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Author Archive achieves exceptional mileage on Michelin tyres, Ireland’s first non-stop motorway coach service between Galway and Dublin City, has achieved exceptional mileage on a set of Michelin X MultiWay 3D Z tyres fitted to the drive axle, reaching an impressive 542,000km on one of its Volvo 9700 coaches.   The customer specifies Michelin tyres as original equipment across the fleet, with tyres on

BKT specified as OE by Caterpillar

BKT’s Earthmax SR 47 and Earthmax SR 45 tyres has been specified as Original Equipment by Caterpillar. The two tyres have received homolgation from Caterpillar for two separate machines. Meanwhile, the company has received a prestigious award from the heavy plant manufacturer. BKT has received the Supplier Quality Excellence Process Certification, which is bestowed to

Tyre Trade Award winners announced

The winner of the Tyre Trade Awards categories at the Irish Auto Trade Awards have been announced. Mileage Tyres has been crowned Tyre Distributor of the Year. Mileage Tyres beat off stiff competition from Blacklion Tyres, Daly Tyres, Euro tryre Sales, Kevin Burke Tyres, Kirkby Tyres (Ireland) Ltd., Modern Tyres, Philip White Tyres, Tractamotors and

PJ Fallon & Son and Techplus take major workshop honours

PJ Fallon & Son Ltd., and Techplus Ltd., have taken the major honours in the Workshop category at the Irish Auto Trade Awards. PJ Fallon & Son Ltd., has taken the Workshop Tools and Equipment Supplier of the Year title, while Techplus Ltd has been crowned Tyre Shop Tools and Equipment Supplier of the Year.

Bridgestone launches Turanza T005 premium touring tyre

Bridgestone has unveiled its new Turanza T005 premium touring tyre to “master your journey, even on a rainy day”. Developed and produced in Europe, the Bridgestone Turanza T005 delivers outstanding wet performance and fuel economy, combined with high mileage, to give drivers full control in challenging daily situations, especially on rainy days. The Bridgestone Turanza

Brown Tyres now part of BFGoodrich Off-Road Centre network

Independent retailer Ian Brown Tyres is entering new terrain after becoming the first independent UK tyre dealer to become part of the new BFGoodrich Off-Road Centre network. The North Yorkshire retailer near Malton is vying to be the go-to place for off-roaders’ tyre needs. And it’s ideally located to corner the market, thanks to its proximity

RSA launches website in support of new drink driving bill

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has today Friday 6 October, launched a website, to provide factual information on drink driving in Ireland and to dispel the many myths and misinformation in relation to the problem of drink driving in Ireland. The new site,, is being launched to support the proposed change to strengthen drink

Motorists urged to check a tyre’s label before buying

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) have issued a joint appeal, ahead of National Tyre Safety Day, which takes place on Wednesday, October 4 to urge motorists to check the performance label of a tyre before buying it.

Yokohama-backed Ed Fossey takes championship title

Yokohama-backed Ed Fossey secured his maiden championship win in his first full year of rallying, securing the 1400 BTRDA rally championship title at the Trackrod Stages rally in Yorkshire on Saturday 30 September.

Kenda acquires Starco in big European expansion

Taiwan’s Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd. has acquired Starco Europe A/S, a Brabrand, Denmark-based supplier of wheels for applications ranging from wheel barrows and mowers to large agricultural and industrial machinery.

Bridgestone World Solar challenge on horizon

The 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, one of the world’s most well-known solar car events, will take place in Australia from October 8-15, 2017 (local time). Bridgestone is the title sponsor of this event, which brings together the greatest minds from around the world to challenge electric vehicle norms and travel the outback in a