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Should you fit new tyres to the front or rear?

Nowadays, most cars tend to be front wheel drive. On a front wheel drive vehicle the front tyres are working much harder than those on the rear axle. On a front wheel drive car the tractive force...

Posted 5 years ago

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BFGoodrich introduces toughest all-terrain tyre

BFGoodrich, creators of the first all-terrain tyre in 1976, is launching its toughest and most advanced off-road tyre yet. An all-season tyre that carries the 3 Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol indic...

Posted 5 years ago

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3,000 dangerous cars removed from the road by NCT so far this year

More than 3,000 cars have been labelled as dangerous and have been towed away from NCT centres around the country in the first half of 2015, new figures have revealed. The statistic is already on t...

Posted 5 years ago

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New Source of Silica Will Debut in Tire for the Chinese Market

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has reached a supply agreement with Yihai Food and Oil Industry in China for silica derived from rice husk ash. Goodyear will begin using the silica this year in...

Posted 5 years ago

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Consumers Association of Ireland awards top 'Choice Buy' status to ContiPremiumContact 5

The Consumers Association of Ireland's online magazine, 'Consumer Choice' recently published a tyre road test with the best recommendations for when it comes to replacing tyres on a car, with excellen...

Posted 5 years ago

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Design students present future tractor concept

CNH Industrial N.V., its Design Department, New Holland Agriculture and the Domus Academy in Milan, Italy, launched a project to offer promising design students the opportunity to express their ideas ...

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Falken tyres available for new Honda HR-V

The Honda HR-V will be rolling out across European showrooms this summer, with the option to order the new compact SUV equipped with Falken tyres. Customers who prefer a sportier look for their Hon...

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Michelin knows it must win Bernie Ecclestone over in F1 return bid

Michelin motorsport director Pascal Couasnon appreciates winning over a sceptical Bernie Ecclestone is key to the French tyre manufacturer's return to Formula 1. The battle for F1's next tyre-suppl...

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Looking Ahead to the World in 2050 with Bridgestone

Bridgestone Corporation has published, "Looking Ahead to the World in 2050," the Bridgestone Group's Environmental Report 2015 in English, which presents the Group's environmental activities. The r...

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More than 25,000 Renaults have been recalled because of a braking issue

French car manufacturer Renault has recalled more than 27,000 vehicles after discovering a fault with the braking system installed in some of its cars. The recall notice relates to the Renault Capt...

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Motor racing-Pirelli, Michelin only bidders for F1 tyre contract

Current suppliers Pirelli have tendered for the next three-year Formula One tyre contract from 2017 with Michelin their only rivals, Pirelli's motorsport head Paul Hembery said on Friday. "We did t...

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AutoExpress: BMW's futuristic hybrid is getting an engine upgrade

BMW's futuristic plug-in hybrid is so popular that the company can't keep up with demand, a problem that's likely to get much worse next year. Auto Express believes that BMW is about to...

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Bridgestone shows clear safety advantage of premium tyres

At the start of all tyre development, be it summer or winter, Bridgestone embraces the company motto of "Serving society with products of superior quality" and focuses on meeting consumer needs. ...

Posted 6 years ago

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Dunlop OE on new Mercedes AMG C63

Dunlop is fitting the new Mercedes AMG C63 and C63 T models with its Sport Maxx RT tyres as original equipment. The original equipment fitting of Dunlop's Ultra High Performance tyres on the Merced...

Posted 6 years ago

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Tyre safety tips keep you on track this bank holiday

Motorist taking to the road this weekend are being urged to check their tyres in advance of their journeys. To help avoid any unwanted delays, and to keep you and your loved ones safe as you take adva...

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Kumho creates bespoke ultra-high-performance tyres for Dodge Viper ACR

The beast is back! On May 9 Dodge unveiled the latest, and without doubt greatest, Viper ACR - a hand-built street-legal race car that will be available for sale in the US from September of this year....

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Michelin supports Citroen DS 60th anniversary

Michelin is standing alongside DS enthusiasts to celebrate the brand's 60th anniversary and pursuing this commitment by working with its teams and equipping all models of the DS sold in Europe. Mic...

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HSA issues alert for large tyre inflation

A series of fatal accidents involving large tyre inflation in 2014 has prompted the Health and Safety Authority to issue this safety alert to highlight the need for safe procedures during large tyre i...

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Nominations for Irish Auto Trade Awards close next Tuesday

Nominations for the Irish Auto Awards, which will be presented at a Gala Dinner at the Citywest Hotel & Exhibition Centre, in October close next Tuesday, June 2 at 1.00pm Nominations are now be...

Posted 6 years ago

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Continental tops AutoBild readership survey

Continental has retained top spot in the German car magazine AutoBild's big annual readership survey in 2015 to which almost 33,000 readers responded. Continental turned in the most successful over...

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Motorists get tyre safety advice

TyreSafe the UK tyre safety organisation is offering motorists tyre safety advice ahead of the forthcoming June Bank Holiday weekend. "Punctures and tyre-related incidents are the second most commo...

Posted 6 years ago

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Dump the junk in your trunk - Michelin urges motorists

Things we carry around needlessly in the boot of our car are costing us dearly in terms of the added fuel consumption and tyre wear it takes to transport the extra weight involved. Latest UK resear...

Posted 6 years ago

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Minister Kelly meets the Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA)

Alan Kelly, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government met with the President, Kevin Farrell and a delegation from the Irish Tyre Industry Association on Thursday. Minister ...

Posted 6 years ago

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Hankook to showcase comprehensive line-up in Italy

Hankook Tire is poised to present highlights of its comprehensive line-up for passenger cars, SUVs, light, medium and heavy trucks and buses at Autopromotec in Bologna, Italy next week. The company...

Posted 6 years ago

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Toyota and Nissan recalling thousands of cars in Ireland

The potential for the largest recall of cars we have seen in Ireland over safety concerns has come to light overnight with 6.5 million cars globally being recalled to replace potentially faulty airbag...

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BMW, Audi, And Mercedes-Benz Want To Buy Nokia's Maps To Fend Off Google

Keeping with old the adage of the enemy of my enemy is my friend, Germany's Big Three are working together to buy a controlling stake in Nokia's Here mapping unit. The move is partially to keep it out...

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Road-users urged to support UN Global Road Safety Week

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport,Paschal Donohoe, and Minister for the Environment Mark H Durkan in Northern Ireland, are calling on road-users throughout the island of Ireland to join the in...

Posted 6 years ago

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Michelin tyres help Peugeot to set a new fuel economy record

The new Peugeot 208 1.6L Blue HDI has been equipped with Michelin Energy Saver + tyres as standard. The vehicle managed to cover a distance of 2,152 km with just 43 litres of fuel on the PSA Peugeot C...

Posted 6 years ago

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Goodyear introduces tyres containing next-generation Silica

The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company has begun using a next-generation silica to increase the fuel-efficiency of its tyres. This new silica will be first used in the Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV tyre,...

Posted 6 years ago

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Children remind drivers to check their tyres

With the third UN Global Road Safety Week already under way, children have been reminding adults that keeping tyres in good condition helps reduce the chances of accidents and child causalities. Us...

Posted 6 years ago