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UK car parc is “older than ever” despite push towards electric vehicles

Cars aged 13 or over have tripled in volume in past 25 years Britain’s car parc is older than ever before despite the efforts of policymakers and environmentalists to get us behind the wheel of modern, fuel-efficient models and zero-emissions vehicles, according to official figures. DVLA and Department for Transport data analysed by Retro Motor […]

Watch: How to replace Ford Fiesta FAG wheel bearings

Step-by-step video guide talks technicians through the process REPXPERT has released a new technical video guide showing how to correctly replace the front and rear wheel bearings on a 2012 Ford Fiesta. Renowned REPXPERT Alistair Mason talks through the process. Technicians can register to the REPXPERT portal to access a wealth of technical support and training. Visit […]

Morning rush hour back to ‘normal’, stats show

RAC patrols called out to more rush-hour breakdowns than expected following return to school The morning rush hour, a phenomenon last seen nearly six months ago, has returned with traffic levels back to levels seen in January, analysis by RAC Insurance has revealed. Data from drivers with RAC black box devices fitted shows that the […]

Delphi Technologies Aftermarket expands GDi full service solution for Hyundai and Kia

Aftermarket GDi service solution launched for industry-first Multec 14 350-bar pressure injection system Delphi Technologies Aftermarket is expanding its gasoline direct injection (GDi) full service solution for Hyundai and Kia vehicles. The comprehensive program consists of pumps and injectors fitted as original equipment (OE) to more than three million popular Korean vehicles. The company is […]

OSRAM to launch UV light car cleaner

Air drawn into unit and passed through titanium dioxide filter where it is cleaned by UV-A light emitting diodes OSRAM is to release a new vehicle air purifier, which easily fits on air vents to remove germs from the air inside vehicles and improve air quality. The ultraviolet light of OSRAM’s new purifier works at […]

Valeo announces employee share offer

Around 91,000 group employees eligible to deal in 21 countries Valeo has announced the launch of a share subscription offering for its employees. Valeo, a French Société Anonyme with a share capital of EUR 241,036,743, says it aims to involve employees in the performance and development of the Group. The subscription of shares is made […]

Shropshire garage takes on Aston Martin Bulldog restoration

Concept car broke records in 1979 reaching 192mph but Aston Martin claimed it was capable of 237mph A one-off Aston Martin supercar concept is undergoing a full restoration after the son of former Aston Martin boss Victor Gauntlett tracked it down more than 30 years after his father sold it to a Middle Eastern buyer […]

‘The Big Gadget Giveaway’ third prize draw

The Parts Alliance has announced its third set of winners for September’s ‘The Big Gadget Giveaway’ promotion. The period covered orders placed between 14th and 19th September with Allparts, Bromsgrove Motor Factors, BBC Superfactors, BMS Superfactors, Car Parts & Accessories, CES, GMF Motor Factors, GSF Car Parts, SAS Autoparts, SC Motor Factors, The Parts Alliance […]

New Volkswagen ID.3 electric vehicle gets Monroe intelligent suspension technology

Semi-active DRiV suspension senses and adapts to changing road conditions DRiV, a Tenneco division and global provider of aftermarket and OE ride performance products and services, has confirmed that Volkswagen’s new ID.3 electric vehicle is available with its Monroe intelligent suspension. The ID.3 model can be equipped with a Continuously Variable Semi-Active suspension with external […]