CURRENT & RECENT MEDIA RELEASES:

May 20, 2024


TRICO GETS CLEAR VISION ON A NEW BRAND AMBASSADOR - COOPER MURRAY
May 16, 2024


WIPING THE AFTERMARKET INDUSTRY'S WINDSCREEN - TALKTOMOTIVE PODCAST
May 9, 2024


EXPERIENCE FORMULA ONE WITH CAPRICORN AND DISCOVER QATAR
Apr 24, 2024


TRICO RELEASES EXACT FIT HAVAL & MG WIPERS TO THE AUSTRALIAN AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET

Apr 23, 2024


CAROLE NOON - 27 YEARS OF DAYCO CUSTOMER SERVICE
Apr 21, 2024


DAVID RUSSELL BREAKS THROUGH FOR TAUPO VICTORY
Apr 19, 2024


CAPRICORN GROUP CEO DAVID FRASER ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT
Apr 4, 2024


DAVID RUSSELL JOINS PREMIAIR NULON RACING
Mar 13, 2024


DAYCO RACER DAVID RUSSELL JOINS TEKWORKX MOTORSPORT FOR THE 2024 CARRERA CUP SEASON

Mar 5, 2024


DAYCO BEGINS FULL SCALE BELT PRODUCTION IN MEXICO
Feb 21, 2024


PRECISION AUTOMOTIVE EQUIPMENT'S CHRISTOPHER CIARDI BECOMES AUSTRALIA'S ONLY ALI CERTIFIED LIFT INSPECTOR  (Includes Talktomotive Podcast 9)

Feb 12, 2024


WORLD LEADING BREMBO BRAKE PRODUCTS JOINS THE BURSON AUTO PARTS BRAKE RANGE IN 2024

Feb 9, 2024

TRANS AM SERIES WELCOMES TRICO AS NEW TITLE PARTNER

Jan 24, 2024


CLEAR VISION AT THE 2024 AAA EXPO FROM TRICO
Jan 24, 2024


GLOBAL CEO VISITS DAYCO AUSTRALIA
Dec 2, 2023


VIVA LAS VEGAS - TALKTOMOTIVE PODCAST 8
Oct 18, 2023


OUTSTANDING CAPRICORN SUCCESS CONTINUES
Oct 16, 2023


BLACKHAWK 4X4 ULTIMATE ADJUSTABLE UPPER  CONTROL ARMS RELEASED
Oct 9, 2023


DAYCO DAVE STARS AT BATHURST
Oct 9, 2023


PRODUCT TRAINING A PRIORITY FOR THE BURSON AND PRECISION EQUIPMENT TEAMS
Sept 27, 2023


PK TOOL JOINS DAVID RUSSELL'S PORSCHE CARRERA CUP BATHURST CHALLENGE
Sept 5, 2023
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EV MYTH BUSTING WITH JEFF SMIT - TALKTOMOTIVE PODCAST 7
Aug 28, 2023


DAYCO RELEASES PREMIUM QUALITY ELECTRIC WATER PUMP RANGE
Aug 17, 2023


TRUST SALT-AWAY, THE ORIGINAL AND THE BEST
Aug 11, 2023


STA-BIL IS THE WORLD'S TOP SELLING FUEL STABILISER
July 31, 2023


STRONGER WITH CAPRICORN AND REPAIRIFY - Innovative joint venture delivers advanced automotive remote diagnostic services to repairers across Australia and New Zealand

July 31, 2023


MAKING MOTORSPORT MAGIC - TALKTOMOTIVE PODCAST 6
July 25, 2023


PRECISION AUTOMOTIVE EQUIPMENT BRINGS VAMAG ROLLER BRAKE TESTERS TO AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND AUTOMOTIVE REPAIRERS

July 24, 2023


COMPLETE 4WD FILTRATION FROM DIRECTION PLUS
July 24, 2023


AUTEL EV DIAGNOSTIC SCAN TOOLS FROM BURSON EQUIPMENT - THE EV SOLUTION FOR WORKSHOPS

July 11, 2023


BURSON AUTO PARTS IN BALI WITH GOODYEAR AUTO CARE
June 27, 2023


DAYCO AUSTRALIA PROUD TO BE A PART OF AUTOCARE 2023
June 27, 2023


BURSON AUTO PARTS TOP FUEL CHAMPIONSHIP GOES DOWN TO THE WIRE IN DARWIN
June 26, 2023


OUTSTANDING AUTOCARE FOR BURSON EQUIPMENT
June 15, 2023


ROADSAFE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DRIVING INNOVATION

June 9, 2023


TRICO PARTNERS WITH TRIPLE M AND MARTY SHEARGOLD THROUGH JULY AND AUGUST
June 8, 2023


NITRO AFTERMARKET GEAR AND AXLE PARTS FOR QUALITY AND RANGE
June 7, 2023


CAR RADIO GA GA - TALKTOMOTIVE PODCAST 5
May 30, 2023


BURSON AUTO PARTS TRADE SHOW SUCCESS
May 29, 2023


TRUCKLINE ANNOUNCES AUSTRANS GROUP AS WINNER OF THEIR 70TH ANNIVERSARY GRAND PRIZE

May 29, 2023


STATE OF THE ART QUEENSLAND BAPCOR DISTRIBUTION CENTRE CONSTRUCTED
May 18, 2023


BAPCOR LIMITED ACQUIRES E-MAX AUSTRALIA
May 16, 2023


BURSON BEN RACES TO DOUBLE ISLAND TCR PODIUM
May 5, 2023


HEAD TO TRICO FOR PREMIUM QUALITY WIPER BLADE PRODUCTS
May 4, 2023


BURSON AUTO PARTS AND PEAK LUBRICANTS CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF BURSON OIL SUCCESS

May 1, 2023


CELEBRATING TWO OUTSTANDING AUTOMOTIVE CAREERS
May 1, 2023


BURSON AUTO PARTS RACER BEN BARGWANNA WINS TCR EUROPE ROOKIE TROPHY IN PORTUGAL

Apr 28, 2023


APMEC, DAYCO & 15 BILLION REASONS TO MANUFACTURE IN AUSTRALIA -  TALKTOMOTIVE PODCAST 4

Apr 11, 2023


SUPERCAR STARS AND THE EASTER BUNNY VISIT BAPCOR
Apr 3, 2023


MODERNISE YOUR  BUSINESS WITH 5IQ AUTOMOTIVE SOFTWARE
Mar 29, 2023


DAYCO RACER DAVID RUSSELL RETURNS TO CARRERA CUP WITH EARL BAMBER MOTORSPORT

Mar 23, 2023


BURSON AUTO PARTS PROVIDES THE ULTIMATE IN 4WD SPORTS AND PERFORMANCE BRAKES

Mar 20, 2023


RIGHT TO REPAIR GOES GLOBAL - TALKTOMOTIVE PODCAST
Mar 14, 2023


KEEP YOUR CUSTOMERS' CARS SAFE BY REPLACING WIPER BLADES WITH EVERY SERVICE
Mar 7, 2023


REVIVAL AUTO PARTS - BRAKE RESTORATION SPECIALISTS LIKE NO OTHER
Mar 6, 2023


MAJOR VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN THE HUNTER WINALIGN HEAVY DUTY WHEEL ALIGNER FROM NOLAN'S TRANSPORT

Feb 28, 2023


ROADSAFE SUPPORTS BEYOND BLUE AND THE McGRATH FOUNDATION
Feb 13, 2023


BURSON AUTO PARTS RETURNS TO TCR WITH BEN BARGWANNA AND GRM IN 2023
Feb 10, 2023


FROM TV'S TO EV'S, AUTO SECTOR THE STAR OF CES - TALKTOMOTIVE PODCAST

Feb 6, 2023


CAPRICORN HEADS INTO 2023 STRONGER THAN EVER
Feb 2, 2023


DAYCO SPONSORED TEAM FIRST TO FINISH GEN 3 SUPERCAR
Feb 1, 2023


AUSTRALIA'S STEERING AND SUSPENSION LEADERS BRING ROADSAFE SHOCK ABSORBERS TO THE AFTERMARKET

Jan 31, 2023


NOTHING BEATS BEING FACE TO FACE - PAUL MARINELLI TALKTOMOTIVE PODCAST
Jan 30, 2023


AUSTRALIA'S WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT LEADERS VISIT COJALI PLANT IN SPAIN
Jan 27, 2023


DAYCO RECRUITS CRAIG FROHOCK AS ITS NEW AFTERMARKET AND BELT CEO
Jan 13, 2023


FORD AWARDS DAYCO INDIA FOR DELIVERING OUTSTANDING QUALITY PERFORMANCE
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May 20, 2024 -  TRICO GETS CLEAR VISION ON A NEW BRAND AMBASSADOR - COOPER MURRAY

One of the world’s leading Original Equipment and automotive aftermarket windscreen wiper product manufacturers, Trico, announces the company’s sponsorship of promising young Supercars driver, Cooper Murray.

The 22-year-old currently competes in the Super2 Series with Eggleston Motorsport, and will also pilot the Triple Eight Race Engineering #888 Chevrolet Camaro in the leading Supercar team’s wildcard program alongside Supercars legend Craig Lowndes.

Impressively, Murray won his debut Super2 race in 2023, before finishing fourth in the championship, including a second victory, three podiums and a pole position to close out a very successful inaugural season.

Murray’s racing career began with karts at the age of 10, winning a pair of Australasian Championship titles and six state titles before graduating to car racing. After two seasons of racing in national and state level Formula Ford, he impressed on debut in the Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge taking eight wins from 17 starts, ultimately finishing second in the final series standings.

Graduating to Porsche Carrera Cup Australia in 2019, Murray claimed a hat-trick of wins in Townsville along with podium finishes, which is momentum he would take into 2020, sweeping all three races at Adelaide’s opening round before the COVID-19 pandemic brought a premature end to the season.

Murray was again a contender for the Porsche Carrera Cup title in 2021, earning a call-up to the prestigious global Porsche Junior Shootout, followed by the completion of evaluation days with Team 18 and Erebus Motorsport which pivoted his focus to the Supercars Championship. 

Murray’s goal is to deliver results in the remaining rounds of the 2024 Super2 Series where he’ll be supported by his new personal sponsor and world class manufacturer of windscreen wipers and associated products, Trico.

“It’s a real honour to have TRICO along for the ride with me in the 2024 Super2 Series. To be able to have the support of an iconic global brand on my car and helmet is pretty special and I’m looking forward to having some shared success on track in the year ahead.”

Adam Rickard, Trico Asia Pacific Sales Manager, is thrilled to welcome Murray as Trico’s new and exciting motorsport brand ambassador. 

“When looking to further our engagement with motorsport, Cooper Murray raced to pole position. Not only for the success that he is already achieving, but the professionalism that he carries himself with. 

“Trico’s vision for this partnership is clear - the best wipers paired with the one of the best up and coming racing drivers,” Adam stated.

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April 24, 2024 - TRICO RELEASES EXACT FIT HAVAL AND MG WIPERS TO THE AUSTRALIAN AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET

One of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of automotive windscreen wipers, Trico, delivers the Australian automotive aftermarket an extensive range of wiper blades and arms for direct fitment to Haval and MG vehicles.

The Haval and MG vehicle brands are experiencing enormous sales growth across the country, meaning that more of these vehicles will be visiting automotive service centres and re-sellers to replace these safety-enhancing consumable vehicle components.

All Trico blades exceed Original Equipment standards, and these new blades are no exception; made from premium quality rubber, these UV stabilised Trico Slimline Beam Blades include Exact Fit Pinch Tab or Aero Profile connections to replicate the Original Equipment fitment. These design advantages make this new Trico automotive aftermarket windscreen wiper range the top choice to ensure the highest level of visibility for longer.

The initial Trico Haval and MG aftermarket replacement wiper range consists of seven new part numbers:

 

Part No.

Description

EFB350FP   

 Exact Fit Fitted Pinch Tab Beam Blade 350mm/14"

EFB610FP

 Exact Fit Fitted Pinch Tab Beam Blade 610mm/24"

EFB400AP

 Exact Fit Aero Profile Connector Beam Blade 400mm/16'

EFB425AP

 Exact Fit Aero Profile Connector Beam Blade 425mm/17"

EFB450AP

 Exact Fit Aero Profile Connector Beam Blade 450mm/18'

EFB500AP

 Exact Fit Aero Profile Connector Beam Blade 500mm/20"

EFB610AP  

 Exact Fit Aero Profile Connector Beam Blade 610mm/24"

 

“Our new Haval and MG wiper product range ensures that Trico continues to supply the aftermarket with the most comprehensive range of premium quality replacement windscreen wiper products,” stated Adam Rickard, Trico Products Asia Pacific Sales Manager.

“This range expansion represents Trico’s commitment to ensuring that Australia’s auto repairers and re-sellers have all of the products that their customers need,” He added.

 
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April 23, 2024 - CAROLE NOON - 27 YEARS OF DAYCO CUSTOMER SERVICE

Dayco Australia’s longest serving customer service representative, Carole Noon, has announced her retirement after spending almost three decades with the company.

Carole’s career with Dayco Australia commenced 27 years ago when she was offered a part time customer service position by a friend, when the company was known as MarkIV Automotive. It wasn’t long before she became a full-time member of the Melbourne based Dayco customer service team.

Carole loved her job, the people she worked with and the daily interaction with customers from the very beginning. Of special note is the fact that Carole’s dedication and mindset has not changed all these years later. Such was her dedication to ensuring the best possible customer service, Carole established several long term customer relationships that would extend across her entire Dayco customer service career.

“Some of the comments that Dayco customers have made upon finding out that I was retiring have brought me to tears,” Carole stated.

“One customer mentioned that when he first dealt with me at Dayco he remembered that my son had just started high school. Now my son is 40 years old with a family of his own. That really brought home how the years have flown by and how enduring my Dayco customer relationships have been,” Carole added.

Of all the many changes that have taken place over the past three decades, Carole says the biggest impact on her career was when Dayco entered the online / digital age.

“The real game changer for the customer service team was the introduction of the Dayco website, online catalogue and especially the electronic ordering system. We led the industry with our online access, making us even more efficient, providing an even better customer service experience.

“It was also great to finally say goodbye to manually keying in stock orders!” Carole said.

Carole Noon has also worked across several senior management changes at Dayco Australia during her long career, with the customer service team remaining a constant source of support and friendship throughout her tenure.

“My customer service team and several of the long-term staff at Dayco truly became my second family. We got through a lot together over the years and genuinely supported each other. This made it a great place to work.

“This was particularly evident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the company ensuring that we were completely safe, I was able to get out of the house, go to work and support our customers’ businesses during those very difficult couple of years,” Carole said.

Carole has several great things to look forward to in her retirement, the first will see her join her already retired husband Ray, two adult children and her grandchildren on an entire family trip to Bali in July. 

Carole also plans to stay active by helping primary school children with reading and assisting teachers at her grand children’s schools. She is looking forward to helping children during their vitally important formative years of learning.

“There is no doubt that I will miss working at Dayco mainly because of all the long term friendships that I have made during my long career there. I have absolutely loved my job from the day I started.

“It makes me emotional when I think about not being with “my girls” every day, but I have told them that if they ever need my help, I’m more than happy to assist,” Carole said.

According to Dayco Australia Managing Director Arnold Mouw, Carole Noon has left an indelible mark on the company and its trade customers over almost three decades.

“Carole has endeared herself to everyone at Dayco Australia over her long and highly successful career. Carole is held in the highest regard by our staff along with our customers due to her genuine passion for her job and her “can do” attitude.

“Carole will be greatly missed and we are very grateful for her dedication to Dayco Australia across the past 27 years. We wish her many years of joy in the years ahead with her family and many friends,” Mr Mouw stated.

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March 5, 2024 - DAYCO BEGINS FULL SCALE BELT PRODUCTION IN MEXICO

At the end of 2022, Dayco, a leading engine product and drive systems manufacturer for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, announced that it was investing in a new manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosí in Mexico, to produce its globally recognised original equipment quality drive belts.

Construction of the facility, which expands Dayco’s presence in North America and subsequently across the globe, was completed early and belt production in Dayco’s state of the art facility is already underway.

The official grand opening ceremony, which took place on the 27th of February, gave Dayco Chief Executive Officer, Craig Frohock and several of the company’s other executives, as well as members of the Dayco team that will be operating the plant, the opportunity to thank representatives of both the Mexican local and national governments who assisted in the superbly executed completion of the project.

In advance of the ceremony, Craig Frohock said, “In addition to the strategic location of this new facility and the benefits of Mexico’s  free trade agreements , the key to the success of this project has been the vision we have had and the people behind it.

Alongside the productivity goals built into its design and the logistical benefits of its location, the well-being of the Dayco family that work throughout the facility was of paramount importance in the fulfillment of the overall project. By considering the needs of our people first and including different amenities such as a nursery room and a gym, we have developed an environment which exemplifies our core values and operating principles and allowed us to create a great working culture in which everyone supports and believes in each other.”

Due to the clarity of its design and the co-operation of the local authorities, as well as the outstanding contributions made by everyone involved, Dayco’s new belt manufacturing facility opened flawlessly and in record time, after breaking ground in November 2022. By August 2023 the building was already erected and during September the freshly recruited production team undertook training in Argentina, ready for the first prototypes to be produced at the end of November 2023. With everything progressing ahead of schedule, the first production belts began being manufactured in January 2024.

“We are very grateful for the help and enthusiasm selflessly given by everyone involved in this massive project,” Craig continued. “This amazing commitment will allow Dayco to continue to serve its customers both efficiently and effectively over the long term.

“In terms of its scale and capacity, the facility covers 73,000 square feet and is equipped with state of the art machinery that can produce up to 4.2 million Poly-V belts annually and which also allows us to expand our production capability to include EPS or timing belts, for example.

“In addition to the team on the ground in Mexico, many people in the Dayco family have supported this project from around the world, and without them, the successful completion of this facility would not have been possible. So our special thanks go to all our global team members, who together with our team in Mexico, act like owners as one Dayco team.”

 
About Dayco 

Dayco is a global leader in the research, design, manufacture and distribution of essential engine drive systems and aftermarket services for automotive, truck, construction, agriculture and industrial applications.  

Through its expertise in transferring power quietly and efficiently, Dayco has emerged as the leading global system solutions provider for hybrid electric vehicles. Dayco’s 100+ years of experience in drive systems allow the company to equip all customer applications around the world, with the most effective drive systems to meet performance requirements. Dayco’s world class global distribution network services the aftermarket industry with a full offering of kits and products to meet each local market’s need. Dayco accomplishes this with a dedicated global team that respects one another, shows humility through continuous learning and acts like an owner.

Dayco has more than 40 locations in 22 countries and over 3,600 associates.


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February 21, 2024 - PRECISION AUTOMOTIVE EQUIPMENT’S CHRISTOPHER CIARDI BECOMES AUSTRALIA’S ONLY ALI CERTIFIED LIFT INSPECTOR

 Australia’s Precision Automotive Equipment has always placed a major emphasis on ensuring that its team members are trained to the highest international levels of automotive workshop equipment technology and servicing expertise.

Fitting in perfectly with the Bapcor owned company’s commitment to providing its automotive workshop customers with the most highly qualified equipment experts, is the latest certification gained by the company’s Vehicle Hoists Category Manager, Christopher Ciardi. 

Ciardi, 37, becomes one of two people in the world who have currently achieved this highest level of automotive lift inspection certification outside of North America.

Achieving this incredibly exclusive level of vehicle lift inspection certification was comprehensive and intense. Ciardi first sat a 150 question pre-exam to determine eligibility in Melbourne, which required a pass rate of 80% or better to progress to the next stage.  

Upon successfully passing this pre-exam, Ciardi then travelled to the United States to undergo a three day training course located at Rotary Lift’s world leading training facility located in Madison, Indiana. Next came a gruelling 300 question exam that required a 100% pass score along with 12 practical lift inspections, each taking four to five hours duration. The whole ALI training and examination process took six days to complete outside of study time. 

According to Ciardi, while gaining such a globally exclusive level of ALI certification was highly challenging, it was also a very rewarding and enjoyable process.

“While it did involve intense study and the accompanying levels of pressure, I have to say that I enjoyed this training process greatly. The ALI team were very supportive throughout it and this certification is testament to their commitment to safety by providing training certifications that are unparalleled anywhere in the world in their comprehensive detail,” Mr Ciardi stated. 

“One of the major benefits is the higher level of training that I am now able to conduct with our dedicated team of 39 Precision Automotive Equipment technicians working across the country. Our customers will continue to benefit from the best possible service and advice as always, but now at even greater levels,” He added.

For Peter Hewitt, General Manager of Precision Automotive Equipment, Christopher Ciardi brings a level of vehicle lift expertise that does not exist anywhere else in the world outside of North America and the UAE. 

“The effort that Christopher has made to achieve such an exclusive level of training in vehicle lift technology, safety and servicing is truly remarkable. He brings a level of expertise that can only be found with us in the Southern Hemisphere,” Mr Hewitt stated.

“It is another example of our people and our company’s commitment to providing the highest levels of quality in our equipment accompanied by world leading levels of training that Christopher’s ALI Certified Lift Inspector qualification brings. It is another highly impressive step and commitment to his long-term career with Precision Automotive Equipment,” He added.

Ciardi joined Precision Automotive Equipment ten years ago as a qualified mechanic, using his expertise to become a member of their equipment technician team for four years. After forging his vehicle lift and associated workshop equipment expertise, he was then promoted to National Warranty Coordinator for the next two years. Ciardi celebrated eight years at the company with a promotion to National Service Manager where he spent the next 18 months, before progressing to his current role as the Precision Automotive Equipment Vehicle Hoists Category Manager. 

Precision Automotive Equipment’s emphasis on training and development has seen members of its team travel the world to comprehensively gain knowledge and expertise about the latest specification workshop equipment products that it supplies. Along with visiting manufacturing facilities for factory approved training courses, Precision Automotive Equipment often welcomes global equipment manufacturer experts to Australia to conduct staff training that is specific to Australian automotive aftermarket customer requirements, using the company’s own national training and demonstration facility located in Brisbane.

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February 12, 2024 - WORLD LEADING BREMBO BRAKE PRODUCTS JOINS THE OUTSTANDING BURSON AUTO PARTS BRAKE RANGE IN 2024

Burson Auto Parts announces the introduction of the world leading Brembo brake product range to the Australian company’s comprehensive aftermarket brake offering.

Founded in 1961, Brembo has a long-standing reputation for providing innovative automotive brake product solutions both for OEMs and for the aftermarket. The Italian company leads the world in the design and production of aftermarket replacement and high-performance braking systems for premium quality passenger car, motorcycle and commercial vehicle manufacturers.

The premium quality Brembo brake products joining the Burson Auto Parts range consists of replacement brake pads and rotors to suit a vast number of local, European and Asian passenger and commercial vehicle applications.

Brembo joins the Burson Auto Parts stable of premium quality replacement brake products offered to general automotive repairers and brake specialists across Australia in direct response to customer feedback. Brembo joins the well-established and highly trusted Burson Auto Parts brake products range that includes Australia’s Bendix and DBA along with the Pagid, Protex, IBS and Motorgear brands.

“The introduction of the world renowned Brembo range of brake pads and rotors to the Burson Auto Parts brake offering enhances what is already an outstanding replacement brake product range,” stated Martin Kean, Burson Auto Parts General Manager of Merchandise and Procurement.

“Adding premium quality Brembo brake products to our brake range responds to strong trade customer demand to meet the increasing number of makes and models visiting their workshops daily,” Mr Kean added.

The addition of Brembo to this unparalleled and industry leading automotive aftermarket brake products range makes Burson Auto Parts the trade’s one-stop destination for all replacement brake products to suit all types of vehicles.

Brembo brake pads and rotors will be available for fast delivery from the national Burson Auto Parts store network from early March 2024.

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February 9, 2024 - TRANS AM SERIES WELCOMES TRICO AS NEW TITLE PARTNER

Trico, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of windscreen wiper products, has joined the Trans Am Series as title partner for the 2024 season. The seven-round national competition will be officially known as the Trico Trans Am Series.

Founded in the USA as the Tri-Continental Corporation, for over a century Trico has been an integral brand in the development of the windscreen wiper.

Today, Trico designs and manufactures full wiper systems, wiper blades, arms, motors and linkages, including Original Equipment solutions for numerous automotive brands throughout the world.

Inspired by the ‘Trans American’ racing formula which originated in the USA during the 1960s, the Trico Trans Am Series has captured the imagination of Australian motorsport fans with its brand of cut-and-thrust racing action featuring purpose-built, V8-powered racecars in the body styles of iconic American muscle cars.

Trico’s partnership with the Trans Am Series is the brand’s first major entry into Australian motorsport, and was launched today at Melbourne’s Sandown Raceway – the scene for this weekend’s opening round of the Trico Trans Am Series.

The Trico brand will feature prominently across the Trans Am Series, including the front windscreen banners of every car competing in the series.

In addition, the Trico Pole Award will also see the fastest qualifier of each round win a cash prize of $1,000.

The Trico Trans Am Series promises to be a highly competitive contest in 2024, with a quality group of drivers set to challenge reigning series champion, James Moffat, for the title.

A quartet of drivers with Supercars Championship credentials – Tim Slade, James Golding, Todd Hazelwood and Jordan Boys – join the Trans Am ranks in 2024, with the return of rising stars Nash Morris, Tom Hayman, Edan Thornburrow and Elliott Cleary setting up an intriguing battle of youth and experience.

Among them are expected to be hard chargers Ben Grice and Elliot Barbour, both of whom came close to breaking through to the top step of the podium last season.

The first six rounds of the Trico Trans Am Series will be held as part of the Shannons SpeedSeries with live and free television coverage across the Seven Network, while the final round at the VAILO Adelaide 500 will be televised on Fox Sports and Kayo.

Adam Rickard Asia-Pacific Sales Manager, Trico Products:

“The 2024 Trico Trans Am Series is set to be the high-powered category’s best yet. Motorsport fans love the cars, the noise and the close racing action that this series always delivers. We are glad to bring our world leading Original Equipment and Aftermarket brand to Trans Am in Australia. 

“The 2024 Trico Trans Am Series will provide the brand with an exciting and engaging marketing platform that aligns well with our trade and DIY customers across the country.”

Nestora Strintzos, General Manager - Commercial, Australian Racing Group:

“It is always a good story when new brands choose to support motorsport, and we are proud that Trico has identified the Trans Am Series as the category in Australian motorsport that can best deliver on its objectives.

“We look forward to repaying Trico’s commitment by producing great Trans Am racing that motorsport fans want to see more of - trackside or live and free on the Seven Network – and providing accessibility to Trans Am that creates value for Trico’s brand activation and customer engagement initiatives.”


2024 TRICO TRANS AM SERIES CALENDAR:

Round 1  Sandown International Raceway      9-11 February
Round 2  Race Tasmania     15-17 March
Round 3  Phillip Island    12-14 April
Round 4  Shell V-Power Motorsport Park (The Bend)   31 May – 2 June
Round 5  Queensland Raceway   12-14 July
Round 6  Supercheap Auto Bathurst International   8-10 November
Round 7  VAILO Adelaide 500   14 -17 November



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January 24, 2024 - CLEAR VISION AT THE 2024 AAA EXPO FROM TRICO

The world’s leading automotive windscreen wiper manufacturer, Trico, will have a strong presence at Australia’s largest automotive trade show, the Australian Automotive Aftermarket (AAA) Expo to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from April 11 to 13.

Trico will be showcasing the company’s entire aftermarket product range along with some brand-new product lines that are sure to be big sellers for repairers and auto parts re-sellers nationwide.

New products include the expanded Trico Exact Fit Range that now features Haval and MG vehicle applications, ensuring that automotive repairers nationwide are equipped to meet growing wiper replacement product demand from owners of these popular vehicles.

Trico’s experts will be on hand throughout the 2024 AAA Expo located at Stand N42 and are looking forward to discussing any trade customer requirements, gaining feedback and providing information on the technology that makes Trico the leading choice for quality wiper product replacement.

The AAA Expo will also highlight how Trico is increasing its trade customer engagement to ensure that the company is best meeting Australian automotive workshop owner and technician requirements. As a part of this commitment, Trico customers will be able to view the company’s updated website which provides an easy to use platform to provide feedback relating to wiper blade replacement, fitment and any other vehicle application issues.

Trico’s premium Force, Tech, Shield and Clear replacement wiper blade product ranges will be on display at the 2024 AAA Expo, where trade visitors can see and feel the quality that ensures their customers are driving out of their workshops with totally clear vision.

No AAA Expo is complete without the launch of something brand new to the Australian and New Zealand automotive aftermarket and Trico is no exception to this rule. The company will use this major Australian trade show to unveil its latest project - The Trico Authorised Wiper Expert Loyalty Program. Speak to the Trico team at the AAA Expo to find out more.

 “The AAA Expo provides us with three busy days of interacting face to face with our customers, gaining important feedback and providing product training, information and support,” stated Adam Rickard, Trico Asia-Pacific Sales Manager.

“The entire Trico Australia team is looking forward to this massive industry event and to revealing an exciting new product to join our world-leading Trico aftermarket range,” Mr Rickard added.

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October 20, 2023 - EREBUS MOTORSPORT ANNOUNCES DAVID RUSSELL ENDURO CONTRACT RENEWAL

David Russell will co-drive with Erebus Motorspot for a fourth Supercars enduro season in a row in 2024, the team  has announced.

The duo claimed second in both this year's Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000, and also shared a third place in the 2021 Great Race.

The only time they have missed out on a podium as a pairing was last year's Bathurst 1000 and, even then, Kostecki took the chequered flag in fourth position.

“It's a great feeling to be able to continue building on the last three years with Erebus and with Brodie,” said Russell.

“To know we will have that continuity next year coming off the back of a very strong endurance campaign is great and we definitely have some unfinished business.

“Myself and Brodie, as well as Erebus as a whole, have a desire to win races and that's something that's firmly on our minds as we go into the 2024 endurance campaign.”

Supercars Championship leader Kostecki qualified on the front row at Sandown and pole position at Mount Panorama, while Russell was among the quickest co-drivers in the field.

The performances had marked the #99 Coca-Cola Camaro out as a major threat for victory, whereas Erebus had been a more underdog proposition when Russell joined the fold in 2021, one of the final years of Gen2 and a rookie campaign for both of the squad's full-time drivers.

“It was a bit of a clean slate for Erebus back in 2021 with two new main drivers and two new co-drivers joining the team,” he recalled.

“I'm so proud to be a part of Erebus' journey and to have been part of that transitional phase as well as this year's Gen3 introduction, it was a no-brainer for me to continue with the team.

“I really enjoy seeing Brodie go about his role as the main driver. He's an incredible driver and it's going to be great to continue our relationship and continue building off each other's strengths.

“Our goal for next year, as it always is, is to win races and we're both confident in our abilities to do that.”

Erebus CEO Barry Ryan thinks highly of the 41-year-old from Casino, in Northern New South Wales.

“I consider Dave to be the best co-driver in pit lane so I'm really excited to continue working with him in 2024,” said Ryan.

“Brodie and Dave have proven themselves as one of the strongest enduro pairings on the grid and I have no doubt they'll continue to be at the pointy end at next year's enduro events.”

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January 24, 2024 - GLOBAL CEO VISITS DAYCO AUSTRALIA

Dayco Chief Executive Officer, Craig Frohock and Chief Human Resources Officer, R.J. Corning, made their first visit to Australia last December. Both senior Dayco executives took some time out of their meeting schedule to conduct an informal Q & A session with all Dayco Australia staff.

Following the open discussion, Frohock and Corning joined Dayco Australia Managing Director, APAC Aftermarket, ANZ Sales Manager James Barrett and the entire Dayco Australia head office team for a classic Aussie BBQ. 

“It was great to be able to meet and have open discussions with our Australian management and warehouse team and to thank them personally for the great work that they are doing across all areas of the business,” Mr Frohock stated.

December also saw Dayco Australia celebrate another great year of continued growth and success with a Christmas gathering of all head office staff along with some very special guests in Melbourne on December 20, 2023.

Showcasing one of the Dayco sponsored BRT Ford Mustang Supercars onsite, staff were able to sit inside the stunning Petronas Mustang, take photos and gain a closer understanding of the intricate engineering work that creates the world’s fastest touring cars.

BRT Co-Team Principal and 2023 Supercars endurance race driver Tim Blanchard was joined by BRT Super2 driver Aaron Love, with Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000 podium finisher, Porsche Carrera Cup racer and long term Dayco Ambassador David Russell at the Dayco Christmas BBQ. All three special guests took part in fun and interesting interviews covering the exciting year of motorsport that had just been completed, their plans for the holidays and a look ahead into the 2024 season.

“We were delighted to welcome our global CEO and HR Director to Melbourne, making themselves openly available to all our staff as well. They gained a detailed insight to our business in Australia, our customers and our plans for continued growth in the automotive aftermarket sector,” Mr Mouw stated.

“Our staff Christmas gathering was a great opportunity to personally congratulate “Dayco Dave” Russell on his outstanding 2023 endurance race results along with rookie Super2 racer Aaron Love becoming the first driver to win a race for BRT.” Mr Mouw added.

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October 18, 2023 - OUTSTANDING CAPRICORN SUCCESS CONTINUES

Australasia’s largest automotive cooperative, Capricorn, has reported another year of outstanding business growth and success.

Capricorn returned $82.8 million in value to its 26,000 plus Members across Australia and New Zealand during the 2023 financial year. This included the distribution of more than $50.1 million in Capricorn Rewards Points earned by Members from purchases of almost $3.4 billion from Capricorn Preferred Suppliers. This extraordinary sales result represented an increase of 16% compared to the Member purchases made in 2022.

As everything that Capricorn does is for the benefit of its Members, a trade rebate of $17 million was paid to Members in the form of Capricorn Bonus Rewards Points for trade account purchases made throughout the year. Member shareholders also shared in Capricorn’s 2023 financial year profit by receiving a 7% dividend payment which was fully franked in Australia and partially franked in New Zealand.

The total Member distributions paid from Capricorn sales generated in 2023 represents the highest ever return that Capricorn has provided to its Members in the company’s almost five decades of highly successful co-operative structured automotive aftermarket based operations.

Along with the significant growth in automotive parts and business essentials product sales through Capricorn trade accounts during the past twelve months, Capricorn Mutual Limited wrote $121.9 million in gross written protection. In addition to this, Capricorn Insurance Services wrote $20.6 million in gross written protection. These results testify the competitiveness, efficiencies and customer service that Capricorn Members are accessing by using their own specifically tailored risk protection and financial services options.

The year also saw the announcement of an exciting new Capricorn joint venture with leading global automotive tech company Repairify. This joint venture enables Capricorn to provide world class remote automotive diagnostics and ADAS calibration capabilities to Australian and New Zealand automotive repairers, service centres and collision repairers.

The Capricorn executive management team, led by Group CEO David Fraser, has diversified with the inclusion of a Chief Technology Officer, Mary Karborani, Chief Experience Officer Jacky Mills, Chief People and Culture Officer Kerryn Gavin and Chief Innovation Officer Kim Radalj. These roles are working alongside the CEO of Automotive, Bradley Gannon and CEO of Risk, Rod Scanlon, leading Capricorn to continue delivering the best possible results for its Members.

Capricorn will be spreading these messages of success and more to its Members across Australia and New Zealand at its annual Gala Dinner and Tradeshow events being held through to the end of the year.

“2023 was a truly outstanding year of growth for Capricorn and all of our Members. We have managed to generate significant business growth both for our Members and for our highly valued Preferred Suppliers,” stated Capricorn Group CEO, David Fraser.

“As an organisation that is committed to the long-term success of our Members, we also continued to grow our business support, financial and risk protection offerings over the past 12 months. This is an ongoing process of constant development across all of our operations,” Mr Fraser added.

More than 26,000 Capricorn Member automotive repair, sales and service businesses across Australia and New Zealand continue to benefit from being part of the region’s strongest performing co-operative structured organisation. To find out more about becoming a Capricorn Member, visit www.capricorn.coop/join.

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October 16, 2023 - BLACKHAWK 4X4 ULTIMATE ADJUSTABLE UPPER CONTROL ARMS RELEASED

Many 4x4 owners across Australia have invested significantly in their heavy duty work and off-road leisure vehicles, so it makes perfect sense to fit the highest quality suspension components when upgrading or enhancing the off-road capabilities of these vehicles.

Increasing 4x4 vehicle height has the direct effect of altering the vehicle’s wheel alignment. This in turn leads to premature tyre wear along with less responsive vehicle handling.

Blackhawk 4x4 Ultimate Adjustable Upper Control Arms have been designed to provide a variety of wheel alignment options that were previously unavailable with this level of finesse in 4x4 vehicle specific suspension components.

This new range of on-vehicle adjustable upper control arms allows easy adjustment, thereby alleviating handling issues by returning the suspension geometry and alignment back to factory specification or better. This also complements the travel available from many aftermarket suspension upgrades.

Blackhawk 4×4 Ultimate Adjustable Upper Control Arms include all of the practical features that can be found with 4x4 competition vehicles, refined to best suit harsh Australian off-road conditions. These suspension components also provide the durability and driveability to be expected from a premium quality manufactured product that meets and exceeds Original Equipment specifications.

Offering unrivalled innovation, each Blackhawk 4x4 Ultimate Adjustable Upper Control Arm includes a proprietary ball joint that provides a high degree of articulation, enabling more suspension travel. The unique Blackhawk Ultimate design enables a mechanic or experienced 4x4 enthusiast to disassemble, service or rebuild the ball joint at any time using basic hand tools.

The innovative design of these outstanding Blackhawk 4x4 Ultimate Adjustable Upper Control Arms includes a patented on-vehicle adjustment capability with a built-in caster increase of one degree. This allows for precise camber and caster corrections for wheel alignments and positioning.

Each Blackhawk 4X4 Ultimate Adjustable Upper Control Arm features a forged aluminium 6082 mainframe that delivers superior light weight strength that exceeds OEM specifications. They also feature maintenance free high quality rubber inner bushings and are finished with durable coatings that have been designed to withstand the harshest driving conditions. The threaded adjustment mechanism is nitride hardened, ensuring longer thread life and superior corrosion control.

Double mechanical 4140 chromoly locking nuts and state of the art manufacturing processes make the Blackhawk 4X4 Ultimate Adjustable Upper Control Arm range the optimum choice for serious 4X4 owners and off-road enthusiasts.

Importantly, all Blackhawk 4X4 Ultimate Adjustable Upper Control Arms are NCOP / ADR compliable for street legal use when fitted by an accredited installer with engineer sign-off / certification. This offers your customers total confidence in fitment and long-term use.

Providing your customers with peace of mind is important when selecting upgraded 4x4 suspension components. The Blackhawk 4X4 Ultimate Adjustable Upper Control Arm range has and continues to be subjected to rigorous product testing to ensure that this is the case.

Product testing has included Independent Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of UCA to NCOP VSB14. Physical tests of the adjustment mechanism have also been carried out to simulate fatigue, overturn and skid loading to validate its FEA Engineering endorsement. These premium quality suspension components have also undergone physical torsion testing, along with a stringent ongoing local quality assurance program, and are backed by a comprehensive warranty for additional peace of mind.

Various Blackhawk 4X4 Ultimate Adjustable Upper Control Arm applications are now available, with more applications to be added towards the end of 2023 and during 2024.

·       BHU3881H - 2005+ to current Toyota Hilux ALL (excl 2022+ Rouge)

·       BHU3841T - 200 Series Toyota Land Cruiser

·       BHU3841P - Toyota Prado 120/150/FJ Cruiser

·       BHU4981N - Nissan D40/D23 Navara

Blackhawk 4x4 is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of automotive steering and suspension components and is part of Bapcor, Australasia’s largest automotive aftermarket specialised company.

To find out more about Blackhawk 4x4 Ultimate Adjustable Upper Control Arms and to view the stockist listing, visit www.blackhawk4x4.com.au.

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October 9 2023 - DAYCO DAVE STARS AT BATHURST

Long term Dayco Ambassador David Russell has starred in the 60th Anniversary Bathurst 1000 held at the majestic Mount Panorama circuit from October 5 to 8, 2023.

Co-driving with Supercars Championship leader Brodie Kostecki in the Coca-Cola powered by Erebus #99 Camaro, Russell set the fastest lap of the entire field in opening co-driver practice, being the only driver to set a lap time in the 2:05 minute bracket, more than half a second faster than the entire field.

Considering that the co-driver field included former Supercars champions Jamie Whincup and Garth Tander, among many other highly experienced racers, Russell set the benchmark for how the weekend would progress for the team.

Kostecki then firmly confirmed his and Russell’s intentions for the weekend by qualifying on provisional Pole position on Friday, following this up with a thrilling fastest Top Ten Shoot Out lap on Saturday. Despite losing time at turn one with a slight rear slide and some wheelspin, Kostecki blasted the team into Pole position by almost half a second. This proved yet again what an outstanding young talent he is, outpacing the entire field on one of the world’s most challenging motor racing circuits. All of this while under the extreme pressure of being behind the pace early in his lap and also being the final driver to set his one and only fast lap against the clock.

By Saturday afternoon it was clear that the Russell / Kostecki combination would be the team to beat, fastest in all but one track session of the entire  weekend by significant margins. This along with having no accidents or mechanical issues from the moment their Camaro Supercar rolled out of the team transporter, placed them in a formidable position for the race.

Starting from Pole position, Russell made a strong start, slotting into formation behind Jamie Whincup to hold second position where he remained until the first driver change under yellows on lap 28.

The second Safety Car of the race was called on lap 40 resulting in a double stack pit stop with Russell and Kostecki the first of the two Erebus Camaros to be serviced.

Lap 64 saw the second driver change of the epic race with Russell taking the reins for his final 27 lap stint as the unchallenged race leader. Another Safety Car was deployed on lap 70 when James Moffat hit the wall at the top of the mountain. Unfortunately, the team had pitted just six laps earlier, so the #99 charged on, but this saw the eventual winner (Kiwi Camaro duo Shane Van Gisbergen and Richie Stanaway) gain a 13 second fuel advantage over Russell and Kostecki.

The Erebus duo led a total of 38 laps and despite Kostecki’s fast pace in the closing stages, it wasn’t enough to beat the Kiwis at the end. This second place was also the second podium Bathurst 1000 finish for the incredibly fast Kostecki and Russell enduro pairing in three years. It followed yet another superb second place finish at the Sandown 500 in September.

For Russell, while Bathurst victory was the ultimate goal, he, Kostecki and his hard working team had done all that they could to try and win Australia’s great race.

“It was a bit nerve-wracking from the start with Whincup alongside me on the grid and he has a few more Supercar race starts than me under his belt….

“I got off to a reasonable start and slotted in behind him and started applying pressure and this enabled us both to open a gap to the rest of the field. From that point it was a matter of setting consistent laps with no mistakes to hand the car back to Brodie in good shape,” Russell said.

“Brodie was outstanding as always and the team did an excellent job, mega car speed, great pit work, we had everything in place to try and win it. We’ll be back next year even stronger and faster, that’s for sure,” Russell added.

The Dayco sponsored racer was performing double duties at Bathurst once again this year, piloting his EBM Porsche Carrera Cup car in three races. He was joined by a new sponsor for this high profile round, Australian family owned tool company, Prokit who promoted their trade trusted PK Tool brand on his #99 Porsche Cup Car.

After leading the all-important Carrera Cup qualifying session on Thursday, a fuel pressure problem late in the session saw him unable to complete it, relegating him to 9th for the first of three Bathurst races. With prior Bathurst Porsche Carrera Cup race wins and fastest laps under his belt, Russell again showed his Mount Panorama speed to race his way to start from 4th by the Sunday’s third and final race. As luck would have it, Russell’s PK Tool Porsche was rear impacted on the first lap by a competitor, relegating him to 14th by the end of the short nine lap race.

A massive weekend crowd of 204,069 people attended the 60th anniversary running of Australia’s Great Race, the third highest total in the event’s history. Many millions more watched the event on television and via live streaming.

According to Dayco Australia Managing Director, Arnold Mouw, the company’s highly successful long term association with David Russell continues to deliver valuable automotive trade and enthusiast coverage for the global company.

“We couldn’t be prouder of what Dayco Dave has achieved at Bathurst this year, he just gets faster and faster across the 12 years that he has been an ambassador for our company and his effort this year at Bathurst was just incredible.

“As sponsor of the fastest Supercar co-driver in the field, all of us at Dayco look forward to next year at the mountain where I’m sure that the next step up on the podium beckons,” Mr Mouw stated.

The Dayco brand could not be missed at Mount Panorama this year with the logo onboard with talented Super2 driver Aaron Love, who won one of the races of the weekend in an exciting inaugural Supercar race victory for the Blanchard Racing Team. Dayco was also aboard the Cooldrive Mustang with Todd Hazelwood and Tim Blanchard in the Bathurst 1000 who were heading towards a points earning finish until mechanical failures ended their challenge.

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Oct 9, 2023 - PRODUCT TRAINING A PRIORITY FOR THE BURSON AND PRECISION EQUIPMENT TEAMS

The key to the constant growth of both Bapcor owned workshop equipment divisions, Burson Equipment and Precision Automotive Equipment, is in the detailed training that all members of the team undertake each year both locally and internationally.

A major part of this training commitment was a recent comprehensive three day training event conducted at the National Training Facility in Brisbane.

The key objective of the highly detailed three day training session was to further increase each team member’s knowledge of the premium automotive workshop equipment products and brands that are offered to their trade customers nationwide.

Two of the most established and successful companies in automotive workshop equipment sector, Rotary and Hunter Engineering, sent their global experts to Australia for this exclusive Burson and Precision Equipment teams training event.

Hands on demonstrations covering all the features and benefits of these latest specification workshop equipment was provided. The three days allowed ample time for small group sessions with the latest specification Rotary Wheel Service and Hunter Engineering equipment examples operating in a full workshop simulated training environment.

According to Peter Hewitt, General Manager of Precision Automotive Equipment, “Constant product training for every Burson Equipment and Precision Automotive Equipment specialist team member is imperative to our continued success and long term business growth.  

“The long-term benefits of such detailed staff training are many. This commitment ensures that our customers are getting the right advice and information before making their major equipment investment decisions,” Mr Hewitt added.

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September 27, 2023 - PK TOOL JOINS DAVID RUSSELL’S PORSCHE CARRERA CUP BATHURST CHALLENGE

Premium quality automotive tool brand PK TOOL will be joining highly experienced Porsche Carrera Cup and leading Supercar endurance race co-driver David Russell at Mount Panorama this year.

The PK TOOL logo will appear prominently on the sides of Car #99 which is prepared by Earl Bamber Motorsport, a team that has enjoyed success this season across its highly competitive three car stable.

PK Tool is one of several renowned professional automotive specialty tool brands supplied to the auto repair industry and DIY enthusiasts across Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region by Pro-Kit. Established in 1984, Pro-Kit is a proud Australian, almost four-decade strong family owned and operated company.

Russell is one of the fastest Porsche Carrera Cup drivers in Australia and has a particularly strong record at Bathurst in this ultra-competitive category along with Supercars, Australian and International GT and Production Car racing. He has gained outright wins, podiums, fastest laps and class victories at Mount Panorama across all of these categories across his successful career. Russell raced to third in the Porsche Carrera Cup championship last season and has taken the Porsche Carrera Cup runner-up honours twice before in both 2014 and 2008.

The PK Tool sponsored driver will be performing double racing duties at Mount Panorama alongside his three Porsche Carrera Cup sprint races at Bathurst. Russell will be joining Supercars Championship leader Brodie Kostecki in the Coca-Cola Erebus Motorsport Camaro, seeking to go one better than their superb second place at last weekend’s Sandown 500 in Melbourne. (Russell and Kostecki finished fourth in the 2023 Bathurst 1000 and third in 2022). PK Tool will be joining him for the ride with helmet signage across his Porsche Carrera Cup and Supercar racing efforts at Bathurst from October 5 to 8.

“We are very excited to be promoting our premium quality, trade-proven tool brand, PK TOOL with such an accomplished driver at Bathurst for the first time in our family company’s 38 year history,” stated Pro-Kit General Manager William Zaarour.  

“The entire Pro-Kit team are looking forward to watching our car competing in each of the three Porsche Carrera Cup races at such an iconic circuit and to be joining David Russell in his Bathurst 1000 co-drive as well. We wish him and his teams every success heading into the biggest motorsport weekend of the year,” Mr Zaarour added.

David Russell welcomes PK TOOL aboard his Cup Car at Australia’s great race.  “It is great to welcome Australia’s PK TOOL range to the world’s fastest one-make motor racing category at the most famous race weekend of them all.  

“I have had some fantastic Porsche Carrera Cup races at Mount Panorama, including race wins, podiums and fastest laps and I am hoping to add more to my tally in October as a PK TOOL Ambassador,” He said.

The trade quality PK TOOL brand is available from quality automotive parts and accessories stores across the country and has gained a strong reputation from automotive technicians and DIY enthusiasts for quality, durability and value. PK TOOL products cover a large range of general automotive tools including body repair, oil and grease change, most hand tools and more. Find out more about the PK TOOL range online at www.prokit.com.au.

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September 25, 2023 - AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST SHOW N SHINE EVENT RETURNS IN 2023

 
Australia’s home of top automotive gear and low prices, Autobarn, proudly hosts Australia’s biggest Show ‘n’ Shine event, the Autobarn Wax On Show Off competition, for the second time during October and November 2023.

The second edition of this exciting national store and social media based competition will be conducted from October 15 to November 12, 2023. This highly popular Autobarn competition saw many thousands of motorists participate nationwide last year and is set to become even bigger in 2023.

Entering is simple - any motorist can just snap an image of their car or bike at any Autobarn store, then share the image on Autobarn’s Facebook page via the Wax On Show Off post pinned to the top of the page, or upload the image to Instagram by using the hashtag #waxonshowoff during the four week competition period.

Everyone is invited to bring along their car or bike to what has now become Australia’s biggest Show ‘n’ Shine event, placing them in the running to win some fantastic prizes. Any cars or bikes, no matter what size, shape or model can be shown off in front of any of the 140 Autobarn stores located across the nation for a chance to win.

By sharing their car or bike images, Australian motorists place themselves in the running to win a grand prize of $5,000 to spend in any Autobarn store across the country; with minor prize packs worth a minimum of $500 each. Autobarn Gift Cards and special prize packs from Autobarn’s top selling product suppliers will also be given away from a product prize pool worth more than $20,000.

As was the case during last year’s highly popular inaugural Autobarn Wax on Show Off competition, entries will be judged across several unique automotive categories. These include Offroad Warrior, Bike, Ute, Aussie, Hot Hatch, Stance, JDM, Wagon, Most Unique, Old School/Retro, Euro, Muscle.

Any entrant has the chance to win the top prize, as the Autobarn Wax on Show Off major prize of a $5,000 voucher to spend at any Autobarn store(s) across the country will be randomly selected once entries close.

This exciting Autobarn competition also coincides with the Australian automotive accessories, parts and tools retailer’s national “Head Turning Deals” advertising campaign that will generate national motorist attention.

Australian motorists can participate at any time that best suits them at any Autobarn store from October 15 to November 12, taking their car or bike image, then sharing it via the Autobarn Facebook page or on Instagram using #waxonshowoff. Each image posted gains one entry for the chance to win the grand prize and to gain automatic entry into one of the sub-categories to win some fantastic Autobarn automotive products.

Look out for more information about the Autobarn Wax on Show Off competition across Autobarn’s social media channels, in Autobarn catalogues and at www.autobarn.com.au over the coming weeks.

To locate your nearest Autobarn store visit www.autobarn.com.au.                            

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August 28, 2023 - DAYCO RELEASES PREMIUM QUALITY ELECTRIC WATER PUMP RANGE

Dayco, one of the world’s leaders in automotive thermal management product design and manufacturing for both Original Equipment Manufacturers and the global Aftermarket introduces the company’s premium quality range of Electric Water Pumps to Australian and New Zealand automotive repairers.

Electric Water Pumps have become an indispensable element in maintaining optimal functioning of a vehicle engine’s cooling system. These water pumps greatly improve engine cooling control and they assist in generating more torque and horsepower, while also improving fuel economy.

Conventional water pumps are driven by the engine belt or the timing belt, so the higher the revs, the more water circulates through the engine cooling system. To manage the circulation, a thermostat closes or opens the system depending on the temperature. Using a Dayco Electric Water Pump, the coolant adjustment is electronically managed and activated in the event of a specific cooling requirements.

More and more engines in Australia are or will be equipped with electric water pumps, either as the engine’s main water pump or as an additional water pump. In Hybrid vehicles, the electric water pump also cools the high-voltage inverter, which is of prime importance to the safe and efficient operation of the vehicle.

Dayco brings its design and manufacturing leadership from more than 110 years of success in the automotive OE and Aftermarket sectors to its premium quality range of electric water pumps. All Dayco electric water pumps have been tested in accordance with OE requirements and are manufactured to ensure perfect installation.

Dayco offers Australian and New Zealand automotive repairers and re-sellers a wide range of electric water pump applications. This new range is under continual development to meet global aftermarket replacement or fitment requirements.

Dayco also offers additional electric water pump variants for the cooling of stop-start systems, after-run and turbochargers along with inverters and battery packs found in modern EV and Hybrid vehicles. In some newer EV models, up to four electric water pumps can be fitted.

Dayco Electric Water Pumps ensure increased fuel economy, reduced emissions through improved engine efficiency and improved energy consumption control. 

Visit www.dayco.com to peruse the range of Dayco Electric Water Pump applications or for more information contact Dayco Australia customer service by calling (03) 9796 4044.

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August 17, 2023 - TRUST SALT-AWAY,  THE ORIGINAL AND THE BEST

Anyone who owns a boat of any size will tell you that engine and vessel component protection from the ravages of salt is something that needs to be taken very seriously.

Untreated marine surfaces and engine / gearing internals are subjected to fast paced corrosion, rust and deterioration due to their constant exposure to salt, requiring a formulation that can both expel salt and protect against its long term effects.

This where the American formulated and manufactured, non-toxic and biodegradable SALT-AWAY salt inhibitor steps to the fore.

SALT-AWAY is simply sprayed onto any salt accumulated surface to quickly break down the build-up to enable the easy rinsing and protection of any boat surface.

SALT-AWAY can also be used as an engine flush for both inboard and outboard marine engines, (including I/O and PWC / Jet-Ski engines) providing important internal protection by removing all traces of salt, while being completely safe on all metals, rubber and plastic components.

SALT-AWAY is also recommended by leading marine engine manufacturers as the salt inhibitor of choice for prolonged engine life and performance.

Available in a handy 473 ml surface spray or in a 946ml or 3.79L Concentrate (refill) containers, just one litre of SALT-AWAY concentrate will make 500 litres of this outstanding salt inhibitor, ensuring ease of use and excellent value.

The exclusive SALT-AWAY 177ml Mixer Tool is the required SALT-AWAY delivery system for outboard, I/O and PWC Jet engine flushes, most inboard flushes and pressure washers. This American designed and manufactured tool features a three position valve and can withstand water pressure of up to 60psi.

Whether the boat is small or very large, SALT-AWAY speeds up cleaning time dramatically due to the effectiveness of its biodegradable and non-toxic formulation.

Almost three decades ago when SALT-AWAY was introduced to the global marine market in 1994, there was no such product anywhere in the world. Today, SALT-AWAY is still the original and the very best performing product in its class.

SALT-AWAY is available from quality marine dealers and parts stockists across Australia. If you cannot find it, be sure to ask for it.


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August 23, 2023 - BURSON AUTO PARTS FAREWELLS THE AUSTRALIAN TOP FUEL CHAMPIONSHIP

 
Australia’s preferred trade supplier of parts, tools and equipment, Burson Auto Parts, will not be continuing the company’s naming rights sponsorship of the Australian Top Fuel Championship.

The company will continue to focus on its primary business objectives, as well as current and future local community involvement and localised grass-roots level support.

Burson Auto Parts partnered with Top Fuel Australia for the last two years as the Top Fuel Championship’s founding naming rights partner.

“The past two years of Burson Auto Parts playing a major part in the Australian Top Fuel Championship has been both exciting and rewarding,” Ms Fiona Gotas, Group Marketing and Communications Manager for Bapcor Trade stated.

“It was great to be involved with the re-birth of front-line Australian drag racing and we greatly appreciate the efforts of everyone involved in delivering these events over the past two seasons. On behalf of the entire team at Burson Auto Parts, we would like to thank the event organisers, race teams, drivers and fans. We wish you all well for the future,” Ms Gotas stated.

Andy Lopez, Australian Top Fuel Championship Promoter stated, “The team at Top Fuel is so grateful for the support Burson Auto Parts has given drag racing over the last two years through their sponsorship of the Burson Auto Parts Top Fuel Championship. That partnership was instrumental in getting the Top Fuel Championship off the ground, which led directly to the creation of the National Drag Racing Championship.

“That is the legacy of the Burson Auto Parts partnership, and something we can all be very proud of,” Mr Lopez concluded.

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August 14, 2023 - 2023 BURSON AUTO PARTS MANAGERS CONFERENCE A MAJOR SUCCESS

Over 200 Burson Auto Parts store managers from across Australia were united with their fellow Burson Auto Parts and Bapcor leadership teams for five informative and action-packed days at the 2023 Burson Auto Parts Managers Conference held at the Gold Coast from July 31 to August 4.

The theme for the conference was “It Starts With Us”. A major part of every Burson Auto Parts conference is to focus on personal development and wellbeing. The conference featured three amazing keynote speakers including, Australia’s first Winter Olympics Gold Medallist, Steven Bradbury, Mancave creator and CEO, Hunter Johnson and the Explosive Expert who recovered the Beaconsfield Miners, Darren Flanagan.

All three delivered exceptional presentations that linked back to the conference theme. Each speaker highlighted the importance of positivity, seeking and providing help to one another.

The conference wouldn’t be the success that it was without the valued support from major sponsors Brown & Watson International, Niterra, Fuchs and Ryco.

“It Starts With Us” was felt right across the business at this conference and on day 3 a challenging and fun competition highlighted the day. Burson Auto Parts store and support office managers were split into smaller teams with the objective being to build a cardboard Formula One car from raw materials supplied.

The teams then raced against one another to build and see who could achieve the fastest time in a series of push-races. The atmosphere was electric and event engagement was fantastic, with lots of laughs throughout the races and crashes. The top three winning teams won cheques for $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 respectively which were donated to Mancave. This team building event proved to be an outstanding part of this highly inclusive conference.

Day 4 was Trade Show Day for the store managers, with over 40 suppliers exhibiting. This gave Burson Auto Parts suppliers the chance to chat one on one to store managers and share new product information and advice. Many suppliers donated door prizes, which were well received by several conference delegates who took home some epic prizes.

The day ended with the most anticipated event of the conference, 2023 Gala Dinner. The theme was “The Greatest Showman” and it included talented circus artists, singers and dancers. It was magical night for all store and support office managers to be a part of.

Bapcor Limited Chief Executive Officer, Noel Meehan also took part in this conference, making two special presentations to all store managers, highlighting the importance of Burson Auto Parts as the heart and soul of Bapcor’s automotive aftermarket operations.

According to Steve Drummy, Executive General Manager, Bapcor Trade, this was an incredible week spent together that highlighted the value placed by the company for its store management team.

“This conference saw a perfectly balanced business, social and personal wellbeing agenda for our store managers. I am sure that all have gained personal and professional inspiration from each special guest speaker, by networking with other store managers, at our supplier presentations and from our own business development sessions.

“As an employer of choice in the automotive aftermarket industry, these detailed events held in idyllic locations like the Gold Coast, seek to support and reward our store managers for their efforts, while inspiring them to continue their personal and professional growth. It was great to spend so much time with our store managers once again,” Mr Drummy stated.

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August 11, 2023 - STA-BIL IS THE WORLD’S TOP SELLING FUEL STABILISER

Fuel stabilisation is extremely important for people who own valuable and infrequently driven vintage, sports, racing or collectible cars along with motorcycles, boats and any petrol powered equipment engines.

STA-BIL is the American formulated and manufactured world leader in fuel stabilisation products. STA-BIL has built a reputation for excellence in ensuring easy engine starting even when motors have been idle for long periods of time.

It is important to note that Regular Unleaded Petrol (ULP) begins to break down in as little as 60 days, while High Octane Unleaded (98+) can start to break down in as little as 21 days. Fuel breakdown reduces octane levels along with the formation of engine deteriorating gum and varnish.

Additionally, all Ethanol fuel blends are hygroscopic, meaning that they attract and absorb moisture, resulting in reduced octane levels, contributing to fuel system corrosion and “white rust” within a vehicle’s fuel system.

STA-BIL is a blend of scientific additives that act together to prevent fuel from degrading and oxidising during prolonged storage. It acts as a protective wrapper around the fuel molecules so they cannot combine with oxygen or other contaminants to corrupt the fuel. STA-BIL treated fuel will perform as though it had been freshly pumped into the fuel tank straight from the refinery pipeline.

When added to fresh fuel, STA-BIL offers several major advantages:

There are many petrol powered engines that sit idle for long periods of time, not only in cars but also in the marine sector, with boats tending to be used regularly only at certain times of the year. This also applies to seasonal agricultural, farming and general home and garden maintenance equipment. Fuel for these engines tends to be stored for long periods of time, lending itself to octane break down and moisture contamination, particularly when tanks are stored at half or quarter full capacity.

STA-BIL is offered in three handy fuel stabiliser product bottle sizes, 118 ml to treat 38 litres, 236 ml to treat 76 litres and a 473 ml bottle to treat 150 litres of fuel.

A specific STA-BIL Marine Formula is also available to protect expensive boat engines in a 236 ml bottle that treats up to 300 litres of fuel.

Common misconceptions when it comes to fuel storage and preservation:

Make no mistake, bad fuel can and does destroy petrol powered engines, STA-BIL ensures that this will not be the case when used for the stored or tanked fuel for cars, motorcycles, boats and general petrol motorised equipment engines.

STA-BIL also offers a small engine range of protective products including a Fast-Fix small engine treatment and Small Engine Pro multi-system additive for cleaning out gum and varnish, along with the STA-BIL Ceramic Pro-Guard and Blade Guard product designed for mowers and trimmers.

This premium quality STA-BIL fuel stabilisation product range is readily available from leading Australian automotive parts and accessories stockists. If you cannot find it, be sure to ask for it.

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July 31, 2023 - STRONGER WITH CAPRICORN AND REPAIRIFY
 

Innovative joint venture delivers advanced automotive remote diagnostic services to repairers across Australia and New Zealand
 

Capricorn Society Limited (Capricorn) and Repairify Australia Holdings Pty Ltd (Repairify) have entered into a joint venture agreement that will deliver advanced automotive remote diagnostic services to repairers across Australia and New Zealand.

This is an integral part of Capricorn’s commitment to provide the highest levels of support to over 25,000 Member businesses, helping them to be best equipped with connected technology to professionally deal with modern vehicle servicing across the vast and ever changing Australian and New Zealand car parc.

Repairify provides market leading remote automotive diagnostic services across North and South America, Canada and Europe, with strong long term relationships across a wide range of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM).

Repairify has the goal of pushing all boundaries to stay at the forefront of innovation. This joint venture with Capricorn further solidifies this commitment, while providing world class remote diagnostic services to the Australian and New Zealand automotive service and repair trade. Leveraging digital tooling and remote service expertise enables automotive repairers and service centres to deliver a superior customer experience through faster turnaround times with increased workshop productivity. 

Capricorn and Repairify each have a 50% ownership of this joint venture, which will be branded as “Repairify” and distributed across Australia and New Zealand by Capricorn as a Capricorn Preferred Supplier.


Both companies are looking forward to introducing innovative products and services that address the diagnostic and repair requirements of the Australian and New Zealand automotive aftermarket with the aim of ensuring vehicles are repaired and returned to the road safely.

While Capricorn Members will gain significant benefits from this new joint venture, it is important to note that all Repairify products and services will also be available to all automotive aftermarket workshops across Australia and New Zealand, regardless of whether they are a Capricorn Member. This clearly outlines the total commitment of both companies to best support the industry as a whole towards a stronger future. 

In summary, this exciting joint venture allows Capricorn and Repairify to leverage their well proven and long-term industry strengths.

Repairify brings its patented technology, OEM relationships and experience with advanced remote automotive diagnostic services. Capricorn brings almost five decades of Australian and New Zealand automotive aftermarket knowledge, sales and relationship management, payment solutions and its constantly growing Member base across both countries. 

“Repairify is delighted to enter this strategic joint venture with Capricorn. We see a huge opportunity to support Australian and New Zealand repairers as the technology evolves and we are keen to introduce our proposition to the market.” Cris Hollingsworth President - Repairify Inc said. 

“Capricorn is a natural choice for a strategic partner due to their unparalleled position in the marketplaces in Australia and New Zealand. We are confident that with our products and services and the Capricorn network, we can rapidly introduce our technology to ensure that the market can undertake and complete complex vehicle repairs.” Mr Hollingsworth concluded. 

According to Capricorn Group Chief Executive Officer, David Fraser, “Being able to efficiently and effectively diagnose and calibrate remotely connected vehicles is imperative to the long-term business success of the smallest to the largest automotive workshops across Australia and New Zealand.”

“We are delighted to have formed this joint venture with Repairify who have built a strong reputation across the world for their patented technology and experience, sharing the same commitment to the success of the automotive aftermarket repair and service industry.  

“Capricorn’s core purpose is to support its Members to build stronger businesses and we are confident that this exciting joint venture represents a major leap forward in actioning this commitment by providing unparalleled Member and industry support,” Mr Fraser stated.

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About Repairify

Repairify™, Inc. and its family of brands empower the automotive repair industry to master today's modern, data-intensive vehicles. By providing revolutionary tools and validated OEM Compatible technology, services, and intelligence, Repairify helps automotive professionals run better businesses through improved diagnostics, calibrations, programming, and workflows. Repairify's brands are committed to vehicle and driver safety by providing repairers with excellent service, supported by the highest quality and precision tools, technology, and data.

Repairify™, Inc. is a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC. The Repairify family includes asTech®, adasThink™, AutoMobile Technologies (AMT), Automotive Training Group (ATG), BlueDriver®, FleetGenix™, Mobile Tech RX, One Guard Inspections, and Repair OnDemand. For more information, please visit www.repairify.com

About Capricorn

​Capricorn was established in 1974 by a small group of Western Australian service station owners to increase their buying power and level the playing field. Capricorn is a Member based organisation proudly operating by cooperative principles to support the automotive industry to build stronger businesses. Capricorn now has over 25,000 Members and over 2,000 Preferred Suppliers across Australia and New Zealand. For more information, please visit www.capricorn.coop

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July 25, 2023 - PRECISION AUTOMOTIVE EQUIPMENT BRINGS VAMAG ROLLER BRAKE TESTERS TO AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND AUTOMOTIVE REPAIRERS

Precision Automotive Equipment has partnered with one of the world’s leading workshop equipment manufacturers, Vamag, to supply premium quality roller brake testing equipment to Australian and New Zealand automotive repairers and service centres.

Vamag is a proud Italian family business with over 60 employees and three manufacturing facilities located across the country. Vamag has more than four decades of experience producing 100% made in Italy, premium quality, electronic automotive testing equipment that is used in automotive workshops all over the world.

The key to Vamag’s ongoing success is their development of functional, leading edge technology and the company’s attention to detail. A key advantage is the fact that Vamag has complete control of every facet of their in-house manufacturing and technology development.

Precision Automotive Equipment will be initially offering three types of roller brake testing machines to the Australian and New Zealand market. These include a portable (above ground) unit, an inground flatbed variant and an inground raising bed model.

All Vamag roller brake testers feature soft start 2 or 4WD bi-directional capability, an integrated weighing system with eight load cells for static and dynamic weight measurement, along with provision for load simulating via the installation of an accessory kit. All Vamag roller brake testers include as standard equipment a PC tower and computer cabinetry, along with a full Windows Operating System based tablet. 

All Vamag roller brake testing machines from Precision Automotive Equipment comply to NHVR testing standards. This ensures that Australian and New Zealand automotive workshops can perform brake testing procedures with full confidence of accurate and safe results.

Precision Automotive Equipment also offers hydraulic multi-movement play detectors with both the Vamag inground and portable roller brake tester models, completing all requirements to safely test vehicle suspension componentry within a controlled automotive workshop environment.

Precision Automotive Equipment will continue to develop workshop equipment products with Vamag for the heavy duty category, working together to develop new premium quality testing equipment products for Australian and New Zealand automotive workshops.

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July 24, 2023 - AUTEL EV DIAGNOSTIC SCAN TOOLS FROM BURSON EQUIPMENT -THE EV SOLUTION FOR WORKSHOPS 

As Electric Vehicles (EVs) become more prominent on our roads, Australia’s automotive workshops need to be able to accurately diagnose and service these vehicles.

Burson Equipment has the EV diagnostic solutions to suit the smallest to the largest workshops, ensuring they are ready for current and new customers bringing EV’s to them and expecting prompt and accurate servicing, checking and repairs.

According to Phillip Scott, Diagnostics Category Manager, the way workshops approach vehicle servicing is changing at a rapid pace.

“As the EV car parc increases, traditional car servicing is now accompanied by reporting on battery life, complex system functions and overall EV system health. 

“Burson Equipment offers three state of the art EV diagnostic scan tool devices to automotive repairers and service centres. The Autel MS 909, MS 919 or the MS ULTRA Diagnostic Scan Tool Kits provide workshops with the ability to access the full electronic systems of these vehicles, including the powertrain, the inverter, the three phase air conditioning motor and the battery pack itself with full schematics,” Mr Scott stated.

In addition to providing a complete overview of each EV’s electronic system functionality, wiring diagrams, coding and location of system components, these Autel EV diagnostic scan tools can also identify an issue with any individual battery cell. This includes state of charge, state of health, total voltage, current amperage and battery temperature among the myriad of diagnostics available.

These Autel scan tools also allow battery packs to be comprehensively checked outside of the vehicle, ensuring that replacements are in perfect operating condition before vehicle installation.

“These Autel EV diagnostic scan tools help the transition of automotive workshops to add EV service and maintenance to the services that they provide to their customers. These outstanding automotive workshop scan tools can also be constantly updated with new EV model technical data as each new model is released.

“Burson Equipment provides customer support and training to ensure that all workshops can grow their business to include the increasing numbers of EVs on our roads. Demand from EV owners for log book servicing and maintenance will increase at a rapid pace into the future, so we are here to ensure that our trade customers are best equipped to meet the changing Australia’s changing mobility trends,” Mr Scott concluded.

To find out more about the Burson Equipment range of Autel EV diagnostic scan tools, contact your local Burson Auto Parts store by calling 1300 287 766 or visit www.bursonequipment.com.au.

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July 24, 2023 - COMPLETE 4WD FILTRATION FROM DIRECTION PLUS

The Direction Plus range of quality 4WD specific aftermarket products is designed with protection of the vehicle as the key priority. This core range of Pre-filters, Catch Cans and Automatic Transmission Coolers are suitable for anyone wanting to protect their 4WD vehicle investment.

Direction Plus offers two types of 4WD water filtration products; Fuel Manager which features the traditional visual inspection water catchment bowl, and PreLine-Plus by Mann & Hummel which offers an in-car visual and audible alert of water detection.

Direction Plus water separator kits are an innovative pre-filter system for diesel fuel systems which have been designed to ensure a high degree of water separation and particle pre-separation. All of these kits meet the specifications set by leading manufacturers of diesel fuel-injection systems. These kits have also been designed to filter out water contamination which occurs through condensation, bad fuel from service stations or in jerry cans and other storage containers.

Without adequate pre-filtration, water ingression can damage fuel injection systems over time and in bad cases can lead to very expensive engine repairs. Direction Plus also offers a new range of secondary diesel filters (post-filters) that are designed to filter out finer particle contamination compared to the OEM specification fuel filter. Dust, gritty material, bugs etc are all types of fuel contamination that are abrasive and can damage fuel injection system components over time.

Direction Plus also offers blow by gas diesel fuel protection with their range of Provent Ultimate Catch Cans. These filtration products ensure optimum engine performance by protecting against the carbon build up and blockage that blow by gas causes. Without adequate diesel engine filtration, oil and soot contamination leads to inefficient intake system operation, which in turn causes increased fuel consumption. 

All filtration products in the Direction Plus range come with vehicle specific mounting kits which are easy to fit for DIY enthusiasts or mechanics and do not void vehicle warranties.

In addition to this premier range of fuel filtration products, Direction Plus also offers outstanding quality Transchill 4WD Automatic Transmission Oil Cooler Kits. These kits have been designed specifically to reduce excessive transmission heat caused by towing, carrying loads and driving in sand, snow, off-road, in heavy traffic or under hot conditions.

These Transchill 4WD transmission oil kits offer an economical and efficient way to help protect automatic 4WD vehicles against costly transmission repairs. A reduction of transmission oil temperature of just 11C can double the life expectancy of a 4WD transmission, the transmission fluid and all internal components. Direction-Plus TransChill Automatic Transmission Coolers are capable of reducing the temperature of automatic transmission fluid (ATF) by as much as 33C.

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July 11, 2023 - BURSON AUTO PARTS IN BALI WITH GOODYEAR AUTO CARE

Australia’s Burson Auto Parts was a Platinum sponsor of the 2023 Goodyear Auto Care Conference which was held on the idyllic Indonesian island of Bali from June 15 to 19.

Australia’s preferred trade supplier of parts, tools and equipment hosted the Burson Auto Parts welcome evening cocktail party, ensuring a highly enjoyable start to the conference for all delegates taking part from all over Australia.

Burson Auto Parts Key Account Manager Liz Carter and National Sales Manager Kristi Lancaster represented the company at this key customer conference, taking part in a number of events throughout the four days.

An important part of the conference was the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Trends discussion panel. Liz Carter joined Goodyear Auto Care’s Franchising and Licensing Director David Stafford and a number of other industry identities to discuss some key industry issues. The topics included sustainability, the future of Electric Vehicles, how the workshop of today can remain relevant, along with other trends and updates that all Goodyear Auto Care service centre operators should be aware of.

The conference trade show was held on Saturday June 17, with 23 groups comprising of 8 delegates each visiting the Burson Auto Parts stand to learn more about how this proudly Australian trade customer focussed company is constantly seeking to provide more support to them.

According to Ms Carter, the 2023 Goodyear Auto Care conference was a resounding success both for Burson Auto Parts and for all delegates who took part.

“This was an informative and enjoyable conference held in an outstanding location. Burson Auto Parts has been a supplier partner in the success of Goodyear Auto Care since their franchise system was established in 2006, so it was fitting for us to be intrinsically involved with this conference.

“Our involvement forms a part of our solid commitment to our trade customers, providing the opportunity to meet and discuss automotive business issues with Goodyear Auto Care business owners and operators directly in an informal environment,” Ms Carter stated.

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June 27, 2023 - DAYCO AUSTRALIA PROUD TO BE A PART OF AUTOCARE 2023

One of the world’s leading engine, belt, component and thermal management component manufacturers and a veteran of the Australian automotive aftermarket, Dayco, enjoyed a strong presence at Autocare 2023.

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) organised industry training and networking focussed event returned after a five year pandemic disrupted delay from June 9 to 10 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Dayco used this major event to showcase the global company’s constantly expanding range of premium quality engine components, engine belts, hoses, cooling system components, timing chain and water pump kits and much more at their centrally located Autocare stand.

The event was well attended by the industry with an encouraging number of apprentices taking part. Many delegates gained detailed product information from the Dayco Australia team present that included National Sales Manager James Barrett joined by Business Development Managers Paul Woods and Clinton James.

The major focus of Autocare 2023 was the number of detailed and informative training sessions. These covered several facets of the modern automotive aftermarket industry with specific emphasis on Electric Vehicles and how modern technology can help to improve the efficiency and profitability of automotive service and repair businesses of any size.

“It was very pleasing to see so many people from the industry taking part in this event,” stated James Barrett.

“The fact that they are keen to learn more about investing in their future while also learning more about our products along with the 100 trade show participants that took part was very encouraging. It was also impressive to see so many of our trade customers not only from Queensland, but from all over the country at Autocare 2023,” Mr Barrett added.

This was just the second Autocare event conducted by the AAAA since its inauguration in 2018. The success of this year’s event proving that these training focussed conventions have a strong place in the ever changing and adapting Australian automotive aftermarket industry.

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June 26, 2023 - OUTSTANDING AUTOCARE FOR BURSON EQUIPMENT

Autocare 2023 delivered on its promise of being Australia’s largest automotive training based event, welcoming strong numbers of trade visitors, world class training and an excellent free trade show on June 9 and 10.

Held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition centre, this year’s event marked the return of Autocare after the inaugural convention that was held in Sydney back in 2018. Pandemic forced false starts saw a five year break between these unique automotive aftermarket industry training based events. Thousands of technicians, apprentices and workshop managers from across the country took part this year, eager to learn and grow their businesses by investing in their future.

This is where Burson Equipment came to the fore, asking Autocare visitors a simple yet very important question, “Is your workshop ready?” The Burson and Precision Equipment stand at Autocare was manned by the Australian company’s highly knowledgeable equipment team on deck.

The Burson stand showcased the latest, premium quality workshop equipment, from ADAS calibration frames, EV diagnostics and charging systems and the latest specification Hunter Wheel Service equipment products.

The Burson team’s focus at Autocare was to educate and provide a platform for eager mechanics wanting to grow their skills. The team spent time with many customers, providing important product training while allowing them to experience the operation of state of the art Burson Equipment that was on display.

Alan Dowsett, Burson National Equipment Sales Manager, spoke highly about Autocare 2023 and the training programs that were conducted throughout the two day event. 

“It was incredible - Autocare visitors experienced the lastest in automotive equipmnent and services as we informed them on how they can ensure their workshops will be ready for ever evolving vehicle technologies.

"Informative training sessions were a massive plus for all attendees and being able to meet existing and new customers was also a major benefit of exhibiting at Autocare 2023," Alan said.

Burson Equipment was one of three Bapcor company brands on show at Autocare 2023 with the high quality Roadsafe 4X4 and Protex Brakes product teams welcoming many highly interested trade visitors throughout the event. The three Bapcor brands were part of a total of 100 of the best automotive aftermarket brands in the country on display at the event’s free trade show.

To find out more about Burson Equipment, visit www.bursonequipment.com.au  or contact your local Burson Auto Parts store by calling 1300 287 766.

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June 26, 2023 - BURSON AUTO PARTS TOP FUEL CHAMPIONSHIP GOES DOWN TO THE WIRE IN DARWIN

The 2022/2023 Burson Auto Parts Australian Top Fuel Championship reached its exciting conclusion at the spectacular Nitro Up North night round at Darwin’s Hidden Valley Dragway on June 16 and 17.

It was a motorsport fan’s feast in Australia’s top end with enthusiastic crowds welcoming the Burson Auto Parts Top Fuel Championship which was held in conjunction with the 5th round of the Australian Supercars Championship and round four of the Australian Superbike Championship at the Darwin Triple Crown event.

Darwin’s heat and humidity coupled with a green (not frequently raced on) racing surface proved a tough challenge for all of the Top Fuel drivers and teams to negotiate across the entire two night event.

In qualifying, both Lamattina Top Fuel Racing team cars struggled to find traction, qualifying in fourth and fifth position. As a consequence, Phil Lamattina and his Burson Auto Parts Dragster team mate Shane Olive had to race each other in round one. This inter-team side by side battle saw team owner Lamattina fractionally victorious with his 4.16s pass compared to Olive’s 4.27s run.

The second round saw Olive take a solo run, but the Burson Auto Parts fueller shook and turned the tyres at the sixty-foot mark. Lamattina’s round two heroics didn’t yield an Elapsed Time (ET) quick enough to qualify for the A-Final. Lamattina again out-pedalled rival Wayne Newby to the finish line for the win, in the process jumping Newby in the championship for a season ending fourth place.

Olive had progressed into the C-Final against Kyle Putland, and the Burson Auto Parts team delivered the run of the event – a 3.95 second win - the lowest ET and highlight of the Nitro Up North event.

It was an emotional result for the Burson Auto Parts team who have fought fuel system gremlins over the entire season. A change in fuel pump for this event served to address the majority of the issues and helped to produce a fine send off for the team.

According to Olive, “We have struggled during the last few meetings, but one run makes all the difference. I am just really happy for my team, the Lammatinas, my young crew chief Dean Rossiter who really has only been in the role at the last few meetings, and Burson Auto Parts - I am just so blessed to have them,” said an emotional Olive.

Team Owner, Phil Lamattina, is proud of all that Shane Olive and the Burson Auto Parts team have achieved in their two seasons of Top Fuel competition.

“Shane assembled that crew from scratch, it is a credit to him and the team to do what needed to be done,” said Lamattina. “It is not an easy task to put one of these cars on the start line, he and the whole crew done it to the best of their ability every single time.

“A huge thank you to Burson Auto Parts too, for supporting the team, making it happen, and sticking by LTFR and Shane,” He added.

With the 2022/2023 Burson Auto Parts Australian Top Fuel Championship now at a close, the team can look back at it as a character building one.

“We can now put this season in the books and move on,” lamented Lamattina. “But even though all was looking lost at the start of the season, we still had the fortitude to turn it around and finish the year strongly. I ran a PB, had some podium results, and we turned Shane’s car around in the end, it puts us in a good position for the start of next season.”

The 2022/2023 Burson Auto Parts Australian Top Fuel Championship final round saw a three way fight at Darwin’s final round between Damian Harris, Peter Xiberras and Phil Read. It was Harris who emerged victorious, gaining the Stan Sainty Cup for the Rapisarda Autosport International team as soon as his second round win at the event. The overall 2023 Nitro Up North event winner was Xiberras and his PremiAir Top Fuel Team.

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ROADSAFE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Driving Innovation in Automotive Testing and Research

Roadsafe, a pioneering name in the world of chassis parts for the automotive aftermarket, has been leading the way in parts excellence for over 40 years.

The company’s dedication to safety and quality has never been more apparent than in the extensive research and testing undertaken by the Roadsafe Research and Development (R&D) department based in Melbourne.

All Roadsafe product testing is conducted in a dedicated Research and Design facility, along with the use of local sealed and unsealed roads. This purpose-built facility supports the ongoing development and testing of Roadsafe 4WD, suspension and chassis products.

At the forefront of Roadsafe's R&D activities are the robust and state-of-the-art testing facilities supported with an impressive range of tools and machinery. A prime example is the inclusion of shock absorber dynamometers for local Roadsafe shock absorber product range testing. Through rigorous durability, gas pressure, drag, valving forces and speed tests, Roadsafe can meticulously analyse the performance and longevity of their replacement shock absorbers, ensuring that their products are synonymous with reliability.

The Roadsafe emphasis on aftermarket shock absorber product quality includes visual inspections from welding areas to the paint finish. Every detail is meticulously examined. Moreover, vehicle fitment inspections play a critical role in validating correct mounting, including L-min, L-max, droop, and fouling issues. Such comprehensive scrutiny guarantees Roadsafe products not only meet but exceed Australian standards.

Beyond shock absorbers, the Roadsafe R&D department continues to push the envelope in other chassis parts testing at the factory. Cyclic testing simulates the stresses these parts would experience under relevant vehicle curb weights. Pull-out testing measures the force required to pull a component from its assembly, while drop testing determines the resilience of the part upon impact. Hardness testing further reveals the strength and durability of the parts’ material, with each test completed on original OEM product to provide a benchmark for the Roadsafe product.

The assessment, dismantling and detailed product investigation for ongoing development finds the Roadsafe R&D department equipped with a range of world leading testing and general automotive trade equipment. These high tech testing products include the industry leading Hunter Elite wheel aligner along with a Lathe and Mill, joined by a range of saws and presses. The precision testing equipment also includes a Vernier, Micrometre, Durometer and Hardness Testers.

To uphold its credibility and reliability, Roadsafe partners with the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for local testing as needed and as a part of the ongoing quality assurance process. This collaboration assures Roadsafe products undergo testing compliant with globally recognised standards, bolstering their reputation and trade customers' trust.

Roadsafe's innovative R&D is not confined to traditional testing methods. The department also leverages 3D Scanning, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and 3D test printing for their newly designed products. Employing cutting-edge 3D scanning and printing capabilities, the Roadsafe R&D team can create, analyse and refine prototypes until satisfied with a final version before actual production, thereby expediting the product development process while ensuring the highest level of precision.

The Roadsafe R&D department's commendable work contributes to this company’s market leadership. This dedicated team not only reinforces the brand's commitment to quality and safety, but they also manifest their drive for innovation and excellence in the automotive industry. Over the past four decades, Roadsafe has distributed steering and suspension products that reflect the R&D team’s relentless pursuit of perfection.

The Roadsafe R&D facility is integral for more than product testing, design, and research. It also enables Roadsafe to constantly design and develop new automotive chassis and suspension component parts specifically to suit the Australian automotive aftermarket.      

Roadsafe is not just a name but a promise, a commitment to safety and durability. Its robust R&D practices play a pivotal role in meeting this promise. By prioritising rigorous testing, embracing cutting-edge technologies and valuing customer safety above all, Roadsafe solidifies its position as a leader in the Australian automotive aftermarket. The meticulous attention to detail, constant strive for innovation, and an unyielding commitment to quality are what make Roadsafe a true trailblazer in the field of automotive chassis parts.

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June 9, 2023 - TRICO PARTNERS WITH TRIPLE M AND MARTY SHEARGOLD THROUGH JULY AND AUGUST

Trico, a world leader in the design and manufacture of Original Equipment and Aftermarket windscreen wiper blades and associated clear vision automotive products, is teaming up with Australia’s Triple M Network from mid-July through to August.

Trico becomes the exclusive presentation sponsor of the top rating The Marty Sheargold Show broadcast from 3pm to 4pm weekdays for a second year in 2023. This Trico marketing campaign follows the outstanding success of the first national motorist targeted Trico wipers marketing alliance with this hilariously popular “tradie time” radio show.

Marty Sheargold is one of Australia’s most successful radio, television and stand-up comedians, attracting a huge national audience to his long running breakfast and drive time programs. The Trico sponsored The Marty Sheargold Show will be heard across the entire National Triple M Network in seven capital city markets along with a host of regional affiliates during July and August.

The vast majority of people tuning into the The Marty Sheargold Show each afternoon are doing so while driving their cars, being able to directly see and test if their windscreen wipers are due for replacement and being directed to Trico stockists across the country during every daily program. This broad national radio campaign comprehensively proved its effectiveness during the inaugural Trico The Marty Sheargold Show sponsorship, so this year’s campaign is sure to deliver significant sales results.

According to Mike Morgan, Trico Products Australia Product and Marketing Manager, very few motorist marketing opportunities compare to the reach of this month long national radio campaign.

“With more than 2.8 million people listening each day across seven metropolitan Triple M markets joined by more than 1.3 million SCA Network regional listeners across the country, this is an outstanding platform to promote Trico products directly to motorists.

“We are also supporting Trico stockists and automotive repairers across the country who will definitely see an increase in wiper sales and replacement work as a direct result of this daily campaign across July and August,” Mr Morgan stated.

The Trico sponsored The Marty Sheargold Show will can also be listened to live or for downloading on the popular LiSTNRapp, capturing even more motorists across Australia.

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ROADSAFE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

 

Driving Innovation in Automotive Testing and Research

 
 Roadsafe, a pioneering name in the world of chassis parts for the automotive aftermarket, has been leading the way in parts excellence for over 40 years.

 

The company’s dedication to safety and quality has never been more apparent than in the extensive research and testing undertaken by the Roadsafe Research and Development (R&D) department based in Melbourne.

 

All Roadsafe product testing is conducted in a dedicated Research and Design facility, along with the use of local sealed and unsealed roads. This purpose-built facility supports the ongoing development and testing of Roadsafe 4WD, suspension and chassis products.

 

At the forefront of Roadsafe's R&D activities are the robust and state-of-the-art testing facilities supported with an impressive range of tools and machinery. A prime example is the inclusion of shock absorber dynamometers for local Roadsafe shock absorber product range testing. Through rigorous durability, gas pressure, drag, valving forces and speed tests, Roadsafe can meticulously analyse the performance and longevity of their replacement shock absorbers, ensuring that their products are synonymous with reliability.

 

The Roadsafe emphasis on aftermarket shock absorber product quality includes visual inspections from welding areas to the paint finish. Every detail is meticulously examined. Moreover, vehicle fitment inspections play a critical role in validating correct mounting, including L-min, L-max, droop, and fouling issues. Such comprehensive scrutiny guarantees Roadsafe products not only meet but exceed Australian standards.

 

Beyond shock absorbers, the Roadsafe R&D department continues to push the envelope in other chassis parts testing at the factory. Cyclic testing simulates the stresses these parts would experience under relevant vehicle curb weights. Pull-out testing measures the force required to pull a component from its assembly, while drop testing determines the resilience of the part upon impact. Hardness testing further reveals the strength and durability of the parts’ material, with each test completed on original OEM product to provide a benchmark for the Roadsafe product.

 

The assessment, dismantling and detailed product investigation for ongoing development finds the Roadsafe R&D department equipped with a range of world leading testing and general automotive trade equipment. These high tech testing products include the industry leading Hunter Elite wheel aligner along with a Lathe and Mill, joined by a range of saws and presses. The precision testing equipment also includes a Vernier, Micrometre, Durometer and Hardness Testers.

 

To uphold its credibility and reliability, Roadsafe partners with the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for local testing as needed and as a part of the ongoing quality assurance process. This collaboration assures Roadsafe products undergo testing compliant with globally recognised standards, bolstering their reputation and trade customers' trust.

 

Roadsafe's innovative R&D is not confined to traditional testing methods. The department also leverages 3D Scanning, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and 3D test printing for their newly designed products. Employing cutting-edge 3D scanning and printing capabilities, the Roadsafe R&D team can create, analyse and refine prototypes until satisfied with a final version before actual production, thereby expediting the product development process while ensuring the highest level of precision.

 

The Roadsafe R&D department's commendable work contributes to this company’s market leadership. This dedicated team not only reinforces the brand's commitment to quality and safety, but they also manifest their drive for innovation and excellence in the automotive industry. Over the past four decades, Roadsafe has distributed steering and suspension products that reflect the R&D team’s relentless pursuit of perfection.

 

The Roadsafe R&D facility is integral for more than product testing, design, and research. It also enables Roadsafe to constantly design and develop new automotive chassis and suspension component parts specifically to suit the Australian automotive aftermarket.      

 

Roadsafe is not just a name but a promise, a commitment to safety and durability. Its robust R&D practices play a pivotal role in meeting this promise. By prioritising rigorous testing, embracing cutting-edge technologies and valuing customer safety above all, Roadsafe solidifies its position as a leader in the Australian automotive aftermarket. The meticulous attention to detail, constant strive for innovation, and an unyielding commitment to quality are what make Roadsafe a true trailblazer in the field of automotive chassis parts.

 

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ROADSAFE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

 

Driving Innovation in Automotive Testing and Research

 

June 15, 2023 - Roadsafe, a pioneering name in the world of chassis parts for the automotive aftermarket, has been leading the way in parts excellence for over 40 years.

 

The company’s dedication to safety and quality has never been more apparent than in the extensive research and testing undertaken by the Roadsafe Research and Development (R&D) department based in Melbourne.

 

All Roadsafe product testing is conducted in a dedicated Research and Design facility, along with the use of local sealed and unsealed roads. This purpose-built facility supports the ongoing development and testing of Roadsafe 4WD, suspension and chassis products.

 

At the forefront of Roadsafe's R&D activities are the robust and state-of-the-art testing facilities supported with an impressive range of tools and machinery. A prime example is the inclusion of shock absorber dynamometers for local Roadsafe shock absorber product range testing. Through rigorous durability, gas pressure, drag, valving forces and speed tests, Roadsafe can meticulously analyse the performance and longevity of their replacement shock absorbers, ensuring that their products are synonymous with reliability.

 

The Roadsafe emphasis on aftermarket shock absorber product quality includes visual inspections from welding areas to the paint finish. Every detail is meticulously examined. Moreover, vehicle fitment inspections play a critical role in validating correct mounting, including L-min, L-max, droop, and fouling issues. Such comprehensive scrutiny guarantees Roadsafe products not only meet but exceed Australian standards.

 

Beyond shock absorbers, the Roadsafe R&D department continues to push the envelope in other chassis parts testing at the factory. Cyclic testing simulates the stresses these parts would experience under relevant vehicle curb weights. Pull-out testing measures the force required to pull a component from its assembly, while drop testing determines the resilience of the part upon impact. Hardness testing further reveals the strength and durability of the parts’ material, with each test completed on original OEM product to provide a benchmark for the Roadsafe product.

 

The assessment, dismantling and detailed product investigation for ongoing development finds the Roadsafe R&D department equipped with a range of world leading testing and general automotive trade equipment. These high tech testing products include the industry leading Hunter Elite wheel aligner along with a Lathe and Mill, joined by a range of saws and presses. The precision testing equipment also includes a Vernier, Micrometre, Durometer and Hardness Testers.

 

To uphold its credibility and reliability, Roadsafe partners with the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for local testing as needed and as a part of the ongoing quality assurance process. This collaboration assures Roadsafe products undergo testing compliant with globally recognised standards, bolstering their reputation and trade customers' trust.

 

Roadsafe's innovative R&D is not confined to traditional testing methods. The department also leverages 3D Scanning, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and 3D test printing for their newly designed products. Employing cutting-edge 3D scanning and printing capabilities, the Roadsafe R&D team can create, analyse and refine prototypes until satisfied with a final version before actual production, thereby expediting the product development process while ensuring the highest level of precision.

 

The Roadsafe R&D department's commendable work contributes to this company’s market leadership. This dedicated team not only reinforces the brand's commitment to quality and safety, but they also manifest their drive for innovation and excellence in the automotive industry. Over the past four decades, Roadsafe has distributed steering and suspension products that reflect the R&D team’s relentless pursuit of perfection.

 

The Roadsafe R&D facility is integral for more than product testing, design, and research. It also enables Roadsafe to constantly design and develop new automotive chassis and suspension component parts specifically to suit the Australian automotive aftermarket.      

 

Roadsafe is not just a name but a promise, a commitment to safety and durability. Its robust R&D practices play a pivotal role in meeting this promise. By prioritising rigorous testing, embracing cutting-edge technologies and valuing customer safety above all, Roadsafe solidifies its position as a leader in the Australian automotive aftermarket. The meticulous attention to detail, constant strive for innovation, and an unyielding commitment to quality are what make Roadsafe a true trailblazer in the field of automotive chassis parts.

 

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June 8, 2023 - NITRO AFTERMARKET GEAR AND AXLE PARTS FOR QUALITY AND RANGE

Nitro Gear and Axle is a premium USA manufactured range of high quality gear and axle products that have been precision engineered to suit customised four wheel drives along with other vehicles. The Nitro Gear and Axle program also caters for performance 9” Ford axles, gears and spools with Torsen LSD’s available for a wide range of vehicles including four wheel drives.

Drive or gear ratios play a crucial role in determining how a vehicle's engine power is transferred to the wheels. When larger wheels and tyres are fitted to a vehicle, it can affect the overall drive ratio. This results in reduced acceleration, higher fuel consumption and increased wear on both the engine and the transmission.

Nitro Gear packages ensure optimal performance when fitting larger wheels and tyres to a vehicle. This is imperative in order to maintain optimal performance, fuel efficiency and power delivery.

The advantages of adjusting a vehicle’s drive ratios through the fitment of Nitro Gear packages are many:

Optimised performance:  Maintain or improve your vehicle's acceleration and responsiveness, allowing it to perform at its best with the fitment of larger wheels and tyres.

Preserved fuel efficiency: Ensure that a vehicle's engine doesn't have to work harder to turn the larger wheels, which leads to increased fuel consumption. Adjusting the drive ratios can help maintain or even improve a vehicle's fuel economy.

Engine and transmission protection: Larger wheels and tyres can put more strain on the engine and transmission, increasing the likelihood of component failure. Changing the drive ratios can help alleviate this stress, prolonging the life of a vehicle's critical components.

Enhanced off-road capabilities: For 4WD and other off-road vehicles, adjusting the drive ratios can improve traction and torque delivery in challenging terrain, ensuring better control and stability.

Nitro gears are precision manufactured from an 8620 Steel Gear Forging that is Rockwell tested for hardness, triple lapped for smoothness and precisely machined employing a five cut process. The advantage of this process is that material is removed in a slower, more efficient and accurate method, resulting in gear sets that are arguably the quietest on the market with a set up that is significantly easier and less time consuming during fitment.

The Nitro range has applications and ratios that other brands do not. An example of this is the fact that Nitro was the first aftermarket supplier to offer the current Hilux  / Tacoma gear set options. 

Nitro was born from enthusiasts who recognised that the industry needs and wants quality replacement or upgraded gear and axle products at an affordable price, supported by a two year product warranty.  Original Equipment gear sets are designed to work with standard wheels and tyres, they do a reasonable job with standard ratios for both price and general usage. 

Nitro was the first aftermarket brand to kit each entire gear kit installation into one easy part number. So instead of having to manage dozens of part numbers for inventory, technicians can order one part number and know that they have everything they need.

Ease of installation is a standout feature of all Nitro Gear kits. Nitro gears are manufactured at the same facilities as most OE gears, offering a unique benefit for technicians who are just re-gearing a vehicle to adjust for larger tyres (and other minor upgrades from standard). If it is a relatively fresh install, the Nitro Gear packages will set up typically to factory shim spec.

This means that once the existing gear set is measured and the new Nitro gears are set up to that spec, more times than not, it will set up perfectly straight out of the box. This is a unique feature offered by Nitro. Many workshops will quote book time but if the job can be done in half the time and it doesn’t come back, that equals higher profits on not only that job, but in allowing the technician to move to the next vehicle on the booking schedule. 

Nitro Gear and Axle product stock level inventory, in Australia, is based on local workshop demand.  This ensures a faster supply service for a premium quality, precision engineered automotive aftermarket product from the USA.

The Nitro Gear and Axle product range provides a convenient and reliable solution for adjusting your customer’s vehicle drive ratios to best suit their requirements.

Roadsafe is the nation’s exclusive distributor of Nitro Gear and Axle products for the ever growing Australian 4WD and general automotive aftermarket.

For more information contact Nitro Gear and Axle by calling 03 8878 1868 or visit www.nitro-gear.com.au

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June 6, 2023 - LAST CHANCE TO UPDATE WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT AND GAIN THE INSTANT ASSET SUPERCHARGE TAX BREAK

Burson Equipment urgently advises automotive workshop owners and operators across Australia that time is quickly running out to take full advantage of the Federal Government's Instant Asset Write-Off tax deduction incentive.

Automotive workshop owners with a turnover of up to $500 million can make instant asset taxation write-offs for equipment / business asset purchases of up to $150,000 until June 30, 2023.

There has never been a better time to purchase a new hoist, wheel balancer, air conditioner service unit, ADAS system or scan tool for your automotive business from Australia’s preferred trade supplier of automotive parts, tools and equipment, Burson Equipment.

The introduction of modern new workshop equipment increases the safety, productivity and profitability of any business. When this can be combined with one-off taxation expense savings, it makes acute business sense to ensure that these workshop update investments are made before June 30. Business cash flow does not need to be a barrier from gaining this major tax break with the help of Burson Ezi-Finance.

Contact your local Burson Equipment team member today by calling 1300 287 766 to inspect the vast range of premium quality workshop equipment products that are available for fast delivery and fitment. Burson Equipment offers can also be viewed online at www.bursonequipment.com.au. 

Automotive workshop business owners and operators should also consult their accountant, financial advisor or the Australian Taxation Office for their specific circumstances in relation to gaining the most from the soon to end Instant Asset Supercharge taxation incentive.

To find out more about the Federal Government Stimulus Package visit www.ato.gov.au.

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May 29, 2023 - TRUCKLINE ANNOUNCES AUSTRANS GROUP AS WINNER OF THEIR 70TH ANNIVERSARY GRAND PRIZE

Truckline, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of truck parts and accessories, is thrilled to announce Austrans Group as the winner of its highly anticipated 70th Anniversary Giveaway Prize.

Austrans Group, a prominent name in the transportation and logistics industry, has been awarded an impressive T-Liner Mezzdeck Trailer built by MaxiTRANS, accompanied by $20,000 worth of Visa Gift Cards to ensure a smooth journey. This grand prize exemplifies Truckline's unwavering commitment to supporting truck drivers, mechanics, and fleet owners with top-quality equipment.

Truckline would like to express its gratitude to the leading suppliers who collaborated to make this remarkable prize possible. Major sponsor Donaldson joined Hella, Narva, Milwaukee, SKF, ITW Polymers & Fluids, Air Brake Corporation, Meritor, Powerdown and Castrol, playing a crucial role in making this outstanding competition prize pool possible.

Jason Charnock, Operations Manager at Austrans Group, shared his satisfaction with the experience of working with Truckline and its sponsors. "Truckline is excellent to deal with. They are fast, adaptable, and knowledgeable."

When asked to describe Truckline in three words, Mr Charnock chose "Knowledgeable, reliable, local." These words encapsulate Truckline's commitment to delivering reliable parts, exceptional service along with their supplier sponsors’ dedication to producing high-quality products.

Truckline stands out among its competitors due to its extensive truck parts and equipment knowledge along with the company’s exceptional customer service.

According to Mr Charnock, "The Truckline team has great knowledge of all the equipment we need and they are very responsive to any questions that we had."

This expertise and responsiveness is further strengthened by the contributions of Truckline's supplier sponsors, whom also share the same commitment to customer satisfaction.

Moreover, Truckline has successfully addressed challenges faced by Austrans Group in the past.

"Truckline worked with us during the equipment installation phase, which helped to reduce costs and downtime, and we are exceptionally happy with the results," Mr Charnock added.

The combined efforts of Truckline and its supplier sponsors have provided Austrans Group with tailored solutions and a valuable partnership.

Truckline extends its sincere gratitude to Austrans Group for their continued support and for being the deserving winners of the Truckline 70th Anniversary Giveaway Prize. The T-Liner Mezzdeck Trailer will undoubtedly provide Austrans Group with increased operational efficiency, helping to further solidify their position as industry leaders.

Truckline also thanks all of its valued customers for taking part in this exciting part of the company’s 70th Anniversary celebrations.

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About Truckline:

Truckline is one of Australia’s leading providers of North American, Japanese and European truck parts and accessories, catering to the needs of truck drivers, mechanics and fleet owners across the industry. With a strong emphasis on customer service, knowledge, and reliability, Truckline has been a trusted partner for trucking professionals for over 70 years. Truckline continues to deliver top-quality products and exceptional service to its customers, ensuring that they have the necessary tools and support for their operations. 

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Jason Charnock – Operations Manager Austrans Group & Justin Cain – Truckline Branch Manager Ipswich with the Truckline 70th Anniversary Grand Prize, the T-Liner Mezzdeck Trailer built by MaxiTRANS.

 

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May 30, 2023 - BURSON AUTO PARTS TRADE SHOW SUCCESS

The 2023 automotive trade show season flicked into top gear in recent months with thousands of valued Burson Auto Parts trade customers taking the time to look, touch, test and purchase a wide variety of parts, diagnostic tools and equipment at each event.

Several New South Wales based Burson Auto Parts trade shows led the way to the major stand-out event being the Sydney Metro Trade Show, held at Rosehill Racecourse on March 15. A total of 1,131 Burson Auto Parts trade customers took part in this major event, joined by 65 suppliers and more than 100 company representatives.

“Events like this make me so proud to be a part of the Burson Auto Parts NSW team,” stated Anthony De Luis, Regional Manager NSW.

“The effort and detail that goes into the planning of these events is what makes them so successful. It was a superhuman effort by Peter Webb, Liz Carter, Christopher Jay, Michael Edmonds, Steve McVie and Michael Gennari to make this all happen with so many other exciting things taking place across our business at the moment,” Anthony added.

Melbourne was the focus in May, with the first of two major Burson Auto Parts trade shows in the Victorian capital taking place in the northern suburbs located Moonee Valley Racecourse. Despite the cold and wet Melbourne weather, trade customer attendances at both events were very impressive.

For former Burson Auto Parts Victorian Regional Manager Jared Welch, his long and successful career with the Australian company culminated with these two Burson Auto Parts trade shows.

“We saw a consistent flow of trade customers throughout the Northern Suburbs Trade Show on May 2. Many of our loyal trade customers took full advantage of the Burson Auto Parts trade show specials. Our suppliers pulled out all stops to ensure that it was an enjoyable and very successful event”, Jared said.

More than 1,000 Burson Auto Parts trade customers were joined by 62 suppliers in the second Melbourne based trade show held at Sandown Raceway on May 3.

The interactive supplier stands at Sandown not only featured the latest and greatest in parts, tools and equipment, but they also gave customers the opportunity to win some great prizes and have some fun, while also using the event to help their businesses grow.

According to Ashley Butcher, Burson Auto Parts Regional Manager - Victoria, “After only 40 minutes of opening the doors, our clearance stand was completely wiped out - not a single item remained. Our team did a fantastic job to accommodate the frantic scramble throughout the show from our trade customers wanting to secure the best products and deals before they were gone.”

Burson Auto Parts’ commitment to the Australian automotive aftermarket industry continues to strengthen through major trade events like these and many smaller regional events held across the country each year.

Ensure that your automotive business takes advantage of these events when they are held in your region. To find out more, contact your local Burson Auto Parts store by calling 1300 287 766.

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May 29, 2023 - STATE OF THE ART QUEENSLAND BAPCOR DISTRIBUTION CENTRE CONSTRUCTED

Bapcor, Australasia’s largest automotive aftermarket specialised company, announces the construction of the company’s second centralised distribution centre.

The impressive 41,580 square metre Bapcor Distribution Centre, which equates to four Suncorp Stadiums under one roof, is located in the Brisbane suburb of Redbank.

When operational, this outstanding new Bapcor Distribution Centre will consolidate seven existing Brisbane based warehouses into the one state of the art, purpose designed facility. This will strengthen supply chain capabilities across the company’s parts receiving and sending eco-system.

This new Bapcor Distribution Centre is an extension of the Australian company’s broader strategy to build the industry’s best in class supply chain and to expand its centralised distribution network model. The new Queensland facility follows the design and construction of the company’s first purpose-built distribution centre in Victoria that was completed in 2021. 

The new Queensland facility will also feature a world-class automated order (Goods to Person) fulfillment solution that combines automated storage and retrieval with an accurate and integrated pick to light order fulfillment system. The new Bapcor Distribution Centre will also benefit from the latest warehouse management system where every product is measured, weighed and barcode recorded to ensure operational efficiency across the entire supply chain network.

Bapcor’s commitment to building a modern and long term sustainable facility includes a number of special additions. These include a 1.8-megawatt solar panel system that generates the equivalent amount of power to light up 500 residential properties annually. There are also six charging units to charge up to twelve electric vehicles located in the staff car park.

The new Bapcor Distribution Centre also features rainwater harvesting storage capabilities that aim to reduce water usage, while directing water for landscape irrigation and other amenity uses.  

Team Member exercise and enjoyment have not escaped the new Bapcor Distribution Centre design with a full-sized outdoor basketball court also included.

Bapcor Executive General Manager Supply Chain, Abdul Jaafar said “We must continue to optimise our supply chain eco-system and leverage the scale of our business to create a great customer experience.  

“We have a vision for one way of working across the supply chain that will ensure we are driving continuous improvement in an ever changing world, where our customers demand of multi-channel fulfilment is at the heart of how we deliver our products.

“All the while we are continuing to focus on having the right stock, in the right location at the right time,” Mr Jaafar stated. 

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Bapcor is Australia's largest trade and retail distributor of automotive aftermarket parts and accessories, specialising in the commercial vehicle market. With a national network of branches, Bapcor is dedicated to providing customers with the highest quality products, exceptional service, and knowledgeable team members. Bapcor employs 5,000 team members in more than 1,000 locations across Australia, New Zealand, and Thailand. The company's core business spans the end-to-end aftermarket supply chain, covering Trade, Commercial Vehicles, Specialist Wholesale, and Retail. Bapcor takes pride in developing its specialist and knowledgeable team, culture, and capability, coupled with an unrelenting focus on excellence in customer service.


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May 16, 2023 - BURSON BEN RACES TO DOUBLE ISLAND TCR PODIUM

Burson Auto Parts ambassador and stellar second generation racing driver Ben Bargwanna has returned to the TCR Australia podium after a strong performance at the series’ second round held at Victoria’s Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit from May 12 to 14.

Coming directly after racing to the Top Rookie honours in his debut international TCR races held at Portimao Raceway in Portugal just two weeks ago, Bargwanna and his Burson Auto Parts TCR Australia team got things off to a strong start by qualifying 5th at the fast and spectacular Victorian seaside circuit. 

Problems discovered after qualifying required an engine change and with that Bargwanna was handed a five place starting grid penalty, relegating the Burson Auto Parts racer to 10th on the competitive TCR grid for Saturday’s first race.

According to the Bargwanna, the penalty made things harder but with a great car under him it wasn’t long before the situation was rectified. 

“I made a wicked start to the first race and went from 10th to 4th before turn one ! With some epic race battles I was able to come home in 5th to grab some good points and return to where I qualified.

“Race 2 was in a reverse grid format, so I started 5th once again. I got a great start and made my way up to 4th, an early pass around the outside on the first lap promoted me to 3rd. I chased down the leaders and crossed the finish line 3rd for my first TCR podium result of the year.

“Race 3 was the most intense of them all, our GRM team had worked hard to have four fast Peugeots by this stage. After another good start I was 3rd on the first lap. Some really intense battles led to a great race including some immense pressure from my teammate Jordan Cox behind me, but after a very close and fair battle I came home 3rd for another podium,” Bargwanna said.

After a long delay from the opening 2023 TCR Australia Championship round held at Tasmania’s Symmons Plains Raceway back in February, it is a relatively short wait to Round 3 to be held at Victoria’s Winton Motor Raceway from June 9 to 11. The series will visit Ipswich, Melbourne, Sydney and Bathurst through to November.

To find out more about the championship visit TCR Australia 

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May 18, 2023 - BAPCOR LIMITED ACQUIRES E-MAX AUSTRALIA

Bapcor Limited Acquires E-Max Australia, strengthening commitment to customers and team members in the Commercial Vehicle industry.

Bapcor Limited, Asia Pacific's leading provider of vehicle parts, accessories, equipment, service, and solutions, today announced the acquisition of E-Max Australia. E-Max will become an integral part of Bapcor's Commercial Vehicle Group, forming part of the existing wholesale business, Australian Truck Parts (ATP). This acquisition emphasises Bapcor's focus on exceptional customer service and support to the trucking industry professionals, including truck and trailer operators, commercial vehicle repairers, and original equipment manufacturers. 

Sue Carthew, previous co-owner of E-Max, expressed her excitement about the acquisition. "We are thrilled to join the Bapcor family and contribute our expertise, quality brands, and dedicated team members to the Commercial Vehicle Group. We believe this partnership will take E-Max and its associated brands to new heights, delivering exceptional value and service to customers across Australia."

Phil Carthew, former co-owner of E-Max, also shared his enthusiasm for the new partnership. "We want to express our appreciation to our dedicated E-Max team members, who have been instrumental in building the E-Max business over the years. Their hard work and commitment have made this acquisition possible, and we're confident that they will continue to thrive under Bapcor's leadership."  

"Sue and I are not going anywhere; Sue will help transition the business over the next few months, and I will be heavily involved in various capacities for the foreseeable future, with a minimum commitment of 12 months," Phil Carthew stated.

The E-Max brand specialises in electrical loom and accessories products, providing innovative solutions for commercial vehicle applications. Among its product offerings, Airweigh stands out for its advanced TCA approved on-board weighing systems, designed to improve vehicle efficiency and safety. Bapcor is excited to work closely with the TCA (Transport Certification Australia) in the future to ensure compliance and ongoing innovation for both Airweigh and OBMS systems.

Phillips is a leading manufacturer of premium electrical and air brake components, while Botek offers cutting-edge mobile weighing solutions, RFID-based collection recording systems, and software solutions to improve efficiency and streamline operations within the waste management industry.

Frances Palmer, General Manager of Australian Truck Parts, welcomed E-Max and its exceptional brands to the wholesale business. "We are delighted to welcome the innovative and high-quality E-Max, Airweigh, Phillips, and Botek brands to ATP. Their inclusion further strengthens our position as the premier provider of commercial vehicle parts and accessories in the Australian market, while reinforcing our agility, our future focus, and most importantly, our strong commitment to supporting our customers in the transport industry."

Justin O'Brien, General Manager of Commercial Vehicle Group Bapcor, echoed these sentiments. "The acquisition of E-Max and its respected brands is a significant milestone for Bapcor's Commercial Vehicle Group. Our commitment to providing the highest quality products and services to our customers, from single vehicle owners to major transport fleets, will only be bolstered by the addition of E-Max, Airweigh, Phillips, and Botek. We look forward to a successful future together."

The acquisition reinforces Bapcor's commitment to being the leading distributor of aftermarket and original equipment truck and trailer parts and accessories in Australia and New Zealand. Customers can expect the same exceptional service and product offerings they have come to know and trust from both Bapcor and E-Max.

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Bapcor is Australia's largest trade and retail distributor of automotive aftermarket parts and accessories, specializing in the commercial vehicle market. With a national network of branches, Bapcor is dedicated to providing customers with the highest quality products, exceptional service, and knowledgeable team members. Bapcor employs 5,000 team members in more than 1,000 locations across Australia, New Zealand, and Thailand. The company's core business spans the end-to-end aftermarket supply chain, covering Trade, Commercial Vehicles, Specialist Wholesale, and Retail. Bapcor takes pride in developing its specialist and knowledgeable team, culture, and capability, coupled with an unrelenting focus on excellence in customer service.

For more information on the acquisition, please contact Frances Palmer, General Manager Australian Truck Parts - frances.palmer@cvgbapcor.com.au.


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May 8, 2023 - IS YOUR WORKSHOP READY? FIND OUT AT AUTOCARE 2023 WITH BURSON EQUIPMENT

Australasia’s largest automotive aftermarket specialised company, Bapcor, invites you to join Australia’s preferred trade supplier of parts, tools and equipment at Autocare 2023, the country’s leading training and networking based automotive aftermarket trade event.

Being held on June 9 and 10 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Autocare 2023 provides a valuable opportunity for technicians and auto service business owners to gain the latest technical and business management based training from some of the best in the business.

Featuring a schedule of speakers conducting informative seminars, Autocare also offers the latest workshop equipment based training, which is vital for repairers who are transitioning to include more Electric and Hybrid vehicle service and maintenance requirements.

This is where Burson Equipment comes to the fore, the company bringing its leading experts to Autocare 2023 to assist trade customers across a broad number of modern equipment updates to best suit their specific automotive businesses at stand number 104.

The Burson Equipment Autocare 2023 theme is very simple and important -“Is Your Workshop Ready?” The answer to this is vital for repairers who are transitioning to include more Electric and Hybrid vehicles along with the advanced service, repair and maintenance requirements of many more modern petrol and diesel powered passenger and commercial vehicles.

As the automotive industry moves closer towards full vehicle automation, the importance of the correct equipment becomes paramount. As drivers come to rely on ADAS, it is imperative to implement safety system alignment procedures after a mechanical alignment is performed.

The Hunter Hawkeye Elite safety system alignment ensures not only that the vehicle manufacturer’s requirements are followed, but also that the vehicle is returned to the customer with all safety systems fully functional. You will be able to see this state of the art safety system in action at Autocare 2023.  

The Burson Equipment stand at Autocare 2023 will feature an Electric Vehicle with the complete Hunter Hawkeye Elite Alignment system, together with the Autel MaxiSys ADAS calibration system that offers the fastest and most precise calibration frame positioning without mechanical measurement. With this outstanding quality Autel ADAS calibration system onsite, the Burson Equipment team can best display and explain the importance of the total accuracy required with all modern vehicle repairs.

All of the state of the art equipment being displayed at Autocare 2023 by Burson Equipment will feature QR codes to enable visitors to scan each product and gain all of the technical information required easily and quickly on their mobile devices. Burson Equipment printed product information will also be readily available from their Autocare stand.

The Burson Equipment team will become lab technicians throughout this important two day automotive aftermarket training and networking event. This ensures that every visitor is provided with the information needed to help make the most optimal diagnostic and general workshop equipment updating decisions.

Autocare 2023 visitors to the Burson Equipment stand can also go into the draw to win a fast 7Kw / 11kW / 22kW Autel Wallbox AC EV Maxi-Charger. Visiting customers could also win a special discount for upcoming equipment purchases simply by chatting with the Burson Equipment team and scanning the stand’s QR Code during Autocare 2023.

Any member of the automotive service and repair trade is eligible to attend Autocare 2023 and learn from the guest speakers, seminars and displays taking place on June 9 and 10 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event is run by Australia’s peak automotive trade representative body, the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) and tickets are available from the event website www.autocare.org.au

To ensure that your workshop is ready for the exciting and fast approaching technical future, be sure to visit Burson Equipment at Autocare 2023.

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May 5, 2023 - HEAD TO TRICO FOR PREMIUM QUALITY WIPER BLADE PRODUCTS

For more than 100 years, Trico has placed the global company’s primary focus on automotive windscreen wiper solutions. The company has and continues to be an innovator and major supplier of choice to more than 100 vehicle manufacturers around the world. This has been achieved by using its vast research, development and quality control resources to develop the most effective automotive windscreen wiper products. 

As a result of this Original Equipment based innovation and development, Trico is also a world leader in the manufacture and supply of replacement wiper blades and assemblies for the global automotive aftermarket. Trico supplies the exact fit wiper replacement solution for almost 100% of cars being driven on Australia and the world’s roads.

Trico offers service centres, specialist repairers and re-sellers a range of premium quality aftermarket windscreen wiper replacements that meet and exceed OE requirements. These Trico wiper blade replacement products enter the aftermarket after having been tested far in excess of the stringent requirements of the world’s vehicle manufacturers.

Trico Force leads the field when it comes to premium quality wiper blade replacements for more than 96% of fitment demand, including popular European vehicles. These Aerofoil designed beam blades are made from 100% natural rubber that has been UV stabilised specifically to suit Australian conditions. All Trico Force replacement wiper blades suit six different wiper arm types through the easy use of mutli-fit adaptors and they are available in lengths from 350mm to 700mm. 

Trico Tech replacement wiper blades feature a prestigious and contemporary frameless style, representing the next generation in flexible beam blade design, combining technological innovation with sleek good looks. Trico Tech wiper blades also offer exceptional performance and durability, as they feature a memory curve steel beam that provides uniform pressure in order to provide the cleanest wipe. The Trico Tech exclusive HighGlide treatment and UV stabilised natural rubber ensures a smoother and quieter wipe over a long service life.

Trico Clear replacement wiper blades offer repairers outstanding quality and performance at trade leading value. Suiting five common wiper arm types, these natural rubber wiper blades feature powder coated galvanised frames along with UV stabilised blades to suit local conditions. Trico Clear wiper blades are also compatible with standard square profile refills.

Whether it is Trico Force, Trico Tech or Trico Clear, every automotive workshop should be equipped with these premium quality replacement wiper blades that suit more than 96% of the Australian vehicle car parc.

Auto repairers and parts re-sellers also need to take note of the ever-increasing percentage of vehicles fitted with rear windscreen wipers, due to booming sales of SUV, medium and small car segments fitted with these wipers. With over 50% of vehicles sold in Australia carrying a rear wiper blade, demand for rear wipers has never been higher.   

The Trico Rear range offers exact fit connection across 27 blade types that suit most popular makes and models. Manufactured from 100% natural rubber and UV stabilised for local conditions, these premium quality replacement wiper blades offer very significant value compared to OE products, while being tested beyond the scope of OEM requirements.

Trico HD is the name to remember for an outstanding quality range of tough Heavy Duty wiper blades. The Trico HD range is manufactured using tough, corrosion resistant and powder coated steel frames and stainlesss steel rails. These hard-wearing wiper blades come with multi-fit adaptors to suit J-Hook and Saddle arm types and are available in lengths from 400mm to 700mm.

Trico has the wiper blade solution to suit every repairer, service centre or re-seller. It is the quality choice that the Australian automotive aftermarket and hundreds of thousands of their customers have relied upon for decades.

To find out more about Trico wiper blade and associated products, visit www.tricoproducts.com.au

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May 4, 2023 - BURSON AUTO PARTS AND PEAK LUBRICANTS CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF BURSON OIL SUCCESS

Australia’s Burson Auto Parts has provided premium quality automotive engine, transmission and industrial specification lubricant products to its customers across the company’s entire 52 year history.

The Australian company’s lubricant product quality and reliability came to trade customer prominence in 1993, when Burson Auto Parts and Australian lubricant product manufacturer, Peak Lubricants, began an association that has resulted in more than thirty years of success in providing premium quality, Burson branded lubricant products for Australia’s automotive repairers.

Peak Lubricants Founder, Ron Shugg, established his Victorian based lubricant company in 1982 after having successfully worked with both the Shell and Esso oil companies across blend plants, service stations and in marketing and sales positions. The enterprising automotive businessman then expanded his operations to supply lubricants and other automotive products to local workshops and parts stores. It was at this time that Peak Lubricants embarked on a successful lubricant product manufacturing and marketing alliance with the then relatively small and solely Victorian based, Burson Auto Parts business of just 24 stores.

“As Burson Auto Parts had developed an extremely loyal trade customer base, they needed their own lubricant products that needed to be high quality and be able to stand out on their own against the much bigger and better known brands.

“The very first Burson Oil lubricant products that we manufactured were the Burson Four Litre Super 25w50 blend and the Five Litre Burson Automatic Transmission oil,” Mr Shugg recalled.

“From these humble beginnings, we have worked together across three decades to ensure that Burson Auto Parts remains highly competitive in Australia’s incredibly diverse vehicle lubricant market.

“We now have more than 300 SKU’s now available in the Burson Oil product range to meet the exacting requirements of Australia’s automotive repairers and service centres,” Mr Shugg added.

As a smaller and completely independent operation compared to the major oil companies, Peak Lubricants has also had the ability to react to market requirements quickly, ensuring that the timing and packaging of Burson Oil products always met the requirements of Australia’s automotive repairers.

Regular product upgrades to meet and exceed ever changing OEM engine performance and fuel economy specifications have also been an important part of Burson Auto Parts’ lubricant product alliance with Peak Lubricants.

“The key factor driving us to provide Burson Auto Parts with premium quality, high value and lubricant products can be summed up in one word - Trust,” Mr Shugg stated.

“‘You can trust Burson’ was a slogan that the company used, so it was always imperative to us that Burson Auto Parts’ trade customers were always able to place their complete trust in the company’s private brand lubricant range. To achieve this, we embarked on detailed product testing and development and this has been a constant throughout our 30 year business relationship,” He stated.

“The fact that we have recently released more than a dozen new Burson Oil SKU’s is testament to this constant commitment to lubricant product development. It also reflects well on meeting the expectations and changing requirements of Burson Auto Parts’ trade customers,” He added.

Along with lubricant product manufacturing, testing and development, Peak Lubricants supports Burson Auto Parts through detailed product training for store staff provided by a team of nationally located specialists. The company also provides support to Burson Auto Parts stores and their trade customers for any lubricant product based technical questions, handling numerous technical enquiries daily, using their team’s vast experience and advanced databases.

Peak Lubricants also manages Burson Auto Parts’ engine, transmission and industrial lubricant portfolio to ensure that Burson customers have access to the exact specific grade automotive component lubricants that they need, all of the time.

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May 1, 2023 - BURSON AUTO PARTS RACER BEN BARGWANNA WINS TCR EUROPE ROOKIE TROPHY IN PORTUGAL

Burson Auto Parts sponsored TCR driver Ben Bargwanna has been awarded the TCR Europe Rookie Trophy in his debut international TCR event held at the Portimao circuit in Portugal on April 29 and 30.

Bargwanna stood on the podium alongside legendary TCR Europe race winner Tom Coronel after winning the TCR Rookie Trophy for his result of 12th overall in the event’s closely contested second race.

The Burson Auto Parts racer made a great start from 19th on the starting grid and held 14th position for the early part as he took advantage of incidents in front to quickly move to 13th. Bargwanna gained another place to 12th after a post-race penalty was handed to a rival competitor.

This result gave Bargwanna the TCR Europe Rookie Trophy, the young driver’s first international racing accolade.

“What a race!,” Bargwanna said.  “It’s been incredible and I can’t thank Team Clairet Sport enough.

“I came home top rookie and 12th outright from 19th on the grid. I’m so stoked, over the moon - I can’t stop smiling.

“It’s been a whirlwind of emotions this weekend, but it has been one of the best of my life. I’m so happy, I can’t thank the Clairets, my parents and Burson Auto Parts and my sponsor group enough, it’s been incredible and I’m seriously so pleased.

“I’m covered in champagne, I’ve got a trophy and it’s not what I expected to be coming home with, but I’m so happy.

Bargwanna continues his Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series campaign at Phillip Island as part of the Shannons SpeedSeries on May 12-14, before heading back to Europe to contest Round 2 of the Kumho TCR World Tour at the incredible Spa-Francorchamps circuit Belgium two weeks later.

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May 1, 2023 - CELEBRATING TWO OUTSTANDING AUTOMOTIVE CAREERS

Bapcor, Australasia’s largest automotive aftermarket specialised company, is proud of its people, their dedication to their customers and to their fulfilling careers.

One shining example of this is Ian Carlsson, who started out with a company that became a part of Burson Auto Parts, Motor Traders (Adelaide), back on January 11, 1978.

Ian’s 45 years of service started at the Wakefield Street Motor Traders store 45 years ago as a packer and as with all newbies, he was the morning tea person. Within five years he was transferred to the Holden Hill store and became 2IC there, clearly showing his talent and dedication to the business and its customers very early.

Ian then moved onto a long and rewarding career at the Kilkenny store where he went from 2IC to Store Manager. He then progressed to the Kilburn store as Front Counter Manager and once Motor Traders was acquired by Burson Auto Parts, he became the Wingfield store 2IC.

Still proudly working with the company after 45 years, Ian is now the Storeman (and handy jack of all trades) at Wingfield, South Australia’s largest Burson Auto Parts store. According to Ian, his career has seen him meet some fantastic people along the journey, especially his good mate Joe Brosz, with whom he has spent the majority of his outstanding 45 year tenure. He describes the integration of Motor Traders to Burson Auto Parts as a breath of fresh air that the business needed.

Joe Brosz’s 50 year career started with Motor Traders on December 4, 1972. His first day started at the Wakefield Street store, although it was a very short stint before moving across to the Kilkenny store. The manager at the time was Max Mooney and Joe being a junior had to call him Mr. Mooney. It took four years before Joe, by then a senior parts interpreter, was given permission to call him Max!

Joe spent the next 14 years at Kilkenny before he was transferred back to the Wakefield Street store as the General Department Manager, followed by a move to the Ford department, spending just over 22 years there. Joe went from using price books, then to microfiche and eventually to computers.

Joe spent 38 years at Motor Traders before it became a part of Burson Auto Parts in 2011, the veteran parts interpreter moving from Kilburn to the current Wingfield store.  Joe has and continues to enjoy his five decade career with this proudly Australian company and considers the great friendships that he has made along the journey as being the main highlights. He is also adamant that he wouldn’t have changed a thing about his career choice.

All at Bapcor congratulate both Ian Carlsson and Joe Brosz and thank them for their multi-decade commitment to the company and more importantly, to its trade customers.

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April 11, 2023 - SUPERCAR STARS AND THE EASTER BUNNY VISIT BAPCOR 

It isn’t everyday that a pair of the nation’s fastest Supercar drivers, their Team Principal and the Easter Bunny make a morning visit to your workplace.

This is exactly what took place just prior to the Easter long weekend at the Bapcor head office in Melbourne when the Autobarn, Opposite Lock and Chicane Tools sponsored Supercar team, Tickford Racing, dropped in for a mid-morning visit.

The first ever Gen3 Supercar race winner and double championship runner-up Cam Waters was joined by team mate and former Supercars Champion James Courtney, accompanied by team chief Tim Edwards for an Easter meet and greet with Autobarn and Bapcor staff at the head office front car park.

Both drivers spoke to the assembled staff and members of management about their season so far, which has included the highest of highs and the lowest of lows with just two rounds completed of the challenging 12 round 2023 season. 

Edwards described the more than $100,000 worth of damage caused to Courtney’s Supercar when it spectacularly caught fire at the Australian Grand Prix, with Courtney himself dramatically recounting the experience of getting the car to the pits and getting out.

Both Courtney and Waters spoke about their junior careers and how they reached the premier level of the sport, the pressures of competing at this level and the never ending determination and work required to win at the pinnacle of Australian motorsport.

Autobarn’s motorsport involvement from the highest level to the grass-roots level was also represented on this fun day, with 20 year old Autobarn sponsored Kart racer and automotive engineering student Madi Bickerton also taking part, bringing along her racing kart for all to see and hear.

Tickford Racing also brought one of the team’s Ford Mustang Supercar display cars to the event, adding to the many photo opportunities available for Bapcor staff members.

Even the Easter Bunny found its way into this fun morning event with a coffee van and plenty of hot cross buns and easter eggs shared around for all who took part.

According to Simon Davenport, Bapcor Retail General Manager, Marketing, this visit was more than just an appearance as it involved so many of the company’s team members.

“It was great to see so many members of the Bapcor team having the opportunity to meet two of Australia’s fastest Supercar drivers in an informal and enjoyable setting.

“They were able to engage with James, Cam, Tim and Madi in a fun work environment, learning more about our exciting motorsport involvements and the hard work that takes place behind the scenes to deliver winning results in Aussie Supercar racing.” Mr Davenport stated.

“These special events enable us to take our sponsorship to the next level by providing rewarding experiences for our Bapcor team members, while complementing the many store appearances and promotional activities we hold with Tickford Racing to engage and entertain our customers,” He added.

Along with showcasing Autobarn, one of Australia’s leading car parts and accessories retailers, Tickford Racing also promotes 4WD parts and accessories retailer Opposite Lock. The team also uses and recommends Bapcor’s exclusive Chicane Tools range.

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April 3, 2023 - MODERNISE YOUR BUSINESS WITH 5IQ AUTOMOTIVE SOFTWARE

Modernise every facet of automotive workshop operation with 5IQ Automotive Software. 5IQ’s fully integrated automotive workshop software is developed in Australia and has been specifically tailored for Australian automotive service and repair businesses.

This outstanding automotive workshop software package was produced and tested in conjunction with workshop managers and technicians over a three-year development timeframe before being released.

This comprehensive cloud based software solution offers complete automation for managing your customer booking schedule, invoicing, and integrates with partners such as Burson EzyParts and Repco Navigator. 5IQ’s powerful features include parts requirement and quote generation, accurate labour time estimation, regular inspection reminders for customer vehicles and more.

Your customers will benefit greatly from this tailored automotive software package with technicians being able to use an app to send customers real time images and video of issues that need to be addressed by email or SMS directly while working on the vehicle.

Recommendations for future maintenance or repair work can also be added to invoices and the 5IQ software also stores data from work completed or recommended on every vehicle. When each customer’s vehicle returns, a list of the recommended repairs or maintenance issues is automatically generated. This looks after your customers better, ensuring that they are driving the safest and most reliable vehicles after each service or repair visit.

This complete 5IQ Automotive Software suite can also be easily integrated with any of the most popular accounting software programs, eliminating the time consuming manual transfer of invoicing and trade account purchase information. This enables business owners to focus more on the revenue earning areas of their businesses. 5IQ is also a Capricorn Preferred Supplier which also adds additional value for many workshops.

The 5IQ Automotive Software package enables automotive workshops to keep a much closer eye on their businesses, with a number of automated reports available covering technician productivity, the most frequent work being carried out, the most frequent types of vehicles being serviced and repaired and much more. This automated reporting information provides real time operating business information that will help to make more informed business decisions to increase business efficiency and profitability.

According to 5IQ Founder and CEO Mark Alfred, 5IQ Automotive Software provides a next generation tool for the automotive workshop.                                                                                              

“The automotive service and repair industry customised 5IQ Automotive Software package was three years in the making, involving Australian repairers in every step of its development process. It is without any doubt one of the most comprehensive, easy to use and fully integrated automotive software packages available,” Mr Alfred stated.

“For automotive repair businesses to continue to grow, operating efficiency is imperative. There is no doubt that the introduction of 5IQ Automotive Software will be a game changer      for many trade customers and we at 5IQ want to help workshops realise their growth potential, to be more profitable and more successful” He added.

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March 29, 2023 - DAYCO RACER DAVID RUSSELL RETURNS TO CARRERA CUP WITH EARL BAMBER MOTORSPORT

2022 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia race winner, top three Championship driver and Dayco Australia ambassador David Russell, returns to the world’s fastest one make motor racing series this season with the highly competitive Earl Bamber Motorsport team.

This will be Russell’s 8th season of Porsche Carrera Cup competition, with just one place remaining to be gained in his career title chase after achieving the championship runner-up result back in 2015 and two third place championship results in 2008 and 2022.

Last season’s result makes the Dayco sponsored racer the highest finishing driver from 2022 to return to the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia championship this season.

Racing with the same number as his Erebus Motorsport Supercar endurance race partner Brodie Kostecki, #99, the highly experienced racer is looking forward to the new season, his first in a non-single Carrera Cup car team of his long and successful career.

“It is very exciting to be joining forces with Earl Bamber Motorsport who are no doubt one of the best teams in Carrera Cup. This will be a first for me, being able to share data with other Pro category team mates, as I have competed as a single car entrant in the past. This has made it more challenging compared to being a part of the bigger multi-car teams,” Russell said.

“Finishing third in last year’s championship gives me great confidence to push for better results with my new team and car this season,” He added.

Earl Bamber Motorsport Team Manager Ben Jenkins is also excited about the latest addition to this major four car Carrera Cup team.

“David is an awesome addition to our team, he raced strongly to third in the championship last season placing him at the forefront of the field. He brings a wealth of experience and we now have three of the top seven drivers from the 2022 championship within our team.

“This places us in a great position and we are fired up for the season ahead,” Jenkins stated.

Dayco Australia is joined by the Lago Corporation, SPM Investment and Macpro Properties in Russell’s 2023 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia challenge.

“This is our 8th season with Dayco Dave in Porsche Carrera Cup and he gets faster with every season.

All of us at Dayco are looking forward being a part of his 2023 season, competing with such a strong four car team. We wish David great success and as always we are very proud to be a part of it once again,” stated Arnold Mouw, Dayco Australia Managing Director and Vice President Aftermarket - Asia Pacific.

The Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Championship begins at the 2023 Rolex Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne this weekend (March 30 to April 2) and extends across eight high profile Supercar rounds throughout the year.

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March 23, 2023 - BURSON AUTO PARTS PROVIDES THE ULTIMATE IN 4WD SPORTS AND PERFORMANCE BRAKES

Australia’s preferred trade supplier of automotive parts, tools and equipment, Burson Auto Parts, offers the ever growing 4WD repair and upgrading sector of the aftermarket a much wider choice of performance brake rotors with the Bendix Ultimate 4WD Sports and Performance disc brake rotor range.

An often overlooked part of 4WD vehicle modification, brake system upgrades are an important consideration to help keep your customers’ 4WD vehicles as safe as possible, particularly those that are subject to regular heavy caravan, boat or trailer towing.

The addition of 4WD bar work, recovery gear and other accessories can quickly add hundreds of kilograms to a 4WD vehicle’s weight, closely reaching a vehicle’s maximum Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) once the driver and passengers are included. Extra weight on any vehicle directly translates to longer emergency stopping distances.

Fitting larger tyres also adds to 4WD vehicle braking system demands. As a general rule, if the tyre radius is increased by 10 per cent, the amount of extra braking force needed to safely bring the vehicle to a halt will also be approximately 10 per cent. The fitment of larger 4WD tyres also increases the level of rotating mass inertia, which also places more demand on 4WD braking systems.

The Burson Auto Parts range of Bendix Ultimate 4WD Sports and Disc Brake Rotors along with the perfectly suited Bendix Ultimate 4WD Disc Brake Pad range, provides significantly increased 4WD braking capacity through a number of design enhancements.

4WD specific metallurgy increases rotor strength at elevated temperatures while also providing high wear resistance. Bendix 4WD specific metallurgy increases overall rotor durability and reduces the chance of warping under extreme operating temperatures, ensuring no performance compromises.

High efficiency cooling pillars have been designed to channel cool air into the rotor, expelling hot air faster and increasing rotor resistance to thermal cracks and minimising the chance of rotor distortion. These design additions also reduce brake fade and deliver improved braking feel along with shorter stopping distances.

Additional braking performance is achieved through Bendix exclusive Diamond Tip Slot Technology.

This feature uses specially designed slots and V-shaped dimples on the brake rotor surface to expel gasses, dirt and water more efficiently. The system also keeps the brakes primed for the next corner or decent. By using dimples at a precise depth rather than holes, greater braking power is achieved while retaining the strength of a solid rotor.

Along with providing extra braking performance and durability compared to standard 4WD disc brake rotors, this new Bendix 4WD disc brake rotor range from Burson Auto Parts maintains OEM levels of refinement, offering quiet operation and noise suppression, with all products in the range manufactured using SAE J431 material standards.

To assist automotive technicians, Bendix Ultimate 4WD Sports and Performance Disc Brake Rotors also feature Bendix’s SwiftFit surface protection, which allows the rotors to be fitted immediately once removed from the packaging without the need to clean the anti-rust oil coating as found on the surface of other rotors in the market. SwiftFit surface protection also prevents corrosion of the rotor resulting in a longer shelf life, longer fault free service and a rust-free rotor hat which is often visible behind open alloy wheels to maintain aesthetics.

The Bendix Ultimate 4WD Sports and Performance Disc Brake Rotor range is available now from all Burson Auto Parts stores nationwide, offering 63 part numbers to suit more than 87% of 4WDs being driven on Australia’s roads. These include 4WD models from Chevrolet, Ford, Holden, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, RAM, Toyota and VW.

To find out more about this new Burson Auto Parts 4WD product range, contact your local store by calling 1300 287 766.

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March 14, 2023 - KEEP YOUR CUSTOMERS’ CARS SAFE BY REPLACING WIPER BLADES WITH EVERY SERVICE

The checking of wiper blade wear is an integral part of ensuring the safety of your customers’ cars during each service visit. This is a regularly overlooked service item that is so imperative as we head towards the busy Easter road holiday period and the forthcoming Winter season.

As experienced over the Summer holiday season, there are major increases in people deciding to take road holidays as opposed to fly-aways. This means more driving and usually in all manner of weather and heavy traffic conditions.

In most cases a motorist is not aware of the worn state of their wiper blades until the time comes that they need them the most. To ensure that your customers are never placed in this dangerous position, regular wiper blade replacement in line with each service interval is essential.

Wiper blade wear can take place within a six month timeframe and even less in some high mileage cases due to Ultraviolet (UV) exposure, rubber deteriorating oils collected from multiple vehicle exhausts, dirt and highway speed sand blasting. Long periods of dry heat followed by extreme cold and wet conditions can also cause premature wiper blade wear.

Preparing your customers’ cars for the long, wet Winter season ahead is essential to ensure clear inclement weather visibility and enhanced road safety.

Automotive technicians can also use their knowledge to advise when conventional wiper blade frames also need to be replaced as these important wiper components are also subject to wear. Adaptors and assemblies wear over time and can hinder wiper performance regardless of the condition of the rubber refill.  A motorist is less likely to be aware of this potentially dangerous problem if they replace their own wiper refills.

Along with adding value to the service for your customers by professionally replacing worn wiper blades, it also represents an additional revenue earning opportunity for your business. It also eliminates the need for your customers to locate, wrongly select and incorrectly fit wiper blade replacements themselves.

Trico offers Australian automotive service and repairers a market leading range of premium quality replacement wiper blades, arms and complete assemblies designed to directly fit the widest range of passenger, commercial and heavy duty vehicles being driven on our roads.

To find out more visit www.tricoproducts.com.au

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March 7, 2023 - REVIVAL AUTO PARTS - BRAKE RESTORATION SPECIALISTS LIKE NO OTHER

Australasia’s largest automotive aftermarket specialised company, Bapcor, is excited to announce the launch of Revival Auto Parts - a brake restoration specialist business.

Operating for decades under AAD’s remanufacturing division, Revival Auto Parts now has its own dedicated workshop located in Derrimut (VIC) run by a dedicated workshop team.

Quality Workmanship, Built with Passion best describes Revival Auto Parts. Manager Kent Davey and his team love cars and thrive on restoring brake components. They have honed their skills to restore the widest range of brake parts from vintage to the latest specifications.

Fitted with state of the art testing facilities and equipment, the Revival Auto Parts team repair and recondition brake components to original specifications or to specific customer requirements.

Covering passenger, commercial and agricultural vehicles, Revival Auto Parts’ remanufacturing capabilities cover the widest range of brake parts including:

 - ABS Combination Brake Units found in Toyota Landcruiser, Prado and Mitsubishi Pajero Brake Boosters

 - Brand new VH40, VH44 and Ford Brake Boosters

 - Brand new Master Cylinders (huge range)                              

 - Braided and Rubber Brake Lines                                                                        

 - Truck Air Compressors

 - Brake Calipers

 - Slave and Wheel Cylinders


For more information visit www.revivalautoparts.com.au, or call 03 8369 1345. Revival Auto Parts is located at 7 East Derrimut Cres, Derrimut (VIC).

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March 6, 2023 - MAJOR VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN THE HUNTER WINALIGN HEAVY DUTY WHEEL ALIGNER FROM NOLAN’S INTERSTATE TRANSPORT

Australia’s leading automotive workshop equipment suppliers, fitters and service providers, Precision Automotive Equipment, prides itself on achieving outstanding customer satisfaction.

As the exclusive Australian distributor of the world leading Hunter range of wheel service equipment products, Precision Equipment recently supplied the busy Nolan’s Interstate Transport (QLD) workshop with a state of the art Hunter WinAlign Heavy Duty Wheel Aligner.

Designed specifically for heavy duty vehicles, Hunter’s WinAlign system includes unique alignment features to suit a comprehensive range of truck, trailer and bus applications.

According to Aaron Mogg, Workshop Manager of Nolan’s Interstate Transport, the Hunter WinAlign Wheel Aligner has been a total game changer for their business efficiency.

“Since the implementation of the Hunter WinAlign Wheel Aligner some 12 months ago we have significantly reduced our tyre costs per month,” Mr Mogg said.

“We are currently running approximately 2,000 axles in the Nolan’s Transport fleet and we noticed a small saving after the first three months of using this aligner, but it was after the first year where the savings proved to be remarkable. 

“Before we purchased the Hunter aligner, we averaged $135K per month in tyre costs (using an external aligner), now we are spending $85K per month.

“We currently only do wheel alignments when a full set of drives are replaced, when a set of steers are replaced, or if a driver complaint comes in. On that point, the compliments we are getting from our drivers to our mechanics are very rewarding. Anyone in this business will tell you that getting compliments from drivers is not easy!”  Mr Mogg concluded.

Features of the Hunter WinAlign WA670EDSP760T Wheel Aligner from Precision Automotive Equipment include:

This world leading heavy duty wheel aligner comes with a WA670 Premium Cabinet, runs on 240V power and is compatible with DSP760T sensors. (6 Optical sensors, self-centering adaptors and storage cart).

To find out more about this and the entire Hunter range of wheel service equipment products and all other workshop equipment updating or fitment requirements, contact Precision Automotive Equipment by calling 1300 366 252 or visit online at www.precisionautomotive.com.au.

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February 28, 2023 - ROADSAFE SUPPORTS BEYOND BLUE AND THE McGRATH FOUNDATION

Australia’s leading supplier of steering, suspension and chassis parts for more than four decades, ROADSAFE, is bringing some vibrant colour and important support to two of Australia’s most deserving charities, Beyond Blue and the McGrath Foundation.

Limited edition ROADSAFE Pink and Blue 4WD soft shackle compliant alloy recovery Hitch and Soft Shackle packs have been produced to raise awareness and much needed funds for Beyond Blue and the McGrath Foundation.

A limited run of the ROADSAFE Blue or Pink 4WD Alloy Recovery Hitch packs have been specially manufactured with $5 per Blue unit sale going towards the Beyond Blue Support Service and $5 per Pink unit sale to the McGrath Foundation until all of these limited edition ROADSAFE 4WD Hitches are sold.

Simple to install to an adequately rated tow hitch receiver, the extremely versatile ROADSAFE 4WD Hitches are designed to create a rated recovery attachment point on the rear of the vehicle to enable 4WD enthusiasts to perform safe rearward recoveries. 

All premium quality ROADSAFE 4WD Hitches are capable of a 5,000 kilogram working load limit with the soft shackle rope spliced breaking strain load rated at 12,500 kilograms. All ROADSAFE 4WD Hitches are anodised for long term reliability and dual drilled for ease of fitment and use, suited to 50mm x 50mm hitch receivers. These ROADSAFE 4WD Hitches are also NATA tested locally to ensure total quality.

Along with selecting premium quality 4WD Hitches during this busy motoring period, your customers will also be assisting two of the nation’s most hard working and community immersed charities.

Beyond Blue works with the community to improve mental health and prevent suicide. Their support service provides counselling, information, advice and referrals to people experiencing anxiety, depression and those with an increased risk of suicide. Last financial year, Beyond Blue supported more than 300,000 people via phone, web chat and email. Almost one in two adults in Australia will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime, withmore than four million living with anxiety or depression, making Beyond Blue’s services extremely important.

The McGrath Foundation raises money to place specialist McGrath Breast Care Nurses wherever they are needed across the country, while also seeking to increase breast health understanding. Approximately 57 people are diagnosed with breast cancer every day across Australia and some 20,428 women and 212 men have been diagnosed over the past year.

This makes it the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia for women, with one in seven women being diagnosed during their lifetime, making the support of a specialised breast care nurse extremely important. McGrath Breast Care Nurses have supported more than 118,000 Australian families since 2005.

“We are delighted to be able to show our support for the vitally important work that both Beyond Blue and The McGrath Foundation provides to the Australian community through this ROADSAFE 4WD initiative, “ Ms Tania Allatt, ROADSAFE General Manager stated.            

“We look forward to many 4WD enthusiasts across the country taking the opportunity to provide their support and to show it with the easy fitment of these limited edition pink or blue ROADSAFE 4WD Hitches,” Ms Allatt added.

To find out more call 03 8687 1700 or visit www.roadsafe.com.au

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February 13, 2023 - BURSON AUTO PARTS RETURNS TO TCR WITH BEN BARGWANNA AND GRM IN 2023

The Australian automotive trade’s preferred supplier of parts, tools and equipment, Burson Auto Parts, announces the company’s return to the TCR Australia Championship with talented young racer Ben Bargwanna and Garry Rogers Motorsport (GRM) in 2023. 

The son of 2000 Bathurst 1000 Champion Jason, Ben Bargwanna will be competing in his third TCR season as the driver of the Burson Auto Parts Racing Peugeot 308, which will include a total of seven exciting rounds across Australia.

The 2023 TCR Australia Championship will commence at Tasmania’s Symmons Plains Raceway (Feb 24-26) moving onto Victoria’s Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit (May 12-14) and continuing its first Victorian stint at Benalla’s Winton Raceway (June 9-11). The championship then visits Sydney Motorsport Park (June 23-25) and Queensland Raceway (Aug 9-11) before returning to Melbourne’s Sandown Raceway (Sept 8-10), with the Grand Finale set for Bathurst’s Mount Panorama (Nov 10-12).

Burson Auto Parts is delighted to welcome a group of the company’s premium quality suppliers to their 2023 TCR Australia Championship challenge. The renowned automotive brands that will be riding with Bargwanna and Burson Auto Parts throughout the season are DBA, Mann Filter, Raceworks, Roadsafe, Bosch, Nulon, Precision Automotive Equipment, Chicane Tools and Ezy Parts. 

In an exciting development for the 2023 season, along with all seven national TCR Australia rounds, the Burson Auto Parts sponsored driver and team also announced their international touring car racing debut, competing in the opening two rounds of the 2023 TCR World Tour.

This latest development in Bargwanna’s burgeoning motor racing career will see the 21 year old Burson Auto Parts ambassador compete at the Portimao circuit in Portugal (April 28-30), along with the world famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium (May 26-28). 

The TCR World Tour is a new for 2023 series that will ultimately crown a TCR World Champion. The Bathurst round in November is the second last of nine TCR World Tour rounds that will traverse Europe, South America, Australia and China.

Bargwanna’s name will be added to an illustrious list of Australian motor racing stars that include Peter Brock, Allan Moffat, Allan Grice and John Harvey who all ventured to Europe to tackle the world’s best touring car drivers during the mid-80s. Bargwanna’s journey will also be captured for Aussie motorsport fans through a behind the scenes documentary style production that will be aired exclusively on Stan Sport. 

The 2023 season launch of the Burson Auto Parts TCR Team livery took place at the Garry Rogers Motorsport engineering headquarters in Melbourne on February 9. The reveal of the team’s striking new red and blue livery was live streamed to millions of motorsport fans in Australia and around the world.

“A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes to make this happen and I cannot thank Burson Auto Parts enough for the chance to represent this proud Australian automotive aftermarket company on the world stage, while also fighting for the TCR Australia title,” Ben Bargwanna said.

“Our main goal is to win the Australian title, but I am sure my three other GRM Peugeot team-mates will start the year with the same objective. I look forward to building a strong campaign and delivering the result that the team deserves.

“Representing Australia at a World Championship level makes me feel one foot taller with pride and excitement for the season ahead,” He added.

Bapcor Trade Group Marketing and Communications Manager, Fiona Gotas, is looking forward to the new season ahead.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with young TCR star driver Ben Bargwanna and Garry Rogers Motorsport. We look forward to a safe and exciting 2023 season.

“We are also very pleased to welcome a group of our valued suppliers who represent some of the biggest brands in the automotive aftermarket who are also coming along for the exciting ride ahead,” Ms Gotas stated. 

Burson Auto Parts Racing Team Principal Jason Bargwanna can’t wait for the 2023 season to get underway both locally and internationally.                                               

“We are so proud to partner with Burson Auto Parts and GRM to tackle the TCR Australia Series. Ben has come of age in the last couple of seasons, so we start the 2023 season with our eyes firmly set on the championship victory. His track record includes pole positions, podiums and race wins, so now it’s about putting that all together to compete for the championship,” He stated.

The opening round of the 2023 TCR Australia Series will be held at Launceston’s Symmons Plains Raceway from February 24 to 26.

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February 6, 2023 - CAPRICORN HEADS INTO 2023 STRONGER THAN EVER

Australasia’s largest automotive cooperative, Capricorn Society Limited, heads into the new year bigger, stronger than ever before and with a strong focus to the future ahead.

Exceeding the 25,000 Member milestone across Australia and New Zealand in 2022, Capricorn continues to generate outstanding sales and profits for its Members and resulting benefits for more than 2,000 Capricorn Preferred Suppliers.

More than 2,680 new automotive service and sales businesses joined Capricorn during 2022, with Member purchases from Capricorn’s Preferred Suppliers growing by 13% to an outstanding total of $2.93 billion during the year.

As Capricorn’s Members are also its shareholders, these record sales results have resulted in direct financial benefits paid to them by way of dividends, Capricorn Rewards points, trade account rebates and Capricorn Mutual loyalty rebates.

According to David Fraser, Capricorn Group Chief Executive Officer, Capricorn’s ever growing membership and its outstanding sales success in 2022 were directly aligned to integral improvements that were made across the group’s leadership and operations.

“We implemented a new Capricorn Group strategy last year that included a deeper focus on people and culture along with a lens on the benefits of innovation for our continued future success.

“As is the case with such an intrinsic focus on our operations across all divisions, some important changes have been made to our organisational structure and role responsibilities.

“It is a very exciting time for Capricorn and our growing Member base across Australia and New Zealand, along with the outstanding people who have joined Capricorn and contributed to its remarkable success,” Mr Fraser stated.

“We are proud of the calibre of people whom we have attracted over the last two years. It is an excellent reflection of our strength and our brand reputation in the market,” Mr Fraser added.

Capricorn Members lives are improved by supporting them in building stronger businesses, providing access to the highest quality parts from Australia and the world’s leading automotive component manufacturers, all purchased via the one trade account.

Capricorn also provides its Members with support through business insurance, financial services, automotive service data and business research designed to assist Members with every facet of their business operations. 

To find out more about joining Capricorn, visit www.capricorn.coop.

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February 2, 2023 - DAYCO SPONSORED TEAM FIRST TO FINISH GEN3 MUSTANG SUPERCAR

The Dayco sponsored Blanchard Racing Team (BRT) has won the race to be the first Gen3 Supercar to hit the track in Australia., with the CoolDrive Auto Parts Ford Mustang taking to Winton Motor Raceway yesterday, with the team’s new recruit Todd Hazelwood behind the wheel for the shakedown run.
 
Completely built in-house at the BRT workshop, the final product sets the scene for the latest generation ruleset, which will see Mustangs line up against Chevrolet Camaros for the first time in the modern era of Australian Touring Car racing.
 
To coincide with the car’s first on-track appearance, the squad has also unveiled its warpaint for the 2023 season.
 
"The new BRT001 in its striking CoolDrive Auto Parts colours looks amazing,” said Hazelwood.
 
“The metallic blue paint really makes the finish of the car look super professional, and it looks fast just sitting still.”

“I’m sure the Ford fans will love our blue CoolDrive Mustang, and I’m keen to continue with the testing and development program."
 
For Blanchard Racing Team Co-Principal, John Blanchard, the opportunity to be the first to complete a car to the new regulations is a source of great pride.
 
“The effort that Mirko (De Rosa) and the entire crew have put into the build of this new Mustang is incredible, it is a tribute to the flexibility of a single-car operation,” said Blanchard.
 
“The build of the new Gen 3 car started back September last year, when we started planning and preparing our resources in anticipation. We significantly increased our manufacturing capabilities, minimised outside commitments, picked up parts to save time on freight no matter where in the country they were, built as many components in house as possible to minimise reliance on third parties and just worked hard and long hours.
 
“I am very proud of everyone in our business and team for what they have achieved to get this car on track by 1 February - it has been a real team effort," He concluded.
 
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February 1, 2023 - AUSTRALIA’S STEERING AND SUSPENSION LEADERS BRING ROADSAFE SHOCK ABSORBERS TO THE AFTERMARKET

Australia’s leader in automotive steering and suspension parts, ROADSAFE, brings the company’s passion and suspension component expertise to a new high. A quality Shock Absorber program delivered to the aftermarket that consists of OE replacement or enhancement options.

The ROADAFE STR and 4WD Shock Absorber ranges now form integral parts of the ROADSAFE automotive aftermarket product range that brings competitively priced quality to automotive repairers and suspension specialists nationwide.

ROADSAFE STR covers replacement Shock Absorbers for passenger vehicles and daily drives, while ROADSAFE 4WD is a performance enhancement for 4WD vehicles, suited up to a 50mm lift. 

ROADSAFE STR and 4WD Shock Absorbers are tested locally to suit Australian conditions and they are specifically built for Aussie Terrain. All ROADSAFE product testing is conducted in a dedicated Research and Design Facility located in Victoria, where shock absorbers are tested using a very stringent testing process. The process includes visual inspections, shock dyno tests, vehicle fitment and on road testing. Their quality is backed by a comprehensive 3 year / 100,000 kilometre warranty.

ROADSAFE STR replacement Shock Absorbers are Nitrogen Gas charged to provide precise and consistent valving and feature high quality hard chromed finished shafts to eliminate wear, chipping and drag. Finely tuned valving to suit each specific vehicle application ensures improved vehicle comfort, control, steering response and reduced emergency stopping distances. High quality piston rod guides ensure smooth operation with superior strength against side loading.

Each ROADSAFE STR Shock Absorber pressure tube is seamless, ensuring that they are 100% cylindrical with high burst pressures, resulting in consistent performance and reliability. High quality rubber mounting bushings reduce noise, vibrations and harshness, while also ensuring stable mounting.

The ROADSAFE STR Shock Absorber range is available in sealed strut, telescopic and spring seated Shock Absorber designs as determined by vehicle specifications, ensuring that repairers have easy access to an extensive range of shock absorbers to suit a vast array of vehicle makes and models being driven on Australia’s roads.

ROADSAFE 4WD Shock Absorbers feature a larger surface area for optimum heat dissipation and excellent dampening control properties. The ROADSAFE 4WD big bore design ensures greater oil capacity and temperature control under extreme four-wheel driving conditions.

Additional features include a large diameter, high quality chrome finished shaft with an internal rod stop. These Shock Absorbers also feature a large surface piston rod guide to support increased side load and heavy bump impacts. The ROADSAFE 4WD Shock Absorber range also benefits from high quality upper shaft seals to handle the demands of rugged terrain, along with heavy duty, double welded mounting points for increased stability and strength.

ROADSAFE 4WD direct fit Shock Absorbers are available in Nitrogen Gas (up to 35mm bore) and Foam Cell (up to 40mm bore) configurations to ensure reduced fade, aeration and cavitation control.

The ROADSAFE STR and 4WD replacement Shock Absorber range is available from Burson Auto Parts and other quality independent auto parts resellers nationwide. To find out more call 03 8687 1700 or visit www.roadsafe.com.au.

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January 30, 2023 - AUSTRALIA’S WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT LEADERS VISIT THE COJALI PLANT IN SPAIN

Australia’s leading national workshop equipment sales and service providers, Burson Equipment, has extended the division’s premium equipment knowledge and experience following a five day visit to the Cojali research, design and manufacturing headquarters in Spain during late 2022.

Cojali is a three decade strong multinational manufacturer of components, advanced diagnostics equipment and predictive maintenance and remote diagnostics solutions for commercial vehicles, construction and agricultural equipment, material handling equipment and vessels.

Cojali is based in the small town of Campo de Criptana, which is two hours south of the Madrid, the Spanish capital. A team of six Burson Equipment specialists took part in this special Cojali Distributor Training Course; Ian Perry, Mark Gough, Mark Perks and Scott Elfverson, along with Diagnostic Category Manager Jordan Aylott and National Equipment Manger, Alan Dowsett.

The course provided detailed training relating to the latest specification Jaltest diagnostic unit along with further industry leading heavy duty and marine sector diagnostic technology and software developments.

Cojali started as a manufacturer of engine cooling fans 30 years ago and has now become one of the world’s largest automotive aftermarket brands suppling premium quality parts and equipment across several automotive aftermarket segments in no less than 135 countries around the world.

According to Alan Dowsett, National Equipment Manager, this was an outstanding training opportunity.

“Taking our team to one of the world’s most advanced design and manufacturing facilities for such world leading automotive aftermarket products for factory training was a truly valuable opportunity.

“Burson Equipment is proud to distribute the Jaltest diagnostic unit, investing heavily in training to make sure that we fully support our customers with every unit sold. This can only be best achieved through direct factory training in which we are solidly committed to,” He stated. 

Talk to the experts at Burson Equipment for all of your workshop equipment, fit out, or modernising requirements by calling 1300 287 766.

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January 27, 2023 - DAYCO RECRUITS CRAIG FROHOCK AS ITS NEW AFTERMARKET AND BELT CEO

 
Dayco, a leading engine product and drive systems manufacturer for the automotive, heavy duty and industrial market segments is delighted to announce that Craig Frohock accepted the opportunity to join Dayco Aftermarket and Belts as its new Chief Executive Officer. Effective from January 16, 2023 and reporting directly to the Board of Dayco, Craig is responsible for the business unit’s global operational performance and strategic direction. 
 
For the past six years Craig has held several senior leadership roles with Tenneco.  Most recently he was the Group Vice President and General Manager of the company’s OE Ride Control business and prior to that he served as the Group Vice President and General Manager of its Integrated Supply Chain operations within the global aftermarket business. He also served as Group Vice President and General Manager of the company’s aftermarket Chassis business and the aftermarket Sealing, Engine and Under Hood services business. 
 
Prior to joining Tenneco, his career included 19 years at Meritor, Inc. where he held positions of increasing responsibilities, including leading the aftermarket business. 
 
Craig earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from Oakland University.  
 
“I am incredibly excited to join Dayco, a company with a rich history, a great brand and a strong market presence,” said Craig. “I’m truly humbled by the opportunity to lead such a capable team as the company enters its next chapter.”
 
About Dayco

Dayco is a global leader in the research, design, manufacture and distribution of essential engine drive systems and aftermarket services for automotive, truck, construction, agriculture, and industrial applications. Through our expertise in transferring power quietly and efficiently, Dayco has emerged as the leading global system solutions provider for hybrid electric vehicles. Dayco’s 100+ years of experience in drive systems allows us to equip all customer applications around the world with the most effective drive systems to meet customer-specific performance requirements. Dayco’s world class global distribution network services the aftermarket industry with a full offering of kits and products to meet each local market’s need. We accomplish this with a dedicated global team that respects one another, shows humility through continuous learning and acts like owners in everything we do.
 
Dayco has more than 40 locations in 22 countries and over 3,600 associates. For more information about Dayco, visit the Company’s website at www.dayco.com
 
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January 13, 2023 - FORD AWARDS DAYCO INDIA FOR DELIVERING OUTSTANDING QUALITY PERFORMANCE FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR

A brilliant start to 2023 as Dayco announces that its India division has received Ford’s prestigious quality honour for the third consecutive year. 

Situated in Manesar, Dayco’s India facility is recognised by the Ford Sanand Engine Plant as one of the best suppliers for outstanding contribution towards achieving “Zero QR and Zero Warranty Claims in the year 2022”.

“It is an honour to receive Ford’s appreciation for the Dayco India team, which always works hard to deliver excellent results year after year and enrich the customer experience as per global standards.

“With an unwavering pursuit, we will continue to serve Ford as a seamless top quality partner, enabling Ford to deliver best-in-class vehicles to its customers,” stated Michael Weiss, CEO, Hybrid Solutions, Dayco.

In line with its vision, Dayco will continue to keep the world moving by delivering world-class innovative propulsion solutions to the world’s leading engine and automobile OEMs, with dedication and strong collaboration built on quality and trust.

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Dayco is a global leader in the research, design, manufacture, and distribution of essential engine drive systems and aftermarket services for automotive, truck, construction, agriculture, and industrial applications.

Through our expertise in transferring power quietly and efficiently, Dayco has emerged as the leading global system solutions provider for hybrid electric vehicles.  Dayco’s 100+ years of experience in drive systems allows us to equip all customer applications around the world with the most effective drive systems to meet customer-specific performance requirements.

Dayco’s world-class global distribution network services the aftermarket industry with a full offering of kits and products to meet each local market’s need.  We accomplish this with a dedicated global team that respects one another, shows humility through continuous learning, and acts like owners in everything we do.

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