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Delphi launches ECE R90 certified brake discs

Delphi launches ECE R90 certified brake discs

Wednesday 24th May 2017 | 0 Comments

While Delphi states that its brake discs have been fully compliant with R90 quality standards for many years, its discs for new vehicles launched after 1 November 2016 will now be R90 homologated and certified. The recently introduced R90 legislation only applies to discs or drums for vehicles launched after 1 November 2016. Delphi is also securing R90 certification for discs fitted to older vehicle applications.

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AALG outlines post-Brexit lobbying position

Tuesday 23rd May 2017 | 0 Comments

The Automotive Aftermarket Liaison Group (AALG) presented its new lobbying position on European issues that affect the aftermarket in a post-Brexit Britain at a press launch today (Tuesday 23 May) at Silverstone race track.

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Ricardo exhibits real-world driving emissions testing at Air Quality show

Tuesday 23rd May 2017 | 0 Comments

Ricardo will demonstrate its new real-world driving emissions measurement service, and discuss the first results from its road side vehicle monitoring research, at the Air Quality & Emissions Show (AQE), to be held at Telford, UK, on 24 and 25 May 2017.

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‘Scrapping hard shoulder will risk lives’ – RAC

Monday 22nd May 2017 | 0 Comments

The RAC has announced that scrapping the hard shoulder on busy motorways will put more motorist’s lives at risk. According to the RAC, more than half (55 per cent) of drivers do not know where to go if they break down on stretches of the new ‘smart’ motorways and 52 per cent did not know what an emergency refuge area was.

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EY: Most EU tyres changed at 3mm

Monday 22nd May 2017 | 0 Comments

An Ernst & Young (EY) report commissioned by Michelin has found that – within the European Union most tyres are replaced at 3mm. Indeed, citing a study published in 2014 in the journal Tire Science and Technology, the report writers found that the average and median tread depths of removed tyres are 3.1 and 3mm respectively.

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UAE to implement tyre chip technology by end of 2017

Monday 22nd May 2017 | 0 Comments

Having announced that tyres sold on the internal market would be chipped and labelled with a QR code back in 2014, the United Arab Emirates’ authorities have announced plans to roll out tyre chipping by the end of 2017.

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DVLA warns against early MOT testing

Tuesday 16th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Many drivers put their car in for an MOT early in order to find out if any faults need repairing, in the belief they can still use the vehicle until the old test runs out despite any discovered issues. However, if their car fails the MOT, it is immediately deemed to be no longer road legal, regardless of how long the previous MOT’s validity has remaining.

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TerraClean joins chorus against proposed MOT changes

TerraClean joins chorus against proposed MOT changes

Thursday 11th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Randstad is expressing growing concern about proposals to extend the MOT test from three years to four for newer vehicles. The company’s deep engine cleaning brand TerraClean reduces emissions and restores a vehicle’s performance. The TerraClean supplier contends that the proposals would severely affect the government’s control of emissions.

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Brexit and general election factors in decline in motorcycle sales – NMDA

Thursday 11th May 2017 | 0 Comments

The triggering of Article 50 and the decision to call a general election have been cited as factors in the 16 per cent decline in motorcycle sales registered by Motor Cycle Industry Association figures in April. 10,365 bikes were registered, compared to 12,343 bikes put on the road in the same period for 2016.

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Rise in speeding fines takes effect

Tuesday 2nd May 2017 | 0 Comments

Speeding fines for the most serious cases in England and Wales rose by up to 50 per cent with effect from Monday 24 April after new sentencing guidelines took effect. The previous limit for a speeding fine was 100 per cent of the driver’s weekly wage, up to £1,000 or £2,500 if they were caught on a motorway.

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Driving Test changes meet with general approval

Driving Test changes meet with general approval

Tuesday 2nd May 2017 | 0 Comments

Changes to the driving test will help save lives and improve road safety, said transport minister Andrew Jones. Learner drivers will need to pass a modern test that will include new manoeuvres and a longer independent driving section to make sure drivers have the skills, knowledge and confidence to drive on their own. The changes will also include a section where drivers use satellite navigation to find their way.

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Price, access to charging, range the barriers to electric vehicle purchases – survey

Wednesday 26th April 2017 | 0 Comments

A YouGov survey carried out on behalf of the NFDA has asked more than 2,000 respondents for the main barrier preventing them from buying an electric vehicle. The NFDA concentrated its research on the 1,419 who owned at least one car. 29 per cent said the price of the vehicle represented the main barrier, while nearly one in four (24 per cent) said that access to charging points - both at home (12 per cent) and during journeys (12 per cent) - was their main concern. 22 per cent added that the battery range of vehicles was the primary reason preventing them from purchasing an electric car.

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Micheldever backs ProMOTe and urges tyre industry to sign MOT petition

Monday 10th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) has thrown its weight behind a cross-industry campaign to encourage a government rethink on proposed changes to current MOT legislation. It is also calling on all involved in the tyre industry to make their voices heard via an official petition. MTS, the UK’s second largest distributor of tyres, is backing the ProMOTe campaign, which has been re-established in response to the government’s plan to extend the time allowed before the first MOT of a car or motorcycle’s life from three years to four.

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MOT: Defects in emissions components can occur before 4 years, says Klarius

MOT: Defects in emissions components can occur before 4 years, says Klarius

Friday 7th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Ultimately, the MOT test is there to protect motorists, other road users and the environment. With the news that the UK Government is considering extending the date of first MOT from three to four years, questions on whether this will damage the overall effectiveness of the test with regards emissions components are inevitable. Especially when figures show that as many as one in five cars fail their first MOT.

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Euro Car Parts starts 3-1-1 MOT petition

Euro Car Parts starts 3-1-1 MOT petition

Thursday 30th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Euro Car Parts has started a petition in support of the current 3-1-1 MOT test regime. Joining industry voices such as the NTDA and IAAF, Euro Car Parts has voiced concerns that road users’ safety will be compromised if the date of a car’s first MOT is extended to four years.

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