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15.12.2009
Windsor Airside appointed main Peugeot dealers
Peugeot has added Windsor Airside, Airside Motor Park, Swords, Co. Dublin to its franchised dealer network in Ireland.

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11.12.2009
Improving pedestrian safety
Since November 24, 2009, brake assist systems have become mandatory for all newly launched car and light commercial vehicle types in the EU.

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09.12.2009
Continental focuses on safety technologies
Continental has called on the automotive trade press to highlight the topic of driving safety.

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04.12.2009
Woodford Diagnostics open days
Woodford Diagnostics is holding a number of open days around the country this month to showcase the latest diagnostic equipment on the market.

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03.12.2009
Thieves target two BMW dealerships
Motor savvy thieves have targeted two BMW dealerships in the past week, stealing 11 airbag modules.

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30.11.2009
Recession hit motorists defer vehicle repairs
UK consumers are responding to rises in motoring costs and challenging economic conditions by deferring routine vehicle repair, servicing and maintenance jobs, according to a survey carried out this month on www.glass.co.uk – the Glass’s Guide used car valuation website.

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26.11.2009
Autologic release Porsche performance tunes
Autologic Diagnostics Ltd has just released Performance Tunes for a select few Porsche models, namely 996 turbos, 996 X50s and 996 GT2s.

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23.11.2009
Gentex OX on Lexus LS
The Gentex Corporation, the manufacturer of automatic-dimming rear view mirrors and commercial fire protection products, it is shipping interior and exterior auto-dimming mirrors and its SmartBeam® High-Beam Assist (for the 2010 Lexus LS.

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19.11.2009
ATS launches new Victory alloy
ATS Wheels, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of motor sport and passenger vehicle alloy wheels has launched the stunning ‘Victory’ - part of the prestigious new range for 2010.

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13.11.2009
Ring Automotive launches XenonMax
Represented in Ireland by Strongline, Ring Automotive has unveiled its latest bulb offering – the XenonMax, which the company claims emits is 100 per cent more light on the road compared to a standard bulb.

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13.11.2009
Quality at the right price
The BMW Trade Parts programme is committed to delivering service, quality and value to its trade customers, whatever the size or frequency of the order.

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10.11.2009
Trico launches new wiper catalogue for cars and LCVs
Trico, a leading manufacturer of replacement windscreen wiper blades for the automotive aftermarket has released the 2010 edition of its product catalogue for cars and light commercial vehicles.

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05.11.2009
EU wants black box recorders fitted in cars
The European Union wants aircraft-style black box recorders fitted in all new cars to help police determine the cause of road crashes.

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05.11.2009
Stanley buys Black & Decker
Toolmaker, Stanley Works has purchased competitor Black & Decker for an estimated $4.5 billion in a deal that will help the two companies cut costs.

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05.11.2009
Mercedes-Benz focuses on customer service
Mercedes-Benz UK’s commitment to delivering world-class customer service and creating a highly-skilled workforce for the future has been given a boost with the arrival this month of two teams of new employees embarking on promising careers.

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05.11.2009
Tailor made parts system for multiple users
TecDoc has a broad range of complementary services that sit alongside its renowned and ultra-successful CATALOG electronic parts catalogue information system.

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05.11.2009
Michelin lends financial support
Michelin is lending financial support to develop a “green” engine that has the capacity to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions by 20 per cent.

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04.11.2009
Ultra Motor appoints A2Z Electric Vehicles as official Irish distributor
Ultra Motor, a leading developer of light electric vehicles has appointed A2Z Electric Vehicles as its official Irish distributor.

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28.10.2009
TecDoc is a hit at Equip Auto
Europe’s parts information data provider TecDoc has reported a tremendous response to its appearance at the recent Equip Auto ’09 automotive trade show in Paris.

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28.10.2009
New health and safety guidelines
Garages in Northern Ireland have been reminded that new best practice health and safety guidelines are now available as a free download.

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28.10.2009
Italy gets green light for interest rate subsidies
The European Commission has given the green light to the Italian government to grant interest rate subsidies to companies producing 'green' auto parts.

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28.10.2009
Renault-Nissan focuses on EV batteries
The Renault-Nissan alliance is considering producing batteries for electric vehicles in France.

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27.10.2009
Windsor launches recruitment drive
It’s not all bad news it the motor industry these days, but admittedly, you have to search high up and low down to find the uplifting stories.

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27.10.2009
CV Operator Show is right on for van man
The Commercial Vehicle Operator Show, at the NEC in Birmingham, from 13 to 15 April will feature leading bodybuilders and converters, according to the show’s organisers.

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27.10.2009
New fuel anti siphon device unveiled
Fuel security specialists, TruckProtect has unveiled a fuel anti-siphon device for the Iveco Daily range, following the successful launch of a similar product for the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

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23.10.2009
Serfac Celebrates
Brian Fanning, the founder and managing director of Serfac hosted a reception last night with customers, suppliers, staff and friends at the official opening of the company’s new premises on Belgard Road, Dublin.

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23.10.2009
Doran Motors appointed main Mitsubishi aftersales dealer
Doran Motors, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, has been appointed as a main Mitsubishi aftersales dealer.

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22.10.2009
Top Part at Top Gear Live
Leading motor factor group Top Part, is exhibiting its MTM brand of oil and lubricants at Top Gear Live, which takes place at the RDS, Dublin Thursday, 3rd December to Sunday, 6th December 2009.

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22.10.2009
Equip Auto draws huge crowds
The dramatic slowdown in the global automotive industry over the past year didn’t deter tens of thousands from attending the Equip Auto exhibition at Paris Nord-Villepinte Exhibition Centre in October.

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22.10.2009
GM prepares Plan B
General Motors (GM) has a GAA style “Plan B” in place if the European Union (EU) blocks the sale of Opel to Magna International.

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21.10.2009
New alloy wheel from Wolfrace
Wolfrace, represented in Ireland by Kirkby Tyres & Wheels has unveiled a new alloy wheel - Aguri PL.

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20.10.2009
Workshop 2010 – keeping costs down
The cream of vehicle diagnostics companies will be at Workshop 2010 next April. They aim to show visitors how to maintain their vehicles at peak efficiency, cutting costs and improving reliability.

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16.10.2009
Comline partners with TecDOc 
Comline Auto Parts, represented in Ireland by National Autoparts is the latest in an increasing number of parts businesses that are joining the ranks of major aftermarket component suppliers whose products are available through Europe’s leading parts information data provider, TecDoc.

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16.10.2009
Valeo wins Gold at Equip'Auto
Valeo struck Gold at the International Grand Prix Awards for Automotive Innovation at Equip Auto in Paris this week, with its BeamAtic(R) Premium in the Original Equipment category.

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15.10.2009
Hella urges winter light check
To date 182 people have died on Irish roads this year, it’s expected that another 70 people will die on the road before the end of the year.

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13.10.2009
All Brake Systems launches new friction catalogue
All Brake Systems (ABS), specialists in the supply of a complete range of friction and hydraulic brake parts since 1978 has unveiled its latest friction catalogue.

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13.10.2009
Daylight saving from a vehicle head lamp bulb
Four decades ago the UK experimented with running British Summer Time all year round.

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12.10.2009
Philips completes award winning line-up
Philips has launched ithe H1 variant of its award winning X-treme Power headlamp bulb.

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09.10.2009
PJ Fallon unveils new website
Workshop equipment specialists P.J Fallon & Son has unveiled its ultra-impressive website www.red.ie.

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09.10.2009
BEN Award Winners 2009
BEN, the UK automotive industry charity normally holds an annual lunch to present awards to companies and individuals whose support has been invaluable over the previous year.

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08.10.2009
Delphi strengthens chassis portfolio
Delphi is further strengthening its chassis portfolio, which includes Braking, Steering and Suspension products, by recently introducing nearly 620 new part numbers with plans for an additional 350 new part numbers by year end.

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07.10.2009
A silver lining
Silver is the most popular car colour worldwide for the ninth consecutive year, according to PPG Industries.

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07.10.2009
Bosch gains another prestigious safety award
Bosch’s active safety technology, Electronic Stability Program (ESP®), has gained another important safety award, this time from the respected UK monthly magazine ‘Fleet Van’.

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06.10.2009
Honda health checks 
Honda dealers around Ireland are inviting drivers of any car make or model to visit their premises to avail of a vehicle health check free of charge between now and the end of October 2009.

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05.10.2009
MPM gets Mercedes-Benz approval
Mercedes-Benz has approved MPM’s Motoroil 5W-30 Premium synthetic oil for use in its engines.

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28.09.2009
Kia recall
Kia is recalling 275 of its Carens, Carnival, Sportage and Sorento models on Ireland.
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28.09.2009
Unique battery electric Ford Focus ST
Ford Motor Company has teamed up with “The Jay Leno Show” in the United States to provide an all-new battery electric version of the Ford Focus ST 5-door for celebrities to drive in the programme's regular "Green Car Challenge" segment.
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28.09.2009
FIGIEFA wants rules future proofed
The Automotive Aftermarket Distributors lobby group, FIGIEFA is calling on the European Commission to adopt ‘future-proof’ rules for the automotive aftermarket.
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24.09.2009
New solutions from Delphi
New developments in the area of fuel injection systems, ignition, valve train and ancillary systems from Delphi Corporation will help European manufacturers of petrol engines meet growing demands for reduced CO2 and other tailpipe emissions without the cost and risk of radically different technologies.
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24.09.2009
Volvo Truck issues airbag advice
Volvo Trucks is advising customers to have the system integrity of their vehicles’ SRS Air-Bag modules checked by a qualified workshop, such as their local Volvo Dealer, after the vehicle has been in service for 10 years.
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22.09.2009
SIMI slams rogue traders
The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has hit out at garages that overcharge for servicing.
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21.09.2009
New Opel Astra first compact car with High-Beam Assist
The Gentex Corporation is supplying auto-dimming mirrors with its proprietary SmartBeam feature for the new Opel Astra.
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18.09.2009
Johnson Controls unveils re3 concept at Frankfurt
Johnson Controls, one of the world's leading suppliers of automotive interior systems, electronics and batteries, is presenting its re3 concept car at the 2009 IAA (Frankfurt Motor Show) in Frankfurt.
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18.09.2009
Drodrive leads DC-DC converter technology
A new approach to the configuration of DC-DC converters will help to reduce the cost, weight and package space associated with electric vehicle battery packs.
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18.09.2009
ENER1 eyes European opportunities
ENER1 eyes European opportunities ENER1, Inc. based leader in lithium-ion batteries is creating a European Division.
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17.09.2009
Innovation Ireland launches new tyre sealant
Novastop is a very familiar brand distributed by Innovation Ireland.
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15.09.2009
Valeo unveils AquaBlade system
Valeo, represented in Ireland by PR Reilly, has perfected a windshield wiper system that distributes the washer fluid evenly along the entire length of the blade, representing a major innovation in wiping systems.
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15.09.2009
Continental unveils mid range radar
Continental is unveiling a mid range radar, which can be installed in any vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
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15.09.2009
Wolfrace unveils Pro-Lite
Wolfrace, represented by Kirkby Tyres & Wheels has unveiled a new alloy wheel, the Pro-Lite, a wheel suitable for road and track use.
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09.09.2009
New gullwing from Mercedes-Benz
Automotive fascination and high tech of the highest order: these are the traits embodied by the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, which is making its world premiere at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt on 15 September 2009.
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09.09.2009
It’s Gold for Ireland at WorldSkills
Ireland has struck gold in the Automotive Techonology category of the 2009 Worldskills competition, which concluded on Monday, in Canada.
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09.09.2009
NCT wait now 14 weeks
The maximum length of time a motorist has to wait for a National Car Test (NCT) is now 14 weeks, according to the company that runs the tests.
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08.09.2009
Continental focuses on major issues at Frankfurt
Continental AG has centered its communication strategy at the 63rd Frankfurt International Motor Show on the major issues facing the automotive industry of tomorrow.
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31.08.2009
Tyre Safety enters the Irish classroom with Uniroyal
Uniroyal in Ireland is partnering with the Rosemary Smith Driving Academy to highlight the importance of tyre safety to the teenage learner driver.
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28.08.2009
SIMI promotes servicing and maintenance
The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has launched a national advertising campaign with a view to promoting the regular maintenance, servicing and repair of vehicles, at SIMI member outlets.
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28.08.2009
Independent garages now Euro 5 compatible with Bosch’s KTS series
The introduction of the new Euro 5 standard coming into force in September, with a transition term of six months for all new vehicle type approvals, will have an impact on the daily operation of service and repair workshops, as only testers that are Euro 5 capable can be used for ECU flash reprogramming.
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27.08.2009
Independent Service and Repair Garage Survey
Independent garage operators in the UK believe that the burden of legislation and compliance is diverting their attention from their business, just as trading conditions have become tougher in the sector, according to the findings of the first Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) Independent Service and Repair Garage Survey.
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25.08.2009
Mobileye expands product offering
Mobileye N.V., a global pioneer and leader in vision-based driver assistance and collision avoidance systems has expanded its aftermarket product line with the introduction of the new Mobileye C2-170.
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21.08.2009
Questions over TPMS technologies
Ground breaking legislation passed by the European Parliament earlier this year will see all new cars sold in Europe from 2012 fitted as standard with a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).
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21.08.2009
Chinese company held to account over illicit reproductions
ContiTech has achieved avictory in the fight against product forgeries.
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18.08.2009
ESP grows in popularity
More than eight out of 10 newly registered passenger cars in Germany last year were equipped with the ESP® electronic stability program.
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17.08.2009
BOD on the move
BOD Vehicle Support Services (Iveco) the Republic of Ireland’s sole distributor for Iveco after-sales service and support has moved to new, purpose built state-of-the-art premises on the Greenogue Business Park in Rathcoole, County Dublin as part of its ongoing programme of customer service enhancement.
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17.08.2009
Vibro impact glow plug remover kit
Sykes-Pickavant has launched its new Vibro Impact Glowplug Remover Kit for the safe and effective removal of 8mm, 10mm, 12mm Glow plugs.
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17.08.2009
A million lives saved
More than a million people globally are estimated to have survived a car accident thanks to a 50-year-old invention designed by Volvo – the three-point safety belt.
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17.08.2009
Remit focuses on apprenticeships
School and college leavers in Northern Ireland looking for an interesting and varied career should give serious thought towards making their next step a motor sector apprenticeship,’ according to Rob Foulston, Chief Executive of Remit, the training arm of the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMIF), and the lead training provider for the retail motor sector.
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07.08.2009
Hofmann unveils monty Universal 2 tyre changer
The innovative minds at Hofmann have designed a "lever-less" tyre changer to meet the ever-changing demands of tyre shops, automotive garages, car dealerships and specialty shops.
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06.08.2009
Mobileye expands product range
Mobileye N.V., a global pioneer and leader in vision-based driver assistance and collision avoidance systems has expanded it product offering with the introduction of the new Mobileye C2-170.
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04.08.2009
Up to 30% trade discount on Mitsubishi service parts and body panels
Mitsubishi Motors Ireland has announced a new discount programme on service parts and body panels for the motor trade for a limited period.
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04.08.2009
1,800 Exhibitors Confirmed for Automechanika Shanghai
The organiser of Automechanika Shanghai, Messe Frankfurt, reports that the 2009 show has already attracted over 1,800 exhibitors from some 15 countries and regions, and a total of more than 2,000 exhibitors are expected to be present during the show between December 9 and 11.
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31.07.2009
New tool box from ContiTech
A new tool box from the ContiTech Power Transmission Group provides professional support in changing timing belts, especially for Asian vehicles.
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27.07.2009
Hella receives innovation prize for full-LED headlamp
The full-LED headlamp developed by Hella and available in the USA in the Cadillac Escalade Platinum since January 2009 has received the PACE Finalist Award in Detroit.
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24.07.2009
Autologic Diagnostics makes an exhibition of Itself
Autologic Diagnostics Ltd will be exhibiting at the final two MechanEx shows of 2009 at Stand A14 at SEEC, Glasgow from 6th – 7th October and Stand P1 at Sandown Park, Surrey from 17th – 18th November 2009.
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24.07.2009
ADF welcomes BER assessment
The Automotive Distribution Federation (ADF) has described the European Commission's impact assessment and policy objectives papers on the Block Exemption Regulations (BER) as “move in the right direction.”
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24.07.2009
CECRA welcomes BER dialogue
The European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs (CECRA) has welcomed the opening of new consultations on the Block Exemption Regulations (BER).
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23.07.2009
EU unveils new BER proposals
The European Commission has unveiled the future legal framework for the sale of vehicles and after sales services following the expiry of the current Block Exemption Regulation in May 2010.
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23.07.2009
ACEA calls for BER clarification
The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) has called on the European Commission to swiftly define the future competition framework for vehicle distribution and after sales services in order to provide the legal certainty, clarity and predictability that the automotive industry needs.
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23.07.2009
MSL Park Service Centre appointed Skoda service agents
The MSL Park Service Centre on the North Circular Road in Dublin 7 has been appointed as Skoda service dealers.
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23.07.2009
ACDelco reports sales growth
ACDelco has reported strong ftermarket sales growth during the first half of the year.
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23.07.2009
Continental’s ESC breathrough
Continental is the first manufacturer in the world to integrate the yaw rate and acceleration sensors required in particular for Electronic Stability Control (ESC) into a single central component. 
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21.07.2009
Continental focuses on cutting fuel consumption and emissions
Lowering the fuel consumption and emissions of cars and commercial vehicles is one of the most important issues for the future of sustainable individual mobility worldwide.
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20.07.2009
Wolfrace adds to product range
Wolfrace has added to its wide range of alloy wheels with the introduction of the Trenta - a wheel that is widely regarded as ‘ground breaking’ in terms of quality and choice.
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20.07.2009
Autologic focuses on French marques
Autologic Diagnostics Ltd, the premier after-market diagnostic tool manufacturer of the Autologic unit, has nnounced that the much anticipated software for French vehicle manufacturers Peugeot, Citroën and Renault will be unveiled during the Equip Auto show in Paris in October.
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20.07.2009
RMIF issues hybrid warning
Garage technicians risk injury or death if they undertake work on hybrid vehicles without making sure that all power sources are shut down, warns the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMIF). 
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10.07.2009
Corghi Blue Light gets Volkswagen group approval
The Corghi Blue Light wheel balancer has obtained the VAS type approval from the Volkswagen group.
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08.07.2009
New pneumatic wheel lifter
Sykes-Pickavant has recently launched its new pneumatic wheel lifter for efficient, quick, and safe changing of wheels.
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08.07.2009
New adjustable wheel trolley
Sykes Pickvant has unveiled a fully adjustable wheel trolley that is specifically designed for mounting and dismounting large wheels on SUV’s / 4WD’s / Vans /Trucks etc.
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08.07.2009
BlitzRotary.com launches online shop
BlitzRotary’s website now features an online web shop where readers can purchase various items of clothing featuring the company’s logo.
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07.07.2009
New gas analyser and diesel smoke meter
Sykes-Pickavant has launched an impressive combined gas analyser and diesel smoke tester.
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06.07.2009
CV Operator Show will have aftermarket focus
The Commercial Vehicle Operator Show, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham next April, will have a strong aftermarket presence, according to the show’s organisers.
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03.07.2009
Toyota applauds Irish dealer with European Customer Satisfaction Award
An Irish Dealer has scooped the top honour at Toyota’s European Ichiban Customer Satisfaction Awards.
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03.07.2009
Snap-on-Equipment unveils new tyre changer
Snap-on-Equipment is poised to unveil its new generation of tyre changers – Quadriga – under the John Bean, Hofmann and Boxer brands.
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01.07.2009
Delphi adds to Air Con offering
Delphi is introducing 195 new part numbers for air conditioning systems to meet rising demand for its OE-quality replacement components.
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30.06.2009
Top tips for summer car care
Motorists are being urged to prepare their cars for what is predicted to be a hotter-than-average summer in 2009. 
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26.06.2009
Internal combustion engine to reign supreme
Petrol and diesel engines will rule supreme for at least another 20 years, according to Dr Bernd Bohr, chairman of Bosch Automotive Group.
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25.06.2009
Suspension failures top breakdown list
Suspension failures are the most common cause of breakdowns in the UK, according to a survey by automotive insurance specialist Warranty Direct. 
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24.06.2009
Snap-on Equipment Training Centre gets wdk approval
Snap-on Equipment is the first training centre of a manufacturer of garage equipment to receive approval from wdk to run training courses.
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24.06.2009
AA car servicing price survey
A survey conducted by AA Ireland confirms there is a wide disparity in the cost of having a car serviced in Ireland.
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24.06.2009
ACEA seeks delay on fluorinated chemicals ban
The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is lobbying the European Union to delay an agreed 2011 ban on climate-damaging chemicals in air conditioning units.
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23.06.2009
Get armed with Armor All
Armor All – pioneers in the art of car care is urging owners of older cars not to ‘throw in the can’, but to invest a little tender loving care instead, to get the best out of their pride and joy, for many miles to come.
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23.06.2009
Innovation’s Air-Con promotion
Innovation Ireland is currently running a promotion on Novatio’s Novairco air-conditioning leak detection, repair and refill kit.
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23.06.2009
Kids car seats’ criteria cause confusion
More than a third of parents in the UK underestimate the age or height at which a child can travel without a child car seat, according to Which? Magazine.
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23.06.2009
New BlitzRotary.com collection
BlitzRotary’s website now features an online web shop where readers can purchase various items of clothing featuring the company’s logo.
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18.06.2009
Woodford appointed Sykes Pickavant distributor
Woodford Diagnostic and Training Services has been appointed as an official distributor of the Sykes Pickavant range of diagnostic equipment.
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18.06.2009
Oversize auto ambulances
A fire brigade service in Germany has purchased two oversize Mercedes-Benz Varios ambulances to accommodate big patients or intensive care cases.
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18.06.2009
Brake test roller renovator
A UK company has recently launched a brake test roller renovation kit, which it claims dramatically cuts refurbishment costs.
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17.06.2009
One in 10 learner drivers in the UK can’t do basic maintenance
One in 10 learner drivers in the UK don’t know how to do the simplest maintenance tasks on their cars, according to statistics uncovered by Comma as part of this week’s National Oil Check Week in the UK.
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17.06.2009
Real time speed tracker launched
Masternaut, the vehicle-tracking specialists says its latest application, Masternaut Three X features a real-time speed tracker tool that alerts fleet managers and drivers of the actual speed of the vehicle relative to local speed restrictions. 
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16.06.2009
UK motorists running low on oil
More than half of the UK’s cars are running on low oil, with a staggering one in five so bad they could already be causing serious damage to the engine, according to research for this year’s National Oil Check Week (www.checkyouroil.co.uk), which takes place from 15-19 June.
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16.06.2009
Diagnos.co.uk Ltd announces name change
Subsequent to a management buy-out earlier this year, Diagnos.co.uk.Ltd has announced that the company is changing its name to Autologic Diagnostics Ltd.
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12.06.2009
Delphi ready to emerge from Bankruptcy
Delphi is ready to emerge from the bankruptcy subject to the approval of the US Courts.
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12.06.2009
ZF focuses on independent aftermarket
Transmission specialist, ZF has confirmed that it is poised to supply the independent aftermarket in the UK with fully remanufactured ZF five- and six-speed automatic transmissions for a wide range of ageing BMW, Jaguar and Land Rover models.
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12.06.2009
Continental and the Schaeffler Group seek savings
Continental and the Schaeffler Group is aiming to save up to €400 million by 2011 through a new agreement on combined purchasing strategies.
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10.06.2009
RSA issues tyre stocking advice
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising tyre wholesalers and retailers to make plans to ensure that their stock for sale is compliant with new EU regulations, which come into force on October 1.
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10.06.2009
Universal's filter brand wraps up the F1 grid
As we enter the midpoint of the F1 season, it is worth reflecting that every driver who has finished on the podium in this year's championship has driven a car running with an UFI filter!
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10.06.2009
Comma launches Advanced Diesel 10w40
Comma, represented in Ireland by PR Reilly has unveiled its Advanced Diesel 10w40, a heavy duty formula for long oil drain intervals, available in 5 litre, 25 litre and 205 litre packs.
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10.06.2009
SEAT drivers the worst at basic car checks
SEAT drivers are the least likely to carry out the most basic of car maintenance tasks – checking their oil – according to new research in the UK ahead of National Oil Check Week 2009 (June 15-19).
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10.06.2009
Commercial Vehicle Operator Show gets green light for 2010
Spring 2010 will see the launch of the “Commercial Vehicle Operator Show”, to be held from 13-15 April at the NEC, Birmingham.
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08.06.2009
Autopromotec 2009 – a resounding success
More than 100,000 trade visitors attended Autopromotec 2009, which took place in Bologna, Italy, last month, an increase of 2.4 per cent on the 2007 figure.
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08.06.2009
ADL provides information for workshops on new Blue Print for repairers website
ADL has launched a new website linked to its Blue Print brand, containing useful information specifically for independent workshops.
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02.06.2009
Turtle Wax Professional Range
For over a half-century, Turtle Wax® has been the leader in the automotive car care market and although the name is probably more synonymous with its retail line of product, Turtle Wax also have an extensive Professional Car Wash and Valet range.
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29.05.2009
Toyota F1 team puts Grand Prix hardware up for sale
Formula One merchandise has never seen anything like it. Alongside the familiar caps, T-shirts and key rings, Toyota’s grand prix team is selling a host of high-tech parts from its past racing cars.
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29.05.2009
Phillips celebrates Auto Express product award
Philips is celebrating winning its third Auto Express Product Award in as many years, with the Philips X-treme bulb.
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28.05.2009
Belgard appointed as new Skoda service dealer
Dublin gets a new and much needed Skoda service agent this month, as Belgard Motor Centre in Tallaght has taken on that role.
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28.05.2009
Pirelli particulate filter
Pirelli Eco Technology says it has sold some 500 of the silicon carbide Feelpure particulate filters it introduced for retrofit last year. 
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25.05.2009
SEAT working on voice activated controls
SEAT is working on next generation technology that could see
switches, buttons and indicator stalks on the dashboards of new cars replaced voice activated controls.
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25.05.2009
The technology of tomorrow
Traditional mechanical braking and steering controls could soon be carried out by electronic and digital systems using new technology being developed by carmakers BMW and Daimler with semiconductor manufacturers Philips and Motorola.
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22.05.2009
Free health check for all BMWs
To ensure maximum performance and reliability, as well as safe and secure driving during the summer months, BMW Ireland is offering a free check on all BMWs, even those purchased outside of the BMW Ireland dealer network.
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22.05.2009
Tips for the safe replacement of HID Xenon Bulbs
The replacement of HID Xenon bulbs is growing but few technicians know to safely replace them.
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22.05.2009
Efficiency is the key for independent garages
The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMIF) in the UK is advising independent garages of the need to manage labour and time as efficiently as possible to take full advantage of increased customer volumes in the current economic climate.
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21.05.2009
New Comma data tracks latest oil applications
Recently released applications data in the 2009/10 edition of Comma’s Application Guide and Catalogue once again spotlights the need for independent service technicians to specify the correct oil for every vehicle that passes through their workshop.
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20.05.2009
Denso and Bosch to disband diesel particulate filter joint venture
The Denso Corporation and Robert Bosch GmbH have agreed to discontinue their joint development activities for diesel particulate filters (DPF).
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20.05.2009
Automechanika Shanghai 2009
Asia’s largest automotive trade fair and the world’s second largest Automechanika fair – Automechanika Shanghai will take place from 9 – 11 December 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre. 
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19.05.2009
Denso unveils news air conditioning system
The Denso Corporation has developed the world’s first passenger vehicle air conditioning system that uses ejector technology.
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15.05.2009
Ford Dagenham at 80
Ford Dagenham is celebrating 80 years of manufacturing as its engine production rate tops 1,000,000 units a year.
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14.05.2009
Airbags now part of Toyota trade parts promotion
Toyota Ireland has extended its trade parts promotion to airbags and seat belt pre-tensioners.
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14.05.2009
Hayes Lemmerz files for Chapter 11 protection
One of the world’s largest wheel makers, Hayes Lemmerz has filed for Chapter 11 protection in the United States.
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13.05.2009
Driving service departments with service technology
A number of Dublin dealerships are turning to technology to drive their sales in their service departments.
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12.05.2009
Back in business
A familiar name is back in business in Dublin with the establishment of the eponymously named Pat White Cars.
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12.05.2009
Hella Ireland adds Nipparts to product portfolio
Hella Ireland has added the full range of Nipparts spare parts for Japanese and Asian vehicles to its every-growing product portfolio.
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12.05.2009
Battle is on for Engine of the Year
BMW has a fight on its hands as it guns for a record-breaking fifth consecutive International Engine of the Year title.
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11.05.2009
Survey points to DIY repairs
More and more motorists in the UK are carrying out basic car maintenance as the recession deepens.
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11.05.2009
Mobil 1 motor oil for new Porsche Panamera
Mobil 1 has been selected as the factory and service-fill endorsed motor oil for all models of the new 2010 Porsche Panamera.
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08.05.2009
BMW trade parts promotion off to a roaring start
BMW Ireland’s trade parts initiative, which is being driven by its website www.bmwtradeparts.ie has got off to a roaring start, according to Aftersales Director, Paul Murray.
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07.05.2009
Renault Ireland launches trade parts promotion
Renault Ireland is currently running a trade parts promotion through its dealer network, which has been designed to inform non franchise garages of the benefits of fitting genuine Renault parts.
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07.05.2009
Mercedes-Benz service offer
Owners of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars registered in Ireland during the decade between 1992 and 2002 are responding in significant numbers to the €179 all-inclusive service offer, which was introduced recently, according to Mercedes-Benz in Ireland.
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07.05.2009
RSA confirms type approval changes
The Road safety Autority (RSA) has confirmed that new M1 passenger cars (excluding special purpose vehicles) must have Type Approval before they can be registered in Ireland.
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06.05.2009
New petrol engine breakthrough
The UK’s automotive CO2 reduction specialist, Controlled Power Technologies (CPT), and the independent developer of vehicle powertrains, AVL List GmbH (AVL), have worked together to develop a petol engine that retains all the traditional cost, weight, NVH refinement and emission benefits as well as the fun-to-drive factor, whilst reducing CO2 levels to that of an equivalent diesel powertrain.
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05.05.2009
Techplus launches scrappage scheme
Garage equipment specialists, Techplus is launching its own scrappage scheme in conjunction with Snap-on Equipment.
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01.05.2009
UFI Filters launches in Ireland
UFI Filters, the number one private filter group in Europe, has recently appointed Autoparts Express as its distributor for the full range of UFI car and commercial filters in Ireland.
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01.05.2009
Free visual safety checks
Drivers today will be hit by a series of new penalty point offences, including a five-point penalty for driving without a valid NCT test.
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01.05.2009
Magna in pole position in GM bid
Auto parts maker Magna, is in pole position to buy a large stake in General Motors' European operations.
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30.04.2009
Merlin to open second car auction
The Merlin Motor Group has announced that it will be opening a new car auction on the Kylemore Road, Dublin in late May.
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30.04.2009
Team Blink wins 2009 F1 in Schools Technology Challenge
Team Blink from St. Ailbe’s School in Tipperary Town was declared the overall winners of the 2009 Honda-powered F1 in Schools Technology Challenge, at the National Finals held in Griffith College Dublin today.
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30.04.2009
Continental exhibits a Shanghai
Continental Automotive Group has presented a complete portfolio of active and passive safety solutions at Auto Shanghai.
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30.04.2009
PR Reilly unveils CeraTEC grease from Pagid
PR Reilly has recently added Pagid’s CeraTec grease to its ever-growing product portfolio.
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28.04.2009
Drivers advised to carry out regular vehicle safety checks
Almost seven out of 10 vehicles inspected as part a free five point safety check at Advance Pitstop centres during Irish Road Safety Week in October 2008 were found to have been in need of some basic safety work.
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28.04.2009
Low cost electric supercharger eliminates smoke from diesel engines
Smoke emissions produced by turbocharged diesel engines under heavy load conditions - such as when accelerating from low engine speeds and other similar transient manoeuvres - can be all but eliminated by a relatively simple and low cost electric supercharger says automotive CO2 reduction specialist Controlled Power Technologies (CPT).
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27.04.2009
New area sales manager for Mahle
Mahle Aftermarket Ltd, the UK importer for Mahle and Knecht automotive filters, engine components and Victor Reinz gaskets, has appointed a new Sales Manager for the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
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24.04.2009
GM commits to develop ACDelco brand
GM has announced it is to retain the ACDelco independent aftermarket business and declared its intention to continue operating and supporting it moving forward.
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24.04.2009
CV Joint Puller
Sykes-Pickavant’s new specialist CV Joint Puller tool removes CV Joints on front wheel drive cars.
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24.04.2009
Finding the solution
For everyone who is involved with the automotive aftermarket, Henkel’s updated Solutions for Vehicle Repair & Maintenance brochure is essential reading.  
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23.04.2009
Internal Coil Spring Compressor
Sykes Pickavant’s new suspension range of coil spring compressors, includes its Internal Coil Spring Compressor., which is specially designed for vehicles fitted with front or rear wishbone suspensions.
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22.04.2009
Air-con repair systems from Novatio
Novatio’s Novairco air-conditioning leak detection, repair and refill kit is the ideal workmate for a busy workshop according to distributors, Innovation Ireland.
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22.04.2009
NCT delay a worry for motorists
SGS, the company, which operates the NCT service has confirmed it is receiving approximately 25,000 booking inquiries per day, in the wake of the Transport Minister Noel Dempsey’s penalty point bombshell last week.
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21.04.2009
SsangYong five-year warranty
SsangYong is now offering a five year /250,000 mile warranty on I Kyron, Rexton and Rodius models in the UK, following the success of a similar scheme in Northern Ireland over the past year.
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21.04.2009
New working group on vehicle repair data
The European Commission has established a new working party to draw up the framework under which manufacturers supply vehicle repair data to franchised dealers and independent repairers. 
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21.04.2009
Exide on track with Honda
Following a highly successful first season’s venture leading battery manufacturer Exide Technologies, has renewed its sponsorship of the HM Plant Team Honda competing in this year’s British Superbike championship.
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17.04.2009
New fuel retrieval system from Munster Tool Co
Munster Tool Co. has launched a new fuel retrieval system, which is ideal for use in busy bodyshop and garage applications.
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17.04.2009
Peugeot Service Club
Peugeot recently celebrated the first year of its customer loyalty programme, Service Club, which is open to everybody, every make and every model and entitles each driver to every fourth service free of charge.
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16.04.2009
Sykes-Pickavant unveils Drain Twin
Sykes-Pickavant has developed a new product for servicing advanced ABS Brake systems the Drain Twin pressure and vacuum brake bleeder.
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16.04.2009
ACDelco launches new suite of product catalogues
ACDelco has launched a complete suite of 2009 product catalogues.
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15.04.2009
New penalty point offences
New penalty point offences will come into effect on May 1, which will give a timely boost to the motor trade.
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15.04.2009
European Parliament makes ESP mandatory
The European Parliament agreed on March 10, 2009 to make ESP mandatory for all new vehicles.
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15.04.2009
Positive vibes from Automechanika Malaysia
Buoyed by the success of the last show in 2007, the sixth edition of Automechanika Malaysia was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 25 – 28 March 2009. 
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14.04.2009
TMD Friction management buy out
TMD Friction has been bought out by an all equity acquisition led by its senior management team and Pamplona Capital Management, a London-based investment fund.
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09.04.2009
Peugeot Apprentice Wins Automotive Technology Gold Medal
Newbridge man, Darren Quille, apprentice technician at The Crossings, main Peugeot dealers in Naas has struck gold at the National Skills Championships for Automotive Technology.
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09.04.2009
Blind spot mirror regulation
All HGVs registered after 1 January 2000 must be fitted with so-called blind spot mirrors.
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09.04.2009
New VECO braking catalogue from Universal Automotive
Automotive parts distributor Universal Automotive, is the company behind the 'independent' aftermarket VECO brand of matching OE quality parts, and since acquiring GP Automotive in 2008, it has set about restructuring the organisation and improving the operating systems.
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03.04.2009
Mitsubishi to increase electric vehicle production
Mitsubishi Motors is planning to double production capacity for the iMiEV electric car to 20,000 units a year by 2011.
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03.04.2009
Continental and Shchaeffler cooperation
Continental and the Schaeffler Group have started the first large joint project in the history of cooperation between the two companies.
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03.04.2009
BlitzRotary upgrades screw compressor portfolio
BlitzRotary has upgraded its screw compressor portfolio with the addition of the new Monsun Pro Eco and Monsun Eco models.
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02.04.2009
Turtle Wax builds on ICE success
When world leader in care care, Turtle Wax, launched its ICE range in the United States it took the market by storm. The company is set to build on that success, with a new range of products distributed by PR Reilly.
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02.04.2009
Continental opens tech centre in Shanghai
Continental AG has opened a new Automotive Tech Centrein Jiading Industrial Zone, Shanghai.
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02.04.2009
Caparo RightFuel - Does your nozzle open our flap?
Ever been embarrassed by missing that important date?  Chatting with your friends and suddenly realising you’re filling your new, expensive diesel car with petrol?
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02.04.2009
Delphi to sell off remainder of suspension and braking business
Delphi is poised to sell off the remaining parts of its suspension and braking business to BeijingWest Industries, a leading supplier in China.
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31.03.2009
Pirelli helps green Piedmont
Pirelli Eco Technology has begun installing particulate filters on public transportation buses in Piedmont, Itlay.
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31.03.2009
Opt for quality when buying power transmission belts
Car maintenance has once again become a priority in the minds of vehicle owners because cars are being kept longer as a result of current economic conditions, according to automotive parts suppliers, Continental.
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30.03.2009
Online trade in second-hand airbags takes off in UK
Motorists trying to save money buying second-hand airbags online could end up paying a much higher price, a new investigation warns.
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27.03.2009
Italian brake system specialist buys part of AP Driveline
The clutch, flywheel and damper business of UK clutch specialist AP Driveline, which went into administration in January, has been sold to Italian brake systems manufacturer Raicam Industrie.
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26.03.2009
Diagnostic accessory sees more opportunities to save
Vehicle engineers and bodyshop managers will be able to see even more savings from their vehicle diagnostic equipment with the help of the new TestCam accessory from Eclipse Automotive Technology.
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26.03.2009
NI Minister promotes WorldSkills
Northern Ireland’s Employment and Learning Minister, Sir Reg Empey, is encouraging individuals to enter skills competitions to qualify for WorldSkills 2011 before the closing date of 9 April 2009.
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25.03.2009
National Oil Check Week aims to rid UK of dipstick motorists
Motorists in the UK are risking up to £300 million a year repairing car engines that have seized up because their oil level is too low.
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25.03.2009
Meguiar’s ulitmate compound
Meguiar’s, the manufacturer of automotive surface care products, has announced the latest addition to its‘Ultimate’ range, the Ultimate Compound.
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24.03.2009
Intelligent Headlamp Control
The second generation of the Intelligent Headlamp Control system developed by Continental, is being installed in a series production model for the first time.
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20.03.2009
Pirelli's particulate filter deal
Pirelli Eco Technology has begun installing particulate filters on public transportation buses in the Piedmont Region of Italy.
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19.03.2009
AGE launches Pelican Pack
Garage equipment specialists AGE has launched a new innovative product on the market, which take the hassle and mess out of cleaning oil spills in the workshop.
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19.03.2009
John Bean unveils news 3D wheel alignment technology
John Bean has unveiled its latest wheel aligner – the V3D Lite Wheel Aligner.
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19.03.2009
Bosch celebrates significant milestone
Bosch celebrated a significant milestone in January, when it produced its 50 millionth common-rail system for diesel engines.
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18.03.2009
MAHA exhibits at Automechanika South Africa
MAHA continues to expand its position as a global player and is exhibiting at the first Automechanika South Africa, which gets underway in Johannesburg today.
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18.03.2009
Bilstein wins Best Brand Award for the fourth year in a row
The Bilstein range with its shock absorbers, sports suspensions and springs was voted the Best Brand Award in the most recent reader survey carried out by the German magazine 'auto motor und sport'.
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16.03.2009
Continental welcomes EU move on safety
Continental, the international automotive supplier, has welcomed the decision by European legislators to prescribe a whole range of safety systems as mandatory for all new vehicles in the next few years.
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11.03.2009
New EU legislation will favour low rolling resistance tyres
New EU legislation voted on by the European parliament in Strasbourg this week will result in new cars being fitted with stability control systems as well as tyre technology that will result in lower fuel consumption.
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10.03.2009
BMC filters exclusively available at ECP
Euro Car Parts has been appointed as sole UK and Northern Ireland distributor for BMC Automotive Air Filters.
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10.03.2009
Continental unveils first turbo charger
Continental is expanding its product portfolio: after just three years of development work, the Powertrain Division's first turbo charger system for internal combustion engines has reached market maturity.
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09.03.2009
ACDelco adds more clutch kits to its parts menu
ACDelco, represented in Ireland by B & R Howard, has bolstered its range of pizza style packaged clutch kits with the addition of some 47 new part numbers.
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06.03.2009
Diagnostic Solutions launches new AutoBoss V30 automotive scan tool
Diagnostic Solutions,  Ireland's  specialist automotive diagnostic and general garage equipment company, distributors for leading brands such as BrainBee, Autodiagnos and Crypton,  are also the official Irish distributors for AutoBoss SPX.
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05.03.2009
Workwear and Corporate Clothing Show
Automotive brands use branded clothing to reinforce brand identity.
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04.03.2009
BMW Ireland launches BMW Trade Parts Website
BMW Group Ireland has just launched a new website to support its aftermarket programme, BMW Trade Parts.
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04.03.2009
BMC filters exclusively available at Euro Car Parts
Euro Car Parts has been appointed as sole UK distributor for BMC Automotive Air Filters.
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26.02.2009
Kitemark® soars 100 places in leading brands survey
The BSI Kitemark, one of the most recognised business brands in the country, has been categorised as a "Superbrand" for the second time running in the Top 500 Business Superbrands chart for 2009.
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25.02.2009
European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval
European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) and its related approval schemes will become part of Irish law on 29 April 2009 in accordance with Directive 2007/46/EC.
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25.02.2009
ADL appoints new Group Marketing Director
ADL has promoted Will Jeffries to the newly created position of Group Marketing Director.
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25.02.2009
ADL launches Blue Print three-year warranty
ADL has announced the launch of a three-year warranty on all of its Blue Print parts.
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24.02.2009
Pirelli signs diesel particulate filter
Pirelli Eco Technology has signed a partnership with Swedish diesel particulate filter specialist GB Environment Consulting AB to distribute the new Pirelli Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) systems and spare parts in the Scandinavia.
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20.02.2009
Self inflating tyre technology scoops prestigious award
A Self Inflating Tyre has scooped the prestigious Tire Technology of the Year award at the Tire Technology Awards for Innovation and Excellence 2009, which were presented at Tire Technology Expo yesterday (February 18, 2009) in Hamburg, Germany.
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20.02.2009
European parliament debates fuel vapours directive
The European parliament is debating the introduction of a new directive, which aims to prevent emissions to the atmosphere of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during the storage of petrol at terminals and its subsequent distribution to service stations.
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19.02.2009
GAU UK and Ireland stocking Corteco’s entire product range
GAU UK and Ireland is now stocking Corteco’s entire product range, which totals more than 18,000 products.
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13.02.2009
Motorists warned not to “run on red” with their tyres
As figures show a significant drop in both the new car market and tyre sales during 2008, Continental Tyres Ireland is urging motorists not to be tempted to push their tyres to the limit in today’s tougher economic environment.
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10.02.2009
New IT system drivers repair revenue for Mazda UK dealers
Mazda in the UK is adopting a new IT tool to drive repair revenue across 32 of its franchised dealerships.
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09.02.2009
ACDelco’s Quinney takes on new title
ACDelco has promoted Lee Quinney, the head of its UK aftermarket operation, to the position of AMUK General Manager.
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09.02.2009
New workshop scheduler from Cam Systems
A new customer appointment booking program developed by Cam Systems is set to revolutionise the way tyre retailers and fast fits manage their workshop diaries.
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04.02.2009
All roads lead to Bologna for Autopromotec
Autopromotec, which takes place in Bolgona, Italy in May will feature the latest in electric-powered and hybrid automobiles, alternative fuels, electronic components and technologies to promote safety, limit consumption and fuel emissions, according to the organisers.
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02.02.2009
Peugeot Service Club
Peugeot recently celebrated the first year of its customer loyalty programme, Service Club.
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29.01.2009
Trico launches revised range of heavy duty replacement wipers
Trico, the world’s leading manufacturer of aftermarket replacement wiper blades, has revised and refreshed its range of heavy duty wipers for the commercial vehicle market.
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29.01.2009
First aftermarket parts through new joint certification scheme
A week of rigorous testing at Thatcham's research centre has resulted in the first aftermarket parts being successfully certified under Thatcham and TÜV Rheinland's new joint parts certification scheme.
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28.01.2009
Denso develops remote control touch controller
The Denso Corporation has developed a remote touch controller that is mounted in the vehicle’s center-console and allows drivers to remotely control cabin equipment such as the car navigation system, audio system, and air conditioning system.
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27.01.2009
Supporting the industry and its people is a priority for the IMI
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) in the UK has outlined a series of measures specifically designed to help those working in the industry during the current economic climate.
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26.01.2009
Heavy duty power bars
Sykes-Pickavant has now added a range of Heavy Duty Power Bars, designed for the most rugged of working environments and applications.
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23.01.2009
Diagnos acts to help independent garages
Recent changes to consumer spending patterns have lead to significantly reducing volumes of main dealer garage service and repair work.
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23.01.2009
Otto moves to bigger Cork premises
Otto, the specialist importer and distributor of German car parts and tools has moved to bigger premises in Little Island, Cork.
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23.01.2009
Sykes Pickavant unveils Universal C Clamp
Sykes Pickavant has introduced a specially designed Universal C-Clamp for use with the recently launched ‘878’ / ‘879’ series of press and pull sleeve kits for suspension bush removal and installation.
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22.01.2009
What a wrench!
PCL continues to make an impact on the air tools market with the APP201 ½" wrench.
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22.01.2009
Diesel injector remover for common rail diesel engines
Sykes-Pickavant has launched a heavy duty slide hammer (101lbs / 4.5kg) for fast and effective removal of stubborn injectors.
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21.01.2009
Interactive forum proves to be a showstopper at Aftermarket Show
A highlight of The Aftermarket Show at Autosport International were the live TalkShop discussions and exhibitor interviews aimed at both the trade and consumer visitors, conducted by presenter Steve Deeks.
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16.01.2009
Delphi expands glow plug range
Delphi, a leading global diesel specialist, has announced an expansion of its diesel aftermarket glow plug range to provide parts that meet the increasing demand for diesel components across the aftermarket.
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15.01.2009
Commercial Vehicle Show 2009 cancelled
The Commercial Vehicle Partnership, comprising the SMMT, RHA and SOE, and the CV Show Committee, made up of the partners and representatives from the commercial vehicle and component sector, have decided to cancel this year's CV Show scheduled for 28-30 April at Birmingham's NEC.
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15.01.2009
Conti sings praises of fluidic nozzles
Fluidic nozzles considerably reduce the volume of water and screenwash liquids needed to clean windshields and headlamps.
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14.01.2009
New exhaust gas recirculation valve from BorgWarner 
BorgWarner Turbo & Emissions Systems has developed a new exhaust gas recirculation valve that will enable heavy commercial engines and vehicles to comply with increasingly strict emissions standards.
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13.01.2009
Batteries pack the news as Toyota unveils new Prius
Batteries were the big news of the second day at the Detroit motor show with General Motors saying it would be getting back into the battery business.
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13.01.2009
Valeo's new generation LED lighting on the Volvo S60 concept
The lighting systems on the Volvo S60 concept car presented at
the Detroit Auto Show provide a glimpse of the next generation of headlamps and signal lamps, with their innovative look and increased performance.

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12.01.2009
Fiat offers free winter check
Fiat Group Automobiles Ireland is offering a free winter check on all Fiats at participating dealers until the end of March.
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08.01.2009
All roads lead to the Aftermarket Show
The Aftermarket Show / Autosport International gets underway at the NEC in Birmingham this week.
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06.01.2009
Wolfrace unveils new track ready wheel
Wolfrace, represented in Ireland by Kirkby Tyres & Wheels has added to its “track ready” range of alloy wheels, with the introduction its new Gloss White-Pro-Lite wheel offering.
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05.01.2009
Record number of UK car breakdowns expected today
A combination of cold weather and cost cutting by as many as 3 million motorists is likely to result in a record number of stranded drivers today, according to the Environmental Transport Association (ETA), a not-for-profit breakdown company.
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05.01.2009
New qualification for parts advisors
Parts advisors can now pursue a new qualification, through a new Automotive Technician Accreditation scheme.
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