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New car registrations decline as import numbers continue to grow

New car registrations were down over 11% in October compared to the same month last year.This is according to new figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry.1,725 new cars were registered in...

Posted 6 months ago

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Goodyear OE on Audi Q2

The tyre has been developed for drivers who live in regions that experience milder winters and who don’t want to think about changing their tyres every season. The Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 is especiall...

Posted 1 year ago

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Michelin urges motorists to get a grip this winter

Now is the time to prepare your car for the Winter conditions that lie ahead, tyre manufacturer Michelin advises. In winter, as temperatures head into single figures, the advice is that m...

Posted 1 year ago

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Peugeot 3008 crowned Irish Car of the Year 2018

The Peugeot 3008 has been crowned Irish Car of the Year 2018. The Irish Car of the Year Awards in association with Continental Tyres took place last night, November 9, at the Gibson Hotel, Dublin. ...

Posted 1 year ago

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Environment Committee will not object to new waste tyre regulations

The Environment Committee announced that it will not object to new waste tyre regulations remaining in force followed a closed session this afternoon. Chair Hildegarde Naughton, TD said that the Co...

Posted 1 year ago

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Continental continues to expand agricultural tyre business

Continental is continuing to expand its business with the agricultural industry and is boosting its activities with regard to automation, digitalization and sustainability in the agricultural sector. ...

Posted 1 year ago

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Continental Tyres top winter tests

In two tests run by AutoBild magazine, winter tyres from Continental have again turned in successful performances. In the large-scale test staged by AutoBild, the WinterContact TS 860 was best-in-test...

Posted 1 year ago

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Goodyear’s Wrangler DuraTrac tested to the limit

From October 14th until November 9th Goodyear’s Wrangler DuraTrac tyres will be tested to the limit during the Land Rover Experience Tour. During the four-week expedition, a selection of internation...

Posted 1 year ago

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TyreSafe offers TPMS advice

UK tyre safety organisation, TyreSafe is reminding drivers not to rely solely on tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) to ensure their tyre safety. While this valued technology has been proven to im...

Posted 1 year ago

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Continental’s new PremiumContact 6 summer tyre receives two design awards

Continental’s new PremiumContact 6 summer tyre for mid-range and luxury-class cars has received two internationally renowned design awards. The juries of both the IF Design Award 2017 and the red...

Posted 1 year ago

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Michelin warns fleets on cost of driving on under-inflated tyres

Michelin is warning businesses that the cost of driving on under-inflated tyres has risen over an 18-month period, in line with the cost of fuel. Tyre pressures have a direct impact on a vehicle’...

Posted 1 year ago

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Drivers need to wake up to the dangers of fatigue

Drivers need to be wise to the dangers of fatigue on journeys. Fatigue is a major contributory factor in road crashes, particularly in the early hours of the morning. Many thousands of collisions o...

Posted 1 year ago

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Pirelli produces bespoke P Zero tyre for new Hyundai i30 N

Pirelli has engineered a tailor-made version of its P Zero tyre for the new Hyundai i30 N in size 235/35 R19. The new OE-tyre is produced at Pirelli’s Settimo Torinese, Italy factory. To identify th...

Posted 1 year ago

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Three things you must check before buying your next set of new tyres

When buying a washing machine or fridge, do you look at the energy rating label before buying? Do you do the same when buying a tyre to check its performance? According to a rece...

Posted 1 year ago

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New regulations governing tyre disposal come into force

New regulations governing the disposal of used tyres have come into force. Minister for Environment Denis Naughten last month announced details of the scheme for end-of-life tyres aimed a...

Posted 1 year ago

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Goodyear supplies concept tyres for new Land Rover Discovery SVX

Goodyear designed state-of-the-art concept tyres for the new Land Rover Discovery SVX, which was showcased this week at IAA 2017 in Frankfurt. Goodyear has developed a tailor-made concept tire to m...

Posted 1 year ago

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Pirelli Carrier – the solution for vans

Pirelli’s staple van product is the Carrier, which is available in three versions: one for summer, one for winter and an all-season tyre. Previously, this level of customisation was the preserve ...

Posted 1 year ago

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Road Safety Authority returns to National Ploughing Championship

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is set to return to the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly from September 19th-21st. Europe’s leading outdoor agricultural trade...

Posted 1 year ago

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Michelin CrossClimate tyres offer new safety benefits and sizes to suit 4x4s and SUVs

With an increasing demand for all-season tyres, combined with the sustained growth in the 4×4 segment, Michelin has updated its award-winning CrossClimate range to offer even more benefits ...

Posted 1 year ago

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New concept tyre at Frankfurt

A new concept tyre Hankook is being showcased on the new electric drive concept vehicle from Volkswagen, the I.D. Crozz II, at the IAA in Frankfurt this week. The four-door vehicle with all-wheel d...

Posted 1 year ago

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Serious questions are raised over quality of some pre-NCT checks

Serious question marks are being raised over the extent of some 'pre-NCT' tests and checks. Motorists pay for such tests so their car will get through the NCT without fault or further e...

Posted 1 year ago

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Fund announced to tackle illegal tyre dumping

Local authorities have estimated that there are over 750,000 waste tyres dumped illegally in different locations around the country. The figure was compiled by authorities who are often l...

Posted 1 year ago

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Anti-dumping – EC to investigate Chinese tyre imports to Europe

The European Commission has issued notice that it will initiate an anti-dumping proceeding focusing on imports of truck and bus tyres originating in the People’s Republic of China. The Commission is...

Posted 1 year ago

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Is your car in top form and ready for the holidays?

As the school holidays approach, the thoughts of many families turn towards the precious annual holiday.  For families that are planning a holiday with the car, either at home or abroad, German t...

Posted 1 year ago

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Firestone launches longer lasting tyres

MOTORISTS looking for a car tyre that the makers claim to last longer, perform safer on both wet and dry roads and help slightly improve fuel consumption now have a chance to test it themselves to see...

Posted 1 year ago

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The case for and against running your tyres to minimum legal depth

It is not every day a company wants to reduce sales of a new product, but that is exactly what Michelin is doing by claiming we are wasting money and fuel by replacing tyres too frequently Fren...

Posted 1 year ago

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Phone driving: 28k caught - Lethal tyres: 853 caught

Questions are being raised over why so few people are being hit with penalty points for driving with dangerous tyres. Around 28,000 people were caught using a phone at the wheel last ye...

Posted 1 year ago

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Petrol And Diesel Cars Will Vanish In 8 Years: Study

Stanford economist, Tony Seba, thinks that the global oil business will end as soon as 2030. In less than a decade consumers will find it difficult to search for petrol pumps, spares and even mechanic...

Posted 2 years ago

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Michelin rejects call to increase minimum worn tyre depth

French tyre giant Michelin has rejected calls from some sections of the tyre industry to increase the legal tread depth of tyres in Europe from 1.6mm to 3mm, citing no direct link between a minimum ty...

Posted 2 years ago

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Bridgestone equip first premium mid-size SUV from Alfa Romeo

Bridgestone has been selected by Alfa Romeo to be a tyre supplier for its first premium mid-size SUV, it was revealed. Engineered with Run-Flat Technology and designed with all season capability, the...

Posted 2 years ago