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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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Michelin the number one consumer researched tyre brand: Tyre Reviews

Michelin the number one consumer researched tyre brand: Tyre Reviews

Wednesday 14th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Consumers are increasingly likely to research their tyres online pre-purchase, regardless of whether they complete an e-commerce transaction. Peer review website Tyre Reviews has therefore become an influential destination in the car tyre market: discussing Tyre Reviews’s audience, owner, Jonathan Benson, states that 94 per cent of Tyre Reviews visitors are engaged in the tyre buying process, with its users predominantly “high earning, well educated, male automotive enthusiasts looking for the best possible product for their vehicle.” In 2017, the site delivered 25 million pageviews to tyre buyers, and claims to have influenced around “one-sixth of UK tyre sales.”

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Latest Kumho eco tyre leads 2018 UK car tyre range

Latest Kumho eco tyre leads 2018 UK car tyre range

Wednesday 14th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Kumho has introduced its latest eco tyre, the Ecowing ES31, to the UK market, joining its high performance Ecsta range. The new tyre will gradually replace the established KH27, and is available initially in a total of 38 14 to 17 inch sizes, almost 70 percent of which carry a B label grade for rolling resistance. The sizes including all the key fitments for such best-selling small and medium-sized hatchbacks and saloons as the VW Polo and Golf, Fiat 500, Audi A1, A2, A3 and A4, BMW 1 and 2 Series, Peugeot 208 and Renault Clio.

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Landsail Tyres – offering UK dealers ‘segment-leading range coverage’

Landsail Tyres – offering UK dealers ‘segment-leading range coverage’

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Grouptyre states that Sentury Tire’s Landsail brand has held a stable 1.5 million units per year for the last 3 years, meaning that an estimated one in 25 UK vehicles is fitted with Landsail tyres.

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Evergreen modernises with full Dyna range

Evergreen modernises with full Dyna range

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

The Grouptyre distributed Evergreen Tyres brand has completed a modernisation process, with its car tyre range largely represented by two Dyna products: the DynaControl EU728 and the DynaComfort EH226.

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Davanti to add runflat to car tyre range

Davanti to add runflat to car tyre range

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

The Oak Group’s Davanti range will add a runflat fitment to its range in 2018, marking a further extension to the brand’s market coverage. The range will launch in key 16 and 17 inch fitments, the company states.

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Turanza T005 roll-out simplifies touring market for Bridgestone

Turanza T005 roll-out simplifies touring market for Bridgestone

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone launched the new Turanza T005 in the second half of 2017, replacing its Turanza T001 EVO, and joining the innovative DriveGuard in covering the European car tyre market. The new tyre, which was developed and produced in Europe to offer motorists improved wet performance and fuel economy, combined with high mileage, is now available in a wide line-up that will eventually provide almost complete touring market coverage by 2019, with more than 140 sizes for 14’’ to 21’’ rims.

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Yokohama adds runflat to flagship range, marks 40 years of Advan

Yokohama adds runflat to flagship range, marks 40 years of Advan

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

In addition to its latest motorsport developments, Yokohama used the Autosport International show to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its flagship Advan car tyre range, launching a runflat version of the leading Advan Sport V105 tyre. Available in a number of key sizes from 16” – 20”, the Advan Sport V105 ZPS is designed as a replacement tyre for a number of rear wheel drive executive saloons fitted with runflat tyres as standard, the manufacturer states.

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Petlas completes sorting system investment

Petlas completes sorting system investment

Monday 12th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Petlas Tire and Trade Corp. reports that it recently completed its Final Finish Sorting System (FFSS) and also started to build a fully automatic warehouse. With that smart warehouse Petlas aims to have product traceability feature from production line to delivery to all its customers around the world. In addition, the smart warehouse means less space and effectiveness compared with other conventional solutions. 

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Stapleton’s: Meeting motorists’ needs

Stapleton’s: Meeting motorists’ needs

Friday 9th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Back in July 2016 a survey of tyre tread depth when brought in for replacement by safety organisation TyreSafe in collaboration with Highways England produced disturbing results. Of nearly 102,000 tyres checked from 810 British retailers almost a quarter were illegal for road use – the equivalent of 10 million potentially dangerous tyres. More worrying was the report that there’s an upward trend in the percentage of tyres with illegal tread depths on replacement (66% percent in 2015 and 70% in 2016). TyreSafe’s alarming prediction was that ‘higher numbers of dangerous and illegal tyres will be driven on the UK’s road’s in 2017’.

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Car tyre market growing in [rim] size

Car tyre market growing in [rim] size

Monday 5th February 2018 | 0 Comments

The car tyre market is growing in size – at least in terms of rim diameter. According to the latest UK car tyre market sell-out data produced by market research specialists GfK, 39 per cent of market is now made up of 17-inch and larger rim diameter products. And what’s more the trend points to continued growth. The GfK Point of Sales Tracking data compares figures from January to December 2016 with those from January 2017 to December 2017 in order to produce the comparisons published here.

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Car tyre prices recover in 2017, but still catching up

Car tyre prices recover in 2017, but still catching up

Monday 29th January 2018 | 0 Comments

A year after we predicted that car tyre prices would rise during 2017 as part of last year’s car tyre feature, the latest data provided by tyre market research specialists Encircle Marketing shows that prices are indeed recovering. However, while tyre prices recovered to 2016 levels during 2017, there is still some way to go before average prices reach 2015 levels. Encircle’s latest figures examine the shape of the traditional tyre retail market and the online tyre market.

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Hankook partners with Royal College of Art in tyre design project

Hankook partners with Royal College of Art in tyre design project

Thursday 25th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Hankook has announced the launch of its 2018 Design Innovation project. Held every two years, the Design Innovation project realises the infinite possibilities of a tyre through designing creative and realistic alternatives to driving.

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Audi most expensive German car brand to own

Audi most expensive German car brand to own

Thursday 25th January 2018 | 0 Comments

It won’t be a surprise to learn that Germany’s premium car brands are the most expensive to run long-term. However, when you put Audi, BMW and Mercedes alongside each other, less of us may have guessed that Audi would be most expensive. Recent research conducted by whocanfixmycar.com analysed more than 180,000 data points relating to the brands, and has found that Audi is 24 per cent more expensive to repair than BMW and Mercedes models and nearly 10 per cent more expensive than BMW.

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Firestone sponsors ETS top tyre technician competition

Firestone sponsors ETS top tyre technician competition

Friday 19th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Eden Tyres & Servicing (ETS) recently named the company's shortlist for their 2017 Technician Of The Year awards, sponsored by Firestone. Fast fitters from ETS’s 14 Midlands sales depots were nominated for the prestigious award and the hopeful contestants were whittled down to a shortlist of 10. Finally, one overall winner was crowned the official Technician Of The Year.

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