Tag: servicing

DVSA, DfT Data reveals Britain’s MOT failure hotspots and top 10 reasons why

9th August 2019 | 0 Comments

An investigation into the best and worst regions for MOT pass rates showed surprising patterns. The top pass rates are all in South East England, and on the flip side, the most failures fall in Scotland.

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National Tyres and Autocare adds vehicle servicing to portfolio

National Tyres and Autocare adds vehicle servicing to portfolio

6th August 2019 | 0 Comments

National Tyres and Autocare has begun offering vehicle servicing at selected outlets. It offers three vehicle servicing packages, starting with a 25-point Express Service and going up to a full 51-point Full Service.

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Halfords extends Mobile Expert ‘garage on wheels’ across London

Halfords extends Mobile Expert ‘garage on wheels’ across London

27th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Halfords will extend its Mobile Expert service to London, following its pilot in the West Midlands, Manchester and Surrey. The retailer will place five new vans in London from 30 March, which it says will cover the capital. The service means that Halfords Mobile Expert vans will be available to nearly a third of UK households. The company added that it plans to roll out between 100 and 150 vans across the UK within the next two years.

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Service partner takes advantage of ZF training

Service partner takes advantage of ZF training

6th February 2019 | 0 Comments

ZF Services UK is leading the market in the remanufacture and repair of transmissions and axles for bus and coach applications. Supported by ZF Services UK’s Centre of Competence in Nottingham – which has recently boosted capacity to supply a wider stock of remanufactured transmissions and axles – service partners can attend bus operators within a 48-hour window and perform on-site diagnosis, repairs and component exchange to ensure vehicle downtime is minimised. All Service Partner staff are trained in line with the factory production standards, which form part of ZF’s core competencies.

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Why tyre servicers need to address ADAS – Hella Gutmann Solutions

Why tyre servicers need to address ADAS – Hella Gutmann Solutions

14th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Technological tipping points are not always easy to identify, and the pace of change in the automotive industry can make it a challenge for garages not affiliated with new car dealerships to stay on top of new carfeatures as they begin to require repair. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are emblematic of this, and considering their centrality to the safe operation of many new cars, the stakes have also risen. Tyres & Accessories visited Hella Gutmann Solutions’ facilities in and around Ihringen, Germany to see how the supplier of diagnostic and camera and sensor recalibration solutions is responding to garages’ increasing need for new equipment, technician training, and data, to address the rise of ADAS.

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Electric vehicles cost 23 per cent less to maintain than petrols, says Cap HPI

30th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Electric vehicles cost an average 23 per cent less to service and maintain over three years/60,000 miles than petrol models, research from Cap HPI has found.

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First non-CAM independent software vendor signs up to TiDaeX

23rd October 2017 | 0 Comments

Bournemouth’s Asset Systems has become the first independent software vendor (ISV) to sign up to CAM’s TiDaeXTM platform. The company said the move would help its commercial service customers enjoy the benefits of integration into an emerging number of third party systems in the truck, bus and van tyre service domain.

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TerraClean launches new Power Steering Service Machine

TerraClean launches new Power Steering Service Machine

23rd December 2016 | 0 Comments

Randstad Ltd has introduced TerraSteer, its TerraClean Power Steering Service Machine that is capable of restoring a vehicle’s power steering system back to its best in less than ten minutes. The de-carbonising specialist brand is renowned for its unique tools that offer deep-cleaning services and this new introduction demonstrates TerraClean’s commitment to developing its offering to meet motorists’ requirements and extend its network’s area of expertise within the automotive aftermarket.

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Goodyear presents service providers with European TruckForce Awards 2016

Goodyear presents service providers with European TruckForce Awards 2016

15th June 2016 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has presented its European 2016 TruckForce Awards in Luxembourg, recognising the customer support of its 2,000-strong network. The awards ceremony was part of the second international TruckForce Convention and was held in parallel with the launch of the new Dunlop on-road truck tyre range.

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Hyundai plans ‘self-repairing’ car

26th April 2016 | 0 Comments

Hyundai Motor Group has outlined plans to bring connected cars to reality and is currently working on technology that, it claims, will “remotely diagnose and fix vehicle issues before they become apparent.”

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ATS Euromaster expands pilot truck services programme

ATS Euromaster expands pilot truck services programme

30th March 2016 | 0 Comments

ATS Euromaster has expanded its pilot truck services programme. The network is seeking to expand its service, maintenance and repair business with large commercial vehicle fleets. Phase one of the programme, launched in April 2015, marked the first time ATS Euromaster had expanded its range of services beyond tyres and wheels for commercial vehicles above seven tonnes gvw. Now a further 10 locations can provide SMR support to truck operators. They stretch from Glasgow to Exeter to cover key locations along some of Britain’s most significant transport routes, including the M1, M4, M5, M6, Felixstowe, and Tilbury.

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Halfords Autocentres launches clean diesel service

9th November 2015 | 0 Comments

Halfords Autocentres has launched a new Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) cleaning service for motorists. The network said the new service is partially a response to both concerns about the level of pollution in diesel cars. Martin Barber, Halfords Autocentres DPF expert states: “We’re seeing a growing concern about pollution from diesel cars, and the impact […]

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Skimping on van servicing could cost you money

24th August 2015 | 0 Comments

New research from BCA, Europe’s largest used vehicle marketplace, underlines the importance of a service history when it comes to selling used vans.

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Kingsway Tyres first dealer to register with CAM’s e-jobsheet.com

Kingsway Tyres first dealer to register with CAM’s e-jobsheet.com

27th April 2015 | 0 Comments

Kingsway Tyres has become the first tyre dealer to register with e-jobsheet.com, CAM’s open-access mobile data platform for digital tablet technology in the truck, bus and van service arena. Signing up at the CV Show in April, director and general manager of Kingsway Tyres, Martin O’Brien, says, “We were persuaded to register by the many benefits associated by taking greater control of our truck tyre service work which will continue to improve our processes, drive efficiencies and reduce costs.”

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Pets at Home turns to ATS Euromaster

Pets at Home turns to ATS Euromaster

20th April 2015 | 0 Comments

Pets at Home has signed a new contract with ATS Euromaster. The tyre management firm will seek to provide longer tyre life and greater visibility of running costs, handling all aspects of Pets at Home’s tyre management. This follows a comprehensive tyre audit carried out by ATS Euromaster across the customer’s truck and trailer assets, which identified opportunities to reduce operating costs and improve tyre life, safety and uptime.

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