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ITIA members urged to get involved in Tyre Thursday event

The Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA) is urging member to record the tread depths of all tyre replaced on Thursday, June 28, as part of a campaign to highlight the prevalence of worn tyres on the country’s road. The ITIA is preparing to make a presentation to An Garda Siochána, the Road Safety Authority and

ITWRA to hold AGM in Portlaoise

The Irish Tyre Wholesalers and Retailers Association (ITWRA) is set to hold its Annual General Meeting at the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaosie, Thursday June 14 at 7.00pm. The ITWRA would like to invite all members and non-members to attend the meeting and to have an open discussion on current topics for review. The ITWRA would like

Tipperary haulier chooses Michelin

Owner driver Daìre Maher has switched to Michelin’s X-Multi range of tyres on his truck after costly fuel bills prompted him to remove a competitor set with 13mm tread remaining. Tipperary-based Maher is reaping the money-saving benefits of his premium fitments following the expense of running his Scania R560 on competitor tyres that had added

Laser launches new wheel nut locating wrench

Laser Tools has launched a new tool that speeds up wheel fitting and avoids wheel nut cross threading. Wheel fitting: you’re balancing the wheel on the hub or on the studs and as the road wheel wobbles about, it can be very fiddly getting the wheel bolt or nut to start threading squarely without cross

Kumho will have major presence at The Tire Cologne

In a major presence at the upcoming international tyre fair – ‘The Tire Cologne’, May 29 to June 1 Kumho will be displaying its entire range of passenger car and truck tyres and revealing details of no less than four brand new products.  The company’s 387m² exhibition area (Stand No. B010 + C019, Hall 6.1)

Trelleborg to showcase product range at Tire Cologne 2018

Trelleborg will exhibit its range of products at the Tire Cologne expo, which will be held May 29 to June 1. Rolf Christmann, Managing Director for Trelleborg Wheel Systems in Germany, said: “This event is the place to be for all the leaders of the tyre industry. It’s a great forum for networking and a

Firestone Live: A line up of fresh talent

Firestone, the iconic tyre brand, is hitting the road again on a journey that will lead to All Points East Festival in London for the first time, bringing musicians and music lovers together. Under the umbrella of Firestone Live, Firestone offers year-round live music experiences to all music lovers across Europe, putting emerging talent in

Tyesafe offer tyre safety advice

One of the main causes of vehicle breakdown on the roads are tyre-defects, leading to lengthy delays and creating further risks for fellow road-users, according to tyre safety organisation, TyreSafe. Many of these could be avoided if drivers ensured they were ready for the trip ahead, by performing some simple-to-remember checks that should be as

European Commission’s third Mobility Package targets 50 per cent less road deaths

Developments in the safety of Irish roads took a huge leap forward last Thursday, with a landmark EU proposal to mandate the fitting of lifesaving technologies, including Advanced Emergency Braking (AEB) and Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA), in all new cars. And the vast majority of drivers agree that all new cars should be fitted with

O’Farrell elected SIMI President

Gerard O’Farrell, Group Director, Car Division, O.H.M Group, has been elected President of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), at the organisation’s AGM, in the Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare on Thursday, May 17. Speaking at SIMI’s AGM, O’Farrell commented on the challenges and opportunities facing the Industry: “The Motor Industry is

New tyre changer and wheel balancer from Sealey

Sealey’s new automatic tyre changer is suitable for most cars and light commercial vehicles, is capable of changing 11″ to 24″ wheel rims, and will protect alloy wheels with the added feature of plastic protectors which are fitted to the clamping jaws and mounting head. Supplied with a 485mm tyre lever, integrated tyre inflator, tyre