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Garages face parts pricing dilemma according to TechMan

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TechMan says customers need to beware what they wish for when it comes to having suppliers’ catalogues available within their garage management system. Leo Freebairn, TechMan’s National Sales Manager says whilst customers ‘often ask for this’ it’s important garages realise

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The Parts Alliance announce 25 ‘City Brakes’ holidays to be won by April


The Parts Alliance will be sending 25 garages on luxury mini-breaks to a host of top European cities in its biggest ever promotion. Campaign scratch cards will be included with all sets of Delphi and Bendix brake pads supplied during

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The Parts Alliance announces two new branch openings

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Uni-Select Inc. (“Uni-Select”, TSX: UNS), announced today that The Parts Alliance, one of its subsidiaries, has opened two new branches in the United Kingdom. The Parts Alliance has opened two new branches in February. This follows two further branch additions

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Servicesure announces final shortlist for ‘Autocentre of the Year 2018’

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Servicesure Autocentres, The Parts Alliance garage programme, is soon to announce the winner of its inaugural ‘Autocentre of the Year’ award, selected from its national network of garages. The awards have been sponsored by a number of Servicesure partners including insurance

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TechMan says web bookings can help garages ‘sell while they sleep’

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TechMan, the garage management system built by an independent garage, say they are rolling out their new ‘web booking’ system after successfully integrating it for a number of customers in recent months. One garage piloting the system saw profits generated

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The Parts Alliance warn on ‘copycat’ DPF Cleaners as sales surge ahead of MOT changes

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The Parts Alliance says the Vetech DPF Professional Cleaner launched in 2015 by GSF Car Parts has proved so successful that they will be enforcing recently acquired design protection rights to help garages avoid ‘inferior copy products’, after successfully patenting

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Winter Garage Essentials out now


The Parts Alliance has rolled out the latest Garage Essentials tools and equipment brochure. The Winter issue is the first of four seasonal editions planned for 2018. The 68 page publication – originally from GSF Car Parts – is these

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TechMan to sponsor February garage awards event


TechMan, the garage management system built by an independent garage, has been announced as an award sponsor for next week’s garage awards. The event, being held on the evening of Thursday 1st February at Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens, will acknowledge

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Garages already stopping to buy Bendix brakes


GSF Car Parts says their ambitious programme to reintroduce Bendix brakes to the UK aftermarket is running ahead of schedule. The Parts Alliance, GSF’s parent company, announced a long term exclusive Western European distribution agreement for the Bendix braking brand

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Garages remain unaware about benefits of an up-to-date management system

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Almost 80 per cent of independents have been using the same garage management system for more than three years and risk “getting left behind by the dealer networks”, according to TechMan. The findings, which were revealed in a survey of

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