WIN with MEYLE

Published:  27 November, 2018

Merry Christmas from MEYLE! 2018 was a special year: Wulf Gaertner Autoparts, the parent company of MEYLE, was able to celebrate its 60th -anniversary. The company’s aim is to support the independent aftermarket with better parts and solutions – reliable as a friend. With its three product lines – MEYLE-ORIGINAL, MEYLE-PD and MEYLE-HD – MEYLE offers precise solutions and parts for every situation and every driver, from competent workshop employee and ambitious rally driver to classic car enthusiast and every driver around the world, who needs to be able to rely on their own car.

A special year needs a special present: With this in mind, MEYLE is giving away a Christmas hamper for the readers of Aftermarket magazine. Good luck and merry Christmas!

To win, just answer the following question: How old did MEYLE’s parent company turn in 2018?

A: 50 years

B: 60 years

C:70 years

Winner will be chosen at random from the correct answers when the competition closes on 23 January 2019, and the winner will be notified by 30 January 2019. The editor’s decision is final.  No cash alternative offered.

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