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Ford Transit Custom voted Continental Irish Van of the Year 2012

The Ford Transit Custom has been voted Continental Irish Van of the Year 2013 by the Irish Motoring Writers Association (IMWA).  The announcement was made today at an awards ceremony at the Conve...

Posted 11 years ago

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Continental truck tyres reach for the skies

By Padraic Deane 
Known for their long life and premium engineering since 1871, today’s Continental tyres are reaching new heights as they help operate some of the world’s most inventi...

Posted 11 years ago

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Continental Tyres survey on cars and the dating game

By Connor ORourke On a first date, guys might like to consider picking up their dates in their car as fully two thirds of girls say they would be either flattered or pleasantly surprised to ...

Posted 11 years ago

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Conti constantly seeking innovation

By Connor ORourke Continental Specialty Tyres are the market leader in product innovations, always at the forefront of product development. As the only market player to offer super elastic, ...

Posted 11 years ago

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ContiSportContact 5 tops summer tyre test

By John Loughran   The ContiSportContact 5 has topped a summer tyre test carried out by one of Europe’s leading motorisng organisations. ADAC has published the results of its su...

Posted 11 years ago

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Continental launches two new van tyres at Geneva Motor Show

By Padraic Deane Continental has launched two new van tyres at the Geneva Motor Show this week. They also come with a new brand designation along the passenger car tyre lines – ContiVan...

Posted 11 years ago

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Continental meets UHP challenges

By Padraic Deane Quicker, bigger, wider – and more and more of it. The significance of the ultra-high-performance segment, known as UHP for short, has continuously risen over the past few ...

Posted 11 years ago

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The future now: Continental reveals new indoor brake testing facility

Continental hopes to cut braking distances and prevent accidents on the road, after launching its advanced indoor tyre testing facility. Like a scene from a cinema blockbuster the Volkswagen Golf c...

Posted 11 years ago

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Conti urges motorists to switch to summer tyres

By Padraic Deane Cool temperatures heretofore could give car drivers the impression that they can drive with winter tyres all year round, but that is not the case, according to Continental. ...

Posted 11 years ago

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Continental receives Automotive News PACE Award

By Padraic Deane Continental has received the 2013 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) Award for its tyre  pressure monitoring system (TPMS...

Posted 11 years ago

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ContiSportContact 5 SUV recommended by German magazine

By Declan O Byrne The ContiSportContact 5 SUV has been given the “Recommended” seal by the specialist editors at German magazine, Auto Zeitung Allrad. The specialists from Cologne eva...

Posted 10 years ago

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Continental uses football sponsorship as strategic communications platform

By Padraic Deane In the run-up to the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil, the Tyre Division of Continental AG can  look back on almost 18 successful years of using football sponsors...

Posted 10 years ago

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Two thirds of drivers don’t know legal tread depth

By Declan O Byrne Drivers unaware of the safety issues of tyres at 1.6mm tread depth, and two-thirds admit to not knowing that it is the legal limit. That’s the stark findings of a survey ...

Posted 10 years ago

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ContiSportContact 5 P tyre OE on new Maserati Quattroporte

By Padraic Deane Italian sports car manufacturer Maserati has approved the ContiSportContact 5 P tyre for the new Quattroporte. This is the first approval that Continental has ever receiv...

Posted 10 years ago

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Continental celebrates 140 years making bicycle tyres

By Declan O Byrne France is celebrating the 100th edition of the Tour de France, the race that dominates French life every July, as tyremaker Continental, celebrates 140 years making bicycle...

Posted 10 years ago

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Continental launches ContiRioKick app

Continental has unveiled an exciting game to mark the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil. The free ContiRioKick app is now available and the aim of  the game is to start the longest-possible sequen...

Posted 10 years ago

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Continental focuses on green tyres

By Padraic Deane Made from renewable raw materials and containing only very small quantities of fossil materials, “green tyres” are the stuff of dreams for any tyre manufacturer. Chemist...

Posted 10 years ago

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Continental receives Audi OE

By Padraic Deane Continental has received a whole raft of approvals from Audi, where its ContiSportContact 5 series has ben  approved for the Audi A3 as well as for the automaker’s fl...

Posted 10 years ago

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Continental benefits from football sponsorship

In June of this year, Continental was an official partner and sponsor of two major sporting events: the 2013 DFB Cup Final on June 1 in Berlin, when FC Bayern Munich met VfB Stuttgart, and the 2013 Co...

Posted 10 years ago

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Continental unveils ContiSilent tyres

Automakers expect tyres that not only demonstrate top performance characteristics but are also particularly quiet, generating only what the occupants perceive as a pleasant noise level. To meet these ...

Posted 10 years ago

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Continental receives “very positive” rating in survey

By Connor ORourke Continental Tyre has received a “very positive” rating in a survey conducted by TNS Infratest on behalf of German automobile club ADAC . In terms of both brand aware...

Posted 10 years ago

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Continental develops first air suspension system

By Connor ORourke Continental has developed its first air suspension system for an ‘all-electric vehicle’. Following a shortened development phase, the first series delivery of the air ...

Posted 10 years ago

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Continental to exhibit at Frankfurt Motor Show

By Connor ORourke At this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) from September 12-22, under the motto “A Day in a Driver’s Life”, Continental will be presenting its latest products, technolog...

Posted 10 years ago

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Surefreight make significant savings with Continental tyres

With all transport and logistics businesses under pressure to keep costs down one Northern Ireland haulage company is seeing significant savings resulting from good tyre management. To make these s...

Posted 10 years ago

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ContiWinterContact TS 850 tops winter tyre test

By Padraic Deane The ContiWinterContact TS 850 chas learly set itself apart from its competitors in a winter tyre test performed by specialist magazine ACE Lenkrad. The ContiWinterCo...

Posted 10 years ago

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2014 Continental Irish Car of the Year shortlist

By Padraic Deane An original field of 51 candidates for the Continental Irish Car of the Year 2014 awards has been reduced to 16, the Irish Motoring Writers Association (IMWA) has announced. A...

Posted 10 years ago

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Continental joins in World Quality Day

Continental is joining the United Nations’ World Quality Day with a total of 16 locations from the company’s Tire Division organising events and activities in order to raise the awareness for qual...

Posted 10 years ago

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Continental launches European Winter Tyre Regulations guide

John Loughran Continental Tyres has produced an update to its comprehensive guide for truck and coach operators travelling to mainland Europe this winter. Winter tyre regulations differ greatly bet...

Posted 10 years ago

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Continental Irish Van of the Year 2014 category winners announced

The Toyota Auris Van and Ssangyong Korando Commercial have been named Category Winners of the Continental Irish Van of the Year 2014 title by the Irish Motoring Writers Association (IMWA) Van Jur...

Posted 10 years ago

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Continental EcoPlus HT3 trailer tyre

As the first representative of a completely new truck tyre generation for the goods sector, the Continental EcoPlus HT3 trailer tyre is set to take its place on the international commercial vehicle st...

Posted 10 years ago

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Continental tops Which? Best Buy Table

Which?, the consumer champion, has awarded Best Buy status to the ContiWinterContact TS850 in two popular tyre sizes. The Which? Best Buy endorsements reveal the must-have tyres across popular size...

Posted 10 years ago

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ContiTech redesigns timing belt sticker

No smearing, clear instructions and excellent adhesion – the ContiTech Power Transmission Group has redesigned the sticker on which workshops record when a timing belt was changed. The sticker ad...

Posted 10 years ago

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Continental to focus on overall driving costs at CV Show

Helping its customers achieve lowest overall driving cost underlines Continental Tyres’ philosophy, and its presence at the CV Show 2014, 29 April-01 May, will showcase a number of products and serv...

Posted 10 years ago

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Volkswagen chooses Continental

Volkswagen has approved three premium summer tyres from Continental to be fitted at the factory. The Golf 7 will be fitted with the 15- and 16-inch ContiEcoContact 5 and ContiPremiumContact 5, the ...

Posted 10 years ago

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ContiPremiumContact 5 wins tyre test

Continental’s ContiPremiumContact 5 summer tyre has taken first place in a tyre test in the latest issue of the specialist German publication “auto motor und sport” The testers were part...

Posted 10 years ago

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Continental embarks on road to Rio

Continental Tyres has embarked on its ‘road to Rio’ campaign, which is a roadshow that is taking a little piece of Brazil to football fans across England. For the roadshow, they have teamed up ...

Posted 10 years ago

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Premium summer tyres for all passenger car classes

Continental’sContiEcoContact 5 – the current tyre for compact and lower medium-sized class vehicles – has undergone an almost revolutionary development compared to its predecessor. This meant...

Posted 10 years ago

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Continental in-tyre sensors read tread depth

The close cooperation between electronics and tyres developers at Continental, the international automotive supplier, continues to bear fruit. Future tyres pressure sensors, for instance, will be able...

Posted 10 years ago

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Continental Wins GreenTec Award 2014

Continental, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME) at the University of Münster have been honoured with the GreenTec Award 2014 for their co-development project...

Posted 10 years ago

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New Continental WinterContact TS 850 P

Continental’s new WinterContact TS 850 P goes on sale across Europe in the autumn. With the new model, Continental has succeeded in significantly enhancing the performance characteristics of the tyr...

Posted 9 years ago

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Irish Fans are rooting for Argentina – Continental survey shows

A survey conducted by Continental Tyres, Official Sponsor of the FIFA 2014 World Cup™, in conjunction with the top Irish soccer fans’ website, youboysingreen.ie, has found that in Ireland’s abse...

Posted 9 years ago

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Conti.eContact achieves A rating

Continental has taken the Conti.eContact that was originally launched in 2011 with electric vehicles in mind and refined it to meet the needs of hybrid models. Thanks to the introduction of numerou...

Posted 9 years ago

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Continental celebrates World Cup with limited-edition tyres

To celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil, official sponsor Continental has added three limited-edition passenger car and bus tyres to its product portfolio. The special design on the sid...

Posted 9 years ago

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ContiSportContact 5 approved for all Ghibli models

Maserati has approved Continental summer tyres to be fitted at the factory for its Ghibli model. [ContiSportContact5] Continental will now manufacture the ContiSportContact 5 in eight sizes between...

Posted 9 years ago

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Continental leads leads the field with Conti.eContact tyre

Hybrids could account for up to eight percent of cars on the roads by 2020 and Continental Tyre group believes it is leading the way in the development of a product specifically designed for use on th...

Posted 9 years ago

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RSA criticised over delay in responding to tyre industry submission

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has been criticised over the delay in responding to a submission by the tyre industry calling for regulation of the sale and use of part-worn tyres. Continental Tyre...

Posted 9 years ago

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Tyre labels yet to have effect – Dennigan

Labels that tell consumers about a tyre’s fuel efficiency, wet grip and noise levels have not worked – yet, the Irish Independent has reported. Continental’s chief Tom Dennigan, says the...

Posted 9 years ago

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Continental Tyres to become official partner of 
women’s soccer in Ireland

Continental Tyres and the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) have announced a partnership that will see the German-based tyre manufacturer become an official partner of women’s soccer in Ireland....

Posted 9 years ago

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Latest Continental Innovations at IAA Hanover

“Driving the Future”, the motto of the world’s biggest commercial vehicle show, the IAA in Hanover, is underlined by the new products launched by Continental at the show this year under its own ...

Posted 9 years ago

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Continental to showcase tyre pressure monitoring system at IAA

Continental will showcase its tyre pressure monitoring system – ContiPressureCheck at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany next month. Continental says its ContiPressureCheck tyre ...

Posted 9 years ago

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Workshops get TPMS advice from Continental VDO

Every new car in the European Union will have to be fitted with a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) after November 1. As a result, workshops will have to check that the TPM system is functioni...

Posted 9 years ago

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Continental adds function to simplify tyre Pressure Monitoring

Continental has added a new feature to its successful ContiPressureCheck™ tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Automatic Trailer Learning (ATL) can now monitor the condition of tyres on trucks an...

Posted 9 years ago

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Continental rolls out 3rd generation truck tyres at IAA

Continental is rolling out a new generation of tyres in the truck segment at the 65th IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover this week. The German automotive supplier is displays its new 3rd gener...

Posted 9 years ago

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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...

Posted 9 years ago

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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 ...

Posted 9 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...

Posted 9 years ago

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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 ...

Posted 9 years ago

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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...

Posted 9 years ago

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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...

Posted 9 years ago

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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 ...

Posted 9 years ago

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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. ...

Posted 9 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...

Posted 9 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 8 years ago

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Conti.eContact refined for hybrid models

Continental has taken the Conti.eContact - originally launched in 2011 with electric vehicles in mind - and refined it specifically to meet the needs of hybrid models. Thanks to the introduction of...

Posted 8 years ago

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Continental promote environmentally friendly trucks

Continental is supporting a joint pilot project between BMW Group and its logistics partner Scherm Group to promote environmentally friendly trucks. As part of the project, the German premium tyre ...

Posted 8 years ago

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Driver prejudices cause road safety concerns

Over 16 million UK motorists judge other drivers based on the colour, type, and cleanliness of their car and even let it affect how they drive according to a new study released today.Some 45 per cent ...

Posted 8 years ago

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Continental launches new SportContact 6

Continental is continuing its successful range of ultra high-performance summer tyres with the introduction of the new SportContact 6. The new high-technology tyre from the development department in H...

Posted 8 years ago

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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...

Posted 8 years ago

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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...

Posted 8 years ago

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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...

Posted 8 years ago

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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...

Posted 7 years ago

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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...

Posted 7 years ago

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Continental set to exhibit tyres made from Dandelions

Continental is for the first time unveiling components and tyres for trucks and buses made from natural rubber derived from dandelion roots. At the forthcoming International Motor Show Commercial V...

Posted 7 years ago

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Irish motorists show concerns in relation to autonomous driving

One in four Irish motorists say they have serious concerns in relation to the advent of autonomous driving with 15 percent saying that the concept of self-driving cars scares them, whilst 11 percent s...

Posted 7 years ago

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Continental launches new tyre information and management system for commercial fleets

Continental has launched “ContiConnect, a tyre information and management system for commercial fleets. ContiConnect monitors, analyses and reports tyre pressure and temperature for the entire fleet...

Posted 7 years ago

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'Scary' number of Irish people driving on ticking bomb tyres

A 'scary' number of motorists are driving around on potentially lethal tyres, new research shows.   An analysis of tyres replaced at depots around the country show a 'woeful level of disreg...

Posted 7 years ago

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Continental publishes findings of Mobility Study 2016

Freedom, independence, being the kings of the road – these are things that continue to appeal to professional drivers. In the Continental Mobility Study 2016 on the future of logistics, 75 per cent ...

Posted 7 years ago

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Continental Tyres urges motorists to switch their lights on in daylight

With the Winter Solstice falling next week on December 21, it means that daylight time starts to get slightly longer each day, however, Continental Tyres Ireland is advising motorists not to wait unti...

Posted 7 years ago

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Auto Bild sport tyre test: A surprisingly modest result for Continental

Continental’s had a good run of it in the spate of tyre tests published in time for summer 2017. From victory in the main Auto Bild summer tyre test to wins in those conducted by Auto Bild Spor...

Posted 7 years ago

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Phone driving: 28k caught - Lethal tyres: 853 caught

Questions are being raised over why so few people are being hit with penalty points for driving with dangerous tyres. Around 28,000 people were caught using a phone at the wheel last ye...

Posted 7 years ago

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Is your car in top form and ready for the holidays?

As the school holidays approach, the thoughts of many families turn towards the precious annual holiday.  For families that are planning a holiday with the car, either at home or abroad, German t...

Posted 6 years ago

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Serious questions are raised over quality of some pre-NCT checks

Serious question marks are being raised over the extent of some 'pre-NCT' tests and checks. Motorists pay for such tests so their car will get through the NCT without fault or further e...

Posted 6 years ago

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Continental’s new PremiumContact 6 summer tyre receives two design awards

Continental’s new PremiumContact 6 summer tyre for mid-range and luxury-class cars has received two internationally renowned design awards. The juries of both the IF Design Award 2017 and the red...

Posted 6 years ago

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Continental Tyres top winter tests

In two tests run by AutoBild magazine, winter tyres from Continental have again turned in successful performances. In the large-scale test staged by AutoBild, the WinterContact TS 860 was best-in-test...

Posted 6 years ago

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Continental continues to expand agricultural tyre business

Continental is continuing to expand its business with the agricultural industry and is boosting its activities with regard to automation, digitalization and sustainability in the agricultural sector. ...

Posted 6 years ago