Groupauto offers UCCC garages a silver lining

13 August 2014

Buying group Groupauto is looking to provide garages linked with the Unipart Car Care Centre network a lifeline. It aims to give those independent garages, which have been left in the dark after the recent demise of Un ...

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Compulsory TPMS legislation to provide a boost for garages

14 August 2014

With tyre pressure monitoring systems being fitted as standard on all new vehicles from November is likely to spark an uplift in repairs, says Autodata

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CAT Council

Compulsory TPMS legislation to provide a boost for garages

06 August 2014

Carrying on the Inside Line series, we move on from the Mark IV Renault Espace and turn our focus towards a fleet favourite, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. With the fourth generation of the C-Class launched earlier this year ...

07 July 2014

Carrying on the Inside Line series, we move on from looking at the Mark VI Volkswagen Golf and turn our focus towards a popular MPV in its day, the Renault Espace

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02 June 2014

As the Haynes Mechanix course drew to its conclusion after seven weeks (actually eight in the end) of training, the first group of youngsters have now successfully completed the pilot project and achieved a well-deserve ...

19 May 2014

As Haynes’ Mechanix course, designed to inspire the next generation of technicians, enters its final week, CAT catches up with Mentor Paul Lawry to find out how the youngsters have taken to their first taste of the mot ...

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Out and About with CAT

Haynes’ course gets youngsters delving deep into car mechanics

13 August 2014

Graham Gent explains why developing a plan of action for your business is the key to survival. Ensuring your business is a success and makes enough money to keep you and your staff going seems like a relatively straightf ...

04 August 2014

Steve Tallett explains why he thinks that customer service and winning awards are key to re-installing faith in the independent car maintenance sector

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CAT Know-How

CAT Garage Lives: Crescent Motoring Services

13 August 2014

New technology, new refrigerants and a whole new convention dedicated to the sector: Mike Owen talks air conditioning and how you can work it

13 August 2014

John Genge offers advice on what to do to avoid panic and pessimism when one of the ‘big box’ factors opens on your patch

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