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Conti Auto Express winter tyre test treble reflects VisionZero initiative

Conti Auto Express winter tyre test treble reflects VisionZero initiative

1st October 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental has commented on its victory in the Auto Express winter tyre test, which represented a third in the three years since the WinterContact TS 860’s launch. The manufacturer said that summer and winter tyre test victories in 2018 are "an excellent endorsement for Continental’s continued ambition to improve driver safety as part of our VisionZero initiative."

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Conti seals hat-trick in Auto Express winter tyre test reflecting British climate

Conti seals hat-trick in Auto Express winter tyre test reflecting British climate

28th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental’s WinterContact TS 860 has won its third consecutive Auto Express winter tyre test. The tyre beat strong competition from major manufacturers, most notably Hankook, whose Winter i*cept RS2 received a “commended” rating in second place, in a test tweaked this year “to better reflect UK driving conditions”. Outside the winter tyre competition, Auto Express also commented that the all-season control tyre, the Michelin CrossClimate+, not only finished close to the top in dry and wet tests, but was also only behind Hankook’s star performer in the snow – a result Auto Express described as “remarkable”.

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Trico Exact Fit and Flex wiper blade receives 4 stars from Auto Express

Trico Exact Fit and Flex wiper blade receives 4 stars from Auto Express

10th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Trico has received a 4-star rating in the Auto Express Best Wiper Blades: 2018 group test, for its Exact Fit and Flex ranges – securing two of the top five spots. Auto Express tested eleven blades, looking for a clean wipe. Noise was measured, while testing in the dry, ease of fitment and price were also taken into account.

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Double win for Continental in the Auto Express tyre awards 2017

7th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Continental has scooped top spots in the Auto Express tyre awards 2017 for both its summer and winter products. The Continental ContiPremiumContact 5, and the WinterContact TS 860, both successfully took first place.

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Michelin CrossClimate+ tops Auto Express all-season tyre test

9th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Compromise is a word often associated with the all-season tyre segment, and in its 2017/18 all-season tyre test, Auto Express has endorsed the product it views as representing the smallest compromise in year-round UK conditions. This tyre is the Michelin CrossClimate+

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Philips RacingVision is Auto Express 2017 Headlamp of the Year

26th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Philips RacingVision headlight bulbs, developed by Lumileds, has been named Auto Express Headlamp Bulb of the Year.

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Trico wiper blades ‘commended’ by Auto Express

19th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Trico has responded to being ranked 'Commended' in the Auto Express Product Awards 2017, following a four-star rating in the Auto Express Wiper Blades Test in the August 2017 issue.

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Hankook Winter i*cept RS² on the podium at Auto Express 2017 Winter Tyre Test

2nd October 2017 | 0 Comments

Hankook’s Winter i*cept RS² has proved successful in the latest Winter Tyre Test from Auto Express, the UK’s bestselling car magazine. Finishing a close second against seven other tyre brands in the popular 225/45R17 size found on many family cars, the tyre achieved first place finishes in several categories including snow braking, snow traction and snow circle.

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Goodyear: Tyre test recommendations exceed 80%

Goodyear: Tyre test recommendations exceed 80%

15th August 2017 | 0 Comments

The outcomes of comparative tests published by car magazines and motoring associations influence many drivers’ purchasing decisions. Tyre tests are no exception here, and therefore the pride Goodyear shows in its tyres’ test performance is understandable. The tyre maker reports that, in 208 magazine tyre tests carried out by 37 well-known European publications and organisations over the past five years – including Auto Express, ADAC, Auto Bild, Auto Bild Allrad, Auto Zeitung, Gute Fahrt, Auto Moto and ACE/GTÜ – Goodyear tyres were recommended in more than 80 per cent of them. Goodyear was named test winner in 43 of these tests.

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Continental tops Auto Express tyre test

Continental tops Auto Express tyre test

17th July 2017 | 0 Comments

The current issue of Auto Express looks at the best tyres available in Britain, and Continental is very happy with the outcome of this year’s test. Its ContiPremiumContact 5 has been voted the top tyre in the publication’s evaluation of 11 size 205/55R16 summer tyres, and Continental notes that the award “recognises the ContiPremiumContact 5 across a broad spectrum, taking top spot for dry handling, wet handling and wet braking.”

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Auto Express tests aftermarket TPMS

13th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Although the fitment of tyre pressure monitoring systems, or TPMS, in cars has only been mandatory since 2012, retrofit kits are available for older vehicles. Auto Express has tested nine such products.

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Goodyear ‘thrilled’ with Auto Express tyre test victory

Goodyear ‘thrilled’ with Auto Express tyre test victory

11th November 2016 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 added to all-season tyre test victories in Auto Bild and L’Argus with its Auto Express win. The tyre performed exceptionally well in wet braking (first), wet handling (first), snow handling (first) and cabin noise (first) disciplines as well as snow braking (second), straight aqua (second) and rolling resistance (second). It shone in the wet disciplines, stopping two metres ahead of the second place Nokian Weatherproof in the wet braking test.

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Goodyear wins Auto Express all-season tyre test

Goodyear wins Auto Express all-season tyre test

11th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Recognising the attractiveness of all-season tyres to the majority of the UK market, leading weekly magazine Auto Express has conducted its second comparative test of six products in the segment. Testing on the bestselling 17” size, 225/45R17, the magazine used the independent Test World facility, with support from Hankook, to test in snow, and Continental’s Contidrom to test in cold and wet conditions to represent winter, and dry conditions to represent summer. The full test also included two leading seasonal tyres, the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 winter tyre and the Continental ContiSportContact 5 summer tyre, which showed that all-season products continue to represent a compromise; however the performance gaps in the tests most relevant to UK drivers may surprise critics of year-round tyres.

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Auto Express tyre test – another win for Continental’s WinterContact TS 860

Auto Express tyre test – another win for Continental’s WinterContact TS 860

12th October 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s been a fine start to life for the Continental WinterContact TS 860. In addition to receiving high praise from widely-read German car magazine Auto Bild, which described the winner of its test of 50 winter products as “an exemplary tyre without faults or flaws,” the new Continental winter tyre finished top of the class in its UK tyre test debut. Awarding first place to the WinterContact TS 860, Auto Express declared it a tyre that “delivers a winning blend of wet and dry grip plus fuel efficiency.”

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Michelin Pilot Sport 4 wins Auto Express tyre test

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 wins Auto Express tyre test

21st July 2016 | 0 Comments

Michelin’s new Pilot Sport 4 tyre has won the Auto Express Ultimate Tyre Test “by a clear margin” in the dry. The tyre performed well in virtually all of the test categories, which include dry handling, dry braking, wet handling, wet braking, wet cornering, straight aquaplaning, curved aquaplaning, rolling resistance and cabin noise.

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