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Half of drivers wrongly thought getting car serviced by an independent voids warranty

Research recently revealed almost half of UK drivers believed getting their car serviced at an independent garage would invalidate their manufacturer warranty...

Service centre set for Sardinia visit thanks to The Parts Alliance

The Parts Alliance has confirmed Carcraft MOT and Service Centre Ltd as a major prize winner in the ongoing ‘Original Experience’ promotion.

The Parts Alliance Spring Show heading to Leeds

The Parts Alliance say preparations for its invitation-only Spring Trade Show on 27th March are now nearly complete.

Servicesure announces ‘Autocentre of the Year’ shortlist

National garage network Servicesure has shortlisted its ‘Autocentre of the Year’ nominees, with this year’s winner to be announced at the...

The Big UK Garage Event to launch at Automechanika Birmingham

Free-to-attend event for independent garages Automechanika Birmingham 2019 is giving independent garages a boost by announcing the launch...

Autotech Recruit to promote ‘fix first time’ mentality with exclusive ZF Aftermarket training

Training deal aims to give all vehicle technicians access to in-depth technical courses To counteract the...

BMW struggles to cope with scale of EGR valve recall

BMW owners left without cars for months while waiting for EGR repairs as BMW suppliers face unprecedented demand

Schaeffler to join OESAA members in Ireland for Autoinform Live 2019

REPXPERT team to demonstrate knowledge and experience, pass on hints and tips as well as best practice advice

Automechanika Birmingham opens visitor registrations for 2019 show

Visitors now able to sign up for free tickets and take advantage of a number of new offers and initiatives

Servicesure garages both win Car Leasing Awards

M M Auto Services, a Dingbro Ltd customer and member of the Servicesure Autocentre network, has won the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award...

Mechanic pleads guilty to fraud after charging customers for work he didn’t do

Fraudster handed 12-month community, 200 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £1,370 A former mechanic who...
Monkleigh Garage set for South Africa as first big winner

Monkleigh Garage set for South Africa as first big winner

Monkleigh Garage, based in the picturesque Devon village of the same name, has been announced as the first main winner in The Parts Alliance’s...

Customers of the Parts Alliance Flying High

Three lucky customers recently won a flight in a Spitfire, thanks to The Parts Alliance. Holmer Green Service Centre, Princes Risborough Gary Cross from Holmer Green...

Delphi hit the road to show ‘Best of Brakes’

Delphi’s braking vans will both be out through September and October, aiming to visit 600 garages. The campaign will support of The Parts Alliance’s...

Could Mazda’s new compression ignition petrol pump save the combustion engine?

New engine combines benefits of diesel and petrol to eliminate spark plugs and improve fuel consumption Mazda has announced a technological breakthrough for the petrol...

Garage tells harrowing story of shutter door horror and warns of dangers

Technician pulled his head back inside just moments before the shutter door fell "like a guillotine" An independent garage owner is urging workshops across the country...

Supermarket fuel comes under fire

Industry expert speaks out about the true cost of so-called cheap supermarket fuel Supermarket fuels could be a false economy for motorists, according to experts...

Audi dealer gives customer shock £7K bill for Audi Q5 turbo

Owner says main dealer should have identified turbo issue two weeks earlier when it initially inspected the vehicle An Audi owner has expressed anger after...

Calls for part-worn tyre ban following trading standards sting

Six of seven samples bought from dealers had faults and the only legal one was over 18-years-old Traders are continuing to sell potentially lethal part...

UK’s garage labour rates revealed

Hourly charges vary from £36 at a Manchester independent to £234 at a Reading main dealer Research by Motoreasy, which investigated more than 6,000 garages...

Father and sons jailed for conning motorists

Mechanics made vehicles unroadworthy and quoted owners inflated prices for repair A father and his three sons have been jailed for 11 years after defrauding...

Win a Spitfire Flight and other amazing flying experiences!

Be a high flyer with The Parts Alliance! This May, if you buy a steering and suspension part from The Parts Alliance, we’ll enter you...

VW’s dieselgate ‘technical fix’ has damaged engines, owners claim

The recall has left many VW drivers with poor fuel consumption and slow acceleration Volkswagen owners have said the technical fix to correct the so-called...

Staffordshire family garage owner wins ‘Dream Drive’

Dave Bailey of Major Motors, a loyal customer of CES Stoke, is the first Servicesure garage to strike it lucky in The Parts Alliance’s...

Spring Edition of Garage Essentials Launched

The spring issue of Garage Essentials, the industry leading tools and equipment brochure from The Parts Alliance, is available now to view online. Printed copies...

Nissan faces pressure to recall Navara after dozens snap in half

Nissan faces pressure to recall Navara after dozens snap in half Worried Navara owners are left in the dark as up to 35,000 UK Navaras...

BBC airs aftermarket’s fears over gov’s 4-1-1 MOT proposals

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation warns BBC listeners about the dangers of an MOT extension The Independent automotive aftermarket federation’s (IAAF) chief executive, Wendy Williamson has...

Automechanika Birmingham 6-8 June 2017

The UK‘s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and supply chain 6-8 June 2017 - NEC Birmingham COME & SEE THE PARTS ALLIANCE ON STAND 18D10 See over...

The Parts Alliance and Delphi send garages on USA ‘Dream Drive’

An audacious new promotion from Delphi and The Parts Alliance will see six lucky garage customers enjoy the road trip of a lifetime, along...

Diesel demonisation: What does it mean for independents?

Demand for diesel is falling and the gov is now likely to introduce a diesel scrappage scheme A scrappage scheme for diesel cars could be...
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