Latest News from Bosch Automotive Aftermarket


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


12-2016 | Bosch training leads to super technician status

  • George Uppal has significantly invested in training over the past 18 months
  • The consultant mobile technician has completed 29 Bosch training courses
  • His impressive skillset earnt him a place in the final five of the Top Technician competition


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