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Know your law when it comes to apprentices

Thinking of recruiting people fresh to our industry? Be aware of the legal aspects.

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How to find finance as cost of living crisis bites

One source of worry for many is how to keep the financial plates spinning. We talk to the experts

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Why are drivers ditching garages for DIY repairs?

A recent survey found that more than a third of owners are willing to try carrying out their own repairs rather than a professional do it in order to save money

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Worry over extreme costs of replacement LED lighting units

An Audi A8 unit currently costs as much as £2600. Can aftermarket bring down the costs?

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The rising risk of cyber attack in automotive

Around half of all businesses were subjected to a cyberattack or breach last year

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Is manual gearbox decline a worry for aftermarket?

With the sales of manual gearboxes decidedly on the wane is the aftermarket’s clutch replacement revenue is about to wither?

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How timing gear servicing and repairs present trade opportunities

…but only if garages and factors are proactive at grasping them

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Price uncertainties: Can suppliers protect themselves?

While stable prices are a distant memory, there are steps suppliers can take to protect themselves

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Older workers are the key to aftermarket’s staff shortage

We dive into why mature workers shouldn’t be shunned just because of their age

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How small workshops can thrive from combustion car end

Key to keeping the older combustion car parc running will be the local independent garage. CAT talks with some of the UK’s 35,000 firms

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