Change of telephone number announced for Schaeffler REPXPERT Hotline

Schaeffler has invested in an updated telecoms system to help reduce call waiting times for mechanics needing technical advice for...
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NCT reopening on a phased basis from Monday

The NCTS has announced that it is reopening the service on a phased basis from this Monday, the 8th. of...
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First Line highlights changes in steering & suspension components

Vehicle manufacturers (VMs) are constantly driven by the need to reduce emissions and improve the efficiency of their models, as...
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WAI adds new starter motors to ever-expanding range

Parts manufacturer, WAIglobal has enhanced its range of rotating electrics by adding four new starter motors, as it continues to...
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IAAF says scrappage schemes are not the answer

The car industry has struggled as a direct result of the coronavirus in recent months, and many new vehicle manufacturers...
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Trico highlights easy wiper blade sales opportunities

Original equipment (OE) manufacturer, Trico, is reminding technicians of customer care best practice, which in turn leads to valuable sales opportunities for workshops....
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Garage Inspector offers “Back on track” workshop advice – Andy Savva

Check out a short video here ( ) from the Garage Inspector, Andy Savva. He speaks to Irish garage owners, management and staff who have returned or are in the process of returning to work. He speaks about helping customers to feel safe at their garage and it is all in conjunction with a

TecAlliance releases Automotive Report 2020

As part of its strategy, shaping the digitisation of the Automotive Aftermarket, TecAlliance has released the Automotive Report 2020. This new edition provides even deeper market insights than before. First introduced in 1991, the company’s vehicles in operation (VIO) and original equipment services have become renowned sources of information. The latest version provides deep data analysis to ensure the long-term success for the international automotive aftermarket.

Laser Tools introduces new injector extractor

Laser Tools has introduced a new injector extractor that is specifically designed for Bosch CR solenoid type diesel injectors.

Renewed road safety appeal as deaths rise by 9pc in 2020

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have renewed their appeal for road users to take extra care when using the roads, as provisional collision figures for 2020 show that there has been a 17% increase in the number of fatal crashes and a 9% increase in road deaths compared to last year.

25 years of ESP – thank heaven for electronics

Twenty-five years of ESP – that works out at nearly 15,000 lives saved and some 450,000 traffic accidents averted in Europe alone. It is one of Bosch’s biggest innovation stories, and is a prime example of the “Invented for life” ethos. Worldwide, Bosch itself has already supplied roughly 250 million such anti-skid systems. In no

Gillian Fanning elected SIMI president

Gillian Fanning, Marketing Director of automotive distributor Serfac Limited, Dublin has been elected President of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) at the organisation’s AGM held virtually today. She is the first female President of SIMI in the Society’s 98 year history.

Somora launches range of sanitising products

Somora Motor parts has introduced a new range of sanitising products, not only for automotive applications, but products that can also be used in many other day to day situations.

First Line talks top strut mount failure

Top strut mounts and bearings have evolved from ‘Generation 0’, featuring a simple steel bearing in a steel beading, to ‘Generation 2.5’,which uses a steel bearing with integral upper spring and shock absorber support, made from sophisticated, premium quality plastic composites. Despite this transformation, top strut mounts and bearings are still susceptible to failure.

New 5-piece brake component cleaning and inspection kit from Laser Tools

Brake service means much more than just fitting a new set of pads. Best practice in the workshop means cleaning corroded discs and removing dirt and debris from the calipers and linkages. That’s why Laser Tools has introduced this new 5-piece brake component cleaning and inspection kit.