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Bandvulc Group wins John Lewis Partnership fleet management contract

Bandvulc Group wins John Lewis Partnership fleet management contract

Friday 23rd February 2018 | 0 Comments

Bandvulc has secured a three-year contract to provide fleet maintenance services to keep John Lewis Partnership vehicles on the road 24/7, 365 days a year. The fleet service provider states that its retention of the blue-chip contract until October 2020 came following a lengthy and complex tender process last year. Bandvulc will provide support for the John Lewis and Waitrose fleet from its call centre in Devon. Its BVPlus+ fleet management contracts service more than two-thirds of the UK’s supermarket activity.

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Yokohama shortlisted for prestigious sponsorship award

Yokohama shortlisted for prestigious sponsorship award

Friday 23rd February 2018 | 0 Comments

Yokohama has been shortlisted in the prestigious UK Sponsorship Awards for its work in promoting tyre safety with Chelsea FC and TyreSafe. Nominated in the Football Sponsorship (Domestic) category, Yokohama will be competing against the likes of DHL, Hays and Cadbury, in recognition of its work at Stamford Bridge in promoting tyre safety to travelling football fans.

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1 in 3 young British motorists have never cleaned their own car

Wednesday 21st February 2018 | 0 Comments

New research has shown that just over a third of young adults in the UK have never cleaned their own car, citing the effort it takes and being unable to do a ‘good job’ as the top reasons why. Furthermore it was found that those that do pay to have their car cleaned usually shell out £16 each time. This means that many in this demographic will spend £192 each year to have their cars cleaned ‘professionally’.

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Biomarsh Environmental fleet signs up with Vacu-Lug Tyre Management

Biomarsh Environmental fleet signs up with Vacu-Lug Tyre Management

Wednesday 21st February 2018 | 0 Comments

Leading tanker and environmental waste firm Biomarsh Environmental Ltd has signed a comprehensive tyre management contract with Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres. The deal is designed to provide nationwide support and aid compliance throughout the Biomarsh fleet.

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Giti welcomes 15 new GT Radial Performance Centres to network at Mira event

Giti welcomes 15 new GT Radial Performance Centres to network at Mira event

Tuesday 20th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has added 15 independent garages to its GT Radial Performance Centre (GTPC) network. The new dealers were welcomed to the network during the company’s new dealer training events at Horiba Mira, hosted in partnership with exclusive UK distributor Micheldever Tyre Services. The latest additions to the network were all signed in 2018.

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Tyre management ‘top of the agenda’ for Vacu-Lug at CV Show

Tyre management ‘top of the agenda’ for Vacu-Lug at CV Show

Tuesday 20th February 2018 | 0 Comments

This April, Vacu-Lug will inform fleet visitors at the Commercial Vehicle Show how they can benefit – economically, environmentally and legally – from its tyre management service. Vacu-Lug says it will take the opportunity to demonstrate exactly how selecting Vacu-Lug as tyre management provider can significantly assist in ensuring tyre targets are met and risks eradicated.

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Used car dealers should prepare for diesel-petrol shift in two years’ time, says VRA

Monday 19th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Used car dealers should be starting to think about an inevitable shift away from diesel towards petrol that is likely to take effect in around two years, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association.

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European award for Launch UK

European award for Launch UK

Friday 16th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Launch UK has been awarded the “Best Launch Business 2017” accolade by the brand’s European division. As the only genuine distributor of Launch products in the UK, the award for the Plymouth-based operation is in recognition of the high quality of its customer service and its commitment to supporting customers in all areas of business.

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Servicesure announces final shortlist for ‘Autocentre of the Year 2018’

Friday 16th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Servicesure Autocentres, The Parts Alliance garage programme, is soon to announce the winner of its inaugural ‘Autocentre of the Year’ award, selected from its national network of garages. The awards have been sponsored by a number of Servicesure partners including insurance specialist Gallagher, Autotech Recruit, Auto Service Finance, Slicker Recycling and Our Virtual Academy The competition provides Servicesure Autocentres with the ideal opportunity to shine a light on their individual excellence, telling the judges exactly why they believe they deserve to win.

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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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New deals from Autoparts UK

Friday 16th February 2018 | 0 Comments

To kick-start the first quarter of 2018, Autoparts UK now has a series of promotions available for customers, with rewards on spend and big brand offers. The motor factor has a selection of ‘slick’ deals with Ultratec Performance Oils, including a free £100 voucher with every order over £999 (excluding VAT) and a free wall application chart with all oil purchases over £20. There is also a ‘cool’ deal for 3 x 20 litres of Cooltec Antifreeze at just £89.95.

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RH Claydon exhibiting Annaite at CV Show

Friday 16th February 2018 | 0 Comments

After over 60 year in the tyre wholesale industry, is it no surprise to learn RH Claydon will again be exhibiting at the CV show from the 24 – 26 April 2018.

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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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ClearMotion makes MIRA its Central Vehicle Dynamics Hub

ClearMotion makes MIRA its Central Vehicle Dynamics Hub

Thursday 15th February 2018 | 0 Comments

ClearMotion, the proactive ride system maker, has expanded its testing to the UK, taking residency at MIRA Technology Park.   Occupying brand new workshop space at MIRA Technology Park, the Boston-based leader in predictive road-sensing technology will utilize the facilities’ skills, test, and development infrastructure to better access and expand it’s EU customer base. The Midlands-based technology park is an integral part of ClearMotion’s research and development process and will be the main European test centre used by the company.

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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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