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For steering & suspension – choose First Line!

Date: Tuesday 16 March 2021

When First Line’s Steering & Suspension programme was launched back in 1992, the 1,000 reference portfolio led the way in providing a comprehensive offer. Since then, the range has grown to more t…

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NEW alternator A3560S in AS-PL offer

Date: Tuesday 16 March 2021

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A3560S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and st…

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SMP Europe leads the way: New ignition leads launched

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

SMP Europe continues to drive the market from the front with its range of OE Fit Ignition Leads, now available in its Intermotor, Lucas, Lemark, High Volt and Electrospark brands. What is an ignition …

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E10 petrol plans – time to become aware of the implications

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

Additive and lubricants manufacturer Lucas Oil has warned that most cars will require some extra protection following confirmation of Government plans to make E10 petrol the standard 95-octane grade b…

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HELLA grows its VALUEFIT work lamp series

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

The safety of the personnel responsible for loading and unloading goods, working in and around the yard, as well as the warehouse or highway, is paramount, which is why original equipment manufacturer…

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BM Catalysts expands range

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

BM Catalysts, UK manufacturer and exporter of catalytic converters, DPFs and front pipes, has added six new products to its expanding product portfolio, as part of its commitment to providing customer…

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Leading European manufacturer of alternators and starters

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

AS-PL Sp. z o.o. is a European company which operates in the field of supplying parts and electrical components for vehicles. The company was established in 1992 in Gdańsk and cooperates with aftermar…

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ZF [pro]Points gaming initiative with attractive prizes for new and existing members

Date: Monday 08 March 2021

ZF Aftermarket is offering independent garage workshops the chance to win an iPhone 12 Pro and a daily allocation of Points by taking part in its new online gaming initiative. This is being piloted fr…

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Textar ‘first to market’ with new brake pads and discs

Date: Friday 05 March 2021

TMD Friction has expanded its Textar product range by adding 12 new brake pads and eight brake discs to its ever-growing portfolio, some of which are first to market in the automotive aftermarket. Tex…

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Brake technology specialist TMD Friction rapidly expands its spare parts range

Date: Friday 05 March 2021

Broad market coverage is one of the crucial factors for success in the spare parts market. This goal remains a constant challenge, even for suppliers who are able to offer a spare part for almost ever…

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New Klarius exhausts and CATs hit the right Note

Date: Friday 05 March 2021

Klarius Products Ltd, the UK’s largest aftermarket exhaust manufacturer, has added new exhausts and catalytic converters (CATs) to its emissions control range to fit popular Audi, Honda, Nissan, Seat,…

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New hybrid & electric vehicle safety course (AC1) at OurVirtualAcademy.com

Date: Thursday 04 March 2021

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the next chapter in their course on High Voltage Design Concepts and Safety Systems, the first of four chapters looking at ISOLATION MONITOR…

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The New Valeo Smart O.E. Transmission Systems technology for outstanding responsiveness and comfort

Date: Thursday 04 March 2021

In 2020 Valeo launched the OE Valeo Dual Dry Clutch designed to foster a unique driving experience and lower CO2 emissions. The Valeo Dual Dry clutch delivers highly responsive gears shift, smooth and…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts adds engine oil to MPM product range

Date: Wednesday 03 March 2021

LKQ Euro Car Parts has enhanced its product offering for independent garages, with the addition of MPM Engine Oil to its range. Customers of LKQ Euro Car Parts can now enjoy exclusive access to MPM En…

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NEW alternator A5412S in AS-PL offer

Date: Monday 01 March 2021

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A5412S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and st…

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Mintex kickstarts 2021 with new additions

Date: Friday 26 February 2021

Leading aftermarket braking brand Mintex has launched five new brake pads, six brake discs and two brake shoe kits kickstarting its range extension plans for 2021. The new brake pads cover more than 2…

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TecAlliance introduces “Premier Data Supplier” certificate

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

Since 2020, TecAlliance has been running a data quality offensive to continuously optimise data quality in the TecDoc Catalogue. A new set of rules with additional validations and key performance indi…

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New Ring Connect app for “a connected future”

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

Ring Automotive has introduced Ring Connect app the new, ‘smart’ way for motorists to take control of their own vehicle safety and efficiency, putting an expert in their back pocket. After conducting …

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HELLA expands product range for electromobility and launches low-voltage battery management system

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Electromobility continues to gain momentum worldwide. Both fully electric vehicles and partially electrified drive types, such as mild hybrids, are forecast to see above-average growth over the coming…

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New Klarius Euro 5 components for pick-ups and hybrids

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Klarius Products has announced a range of updates and additions to its Euro 5 catalytic converter (CAT) and catalysed diesel particulate filters (CDPF) range. These include new CATs for the hybrid Lex…

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EAG launches its wiper blade promotion!

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) is giving out scratchcards to customers who buy two Champion or TRICO wiper blades, to allow them to be in with the chance to win incredible prizes. The promotion, which i…

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Schaeffler starts mass production of electric motors

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021

Schaeffler is now reaping the rewards of an early 2018 decision to create a specific business division for electric mobility. The start of multiple product mass production across all electrification l…

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TecAlliance launches data quality offensive

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Access to correct and up-to-date vehicle and product information is essential for success in the automotive aftermarket. TecAlliance, one of the world's leading data specialists for the digital automo…

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First Line Ltd makes its mark on electric vehicle sector

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

According to the SMMT, in the last year, sales of pure electric vehicles (EVs) have risen by 185.9% and as of September 2020, more than 164,100 EVs are on the road. EV registrations have been growing …

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VARTA fitting instructions now available on Omnipart

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

The collaboration between LKQ Euro Car Parts and Clarios (VARTA®) batteries has reached another milestone in its journey to highlight VARTA start-stop batteries to UK garages, with easy-to-use fitting…

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Kuga parts released into aftermarket

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

A wide selection of new exhausts, catalytic converters (CATs) and diesel particulate filters (DPFs) have been added to the Klarius Products range. Aimed squarely at popular vehicle applications such a…

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EAG offers 10% off RYMEC clutches

Date: Thursday 18 February 2021

Excel Automotive Group (EAG) is offering its customers 10% off its RYMEC clutch range in February and March. RYMEC has been a prominent name in the automotive aftermarket for nearly 40 years, providin…

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KYB launches motorcycle actimatic damper system

Date: Friday 12 February 2021

KYB Corporation has announced the launch of mass production of the KYB Actimatic Damper System (KADS). KADS is an electronically controlled semi active suspension system for motorcycles which integrat…

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Borg & Beck’s premium CV range

Date: Friday 12 February 2021

With a 100-year heritage, Borg & Beck, a global supplier of commercial vehicle (CV) components, was purchased by First Line Ltd in 2006. Following significant investment in new product development…

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Corteco: TVD pulley kits + bolts are included [Lifetime Guarantee]

Date: Friday 12 February 2021

Pulleys should be checked every 90,000 km and replaced together with the bolts and belt. We know replacement bolts are difficult to identify, but Corteco offers you the widest selection in OE quality.…

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Corteco new-to-range - February 2021

Date: Friday 12 February 2021

The first quarter's new-to-range spare car parts for the independent automotive aftermarket. Corteco has increased its range of vibration control for vehichles such as: LAND ROVER, AUDI, VW, MERCEDES_…

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New Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Safety Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com - high voltage design concepts

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released the next chapter in their course on High Voltage Design Concepts and Safety Systems, focusing on ISOLATION MONITORING – DC Balanced Bridge C…

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TecDoc in real time: How IDP revolutionises product marketing

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

TecAlliance, one of the world's leading data specialists for the digital automotive aftermarket, has launched a new interface called Instant Data Processing (IDP) that enables real-time updates of Tec…

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First Line Ltd expands its gear control cable offering

Date: Thursday 04 February 2021

First Line Ltd is committed to providing the most relevant and comprehensive ranges across their product portfolio for the aftermarket. With this commitment in mind, the company is constantly reviewin…

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TMD Friction strengthens it’s IAM commercial vehicle division

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Brake friction specialist, TMD Friction, is kicking off the new year with a few changes in its Textar products and services for the commercial vehicle (CV) sector to meet ongoing demand from customers…

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Exol’s Optima range grows further with new versatile grade

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Exol Lubricants has added the Optima C5 LSOV 0W-20 oil to its expanding passenger car product range. This is a next generation, fully synthetic, low SAPS, fuel economy engine oil designed for use in a…

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Let there be light: Osram expands its portfolio of LED working and driving lights

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Osram has expanded its product portfolio of LEDriving working and driving lights with 18 new types, now providing customers with approximately 30 products for designing the front and rear lighting of …

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New Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Safety Course at OurVirtualAcademy.com - Isolation Monitoring

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Online training specialists OurVirtualAcademy have released a new chapter in their course on High Voltage Design Concepts and Safety Systems, focusing on ISOLATION MONITORING. This first chapter gives…

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Dayco partners with Maseratic to optimise hybrid technology

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2021

Dayco is a leading engine products and drive systems specialist for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries and is not only considered a preferred solution provider for high technology o…

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Marathon boosts Kilen Spring stock still further

Date: Friday 29 January 2021

Marathon Warehouse Distribution and Kilen have strengthened their partnership with a massive stock extension of more than 3,000 extra components which have gone onto the shelves of Marathon’s National…

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TecAlliance experts solve tricky repair cases

Date: Friday 29 January 2021

TecAlliance, one of the leading data management specialists in the independent automotive aftermarket, is launching its new series “What the Fix?!”. From now on, every month a new episode will present…

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New executive saloon equipped with HELLA lighting technology

Date: Friday 29 January 2021

HELLA continues to advance the digitalisation of automotive lighting technology with a central focus on the development of sophisticated software-based matrix LED headlamp systems, which, thanks to in…

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Belgian-Made Monroe® Suspension Technology Featured on Award-Winning Polestar 2

Date: Friday 29 January 2021

Polestar’s new all-electric performance fastback, the Polestar 2, was recently named Belgium’s Best Car for 2020 in the large electric category by AutoGids and Le Moniteur Automobile. Adding to the lo…

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Valeo ClimSpray™, the disinfectant solution for vehicle cabins, receives “virucide” certification, effective in particular against coronaviruses

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The solution used in Valeo ClimSpray™ has recently received certification from an independent medical laboratory for its compliance with European biocide efficacy standards. The product, which disinfe…

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Euro Car Parts reveals updates to GMS to boost garages' efficiency and profitability

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

As part of its ongoing efforts to support the independent aftermarket through the coronavirus pandemic and beyond, LKQ Euro Car Parts has unveiled updates to its cloud-based Garage Management Software…

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New grade from Exol – Optima C5 LSJ 0W-20

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

The Optima C5 LSJ 0W-20 is the latest generation, fully synthetic, low SAPS, fuel economy passenger car engine oil product, designed for use in a range of modern Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) petrol engines…

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NGK’s BoxClever loyalty scheme offers incentive to fit glow plugs

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021

Ignition specialist NGK is making it even more rewarding for UK workshops to fit its glow plugs to service their customers’ diesel-powered vehicles this winter. The company is giving members of its Bo…

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Demand for WAI Steri-7 surges as restrictions take effect

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

Demand for WAI’s range of Steri-7 sanitisation products has surged among garages as restrictions tighten across the UK following the government’s latest lockdown to halt the spread of the coronavirus …

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Lockdown prompts surge in workshops switching to online garage management

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

Independent garages across the UK are valuing the benefits of a web-based Garage Management System more than ever before, workshop management specialists at TechMan say. Remote access to business data…

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HELLA new to range additions

Date: Friday 22 January 2021

HELLA, the original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier, continues to bring new products into its extensive aftermarket programme, to allow the independent service and repair sector to fit…

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