Latest News from Bosch Automotive Aftermarket


07-2018 | Bosch congratulates Top Technician Shaun Miller and runner up Matthew Pestridge

  • Shaun Miller of Millers Garage in Newbury has been named winner of Top Technician competition
  • Millers Garage has been part of the Bosch Car Service network since December 2011
  • Matthew Pestridge of D&D Autos Ashford named runner-up


06-2018 | ‘Raining’ champion – Bosch Aerotwin scoops Auto Express Product Award for the fourth time

  • Bosch Aerotwin wiper blade impresses Auto Express judges at 2018 Auto Express Product Awards
  • The flat blade wiper retains its title again after beating stiff competition
  • Bosch Gigalight Plus 120 highly commended in Bulb Category at awards


05-2018 | Bosch Aerotwin is top pick for Auto Express

  • Bosch Aerotwin wiper blade wins in Auto Express group test against stiff competition
  • Flat blade wiper picks up five star rating and Auto Express Best Buy title


03-2018 | 30 years of Bosch KTS diagnostic testers

  • Bosch’s diagnostic solutions have been used in workshops for 30 years
  • ECU diagnosis was originally launched for cars from three manufacturers; today, vehicles of more than 150 makes of vehicle can be diagnosed
  • Perfectly set for the future using the latest KTS generation


03-2018 | Bosch DAS 1000 calibration set

  • Rapid increase in use of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in new cars
  • Sensor calibration required even after minor repairs, maintenance or service tasks
  • Expanded set with calibration targets for almost all European, Japanese and Korean makes
  • Bosch supports workshops with professional calibration tools, know-how and intelligent workshop software


02-2018 | Comprehensive extension of the Bosch FILTER+ range of high-performance cabin filters

  • High market coverage of cabin filters for almost any vehicle
  • New FILTER+ effectively protects allergy sufferers
  • Fitting instructions included for easy fitting


01-2018 | Bosch gives power to the people with the launch of new online training solution

  • New online portal puts learning management into the hands of the individual
  • The new system streamlines the process of finding and booking Bosch training courses
  • Bosch UK and Benelux will pilot the system with a possible global roll out later in 2018


01-2018 | First prize winner for second round of Bosch Spark Plug Lucky Draw

  • Garages were invited to return bundles of 20 spark plug barcodes for a chance to win a selection of prizes
  • Top prize was a premium Bosch diagnostics bundle worth almost £6,000
  • A total of 59 garages qualified for the prize draw, sending in a total of over 4,100 bar codes


12-2017 | Making the bright choice and saving money with Bosch ECO truck bulbs

  • Bosch’s low-cost bulb range rolled out across truck market
  • Bosch ECO Truck Bulb covers 15 of the most common types of bulb


09-2017 | Bosch congratulates Top Technician Runner Up Shaun Miller from Millers Garage

  • Shaun Miller of Millers Garage in Newbury has been named runner-up of Top Technician competition
  • Millers Garage has been part of the Bosch Car Service network since December 2011
  • Shaun says: “This competition was a real test of my skills”


09-2017 | Fully automatic charging, back-up and buffer operations

New to the UK: Bosch BAT 645 and BAT 690 battery chargers for all types of car and commercial vehicle batteries

  • With a current of 45 or 90 ampere, the tool is suitable for both 12-volt and 24-volt on-board power supply
  • Special charge characteristic for all current types of batteries
  • Buffer operation support on-power supply in case of control unit updates


09-2017 | New appointment at Bosch

Bosch Appoints New Channel Marketer for Workshops in the UK

Bosch is pleased to announce that effective today, 4 September 2017, Ian Daly has been appointed to the position of Workshop Channel Marketer for Bosch Car Service and Bosch Diesel network in the UK (replacing Shenoa Davies).


09-2017 | Bosch Training Solutions

  • New online portal puts learning management into the hands of the individual
  • The new system will streamline the process of finding, booking and paying for Bosch training courses
  • Bosch UK and Benelux will pilot the system with a possible global roll out in 2018


08-2017 | Morris Road Garage named as first prize winner

  • Garages were invited to return bundles of 20 spark plug barcodes for a chance to win a selection of prizes
  • First round concluded on 30 June, second round runs until the end of September
  • Top prize includes premium Bosch diagnostics bundle worth almost £6,000


07-2017 | IMI: Hybrid and Electric vehicle maintenance

Bosch has been developing hybrid and electric vehicle technologies for more than 30 years. Its training relies on comprehensive know-how in the field of battery, electric drive, and brake management, as well as engine and transmission-shift control.


06-2017 | Bosch congratulates Redgate Lodge service manager

  • Ben Dewar, service manager at Redgate Lodge, has been named among the winners of the third annual Motor Trader Rising Stars
  • Ben encouraged the company to join the Bosch network, and saw significant business growth as a result
  • The awards, facilitated by a national search, recognise those who have the potential to become industry leaders


06-2017 | Bosch CV products now available from CV Logix

The bigger the engine, the greater the power but, when it comes to commercial vehicles, reliability is key. Every minute that a truck is off the road, and in need of repair, costs the operator money and as a result, high quality work drives customer loyalty. Fit and forget products are highly favoured thanks to the reliability of the replacement, providing the peace of mind to get a vehicle back on the road.


05-2017 | KTS 350 Product Profile

With most workshop visits requiring some form of diagnostics, the compact KTS 350 is the latest product from Bosch to help technicians quickly and easily diagnose vehicle faults, and walk them through the repair. Providing an efficient and comprehensive solution for control unit diagnosis, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair, the all-in-one tool ensures a quick, professional fix, saving the technician not only time but also saving the business money.


05-2017 | New Bosch cabin filter designed to help drivers breathe easy in allergy season

  • New FILTER+ with three active filter layers improves driver comfort
  • Removes allergens, kills bacteria and filters even the finest dust particles
  • A cleaner easier drive for allergy sufferers


05-2017 | One hundred days until the MOT rush – are your technicians ready?

  • Over 400,000 cars expected to need an initial MOT test in September to remain legal
  • Bosch now provides MOT Tester Training and MOT Continuous Professional Development (CPD) sessions to keep technicians’ skills up to date as per DVSA requirements


04-2017 | Extra points on Bosch Lambda Sensors

Workshops can make the most of double Extra rewards points on Bosch Lambda Sensors in May and June. The lambda sensor points promotion means that garages can boost their points, helping them earn more towards rewards.


04-2017 | Extra at Automechanika 2017

Racing fans attending Automechanika Birmingham this year are in for a treat, with the opportunity to learn more about Bosch’s new Motorsport Lucky Draw promotion, from the Extra loyalty programme.


04-2017 | TTC announces exciting new partnership with automotive market leaders, Bosch©

Truck & Trailer Components (TTC) is pleased to announce an exiting new distribution partnership with leading Automotive Aftermarket brand, Bosch©. The partnership will see TTC offering the full Bosch© Commercial Vehicle product range to the UK & Eire aftermarket from its global distribution centre in Oxford, with great availability supported by a next day delivery service.


04-2017 | Bosch QualityScan: Guaranteed diesel repair by Bosch diesel specialists

  • Repair ID gives proof of the repair quality of common rail pumps and injectors
  • Bosch QualityScan data can be accessed using the free-of-charge smartphone app
  • Proven quality provides workshops and their customers with extra safety


04-2017 | Bosch Diesel Repair Network – the complete solution for all Bosch diesel systems

  • ‘QualityScan’ repair product verification system introduced across the Bosch Diesel Network of workshops in UK & Ireland.
  • Only Bosch authorised diesel repair workshops can use this technology to prove that a repair has been completed to approved Bosch standards.
  • Workshops can access data of repaired units via QualityScan app.
  • Bosch Diesel repair workshops offer a comprehensive range of solutions for diesel products to workshops requiring diesel parts.


03-2017 | Bosch launches eXtra spark plug competition for chance to win premium diagnostic equipment

  • Return 20 spark plug barcodes for a chance to win a selection of prizes
  • Two rounds of competition; first round runs 1 April until 30 June
  • Top prize includes premium Bosch diagnostics bundle worth almost £6,000


03-2017 | New compact KTS 350 from Bosch is even faster and more efficient

  • Mobile, all-round solution for comprehensive vehicle diagnostics
  • All-in-one tool includes 10-inch tablet PC and integrated communication module
  • Future vehicle interfaces complemented by DoIP capabilities


02-2017 | Bosch expands training to include MOT tester training

  • Four-day course covers essential skills and knowledge for being an MOT tester for Classes 4 & 7
  • Bosch has further expanded its training portfolio and is a one stop shop for technicians hoping to upskill
  • After successfully completing the course, technicians can apply to the DVSA to undertake their VT8 assessment


11-2016 | Checking and replacing Glow Plugs for Winter

Despite being key components in a modern diesel engine, the unique role of glow plugs means that motorists are far more likely to notice a fault during the colder winter months.


10-2016 | Bosch batteries for Commercial Vehicles

Bosch has been developing battery technology for more than 90 years, starting with the production of motorcycle batteries in 1922 and moving on to manufacture and develop car batteries five years later. Today Bosch produces a range of batteries with double lid labyrinth design, making them maintenance-free and leak proof.


09-2016 | Bosch launches the new generation KTS for an even easier repair

  • Parallel channel communication allows for faster diagnosis, reprogramming and communication
  • Supports PassThru for at least 14 OEMs
  • First independent aftermarket products with DoIP
  • ESI[tronic] 2.0 provides a range of technical information to aid diagnosis


08-2016 | Bosch’s first ever group of automotive apprentices graduate

  • Scheme was established to coincide with the 100-year milestone of Robert Bosch taking on his first apprentice
  • Apprentices attend training at Bosch’s state-of-the-art Service Training Centre, near London
  • Bosch is currently recruiting for its fourth, and largest yet, intake


07-2016 | Bosch’s streamlined AutoCat catalogue now identifies OE recommended spark plug for each ve

Reflecting the modern market for the service and repair industry, Bosch has streamlined its cataloguing process and it is now even easier to find the right fit for vehicles. Knowing the value garages place on having a clear spark plug choice, there is now a clear OE recommendation for each vehicle. more

05-2016 | Bosch Automotive Aftermarket on the right track with new motorsport wheel alignment

  • New Bosch wheel alignment tool perfects vehicle setup in just minutes
  • Revolutionises race engineers’ ability to tune handling and setup during practice and qualifying sessions
  • Builds on Bosch’s long history of supporting all levels of Motorsport


04-2016 | Bosch helps to close the gap for MOT training

Following the demise of the DVSA NTTA, technicians looking to become MOT testers have found it more difficult to achieve the qualifications they need to follow the right path. So where can technicians go if they want to gain their IMI Accreditation level 3 qualification? more

11-2015 | Bosch offers batteries points promotion in extra reward scheme for workshops

  • Workshops receive 20 extra points on battery purchases until April 2016
  • Double points on Bosch spark plugs and glow plugs ongoing until 31 December
  • Huge success for extra scheme since launching in May, with more than 1000
  • Quick and easy barcode-based claim process


11-2015 | Bosch revamps parts and workshop websites for technicians and consumers

Bosch has revamped its website offering, delivering two websites for parts and workshops, which improve user experience and make information easier to find.The move reflects Bosch’s continual approach for parts, bytes and services for the automotive aftermarket. more

02-2015 | Bosch Car Service network dominates national industry awards

Bosch Car Service has reinforced its position as the most trusted garage network in the UK following its success at the annual CAT Magazine awards. more

01-2015 | CAT diesel feature request

Attributed to Iain Procter, Product Specialist Diesel, Bosch

The trends in the diesel arena over the last few years and what technological changes has the aftermarket seen and can expect to see in the future? more

01-2015 | Bosch launches intuitive yet advanced TPMS tool

  • Highly advanced tyre pressure monitoring diagnostic tool
  • Helps workshops support latest MOT requirements
  • Works independently, and in combination with ESI[tronic] and KTS systems


12-2014 | Bosch innovates with Touchless wheel alignment technology

  • No requirement for target or sensor heads
  • High-speed, high-productivity solution
  • Market leader in the alignment sector