Tag: car parts

Most UK miss vehicle checks in long journey planning

Monday 20th November 2017 | 0 Comments

New research shows that, while British motorists try to avoid the stresses that can be attributed to long drives by planning their journey ahead of time, most don’t do proper vehicle checks. The research of 1,000 British motorists finds that over a quarter (26%) of drivers prefer to map out the route and just under a fifth (18%) like to check they have the right insurance cover before setting off. And only 1% of motorists admitted they don’t plan at all.

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Delphi and The Parts Alliance name six ‘Best of Brakes’ winners

Delphi and The Parts Alliance name six ‘Best of Brakes’ winners

Thursday 16th November 2017 | 0 Comments

The Parts Alliance says their second major braking promotion of 2017, developed in conjunction with Delphi, has now found all of its main winners. ‘Best of Brakes’ ran throughout September and October, offering six spectacular holidays, alongside 25,000 smaller prizes via scratch cards, included with Delphi brake pads. The holiday cards were found by Graham Clark of Anderson Clark Motor Repairs in Inverness. The longstanding customer of Dingbro Inverness will be heading to Australia, whilst East Kilbride branch customer Alan Knox of Knox Brothers will jet out to Canada.

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HELLA extends 2019 Workshop Calendar Competition

Monday 13th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Due to the magnitude of the project, HELLA is extending the deadline for applicants to its worldwide calendar competition until 20th November and is therefore urging workshops to take advantage of the extra time and take this great opportunity for some fantastic publicity!

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GSF Car Parts 2018 job diary now available

Monday 13th November 2017 | 0 Comments

GSF Car Parts has taken delivery of 5,000 of its ever-popular hardback A4 sized job diaries. They are available to customers now from the motor factor’s national branch network. Despite digital developments, these high quality desk diaries are still a workshop essential for most garages, and are always snapped up fast.

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WAI adds to latest rotating electrics range

Monday 13th November 2017 | 0 Comments

WAIglobal has increased its aftermarket offering further still with its latest rotating electrics range expansion, featuring four additional starter motors and five alternators. The new starter motors include part numbers ST136, S9045, 30485N-OS and TXS4109N-OS covering Mitsubishi Colt, and Smart Forfour 1.5 DI-D/Cdi (2004-2012).

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A maturing industry

Wednesday 8th November 2017 | 0 Comments

For a long time people have referred to the European tyre market in general and the UK tyre market in particular as mature markets. This kind of maturity is generally taken to mean low growth markets that are already well developed. Here markets are significant in size and 1 to 2 per cent growth per annum is normal. However, a number of recent market research reports give us the opportunity to reconsider this assumption on two grounds - firstly, with technology developing as it is, quantitative growth should be considered in a wider context; and secondly there is the qualitative question.

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Global brake market to reach $31.11 billion by 2025

Monday 6th November 2017 | 0 Comments

The global automotive brake systems market is expected to be worth US$ 31.11 billion by 2025, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. This is said to be being driven by rising vehicle production and sales and growing disposable income.

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Euro Car Parts to divest 9 Andrew Page branches for CMA clearance

Tuesday 31st October 2017 | 0 Comments

Euro Car Parts has welcomed the decision by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) to give approval to its proposed acquisition of Andrew Page, subject to the divestment of nine branches. The 9 branches are: Blackpool, Brighton, Gloucester, Liphook, Scunthorpe, Sunderland, Wakefield, Worthing and York. Swindon had also been identified during the provisional findings stage, but new evidence came to light which resulted in the group deciding that competition would not be affected in this area.

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London not the most expensive city…for car repairs

Friday 27th October 2017 | 0 Comments

That’s right, whatever stereotypes are associated with London, it is actually only the 4th most expensive city in the UK when it comes to car repairs. The data has been gathered by car servicing and repair comparison site Whocanfixmycar.com, who have studied over 320,000 quotes from garages all over the United Kingdom. The data has revealed the average cost of car repairs in our 20 biggest cities.

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Comline adds 150 steering/suspension references

Comline adds 150 steering/suspension references

Tuesday 24th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Comline Auto Parts (Comline), has strengthened its steering & suspension portfolio with the addition of more than 150 new-to-range references. This raft of new part numbers marks yet another significant development for what is one of Comline’s real up-and-coming product categories. In fact, the introduction of this latest batch of references takes Comline’s steering & suspension development to well over 800 new part numbers within the last 12 months.

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Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket upgraded to autonomous division

Tuesday 24th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Schaeffler AG has announced that its automotive aftermarket business will be upgraded to full divisional status following a prolonged period of growth. Effective from the 1 January 2018, the Schaeffler Group will be comprised of three separate divisions – Automotive OEM, Industrial and the newly-created Automotive Aftermarket (AAM) – which will be run autonomously within Schaeffler from its headquarters in Langen, Germany.

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Autosupplies Chesterfield buys Butlers Automotive

Autosupplies Chesterfield buys Butlers Automotive

Monday 9th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Autosupplies Chesterfield Ltd has acquired Barnsley-based motor factor Butlers Automotive with immediate effect. The acquisition is the first of its kind for Autosupplies, having grown its head office and Bolsover branch to be one of the largest single branch motor factors in the UK, occupying a 40,000sqft site and employing more than 90 members of staff and managing a fleet of more than 50 delivery vehicles.

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Delphi supports ‘Best of Brakes’ promotion

Monday 25th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Service Delphi’s braking vans will both be out through September and October, aiming to visit 600 garages. The campaign will support of The Parts Alliance’s ‘Best of Brakes’ promotion, which is offering six spectacular holiday prizes. The vans remind customers how they can win 25,000 prizes just by buying Delphi brake pads, with a video hosted by three-time BTCC Champion Matt Neal.

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Banner Batteries advocate celebrates 40 years with transit wrap

Banner Batteries advocate celebrates 40 years with transit wrap

Monday 25th September 2017 | 0 Comments

A long-term advocate of Banner’s automotive battery product range and Groupauto member, ECC Motor Factors of West Yorkshire, has recently celebrated its 40th trading anniversary. And having earlier this year added a new Ford Transit Courier to its delivery vehicle fleet, co-branded and featuring the striking and bold Banner livery, Banner was again on hand to share in ECC’s celebrations.

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Valeo releases new 2017/2018 edition of the Clutch PC and LCV catalogue

Thursday 14th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The new 2017/2018 edition of the Clutch catalogue dedicated to passenger cars and LCV applications for all Valeo Service aftermarket product ranges has been released. The catalogue presents the full Valeo Service offer consisting of more than 3,000 transmission products among which clutch kits, DMF, passive hydraulic actuation and spare parts. The catalogue covers clutch applications from the Volkswagen Golf I to the latest Mercedes A Class or Citroën DS3. Valeo Service offers one of the widest European car park coverage of clutch products and the range keeps increasing as Valeo Service launches more than 300 new products per year.

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