MechanExpert on the road again

MechanExpert is on the road again, heading this time to South Court Hotel, Limerick on June 19, the Talbot Hotel...
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McLaughlin Motor Factors joins GroupAuto

McLaughlin Motor Factors in Buncrana in Co. Donegal has joined the GroupAuto, the premier trading group for motor factor businesses...
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O’Farrell elected SIMI President

Gerard O’Farrell, Group Director, Car Division, O.H.M Group, has been elected President of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry...
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TecAlliance – the direct route to the right part

TecAlliance, the company behind TecDoc, the world’s leading electronic replacement parts catalogue, does not just do the business for the...
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New Sprinter price announced ahead of June arrival

The Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles team is at work preparing for the arrival here of their new Sprinter van series which...
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Diesel Technic extends Volvo bus offering

Leading commercial vehicle component supplier Diesel Technic, has launched an extension to its Volvo Bus parts range through its brand...
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Mahle acquires majority holding in diagnostics specialist BrainBee

The Mahle Group has increased its holding in BrainBee, the automotive workshop equipment specialist, to 80 per cent of the company’s shares. After a strategic minority holding of 20 per cent was agreed in September 2017, Mahle Aftermarket is now taking another important step toward becoming a solutions provider. With this majority acquisition, Mahle Aftermarket

Denso highlights importance of Cabin Air Filters

Short car journeys are causing massive pollution problems – and it’s not just pedestrians at risk, according to a new study. Emission control systems take up to five minutes to activate with nitrogen oxides (NOx) increasing by up to 32 per cent before a diesel engine has warmed and 422 per cent for petrols, according

Lucas product leaves SMPE

First orders of Iconic brand leave Nottingham facility Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) has begun dispatching orders of the Lucas brand to customers across Europe under its new licence agreement. Following months of investment in range re-profiling, packaging and cataloguing, SMPE has worked tirelessly with Lucas brand customers to ensure they benefit from a raft

ECCO Safety Group joins IAAF

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed leading manufacturer in commercial vehicle warning and safety products, ECCO Safety Group (ESG) EMEA to its membership. ESG EMEA employs 324 staff and is a world-class supplier of light-bars, safety lighting, sirens, mirrors, back-up alarms and in-vehicle CCTV equipment to global vehicle builders in Construction, Commercial Vehicle,

Philips how-to-guide when changing headlight bulbs

Cars vary hugely in complexity. For some cars, it’s relatively simple to open the bonnet and get to the back of the headlight, remove the old bulb and replace it with a new one. As technology has advanced, the space within the engine compartment has been filled, making it more and more difficult to replace

IAAF welcomes EC Mobility Package

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has cautiously welcomed the European Commission’s third legislative Mobility Package which has just been published, covering a wide range of topics, including connected and automated driving. The IAAF is encouraged by the Commission’s acknowledgement of the vehicle manufacturers’ privileged position on ‘access to car data and vehicle resources’ and

Japanparts has extensive range of spark plugs

Ignition coils in a petrol engine are basically transformers which generate a potential intended to induce discharge through the spark plugs. The coil is necessary for engines with controlled ignition, ensuring that the engine will start and work correctly. Through a low voltage connection, the ignition coils acquire electrical current from the generator and the

MechanExpert on the road again

MechanExpert is on the road again, heading this time to South Court Hotel, Limerick on June 19, the Talbot Hotel Carlow on June 20, and Athlone Institute of Technology on June 21. With presentations, live demonstrations, and the ever-popular one-on-one time with technical experts from all areas of OE level parts manufacturing, MechanExpert provides free

Serfac adds Metzger to brand range

Serfac Limited has added German automotive component brand Metzger to its extensive brand range. Metzger offers a range of original brands from prestigious ISO-certified European manufacturers who supply original equipment to all well-known automotive brands. Metzger car parts can be found in a range of vehicles, from high-volume models to high-end brands such as Maybach,