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Supertracker adds STR130RW to its alignment line-up

Supertracker adds STR130RW to its alignment line-up

17th August 2018 |

Wheel alignment equipment supplier Supertracker has introduced a new six-sensor aligner, the STR130RW. The versatile aligner is capable of carrying out checks virtually anywhere in the workshop; it can be operated on a full wheel alignment lift, a standard four post lift, a two post lift, and on a level surface.

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Tom Lovesy appointed general manager at Supertracker

Tom Lovesy appointed general manager at Supertracker

17th August 2018 |

Supertracker has appointed Tom Lovesy as its general manager. The son of managing director, Trevor Lovesy, and grandson of original founder Keith Lovesy, Tom’s appointment shows the continuity of the wheel alignment specialist’s ownership. The company is preparing to enter its third generation of family management as one of the leading wheel alignment specialists in the UK market.

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HiQ nominated for Tyre Retailer of the Year

17th August 2018 |

HiQ Tyres and Autocare has been nominated for the 2018 Tyre Retailer of the Year award at the annual NTDA Tyre Industry Awards on 4 October. According to the company, key reasons for the nomination include the retailer’s strong digital strategy in 2018, levels of support functions available to all franchisees, community engagement and integration, and the ongoing charitable efforts supported by the entire network.

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PCL makes bespoke inflation solution for emergency services

PCL makes bespoke inflation solution for emergency services

17th August 2018 |

Pneumatic Components (PCL) has developed a unique mobile tyre inflation solution for one of the largest fire and rescue services in the country. Essex County Fire & Rescue Service (ECFRS) required a solution that would enable its fleet operators to inflate fire engine tyres up to the required psi, often 130psi or above, quickly, safely and efficiently.

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Nexen Tire continues ‘successful’ Manchester City FC sponsorship

Nexen Tire continues ‘successful’ Manchester City FC sponsorship

17th August 2018 |

Upon kicking off its sponsorship of Manchester City FC for 2018/19, Nexen Tire states that it plans to continue utilising its relationship with last season’s Premier League champion throughout the game season to “expand its global loyal fan-base by increasing touchpoints for customers to directly engage and experience the Nexen Tire brand.” As was the case in 2017/18, Nexen will continue as official sleeve partner.

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Euro Car Parts calls for exhaust type approval

Euro Car Parts calls for exhaust type approval

16th August 2018 |

Euro Car Parts is calling for tighter regulation around sales of exhaust systems as the Department for Transport (DfT) looks to reduce the number of non-compliant products being sold and fitted in the UK market. 

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Electronic trading part of Optimal UK’s evolution

Electronic trading part of Optimal UK’s evolution

16th August 2018 |

Optimal UK has implemented electronic trading with customers into its business as part of its plans to grow substantially in the automotive aftermarket in the next few years. As a PACT-enabled supplier – the joint electronic trading initiative between eparts & TecAlliance – Optimal UK is currently communicating with distributors electronically, allowing them to make enquiries and place orders.

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Is ATS Euromaster’s Dave Mellett Britain’s longest-serving tyre fitter?

Is ATS Euromaster’s Dave Mellett Britain’s longest-serving tyre fitter?

16th August 2018 |

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon, The Beatles performed for the last time and the Boeing 747 jumbo jet took off for its maiden flight. But for tyre fitter Dave Mellett, the year 1969 marked the beginning of his career as a tyre fitter at ATS Euromaster in Newbury – a job he’s still doing at the same centre almost 50 years later.

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Yokohama debuts in the Silverstone Classic highlights programme

Yokohama debuts in the Silverstone Classic highlights programme

15th August 2018 |

A special highlights programme from this year’s Silverstone Classic Festival, which took place on 20-22 July, will be shown at 8pm this evening on ITV4. Viewers will be able to enjoy a summary of the key events of the three-day classic motoring festival, where premium tyre manufacturer, Yokohama, made its debut as the Official Tyre Partner this year.

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General Tire specialist Hot Lane Tyres sponsors Port Vale’s James Gibbons

General Tire specialist Hot Lane Tyres sponsors Port Vale’s James Gibbons

15th August 2018 |

Stoke-on-Trent’s Hot Lane Tyres, a family run business owned by Russ Cartwright, has announced its sponsorship of promising Port Vale FC full back James Gibbons. The sponsorship is part of Hot Lane Tyres planned marketing programme for 2018 and beyond.

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Philip White Tyres appoints Marcus White as UK & EU sales manager

Philip White Tyres appoints Marcus White as UK & EU sales manager

15th August 2018 |

Marcus White has joined the Philip White Tyres Group (PWT) in the role of UK & EU sales manager. White is tasked with developing awareness and interest in Sunwide, a PWT-exclusive “value” brand of car, van, and SUV tyres, as well as a network of significant tyre dealers and regional wholesalers who can take Sunwide tyres direct by the container, the company states.

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Hella plans national roadshow of events to highlight technology

15th August 2018 |

Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS), the leader in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) recalibration for the aftermarket, is urging workshops to take advantage of the opportunity afforded by Euro Car Parts (ECP), and attend one of its ADAS open information events.

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GRI extends First Industrial Tyres partnership

14th August 2018 |

GRI has been in partnership with First Industrial Tyres (FIT) for over 10 years where the two companies have worked together in the aftermarket distribution of GRI material handling tyres in the UK. Now that FIT has expanded into Eire with operations in Dublin, so has the GRI distribution deal.

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Fight engine wear with Liqui Moly

Fight engine wear with Liqui Moly

14th August 2018 |

Wear is a natural enemy for any engine. Metal rubbing against metal is the quickest way to wear out an engine. It shortens the service life and drives up repair costs. For this purpose Liqui Moly, the additive specialist from Germany, offers three powerful agents: Oil Additive, Motor Protect and Cera Tec.

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TecAlliance works with German online used tyre retailer Orbix

TecAlliance works with German online used tyre retailer Orbix

14th August 2018 |

TecAlliance might be primarily known by many in the trade for its TecDoc electronic parts catalogue and identification system, but the company recently adapted its systems to provide bespoke solutions for German online used tyre retailer Orbix.

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