Author Archives: Amanda Hein

Warning of no-deal Brexit impact

Ahead of the Brexit summit, Europe’s auto manufacturers and suppliers have come together to issue a warning on the potentially far-reaching impacts of a no-deal scenario on their sector. Automobile production plants receive and fit millions of parts into vehicles every day. All manufacturers rely on ‘just-in-time’ and ‘just-in-sequence’ delivery and production, without any delays or obstacles. These parts are […]

Slippery roads cause 5,495 accidents

As winter approaches, government figures show that slippery roads were one of the biggest factors for car crashes last year. Yet many of these accidents might have been avoided if the driver had been on a skid pan experience, advises www.trackdays.co.uk. Information obtained by www.trackdays.co.uk from the Department for Transport reveals that 5,495 accidents in 2017 were caused by slippery roads due to […]

EV servicing costs

A new study from cap hpi shows on average service and maintenance costs are 23% lower for electric vehicles than petrol vehicles over three years and 60,000 miles. The gap widens for smaller vehicles. A Renault Zoe will cost £1,100 to maintain over three years while a Vauxhall Corsa 1.0T 90 Design costs £1,497, an increase of 35.7%. Britain’s best-selling […]

Autogas supports Green GB Week

Autogas Limited is lending its support to Green GB Week. Organised by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, the campaign aims to celebrate the progress made in tackling climate change in the last 10 years and raise awareness about the opportunities of further clean growth over the next decade. Autogas LPG has played a role in helping tackle […]

Follow the signs

A survey conducted by IAM RoadSmart found that many drivers have a real lack of awareness of the rules of the road, putting themselves and others in danger. More than 50% admitted their road knowledge was so poor and didn’t recognise the roundabout sign. More than two-thirds of drivers admitted they had no understanding of the two second rule. Over […]

VW appoints Eric Felber

Eric Felber is to become the new head of communications for the Volkswagen commercial vehicles brand as of 1 November 2018. He will report directly to the chairman of the board of management, Dr Thomas Sedran. He succeeds Dr Günther Scherelis, who is taking responsibility as spokesperson for environmental affairs and sustainability in group communications in Wolfsburg, also from 1 November. […]

You are gold

Solus have won the Gold Award in the Best Business Change and Transformation Customer Focus category at the UK Customer Experience Awards. In its 9th year, the UK Customer Experience Awards finals and ceremony took place on one day at Wembley Stadium. During the evening the finalists celebrated and were recognised for their outstanding achievements at a black-tie gala dinner […]

Axalta takes home Tell Award

Axalta has been awarded the 14th annual Tell Award, named after William Tell, for its substantial and innovative investments in Basel, Switzerland. The award was presented by Giorgio Pompilio, acting consul general for Switzerland in New York, to Robert Ferris, Axalta’s vice president for corporate affairs, in a ceremony at the Swiss residence in New York, USA, on 11 October, […]

Fix Auto Reading

Reading Accident Repairs co-owner Paul Carkett has fulfilled an ambition to join Fix Auto UK. Along with business partner David Benjamin, the duo has joined the network and will operate as Fix Auto Reading. Paul, who bought the business from its founder in 2003, said, ‘I’ve long followed Fix Auto UK’s progression and kept a keen eye on how the […]

Aston Barclay acquires TCBG

Aston Barclay has announced that it has acquired The Car Buying Group (TCBG). TCBG features at number 20 in the 2018 Sunday Times Tech Track 100 list of the fastest-growing private technology companies and was voted the 2017 Northern Tech 100 League Table fastest-growing tech company. It has developed new technology, including an online vehicle pricing tool. This will enable […]

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