Friday, May 29, 2020
Temporary relaxation of EU driving and resting time rules ends on Sunday night

The temporary relaxation from certain provisions of EU driving and resting time rules due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic expires on this Sunday at 12 midnight,

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Friday, May 29, 2020
Dealerships in Northern Ireland reopening from June 8

The Northern Ireland Executive has announced that from 8 June, “the conduct of business by outdoor non-food retailers will be permitted, including new and used


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Friday, May 29, 2020
Why is the NCTS not open?

Let’s face it, if garages can be open for service and repair business, what possible excuse is there for our National Car Test Service centres


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Thursday, May 28, 2020
  TecAlliance releases Automotive Report 2020

As part of its strategy, shaping the digitisation of the Automotive Aftermarket, TecAlliance has released the Automotive Report 2020.


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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Laser Tools introduces new injector extractor

Laser Tools has introduced a new injector extractor that is specifically designed for Bosch CR solenoid type diesel injectors.


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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Garage Inspector offers “Back on track” workshop advice – Andy Savva

Check out a short video here ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14MtskEkYys ) from the Garage Inspector, Andy Savva. He speaks to Irish garage owners, management and staff who


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Thursday, May 28, 2020
KYB gives an insight into Intelligent Damping Control

KYB’s Intelligent Damping Control suspension system is the latest innovative technology developed by KYB and is used on a selection of prestige vehicles. In Europe,


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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Irish buyer rejects convertibles

As Ireland basks in glorious sunshine, vehicle history and data check specialists has reported on the popularity of convertibles in the Irish car parc. And


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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Volkswagen Snapshot contest returns in support of ALONE

Volkswagen Ireland’s popular Snapshot photo contest is returning for the fourth consecutive year. The Volkswagen Snapshot competition will offer great prizes to the winners across


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Thursday, May 28, 2020
New BMW 5 Series for July launch

The new BMW 5-Series range to be launched this July with a refreshed exterior design. Prices will start at €51,850 for the SE Saloon.


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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Renewed road safety appeal as deaths rise by 9pc in 2020

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have renewed their appeal for road users to take extra care when using the roads, as


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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
25 years of ESP – thank heaven for electronics

Twenty-five years of ESP – that works out at nearly 15,000 lives saved and some 450,000 traffic accidents averted in Europe alone. It is one


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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Continental and BestDrive offer car check tips

Ahead of the partial relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions, Continental Tyres Ireland and its network of 28 BestDrive tyre and car servicing outlets (formerly Advance Pitstop)


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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles launches strategy and offers

This morning, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland (VCVI) launched their ‘Restart’ strategy following the governmental guidance that motor retailers can resume sales and aftersales activities this


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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Gillian Fanning elected SIMI president

Gillian Fanning, Marketing Director of automotive distributor Serfac Limited, Dublin has been elected President of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) at the


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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Sealey launches new range for workshop products

Sealey has introduced a new range of plastic drain pans and stackable fuel cans products, which are featured in its Garage & Workshop Promotion 2020.


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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Toyota offers new finance contribution deal for 202

After a very challenging two months for both our citizens and the economy, the first signs of optimism are starting to appear as Ireland cautiously


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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
It all re-starts with Varta

The battery experts at Varta are providing advice to workshops for the business re-start.


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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Somora launches range of sanitising products

Somora Motor parts has introduced a new range of sanitising products, not only for automotive applications, but products that can also be used in many


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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Brembo offers advice on brake stiction

Lockdown has changed the way of life for many people. Many are working from home and car usage has decreased. This means the cars will


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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Plans to build UK’s first car battery ‘gigafactory’

Two British startups have announced plans to invest as much as £4bn in building the UK’s first large-scale battery factory. AMTE Power and Britishvolt have signed a


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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
First Line talks top strut mount failure

Top strut mounts and bearings have evolved from ‘Generation 0’, featuring a simple steel bearing in a steel beading, to ‘Generation 2.5’,which uses a steel


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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
2020 New York International Auto Show cancelled

The 2020 New York International Auto Show, previously rescheduled for August, has now been called off.


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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
New 5-piece brake component cleaning and inspection kit from Laser Tools

Brake service means much more than just fitting a new set of pads. Best practice in the workshop means cleaning corroded discs and removing dirt


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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Hella triples ignition range

To keep up with the needs of the aftermarket, Hella has always been dedicated to investing in range expansion to service the ever-growing vehicle car parc. As ignition and engine management is such


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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Soltec adds to sanitising product range

Soltec tells us that it has added new products to their sanitising products range. Soltec Sanitising Station The Soltec hand sanitising station holds our 500ml


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Monday, May 25, 2020
Volkswagen’s new ‘Approved Used’ car programme

Volkswagen Ireland tells us that their dealerships are welcoming customers back to their showrooms, not only with comprehensive new safety initiatives but now with the introduction


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Monday, May 25, 2020
Gardaí detect over a thousand vehicles speeding in 24-hour blitz

A total of 126,001 vehicles were checked as part of National Slow Down Day, which ran between 7am on Friday last and 7am on Saturday morning. A


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Friday, May 22, 2020
Powering up with new Renault ZOE Z.E. 50 at Tullamore Motors

Four new customers at Tullamore Motors this week drove away in their fully-electric New Renault ZOE Z.E. 50, following the dealership’s reopening on Monday in line


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Friday, May 22, 2020
10pc levy set for car imports into the UK from the EU

Cars imported into the UK from European Union (EU) countries will be subject to a 10 per cent import tariff from the start of next year, the


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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Denso reveals diverse product update

Denso Aftermarket has released a comprehensive new-to-range update, covering thermal system, spark plug, wiper blade and fuel pump component categories.


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Thursday, May 21, 2020
National Slow Down Day from 7am Friday morning

An Garda Síochána will conduct a national speed enforcement operation “Slow Down”, supported by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and other stakeholders, for a 24


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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Soltec adds protective face masks to range

Waste management specialists, Soltec has added a range of Protective Face Masks to its COVID 19 product line-up.


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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Sanity System offers automotive aftermarket vehicle sanitation option

As the COVID 19 pandemic continues, Dublin-based Sanity System is offering the automotive aftermarket a cost-effective and efficient way of sanitising vehicles.


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