You would be hard pushed to have not seen some of the “doom and gloom” across the media in recent months. Continued fears over Brexit, Car Manufacturers Losses, Price Depreciation on Used Vehicles, Weakening Pound, to name but a few of the stories that have been filling our timelines this year.
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Known for its technical expertise, Borg & Beck is dedicated to sharing its knowledge on the array of premium quality aftermarket components it supplies. As more and more vehicles are being fitted with technology to assist drivers, this is impacting the way technicians work. One of these components is the ABS sensor, which is often located next to the brake discs and now needs to be considered and checked when changing the discs.
Axle Group Holdings Limited incorporating National Tyres and Autocare, National Fleet and Viking Wholesale Tyres has appointed Alastair Lawrence as Group Procurement Director. Alastair will be taking over from Peter Harries who retires in December after eleven years with the Group. The role will focus on developing and implementing the Group purchasing strategy whilst maximising growth and maintaining effective supplier relationships.
The 3.908-kilometre demanding track surrounded by nature at Brands Hatch leads through woodland, has six right turns and three left turns, as well as narrow, angular sections. The track surface has a medium level of grip. “Unlike on the smooth, closed asphalt in Assen, the tyres interlock with the track surface at Brands Hatch much better. This means that there is not as much strain on the tread. However, the powerful turbo engines mean that the tyres are put under great strain when accelerating out of the slower sections,” explained Hankook’s DTM race engineer Thomas Baltes.
The NTDA has announced the finalists for its 2019 Tyre Industry Awards. The awards will be presented at a ceremony sponsored, as usual, by tyre manufacturer Sailun and which will take place at the Association’s 90th Annual Dinner on Thursday 3rd October at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Birmingham. The dinner sponsor this year is, once again, tyre wholesaler Land Tyre Service and the awards will be hosted by popular TV comedian Mark Watson.
Memories of another incredible Silverstone Classic may still be fresh in the minds of the record number of visitors but the clock has already started counting down to next year’s event – the date for which is announced today.
Triumph Motorcycles has unveiled its eagerly-anticipated high performance muscle roadster, the Rocket 3, which uses Avon Tyres’ new Cobra Chrome product.
With training and staff development valued so highly at Bridgestone, the world’s number one tyre and rubber company is proud to build on its commitment to developing people with National Tyres and Autocare.
Premium tyre maker Hankook was announced as the winner of the Tyre Manufacturer Award at the TyreSafe annual awards held on the evening of Thursday 18th July at St. George’s Park in Staffordshire. The Awards recognise the achievements of those who have excelled in their initiatives to increase awareness of tyre safety over the past twelve months. Eleven different awards were up for grabs during the evening, including awards for individuals and businesses on a local and national level.
Goodyear is delighted to announce that the new Eagle F1 SuperSport tyre has been ranked top in the first ever Ultra Ultra High Performance (UUHP) tyre test conducted by Tyre Reviews, the number-one online tyre review website.