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Mercedes-Benz planning an ‘awesome’ year in 2018

‘Awesome’ is the word being used by Mercedes-Benz to describe various initiatives planned for the year ahead, all designed to expand ownership and sustain market growth. Against the backdrop of a highly ambitious model development programme – one that has seen the Stuttgart manufacturer establish a presence in virtually every model segment. That this is

Continental unveils Key as a Service portfolio

Continental has unveiled its Key as a Service portfolio, which features its cloud-based solutions Continental Smart Access (CoSmA) and Remote Cloud Key (RCK) to provide convenient and secure keyless vehicle access and start authorization. Both solutions support on demand access to vehicles using a smart device, to lock, unlock and authorize the vehicle for start.

Have you voted for your favourite CV Workshop Parts Distributor Of The Year

Have you cast your vote for your favourite CV Workshop Parts Distributor at AutoTradeAwards.ie Seven companies remain in contention for the title of CV Workshop Parts Distributor Of The Year, which is sponsored by TecAlliance. To cast your vote, log on to AutoTradeAwards.ie. Click on the “Vote Now” image. Scroll down to the Motor Factor

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

Unique treble on cards for Moffett after clinching forestry championship

Sixth place in the Omagh Bushwhacker Forestry Stages Rally was enough to clinch the Valvoline National title for Monaghan rally master Sam Moffett in his Fiesta WRC, giving him his second major championship of the year and leaving him poised to make it a unique treble next weekend if he can also add the Clonakilty

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

RecruitAuto.ie welcomes news that 48,000 more people at work in last year

RecruitAuto.ie, Ireland’s specialist auto industry recruitment website welcomed the latest Quarterly National Household Survey figures from the Central Statistics Office, showing that employment continues to increase strongly with 48,000 more people employed in the year to Q2 2017. In addition, 4 out of every 5 jobs being added are outside Dublin. Speaking today, Frances Fitzgerald

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