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Half of motorists confident in their ability to change a wheel – survey says

Just under half of motorists describe themselves as very confident in their ability to change a wheel on their car...
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Gardaí assist retailers to combat ‘Card not present’ fraud

There is a continuing rise in fraudulent transactions resulting from compromised credit card details. However, now comes news that the...
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Auto Trade EXPO 2018 update

Auto Trade EXPO 2018, which takes place at Citywest Hotel & Exhibition Centre, Dublin, October 20-21, 2018 is shaping up...
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Public and trade warned of new UK write-off system

Vehicle History experts Cartell.ie tells us that the Association of British Insurers (ABI) in the UK are no longer using...
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Skoda Ireland take two top 10 places at International competition

Two Irish Skoda employees have placed in the top 10 of their categories of the 'Skoda Challenge Competition' which took...
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New Thermal Catalogue 2017 from Somora

The new 2017 Somora Motor Parts Thermal Catalogue is now available. Packed with thousands of new applications and tailored exclusively for vehicles...
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Cronin cracks Belgium  -Ypres International Rally

Irish crews had a great result at the Ypres International Rally at the weekend, with West Cork’s Keith Cronin, already the winner of three British Rally titles, taking maximum points towards this year’s Prestone MSA British Championship on its first visit to the Belgian event. Cronin and his co-driver Mikie Galvin finished in sixth place

Half of motorists confident in their ability to change a wheel – survey says

Just under half of motorists describe themselves as very confident in their ability to change a wheel on their car in an emergency situation, according to recent research undertaken by AA Rescue. In response to an AA survey of over 3,000 motorists, 46.73 per cent of those polled stated they were very confident that they

GKN Driveline launches new CV joints on all-new BMW 5 Series

GKN Driveline’s new lightweight VL3 constant velocity joint (CV joint) system has launched in its second application on the all-new BMW 5 Series. The VL3 joint makes the driveline more efficient, with measurably reduced CO2 emissions – an improvement in current applications. GKN has held patents on the VL series of CV joints for more

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Mercedes-Benz launches new van service package and van connectivity (Smartphone app)

Mercedes-Benz has rolled out a 3 Year / 3 Service Package for all Vito and Sprinter vans registered in Ireland from the 1st of July 2017. With prices from only €279, these service offers are available from all authorised Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealers. In addition, customers signing up for the new package get the connectivity

Brake Engineering continues to introduce new coloured calipers

Brake Engineering has introduced eight new painted brake calipers to its extensive range covering Audi, Volkswagen and Skoda vehicles. The additional brake calipers include six new black calipers for the Audi S5 (2007) and S6 (2006), as well as the Volkswagen Phaeton (2003). Two new red calipers also feature to cover the Skoda Octavia and

Gardaí assist retailers to combat ‘Card not present’ fraud

There is a continuing rise in fraudulent transactions resulting from compromised credit card details. However, now comes news that the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) has teamed up with the retail industry (Retail Excellence) in a bid to combat this growing problem of ‘Card Not Present’ (CNP) fraud, which occurs when a payment card

Vehicle Dynamics International Awards 2017: the winners!

With an inspiring shortlist and a world-renowned international jury, 2017 is another great year for the Vehicle Dynamics International Awards, where Ireland is represented by Padraic Deane, our managing editor. These are the vehicle dynamics innovations, professionals and technologies that have won this year’s honors… Car of the Year: – New BMW 5 Series Dynamics

2017 International Engine of the Year announced

In powertrain circles, it’s widely accepted that brilliant designs win the outright International Engine of the Year Award, but only truly great developments do it back-to-back. And history certainly seems to support this thinking; until this year, the exclusive ‘doubles’ club consisted of only three car makers and four engines across the Awards’ rich 19-year

Auto Trade EXPO 2018 update

Auto Trade EXPO 2018, which takes place at Citywest Hotel & Exhibition Centre, Dublin, October 20-21, 2018 is shaping up to be another runaway success, with more than three quarters of the available exhibition space already reserved. Organisers Automotive Publications has confirmed that more than 130 stands have already been reserved some 16 months ahead

Dayco makes training simple

An important message the Dayco team wanted to deliver to technicians visiting Automechanika Birmingham, was that care and attention is needed in order to fit timing belt kits correctly, but if the fitting procedure is followed, it is straight forward and the result will serve their customers well. So, in addition to an impressive and welcoming