A new stealth tax on tyres which will pour millions of euro into a new Government-appointed agency or quango that will cost motorists money while putting jobs in the tyre industry at risk. That was the stark warning in a statement today (Thursday) from the Independent Tyre Wholesalers and Retailers Association (ITWRA) as they took their
As part of its mission to provide quality training to UK garages, Klarius tells us that it has teamed up with respected industry body, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), to independently validate its latest emissions product training modules. The IMI offers IMI accreditation for educational courses to help increase knowledge and quality within
Dublin city centre will be brought to a standstill on Thursday, December 8, when between 50 and 60 tyre dealers from all over Ireland bring their vans and trucks to Dublin to mount a major protest at Dail Eireann, orgainised by the Independent Tyre Wholesalers and Retailers Association (ITWRA). The trucks and vans will circle
Kevin Burke Tyres, the well-known tyre distributor, has added another string to its bow, with the addition of an off-road wheel manufacturing facility at its premises in Athenry, Co. Galway. The company showcased its range of off-road wheels, in a wide selection of colours at the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore, Co. Offaly in September.
The De Rooy team, winners of the 2016 Dakar rally truck class, are going for gold again in the world’s toughest race, driving on standard Goodyear Offroad ORD tyres. Gerard De Rooy and his team have chosen Goodyear Offroad ORD truck tyres for their four race trucks and Goodyear Omnitrac mixed service tyres for their
The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., has extended its agreement to supply its global flagship brand “ADVAN” racing tyres as the sole control tyre for the All-Japan Formula 3 Championship Series through until the end of 2019. The extension means Yokohama Rubber will be the sole tyre supplier to the championship series for nine straight years,
Top Scottish bus and coach operator, Whitelaws Coaches, has implemented a Continental tyres only policy on its fleet, following conclusive tests against its former tyre choice. Speaking on behalf of the family-owned firm, George Whitelaw said, “We had been running other premium tyres for a great many years, but when we were offered the chance
Armagh Tyres Ltd has been appointed the official distributor of Boto PCR, SUV, Van and Light Commercial tyres on the island of Ireland. Manufactured in Shangdong province, China, the Boto range of PCR, SUV, Van and Light Commercial tyres has been distributed worldwide since 2004. The brand is owned by Wanda Boto, a subsidiary of
Comparative tests run by Spanish haulier Marcotran show that on certain routes it can save almost €1,000 per vehicle per year by using Goodyear FUELMAX tyres, and the high mileage offered by KMAX tyres makes them more economical on other routes. Marcotran is an international freight company operating about 700 trucks and 1,200 trailers, with
In cold weather, Continental recommends fitting winter tyres on all axles of trucks and buses. This is because in wintry conditions, standard tyres reach their limits very quickly, even if they bear the M+S symbol. In many European countries, the minimum legal requirement for tyres suitable for winter use is usually limited to the drive
The Goodyear EfficientGrip Cargo has been announced to succeed the Goodyear Cargo Marathon light truck offering up to 10,000 km greater mileage1. With fuel efficiency and increased mileage becoming even more important for drivers and fleets2, the new light truck tyre meets these demands thanks to its new silica compound and improved tread wear performance.