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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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BTCC star Colin Turkington continues as TerraClean brand ambassador

BTCC star Colin Turkington continues as TerraClean brand ambassador

Thursday 11th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Randstad, via its engine decarbonising brand TerraClean, has extended its partnership with double British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) champion Colin Turkington for the third year running, further strengthening its ties with motorsport.

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Euro Car Parts announces free Lifetime Clutch Warranties

Euro Car Parts announces free Lifetime Clutch Warranties

Thursday 11th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Repairers that purchase a clutch product from Euro Car Parts before 30th March 2018 will benefit from a free lifetime warranty. The offer covers every clutch product supplied by the company, including such brands as LUK, SACHS, Transmech, Valeo and more.

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NTDA Tyre Technician Licensing Scheme gathers momentum

Thursday 11th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The NTDA’s new Tyre Technician Professional Development Scheme, designed to raise professionalism within the tyre industry and improve technicians’ opportunities and career progression, is gathering momentum according to the association. Officially launched at the Tyre Industry Conference in October last year, the NTDA Tyre Technician Professional Development Scheme is intended to act as a form of self-regulation for the tyre retail industry and will increase the flexibility of tyre technicians by providing them with a nationally-recognised licence designed to demonstrate their competency wherever they choose to work.

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Avon supports Bloodhound engineering adventure

Avon supports Bloodhound engineering adventure

Wednesday 10th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres has confirmed its sponsorship of the Bloodhound Project, centred on Bloodhound SSC, a supersonic car that is designed to go faster than the speed of sound. Avon is supplying tyres suitable for desert use to Bloodhound’s essential support vehicles and is also looking to produce a rubber tyre for runway testing of the land speed record car.

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Yokohama unveil products, display Premier League trophy at Autosport International

Yokohama unveil products, display Premier League trophy at Autosport International

Wednesday 10th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Yokohama will display its latest competition tyres, its road tyres recently approved by major new original equipment manufacturers, its driver and championship partnerships for 2018, and the Premier League trophy at the NEC Birmingham’s Autosport International show (11-14 January 2018). The manufacturer extended its invitation to see new products, the Premier League trophy and discuss tyre needs for the season ahead on stand 2750 in Hall 20.

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The year of disruption?

Tuesday 9th January 2018 | 0 Comments

At the start of a new year it is customary to take stock of the previous year and look forward to the next 12 months. This was something we at Tyres & Accessories did with online readership figures in January and found that our you love tyre test coverage first and foremost. But this wasn’t the only subject being read. Coverage of various countries’ decisions to ban combustion engines during the next decade or two was a top story on tyrepress.com last year, and it was also talk of the wider automotive industry.

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TerraClean training takes the lead on DPFs

TerraClean training takes the lead on DPFs

Tuesday 9th January 2018 | 0 Comments

TerraClean, part of Randstad Ltd, has held a series of one-day training courses for more than 100 garages on the growing opportunities of diesel particulate filters (DPFs). Hosted by TerraClean specialist Gary Wood, the sessions are aimed at supporting independent garages on the effective diagnosis of DPF / EGR related problems and how to solve them using the range of bespoke TerraClean products available.

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Fuel mix to become more important remarketing issue in 2018, says VRA

Tuesday 9th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The balance of stocking diesel, petrol, hybrid and alternative fuel used cars is set to become a more important issue for dealers over the course of 2018, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The trade body, which represents members that are involved in the remarketing of more than 1.5m vehicles per year in total, says that the process is likely to be relatively measured but also unavoidable.

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Backlash against diesels sees new car CO2 emissions rise

Tuesday 9th January 2018 | 0 Comments

An anti-diesel agenda has resulted in new car carbon dioxide emissions rising for the first time in 14 years as people make the switch to petrol, recent research suggests. Department for Transport figures show that the average new car sold in 2017 produces more CO2 than one sold in 2016, reversing a continuous decline in emissions of the greenhouse gas since the figures were first published by the Government in 2003.

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LCV sales end 2017 on a high

Tuesday 9th January 2018 | 0 Comments

In 2017 the light commercial vehicle market was more resilient than expected with a modest decline of -3.6 per cent on last year. A total of 362,149 units were registered, which equates to only 13,538 vehicles less than the previous year.

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Bartec appoints Steve Umney as Product Manager

Bartec appoints Steve Umney as Product Manager

Monday 8th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Bartec has appointed Steve Umney as the firm’s new product manager. Umney is a qualified vehicle technician with experience spanning over 20 years on the workshop floor including valuable technical assistance important to his new role at Bartec. Over last 10 years Umney has gained valuable product management experience in the Automotive Aftermarket managing hard parts and diagnostic equipment, most notably with Hella Gutmann Solutions.

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New car registrations down 5.7% in 2017

New car registrations down 5.7% in 2017

Monday 8th January 2018 | 0 Comments

We bought less new cars last year but we’re still buying a lot of cars. A total of 2,540,617 new registrations were recorded between 1 January and 31 December 2017, 5.7 per cent less than a year earlier. Presenting its registration figures for 2017, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) notes that while this was the first decrease in six years, in 2017 annual registrations were at the third-highest level within the past decade.

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