Tag: winter tyres

Maxxis asks if more British motorists should make all-season default choice

Maxxis asks if more British motorists should make all-season default choice

7th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Given the changeability of the UK climate, especially during the winter months, tyre manufacturer Maxxis has posed the rhetorical question: why do we fit summer tyres to vehicles in the UK? While the company espouses the advantages of summer tyres, such as more grip, better handling, and shorter stopping distances in the dry, it also questions whether a driver with no specific tyre needs should make all-season tyres their default choice.

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Landsail 4Seasons, winter ranges available in UK

Landsail 4Seasons, winter ranges available in UK

7th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Noting the more extreme UK climate, Landsail has built a cold weather range for the market, led by its Landsail 4Seasons all-season tyre, while also providing options for British drivers considering more specialist winter tyres for the first time.

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Yokohama offers ‘ice and easy’ solution to maintaining winter mobility

Yokohama offers ‘ice and easy’ solution to maintaining winter mobility

7th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Gridlocked motorways, empty restaurants and a host of other travel related problems were just some of the impacts of the freezing conditions last winter, which were estimated to have cost the UK economy £1bn per day. Given this financial impact, many large fleets and commercial vehicle operators have developed a series of contingency plans designed to mitigate against these losses and keep their operations mobile. But it’s not just big businesses that need to keep moving when the worst of the weather hits. Many families, small and medium sized business owners and their workers require to maintain their full mobility. Whether it’s visiting elderly relatives, trying to keep their company running or not missing out on important work shifts, it is vital for many that harsh weather does not affect their day-to-day lives. Yokohama says its extensive range of all-season and winter tyre products offer a solution, designed for a wide range of passenger car applications.

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Winter growth for GT Radial following all-season product introduction

Winter growth for GT Radial following all-season product introduction

7th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has developed its GT Radial all-season product range, available in the UK from exclusive distributor Micheldever, off the back of an encouraging run of sales for its initial product for this growth market. Tyres & Accessories spoke to Brian McDermott, country manager UK for Giti Tire, to get the latest on how the manufacturer is shaping its range for the segment, which appears to have gained more of a footing in the UK than specialist winter tyres have previously managed.

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GT Radial launches first studdable van, truck tyre

GT Radial launches first studdable van, truck tyre

7th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has launched the GT Radial Maxmiler Ice, its first studdable van and light truck tyre for extreme European winter conditions, in five sizes - 195/70R15C, 185/75R16C, 205/65R16C, 215/65R16C, 235/65R16C. The range covers the majority of mass-market popular vehicles from the Citroen Berlingo and Toyota HiAce through to the Ford Transit and Mercedes Sprinter. Load indices range from 104/102 to 121/119.

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Lookalike tyres fail to stump the experts

Lookalike tyres fail to stump the experts

1st August 2019 | 0 Comments

You have to get up early to fool a Tyrepress.com reader. A couple of weeks ago we asked who could correctly identify five winter tyres with remarkably similar tread patterns – and most respondents could.

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The Motor Ombudsman wins TyreSafe Online and Social Media award

The Motor Ombudsman wins TyreSafe Online and Social Media award

23rd July 2019 | 0 Comments

The Motor Ombudsman won the 2019 TyreSafe Online and Social Media award. The tyre safety charity’s annual prize giving ceremony, which was recently held at Staffordshire’s St George’s Park, the home of the National Football Centre, acknowledges businesses and individuals, across eleven different categories, who have made a significant contribution to raising awareness about tyre safety-related issues during the past 12 mo

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Eurorepar launches winter tyre line

Eurorepar launches winter tyre line

18th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Vehicle manufacturer PSA Groupe is introducing a new winter tyre range via its Eurorepar brand. It’s called the Eurorepar Reliance Winter and will be available in a number of European markets. So far PSA hasn’t said the range will be sold in the UK alongside the Reliance Summer. The Eurorepar Reliance Winter is produced in 26 sizes for 14- to 18-inch rim diameters – PSA says that the five most popular sizes cover 75 per cent of vehicles in the market.

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Functional design or identity crisis?

Functional design or identity crisis?

17th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Directional or v-shaped treads offer several advantages on wet and snow-covered roads. Such patterns provide good levels of traction and also effectively remove water from the contact patch, thus offering stability and protection against aquaplaning. These characteristics make directional patterns an obvious choice for winter and all-season tyres, and it’s no surprise that the v-shaped tread is well-represented in these segments.

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Goodyear introduces 3 new UltraGrip winter tyres

Goodyear introduces 3 new UltraGrip winter tyres

27th June 2019 | 0 Comments

In what it calls a “complete upgrade” of its UltraGrip winter tyre range, Goodyear has announced three new product lines. The tyre maker has already begun the market rollout of the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+, UltraGrip 9+ and UltraGrip Cargo, and all sizes will be available within the coming year.

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Pirelli adapting its electrifying performance for mobility changes

Pirelli adapting its electrifying performance for mobility changes

26th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli may be synonymous with traditional ideas of high performance, but in 2019 the tyre manufacturer is increasingly adapting what this segment of the market can mean. Earlier in 2019, Pirelli reported that tyres made according to the company’s Green Performance strategy had risen from 20 per cent a decade ago to 29.8 per cent in 2018 – not only that, but Green Performance tyres accounted for 57.5 per cent of Pirelli’s High Value product sales. Now the manufacturer is embracing another “electrifying” direction in which to develop its high performance tyres in 2019.

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Toyo Tires to exhibit at Autopromotec 2019

Toyo Tires to exhibit at Autopromotec 2019

9th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Toyo Tires will exhibit at the 28th edition of Autopromotec at the Fiera di Bologna from 22-26 May, 2019. The company will present its range of UHP and SUV products to the large number of aftermarket professionals who visit this exhibition. The tyre maker added that two new products will be revealed at the exhibition, a winter tyre and a new motorsport product.

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Bridgestone Blizzak ICE designed ‘for harshest European winters’

Bridgestone Blizzak ICE designed ‘for harshest European winters’

3rd May 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone’s new studless Blizzak ICE winter touring tyre is designed to offer improved snow and ice performance, superior ride comfort and significantly increased life. The manufacturer said these characteristics have been identified by targeted market research studies as key demands of motorists in winter driving situations.

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Apollo Vredestein wins emergency services tyre supply contracts

Apollo Vredestein wins emergency services tyre supply contracts

9th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Apollo Vredestein has been selected as tyre supplier for Lowland Rescue and Kent Central Ambulance services. The services join Medi 4 Ambulance Service in using the manufacturer’s products on their fleets.

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Test World opens newly expanded indoor proving ground

Test World opens newly expanded indoor proving ground

29th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Test World officially opened additional new indoor test facilities at its Ivalo, Finland operation on 27 March 2019, signalling the culminating of that latest part of a multi-million-euro series of investments in Test World. The recently constructed indoor facilities increase Test World’s capacity for year-round cold weather testing, allowing for simultaneous testing on snow, ice, and wet and dry asphalt, 365 days a year.

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