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Nexen ranked fourth in JD Power survey

Monday 24th April 2017 | 0 Comments

South Korea’s Nexen Tyre has announced that the company ranked fourth out of 12 tyre brands in the passenger car segment of the 2017 JD Power Original Equipment Tyre Customer Satisfaction Study for the second consecutive year.

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Comline braking development shows no signs of stopping

Comline braking development shows no signs of stopping

Friday 21st April 2017 | 0 Comments

Comline Auto Parts (Comline), the award-winning British distributor of European, Japanese and Korean replacement parts, has enhanced its brake pad and disc offering with over 50 new part numbers. The company says its friction offering is a major reason for its status as one of the fastest-growing automotive brands in Europe.

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EDT Automotive on year of growth and industry acclaim

EDT Automotive on year of growth and industry acclaim

Friday 21st April 2017 | 0 Comments

Kent based engine cleaning company EDT Automotive states that it has improved the performance of more than 12,000 cars in a year, having secured placement of its EDT machines in 45 more locations nationwide. The pay-as-you-go engine and auto transmission detox machines remove harmful deposits from inside the engine left behind in a standard oil change. EDT states this enhances drivability and a reduction in overall CO emissions.

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Butts of Bawtry to launch Bartec tyre tread depth tool at CV Show 2017

Butts of Bawtry to launch Bartec tyre tread depth tool at CV Show 2017

Friday 21st April 2017 | 0 Comments

Bartec’s TAP200 tread and pressure reader will be unveiled at the CV Show 2017 by its new distributor, JHM Butt & Co Ltd (Butts of Bawtry). The TAP200 will be on display at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) between 25 and 27 April, on stand 4E111.

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First ‘Air Free’ Bridgestone tyres by 2019

First ‘Air Free’ Bridgestone tyres by 2019

Friday 21st April 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has announced its aim of bringing airless tyres to market by 2019, however don’t expect to find them in sizes suitable for your car. The commercialisation of the company’s Air Free Concept, which was first shown at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2013, will begin with a non-pneumatic bicycle tyre. Together with Bridgestone Cycle Co., Ltd, Bridgestone Corporation has developed what it calls a “next-generation bicycle tyre” as part of the Air Free project, and now plans to undertake feasibility studies ahead of a market launch.

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GT Radial extends UHP SportActive range with SUV version

GT Radial extends UHP SportActive range with SUV version

Thursday 20th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has extended the scope of its ultra-high performance tyre, introducing the GT Radial SportActive SUV derivative. The manufacturer has made seven 18-19” SUV sizes available initially, across speed indices V-W, section widths from 225 to 255 and series sizes 50 to 60. Giti states that it is targeting SUVs with dynamic performance and powerful engines such as the Audi Q3, Range Rover Evoque and BMW X3.

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Automechanika Birmingham 2017 attracts increased number of international exhibitors

Thursday 20th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Automechanika Birmingham opens its doors at the NEC from 6-8 June for the second time, to a truly international automotive networking event for the aftermarket and supply chain. The exhibition will be 70 per cent bigger than in 2016, hosting over 800 exhibitors with 50 per cent of whom are from 35 countries around the globe, gathering to showcase their latest products and new technologies.

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Petlas expands run-flat tyre range

Petlas expands run-flat tyre range

Thursday 20th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Petlas Tire Corp has expanded its run-flat tyre range to include szies: 245/50 R18, 275/45 R18, 215/40 R18, 225/40 R18, 225/40 R19, 245/40 R20, 255/40 R18, 275/40 R18, 225/35 R19, 225/35 R20, 245/35 R18, 245/35 R19, 245/35 R20, 255/35 R18, 275/35 R18, 275/35 R19, 275/35 R20, 285/35 R18, 285/35 R19, 245/30 R19, 255/30 R20, 285/30 R19 and 285/30 R20. According to the Turkey-based tyre manufacturer, the new sizes can be found in the firm’s car tyres and SUV tyre ranges.

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Smithers Rapra upgrades mixing technology in Akron

Thursday 20th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Smithers Rapra has launched new mixing technology at its lab in Akron, Ohio. The new MXI 1L Lab Kneader Mixer, installed at the company’s analytical laboratory, allows for higher precision and more efficient mixing of custom compounds.

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Goodyear adds low platform trailer fitments to Kmax T range

Goodyear adds low platform trailer fitments to Kmax T range

Thursday 20th April 2017 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Kmax tyre range has been extended by the addition of dimensions for low platform trailers. The newest Kmax T tyres are 17.5-inch fitments and produced in five sizes for this rim diameter. The 3PMSF marked tyres will be available from May 2017.

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Yokohama OE on Mazda CX-5

Yokohama OE on Mazda CX-5

Thursday 20th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Although the new generation Mazda CX-5 crossover won’t be available in the UK until the summer, it went on sale in Japan in February. Yokohama Rubber reports it is supplying its Geolandar G98 as an original equipment fitment for models sold in the that market – the tyre is being supplied to Mazda Motor Corporation in size 225/65R17 102V.

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EU car market 11.2% up in March

Wednesday 19th April 2017 | 0 Comments

March 2017 car registrations in the European Union reached 1,891,583 units in March 2017 according to figures published by the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA), continuing the upward trend seen in the first quarter of the year.

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Driving test changes a ‘wheel opportunity for workshops’ – AlloyGator

Driving test changes a ‘wheel opportunity for workshops’ – AlloyGator

Wednesday 19th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Alloy wheel protection system manufacturer AlloyGator states that the newly reconfigured driving test could lead to opportunities for workshops and garages. Coming into force on 4 December, the new test removes the reverse around a corner manoeuvre, a move which AlloyGator believes could lead to even more damaged wheels.

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Goodyear introduces high load TreadMax trailer tyres

Goodyear introduces high load TreadMax trailer tyres

Wednesday 19th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Increased permissible weights for commercial vehicles in Europe is driving demand for high load truck tyres, and in response Goodyear has launched new mould cure retread High Load (HL) trailer tyres. The new retreads are the TreadMax KMAX T HL and TreadMax SP246 HL, both in size 385/65R22.5.

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Winners and losers: Goodyear overall victor in the 2017 summer tyre test season

Winners and losers: Goodyear overall victor in the 2017 summer tyre test season

Tuesday 18th April 2017 | 0 Comments

The 2017 summer tyre test season is over and the winners and losers have been determined. While the winter tyre tests last autumn were dominated by a handful of premium manufacturers, most notably Continental, during the current test season the products from many more tyre makers gave convincing results. Falken, Fulda, Toyo and Vredestein are […]

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