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Textar adds seven new brake pads to aftermarket range

Premium brake brand, Textar, has added seven new brake pads to its aftermarket range for marques including the Jaguar F-Type (19” system) 2013, Volvo XC60 2016 and Renault Scenic 2016. Utilising cutting-edge technology, Textar products are precision engineered to offer maximum safety, performance and comfort. This uncompromising approach to product excellence has been the ethos

Automechanika Birmingham to tackle major issues affecting automotive aftermarket

Automechanika Birmingham will tackle all the major issues affecting businesses in the automotive aftermarket, according to Event Director Simon Albert. The event, which takes place from 5 to 7 June at Birmingham NEC is specifically geared towards meeting the needs of end users including garages, bodyshops, tyre fitters, motor factors, retailers and franchised dealerships, not

Somora Motor Parts advises Motor Factor to stock up on batteries

Somora Motor Parts is advising Motor Factors to stock up on automotive batteries ahead of the weekend with Met Éireann forecasting that the weather is set to turn extremely cold across Ireland. As the weekend approaches, average temperatures are likely to fall and there is an 80 probability of severe cold weather, icy conditions and

NGK-sponsored Queen of the Bikers set for a new racing challenge

NGK-sponsored ‘Queen of the Bikers’ Maria Costello MBE is set for a new racing challenge this season… on four-wheels. After sampling four-wheeled racing at last year’s Silverstone Classic, Maria has signed up to compete in the Historic Racing Drivers’ Club, running the HDRC ‘Works’ Austin A30 Academy Car. The HRDC series boasts an action-packed calendar,

Offer a car check before that spring break

With spring around the corner, most drivers will pay a visit to a garage to have their car serviced before their holiday, so it’s the perfect time to boost wiper sales, and to support this, Trico can provide workshops with a wiper diagnostics chart, attractive new display stands, merchandise and special promotions.   Motorists very

Have you seen the new Laser Tools’ catalogue for 2018?

Laser Tools has unveiled its brand new 840-page 2018 tool catalogue, fully revised and updated, to offer an exciting and innovative range of tools, workshop equipment, HSE, PPE and much, much more! This dynamic new resource is bursting at the seams with over 720 new items listed out of a truly impressive range of over 3,960 lines. The range of

Total and Aston Martin renew global partnership

Total, the world’s fourth-largest international energy company and sports car manufacturer Aston Martin and its racing team, Aston Martin Racing have renewed their partnership, a driver of excellence to 2019. Two years of working side by side in the FIA World Endurance Championship enabled Aston Martin Racing to win the GTE Pro 2016 and GTE

FAI upgrades World Superbike sponsorship

As part of its rich racing heritage, FAI has sponsored numerous talented motorsport contenders over the years, including FAI 2017 Brand Ambassador, Chaz Davies. The Ducati rider treated fans to a spectacular season of extreme highs and lows (including injuries) in the previous WorldSBK series. Riding for on the iconic Panigale R, Chaz rocketed

Lumag adds VRM capabilities to BRECK website

Lumag – the leading global OE manufacturer and aftermarket supplier of brake friction products – has recently added VRM look-up capabilities to its website, making it easier to source brake parts for GB and Irish registration plates. Linking to Lumag’s main website – – the new VRM look-up tool makes it easy to find