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HELLA and BHAP look to intensify collaboration in China

Thursday 7th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Lighting and electronics expert HELLA and Chinese BAIC Group company Beijing HAINACHUAN Automotive Parts Co. Ltd. (BHAP) have announced, through a joint statement, that they intend to expand their existing collaboration, which has focused on the development and production of lighting systems for the Chinese market, to cover the electronics and aftermarket business.

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NASA offering pneumatic alternative tyre technology for licence

NASA offering pneumatic alternative tyre technology for licence

Thursday 7th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Scientists at NASA's Glenn Research centre are offering a non-pneumatic tyre up for licence as part the space agency’s technology transfer programme. The “superelastic” tyre was developed for future Mars missions but is said to be a viable alternative to pneumatic tyres here on Earth. This technology represents the latest evolution of the spring tyre which was invented by NASA Glenn and Goodyear, and inspired by the Apollo lunar tyres.

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Two Goodyear tyre models OE on new Audi A8

Two Goodyear tyre models OE on new Audi A8

Thursday 7th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Deliveries of the fourth-generation Audi A8 are expected to begin in January, and Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 and UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 tyres have been approved as original equipment fitments for the new saloon. The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 summer tyre will be available in sizes 255/45R19 104Y XL – in both standard and Ultra-Low Rolling Resistance versions – as well as size 265/40R20 104Y XL. The UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 winter tyre will be available in sizes 235/55R18 104H XL and 265/40R20 104V XL.

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Goodyear OE for 2018 Jeep Wrangler

Goodyear OE for 2018 Jeep Wrangler

Wednesday 6th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler – unveiled Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show – will be fitted with two sizes of Goodyear’s Wrangler AT Adventure with Kevlar as original equipment. This latest approval continues an original equipment partnership that commenced in 1941 with Goodyear-produced tyres for the Willys Quad prototype. In addition to the Wrangler, Goodyear also currently supplies the Jeep Grand Cherokee with multiple tyre sizes.

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Balancers, changers increase sophistication to match latest workshop needs

Balancers, changers increase sophistication to match latest workshop needs

Tuesday 5th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Pro-Align’s recent distribution agreement with ADAS diagnostic and calibration tools supplier TEXA shows how garage equipment specialists are adapting to the rapid development of the connected car. Yet the staple equipment remains a vital part of the equation; greater accuracy in the tyre changing and wheel balancing processes can help ensure the full functionality of downstream systems. In addition, Pro-Align tells Tyres & Accessories that balancers and changers are often overlooked in terms of their potential for a workshop’s efficiency and profitability.

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KTM approves Maxxis Supermaxx ST on 790 Duke

KTM approves Maxxis Supermaxx ST on 790 Duke

Tuesday 5th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Maxxis shares that it has been selected to provide original equipment tyres to the new KTM 790 Duke. The supply arrangement was announced at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan last month.

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Corghi’s Touchless balancers, changers demonstrate Rema Tip Top ‘added value’

Corghi’s Touchless balancers, changers demonstrate Rema Tip Top ‘added value’

Tuesday 5th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Rema Tip Top Automotive UK’s fourth consecutive Aftermarket Equipment Supplier of the Year Tyre Industry Award was a testament to its “great working partnerships and mutual value added benefits and expertise,” according to group CEO Mark Insley. In its capital equipment portfolio, the company supplies Corghi garage equipment, including the brand’s latest Touchless line of wheel service equipment for all ranges of tyre changers, wheel balancers and wheel aligners, demonstrating such added value partnerships. Rema Tip Top states that Corghi’s latest products “guarantee extreme professionalism”, as they concentrate on the wheel alone without touching the rim and/or the tyre, depending on the product line, during any procedure.

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Michelin: Early adopter sings AxioBib 2’s praises

Michelin: Early adopter sings AxioBib 2’s praises

Tuesday 5th December 2017 | 0 Comments

A farmer from Northern Ireland says his working day has been transformed by Michelin’s new AxioBib 2 tractor tyres – after becoming the first person in the country to fit a set.

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Continental the official partner of Tour de France

Continental the official partner of Tour de France

Tuesday 5th December 2017 | 0 Comments

From the beginning of 2018, Continental will be an official partner of the Tour de France. This means from 2018 onward, for an initial five-year period, all official support vehicles – cars, vans and motorcycles – at the Tour de France will be equipped with Continental tyres. The sponsorship agreement was officially confirmed by Christian Prudhomme, general director Tour de France, and Nikolai Setzer, Member of the Executive Board of Continental AG.

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Nokian WR D4 an OE tyre for BMW X1

Nokian WR D4 an OE tyre for BMW X1

Tuesday 5th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Over the years, we’ve known Nokian Tyres primarily for its activities in the replacement tyre market. Nevertheless, the Finnish manufacturer has also cooperated with vehicle manufacturers and is working towards increasing the share of its turnover earned in the original equipment segment. It has now announced a BMW Group approval – the Nokian WR D4 will be fitted as an original equipment winter tyre on the BMW X1.

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Multi-compound: Pirelli launching Diablo Rosso Corsa II

Multi-compound: Pirelli launching Diablo Rosso Corsa II

Monday 4th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Drawing upon experience gained during its 15 years as official tyre supplier to the FIM Superbike World Championship, Pirelli says it has now merged its best technologies from racetrack and road to produce the Diablo Rosso Corsa II. This latest member of the Diablo family will be available worldwide from January 2018.

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AlloyGater offers workshops silver lining for pothole cloud

AlloyGater offers workshops silver lining for pothole cloud

Monday 4th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The AlloyGator wheel protector has an opportunity for growth as motorists battle alloy wheel damage caused by hitting potholes. Hitting the side of a pothole can cause scrapes, scuffs and dents to alloy wheels resulting in expensive repair bills or even the need for replacements – all of which can be avoided by fitting AlloyGators, the company states. With the winter months sure to exacerbate the pothole problem, due to frozen water expanding cracks in the road, AlloyGator is increasing its efforts to roll out its product to more tyre retailers.

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Porsche approves Nexen N’Fera RU1 tyres for Macan

Porsche approves Nexen N’Fera RU1 tyres for Macan

Monday 4th December 2017 | 0 Comments

A second Porsche original equipment deal for Nexen Tire: Following last year’s approval of the Nexen N’Fera RU1 for factory fitment on the Cayenne, the tyre has now been given the green light for Porsche’s compact luxury SUV, the Macan. The N’Fera RU1 will be supplied for the Macan in sizes 235/55R19 101Y and 255/50R19 103Y.

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New Kumho bus, trailer tyres

New Kumho bus, trailer tyres

Friday 1st December 2017 | 0 Comments

Two new additions will soon join the Kumho commercial vehicle tyre portfolio, the KCA03 for urban bus applications and the KXT10 trailer tyre.

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Maitech Tire to launch new radial OTR range at The Tire Cologne

Maitech Tire to launch new radial OTR range at The Tire Cologne

Thursday 30th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Maitech Tire will launch a new range of radial OTR tyres at The Tire Cologne. The new tyres will be displayed alongside other examples from its product range, including small bias construction, industrial and solid tyres on its 84sqm stand at Koelnmesse from 29 May to 1 June 2018.

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