February 2021

NEWS 6 AFTERMARKET FEBRUARY 2021 www.aftermarketonline.net The British Motor Show: Expanded plans for 2021 The organisers of The British Motor Show have promised a big show in 2021, including three driving experiences, as well as a host of live arena events. The show is scheduled to take place from 19-22 August 2021 at Farnborough International, and Show CEO Andy Entwistle said that the approval of COVID-19 vaccines means the brakes are well and truly off for the show: “We’ve seen an increase in enquiries and ticket sales, so now is the time for exhibitors and car manufacturers to make sure The British Motor Show is a big part of their plans for 2021.” Three driving experiences have been confirmed, including The Caterham Experience, The Paul Swift Stunt Driving Experience and the Under 17 Driving Lessons. As well as new cars, the show will feature a Live Arena, a Live Stage, motoring celebrities, a robot making competition, Retro- Electric Live, a Supercar Paddock, classic cars, the IMI Technology Theatre, the Select Car Leasing Electric Vehicle Zone, test drives, a kidz zone and a dedicated marketplace area. It will also feature the Automotive Careers Expo and the UK Automotive Industry Day on Thursday 19 August. Andy added: “We are now able to confirm that we will definitely be giving car fans and families an amazing day out in 2021, and all for just £18.50 per head, or £37 for a family ticket.” To find out more about the show, book tickets or keep up with the latest news, visit www.thebritishmotorshow.live Snap-on launches new Diagnostics website A brand-new industry report has been published by Messe Frankfurt UK, organisers of Automechanika Birmingham. State of the Aftermarket explores how the events of 2020 affected the UK aftermarket and the challenges going forward, as well as potential opportunities for businesses. Simon Albert, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt UK, organisers of Automechanika Birmingham, said: “The report provides a comprehensive insight into key areas that businesses need to be aware of if they are to grow and drive forward in 2021.” State of the Aftermarket can be downloaded here: https://bit.ly/35GnNhc Snap-on has launched a new diagnostics website. Handy features include a tool matcher, product compare and an online vehicle coverage guide. There is also a resource centre for training information and access to FAQs, quick start guides, manuals, how-to videos and more. “The new website,” said a spokesman, “is presented in a user-friendly, easy-to- navigate manner, whether on a desktop computer or mobile device. Visitors will notice the homepage is redesigned with a sleek, new look using dropdown menus for viewing diagnostic tools, information and software products, news and training and support.” For more information visit diagnostics.snapon.co.uk State of the Aftermarket explored in report NGK glow plug offer returns NGK’s BoxClever glow plug offer has come back for February, with members of its loyalty scheme again receiving a special 50 prize points for each glow purchase instead of the usual 20 points. NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Marketing Manager Mark Hallam said: “There’s never been a better time for workshops to fit NGK glow plugs. Not only will they satisfy customer requirements, but BoxClever members will also receive more points when purchasing them.“ For more on NGK glow plugs, turn to the diesel feature on pages 34-35. Follow us on Facebook @aftermarketmagazine