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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.

Automechanika Birmingham opens this morning

The UK’s largest aftermarket event, Automechanika Birmingham (4th-6th June), opens its doors to visitors this morning. The Aftermarket Section of the exhibition is the largest and promises a new ‘Retail Accessories Village’; a ‘Commercial Vehicle Showcase’; Aftermarket seminars/ Workshop Training Hub – Technical talks; and ‘Internationsl pavilions’. The exhibition also features what the organisers have

Sealey’s new 2019 Summer Promotion

Sealey launched their new 56 page Summer promotion on 1st June. It is packed with around 600 great deals on their tools & equipment and also contains discounts up to 55% off list price. The promotion includes some superb new lines. There are 25 sections in total, including Hand, Power & Air Tools, Toolchest Combos,

Autodata acquires AutoMate Training

Solera Holdings, the owners of Autodata and a global leader in automotive technical information, has just confirmed the acquisition of AutoMate Training, which it describes as the automotive industry’s foremost provider of online technical training and professional development platforms. Founded and based in Sydney, Australia, AutoMate has rapidly expanded from a fledgling start-up to become

Eight tips to protect tools in vans from thieves

Tradespeople have been urged to fit their vans with CCTV and a safe to protect valuable tools and equipment from pesky thieves. This is now also a big problem in Ireland as evidenced by all the calls from victims to Joe Duffy on RTE Radio Ones’s Live Line show. Van experts across the Irish Sea

July delivery here for first all-new Tesla Model 3

Tesla has just opened their Irish order book for their all-new Model 3. The Irish configurator launches with Model 3 AWD ‘Performance’ and RWD in ‘Standard Range Plus’. The entry level Model 3 starts at €48,900. First deliveries for reservation holders will begin in July, and will be on prioritised based reservation date and configuration

Autopromotec – Europe’s most successful aftermarket EXPO of the year again

The 28th Autopromotec, the biennial international Aftermarket exhibition of automotive equipment, came to a close last Sunday. The event brought together the entire vehicle assistance sector in Bologna in a five-day event (22-26 May 2019) dedicated to recent market developments, technological innovation, specialisation and professional training. See the full review by our team in the

Autopromotec kicks off on this Wednesday in Bologna

Autopromotec 2019 opens in Bologna this Wednesday (22nd.) morning. The biannual automotive equipment and aftermarket show is an international event that has focused on the automotive service industry for over 50 years. It will be the biggest auto trade aftermarket exhibition on Europe this year.