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Co-operation is key, first hand experience

Co-operation is key, first hand experience

Blogs, MOT
Last week I ran into a problem. My car failed its MOT on a rather big issue - it didn't have a catalytic converter fitted. I know straight away what you're thinking, and yes I did check - turns out what looked like the cat was just a fake box around a de-cat pipe, and the previous owner failed to mention this fact. Anyway, as we all know, that's illegal and not the kind of thing I like, plus needing an MOT, I had to think money. However, the garage I went to, which I've been to a lot since I moved to my area, only deals with OE exhaust parts, as they don't have the equipment to customise. No worries, I worked with them, they suggested I see about buying a third-party cat and they would fit. They even found a part number for me. It turned up, I went down there, thinking 'great, jo...
Read the latest Insight

Read the latest Insight

Blogs
Auto Repair Focus is more than just a website, as I hope you've noticed by now! In addition to news and features online, we also have the Insight, a fortnightly digest of the latest going ons in the aftermarket direct to your inbox - free of charge. The Insight delivers news, features, video content and product stories, plus any upcoming training courses and events from our online portal. It doesn't require any more than you just filing in the form below, and then sitting back and waiting for the first copy to be delivered. If you want to be kept up-to-date without the need to constantly check online then the Insight is for you. Plus, it contains a link to our podcast, The Tune Up, which features a discussion on the latest automotive industry topics. #mc_embed_signup{backg...
Will it be a happy new year?

Will it be a happy new year?

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Let’s face it, 2017 was not a fantastic year. Brexit threw up more questions than answers, car sales dropped and various other challenges rose their heads. However, this year should be better. After all, you cannot experience change without some degree of pain. The government, for example. Like them or loathe them, they should have a better understanding of how Brexit negotiations will run. That should help sort out a bit of the instability that the situation currently presides over. The question of whether we face a ‘soft’ or ‘hard’ exit from the European Union will be answered and we’ll know where we stand. In 207, the SMMT suggested that should the UK face a hard Brexit, where there is no deal on free trade and tariffs are imposed on imports and exports, then the cost of ve
An introduction to the news

An introduction to the news

Blogs
Welcome to a new chapter in automotive aftermarket publishing. This is a project that has been in development for the last 12 months, has had a lot of time and effort spent on it and intends to grow as the years go by. So firstly, hi. I'm Phil Curry and if you don't know me, I hope you will soon. I'm the Managing Editor of Auto Repair Focus - or ARF as it may come to be known - and the owner of PJR Media. We run other websites, including All Torque and BHP Magazine, while I also freelance for a number of different publications. I'm also the former Editor of Aftermarket magazine in the UK, and passionate about the automotive aftermarket as a whole. Now at this point you may be asking why I've decided to establish a new website, when there are other magazines out there. A good ques...