Speed remains factor in motorcyclist deaths in Ireland

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are urging motorcyclists to “ease off the throttle” and to be...
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35 NCT centres now open – remaining 12 to follow within two weeks

The NCTS reopened 19 centres on Monday, June 8. It then reopened the remaining 16 centres yesterday (June 29). (more…)
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Gradual re-opening of the driving test service  

The last act of the now former Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross and the Road Safety Authority...
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The new cabinet ministers and our industry

The new Taoiseach Micheál Martin named his cabinet last Saturday. Here are some of the names and portfolios that may...
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Nilco Hand Sanitiser Stations available from HBA

HBA Distribution is now stocking Nilco Hand Sanitiser Stations. Capable of killing 99.9 per cent of bacteria, the stations come...
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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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Blue Print unveils self adjusting clutch tool

Blue Print is now supplying the necessary tool required to remove and replace self adjusting clutches (SAC) on any vehicle.

Hella adds NK coated brake discs

Hella Ireland has added a selection of NK coated brake discs to its ever expanding range. The NK range offers top quality OE comparable products at an affordable price.

NGK sponsors Black Magic

Teenager Jade Berridge has just completed a successful first season as the youngest navigator in the UK Powerboat P1 SuperStock Championship. The 16-year-old schoolgirl and her father Vince finished fifth overall in the championship in their 150bhp boat Black Magic – which is sponsored by NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd – and received an award

Alan Lyons elected as SIMI new president

Alan Lyons has been elected President of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) at the organisation’s 44th AGM, held at Croke Park. The new President addressed delegates and spoke about the difficulties in the aftermarket sector. “There is a double blow when new car sales fall; not only does car sales activity reduce

Motor Factor’s Golf Society Captain’s Prize in Athlone

The Motor Factor’s Golfing Society had their Captain’s Prize outing at Athlone Golf Club on Friday 18th. John Mannion of Truck and Trailer Components, Galway is the Captain this year and he is pictured presenting the winning prize to Sean Cronin of Castrol.

Blue Print adds to wheel bearing range

Blue Print’s range of wheel bearings has been greatly improved by the addition of 154 brand new references to complement the 670 already active part numbers; a 27% increase over the last 12 months.

New additions to LuK clutch range

New LuK clutch parts are continuing to enter the independent automotive aftermarket with additional parts released so far this year servicing the needs of nearly three-and-a-half million vehicles.

New additions to INA OAP range

Ten new additions have been made to the INA Over Running Alternator Pulleys (OAPs) range by Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd. OAPs are an integral part of the Front End Auxiliary Drive system (FEAD) and are designed to absorb vibrations and fluctuations in the FEAD.

Blue Print now on Facebook and Twitter

Every day we are all bombarded with information and it doesn’t take long before we feel like we have reached the point of ‘overload’. When so much of this information is essential to us at work, wouldn’t it be nice if it was all in one place, ready for when we needed it and had