Company News

Bartec explains how to maximise TPMS revenues

Bartec explains how to maximise TPMS revenues

Bartec Auto ID Limited (Bartec) managing director, Colin Webb spearheaded the TPMS experts’ presence at Automechanika Birmingham 2017 by delivering a presentation on how to maximise TPMS revenue. Entitled ‘Six Steps to Success’, Webb addressed a full audience in the Technical Talks theatre by identifying TPMS profit opportunities available to tyre shops, what tools and equipment are required to carry out TPMS repairs, as well as the training and support offered by Bartec, the global market leader in tyre pressure and monitoring systems.

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UK News

Automechanika Birmingham ‘a success’ for Valeo

Valeo Service UK promoted its Tech Care Programme by highlighting its training opportunities and technical support at Automechanika Birmingham. As part of Valeo’s ‘We Care 4 You’ campaign, Tech Care offers advanced technical training. This keeps customers up to date with the latest tools and procedures via a variety of sources such as workshops, e-learning and webinars.

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International News

Texas part worn tyre bill vetoed

An anti part worn tyre bill that was passed in May has been vetoed by state governor Greg Abbot. Texas House Bill 2774 was based on the draft legislation advocated by the US Tire Manufacturers Association. It would have levied fines of $100 to $500 for each tyre deemed unsafe.

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Career Tracks

Fi McMartin promoted at Bickers

Fi McMartin has been named as the new East Anglia area sales manager at parts and accessories distributor, Bickers. Fi has been part of the McMartin family business since 2011. In her new role as the area sales manager in East Anglia, Fi will be joining a team of area managers in the UK.

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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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Other Recent News Articles

Continental partners with MOL to supply sensor-equipped tyres as OE

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Continental Commercial Specialty Tyres (CST) and the Belgian specialist for port tow tractors and trailer solutions MOL have announced their cooperation at the TOC fair in Amsterdam. The fair for port, shipping and terminal technology took place from 27 June through to 29 June in Amsterdam.

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Midwest hosts Schaeffler technical evening

Midwest hosts Schaeffler technical evening

Monday 26th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Midwest Motor Factors & Monmore Auto Parts have hosted a Schaeffler (UK) technical evening at the GTG Academy in Wolverhampton, enabling garages to familarise themselves with the latest and upcoming clutch technologies.

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‘Code Brakers’ rewarded at Automechanika Birmingham

‘Code Brakers’ rewarded at Automechanika Birmingham

Friday 23rd June 2017 | 0 Comments

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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