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AutoRaise welcomes Gallagher Bassett as a Gold Partner

AutoRaise, the vehicle repair industry charity – is delighted to announce the signing of Gallagher Bassett to further boost the charity’s Partner line-up. The Ipswich-based company, with branches nationwide, joins a growing list of motor vehicle repair supply chain Partners, that include joins a growing list of motor vehicle repair supply chain Partners that includes Audatex, Axalta, BMS, CAPS Consortium, […]

100 collection cars under the hammer

In Spring 2018, Bicester Heritage will play host to a one-off auction that will see more than 100 hand-picked cars go under the hammer from Jaguar Land Rover Classic’s Collection. Hosted by Bicester Heritage’s official auction partner Brightwells, the ‘Affordable Classics’ event sees a vast array of rare and low-mileage models go up for grabs from Britain’s most revered classic […]

An estimated 1.3bn lost in ‘renewal trap’

New research highlights that despite insurance premiums reaching record levels in the last year, drivers are wasting an estimated £1.3bn by allowing their cover to automatically renew without checking to see if they could get the same cover for less money. GoCompares Car Insurance’s Auto-Renewal Study revealed that 15% of drivers fall for the insurance renewal trap, letting their insurance […]

Vision to reach new milestone

Vision, powered by Bluegrasscoms, will reach another major milestone in 2018, accessing almost £1bn of crash repair estimates across major European countries for intervention, with its genuine parts procurement solution. Chris Setz, director, said, ‘We are delighted with the results in 2017 and are looking forward to deploying the solution to the larger car markets in Europe in 2018. ‘We’re […]

Axalta announces further training dates

Axalta’s three global refinish brands help bodyshops stay ahead of the game with additional training dates. With a marked increase in SMART repairs, as well as the techniques needed to carry out repairs on more complex finishes, bodyshops need to be not only at the top of their game, but ahead of it. Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox, the three […]

Leasing ‘more attractive than ever before’

Uncertainty caused by factors such as Brexit and the new car market’s shift away from diesel are combining to make leasing more attractive to businesses and individuals than ever before, says Arval. The vehicle funding and fleet management specialist says that the fixed cost of leasing, and the fact that the user never owns the vehicle, removed major financial worries […]

The future is HERE for Daimler and BMW

Daimler and BMW Group have each teamed up with HERE Technologies, to make HERE HD Live Map an integral part of their autonomous driving technology. Highly precise digital maps are a key component for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving.  The machine-readable, cloud-based HD Live Map allows an automated vehicle to effectively ‘see around corners’ and consists of […]

Sophisticated thieves pose new threat

The emergence of more sophisticated criminals may be rendering many conventional trackers ineffective, with the caravan and motorhome industry particularly vulnerable, according to telematics expert In-car Cleverness. The increasing prevalence of advanced equipment, including scanners able to detect traditional tracking units, has meant some criminals can easily remove traditional trackers and clone the vehicle’s identity, making stolen vehicles nearly untraceable. […]

Euro Car Parts urge investment

Euro Car Parts is advising repairers that carry out MOT testing 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 the 20 May 2018 and, while many […]

The REAL Rally reaches over 50 entries

The 2018 REAL Rally, in partnership with AutoRaise, promises to be an amazing event this year with 55 confirmed teams already on the official Starting Grid. The REAL Rally shall return this year on dry land, taking to the breath-taking backdrop of Snowdonia in north Wales. The REAL Rally is clearly turning into an established event for the repair industry. […]

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