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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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What to check on a car after the Christmas break

Date: Tuesday 23 January 2024

Premium quality automotive lighting and auto electrics supplier, Ring, is offering advice to every driver on what to inspect on their car if it’s been sat for a while over Christmas and providing work…

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Shaftec brings in new year with further brake calipers added to range

Date: Tuesday 23 January 2024

As we begin 2024, Shaftec has introduced a further 30 remanufactured brake calipers and one propshaft to its product portfolio. The recent expansion of the company’s product range follows the announce…

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DT Spare Parts ensures the right start to the new year

Date: Tuesday 23 January 2024

The motor needs to be started, but everything stays still and the wheels are not moving. From this point on, every minute of downtime costs a lot of money and this situation must be rectified as quick…

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EV transition to move up the gears in 2024, says LKQ UK Chief

Date: Monday 22 January 2024

The chief executive of LKQ UK & Ireland Kevan Wooden, has revealed his predictions for the independent aftermarket in 2024, with the electric vehicle (EV) transition set to move up the gears over …

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Ferdinand Bilstein maximising the potential from Factor Sales

Date: Monday 22 January 2024

In the dynamic landscape of automotive aftermarket sales, staying ahead of the curve requires constant monitoring and understanding of market dynamics, competitor movement and the ability to identify …

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Delphi supports independent factor growth

Date: Monday 22 January 2024

Autovaux Car Parts (Autovaux), an independent supplier of automotive parts and accessories, is set to open a fourth branch. The expansion into West Yorkshire represents a significant milestone for the…

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Garage Says Best ‘Employee’ Works 24/7

Date: Monday 22 January 2024

An independent garage in Uckfield, East Sussex has seen a significant rise in new customers and its online bookings double since launching its new website. Uckfield Motor Services says its online stra…

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LKQ Euro car parts kicks off 2024 with Protyre Autocare win

Date: Thursday 18 January 2024

LKQ Euro Car Parts has announced a new partnership with Protyre Autocare, which will see the motor factor act as the primary aftermarket supplier for the business the next five years. Protyre Autocare…

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Launch Tech UK unveils its latest diagnostic tool: CRP MOT 4

Date: Thursday 18 January 2024

Launch Tech UK has revealed its latest piece of technology, the CRP MOT 4, a new development of its CRP MOT 3 diagnostic tool, set to elevate automotive diagnostics for technicians in the automotive a…

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35 aftermarket brands stronger on data thanks to Elcome

Date: Thursday 18 January 2024

Automotive cataloguing specialist, Elcome, has helped 35 leading aftermarket brands gain or retain Premium Data Supplier status on TecDoc. The end of last year saw TecDoc update its status of all data…

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First Line gets into gear for 2024 with enhanced offering

Date: Thursday 18 January 2024

First Line Ltd. has kickstarted the year by adding 43 products including key components such as 13 suspension arms, seven stabiliser links, one strut mount, one tie rod end, one rack end, three timing…

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BETTAPARTS announces new range of brake pads

Date: Thursday 18 January 2024

BETTAPARTS has introduced an expanded brake pad range with 16 new part numbers designed to cater to a vast array of vehicle models, reflecting the brand’s dedication to providing top-quality, reliable…

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Apec expand its Braking range with 59 new part numbers this January including two first-to-market brake pad sets!

Date: Thursday 18 January 2024

Apec has introduced 59 new braking components across the Apec Blue, Apec Red and Apec Black ranges. The range extension includes 15 new parts added to the Apec Red range including 4-wheel cylinders, 2…

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All aboard the new BenBus to raise awareness of charity’s support

Date: Wednesday 17 January 2024

Automotive industry charity, Ben, is unveiling its new bus, a branded VW Transporter campervan, to increase the charity’s visibility out on the road and raise awareness of its life-changing support. T…

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Elevating Autopart user experience: Enhanced delivery benefits with integrated ePOD technology

Date: Wednesday 17 January 2024

MAM software, a leader in providing integrated solutions for the automotive aftermarket, has announced a new development for its Autopart users. The integration of its Electronic Proof of Delivery (eP…

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DENSO unveils the secrets of wiper blade replacement

Date: Tuesday 16 January 2024

Although wiper blades are one of the most important safety features fitted to vehicles, drivers rarely give them a second thought, despite the fact that efficient windscreen wiping and visibility are …

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Ring set to illuminate aftermarket with strategic business revamp

Date: Monday 15 January 2024

Ring Automotive set to illuminate the independent automotive aftermarket with strategic business revamp Celebrating 50 years of excellence in the automotive industry Ring Automotive, the supplier of p…

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Mintex Racing launches #legendarybraking high-performance Race Ranges at Autosport International 2024

Date: Friday 12 January 2024

NEW for 2024, Mintex Racing has revitalised its high-performance Race Ranges, consisting of both road-legal and track-only products. These next-generation brake pads were officially launched on the 1…

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First Line nominated for 'Supplier of the Year' at CAT Awards 2024

Date: Friday 12 January 2024

First Line Ltd. has been shortlisted for the 'Supplier of the Year' award at CAT Awards 2024, highlighting its steadfast commitment to continuing to meet customer demand. ​In the past year, First Line…

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NAPA Truck Launches Shock Absorbers

Date: Thursday 11 January 2024

Commercial vehicle aftermarket brand NAPA Truck proudly introduces its latest range of advanced shock absorbers. These cutting-edge components redefine the standards of stability, control, and comfort…

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Juratek kickstarts 2024 with additional cylinders, calipers and brake pads

Date: Thursday 11 January 2024

Juratek has revealed 25 new additions for the start of the year, including one Wheel Cylinder, 20 Calipers, and four Brake Pads for enhanced vehicle performance and safety. The brand’s new part number…

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“High performance starts from the box” campaign from Magnetti Marelli

Date: Wednesday 10 January 2024

Antonio Giovinazzi, who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2023 at the wheel of the Ferrari Hypercar 499P, is representing the quality of Magneti Marelli Parts & Services products. Antonio Giovinazzi has…

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TMD Friction’s Nick Hayes recognised with Outstanding Achievement award at IAAF annual ceremony

Date: Tuesday 09 January 2024

After an illustrious career at TMD Friction spanning close to 21 years, Nick Hayes, UK Sales Manager for Car has been honoured with the Outstanding Achievement award at the Independent Automotive Afte…

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Record number of vans on road presents opportunities for garages and turbo repair specialists

Date: Tuesday 09 January 2024

A record number of light commercial vehicles are now on UK roads, newly released figures have shown, which puts garages and turbo repair specialists in a great position to thrive as the vehicle parc g…

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DENSO’s bees in harmony with the community

Date: Tuesday 09 January 2024

Although it might come as a surprise, there have been beehives on the roof of DENSO’s headquarters since 2015 and the bee population is now around 200,000 According to the United Nations Environment P…

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GSF Car Parts offers bumper Christmas to Burton Garage with £5,000 prize

Date: Monday 08 January 2024

NATIONAL motor factor GSF Car Parts rewarded more than a thousand customers with a bumper Christmas through its All Wrapped Up promotion, with Staffordshire garage VW Services bagging a £5,000 grand p…

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Navigating the roads of garage life: An advocate for OE excellence

Date: Monday 08 January 2024

In the heart of Birmingham, Autoworks Service Centre stands as a testament to automotive passion and commitment to quality. In an exclusive Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association intervi…

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