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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...

Supermarket fuel comes under fire

Industry expert speaks out about the true cost of so-called cheap supermarket fuel Supermarket fuels could be a false economy for motorists, according to experts...

Audi dealer gives customer shock £7K bill for Audi Q5 turbo

Owner says main dealer should have identified turbo issue two weeks earlier when it initially inspected the vehicle An Audi owner has expressed anger after...

Calls for part-worn tyre ban following trading standards sting

Six of seven samples bought from dealers had faults and the only legal one was over 18-years-old Traders are continuing to sell potentially lethal part...

UK’s garage labour rates revealed

Hourly charges vary from £36 at a Manchester independent to £234 at a Reading main dealer Research by Motoreasy, which investigated more than 6,000 garages...

Father and sons jailed for conning motorists

Mechanics made vehicles unroadworthy and quoted owners inflated prices for repair A father and his three sons have been jailed for 11 years after defrauding...

Win a Spitfire Flight and other amazing flying experiences!

Be a high flyer with The Parts Alliance! This May, if you buy a steering and suspension part from The Parts Alliance, we’ll enter you...

VW’s dieselgate ‘technical fix’ has damaged engines, owners claim

The recall has left many VW drivers with poor fuel consumption and slow acceleration Volkswagen owners have said the technical fix to correct the so-called...

Staffordshire family garage owner wins ‘Dream Drive’

Dave Bailey of Major Motors, a loyal customer of CES Stoke, is the first Servicesure garage to strike it lucky in The Parts Alliance’s...

Spring Edition of Garage Essentials Launched

The spring issue of Garage Essentials, the industry leading tools and equipment brochure from The Parts Alliance, is available now to view online. Printed copies...

Nissan faces pressure to recall Navara after dozens snap in half

Nissan faces pressure to recall Navara after dozens snap in half Worried Navara owners are left in the dark as up to 35,000 UK Navaras...

BBC airs aftermarket’s fears over gov’s 4-1-1 MOT proposals

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation warns BBC listeners about the dangers of an MOT extension The Independent automotive aftermarket federation’s (IAAF) chief executive, Wendy Williamson has...

Automechanika Birmingham 6-8 June 2017

The UK‘s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and supply chain 6-8 June 2017 - NEC Birmingham COME & SEE THE PARTS ALLIANCE ON STAND 18D10 See over...

The Parts Alliance and Delphi send garages on USA ‘Dream Drive’

An audacious new promotion from Delphi and The Parts Alliance will see six lucky garage customers enjoy the road trip of a lifetime, along...

Diesel demonisation: What does it mean for independents?

Demand for diesel is falling and the gov is now likely to introduce a diesel scrappage scheme A scrappage scheme for diesel cars could be...
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Network Of Garages Reports Record Growth

A network of professional garages across the UK is enjoying record growth with more than 150 new signups to its programme. Servicesure Autocentres, the UK’s...