Entries by The Parts Alliance

MOT slot fee to be increased by 3p

DVSA says it will “consider” calls from testing stations to raise maximum fee they can charge for an MOT The MOT slot fee is to be increased from £2.05 to £2.08 later this year, the DVSA has confirmed. It follows a consultation on proposals to increase most DVSA statutory fees by 1.5 per cent. It received 2,573 […]

How Schaeffler’s making workshop life easier

REPXPERT to play an increasingly important role in providing specialist tools and repair support Cars are continuing to evolve, becoming more powerful, more environmentally friendly, more comfortable, and safer. At the same time, they are becoming more complex, and with each new innovation, independent workshops have to familiarise themselves with yet more technology. That is […]

DVSA bans tester for MOT fraud

Investigations found him to have issued passes for nine vehicles which had never been in the workshop An MOT tester who claimed to have tested a van in the UK while it was actually in Spain has been sentenced to a 12-month community order and banned from testing. Jamie Smith of Rookhill Road, Pontefract claimed […]

GS Yuasa ‘Powering What Matters’ advertising campaign hits TV screens nationwide

Manufacturer to promote its primary brand, whilst continuing to market its world-renowned Yuasa and GS ranges Centred around a 40 second television advert, the nationwide advertising campaign explores the world of GS Yuasa through the eyes of 6-year-old Isabella and her mother as they go about their day noticing the many exciting applications powered by […]

Shell replaces Fulham petrol and diesel pumps with ultra-rapid charge points

Garage features nine ultra-rapid 175kW charge points which can charge most vehicles from 0-80 per cent within 10 minutes Shell has replaced all of its existing petrol and diesel pumps at its station in Fulham, London with ultra-rapid 175kW charge points thus turning this station into the Group’s first EV charging hub in the UK. […]

HELLA reveals half-year results

Workshop business drives positive development in firm’s aftermarket segment In the first six months of the fiscal year 2021/2022, massive bottlenecks with electronic components have significantly burdened the development of sales and earnings at the international automotive supplier HELLA. As of today, HELLA has presented the complete and final half-year figures, thereby confirming preliminary key […]

Volvo is first to launch direct integration with Google Assistant-enabled devices

Owners can directly talk to Google in their car and remotely control a variety of vehicle systems Volvo Cars will be the first car maker to directly integrate its cars with Google Assistant-enabled devices, a step in the continued partnership between Volvo Cars and Google. The planned direct integration allows for the most seamless connection […]

Firefighters tackle blaze at Birmingham garage

Six fire engines, a brigade response vehicle and a hydraulic aerial platform were sent to the scene Thirty-five firefighters have been tackling a large blaze at a Birmingham garage this week. Fire crews were called to the blaze at Auto Cars Ltd at 12.49am on Wednesday, January 5. Neil Spencer, West Midlands Fire spokesman, said: […]

Petrol retailers refusing to pass on wholesale price savings, RAC reports

Drivers are being overcharged by £5M a day for petrol, RAC data suggests Despite wholesale prices meriting big cuts at the pumps the average price of petrol in the UK fell by just 2p a litre in December meaning drivers paid £156m more than they should have, data from RAC Fuel Watch shows. Unleaded dropped […]

UK motorists predicted to buy over 330,000 new electric vehicles in 2022

Half of new registrations will EVs by 2025, experts say At least 330,000 new battery electric vehicles (BEVs) will be registered in the UK in 2022, according to figures from DriveElectric, one of the UK’s leading electric vehicle leasing companies. The figure is based on DriveElectric’s own forecasts, and it represents a significant increase from […]