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Car parts, cash and suspected stolen cars seized from Manchester workshops

Two men have been arrested following raids in Bury and Oldham on Wednesday, the Manchester Evening News has reported.

Customer amazed to win Porsche 911 Carrera in The Parts Alliance’s latest promotion

The Parts Alliance concluded their latest hugely successful promotion by revealing the winner of an incredible prize.

Car ramp collapses killing man while working underneath

Post-mortem to establish the exact cause of death as part of Health and Safety Executive investigation A man...

Hydrogen cars to overtake electric, says expert

Electric cars represent poor value for money compared to petrol or diesel alternatives, Continental executive says The electric...

The sun shines on another successful trade show for The Parts Alliance

The sun was shining as hundreds of The Parts Alliance’s customers attended the company’s summer trade show at Brighton race course...

Avia Autos crowned Garage of the Year 2019

Automechanika Birmingham evening event celebrated examples of excellence among UK independents Avia Autos in Bridgend has been named...

Automechanika Birmingham 2019 attracts highest ever visitor attendance

12,145 automotive industry professionals visited the hugely successful 2019 event Organiser says the event delivered on its promise...

Garage owner fined for selling dangerous part-worns amid crackdown

Owner ordered to pay over £6,600 by magistrates after two dangerous part-worns seized The owner of a garage...

Independent Porsche specialist’s “sexist” advert banned

Advertising Standards Authority deems advert sexist and tells garage to ensure future ads do not objectify women An...

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
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