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Liqui Moly launches ‘lowest viscosity’ motor oil

Liqui Moly launches ‘lowest viscosity’ motor oil

21st January 2020 | 0 Comments

Liqui Moly has launched its new Special Tec AA 0W-16 oil. Tim Keller, export area manager responsible for the UK and Irish market says it is the "lowest viscosity" product it has ever launched. It is suitable for selected models from Honda, Lexus, Suzuki and Toyota.

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Winter is coming: Brits clueless on how to drive in snow-covered UK

21st January 2020 | 0 Comments

The UK is preparing for one of the coldest winters in almost a decade, but new data shows many drivers are dangerously unprepared to drive in icy conditions and could be putting themselves and others at risk as a result. A survey of 2,006 UK car drivers carried out by Auto Trader published in the Winter Driving Study, has revealed that more than 1 in 4 (28 per cent) admit they are too scared to drive in the snow.

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30+ vans stolen every day

21st January 2020 | 0 Comments

Four-in-10 of all new vans on sale do not come with an alarm as standard, according to an exclusive investigation by What Car? Vans. The findings follow research highlighting how more than 43,000 vans have been stolen since 2016, with a further 117,000 broken into, costing drivers and businesses more than £61.9 million in lost tools and other items.

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Europe’s auto industry faces a tough 2020, says GlobalData

21st January 2020 | 0 Comments

Following the new and tighter EU CO2 emissions rules for cars sold in Europe coming into effect in 2020, David Leggett, automotive editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, said that the European industry will find 2020 "another hugely competitive year", with increased complexity, due to car-makers factoring in "push and pull for models according to new EU CO2 fleet average rules." Leggett continues, "They will be attempting to keep exposure to potentially very hefty fines as low as possible."

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Meritor names Chris Villavarayan as EVP and COO

Meritor names Chris Villavarayan as EVP and COO

21st January 2020 | 0 Comments

Brake and drivetrain manufacturer Meritor Inc. has appointed Chris Villavarayan as executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO), effective immediately.

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52% of Ben helpline users concerned about mental health

21st January 2020 | 0 Comments

The automotive industry charity Ben is extending its digital, telephone and face-to-face mental health services. Ben says the extension will offer “more choice for individuals seeking support with mental health and wellbeing issues including stress, anxiety and depression.” The expansion responds to its latest insights about the needs of automotive industry people. Mental health is the most common reason why people reach out to Ben for support, with 52 per cent contacting its helpline last year due to concerns with their mental health. Ben adds that its new services will help it to reach and support more people in the automotive industry.

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Hankook Tire extending Real Madrid sponsorship to 2022/23

Hankook Tire extending Real Madrid sponsorship to 2022/23

21st January 2020 | 0 Comments

The sponsorship agreement between Hankook Tire and Real Madrid has been extended until the end of the 2022/23 season. This continued collaboration between tyre maker and Spanish La Liga football club was sealed at a ceremony recently held at Santiago Bernabéu stadium. Florentino Pérez, president of Real Madrid, and Sang Hoon Lee, Hankook Tire’s president in Europe, oversaw proceedings.

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Cooper showcases 4×4 HP tyres with Liberty Walk Europe at Autosport

Cooper showcases 4×4 HP tyres with Liberty Walk Europe at Autosport

21st January 2020 | 0 Comments

A selection of Cooper 4x4 and high performance tyres equipped tuning company Liberty Walk’s vehicles at the 2020 Autosport International show. Exhibiting in the ‘Performance & Tuning Car Show’, Liberty Walk Europe’s eye-catching stand contained Cooper’s Zeon 4XS Sport and the Cooper Discoverer STT Pro POR.

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Kamaz-master wins at Dakar 2020 on standard Goodyear tyres

Kamaz-master wins at Dakar 2020 on standard Goodyear tyres

21st January 2020 | 0 Comments

Kamaz-Master has notched up yet another Dakar victory. Last Friday, the team finished in first and second place in the Dakar 2020 after 12 challenging stages, winning the famous rally for the 17th time. As official tyre partner to Kamaz-Master, Goodyear is particularly pleased with the result.

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New CEO for US tyre retail giant Discount Tire

New CEO for US tyre retail giant Discount Tire

21st January 2020 | 0 Comments

The world's largest independent retailer of tyres and wheels has a new chief executive officer. US-based company Discount Tire has promoted Dean Muglia to the role. He succeeds Michael Zuieback, who will retain the role of executive chairman.

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Auto electrical specialists choose WAI

Auto electrical specialists choose WAI

20th January 2020 | 0 Comments

WAIglobal UK has increased business with auto electrical specialists as the sector makes a resurgence in the automotive industry.

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Valeo unveils autonomous, electric delivery droid

Valeo unveils autonomous, electric delivery droid

20th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Valeo has recently unveiled its autonomous, electric delivery droid prototype at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. The Valeo eDeliver4U was developed in partnership with Meituan Dianping, China’s leading e-commerce platform for services, which operates popular food delivery service Meituan Waimai.

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Michelin, HDI partner for fleet risk reduction

Michelin, HDI partner for fleet risk reduction

20th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Michelin and commercial insurance provider HDI Global SE have entered into a partnership to reduce road risk for vehicle fleets. Fleet vehicles will be equipped with a connected box to collect driving data, which is processed and fed back to the driver via the Ideal Driver Pro application and to the fleet manager via an indicator report. Through this method each vehicle will produce a “driving score,” designed to increase understanding of the impact of driving behaviour on claims rates, and to identify risky driving behaviours and provide professionals with the necessary means to raise awareness and train drivers with a coaching module.

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CDP names Pirelli Climate Change leader for second year

20th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Pirelli & C. S.p.A. has been counted as a global leader in the fight against climate change by CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project) for the second year in a row.

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Pirelli: Nokian merger rumours false

20th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Market rumours that Pirelli is considering a €9 billion (£7.7 billion) merger with Finland's Nokian Tyres have been quashed by company spokespeople. Reports that such a deal was on the horizon emerged in mid-January and were then fuelled by re-reporting in the British and Italian press. However, these stories are “without foundation”, according to two Milan-based Pirelli spokespeople that Tyres & Accessories interacted with. Nokian has yet to comment.

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