briefing Bitesize session was another success for the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), as members logged in to learn more about the effects of the coronavirus …

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IAAF News

Yuasa gear up for the return of BTCC

Date: Friday 24 July 2020

Yuasa are revving up for the much-anticipated return of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) at Donington Park next weekend (1 – 2 August). After a much-anticipated wait, the two Halfords Yuasa…

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IAAF Member News

Hengst Filtration acquires the hydraulic filtration business of Bosch Rexroth AG

Date: Friday 24 July 2020

Hengst is about to acquire the hydraulic filtration business of Bosch Rexroth AG. This includes the site in Ketsch (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) with approximately 190 employees and the worldwide sales…

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IAAF Member News

SMMT guidance for automotive aftermarket updated

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

In line with the new requirement for face coverings to be worn in retail settings, SMMT have updated their Industry Guidance for the Automotive Aftermarket. The new requirements list a range of settin…

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Industry News

Face coverings to become mandatory for retail in England

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

Customers entering retail environments in England are required to wear face coverings from Friday 24 July, although many garages remain confused about the classification of a retail business and the r…

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Industry News

LKQ Euro Car Parts launches cloud-based GMS to boost efficiency and productivity for garages

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

As part of its ongoing efforts to future-proof the independent aftermarket, LKQ Euro Car Parts has introduced a new, cloud-based version of its Garage Management Software (GMS), CarSys. Exclusively av…

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Product News

COVID-19: Flexible Furlough Agreement - free templates from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

It is the suggestion of Lawgistics, the IAAF's legal helpline partner, that employers should ask employees to sign a flexible furlough agreement or to state their acceptance in writing. This will avoi…

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Legal Updates
HR Updates

Diesel used cars help set record prices

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

Diesel used car prices rise by 31.3% as demand for older vehicles in the used car market outstrips supply. Aston Barclay says it recorded its highest ever used car prices in Q2 as demand exceeded supp…

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Industry News

Driving the future: how the global pandemic has changed transport forever

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

The way society views and uses public transport and personal vehicles has been altered drastically, with a dramatic fall in car use for rural areas and a major rise in the use of two-wheel transport, …

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Industry News

Dayco reaches out to support those in need

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has once again put its ‘By sharing values, we create value’ philosophy into pract…

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IAAF Member News

HELLA recognised by General Motors as a 2019 Supplier of the Year winner

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

Lighting and electronics expert, HELLA, has been named a 2019 Supplier of the Year by General Motors. During a virtual awards ceremony, General Motors recognised 116 of its best suppliers from 15 coun…

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IAAF Member News

Mondays with Mark - James Onions

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

In the latest episode of Monday’s with Mark, Mark Field of Impression talks to James Onions, Director of Garage Wire about how the aftermarket media has evolved during the coronavirus pandemic. James …

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IAAF Member News

New! Formula Ben Silverstone VGP

Date: Wednesday 22 July 2020

Book your place on the starting grid and #BringItOn4Ben in our Formula Ben Silverstone VGP – a virtual race around the Silverstone F1 circuit. Lights out for racing is the 02/08/20 – the day of the Br…

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Industry News

LIQUI MOLY in the black during the corona crisis

Date: Wednesday 22 July 2020

The German lubricant company LIQUI MOLY also is not being spared by the global pandemic. Thanks to an aggressive strategy to overcome the crisis, sales had nevertheless grown by the halfway point of t…

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IAAF Member News

OESAA to distribute 3,000 free garage packs

Date: Friday 17 July 2020

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is supporting the ‘Back on Track’ campaign by promising to distribute 3,000 free ‘Back on Track’ packs of workshop POS and essentials t…

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IAAF Member News

Government bans old coach, bus and lorry tyres from roads in new measures to improve road safety

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Tyres aged 10 years and older will be banned from lorries, buses and coaches on roads in England, Scotland and Wales in a boost to road safety, Roads Minister Baroness Vere announced on 15 July 2020. …

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Industry News

Josef Parzhuber joins Gates as President of EMEA region

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Gates, a leading global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, announced that Josef Parzhuber has joined the organization as president, EMEA. Parzhuber started …

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People News

UK roads second safest in Europe

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

The UK has the second safest roads in Europe, behind only Sweden. Figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) have found there are 28 deaths per million people in the UK, com…

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Industry News

Successful industry webinar celebrates resurging aftermarket

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

The first of the Automotive Aftermarket Webinar Series looking at how coronavirus has affected businesses throughout the aftermarket supply chain has proved to be a huge success, with hundreds of indu…

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Industry News

MAHLE OzonePRO: no chance for germs, viruses, or odors

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

With its new OzonePRO unit, MAHLE Aftermarket has added a product for the hygienic sanitization of passenger cars, buses, and commercial vehicles to its service unit range. OzonePRO is likely to be of…

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IAAF Member News
Product News

Aspect CPM appoint Simon Mullin as Marketing Director

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Aspect CPM, who are a full-service events and merchandise resource agency based in Yorkshire and servicing a diverse client base worldwide, are pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Mullin as t…

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People News

Episode 4 of Monday's with Mark now available

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Episode 4 of Monday's with Mark is now available, as Mark Field from Impression speaks to Alex Taylor, founder of AutoAdvisor, about changing driving habits and how AutoAdvisor.co.uk has seen an 88 pe…

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IAAF Member News

Schaeffler (UK) Ltd. appoints Philip Elson as Operations Manager at Hereford

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Schaeffler (UK) Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Elson as Operations Manager at its Automotive Aftermarket headquarters and warehouse facility in Hereford. Phil is a familiar face…

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People News

Latest NSK bearings suit lean lubrication conditions in EVs

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

NSK has developed a new tapered roller bearing for use in electric vehicles (including hybrid, fuel cell and battery electric variants) that offers long life even under severely lean lubrication condi…

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Product News

Autotech Recruit appoints marketing & technology director to spearhead technical developments

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Autotech Recruit has appointed Laurence Abbott as the company’s new marketing & technology director. The creation of this new role underpins Autotech Recruit’s objective to develop technical solut…

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People News

Farewell to David Combes, a motor trade legend

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

It is with deep sadness that Lawgistics has announced the passing of the company founder and Managing Director, David Combes.For more than fifty years David championed the cause of the Motor Trade in …

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People News

Mitigating the cost of untaken holiday

Date: Wednesday 15 July 2020

Our colleagues at Xecutive Search have sent through some advice for businesses to help manage and void staff shortages as employees start to return to work, when the company could be facing a backlog …

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HR Updates

MAHLE produces high-performance aluminum pistons using 3D printing for the first time

Date: Wednesday 15 July 2020

As part of a cooperation with sports car manufacturer Porsche and mechanical engineering company Trumpf, MAHLE has produced high-performance aluminum pistons using 3D printing techniques for the first…

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Product News

Ticktum takes a second successive F2 podium in the Lucas Oil car

Date: Tuesday 14 July 2020

A second podium in successive rounds last weekend (11-12 July, Austria) confirms the strength of the Lucas Oil-sponsored DAMS Team challenge for the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship. Lucas Oil is one o…

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IAAF Member News

Breathe easy: Now is the time to upsell cabin filters

Date: Tuesday 14 July 2020

HELLA Hengst, a global leader in filtration and fluid management, is an original equipment (OE) supplier to many of the world’s vehicle manufacturers. Its cabin filters are particularly favoured due t…

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Product News

Mandate Systems supports the automotive industry with Pressure System Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR) compliance

Date: Monday 13 July 2020

For nearly 30 years’ Mandate Systems have prided themselves on being an independent pressure systems safety specialist. Producing high quality Written Schemes of Examination (WSE), pressure systems ex…

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Product News

Yuasa are giving away a free USB smart button

Date: Monday 13 July 2020

Yuasa, the UK market leading brand for vehicle and industrial batteries, are giving workshops nationwide a free USB smart button. The innovative buttons are perfect for busy workshops. They simply plu…

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Product News

Coronavirus effects to be explored in new online briefing

Date: Friday 10 July 2020

Aftermarket professionals are being encouraged to sign up to a Zoom meeting, which will take a close look at how the pandemic has affected the industry and the opportunities that have emerged as a res…

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IAAF News

Feedback sought on ADAS repair guidance

Date: Friday 10 July 2020

Following on from the IAAF's involvement with Thatcham to develop guidance for the implementation of UK insurance industry requirements (IIR) for the repair of ADAS equipped vehicles, the IAAF is now …

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Industry News
IAAF News

New hand sanitiser addition to Fueltone range

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

Fueltone have added a range of medical and commercial grade hand and surface sanitisers and disinfectants to their hugely popular professional grade fuel additives and engine treatments. The range, wh…

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Product News

Back to Business webinars from Boswells

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

Boswell Aftermarket have produced a series of webinars to help businesses reopen workplaces: The Coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown restrictions that come with it have caused immense pressure for b…

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HR Updates

Wireless Connect a ‘must-have tool’ for vehicle conversion

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

Wireless Connect, a new smart, wireless switch control system, has been launched by Ring, enabling the vehicle conversion market to save up to 35 per cent on productivity by embracing wireless switchi…

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Product News

BVRLA names new HR director

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

The BVRLA has appointed Nora Leggett as its new director of human resources. Leggett has been the BVRLA’s director of member services since 2013 and has spent more than 20 years working on behalf of t…

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People News

Weweler® road springs now available through Roadlink International

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

Roadlink International has extended its offering to customers after becoming an official distributor of Weweler® road springs, providing premium quality multi-leaf and parabolic springs for the CV aft…

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Product News

DVSA Special Notice: Covid-19 temporary policy changes

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

The DVSA has issued a special notice to garages relating to inspection procedures, calibrations, test certificates and viewing areas in respect of measures for dealing with COVID19. 1.  Background and…

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Industry News
Legal Updates

HMRC COVID-19 Update: Job Retention Bonus

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

The Chancellor has now announced the introduction of the Job Retention Bonus. This is a one-off payment of £1,000 to employers that have used the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for each furlo…

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Industry News
HR Updates

Autotech Recruit CEO joins IMI TechSafe™ sector advisory group to drive up EV training standards

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

Gavin White, CEO of Autotech Recruit, has joined the Institute of the Motor Industry’s (IMI) TechSafe™ Sector Advisory Group to help drive forward the Electrified Vehicle Professional Standard. The mo…

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IAAF Member News

Ben Ball 2020 cancelled as a result of COVID-19

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

Automotive industry charity, Ben, has announced the cancellation of its annual flagship event, Ben Ball, in December. As a result of COVID-19, the event won’t be taking place this year for the first t…

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Industry News

Disinfectant from LKQ Euro Car Parts designed to neutralise Coronavirus in seven minutes

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

LKQ Euro Car Parts has added an innovative new disinfectant to its growing range of PPE and hygiene products, designed to eliminate coronavirus, both in vehicles and around the workshop. The ‘CV1 Shot…

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Product News