• The future of electric and hybrid vehicles

    Whilst electric and hybrid vehicles are set to be the future of the automotive industry, there is much wo ...

    Whilst electric and hybrid vehicles are set to be the future of the automotive industry, there is much work to be done before they become the new normal. Neil Pattemore explains… It may seem hard to b ...

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  • Brexit – still something to think about

    So that’s it! The UK has left the EU. However, there is still plenty to think about and more to be negoti ...

    So that’s it! The UK has left the EU. However, there is still plenty to think about and more to be negotiated, as Neil Pattemore explains… Not for the first time, ‘the pundits’ and the media in genera ...

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  • ADAS and the aftermarket

    More technology on a vehicle should mean more opportunities for independent garages. However, there are b ...

    More technology on a vehicle should mean more opportunities for independent garages. However, there are big questions that need answering when it comes to ADAS. Step forward Neil Pattemore… Advanced D ...

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  • Time will tell

    At the start of a new decade, Neil Pattemore returns to give readers an insight into the uncertain future ...

    At the start of a new decade, Neil Pattemore returns to give readers an insight into the uncertain future of the aftermarket, and what the next ten years might bring. With not just another year, but a ...

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  • Brexit – What’s in it for the aftermarket?

    With the deadline looming, Neil Pattemore returns to give readers an insight into the extremities of Brex ...

    With the deadline looming, Neil Pattemore returns to give readers an insight into the extremities of Brexit, and the repercussions its implementation will have on the UK automotive aftermarket – both ...

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  • Replacement parts – What choice do I have?

    Neil Pattemore gives his take on the difficulties that garages will likely face as evolving vehicle desig ...

    Neil Pattemore gives his take on the difficulties that garages will likely face as evolving vehicle design and VM control over specifications restricts what independents can offer their customers. The ...

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  • Standard Fare

    Standardisation makes it easier and cheaper for garages to conduct their day-to-day business activities. ...

    Standardisation makes it easier and cheaper for garages to conduct their day-to-day business activities. Neil Pattemore discusses. ...

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  • Life After Brexit

    Neil Pattemore investigates what independent workshops should consider once the impact of Brexit becomes ...

    Neil Pattemore investigates what independent workshops should consider once the impact of Brexit becomes clearer. ...

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  • Shared Values

    It is often said that the two greatest challenges in running a successful business are handling customers ...

    It is often said that the two greatest challenges in running a successful business are handling customers and handling staff. Neil Pattemore discusses how both of these challenges be addressed. ...

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  • Faking It

    For the aftermarket, ‘fake news’ is an increasingly serious problem, but more in the shape of ‘fake parts ...

    For the aftermarket, ‘fake news’ is an increasingly serious problem, but more in the shape of ‘fake parts’. With this worrying trend showing no signs of slowing down, Neil Pattemore details the risks ...

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