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Drivers dice with death as tests reveal big rise in danger tyres

RSA expert / Independent.ie: This time last year, I talked about the impact a new EU directive would have on roadworthiness testing (basically the NCT and CVRT). I also highlighted how the directive would target the two vehicle fault items most closely linked to road safety – tyres and brakes. Unfortunately, since the changes kicked

Giuliano and Velyen to the fore on Park Tyres stand

The Park Tyres stand at the recent Auto Trade EXPO in Dublin was all about the Giuliano range of tyre changers and wheel balancers and the Velyen range of vehicle lifts. Park Tyres Ltd., sole distributors of Giuliano Automotive equipment showcased the Giuliano range of tyre changers and wheel balancers. All equipment was operational on

Oranmore man wins Milwaukee high torque cordless wrench sponsored by P.J. Fallon & Son.

Congratulations to John Donnellan of Donnellan Auto Services in Oranmore, Co. Galway for winning our eight prize in the run-up to the Auto Trade EXPO, John is the lucky winner of a Milwaukee high torque ½ inch cordless impact wrench sponsored by P.J. Fallon & Son. The Auto Trade EXPO takes place at Citywest Hotel

Goodyear launches fuel-efficient CO2-reducing tyres

Goodyear is launching Fuelmax Performance – its most fuel-efficient tyre range to date – at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018.

Yokohama proudly displayed on new Chelsea FC home kit

Premium tyre manufacturer Yokohama is proud to have its logo emblazoned across the front of the new home kit of Chelsea FC for the 2018/19 season, which was launched by the club last week. The new kit takes inspiration from the famous and much-loved jerseys of the 1980s and 90s. Flashes of colour light up

New Aftersales Manager at Pro-Align

Having already established a reputation for providing industry leading levels of aftersales care, wheel servicing equipment specialist Pro-Align has further boosted its credentials in this area with the appointment of a new aftersales manager. Experienced aftermarket professional Nigel Jacob joins the business from a specialist automotive dealer consultancy where he was responsible for improving the

Hankook Tyres sponsors Northern Ireland Road Safety Awards 2017

Hankook Tyres, distributed in Northern Ireland by Tyre Call (NI) Ltd played its part in promoting road safety, when it sponsored the “Voluntary” category at the recent Northern Ireland Road Safety Awards 2017. The awards, which are now in their third year, are in association with Road Safe NI and title sponsors, leading accident management

Kings Road Tyres returns to private ownership

Sailun Jinyu Group has announced that it sold its Kings Road Tyres Group (KRT Group) tyre wholesale subsidiary to KRT Holdings Ltd. KRT Holdings Ltd, was incorporated in September 2017 and has one director – KRT managing director Adrian Bader. According to an official statement, Sailun acquired KRTG in 2014 and worked closely with the group’s UK management

Hankook appoints new CEO

Hankook Tire has appointed Soo-Il Lee (55) as its President & Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Lee will oversee the management of Hankook Tire using his experience gained through executive positions at Hankook Tire across the globe. He acted as Managing Director of Hankook France from 2001 till 2003. In 2006 he took over the position

Naughten reminds the public that bonfires are illegal

The Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten is reminding the public that bonfires are illegal under Waste Legislation. The Law states it is an offence to dispose of waste by uncontrolled or unregulated burning. 

Government scheme won’t stop stockpiles of illegally dumped tyres – warns trade bodies

The two main tyre industry bodies have warned that a Government scheme scheduled for introduction next month will do nothing to stem the stockpiles of illegally dumped tyres around the country, following a a meeting in Portlaoise on Tuesday night.