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Experienced REPXPERT users utilising its true purpose

REPXPERT, Schaeffler’s free and popular garage portal, is proving more than just a place for technicians to cash-in their loyalty coupons for bonus gifts – it also paves the way to access additional technical information on its LuK, FAG, INA and Ruville brands. There are more than 68,000 active REPXPERT users – a number which has doubled since vital enhancements to the site were made almost 18 months ago. Once logged-in, members get immediate and free access to invaluable technical solutions, such as an LuK clutch fitting guide video or an INA

RSA & IFA Issue Joint Road Safety Appeal

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) have urged road users to take extra care as the number of tractors, trailers and other farm machinery on the roads increases over the summer months. The appeal comes as many farmers around the country are in the middle of the silage cutting season. Ms

New range of safety tool lanyards from Laser Tools

Warwickshire-based Laser Tools has just released a range of safety tool lanyards plus accessories that is designed to appeal to many trades and occupations and is focused on safety with ease of use. Designed to clip onto belt or wrist, the lanyards will hold the chosen tool securely and stretch easily to provide unrestricted use.

Doyle’s Garage Courtown appointed main Subaru dealers

Doyle’s Garage, Askingarron, Courtown, Co. Wexford have been appointed as Subaru main dealers. Doyle’s Garage Courtown Ltd has been involved in the motor industry for over 60 years and 36 years a Peugeot dealer. Dealer Principal, Patrick Doyle said: “We are very pleased to add the Subaru franchise to Doyle’s Garage and look forward to

Finance levels way up as PCPs expire and hit the market

The proportion of vehicles offered for sale (across all years) with finance outstanding is 12.5 per cent – up from 11.5 per cent in January and 9.5 per cent in June 2016, according to vehicle data experts Cartell.ie. Cartell.ie also reports that more vehicles for certain key registration years are being offered for sale with

Weak pound spurs import spree among Irish Car buyers – Fexco

Irish car buyers more than doubled their spending on importing vehicles from the UK during the first half of 2017 compared with the same time in 2016, according to data released by the foreign exchange specialist FEXCO Corporate Payments. The analysis, of 2,000 transactions made through FEXCO Corporate Payments, shows that by the end of June

Tohill triumphs at Mondello

Dublin’s double European Rallycross class champion Derek Tohill had a great weekend at Mondello Park, with his Parts for Cars Fiesta taking top place in the Super Final on both days ahead of Noel Greene’s Mirage, and also finishing third each time in the Supercar Finals, which were rounds of the British Rallycross Championship. Former

Suzuki named Carmaker of the Year 2017 in the UK

Suzuki GB is the Carmaker of the Year Award for 2017. It was announced at the recent Motor Trader Awards. The awards were held in London with over 1,000 guests in attendance and the judging panel voted for Suzuki for its clear focus on selling a range of small cars and SUVs, a memorable marketing campaign that

Volvo Cars and Geely to deepen partnership

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, is planning to set up a new joint venture technology company with Geely Holding, the Chinese car group, to share existing and future technology, deepen industrial synergies and provide the economies of scale that will allow them to more rapidly develop next generation electrified vehicle technology. According to a

One in three motorists plan on hiring a car while abroad

Research carried out by AA Ireland has found that 1 in 3 motorists are planning on hiring a car while abroad this year, but only 37 per cent of the motorists have taken out excess insurance when hiring a car in the past. Reasons identified for this were cost and lack of necessity. The research,