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Midwest to present informative Gates seminar

Midwest to present informative Gates seminar

Friday 16th February 2018 | 0 Comments

West Midlands based automotive parts distributor, Midwest Motor Factors, is hosting a free Gates technical seminar at GTG West Midlands, to equip customers with the latest Gates updates and insights.

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Goodyear wins “Chassis Supplier of the Year” from Fiat Chrysler

Goodyear wins “Chassis Supplier of the Year” from Fiat Chrysler

Friday 16th February 2018 | 0 Comments

On 7 December 2017, at the annual supplier conference at the Auditorium G. Agnelli Lingotto in Turin (Italy), Goodyear was awarded "Chassis Supplier of the Year" by the famous Italian-American car manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles EMEA. It is the first time a tyremaker has received the award.

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Carnegie Fuels recommends Michelin’s X Works rugged tyre range following trial

Carnegie Fuels recommends Michelin’s X Works rugged tyre range following trial

Friday 16th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Scottish fuel firm Carnegie Fuels typically delivers to farms, industrial areas and residential properties that can often only be accessed on rocky off-road terrain – putting the 6x2 rigid tanker fleet’s fitments at an increased risk of stone cuts and ingress. Following a visit from one of Michelin’s Technical Managers, Dan Lamb, last summer, owner Kevin Carnegie agreed to trial sets of Michelin X Works D drive axle tyres and XZY3 steer and tag axle fitments on two of his 13 delivery vehicles.

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Giti Tire OE on new VW Polo in Europe

Giti Tire OE on new VW Polo in Europe

Thursday 15th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has announced a second OE supply contract with the Volkswagen Group in Europe. Following the contract to equip the Seat Ibiza, produced at the Spanish manufacturer’s Martorell plant, Giti Tire has now been chosen as an OE tyre supplier for the new VW Polo. Built at VW’s Pamplona factory, the Polo will roll off the assembly line wearing 185/70 R14 88H GitiSynergyE1 tyres.

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Michelin the number one consumer researched tyre brand: Tyre Reviews

Michelin the number one consumer researched tyre brand: Tyre Reviews

Wednesday 14th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Consumers are increasingly likely to research their tyres online pre-purchase, regardless of whether they complete an e-commerce transaction. Peer review website Tyre Reviews has therefore become an influential destination in the car tyre market: discussing Tyre Reviews’s audience, owner, Jonathan Benson, states that 94 per cent of Tyre Reviews visitors are engaged in the tyre buying process, with its users predominantly “high earning, well educated, male automotive enthusiasts looking for the best possible product for their vehicle.” In 2017, the site delivered 25 million pageviews to tyre buyers, and claims to have influenced around “one-sixth of UK tyre sales.”

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Latest Kumho eco tyre leads 2018 UK car tyre range

Latest Kumho eco tyre leads 2018 UK car tyre range

Wednesday 14th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Kumho has introduced its latest eco tyre, the Ecowing ES31, to the UK market, joining its high performance Ecsta range. The new tyre will gradually replace the established KH27, and is available initially in a total of 38 14 to 17 inch sizes, almost 70 percent of which carry a B label grade for rolling resistance. The sizes including all the key fitments for such best-selling small and medium-sized hatchbacks and saloons as the VW Polo and Golf, Fiat 500, Audi A1, A2, A3 and A4, BMW 1 and 2 Series, Peugeot 208 and Renault Clio.

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Tyresure aims to help businesses find best TPMS tool

Tyresure aims to help businesses find best TPMS tool

Wednesday 14th February 2018 | 0 Comments

As the growth of TPMS continues across Europe, and with an increasing number of cars fitted with sensors requiring maintenance when tyres are replaced, it is important for businesses to be equipped with tools that make dealing with TPMS as quick and easy as possible.

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Brembo opens new carbon factory in Curno

Brembo opens new carbon factory in Curno

Wednesday 14th February 2018 | 0 Comments

On 13 February the chairman of Brembo SpA Alberto Bombassei placed the first stone of a new building that will host Brembo’s Carbon Factory, the flagship of the company for the processing of carbon fibre materials for competition use.

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Bridgestone offers PressureStat system to OTR tyre customers

Bridgestone offers PressureStat system to OTR tyre customers

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

At the end of January Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) announced that it is offering PressureStat, a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) launched for off-the-road (OTR) tyres in the construction, quarry, underground hard rock and port industries.

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Falken OE on Ram 1500

Falken OE on Ram 1500

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Another North American market original equipment approval for Sumitomo Rubber Industries: The Falken Wildpeak A/T AT3WA has been selected by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as a factory-fitted option for the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck. According to Sumitomo Rubber North America, Inc., the Wildpeak A/T will be supplied for mounting on the Ram 1500 in sizes LT275/65R18 (113/110S) and 275/55R20 (113T).

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FIMA award for Trelleborg ConnecTire

FIMA award for Trelleborg ConnecTire

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

ConnecTire, Trelleborg’s solution for Smart Farming, has been recognised at the FIMA Agricola 2018 technical innovation awards in the category Tractors and self-propelled machines and energy’.

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Landsail Tyres – offering UK dealers ‘segment-leading range coverage’

Landsail Tyres – offering UK dealers ‘segment-leading range coverage’

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Grouptyre states that Sentury Tire’s Landsail brand has held a stable 1.5 million units per year for the last 3 years, meaning that an estimated one in 25 UK vehicles is fitted with Landsail tyres.

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Evergreen modernises with full Dyna range

Evergreen modernises with full Dyna range

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

The Grouptyre distributed Evergreen Tyres brand has completed a modernisation process, with its car tyre range largely represented by two Dyna products: the DynaControl EU728 and the DynaComfort EH226.

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Davanti to add runflat to car tyre range

Davanti to add runflat to car tyre range

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

The Oak Group’s Davanti range will add a runflat fitment to its range in 2018, marking a further extension to the brand’s market coverage. The range will launch in key 16 and 17 inch fitments, the company states.

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MTS launches new SRI tyres for 2018

MTS launches new SRI tyres for 2018

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) has begun 2018 with the launch of new tyre products into its distribution line-up, with plans to grow the product lines throughout the year. As well as a new Falken tyre, the wholesaler will commence the distribution of the Sumitomo brand, as discussed with Tyres & Accessories in December, with the BC100 pattern.

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