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First tyre test win for Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure

First tyre test win for Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure

Thursday 29th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Although a new arrival in the market, Goodyear’s latest off-road tyre has gained a first tyre test victory with its coronation as king of Drive Out magazine’s all-terrain tyre test. The South African publication’s June edition compared seven products, and concluded that the Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure was “considerably better” than its predecessor (the Goodyear AT/SA) and a “worthy winner” thanks to its impressive performance both off and on the road.

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Goodyear tyres OE on latest Jaguar Land Rover models

Goodyear tyres OE on latest Jaguar Land Rover models

Thursday 29th June 2017 | 0 Comments

At an event held in held at its Innovation Center in Luxembourg and at the Land Rover Experience Center in the west of Germany, Goodyear announced that two of its tyre lines have been approved for original equipment fitment on three Jaguar Land Rover models.

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Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 chosen as original equipment by leading marques

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 chosen as original equipment by leading marques

Wednesday 28th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 has secured more than 54 approvals on 27 platforms across 10 original equipment manufacturers since its introduction less than two years ago. Audi, Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Opel, Renault, Seat, Skoda, Smart and Volkswagen have all approved the award-winning tyre.

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Chemspec celebrates one year in México’s “automotive/rubber triangle”

Wednesday 28th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Ohio-based ChemSpec, Ltd., a member of the Safic-Alcan Group family of companies, formed a subsidiary, Chemspec México, S. DE RL DE C.V., in August 2016 to serve the rapid growth of automotive manufacturing in México, specifically in the central states−often referred to as the “automotive/rubber triangle” region. ChemSpec México is strategically based in Querétaro, with additional warehousing and logistics business support in nearby Laredo, TX. 12 months on the company is celebrating its first year of success.

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Tyresure launches IMI TPMS training programme at Automechanika

Tyresure launches IMI TPMS training programme at Automechanika

Wednesday 28th June 2017 | 0 Comments

During the recent Automechanika exhibition Tyresure launched its latest training opportunity – an IMI-accredited specialist TPMS course. According to the company, this training is being offered to customers in the UK first and is targeting key distributors and wholesalers in the first instance. Company representatives explained that the course features both theory and practical elements and is about servicing as much as training.

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New regulator tester from WAI

New regulator tester from WAI

Wednesday 28th June 2017 | 0 Comments

WAIglobal has added a new voltage regulator testing diagnostic tool, the WAI1000, to its extensive rotating electrical range. The new addition tests whether the voltage regulator is in full working order, while eliminating the need to remove the alternator from the vehicle.

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Hand-held laser tread-depth scanners come to the fore

Hand-held laser tread-depth scanners come to the fore

Wednesday 28th June 2017 | 0 Comments

As our environment becomes increasingly technologically driven, it is no surprise to learn that as many as 15 per cent of tyres are being bought online. At the same time tyres are becoming more and more “intelligent” with built-in sensors such as TPMS. However, for a long time the business of checking tyre tread depth has been a relatively imprecise affair. A few years back standards improved with the development of digital tread depth probes, some of which even bluetoothed data to cloud-based systems. However, the latest technology takes routine tread depth checks and fleet audits to the next level.

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Mahle extends engine component range

Mahle extends engine component range

Wednesday 28th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Mahle Aftermarket has introduced seven new engine components including four pistons, two rings and one liner. The new piston 061PI00127000 covers Scania models while the piston with the part number 037PI00115000 is suitable for Volvo and Volvo (Penta) applications. Additionally, piston 175PI 00101000 covers Stihl MS260 and MS260C, and piston 028PI 00130000 covers a number of popular Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen models.

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Valeo demonstrates clutch friction expertise

Valeo demonstrates clutch friction expertise

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Valeo Service has launched in the UK a campaign focusing on the key benefits of its commercial vehicle clutch friction material. The original equipment (OE) supplier of clutches states its friction material is a key element of its business, offering optimised comfort and thermal resistance.

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GSF Car Parts help garages maximise aircon profits

GSF Car Parts help garages maximise aircon profits

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

GSF Car Parts has just launched new deals on the Dunlop Air Con machines for R134a and new R1234YF refrigerants. The Dunlop DACP150 is a quality European-made automatic air con machine that’s available with a vehicle database and many other features for just over £1,500 + VAT delivered, but only whilst stocks last.

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A1 adds Compressortech as approved supplier

A1 adds Compressortech as approved supplier

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

A1 Motor Stores has signed up with another new supplier, Compressortech, the UK’s leading vehicle air conditioning product specialist offering thermal cooling products.

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Bartec explains how to maximise TPMS revenues

Bartec explains how to maximise TPMS revenues

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

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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Automechanika Birmingham ‘a success’ for Valeo

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

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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Valeo digital tools supporting customer support strategy

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Valeo Service UK has launched a number of digital initiatives to further support customers as part of its wider ‘We Care 4 You’ strategy, which is designed to cover all angles to ensure complete customer support is available.

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Trico renews beam blades agreement with Koenigsegg

Trico renews beam blades agreement with Koenigsegg

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Trico has renewed its agreement with Swedish high performance sport cars manufacturer Koenigsegg to supply original equipment beam blades for all their current models. The philosophy at Koenigsegg is one focused solely on performance.

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