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Hunter produces new and affordable alignment systems

The premium level of servicing offered by Hunter alignment systems has, until now, been considered by some as being out of reach. However, with the new Hunter PA200 range ‘Specials Deal’, workshops of all sizes and budgets can add Hunter wheel alignment servicing to their arsenal, giving them the scope to grow their business significantly.

Win a 171 piece socket set from Laser Tools

Win a 171 piece socket set from Laser Tools Registration is now open for this year’s AutoTrade EXPO at Citywest Hotel & Exhibition Centre, Dublin, October 20-21. To celebrate, we are running a Free Competition and all you have to do is simply register to attend the AutoTrade EXPO. Registration is of course free. All

Tyre Industry Open Golf on horizon

The Tyre Industry Golf Open is set to take place at the Heritage Hotel & SPA Killenard, Co. Laois, on Thursday, September 6. The Tyre Industry Golf Open, organised by the ITIA and supported by the Tyre Trade Journal is open to all those connected with the tyre and motor industry. This will be a

New workshops at Automechanika

Practical workshops have been a part of Automechanika Frankfurt for many years. Now, on the occasion of the event’s 25 year anniversary, the range of workshops on offer is being expanded yet again with new offerings that include bodywork repair and paintwork, augmented reality, truck competence, diagnostic techniques and digital communication. Every day from September

Skoda will transport Pope Francis during his visit to Ireland

A carefully modified Skoda Rapid will transport Pope Francis during his visit to Ireland. Skoda Ireland confirmed that when Pope Francis touches down in Dublin on the morning of Saturday August 25, he will be transported to Áras an Uachtaráin in a Skoda Rapid. Speaking about the partnership, Skoda Ireland’s Head of Marketing and Product, Raymond Leddy,

Champion releases informative new YouTube Channel

Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Champion brand has developed a new YouTube channel, Champion EU. The videos are aimed at providing short, informative and useful content to a wide public audience, encouraging them to use a professional technician to properly maintain their vehicle. The Champion EU YouTube channel currently has a selective number of videos covering spark plugs, glow plugs,

Jenson Button sets new record at Hungaroring CP circuit for Honda

In the fifth and final of a planned series of lap record attempts across Europe in 2018, Honda has set a new record of 2 minutes and 10.19 seconds record for a front wheel drive production car at the Hungaroring GP circuit in Hungary. The Civic Type R was driven by Formula One World Champion

Two NGK employees complete 425-mile cycle for charity

Two determined NGK employees braved the summer heatwave to complete a gruelling near 425-mile cycling marathon to raise funds for charity. Marko Wowczyna and Stuart Bayne undertook the challenge to raise more than £13,500 for the National Autistic Society and the Downs Syndrome Association respectively. Setting off from south London to Dover, they crossed the

Ford produces 10 millionth best selling Mustang

Ford has produced its 10 millionth Mustang, which it says is America’s best-selling sports car of the last 50 years and the world’s best-selling sports car three years straight. The 10 millionth model was a 460 horsepower 2019 Wimbledon White GT V8 six-speed manual convertible equipped with the latest driver assist technology and built at

Audi announced Irish launch of new flagship Q8

The new Audi Q8 crossover goes on sale here from late this month (August), with an on the road entry-level price of €103,050 for the 3.0TDI (286HP). Audi claims it combines the best of both worlds – a four-door luxury coupe with the practical versatility of a large SUV. Audi says that it is fully