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How we forget those four round blobs at our own peril

Irish Independant AS an ordinary motorist I have paid minimum attention to the tyres on cars I have owned over the years. I had absolutely no idea of the work, science, technology and expertise ...

Posted 9 years ago

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TRACS asks consumers to deal only with reputable tyre suppliers

TRACS (Tyre Recovery Activity Compliance Scheme) Ireland’s largest tyre compliance scheme, is asking vehicle owners to deal only with reputable tyre suppliers who will ensure that their used tyres a...

Posted 9 years ago

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The future of tyres is intelligent tread designs

According to a futurology report commissioned by Dunlop as part of the Dunlop Future Race Car Challenge, racing car drivers of the future may experience intelligent tyres that will adapt to the needs ...

Posted 9 years ago

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New Continental WinterContact TS 850 P

Continental’s new WinterContact TS 850 P goes on sale across Europe in the autumn. With the new model, Continental has succeeded in significantly enhancing the performance characteristics of the tyr...

Posted 9 years ago

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Eight straight months of growth for European new car market

Demand for new cars continues to grow in Europe, with year-on-year sales increasing for an eighth consecutive month, according to the latest analysis from JATO Dynamics. At the end of April volumes...

Posted 9 years ago

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NRA advises tyre fitters on motorway breakdown repairs

The National Roads Authority (NRA) is advising mobile tyre fitters to exercise extreme caution when carrying out repairs on the country’s motorway network. The advice comes in the wake of an en...

Posted 10 years ago

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Bridgestone Europe leads the way with eMobility

Bridgestone Europe has added revolutionary all-electric BMW i3 vehicles to its fleet clearly underlining the company’s faith in this concept of sustainable mobility. Vehicle charging points at ...

Posted 10 years ago

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Michelin unveils new anti-landmine tyre

Michelin has unveiled a new anti-landmine tyre, a product designed to meet the needs of the French Army and the defense systems manufacturer MBDA. As a materials specialist with extensive experienc...

Posted 10 years ago

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Cars could drive themselves sooner than expected after European push

 Cars could be driving themselves down the world's streets far sooner than expected, thanks to a change in a global treaty backed by European countries. A little-noticed amendment to the ...

Posted 10 years ago

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Continental Wins GreenTec Award 2014

Continental, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME) at the University of Münster have been honoured with the GreenTec Award 2014 for their co-development project...

Posted 10 years ago

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Motorists may be compromising safety due to reduced maintenance

Irish motorists may be compromising their safety as a result of reduced car maintenance.  A recent survey carried out by Bridgestone Ireland and its retail arm, First Stop, has indicated that mot...

Posted 10 years ago

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ITIA supports National Road Safety Week

The Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA) is throwing its weight of support behind National Road Safety Week, which takes place October 6 – 12, with a nationwide radio campaign featuring 28 regiona...

Posted 10 years ago

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Tyre trade commits to Auto Trade Expo

The tyre trade will be out in force at the Auto Trade Expo 2014, which takes place at the Citywest Conference Centre in Dublin, Saturday / Sunday 8/9 November. The new Auto Trade Expo will be the f...

Posted 10 years ago

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Fleet managers urged to take urgent action on tyre pressures

Michelin’s new Head of Fleet is calling on fleet managers to take urgent action over tyre pressures after figures revealed company car drivers are worse than private motorists at maintaining the cor...

Posted 10 years ago

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New safety advice launched for scooter riders

A host of new safety information and resources is being made available for the first time to scooter riders in a bid to help keep them safe on the roads. The “PACT” campaign, launched by not-fo...

Posted 10 years ago

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Run-flat technology introduced in Falken’s Azenis FK453 tyre

New manufacturing technology delivers improved ride and weight to solve many of the issues associated with Run-Flat tyres Owners of cars fitted with Run-Flats could benefit from new manufacturing t...

Posted 10 years ago

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Continental in-tyre sensors read tread depth

The close cooperation between electronics and tyres developers at Continental, the international automotive supplier, continues to bear fruit. Future tyres pressure sensors, for instance, will be able...

Posted 10 years ago

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Crumb Rubber set to invest €4.5 million in new plant

Tyre recycler and manufacturer, Crumb Rubber, has unveiled plans to double its work force with the announcement of 25 new jobs. The new jobs are part of an inward investment plan that will see €4.5 ...

Posted 10 years ago

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ITIA warns motorists on tyre replacement

As latest figures show more than half of motorists are failing their NCT tests, the Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA) has warned of motorists dicing with danger in our increasingly wet conditions...

Posted 10 years ago

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Caravan and motorhome owners get tyre safety advice

Caravan and motorhome owners are being warned about the importance of ensuring their tyres are in a safe, roadworthy condition before heading off on journeys. By doing so, owners will minimise the ...

Posted 10 years ago

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First day of mobile phone clampdown catches 600 drivers

Over 600 motorists will have to fork out more than €36,000 in fines for using their mobile phones while driving following the first few hours of a major Garda crackdown. The national mobile-phone...

Posted 10 years ago

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Pirelli P Zero tyre wins ‘Sport Auto’ test in Germany

Pirelli’s Ultra High Performance P Zero tyre, which has received more than 380 bespoke homologations, has won a prestigious comparative tyre test in Germany against nine important rivals from leadin...

Posted 10 years ago

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TRACS welcomes Department recommendations on tyre industry review

TRACS has welcomed interim recommendations by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government in relation to the tyre industry’s producer responsibility review which is currently under...

Posted 10 years ago

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Proper pressure saves you money – Michelin says

In these tough times, it’s right that motorists would check out every means of saving money. According to Michelin, those who want to keep their cash in their pocket and not waste money need look...

Posted 10 years ago

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Firestone launches Destination HP tyre for SUVs

Firestone has developed Destination HP for the tyre replacement market, targeting drivers of city crossovers and small-to-medium-sized sport utility vehicles (SUVs). Competing in Firestone’s mid-...

Posted 10 years ago

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Motorists get tyre safety warning

As thousands of families prepare for the traditional Easter holiday getaway, one of the busiest times of the year on the roads, tyre safety organisation, TyreSafe is reminding motorists about the need...

Posted 10 years ago

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Hankook’s Ventus S1 evo2 now available

Hankook’s Ventus S1 evo2, the brand’s UHP flagship is now available for drivers of high-performance, dynamic sports utility (SUV) and sports activity vehicles (SAV). Especially designed to meet...

Posted 10 years ago

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Best quarter for car sales since 2008

New car sales for the first quarter of this year are up by 26 per cent on the same period last year, figures just released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) confirm. Sales in March ...

Posted 10 years ago

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Jaguar gears up to rival Porsche 911 with F-Type

Pricing is attractive when pitted against its rivals at Porsche – and also against the more niche F-Type convertible variant already on sale. Several years ago, as Jaguar launched its n...

Posted 10 years ago

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Premium summer tyres for all passenger car classes

Continental’sContiEcoContact 5 – the current tyre for compact and lower medium-sized class vehicles – has undergone an almost revolutionary development compared to its predecessor. This meant...

Posted 10 years ago