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New car registrations at lowest level since 2013, official data shows

Industry calls for measures to increase uptake of latest low emission vehicles. The UK’s new car market declined...

Dealership accused of misleading man over condition of £390K Porsche 911

Billionaire suing Coys of Kensington for Breach of contract and breach of warranty. Exotic vehicle auction house, Coys...

REPXPERT Academy LIVE: Registrations open for Basingstoke College event

Roadshow continues with second training day to be held on 25 January 2020. Following a resoundingly successful debut...

Autotech Recruit MD reveals how he came to supply temp workshop cover

Skills shortage to remain "for at least another decade" says Gavin White. Autotech Recruit’s managing director, Gavin White...

Yuasa issues cold weather battery warning

"Always check the battery" kit produces quick, accurate results. Over a half a million batteries are replaced by...

Ben Ball raises more than £87,000 for automotive industry support

2019 Christmas ball was held at London's Roundhouse on December 11. Hundreds of people from the automotive community...

Fire risk prompts BMW to extend diesel recall again

A further 232,000 BMWs are now being recalled worldwide. BMW has extended its diesel car recall again over...

Trader tries selling private plate without admitting it belonged to Jimmy Savile

Personalised 'JS 247' plate was registered to number of Savile's Rolls-Royces before he died in 2011. A trader...

Motorists warned against buying car parts online

Garage and factor owners urged to be even more vigilant in light of a surge in counterfeits. Vehicle...

Valeo and Dana to bring end-to-end 48V systems to hybrid and electric vehicles

Systems to provide components required to electrify light urban vehicles and hybridize vehicles weighing up to 2.5 tons.

ZF partners with JCB to deliver world’s fastest tractor

New record set by JCB Fastrac tractor at 135mph. ZF Group has played an integral part in JCB’s...

Winter breakdowns: Motorists slammed for being unprepared

Wheel changes and battery problems are the most common cause of breakdown, RAC data shows. New research has...

Autotech Recruit “hybrid RPO” solution set to boost permanent recruitment for aftermarket

Approach estimated to save automotive businesses up to 74 per cent of recruitment costs annually. With increasing demand...

Stress found to be biggest issue for automotive employees, BEN survey finds

Stress has most affected employees’ health and wellbeing, claims 70% of employer survey respondents. BEN has revealed the...

UK heads towards battery waste crisis amid electric car revolution

Recycling techniques where 100 per cent of the materials are recycled must be developed, paper suggests. The UK...

TEXA introduces new radar and camera calibration system

RCCS 2 kit available with wheel clamps, with tire clamps or with ride height control kit, CCD sensors and wheel clamps.

ZF Services UK becomes “service ready” on next-gen vehicles

Service partner network and ZF technicians undertake high voltage training ZF Services UK has announced that it has...

Car thieves caught after posing on Instagram

Despite obscuring faces with emojis the photos were matched with unmasked originals still held on mobile phone. Police...

Hybrid RPO set to boost permanent recruitment

Automotive recruitment specialist responds to increasing demand from aftermarket and OEMs for dedicated recruitment service. Autotech Recruit has...

DVSA warns of “more rigorous” application of rules for motorcycle MOT

20 disciplinary points given for every failure item a tester misses. The DVSA has this week confirmed that...

Mental health costs employers £1.2bn a year, Ben reveals

Mental health is still one of the biggest issues affecting the industry’s workforce, whitepaper warns. Ben’s new whitepaper...

Customer vote sees ZF win Irish Auto Trade award

Quality and customer service sees brand win Automotive Aftermarket Parts Manufacturer of the Year. For the second year...

Bristol proposes a ban on ALL diesel cars

Ban and congestion zone could be implemented from March 2021 if landmark ruling is approved. Bristol City Council...

Lithium-ion starter battery production begins at GS Yuasa plant

Hungary factory now manufactures automotive 12V lithium-ion batteries for European customers. GS Yuasa, leading battery manufacturer, has announced...

Dealer appeals court finding after selling Ian Wright’s crashed Ferrari

Ex-England striker behind the wheel when it crashed into a tree and veered down a grass bank in July 2004.

New MOT garage manager security checks to be introduced

Technicians applying to become AE or AEDMs must have DBS check from November. Security checks for MOT garage...

Autonomous cars could be stopped by leaves, Law Commission warns

Fears raised that driverless vehicles may not be able to work out what to do when faced with a new hazard.

Car repair fraudster jailed

Business advertised on Groupon and Wowcher and called on customers to pay upfront for repairs which were never done.

BMW technician caught speeding in customer’s car

Car insurance company sent owner email after black box caught vehicle speeding while under care of main dealer.

Schaeffler launches REPXPERT Academy LIVE training events

Schaeffler is launching a new training concept called REPXPERT Academy LIVE, a series of regional events taking place at venues around...
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