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The auto aftermarket and the potential for disruption

Three major challenges in the automotive aftermarket have the potential to cause disruption, emphasises Frank Schlehuber, Senior Consultant Market Affairs for the European Association of

The sound of sirens – how to help emergency services

We can be driving to a destination, minding our own business when out of nowhere there’s the sound of sirens. We tend to have to

Some key differences between driving vans and cars

Drivers interchanging between between driving cars and vans are warned to pay heed to the differences in being behind the wheel in both. Ensuring drivers

Drivers urged to exercise caution as more kids cycle and walk to school

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are advising drivers to take extra care when using the roads now that national and secondary

Timing belt failure investigated by Gates

Gates has investigated the cause of premature timing belt failure in the Synchronous Belt Drive System (SBDS) for number of Ford, Peugeot and Citroen models

The mobility revolution after Covid-19

Since the Covid-19 lockdown, public transport and sharing services in particular have lost users, while at the same time the car is celebrating its return

A son of Belfast “Reg was the most popular man in the aftermarket”

Reginald (Reg) Patrick RIP 1930-2020 Reg was the first permanent Chief Executive of the MFA (now the IAAF) – Posted on Linkedin by CAT Magazine

Update after deadly August bank holiday weekend

The deaths on Irish roads over the August Bank Holiday weekend were saddening, with four fatalities and ten serious injuries. Assistant Commissioner Paula Hilman, Roads

HGS’s mega macs allows diagnostics on Mercedes-Benz vehicles with access protection

The connectivity functions in modern vehicles bring a host of benefits, but can also pose a risk in terms of tampering and unauthorised access to data.

Best electric and plug-in hybrid cars named

The UK’s best new electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) cars for every budget have been revealed at the inaugural What Car? Electric Car Awards.