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LKQ Euro Car Parts urges MOT testers to book CPD with two weeks before deadline

Date: Friday 15 March 2024

LKQ Euro Car Parts is urging technicians to complete their 2023/24 MOT CPD before the end of the month, to protect both driver safety and garages’ ability to trade. Bob Wiffen, Workshop Solutions Dire…

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ZF Aftermarket: New Lemförder Chassis Parts for Electric Vehicles

Date: Thursday 14 March 2024

Automotive supplier ZF is one of the world's largest manufacturers of chassis components for cars, vans and trucks. ZF Aftermarket also sells these products on the independent aftermarket under the Le…

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First Line Ltd. continues to grow range with 43 additions

Date: Thursday 14 March 2024

First Line Ltd. has introduced a further 43 new parts to its ever-growing range, with 12 steering and suspension part references, 10 within its braking category, six within filtration, four drive shaf…

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Insufficient lubrication: A major factor in turbocharger failures, warns Melett

Date: Thursday 14 March 2024

Turbocharger specialist, Melett, is drawing attention to the critical issue of insufficient lubrication as a leading cause of turbocharger failures. This frequently overlooked problem can result in su…

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Apec expand its Braking range with 40 new components this March!

Date: Thursday 14 March 2024

Apec has expanded the Apec Red and Apec Black ranges with 40 new braking components this month. The Apec Red range extension consists of 6 master cylinders, 1 brake pad set and a huge total of 29 cali…

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Alliance Automotive Group Ireland Organisational Changes

Date: Thursday 14 March 2024

Alliance Automotive Group UK & Ireland recently announced changes to the organisational structure of our Ireland function, effective 1st April 2024. After almost 3 years of service, Alan Gaynor wi…

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Imexpart expands distribution portfolio for car and LCV

Date: Thursday 14 March 2024

Imexpart, a truck and engine parts specialist, has announced the expansion of its distribution portfolio to include parts for passenger cars (PC) and light commercial vehicles (LCVs). This strategic m…

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DENSO introduces additional thermal management components to its aftermarket range

Date: Thursday 14 March 2024

These passenger car additions comprise 21 air conditioning compressors, five intercoolers, four oil coolers, five electric radiator fans, 11 cabin blowers, four heater cores, 35 radiators and 15 conde…

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BM Catalysts continues to invest in range to expand vehicle parc coverage

Date: Wednesday 13 March 2024

With the vehicle parc growing year on year, Europe’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket hot end emissions products, BM Catalysts, continues to expand its range to meet demand, and has recently added …

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Magneti Marelli Parts & Services: a braking range that is perfect for every need

Date: Wednesday 13 March 2024

Magneti Marelli Parts & Services continues to expand its range through the use of advanced technology to guarantee higher performance and conformity with original-part standards. Magneti Marelli P…

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GSF Car Parts launches London expansion with new Wembley branch

Date: Wednesday 13 March 2024

Leading motor factor GSF Car Parts began ambitious plans to supercharge its presence in the capital with the opening of its new Wembley branch on Monday 4th March. This is the second branch the parts …

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LKQ Europe partners with WRC star, Thierry Neuville

Date: Tuesday 12 March 2024

LKQ Europe, the subsidiary of LKQ Corporation, has announced its official partnership with World Rally Championship driver, Thierry Neuville, and his Art Helmet charitable project. As part of the proj…

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GSF connect the Black Country with brand new Walsall branch

Date: Tuesday 12 March 2024

National motor factor GSF Car Parts are continuing to supercharge the expansion of their network as they opened their third new branch of the year, and second of the month with GSF Walsall on Monday 1…

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Launch Tech UK goes electric

Date: Tuesday 12 March 2024

To stay ahead of the curve with the impending petrol and diesel vehicle ban in 2035, garages and technicians need to ensure they are both preparing their workshops and training themselves to work on e…

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ZF Aftermarket UK employee rewarded ‘Marshal of the Year 2023’

Date: Tuesday 12 March 2024

Steve Bemrose, a dedicated warehouse supervisor at ZF Aftermarket UK, has received the prestigious 'Marshal of the Year 2023' award by the BARC Marshals Core Group. This recognition comes in light of …

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Imexpart backs BTRC driver, Stuart Oliver

Date: Tuesday 12 March 2024

Imexpart, a leading distributor of commercial vehicle parts, has announced its sponsorship of Team Oliver in the upcoming British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC). The BTRC is renowned for its exhilar…

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Steering clear of false economies: Debunking the myth of budget exhausts

Date: Tuesday 12 March 2024

Often perceived by drivers as merely another replaceable part, the exhaust system, in reality, plays a critical role in the performance and efficiency of a vehicle. As such, service garages regularly …

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Mark Hallam joins ZF Aftermarket UK as Marketing Manager

Date: Monday 11 March 2024

ZF Aftermarket UK has announced the appointment of Mark Hallam as Marketing Manager, UK&I, who will oversee the company's marketing function for the UK and Ireland market, supporting all sales cha…

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NAPA Racing UK 2024 Launch

Date: Monday 11 March 2024

NAPA Racing UK returns for its 3rd season, this time as champions. Ahead of the season opener NAPA Racing UK is proud to unveil the 2024 lineup and liveries that will be competing across the British T…

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Advances in fuel additive technology promises significant savings for motorists amidst rising fuel costs

Date: Monday 11 March 2024

As motorists grapple with the escalating costs of fuel amidst economic challenges, the spotlight is once again on fuel additives as a potential solution to alleviate the burden of filling up. Develope…

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Headlight condensation guidance from HELLA

Date: Monday 11 March 2024

After unprecedented wet weather, OEM headlamp manufacturer HELLA believes drivers need reminding that fogging or condensation inside lighting units doesn’t usually mean the lamp is defective. HELLA TE…

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OSRAM presents LEDriving® HL Vintage

Date: Monday 11 March 2024

OSRAM, the market leader in automotive lighting, is expanding its renowned series of LEDriving retrofit lamps with the addition of the new LEDriving HL Vintage, gives vintage cars a retro look using L…

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Comma spotlights workshop heroes for International Women’s Day

Date: Friday 08 March 2024

Comma, the world-class brand of automotive oils and lubricants that are ‘made for mechanics’, is launching a social media and email campaign this month to share stories of women who love being part of…

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Put option agreement signed for the sale of the filtration business unit consideration based on an enterprise value of euro 374 million

Date: Friday 08 March 2024

Sogefi, in the context of a process aimed at the valorization of its Filtration Business Unit, entered into a put option agreement with the US private equity fund Pacific Avenue Capital Partners, purs…

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Maverick Diagnostics’ Laura Hall commemorates International Women’s Day

Date: Friday 08 March 2024

Laura Hall, the managing director of Maverick Diagnostics, is pleased to share her personal journey with International Women’s Day, reminiscing about her first encounter with the celebration while stu…

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Shaftec surpasses charity goals for Zoe’s Place baby hospice

Date: Friday 08 March 2024

Across 2023, Birmingham-based remanufacturer Shaftec embarked on a mission to raise money for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice, Coventry, a charity that cares for babies and young children with life-limiting …

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Venson Automotive introduces sustainable accessories in partnership with vGroup International

Date: Friday 08 March 2024

In a partnership that spans back to 2005, vGroup International, a market-leading supplier and manufacturer of automotive products, collaborated with Venson Automotive Solutions for a pack refresh init…

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Intermotor-sponsored Team GB ice hockey set sights on Olympic Games

Date: Thursday 07 March 2024

Engine management specialists, SMP Europe, the home of Lucas, Lemark and Intermotor brands, recently announced a change in its sponsorship for the Team Great Britain (Team GB) ice hockey team, with th…

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Budget Reaction

Date: Thursday 07 March 2024

Kevan Wooden, CEO at LKQ UK & Ireland, said: “Garages and workshops will find few gifts for them in the Spring Budget - with the Chancellor largely focused on addressing the consumer tax burden, w…

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Alco sponsors Nascar driver

Date: Thursday 07 March 2024

Vladimiros Tziortzis returns with Academy Motorsport, Alex Caffi Motorsports for the Nascar Whelen Euro Series title and ALCO Filters is extremely proud to support Vladimiros Tziortzis during the 2024…

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Valeo to celebrate 20 years of stop-start with IMI event

Date: Thursday 07 March 2024

Valeo Service UK is set to commemorate two decades of pioneering stop-start technology with an exclusive IMI-member event at its training centre in Redditch on Tuesday March 12, 2024 from 6:30pm - 10:…

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HELLA raises £6.4K in Ben’s ‘Race Across Britain’

Date: Thursday 07 March 2024

HELLA has raised more than £6,400 for automotive industry charity, Ben after it entered two teams into an epic three-day ‘Race Across Britain’. Inspired by the BBC TV series 'Race Across the World', B…

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FAI Automotive highlights latest range expansion

Date: Thursday 07 March 2024

Premium-quality parts supplier, FAI Automotive, has launched eight new references in its leading product portfolio, as it continues to expand its range of high-quality parts as part of its commitment …

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Digraph and LKQ set sights on growth following record sales year

Date: Thursday 07 March 2024

Digraph – the UK’s leading distributor of commercial heavy goods vehicle (HGV), bus and coach parts – has marked a successful first six months as part of LKQ UK & Ireland by announcing record sale…

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DENSO introduces thermostats into its extensive aftermarket portfolio

Date: Thursday 07 March 2024

Thermostats control the operating temperature of the engine, and in some instances the gearbox, by regulating the flow of coolant to the radiator, as well as other specific areas within the cooling sy…

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TecAlliance: What the Fix? sheet - Seat Ibiza

Date: Wednesday 06 March 2024

TecAlliance have released their latest What the Fix? sheet for a Seat Ibiza. To download the sheet, click here.

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Juratek boosts range with 13 new additions

Date: Wednesday 06 March 2024

Juratek has revealed its latest range expansion, offering six new caliper references, two brake pads and five new hoses, as it looks to cover the ever-growing vehicle parc and meet increased demand. T…

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Fueltone Pro highlights diesel system primer for effortless fuel filter replacement

Date: Wednesday 06 March 2024

Leading fuel additives specialist, Fueltone Pro, is shining a spotlight on its Diesel System Primer as the go-to solution for garages and workshops when carrying out fuel filter replacement in diesel …

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Klarius: Keeping reliable runners on the road with quality replacement components

Date: Tuesday 05 March 2024

Since its debut in December 2007 in Brazil, the Dacia Sandero has become an endearing sight on the roads with its combination of affordability, reliability, and practical design. Part of Renault’s bud…

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DAYCO begins full scale belt production in Mexico

Date: Monday 04 March 2024

At the end of 2022, Dayco, a leading engine product and drive systems manufacturer for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, announced that it was investing in a new manufacturing fac…

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Registration now open: UK Garage and Bodyshop Event 2024

Date: Monday 04 March 2024

Visitor registration is now open for the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event, which is set to return for its second edition at the NEC in Birmingham on 5th and 6th June 2024. This one-of-a-kind national even…

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Autotech Group announces new leadership structure including several key appointments

Date: Monday 04 March 2024

Mark Armitage, who initially joined the company last year as Commercial Director, becomes Chief Revenue Officer, and Laurence Abbott, who moves from his position as Marketing and Technology Director, …

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Autowave integrated into MAM Software’s Autocat

Date: Monday 04 March 2024

Autowave, a leading provider specialising in the production, development, and supply of car keys and key programming equipment, is thrilled to announce its amalgamation into MAM Software’s Autocat pla…

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Fuel tanks from DT Spare Parts – presented by the Parts Specialists

Date: Monday 04 March 2024

Formerly made of steel, today mostly out of aluminium. A truck normally has several of these in order to be able to cover long distances. This large spare part cannot be overlooked and is an important…

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ELTA Automotive secures contract with Halfords on bulbs

Date: Friday 01 March 2024

ELTA Automotive has been awarded a new contract with Halfords, the UK's leading provider of motoring and cycling products and services, supplying automotive bulbs into all stores throughout the UK and…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts offers extra value to garages with technical training event

Date: Friday 01 March 2024

Arnold Clark Autoparts recently hosted a technical training evening at the GTG Training Centre in Wolverhampton to offer garages technical expertise, networking opportunities and industry knowledge fr…

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Shaftec’s New To Range accelerates further with driveshafts

Date: Friday 01 March 2024

Following the addition of brake calipers and a propshaft in January, Birmingham-based Shaftec’s New To Range portfolio has grown even further with 114 new driveshafts. These new driveshafts can be fit…

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Schaeffler REPXPERT Millionaire promotion back for 2024

Date: Friday 01 March 2024

Schaeffler’s popular REPXPERT Millionaire promotion is back for 2024, giving garage owners and technicians more chances to win one million REPXPERT points. The points can then be spent on repair data …

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Schaeffler team head north to Tyneside AutoHaus

Date: Friday 01 March 2024

Schaeffler’s REPXPERT team made a long trip north, to Tyneside AutoHaus in Newcastle upon Tyne, to support and train on an INA timing belt installation. Alistair Mason, Technical Services Manager at S…

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New MANN-FILTER Catalogs for 2024 to 2026

Date: Friday 01 March 2024

Premium brand MANN-FILTER from global filtration expert MANN+HUMMEL presents its new printed catalogs for 2024 to 2026. Retail and workshop specialists can find the right filter quickly and easily. Mo…

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