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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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Turanza T005 roll-out simplifies touring market for Bridgestone

Turanza T005 roll-out simplifies touring market for Bridgestone

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone launched the new Turanza T005 in the second half of 2017, replacing its Turanza T001 EVO, and joining the innovative DriveGuard in covering the European car tyre market. The new tyre, which was developed and produced in Europe to offer motorists improved wet performance and fuel economy, combined with high mileage, is now available in a wide line-up that will eventually provide almost complete touring market coverage by 2019, with more than 140 sizes for 14’’ to 21’’ rims.

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Yokohama adds runflat to flagship range, marks 40 years of Advan

Yokohama adds runflat to flagship range, marks 40 years of Advan

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

In addition to its latest motorsport developments, Yokohama used the Autosport International show to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its flagship Advan car tyre range, launching a runflat version of the leading Advan Sport V105 tyre. Available in a number of key sizes from 16” – 20”, the Advan Sport V105 ZPS is designed as a replacement tyre for a number of rear wheel drive executive saloons fitted with runflat tyres as standard, the manufacturer states.

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Continental streamlines solid tyre range, introduces ‘Plus’ compound

Continental streamlines solid tyre range, introduces ‘Plus’ compound

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

The rollout of a new Continental solid tyre range for industrial trucks began last month. This new line-up is available in four versions – SC20+, CS20+, CSEasy SC20+ and SH12+ - and all come with Continental’s new ‘Plus’ compound, which is said to combine the advantages of high mileage with low rolling resistance. Continental states it is also streamlining its solid tyre range, bringing benefits to customers with a more transparent, simplified choice of products.

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Volvo to sell electric trucks next year

Monday 12th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Volvo has confirmed it will begin sales of electric trucks in Europe in 2019, with the first units being put into operation with selected reference customers later this year. As well as reducing CO2 emissions, Volvo sees the introduction of electric vehicles as an opportunity to reduce the number of trucks operating in peak hours.

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The Parts Alliance warns on ‘copycat’ DPF cleaners as sales surge before MOT changes

The Parts Alliance warns on ‘copycat’ DPF cleaners as sales surge before MOT changes

Monday 12th February 2018 | 0 Comments

The Parts Alliance says the Vetech DPF Professional Cleaner launched in 2015 by GSF Car Parts has proved so successful that they will be enforcing recently-acquired design protection rights to help garages avoid ‘inferior copy products’, after successfully patenting the product.

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TechMan says web bookings can help garages ‘sell while they sleep’

TechMan says web bookings can help garages ‘sell while they sleep’

Monday 12th February 2018 | 0 Comments

TechMan, the garage management system built by an independent garage, say they are rolling out their new ‘web booking’ system after successfully integrating it for a number of customers in recent months. One garage piloting the system saw profits generated from invoiced web bookings reach £18,877 in the seven months to January 2018 – a run rate of over £30,000 per year.

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Hella Gutmann Solutions – diagnostic tools for the present and the future

Hella Gutmann Solutions – diagnostic tools for the present and the future

Monday 12th February 2018 | 0 Comments

With advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and smart vehicle technology here to stay, technicians need professional diagnostics and calibration tools equipped with top-of-the-range features that provide the precise vehicle data and information, to complete a fast and efficient repair.

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Goodyear & Dunlop tyres OE on BMW 5 Series

Goodyear & Dunlop tyres OE on BMW 5 Series

Monday 12th February 2018 | 0 Comments

A wide range of Goodyear and Dunlop tyres have been approved as original equipment fitments for the BMW 5 Series. For summer use, seven sizes Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3, all run-flat fitments, have been approved, along with three sizes of Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2. Winter fitments include two sizes of Goodyear Ultragrip 8 Performance and two sizes of Winter Sport 4D. All Goodyear and Dunlop tyres are * marked to indicate the approval from BMW Group as original equipment.

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Yokohama tyres OE on BMW X3

Yokohama tyres OE on BMW X3

Monday 12th February 2018 | 0 Comments

For the first time, Yokohama Rubber is providing original equipment tyres to BMW. This initial supply deal covers the latest generation BMW X3, which debuted in November 2017 in North America and will be released gradually in markets around the world. Two sizes of Yokohama Advan Sport V105 will be fitted to the X3, 225/60R18 104W and 245/50R19 105W. The latter size features Yokohama Rubber’s run-flat technology.

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Stapleton’s: Meeting motorists’ needs

Stapleton’s: Meeting motorists’ needs

Friday 9th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Back in July 2016 a survey of tyre tread depth when brought in for replacement by safety organisation TyreSafe in collaboration with Highways England produced disturbing results. Of nearly 102,000 tyres checked from 810 British retailers almost a quarter were illegal for road use – the equivalent of 10 million potentially dangerous tyres. More worrying was the report that there’s an upward trend in the percentage of tyres with illegal tread depths on replacement (66% percent in 2015 and 70% in 2016). TyreSafe’s alarming prediction was that ‘higher numbers of dangerous and illegal tyres will be driven on the UK’s road’s in 2017’.

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