Company News

Delticom launches MobileMech business at Autopromotec

Delticom launches MobileMech business at Autopromotec

Here’s the basic idea: Whether you’re at home or at work, the MobileMech mobile tyre service comes directly to you. In other words Delticom has launched a mobile tyre fitting and light car maintenance business called MobileMech. The MobileMech concept is run through a subsidiary company Delticom eponymously calls MobileMech. In business terms the deal is a franchise/partnership model. It has been developed over a period of five years by a team of experts in order to “best meet the needs of customers and partners alike”, according to the company.

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UK News

‘Code Brakers’ rewarded at Automechanika Birmingham

‘Code Brakers’ rewarded at Automechanika Birmingham

Brake Engineering presented a selection of high-end giveaways to a series of ‘Code Brakers’ on its stand at Automechanika Birmingham, including an iPad, iWatch, BOSE speaker, Beats headphones and Love 2 Shop vouchers. The ‘Code Braker’ competition proved popular with visitors throughout the course of the event, resulting in heavy traffic to the braking specialist’s stand on each day.

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Product News

Brake Engineering adds to coloured calipers range

Brake Engineering adds to coloured calipers range

Brake Engineering has introduced eight new painted brake calipers to its extensive range covering Audi, Volkswagen and Skoda vehicles. The additional brake calipers include six new black calipers for the Audi S5 (2007) and S6 (2006), as well as the Volkswagen Phaeton (2003). Two new red calipers also feature to cover the Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Golf (2012).

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Career Tracks

NTDA: accreditation scheme widening to include other tyre segments

Since the launch of the Roadside Emergency Action Concerning Technicians (REACT) scheme in 2011 more than 4000 commercial tyre technicians have registered with the NTDA been trained, assessed as competent and issued with a Licence to Work Safely at the Roadside across the UK and, more recently, the Republic of Ireland.

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Motorsport News

Le Mans 24 Hours: Dunlop reviews ‘race of the century’

Le Mans 24 Hours: Dunlop reviews ‘race of the century’

Dunlop’s Le Mans 24 Hours 2017 is one to remember with records broken, overall race laps led, and overall podiums in addition to the more typical class wins and podiums, in a race with high temperatures testing cars and drivers. Track temperatures exceeded 50 degrees towards the end of Sunday’s race in France’s Sarthe region.

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Retreading News

RTA fundraising for ill founder Harvey Brodsky

RTA fundraising for ill founder Harvey Brodsky

Not too long ago, Harvey Brodsky shared that he was cutting back his engagements with the Retread Tire Association for health reasons. The US-based association now reports that Brodsky’s cancer has advanced further, and it has launched a personal GoFundMe Campaign to help with the significant medical expenses involved.

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Comment

The ethics of tread depth

At the end of last year, during the Paris Motor Show, Michelin reaffirmed its position on tread depth. The leading French tyre manufacturer believes a tyre should perform well throughout its whole life. And seeing as the European legal tread depth limit is 1.6mm, this means all the way down to this particular tread depth. Taken in isolation, this is a strong argument that basically no-one would contradict. So why did we immediately receive strong feedback from companies and associations? What are the counter arguments? And what are the implications of adopting such a stance?

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Duke University engineers develop printed tyre tread wear sensor

Duke University engineers develop printed tyre tread wear sensor

Wednesday 21st June 2017 | 0 Comments

Duke University electrical engineers have developed a printed sensor that can monitor the tread of car tyres in real time. The group thinks that the tyre wear sensor could disrupt the $2 billion tyre and wheel control sensor market. In collaboration with Fetch Automotive Design Group, the Duke researchers have demonstrated a design using metallic carbon nanotubes (tiny cylinders of carbon atoms just one-billionth of a metre in diameter) that can track millimetre-scale changes in tread depth with 99 per cent accuracy. The design has two patents pending.

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Kumho launches Road Venture MT51

Kumho launches Road Venture MT51

Wednesday 21st June 2017 | 0 Comments

The latest mud-terrain 4x4 tyre from Kumho Tire is the Road Venture MT51. It slots into the Kumho portfolio below the company’s most extreme off-road pattern, the Road Venture MT KL71, and is said to combine good on- and off-road capabilities. The manufacturer mentions braking on both gravel and tarmac as a particular strength.

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AlloyGators are ‘a hit’ with DJ Mark Goodier

AlloyGators are ‘a hit’ with DJ Mark Goodier

Wednesday 21st June 2017 | 0 Comments

Former BBC Radio 1 DJ and Top of The Pops presenter Mark Goodier has revealed that AlloyGators have been ‘his saviour’ after confessing to kerbing his pristine alloy wheels just hours after picking up his brand-new car. Goodier, best known as host of the BBC Radio 1 Chart Show for more than a decade, admitted that like many motorists, he’s damaged a ‘fair few’ wheels during his driving career.

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