Business & Training
  • How big data can benefit the aftermarket

    Motor factors are up against shifting marketing conditions, and the need to stay ahead of the competition ...

    Motor factors are up against shifting marketing conditions, and the need to stay ahead of the competition is greater than ever. Using ‘big data’ can help, but processing it isn’t easy for most busines ...

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  • Exceeding expectations

    Following a brand review at the beginning of the year, BM Catalysts launched a new campaign that was offi ...

    Following a brand review at the beginning of the year, BM Catalysts launched a new campaign that was officially exhibited at Automechanika Birmingham in June. The campaign focuses on the importance of ...

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  • Technical workshop

    Reducing premature timing belt failures, increasing installer efficiency and eliminating comebacks were a ...

    Reducing premature timing belt failures, increasing installer efficiency and eliminating comebacks were all part of the service menu when Motor Parts Direct in Shrewsbury became the latest UK motor fa ...

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  • Straight to the point

    Unilite details its point of sale (POS) options, suitable for different retail setups, and its own variou ...

    Unilite details its point of sale (POS) options, suitable for different retail setups, and its own various product ranges. A factor’s success is often underpinned by additional add-on sales it can get ...

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  • Diagnostic decision-making

    With the number of diagnostic solutions available rising, David Richards, Managing Director at Launch UK, ...

    With the number of diagnostic solutions available rising, David Richards, Managing Director at Launch UK, explains how factors can decide on an offering. More and more motor factors are embracing diag ...

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  • On the double

    More and more vehicle manufacturers are incorporating double clutch technology into their vehicles, as th ...

    More and more vehicle manufacturers are incorporating double clutch technology into their vehicles, as they deliver optimum efficiency, combined with the comfortable and sporty drive their customers d ...

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  • Are you covered?

    Hugh J Boswell discusses whether technicians’ insurance is valid when it comes to fitting customer suppli ...

    Hugh J Boswell discusses whether technicians’ insurance is valid when it comes to fitting customer supplied parts. Here, the insurance broker not only advises on what to do and what not to do, but it ...

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  • Electric Avenue

    ZF Aftermarket tells motor factors that in order to be successful in the future, they must embrace electr ...

    ZF Aftermarket tells motor factors that in order to be successful in the future, they must embrace electric vehicles. ZF estimates that by 2030, around one third of all vehicles produced worldwide wil ...

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  • A bright partnership

    At the start of the year, Lumileds welcomed Andy Savva as the ambassador for the car lighting brand, Phil ...

    At the start of the year, Lumileds welcomed Andy Savva as the ambassador for the car lighting brand, Philips, in the UK and Ireland. He answers PMF’s questions. Andy has been involved in the automotiv ...

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  • Every Cloud

    MAM Software explains how one motor factor’s upgrade from a server-based system has enabled it to invest ...

    MAM Software explains how one motor factor’s upgrade from a server-based system has enabled it to invest in two new workstations. The move to the cloud helps Ellis Autoparts work more efficiently duri ...

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