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Pothole damage costing motorists £1.25 billion

Pothole damage costing motorists £1.25 billion

25th March 2020 | 0 Comments

UK motorists spent a total of £1.25 billion repairing pothole damage to their vehicles over the last year, reveals research published this week by Kwik Fit. This research from Walnut (formerly ICM) indicates that more than 10.8 million vehicles in the UK were damaged in the last 12 months due to poor road conditions. The costs to motorists for such damage over the last three years amounts to an astonishing £3.4 billion.

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Kwik Fit: Business as usual “where possible”

Kwik Fit: Business as usual “where possible”

24th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Kwik Fit says it is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak, and at present its centres are open for business as usual “where possible”. It adds that the company’s “overriding priority” is the health and well-bring of its staff and customers.

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Tyre retailers report spike in mobile tyre fitting

Tyre retailers report spike in mobile tyre fitting

20th March 2020 | 0 Comments

As the UK increasingly adopts social distancing measures, tyre retailers are reporting increased demand for mobile tyre fitting services. For example, Kwik Fit is introducing social distancing measures for its mobile fleet operators. The company reports that it has seen a 15 per cent increase in enquiries for appointments for tyre fitting at customers’ homes, the majority of which are said to be due to customers self-isolating after being impacted by the government’s latest guidance on the coronavirus. And Halfords has introduced a ‘contactless’ home fitting service.

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Lex Autolease selects Kwik Fit for ‘record’ supply agreement

Lex Autolease selects Kwik Fit for ‘record’ supply agreement

10th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Kwik Fit has announced the agreement of a major deal with Lex Autolease, the UK’s biggest vehicle contract hire and leasing provider. The six-year agreement covers tyre and associated services and is the largest deal by value and forecast tyre volume that Kwik Fit has ever secured with a major contract hire and leasing company.

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Birmingham the UK’s most expensive city for car owners

Birmingham the UK’s most expensive city for car owners

30th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Research carried out for Kwik Fit suggests that Birmingham is the UK’s most expensive city for car ownership. According to the results, Brummies pay almost twice as much for the privilege as residents of Exeter do.

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Kwik Fit taking Alphabet partnership into third decade

Kwik Fit taking Alphabet partnership into third decade

14th January 2020 | 0 Comments

The long-standing relationship between Kwik Fit and Alphabet (GB) Limited has been extended by a new sole-supply contract. This latest agreement with the fleet leasing and business mobility specialist will see Kwik Fit continue its supply of tyres and a range of ancillary services across Alphabet’s fleet of almost 140,000 company cars and vans for at least three more years.

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TOCA confirms 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship entries

TOCA confirms 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship entries

2nd December 2019 | 0 Comments

Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship series organiser TOCA has confirmed 30 entries – the maximum number of TOCA BTCC Licences (TBLs) held by teams – for the 2020 season.

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Kwik Fit Italy now at 57 centres

21st October 2019 | 0 Comments

Kwik Fit’s first Italy National Convention has taken place in Milan, celebrating the network’s growth to 57 centres. The event, with its title "Choose Kwik Fit. Being Kwik Fit” highlighted the strength of the Kwik Fit brand, with specific reference to Italy, and focused on the shared values of the company and its franchisees.

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Tyre selection critical to EV performance – Kwik Fit

Tyre selection critical to EV performance – Kwik Fit

10th October 2019 | 0 Comments

The number of plug-in electric cars on UK roads is increasing month-on-month, and the changes to company car benefit-in-kind tax being introduced from April 2020 are expected to see this growth accelerate even more rapidly. Kwik Fit stresses that tyre selection – allied to driving style – is critical to maximising these vehicles’ performance and longevity and minimising fleet costs. The automotive maintenance and repair company posits that premium brands offer the best solution.

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Fire destroys Kwik Fit centre in London

15th August 2019 | 0 Comments

London Fire Brigade (LFB) reports that a “single storey warehouse was destroyed” during a blaze at a Kwik Fit outlet in London. Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters from the East Ham, Ilford, Stratford, Plaistow, Leytonstone, Barking and Poplar fire stations were called out on Tuesday evening. Firefighters battled the blaze for more than an hour before bringing it under control, their job made more difficult by gas cylinders that exploded due to the heat.

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Life-saving bell from Wales goes on Kwik-Fit’s ‘Tour de Branch’

Life-saving bell from Wales goes on Kwik-Fit’s ‘Tour de Branch’

14th August 2019 | 0 Comments

A bell that has helped saved many lives in South Wales over the years is being taken on a national tour with the aim of saving many more in the future. The station bell from Cardiff Central Fire and Rescue Station has previously been used to alert firefighters to emergencies and has since been replaced by an electronic system. However, the hand-rung bell was retained for ceremonial purposes.

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Kwik Fit: 18% of 18-34s involved in driving incident while using phone

Kwik Fit: 18% of 18-34s involved in driving incident while using phone

5th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Research carried out by Opinium on behalf of Kwik Fit suggests that more than 2.7 million UK drivers may have had a collision or veered off the road in the last two years because they were distracted by their mobile phone.

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Kwik Fit offering ‘Mobile7’ mobile tyre fitting nationwide

Kwik Fit offering ‘Mobile7’ mobile tyre fitting nationwide

17th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Kwik Fit has “significantly expanded” its ‘Mobile7’ mobile tyre fitting operation and is executing plans for “further development in 2019 and beyond”. Kwik Fit launched ‘Mobile7’ inside the M25 in 2016 and has subsequently expanded the service into other regions across the UK. According to the company, ‘Mobile7’ is Kwik Fit’s response to delivering both increased tyre replacement capacity and flexibility. Kwik Fit ‘Mobile7’ runs in addition to the company’s 600-odd bricks and mortar retail units.

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Kwik Fit Italy hits 51 branches

Kwik Fit Italy hits 51 branches

17th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Kwik Fit has grown into the fourth largest branded tyre retail network in Italy just three years after the chain got underway in Italy. 51 centres now operate under the Kwik Fit brand across the country, with the network most recently adding a well-established operator in San Marino.

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ETEL continues to lead top 20 UK tyre retailers 2019

ETEL continues to lead top 20 UK tyre retailers 2019

1st May 2019 | 0 Comments

After years of expansion amongst the top 20 UK tyre retailers, the latest data shows that this trend peaked in 2017/2018 when the top 20 accounted for 2014 branches. The same 20 tyre retailers had 1980 branches between them in 2018/2019. And what’s more, the reorganisation of one retailer alone accounted for a 40-centre decline in branch count, with the overall figure remaining positive due to growth at other chains. Here Tyres & Accessories analyses the branch count data in the context of 10 years of comparable research.

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