The Garage 288





Make a date in

your diary to join

Towby at the

Tow Show in

September 2019!

Wednesday and Thursday

25-26 September 2019

Telford International Centre

A two day spectacular

in everything to do with

vehicle movement.

Free Admission

and Free Parking

See the new world

of lightweight

transporters and

all the ancillary


Talk to the experts

about your needs

See you there!


A look at what’s inside issue 288


06. Motor Ombudsman Upgrades Website

07. Garage equipment apprentices win first prize in

apprenticeship challenge

08. Bridgestone achieves best OEM results in 2018

10. Swiftly Scaling it up!

11. ELTA Blog - The light brigade

12. Shaftec to accelerate European growth fuelled by

investment from Ardenton Capital

14. Autoelectro’s new website already paying off

15. Extra 7 million vehicles covered by existing SMPE parts


18. In the lap of luxury

Creating the ultimate in-vehicle experiences at CES 2019


28. Don’t skimp on braking system upgrades

The Garage’s Richard Barnett takes a look at the braking

system and why it’s essential to fit a complete upgrade kit

rather than assemembling one from numerous component



30. People stories and movements from around your

industry... Triple appointment highlights bright future, Mandy

Dean is appointed Marketing director, Ford of Britain

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