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CAT_October2014_Front-Cover_200pxIN THE OCTOBER ISSUE

IS THE WHICH REPORT OBJECTIVE ENOUGH? The investigation into independent aftermarket deemed disappointing and vague.


  1. A look back at Automechanika Frankfurt and what was on show
  2. TRW set to be acquired by fellow giant ZF in $12.4 billion deal
  3. UA staff are in demand, as companies rush to snap them up
  4. Private car insurance investigation final report deemed not good enough by NAB
  5. IAAF and Figiefa try to head off the threat of type approval for the aftermarket
  6. Why SMEs should focus on the ‘why’ and not the ‘how’ when it comes to social media


Dom Collins, Technician at Cox of Torbay investigates the conundrum of licensing for the garage sector.


  • The art behind answering the telephone
  • How to best use the data saved on your computer
  • A look at where the law stands on tattoos and piercings
  • CAT’s Inside Line: The BMW E60/E61 5 Series

STRATEGY: Lighting and wipers and winter corrosion are in the spotlight this month


From additives to tyre bays and plenty inbetween


More tales from the garage, the factory and behind the counter


  • Out and about: Aftermarket events
  • Back in the day: 25 years in the CAT archives
  • Blast from the past – the classic adverts you know and love


The CAT Month continues, where will the team be going next?

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  • Damning report from Which? magazine on the garage sector
  • A review of the good and the great at Automechanika
  • Do you know the legal stand point over tattoos

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