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Independent tests show copy turbos can be 40% down on power

Non-original remanufactured and copy turbos can be 40% down on performance with higher emissions, compared to OE remanufactured units. Strictly controlled tests Independent tests by the Millbrook Group compared Garrett 100% OE Original Remanufactured turbochargers with non-OE replacements, including the best-selling copy units imported into the UK. The non-OE turbochargers produced less low-end torque than […]

Monkleigh Garage set for South Africa as first big winner

Monkleigh Garage, based in the picturesque Devon village of the same name, has been announced as the first main winner in The Parts Alliance’s and Delphi’s ‘Best of Brakes’ promotion.   Having been founded by his grandfather in 1963, the family business is now run by Geoff Williams and his wife Deborah. Today, it’s a […]

Fuzz Townshend – The Car SOS star talks to Auto Torque

So, Fuzz, how did you get the nickname ‘Fuzz’? When I was 6 or 7 at school, a couple of girls in my class liked my fuzzy hair, so they called me Fuzzy, and it’s stayed with me! What was your first car? I bought a Ford Anglia at 15, but scrapped it before I […]

Trials highlight major advantages for workshops ahead of Yuasa ‘Always Check The Battery’ launch

GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd has demonstrated significant business and customer service benefits of testing every battery, with a major workshop trial. The battery testing trial, conducted over three summer months, revealed 27% of vehicles tested had a battery issue, and 11% needed a complete battery replacement. Three workshops in Lancashire, Leicestershire and Kent […]

Customers of the Parts Alliance Flying High

Three lucky customers recently won a flight in a Spitfire, thanks to The Parts Alliance. Holmer Green Service Centre, Princes Risborough Gary Cross from Holmer Green Service Centre in Princes Risborough, and a customer of our Allparts Wycombe branch was also a lucky winner of a Spitfire flight. Tell us a bit about your business. […]

MOT change means forty-year-old classic vehicles to be given exemption

Additional 293,000 registered classic cars to be given a free ticket under new MOT exemption rules The Ford Cortina will be exempt from the annual test next year. Vehicles over forty-years-old will be MOT exempt from May 2018 on a rolling basis, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced despite road safety concerns. Currently, all vehicles that were […]

Delphi hit the road to show ‘Best of Brakes’

Delphi’s braking vans will both be out through September and October, aiming to visit 600 garages. The campaign will support of The Parts Alliance’s ‘Best of Brakes’ promotion, which is offering six spectacular holiday prizes. The vans remind customers how they can win 25,000 prizes just by buying Delphi brake pads, with a video hosted […]

Are you delivering ‘watered down’ quality?

The natural suction and air pulsation effect of engine ‘breathing’ has completely deformed the filter media saturated by moderate water ingress into the air cleaner housing. The filter media damage has caused most of the abrasive contaminants previously retained by the filter, to pass through into the engine, resulting in a potential engine claim against the garage that […]

Mann Filters | Are you delivering ‘watered down’ quality?

The natural suction and air pulsation effect of engine ‘breathing’ has completely deformed the filter media saturated by moderate water ingress into the air cleaner housing. The filter media damage has caused most of the abrasive contaminants previously retained by the filter, to pass through into the engine, resulting in a potential engine claim against the garage that […]

Trust Delphi for R90 Brake Discs

Delphi brake discs have been fully compliant with R90 quality standards for many years. Recently introduced legislation states that brake discs fitted to vehicles launched after November 1st 2016 must be fully compliant with ECE R90 quality standards. Delphi brake discs have been fully compliant with R90 quality standards for many years so when it […]