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Drivers spending hundreds to achieve MOT pass #MOT #aftermarket

MOT failures are costing British drivers hundreds of pounds to fix – and get their cars back on the road. Motorists in the UK say they pay an average of £272 to correct faults that have been discovered on their cars during an MOT. With the price of an MOT…
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UK car market drops in November #automotive #SMMT

New car sales in the UK fell again in November, according to the latest data released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The figures reveal a modest 3% drop in the eleventh month of the year, with 158,639 units registered. The…
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We spoke with @tracey_crouch about the Campaign for Safer Roadside Rescue and Recovery @CSRRR and the measure that could be implemented #automotive #safety #campaign

The Campaign for Safer Roadside Rescue and Recoveryis driven by Sam Cockerill, whose partner Steve Godbold was killed after being hit by a lorry on the hard shoulder of the M25, as he was loading a vehicle onto his flatbed. It has gained the support of a…
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MOT failures drop after stricter rules implemented #aftermarket #MOT #testingtimes

Car MOT failure rates have fallen (rather than risen) since new, more stringent MOT rules came into force on 20th May 2018. This unexpected finding was revealed on analysis of DVLA data obtained by car buying comparison website Motorway.co.uk, through a…
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Tyres responsible for plastic pollution state Friends of the Earth #aftermarket #plastic #tyres

Car tyres responsible for thousands of tonnes of UK plastic pollution according to a Friends of the Earth report Up to 19,000 tonnes of microplastic pollution could be entering UK waterways every year from vehicle tyres, says a new report for Friends of…
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Johnson Controls sells Varta Battery to Canadian investors #aftermarket #battery

Johnson Controls has sold its Power Solutions business to Qubec-based Brookfield Business Partners, in a deal worth $13.2 billion (£10.3 billion). The move means that the company is exiting the automotive industry, and will see the Varta brand transfer to…
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Study finds false accusations against technicians rising #aftermarket #accusations

A new study has found that over three quarters of UK-based mechanics have been falsely accused of lying by customers in a bid to rip them off. What’s more, of these participants, one in twelve (8%) have had a customer become aggressive and threatening.…
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Schaeffler shutting UK plants over Brexit worries #aftermarket #Brexit

Schaeffler, a supplier of transmission components, bearings, belts and other drivetrain products, is to shut two of its UK manufacturing plants as part of a ‘reorganisation’ of its UK business. This is part of its ‘Agenda 4 plus One’ programme examining…
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@The_IMI launches ADAS Accreditation to help technicians calibrate systems correctly #aftermarket #ADAS #technicians

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) has contributed to a 38% reduction in accidents, with around 10% of the UK’s car parc featuring some form of windscreen mounted technology. These statistics from Euro NCAP also suggest that 40% of UK vehicles…
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Bosch announces sponsorship of Formula E #electric racing series

Bosch has announced it is to sponsor the Formula E championship, as the racing series enters its most pivotal season yet. The ABB FIA Formula E championship will see a host of changes this year, not least the introduction of new battery technology that…
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