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19.12.2008
Honda vehicle health check
Honda drivers who avail of a vehicle health check, at local participating Honda Dealers will now also receive 12 months free Hondacare Home and Roadside Assistance.
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15.12.2008
Prism: The best of two worlds
Wheel alignment is becoming increasingly important for professional car service..
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12.12.2008
New Bilstein 2009 catalogue
Award winning suspension manufacturer Bilstein has just released its new
application catalogue for 2008/2009.
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09.12.2008
Beat the crunch
Dynamic companies that exploit I.T. can survive the downturn and emerge stronger according to aftermarket software specialist MAM Software.
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04.12.2008
Continental focuses on eCall
Continental is investigating new business models that could help lower implementation costs and accelerate the time-to-market of eCall systems across Europe.
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01.12.2008
BMW trade parts magazine
The purpose of BMW’s Trade Parts Magazine is to update the reader on new developments, new technology and new products from BMW Group and to advise on the quality and competitiveness of the parts available through the BMW dealer or BMW service authorised workshops.
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27.11.2008
Banner’s Uni Bull battery celebrates 20 years
Banner’s Uni Bull battery reached a significant milestone this year.
First produced in 1988 the Uni Bull is not only a universal genius, but also a phenomenon.
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25.11.2008
EU proposes tyre labelling scheme
The European Commission has proposed reinforcing existing efficiency standards on buildings and energy-using products, such as tyres as part of the Second Strategic Energy Review package.
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24.11.2008
Keep fully charged with Numax
Manbat Batteries, represented in Ireland by National Autoparts, continues to develop its range of Numax 'connect and forget' intelligent battery chargers.
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24.11.2008
TalkShop ups the stakes
Regular visitors to The Aftermarket Show will be familiar with the format and aware of the benefits of spending some time and taking part in the TalkShop interactive presentation forum.
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17.11.2008
European Commission moves on HGV Blind Spot Mirrors
From 1st January 2009, The European Commission requires the retrofitting of wide angle and close proximity mirrors on all heavy goods vehicles (HGV’s) registered after the 1st January 2000.
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17.11.2008
Changes to regulations on HGV reflective markings
From 1st January 2009, the Commercial Vehicle Testing Network will be accepting vehicle reflective strips, which conform to regulations UN ECE-48 and UN ECE-104.
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17.11.2008
Michelin staff told to take extended Christmas holiday in Ballymena
Michelin staff at the company’s truck tyre manufacturing plant in Ballymena has been told to take an extended Christmas holiday as a result of the global economic downturn, it has been reported.
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17.11.2008
MEPs row back on tyre noise directive
MEPs have recommended watering down proposed legislation to make car tyres quieter and more energy-efficient.
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17.11.2008
Schaeffler Group gets Continental green light
The European Commission has given the green light to the Schaeffler Group to file its Continental AG merger notification.
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14.11.2008
KYB’s interactive website
Shock absorber manufacturer, KYB has upgraded its impressive website to include video segments, which increase interest and usefulness to consumers, service providers and parts distributors.
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13.11.2008
New FAI catalogue now available
The 2009 FAI steering and suspension components catalogue is now available from Auto Diesel Electric (ADE).
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12.11.2008
UK retail collapse will have lasting impact on aftersales
The recession in the UK will result in severe market contraction and widespread closure of franchised workshops and independent garages over the next five years.

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10.11.2008
Motrio shocks the competition
Passenger comfort, safety and the protection of mechanical components can now be assured with the Motrio range of shock absorbers.
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10.11.2008
Range of Ixtar workshop products prevents workshop stains
The excellent Ixtar workshop consumables range includes a series of products that will protect a vehicle's interior from unintentional marks or stains all the way through the service and repair process.
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10.11.2008
Delphi technologies keep new Ferrari California cool
Delphi Corp is supplying key systems to the new Ferrari California, the latest addition to the legendary Italian automaker’s sporty Grand Tourer segment, which made its debut at the Paris Motor Show a few days ago.
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07.11.2008
GM ready to off load AC Delco
General Motors is ready to off load its global aftermarket parts business, ACDelco in order to generate much-needed cash. 
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06.11.2008
Ixtar banishes dirt and grease
The extended portfolio of garage consumables from lubricant, car care and valeting specialists Ixtar, includes hand cleaner and high absorption paper
rolls.
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05.11.2008
ADS launches new range of diagnostic equipment
Automotive Diagnostic Services (ADS), the engine management and electrical/ electronic parts specialists, has unveiled a new range of diagnostic test equipment.
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04.11.2008
Lyons appointed chairman of SIMI Wholesale Committee
Well known aftermarket personality, Alan Lyons has been appointed Chairman or the Society of Irish Motor Industry’s Wholesale Committee.
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23.10.2008
Special offers at Corry Auto Engineering
Corry Auto Engineering Ltd, specialists in the maintenance, repair and calibration of diesel injection systems, for all makes of cars, 4x4s, trucks and agricultural vehicles is offering a 10 per cent discount on its range of services for the month of November.
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23.10.2008
Bosch KTS 340 tester will be launched in Ireland in January
The new Bosch KTS 340 diagnostic tester will be launched in Ireland in January, distributors, Origo has confirmed.
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21.10.2008
Beissbarth leads the way in the field of headlamp alignment
Garage equipment specialists, Beissbarth has issued a challenge to garages and fast fit operations – why not offer headlamp alignment as part the service offering?
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21.10.2008
Pirelli enters particulate filters market
Pirelli Eco Technology, the Pirelli Group company active in control of pollutant emissions from diesel engines, has begun selling its particulate filters in Germany and the Benelux countries.
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21.10.2008
BlitzRotary unveils Master Wheel 50
BlitzRotary, represented in Ireland by Tech Plus has unveiled its latest product offering – the Master Wheel 50, which the company says will revolutionise the handling of wheels in workshops, as well as improving workshop ergonomics.
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17.10.2008
Free winter check for all BMWs
To ensure maximum performance and reliability, as well as safe and secure driving during the winter months, BMW Ireland is offering a free winter check on all BMWs.
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17.10.2008
Motrio batteries give the trade a boost
Motrio, the all-makes parts specialist, has announced significant price
reductions across its range of aftermarket batteries and positioning them as one of the most competitive battery ranges in the market place.
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16.10.2008
Gulf Oil enters Irish market
Gulf Oil one of the world's leading and most recognised oil brands has just launched in the Irish market.
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15.10.2008
MOT fraud successfully prosecuted
The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and West Yorkshire Police have successfully prosecuted a garage owner who issued thousand of forged MOT certificates.
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15.10.2008
Service personnel need sales training
Service personnel should be given specific sales training to maximise profit opportunities, according to Castrol Professional.
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15.10.2008
Workshops spurn profit opportunities
Wokshops are overlooking key profit opportunities by not including air-conditioning filters as part of the service check list.
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13.10.2008
Wolfrace adds new colour to Pro-Sprint range
The hugely popular multi-spoke wheel from Wolfrace ‘Pro-Sprint’ is now available in a stylish new Matt black finish with a blue rim.
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10.10.2008
PCL’s handheld inflators cause a Mini sensation at Automechanika 
PCL’s handy, digital solutions for fast, accurate and reliable tyre inflation were to the fore ar this year’s Automechanika.
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10.10.2008
Wolfrace adds news colours to Street venom range
Wolfrace, represented in Ireland by Kirkby Tyres & Wheels has unveiled a new range of finishes for its highly popular Street Venom wheel.
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10.10.2008
Sykes Pickavant unveils new diesel injector seat cutter
Sykes-Pickavant has unveiled a new product that has been specially designed for the cleaning and / or re-cutting of injector seats on modern common rail diesel engines.
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06.10.2008
Continental applies innovative technologies to new BMW 7 Series
The new BMW 7 Series is equipped with sophisticated driver assistance systems, developed by Continental.
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06.10.2008
Manbat's new battery catalogue
Manbat Batteries, represented in Ireland by National Autoparts, has launched the latest catalogue for its growing Numax battery brand and for several other battery brands, the company distributes.
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06.10.2008
Sykes Pickavant launches new range of diesel compression adaptors
A new range of short sets of Diesel Compression adaptors has been released by Sykes-Pickavant. 
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03.10.2008
Motrio launches all new range of brake pads
The Motrio replacement parts brand has launched an all-new range of brake pads to add to its comprehensive all-makes programme.
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03.10.2008
Common rail diesel fuel return flow kit
Sykes Pickavant has introduced a new Diesel Fuel Return Flow Kit, for measuring return flow or injector leak-back, for up to six cylinders.
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03.10.2008
Delphi showcases innovative solutions
Delphi showcased a range of innovative offerings for vehicle electronics, hybrid, service, thermal, diesel and accessories that will help keep garages in step with the vehicle electronics revolution at Automechanika recently.
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03.10.2008
Denso launches advanced approach to service repair
Denso launched its enhanced approach to diesel and air conditioning service repair at Automechanika, as part of the company's ain of expanding its high quality service repair networks across Europe.
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03.10.2008
Liqui Moly has unviled a new product in a can to clean air conditioning systems
Ulm – Car air conditioning systems are supposed to provide fresh, cool air. But in reality, they don’t always work perfectly.
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02.10.2008
AGE appointed SmokePro distributor
Garage equipment specialists AGE, has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of Redline Detection’s innovative diagnostic leak detector – SmokePro, which enables technicians to easily pinpoint leaks in vacuum, exhaust, fuel vapour recovery (EVAP) and oil systems, as well as wind and water leaks.
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02.10.2008
Professional Tool Storage
Sykes Pickavant has now released ProMaxx its long awaited range of American storage solutions, provided directly from one of the leading US manufactures of tool storage equipment.

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30.09.2008
Redline unveils SmokePro
Redline Detection has introduced the "Smoke Pro(R)," a diagnostic leak detector(TM) which enables technicians to easily pinpoint leaks in vacuum, exhaust, fuel vapour recovery (EVAP) and oil systems.
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25.09.2008
Volkswagen focuses on quality and customer satisfaction
Sustained high service quality and customer satisfaction were the central themes of Volkswagen’s presence at the Automechanika recentlty.
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23.09.2008
Hella unveils new multi brand tester
Hella unveiled a new multi-brand tester - mega macs 42, which marks the start of the new joint venture called Hella Gutmann Solutions at Automechanika last week.
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22.09.2008
Bosch offers motorists stop / start options
Motorists leaving engines idling in traffic in the UK could be subject to on-the-spot fines under plans being considered by local councils that aim to reduce pollution in urban areas.
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19.09.2008
Ravaglioli exhibits 4D wheel alignment system
Ravaglioli exhibited its 4D wheel alignment system, which the Italian manufacturer claims is breaking new ground in the terms of laser wheel alignment.
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19.09.2008
AC Hydraulic unveils new wheel trolley
AC Hydraulic unveiled a new wheel trolley for changing wheels and brake kits this week at Automechanika.
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19.09.2008
Banner unveils new Energy Bull
Banner pursues a strategy of being a full-line supplier of lead- acid batteries and recognises that in the hobby and leisure segment, special demands are made on long-term discharge batteries, such as excellent cyclical resistance and simple charging.
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19.09.2008
Beissbarth showcases ML Easy 8
One of the most popular exhibits on the Beissbarth stand was the company’s new wheel aligner – ML Easy 8.
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19.09.2008
Hofmann exhibits geoliner 550 Prism
Hofmann exhibited its latest range of wheel aligners, which merge Prism technology with the advantages of CCD and 3D alignment technology.
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19.09.2008
Moll displays for battery range
Leading German battery manufacturer, Moll unveiled its new M3 plus K2 double lid battery.
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19.09.2008
Motorscan unveils new wheel aligner
Italian garage equipment specialists, Motorscan used Automechanika to showcase its latest wheel aligner, the Prof-Wheel 1500.
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12.09.2008
Crafter conversion is a cut above the rest!
A Volkswagen Crafter panel van has been converted into a mobile gentleman’s barbers shop for Barbus Service UK Limited based in Banbury, Oxfordshire.
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12.09.2008
UCC to host major bio-fuels conference
University College Cork (UCC) is hosting a major conference on bio-fuel technology on September 16.
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11.09.2008
VOSA wants changes to headlamp test
The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) in the UK has launched a consultation process on possible changes to the headlamp aim test, which is part of the annual roadworthiness test for trucks, buses and coaches. 
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11.09.2008
Mercedes-Benz Vito line up to get adaptive brake lights
Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that it will make adaptive brake lights standard on the Vito model line during the first half of 2009.
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10.09.2008
Battery retailers get price rise warning
Battery retailers have been advised to expect further increases in battery prices due to significant rises in material costs.
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10.09.2008
Denso develops new wave radar
The Denso Corporation has developed a new millimeter-wave radar that is nearly half the volume and significantly less-expensive previous models.
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10.09.2008
Opel introduces Gentex SmartBeam® High-Beam Assist on Insignia
The Gentex Corporation, a leading supplier of automatic-dimming rear view mirrors to the worldwide automotive industry, is supplying auto-dimming mirrors with its proprietary SmartBeam® feature for the 2009 Opel Insignia.
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08.09.2008
The Aftermarket Show Gives Visitors The Business
With only four months to go before the opening of the event, interest in The Aftermarket Show is really taking off. So now is the time to register for your trade visitor tickets and to make sure you don't miss out on the experience.
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08.09.2008
World’s first wide beam driving light
The Rayzer wide beam is a new kind of driving light. It is uniquely fitted on the inside of the windshield behind the rearview mirror. Its position provides drivers with a wider field of illumination and a much safer night driving experience.
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01.09.2008
Additive will reduce demand for fuels by 25 million litres a year in Ireland
Topaz – the new Irish company which has taken over the Shell and Statoil businesses in Ireland - has confirmed that from the middle of September it will include a special additive in all petrol and diesel fuels which will mean more miles to the gallon and lower CO2 emissions. 
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01.09.2008
SEMA goes green
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) ahow in Las Vegas this November will have a green theme.
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03.09.2008
Renault Ireland has unveiled its new all marques Motrio range of service products
Renault believes that as a vehicle ages, an alternative to genuine parts may be required. In that vein Renault has designed the Motrio range, which is very competitively priced with older vehicles in mind.
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29.08.2008
Mazda Motor Ireland appoints new sales director
Mazda Motor Ireland has appointed Michael Howe to the role of Sales Director.
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29.08.2008
Newmarket Motors wins pan European Quality Service Award
At a Gala Event in Germany recently, Newmarket Motors, authorised Dealers for Volkswagen in Cork was awarded a prestigious pan European Service Quality Award by Volkswagen Europe.
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29.08.2008
UK public concerned about overcharging
Almost half of UK motorists think they have been ripped off by car mechanics, according to a survey.
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29.08.2008
Repair code gets amber light in UK
The Motor Industry Service and Repair Code in Britain has gained stage one approval from the Office of Fair Trade.
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28.08.2008
More powerful Varta car batteries launched
If more reliable cold starting power and longer lifespan from your car battery at no extra cost sounds too good to be true, check out the latest offering from Johnson Controls, makers of the VARTA-branded range of Silver, Blue and Black Dynamic batteries.
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26.08.2008
AVRO-Ex Roadshow 2008
The AVRO-Ex Roadshow 2008, which this year celebrates its 29th anniversary, takes place at the Marriott Hotel, Leicester, England from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th September.
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25.08.2008
Record number of exhibitors for Automechanika Shanghai
A record breaking 1,600 exhibitors have already confirmed their attendance at the fourth Automechanika Shanghai, which will be held in Shanghai, China from 10 - 12 December 2008. 
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25.08.2008
New master technicians
Michael Morgan from J.Donohoe, Enniscorthy and Gary Curley from Barry Motors, Galway have achieved the status of BMW (ATA) Master Technicians.
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21.08.2008
Continental agrees Schaeffler deals as Wennemer steps down
Continental AG has concluded a deal with the Scahaeffler Group, which will see the latter remaining as a minority shareholder.
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21.08.2008
Car owners admit service failings
Most car owners in the UK do not know when their next service is due while only a small percentage carry out the most basic maintenance, according to a new survey.
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20.08.2008
ContiTech catalogue
The new commercial vehicle catalogue from the ContiTech Power Transmission Group has been released.
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19.08.2008
European Commission approves Bosch joint venture
The European Commission has approved a joint venture between Samsung SDI and Bosch to produce batteries for hybrid vehicles.
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19.08.2008
Yuasa at Automechanika 2008
Yuasa Battery is exhibiting its comprehensive range of high quality automotive and motorcycle batteries at the forthcoming Automechanika 2008 exhibition from 16th to 21st September, Messe Frankfurt, Germany.
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19.08.2008
Moll at Automechanika
Moll is planning to unveil its latest innovations at Automechankia in Frankfurt, Germany next month.
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19.08.2008
Automechanika Green Directory competition
Some 25 products and services have been selected for inclusion in the Green Directory at Automechanika.
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18.08.2008
The Aftermarket Show goes from strength to strength
The Aftermarket Show information brochure for the 2009 event has now been published, and it is clear from even the most cursory look that Haymarket Exhibitions have done their homework.
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13.08.2008
Bosch Technical Service Bulletins
Bosch’s latest ESI(tronic) Technical Service Bulletins are now using data taken direct from vehicle makers.
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13.08.2008
Tyre pressure monitoring systems can slash fuel bills
Hauliers could dramatically reduce their fuel bills, by installing tyre pressure monitoring systems on their trucks and trailers – that’s the advice of Safe Europe plc.

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08.08.2008
Monaghan & Son secures VW service contract
Galway based Monaghan & Sons, Ltd has secured an after sales deal with Volkswagen for car and commercial vehicles.
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30.07.2008
Right to Repair Campaign launches Europe-wide petition
The Right To Repair Campaign (R2RC) has launched an Europe-wide campaign for the renewal of the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations.
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30.07.2008
ContiTech eyes IAA opportunities
ContiTech says its stand at this year’s 62nd International Automobile Exhibition in Hanover in September – will focus on the goals of: greater comfort, better environmental protection and more fuel efficiency.
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29.07.2008
Mannion scoops Toyota National Skills title
Nicola Mannion of Tom Hogan Motors, Galway will represent Toyota Ireland in the European Skills Competition following her recent victory in the National Skills Competition for Service Advisers.
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29.07.2008
DAF Trucks honours ContiTech
DAF Trucks has honoured ContiTech Air Spring Systems for its exceptional delivery quality.
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29.07.2008
Tesco’s warranty plans
Supermarket giant Tesco is considering launching a warranty scheme in the UK for the owners of second hand cars.
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25.07.2008
PCL strengthens sales force
PCL has reinforced its sales team in response to increasing demand for its tyre inflation equipment and pneumatic products.
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25.07.2008
National oil check day
An alarming three out of four motorists in the UK don’t know what the oil light on the dashboard means, with 60 per cent of all motorists admitting they don’t check their dipstick regularly.
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23.07.2008
Automechanika 2008
The leading international trade fair for the Automobile Sector, Automechanika, takes places this year in Frankfurt am Main from 16 to 21 September 2008.
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23.07.2008
ContiTech websites answers FAQs
The ContiTech Power Transmission Group's website now provides answers to those questions most frequently asked by workshop staff.
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16.07.2008
UK survey reveals motorists in the dark over motor oil
Research conducted on behalf of Chevron Products Company for its Texaco Havoline brand, reveals that thousands of motorists in the UK risk incurring additional repair bills and increased running costs by not checking their oil regularly or using the wrong type.
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16.07.2008
Schaeffler launches Conti bid
Automotive and aerospace parts company, Schaeffler has launched a bid for Continental AG, but the family owned German company says it isn’t necessarily seeking a majority stake in its much bigger rival.
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14.07.2008
Start/stop systems still gaining ground
Bosch start/stop technology has proven its worth in production applications, supplying half a million starter-based start stop systems to BMW and MINI since the introduction in 2007.
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14.07.2008
Clean Your Garage With Gunk
Fluid maker Gunk has gone green with the launch of an environmentally-friendly version of its multi-purpose degreasers and cleaners.
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27.06.2008
Thatcham quality accreditation for repair equipment
Thatcham used its annual Triple Focus event last week to announce the launch of a new category within Thatcham Quality Accreditation - ‘Repair Equipment’.
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25.06.2008
Woodford Diagnostics unveil new X431 Tool
Cavan based Woodford Diagnostics has been distributing the Launch range of diagnostic equipment since 2000.
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25.06.2008
BMW restructures service inclusive packages
BMW’s popular Service Inclusive package that keeps the cost of car ownership to a minimum will, from 1 July 2008 cover an extended range of products.
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20.06.2008
2008 Timing Belts
Carrying out work and giving advice using old manuals are errors that many technicians have found to be expensive.
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18.06.2008
Autodata unveils new catalogue
Carrying out work and giving advice using old manuals are errors that many technicians have found to be expensive.
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17.06.2008
DAF Connect for self-repairing transport companies
With DAF Connect, DAF has introduced a new, complete management system for the optimalisation of fleet maintenance and workshop efficiency at self-repairing transport companies.
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13.06.2008
Vinny Byrne now open for business in Athlone
Vinny Byrne, one of the leading distributors of automotive paints, consumables, garage and bodyshop tools and equipment, held the official opening of its new state-of-the art Athlone premises yesterday.
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13.06.2008
Stylish new cabinets from John Bean
John Bean, a brand within Snap-on Equipment, has unveiled stylish new cabinet designs for its industry-leading ranges of wheel aligners and balancers.
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11.06.2008
ADE introduces new Japanese and Korean component range
Leading automotive and commercial vehicle components distributor Auto Diesel Electric has made a major addition to its product line up with the arrival of the specialist Jakoparts range of Japanese and Korean components.
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10.06.2008
Bosch integrates yaw-rate sensor and acceleration sensors in the ESP® control unit

In May 2008, Bosch started production of a new version of the ESP® brake control system which integrates sensors for yaw-rate measurement and lateral acceleration in the electronic control unit - a world first.
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04.06.2008
Gates introduces radiator caps for high speed race cars

Gates has fast-tracked a new range of high-pressure radiator Race Caps into an already comprehensive cooling systems range.
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04.06.2008
Continental acquires shares in Enax

Continental has acquired shares in the Japanese lithium-ion specialist Enax.
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30.05.2008
Gentex SmartBeam to be offered on new Audi models

Gentex Corporation, the leading supplier of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors to the worldwide automotive industry, has announced that its SmartBeam® High-Beam Headlamp Assist system - called “Fernlichtassistent” (FLA) by Audi - will be offered this spring on the Audi A4, A5 and Q7. 
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28.05.2008
LDV to promote Maxus name

Van manufacturer LDV is switching the focus of its branding away from the LDV name and putting the emhasis on Maxus signage.
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28.05.2008
Joint venture to focus on exhaust gas turbocharger market

Robert Bosch GmbH and MAHLE GmbH have founded a 50/50 joint venture for the development, production, and sale of exhaust gas turbochargers.
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27.05.2008
Fuel for thought

UK automotive parts specialists, KPS Automotive Parts has introduced a new fuel saving device, which works on cars, truck and buses and reduces fuel consumption between 10 and 20 per cent.
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26.05.2008
Commission moves on Electronic Stability Control

The European Commission is proposing mandatory Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems on all new cars as from 2012.
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23.05.2008
A Range Rover with a difference

Newly formed Liberty Electric Cars Ltd is investing £30 million in the re engineering of large luxury cars and 4 x 4s into emission-free, high performance electric vehicles.
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23.05.2008
Instant boost needed for ever smaller engines

A low cost technical solution to soaring fuel prices could be as simple as electric superchargers boosting the performance of small internal combustion engines.
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21.05.2008
KYB supplies Citroen with shocks for new C5

KYB is further strengthening its relationship with Citröen by supplying suspension components for its new C5 model.
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21.05.2008
Rising fuel costs increase likelihood of ‘Sick Car Syndrome’

Rising fuel costs could increase the risk of “Sick Car Syndrome” as motorists curb their air conditioning use, warns UK car warranty specialist, Warranty Direct.
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21.05.2008
The car that calls for help

Coming to a road near you, the car that calls for help after a crash, alerts the police if it’s stolen and puts an end to high-speed car chases.
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19.05.2008
Wolfrace adds to alloy wheel offering

Wolfrace, represented in Ireland by Kirkby Tyres & Wheels, has launched two new styles - Street Venom and Venom.
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19.05.2008
Pro-Cut unveils new website

Pro-Cut Europe has launched a new company website www.procuteurope.com.
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19.05.2008
Sales revenues up at Bosch

Sales revenues at the Bosch Group rose by six per cent in 2007 to reach €46.3 billion.
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14.05.2008
PowerTrap offers LEZ solution

Diesel emission technology firm Per-Tec says its unique, retro-fittable particulate reduction device; called PowerTrap offers an efficient solution to Low Emission Zone compliance. 
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08.05.2008
Armor All heavy duty hand wipes tackle grease and grime

Armor All's Heavy Duty Hand Wipes have been specially formulated to remove those stubborn stains caused by dirt, oil and grease.
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02.05.2008
Gentex gets excellence award

The Gentex Corporation, a leading supplier of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors to the worldwide automotive industry, recently received a World Excellence Award from Ford Motor Company.
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02.05.2008
Fresh impetus for WorldSkills as IMI takes SkillAuto under its wing

Winning medals on the international stage at the WorldSkills competitions is now an integral part of the IMI’s ambitious plans to improve the perception of careers in the automotive sector in the UK and Northern Ireland.
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01.05.2008
Benecke-Kaliko Group invests €1.4 million

The Benecke-Kaliko Group, a company of ContiTech AG, has invested some € 1.4 million in setting up a new silicone embossing roller production facility at its Hanover location.
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01.05.2008
Volkswagen chooses Tenneco

Tenneco will supply iits Continuously Controlled CES shock absorbers as a component of Volkswagen’s Adaptive Chassis Control DCC on the new Passat CC.
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30.04.2008
World’s second largest Automechanika show

Due to the overwhelming demand by exhibitors, the exhibition floor space for Automechanika Shanghai, scheduled for 10 – 12 December 2008, has expanded to 80,500 sqm, an increase of 29,500 sqm from last year.
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29.04.2008
Thatcham focuses on whiplash

New figures from Thatcham show popular ‘City Cars’ as the least effective in saving the occupant from whiplash injury in the event of low speed rear end collisions.
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28.04.2008
BMW and Mini offer range of warranty products

BMW and Mini in the UK are offering a range of insured warranty products in conjunction with Mondial Assistance.
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28.04.2008
Lemforder Catalogue Gains More than 1,000 New Part Numbers

The new 2008 Lemforder steering and suspension components catalogue includes the addition of more than a thousand new part references.
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28.04.2008
Thirty years of safe braking with ABS

In 1978 Bosch made history when the first electronically-controlled antilock braking system, ABS, rolled off the production line.
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25.04.2008
New world order for engine remanufacturers

Engine remanufacturers say they can play an important role in the long-term reduction of emission levels on a worldwide scale and that the establishment of a new organisation will give them an opportunity to promote their case.
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24.04.2008
Daytime running lights

According to a decision taken by the EU Commission, daytime running lights are to be made compulsory for all vehicles newly registered from summer 2010.
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23.04.2008
John gets VW diamond pin award

Volkswagen Audi area manager John Nolan, a member of the company’s after sales team at Naas Road, has become one of a select group of Volkswagen officials worldwide to be presented with a Diamond Pin in recognition of his exceptional service to the organisation.
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22.04.2008
High praise for Workshop 2008

Workshop 2008, part of the Commercial Vehicle Show proved to be a great success, according to the thousands of visitors that visited the exhibition.
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22.04.2008
CV Show a big hit for Connaught Electronics

The Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham last week proved the ideal launching pad for Connaught Engineering’s new Hybrid+ energy saving technology for light vans, according to the company.
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22.04.2008
Brigade picks up certificate at CV Show

UK based Brigade Electronics picked up a NAS-Piek certificate at the CV Show last week for its broad-band sound reversing alarms.
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18.04.2008
DAF launches parts identification system

DAF’s TRP all-makes truck and trailer parts business has
launched a new and user-friendly approach to parts identification. 
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16.04.2008
Actia Muller eyes Irish opportunities
Actia Muller, the French based garage equipment specialists has set up sales, distribution and service support for its customers in the UK and Ireland. 
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16.04.2008
Premier launches class 4 testing pit
Premier Pits unveiled its prefabricated Class 4 Testing Pit at the CV Show.
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14.04.2008
Diagnostic update to be announced at CV Show
CV truck and trailer diagnostic equipment specialist supplier Eclipse Automotive will announce an upgrade for its EclipseTest Pad Diagnostic package at the Commercial Vehicle Show this week.
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14.04.2008
Clutch remanufacturing in the spotlight at CV show
ZF Trading UK Ltd is extending an invitation to CV Show visitors to make their way to stand 110 to discuss the many benefits of clutch remanufacturing.
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11.04.2008
Classic engine and bodywork protection message From Lucas
Lucas Oil has begun its spring car care marketing push by urging garages to make classic car enthusiasts and second car owners aware of the need to take extra care when starting up their cherished models after the prolonged winter break.
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08.04.2008
£10 billion shop window open for business
The Commercial Vehicle Show, which opens at the NEC in Birmingham next week, as a shop window on industries worth over £10bn a year.
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08.04.2008
Bosch patents in 2007
In 2007, Bosch researchers and developers registered more patents than ever before.
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08.04.2008
Osram unveils new Truckstar range
Osram has unveiled its new range of Truckstar premium, Original Equipment 24 volt bulbs for HGV and commercial vehicles.
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03.04.2008
Continental begins series production on new sensor system
Continental has begun series production of a sensor system designed to prevent rear-end collisions at city driving speeds.
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26.03.2008
European Automotive Air Conditioning Conference
The 2008 European Automotive Air Conditioning Convention takes place in Frankfurt on September 22nd & 23rd in Frankfurt.
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25.03.2008
Fleet buyers overlook ESP
When selecting a fleet vehicle, corporate fleet decision makers cite vehicle reliability (94 per cent), safety (89 per cent) and duty of care (87 per cent) to be their three most important criteria.
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25.03.2008
Sortimo’s CV Show message
Commercial vehicle racking specialists Sortimo is hoping that people visiting its stand at the Commercial Vehicle Show will be able to see through its latest message.
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12.03.2008
Wolfrace adds to Kosei range
Wolfrace, represented in Ireland by Kirkby Tyres & Wheels has been the exclusive distributors of the Kosei alloy wheel and performance air filter product range for approximately three years.
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12.03.2008
New Autoglym wax produces ‘unparalleled shine’
Autoglym has entered the high-premium wax market with the launch of a product, which the company claims produces an unparalleled lustre and depth of shine.
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12.03.2008
‘Allo ‘allo from Comma as it turns oil French
As the number of cars requiring vehicle-specific oil continues to rise, car care specialist, Comma, continues its march through Europe by launching the latest in its Performance Motor Oil for French marques, Citroën and Peugeot.
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11.03.2008
Thatcham chooses John Bean
Thatcham, the insurer funded research centre, has chosen a top of the range John Bean Visualiner 3D Arago wheel alignment system following an extensive market research and technical evaluation process.
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10.03.2008
Continental succeeds in developing lighter brakes
As a result of carefully focused and detailed work, Continental has succeeded in developing new brakes which weigh between 10 and 40 per cent less than before, depending on the individual components.
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10.03.2008
Wolfrace re-launches Spyder alloy wheel
Wolfrace, represented in Ireland by Kirkby Tyres & Wheels has re-launched the hugely popular Spyder alloy wheel.
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28.02.2008
Extending the intelligent safety system
Continental is extending the boundaries of intelligent safety systems, with the development of its latest module eHorizon.
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21.02.2008
Team PR Reilly launches 12 volt wireless reversing camera
Team PR Reilly has launched a new 12 volt wireless reversing camera that can be fitted on any car, 4x4, SUV or truck to help reduce potentially dangerous “blind spots”.
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21.02.2008
Volvo invests in new technology to reduce number of thefts from trucks
In the EU alone, goods stolen from trucks each year amounts to about £6.1 billion with the number of thefts rising all the time.
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19.02.2008
Munster Tool adds five franchisees
Mallow based Munster Tool Co recorded its most successful franchising year to date in 2007, with the recruitment of five new franchisees.
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19.02.2008
Re-register for CV Show and get show guide
Last week 4,910 people registered on the CV Show website www.cvshow.com for fast track passes for the Show, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham in April.
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18.02.2008
ContiTech Power Transmission offer extensive drive belt information
As automotive supplier in the original equipment sector, the ContiTech Power Transmission Group also offers an extensive drive belt product range for the automotive aftermarket.
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13.02.2008
Momo gets racey
Following on from the Grand Tourer Racing (GTR) road wheel, Momo has introduced the GTR2 range of steering wheel, gearknob, pedal set and harness pad.
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08.02.2008
Valence secures battery deal
Valence Technology, Inc. has entered into a contract to manufacture and supply safe, Lithium Phosphate energy storage systems to power zero emission, all-electric commercial delivery vehicles.
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07.02.2008
Snap-on Equipment introduces comprehensive guide to wheel alignment
Snap-on Equipment has introduced a comprehensive guide to wheel alignment, which aims to simplify what is undoubtedly a highly complex subject.
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06.02.2008
All Purpose Cloth has car care covered
Armor All – the world’s leading car care specialist, has launched an all singing, all dancing, All Purpose Cloth.
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01.02.2008
Momo's new range looks set to rule
New to its tuning range, Momo - the Italian auto accessory guru - has introduced the Nero collection; a brooding new line-up of steering wheel, gearshift knob, pedal set and harness pad set.
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25.01.2008
Toyota signs physical modelling partnership
Toyota and Maplesoft have recently announced a multi-year development partnership to produce new tools for physical modelling of vehicle systems.
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24.01.2008
Delphi renews partnership with British Truck Racing
Following an exciting season of truck racing in 2007, Delphi has confirmed its sponsorship of the British Truck Racing Championship in 2008.
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24.01.2008
Automechanika Shanghai success
The third Automechanika Shanghai, which ran from 5-7 December, was without doubt the largest Automechanika ever held outside Germany, according to the organisers.
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14.01.2008
Experience-Powered Technological Edge
A new brochure from ContiTech provides information on more than 50 years of air spring competence in the development and production of air springs for commercial vehicles.
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14.01.2008
Accident prevention system to be made standard
Volvo will launch a crash avoidance system as a standard fitment on the new XC60 due to be launched towards the end of this year.
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11.01.2008
Bosch hybrid drives cut CO2
Hybrid drives for automotive applications, combining the internal combustion engine with an electric motor, offer significant potential for reducing both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
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11.01.2008
New Batteries Directive
A new EU Directive, which is due to come into force later this year, will place added responsibilities on battery manufacturers, importers distributors.
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11.01.2008
Automechanika Thailand 2008
Automechanika Thailand, the leading international trade fair for the automotive parts, components and aftermarket industry in Thailand, takes place from 6 - 9 March 2008 at the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre, Bangkok. 
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10.01.2008
TalkShop at the Aftermarket Show
Visitors to the Aftermarket Show, which got underway at the NEC in Birmingham this morning, will once again benefit from the TalkShop seminar programme that promises a unique blend of aftermarket news, views, guests and debate.
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10.01.2008
Lucas Oil at the Aftermarket Show
Lucas Oil Products its demonstrating its strength and success in high performance motor sport with its strongest ever presence in the Aftermarket Show at Autosport International, which gets underway at the NEC in Birmingham.
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10.01.2008
BSI at the Aftermarket Show
The British Standards Institution (BSI) is promoting its Kitemark for Garage Services and Thatcham BSI Kitemark for body repair messages at the Aftermarket Show.
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09.01.2008
Bosch focuses on alternative fuels
Bosch has started series production of a number of engine management systems and injection components for alternative fuels.
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08.01.2008
Japanese giant backs Aftermarket Show
Nippon Oil, the largest Japanese oil company, will use The Aftermarket Show (January 10-13) at the NEC in Birmingham as a high-profile platform on which to launch its ENEOS brand into the automotive market.
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08.01.2008
Oil's well that ends well
Lucas Oil Products will launch its new Engine Oil Stop Leak at The Aftermarket Show, which takes place at the Birmingham NEC from January 10-13, 2008.
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08.01.2008
Elite System makes Aftermarket Show debut
Premier Diagnostics has confirmed that The Aftermarket Show will be the first public showing for its new VOSA-approved Elite system.
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08.01.2008
Autodiagnos to show new Autoscope product
Autodiagnos, one of the best-known makers of high-tech diagnostic equipment for the automotive aftermarket, has confirmed its all-new AutoScope will make its trade debut at The Aftermarket Show 2008.
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07.01.2008
Lynskey appointed MD of Partway Motor Factors
The Top Part Group has appointed well-known motor industry figure Ann Lynskey, as managing director of its Galway outlet, Partway Motor Factors.
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04.01.2008
2008 Dakar Rally cancelled
After different exchanges with the French government - in particular the Ministry for Foreign Affairs - , and based on their firm recommendations, Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), the organisers of the Dakar have taken the decision to cancel the 2008 edition of the rally.
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