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June 15, 2022

Advance Auto Parts Brings 12-Volt DieHard EV Battery to Stores

Advance Auto Parts (AAP), an automotive aftermarket parts retailer, has introduced DieHard EV with xEV by Clarios, becoming an auto parts retailer to sell 12-volt batteries designed specifically for hybrid…
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June 15, 2022

Schaeffler India’s Automotive Aftermarket introduces premium range wiper blades under TruPower brand

Automotive Aftermarket division of Schaeffler India introduced a premium range of wiper blades under the Schaeffler TruPower label. The graphite coated rubber wiper blades from the diversified industrial and automotive…
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June 15, 2022

ZF Aftermarket launches new brake fluid solutions

Mumbai: ZF Aftermarket on Tuesday announced the launch of its new product and so...
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June 15, 2022

Gearing up for Ranger, Grenadier production

Towbar expert Brink Towing Systems, in Pietermartizburg, KwaZulu-Natal, is expanding its manufacturing capacity in preparation for the production of automotive manufacturer Ford’s new-generation Ranger pick-up at its Tshwane plant, in…
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June 15, 2022

Mercedes-Benz SA to sell Sandown Motor Holdings to Motus 

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) will dispose of the passenger car business of its Gauteng West own-retail operations, as well as a portion of its commercial vehicle business, held in Sandown…
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April 7, 2022

Automechanika Johannesburg automotive aftermarket trade fair returns on 7-10 June

Automechanika Johannesburg will see a return to a face-to-face trade show when it takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec, from 7-10 June 2022. This will be the seventh…
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April 7, 2022

Aftermarket groups promote federal ‘right to repair’ act

Representatives of the aftermarket industry on Monday sought to build support for H.R. 6570, also known as the “Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair,” or REPAIR Act. But…
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April 7, 2022

Automotive Aftermarket market is expected to reach the value of 340.25 billion USD by the end of 2027

As per our report, the Automotive After Market size was estimated to be worth 222.50 billion dollars in 2021, and it is predicted to be worth 340.25 billion dollars by…
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March 9, 2022

Parts Authority Acquires Levine Auto and Truck Parts

Parts Authority, one of the largest distributors of automotive and truck parts to the aftermarket industry, has acquired Levine Auto and Truck Parts, headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut. The transaction was…
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March 9, 2022

New Clarios Smart Battery for EVs, Autonomous Vehicles

Clarios announced a new safety critical battery for EVs that will debut in the next two to three years. The company says it produces of one in three of the…
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March 9, 2022

The aftermarket isn’t growing. It’s booming

Good times ahead? No, they're already here for the automotive aftermarket. If the numbers from the United States are a template for the rest of the world.
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January 26, 2022

Heavy-Duty Automotive Aftermarket Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast By 2021-2026

According to IMARC Group’s latest report, titled “ Heavy Duty Aftermarket Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026”, the global heavy-duty automotive aftermarket market reached a…
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January 26, 2022

Why the aftermarket is only going to grow

There is no doubt in the minds of a number of automotive aftermarket leaders that the industry is going to get bigger as we transition farther away from the pandemic.…
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December 13, 2021

Chery’s new Tiggo 4 Pro now in SA, but the one million km warranty has everyone talking

Chery reaffirmed its entry to the South African market a few months ago and has now launched its new Tiggo 4 Pro in the country. However, the big news around…
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December 13, 2021

New Toyota Belta sedan announced

The Toyota Belta sedan has been announced and is a product of the Suzuki - Toyota partnership agreement that sees the two brands working together. Here's exactly what it means…
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April 23, 2020

The 2020 South African Car of the Year is a:

Johannesburg - For the first time ever, an electric vehicle has won the AutoTrader South African Car of the Year award, with the Jaguar I-Pace EV400 AWD SE taking top…
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April 7, 2020

Auto industry uses lessons from 2008 recession to survive corona chaos

In the spring of 2008, Renault executives in France started receiving alerts from colleagues at Nissan North America about the health of the U.S. auto market. Auction prices for used…
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March 23, 2020

Why these BMW engines won’t survive the new era

For decades BMW has traded on the marketability of an unrivalled portfolio of engines. Despite some of the most iconic designs of the last 50 years, when you think of…
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March 20, 2020

Toyoda urges Japan’s auto industry to stay calm amid crisis

TOKYO -- Akio Toyoda, in his role as head of Japan's automotive lobby, said the global pandemic is taking a big bite out of worldwide sales and production, but he…
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March 18, 2020

Ford weighing shift reductions as UAW presses Big 3 automakers to close factories

The United Auto Workers union has asked the Big Three Detroit automakers to shut down production for two weeks to safeguard its members from the coronavirus outbreak.
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March 18, 2020

2022 Volkswagen Amarok Teased For The First Time, Ford Is Involved

The Nivus small crossover wasn’t the only new model teased by Volkswagen during the Annual Media Conference as a design sketch of the second-generation Amarok also made a brief appearance.
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February 28, 2020

Motus increases its presence in China

Motus, the vehicle business of Imperial Holdings that was unbundled and separately listed on the JSE, has set up a distribution centre in Shanghai in China and is planning to…
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February 20, 2020

This is how South Africa’s planned car regulations will impact your insurance

The Competition Commission has gazetted draft guidelines for the automotive aftermarket industry in South Africa, promising a big shake-up for car service and warranty plans in South Africa.
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February 19, 2020

Good news! SA is a step closer to servicing your new car at an independent workshop

The Competition Commission announced it will put a plan into action that aims to level the playing field between OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and independent service providers (ISPs).
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February 18, 2020

WATCH | NSX, F40, MX-5 a car name acronyms you probably didn’t know the meaning of

Cars all over the world are badged with different model names. Some have historical and a deeper meaning behind it while others are simply letter bunched together.
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October 15, 2019

Nissan celebrates Godzilla with GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition

In a few weeks time, South Africans will celebrate Heritage Day (September 24). The aim is to celebrate our different cultures and traditions and in that process learn more about…
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July 2, 2019

Lee Iacocca, Mustang mastermind and tireless Chrysler savior, dies at 94

Lee Iacocca, the mastermind behind the Ford Mustang and the straight-talking captain of Chrysler’s historic U.S. rescue and 1980s turnaround that brought him acclaim as America’s most famous CEO and…
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July 1, 2019

BMW X6 adds more powerful engines for 2020

BMW's X6 is getting redesigned for 2020 with beefier engines and, for the first time, an optional illuminated kidney grille. The 2020 X6 will start at $65,295, including shipping, and…