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Test shows importance of choosing the right tyres

Tyres are incredibly unsexy and it's easy to see why. The round black things are bought begrudgingly, usually out of necessity, when they're either bald or burst. And you can't buy just one; best prac...

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Hankook OE on Porsche Macan

Hankook is extending its successful premium original equipment for the Sports Activity and Sports Utility Vehicle segments. Hankook is continuing its offensive in the premium segment and is now sup...

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Continental highlights issue of road safety around schools

Before the Easter Holidays, Continental Tyres Ireland joined forces with transition year students from Drimnagh Castle Secondary School in Dublin to highlight the issue of road safety around schools. ...

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How 200,000 of us risk our lives in potentially dangerous cars

Last year was the busiest on record for the National Car Test (NCT). A total of 2,026,630 tests were conducted. Two-thirds (66pc were full and the remainder re-tests). Of the 1,344,265 full tests cond...

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BMW Retains Title of World's Top Luxury Car Brand

German car giant stays ahead of rivals with a 5.4% increase in car sales for the first three months of the year. BERLIN--BMW AG defended its position as the world's top premium car brand ...

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Land Rover Chooses Pirelli P Zero

Land Rover has chosen the Pirelli P Zero tyre with Pirelli Noise Cancelling System (PNCS) as the 22-inch Summer fitment for the new Range Rover Sport. The Range Rover Sport is not only the first of...

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New car sales up 33.5% so far this year

The number of new cars taxed for the first time during the first three months of this year is up 33.5 per cent on the same period last year. By the end of March there were 52,543 new private cars taxe...

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Continental launches new low profile tyre

More stringent checks to ensure compliance with the permitted overall height of volume transports pose significant challenges for transport companies and demand new vehicle concepts.The Conti EcoPlus ...

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Hundreds of car engines still being destroyed due to fuel contamination

There are hundreds of car engines still being destroyed as a result of fuel contamination. And it was raised in D?il ?ireann yesterday (full text below) that two-thirds of reports to Garda? about...

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Minister of State issues PRI update in Dail

Minister of State,  Kevin Humphries addressed the Dail on Thursday, March 26, on the issue of the proposed full Producer Responsibility Initiative, which was raised by Robert Troy, T.D. Minist...

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Dunlop OE on Mercedes-AMG C63

The new Mercedes AMG C63 and C63 T models are getting the Dunlop Sport Maxx RT tyre as original equipment. The original equipment fitting of Dunlop's Ultra High Performance tyres on the Mercedes-AM...

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Gardai set to target speeding in tunnel.

Gardai are planning to target motorists speeding in the Dublin Port Tunnel. The move comes after it emerged that more than half of drivers are using the tunnel to speed, but none are being prosecut...

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New Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres available for new Audi R8

Michelin has developed a special version of its Pilot Sport Cup 2 ultra-high performance tyre for the new Audi R8. This tyre will be an optional fitment that can be specified by customers and it can b...

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Tyres Working Group issues PRI update

The Tyres Working Group, which is charged with the implementation of a full Producer Responsibility Initiative (PRI) for tyres has issued the following statement to TyreTrade.ie. The Minister for...

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Continental looks forward to summer tyre test results

The major automotive trade magazines and automobile clubs across Europe are publishing the results of their comprehensive summer tyre tests over the next few weeks. Continental products have regularly...

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Michelin unveils innovative concept tyre

Farmers of the future could be specifying tyres with original tread patterns, following the unveiling of what might become the next generation of agricultural tyres from Michelin. The LIFEBIB VF 71...

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General tyre – the specialist in 4×4 tyres

Tyres for SUVs and off-road usage are traditionally one of the focal points of the American tyre brand General Tire. In recent years, the Americans have over-hauled their products, and adapted them to...

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Goodyear launches ‘My Feel Good Place’ social media campaign

Goodyear launched a new social media campaign to back up its “Made to Feel Good” slogan. The “My Feel Good Place” campaign is being run through Instagram, collecting images of people’s favou...

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Aventador LP700-4 Pirelli Edition is coming

Co-operation between Lamborghini and Pirelli dates back to the year, when Ferruccio Lamborghini turned to Pirelli to supply the tyres for the first car of his newly established automotive company: the...

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Dunlop introduces AA label grades for Sport BluResponse line

Dunlop is introducing AA label grades in four tyres sizes from its Sport BluResponse line. The introduction signifies the successful accomplishment of a challenge that Dunlop set for itself in 2012...

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Firestone rebounds in Europe

Firestone came to Europe from the USA in the 1930’s. Ever since, it has maintained a place in the old continent’s tyre market thanks to its strong American heritage and reputation for reliable, co...

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PCL offers motorists tyre advice

It’s getting to that time of year when holidaymakers who enjoy self-drive breaks start to consider where to go and when. Whether you’re opting for a jaunt to the west of Ireland or further afie...

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Michelin connects Ford Focus Electric to the road and digital world

The 2015 Ford Focus Electric will not only be connected to the road by its MichelinEnergy Saver tyres but also to the digital world by the Michelin guides that are pre-loaded onto its SYNC2 in-car con...

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Dunlop showcases Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3

Dunlop is showcasing a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 model at Geneva International Motor Show with its partner, AMG Customer Sports. The same model, equipped with Dunlop Sport Maxx racing tyres,...

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Michelin latest new tyre set to be a game changer

“A turning point in tyre history” is the way that Michelin described the pending arrival of their all-new tyre In May of this year. Michelin will launch their CrossClimate in Europe, and it holds ...

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Continental focuses on Innovations for maximum Grip at Geneva

Continental has chosen the motto “Innovations for maximum Grip” for the Geneva Motor Show this week and highlight on its stand include the new Conti.eContact for hybrid cars as well as a WinterCon...

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Risk of further snow showers, forecasters warn

Met Eireann is warning of further snow and ice to come over the next 24 hours as the current cold snap continues. Much of Meath was blanked with snow on Sunday as heavy wintry showers persisted fro...

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Bridgestone brings innovation and safety to Geneva

Bridgestone goes to Geneva this year with a range of innovative tyres and technologies focused on the industry’s most important needs: efficiency, sustainability and safety.  The Bridgesto...

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General Tire celebrates 100 years

Tradition-rich U.S. tyrebrand General Tire is celebrating its centenary. The company traces its origins to Akron, Ohio, where William F. O’Neill and his partner Winfred E. Fouse had the idea of prod...

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport for new BMW X5 M and X6 M

BMW has chosen the Michelin Pilot Super Sport as the sole 21-inch fitment for its new high-performance X5 M and X6 M models. From its market launch in early 2015, the BMW X5 M and X6 M fitted with ...

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