Entries by The Parts Alliance

Plans to extend block exemption confirmed

Regulation as it’s currently known comes to an end in May 2023 but now looks to be extended by five years with guideline revisions The European Commission is proposing to extend the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations (MVBER) with revised guidelines, the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has announced. A five-year extension would see the […]

OSRAM and Ring launch joint distributor initiative

‘Workshop Solutions Van’ latest products and innovations Automotive aftermarket specialists, OSRAM and Ring, will be launching a joint initiative, teaming up with distributors across the country to bring the latest in automotive lighting and garage and workshop tools and equipment direct to independent garages. The Workshop Solutions Van, from OSRAM and Ring, will showcase the […]

HELLA Black Magic LED now available in European market

Award-winning lamps provide 15,000 lumen light output HELLA has launched the new Black Magic LED series to the European market. The dustproof and waterproof housing and robust construction is specially designed for off-road applications and in the U.S., the company had already received two best new product awards for the product series in the form […]

Hybrid system revolutionises World Rally Championship

Schaeffler subsidiary Compact Dynamics equips all manufacturers with innovative hybrid system During the Monte Carlo Rally (January 20–23), the hybrid era in the International Automobile Federation (FIA) World Rally Championship (WRC) began and through its subsidiary Compact Dynamics, Schaeffler once again played a pioneering role by equipping all the competing vehicles with an innovative hybrid […]

MOT slot fee to be increased by 3p

DVSA says it will “consider” calls from testing stations to raise maximum fee they can charge for an MOT The MOT slot fee is to be increased from £2.05 to £2.08 later this year, the DVSA has confirmed. It follows a consultation on proposals to increase most DVSA statutory fees by 1.5 per cent. It received 2,573 […]

How Schaeffler’s making workshop life easier

REPXPERT to play an increasingly important role in providing specialist tools and repair support Cars are continuing to evolve, becoming more powerful, more environmentally friendly, more comfortable, and safer. At the same time, they are becoming more complex, and with each new innovation, independent workshops have to familiarise themselves with yet more technology. That is […]

DVSA bans tester for MOT fraud

Investigations found him to have issued passes for nine vehicles which had never been in the workshop An MOT tester who claimed to have tested a van in the UK while it was actually in Spain has been sentenced to a 12-month community order and banned from testing. Jamie Smith of Rookhill Road, Pontefract claimed […]

GS Yuasa ‘Powering What Matters’ advertising campaign hits TV screens nationwide

Manufacturer to promote its primary brand, whilst continuing to market its world-renowned Yuasa and GS ranges Centred around a 40 second television advert, the nationwide advertising campaign explores the world of GS Yuasa through the eyes of 6-year-old Isabella and her mother as they go about their day noticing the many exciting applications powered by […]

Shell replaces Fulham petrol and diesel pumps with ultra-rapid charge points

Garage features nine ultra-rapid 175kW charge points which can charge most vehicles from 0-80 per cent within 10 minutes Shell has replaced all of its existing petrol and diesel pumps at its station in Fulham, London with ultra-rapid 175kW charge points thus turning this station into the Group’s first EV charging hub in the UK. […]

HELLA reveals half-year results

Workshop business drives positive development in firm’s aftermarket segment In the first six months of the fiscal year 2021/2022, massive bottlenecks with electronic components have significantly burdened the development of sales and earnings at the international automotive supplier HELLA. As of today, HELLA has presented the complete and final half-year figures, thereby confirming preliminary key […]