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Somerset garage victim of high value raid

Group of four men and a woman took a Land Rover, tools, computers and diagnostic equipment. A garage...

Counterfeit parts on the rise, IAAF warns in new government report

Garages remain liable for any parts they fit and advised against sourcing parts online The Independent Automotive Aftermarket...

Volvo recalls 30,000 XC60 models over fears windscreen wiper arm could become loose

Issue affects SPA platform models produced between 2017 and 2020. Volvo is recalling 30,000 UK in an urgent...

Thief jailed for stripping VW Golf GTI while parked on dealership forecourt

Man caught after leaving blood and fingerprints during raid at VW Inchcape dealership in Swindon A thief has...

Volvo launches UK subscription car service

Monthly subscription covers vehicle cost, servicing, maintenance and repairs plus tyres, MOTs and 24/7 roadside assistance Volvo Cars...

Aftermarket recalls and market surveillance to be covered in next IAAF online meeting

DVSA guest to feature in Zoom meeting and latest IAAF activities to be discussed The Independent Automotive Aftermarket...

Scammers targeting garages with fraudulent government calls

Fraudsters known to be using Government Legal Department (GLD) general enquiry number Scammers are attempting to take money...

New legislation ensures UK aftermarket gets continued data access via OBD port

Vehicle manufacturers obliged to keep OBD port open for repair and maintenance information New Type Approval legislation, scheduled...

DVSA staff to wear ‘bodycams’ during garage visits

New cameras introduced in a bid to reduce physical and verbal assaults during site visits and roadside checks

BMW to recall plug-in hybrid vehicles over short-circuit fears

Owners told not to charge plug-in cars for the time being and only run combustion engine BMW is...

Consultation launched into advanced lane-keeping systems for semi-autonomous cars

Innovative new 'automated lane keeping systems' expected to be rolled out in UK from spring 2021 A consultation on how...

Rabbit pulled from behind dashboard after customer reported ‘funny noise’

Vehicle owner complained of noise behind glove box An independent garage in North Wales has rescued a rabbit...

DVSA reveals postcodes expected to be worst hit by MOT demand

Top 20 areas set to see highest MOT demand in October and November revealed Glasgow is set to...

Insurance industry sets out ADAS requirements for safe repairs

Insurer established requirements bring much needed clarity to the safe repair of vehicles with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Watch: Farmer returns 421 waste tyres to fly-tipper’s doorstep

Landowner tracks down fly-tipper and returns hundreds of tyres A farmer who had 421 tyres dumped on his...

Police clamping down on loud exhausts in Cambridgeshire

New sound monitoring equipment to help respond to resident complaints of excessive exhaust noise Police in Cambridgeshire have...

Inbetweeners star James Buckley shares message for Plymouth garage

Getting an MOT at the garage is 'better than being a bus w****r', says Jay A Plymouth garage...

Vast majority of part worn tyre retailers failing to meet legal requirements

Investigators fear some fitting businesses may be unaware of dangers associated with part worn tyres The majority of...

DVSA action to help manage MOT demand ‘not enough’, test stations say

Garages reporting early increase in testing demand and call on DVSA to do more The DVSA’s recently unveiled...

Detectives treating Jaguar Land Rover dealership blaze as arson

Several vehicles destroyed after a huge fire ripped through showroom in early hours of yesterday morning A major...

Police stop car with bodged brake caliper dangling off

Caliper had been held in place with copper wire and a block of wood was used as brake pad

Trade gears up for sharp rise in MOT volumes

The aftermarket is working to make motorists aware of the sharp rise coming in MOT business after the emergency six month MOT...

Garages asked to encourage customers to bring MOT test forward ahead of autumn rush

DVSA issues "free toolkit" for test stations to help manage MOT demand following end of six-month exemption The...

Man jailed for stealing motorbikes in workshop raid

Burglar loaded three bikes into van before returning shortly after to ride away on a fourth A burglar...

UK car production at lowest level since 1964

SMMT calls for urgency in Brexit talks to secure an ambitious EU FTA quickly UK car production declined...

Opinion: We’ve got to move on from six-month MOT gripes and move forward

GW Columnist Luke Robinson outlines his business plans for next 12-months The MOT extension received huge criticism from...

Electric vehicles to store power and supply national grid at peak times in new...

Project recruiting 100 Nissan EV owners in the Midlands, South West England and South Wales to take part

UK’s first ‘Dutch-style’ roundabout with priority bike lane opens in Cambridge

Opening follows recent government guidance to promotes bicycle-friendly infrastructure A new ‘Dutch-style’ roundabout which gives priority to cyclists...

COVID-19 guidance for Automotive aftermarket updated to include face covering rule

New requirement for customers to wear face coverings in "retail settings" COVID-19 guidance for the automotive aftermarket sector...

Traffic levels nearing pre-pandemic levels, new figures show

Number of vehicles on British roads reached 98 per cent of pre-COVID levels on Sunday Road traffic is...