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GSF assembles all-star leadership team to accelerate growth

Date: Thursday 22 February 2024

GSF Car Parts, the fastest-growing motor factor in the country, has assembled a new leadership team comprising the best current and emerging talent in the aftermarket as part of its plans to significa…

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Servicesure finds market-leading safe and sustainable solution for lithium-ion battery waste

Date: Wednesday 21 February 2024

Servicesure has become the UK’s first national garage programme to establish a circular economy for lithium batteries as part of its EVsure scheme. Thanks to their long-standing partnership with susta…

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NAPA Racing UK confirms expansive 2024 programme

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2024

NAPA Racing UK will chase title glory across four different championships in 2024 after today finalising its expansive racing programme for the upcoming campaign. Following a stunning 2023 season that…

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First Line urges industry to keep their cool with regular cooling systems maintenance

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2024

As the colder weather continues to envelop the nation, First Line Ltd. is urging the industry to consider a vehicle's cooling system health, as in the chillier months, the challenge isn't just about k…

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Has price replaced safety in the aftermarket?

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2024

Ring, a premium quality automotive lighting and auto electrics supplier, has a state of the art lighting laboratory located at its headquarters in Leeds, UK, and while testing a range of bulbs in the …

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Maverick Diagnostics elevates workshop capabilities with advanced Dealer Tool Support

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2024

Maverick Diagnostics, a leading provider in automotive diagnostic solutions, is supporting aftermarket workshops with its Dealer Tool Support program. This comprehensive subscription service equips a…

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Autowave: Joining the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation the ‘right fit’ and ‘mirrors our own direction’

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2024

Autowave, a leading provider of car keys, key cutting, and programming equipment, is pleased to announce its recent membership to the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). This move em…

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SMP Europe launches latest new to range parts

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2024

Engine management specialist, SMP Europe, has announced its latest range expansion across its Lucas, Lemark and Intermotor brands, to provide customers wider coverage of the ever-growing car parc, wit…

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DENSO introduces additional alternator and starter references to its aftermarket range

Date: Monday 19 February 2024

These additions are solely for passenger car applications, with three alternators and fourteen starters, catering for references linked to 242 OE part numbers, covering 2,219 models and almost 63 mill…

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First Line unveils top picks in latest range expansion

Date: Sunday 18 February 2024

First Line Ltd. has bolstered its aftermarket portfolio with 50 new products, with 23 parts added to its drive shafts product category, 15 to steering and suspension, 6 to braking, 3 to filters, 2 to …

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Juratek enhances braking range with new discs, hoses, and pads

Date: Sunday 18 February 2024

Juratek has launched five new brake discs, four brake hoses, and one new brake pad reference in its latest range expansion to enhance its offering of aftermarket braking solutions. This update include…

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Bettaparts expands range with latest caliper offerings

Date: Sunday 18 February 2024

Bettaparts has launched 30 new brake calipers, broadening its aftermarket solutions for a range of popular vehicles ensuring comprehensive coverage and superior performance. Key highlights in this new…

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Brembo CV Brake Discs with PVT PLUS Venting Technology

Date: Sunday 18 February 2024

Many vehicle operators and fleet engineers have a strong brand preference when it comes to selecting CV disc pad brands for their trucks and trailers. However, the importance of CV brake disc brands a…

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GSF Car Parts opens new Sunderland branch as part of national expansion

Date: Sunday 18 February 2024

NATIONAL motor factor GSF Car Parts has begun plans to supercharge the expansion of its network in 2024 with the opening of a brand-new branch in Sunderland. This is the first of a flurry of new branc…

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Protyre reinforces Delphi partnership for tailored training excellence

Date: Sunday 18 February 2024

The UK’s fastest-growing tyre retailer, Protyre Autocare (Protyre) has turned to Delphi for a bespoke training programme to support its ambitious growth plans. The partnership, which began in 2018, wi…

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IAAF members win big at CAT awards

Date: Friday 16 February 2024

The winners of the CAT Awards 2024 have been crowned during a day of celebration in Manchester. The annual event, held at the Lowry Hotel, welcomed more than 200 people from across the aftermarket to …

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Abigayle André to host Schaeffler REPXPERT Conference

Date: Friday 16 February 2024

‘She Talks Cars’ creator will host the Schaeffler REPXPERT Conference on Wednesday 22nd May in Coventry Automotive journalist, TV presenter and content creator, Abigayle André has been named as hostes…

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AutoCare Wins Prestigious Garage Concept Award at CAT Awards 2024!

Date: Friday 16 February 2024

We are thrilled to announce that AutoCare has been honoured with the prestigious Garage Concept Award at the CAT Awards 2024, marking our third consecutive win in this category! This achievement is a …

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Lucas Oil Announces Executive Promotions – Morgan Lucas Named Chief Executive Officer, Katie Lucas Promoted to President

Date: Friday 16 February 2024

Lucas Oil Products, the world leader and distributor of high-performance automotive additives and lubricants, is pleased to announce the promotion of Morgan Lucas to Chief Executive Officer and Katie …

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HELLA looks into lighting ‘glare’

Date: Thursday 15 February 2024

HELLA has welcomed focus on the issue of headlight glare after The RAC’s own research[i] of 2,000 UK drivers in December 2023 found 85% said headlamp glare is ‘getting worse’ on our roads. OEM headlam…

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FORVIA HELLA presents pioneering “Sustainable Headlamp” concept

Date: Thursday 15 February 2024

Headlamp concept combines sustainability, functionality and performance in a cost-neutral way Headlamp reduces CO2 emissions by up to 70 percent over the entire product life cycle and cuts its weight…

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Exol-powered team wins championship at Idemitsu Super Endurance 600

Date: Thursday 15 February 2024

Exol Lubricants, the UK’s largest independent lubricants company, has celebrated the triumph of its Thailand distributor, Shinsiri Ltd, at the 2023 Idemitsu Super Endurance 600. Held at Chang Internat…

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Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) becomes distributor of game-changing UniClutch brand

Date: Wednesday 14 February 2024

Clutch Industries has reached an agreement with parts distributor Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) to distribute the UniClutch™ brand in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, France a…

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Apec expand their Braking range with 36 new part numbers this February!

Date: Wednesday 14 February 2024

Apec has expanded the Apec Red and Apec Blue ranges with 36 new braking components this month. The Apec Red range extension consists of 9 brake discs, 1 brake pad set, 1 ABS ring, 2 caliper fitting ki…

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Fras-le announces new appointments to bolster brand following acquisition

Date: Tuesday 13 February 2024

Fras-le, owner of the Juratek braking brand, has announced a number of appointments to support its growth in the UK automotive aftermarket. Paul Gibson has joined the company as CV Sales Manager worki…

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Delphi to deliver EV conversion training with Everrati

Date: Monday 12 February 2024

Delphi has announced a new partnership which will see ‘classic and iconic’ car electrification specialist, Everrati, featured in exclusive new IMI TechSafe training from Delphi Academy focused on the …

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BGA joins the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF)

Date: Monday 12 February 2024

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is excited to announce BGA as its latest member. BGA’s OEM Group supplies ‘on the road’ and ‘under the bonnet’ parts and components for Bentley…

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LKQ chief sets out vision for sustainable growth at major conference

Date: Monday 12 February 2024

The new Chief Executive of LKQ UK & Ireland has outlined his commitment to long-term supplier-customer partnerships as key to driving sustainable growth across the aftermarket. Kevan Wooden was sp…

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Into the blue – LIQUI MOLY launches additive for AdBlue® on the market

Date: Friday 09 February 2024

The newly developed additive protects the SCR system for exhaust gas treatment against damage. Anyone who drives a modern series-production diesel has to fill up not only with fuel, but also with urea…

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Schaeffler announces 2024 REPXPERT Conference date

Date: Friday 09 February 2024

Schaeffler’s new national REPXPERT Conference for UK garages is to take place at the Manufacturing Training Centre (MTC) Coventry on Wednesday 22nd May 2024, it has been confirmed. The event, running …

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It’s not a Mirage, it’s new exhausts from Klarius!

Date: Friday 09 February 2024

Klarius Products has added seven new components to its market-leading range of aftermarket exhausts, including replacement systems for the Mitsubishi Mirage 1.0 and 1.2 hatchback. Click here to view t…

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Simply Brands is now on MAM!

Date: Thursday 08 February 2024

To fully assist its customers in every area, Simply Brands has ensured that its entire range of bulbs is now catalogued by vehicle application on MAM Autocat. With the vast majority of UK customers us…

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Autotech Connect announces director appointments as the division scales up

Date: Wednesday 07 February 2024

Autotech Group has announced the appointment of Laurence Abbott as Managing Director of its Autotech Connect division, along with Darren Dowling as Client Services Director. Moving from his original …

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First ‘INside Schaeffler’ with Jo Loughman

Date: Wednesday 07 February 2024

Schaeffler is aiming to help customers and garages get to know some of its key team members through their new ‘INside Schaeffler’ series. The aim is to look ‘behind the brands’ to show the loyalty, ex…

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WABCO expands ADAS CV portfolio with additional OnLaneALERT™ Camera and OnGuard™ Radar spare parts

Date: Wednesday 07 February 2024

WABCO has extended its existing Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) portfolio, with the addition of 12 WABCO OnLaneALERT™ Camera and OnGuard™ Radar spare parts for the independent aftermarket. A…

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Don’t neglect cabin filter replacement: A year-round vehicle imperative, says First Line Ltd.

Date: Wednesday 07 February 2024

In the ever-changing world of vehicle maintenance, First Line Ltd. spotlights a critical, yet frequently overlooked component: the cabin filter. Operating under its esteemed Borg & Beck brand, Fir…

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Alliance Automotive Group UK acquires Automotion Factors Limited

Date: Tuesday 06 February 2024

Alliance Automotive Group UK (AAG) has expanded its e-commerce capability by acquiring Automotion Factors Limited T/A Parts In Motion (PIM). A current member of the AAG Trading Group, PIM is a leading…

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HELLA helps Volkswagen ID.7 into top spot

Date: Friday 02 February 2024

Volkswagen’s ID.7, recently named overall winner of the 2024 What Car? Safety Award, relied upon HELLA electronics to achieve top spot. The ID.7 topped a five-car shortlist, which was selected based o…

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OESAA endorses Schaeffler’s REPXPERT Academy Conference

Date: Thursday 01 February 2024

Taking place at the Manufacturing Training Centre in Coventry on Wednesday 22nd May and hosted by the manufacturer responsible for renowned LuK, INA, and FAG brands, the conference is set to replicate…

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DENSO launches new sensor leaflets

Date: Thursday 01 February 2024

Nowadays, the modern vehicle is fitted with a multitude of sensors to transfer operational data to its many electronic control units, to ensure it can be driven safely and to the maximum efficiency. T…

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Jepson & Co: making number plates work for you for (almost) 130 years

Date: Thursday 01 February 2024

As Jepson & Co proudly marks a fantastic 130-year journey in the automotive industry, the company takes a moment to reflect on its remarkable history while eagerly looking forward to a future fill…

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World Class Braking. Engineered for EVs.

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2024

Renowned brake pad manufacturer, Allied Nippon, is poised to make a major impact with the introduction of EV+, a range of world class brake pads engineered for the future of the automotive aftermarket…

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Delphi explores surge of ‘fundamentals’ training in 2023

Date: Monday 29 January 2024

Delphi says the pattern of demand growth for training experienced during 2023 portrayed an unexpected picture, as the aftermarket continues to wrestle with both upskilling for emerging technologies an…

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Continuous print here to stay for motor factors, says Future Print Leeds

Date: Thursday 25 January 2024

IAAF member and print and design specialists Future Print Leeds has seen a rise in continuous print business through motor factors going into 2024. With over 50 years’ experience in print and design, …

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Start your engines… which will not be a problem with Ring’s new jumpstarter!

Date: Thursday 25 January 2024

Premium quality automotive lighting and auto electrics supplier, Ring, is starting its 50th birthday year off with a flurry of activities, the first of which is the launch of a brand new product for t…

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HELLA Customer Centre proving popular

Date: Thursday 25 January 2024

HELLA says its ‘Customer Experience Centre’ is already proving to be of huge benefit in showcasing the full breadth of the product and service solutions it now delivers to the UK aftermarket. The faci…

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LIQUI MOLY confidently on course for a billion

Date: Thursday 25 January 2024

German motor oil and additive producer increases sales by almost 15 percent to € 917 million in 2023. Oil and additive sales soar in volume. Number of employees grows by more than five percent. Inflat…

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GSF Car Parts pilots electric delivery bikes in green solution to london traffic

Date: Wednesday 24 January 2024

National motor factor GSF Car Parts is piloting an innovative new green solution to navigating traffic around its London branches by partnering with VOK Bikes. GSF has 180 branches across the UK and I…

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Ecobat Battery launches its most comprehensive catalogue yet

Date: Wednesday 24 January 2024

Ecobat Battery, the UK’s largest battery distributor, has further underlined its market leading position with the launch of its 2024 product catalogue, a comprehensive, 168 page directory that emphasi…

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Garage Hive inspires at 1TEC Auto Hub Connect

Date: Tuesday 23 January 2024

Community-driven Garage Management Software, Garage Hive had a strong presence at the 1TEC Auto Hub Connect event last week. Taking place on 19th January at The Belfry Hotel in Sutton Coldfield, it br…

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