Aftersales 19 May
Automechanika Birmingham preview: UK’s automotive aftersales trade show is back
Automotive aftermarket trade show Automechanika Birmingham 2023 is at the NEC between June 6 and 8 for car dealers, motor factors, garage owners and technicians.
Supplier News 22 Mar
Rollout starts of Arnold Clark Autoparts trade parts website for workshops
Arnold Clark Autoparts has launched a new website that enables its trade customers to source and order parts online.
Aftersales 23 Dec
Yeovil independent workshop records six-figure growth since investment
Yeovil-based independent workshop TR Autos has recorded a six figure growth in sales since investment in modernising its business management.
Aftersales 12 Dec
Garage labour rates rising but future bookings fall
Independent garage labour rates are rising quickly, but future bookings have fallen sharply.
Aftersales 3 Oct
Point S workshop network reaches 300 members
Point S Tyre & Autocare has grown its network to 300 members in the UK, providing tyre and car maintenance services.
Digital Marketing 2 Aug
Eurorepar to host free digital marketing webinar
Eurorepar Car Service will host a free-to-attend live webinar on August 8 to help motor trade businesses boost their digital presence.
Aftersales 13 Jul
How workshops might adapt to electric vehicle repairs and services
Aftersales departments need to be prepared for a substantial change to their business model in the coming years as plug-in vehicle sales create a complex world with lower maintenance and new skills and equipment needed.
Aftersales 12 Jul
Six in 10 car repairers expect to raise prices to restore profitability
Independent garages and franchised dealer workshops are feeling the strain from the cost of living crisis, as their energy costs bite while some motorists are cutting back on maintenance spend.
Aftersales 13 Apr
Garages must prepare for spring MOT shortfall
Garages and workshops are being warned of a shortfall in MOT test demand this spring, as a result of the MOT extension in 2020.
Aftersales 28 Mar
Castrol launches marketing campaign to raise awareness of independent workshops
Castrol has launched a new marketing campaign and is offering participating independent workshops the opportunity to win a package of free promotional assets.
Supplier News 10 Feb
IGA to launch security portal for independent garages
The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is set to launch GarageSafe to establish and maintain access to security level vehicle information for independent garages.
Aftersales 10 Nov
EV skills gap will materialise in 2026, warns the IMI
There will be a shortfall of almost 36,000 EV-trained technicians by 2030 if retraining isn’t addressed urgently, warns the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).
Latest News 27 Oct
A1 Motorist Centre is Servicesure’s Autocentre of the Year
A1 Motorist Centre in Thanet has been crowned Autocentre of the Year by Servicesure.
Aftersales 8 Sep
The Motor Ombudsman launches 2021 Garage Star Awards
The Motor Ombusdman is looking for entrants to its 2021 Garage Star Awards, which has been expanded with new categories.
Aftersales 25 Jun
Fixter launches virtual diagnostics service
Online car maintenance provider Fixter has launched a new virtual consultation service that enables car owners to diagnose faults without leaving their house.
Aftersales 4 Jun
Eurorepar Car Service backs campaign to support motor trade
Eurorepar Car Service has pledged its support for a government petition to provide an action plan and offer financial support for the motor trade.
Aftersales 19 Mar
Halfords to acquire Universal Tyre and Autocentres
Halfords has agreed to buy South East motoring services provider Universal Tyre and Autocentres for £15m.
Aftersales 9 Nov
Workshop visits slide by 2.4% over the last two years
The number of workshop bookings has declined by 2.4%, from 35.2 million entries in 2013 to 34.36 million in 2014, according to research released by Castrol.
Supplier News 23 Jul
EDT adds four Bosch centres
Continuing its drive to add the best independent garages to its UK network, Kent-based EDT Automotive has recently appointed four Bosch Car Care centres.
Supplier News 3 Jul
UK garages charge women £45 more for car repairs
British women are charged an average of £45 more than men for car repairs, according to ClickMechanic.