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Summer months have worst record for tyre incidents

A cautionary reminder has been given to motorists that it’s in the summer months when there are more tyre-related incidents reported. TyreSafe, the UK’s charity dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of correct tyre maintenance and the dangers of defective and illegal tyres has launched a campaign. Department for Transport data in the UK

Apollo sponsors Truckfest

Apollo Tyres were this year’s sponsors of Truckfest, the biggest truck festival in Europe.

Mixed fortunes for Falken at the ADAC Total 24h Race

The 47th edition of the ADAC Total 24h Race at the Nurburgring posed enormous challenges for Falken Motorsports. In the early hours of the Saturday evening, debris on the track damaged the rear right tyre of the #44 Porsche 911 GT3 R, robbing it of any chance of a podium position. The #33 BMW M6

Double podium for Apollo Vredestein in ADAC summer tyre test

The Vredestein Sportrac 5 was one of just two compact car tyre models to receive the coveted ‘highly recommended’ mark in the latest summer tyre test of ADAC. The ADAC looked at 16 summer tyres in the category 185/65 R15 88H and tested them for 13 criteria, including performance on dry and wet surfaces. The

General Tire launches latest summer tyres

General Tire have launched the latest in its summer tyre range, the Altimax One and Altimax One S in Estoril, Portugal.

Michelin Supercar Paddock returns

The Michelin Supercar Paddock is back at the Goodwood Festival of Speed for 2019 in a new location.

High-end tyre changer from Techplus

This DQN Opti-Fit High-end tyre changer for light vehicles, low-rise or runflats is now available from Techplus Ltd.

Modern Tyres sponsors Kilbroney Vintage show

Modern Tyres has been named as sponsors of the Kilbroney Vintage show, now in its 34th year.

Michelin urges farmers to pay closer attention to rear harvester tyres

The head of Michelin’s agricultural technical team in the UK and Ireland is advising farmers to focus more time on selecting the right tyres for the rear of their harvesters, rather than putting all the focus on the front axle – as traditionally happens.

Tyre-related penalty point enforcement remains low

A new penalty point regime for tyre safety came into force in May 2016 – and research examined by Continental Tyres since then shows only 3,260 tyre penalty notices have been issued, an average of just 90 per month.