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A great season for Manchester City – and Nexen Tire

A great season for Manchester City – and Nexen Tire

Friday 20th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Nexen Tire is revelling in Manchester City FC’s Premier League success. Travis Kang, chief executive officer of Nexen Tire, states that as official tyre partner, Nexen is “thrilled” with Manchester City’s confirmation as Premier League champion.

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Tyresure celebrating 10 years of TPMS

Tyresure celebrating 10 years of TPMS

Wednesday 18th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Tyresure Ltd is celebrating its 10-year anniversary during May. Since the early days of the TPMS aftermarket in 2008, Tyresure has grown to become recognised as a European leader in the supply of TPMS solutions to the automotive aftermarket - and 2018 marks their 10th year of success in the industry.

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High levels of satisfaction in aftersales, NFDA Consumer Attitude Survey reveals

Tuesday 17th April 2018 | 0 Comments

The NFDA Consumer Attitude Survey Spring 2018 is the fifth issue of the survey which is commissioned by the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) and executed by Public Knowledge, an independent market research agency, to explore current consumer perceptions of franchised dealers and their competitors as well as understand consumer aftersales behaviour.

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TerraClean-backed racing stars make strong starts to season

TerraClean-backed racing stars make strong starts to season

Tuesday 17th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Engine decarbonising brand TerraClean saw its two sponsored driving stars make a positive start to their respective 2018 campaigns at the weekend, in both the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) and Renault UK Clio Cup races, held at Brands Hatch.

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Comline announces product range extension

Comline announces product range extension

Tuesday 17th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Comline has released a variety of new part numbers across several of its product categories. This latest influx of new references once again highlights the diverse and comprehensive nature of the Comline range.

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UK engineering key to aftermarket success: National Auto Parts MD, David Houlden

UK engineering key to aftermarket success: National Auto Parts MD, David Houlden

Tuesday 17th April 2018 | 0 Comments

National Auto Parts has responded to the government’s call to make 2018 the “Year of Engineering” by claiming that high quality skilled engineers are essential to securing a prosperous future for the UK automotive aftermarket.

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Toyo Tyres UK signs new three-year distribution agreement with MTS

Tuesday 17th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) and Toyo Tires have signed a new three-year UK distribution contract. The wholesaler states that it has shown strong sales performance with the Toyo brand recently, and the new deal will help to showcase the solidity of the partnership.

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First Fitter-Force forum

Tuesday 17th April 2018 | 0 Comments

A new initiative involving medium-sized fleet tyre service providers is taking place in June, marking the inaugural Fitter-Force Forum hosted by CAM. The roundtable will bring together early adopters of the new Fitter-Force platform developed by CAM who have committed to the initiative including road-testing the platform ahead of its roll-out. These include AA Tyremaster of Dublin, Paul Jarrold Tyres from Monmouth, Quality Assured Fleet Services in Oldham, S Tyres in Cork, and Three Counties Tyre Services based in Milton Keynes.

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8 million autonomous vehicles by 2025

Tuesday 17th April 2018 | 0 Comments

OEMs are driving the rapid deployment of autonomous vehicles and the growth of sensor types that underpin the technology. With this in mind, ABI Research analysts recently forecast that there will be 8 million consumer vehicles shipping in 2025 that feature SAE Level 3 and 4 technologies (where drivers will still be necessary but are able to completely shift safety-critical functions to the vehicle under certain conditions) and SAE Level 5 technology (where no driver will be required at all).  This, in turn, will help drive the shipments of vital Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensors that underpin the technology. As many as 36 million LiDAR units are expected to ship in 2025, corresponding to a market value of $7.2 billion.

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Tyre Recovery Association introduces Responsible Part Worn Tyre Programme

Tyre Recovery Association introduces Responsible Part Worn Tyre Programme

Monday 16th April 2018 | 0 Comments

The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) has announced the introduction of its Responsible Part Worn Tyre programme (RPWTP) at its 2018 forum day at the Belfry Hotel in Wishaw. The programme, introduced and strongly endorsed by Stefan Hay, chief executive of the National Tyre Distributors’ Association (NTDA) at the event, was detailed by Alan Bithell. The RPWTP has been designed with the purpose of raising standards of professionalism in retailers selling part-worn tyres, ensuring all tyres sold by participating retailers are legally compliant.

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Toyo sponsoring 2018 Tough Mudder series

Monday 16th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Toyo Tyre UK Ltd has announced an expanded programme of sponsorship activities one of which will see it partner with the Tough Mudder series of endurance events.

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EDT Automotive sponsors ‘Garage of the Year’ awards

Monday 16th April 2018 | 0 Comments

EDT Automotive, will be one of the headline sponsors of Automechanika Birmingham’s 2018 ‘Garage of the Year’ ceremony, in association with Garage Wire. Held on Tuesday 5 June at Aston Villa FC’s Directors Club, the event will honour the unsung heroes of the automotive aftermarket in categories such as best small and large garage, best community initiative, technology and business innovation, and ‘Auto-mechanik’ of the year.

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Bridgestone opens full-time commercial tyre training facility at Horiba Mira

Bridgestone opens full-time commercial tyre training facility at Horiba Mira

Monday 16th April 2018 | 0 Comments

The need to increase the volume of training in the tyre industry, helping both to achieve uniformly better standards of service and for businesses to work to retain staff through training and qualifications, has increased, Bridgestone commercial and marketing director John Folliss tells Tyres & Accessories. More reasons for enhancing training programmes include the changes in skill base brought about by both new technology and legislation.

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eDynamix iVHC integration brings TreadReader tyre scans to workshops

eDynamix iVHC integration brings TreadReader tyre scans to workshops

Monday 16th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Sigmavision is bringing its 3D TreadReader images to workshops and dealerships within the eDynamix iVHC system, following a new integration. TreadReader 3D tyre scans, which provide industry-leading clarity and accuracy, continue to set the standard for tyre tread depth measurement. In addition to revealing tread depth, the detailed tyre scans help to diagnose incorrect inflation and wheel alignment issues.

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Corghi Exact Linear added to Rema Tip Top wheel alignment portfolio

Corghi Exact Linear added to Rema Tip Top wheel alignment portfolio

Monday 16th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Rema Tip Top UK’s four consecutive NTDA/Tyre Industry Awards give the company a decent claim to being the country’s leading supplier of aftermarket tyre equipment. The Leeds based company is the UK distributor of Corghi equipment. The Italian brand’s recently introduced Exact Linear has been added to Rema Tip Top’s product range, extending the existing aligner running Exact software, the Blacktech.

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