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CAT_February2015_Front-Cover_200pxIN THE FEBURARY ISSUE

TYPE APPROVAL: What you must know
After Klarius’ catalytic converter debacle, CAT looks at the finer points of Type Approval and its process


  1. Philips new bulbs designed to combat short service life
  2. Andrew Page ties up new £40 million refinancing deal
  3. Survey finds motorists preferring to drive a faulty car than get it fixed
  4. New book explores the necessity of getting fresh blood into industries
  5. IGA looking to independent garages to inspire school leavers into the sector
  6. Motor Codes needs garages help with enhancing public awareness
  7. Mahle’s MD hits out at pattern filters
  8. Is audio branding the way forward when customers are on hold


Richard Shortis, Managing Director of the Shortis Group on why regulators also require Type Approval.


  • Will product recalls ever affect the aftermarket
  • Having the right insurance coverage should be the first resolution this year
  • Getting to grips with the new obesity and discrimination laws
  • CAT’s Inside Line: The Toyota Prius XW20 is on the ramp this month

STRATEGY: Additives and braking are in the spotlight this month


From accessories to workwear and plenty in between


More tales from the garage and under the bonnet


  • 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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  • What does Type Approval mean for the aftermarket
  • Philips new brighter bulbs look to cut short service life
  • IGA says independent garages are key to inspiring school leavers

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