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Michelin warns on TPMS over reliance

By Padraic Deane Michelin’s Head of Fleet Dave Crinson is issuing a warning to drivers against becoming complacent with tyre pressures following the introduction of Tyre Pressure Monitorin...

Posted 10 years ago

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TyreSafe warns on the dangers of fitting part worn tyres

By John Loughran TyreSafe, the UK tyre safety organisation is warning motorists of the dangers of fitting part worn tyres, following an  independent investigation by Bristol Trading Sta...

Posted 10 years ago

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Citroën UK win

Citroën DS3 has been ranked 'Best Supermini' in the UK's 2013 What Car? JD Power survey. In its very first showing, DS3 received an 82.2% satisfaction score - the overall industry average was 77.6...

Posted 10 years ago

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ContiSportContact 5 P tyre OE on new Maserati Quattroporte

By Padraic Deane Italian sports car manufacturer Maserati has approved the ContiSportContact 5 P tyre for the new Quattroporte. This is the first approval that Continental has ever receiv...

Posted 10 years ago

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Two thirds of drivers don’t know legal tread depth

By Declan O Byrne Drivers unaware of the safety issues of tyres at 1.6mm tread depth, and two-thirds admit to not knowing that it is the legal limit. That’s the stark findings of a survey ...

Posted 10 years ago

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Goodyear Tyres – the Italian Champion’s Choice

Juventus, Italy’s Series A 2012-13 Champion Football Team for the second successive time, is kitted out for summer with Goodyear’s latest  Marathon Coach tyres fitted to its team coach. Du...

Posted 10 years ago

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Tyre and Service Superstore wins e-commerce award

Tyre and Service Superstore are delighted to announce that we winners of the 2013 iedr optimise fund and offer a congratulations to all involved!! We are among  20 small to medium sized f...

Posted 10 years ago

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Continental uses football sponsorship as strategic communications platform

By Padraic Deane In the run-up to the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil, the Tyre Division of Continental AG can  look back on almost 18 successful years of using football sponsors...

Posted 10 years ago

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ContiSportContact 5 SUV recommended by German magazine

By Declan O Byrne The ContiSportContact 5 SUV has been given the “Recommended” seal by the specialist editors at German magazine, Auto Zeitung Allrad. The specialists from Cologne eva...

Posted 10 years ago

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Goodyear EfficientGrip named Best Summer Tyre by Auto Express

By Padraic Deane With a stellar all-round performance and strong wet and dry handling, Goodyear’s EfficientGrip has won the coveted Auto Express Best Summer Tyre Product Award. The Awar...

Posted 10 years ago

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Dunlop celebrates 125 years of leadership at Mondello

By Declan O Byrne Dunlop celebrated 125 years in business last week with an invited group of tyre retailers at Mondello Park, Naas, Co. Kildare. Pictured from L-R: Stephen Jackson, Mileage T...

Posted 10 years ago

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Goodyear EfficientGrip range tested at Mondello

By Declan O Byrne An invited group of tyre retailers got the opportunity last week to track test Goodyear’s new EfficientGrip tyre range at Mondello Park, Naas, Co. Kildare. Goodyear use...

Posted 10 years ago

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Dunlop launches new Sport BluResponse

Dunlop has launched a new breed of tyres, with the unveiling of the new Sport BluResponse. The new tyre was unveiled to invited tyre retailers at Mondello Park, Naas, Co. Kildare last week, who l...

Posted 10 years ago

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Falken ready Nordschleife circuit

By Connor ORourke With over a decade of endurance racing under their belts, the Falken Motorsports team will once again be on the starting grid for its 14th race at the Nürburgring 24 Hours. Wit...

Posted 10 years ago

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Pedestrian safety campaign launched

A cross border road safety campaign is being launched tomorrow to generate awareness about pedestrian vulnerability. The initiative which coincides with UN Global Road Safety Week follows a weekend...

Posted 10 years ago

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Continental receives Automotive News PACE Award

By Padraic Deane Continental has received the 2013 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) Award for its tyre  pressure monitoring system (TPMS...

Posted 10 years ago

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Keeping the pressure on caravan and motorhome safety

By Padraic Deane After one of the longest and coldest winters in recent memory, touring caravan and motorhome owners are being reminded about the importance of checking their vehicle’s tyr...

Posted 10 years ago

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Conti urges motorists to switch to summer tyres

By Padraic Deane Cool temperatures heretofore could give car drivers the impression that they can drive with winter tyres all year round, but that is not the case, according to Continental. ...

Posted 10 years ago

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Government fails to tackle issue of part worn tyres in road safety strategy

By Connor O Rourke The Government has launched its latest road safety strategy ‘Closing the Gap’, which will run until 2020, but has failed to tackle the issue of the sale and fitment of...

Posted 10 years ago

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The future now: Continental reveals new indoor brake testing facility

Continental hopes to cut braking distances and prevent accidents on the road, after launching its advanced indoor tyre testing facility. Like a scene from a cinema blockbuster the Volkswagen Golf c...

Posted 10 years ago

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Continental meets UHP challenges

By Padraic Deane Quicker, bigger, wider – and more and more of it. The significance of the ultra-high-performance segment, known as UHP for short, has continuously risen over the past few ...

Posted 10 years ago

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Goodyear launches new EfficientGrip Compact tyre

By Padraic Deane Goodyear has launched its new EfficientGrip Compact tyre, which will be available in 26 sizes on the market from July 2013. Ranging from 13 to 15 inch the new tyre...

Posted 11 years ago

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NCT check will uncover 'clocked' cars in new plan

FIACH KELLY POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT – 01 APRIL 2013 ALL cars undergoing the National Car Test (NCT) will face strict measures to make sure they aren't 'clocked', under new rules being drawn ...

Posted 11 years ago

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Goodyear rated Best Buy by Which? Magazine

By Padraic Deane Goodyear Tyres are currently celebrating picking up not one, but two Best Buy Awards from the coveted Which? Magazine. In the latest edition of Which?, Goodyear performed...

Posted 11 years ago

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Gardai get new power to check phones of motorists

TREACY HOGAN AND TOM BRADY – 25 MARCH 2013 NEW powers will allow gardai to check the phone records of motorists involved in crashes, to see if they were using a mobile phone at the time. ...

Posted 11 years ago

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Falken works with car clubs to improve grass-root rallying

By Declan O Byrne   Falken is backing young talent in motorsport through a new sponsorship and support scheme that will enable drivers access to subsidised and free tyres. In the ...

Posted 11 years ago

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TyreSafe and NTDA to co-operate on part worn crackdown

By John Loughran   TyreSafe’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness about the risks associated with fitting part-worn tyres have been given a further boost with support from the Natio...

Posted 11 years ago

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Goodyear Dunlop reflects on EU tyre label legislation

By Padraic Deane About 100 days have passed since the introduction of the new EU tyre label legislation in November 2012, affecting millions of tyres sold in Europe. Goodyear Dunlop Europe,r...

Posted 11 years ago

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Dunlop’s new BluResponse dominates European tests

By Connor ORourke Since the launch of the new Dunlop Sport BluResponse high performance tyre in January, the tyre has taken win after win in top magazine tyre tests across Europe. Over a fou...

Posted 11 years ago

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Continental launches two new van tyres at Geneva Motor Show

By Padraic Deane Continental has launched two new van tyres at the Geneva Motor Show this week. They also come with a new brand designation along the passenger car tyre lines – ContiVan...

Posted 11 years ago