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NTDA Golf Day results

NTDA Golf Day results

Wednesday 28th June 2017 | 0 Comments

On Thursday 1 June, more than 50 players from NTDA member companies, and their guests, gathered at the Mere Golf and Country Club to participate in the Tyre Industry Golf Day, which provided them with an opportunity to both meet up with old friends and make new ones.

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Tyresure launches IMI TPMS training programme at Automechanika

Tyresure launches IMI TPMS training programme at Automechanika

Wednesday 28th June 2017 | 0 Comments

During the recent Automechanika exhibition Tyresure launched its latest training opportunity – an IMI-accredited specialist TPMS course. According to the company, this training is being offered to customers in the UK first and is targeting key distributors and wholesalers in the first instance. Company representatives explained that the course features both theory and practical elements and is about servicing as much as training.

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NBRA ‘disappointed’ over Europcar allegations

Wednesday 28th June 2017 | 0 Comments

“The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) is disappointed to see Europcar has been accused in press reports of fraudulently overcharging customers for repairs as Trading Standards raided its UK head office over the weekend,” comments Jason Moseley, NBRA director.

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NFDA and ICDP publish ‘Life After Brexit’ discussion paper

Wednesday 28th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) and ICDP have published ‘Life after Brexit: challenges and opportunities for UK automotive retail’. The discussion paper analyses challenges, outlines priorities and investigates opportunities that are likely to appear for the retail auto industry as the post Brexit situation emerges.

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New regulator tester from WAI

New regulator tester from WAI

Wednesday 28th June 2017 | 0 Comments

WAIglobal has added a new voltage regulator testing diagnostic tool, the WAI1000, to its extensive rotating electrical range. The new addition tests whether the voltage regulator is in full working order, while eliminating the need to remove the alternator from the vehicle.

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Hand-held laser tread-depth scanners come to the fore

Hand-held laser tread-depth scanners come to the fore

Wednesday 28th June 2017 | 0 Comments

As our environment becomes increasingly technologically driven, it is no surprise to learn that as many as 15 per cent of tyres are being bought online. At the same time tyres are becoming more and more “intelligent” with built-in sensors such as TPMS. However, for a long time the business of checking tyre tread depth has been a relatively imprecise affair. A few years back standards improved with the development of digital tread depth probes, some of which even bluetoothed data to cloud-based systems. However, the latest technology takes routine tread depth checks and fleet audits to the next level.

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Mahle extends engine component range

Mahle extends engine component range

Wednesday 28th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Mahle Aftermarket has introduced seven new engine components including four pistons, two rings and one liner. The new piston 061PI00127000 covers Scania models while the piston with the part number 037PI00115000 is suitable for Volvo and Volvo (Penta) applications. Additionally, piston 175PI 00101000 covers Stihl MS260 and MS260C, and piston 028PI 00130000 covers a number of popular Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen models.

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Midlands open evenings are record breakers for GSF

Midlands open evenings are record breakers for GSF

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

GSF Car Parts say their Leicester branch open evening held on 15 June drew 120 garages customers, making it the best attended ever. It built on the success of a similar Coventry branch event three weeks earlier that also attracted over 70 garage owners and technicians.

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Valeo demonstrates clutch friction expertise

Valeo demonstrates clutch friction expertise

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Valeo Service has launched in the UK a campaign focusing on the key benefits of its commercial vehicle clutch friction material. The original equipment (OE) supplier of clutches states its friction material is a key element of its business, offering optimised comfort and thermal resistance.

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Harp International joins IAAF

Harp International joins IAAF

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed chemical packer, supplier and reclamation specialist, Harp International to its membership. Harp International has been supplying refrigerants for vehicle refrigeration and air conditioning systems for more than 25 years.

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GSF Car Parts help garages maximise aircon profits

GSF Car Parts help garages maximise aircon profits

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

GSF Car Parts has just launched new deals on the Dunlop Air Con machines for R134a and new R1234YF refrigerants. The Dunlop DACP150 is a quality European-made automatic air con machine that’s available with a vehicle database and many other features for just over £1,500 + VAT delivered, but only whilst stocks last.

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AA Garage Guide accelerates business development

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

In AA Garage Guide, the online search and booking site that puts quality first, say the recent period of accelerating business growth has led it to take steps to ensure it is perfectly poised to meet growing demand. AA Garage Guide has recently seen its outlets pass 4,600 independent and franchised garages, offering extensive national coverage. Uptake has also been stronger than anticipated for the new AA Certified Programme.

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A1 adds Compressortech as approved supplier

A1 adds Compressortech as approved supplier

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

A1 Motor Stores has signed up with another new supplier, Compressortech, the UK’s leading vehicle air conditioning product specialist offering thermal cooling products.

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Bartec explains how to maximise TPMS revenues

Bartec explains how to maximise TPMS revenues

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Bartec Auto ID Limited (Bartec) managing director, Colin Webb spearheaded the TPMS experts’ presence at Automechanika Birmingham 2017 by delivering a presentation on how to maximise TPMS revenue. Entitled ‘Six Steps to Success’, Webb addressed a full audience in the Technical Talks theatre by identifying TPMS profit opportunities available to tyre shops, what tools and equipment are required to carry out TPMS repairs, as well as the training and support offered by Bartec, the global market leader in tyre pressure and monitoring systems.

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Automechanika Birmingham ‘a success’ for Valeo

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Valeo Service UK promoted its Tech Care Programme by highlighting its training opportunities and technical support at Automechanika Birmingham. As part of Valeo’s ‘We Care 4 You’ campaign, Tech Care offers advanced technical training. This keeps customers up to date with the latest tools and procedures via a variety of sources such as workshops, e-learning and webinars.

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