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Car Mechanics (UK) - - CM Insider -

The Parts Al­liance has opened a new branch of GSF Car Parts in Wood­ford Green. The mar­quee site on Wood­ford Trad­ing Es­tate boosts cover­age within the M25 and will meet de­mand from garages, fleets and na­tional ac­counts within the Es­sexbased catch­ment area.

The Parts Al­liance is gear­ing up for its sec­ond ma­jor event of 2018 with a Win­ter Trade Show at Sandy Park, home of the Ex­eter Chiefs, on Novem­ber 22. The in­vi­ta­tion-only event fol­lows suc­cess­ful shows at the same venue in 2016 and 2017.

A rev­o­lu­tion­ary new mo­bile app for mo­torists, Pedal, is launch­ing in De­cem­ber 2018. The smart app aims to cen­tralise and sim­plify all things driv­in­gre­lated, sav­ing you time and missed dead­lines. It of­fers au­to­matic pay­ments for UK road charges, live ac­ci­dent sup­port and au­to­matic re­newals for MOT, road tax and car in­sur­ance. See ped­alapp.com

US com­pany Ty­drolyte

LLC is patent­ing a safer and su­pe­rior per­form­ing elec­trolyte for tra­di­tional lead bat­ter­ies. Ty­drolyte is a less toxic re­place­ment for sul­phuric acid in lead bat­ter­ies, which can also in­crease bat­tery life, bat­tery ef­fi­ciency and charge ac­cep­tance. Th­ese are crit­i­cal per­for­mance pa­ram­e­ters for stop/start and mild hy­brid ve­hi­cles, as well as other lead bat­tery ap­pli­ca­tions.

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