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The timing chain kit market has been changing over the past 15 years. Growing market demand driven by chains fitted at OEM level has opened up a huge selling opportunity for the motor factor. BMW and Mercedes-Benz have been fitting timing chains instead of belts for some time, but Vauxhall (Opel), Ford, Citroen, Peugeot and
RecruitAuto.ie, Ireland’s specialist auto industry recruitment portal, has welcomed the news from the latest official employment figures from the Central Statistics Office, showing that 104,600 extra jobs have been created since the start of 2012 when the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs was launched. In February 2012 the Government set a target of creating 100,000 additional jobs
Hella Ireland and Swords Motor Factors went head to head in a friendly football match at the Dublin Indoor Football Centre on Tuesday evening, with the victory going to Swords outfit. Hella shipped a heavy defeat on the night, and were quick to congratulate Swords Motors Factors. Both teams really enjoyed the event and great
J&S Automotive is hosting three training courses on the JLM Lubricants range of DPFs at its premises in Park West Industrial Park, Dublin next Tuesday and Wednesday. The training courses given by Gilbert Groot of JLM Lubricants will focus on how fuel additives can help professional motor mechanics and will look at cleaning blocked DPFs.
Mark Boggan has been elected President of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), the representative body for Vehicle Manufacturers/Distributors, Franchise Dealerships, Independent garages, Wholesalers, Commercial Vehicle Testers and many other important businesses in the motor industry in Ireland. A native of Wexford, Mark is the third generation of his family to be engaged
Team PR Reilly has launched a range of Thatcham Quality Assured Certified Bonderite Wipes. Thatcham Research is widely known for rigorous and thorough testing in its ccreditation and quality assurance programmes. These wipes have met the high standards and criteria set out by a team of industry experts. Each wipe is pre-saturated to ensure all
The EGR valve, or Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve, is a vacuum controlled valve which allows a specific amount of your exhaust emissions back into the intake manifold. These gases mix with the intake air and actually cool the combustion process. These are referred to as NOX emissions, and are a common cause for failing NCT
Hella Ireland has appointed a new Operations Director, Dennis Koblowsky. Dennis brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge in automotive distribution logistics, having spent spent many years working with Trost, Europe’s largest automotive parts distributor. Dennis is now bringing his expertise to Hella Ireland at what he says is a very exciting time
The potential for the largest recall of cars we have seen in Ireland over safety concerns has come to light overnight with 6.5 million cars globally being recalled to replace potentially faulty airbag inflators. Due to the latest safety concerns over potentially faulty airbags made by Japanese parts supplier Takata, we could be looking at