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Falken all season tyre introduced amidst wet Nürburgring

Thursday 13th June 2013 | 12,345 Comments

Falken celebrated 30 years since its birth with what could be described as an eventful 24 Hours of the Nürburgring. The Falken Motorsports team held first position for a time following an overnight break in racing as a result of heavy rain. British driver Peter Dumbreck climbed from tenth to first during the first stint, using Falken’s wet weather tyres to excellent effect. However, two incidents, including one off that required a rescue vehicle, put paid to dreams of glory, with the team ending the 24 hours in a very creditable 20th.

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Remy introduces new steering pumps, racks

Wednesday 9th January 2013 | 0 Comments

Remy Automotive UK Ltd has introduced 25 new steering pumps and five new steering racks for popular vehicle applications to its range of parts, which now totals well over 2,000, covering more than 20,000 car applications. These are said to be the first of many new steering references which Remy plans to develop during the course of this year.

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UK firm Sheaffer pens Ferrari partnership

Friday 19th October 2012 | 0 Comments

UK prestige pen manufacturer Sheaffer has added the Ferrari name to a new line of products for the first time. The iconic Italian brand was unveiled on four new Sheaffer pen models, which all include the Scuderia Ferrari Shield. The new collection features: the Ferrari VFM, the Ferrari 100, 300 and 500, all with the Scuderia Ferrari name engraved on the band, along with the Sheaffer White Dot symbol of prestige.

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CES releases Engine Management Guide

Wednesday 26th September 2012 | 0 Comments

CES has published a new product guide to showcase its engine management components. The company says distributers need to stock a wider range of engine management parts as vehicle technology advances. CES says it has rapidly increased its range in recent years, stocking a wide range of sensors, turbos, fuel systems and diesel and petrol injectors.

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Goodyear Dunlop to launch coach-specific tyres at IAA

Friday 3rd August 2012 | 0 Comments

Amongst the numerous new releases to be unveiled at next month’s IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany will be Goodyear Dunlop’s first dedicated coach tyres. The Goodyear Marathon Coach all-position tyre and Goodyear Ultra Grip Coach winter drive tyre will be on display between 20 and 27 September, and Goodyear Dunlop says it will reveal information at the show “underlining the outstanding wear characteristics and comfort features that coach fleet operators have reported during extended customer testing.”

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Brembo a "Facebook leader"

Wednesday 1st August 2012 | 0 Comments

Now with more than 100,000 fans on Facebook, brake manufacturer Brembo says it can boast “absolute leader status as a social networker among automotive component manufacturers worldwide”, having reached the milestone of more than 100,000 fans on Facebook. In reaching six figures, the group joins the world's top exponents of digital communication in its sector of interest — namely automotive components — as well as gaining a high profile among brands associated with other categories of merchandise.

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Dunlop EconoDrive targets van operating costs

Tuesday 3rd July 2012 | 0 Comments

Dunlop has released its latest van tyre, the EconoDrive. The company says it designed the new tyre specifically to lower the cost of ownership for van owners and drivers, and claims to have employed 12 engineering upgrades and new technologies to achieve this goal.

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‘Ultra-fuel efficient’ Goodyear tyre coming soon

Monday 28th May 2012 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has revealed that it is on the verge of introducing a new tyre technology "that will help car makers reach new levels of fuel efficiency and CO2 reductions in Europe. No details have been made available about the new technology, which was developed by the Goodyear Innovation Centre in Luxembourg and which is set to be revealed in the second half of this year.

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Dunlop demos sport-derived tyres at Rockingham

Friday 20th April 2012 | 0 Comments

Dunlop held a showcase of its latest passenger car and motorcycle products, the Sport Maxx RT and the Dunlop RoadSmart II, at the Rockingham Circuit on Tuesday 17 April. 21 sports cars and 32 high performance motorcycles were gathered to demonstrate the tyres a series of workshops and hands-on demonstrations to key customers at the Northampton Circuit.

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Thule launches 2012 roof box catalogue

Friday 20th April 2012 | 0 Comments

Thule, the world’s largest manufacturer of car roof systems, accessories and roof boxes, has launched its 80-page 2012 catalogue, including its new 520l Excellence box. UK business manager, Peter Barker commented: “The new catalogue for 2012 includes truly innovative products, developed to the high standard our customers expect from Thule.”

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BiGDUG offers discounts on tyre racking systems

Thursday 19th April 2012 | 0 Comments

BiGDUG’s tyre racking is up to 30 per cent cheaper than other market competitors. That’s the claim being made by the Tewkesbury-based commercial and industrial racking company. The tyre system itself is said to be boltless and “easy enough for anybody to construct.”

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Infinity to hold European tyre launch at Reifen 2012

Wednesday 18th April 2012 | 0 Comments

Infinity has announced that it will hold the European launch of its new tyre range at Reifen 2012. The tyres will be unveiled to a select international audience of dealers and journalists in May during Infinity’s Partners Day celebrations, taking place in Beijing, China, before Infinity takes its new tyres – details of which have yet to be revealed – at Europe’s largest tyre expo, held at Messe Essen in early June.

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Bilstein launches Jaguar air suspension modules

Friday 13th April 2012 | 0 Comments

German suspension manufacturer, Bilstein has announced that it will make its OEM-quality air suspension modules available to the independent aftermarket with immediate effect. The latest application, the B4 air suspension module, is a direct replacement for all C350 models of the Jaguar XJ. The company says the decision was made in response to the increasing market popularity of air springs.

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Towsafe helps car dealers stop illegal towing

Thursday 12th April 2012 | 0 Comments

Vehicle data expert, HPI, is offering motor dealers online access to information that will enable their customers to buy a car that will safely and legally tow their caravan. Many motorists are unaware that if their car is incorrectly matched to the caravan they are towing they may be stopped, fined £1,000 or gain three points on their licence. Towsafe, powered by HPI, has been providing a car and caravan matching service for over 10 years and now dealers can use this as a robust tool to secure a sales opportunity and increase customer satisfaction levels, whilst meeting their Duty of Care obligations.

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Hankook launches Vantra LT

Tuesday 20th March 2012 | 0 Comments

Hankook Tire’s light commercial vehicle line-up has been expanded with the introduction of a new all-season light truck tyre, the Vantra LT. The company says it developed the range to deal with the high demands placed on passenger and goods transport vehicles in regional traffic; it adds that durability, fuel efficiency and mileage played a key role during development, as did safety-related driving characteristics such as short breaking distances and superior wet performance. The new Vantra LT is available in 34 dimensions, covering 14 to 16-inch rim diameters in series 82 to 60 and tread width from 165 to 235. All tyres in the Vantra range bear the M+S marking.

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