Winter 2017 Garage Essentials

The Winter 2017 Garage Essentials is the biggest yet with a huge 76 pages, making it hard to miss, as it lands with independent garages and across trade counters throughout January.

Highlights from the extended range of participating tools and equipment suppliers include unique offers and strong seasonal sellers.

The cover features a Dunlop tyre bay package Parts Alliance exclusive, combining a high specification tyre changer and wheel balancer for under £2,300 + VAT.

“It’s great for garages looking to retain profitable tyre work,” said John Wright, GSF’s Head of Garage Equipment and Customer Development. “That package can be leased from under £12 per week over 5 years, so it’s making money from the time it arrives.”

John also highlights the new GE-Tec diagnostic tablet on the cover. Despite selling for under £800 exc VAT it’s based on high spec 8” touch-screen hardware, coming with European software and PARC coverage, all backed up by 12 months’ UK phone support too.

New brands include Angry Jester; their fast-selling Diag Digit diagnostics package is showcased on page 16, along with two further double-page spreads on their professional problem-solving workshop time-savers.

Seasonal sellers include heaters from ZM Heaters, Unilite’s innovative LED inspection lamps and torches with starting / charging systems from GYS, Sealey and SIP.

Responding to demand, there’s also a flexible solution, in conjunction with the IMI, offering two modules of CPD training – now essential for MOT testers from March – for just £59.

With everything from top of the range vehicle lifts to items for under a tenner, there’s something for all budgets and requirements. And it’s even easier to get Garage Essentials than ever before.

It’s now distributed by all members of The Parts Alliance. So, as well as having more pages, there are thousands of more copies too, ensuring availability from the 90 extra branches of CES, GMF, Allparts, Car Parts & Accessories, SC Motor Factors, SAS Autoparts and BMF.

You can view it now online now at