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European Parliament endorses new rules to prevent emissions cheating

A stronger European supervision of the car approval system to ensure rules are applied uniformly and effectively throughout the EU was approved by Parliament yesterday (Thursday). New “type approval” rules to guarantee that cars on the roads are clean and safe, as well as environmental and safety testing to be more independent are some of

CECRA welcomes compromise package on Vehicle Type-Approval Framework Regulation

CECRA, the European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs has welcomed the adoption of the Dalton report which allows for the possibility to maintain the standardised OBD connector in vehicles. The European Parliament has adopted a compromise package on the Vehicle Type-Approval Framework Regulation during a Plenary session in Strasbourg this week. The agreement aims

Top-of-the-range technical data for less than a pound a day

Technical service and repair data is an invaluable resource for the modern workshop as they bid to retain their share of the business in an increasingly competitive market. To further assist them in this task, renowned diagnostics specialist Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS), is backing up its market-leading range of mega macs tools with an exceptional

Premium quality turbo hoses available from First Line

Turbocharging has been used for many years, primarily in sports cars and high-end luxury vehicles, however things have changed as manufacturers are heavily focused on meeting strict emissions targets. This has led to modern vehicles being produced with smaller engines that are turbocharged to offer the power when needed. Turbo power isn’t as durable as

Plenty to cheer about for NGK sponsored rider

The NGK-sponsored BMW by Team IMR had plenty to cheer about at Brands Hatch over the weekend with Chrissy Rouse achieving his first podium of the 2018 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 season. He finished second in Sunday’s race and with team-mate Jordan Gilbert again riding superbly over the course of the weekend, there was

Autoelectro to star at Automechanika Birmingham 2018

Autoelectro will be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham 2018, and will brighten up the halls of the National Exhibition Centre with its well-known red and white livery, using examples of its remanufactured starter motor and alternator range to emphasise its credentials. Between June 5-7, Autoelectro will be part of the Remanufacturing Product Showcase, which will be situated at hall 19, stand L150. While the

TMD Friction expands its Don brand into the passenger car market

Global leader in brake friction manufacture, TMD Friction, is extending its portfolio to launch Don brake pads and discs for passenger cars. The new product range will provide a valuable alternative at a more cost effective price point. Don is a renowned brand for commercial vehicle (CV) braking, and TMD Friction is utilising this established

EDT Automotive sponsors Automechanika Birmingham’s ‘Garage of the Year’ awards

Multi-award winning engine decontamination specialist, EDT Automotive, will be one of the headline sponsors of Automechanika Birmingham’s 2018 ‘Garage of the Year’ ceremony, in association with Garage Wire. Held on Tuesday 5th June at Aston Villa FC’s Directors Club, the event will honour the unsung heroes of the automotive aftermarket in categories such as best

Sealey combo deal

Check out Sealey’s new combo deal on the back page of their latest Garage & Workshop promotion which is valid to 30th June 2018. Consisting of a MIGHTYMIG190 Professional Gas or No-Gas MIG Welder which is supplied with high quality cool running Ergo 15.2 Euro torch, 2mtr earth cable, 1.4mtr gas hose, twin gauged gas