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Clutch expansion at National Auto Parts

Clutch expansion at National Auto Parts

Clutch and Transmission, Products
National Auto Parts’ aftermarket offering has been further enhanced with the addition of three new clutch kits to its ever-expanding portfolio. The extension includes two clutch kits for Mitsubishi Colt and Smart ForFour 1.1/1.3/1.5 (2004-12), and one clutch kit including guide tube for Skoda Citigo, Seat Mii and Volkswagen UP (2011-on). This now takes the total number of clutch components to more than 900, covering over 6,500 applications for passenger cars and LCVs. With more than 30 years’ expertise in the aftermarket as a manufacturer and distributor, National delivers a clutch programme that includes clutch kits, clutch concentric slave cylinders, guide tubes and conventional solid flywheel replacement kits for dual mass flywheel applications. The new-to-range parts ar
Comline debuts new brochure

Comline debuts new brochure

Filters, Products
Comline, has continued its ‘First for Filters’ campaign with the unveiling of an all-new, in-depth, 40-page brochure. Starting with Comline’s formula for filtration and taking the reader on a journey through topics, like filteranatomy, the power of media, vehicle parc analysis, quality control and testing, Comline’s new filter brochure provides the reader with a complete understanding as to how the company’s air, oil, fuel and cabin/carbon filters deliver consistent and reliable performance. “Comline has been a growing force in the European filter market for the better part of a decade, and we sell literally millions of units each year; however, we are acutely aware that the UK market may not fully grasp our filter credentials,” says marketing and communications manager Leigh Dav
Updated emissions analyser from Snap-on

Updated emissions analyser from Snap-on

MOT, Products
As of 20 May your emissions analyser must be updated so that it includes the required specifications for Euro 6 standards. With this in mind, Snap-on is now supplying its DGA5000 emissions testing system – which includes the wireless DSS 10 petrol and diesel smoke meter – with the updates included as standard. This means that workshops buying a new analyser from Snap-on can do so safe in the knowledge that their purchase will have everything they require to get them ready for the new regulations coming into force. Existing DGA5000 units already in operation need a software update in order to carry the new specifications so Snap-on is supporting those customers by helping them through the process with step-by-step instructions and further telephone assistance if required. Re
F1 offer with NGK

F1 offer with NGK

Ignition, Products
Ignition specialist NGK is urging members of its BoxClever independent garage loyalty scheme to act fast for a chance to win a fantastic VIP trip to the British Formula One Grand Prix. The ignition specialist is giving away two VIP tickets, including full hospitality, for the iconic F1 race at Silverstone on Sunday, July 8, and already many members have rushed to take part. The F1 experience will be won by a Boxclever member who is selected in a prize draw at the end of the company’s latest promotion which runs until the end of March 2018. The draw is open to all BoxClever members who following the purchase of NGK components are encouraged to collect the single boxes that the products come supplied in and return them in exchange for prize points. Every time a member banks boxe
Win with Comma Performance Motor Oil

Win with Comma Performance Motor Oil

Oils and Lubes, Products
For two months Comma Oil is giving all independent UK workshops the chance to bag thousands of pounds worth of prizes by simply using products from its OE approved Performance Motor Oil range. One card is provided with every 5-litre pack and four with every 20-litre PMO pack ordered. Participants scratch off a panel to reveal a promotional code found that can then be entered on the ‘Scratch To Win’ site for the chance to win instant prizes. There are over 10,000 winning scratchcards with prizes ranging between £5 and £500 in Love2Shop vouchers. Alongside voucher wins, participating workshops will also be automatically entered into a prize draw for a chance to win two pairs of PalmerSport day driving experiences. Comma’s Performance Motor Oil (PMO) range provides over 99% co
Prepare for the new MOT with Euro Car Parts

Prepare for the new MOT with Euro Car Parts

MOT, Products
  Euro Car Parts is advising MOT stations to invest in new emissions analysers, to ensure they comply with changing legislation. Investment in a new machine now will enable repairers to reap the rewards when the latest emissions standards are introduced in May 2018. The requirement will take effect from 20th May 2018 and, while many MOT stations can update their existing analysers to meet EURO 6 requirements, it won’t necessarily put them in the best position. The cost of an upgrade could instead be put towards a new analyser, with a peace of mind warranty and service plan. To help repairers meet the latest requirements and invest in their business, Euro Car Parts is offering a five-year peace of mind package on emissions analysers from Premier Diagnostics, Crypton, Bosch
Schaeffler Live Q&A – March 5th

Schaeffler Live Q&A – March 5th

Clutch and Transmission, Products
One of Schaeffler (UK)’s leading REPXPERTs will be holding a LIVE Q&A clutch session on its REPXPERT Facebook and Twitter social media channels on Monday 5th March, between midday and 2pm. Alistair Mason will be available to answer technicians’ clutch questions. As the original equipment manufacturer of LuK clutch components and systems, Schaeffler would like to use this opportunity to offer guidance and advice on how to offer consistent repairs using LuK products, as well as being available to answer some of the technical questions it routinely receives. REPXPERT, Alistair, said: “We are expecting many questions to be sent in through our Facebook and Twitter channels and are, therefore, urging technicians to submit theirs’ quickly, so they have the best chance of having thei
Surcharge strategy at Autoelectro

Surcharge strategy at Autoelectro

Products, Rotating Electrics
Autoelectro has unveiled a new surcharge strategy, with many part numbers now surcharge-free. From the 1st March, more than 2,000 references will have their surcharge charges cut, demonstrating the company’s allegiance to its customers and commitment as the UK’s largest independent remanufacturer of starter motors and alternators. The 10 bestselling and over half of the top 100 part numbers within its sales Pareto will be surcharge-free. This landmark announcement is a result of more than 12 months’ development and graft behind the scenes, with the sole aim of presenting its customers with a cost-effective solution for rotating electrics. In November, the company launched a short surcharge-free range of non-exchange (NEX) units to complement its full remanufacturing program
SMPE expands engine management offering

SMPE expands engine management offering

Engine, Products
Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) has significantly expanded its Engine Management portfolio over the past 12 months, as part of its wider remit to meet customer demand and deliver optimal aftermarket performance. During 2017, more than 500 part numbers were introduced to the market, including 22 Air Mass Meters, 24 EGR Valves/EGR Coolers, 81 Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensors and 21 Ignition Coils, all in all covering more than 400 applications featuring manufacturers such as Renault, Volkswagen, BMW and Volvo. Richard Morley, SMPE Commercial Director, said: “Our product range expansion in 2017 is part of our ongoing growth and development strategy for the business, which shows no signs of unabating in 2018 with more updates to come.” For more information, contact Sales on 0
Comline increases brake and hub ranges

Comline increases brake and hub ranges

Bearings, Brakes, Products
Comline has strengthened its brake pad and hub assembly kit portfolios with a raft of new-to-range references. These new additions bring Comline’s brake pad range to 917 part numbers, while there are now 225 hub assembly kit references available alongside an equally comprehensive range of wheel bearing kits. Among the new additions added to the brake pad roster are two references for BMW and Mini models. Part numbers CBP02318 (front) and CBP2319 (rear) can be fitted to the BMW 2-Series (2013-on), i3 (2013-on), X1 (2014-on), as well as the Mini Countryman (2016-on) and Clubman (2014-on). Within the hub assembly range, the latest product release is a rear hub assembly, CHA236, for the Opel/Vauxhall Astra (2011-on) and Zafira (2011-2012). Also featured are two notable rear hub a