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IAAF promises lively post-Brexit flavour to Conference

The IAAF will adopt a post-Brexit theme at its Annual Conference next month, with a host of influential key speakers from across the automotive industry taking centre stage to discuss important issues involving ‘tomorrow’s’ aftermarket and future technology.  The Conference – sponsored by Autoparts UK – will be held on 7 December at DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton

Use Total Lubricants this winter to protect against costly breakdowns

When it comes to the protection of vital engine components, which is especially crucial in winter months, Total Lubricants, represented in Ireland by Finol Oils, has the ideal high-quality range of antifreezes and oils to keep your business on the road. Coolants are important all-year-round, but the winter brings new challenges that can affect the

Delegates continue to praise Autoinform LIVE 

With just days to go until this year’s Autoinform LIVE event at the GTG Academy in Wolverhampton, delegates from previous shows have shared their feedback on what they think makes the event so worthwhile. Taking place on November 25-26, this year’s event features 24 timetabled training seminars, each delivered by an OESAA-approved coach, and covers

Electric option on the way for all Mercedes-Benz Vans 

Mercedes-Benz Vans plans to offer all its commercial van model lines with electric drive. This will start with the mid-size eVito in the second half of 2018. Further model ranges will follow, starting in 2019. The leading van manufacturer presented its holistic electric drive strategy at the eDrive@VANs workshop in Berlin. The focus was not just on the

What Car? Used Car of the Year Awards winners

The What Car? Used Car of the Year Award winners have been announced. You can argue that the Irish market is similar to that of the much bigger UK in the availability of models and which cars that motorists like. You can equally argue that Irish motorists have a different order on their priorities when

Osram adds LEDambient interior strip kit

Osram has added bright white, self-adhesive, LED strips for customizing vehicle interiors to its LEDambient family of LED accessories. Anyone who spends a long time on the road transporting heavy loads needs good visibility inside their vehicle. With the LEDambient Interior Strip Kit the inside of any vehicle can be illuminated with powerful and durable

New to range Renault and Mercedes pads available from Mintex

Renowned brake brand, Mintex, has added to its expansive aftermarket product range by manufacturing front brake pads for the Renault Scenic 2016, Grand Scenic 2016, Mercedes-Benz V-Class (447) 2014 and Mercedes-Benz Vito (W447) 2014. As part of global OE manufacturer TMD Friction, the brake pads are precision engineered to match the vehicles’ original braking systems,

TecAlliance RMI data now available on Caruso digital data marketplace

TecAlliance GmbH, alongside telematics service providers such as Bosch, Continental and ZF, and car manufacturers including BMW, is one of the first companies to make its data available on Caruso. Caruso, the open, neutral and secure data marketplace for the automotive aftermarket, officially went live on November 16 and allows data users to connect data

Improved driving comfort and very quiet running with Optimal

Vibration-free driving has become a matter of course. The failure of flexible couplings due to wear and tear has a serious impact on comfort. For precisely this situation, Optimal now offers new flexible couplings – “Made in Germany” from a wide range of rubber-metal parts. In turn, the innovative combination of cord packs, rubber and