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Sixth Latin Auto Parts Expo in Panama

The sixth Latin Auto Parts Expo took place on last week (July 17-19) in Panama City. It is the leading auto parts exhibition in Latin America and the Caribbean. The organisers say that it connects hundreds of auto part manufacturers each year with thousands of distributors from Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

Be prepared for heavy-duty holidays, warns Kilen

Each year, thousands of holidaymakers hook up their caravans and trailers, taking to the open road in search of good times and a relaxing break.

Tohill maintains unbeaten record

Three times Irish Rallycross champion Derek Tohill maintained his unbeaten record at home this year, with his Parts for Cars Fiesta taking top place in both the Supercar Final and the day’s main race, the Super Final, at Mondello Park.

KIA hybrid models will have World’s first Active Shift Control

Kia Motors parent company Hyundai Motor Group, has developed the world’s first Active Shift Control (ASC) transmission technology. The innovation optimises transmission efficiency by monitoring gear shifts 500 times per second, precisely adjusting the transmission rotation speed to for faster shift times. The new technology will benefit upcoming Kia hybrids.

VRM search added to Kilen’s mobile catalogue App

VRM (vehicle registration mark) search has been added recently to Kilen’s Mobile Catalogue App. This free catalogue app makes it even easier to find the right spring for any vehicle.

Volkswagen video explains the stricter WLTP test procedure

Euro 6d TEMP EVAP ISC – this is the complicated name of the emission standard that will be mandatory for all newly registered vehicles with the second stage of the WLTP type test from September 1, 2019.

Draper Tools sponsors stillbirth and neonatal death charity

Draper Tools are now one of the sponsors for Sands United FC Solent​, a unique football team fielding only dads who have directly been affected by the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. The club aims to bring bereaved dads together in a safe environment to play football, socialise and most

New car and van monthly sales are up

Official statistics just released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that total new car registrations for the month of May are up 4.7 per cent (6,341) when compared with May 2018 (6,055). New car registrations year to date are however still down by 7.6 per cent (at79,343) on the same period

New Ferodo composite brake rotors launched for BMW Aftermarket

The braking specialist brand from DRiV, has launched a new composite rotor range that reduces weight by up to 30 per cent, helping to enhance vehicle efficiency and improve braking performance. The new range promises enhanced performance, reduced emissions and greater refinement.