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New Garage Wire survey to snapshot state of business for independent garages

Take part in this short survey to give a 'snapshot' of the state of the aftermarket Garage Wire...

Croydon garage adopts board of shame to deal with non-paying customers

Garage Wire reports Fiat 500 owner currently named and shamed after failing to pay bill for clutch and master cylinder replacement

New 500+ bar GDi system cuts particulates by up to half, reports Delphi

Second paper presents innovations in use of high-pressure natural gas to reduce CO2 from heavy duty vehicles In...

Guy Martin to open The Big UK Garage Event at Automechanika

Mechanic, TV presenter and best-selling author to open most exciting event yet Mechanic and motorcycle racer turned television...

ZF [pro]Tech to have dedicated stand at ‘Big UK Garage Event’

Automechanika stand 171 to highlight benefits of technical support and training initiative ZF Aftermarket has announced that its...

Automechanika Birmingham unveils largest seminar programme to date

Opportunity for garages to upskill with free CPD accredited training Automechanika Birmingham 2019 will be hosting the automotive...

UK’s most and least reliable car brands revealed

Peugeot, Skoda and Hyundai ranked highly as reliable brands but it's bad news for BMW, Fiat and Audi

Ring appoints key accounts manager

New role to support the company's continued growth European lighting and automotive electrical specialist, Ring has appointed Jamie...

Audi R8 owner finds hidden graffiti following dispute with dealership over repairs

Customer claims Audi dealer technicians wrote rude messages behind panels The owner of an Audi R8 who...

DRiV to supply Monroe tech on 2020 Toyota GR Supra Sports Coupe

Continuously variable semi-active suspension technology to feature on car DRiV has announced that advanced suspension technology from its...

Don’t miss your chance to be a ‘Garage of the Year’

The industry will gather 5th June to celebrate the achievements of independent garages across nine categories. Don't miss your chance to...

Neil Croxson named president and COO of The Parts Alliance

The Parts Alliance has announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Neil Croxson has been appointed to the position of president and chief...

DIY car repairs on the rise as drivers end up paying £170 to fix...

Almost 40 per cent of ‘home mechanics’ have had to take their car into a garage to correct their mistakes, costing them...

Making Tax Digital to come into effect from 1 April

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) hosted its latest members’ event recently and reminded garages and beyond about the forthcoming Making Tax Digital...

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...
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