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Wireless Connect a ‘must-have tool’ for vehicle conversion

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

Wireless Connect, a new smart, wireless switch control system, has been launched by Ring, enabling the vehicle conversion market to save up to 35 per cent on productivity by embracing wireless switchi…

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Weweler® road springs now available through Roadlink International

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

Roadlink International has extended its offering to customers after becoming an official distributor of Weweler® road springs, providing premium quality multi-leaf and parabolic springs for the CV aft…

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Disinfectant from LKQ Euro Car Parts designed to neutralise Coronavirus in seven minutes

Date: Thursday 09 July 2020

LKQ Euro Car Parts has added an innovative new disinfectant to its growing range of PPE and hygiene products, designed to eliminate coronavirus, both in vehicles and around the workshop. The ‘CV1 Shot…

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First Line warns of DPF pressure hose failure

Date: Wednesday 08 July 2020

First Line is raising awareness in the aftermarket that the diesel particulate filter (DPF) pressure hoses fitted on the Ford Mondeo IV and its derivatives are prone to premature failure, so technicia…

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KYB Collaborates on Next Generation Modular EV Platform

Date: Monday 06 July 2020

KYB Corporation has launched a strategic partnership with Israeli company EE Automotive (REE), who approached KYB to develop suspension capabilities for their future electric vehicle (EV) platforms. K…

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Update: MOT testing guide for test stations (1)

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

The DVSA has just updated its MOT testing guide for test stations which details how the MOT scheme is administered, the rules for authorised examiners and testers, and the facilities and equipment nee…

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First Line HD Link Bars

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

First Line’s heavy duty stabiliser links fill a significant gap in the market, as their specification is enhanced over the original item to ensure greater longevity and superior performance.Working cl…

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Counterfeit bearings – know the risks

Date: Thursday 02 July 2020

Counterfeit bearings are a global issue, with all markets susceptible to the risks of buying these low-quality products. As a leading manufacturer of premium-quality bearings, NSK is focused on eradic…

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Ring ‘seals’ the deal with new tyre sealant kit

Date: Wednesday 24 June 2020

Poor road conditions, sharp objects cutting the tyre, valve stem or tyre bead leakage, high temperatures, and over-inflated tyres can all lead to a flat tyre. Therefore, it is important that motorists…

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Kilen Springs launches new web catalogue

Date: Tuesday 23 June 2020

Kilen Springs customers can now access its full range of products via a new TecAlliance powered web-based catalogue. Featuring a new interface, and specially designed to be more user friendly and quic…

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OSRAM expands Trust Programme to continue to fight the fakes in the aftermarket

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

Lighting specialist, OSRAM, has expanded its highly accredited Trust Programme as counterfeit parts continue to be a problem in the aftermarket. OSRAM is urging businesses in the automotive aftermarke…

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Schaeffler puts spotlight on REPXPERT workshop portal

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

By experts. For experts: that is the message from the Schaeffler team when quizzed on the purpose of REPXPERT. It is an online technical platform dedicated to professional vehicle technicians, chock f…

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Yuasa warns workshops might be fitting wrong batteries to vehicles

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

Yuasa are highlighting the risks of using general battery lookup systems to find replacement vehicle batteries. The battery brand, manufactured by GS Yuasa, are recommending workshops refer to their i…

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Huge demand for Schaeffler’s ‘BACK ON TRACK’ workshop essentials packs

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

Schaeffler’s efforts to get garages ‘back on track’ and open for business, as the Government encourages the population to return to work while staying alert, has been enthusiastically welcomed across …

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Park Distance Control - HELLA offers its knowledge

Date: Friday 19 June 2020

Knowledge of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is becoming a necessary requirement in the aftermarket as more vehicles with these systems are entering the workshop. HELLA is an ADAS specialist…

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Creating business resilience and success through video

Date: Friday 12 June 2020

We are in truly unprecedented times. The Global reset switch has been pressed and the coming months/years that lie ahead will be challenging, uncertain and very different to say the least! All busines…

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ECP launches back-to-work packs to help garages reopen safely

Date: Friday 12 June 2020

Euro Car Parts has created a new product bundle to help garages access essential cleaning equipment and PPE. For £29.99, garages can buy a ‘Back to Work Pack’ complete with a 500ml antibacterial hand …

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Let’s get digital: Lesjöfors launches new web catalogue

Date: Monday 08 June 2020

Customers can access the full range of Lesjöfors products at the touch of a button, thanks to the launch of their new, TecAlliance powered web-based catalogue. Featuring a new interface, and specially…

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New premium quality, automatic transmission fluid enters the aftermarket

Date: Thursday 28 May 2020

Designed for use in a wide range of passenger car applications, the automotive aftermarket can now get its hands on a new premium quality, multi-vehicle, automatic transmission fluid, Autotrans LVA. I…

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Vehicle sanitiser kit brought to market by WAI

Date: Monday 27 April 2020

With the UK facing unprecedented circumstances, WAI has used its global supply chain to source products the automotive aftermarket requires to keep business moving, bringing a high-level, non-corrosiv…

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New Ferodo® Composite Brake Rotors Launched for BMW Aftermarket

Date: Thursday 16 April 2020

The braking specialist brand from DRiV™, has launched a new composite rotor range that reduces weight by up to 30%, helping to enhance vehicle efficiency and improve braking performance. As a result o…

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DRiV™ Supplying Monroe® Intelligent Suspension Technology on one of the World’s Most Iconic Sport Saloons

Date: Thursday 16 April 2020

Increasingly, leading automakers are finding that intelligent suspensions are a smart choice for enhancing vehicle dynamics and giving consumers the ability to customize their vehicle’s ride performan…

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Hengst: Premiere for Blue.on in the new Opel Astra (1)

Date: Thursday 16 April 2020

The innovative Blue.on oil filter system, from filter specialist Hengst SE is being launched for the first time into serial production. The functionally reliable and climate-friendly alternative to th…

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New to range EPS parts from Shaftec - and a top-tip thrown in

Date: Thursday 09 April 2020

Having only appeared on the market in 1999, Electric Power Steering (EPS) is still a relatively recent automotive development. The first car to showcase it was the Fiat Punto which implemented a very …

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WAI adds new starter motors to ever-expanding range

Date: Thursday 09 April 2020

Parts manufacturer, WAIglobal has enhanced its range of rotating electrics by adding four new starter motors, as it continues to press forward in the market. The new starters cover a range of makes an…

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HELLA launches new work lamp

Date: Thursday 09 April 2020

Lighting expert, HELLA, has recently introduced the Flat Mounting Solution (FMS) Base and Prime model into its range of auxiliary lamps, primarily for municipal and emergency vehicles, creating the id…

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KYB celebrates 10,000th app download

Date: Tuesday 07 April 2020

The KYB Suspension Solutions mobile App continues with strong growth in popularity among European workshops, having now been downloaded over 10,000 times.   The app has three main features to help tec…

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Bosch announces launch of new ADAS calibration course

Date: Friday 03 April 2020

Bosch has announced the launch of a new two-day IMI accredited ADAS calibration course &ndash, VSB41.   The course covers the various different systems fitted and trainees will have the opportunit…

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Valeo gets Road Safety Innovation Award for eCall system

Date: Friday 03 April 2020

Valeo has received the 2020 Road Safety Innovation Award in the &ldquo,preventing the consequences of an accident&rdquo, category for its Valeo Rescuer solution.   As of April 1, 2018, all new…

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MAHLE Aftermarket UK completes Victor Reinz data overhaul

Date: Friday 03 April 2020

MAHLE Aftermarket UK has successfully completed the overhaul of Victor Reinz® computer catalogue data for MAM Autocat cataloguing system, resulting in greater vehicle coverage for customers. As the so…

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Technicans benefit from HELLA TechWorld update

Date: Thursday 02 April 2020

HELLA’s website, TechWorld (https://www.hella.com/techworld/uk/), is designed to educate technicians by providing them with a myriad of useful information, which includes step-by-step repair guides an…

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Melett extends range of van and car turbocharger units

Date: Thursday 02 April 2020

Melett, the leading UK supplier of precision engineered turbochargers and parts, has continued to develop its extensive OE-quality range with the introduction of three new turbocharger units suitable …

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The advantages of single mass flywheel

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

For more than 100 years, Borg & Beck has been a byword for premium products, which is why brand owner First Line Ltd, continues to invest and update its quality control and test equipment in its b…

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HELLA expands offering by more than 200 references

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

HELLA has added an impressive 200+ passenger car references to further accommodate the needs of the aftermarket with premium quality products. Lighting HELLA has introduced 10 combination rearlights, …

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Gerry Doverman Ltd gets major profit boost with TechMan

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

Hereford-based Mercedes, BMW and Porsche specialist, Gerry Doverman Ltd, has attributed a 43% rise in its profits to garage management specialist, TechMan. Speaking to camera, managing director Gerry …

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Hengst: Premiere for Blue.on in the new Opel Astra

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

The innovative Blue.on oil filter system, from filter specialist Hengst SE is being launched for the first time into serial production. The functionally reliable and climate-friendly alternative to th…

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First Line introduces new water pump

Date: Monday 23 March 2020

First Line has recently introduced a replacement water pump with an electric valve to accommodate a range of VAG vehicles equipped with stop/start technology that have this specialised component fitte…

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New catalogue app from Gates saves time, adds value

Date: Friday 13 March 2020

Gates, a leading global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, introduces a new mobile app that provides users quick access to one of the automotive aftermarket…

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E10 petrol fuel switch - solution already available

Date: Friday 13 March 2020

Motor factors and garages will be in a strong position to offer expert advice, as well as provide a solution to motorists concerned, after news that the UK Government is to consult about proposals to …

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NSK to show innovations at the International VDI Congress ‘Dritev – Drivetrain for Vehicles’

Date: Friday 13 March 2020

In line with the automotive industry’s shift to electric vehicle (EV) technology and the ongoing trend of downsizing, NSK will shine the spotlight on a compact EV drive system at the Dritev 2019 inter…

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WAI introduces new-to-range product updates for March

Date: Friday 13 March 2020

Leading parts manufacturer, WAIglobal, has added five new alternators to its ever-growing range of electrics, demonstrating its allegiance to delivering more sales opportunities for garages and motor …

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The air conditioning compressor—from a comfort feature to an operationally reliable component

Date: Friday 13 March 2020

Since the acquisition of Behr Hella Service (BHS) by MAHLE Aftermarket, intense activity has been underway at the logistics centres in Poland, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, France, Turkey, Russia, th…

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HELLA launches latest 77 GHz radar technology

Date: Thursday 12 March 2020

Lighting and electronics expert, HELLA, will be bringing its latest 77 GHz radar technology into series production in Spring 2020 and has already acquired several major orders, including an Asian manu…

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HELLA’s new video shows off its quality wiper blades

Date: Thursday 12 March 2020

HELLA has released a video showing the quality control and test procedures its wiper blades go through to ensure they are able to deliver the day-to-day performance in the face of harsh weather condit…

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NEW alternator in AS-PL offer

Date: Thursday 12 March 2020

Another new alternator has enlarged the AS-PL offer. The alternator has an index number A3418S and is the product of the AS brand. The alternator belongs to the Standard line - 100% reliability and st…

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Ring Automotive shines bright with double industry win

Date: Wednesday 11 March 2020

Ring Automotive, an OSRAM business, has got 2020 off to a winning start, after Auto Express and Car Mechanic Magazine shone a light on the Ring MAGflex Pivot RIL3900HP, placing it in first place for t…

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GS Yuasa launches new auxiliary battery for Audi, BMW, and Mercedes vehicles

Date: Tuesday 10 March 2020

GS Yuasa, market leader for automotive batteries, have announced that they have launched a new Yuasa branded AGM auxiliary battery for next generation vehicles. The Yuasa YBXAX14 has been designed for…

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Bosch: The future for diesel

Date: Tuesday 10 March 2020

How do you solve one of the most pressing problems facing towns and cities? How do you satisfy the population’s desire for cleaner air? And how do you achieve that without restricting the mobility of …

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ZF Aftermarket supplies chassis parts for numerous LCV models

Date: Monday 09 March 2020

High mileage, heavy loads, constant use – the light commercial vehicle is the automotive workhorse. With this class of vehicle subjected to considerable pressure and stress, together with the average …

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Autoelectro New to Range Stop-Start Starter Motors

Date: Monday 09 March 2020

Autoelectro have introduced three New to Range Starter Motors that incorporate “Stop-Start” technology for the Seat Exeo 2.0 2011-2013 (AEY2685), Mitsubishi Colt (Forfour) (AEY3828) and Range Rover 3.…

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