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Schaeffler gives technicians the opportunity of a live audience with the REPXPERT team

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

Schaeffler, the renowned and respected original equipment component and system manufacturer, is giving a limited number of technicians the opportunity to be part of a live and exclusive online event w…

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Juratek joins IAAF membership

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed its newest member, light vehicle (LV) and commercial vehicle (CV) braking specialist, Juratek, to its growing network of aftermark…

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New white paper outlines value of proven aftermarket parts suppliers

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020

NSK, a global supplier of motion and control solutions for industrial markets, has created a new white paper about the added value that can be provided by partnering with a proven specialist in afterm…

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Sign up for AdBells exclusive offers

Date: Wednesday 18 November 2020

Ad Bell have put together some exclusive offers available from Monday 23rd November, we would like you to hear about them. Sign up is quick and easy – click the link below to sign up day. Don’t miss o…

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Schaeffler demonstrates pioneering spirit and innovation to help shape an electric future for DTM

Date: Friday 13 November 2020

During the final weekend of the 2020 DTM season, Schaeffler demonstrated what the future of the series will look like: green and electric. As the new DTM Series and Innovation Partner, Schaeffler, alo…

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LIQUI MOLY is once again giving away a brand new Hyundai i30 N at the end of the year

Date: Friday 13 November 2020

For the tenth time in a row, the lubricant specialist has been voted the best brand in various categories by readers of Germany’s major car magazines. LIQUI MOLY wants to celebrate this success with i…

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2 Marathons, 2 Runners, 1 Weekend. James & Lewis take on the challenge and raise support for Clair

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

James Ralph, South West Area Manager for the Alliance Automotive Subsidiaries and Lewis Selby, Managing Director for the Alliance Automotive Subsidiaries, will be running two marathons in two days to …

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HELLA UK racks up the miles to support local hospice

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

An intrepid group of HELLA employees have shown their commitment to each other and their willingness to face the challenges posed by coronavirus restrictions on group gatherings, to help support a loc…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts comment on latest SMMT used car figures

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Following the release by SMMT of its Q3 used car sales figures, Andy Hamilton, CEO at LKQ Euro Care Parts commented: “We expected demand for used cars to remain high throughout the last few months – t…

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First Line unveils free 2021 wall planner

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Due to their ongoing popularity with the aftermarket, First Line Ltd has revealed its 2021 wall planners. Each automotive planner is double sided, so workshops can display either First Line or Borg &a…

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Avia Autos implores independents to keep communicating with their customers as the new lockdown kicks in

Date: Friday 06 November 2020

As we witness the start of a new lockdown, it is important for garages to communicate with their customers, in order to highlight the procedures put in place to keep everyone safe. Back in May, Avia A…

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Surge in car & servicing repairs passes recovery predictions and indicates driver behaviour shift

Date: Friday 06 November 2020

WhoCanFixMyCar.com, the UK’s largest online marketplace for car servicing and repairs, has reported a surge from 27,000 job requests in April, to 85,000 in September, a massive increase of over 205%. …

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LKQ Euro Car Parts supports independent garages with extended Liftmaster and Milwaukee partnerships

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

LKQ Euro Car Parts has cemented its status as the UK’s leading supplier of Liftmaster and Milwaukee products by extending its partnerships with both brands, as it helps the independent aftermarket rec…

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Covid-impact on Workshops - Outlook

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

A recent study of UK workshops by Moove Pro-Brands, manufacturers of Comma oil, has found a largely positive outlook amongst the UK’s workshop technicians, as the industry begins its Covid-lockdown re…

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Simon Graeme Auto Service Centre named Servicesure Autocentre of the Year

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

National garage chain Servicesure has crowned Harrogate garage Simon Graeme Auto Service Centre the Autocentre of the Year in its 2020 annual awards. The North Yorkshire business beat stiff competitio…

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Cataclean appoint Tool Connection as exclusive distributor for all Cataclean products in UK, Rep Ireland and European territories. The new agreement takes effect on 1st November 2020.

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

Both Cataclean and Tool Connection are very excited about this new strategic partnership — the joint R&D programme will bring more revenue opportunities for the aftermarket sector with new product…

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Kerridge Commercial Systems and Phocas Software join forces to enable distributive trades to feel good about data

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

Industry leading ERP, Retail and Business Management software provider, Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), and leading analytics software provider, Phocas Software, today signed a global partnership a…

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New lockdown in England and the impact on the automotive aftermarket

Date: Thursday 05 November 2020

The Government has announced another lockdown for England commencing on Thursday 5th November 2020. During the previous lockdown industries across the board were affected by the national restrictions …

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Yuasa powers Josh Brookes and Ducati to British Superbikes championship victory

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

Yuasa are celebrating with Josh Brookes and the VisionTrack Ducati team after the Australian won the British Superbike Championship for the second time in his career. Two brilliant victories at Brands…

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LIQUI MOLY and “cult gearhead” Edd China launch video series

Date: Friday 30 October 2020

An international TV legend in the automotive sector is convinced of LIQUI MOLY’s quality and now shares his knowledge in short social media clips: Edd China – TV presenter, inventor, gearhead and cult…

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New video demonstrates WAI Steri-7 impact

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

A new 4K video highlighting the power of WAI’s new steri-7 disinfectant cleaner has been produced, as the UK continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Available to view via YouTube https://you…

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MAM Software unveils new branding and website

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

MAM Software has unveiled its new branding, as the company marks one year since being acquired by Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS). The rebrand is the first for the automotive software provider since…

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Is my business insured for the financial impacts of COVID-19?

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020

You may have seen details of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) test case in the media recently and wondered how it may affect you and your business. The FCA has been instrumental in acting for pol…

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IAAF welcomes another CV factor to its membership

Date: Thursday 22 October 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed Wessex Truck & Trailer Supplies Limited to its growing membership. The independent commercial vehicle specialist parts supplie…

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Major order from Chinese original equipment manufacturer: Integrated lighting system solution from HELLA

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Lighting and electronics specialist, HELLA, has been commissioned by a leading Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer to produce integrated lighting systems. The customer project includes two vehicle s…

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Lucas Oil applauds repair initiative by National Motor Museum

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Lucas Oil has applauded the initiative of the workshop at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, which is opening its doors to offer the services of its mechanics to the owners of other vintage cars. Be…

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HELLA strengthens software competencies by founding new Global Software House

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

HELLA, the international automotive supplier, is further expanding its global software competencies with a new Global Software House. The Global Software House is managed by the Berlin subsidiary and …

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Thoughts from a garage: Hayley Pells of Avia Autos on what she has learned

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

On reflection, spring felt like it had an expectation of temporary measures in order to bypass a catastrophic event. Autumn tells us that many of the changes are here to stay for some time, some of wh…

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‘On your bike’ – ZF duo embraces Cycle 300 for Cancer Research

Date: Monday 19 October 2020

ZF’s Mark Boden, purchasing manager, and Lloyd Williams, HR officer, hit the roads as they tackled 300 miles of cycling in September in the name of Cancer Research UK. As the cause is close to both of…

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IAAF & PACT team up to tackle warranty and returns process

Date: Friday 16 October 2020

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and PACT have teamed up to launch the new TecAlliance Warranty and Returns service as a free to access, easy-to-use online portal. Recognising …

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LKQ Euro Car Parts announces busiest training schedule ever for 2021

Date: Tuesday 13 October 2020

LKQ Euro Car Parts has published the 2021 course schedule for its AutoEducation Academy, with more than 450 courses already in the calendar across its 20 training centres nationwide. The schedule incl…

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Ford honours Dayco Products SLP, Mexico

Date: Tuesday 13 October 2020

Dayco’s impressive list of awards, endorsements and commendations continues apace, as the company’s Mexico facility was recognised by Ford Motor Company for Dayco’s outstanding quality and performance…

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'Amazing' remote software implementation allows ASAP to go live during lockdown

Date: Tuesday 13 October 2020

Auto Spares and Parts (ASAP) decided to move to a new business management system (BMS) earlier this year - and then national lockdown hit. However, with the help of a remote implementation carried out…

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FREE! WAI Steri-7 sample for IAAF Members

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

To further help our industry and wider community, IAAF has partnered with WAI to offer members a free sample of its New Vehicle Sanitiser. IAAF vice-president and WAI managing director, Richard Wellan…

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ZF and Sioen Receive Prestigious Award for Telematics Innovation that Combats Trailer Cargo Theft

Date: Friday 09 October 2020

ZF and Sioen Industries have won the trailer telematics category in Telematik Markt’s highly covered annual awards in Germany with a new innovation that addresses the increasing burden of cargo theft.…

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E-Motive’s ecommotors Tech Platform Helps Power eBay NHS PPE Portal

Date: Wednesday 07 October 2020

IAAF member E-Motive has today announced that the technology platform powering its ecommotors aftermarket ecommerce solution is also behind the eBay initiative to provide the NHS PPE portal. The porta…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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