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Trucks not to blame for potholes, claims FTA

I came upon an interesting story on the UK’s SMMT’s transport news website. The Freight Transport Association (FTA), which represents the freight and logistics industry, has commented on claims by the Local Government Association (LGA) that freight transport is one of the core reasons behind the poor state of Britain’s road network. The FTA has

DENSO to partner with Rebecca Jackson

Multi-talented racer and motoring journalist, Rebecca Jackson has been appointed as a brand advocate for DENSO. DENSO will support Jackson, a rising star in motor sport and the automotive media, across her many activities in the public eye. Jackson, who previously worked with DENSO on the Track to Track challenge from Moscow to London, will

NGK set to exhibit at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Leading ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd will once again be exhibiting at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and this year will have a drag racing theme on its impressive stand near the Cricket Pitch. The supplier of original-equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors has a

Mark Water Pumps to exhibit at Automechanika Birmingham 2017

Mark Water Pumps Limited (MWPL), a supplier of OE and aftermarket automotive water pumps, will be highlighting its comprehensive range of products and manufacturing solutions at Automechanika Birmingham 2017. With over 30 years of experience in design, testing and manufacture of automotive water pumps, attendees will be able to discover the quality of MWPL’s range.

Automechanika Birmingham shortlisted for four industry awards

After an overwhelming inaugural event in 2016, Automechanika Birmingham is set to be 70 per cent bigger and host over 800 exhibitors for the second edition of the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and supply chain at the NEC June 6-8. From fast growth and a staggeringly positive response from the automotive industry,

NGK investigates role of glow plugs

With diesel-powered vehicle sales now under severe pressure from environmentalists and politicians now is a good time to investigate the role of glow plugs and look at how distributors can maximise sales. Diesel has obviously undergone a huge amount of change in the recent past. Although technology has moved on, the glow plug is essentially

Autoquip launches new website

Workshop equipment specialists, AutoQuip has just launched an all new website, www.autoquip.ie, which showcases the company’s full range of garage and tyreshop equipment and consumables. The new website features a wide selection of garage and tyreshop equipment and consumables from leading manufacturers such as Cemb, Phoenix Automotive and Prema. Customers can now register for special

Michelin says no to changing tyres at 3mm tread depth

Michelin says that changing tyres at 3mm is not necessary, is costly and harmful to the environment. The global French tyre brand is rejecting calls from other parts of the tyre industry to increase the minimum legal tread depth from 1.6mm to 3mm. read depths at 1.6mm and increasing accident rates. In addition, changing tyres

Bartec Auto set to impress at Automechanika Birmingham

Bartec Auto ID Limited (Bartec) will be hosting an interactive workshop and engaging seminar programme during its second visit to Automechanika Birmingham, allowing visitors to understand TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring systems) at a time when record MOT failures attributable to TPMS are in the news. Figures regarding MOT failures linked to TPMS defects have skyrocketed

Motaquip set to celebrate 35th anniversary at Automechanika Birmingham

Motaquip will be making its presence felt at Automechanika Birmingham 2017 as it celebrates 35 years of supplying both OE and aftermarket with its extensive range of premium quality parts. The first part of this celebration will be centred round Motaquip’s vibrant and immersive exhibition stand situated at 18B8 within Automechanika’s expansive floor-plan. Visitors can