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Mike Scanlon passes away

Mike Scanlon passes away

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Mike Scanlon, the well-known former editor and founder of Tyre Trade News died this morning. According to friends and colleagues he “passed away peacefully in his sleep”.

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ECP CEO comments on 3-1-1 decision

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Martin Gray, CEO of Euro Car Parts has welcomed the news that the first MOT will stay at three years following the conclusion of a government consultation period today:

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Scrapped MOT proposals welcomed by IAAF

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Proposed changes to the MOT test frequency have been scrapped with IAAF calling it ‘a triumph for the aftermarket and motorists alike’, after months and months of intensive lobbying.

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Miller Oils acquires FAST

Miller Oils acquires FAST

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Millers Oils Ltd, the independent blender and supplier of advanced oils, lubricants and fuel treatments to the automotive (including motorsport and classic), industrial and commercial vehicle sectors, is pleased to announce that the company has acquired 100 per cent of the share capital in Fuel Additive Science Technologies Ltd (FAST).

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UK opts to keep 3-year first MOT period

UK opts to keep 3-year first MOT period

Thursday 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

A year after the UK government began a consultation period on the question of whether or not to extend the period of the first MOT for cars and motorcycles from three years to four years, Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Roads, Local Transport and Devolution has announced that the government is keeping the three-year first MOT policy we currently have:

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ETB invests in CAM Cloud

Wednesday 17th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Exhausts, Tyres & Batteries Worcester Ltd has invested in CAM Cloud to host its Cameo system in CAM’s data centre. CAM states that the managed service provides quality and convenient maintenance of its server and backup solution at its site on the Blackpole trading estate.

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Tructyre goes live with e-jobsheet

Tuesday 16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Hot on the heels of its recent acquisition, Tructyre has gone live with e-jobsheet to manage its direct fleet and third-party work amongst its tyre technician community.

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When should fleets replace tyres? LeasePlan’s easy guide

Tuesday 16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

At 40mph a car needs a total of 36 metres to stop but commercial vehicles need almost twice that. Stopping distances for light and commercial vehicles are influenced by a number of additional factors, including the tyre pressure, compound and tread pattern, weight of the load carried and of course the speed of the vehicle.

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Andy Marfleet appointed Goodyear Dunlop marketing director UK

Andy Marfleet appointed Goodyear Dunlop marketing director UK

Tuesday 16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Andy Marfleet, currently Motorcycle marketing manager EMEA, has been promoted to the position of Goodyear Dunlop marketing director UK & Ireland.

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Sir Vince Cable visits NFDA member

Sir Vince Cable visits NFDA member

Tuesday 16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP visited National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) member, Inchcape Volkswagen car dealership in Twickenham on Friday 12 January 2018.

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Pre-registrations adversely affected motorcycle sales in 2017, says NMDA

Tuesday 16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The Motor Cycle Industry Association has released sales figures for December and the year. Commenting on the figures, Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK, said:

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Avon Tyres expands Cobra cruiser tyre range for latest Harley-Davidson Big Twin

Avon Tyres expands Cobra cruiser tyre range for latest Harley-Davidson Big Twin

Friday 12th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres has extended its Cobra motorcycle tyre range, introducing four new sizes to suit the latest Harley-Davidson Big Twin model updates. The two new front fitments, 130/60 B19 and 130/60 B21, are suitable for the Street Glide and CVO Breakout models, among others. On the rear, riders can now choose the Cobra in 160/70 B17 and 180/55 B18 sizes.

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MRF displays expanded motorsport offering at Autosport

MRF displays expanded motorsport offering at Autosport

Friday 12th January 2018 | 0 Comments

As a top 15 global tyre manufacturer, India’s MRF continue to operate under the radar of many in Europe, though in motorsport it has rapidly developed from the UK launch of its range at the 2016 Autosport International show into an increasingly significant position. Globally, MRF has been recognised within motorsport circles since the late 1970s, when it became the most important tyre supplier to touring cars in its domestic market, with karting, rallying and various other motorsport events to follow.

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Yokohama selected as tyre partner for debut TCR UK touring car series

Yokohama selected as tyre partner for debut TCR UK touring car series

Friday 12th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Yokohama announced that it has been selected as the official tyre supplier to the TCR UK series at the 2018 Autosport International show, which continues over this weekend. The manufacturer expects the new touring car series to attract a great deal of attention from both teams and fans, with plenty of action-packed wheel to wheel racing a hallmark of touring car series. Several TCR series run around the globe, and the top competitors in the seven-event UK series are expected to join a global event towards the end of the season. TCR UK commences at Silverstone circuit on 31 March.

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40% of motorists drive on “dangerous” or “very dangerous” tyres

40% of motorists drive on “dangerous” or “very dangerous” tyres

Friday 12th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Almost 40 per cent of cars in the UK are running on at least one tyre that is “dangerously” or “very dangerously” underinflated. The figures come after Michelin and Kwik Fit inspected more than 500 vehicles in Tesco car parks around the UK. Michelin classifies tyres that are between 7psi and 14psi below the manufacturer’s recommendation as “dangerously underinflated”, while 14 psi or more underinflation is deemed to be “very dangerous.”

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