Top techs

Last chance for technicians to prove they are the best
Published:  12 January, 2008

A SNAP-on SOLUS scanner worth thousands of pounds and a PalmerSport driving experience from Comma are now up for grabs to the winner of Top Technician 2008.

Powerful tightening wrench

Cordless Impact Wrench from Chicago Pneumatic
Published:  11 January, 2008

/>The Electrocharge motor produces 575Nm of torque in a tool that weighs 2.9

Body training

Thatcham announces plans for Warwickshire training centre
Published:  11 January, 2008

THATCHAM has announced plans to open a vehicle damage assessment training centre.

Business move

Diagnostic firm Launch X-431 Ltd joins Garage Equipment Association
Published:  11 January, 2008

LAUNCH X-431 Ltd has become one of the few diagnostic companies to be accepted as a member of the Garage Equipment Association.

Kitemark plan

BSI man aims to treble number of garages with Kitemark
Published:  11 January, 2008

THE MAN charged with convincing garages to sign-up to the BSI Kitemark says he wants to treble the number of garages achieving the standard this year.

Rotating electrics guarantee

Rotating electrics from Fuel Parts UK
Published:  10 January, 2008

/>The all-makes program consists of more than 250 part numbers, giving 85% coverage of the vehicle p

Brake bleeding made easy

DF.21 brake bleeder from Facom
Published:  09 January, 2008

/>It automatically adjusts and stabilises the recommended bleed pressure to make the mechanics’ job as easy as possi

Google power

Texa unveils new way forward in hunt for technical info
Published:  09 January, 2008

DIAGNOSTICS firm Texa has unveiled a tool it hopes will revolutionise technicians' search for technical information.

Spring loaded pit lifting

NENAB 10-tonne pit jack from Beissbarth
Published:  08 January, 2008

/>It can be tailor-made for any pit combination and width so the lifting saddle is exactly level with the workshop fl

Bank bonus

Published:  08 January, 2008

SMALL businesses can gain more than ever by shopping around between banks for the best financial deal, says the Forum of Private Business (FPB).

Swinging two-post lift

KH32 two-post lift from Maywood
Published:  07 January, 2008

/>It comes with a baseframe to make it suitable for almost any workshop floor, provided the underlying concrete is in good condit

Speed demon

Prizes on offer in Autogem games console racing contest
Published:  07 January, 2008

CAR CONSUMABLES company Autogem is looking for hotshot car racers with Playstation 3s.

Keep your valuables safe

Eurograde compact safe from Securikey
Published:  04 January, 2008

/>The company says it has taken the lightweight technology from previous models and added key features to ensure they offer the best possible protectio

ATA milestone

Technician Irfan achieves 7,000th ATA
Published:  04 January, 2008

A NORTH London technician has become the 7,000th mechanic in the country to reach the highly-prized ATA standard.

Run-flat solution on BMWs

KW17 winter tyre from Kumho
Published:  03 January, 2008

/>Also out now is the KC15 for SUVs such as Range Rovers and the KC11 for light commercial vehicles, all to help you profit from fitting specialist winter tyres during the coming month

Repair latest

Frank Massey sets out to help technicians find a fast fix
Published:  03 January, 2008

FRANK Massey is hitting the road to deliver technical training courses around the country.

MOT fight

4-2-2 testing consultation set for March says government
Published:  03 January, 2008

THE INDUSTRY has not yet beaten the threat of 4-2-2 MOT testing, the chief executive of the Garage Equipment Association has warned.

Pliers offer easy access

Clic-type clamp plier from Facom
Published:  02 January, 2008

/>It aims to shave valuable seconds of job times and offer access to clamps in awkward area

Training time

Brian Taylor plays Devil's Advocate with a look at training
Published:  02 January, 2008

Aftermarket columnist Brian Taylor says it's time for garages to seize their destiny and invest in training as part of his regular Devil's Advocate articles

VOSA update

GEA clarifies testing changes for year ahead
Published:  02 January, 2008

A NUMBERING system for VOSA-approved equipment will be introduced in April this year.

Fast fit for timing belts

Moment Alpha electronic torque wrench from Gates
Published:  01 January, 2008

/>It can store up to nine preferred settings to help shave seconds from mechanics’ workl

Happy New Year!

2007 begins
Published:  31 December, 2006

25th anniversary

Motaquip makes its mark
Published:  30 December, 2006

Tyresafe launch

Campaign body
Published:  28 December, 2006

Rogues targeted

Trading Standards deal
Published:  26 December, 2006

Tough times ahead?

2007 forecast
Published:  24 December, 2006

Merry Christmas!

Best wishes for the Season
Published:  22 December, 2006

Goodbye Elliot

Further change at the RMIF
Published:  21 December, 2006

Omitec merger

Garage super group
Published:  21 December, 2006

No more crashes

Audatex back up plan
Published:  21 December, 2006

Employer influence

All about skills
Published:  21 December, 2006

Emission failures

Industry misses targets
Published:  19 December, 2006

Online bargains

Swim club support
Published:  19 December, 2006

Online service booking

Parker's puts labour rates online
Published:  19 December, 2006

Cut loose

Unprofitable franchises
Published:  18 December, 2006

3,000th technician to achieve accreditation

ATA reaches milestone
Published:  14 December, 2006

MOT compensation

Unjust says RMIF
Published:  13 December, 2006

RMIF helpline

Legal service returns
Published:  08 December, 2006

Juratek expansion

Warehouse and team
Published:  08 December, 2006

Diagnostic capability

XPart adds Land Rover
Published:  08 December, 2006

Sideswipe trial

CV ideal
Published:  08 December, 2006

ADF awards

Excellence all round
Published:  08 December, 2006

Christmas shuffle

Continental appointment
Published:  08 December, 2006

TSOs get clued up

Information deal
Published:  08 December, 2006

Valeo buy

Business hots up
Published:  08 December, 2006

Truck-Lite buy

Flexible acquisition
Published:  04 December, 2006

Milestone reached

ATA welcomes 3,000th achievement
Published:  04 December, 2006

Westfield won

Potenza purchase
Published:  04 December, 2006

Get Kitemarked

Body sector fees announced
Published:  04 December, 2006

Warranty offer

AA deal
Published:  29 November, 2006


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