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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

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

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

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

Public and trade warned of new UK write-off system

Vehicle History experts tells us that the Association of British Insurers (ABI) in the UK are no longer using Category C and Category D vehicle write-off classification in their new Voluntary Code of Practice (COP) for the industry. Following a long review the new system will retain the same Category A and Category B

Irish Garage Equipment launches Pacini air compressor range

Irish Garage Equipment has just launched the Pacini range of air compressors on to the Irish market. The Pacini range of Italian-styled air compressors, comes with a 12-month parts and labour warranty and offers high levels of reliability at very affordable prices. Kyle McLaughlin of Irish Garage Equipment says Pacini offers a wide range of

KBT debuts new Magna mobile crane tyre

Kevin Burke Tyres (KBT) has unveiled Magna’s new mobile crane tyre, which is especially designed for mobile cranes for highway and off-road applications. The new Magna MA03+ tyre features fewer vibrations and greater operator comfort due to improved irregular wear pattern. Other popular sellers in the Magna range are the M-terrain and the MTP WB04.The M-Terrain, is

Is your car in top form and ready for the holidays?

As the school holidays approach, the thoughts of many families turn towards the precious annual holiday.  For families that are planning a holiday with the car, either at home or abroad, German tyre-maker, Continental Tyres, is advising that some simple car checks before heading off, could save a lot of trouble.  Here are five simple vehicle

REACT scheme gains traction in Ireland

More than 4,000 commercial tyre technicians have been trained, assessed as competent and issued with a licence to work safely at the roadside across the UK since 2011, and the initiative is now gaining traction in Ireland. The Roadside Emergency Action Concerning Technicians (REACT) scheme in the UK, the brainchild of the National Tyre Distributors

NTDA appalled by results of 2nd Northern Ireland tyre survey

The National Tyre Distributors Association (NI) has released the results of 2017 tyre tread depth on replacement survey, which showed that in one week in March, members had removed 1,200 tyres from cars and light commercial vans that were already below the legal tread depth limit of 1.6mm. This follows on from a similar survey