Launch UK is offering a 24 month warranty on key diagnostic products. The warranty covers products including: Launch CRP123 CReader Professional; Launch CRP129 CReader Professional; Launch CRP229 CReader professional; Launch X431 Euro Pad; Launch X431 Euro Pad II; Launch X431 Pro; and Launch X431 Pro II.
Launch UK has become the approved lead distributor of Global Leak Detection’s Smoke Wizard, a diagnostic smoke machine used by OEMs such as AMG, Audi, KIA, Mazda, Porsche, Volkswagen, and Jaguar Land Rover. There are two models available in the aftermarket – the GLD-40 and the GLD-50 Smoke Wizards.
Launch UK has released a new Android-based diagnostic tool. The touch-screen X431 Euro Pad II uses the same vehicle diagnostic software as previous Launch X431 scan tools, but also features improved multi-manufacturer vehicle coverage, powerful special functions, accurate and ultra-fast live data and graphing, along with module coding capacities.
Following the rollout of similar facilities in South Korea, the US, Australia and the UK, Kumho Tire opened its first ‘Kumho Flagship Store’ in Italy on 20 March. As in the other markets, the Italian flagship centre scheme aims to reward and help dealers who focus on the Kumho brand. The first facility, at the Pneus2000 centre in Offanengo, Cremona province, was selected from within the tyre maker’s Kumho Platinum Club network in Italy and will be followed in the near future by other centres in main cities throughout the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.