Entries by Auto Torque

UK’s most and least reliable car brands revealed

Peugeot, Skoda and Hyundai ranked highly as reliable brands but it’s bad news for BMW, Fiat and Audi BMW has been named as the least reliable brand following research that looked at how many problems drivers reported with their vehicles. Of the 100 BMWs included in the study, 181 faults were identified – well below […]

FTE acquisition by Valeo provides boost for transmission systems

More Volkswagen, Peugeot, Ford and Merecedes vehicles covered by new-to-range items, as over 75% of Europe’s 350 million cars now equipped with hydraulic actuation. Valeo says the market for hydraulic actuation solution is continuing to increase. A Valeo spokesperson said: “Thanks [the] to FTE acquisition, Valeo changes the game and is now offering to European […]

Osram completes Ring Automotive acquisition

Partnership between the companies will officially start on 1 May The acquisition of Ring will allow Osram to expand its product range in the automotive sector to include more automotive electronics and accessories. “In addition to expanding our aftermarket portfolio, the acquisition ofRing will enable us to tap into additional sales potential and further expand […]

Free Valeo air-conditioning training to take place later this month

Legislation and best practices to be covered in online webinar Valeo is to host free air conditioning training via a webinar which will cover legislation and best practices. The 30 minute webinar will take place on 22nd May at 9:30am. As well as garages that perform maintenance and servicing on vehicle air-conditioning systems, the course […]

The Parts Alliance to demonstrate “Best-selling” automotive tools to garages with new Milwaukee tool vans

Automotive tool VW Transporter van will help factors demonstrate stock to garages, allowing them to see ‘quality’ first-hand The Parts Alliance has introduced a brand new Milwaukee tool van to its garage essentials fleet, helping the team to demonstrate its ‘premium-quality’ tool range to garages all over the country. Demonstrating the wide range of Milwaukee’s […]

5,000 days’ worth of automotive industry revenue saved by technician temp programme

Autotech Recruit’s programme shows ‘dependence’ UK garages have on temps to fulfill labour gaps Autotech Recruit, a provider of recruitment solutions for the automotive industry, has revealed its temporary vehicle technician recruitment programme covered 5,000 days worth of labour for leading car manufacturers and garages. The launch of the programme, created to help leading UK […]

Aftermarket supplier Valeo honoured for reducing maintenance costs for fleets

Valeo has been named as 2018 European CV Aftermarket Supplier Company of the Year Valeo, a manufacturer of aftermarket parts and supplier of service support, has been awarded “2018 European CV Aftermarket Supplier Company of the Year” by Frost and Sullivan during the “Excellence in best practices award banquet ceremony”. The awards evening took place […]

Battery manufacturer launches operations at new factory to meet demand for Start-Stop batteries

Yuasa plant will focus on high-performance batteries for vehicles with emission reduction systems too GS Yuasa, a global producer of automotive batteries, has launched operations at its Inci GS Yuasa lead acid storage battery plant in Turkey, which will help the brand meet demand for batteries including those that incorporate Start-Stop technology. Over 100 million […]

Servicesure summary

Ahead of the Autocentre of the Year awards, Servicesure members revealed why being a part of the network helps their workshop thrive, and garages can look forward to a new ‘tailored’ insurance service as a new partner is announced Network members praise benefits of being with Servicesure Servicesure has announced its ‘Autocentre of the Year’ […]

Customisable air filter shapes launched by MANN+HUMMEL

MANN-FILTER Flexline has flexible external contours to improve flexibility for technicians and fitters in engine compartments with limited space MANN+HUMMEL has launched a series of customisable air filter shapes that aim to make more efficient use of space in engine compartments and deliver an improved dust-holding capacity. Installation space in a car is a rare […]