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e-commerce ‘revolution’ leaves manufacturers standing

Many parts manufacturers and retailers are in danger of being left behind as more and more sales move online, warns motor industry e-commerce specialist Dijitul Automotive. The company, which works with businesses including Scorpion Exhausts, Milner Off Road and GS Motorsport, warns that large parts of the industry are in danger of being taken over by eBay and Amazon as […]

Lighting up vehicle charging

Lampposts could be the answer to electric vehicle charging, thanks to help from researchers at WMG, University of Warwick in bringing a new brand of charging points to market – some of which are powering electric vehicles on the University campus. Startup company char.gy created a new electric vehicle charging point product – which can be easily installed onto existing […]

Revive! listed for bfa awards

Revive! Auto Innovations UK Ltd has been shortlisted as a finalist in the award for franchise support category in the prestigious annual bfa HSBC Franchise Awards 2018. Run by the British Franchise Association (bfa), the awards recognise both franchisors and franchisees who have demonstrated outstanding business acumen, innovation and achievement. Mark Llewellyn, managing director of Revive! said, ‘Delivering top quality […]

Henkel puts solutions to test

Henkel has demonstrated the power and efficiency of its car repair solutions by performing a live crash test, where a car windscreen was bonded with Teroson direct glazing adhesive and crashed just 30 minutes after the windscreen was fitted. The event, in collaboration with crashtest-service.com (CTS) in Münster, Germany, saw Henkel perform a frontal offset crash at a speed of […]

Driverless report calls for clarity

AXA Insurance and Burges Salmon have published the third and final VENTURER report, creating the blueprint for bringing driverless cars to the UK’s roads by 2021. After just three years, VENTURER has not only created a realistic environment where driverless simulations can be tested, but also provided suggestions for new legislation on connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). These are now […]

Inchcape supports Motofest Coventry 

Inchcape UK’s Mercedes-Benz of Coventry exhibited at Motofest Coventry for the first time this year and attracted the crowds with a bright green Mercedes AMG GTR. With the motoring festival now in its fifth year, Inchcape’s Mercedes-Benz of Coventry team were keen to support the growing event which celebrates the past, present and future of the automotive industry with motorsport […]

Fix Nottingham makes major investment

Fix Auto Nottingham is the latest repair centre within Fix Auto UK’s network to invest a six-figure sum in order to future-proof its business. Owners Carl and Stjohn Flint have remodelled the repair centre, fitted four new vehicle lifts to ensure every productive has a state-of-the-art workstation, installed a Beissbarth wheel alignment station and an ADAS calibration system. The investment, […]

Outstanding finance is ‘deal breaker’

The majority of used car buyers (65%) claim that outstanding finance is ‘always a deal breaker’ according to a new survey by mycarcheck.com. The results, claim mycarcheck.com, are a ‘problem when you consider that one in four cars on UK roads have debt secured against them’. The vehicle history checker asked 100 callers to its Glasgow call centre in May […]

Air con spend to rocket

WhoCanFixMyCar.com has revealed that drivers will spend over £45m on air conditioning services this summer. Based on internal garage and consumer data, the marketplace has predicted that there will be over one million air con units serviced in total in the months of June, July and August, having already seen a 2500% increase in requests in May compared to April. […]

Rolls-Royce announces significant job cuts

Engineering firm Rolls-Royce has announced it is cutting 4,600 jobs over the next two years. The cuts are expected to take place mainly at its Derby base, with middle managers and back office staff bearing the brunt of the cuts. This is part of a major restructure, which will see the company refocus its business on civil aerospace, defence and […]

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