Automechanika Birmingham, the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and vehicle production sector, has been shortlisted for two awards in the renowned Association Exhibitions Organisers (AEO) Excellence Awards 2018, “Best UK Tradeshow (more than 8000sqm) & Organiser Team 2018” in acknowledgment of its growing impact in the automotive industry’s event calendar.
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Since being crowned 2017 NTDA Tyre Technician Apprentice of the Year, Kimberley Locker has been reaping the benefits of her industry win. Prize sponsor Autoparts Garage Equipment, leading automotive equipment supplier, reflects on her achievement to date as she offers some inspiring advice for young apprentices.
Europe’s leading cardboard and paper recycler, DS Smith, has turned to Michelin solutions to supply, fit and manage the tyres across its 191-strong commercial vehicle recycling fleet, on a three-year contract.
The braking distance for worn tyres is up to three times longer in wet weather. Research also shows that aquaplaning can begin at speeds that are clearly slower than normal road speeds. Drivers should monitor the condition and inflation pressures of their tyres regularly and not only during the tyre changing season. Safe summer tyres should have a minimum tread depth of four millimetres and they should be no more than six years old.
Camso released the new Solideal PON 775 NMAS—the world’s first tyre to prevent static build-up on non-marking tyres—during this year’s CeMAT Show in Hannover, Germany.
Communication and clarity with company car and van owners and drivers will be more critical than ever with this month’s introduction of MoT test changes with the new rules potentially contradicting the established Road Traffic Act, according to Kwik Fit, the UK’s largest automotive repair company.
Consumers have varying priorities when replacing their car tyres. Price will always be a key factor, but while some drivers require optimum grip, others favour minimum wear (or, long tread life).
A well-established, profitable garage is for sale in the town centre for Rushden, Northamptonshire.
Andy Sargeant from Reigate in Surrey, competed in the 3-day Rallye Labourd that was held from 6 to 8 April and tested the Insa Turbo tyres to the extreme across the challenging Pyrenees landscape in the French village of Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle.
Due to the expansion of the expansion an exciting opportunity has arisen for a successful candidate to join the Wheel Solutions team as an International Sales Executive for their aftermarket division.