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Allied Nippon offering the complete package to the aftermarket

The aftermarket has never been short of competition between brands but seldom has a category seen the level of competition that currently exists within the brake pads segment. At last count, there were no fewer than 60 different brake pad options to choose from here in Ireland and, with such a level of choice, customers

Clocking surges in Ireland

A recent study of second-hand cars in Ireland has found that one in 10 second hand cars currently listed for sale have a false mileage displayed. The figure is even worse for cars imported from the UK where nearly one in five has an unreliable or questionable mileage reading. The study was carried out by Cartell.ie in

New campaign warns of dangers of drink driving the ‘morning after’

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have, today Friday 22 September, launched a public information campaign to educate drivers about the dangers of driving the morning after drinking alcohol. The RSA’s decision to create a campaign to highlight the dangers of driving the morning after drinking alcohol was prompted by stark statistics

Comline at the double!

Comline Auto Parts (Comline), the award-winning British distributor of all-makes replacement parts, has added to its list of accolades by being awarded the A1 Motor Stores Component Supplier of the Year for 2017 for the second successive year. Comline UK Sales Manager, Nick Weir, collected the accolade on behalf of the brand at A1 Motor Stores’ annual convention held at Hotel Kompas in the stunning and beautiful surroundings of Dubrovnik, Croatia. A1 Head of Operations,

Knorr-Bremse signs up to commercial vehicle initiative

Knorr-Bremse has signed up to a commercial vehicle initiative, “Quality is Added Value” that brings together prominent manufacturers of automotive components for the aftermarket. “Quality is Added Value” is a German initiative (“Qualität ist Mehrwert”) that aims to boost boost awareness of the importance of quality during vehicle repairs, and to this end, the initiative

Federal-Mogul Motorparts to unveil new Champion range at Equip Auto 2017

Federal-Mogul Motorparts, will exhibit at Equip Auto, at Porte de Versailles, Paris, October 17-21. During the show, the company will be launching a range extension from its Champion brand for a complete service offering of high quality components. Other novelties and activities will also be revealed, aimed at further developing relationships with distributors and technicians

Tesla electric truck to be unveiled next month

Tesla is set to launch its first autonomous electric lorry next month as the company attempts to break into the commercial vehicle market. The Tesla Semi truck is scheduled to be unveiled on October 26 and is expected to have a working range of only 200 to 300 miles, making it more suitable for inner-city transport than long-distance

Last chance to vote for your favourites in Irish Auto Trade Awards

The Irish Auto Trade Awards are looming and final voting in a number of key categories is set to close on Friday, September 29 at 5.00pm. The Irish Auto Trade Awards 2018, take place at the 5-Star Carton House Hotel, Co. Kildare on Thursday, October 26, 2017. The Irish Auto Trade Awards are all about

Coach & Bus UK 2017 on horizon

Almost 200 exhibitors have been confirmed for Coach & Bus UK 2017 taking place at the Birmingham NEC next month. More than 6,000 operators, local authorities and transport planners are expected to attend to see the latest in vehicle, technology and service innovation, as well as hear from some of the industry’s leading experts at a series of

Tougher penalties for truck drivers who fail to take proper rest

Truck drivers in the UK face tough new penalties if they are caught exceeding time limits on the road. New rules mean the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency will be able to issue on-the-spot fines for any drivers’ hours offences committed in the previous 28 days. This relates to drivers who breach their tachograph restrictions – devices