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Nokian van, campervan tyres – sidewalls now strengthened with aramid

Nokian van, campervan tyres – sidewalls now strengthened with aramid

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Van and campervan tyres can lead hard lives. The vehicles they are fitted to are often driven fully loaded on poor roads and gravel surfaces. The tyres must bear the entire weight of the vehicle and provide safe and stable handling under all conditions. To give these products more strength, Nokian Tyres is now introducing its Aramid Sidewall technology into all Nokian van and campervan product lines. From 1 January 2018, it is present in the Nokian WR C3, cLine Van, cLine Cargo and Weatherproof C ranges. Nokian SUV tyres have been manufactured with aramid sidewalls for several years now, and in addition to the abovementioned products the material can be found in 15 Nokian tyre lines.

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Belshina investing in industrial tyre production

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Belarusian tyre maker Belshina is investing an undisclosed sum to expand its heavy tyre capacity. The project will see production of all-steel radial industrial tyres with 25- to 29-inch rim diameters begin within the main factory at Belshina’s heavy tyre plant. Plant director Vadim Nikitenko shares that Belshina intends to begin serial production of these tyres in sizes 18.00R25, 17.5R25, 20.5R25 and 23.5R25 by the end of this year.

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Farnese Pneumatici to distribute Triangle tyres in Italy

Farnese Pneumatici to distribute Triangle tyres in Italy

Wednesday 17th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Triangle Tire Europe and Farnese Pneumatici have signed an agreement for the distribution of Triangle brand car, SUV, 4x4, and light commercial tyres in the Italian market. The deal signals the continuation of Triangle’s European strategy, following recent distribution agreements in France, Russia, and other European markets.

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CatClaw – gouging the tyres of terrorists and errant parkers

CatClaw – gouging the tyres of terrorists and errant parkers

Wednesday 17th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Tyres have a new enemy, and its name is CatClaw. Designed to hinder terrorist attacks and the even more heinous crime of parking on footpaths, CatClaw is a small device that, when installed in large number along kerbs and footpaths, can cause rapid tyre deflation.

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ATG: New ranges, OEM focus

ATG: New ranges, OEM focus

Wednesday 17th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Following on from the launch at last year’s SIMA show of the Agriflex+ 389 VF, Alliance Tire Group (ATG) released further agricultural tyre lines during 2017, including the Alliance 128. The Yokohama Rubber-owned tyre maker also announced its intention to intensify its activities with OEM customers and has appointed a dedicated original equipment team.

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Pirelli OE on Lamborghini Urus

Wednesday 17th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Three different Pirelli tyre models will be supplied as original equipment for the new Lamborghini Urus. Purchasers of the 650hp SUV will be able to chose between the P Zero, P Zero Corsa and Scorpion ranges; Pirelli notes that the Scorpion is also available in winter, all-season and all-terrain versions. A total of six 21- to 23-inch tyre dimensions have been homologated for the Urus.

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Dunlop launches ‘Max’ successor to TrailSmart

Dunlop launches ‘Max’ successor to TrailSmart

Wednesday 17th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The Dunlop TrailSmart has been replaced in key sizes by a successor tyre, the TrailSmart Max. In addition to building upon the previous-generation tyre’s wet and dry grip characteristics, Dunlop Europe says new technologies have been used to improve the TrailSmart Max’s handling and durability.

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More brake parts added to National Auto Parts portfolio

More brake parts added to National Auto Parts portfolio

Tuesday 16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Three new additions have been added to National Auto Parts’ brake disc range this month, increasing its car parc coverage even further and bringing to market ‘in demand’ products for both garages and motor factors.

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Hankook selected as OE tyres for Radical range

Hankook selected as OE tyres for Radical range

Tuesday 16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

An agreement signed at Autosport International last week seals Hankook Tire’s status as exclusive original equipment tyre supplier to Peterborough-based sportscar manufacturer Radical. Hankook tyres will be fitted to Radical’s road and racing models, and through the supply partnership Hankook will be represented in various international racing series in which Radical is closely involved.

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Avon Tyres expands Cobra cruiser tyre range for latest Harley-Davidson Big Twin

Avon Tyres expands Cobra cruiser tyre range for latest Harley-Davidson Big Twin

Friday 12th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres has extended its Cobra motorcycle tyre range, introducing four new sizes to suit the latest Harley-Davidson Big Twin model updates. The two new front fitments, 130/60 B19 and 130/60 B21, are suitable for the Street Glide and CVO Breakout models, among others. On the rear, riders can now choose the Cobra in 160/70 B17 and 180/55 B18 sizes.

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MRF displays expanded motorsport offering at Autosport

MRF displays expanded motorsport offering at Autosport

Friday 12th January 2018 | 0 Comments

As a top 15 global tyre manufacturer, India’s MRF continue to operate under the radar of many in Europe, though in motorsport it has rapidly developed from the UK launch of its range at the 2016 Autosport International show into an increasingly significant position. Globally, MRF has been recognised within motorsport circles since the late 1970s, when it became the most important tyre supplier to touring cars in its domestic market, with karting, rallying and various other motorsport events to follow.

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Linglong doing aircraft tyre R&D

Thursday 11th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Linglong Tire is working on  a research project to develop radial tyres for large aircraft used in China’s civil aviation industry.

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Giti secures first European SUV OE fitment with Groupe Renault agreement

Giti secures first European SUV OE fitment with Groupe Renault agreement

Thursday 11th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has secured a second original equipment (OE) homologation fitment with Groupe Renault, and its first SUV placement for the Giti brand in Europe. The GitiPremium PX1 SUV, in size 215/65 R16 98H, is fitted to the new Dacia Duster, available in every major European market. The manufacturer states that the tyre’s key attributes include low noise and exceptional grip.

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Euro Car Parts announces free Lifetime Clutch Warranties

Euro Car Parts announces free Lifetime Clutch Warranties

Thursday 11th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Repairers that purchase a clutch product from Euro Car Parts before 30th March 2018 will benefit from a free lifetime warranty. The offer covers every clutch product supplied by the company, including such brands as LUK, SACHS, Transmech, Valeo and more.

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National Auto Parts expands clutch range

National Auto Parts expands clutch range

Wednesday 10th January 2018 | 0 Comments

National Auto Parts has added four new-to-range additions to its extensive clutch portfolio, covering both passenger car and light commercial vehicle applications. The extension includes one clutch kit for Mazda RX8 2.6 (2004-12), and an SMF kit, service kit and a guide tube for Volkswagen T5 Transporter 1.9 TDI (2003-09).

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