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SMPE rolls out Lucas training

SMPE rolls out Lucas training

21st August 2019 | 0 Comments

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) is continuing its development of the Lucas brand across UK and Europe with the introduction of distributor and technician training seminars. The first-ever Lucas training programme under SMPE was in Kiev, with Ukrainian business and Lucas distributor Alt-Star. This was followed by training with Autoaibe, a Temot member in Vilnius, Lithuania. Both Lucas distributors brought a mixture of online, wholesale and electrical specialists to the training and more than 30 people attended in total.

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Trico signs distribution deal with Optimal UK

Trico signs distribution deal with Optimal UK

20th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Trico has signed a distribution agreement with Optimal UK. The wiper blade company will supply the Exact Fit, Flex, Neoform and TX ranges to Optimal’s network. The original equipment (OE) manufacturer and supplier states that Optimal UK’s commitment to delivering premium quality products with fast and efficient customer service is “a perfect match for the Trico ethos.”

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Alliance Automotive UK acquires ASMF

Alliance Automotive UK acquires ASMF

20th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Alliance Automotive UK, the parent company of GroupAuto and UAN buying groups has acquired the seven-branch Autostores Motor Factors chain (ASMF). Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Originally known as Sureparts and Panels & Paints, ASMF was a member of the PDP Group and PDP chairman Alistair Whatmore was managing director.

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“Relay” on Klarius for replacement Citroën Van DPFs

“Relay” on Klarius for replacement Citroën Van DPFs

15th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Klarius’ latest new-to-range parts release includes new exhausts, catalytic converters (CATs) and diesel particulate filters (DPFs) in range for popular applications such as the Citroën Relay van. 49 additional parts are now available with the same next morning UK delivery, two-year standard warranty and Fit First Time guarantee offered with the entire Klarius range.

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Autoparts UK curbing plastic waste

Autoparts UK curbing plastic waste

1st August 2019 | 0 Comments

Car parts distributor Autoparts UK has announced a significant increase in popularity of its bottle-free tablet form of screenwash under the P1 Autocare brand. Since the brand joined the global campaign against the use of plastic bottles early in 2019, Autoparts has sold over 5000 screenwash pods, eliminating unnecessary plastic bottles going into landfill or the ocean.

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Trico and Mafco Autobar reveal ‘perfect summer’ promotion

Trico and Mafco Autobar reveal ‘perfect summer’ promotion

30th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Trico has joined forces with Mafco Autobar to launch a sizzling summer giveaway, offering customers the opportunity to win fantastic prizes – perfect for the hot weather – and everyone’s a guaranteed winner when they purchase Trico wiper blades via Mafco Autobar.

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BBIF urges aftermarket to help promote battery industry

BBIF urges aftermarket to help promote battery industry

30th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The British Battery Industry Federation (BBIF) is calling upon the automotive industry to join its ranks and lend support to its campaign after meeting with Government to discuss misrepresentation of batteries.

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Partslife environmental award for ZF Aftermarket’s TRW brake pads

Partslife environmental award for ZF Aftermarket’s TRW brake pads

26th July 2019 | 0 Comments

ZF Aftermarket has been awarded the Partslife environmental award for its use of "Powder Adhesive Technology" in the production of its TRW branded brake pads. The pads are now manufactured without organic solvents as a result of this technology. The award aims to promote innovative and exemplary measures for environmental protection, and to encourage employees of other companies to imitate them.

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TrustFord opens two more PartsPlus sites

TrustFord opens two more PartsPlus sites

23rd July 2019 | 0 Comments

TrustFord has opened two new PartsPlus sites as the dealer group nears the completion of its new wholesale parts network expansion. The new sites, in Hull and Lincoln, were both opened on 17 July by Stuart Foulds, chairman and chief executive of TrustFord, accompanied by Dean Kemsley, general manager, and members of the board. The openings follow investment in Ford’s Quick Lane tyre and autocentre chain and brings the total number of TrustFord-operated PartsPlus sites to 14 across England, Northern Ireland and Scotland. A further site is due to open later this year.

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New Melett website enhances turbo offering

18th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Turbocharger specialist Melett has enhanced its website offering with a number of new features and functions. The new-look website provides simpler navigation, with quick and easy access to content including new products, technical guides & videos, turbo tips and industry news, keeping customers up-to-date with Melett’s most recent activity.

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Varta Silver Dynamic Auxiliary battery range is now available

Varta Silver Dynamic Auxiliary battery range is now available

16th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Varta has introduced its new Silver Dynamic Auxiliary battery range in the UK market to address the increasing electrical loads to support comfort features, safety devices, and fuel-saving functions in modern vehicles. The Silver Dynamic Auxiliary range provides two different technology solutions — AGM and conventional flooded – to support this increasing electrification especially in dual-battery systems.

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Do you know the three ‘Rs’ of battery health?

9th July 2019 | 0 Comments

With battery related faults the most common cause of breakdowns, Servicesure’s ‘Batterysure’ initiative with Yuasa aims to teach garages the three ‘Rs’ of battery health. All garages that sign up to Battery Sure and become an official Battery Testing Station will be able to advise its customers if they can ‘Relax’, as their battery is in a good state of health, if they should ‘Recharge’ a low battery, or if it’s time to ‘Replace’ due to high risk of failure.

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MOT failures due to emissions defects

8th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Nearly 750,000 cars failed their MOT due to emissions defects in the six months following revisions to MOT rules in May 2018. This trend suggests the failure rate is set to reach 1.5 million for the full year doubling the amount of emissions-related failures.

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Autosupplies Group to acquire Leisureways UK Ltd

Autosupplies Group to acquire Leisureways UK Ltd

8th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Autosupplies Group, comprising leading motor factors Autosupplies (Chesterfield) and Butlers Automotive, has entered into an agreement to purchase Leisureways UK Ltd of Rotherham.

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Customer ‘amazed’ to win Porsche 911 Carrera in The Parts Alliance promotion

Customer ‘amazed’ to win Porsche 911 Carrera in The Parts Alliance promotion

2nd July 2019 | 0 Comments

The Parts Alliance concluded its latest hugely successful promotion by revealing the winner on Tuesday 25 June. Sefket Ibrahim of Rose Motors won a brand new Porsche 911 Carrera. The car is new for 2019 as the eighth-generation 922 version of the iconic classic and retails for nearly £100,000.

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