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New PremiumContact 6 – the range extender

Continental’s new PremiumContact 6 has been available from dealers in 70 sizes since the spring of this year, ready for fitting to a wide spectrum of cars and SUVs in the mid-range and luxury class. This also includes electric and hybrid models for which this new premium summer tire makes a good choice. With five

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

Hankook returns to Germany’s only street circuit for weekend of racing

The events are coming thick and fast on the DTM race calendar. After the first international stop in Hungary two weeks ago, this weekend sees, what is probably the most popular international touring car series, head to the Norisring. At 2.3 kilometres, the only street circuit in Germany is the shortest track on the DTM

Bridgestone reaches out to bikers

Bridgestone has created a broad online platform to share with bikers and fans memorable stories about its motorcycle tyres, the places they take their riders and the adventure of their experiences. Anchored on the dedicated website www.grippingstories.com, content is shareable across a range of social media in text, video and audio – the media landscape

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

Pirelli – top choice for high-performance

Fitting the right tyres is crucial to getting the most from a high-performance car. After all, they are the only thing connecting that power and performance to the road. Pirelli prides itself on its leadership of the prestige sector, which is combined with an ever-increasing presence in the premium category, and central to this is

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

Michelin Supercar Paddock at Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS)

Michelin will present the world famous Supercar Paddock once again at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS) later this week. Now among the biggest attractions of the entire Festival, the central feature of the Michelin Supercar Paddock is the live stage, its presenters, Tim Harvey and Amanda Stretton, and most importantly, the supercars. Tim and

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.

Cronin cracks Belgium  -Ypres International Rally

Irish crews had a great result at the Ypres International Rally at the weekend, with West Cork’s Keith Cronin, already the winner of three British Rally titles, taking maximum points towards this year’s Prestone MSA British Championship on its first visit to the Belgian event. Cronin and his co-driver Mikie Galvin finished in sixth place

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