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MWheels becomes key sponsor, wheel supplier of BTRC’s Team Oliver Racing

MWheels becomes key sponsor, wheel supplier of BTRC’s Team Oliver Racing

Wednesday 20th June 2018 | 0 Comments

MWheels has become a key sponsor of British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) contenders Team Oliver Racing, supplying Xlite forged aluminium wheels for both 2018 racing trucks and all the teams transporter vehicles. The agreement, which will see the Xlite and Xbrite brands feature prominently throughout the series, will also support an assortment of client and media marketing initiatives.

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Drivers to spend £45 million on air con services this summer

Wednesday 20th June 2018 | 0 Comments

A new report predicts that drivers in the UK will spend over £45 million on air conditioning services this summer due to the impending heatwave. Based on internal garage and consumer data, the marketplace has predicted that there will be over 1 million air con units serviced in total in the months of June, July and August, having already seen a 2500 per cent increase in requests in May compared to April.

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Pro-Align launches two-day aftersales commitment

Pro-Align launches two-day aftersales commitment

Wednesday 20th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Pro-Align has launched a new commitment to visit customers with a valid aftersales agreement within two days of receiving a reported issue on Hunter equipment. For customers where a visit cannot be completed within the agreed time frame, no charge will be made for the resulting repair. The garage equipment distributor said the new commitment has been made in response to a growing number of workshops’ reliance on Hunter wheel servicing equipment for profit maximisation.

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Autoelectro maintains ISO quality standards

Autoelectro maintains ISO quality standards

Tuesday 19th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Autoelectro is proud to report that it has successfully gained recertification/transition to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 accreditations following its recent annual surveillance visit.

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EDT Automotive signs nine garages to network during Automechanika debut

EDT Automotive signs nine garages to network during Automechanika debut

Tuesday 19th June 2018 | 0 Comments

EDT Automotive, the multi-award winning engine decontamination specialist, has enjoyed a phenomenally successful debut show at this year’s Automechanika Birmingham, signing nine garages live on the stand as well as co-sponsoring the event’s Garage of the Year awards.

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Klarius: How will WLTP real-world emission tests affect the automotive aftermarket?

Klarius: How will WLTP real-world emission tests affect the automotive aftermarket?

Tuesday 19th June 2018 | 0 Comments

The automotive industry is now implementing a new ‘real-world’ emissions testing procedure for vehicles that will hopefully make quoted mpg figures a bit more accurate but could mean higher tax brackets for many cars. The push by manufacturers to produce vehicles that are more optimised for the new test will therefore likely see some trends in engine design change.

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VMI adds pallet lift to range

Tuesday 19th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Tyre manufacturing equipment maker VMI has added a vertical pallet lift with high handling capacity to its product portfolio. The lift is for large batch-offs, mainly for the tyre industry.

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TechMan announces partnership at Automechanika Birmingham

TechMan announces partnership at Automechanika Birmingham

Tuesday 19th June 2018 | 0 Comments

TechMan, the fast-growing garage management system provider, enjoyed a hugely successful Automechanika Birmingham debut at the NEC in Birmingham from June 5-7.

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PCL launches new nitrogen generation and inflation range

PCL launches new nitrogen generation and inflation range

Tuesday 19th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Pneumatic Components (PCL), the Sheffield-based manufacturer and distributor of pneumatic and tyre inflation systems, has launched a new and improved mobile nitrogen generation and inflation cart range.

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Vacu-Lug becomes Hankook Alphatread UK retread partner

Vacu-Lug becomes Hankook Alphatread UK retread partner

Monday 18th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Vacu-Lug has become the new retread manufacturing partner for Hankook in the UK. The company signalled its new status by including the manufacturer’s Alphatread retreading brand on its stand at the Commercial Vehicle Show (24-26 April, Birmingham NEC), coinciding with the beginning of production of the Alphatread bead-to-bead retread truck tyre range at the Vacu-Lug factory in Grantham.

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Vacu-Lug begins manufacturing Hankook’s Alphatread range

Vacu-Lug begins manufacturing Hankook’s Alphatread range

Monday 18th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Vacu-Lug has begun production of Hankook’s Alphatread truck tyre range at its factory in Grantham, Lincolnshire. The bead-to-bead retread tyre range is designed for medium haul fleets, and consists of four sizes. For drive axles, the R-DH05 is available in 295/80R22.5, 315/80R22.5 and 315/70R22.5 and for trailer axles, the R-TH22 is available in 385/65R22.5.

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‘Double success’ for Parts Alliance in Birmingham

‘Double success’ for Parts Alliance in Birmingham

Monday 18th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Automechanika Birmingham 2018 (5-7 June, Birmingham NEC) proved a “double success story” for The Parts Alliance, who showcased Bendix braking at the event and sponsored the ‘Garage of the Year’ awards too.

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Ecobat exhibits ‘complete battery package’ at Automechanika Birmingham

Ecobat exhibits ‘complete battery package’ at Automechanika Birmingham

Monday 18th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Ecobat Battery Technologies (EBT) used Automechanika Birmingham to showcase its multi-brand portfolio and specialist battery knowledge, to the many motor factors and technicians who attended the country’s premier aftermarket exhibition.

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Growth in every size segment from 17” up, but rapidly slowing

Growth in every size segment from 17” up, but rapidly slowing

Thursday 14th June 2018 | 0 Comments

The UK’s high performance tyre sector – in this case defined by tyre diameters of 17” and above – has continued its growth trend, but at a very much slower rate than in 2017.

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Grouptyre leads with range of high performance brands

Grouptyre leads with range of high performance brands

Thursday 14th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Large investments in research and technology over the last few years have enabled Grouptyre’s exclusive brands to develop some excellent alternatives within the competitive high performance market at realistic and affordable prices. The wholesaler notes that tyre retailers are demanding increased diversity in the high performance market to meet the wide range of consumer demands at all price points.

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