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Goodyear enjoys significant growth

US tyre giant Goodyear has reported record figures for the second quarter of 2013, with the European division showing signs of improvement. Tyre volumes increased by 1% from Q2 in 2012, to 39.5 million units. Year-on-year, net incline for the… Continue reading →

£1bn funding for future auto tech confirmed

Funding worth £1 billion is to be invested in future automotive technologies. Speaking ahead of the Goodwood Festival of Speed today, business secretary Vince Cable announced the commitment which will also create 9300 jobs. The jobs — at a centre… Continue reading →

75g/km congestion charge limit ensures EV growth

In a dramatic, and highly significant move, the threshold for exemption from the London Congestion Charge is to be reduced from 100g/km to 75g/km. That means, when the new tariff comes in on July 1, only pure electric vehicles, plug-in… Continue reading →

Michelin Sees Q1 Sales Drop by 8.1%

Michelin recently released their Q1 sales data. It wasn’t great reading for the French tyre manufacturer, who saw their global sales drop 8.1% to $6.34 billion. This was mainly accredited to weak market demand both the EU and North America,… Continue reading →

Continental to Increase Slovakian Operation

Germany’s premium tyre manufacture, Continental, is set to invest up to 250 million euros in their Slovakian operations, according to sources from within the Slovak government. It is said that Slovakia’s Prime Minister, Robert Fico, is set to meet with… Continue reading →

Record quarter for Audi

Audi is celebrating its best-ever first quarter after the Ingolstadt manufacturer delivered around 369,500 new cars in the opening three months of 2013. The figures confirmed a 6.8% increase over the same period in 2012. The improvement in the UK… Continue reading →

5 Ways to Cut the Costs of Running Your Car

It is no secret that the cost of running and maintaining a car has been on the rise for quite some time. Unfortunately fuel prices are just the tip of the iceberg for many car owners who also have congestion… Continue reading →

‘Pressure’ on as fuel prices soar

It won’t have missed your attention that fuel prices have, once again, reached record levels. But did you know that ensuring you have your tyres inflated to the right pressure will increaseyour car’s fuel efficiency as well as providing maximum… Continue reading →

Great Offers and a UK First Coming Soon

With Spring just around the corner, February can be a tough month on your bank balance. As winter slowly ebbs away and the warmer weather begins to rear its unfamiliar head, many people will be dreaming of and saving for… Continue reading →

The UK’s First Finance Option on Fully Fitted Tyres

Blackcircles.com is helping its customers to stay safe on the road by making new tyres more affordable than ever before with the launch of the UK’s first finance option on fully fitted tyres. Against a background of tough economic conditions,… Continue reading →

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