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NCT test centres set to open

The National Car Testing Service (NCTS) has confirmed that it will be opening NCT test centres on a phased basis, subject to final approval from Government on Phase 2 of the Government’s Roadmap for reopening Society and Business proceeding.

Continental Tyres and Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK create groundbreaking trailer TPMS

Continental Tyres and Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK have created a new integrated digital TPMS, designed specifically to meet the unique safety requirements of fleets using trailers, especially multidecks.

Hella offers its ADAS knowledge

Knowledge of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is becoming a necessary requirement in the aftermarket as more vehicles with these systems are entering the workshop. 

Kerr’s Tyres & Auto secures £500k support loan from Ulster Bank

Antrim-headquartered Kerr’s Tyres & Auto, one of Northern Ireland’s leading suppliers of tyres and automotive services, has secured £500,000 loan from Ulster Bank to support it through the coronavirus crisis. It has been delivered through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).

Michelin names two UK and Ireland National Sales Managers

Michelin has named two National Sales Managers to look after its car tyre business in the retail, wholesale and fleet markets across Ireland and the UK.

Kumho’s Ecowing ES31 tyre selected for SEAT Ibiza

Kumho’s Ecowing ES31 in 185/65R15 88H size has been selected as the standard tyre for the latest version of the Ibiza, SEAT’s ever-popular compact hatchback.

Keeping the van fleet moving more critical than ever

Vans have always played an important role in the UK & Ireland’s economy, but with the rise of internet shopping and home delivery, the segment has been booming in recent years.

New sizes Heuver Barkley BLF01

Heuver has added new sizes to its high-quality flotation tyre for transport use – the Barkley BLF01. These Steel Belted (SB) tyres are equipped with a directional block pattern, and are developed with a speed index D (= 65km/h), which makes them ideal for transport use.

New Pirelli Cinturato P7 arrives

The new Pirelli Cinturato P7, a high-performance summer tyre, delivers increased safety, efficiency, and sustainability. It follows on in the great tradition of the Cinturato, with 70 years of history behind it, as well as capitalising on all the lessons learned from the continuous development of the previous-generation P7. This new tyre is already on

Alliance 644 Forestar III receives positive feedback

Only launched last year, the Alliance 644 Forestar III has already received impressive feedback and earned an excellent reputation. Extensive field tests against a premium forest tyre competitor conducted on a harvester in the Czech Republic and on a forwarder in Latvia confirm these positive assessments.

Firestone launches Winterhawk 4

Firestone, the iconic tyre brand renowned for its durable and reliable products, has today launched the next generation of its flagship winter tyre line: the Firestone Winterhawk 4. Designed for passenger cars and on road SUVs, the Firestone Winterhawk 4 is a robust winter tyre offering excellent performance in all winter weather conditions, and all