Entries by Auto Torque

Servicesure celebrates the New Year in style thanks to darts champ partnership

Peter Wright wins world championship for first time. Servicesure, the national garage network of The Parts Alliance, had reason to celebrate this New Year thanks to its partnership with darts champion Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright. The 49-year old Scottish darts player won the 2020 PDC World Darts Championship on New Year’s day. He scooped his first […]

REPXPERT Academy LIVE: High number of visitors expected at Basingstoke

Technicians advised to book places quickly for training concept held in partnership with the IMI. With a significant number of places already snapped up, technicians are being urged to sign-up for the first REPXPERT Academy LIVE event of 2020, held at Basingstoke College of Technology, on Saturday 25th January. The roadshow training concept continues its […]

New Skyline equipped with DRiV ‘continuously variable semi-active’ suspension tech

System senses road conditions and independently adjusts electronically controlled shocks. Nissan’s 2020 Skyline 400R, which is now available in Japan with ‘intelligent dynamic suspension’ (IDS), featuring DRiV continuously variable semi-active (CVSAe) suspension technology. The CVSAe system automatically senses road and driving conditions and independently adjusts the four electronically controlled shock absorbers in real time for […]

Further reman engine growth expected after record sales in Europe, reports Ivor Searle

Benefits of more sustainable remanufactured components continues to gain traction across aftermarket. Remanufacturer of major units, Ivor Searle, is predicting a boost in demand for its remanufactured products next year, following record sales of engines in Europe during 2019. As laws surrounding the recycling of vehicle parts become more stringent in the EU than anywhere […]

Here’s what to look for in your next garage job

Autotech Recruit reveals what technicians should be looking for to progress their career. Automotive recruitment specialist, Autotech Recruit has revealed what it’s described as some of “the most important things that you should be looking for” in a new automotive role. With more and more companies offering some form of flexible working and part-time contracts, […]

Lesjöfors acquires Metrol Springs Ltd in the UK

The company has a diversified customer base in the UK, Europe, the US, and Asia, serving industrial and automotive customers. Lesjöfors AB has announced its acquisition of the shares in Metrol Springs Ltd, a leading manufacturer of tooling gas springs, special purpose gas springs, and gas struts, within the UK and other global markets. The […]

Garage speaks out following “hard-hitting” Trading Standards sting

Family behind Binley Woods urges independents to check quality control processes after being forced to pay £11,150. The family behind Binley Woods Service Centre has spoken out to tell “our side of the story” after being fined £1,500, ordered to pay prosecution costs of £9,500 and a £150 victim surcharge following a Trading Standards operation. Warwickshire County […]

REPXPERT Academy LIVE: Registrations open for Basingstoke College event

Roadshow continues with second training day to be held on 25 January 2020. Following a resoundingly successful debut in Lincoln, registration is now open for the second REPXPERT Academy LIVE event at Basingstoke College of Technology – again hosted by Schaeffler and the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI). Taking place on Saturday 25th January, visitors will […]

Autotech Recruit MD reveals how he came to supply temp workshop cover

Skills shortage to remain “for at least another decade” says Gavin White. Autotech Recruit’s managing director, Gavin White reveals how the firm has diversified its recruitment services, from short-term contracts, medium-to-long-term fixed placements, and permanent recruitment to meet the needs of the automotive industry. While working as an aftersales manager at Thomson Motor Group, Gavin […]

Yuasa issues cold weather battery warning

“Always check the battery” kit produces quick, accurate results. Over a half a million batteries are replaced by breakdown recovery services every year and battery related faults are the number one reason for vehicle starting problems and winter callouts, Yuasa reports. At 0°C, even a healthy battery will lose about 30 per cent of its […]