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Ateq VT Truck nominated for Equip Auto award

Ateq VT Truck nominated for Equip Auto award

11th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The Ateq VT Truck, a TPMS activation tool for European HGVs and buses, has been named as a finalist by the jury for the International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation at the Equip Auto trade show in Paris.

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SMPE sees engine management programme further expand

SMPE sees engine management programme further expand

11th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), one of the UK’s leading automotive parts manufacturer and supplier of OE quality parts, has increased its engine management offering by introducing further parts to both its EGR cooler and throttle body ranges, for both passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.

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Safety warning: Illegal Nankang tyres in UK market

Safety warning: Illegal Nankang tyres in UK market

11th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Nankang Tyre UK has warned consumers to avoid what it calls “illegal grey compound tyres.” According to the company, an unspecified number of Nankang-branded car and SUV tyres that were “produced for a theatre show” and designed solely for low-speed use on wooden flooring have entered the UK market and are being offered for sale. It stresses that these tyres were not imported by Nankang Tyre UK and are thus not covered by any type of warranty. They are not approved for use on UK roads.

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Galgo named Socially Responsible Company for 8th straight year

Galgo named Socially Responsible Company for 8th straight year

10th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Galgo has earned the distinction of being an ESR “Socially Responsible Company” for the eighth consecutive year. This award is given by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (Cemefi) and the Alliance for Corporate Social Responsibly (AliaRSE) and is presented to organizations that are committed to engaging with and supporting social and environmental protection programs within their community.

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Michelin: Wet grip testing at 1.6mm will provide greater transparency

Michelin: Wet grip testing at 1.6mm will provide greater transparency

10th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The debate over how much tread depth is sufficient and recommendable has been going on for years. While some tyre makers and motoring groups support changing the legal minimum tread depth to 3mm as a move towards greater peace of mind, Michelin has been a vocal advocate of not only keeping 1.6mm the legal minimum but of actually using tyres right down to this tread depth. It is also one of a growing number of parties calling for legislation that informs consumers how tyres perform when worn. Earlier this month, Michelin shared the latest developments in the quest for ‘Long Lasting Performance’.

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Do you know the three ‘Rs’ of battery health?

9th July 2019 | 0 Comments

With battery related faults the most common cause of breakdowns, Servicesure’s ‘Batterysure’ initiative with Yuasa aims to teach garages the three ‘Rs’ of battery health. All garages that sign up to Battery Sure and become an official Battery Testing Station will be able to advise its customers if they can ‘Relax’, as their battery is in a good state of health, if they should ‘Recharge’ a low battery, or if it’s time to ‘Replace’ due to high risk of failure.

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Maxxis introduces new campervan, caravan tyres

Maxxis introduces new campervan, caravan tyres

9th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Campervan and caravan owners can choose from two new Maxxis tyres this year - the Campro MAC2 and Trailermaxx Eco.

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Goodwood debut for Continental Extreme E tyres

Goodwood debut for Continental Extreme E tyres

9th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The two Continental tyre types specially developed for the Extreme E off-road racing series have made their global debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed. Designed for the world’s toughest driving conditions, the new summer and winter tyres were presented to the public along with the electric SUV on which they are to tackle some of the most extreme locations across the globe.

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O’Shea joins GX2 Technology Group

O’Shea joins GX2 Technology Group

8th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Martin O’Shea has been appointed to the new position of quality test engineer/manager at GX2 Technology Group, the parent company of joint Michelin licensees Wheely-Safe and Fit2Go TPMS.

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STARCO upgrading wheel production to meet OE ambitions

STARCO upgrading wheel production to meet OE ambitions

5th July 2019 | 0 Comments

When tourists visit Croatia, they don't come to Beli Manastir. The sleepy town of around 8,000 inhabitants is about as distant as you can get from Croatia's bustling beach resorts and still stay within the country's borders. But Beli Manastir's lack of package holiday cred doesn't matter a jot to STARCO - instead of bringing the world to Beli Manastir, it is taking Beli Manastir to the world.

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Petlas adds four new run-flat sizes to PT741 range

Petlas adds four new run-flat sizes to PT741 range

4th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Petlas has introduced four new run-flat sizes for its PT741 ultra-high performance pattern, namely,. Specifically designed for ultimate performance, PT741 offers an excellent combination of performance and safety (245/40R 20 Reinforced, 285/35R 18, 285/35R 19 and 225/35R 20 Reinforced). According to the company, Petlas run-flat are capable of distances up to 200 km without “any integrity problems”.

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LCV registrations still buoyant in June

4th July 2019 | 0 Comments

In contrast to the new car market, SMMT figures reveal that June marked the sixth consecutive month of growth for the UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market, as registrations rose 13.5 per cent. The performance meant a record first six months of the year, as buyers continued to be attracted to the variety of enticing offers and ranges available.

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June UK car sales – decline continues as low emission sales falter

4th July 2019 | 0 Comments

UK new car registrations declined for a fourth consecutive month in June, with year-on-year demand falling by -4.9 per cent to 223,421 units, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 1,269,245 new cars joined British roads in the first half of the year, down -3.4 per cent as ongoing confusion over low emission zones and diesel, the removal of key ultra low emission vehicle incentives and an overall decline in buyer confidence affected the market.

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John Deere partnership: Continental tyres gain OE approval

John Deere partnership: Continental tyres gain OE approval

4th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Customers purchasing tractors from the John Deere 6MC, 6RC, 6M and 6R ranges can now opt for delivery with Continental Tractor75 and Tractor85 tyres. A total of 30 different tyre sizes have been approved for the mid-size tractor model.

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Marangoni opens new Ringtread Facility in Florida

Marangoni opens new Ringtread Facility in Florida

3rd July 2019 | 0 Comments

On 1 July 2019 Marangoni Tread North America Inc. announced that PRIDE Enterprises in Avon Park, Florida is now part of the Marangoni Ringtread network.

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