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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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  • 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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  • The Wheelwright Approach

    Known in the automotive accessory market for its alloy wheel offering, Wheelwright is setting its sight o ...

    Known in the automotive accessory market for its alloy wheel offering, Wheelwright is setting its sight on motor factors to stock its new RoadHero space saver wheel kit. Before launching into the spec ...

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  • It Pays to Display

    Standing out is essential in the challenging and competitive retail environment. With this in mind, Ring ...

    Standing out is essential in the challenging and competitive retail environment. With this in mind, Ring has developed new branding, online presence and in-store support specifically to help motor fac ...

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  • Hoses Under Pressure

    First Line explains how the push to reduce emissions has led to increased sales of turbocharger hoses, an ...

    First Line explains how the push to reduce emissions has led to increased sales of turbocharger hoses, and how the company can cater to this rise in demand. Legislative pressure on vehicle manufacture ...

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  • Road to Recognition

    Over the course of its 30-year history, FAI has become known for its large array of engine component rang ...

    Over the course of its 30-year history, FAI has become known for its large array of engine component ranges and extensive steering and suspension portfolio. PMF met up with the company at Automechanik ...

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  • There’s Always Room to Expand

    While the majority of a motor factor’s sales may be parts, oils and lubricants, specialist automotive too ...

    While the majority of a motor factor’s sales may be parts, oils and lubricants, specialist automotive tools and garage equipment – there are benefits of expanding this offering. Draper Tools wants to ...

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  • Feeling the Squeeze

    With articles on harmful toxins and air quality hitting the mainstream media on a regular basis, BM Catal ...

    With articles on harmful toxins and air quality hitting the mainstream media on a regular basis, BM Catalysts’ Commercial Director Mark Blinston provides some clarity on the issue, commenting on the e ...

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