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Launch UK to distribute Striker range

Launch UK to distribute Striker range

29th August 2014 | 0 Comments

Garage equipment & diagnostic specialist, Launch UK, has become the exclusive distributor of innovative Striker tool products that have been designed to make life easier for garage technicians.

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Goodyear follows up a winter hit with the UltraGrip 9

Goodyear follows up a winter hit with the UltraGrip 9

6th August 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s never easy to follow up a smash hit – just ask Gotye – but with more than seven million UltraGrip 8s shipped in Europe since 2011, Goodyear’s ninth generation winter tyre is following an all-time great. Travelling to Goodyear’s Innovation Centre Luxembourg earlier this year with dealers from across Europe, Tyres & Accessories got an exclusive preview of the new tyre, in addition to some insights from Xavier Fraipont, director technology consumer tyres EMEA, about the development process that has led to the UG 9.

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Fineman: ‘Invest in diagnostics to survive’

Fineman: ‘Invest in diagnostics to survive’

19th June 2014 | 0 Comments

Bernie Fineman of Channel Five’s Classic Car Rescue recent said investment in diagnostic tools is essential to the survival of independent garages in the automotive aftermarket. Fineman’s garage, Steiner Automotive in Golders Green, London, serves a very diverse vehicle parc and uses the Launch X431 GDS diagnostic tool, which covering more than 42 vehicle manufacturers.

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Rossi tests S20 EVO in Bridgestone clip

Rossi tests S20 EVO in Bridgestone clip

8th May 2014 | 0 Comments

The recent launch of Bridgestone’s Battlax Hypersport S20 EVO is being supported by a new promotional film starring Valentino Rossi. The multiple MotoGP world champion served as motorcycle tyre adviser during the S20 EVO’s development, and in the film he puts the hypersport tyre through its paces on a Yamaha YZF-R1. The short film can be viewed here.

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Vredestein goes above the radar at Top Marques Monaco

17th April 2014 | 0 Comments

Vredestein is once again exhibiting at Top Marques, Monaco. And, according to the company, this year will shine the spotlight on its unique partnerships with Giugiaro and Hamann, as well as its premium styling products. Top Marques will take place from 17 to 20 April in the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo and Vredestein will showcase its unique partnership with the Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. The company has developed custom-made tyres with an exceptional sidewall design for the exclusive Giugiaro Parcour car.

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Milltek launches Focus ST250 exhaust

Milltek launches Focus ST250 exhaust

16th April 2014 | 0 Comments

Milltek has launched a new Ford Focus ST250 exhaust system, which according to the company, is fruit of the exhaust maker’s motorsport relationship with BTCC. As a supplier to the Motorbase BTCC team, and the Airwaves Racing and Crabbies Ford Focus racecars, it’s fair to say that Milltek Sport has experience in getting the best out of Ford’s capable hot-hatch. Indeed Milltek was one of the first tuners in the UK to gain access to the Focus upon its launch, adding one to its development fleet.

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Evo Corse presents X3MA Zero wheel

Evo Corse presents X3MA Zero wheel

15th April 2014 | 0 Comments

Evo Corse has introduced a new lightweight aluminium alloy wheel, the X3MA Zero, available in size 15×8”. With racing pedigree, the manufacturer says the wheel features better handling, acceleration, and cooling during braking, as well as high stiffness and strength. Available from May 2014 for BMW, VW and Ford applications, the 6.1kg wheel will be […]

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Crowdfunding sought for mobile tyre fitting service

2nd April 2014 | 0 Comments

A brand new UK mobile tyre fitting service launched a crowdfunding campaign this week. Motion Tyres says a series of attractive awards await investors, along with a strong return on investment. The concept aims to combine cutting-edge technology with a back to basics approach to customer care and service delivery.

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UK launch for Landsail run-flat tyre range

UK launch for Landsail run-flat tyre range

17th March 2014 | 0 Comments

Landsail has announced that its new run-flat range is expected arrive with UK retailers before the end of March 2014. The range will continue to be expanded throughout the year with fitments for ultra high performance and SUV applications.

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IAAF launches network meetings

13th March 2014 | 0 Comments

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation is launching a series of members’ meetings around the UK with a networking opportunity and seminar on Tuesday 25 March at First Line HQ, Banbury. The event will be the first of its kind and is open to all IAAF supplier, factor and garage members.

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Bandvulc rebranded

Bandvulc rebranded

10th March 2014 | 0 Comments

Bandvulc Group has rebranded its operations; the Devon-based company has made subtle changes to its logo and introduced a new slogan, ‘More than a tyre’. In addition, it has renamed Devon Rubber and Bandvulc Tyre Contracts – these are now known as BV Mixing and BVPlus+ respectively. Last but not least, Bandvulc has redesigned its website to reflect these changes. The company will display its new brand image at the CV Show between 29 April and 1 May.

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New generation Starco Flex gains first OEM approval

New generation Starco Flex gains first OEM approval

7th March 2014 | 0 Comments

The 2006 launch of Starco’s Flex Pro –known simply as the ‘Flex’ back then – heralded a step forward in puncture-free tyre technology for manual applications such as wheelbarrows, and this was followed up by the Flex Lite combined tyre-wheel unit in 2011. Now the Danish company has introduced its third-generation Flex product, the Flex iCore.

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Geneva launch for Apollo on-road SUV range

Geneva launch for Apollo on-road SUV range

4th March 2014 | 0 Comments

Apollo Tyres has selected the Geneva Motor Show as the backdrop for launching its latest on-road SUV high performance summer tyre. The Apterra H/P was developed at the company’s consumer tyre research and development centre in Enschede, The Netherlands and will be available in numerous international markets. The new addition to the tyre maker’s portfolio is being showcased at the Apollo pavilion in Hall 1, stand 1230.

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Rotalla enters the 4×4 and SUV markets in Europe

25th February 2014 | 0 Comments

As part of contract tyre Manufacturer Enjoy Tyre's development in the UK and Europe, the firm has introduced a new range of Rotalla 4x4/SUV patterns. In practice this means the initial Rotalla RF07 tyre in size 205/80R has now been joined by the Rotalla RF10 HT and RF11 AT patterns.

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Out of service and into the record books for Goodyear blimp

Out of service and into the record books for Goodyear blimp

25th February 2014 | 0 Comments

With the first of its new Zeppelin airships scheduled to enter service later this year, Goodyear Tire & Rubber has retired its blimp Spirit of Goodyear after 14 years in the air. The company’s longest continuous operated airship had its last day out providing aerial coverage at last weekend’s Daytona 500 race. It was joined by the Spirit of Innovation blimp over the Daytona International Speedway, a rare appearance of two Goodyear airships at the same event. Upon its decommissioning, the Spirit of Goodyear will gain a Guinness World Record for length of continuous operation.

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