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Motorists told to keep on top of MOTs and servicing during current lockdown

MOT, servicing and repair garages permitted as essential retail and can remain open in lockdown Motorists are being advised to keep their vehicles serviced and MOT’d during the third national lockdown following confirmation earlier this week that garages can remain open. The AA warns cars which are not being used at all due to the lockdown may […]

Delphi highlights 2020 first-to-market brake pad achievements

Brand gearing up to provide a full-service solution for a new electrified car parc in 2021 Despite 2020 being an unprecedented year for the global automotive industry, Delphi Technologies says its braking program has made great strides to become the first-mover supplier in Europe. The brand recently announced two more first-to-market brake pad applications in […]

ADAS cars mistake Somerset cattle grid for solid wall

“Number of incidents of cars leaving the road”, Council says Somerset County Council has spent £70,000 to redesign a stretch of road after a number of vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) mistook it for a wall. The issue caused vehicles to apply emergency braking and resulted in some leaving the road altogether […]

GS Yuasa partners with OddBalls for testicular cancer awareness

Profits from hat sales to go to The OddBalls Foundation GS Yuasa is calling on everyone to help raise awareness of testicular cancer having announced a new partnership with OddBalls. The battery manufacturer is donating £5,000 to the cancer charity and launching limited edition GS and Yuasa OddBalls bobble hats which they are encouraging people […]

RAC employee sentenced after sharing personal data

Woman compiled lists of accident data before unlawfully transferring it to claims management firm An RAC employee has been sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years after transferring personal data to an accident claims management firm without authorisation. Kim Doyle, 33, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to secure unauthorised access to computer […]

Garages permitted to remain open during latest lockdown

New ‘stay at home’ order for England and Scotland does not affect workshops but DVSA not yet ruled out MOT extension A new lockdown ordering people to ‘stay at home’ in England and Scotland is now in force but garages are permitted to remain open. The latest government guidance for England states that “vehicle repair […]

First REPXPERT live ‘tea-break training’ sessions to take place this month

Virtual live training to take place on January 12 and 13 Schaeffler’s REPXPERT technical training team is to host its first ‘tea-break training’ session later this month. Launching the programme is ‘What’s Hot in Cooling’, which will take place on Tuesday 12th January at 12:30 and on Wednesday 13th January at 12:30 and 18:30. The […]

MOT security cards to be phased out

DVSA app to be introduced from early 2021 will generate login code for MOT testing service authentication The DVSA is to phase out its MOT security cards in favour of an app from early next year, it has announced. The new app will generate a six-digit code which will allows access to the MOT testing […]

GS Yuasa launches free online COVID-19 and battery training for workshops

Course aims to help garages combat rise of battery failure as a result of reduced lockdown usage GS Yuasa has launched a coronavirus-specific training course covering COVID-19 and batteries. The course, which has been compiled as part of the battery manufacturer’s award-winning training platform GS Yuasa Academy, consists of four short modules and takes less […]