Tag: car tyres

Belshina producing 18-inch SUV tyres for Geely

Monday 13th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Bobruisk, Belarus-based tyre manufacturer Belshina has announced that it has launched mass production of 18-inch SUV tyres. The company's spokeswoman Viktoriya Kulik told local news source BelTA that it is making summer tyres for Geely cars produced at BelGee Factory.

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Momo tyres on-show at SEMA in North American debut

Wednesday 1st November 2017 | 0 Comments

Momo-branded car, light truck and SUV tyres make their North American debut this month. The tyre range was launched in Europe in 2012 and will be on display at the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show (SEMA) at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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SimpleTire.com – America’s 2nd largest tyre etailer in just 5 years

SimpleTire.com – America’s 2nd largest tyre etailer in just 5 years

Monday 9th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Blackcircles.com CEO Mike Welch left the employment of the company he founded in August 2017. Since then he has joined the board of SimpleTire.com, a fast-growing, US-based online tyre business. Meanwhile he also remains a consultant to blackcircles.com. Tyres & Accessories recently caught up with the well-known tyre entrepreneur to find out more about his latest venture. SimpleTire.com is the brainchild of brothers Andy and Josh Chalofsky. Andy has been in the tyre business since he was a teenager and started out in the warehouse of his family’s brick and mortar tyre business. From here he worked his way up and took over a subsidiary tyre business after graduating college. In 2012, he started building the foundations of what is now SimpleTire.

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Hankook Winter i*cept RS² on the podium at Auto Express 2017 Winter Tyre Test

Hankook Winter i*cept RS² on the podium at Auto Express 2017 Winter Tyre Test

Monday 2nd October 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook’s Winter i*cept RS² has proved successful in the latest Winter Tyre Test from Auto Express, the UK’s bestselling car magazine. Finishing a close second against seven other tyre brands in the popular 225/45R17 size found on many family cars, the tyre achieved first place finishes in several categories including snow braking, snow traction and snow circle.

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Nexen OE on Volkswagen group models

Nexen OE on Volkswagen group models

Monday 25th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Nexen Tire is supplying itsN'blue HD Plus tyre to Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda. The company’s N'blue HD Plus in size 215/45R17 91W will be fitted to the upgraded Volkswagen Polo. The same tyre in sizes 205/60R16 92V and 215/60R16 95V was selected for the Volkswagen T-Roc, a new compact SUV manufactured in Portugal.

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Hankook launches first exclusively US-made car tyres

Monday 25th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire has released the Kinergy PT (H737, the first tyre made exclusively at the company’s Clarksville, Tennessee plant in the USA.

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110 new homologations for Pirelli, including Frankfurt Motor Show UHP stars

110 new homologations for Pirelli, including Frankfurt Motor Show UHP stars

Friday 22nd September 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has recorded what it describes as a record number of homologations in August 2017, with 110. These include the Scorpion Winter and Sottozero for winter conditions; P Zero and its racing counterpart P Zero Corsa for UHP fitments; and the Cinturato family, including the P7 All Season for cars of medium engine capacity.

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Addison Lee’s CrossClimate+ switch results in yearly tyre saving

Addison Lee’s CrossClimate+ switch results in yearly tyre saving

Monday 18th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Car service operator Addison Lee’s adoption of a Michelin CrossClimate+ policy, managed by Universal Tyre and Autocentres, has resulted in a reduction in its annual tyre bill of 20 per cent, the operator of the UK’s largest passenger car fleet states. Justin Patterson, head of operations at Addison Lee, says: “We’re currently fitting around 5,000 fewer tyres per year than we did prior to introducing the first CrossClimate tyres.”

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Triangle recalls 15-inch tyres in US

Monday 11th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Triangle Tire USA is recalling 288 Triangle TR643 tyres in size ST225/75R15 due to an apparent manufacturing error. According to the NHSTA recall notice, the tyres may have a hole where the sidewall and that could result in an air leak.

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MRF launches Perfinza luxury tyre range

Tuesday 5th September 2017 | 0 Comments

MRF has launched the Perfinza range of tyres. According to the company, the new tyres have been developed to focus on ride comfort. To this end they are aimed at luxury and premium segment cars and are currently available for over 60 models on sale in India. Autocar India reports that the range retails via “all MRF exclusive outlets across the country and will be released for export markets later”.

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Emissions inspections push Chinese tyremakers to the brink

Emissions inspections push Chinese tyremakers to the brink

Friday 1st September 2017 | 0 Comments

With a headline like that, you could be forgiven for thinking that this month’s column refers to the ongoing geopolitical sabre rattling taking place between China’s North Korean neighbours and the USA. However, as important as the hint of nuclear escalation is, here we focus on how the overheating Chinese tyre market is as close as it has ever been to boiling over. Two key subjects have raised the temperature in the People’s Republic during the last month or so: The European Commission’s (EC) decision to initiate an anti-dumping investigation against Chinese-produced truck and bus tyres; and the even more imminent effects of local environmental emissions investigations within China itself, which have led to the suspension and even closure of numerous businesses in the country (see below).

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Merityre raises over £1,000 for charity from car show event

Merityre raises over £1,000 for charity from car show event

Tuesday 15th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Merityre Specialists Ltd held their charity car show at their Andover, Hampshire branch on 30 July 2017, raising over £1,000 for a local charity. According to the company, the sun shone as Merityre’s main warehouse yard steadily filled up with an array of over 50 cars, including a life-size model of Mater from the Disney Pixar’s Cars franchise, a hillclimb champion Ginetta G33 and a classic Ferrari 308 GTB, alongside a real mix of show cars, modified cars and classic cars. The promise of ‘something for everyone’ stood true, as enthusiasts young and old enjoyed the selection on display.

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Long-term trend shows winter tyres receding, all-season rising in UK

Long-term trend shows winter tyres receding, all-season rising in UK

Tuesday 15th August 2017 | 0 Comments

The viability of a sustained winter tyre market in the UK has long been categorised as doubtful, with sales rarely climbing to 2 per cent. Meanwhile recent improvements in tyre technology and the introduction of products looking to change their perception, led by the Michelin CrossClimate’s success in the fleet market, have seen all-season tyres become an increasingly attractive proposition.

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TRA: Irish tyre compliance scheme will ‘distort’ tyre recovery

Monday 14th August 2017 | 0 Comments

According to the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA), the Republic of Ireland’s proposed tyre compliance scheme, which is due to come into effect on 1 October, will “seriously distort end of life tyre recovery and recycling efforts on the island of Ireland with knock-on-effects in the UK as a whole”.

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ZC Rubber opens second Autospace store in Thailand

ZC Rubber opens second Autospace store in Thailand

Friday 11th August 2017 | 0 Comments

ZC Rubber is to open a new Goodride Autospace flagship store, located at Samut Sakhon in Thailand. According to the company, the store covers 1600 square metres and is the second Autospace store in Thailand opened by ZC Rubber. At beginning of 2017, the company opened its first overseas Autospace store – a Westlake-branded version in Rayong, Thailand.

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