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SMPE extends NTR engine management

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), one of the UK’s largest independently owned automotive parts manufacturers and suppliers, has extended its engine management portfolio across several of its house brands with the introduction of further new products. 45 new parts have been added, available to aftermarket customers now, across the company’s leading house brands including Intermotor,

Borg & Beck makes British Truck Racing debut

Following its CV brake pad introduction, First Line Ltd, with its 100-year-old Borg & Beck brand, entered a sponsorship agreement with the Cole Trucksport truck racing team providing them with premium quality brake pads and discs. The British Truck Racing Championship team races in division two, with one of the most potent vehicles on the

WAI increases coverage with NTR rotating electrics

New rotating electrics products have been added to the WAI global range, highlighting its commitment to bringing to market products that meet customer demand and provide greater vehicle coverage. A total of 14 new alternators and two new starters have been added, applicable for a number of popular passenger car and light commercial vehicle makes

Welsh pairing wins the Ulster Rally

Matt Edwards and Darren Garrod continued their excellent run of form as the Welsh pairing won the John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally at the weekend, August 17-18. The M-Sport crew mastered the mixed conditions to win three events from three this season to firmly cement their place at the top of the Prestone MSA British

Sealey adds six new socket sets

Sealey has added a further six socket sets to its popular multi-coloured range to complement its series of spanners. The fact that they are multi-coloured serves a purpose by making the different sizes easily identifiable. Sets are available in one-quarter inch, three-eights inch, and one-half inch square drive, standard and deep. One of a comprehensive

First Line oil sumps

Reflecting the poor surface quality of many of the UK and Ireland’s road network, with pot-holes and debris, as well as the huge increase of so-called ‘traffic calming’ speed humps and ramps, the number of vehicles entering the workshop with damage to their oil sumps caused not just by impacts, but from corrosion to exposed

Toyota’s new Hybrid collection set for Ireland for 191

2019 will see the launch of four new Toyota self-charging hybrid models including new generation versions of the RAV4, the Auris, and the return of one of the world’s best-selling saloon cars, the Camry Hybrid, after a 14-year absence. The fourth new hybrid model arriving on Irish shores will be announced on Monday, September 3. Prices

Audi introduces new e-tron

Audi has introduced its new e-tron, which Audi says is an SUV with three different methods of energy recuperation combined in a single vehicle for the first time. With manual coasting using the shift paddles, automatic coasting via the predictive efficiency assist and brake recuperation, the Audi e-tron is built for intelligent energy restoration; allowing the

TecAlliance provides solutions across the aftermarket

TecAlliance might be primarily known by many in the trade for its TecDoc electronic parts catalogue and identification system, but the company has multiple products and offers the industry numerous services in order to provide a myriad of business solutions at every level of the marketplace. Although not a UK business, an interesting recent project,

Sealey adds new hand tool to its range

Sealey have added to its range of premier hand tools which are suitable for daily professional use. The AK730BL Breaker Bar 600mm ½”Sq Drive Black Series is constructed from a hardened and tempered Chrome Vanadium steel bar with fully polished black chrome finish with machined and lacquered surface. It features a long, slim style handle