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European award for Launch UK

European award for Launch UK

Friday 16th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Launch UK has been awarded the “Best Launch Business 2017” accolade by the brand’s European division. As the only genuine distributor of Launch products in the UK, the award for the Plymouth-based operation is in recognition of the high quality of its customer service and its commitment to supporting customers in all areas of business.

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Midwest to present informative Gates seminar

Midwest to present informative Gates seminar

Friday 16th February 2018 | 0 Comments

West Midlands based automotive parts distributor, Midwest Motor Factors, is hosting a free Gates technical seminar at GTG West Midlands, to equip customers with the latest Gates updates and insights.

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New deals from Autoparts UK

Friday 16th February 2018 | 0 Comments

To kick-start the first quarter of 2018, Autoparts UK now has a series of promotions available for customers, with rewards on spend and big brand offers. The motor factor has a selection of ‘slick’ deals with Ultratec Performance Oils, including a free £100 voucher with every order over £999 (excluding VAT) and a free wall application chart with all oil purchases over £20. There is also a ‘cool’ deal for 3 x 20 litres of Cooltec Antifreeze at just £89.95.

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Brembo opens new carbon factory in Curno

Brembo opens new carbon factory in Curno

Wednesday 14th February 2018 | 0 Comments

On 13 February the chairman of Brembo SpA Alberto Bombassei placed the first stone of a new building that will host Brembo’s Carbon Factory, the flagship of the company for the processing of carbon fibre materials for competition use.

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Hella hosts trade for Innovision 2018

Hella hosts trade for Innovision 2018

Wednesday 14th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Hella and the diagnostics specialist Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS) helped to prepare their trading partners for the changing face of motoring with Innovision 2018. Taking place on 15 January, the event saw company experts addressed the 800 partners from 24 countries regarding the technologies of tomorrow, through presentations and an exhibition, on the digitalisation of lighting, automated driving and diagnostic solutions.

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Servicesure garage wins second consecutive outstanding achievement award

Servicesure garage wins second consecutive outstanding achievement award

Wednesday 7th February 2018 | 0 Comments

M M Auto Services, a Dingbro Ltd customer and member of the Servicesure Autocentre network, has received Car Leasing Bargain’s ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ for the second year in a row. The award recognises its innovative approach to vehicle sales. Owner Murdo MacIntosh decided to diversify the aftermarket independent business by selling new cars. The Dundee garage sold 38 vehicles through its ‘virtual forecourt’ in the past year, covering vehicles from a range of 11 different manufacturers.

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The Parts Alliance rolls out Winter Garage Essentials

The Parts Alliance rolls out Winter Garage Essentials

Wednesday 31st January 2018 | 0 Comments

The Parts Alliance has rolled out the latest Garage Essentials tools and equipment brochure. The Winter issue is the first of four seasonal editions planned for 2018. The 68 page publication, originally from GSF Car Parts, is these days available at every branch of all members of The Parts Alliance, throughout the UK.

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Audi most expensive German car brand to own

Audi most expensive German car brand to own

Thursday 25th January 2018 | 0 Comments

It won’t be a surprise to learn that Germany’s premium car brands are the most expensive to run long-term. However, when you put Audi, BMW and Mercedes alongside each other, less of us may have guessed that Audi would be most expensive. Recent research conducted by whocanfixmycar.com analysed more than 180,000 data points relating to the brands, and has found that Audi is 24 per cent more expensive to repair than BMW and Mercedes models and nearly 10 per cent more expensive than BMW.

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Automotive aftermarket forays into e-commerce to boost sales

Automotive aftermarket forays into e-commerce to boost sales

Wednesday 24th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The global e-commerce automotive aftermarket is largely consolidated with the presence of a few key companies that hold majority of the market share, according to report published in January by Transparency Market Research. This being the case, the automotive aftermarket’s forays into e-commerce are expected to boost sales in the years to come.

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SMPE secures agreement to supply Lucas brand engine management products

SMPE secures agreement to supply Lucas brand engine management products

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), one of the UK's largest independently owned automotive parts manufacturers and suppliers, has secured the rights to supply its engine management programme under the iconic Lucas brand.

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Miller Oils acquires FAST

Miller Oils acquires FAST

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Millers Oils Ltd, the independent blender and supplier of advanced oils, lubricants and fuel treatments to the automotive (including motorsport and classic), industrial and commercial vehicle sectors, is pleased to announce that the company has acquired 100 per cent of the share capital in Fuel Additive Science Technologies Ltd (FAST).

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Sir Vince Cable visits NFDA member

Sir Vince Cable visits NFDA member

Tuesday 16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP visited National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) member, Inchcape Volkswagen car dealership in Twickenham on Friday 12 January 2018.

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More brake parts added to National Auto Parts portfolio

More brake parts added to National Auto Parts portfolio

Tuesday 16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Three new additions have been added to National Auto Parts’ brake disc range this month, increasing its car parc coverage even further and bringing to market ‘in demand’ products for both garages and motor factors.

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Euro Car Parts announces free Lifetime Clutch Warranties

Euro Car Parts announces free Lifetime Clutch Warranties

Thursday 11th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Repairers that purchase a clutch product from Euro Car Parts before 30th March 2018 will benefit from a free lifetime warranty. The offer covers every clutch product supplied by the company, including such brands as LUK, SACHS, Transmech, Valeo and more.

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First Line providing complete wheel bearing solution for developing hub technology

First Line providing complete wheel bearing solution for developing hub technology

Wednesday 3rd January 2018 | 0 Comments

The speed of wheel hub technology development for the modern vehicle, with weight saving and safety at the forefront, has meant changes for suppliers of wheel components too. First Line’s aftermarket range of wheel bearings reflect a decade of significant changes with the original single-row ball/taper roller bearings undergoing three generations of evolution to cater for the advance in automotive technology.

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