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NEW starter S9374S in AS-PL offer

Date: Friday 02 October 2020

Another new starter has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The starter has an index number S9374S and is the product of the AS brand. The starter belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and starts rate…

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EAG introduces 15 new coil spring references

Date: Friday 02 October 2020

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) has recently bolstered its Suplex range of coil springs, including references applications for Hyundai, Mitsubushi and Volvo. Since becoming the UK’s exclusive distributor…

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INA timing belt kit survey endorses Schaeffler’s commitment to OE quality, training and service

Date: Friday 02 October 2020

Schaeffler, the renowned and respected original equipment (OE) component and system manufacturer, has been recognised by the UK and Irish garage community for its market-leading range of INA timing be…

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Claim your free vehicle wrap from Ad Bell Group today!

Date: Friday 02 October 2020

As a leading business in the vehicle and signage industry, we have perfected our craft and with over 20 years of experience, we work to provide customers with their desired solutions with minimum impa…

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Lucas Oil driver mounts strong defence of his British Drift Championship

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

Lucas Oil driver Ollie Evans continued the defence of his British Drift Championship Pro title after a tight finish to claim second place in Round Two at the Three Sisters Race Circuit in Wigan. The b…

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What to do if an employee has symptoms or a confirmed case of Covid-19: advice from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

With the Test and Trace service having been heavily criticised, and large numbers of people self isolating for different reasons, Lawgistics have received many enquiries on how to keep the workplace s…

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HR Updates

GS Yuasa launch revolutionary multi-functional battery & electrical system tester

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

GS Yuasa, the world’s leading battery manufacturer, have launched a new state-of-the-art multi-functional battery and electrical system analyser. Developed by GS Yuasa engineers, the GYT250 will revol…

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Product News

Fyfes opens its doors to Coleraine with new branch

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

A new Fyfes branch has opened in the Coleraine area, Northern Ireland, improving levels of service, range and availability for technicians and motorists throughout the area. By employing local staff w…

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Osram’s new UV light cleans the air in car cabins

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

Using its expertise in photonics and ultraviolet light to continue expanding its product range, OSRAM has launched the Air Zing Mini air purifier, which removes germs from the air inside vehicles and …

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Product News

MAHLE and Ballard to cooperate on fuel cell development for commercial vehicles

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

MAHLE and Canadian fuel cell manufacturer Ballard Power Systems Inc. have agreed to work together in the future on developing fuel cell systems for commercial vehicles of various weight classes. The l…

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Product News

LKQ Euro Car Parts appoints new HR Director to implement customer-focused people strategy

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

Her focus for the next 12 months will be on implementing LKQ Euro Car Parts’ People Strategy, that will see its values of embracing and driving change embedded at all levels throughout the almost 11,0…

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People News

How to identify and avoid buying fake NSK bearings

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

When a company’s reputation is at stake, no purchasing or engineering teams want to fall into the trap of purchasing fake bearings. Every year, NSK invests heavily in identifying and prosecuting count…

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Product News

HELLA begins new fiscal year better than expected

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

Despite the continuing highly negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global automotive industry, global automotive supplier, HELLA, reported better than originally expected results for the f…

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Pace and points for Morgan in Silverstone stunner

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

Adam Morgan guided his Carlube Triple R Racing Mac Tools Mercedes-Benz A-Class to three top six finishes at Silverstone at the weekend in the ultra-competitive Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championshi…

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UK engine production down -35.1% in August as sector braces for Coronavirus second wave

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

106,398 UK engines produced in August as output falls -35.1%. Production for domestic and overseas markets declines -36.9% and -34.1% respectively. Year-to-date engine production now down -35.2% as c…

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Industry News

EAG introduces new vehicles to its delivery fleet

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

To cope with increasing demand for its various products, Excel Automotive Group (EAG), has boosted its delivery fleet, which will offer same day delivery to the local area. With such a large product o…

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HMRC COVID-19 Support

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme that came into effect on 1 October mean that employers will need to fund 20% of furloughed employees’ usual wages for the hours they do not work and con…

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Legal Updates
HR Updates

New Klarius parts ready for busy MOT period

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020

With an unprecedented number of MOTs now on the horizon, Klarius Products has released a new selection of exhausts, catalytic converters, and Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) to fit popular vehicles. …

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Product News

COVID-19 Protective Measures: Automotive Aftermarket Sector Industry Guidance and Best Practice

Date: Friday 25 September 2020

The third edition of this guidance has just been issued with updates on the wearing of face coverings in customer-facing settings. During this unprecedented time, companies of all sizes are being chal…

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Packed bitesize briefing offers valuable insights

Date: Friday 25 September 2020

IAAF members enjoyed a packed Bitesize briefing session via Zoom this week as they heard more about DVSA activity, IAAF’s continuing work in championing the aftermarket and the challenges that lie ahe…

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WAI Steri-7 retail arrives to immense demand

Date: Friday 25 September 2020

As more restrictions come into force to halt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, WAI has officially launched a new personal care product to help keep the virus at bay. With workplaces and educatio…

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E-Motive launches ecommotors multichannel ecommerce solution in the UK

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

IAAF member E-Motive has today launched ecommotors, an integrated provider of services and retail platform for aftermarket ecommerce. This turnkey offering to UK brands and resellers of parts, tools a…

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Product News

Warning about seriously defective aftermarket lorry brake drums

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

The DVSA is warning operators about seriously defective aftermarket brake drums that may be fitted to Scania P400 lorries within their fleet. The DVSA is aware of 2 cases where aftermarket drums, whic…

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Industry News

Sales ban on new internal combustion engine cars to be brought forward to 2030

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

The sales ban of all new cars with an internal combustion engine, including hybrid and plug-in hybrid models, could now be banned from as early as 2030 according to new reports. Prime Minister Boris J…

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DVSA COVID-19: update

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

The UK Government has announced that new measures will be introduced on 24 September to limit the spread of coronavirus. What this means for DVSA services Currently the new restrictions do not affect …

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Industry News

Schaeffler steps up its involvement in Rear Wheel Steering

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

Global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler is embarking on a development partnership with Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH to expand its intelligent Rear Wheel Steering (iRWS) portfolio…

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NASA technology utilised to sanitise air

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

Carlisle based family business, K&S McKenzie, have been looking for ways to utilise their expertise and supply chain to help keep local businesses safe and operational during the Coronavirus pande…

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Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship ace Adam Morgan marked his 250th BTCC start at Thruxton, Hampshire, this weekend, with front-running pace and a fourth-place finish in his Carlube Triple R Racing Mac Tools Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

It was at the Hampshire circuit, the fastest UK track, 12 months ago that the Ciceley Motorsport squad, headed by Steve Farrell, made significant improvements to the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and it was a…

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IAAF Member News

Companies House resumes voluntary strike off process

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

The process for companies that have applied to be struck off the register has now resumed following changes to temporary measures announced in April 2020. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, C…

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Industry News

Prepare for the end of the transition period: advice from the Dept. for International Trade

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

The UK has left the EU and will leave the EU Single Market and Customs Union at the end of the year. With only 100 days until the end of the transition period, businesses should take action now to sta…

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NHS COVID-19 app launches across England and Wales

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

People across England and Wales are being urged to download the NHS COVID-19 app to help control the spread of coronavirus and protect themselves and their loved ones as case numbers rise. The app was…

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HR Updates

Chancellor outlines Winter Economy Plan

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

Delivering a speech in Parliament, the Chancellor has announced a package of measures that will continue to protect jobs and help businesses through the uncertain months ahead as we continue to tackle…

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HR Updates

Ad Bell Group strengthens the vehicle livery team as they appoint Leanne Bamforth

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

Ad Bell Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Leanne as Vehicle Wrap Specialist at Ad Bell Group head office in Wetherby, West Yorkshire. Leanne brings with her a wealth of experience having…

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People News

Retail and ecommerce expert joins industry panel for latest webinar on aftermarket digitalisation

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

Andrew Rowson, Co-founder and Head of Services at ecommotors is joining the panel at the next free-to-attend session of the Automotive Aftermarket Webinar Series, ‘Digitalisation; Accelerating the rec…

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Industry News

Britain's cars are older than ever, despite boom in EVs and hybrids

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

Britain's car parc is older than ever before despite the efforts of policymakers and environmentalists to get us behind the wheel of modern, fuel-efficient models and zero-emissions vehicles, accordin…

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Delphi Technologies Aftermarket expands GDI full service solution for Hyundai and Kia in Europe

Date: Monday 21 September 2020

Delphi Technologies Aftermarket is expanding its gasoline direct injection (GDi) full service solution for Hyundai and Kia vehicles. The comprehensive program consists of pumps and injectors fitted as…

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Product News

Schaeffler adds Fiesta Wheel Bearing installation to its growing library of training videos

Date: Monday 21 September 2020

Schaeffler’s REPXPERT workshop support programme continues to improve, with a new video for front and rear wheel bearing replacement on a 2012 Ford Fiesta – https://e-mi.schaeffler-cdn.com/video?video…

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Product News

Do you want your brand to get noticed?

Date: Friday 18 September 2020

Ad Bell Group’s, AdB team can help. The team has considerable expertise in retail, office and commercial signage, making sure they advise of all the options available whilst listening to your ideas an…

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Yuasa celebrate 10 years in BTCC with special livery and exclusive competition

Date: Friday 18 September 2020

Yuasa are celebrating their 10-year anniversary in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) with a special one-off livery and launch of an exclusive competition at their home race at Thruxton this …

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Ring waves farewell to Managing Director

Date: Thursday 17 September 2020

After a dedicated 35 years of working at the company, and with 17 years as Managing Director, George Skalski has retired from his position at Ring. George saw many changes throughout his time at Ring …

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People News

HELLA Aftermarket and Special Applications under new management

Date: Thursday 17 September 2020

Stefan van Dalen (pictured above) and Christoph Söhnchen (pictured below) have taken over responsibility for the Aftermarket and Special Applications business segments respectively at international au…

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People News

LCV market drops by -16.1% as businesses wait for plate change

Date: Thursday 17 September 2020

The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market returned to decline with a -16.1% decrease in demand, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)…

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Industry News

ECOBAT Battery Technologies upgrades its fleet

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

ECOBAT Battery Technologies (ECOBAT) has upgraded and added to its fleet of delivery vehicles. The new vehicles will be responsible for delivering batteries from all 16 of ECOBAT’s sites across the UK…

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Delphi Technologies Aftermarket announces 8 additonal first-to-market brake pads in European Braking Program

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

Delphi Technologies announces an additional eight additional first-to-market brake pads in its aftermarket braking program, further positioning the company as a first-mover supplier in Europe. Buildin…

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Product News

Yuasa to give away free snack pack with battery orders

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

Yuasa have launched a free snack pack scheme for the trade. Workshops and technicians can now get their hands on a pack full of tasty treats every time they purchase Yuasa batteries from participating…

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HMRC webinars: Changes to the Job Retention Scheme

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1 September mean that employers will need to fund 10% of furloughed employees’ usual wages for the hours they do not work and continue to pay their…

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HR Updates

‘Recovery tank’ training added to Our Virtual Academy refrigerant handling course

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

Digital training provider, Our Virtual Academy has added a new chapter to its refrigerant handling course. An Our Virtual Academy spokesperson said: “In this chapter we explore what recovery tanks are…

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Product News

UK’s first EV charging station to open

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

A new electric vehicle (EV) forecourt in Braintree, Essex promises to make charging as simple and stress-free as using petrol stations. The electric service station houses 30 EV chargers, including si…

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Industry News

EU and UK automotive leaders unite to call for urgent agreement of an ambitious free trade deal

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

European automotive industry leaders have joined forces to call for the EU and UK to secure an ambitious free trade agreement (FTA) without further delay. Negotiators on both sides must now pull out a…

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Vips Becomes F2 VIP for Lucas Oil in Italy

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

DAMS driver Jüri Vips secured the first podium of his FIA Formula 2 Championship career in the Sprint Race during round 9 in Mugello (Italy). It sealed an impressive 16 points haul in the Lucas Oil-sp…

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