Overall the number of cases stands at 61, with 2 products under investigation and 51 cases archived.
Case outcomes have been published for Case 10153 regarding Aztec Synthetic 5w30 C3 following a six month review, and Case 10155 regarding Synmax Spectrum 5w30, also following a six month review.
The outcome at the end of the investigation for Case 10160 regarding Toyota First 5w30 C3, has been published and the case escalated to Trading Standards.
To view the case outcomes, visit https://ukla-vls.org.uk/case-outcomes/
Outgoing Secretary General Susan Hancock has been replaced by Christine Marlet
ACEA welcomes the conclusion of a trade deal between the European Union and the South American trade bloc, Mercosur https://www.acea.be/press-releases/article/auto-makers-welcome-conclusion-of-eu-mercosur-trade-deal
ACEA revised its forecast for passenger car registrations in 2019 to -1%. https://www.acea.be/press-releases/article/auto-industry-revises-2019-car-sales-forecast-to-1
Featured an article on VLS’s role and purpose.
Reported on the new VLS marketing claims process.
Reported on the issue of lubricants and Brexit from VLS’s perspective.
Featured and article by VLS on choosing the right oil for the vehicle.
Featured a double page spread on the need for lubricants to help meet lower emission standards.
VLS warns that CO2 emission reductions could end up invalidating warranty claims made by garages.
Also in Transport Engineer June 2019, VLS Chairman Andrew Goddard commented on the impact on lubricants of bio fuels.
FACTS magazine, Issue 151, Page 21, half page advert
Professional Motor Mechanic, June 2019, half page advert
Scots Auto Scene, issue 164 Page 69, half page advert
Scots Auto Scene, issue 163, Page 109 half page advert
Commercial Vehicle Workshop magazine, June 2019 half page advert
Aftermarket magazine, June 2019 half page advert
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