Entries by Auto Torque

Schaeffler distributes free workshop essentials packs

Independent garages encouraged to claim free pack while stocks last With more garages now reopening following a period of temporary closure, Schaeffler is giving away 2,000 ‘workshop essential’ packs. To help garages get back on track, and make vehicle owners feel safe when they visit, Schaeffler’s ‘essentials pack’ is designed to help workshops get up […]

IGA calls on transport minister to end MOT extension

Now’s the time to end six-month MOT extension, states Independent Garage Association The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has written to the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, urging him to end the six-month MOT extension put in place on 30 March 2020. With the government now encouraging the public to go back to work […]

Choose to be cool with TEXA’S KONFORT air conditioning service stations

TEXA’s KONFORT 700 series allows technicians to diagnose, maintain and recharge air conditioning systems in cars, heavy goods vehicles and buses All the service stations in the KONFORT range are covered by eight international patents with a 95% efficiency for refrigerant recovery. TEXA says that there is an option in the KONFORT range to suit […]

New Ring dashcams offer added protection for fleets

New state-of-the-art dashcams specifically developed for commercial vehicles Ring Automotive has added two new additions to its range of dashcams – the Trade PRO1 and Trade PRO2 dash cameras. The dash cams, which have been designed specifically for the commercial vehicle market, will record vital evidence in the result of a collision, which in turn removes […]

All new Volvos to be limited to 112mph

Move is latest in firm’s aim to reduce deaths and serious injuries in road traffic accidents involving Volvos to zero Every new Volvo car now comes with a limited top speed of 112mph, as Volvo Cars delivers on its promise made last year to introduce such a limitation. As well as the speed cap, its […]

GS Yuasa launches new company for Nordic and Baltic markets

GS Yuasa Battery Nordic to help realise ‘full market potential’ GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK has established a new sales company to serve their Nordic and Baltic export regions. GS Yuasa Battery Nordic began trading from a new distribution centre in Jönköping, Sweden in December 2019. The move means that customers in Sweden, Norway, Finland, […]

Volkswagen launches first all-electric Transporter

ABT eTransporter 6.1 offers 82-mile range with prices starting from £42,060 Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched its first fully electric van in the UK with prices for the ABT eTransporter 6.1 starting from £42,060. Developed in collaboration with Premium Partner ABT e-Line, the model offers an all-electric range of up to 82 miles with a […]

Final Call: Still time for children to enter ‘Colour for Hope’ competition

The Parts Alliance is reminding technicians there are still a few days remaining for their children to enter their ‘Colour for Hope’ competition. The competition, which is being run in conjunction with Brembo, closes this Friday 22nd May. Afterwards five winners will each receive a fantastic Brembo goody bag. “We’re been delighted to have received […]

COVID-19 guidance released for automotive aftermarket

Best-practice guidance for garages, warehouses, mobile operations and parts distributors. The UK automotive aftermarket sector has signalled its readiness to cope with increased demand for MOT tests, service, maintenance and repair with the publication of new sector-specific guidance. Although workshops have been allowed to stay open throughout the lockdown, helping to keep vehicles roadworthy for essential […]

Multiple cars stolen from independent forecourt during overnight raid

Vehicles taken from car dealership in the early hours of Sunday May 17 Police are investigating a raid at an independent used car retailer in Hartlepool during which 11 vehicles were stolen, the Hartlepool Mail has reported. The business was raided at some time between midnight and 5am – when the incident was discovered – […]