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Volvo recalls over 55,000 cars following ADAS failure

Software issue affects all cars built since 21 January 2019 Volvo has recalled 56,368 vehicles in the UK...

UK’s most and least reliable used cars revealed

Lexus CT hybrid voted UK’s most reliable second-hand purchase, with Audi A3 diesel the least reliable The UK’s...

VW technicians get augmented reality headsets for commercial vehicle repairs

Technicians connect directly with VW's technical support centre for diagnosis and repair assistance Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is rolling...

Mechanic traps hand in roller brake tester and sues NHS for sending him home

Use of his right hand lost after doctors wrongly sent him home without treatment needed A mechanic who...

Over a third of motorists don’t know how to use tech features on their...

Dealerships are failing to properly explain new-car tech to owners, researchers say Today’s cars might be more technologically...

VW trials service which allows couriers to unlock owner’s car and leave parcel in...

Service expected to be rolled out across UK by late 2020 Volkswagen has unveiled a new service that...

Thousands of MOT testers face suspension, DVSA warns as training and assessment deadline nears

More than 7,000 testers suspended in last two years for failing to complete training and assessment More than...

Land speed record-breaking 1920 Sunbeam 350hp gets new gearbox

Bentley C-type gearbox sourced and adapted for Sunbeam after original box was removed after World War II The...

Northern Ireland MOT chaos continues

MAHA Ireland scissor model DUO+1 revealed as affected lift Two independent reviews are currently underway into Northern Ireland’s...

Garage owner sacks apprentice for taking customer’s car to Greggs

Apprentice and mechanic made stop for lunch while taking customer's car for test drive The owner of Causeway...

Thief crushed to death while stealing catalytic converter

Astra stored in locked garage compound was left in neutral causing it to roll off jack while would-be thief was underneath

Tyre-fitting business guilty of fire safety offences

Business fined £60,000 plus £10,000 costs and director handed eight-month suspended prison sentence A Croydon tyre-fitting business has...

Garage customer demands compensation for car theft

Business owner admits dropping car keys but says case is closed after owner received car insurance settlement The...

Toyota to recall thousands of UK cars over exploding airbag fault

More than 37,000 cars built between 1997 and 1999 could be affected Toyota has confirmed thousands of UK...

AA no longer stopping on smart motorways to assist members over safety concerns

Roadside technicians told to head to safe location and wait for the driver's car to be moved by Highways England

Faults found on 48 out of 55 MOT lifts in Northern Ireland

Discovery of scissor lift cracking prompted in-depth inspection of all of Northern Ireland's MOT centres An inspection of...

The Parts Alliance partners with Petronas to supply the independent aftermarket

Partnership will highlight Petronas Syntium with CoolTech engine oil The Parts Alliance today announced its long-term partnership with...

New Skyline equipped with DRiV ‘continuously variable semi-active’ suspension tech

System senses road conditions and independently adjusts electronically controlled shocks. Nissan’s 2020 Skyline 400R, which is now available...

Further reman engine growth expected after record sales in Europe, reports Ivor Searle

Benefits of more sustainable remanufactured components continues to gain traction across aftermarket. Remanufacturer of major units, Ivor Searle,...

“No such thing” as a zero-emission vehicle, warn scientists following brake pollution study

Tail pipe emissions account for seven per cent of traffic pollution with the rest emitted from tyre, clutch, brake and road wear

Electric vehicle training for emergency services to reduce risks of new hazards

Fire brigades receive intensive hands-on training from ZF Aftermarket. ZF Aftermarket has launched an intensive hands-on training course...

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...