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RSA now backing 3mm campaign

The licensed tyre trade has received a timely boost with news that the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has thrown its weight of support behind the campaign to replace tyres at 3mm. In road safety bulle...

Posted 7 years ago

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Kia revitalises Cee’d range, previews new Optima

Kia is going to have a busy Geneva motor show. While brother brand (and frequent rival) Hyundai will be unveiling its new Tuscon compact crossover _ the replacement for the ix35 – Kia...

Posted 7 years ago

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Winners of Tire Technology International Awards announced

The winners of this year’s Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence have been crowned at a ceremony at Tire Technology Expo. Michelin picked up wins in tw...

Posted 7 years ago

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Petrol stretching destroys 2000 plus petrol-engined cars

Padraic Deane, writing for Independent.ie today says that petrol stretching, the lethal contamination of unleaded petrol with kerosene, has now destroyed or totally disabled in excess of 2,0...

Posted 7 years ago

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Ford wants Focus to retake No.1 sales spot

If you wanted to choose a new car launch that actually makes more of a difference to more of the people, then it’s this one. Aston Martins and Ferraris may make more headlines and draw in the glamou...

Posted 7 years ago

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DECLG set to establish full PRI scheme

TyreTrade.ie has learned that the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government (DECLG) has decided to establish a full PRI scheme comprising of a single compliance scheme for end–of-lif...

Posted 7 years ago

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Goodyear introduces eight AA tyre sizes

Goodyear is introducing eight tyre sizes boasting AA label grades in its EfficientGrip Performance line. This means that Goodyear will offer one of the largest ranges of tyre sizes sporting the AA Eur...

Posted 7 years ago

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Caution urged after heavy snowfalls in some areas

Road users have been urged to exercise caution, with wintry conditions persisting around much of the country. The northwest is particularly badly affected; with a Status Orange snow and i...

Posted 8 years ago

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New figures reveal which car is most likely to pass the NCT test

New statistics from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) reveal the make of car that is most likely to pass the NCT. Out of over one million cars tested in 2013, the most reliable proved to be the Toyot...

Posted 8 years ago

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Michelin to feature prominently in Detroit

Michelin is once again prominently featured on several high profile world premieres and other recently introduced automobiles during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The follo...

Posted 8 years ago

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Michelin Xeobib tyres plough on

A set of Michelin XeoBib tractor tyres has clocked up more than 2,500 hours of demanding slurry work and the tyres still have two-thirds of their tread remaining. Paul Nixon, who runs Selkirk-based...

Posted 8 years ago

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Motorists warned of 'Flat Battery Monday'

Motorists are being advised to keep their car road-ready - as much of Ireland's workforce gears up for the first day back at work on Monday, after the Christmas break. Allianz Global Assistance Ire...

Posted 8 years ago

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Booming Irish car sales expected to continue into 2015

A bumper year for new Irish car sales in 2014 looks likely to continue in 2015. The latest figures for 2014, from Motorcheck.ie, show the market is up 30% on 2013 figures. The industry had predicte...

Posted 8 years ago

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Number of motorists texting and calling while driving doubles

The number of people texting or making phone calls while driving has doubled this year, despite tougher new penalties. The Irish Independent reports that a new Road Safety Authority survey has foun...

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Local gardaí urge road users to stay safe over the holidays as checkpoint campaign continues

Gardaí are appealing to road users to stay safe on the road over the festive period as part of the Garda Síochána Western Region Road Safety Christmas Campaign. The campaign, which began on Dece...

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Ireland comes sixth in Europe for new car Co2 emissions

When it comes to new car sales we are on the rise with nearly 100k new cars hitting the road in 2014 but Co2 emissions are also falling. In a study carried out by the European Federation for Transport...

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Continental paints positive picture of Commercial Vehicle tyre market

The replacement truck tyre market in Ireland, will finish down 5 per cent this year, according to figures released by Continental. A broader view of Europe shows the market is up by three per cent ...

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Car sales up by 12% in November

New car sales rose by 12.1 per cent in November, with 1,465 cars licensed during the month. However the sale of second-hand imported cars fell by 6.9 per cent to 4,177 when compared with November 2013...

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Nissan Qashqai is the Continental Irish Car of the Year 2015

The Nissan Qashqai has won the prestigious Continental Irish Car of the Year 2015 award, writes Padraic Deane. For the 38th. consecutive year, the award has been voted for by the members of the Irish ...

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Michelin opens world’s first manufacturing plant to build revolutionary airless radial tyre

Michelin has opened its newest plant in North America, which will produce the innovative MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® Airless Radial Tyre™ for commercial applications. An idea first conceived by Michel...

Posted 8 years ago

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Continental faces customization and tuning challenges

Sales of new cars in Europe may be falling, but the trend towards customization and tuning remains unbroken. Surveys show that nearly one in five customers spend more than €10,000 on tuning their...

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ITIA president calls for more industry training

The Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA) is urging all tyre businesses to ensure that their staff receive proper training in the wake of a number of recent tyre related fatalities. “This year h...

Posted 8 years ago

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Thousands Of Cars With No Valid NCT

More than 200 thousand cars are on the roads with no valid NCT. That figure is likely to rise due to a backlog in testing. Tough new laws to be introduced next month will mean that motorists fac...

Posted 8 years ago

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Driving tips for making it through heavy rain and floods

Had a peek out the window lately? Go on, get your head up from that Excel file and check out the gloom and wetness. Ireland in November is rarely, if ever, a cheery place but right now it ha...

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Continental delivers top-end technology for top-end athletes

Powerful sports cars, fast motorbikes and big trucks: Continental is well known as a producer of excellent tyres for powerful vehicles. But cycle sport also benefits from the company’s leading-edge ...

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Continental Tyres warns against burning tyres this Halloween

Continental Tyres Ireland is advising people for the Halloween celebrations not to include tyres among the material they plan to burn in bonfires this year. Tom Dennigan, General Manager of Contine...

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More praise for Bridgestone winter tyres

Hard on the heels of the overwhelming success of the Blizzak LM001 in the 2014 ADAC winter tyre test, two more tyres from the Bridgestone winter line-up have been the subject of high praise from other...

Posted 8 years ago

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Tyre sales stabilise across Europe

The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers Association published today figures concerning its members’ sales in the third quarter of 2014. In the third quarter of 2014, after the strong performan...

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Regional winners of the Tyre Retailer of the Year Awards announced

The Regional winners of the Tyre Retailer of the Year Awards have been announced on AutoTradeAwards.ie. Following an extensive trawl of Ireland’s top tyre retailers over the past four months, the...

Posted 8 years ago

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Tyre dealers get ready for Road Safety Week

Tyre dealers across the country are inviting motorists to have their tyres checked as part of Road Safety Week, as research by the Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA) shows motorists are leaving it...

Posted 8 years ago