Features
  • An Alternative Solution

    Bob Wood, Technical Engineer at Total Lubricants, explains how the company has had to respond to an incre ...

    Bob Wood, Technical Engineer at Total Lubricants, explains how the company has had to respond to an increase in the amount of alternatively-fuelled vehicles on UK roads. In 2017, the UK’s appetite for ...

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  • Keeping out the Cold

    Freezing temperatures don’t have to mean an increase in battery warranty returns. They can provide motor ...

    Freezing temperatures don’t have to mean an increase in battery warranty returns. They can provide motor factors with cross-selling opportunities, including battery chargers and accessories, says CTEK ...

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  • Quality & Control Testing

    Sealey walks through the quality control and testing procedures carried out on its products before they r ...

    Sealey walks through the quality control and testing procedures carried out on its products before they reach the market. Sealey provides over 9,500 product lines designed for use in the trade. Catalo ...

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  • 80 Years of PCL

    PCL is celebrating 80 years since its incorporation in Sheffield in June 1938. From the appointment of it ...

    PCL is celebrating 80 years since its incorporation in Sheffield in June 1938. From the appointment of its first directors, Henry Turner and Thomas Brown, the business has experienced eight decades of ...

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  • Then & Now

    Next year, Morris Lubricants will celebrate its 150-year evolution; from candlemaker to global oil export ...

    Next year, Morris Lubricants will celebrate its 150-year evolution; from candlemaker to global oil exporter. Grocer and candlemaker James Kent Morris could never have envisaged the future evolution of ...

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  • A Rapid Development

    Lucas Oil’s automotive lubricants and additives are now available from over 120 motor factor branches wit ...

    Lucas Oil’s automotive lubricants and additives are now available from over 120 motor factor branches within the Rapid Group, after a deal was agreed with the US manufacturer last month. PMF finds out ...

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  • Making the Grade

    A decade ago, a motor factor could service the needs of the majority of its customers by stocking 15W-40 ...

    A decade ago, a motor factor could service the needs of the majority of its customers by stocking 15W-40 and 10W-40 grade engine oils. Unless the car was unusual, one of those would have worked just f ...

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  • A Lot Happens in a Year

    PMF takes a trip to Autosupplies to find out what has changed at the Chesterfield operation since the pre ...

    PMF takes a trip to Autosupplies to find out what has changed at the Chesterfield operation since the previous visit, and how the acquisition of Butlers Automotive has affected the business. Autosuppl ...

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  • Timing is Key

    Draper Tools explains how it has made its new timing tools range so accessible to its customers. Engine t ...

    Draper Tools explains how it has made its new timing tools range so accessible to its customers. Engine timing tools are an essential for any workshop, but of course there’s a vast range of them out t ...

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  • All Change

    As the ACEA 2012 sequences are phased out, and with ACEA 2016 sequences now mandatory, PMF speaks to Andr ...

    As the ACEA 2012 sequences are phased out, and with ACEA 2016 sequences now mandatory, PMF speaks to Andrew Goddard, Chairman of the Verification of Lubricant Specifications (VLS) about what the chang ...

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