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Autotech Recruit appoints new business development director

Latest appointment to drive strategy and forge new partnerships within the aftermarket for recruitment firm With increasing demand for its services, and a growing reputation...

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. Sefket Ibrahim of Rose Motors won a...

Complexity of clutch assembly is often underestimated, warns ZF

Avoid unnecessary and costly replacement with expert advice Clutch assembly is demanding and time-consuming as it requires the transmission to be separated from the engine,...

GS Yuasa named Boeing Supplier of the Year for innovation

Battery manufacturer commended for high-performance lithium-ion cells for space. The manufacturer was also recognised for its outstanding technical support and contribution to current and future...

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 vehicle “has its limits” and passenger cars...

Parts Alliance evening attracts over 200 customers despite heavy rain

The Parts Alliance’s new Midpoint Distribution Centre opened its doors for garage customers, attracting a total of 250 attendees including 25 key suppliers. The open...

Latest MOT horror pictures serve as reminder to motorists about importance of annual test

MOT test stations across the country are continuing to report dangerous defects and MOT horrors. The latest selection sent to the DVSA shows shocking bodges,...

The Parts Alliance helps recognise the UK’s best independents at Garage of the Year...

The Parts Alliance has helped to pay tribute to the achievements of independent garages by sponsoring ‘Best Small Garage’ at Automechanika Birmingham’s Garage of...

Schaeffler unveils REPXPERT app

Schaeffler says that the app will transform the way technicians utilise its online portal, with REPXPERTs now able to source product details for repair...

UK electric cars will need twice the world’s supply of cobalt

Scientists warn of “huge implications" as government continues electric car push A team of scientists has written to the Committee of Climate Change warning that...

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 Garage of the Year at this year’s...

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 has launched a new ‘state of the...

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 MOTaPlus Ltd in Croydon...

REPXPERT INA and FAG training day gets 10/10 rating

Course covered INA belt system and FAG wheel bearing technology best practice, installation and problem diagnosis Schaeffler’s latest training day at the REPXPERT Academy 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 presenter, Guy Martin, will officially open The...

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 technical support and training arm – ZF...

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 industry’s largest seminar programme when it opens...

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 BMW has been named as the least...

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 win by taking...

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 (MTD) rollout. Notwithstanding...

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 eagerly anticipated ceremony...

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 ongoing skills shortage within the automotive industry,...

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 Owners of BMWs that were recalled for an exhaust...

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 Schaeffler REPXPERTs will be helping improve technicians’...

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 Automechanika Birmingham has announced that...

Valeo urges garages to discover the benefits of Tech Assist

Services available include training, technical data and support hotline to help garages access training on demand Valeo says its new technical assistance service Tech Assist...

Delphi Technologies’ brake pads excel in high-performance vehicle testing

Pads reported to deliver exceptional stopping power, control and brake fade stability Delphi Technologies recently put its brake pads to the test against the OE...

VRM Search added to Lesjöfors’ Mobile Catalogue App

Lesjöfors’ free catalogue app now includes VRM look-up, making it even easier to find the right spring for any vehicle. Built using extensive catalogue and...

Dispelling the Myths Behind Polyurethane Bushes

In the first a three part article Polybush look at perhaps the most frequently mentioned myth... “Polybushes are too hard” The most common misconception about...

Motor industry beginning to see transition from lifelong job to “lifelong learning”

Automotive aftermarket recruitment specialist explains how its safeguarding the motor industry workforce The motor trade needs a shift in attitude from the expectation of having...