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Fleets ahead: Michelin CrossClimate+ hailed for its long lasting performance after beating competitors in exhaustive tyre tests

Michelin’s CrossClimate+ tyre has been heralded as “exemplary” after triumphing in rigorous tyre tests carried out in Germany – further elevating its reputation for unrivalled long lasting performance in the fleet market.Auto Bild magazine staged what it believes are the first ever published in-depth tests comparing the performance of different ranges of tyre as they wear.

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Maxxis ‘Iron Man’ Races to 6th in Baja 1000

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Earlier this month Maxxis-sponsored enduro racer Eddie Meek embarked on a brutal 1200-mile rally through the Baja Desert, Mexico. Going head to head against motorcycles, quad bikes, trucks, locals, and the full force of mother nature, the two-day off-road epic endurance event, which embodies all that is crazy and addictive in off-road motorsport, certainly pushed the rider to his physical and mental limits.

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How will freezing temperatures affect your tyres?

Monday saw the coldest night of the year so far, with temperatures falling as low as -13°C in some parts of the UK. Up and down the country, fleet drivers will now be allowing for extra time in the mornings, to scrape the ice off their windows and give the engine a few moments to warm up before setting off. However, according to Goodyear Tyres, it is equally important to put the same care and attention into checking how the sub-zero temperatures affect tyres.

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The Tyre Manufacturing Market Will Reach Over $337 Billion By 2021.

Growth in the global markets for rubber tyres and retreads is speeding up, a report from The Business Research Company shows. Rising at 6.8% annually to 2017, when it was worth $244 billion at ex-manufacturer prices, the market is now expanding at 8.4% a year and will be worth $337 billion by 2021. Tyres are the biggest-selling and fastest-growing segment in the rubber products market, accounting for nearly three-fifths of that market, which is worth $409 billion.

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James is new face of AlloyGator in the south

Alloy wheel protection specialists AlloyGator has appointed James Harper as its Southern Regional Manager. James has more than 10 years’ sales experience in the automotive industry and will be responsible for servicing existing AlloyGator accounts as well as developing new business south of the M4 corridor.