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First standalone Renault Selection showroom opens

Renault Group Ireland recently launched its new used car programme Renault Selection at selected Renault and Dacia dealerships nationwide. The programme offers customers a new standard in used cars, with a minimum of two year warranty together with two years’ roadside assistance on used Renault or Dacia models up to six years old, as well as a

Versatile ratchet screwdriver from Laser Tools

Laser Tools has launched a very useful and versatile ratchet screwdriver, which is supplied with 20 screwdriver bits plus nine 1/4″ drive sockets. With a super-smooth but very robust 36-tooth ratchet this screwdriver is comfortable and well-balanced and has additional storage for six bits in the handle. The standard (removable) shaft is 125mm long and

Mourinho dons overalls to build his new Jaguar F-Type

Love him or loath him, the special one is rarely out of the soccer news pages. On this occasion though, José Mourinho made a surprise visit to Jaguar Land Rover’s factory in England (Solihull), to watch employees build his new car, the 100,000th F-Pace. Mourinho wore bespoke Jaguar overalls and made his way directly to

OESAA announces winner of exclusive ZF prize

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) has selected Mark Whittingham of W.H Whittingham and Sons in Rochford, Essex, as winner of a ‘Five Supercar Challenge’ driving experience after participating in a recent competition held at Automechanika. Mark won his exclusive prize, donated by ZF Aftermarket and presented by Technical Manager, Matt Shakespeare, after visiting

Trico thrilled by turnout

Trico, a global leading provider of windscreen wiper blades and systems, was thrilled by the turn out as cars turned up in their droves at the Trico Stadium, home to Redditch United. The event, which took place on Saturday, November 4, was aimed at helping raise funds for a local community project, in which both

WAI introduces latest rotating electrics range additions

WAI global has increased its aftermarket offering further still with its latest rotating electrics range expansion, featuring four additional starter motors and five alternators.  The new starter motors include part numbers ST136, S9045, 30485N-OS and TXS4109N-OS covering Mitsubishi Colt, and Smart Forfour 1.5 DI-D/Cdi (2004-2012).  The latest introductions to the alternators range also offer excellent

Mahle motorsport launches racing bearings catalogue

Mahle Motorsport has launched its High Performance Racing Bearings catalogue for the aftermarket. Featuring parts covering makes and models such as BMW Mini Cooper S 1.6L (Prince), Cosworth (YB 2.0L Turbo), Mitsubishi (4G63T), Rover (K-Series 1.8L) and Vauxhall (2.0L C20XE), the Mahle Motorsport range of bearings contains technology that has been transferred from Mahle’s F1

Hella – 2019 Workshop Calendar Competition Extended

Due to the magnitude of the project, Hella is extending the deadline for applicants to its worldwide calendar competition until November 20, and is therefore urging workshops to take advantage of the extra time and take this great opportunity for some fantastic publicity! As a reminder of the details, the company is looking for workshops

Schaeffler UK joins National Tyre Distributors Association

Schaeffler UK’s Automotive Aftermarket business unit has become a supplier member of the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA). Schaeffler has elected to join the NTDA – a trade association which represents and promotes the interests of the tyre wholesale, distribution and retail sectors of the automotive aftermarket – at a time when the company recognises

Textar produces brake discs for new Renault Megane Grandtour

Premium brake brand, Textar, is first to market with brake discs for the new Renault Megane Grandtour. Utilising cutting-edge technology, Textar products are precision engineered to offer maximum safety, performance and comfort. This uncompromising approach to product excellence has been the ethos of the brand for more than 100 years and has led to Textar