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New app sets standard

Kilen Springs has launched a new catalogue app enabling parts distributors and garages to quickly select the correct spring for any vehicle.  Produced following extensive feedback from distributors and garages, the free app allows users to search for the correct part via part number, vehicle look-up or cross reference data, entering an original equipment (OE) reference to

Colin McRae charity run

The Colin McRae Charity Run take part on Saturday, September 16 organised by a group of local Subaru enthusiasts, and supported by Subaru Northern Ireland and Subaru Ireland. Now in its third year the event is a tribute to the late, great Colin McRae – on the tenth anniversary of Colin’s tragic loss, the event

Cork’s Keith Cronin conquers Ulster

West Cork rally ace Keith Cronin and his Kerry co-driver Mikie Galvin  dominated the John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally at the weekend, leading after all but one of the fourteen stages in the Sperrin Mountains to beat Swede Fredrik Ahlin by 55 seconds despite easing off on the final stage. Cronin, already three times the British

New workshop cart from ATE

Continental under its ATE brand has unveiled a workshop cart, which offers workshops all the important tools for professional brake maintenance and repair. The tried-and-tested workshop cart, offered by Continental under its ATE brand, will also be available in a modular design version from September. Workshops can order the model that matches their individual needs

Uni-Select completes acquisition of The Parts Alliance

Uni-Select Inc has completed the acquisition of 100 per cent of the shares of PA Topco Limited doing business as The Parts Alliance (“Parts Alliance”), the second largest nationwide independent distributor of automotive aftermarket parts in the United Kingdom and Ireland. As previously announced, the transaction in the amount of £205.0 million was fully funded

An impressive range of premium quality coils

Borg & Beck is a globally recognised brand with over 100 years history of engineering excellence and OE pedigree. Originally fitted to truck and bus, Borg & Beck today offers the aftermarket an extensive portfolio of Commercial Vehicle parts, the newest addition is a comprehensive range of CV Coils. The Air, Electrical and Brake Coils

New Meyle-Original exhaust temperature sensors/HTS

Exhaust temperature sensors are subject to extreme strain levels, with operating temperatures ranging between -40°C and +1,200°C. Delivering reliable and precise measurement results is an absolute must in order to enhance the combustion process and keep emissions low. Correct temperature measurements are vital for long turbocharger and catalytic converter life and effective particle filter regeneration. To comply

New Peugeot 5008 SUV goes on sale in Ireland

The highly anticipated new Peugeot 5008 SUV, big sister to the award winning 3008 SUV, Car of the &ear 2017, is now on sale in Ireland, with demonstrator vehicles arriving in dealer showrooms this August: initial retail volumes will arrive in September, with production increasing from October. A departure from its former traditional MPV body

Clonmel Waste Disposal adds another new Actros

Tipperary firm Clonmel Waste Disposal has invested further in its fleet of Mercedes-Benz heavy commercial vehicles with the recent addition of a new Actros 2545 6×2 2.5m BigSpace tractor unit. Supplied by Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles main dealer Surehaul, of which Clonmel WasteDisposal is a long-standing customer, the new unit brings to five the number of

Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport celebrates Formula E title success

Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport’s Lucas di Grassi is the new Formula E Champion after securing a comfortable points’ finish in the season finale at the Hydro-Quebec Montreal ePrix. The Brazilian crossed the finish line in seventh-place, clinching his – and Schaeffler’s – first world title in the electric racing series. He overhauled championship rival, Sebastien Buemi, who led the standings going into