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The Auto Repair Focus Podcast

The Auto Repair Focus Podcast

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The Auto Repair Focus Podcast brings you the latest news, topics, interviews and discussion from around the UK aftermarket. Brought to you by experts and industry enthusiasts, in conjunction with
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The Auto Repair Focus Podcast

Cost of living - the help and support available for automotive workers
Many around the country are struggling as the cost-of-living crisis continues. It can be a confusing, stressful and worrying time for many workers in the automotive industry, but there is help available, be it someone to talk to, organisational skills or more.  In this episode of the Auto Repair Focus Podcast, Phil Curry talks to Rachel Clift, Health and Wellbeing Director at automotive industry charity Ben, about the issues people are facing and the support that is available to them. From financial issues to mental health and wellbeing worries, Rachel highlights the work Ben is doing, and the different channels of help that automotive workers and their families can benefit from. It can be difficult to ask for help, but to do so is a strength, rather than a weakness. Finding support can lift a heavy weight and burden, and will be better in the long term for those struggling today. If you are struggling to cope and need to talk, Ben is there for you, day or night, 24/7. You can chat with them online, or call their helpline. It is free and confidential and available Monday to Friday - 8am to 8pm. Call - 08081 311 333 Email - Chat online – Ben also operates an out-of-hours text support service. To access this, text BEN to 85258. There is also lots of support available at and you can sign up to receive their top tips to your email inbox at
October 06, 2022
Live from the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event
Auto Repair Focus Editor Phil Curry attended the first big aftermarket show for three years, the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event at the NEC Birmingham. The packed exhibition hall provided a perfect backdrop, as the industry came together for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country. Featuring interviews with Thatcham Research, Absolute Alignment, Solera, Topgear Tuning and Messe Frankfurt UK, this podcast was recorded live at the event, discussing everything from tuning to electric vehicle training, wheel alignment and automotive data...
June 17, 2022
A short view back to the past...
A look back at some of the big topics the aftermarket saw in 2021, and what we may see going forward into 2022, including sustainability and particulates, access to data, shows, and the MOT...
December 30, 2021
Matters of Testing
The MOT has faced a number of challenges, but is this now a stable period for the annual test?
February 25, 2021