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Items from March 2010


Fisher joins First Line

First Line is pleased to announce the appointment of Terry Fisher as General Sales Manager.

Terry is a well known and highly respected figure in the UK aftermarket, thanks to his 22 years service at multi-product rivals Quinton Hazell, and the vast amount of knowledge and experience he has gained during this time will begin to be applied to the First Line cause in April.

MD Peter Joyner, announcing the appointment, said “I am delighted that Terry has decided to join the First Line team, and we plan on continuing to invest in good people, new products and the best ranges to ensure that all of our customers, old and new, can be assured of the highest levels of service available to the UK aftermarket. Read More..

British motorists name the nation's top ten garages

Motor Codes has revealed the top ten garages in the UK as voted for by British motorists. The second round of public voting has closed as this nationwide competition - Golden Garages - approaches its climax to find the best local garage in Britain.

Over 8,000 motorists have voted for their favourite local garage, with the final ten named online at: . Read More..

Sofima approved to UAN

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New diagnostic tool from Sealey

The new ‘VST’ from Sealey is an extremely powerful hand-held service and diagnostic tool providing coverage of over 30 vehicle manufacturers at OE level plus EOBD.

This invaluable piece of kit is capable of reading and clearing all engine DTCs on all EOBD compliant vehicles plus reading and resetting the supported vehicle monitors giving concise definitions, including ABS and air-bag.

Also capable of various service functions such as resetting the service light, electronic parking brake, key reprogramming and tyre pressure configuration on selected vehicles, the VST can be considered as a ‘master’ diagnostic tool. Read More..

Scrappage scheme ends

The government's scrappage scheme, which has taken more than 400,000 vehicles viable for service and repair out of the market, has ended.

The scheme was designed to deliver a boost to the motor industry, offering a £2,000 grant to scrap an old car in exchange for a new one.

Lord Mandelson, Business Secretary said: “The scheme was always time limited and as it closes I am pleased to see scrappage has delivered the results we aimed for – not just for manufacturers, but for the whole industry and its supply chain. Read More..

IBL news

UAN understands that Independent Batteries Ltd has gone into administration.

Continuity of supply of the Moura brand can be sourced from FPS distribution.. Read More..

NGK sparks McLaren in F1 2010

NGK Spark Plugs has announced that it is to be the technical partner and official supplier of spark plugs to the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 Racing Team in the 2010 season. As well as Vodafone McLaren Mercedes almost all the leading contenders for this season’s FIA Formula 1 World Championship will also be sparked by NGK.

The launch event to unveil the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 2010 Formula 1 season car was a spectacular occasion with the team’s joint-world champion driver line-up of both McLaren’s British drivers, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton present; marking the first time in Formula 1 history that the sport’s two most recent world champions have been partnered together. Read More..

No more Nulon through FPS

With immediate effect Nulon additives will no longer be sold through FPS's car care and accessories programme.

The decision on based on FPS refocussing its efforts on more established brands in the UK.

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