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TecAlliance provides solutions across the aftermarket

TecAlliance might be primarily known by many in the trade for its TecDoc electronic parts catalogue and identification system, but the company has multiple products and offers the industry numerous services in order to provide a myriad of business solutions at every level of the marketplace. Although not a UK business, an interesting recent project,

Continental warns drivers of dangers of driving on wet roads

Continental is reminding drivers that, even in summer, it is important to allow for longer braking distances when driving on wet roads – particularly after a long spell of dry weather. Tests at Continental’s Contidrom Test Center near Hanover, Germany, have shown that on wet roads, stopping distances from 100 km/h increase by approximately 12

Tech Europe launches upgraded universal T-Pro Hybrid sensor

Tech Europe, has launched an upgraded version of its universal T-Pro Hybrid sensor for the European aftermarket. The new T-Pro Hybrid 1.5 provides complete flexibility and with the latest software developments, it is now compatible with 99 per cent of 2018 direct TPMS-enabled vehicles, one of the highest converges available in the market, resulting in

Is Tyre Spy returning ?

The word in some sectors of the retail tyre trade is that Tyre Spy is back on duty. Sightings of him (or her) are being reported in different areas of the country. The only comment we are making right now is that tyre retailers should not be too concerned if they are looking after customers

Goodyear offers a five step plan to having a carefree holiday on the road

Millions of people in the Uk and Ireland will travel by car in July and August for their much-anticipated and well-deserved holiday abroad. Few things, however, spoil a pleasant journey like major congestion, unexpected toll roads or needless fines. Use these five tips to have a carefree and utterly pleasant exodus! 1. Avoid the busiest

Trelleborg to showcase product range at Tire Cologne 2018

Trelleborg will exhibit its range of products at the Tire Cologne expo, which will be held May 29 to June 1. Rolf Christmann, Managing Director for Trelleborg Wheel Systems in Germany, said: “This event is the place to be for all the leaders of the tyre industry. It’s a great forum for networking and a

Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2 approved by Porsche

Dunlop’s new Sport Maxx Race 2 has been approved by Porsche as original equipment for on road use on the new 911 GT2 RS in the sizes 265/35 ZR 20 (99Y) XL and 325/30 ZR 21 (108Y) XL. The successor to the Sport Maxx Race has been developed together with Porsche to meet the exceptional

Improved driving comfort and very quiet running with Optimal

Vibration-free driving has become a matter of course. The failure of flexible couplings due to wear and tear has a serious impact on comfort. For precisely this situation, Optimal now offers new flexible couplings – “Made in Germany” from a wide range of rubber-metal parts. In turn, the innovative combination of cord packs, rubber and

TecAlliance RMI data now available on Caruso digital data marketplace

TecAlliance GmbH, alongside telematics service providers such as Bosch, Continental and ZF, and car manufacturers including BMW, is one of the first companies to make its data available on Caruso. Caruso, the open, neutral and secure data marketplace for the automotive aftermarket, officially went live on November 16 and allows data users to connect data

McCann gains Young Rally Driver of the Year nomination

Jenna McCann has been nominated for this year’s Motorsport Ireland Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver Award for her performances in September and October. The 22 year-old from Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan, drove her Ford Fiesta R2 to victory in the Junior section of the Cork 20 International, which clinched the Junior title in the Clonakilty Blackpudding

Five new premium Battlax tyres and innovations for all types of bikers

Bridgestone returns for the 75th EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milan,  November 7-12 with an impressive display of its latest innovations. The Bridgestone stand is sure to appeal to all types of bikers, as it features no less than five new Battlax tyres in the Touring, Adventure, Scooter and Racing segments. These new products spring