Market Trends & Analysis
  • The Diesel Report

    GiPA’s Quentin Le Hetet examines the recent downturn in diesel registrations, and explains why this doesn ...

    GiPA’s Quentin Le Hetet examines the recent downturn in diesel registrations, and explains why this doesn’t necessarily mean that the diesel car parc is coming to its end. ...

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  • The Brake Report

    Lumag has revealed the results of its latest benchmarking exercise, in which the company claims its Breck ...

    Lumag has revealed the results of its latest benchmarking exercise, in which the company claims its Breck brake pads and discs outperformed those of OE manufacturers. The LU 704 brake material was tes ...

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  • Is this the End of the Universal?

    Is this the end of the universal? PMF discusses current trends with Just Boots’ CV boot specialist Dale H ...

    Is this the end of the universal? PMF discusses current trends with Just Boots’ CV boot specialist Dale Holmes. Constant-velocity (CV) joints ensure power from a vehicle’s transmission drives the whee ...

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  • Ring Names its Popular Products

    Picking the right inspection lighting is critical in a busy garage: it will improve working conditions an ...

    Picking the right inspection lighting is critical in a busy garage: it will improve working conditions and reduce eye strain. However, with a wide range of workshop lighting available, which is the be ...

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  • What Does the Future Hold?

    Ecobat Battery Technologies explores the potential future of the automotive battery market, and the role ...

    Ecobat Battery Technologies explores the potential future of the automotive battery market, and the role that lithium might play. According to figures released by VARTA, Ecobat Battery Technologies' ( ...

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  • Start-stop on the up

    Start-stop vehicles already account for most new vehicle registrations in Europe, and are entering the af ...

    Start-stop vehicles already account for most new vehicle registrations in Europe, and are entering the aftermarket in rapidly increasing numbers. In this article, Exide explains the rise in popularity ...

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  • Vehicles of the future

    Claes-Peter Lindner, Field Marketing Advisor Nordic, UK and Ireland at ExxonMobil, discusses how and why ...

    Claes-Peter Lindner, Field Marketing Advisor Nordic, UK and Ireland at ExxonMobil, discusses how and why the company is staying one step ahead in an age of rapid technological change. The automotive i ...

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  • Top Vehicle Brands to Have  Owner-Reported Problems

      J.D. Power, a specialist in consumer insights, advisory services and data and analytics, highlight ...

      J.D. Power, a specialist in consumer insights, advisory services and data and analytics, highlights the top 13 vehicle brands in the UK to have owner-reported problems. Emerging and new technol ...

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  • How Will WLTP Regulations Affect Aftermarket Exhausts?

    Doug Bentley, Head of R&D at Klarius, explains why the aftermarket business is ahead of the emissions ...

    Doug Bentley, Head of R&D at Klarius, explains why the aftermarket business is ahead of the emissions testing curve. The automotive industry is now implementing a new, ‘real-world’ emissions testi ...

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  • Most Expensive UK Counties For Car Repairs

    The online garage and repair marketplace, WhoCanFixMyCar.com, has revealed which counties are the most ex ...

    The online garage and repair marketplace, WhoCanFixMyCar.com, has revealed which counties are the most expensive for the average car repair – with Cornwall topping the list. The average cost for Cornw ...

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