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Goodyear’s latest Eagle has landed

Goodyear has launched the latest in its celebrated Eagle tyre family; the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3. This brand new ultra-high performance (UHP) tyre offers up to 2.6 metres shorter braking distance on we...

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New car sales up 34% as Hyundai topples VW from top spot

  New car sales rose 33.6 per cent in January compared to the same month last year, with 39,812 new 161 registrations. Hyundai finished the month as the best-selling brand with 5,062...

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Škoda urges UK motorists to think winter tyres

Škoda is urging motorists to get set for safe winter motoring, as new research reveals that up to 28 million cars across the UK could be kitted out with tyres that aren’t ideal for the conditions. ...

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Road Test: Lighter, leaner Jaguar XF still has plenty of style

The XF is the car that saved Jaguar. We might not recognise it right now, but in the annals of the big cat’s history, the XF will be a turning point. Until then the firm was in a nostalgia t...

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Punctures are no longer a let-down with DriveGuard

On a dark and dreary night the last thing any driver wants to do is pull over at the side of a narrow road or fast-moving motorway to change a tyre. Until now, the alternative for most people has been...

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Why we have never had it so good on choice of new car we can buy

The choice and variety of cars currently on the market is unprecedented, our analysis of the models on sale reveals today. The number of variants and segment-busting new models this year puts the l...

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Post-Christmas trouble gives AA busiest day in five years

  Post-Christmas car troubles on Monday delivered the Automobile Association’s rescue service its busiest day in five years, the AA said on Tuesday. The association, wh...

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New car sales set to return to 2008 levels

  New car sales are predicted to be in the region of 150,000 for 2016, up from the 124,945 registered in 2015. Figures from the Society of the Irish motor industry show new car registrati...

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TyreSafe reminds drivers to carry out regular tyre checks

TyreSafe is reminding drivers that the first and most important element to ensure tyre safety is to carry out regular checks. While various tyre types are available, all of them will need to be in ...

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Volkswagen cleared of cheating in CO2 scandal

An initial investigation into the Volkswagen Group’s array of cheating scandals has cleared the carmaker of claims it systematically cheated on CO2 figures. While the investigations continue in t...

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New website highlights the dangers of buying used tyres

TyreSafe, the UK tyre safety organisation has launched a website detailing the dangers, real cost and legal regulations on the sale of part worn tyres – http://www.partworn-tyres.co.uk/ Mill...

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Goodyear partners with German soccer club

MUNICH, Germany (Nov. 30, 2015) — Add Goodyear to the list of companies allying themselves with world soccer powers as part of their promotional efforts. Starting Jan. 1, Goodyear will be a “pl...

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After 40 years, BMW's 3 series rules a tougher league

In 1975, BMW introduced the 3 series, a sporty sedan that became synonymous with the brand's performance image. Forty years later, despite intensifying competition and changing customer tastes, the...

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Ford Mondeo takes Continental Irish Car of the Year crown

The Ford Mondeo has been voted Continental Irish Car of the Year 2016 by the Irish Motoring Writers’ Association. The announcement of the 39th Irish Car of the Year Award was made at an awards ce...

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Warning for motorists after overnight frost

Motorists are being advised to use caution this morning as low overnight temperatures led to ice and frost in some areas. AA Roadwatch has adivsed drivers to allow plenty of extra time to get to th...

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Pirelli celebrates multiple homologations for BMW

Pirelli has been homologated for the BMW X5 M and X6 M no matter what the season with the Scorpion Winter and the P Zero. In summer Pirelli has 100% Original Equipment on the 20-inch fitment – 28...

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Ford chooses Goodyear All Season Tyres as OE Fitment

All recently-launched Ford vehicles now come with the option of Goodyear’s new, award winning,  Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 All Season tyre as OE fitment. Ford’s new versions of the Focus, C-Max...

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Pirelli confirms Abu Dhabi tyre test

Pirelli has officially confirmed it will stage a tyre test following the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and have urged teams not use it as an opportunity to test new parts.  Though in the ...

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Is BMW’s hydrogen fuel cell technology worth pursuing?

The “Hydrogen vs Battery” vehicle argument has been raging on for quite some time. Many automakers and auto enthusiasts feel that hydrogen fuel cell-powered cars … The “Hydrogen vs Bat...

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Should I buy winter tyres?

As the temperature drops and thoughts turn to winter, many buyers will be wondering once again whether it’s worth investing in a set of winter tyres. Here’s our guide. Winter tyres have been th...

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Get your tyres checked today: It is a matter of life and death

At a recent tyre-safety awareness drive in central Dublin, a representative from the Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA) set up a number of free standing metal podiums to display tyres. They ran...

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All roads lead to Rome

Bridgestone Europe has announced plans to hire multiple engineers in the coming months at its European Technical Centre (TCE) near Rome. This is part of an investment plan to expand Bridgestone’s bu...

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ChemChina close to completing Pirelli takeover

ChemChina has completed the acquisition of just under 87 per cent of Pirelli’s ordinary shares, leaving it within touching distance of its goal of delisting the iconic Italian tyremaker. Marco ...

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BFGoodrich launches new tyre

Exclusively for the European market, BFGoodrich is launching its new tyre for SUVs and urban crossovers – the BFGoodrichUrban Terrain T/A. Available in Europe in early October 2015, the new BFGoo...

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Why the New 2017 Subaru Impreza Is a Huge Step for Fuji Heavy Industries

Subaru is about to unveil a concept version of the upcoming 2017 Impreza sedan. Any new model is a big deal for tiny Subaru. But the new Impreza is an especially big deal for Subaru's parent, Fuji Hea...

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RSA expresses concern over driver attitudes to tyre safety

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has expressed concern at driver attitudes to tyre safety, as a survey conducted by the Authority has revealed that 1 in 8 drivers (14%) have bought part-worn tyres in t...

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Volkswagen still on top as number of cars licensed jumps

The number of new cars licensed in the first nine months of the year rose by 31.7 per cent compared to the same period in 2014, according to the Central Statistics Office(CSO). The latest figu...

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Drivers warned to take care with tyre safety

The Minister for Transport, Paschal Donohoe, has asked drivers to ensure they check their tyres regularly, as he launched Irish Road Safety Week. Tyre safety, child safety and cycling safety are on...

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Volkswagen identify 1.2m cars in UK affected by software

Audi, Seat, Skoda and VW models feature the cheat software - still no word on the estimated 80,000 affected Volkswagen UK said around 1.2 million vehicles in Britain, including Audi, Seat...

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Getting to grips: 'Black Chilli' tyres stick to the job in the rain

If you ride a bicycle, sometimes go for a run in a pair of Adidas trainers, and own a car from any number of the major manufacturers there is a chance that in every instance you are interacting with t...

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