Almost 40 per cent of ‘home mechanics’ have had to take their car into a garage to correct their mistakes, costing them as much as £170 to get the work done professionally, new research suggests. The study also claims that a growing number of British motorists attempting to repair their own vehicle with 57 per […]
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The Independent Garage Association (IGA) hosted its latest members’ event recently and reminded garages and beyond about the forthcoming Making Tax Digital (MTD) rollout. Notwithstanding garages, any business that has a taxable turnover above £85,000 and is VAT-registered will need to keep digital records of tax and VAT returns after 31 March 2019. To do […]
Autotech Recruit provides contractor, temporary and permanent cover for autocentres, garages and workshops throughout the UK, but what happens when you need a contractor? This video explores what garages can do to deal with the unexpected need to bring in a temporary or other member of staff and what it’s like to be a contractor […]
Valeo, the automotive aftermarket supplier and technology company, is to deliver a training webinar to independents on how to get the best from its AutoCat V8 electronic parts catalogue. The webinar, which takes place on today (28 March 2019), has been designed to inform independents and motor factors about best use practices, new features and […]
ZF, the global aftermarket solutions brand, has launched ZF [pro]Tech start, a personalised technical support and information hub to futureproof independent garages. In-line with its underlying principle of leading the aftermarket into the next generation of mobility, a one-off payment offers UK garages access to ZF [pro]Tech start. Multiple membership benefits will help futureproof garage […]
Bosch has released its latest brake fluids, ENV 4 and ENV 6 Black Line, and both the ranges provide improvements to ESP and ABS reaction times and wear levels. ENV 4 and ENV 6 protect ABS and ESP from wear due to a high lubrication capacity and is released according to the OEM standards of […]
Ring, the lighting and automotive electrical brand, has developed a bespoke version of its website specifically for the German market, reaffirming its commitment to increasing export sales across Europe and providing support to garages amid Brexit. Following an initial investment of £30,000 in 2018, the website is now able to cater to customers from German-speaking […]
Pre-registration for Automechanika Birmingham 2019 is up 21 per cent on 2018, with organisers urging garages and motor factors to take advantage of The Big UK Garage Event and stay abreast of the latest industry products and innovations. A record number of factors and technicians are due to descend upon the Midlands once again for […]
Lesjöfors has taken steps to ensure availability of their suspension coil springs that covers 99.9 per cent of the European car parc is maintained whatever the outcome of Brexit. Should the UK leave the EU without a deal, World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules would automatically apply, potentially imposing tariffs on all coil springs entering the […]
The Parts Alliance has announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Neil Croxson, has been appointed to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Neil succeeds Peter Sephton who will be retiring after ensuring an orderly transition over a three-month period. “I would like to thank all my colleagues in The Parts Alliance, […]
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