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Bridgestone in a rush to make road safety plea as school bell sounds

With children going back to the classroom and rush-hour traffic resuming, Bridgestone has urged motorists to take extra care on the school-run. The tyre manufacturer said that the latest TyreSafe rese...

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Continental SportContact 6 wins evo tyre test 2016

Continental’s SportContact 6 has made its tyre test debut, taking top spot in this year’s summer tyre test from the UK’s monthly motoring-specialist title evo. The evo summer tyre test pitted...

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More OE fitment wins for Goodyear

Renault is the latest manufacturer to choose Goodyear as original equipment. The French manufacturer is fitting 195/55R20 95H XL Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance and 195/55R20 95H XL Goodyear Vector...

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Dunlop introduces new winter tyres for SUVs

With the rise in popularity of SUVs and the greater use of winter tyres, Dunlop has introduced the new Winter Sport 5 SUV tyre to satisfy this specific market. Research shows that 50% of European d...

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Continental to exhibit tyre technologies at Automechanika Frankfurt

Continental is set to exhibit its ContiSeal and ContiSilent tyre products at Automechanika in Frankfurt, Germany next month. ContiSeal reduces the consequences of damage to the tyre tread. With its...

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Selling two, buying one? Ripped off on tyres?

Aidan Timmons and Motoring Editor Eddie Cunningham team up to help readers make the right choice with their next car. Aidan visits dealers all over the country to produce a monthly guidebook on th...

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Will self-driving cars be bullied?

A Goodyear and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) research project will explore drivers’ attitudes toward sharing the road wth autonomous vehicles. Both have ju...

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Goodyear Wrangler tyres win off road award

Goodyear has successfully defended its top position in the readers’ choice of the renowned German magazine ‘Off Road’ . For the fourth time in a row, Goodyear’s Wrangler DuraTrac tyre has been...

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Car sales fall sharply in July as motor industry warns of flat 2017

Despite strong topline figures for the year to date, the recovery in new car sales seems to have been shortlived. New car sales have increased again in 2016, and are now running at 23 per cent high...

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A short history of the Michelin Guide

The Michelin Guide, that red Bible prized by gourmands the world over, is due to offer its take on Singapore's food offerings in July. Singapore is the first Southeast Asian country to get its own ...

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'Misleading' BMW advert banned over 'exaggerated' headlight technology claims

An ad for BMW has been banned for making the “misleading” claim that its high beam headlight technology prevented oncoming drivers from being dazzled.   The radio ad for the BMW 1 s...

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Gardai and military attend course on tyre technology

Against the backdrop of a recent analysis by the Road Safety Authority – which revealed that, in fatal road accidents occurring in Ireland between 2008 and 2012, defective tyres were the largest sin...

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Formula One: Williams equal record for fastest pit stop

The Williams Formula One team equalled the record for the sport's fastest pit stop in Sunday's European Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan. The British outfit changed the tyres on Brazilian Felipe Mass...

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Bridgestone DriveGuard wins prestigious Auto Express award

Bridgestone’s revolutionary DriveGuard tyre has received the ultimate endorsement after being crowned as the Auto Express Product of the Year for 2016 – just two months since its UK launch. &nbsp...

Posted 5 years ago

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Goodyear and Dunlop take four accolades at Auto Express Product Awards

The new Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 and the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 have taken first place and the Dunlop Sport BluResponse and Dunlop WinterSport 5 both take commendations in the cove...

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Michelin Pilot Sport 4 - Total Performance

The brand new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyre is the ideal tyre for drivers of powerful saloons and sports cars – with the perfect balance between pleasure and performance. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is ...

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Smaller, lower power tyre pressure monitoring

Melexis is offering its third generation of tyre pressure monitoring ICs, which it presents as delivering highest accuracy while drawing the lowest current and taking up less board space than prev...

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One in ten cars imported to Ireland from the UK were once written off

Ireland has become an import destination for cars that have been written off. ‘Category B’ write-offs, cars that were designated as unroadworthy and unfit for repair, have ended up in Ireland f...

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Irish Volkswagen emissions recall starts next week

Volkswagen has begun its recall of the cars in Ireland which were affected by the global emissions scandal, with Golf 2lt TDI Blue Motion models to start being fixed next week. In total, some 117,0...

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Calls for car manufacturers to install intelligent speed limiting systems as standard

Car manufacturers are being urged to install speed limiting systems as standard in all vehicles. The Road Safety Authority is hosting a conference today, aiming to "broaden knowledge and awareness ...

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Michelin CrossClimate tyres win Van Fleet World Innovation Award

Michelin’s new CrossClimate tyre range has secured its second major fleet award in as many months, being named as winner of the Innovation Award at the Van Fleet World Honours 2016. The award was...

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Repak ELT exceeds targets

Over 600 tyre outlets have joined Repak ELT, exceeding the target set by the Department of the Environment by more than 25 per cent. Repak ELT says these 600 plus outlets have committed to securing...

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RSA says defective tyres played role in many road deaths

A new study by the Road Safety Authority has found that defective tyres were a significant factor in a number of fatal collisions on Irish roads. An analysis of forensic collision investigations co...

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Yokohama winning more 4×4 OE tyre business

Lately Yokohama has been increasing its presence in the 4×4/SUV OE tyre segment, with more tyres selected by manufacturers for initial fitment. According to the company, there are 24 new additions...

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Ferrari retain early supremacy as ultrasoft tyre is debuted

FERRARI maintained their scintillating testing pace as Mercedes continued to dominate in the mileage stakes. With Nico Rosberg resuming driving duties from World Champion Lewis Hamilton, the Brackl...

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Bridgestone OE on new Toyota Prius

Bridgestone Ecopia and Turanza tyres are featured as original equipment on Toyota Motor Corporation’s new Prius hybrid vehicle. Bridgestone brand Ecopia and Turanza tyres are featured as original...

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New Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 takes flight

For more than 30 years, Goodyear Eagle tyres have delivered superior performance for drivers.   The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is continuing to deliver on the Eagle’s strong...

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Smart maps may hit the streets this year or next

LAS VEGAS -- You've doubtless heard about "smart" maps that let cars locate and communicate with other vehicles, stoplights and anything else encountered on the street. In theory, these maps will h...

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Audi, BMW sell fewer luxury cars than Mercedes

Germany’s Audi and BMW sold fewer vehicles in January than luxury rival Mercedes-Benz, which has benefited from a continued surge in Chinese demand for its compact cars and sport...

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New Michelin Pilot Sport 4 – perfect balance of pleasure and safety

The brand new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyre is the ideal tyre for drivers of powerful saloons and sports cars – with the perfect balance between pleasure and performance. The Michelin Pilot Sport 4...

Posted 5 years ago