Entries by Auto Torque

GSF Car Parts Opens New Branches In Bournemouth And Warrington

Branch expansion continues NATIONAL motor factor GSF Car Parts has opened two new branches in Bournemouth and Warrington this week. The move is part of the company’s focus on growth and expansion following its recent rebrand from a dozen local trading identities to one nationally recognised brand with 173 branches. GSF Bournemouth opened on Monday […]

RAC records worst third quarter for pothole breakdowns in 15 years

Number of broken suspension springs, distorted wheels and damaged shock absorbers continue to rise as a result of UK’s pothole problem, RAC suggests July to September 2021 saw the RAC deal with the largest ever proportion of pothole-related call-outs in any third quarter since 2006. RAC patrols attended 1,810 breakdowns for broken suspension springs, distorted […]

Aston Martin Bulldog hits three amazing milestones in just over a week

Concept car driven at speed for first time in over 40 years The Aston Martin Bulldog supercar, which is being restored by Classic Motor Cars in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, has hit three major milestones in just nine days – The car won the Royal Automobile Club restoration of the year award, CMC won specialist of the year at […]

Schaeffler and DENSO partners in FEAD-focused ‘tea-break training’

Latest tips and advice on timing and front end auxiliary drive belt drive systems and air conditioning The Schaeffler REPXPERT technical team was back in action recently, with a slightly different ‘tea-break training’ session, this time teaming up with fellow original equipment (OE) manufacturer DENSO, to deliver a Front End Auxiliary Drive system (FEAD) special. […]

OSRAM COOL BLUE range updated for winter

New part numbers will become available as old stock gets phased out OSRAM has revamped its well established COOL BLUE range of Halogen and HID bulbs, relaunching its portfolio with a new look, enhanced features and new part numbers. The changes to the range will mean the new CBN (COOL BLUE NEXT GENERATION) part numbers […]

Car makers given new marketing guidelines for driverless vehicle technology

Manufacturers will need to differentiate between ‘automated’ and ‘assisted’ systems The automotive industry has committed to a new set of “guiding principles” for the marketing of vehicles with autonomous technology, published by The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Developed and agreed by the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles’ AV-DRiVE Group, the principles […]

ZF services appoints new partner manager

Appointment highlights commitment to technical expertise and sales support ZF Services UK has promoted Alex Acosta to Partner Manager. Acosta will also be responsible for implementing training plans for existing ZF products and for Service Readiness Orders in conjunction with OE Sales, while ensuring that the service network is able to satisfy market requirements for […]

Consultation on plans to ban vehicle ‘tampering’ closes

Government proposes “new offences for tampering with a system, part or component of a vehicle intended or adapted to be used on a road” A government consultation on plans to stop the “tampering” of road vehicles for safety and environmental reasons has now closed and is now being analysed. A proposed shake-up of car modification […]

BG Automotive celebrates success with Prince Charles at Windsor

Firm gets highest Royal recognition for any business in the UK for the second time HRH The Prince of Wales hosted a Reception on behalf of The Queen, for The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Winners at Windsor Castle on the evening of Wednesday 10th November 2021. BG Automotive (BGA), a supplier of over 40,000 premium […]

New homes in England to have EV chargers by law

New-build supermarkets, workplaces and buildings undergoing major renovations will also require chargers under new law New homes and buildings in England will be required by law to install electric vehicle charging points from next year, the prime minister has announced. The move will see up to 145,000 charging points installed across the country each year. […]