Monthly Archives: August 2010

Bridgestone set to raise tyres prices in Europe

By Denna Bowman Bridgestone Europe is set to increase the price of its consumer, commercial and specialty tyres, starting from October 2010. Prices will rise by three to six per cent depending on the market and product category, according to the Japanese tyres manufacturer. Makio Ohashi, CEO and President of Bridgestone Europe, said: “The increase … Continue reading

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Tyres industry group gets more backing for calls to keep MOT annual

RoadSafe is the latest organisation to back a major tyres groups calls on the government not to reduce the frequency of the MOT in the UK. The Tyre Industry Federation says 12% of tyres are illegal on replacement and this number is increasing as the economic downturn continue. In the UK, vehicles must have their … Continue reading

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Kingston mobile tyres firm praised for ‘helpful and professional’ service

When it comes to ordering new tyres many of our customers tell us they chose etyres not just because our prices were so low, but because they were drawn to our convenient free mobile tyres fitting service. But out tyres fitting service goes beyond low prices and hassle-free fitting at your home or work – … Continue reading

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New F1 tyres supplier admits 2011 will be a learning year

By Alex Kapadia Pirelli wants to contribute to the excitement of the Formula One “show” as the new tyres supplier, but admits it needs to be “more conservative” at some circuits. The Italian tyres manufacturer warns F1 fans that it will be a learning year after it takes over from Bridgestone. So far this year, … Continue reading

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Bridgestone tyres faced up to one of the toughest challenges of the F1 season

By Alex Kapadia Bridgestone admitted its tyres faced one of the toughest challenges of the Formula One season during the Belgian Grand Prix yesterday. Hirohide Hamashima, director of motorsport tyre development for the Japanese tyres manufacturer which is leaving the sport at the end of the season, said: “The Spa weather gave us a very … Continue reading

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Hamilton gets tyres strategy right to win at Spa

Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton – he got the tyres strategy right for the Belgian Grand Prix and stormed home to victory and back to the top of the championship. The McLaren racer triumphed during the chaotic race, which even saw him escape from the gravel trap and avoid slamming into the tyres wall. Having beaten … Continue reading

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Mobile tyres company praised for ‘extremely user-friendly’ service

If you need to get your new tyres fitted, but don’t want to take valuable time out of work to get the job done, etyres is the perfect choice. Our free mobile fitting service means we fit our customers tyres at a location of their choice – at home or the workplace. And our Middlesbrough … Continue reading

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Webber powers to pole on soft tyres for Belgian Grand Prix

By Alex Kapadia Red Bull racing driver Mark Webber powered to his fifth pole of the season using Bridgestone’s soft tyres ahead of tomorrows Belgian Grand Prix. With mixed weather conditions at the Spa Francorchamps circuit the full complement of tyres were used today, with wet and intermediate as well as hard and soft dry … Continue reading

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Which? Car reveals alarming results of tyres tests

By Denna Bowman The experts at Which? Car have just released the results of their latest car tyre tests, revealing an alarming disparity between the best and worst products. Of the 119 different car tyres on test, 38 were awarded Best Buy status for their good grip, low rolling resistance and lack of annoying road … Continue reading

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Variable weather makes tyres strategy vital for Belgian Grand Prix

Variable weather meant F1 teams had plenty of issues to get to grips with during the first practice sessions for the Belgian Grand Prix Hirohide Hamashima, director of motorsport tyre development for the Japanese tyres manufacturer, said: “Today we were able to evaluate our full range of tyres that we have here in Spa, so … Continue reading

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