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Yokohama Tyres Pre-fitted on New Toyota Prius

The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., recently announced that they have been selected and approved by Toyota Motor Corporation to come as part of the original equipment on new models of the Toyota Prius. The automaker’s increasingly popular hybrid car’s fourth … Continue reading

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Geolandar A/T G015 – Yokohama’s New All Terrain Tyre

Earlier this week in Tokyo, the Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced the latest addition to their Geolandar series of 4×4 tyres. The ‘Geolandar A/T G015’ will be available in sizes from 15-20 inches and will be on sale July 2016. The Geolandar A/T … Continue reading

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More & More Motorists Go Online To Buy Tyres

According to statistics from the market research institute SKOPOS (Cologne, Germany), the number of motorists who complete their tyre purchases online is increasing. As a part of the study, researchers from the SKOPOS interviewed over 5,000 drivers (aged between 18 to … Continue reading

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Integrated Car Technology– Who will wear the crown?

The advancement of technology within the car industry is evolving like never before. This increase has resulted in the key technology market leaders fighting for the spotlight. Car technology in recent years has not had the chance to flourish the … Continue reading

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Tyre Labelling – One Year On: Blackcircles.com data shows shift in tyre choice

Research suggests tyre safety of more importance to motorists than fuel efficiency Over 12 months on from the launch of the EU Tyre Labelling Regulation, Blackcircles.com has revealed the new standardised labels are making a significant difference to the tyre … Continue reading

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Cooper and Apollo Merger Collapses

During the summer of 2013, it was announced that Cooper Tire and Apollo were set to merge in one of the biggest acquisitions deal in Indian automotive history. Over the months following that initial announcement the deal looked shaky on … Continue reading

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A third of drivers don’t enjoy it anymore

A third of drivers simply don’t enjoy driving anymore, according to a poll by road safety charity, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). The main reason given for not enjoying driving on the roads was the cost of fuel (51%), … Continue reading

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End of the road for car tax disc

The trusty old tax disc, that round piece of paper you annually tear out and stick in the bottom left-hand corner of your car’s windscreen, is to be scrapped. In its place will come a modern electronic system, which will … Continue reading

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New UK director at Goodyear Dunlop

Goodyear Dunlop has appointed Nick Harley as its new director for consumer tyres. Harley, previously sales director at BP Castrol Lubricants, will now report directly to UK and Ireland managing director, Erich Fric. Harley was responsible for UK, Ireland, France … Continue reading

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Hankook reveals €165m profit in Q3

South Korean tyre giant, Hankook, has released its financial results for the third quarter of 2013, posting a global consolidated quarterly revenue of €1.223 billion  and operating profit of €165.9 million, marking an operating profit to sales ratio of 13.6%. … Continue reading

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