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Three Irish tyre fitters attend Michelin’s tyre academy

Three Irish tyre fitters assembled in Stoke-on-Trent for the first Michelin Tyre Academy programme of 2017, the aim of which is to improve the consumer experience at their home dealerships. Timothy Elwood of A One Tyres (Dromore, Co. Down), Pearse Trueman of Carryduff Tyres (Co. Down) and Damien Leonard of Ballinasloe Tyre Centre (Galway) joined

Continental with a focus on the future of ports

With the motto “Reliable Tyres, Intelligent Operations, Efficient Teminals” the technology Continental will showcase its high-performance port tyre and solutions portfolio and give an outlook on the future of ports at this year’s TOC. The fair for port, shipping and terminal technology will take place from June 27-29 in Amsterdam. Visitors will find Continental Commercial

New Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure wins tyre test

Goodyear’s Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure 265/65 R17 claimed first place in an all-terrain tire shootout test conducted by DriveOut Magazine. Out of 7 tested tire1, Goodyear’s new on/off road tire ranked highest with an overall result of 97,46%. A testimony to Goodyear’s continuous innovation and long heritage in the 4×4 category. For DriveOut Magazine’s tar road

Kerr’s Tyres set to invest up to £2million in business

One of Northern Ireland’s leading providers of tyres and automotive services is poised to invest up to £2million in its business, creating at least 15 new jobs and a new training facility upskilling the next generation of fitters. Kerr’s Tyres & Auto, a family-run business first established in 2002, has announced plans to invest in

TyreExpo UK cancelled

TyreXpo, which was scheduled to run alongside GarageXpo at the NEC in Birmingham in October has been cancelled. Organisers Singex took the decision to cancel the show, because of the “current uncertain climate” in the UK.

Half of motorists confident in their ability to change a wheel – survey says

Just under half of motorists describe themselves as very confident in their ability to change a wheel on their car in an emergency situation, according to recent research undertaken by AA Rescue. In response to an AA survey of over 3,000 motorists, 46.73 per cent of those polled stated they were very confident that they

Co. Down farmer wins European Drivers’ Championship 2017

Samuel Graham, a farmer from Killinchy in County Down, beat off tough competition from farmers representing 13 European countries to win the European Drivers’ Championship 2017, organised jointly by John Deere and Michelin. The event was held at the Michelin Technical Innovation Centre Test Circuit in Ladoux, France, and saw farmers and contractors testing their

Gardaí assist retailers to combat ‘Card not present’ fraud

There is a continuing rise in fraudulent transactions resulting from compromised credit card details. However, now comes news that the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) has teamed up with the retail industry (Retail Excellence) in a bid to combat this growing problem of ‘Card Not Present’ (CNP) fraud, which occurs when a payment card

Firestone Music tour back in Ireland at Vantastival

The European Firestone Music Tour was back in Ireland at the recent Vantastival Festival in, Beaulieu House, Drogheda, Co. Louth on the June bank holiday weekend. Firestone sponsored a music stage for up an coming bands at the festival which also includes a major gathering of classic and modern camper vans. As a forerunner to

New Grabber AT3 from General

General’s latest offering in the 4×4 / SUV market is the AT3, an all-terrain tyre developed to meet the needs of SUV, pick-up truck and off-road vehicle drivers who want a combination of exceptional off-road capabilities and confident on-road manners. This 50:50 on/off road tyre delivers exceptional grip and allows the driver to go off

Firestone launches new Roadhawk tyre

Firestone recently hosted the European launch of its new Roadhawk tyre in Barcelona saying that “Firestone continues to deliver on its promise to revitalise the iconic American brand”. In 2014, Firestone committed to re-energising its brand in Europe by investing in its products, lineup and activations. In only three and a half years, Firestone has