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Why it's nice to be niche at Geneva

Automakers pave way for 'different' future to meet growing demand, write Eddie Cunningham and Padraic Deane EVERYWHERE you look on the stands, the massive variety of cars makes it clear motori...

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Beware the hidden dangers of these 'great' deals

Eddie Cunningham When it comes to buying a used car privately, so many people put so much trust in strangers that it beggars belief. We accept their word for it that a potential killing m...

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ContiSportContact 5 tops summer tyre test

By John Loughran   The ContiSportContact 5 has topped a summer tyre test carried out by one of Europe’s leading motorisng organisations. ADAC has published the results of its su...

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Over 50 per cent of tyres changed in the UK are illegal

By John Loughran   English based Tyres and Accessories publication reports that Micheldever Tyres Service’s latest quarterly tread depth analysis shows that in the period from...

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School children come up with new ideas for old tyres

By Connor ORourke   TRACS (Tyre Recovery Activity Compliance Scheme) has announced the two joint winners of its inaugural Primary Schools Competition. TRACS asked primary school stud...

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TyreSafe webinar inspires part-worn crackdown

By Padraic Deane   Trading Standards Officers in the UK are set to step up their efforts to investigate the sale of illegal and dangerous part worn tyres following a webinar on the s...

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ITIA to issue licenses to members

By Declan O Byrne   The Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA) is poised to issue licenses to all member outlets, which meet certain standards, including having staff ATA accredited,...

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Motorists face €60 fine in faulty lights clampdown

MOTORISTS with missing or broken headlights face the prospect of being hit with a €60 on-the-spot fine from tomorrow.Gardai have announced a major crackdown on defective lighting after it emerged th...

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Pothole plague risks a rise in tyre related road casualties

By Declan O Byrne The current ‘pothole epidemic’ blighting the UK and Ireland’s roads is not only causing added financial burden for drivers and councils, but it is also in danger of l...

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Conti constantly seeking innovation

By Connor ORourke Continental Specialty Tyres are the market leader in product innovations, always at the forefront of product development. As the only market player to offer super elastic, ...

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Continental Tyres survey on cars and the dating game

By Connor ORourke On a first date, guys might like to consider picking up their dates in their car as fully two thirds of girls say they would be either flattered or pleasantly surprised to ...

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Pirelli revolutionises 2013 F1 tyres

By Padraic Deane Pirelli begins the 2013 Formula One season with a completely revolutionised P Zero range for dry weather and the Cinturato range for wet weather. These new tyres have been d...

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Continental widens scope of pressure sensors

January 25, 2013 By Declan O Byrne As part of ongoing development activities, international automotive supplier Continental is widening the range of functions available with its tyre pres...

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Continental truck tyres reach for the skies

By Padraic Deane 
Known for their long life and premium engineering since 1871, today’s Continental tyres are reaching new heights as they help operate some of the world’s most inventi...

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Second hand tyre report

January 17, 2013 By Connor ORourke A recent mystery shopper investigation by TyreSafe, the UK’s leading tyre safety organisation, found that 98 per cent of the part worn tyres it purcha...

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Winter conditions have young drivers in a spin

By John Loughran As cold weather sweeps across Europe a new survey by Goodyear reveals that 34% of young drivers in Europe have no knowledge about how to drive in cold weather conditions. ...

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Replacement tyre sales decline in Europe

By Declan O Byrne The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers Association (ETRMA) has published figures, which show a a decline in replacement tyre sales last year After two consecutive ...

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Extreme Weather highlights need for tyre safety

By John Loughran TyreSafe is advising motorists to make tyre safety a higher priority than ever with weather data suggesting that the frequency of extreme rainfall in the UK and Ireland may ...

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ITIA wants penalty points for defective tyres

By Connor ORourke The Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA) is calling on government to create a new penalty point offence for illegal and defective tyresThe call comes at a time when the ITI...

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Ford Transit Custom voted Continental Irish Van of the Year 2012

The Ford Transit Custom has been voted Continental Irish Van of the Year 2013 by the Irish Motoring Writers Association (IMWA).  The announcement was made today at an awards ceremony at the Conve...

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Danger on the roads as two-thirds of decade-old cars fail NCT

TWO-THIRDS of cars 10 years or older failed the National Car Test (NCT) on the first attempt this year. Figures provided by the NCT service show that more than 65pc of cars with 2002 or older reg...

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Buyer Beware

READ THIS BEFORE YOU BUY PART WORN TYRES Are you aware that tyres often wear out their tread more quickly once they are half worn? Are you aware theat in the event of an accident, insurance ...

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Semperit teams with Maxol on road safety

By Declan O Byrne Semperit is putting the focus on tyre safety this winter with a programme of “on street” activity at Maxol stations across the country. The company has partnered w...

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Get ready for Winter Motoring

  December 5, 2012 By Padraic Deane As the first flutterings of snow and ice are seen across parts of the UK and Ireland, with worse weather forecast, Goodyear Tyres are reminding...

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The Top 5 Questions to ask when buying new tyres

When many of us need a job done on our cars or to get new tyres, it’s often hard to know where to start. The first port of call might be to pick up the phone and call Dad or failing that, we’ll as...

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Bi Ullamh

Almost 60% of Irish drivers are unprepared should their car break down with basic recommended car emergency items such as first aid kits, jump leads and tow ropes nowhere to be found. Motor safety ...

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Tyre Manufacturing

Therse are the different stages a tyre will go through during production Blending Raw materials including pigments, chemicals, and up to 30 different kinds of rubber are mixed in giant blend...

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Retailer of the year 2012

Tyre & Service Superstore (Square Fit) with outlets in Tallaght, Ballymount and Finglas, have been named the winner of the Semperit Tyre Retailer of the Year competition 2012. From ...

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Tyre Advice

The most important part of your car is not the engine. Car tyres are often seen as a more or less inconsequential part of the vehicle. This could not be further from the truth. Tryes are the only cont...

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