Entries by Auto Torque

Despite a year-on-year decrease, the UK performed beyond expectations

UK workshops turnover was not as bleak as anticipated Following the unprecedented storm that shook the UK aftermarket in 2020, GiPA created a quarterlyaftermarket activity report called Aftermarket Pulse. The objective was simple: assess the state of recovery of the aftermarket in 2021 on a quarterly basis. Whilst the aftermarket suffered massively from the lack […]

Win Suspen-sational Days Out With The Parts Alliance

Enter to win some amazing prizes Throughout August, The Parts Alliance are offering the opportunity to win “Suspen-sational Days Out” with their latest promotion. Focussing on the steering and suspension range of products, garages and workshops can enter a prize draw to win one of 10 Leisure Vouchers Gift Cards worth £200 to spend on […]

Hammond to auction off vehicles to fund car restoration business

Behind-the-scenes look at the new business is expected to be filmed and released on TV later this year Richard Hammond has put up eight of his vehicles to be sold by Silverstone Auctions at The Classic at Silverstone on Sunday 1 August. All proceeds are to support his new business venture The Smallest Cog, a […]

“Unprecedented summer” expected on UK roads

RAC urges drivers to make sure cars – and anything they might be towing – are ‘road ready’ or risk breakdown This summer will see unprecedented levels of traffic on UK roads due to drivers planning in excess of an estimated 29m staycations – 16m of these in the school holidays alone – according to […]

Valeo to reveal major innovations at IAA Mobility 2021

Six new advancements for safer and cleaner mobility Valeo has announced that it will present its latest innovations at the IAA Mobility 2021 from September 7 to 12. 2021 has already been a historic year for mobility, marking the launch of the first car in the world to reach level 3 autonomy – equipped with […]

Ivor Searle offers single source for all Ford Transit EcoBlue major units

Manual gearbox range covers all front- and rear-wheel drive versions of Transit EcoBlue Remanufacturer Ivor Searle offers a full range of major units for the Ford Transit EcoBlue, including gearboxes, engines, turbochargers and cylinder heads. Costing up to 40 per cent less than OE, the full range of quality UK remanufactured products aims to provide […]

NGK-backed Teemu claims best result in Estonia

Fourth top-six finish in the 2021 FIA World Rally Championship The M-Sport Ford World Rally Team scored its fourth top-six finish in the 2021 FIA World Rally Championship as Teemu Suninen claimed his best result of the season with sixth place on Rally Estonia in his NGK-equipped Ford Fiesta WRC. Gus Greensmith also showed strong […]

Pensioner ran over by own car as AA worker changed battery

Owner became trapped against tree before being thrown up on to car roof during frantic rush to gain control The AA has launched an investigation after a vehicle that one of its employees was repairing rolled away and knocked down its owner. Robert Crichton called for assistance when his battery died before moving his car […]

Banned mechanic crashes customer’s car on test drive

Technician ran away from scene and asked customer to claim he was driving A mechanic who had been banned from driving has crashed a customer’s Audi S3 at “high speed” while on a test drive, Nottingham Magistrates Court has heard. Michal Romanowski was driving the car in Nottingham with the customer in the passenger seat […]

Valeo set to host air conditioning webinars

ClimFill machine range and five common A/C issues to be discussed Valeo has announced that its next webinar is set to take place on Wednesday 21 July at 10.00am. Technicians can register now to watch the online training entitled ‘Valeo A/C ClimFill machines and five common A/C issues’. A Valeo spokesperson said: “In the last […]