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Tyres

 Your tyres are the only part of the car that are in contact with the road. For this reason, they are hugely important when it comes to vehicle safety. A statistic taken from the RSA tells us that between the years 2007 – 2012,...

The History of Tyres Mr. Charles Goodyear is the main man responsible for the invention of vulcanised rubber in 1844. This material was later used to improve tyres. Skip on a few years and another recognisable name John Dunlop invented air filled or pneumatic tyres in...

Michelin Cross Climate is a new all season tyre from Michelin, which was engineered using specific technologies in order to combine the best attributes of summer and winter tyres into one perfect tyre for brilliant performance all year round.  The tyres are best known for...

EU TYRE LABELLING LEGISLATION – WHY YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NEW TYRE LABELLING – SAFETY MATTERS! On 1st November 2012 the new EU Tyre Labelling legislation came into force. All new car, 4×4, SUV, van and most truck tyres manufactured after 1st July 2012 must...

Radial Ply Tyres These are the most common tyres in use on Irish roads on roughly 90% of road vehicles. Some radial ply car tyres even have a run flat capability which is known as a Self-Supporting Run Flat (SST) tyre. These are becoming more common...

The Tyre Life and Age can be influenced by many factors: All Tyres have been designed and manufactured to meet a variety of criteria. From long life tyres which are constructed in a harder compound and may be noisier due to this. Other tyres are made...

Faced with the challenge of choosing the right tyres for your car? There are a few considerations worth noting: Your car manufacturer’s handbook will specify the tyre size and key details Most cars have summer tyres as standard, so depending on the time of year...

With autumn coming to the end and with the cold weather approaching, now is  theperfect time to get your vehicle winter ready. Demand for winter tyres really spiked during the 2010/11 cold snaps, thanks to a heavy snow and below freezing temperatures. But now, 5...

Listed below are the reasons when & why you should consider changing your tyres. In certain situations, a tyre can be repaired. In the event of a puncture Modern tyres are very sturdy and can cope with most things. Punctures, though, can and do still happen....

Have you ever wondered what happens to the worn tyres that have been taken off your car? Every year Ireland produces an estimated 35,000 tonnes of waste tyres and these tyres form part of a recycling industry that ensures that even though they aren't useful...