Entries by Auto Torque

The Parts Alliance aims to keep garages moving

The Parts Alliance has been busy making operational changes to meet the tightening government requirements as the COVID-19 crisis has quickly escalated. The intention of The Parts Alliance is to operate safely and responsibly whilst continuing to support garages that choose to stay open to provide their ‘essential service’ locally. It’s a fast-changing situation, DVSA […]

Volvo recalls over 55,000 cars following ADAS failure

Software issue affects all cars built since 21 January 2019 Volvo has recalled 56,368 vehicles in the UK as part of a worldwide recall amid concerns that about its autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems. The fault, which affects 736,430 cars worldwide, was first identified by Danish motoring body FDM during a road test in late […]

The Parts Alliance to send Queensway Auto Repairs to Le Mans

Prize includes on-circuit accommodation, track entry and grandstand tickets The Parts Alliance has revealed the first winner of its ongoing ‘Original Experience’ promotion, with Omer Hassan, director of Queensway Auto Repairs Ltd finding the winning scratch card on Monday 16th March. The Enfield independent garage, established 15 years, undertakes MOTs, service and repairs, on mainly […]

Schaeffler uploads LuK clutch replacement guides to REPXPERT

Step-by-step guides now a permanent fixture on Schaeffler’s workshop portal Schaeffler UK has added a range of LuK clutch step-by-step replacement guides to its REPXPERT online technical portal, as the original equipment manufacturer continues to focus on improving technicians’ knowledge and best practice techniques. Schaeffler technical manager and REPXPERT, Alistair Mason said: “These articles have […]

ZF Aftermarket expands high-voltage training program

Practice-oriented training from experts for experts, firm explains ZF Aftermarket has said its comprehensive training program provides independent workshops with the necessary know-how at an early stage. New ZF [pro]Tech trainings are for example, the training courses “Driving assistance systems in the front, side and rear areas” and “Car clutch systems and DSG transmissions”. ZF […]

DVSA suspends heavy vehicle testing in response to Covid-19 pandemic

Three-month suspension implemented with immediate effect The DVSA has suspended heavy vehicle testing all Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV), trailers and Public Service Vehicles (PSV) for up to three months. All HGVs, trailers and PSVs with an annual test due to expire will be issued with a three-month certificate of exemption (CTE) until further notice. Paper […]

Garage owner takes to fitting catalytic converter ‘anti-theft’ cages

Rise in catalytic converter thefts prompts garage to fit wire cage protection for customers The owner of a London independent garage has taken to fitting ‘anti-theft’ devices in a bid to protect his customers from having their catalytic converter stolen. Manjula Jayamaha, owner of Harrow-based Mr Car Max, charges £200 for wire cage protection, according […]

TEXA ADAS kit available for workshop demos

New TEXA demo van available for workshops to book TEXA has launched a new ‘ADAS demonstration unit’, to showcase the capabilities of its calibration equipment and raise awareness about the widespread growth of driver assistance technology. The new, fully equipped TEXA van is available for workshop demonstrations – email marketing.uk@texa.com to arrange a demo. For further information […]

MANN-FILTER outlines its green credentials

Recycled plastic in MANN-FILTER air filters and recycled fibres in packaging The world’s only spun-bonded fabric plant is being used to produce synthetic filter media for MANN-FILTER at its site in Marklkofen, Bavaria. The combination of spun-bonded fabric production processes and integrated furnaces for thermally bonding the non-woven material is new compared to previously applied […]