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Michelin appoints head of Car and Motorcycle Dealer Network Programme

Andy Aylward has been appointed Michelin’s Retail Programme Manager for Ireland and the UK, overseeing its network of more than 80 accredited car and motorcycle dealers, which are each Michelin Certified Centres. The 30-year Michelin man was previously at the helm of the company’s two-wheel retail programme – and he’s now looking to replicate his

Techplus unveils TreadReader hand held scanner

Tyreshop equipment specialists, Techplus has added the TreadReader hand held tyre scanner to its product offering The TreadReader hand held scanner is a compact and lightweight device. It is quick and easy to use and eliminates errors associated with manual depth gauges. The TreadReader is suitable for wet or dirty tyres and is ideal for

Finnegan Equipment set to exhibit at CV Show

Finnegan Equipment Solutions is set to exhibit Josam’s flagship Itrack, Camaligner and AM Laser alignment systems at the CV Show in Birmingham next week. Sharing a stand with AES Uk Ltd., the company will also exhibit Josam’s range of heat inductors along with some of its collision repair system equipment. There will also be a

Starmaxx adds new radial loader tyre

Starmaxx has added a new radial loader tyre to its portfolio of Off-the-Road (OTR) tyres. The StxL51(L-3) radial loader tyre is available in four sizes: 20.5 R25, 23.5 R25, 26.5 R25 and 29.5 R25. For more information on the Starmaxx range of OTR tyres contact Kevin Burke Tyres on 091 845329.

Yates confirmed as Master of Ceremonies at Irish Auto Trade Awards

Ivan Yates has been confirmed as the Master of Ceremonies for the 2018 Irish Auto Trade Awards, which take place at Citywest Hotel, Dublin on Saturday Night, October 20. Yates has had unique life experience in politics, business and media. A former government minister and Wexford TD for more than 20 years; an entrepreneur who

Josam adds two Mercedes-Benz approved upgrade kits

Josam, the wheel alignment specialists, represented in Ireland by Finnegan Equipment Solutions has introduced two Mercedes-Benz approved upgrade kits for customers with existing Josam equipment. Alongside the fully approved package, Josam has created two packages for current Truck Aligner and Laser AM users utilising existing equipment making the upgrade more cost-effective. All three kits are approved,

Motorists get tyre safety advice

A the long Easter weekend approaches, families are preparing to set off to spend time with relatives, which may involve long journeys up and down the country. One of the main causes for concern is the number of vehicles driven on under inflated tyres. Air Pressure – correct tyre pressures are shown on a sticker

Starmaxx adds new size to popular pattern

Starmaxx, represented in Ireland by Kevin Burke Tyres has added a new size to one of its most popular patterns – the Ultra Sport ST 760. The company has also added a new size : 275/45 ZR18 to its Ultra Sport ST 760 tyre range, which is hugely popular in the high performance market. For

Five in a row for Donagh Kelly Motorsport Ireland Weekend Roundup

Donegal driver Donagh Kelly, the former National and Tarmac rally champion, extended his already long list of achievements by becoming the first driver ever to win the Quality Hotel Clonakilty West Cork International five years in a row. At the finish in Clonakilty yesterday, he and co-driver Conor Foley had almost two minutes to spare

‘Firestone Battle of the Bands 2018′ launched in conjunction with ‘Vantastival’

Firestone, the iconic tyre brand, has launched its online public voting platform for the 2018 Firestone Battle of the Bands. Firestone aim to encourage and support emerging music talent in Ireland with this initiative, which is now in its second year. The competition, run in conjunction with the Vantastival Music Festival, offers a number of

Nominations for Irish Auto Trade Awards 2019 now open

Nominations for the Irish Auto Trade Awards 2019 are now open. This is the fifth year of the phenomenally successful Irish Auto Trade Awards which has brought recognition to the best in the Irish automotive aftermarket. You can self nominate your own business or nominate another business in practically all auto retail and supplier sectors