A1 Motorist Centre named Servicesure Autocentre of the Year

Thanet garage crowned at annual awards

NATIONAL garage chain Servicesure has crowned Thanet garage A1 Motorist Centre the Autocentre of the Year in its annual awards.

The Kent business beat stiff competition from a growing Servicesure network comprising 557 independent garages across England, Scotland and Wales in the fourth annual Servicesure Autocentre of the Year Awards.

The event took place on 14 October at Coombe Abbey in Coventry, bringing together nominees for this year’s awards, event sponsors and representatives from leading motor factor The Parts Alliance, which runs Servicesure.

A1 Motorist Centre Ltd Owner Adam Rogers said: “It’s nice to have recognition for what we do, which is always offering a personal, honest and trustworthy service with good advice. We have several customers who live 60 miles away and one who’s even in Holland who travel regularly to use us, so it’s something we’re proud of.

“We couldn’t have got to where we are and have won this award without the support of our local SCMF Thanet branch. I used to work in motor factoring, so I understand the pressures and the challenges, and I appreciate their service and the hoops they jump through for me all the more for it. They always keep it personal and friendly, and they really have been key to our success.”

The team at A1 have form for success in Servicesure’s awards, having previously won the Autocentre of the Year for the South Region in 2019.

Head of Garage Programmes at Servicesure Paul Dineen said: “This was a richly deserved win for Adam and the team at A1. Over the last year, they have demonstrated consistently outstanding service to a standard where customers will travel significant distances for services, maintenance and repairs.

“A1 are a professional and passionate team who are committed to providing a transparent, friendly and trustworthy experience for their customers. This is a business that sets a shining example not just to our Servicesure network, but to independent garages across the UK.”

Servicesure is owned and operated by leading motor factor The Parts Alliance, with all member garages adhering to strict levels of quality and service.

The 2021 Autocentre of the Year awards were sponsored by a number of valued Servicesure partners, including Autotech Group, Bollington Insurance, Bumper, Comma, Fiserv, Garage Services Online, Johnson Workwear, The IMI, Purple, Slicker Recycling, The Motor Ombudsman and Yuasa.

The full list of winners is as follows:

  • National Autocentre of the Year: A1 Motorist Centre Ltd
  • The Motor Ombudsman Customer Service Award: M M Auto Services Ltd
  • Business Services Supplier of the Year: Bollington
  • Scotland
    • Region’s Autocentre of the Year: Kilgannon Motors Ltd
    • Runner-up for Region’s Autocentre of the Year: M M Auto Services Ltd
    • Region’s Newcomer of the Year: Kinellar Garage Ltd
  • North and East Midlands
    • Region’s Autocentre of the Year: Meadowfield Auto Centre
    • Runner-up for Region’s Autocentre of the Year: Marc’s Garage Ltd
    • Region’s Newcomer of the Year: Wilford Lane Garage and Auto Centre
  • South
    • Region’s Autocentre of the Year: A1 Motorist Centre Ltd
    • Runner-up for Region’s Autocentre of the Year: K & S Autoservices
    • Region’s Newcomer of the Year: Hillclimb Garage
  • West Midlands and Wales
    • Region’s Autocentre of the Year: Solihull Vehicle Service Centre Ltd
    • Runner-up for Region’s Autocentre of the Year: Cefni Garage
    • Region’s Newcomer of the Year: Clarks4Landys
  • Servicesure Sales Manager of the Year: Ben Spencer
  • The Parts Alliance Region of the Year: Regional Director Matt Warren – North Wales, Merseyside and Cheshire Region
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Garage Wire launches vehicle technician ‘Jobs Board’

Advertise garage job vacancies to Garage Wire readers

Garage Wire has announced the launch of a new Jobs Board for mechanics, vehicle technicians and MOT testers.

Responding to reader demand for a platform to list and apply to independent garage jobs, the Garage Wire Jobs Board already features a wide range of garage job vacancies.

Garage Wire editor, Mike Ruff said: “We’ve long had readers contacting us to help advertise jobs at their garage – we’re really pleased to be able to offer this new service for them.

“At a time of extreme MOT demand, the need to fill positions has perhaps never been greater so it seems only natural for us to support our readers in this way.”

Job vacancies can be posted on Garage Wire for just £10, with all funds going into a pot which will be donated to Garage Wire’s regular reader contributors.

To list a job, simply fill out this quick form, and submit a £10.00 payment via PayPal.

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Petrol prices reach highest level in nine years

RAC calls government to take action as prices reach unprecedented levels

The average price of a litre of petrol sold at UK forecourts has reached 140.22p, the highest level since September 2012 and now just 2p off the record high that occurred in April of the same year, RAC Fuel Watch data shows.

Prices have now gone up by nearly 26p a litre in just 12 months, from 114.50p on this day last year – a jump of 22 per cent.

The major factor has been the rising cost of a barrel of oil which in the same period has doubled from $41 to $83.

However, the oil price is only one part of what drivers pay at the pumps as 57.95p is fuel duty, and then VAT is charged on top of that and the cost of delivery and retailers’ margin.

As a result of the rising cost of oil drivers are now paying 4p more in VAT on a litre on petrol than they were a year ago – from 19p in October 2020 to 23p a litre today.

September’s switch E10 petrol – which increased the biofuel content of petrol from 5 per cent to up to 10 per cent – has also contributed slightly to the price rise by adding around a penny a litre to the cost before VAT is applied.

RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said: “Our data shows we haven’t seen the petrol price at this sort of level since September 2012, and we’re now worryingly close to the all-time average UK price high of 142.48p that was hit in the same year. At a time when households and businesses are facing spiralling prices in other areas this is a huge concern.

“With just two weeks to go until COP26, the uncomfortable truth for the government is that petrol prices are now reaching unprecedented levels and, along with rising domestic energy prices, will be putting a huge financial strain on households that depend on their vehicles and, in turn, the economy.

“We call on the government to take action and do whatever it can to help ease the burden on drivers.

“While the cost of oil has more than doubled in a year, the price drivers pay at the forecourt is compounded by the fact there is nearly 58p in fuel duty charged on every litre.

“And, on top of the delivery cost and the retailer’s margin, you’ve then got VAT which currently accounts for 23p a litre – this has added 4p more a litre in just a year.

“For these reasons, it might be most effective for the government to consider temporarily cutting the level of VAT on motor fuel to help hard-pressed drivers.

“While there have been calls for fuel duty to be cut in the past, there is a real risk that any such cut could be swallowed up by retailers rather than benefiting drivers.

“As VAT is charged on the final cost at the pumps, drivers would see the benefit immediately.”

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BG Automotive worldwide success recognised by HM The Queen

Firm gets highest Royal recognition for any business in the UK for second time

BG Automotive (BGA) has been awarded The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2020.

BGA was the only business in Wiltshire to receive this award out of 220 organisations nationally recognised.

Flying the flag high for the UK and joined by the Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire – BGA were finally able to celebrate and receive their Award.

Mrs Sarah Troughton, HM Lord- Lieutenant of Wiltshire said: “It was a pleasure to present the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade to BGA, and particularly to meet Mr Davide Piaser Export Manager who had come over from Italy.

“I would like to congratulate the whole company for its continued growth and success.

“This Award is not only good for the company but for the Borough of Swindon and Wiltshire as a whole.”

Due to covid restrictions, they were unable to celebrate their award last year.

BGA has been confirmed as a UK leader for its excellence in international trade, dominating European, Russian, Middle East, African, Asian, American markets and are experiencing high demand from countries as far as Australia for their popular, renowned premium quality aftermarket parts and components.

“Day by day BGA is entering new markets,” explained Davide Piaser, head of export sales at BGA.

“Spreading the brand name, increasing the awareness, and creating a global brand.

“In the past five years we have put our flag in 12 new countries across the world.

“I’m very proud to be here today and receive this award on behalf of the whole company.

“The Queen’s award is the result of great teamwork, and tremendous efforts made by each of us.”

The growth within BGA is clear, with the staff head count and turnover quadrupling to now over 130 since the last award in 2015, adding plenty of opportunities for work in Swindon and the surrounding areas.

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Ford to build EV components in UK

Carmaker renews commitment to have 100 per cent of its passenger vehicles and two-thirds of its commercial vehicle sales to be EV by 2030

Ford is to invest up to £230 million at its Halewood vehicle transmission facility to build electric power units for future Ford all-electric cars and vans sold in Europe, it has today (November 18) been announced.

Power unit production in Halewood is expected to begin in mid-2024, with capacity expected to be around 250,000 units a year.

The investment will transform the existing vehicle assembly operations into the Ford Cologne Electrification Center for the manufacture of electric vehicles, Ford’s first such facility in Europe.

Stuart Rowley, president, Ford of Europe said: “This is an important step, marking Ford’s first in-house investment in all-electric vehicle component manufacturing in Europe.

“It strengthens further our ability to deliver 100 percent of Ford passenger vehicles in Europe being all-electric and two-thirds of our commercial vehicle sales being all-electric or plug-in hybrid by 2030.”

The investment – which is subject to and includes UK government support through its Automotive Transformation Fund – will help safeguard the Ford jobs at Halewood.

The UK Government’s business secretary, The Rt. Hon. Kwasi Kwarteng MP, said: “Ford’s decision to build its first electric vehicle components in Europe at its Halewood site is further proof that the UK remains one of the best locations in the world for high-quality automotive manufacturing.

“In this highly competitive, global race to secure electric vehicle manufacturing, our priority is to ensure the UK reaps the benefits.

“Today’s announcement, backed by government funding, is a huge vote of confidence in Britain’s economic future and our plans to ramp up electric vehicle production.”

The power unit is the complete all-electric assembly that replaces the engine and transmission in a conventional petrol or diesel engine vehicle.

Halewood currently builds transmissions for a number of Ford passenger and commercial vehicles and exports 100 percent of its production.

Before being taken back completely into Ford ownership earlier this year, Halewood had been part of Getrag Ford Transmissions, the transmission manufacturing joint venture co-owned by Ford and Magna, for more than 20 years.

Ford is one of the U.K.’s largest exporters, exporting engines and transmissions from its facilities to more than 15 countries on six continents, with overseas sales generating around £2.5 billion annually.

Ford’s first European-built, volume all-electric passenger vehicle will roll off Cologne’s production line in 2023.

Ford also announced earlier this year that in addition to building the all-electric E-Transit from 2022, Ford Otosan – Ford’s joint venture in Turkey – will produce an all-electric version of the next-generation Transit Custom from 2023 at its manufacturing facility in Kocaeli, Turkey.

A new light commercial vehicle being built by Ford’s vehicle assembly operations in Craiova, Romania, also will include an all-electric derivative from 2024.

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Delphi Technologies’ BlueTech VCI diagnostics to make public debut at Autoinform Live

Autoinform Live set to take place on November 6-7 in Wolverhampton

Delphi Technologies’ new diagnostic solution, BlueTech VCI, will make its public debut at the OESAA Autoinform Live event in Wolverhampton this November.

Designed from the ground up to respond to the changing demands posed by today’s increasingly complex vehicles, the new BlueTech VCI (Vehicle Communication Interface) features a clean and intuitive design that belies its comprehensive feature-set.

With a processor five times more powerful than its predecessor, the new diagnostic tool is capable of faster vehicle scan times than ever before, while new integrations such as CAN FD, multiple CAN channels, and DoIP (Diagnostics over Internet Protocol) offer garages cost-effective and intuitive access to the very latest troubleshooting methods.

Delphi Technologies will provide a live demonstration of how to use the new tool during the diagnostic process, before moving on to examine how tasks that ordinarily require OE-specific tools such as ECU programming can now be performed by the new BlueTech VCI thanks to its Pass-Thru capability.

“With even the most modest of cars now equipped with complex ADAS features, garages and technicians need to ensure their diagnostic capabilities and tools are up to the job,” said Julian Goulding, Delphi Technologies Aftermarket, marketing manager.

“BlueTech VCI expands the range of complex vehicle features that can be diagnosed and calibrated by independent garages, and that opens the door to new services that cater for owners of today’s complex vehicles.

“Thanks to its built-in Pass-Thru capability, the new BlueTech VCI enables garages to offer the same range of services as franchised dealers, from ADAS calibration to ECU programming and beyond.”

Delphi Technologies will also use the event to demonstrate its comprehensive range of training modules, offered through the company’s new Academy.

With new content being added every month, the e-learning platform boasts over 200 training modules suitable for technicians of all skill levels, accessible at any time and through any device – even a smartphone.

By offering a range of powerful diagnostic tools backed up by the training to master them to their full potential, Delphi Technologies demonstrates its commitment to ensuring garages of all sizes can offer a full service experience to their customers.

Organised by the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) and hosted the GTG Training Academy in Wolverhampton, Autoinform Live brings together industry experts, technicians and business owners to discover the very latest in diagnostic technology.

With a weekend of hands-on training, seminars and on-vehicle experiences, the event strives to demonstrate new products and techniques that will benefit garages across the country.

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Cost is biggest reason for youngsters not taking driving lessons

Car running costs among the biggest turn-offs for 17 to 24-year-olds

With the number of young people getting behind the wheel now declining, research conducted by the UK’s largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, has indicated why many young people aged 17-24 have put the brakes on learning to drive.

Of 1,000 young drivers surveyed, cost concerns were rated as the biggest reason for why young people had been put off learning to drive at first.

Equal top concerns (29 per cent) were the price of lessons and the cost of running car, closely followed in second spot (28 per cent) by the cost of taking the driving test itself.

Neil Greig, director of policy and research at IAM RoadSmart, said: “Our research shows that among young people the cost of learning to drive is a major deterrent to getting that license which would open up many more job opportunities and increase their personal mobility.

“No doubt, the increase in numbers going into higher education, and the rise of cheap taxi-hailing mobile applications have also fuelled the driving decline.

“Many young people lack the financial confidence to commit to running a car, especially when relatively cheap alternative forms of travel are available.”

The survey also revealed that fear of driving had put off 26 per cent of respondents from learning to drive, with longer waiting lists for tests only being an issue for 20 per cent.

Finding the right car and the time to take lessons were also mentioned by respondents, but only 14 per cent felt they didn’t need a car to get round.

One in ten were actually put off by family or friends recommending they shouldn’t learn to drive.

Neil added: “It is worrying to hear that so many young people are so scared of driving that they have delayed seeking a license.

“Getting behind the wheel feeling stressed can affect concentration and performance, making Britain’s roads a more dangerous place than they need to be.

“We can all play our part by cutting leaner drivers some slack as they work to gain the valuable driving experience that will make then safer drivers in the long run.”

Interestingly, the survey also explored which alternatives would make young drivers consider giving up driving a personal car.

Improved public transport was the prevailing sentiment, with 30 per cent of those surveyed stating that free bus travel would make them consider exchanging their keys for a bus pass.

Also, 27 per cent disclosed that cheaper rail fares would persuade them to give up driving their own vehicle, whilst 22 per cent said modern forms of public transport like trams would prompt them to ditch their car.

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Automotive bulbs bringing more opportunities than ever before

Replacement car bulbs are one of the fastest moving and profitable product lines in the aftermarket

Replacement car bulbs are one of the fastest moving and profitable product lines in the aftermarket.

With peak MOT season in full flow, garages and motor factors need to make the most of upselling opportunities and stock up on bulb products, and they should look to high quality brands such as OSRAM, Ring and NEOLUX.

OSRAM, which owns Ring Automotive, has the ability to supply the whole of the aftermarket with a one-stop solution when it comes to bulbs – along with high levels of customer service and support, and fast delivery.

Terri Clark, lighting marketing manager at OSRAM, said: “With the vehicle parc getting larger – and older – having the product in stock and on the shelf is essential.

“The OSRAM brand offers trusted, genuine OE quality products, the Ring brand is highly respected and used, and the NEOLUX brand provides a price conscious alternative – ensuring we meet all the needs of the aftermarket today.

“We’ve identified the opportunities available for garages and factors to maximise this product area. Especially with the MOT rush, the time to stock up is now.”

Any lighting application that has a bulb fitted is an opportunity for a replacement, and in some cases a profit opportunity to upsell to an upgrade that helps to improve visibility and light on the road for drivers.

An example is replacing High Intensity Discharge Bulbs (HID), that were once limited to luxury cars but are now fitted to a wider range of vehicles, or encouraging customers to trade up to a high-performance halogen bulb, such as the new Night Breaker 200 bulb from OSRAM, which provides up to 200 percent more light on the road.

Henry Bisson, marketing manager at Ring Automotive said: “Once a motorist sees the improvement in headlight bulb upgrades for themself, they generally do not go back to standard bulbs, and hence will continue to fit higher value performance bulbs.

“Ring’s UK warehouse is stocked and ready to support customers at every opportunity, to ensure they receive an uninterrupted supply of Ring, OSRAM and NEOLUX products.”

Modern vehicle electrics mean newer cars need to replace their car headlamp bulbs more frequently.

This is generally due to the higher operating voltage of newer electrical systems or ‘Automatic Lights’ operation.

Ring offers over 200+ different 12V bulbs to cover the growing vehicle car parc to help meet this demand.

The brand has recently launched a new BU175 pre-stocked bulb stand to provide technicians with a solution to having the most popular automotive bulbs at the point of installation.

Ring’s bulb stand is designed to be wall mounted and comes fully stocked with 175 bulbs – and includes 16 of the most popular, fast-moving references in single box, ensuring garages and workshops have every bulb they need close to hand for every job.

Another opportunity for garages and factors is the need to replace bulbs in pairs, to ensure an even light output to aid driver’s vision.

It is not uncommon with modern halogens for a second bulb to fail shortly after the first one.

A motorist would be frustrated to have to replace another bulb soon after having a car in the garage.

So, encouraging motorists to replace bulbs in pairs is a must.

Technicians are also being advised to always check over the lights when servicing a vehicle. It’s a quick and easy visual check which could result in a sale or even save lives.

Bisson continues: “As the market is constantly changing – and with the arrival of electric vehicle technology – there’s still a long way to go and there are plenty of upselling opportunities for garages, motor factors and retailers by stocking high performance replacement bulbs.

“The future for bulbs still remains bright – and with a three-brand offering all under one roof, we strive to be here for the aftermarket for as long as it lasts.”

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OESAA urges technicians to sign up to Autoinform Live with ‘limited spaces’ available

Original equipment manufacturers and industry ambassadors to host weekend event

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is urging technicians to snap up tickets for Autoinform Live, with limited spaces now available for the live training event in Wolverhampton.

On the weekend of the 6th and 7th November, original equipment manufacturers and industry ambassadors will descend on the GTG Training Academy.

Hayley Pells, a member of the OESAA garage forum and renowned figure in workshop circles, has joined the presenter line-up.

She will propose a pathway for technicians tasked with servicing or repairing electric vehicles (EVs).

The process is one that is tried and tested in her own workshop and will be demonstrated during the live training sessions that Autoinform Live is famous for.

Meanwhile, TMD Friction has also signed-up to exhibit.

The brake manufacturer will be showcasing GaraShield, an advanced software platform for workshops, which it exclusively distributes in the UK.

Using GaraShield, every aspect of a vehicle service or repair can be digitally managed, tracked and recorded – for complete transparency and peace of mind. It also encourages best practice compliance.

Hive and MAM Software will also be presenting their products and technologies behind them, so with GaraShield being added to the mix, technicians thinking of investing in garage management, workflow process and quality control systems will be well catered for.

OESAA chairman, Nigel Morgan, said: “The additions of Hayley and TMD Friction will add different dimensions to what already promises to be an engaging and insightful event.

“Both will bring unique qualities and messages, which will be invaluable to visitors when they return to their workshops.

“Autoinform Live is gearing up to be an event to remember, so technicians can’t afford to miss out on the plethora of training available – I urge them to sign up now.”

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GS Yuasa traction range gains momentum for European market

Coverage for all makes and models providing reliable power and hassle-free performance

GS Yuasa have announced the launch of a new range of traction batteries for the European material handling market.

The launch sees the manufacturer expand upon its class leading Japanese traction battery range with an all-new line up of European DIN and BS sizes.

The new range of individual 2V cells, full tank solutions and accessories utilise the very latest technology and premium Japanese engineering for maximum quality and long life.

Available in 24, 48 and 80 volt solutions, the extensive range provides coverage for all makes and models providing reliable power and hassle-free performance.

The new European sized range is available as a fully plug and play solution, meaning it can be easily integrated into a wide range of applications.

All batteries offer low maintenance, minimised water consumption and quick charging.

They are supplied in a high durability, dip coated tray and are fully recyclable.

As an original equipment supplier, GS Yuasa are trusted by engineers worldwide.

Their traction batteries are the preferred choice to the Asian materials handling market, and GS brand traction batteries are still widely referenced for their unrivalled quality many years after discontinuation in Europe.

James Hylton managing director of GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK said: “We’re delighted to have launched our traction range in Europe and offer our world-renowned quality and long service life to the materials handling industry. 

“Our experienced engineers have developed this range using their extensive knowledge of traction technology to ensure the highest performance and reliability.

“We are already receiving a huge level of interest from materials handling suppliers and manufacturers who are delighted GS Yuasa have returned to the European market”.

An optional Air-Mix system enhances electrolyte mixing, prolonging service life and reducing the risk of stratification and premature battery failure.

The system brings a number of additional benefits including a 20 per cent reduction in energy consumption during charging and reducing overall charge times by 30 per cent.

A fully integrated filling solution makes maintenance quick and easy while an optional LED indicator means electrolyte levels can be checked with just a glance.

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