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GroContinental Commits to Michelin

Major logistics provider Grocontinental, part of the AGRO Merchants Group, has signed a three-year tyre management contract with Michelin that will see the two-time Motor Transport Haulier of the Year firm continue to fit Michelin tyres across its fleet of 180 truck and trailer assets until at least 2021. The contract covers all aspects of

Pacini 550W pillar drill sponsored by Irish Garage Equipment up for grabs

We are just five weeks away from the Auto Trade EXPO 2018 and this week’s prize is a Pacini 550W pillar drill 16mm sponsored by Irish Garage Equipment. To enter into this competition, and all our remaining competitions, simply register for Free tickets (if you haven’t already) to the Auto Trade EXPO using the following

PCL launches new slow retract hose reel in Frankfurt

Pneumatics components Limited (PCL) launched its new Slow Retract Hose Reel at this years Automechanika Frankfurt. PCL is a world leader in the design and manufacturer of tyre inflation and compressed air products and says it Slow Retract Hose Reel comes with increased safety and is easy to install, use and maintain. The new product

Collection plans made for removing stockpiles of tyres from farms

Denis Naughten, the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment is making €700,000 available to remove stockpiles of tyres from farms.  The collection dates for the removal of the stockpiles have been set. “I made €1million available in funding last year for local authorities to deal with the clean-up of existing stockpiles of tyres across

Snap-On torque wrench up for grabs

With the Auto Trade EXPO firmly on the horizon, this week’s competition prize is a TechAngle 3/8 inch drive torque wrench sponsored by Snap-On Tools. To enter into this competition, and all our remaining competitions, simply register for Free tickets (if you haven’t already) to the Auto Trade EXPO using the following link: https://www.autotradeexpo.ie/account/registration/register.php The

Swanlinbar man wins Omega two tonne low profile trolley jack sponsored by TechPlus

Congratulations to Gavin Leydon from Leydon’s Garage, an independent workshop in Swanlinbar, Cavan, for winning our second weekly prize in the run up to the Auto Trade EXPO. Gavin is the lucky winner of an Omega two tonne low profile trolley jack sponsored by TechPlus Ltd. The Auto Trade EXPO takes place at Citywest Hotel

Hunter launches new WalkAway tyre changer

Hunter has launched its new Revolution WalkAway tyre changer which offers 80 seconds of unattended bead breaking and demounting, meaning that technicians can perform other tasks such as wheel balancing while other tyres within a set are being demounted. With the new WalkAway tyre changer, Hunter estimates that the process of changing and balancing a

Avon Tyres to headline sponsor Fleet Live

Avon Tyres is the new headline sponsor of Fleet Live, one of the largest events for the fleet sector in the UK, attracting over 2,000 visitors, taking place at the NEC in Birmingham on October 9-10. Established in 1885, Avon has a long history of developing, producing and selling high quality tyres – including high-performance passenger

TecAlliance and Continental develop innovative voice assistance system

TecAlliance and Continental have developed a prototype of the first digital voice assistant for vehicle workshops as part of a joint innovation initiative. The innovative voice assistance system supports mechanics during the initial vehicle inspection. The companies are presenting the proof of concept at Automechanika Frankfurt. The digital voice assistant is based on Cortana for desktop and

Schrader Academy launches new training website

Schrader Academy has launched its new training website: www.Schrader-Academy.com. Having been in the pipeline for the past few months, the new site hosts updated TPMS E-Training Course, as well as giving a smoother, more intuitive user experience. With a fresh look and feel, the new site gives users the opportunity to easily navigate through. Delivering

Hankook race tyres guide René Rast to maximum points at the Nürburgring

René Rast was the man of the weekend (September 8-9) at the iconic circuit in the Eifel Mountains. The Audi driver became the first man in the history of the DTM to not only win both races at a race weekend, but also to secure pole position for both races. While his advantage as he