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ECP and RAC forms independent garage network for UK

Euro Car Parts and the RAC have reached an agreement to form a new independent garage network for the UK. Euro Car Parts’ Autofirst network and the RAC Approved Garages network will merge to form a new entity entitled, ‘RAC Approved Garages powered by Autofirst Network’. Both networks have a combined total of 500 branches,

Schaeffler to join OESAA members for Autoinform Live 2019

Schaeffler Repxperts will be helping improve technicians’ knowledge and providing them with the skills they need to improve their workshop repertoire when delivering invaluable hands-on training and seminars during Autoinform Live 2019. This year’s event will be held at J&S’ Training Centre, near Cork, where Schaeffler will be joining fellow Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) members for a bumper weekend of training on

Long term battery maintenance with OptiMate 7 Select charger

OptiMate 7 Select is one of the world’s most advanced 10 Amp battery chargers for starter & deep cycle batteries. Distributed by Europower Battery Centre, the OptiMate 7 Select is perfect for starter and deep cycle 12V batteries that demand accurate temperature controlled charging and unsupervised safe long term maintenance. Voltage selection (14.4V/14.7V) ensures the

P.J. Fallon & Son Open Day tomorrow

To mark the company’s 30th anniversary, workshop equipment specialists, P.J. Fallon & Son is set to hold an Open Day at its premises in Roscommon tomorrow, Wednesday, February 20 from 11:00 to 21:00. The Open Day, which is being held in conjunction with the Milwaukee Truck Tour, will feature a host of latest products and

Crankshaft locking simplified by Laser Tools

Laser Tools have released its new flywheel locking tool (part number 7511) which it says is unique in its design. Often when the engine has been removed from the vehicle and the gearbox separated, there is no easy way to lock the crankshaft. This new tool offers users the simplicity of locking the flywheel via

Peugeot launches full range of cordless power tools

Peugeot has launched a full range of cordless EnergyHub power tools, building on the collection previously launched with EnergyDrill drills in 2017. The new products come from Peugeot Outillage, a sister company of Peugeot, which specialises in products and services for a wide range of DIY needs. With prices ranging from €79.99 to €289, the

New Sealey tool catalogue for March 1

Sealey’s new tool catalogue will be released on Friday week, March 1 and will feature over 1,000 new products. For more information contact HBA Distribution on 048 3753 1155 or visit

Breck highlights importance of brake pad replacement

Many people, for various reasons, tend to severely procrastinate when it comes to replacing parts in their cars. However, there comes a time when further delay not only causes permanent damage to the car, but also poses risk to the safety of the driver and other road users. Brake pads are an excellent case in point.

Tec4 expands global presence

Engine treatment company, Tec4 now has a sales presence in seven countries outside the UK having added distributors in Cyprus and Spain. The company’s UK sales team services the country’s 30,000+ independent repairers. The new Cypriot and Spanish distributors will offer the full range of Tec4 products to independent repairers, including its preventative maintenance engine