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Aftermarket News Archive

Eclipse releases Jaltest 18.1

Eclipse Automotive Technology has released the latest version of its Jaltest diagnostic equipment for commercial vehicles. Jaltest 18.1 offers even more improvements and innovations that consolidates its position as the benchmark in multi-brand diagnosis for commercial vehicles. Jaltest is updated several times a year to keep pace with the launch of new vehicle models and

FTAI calls for Brexit clarity

While the adoption of the proposed Brexit transitional period by the EU27 leaders has been met with cautious optimism by business and politicians, the leading association representing the logistics industry in Ireland has expressed concern that the lack of certainty over the Irish border risks the country’s trading relationships, both at home, with the UK

Schmitz Cargobull spreads service partner network

Schmitz Cargobull is expanding its Service Partner Network across the Uk and Ireland, significantly boosting its expert trailer support coverage. Customers can now access more than 60 approved Service Partners located in the UK and Ireland’s haulage hotbeds, with all teams specially trained in repair and maintenance of the manufacturer’s equipment. Steve Vincent, Head of

Pro-Align recognised at prestigious motor industry awards

Kathryn Beaurain, marketing director of wheel servicing equipment specialist Pro-Align, has been recognised by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) for her ongoing support of the IMI Skill Auto competitions. Receiving one of just five awards presented at the IMI’s Annual Dinner, Kathryn received the award for her Contribution to the Work of the

Workshop technicians praise latest Schaeffler training event

The latest Schaeffler REPXPERT training event has been labelled a ‘great success’ by technicians who participated in the recent INA and FAG course at a packed-out REPXPERT Academy. Presented by INA and FAG specialist, Tim Adams, and supported by fellow REPXPERT, Alistair Mason, the pair held an engaging, full-day workshop for technicians eager to learn

Autoelectro warns on PAS pump pulley failure

A fault on a BMW model, triggered by its power-assisted steering (PAS) pump pulley or auxiliary belt coming into contact with the sub frame when being driven over speed humps, is causing premature failures, Autoelectro has warned technicians. The contact between the components, on the BMW 3.0 petrol E90,92 and 93 Series 335i (2008-onwards), can

Mobiletron latest member to join ever-growing IAAF

Mobiletron, manufacturer of engine management sensors and rotating electronics, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) rapidly-expanding network of leading aftermarket businesses. The internationally-renowned manufacturer of aftermarket automotive electronics will bring its specialist knowledge to the IAAF membership and will look to take advantage of the many networking opportunities and informative events that are held throughout

ZF Aftermarket appoints Marketing lead for UK and Ireland

ZF Aftermarket has appointed Adam Griffiths to the newly created role of Marketing Lead for the UK and Ireland. He will head a team, which will roll out the key messages of the organisation’s aftermarket brand portfolio. This includes: the Sachs brand for clutches and shock absorbers; the premium Lemförder steering range; TRW’s Original Equipment

Autoelectro revises surcharge structure

UK Sales Manager, Nick Hood, speaks candidly on why Autoelectro has chosen to revise its surcharge structure – with more than 2,000 references having their surcharges cut and many of those becoming surcharge-free: Why was it a challenge? “The market for old core pricing has been going through a transition phase due to the surge in imported copy units –particularly popular part numbers. “The effect of this is

Hella Gutmann Solutions introduces ADAS certification

Underlining its prominent position in the field of advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) calibration, Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS) now offers an Institute of the Motor Industry Quality Assured Programme (IMI QAP) certificated ADAS camera and radar training course, to equip workshops to handle this important technology with complete confidence. The IMI QAP ADAS course takes