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SUV-friendly winter

All-wheel drive alone, if not supported by suitable tires, may not be not enough to ensure the kind of grip cars need in slippery conditions during the harsh winter season, and this includes SUVs

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The Scandinavian manufacturer expands its commercial vehicle range

Vans can rely on two new products from Nokian Tires. The Scandinavian manufacturer has expanded its range for commercial vehicles with a winter and an all-season tire: Nokian Snowproof C and Nokian Seasonproof C. In general, van tires are designed for demanding and versatile use

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For every season

How strange! Spring is supposed to produce a great quantity of news on summer tires, yet for many it is also an opportunity to unveil multi-season or winter tires. This year’s novelties were equally divided between warm and cold weather products

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Motorsport technology and racing tires

echnological innovation and research into materials. These are the two key aspects on which engineers and designers from some of the most important tire manufacturers work to create motorsport tires

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Raw materials on a rollercoaster ride

About a year ago, six months after the start of the pandemic, every productive sector, more or less affected by a lockdown, wondered what the medium-and-long term consequences of this sudden halt to normal business practices would be

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Autopromotec opens registrations for the 2022 exhibition

Time to register for the upcoming Autopromotec exhibition scheduled in Bologna from May 25 to 28, 2022. After a long stop due to the pandemic, the organizers of the international automotive aftermarket exhibition kick-started things once again by collecting the first applications from several exhibitors

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50 million euro saved in 2020 thanks to retreads

49.9 million euro. This is the amount of cash saved in 2020 in Italy thanks to the use of retreaded tires. But there is more: still in 2020, the use of retreads allowed the country to reduce energy consumption by as much as 21.1 million litres of oil and equivalent, save 15,600 tons of raw materials and avoid flooding the environment with 18,719 tons of used tires and 8,268 tons of CO2

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Point S network’s growth relies on multi-service centres and independence

While celebrating half a century in business Point S looks at the future aiming to become a multiservice vehicle assistance and maintenance network. According to the international group, this objective can only be achieved through qualified operators

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The evolution of the “automotive” species

Education, argued South African activist Nelson Mandela, is the most powerful weapon for changing the world. For sure, it is vital to enhance oneself and increase one's competitiveness

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RCCS 3 the workshop tool for Adas calibration

Sensors, cameras and radars are now vital components in any new vehicles. Technological development has led car manufacturers, and not only them, to use components with a high degree of complexity. Just think of the software designed to manage Adas systems, elements that are now increasingly common in vehicles

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Electric car charging, a new service for tire shop customers

Electric cars arouse a lot of curiosity and create a bit of confusion at the same time: some even think that if you wash them you could get a shock! Jokes aside, it is undeniable that these vehicles are imposing a paradigm shift in driving and in their daily use. Recharging, for example, is quite different from refuelling: it is slower but can be done in many different places, for example at a tire shop

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Smooth running

A new engine oil has arrived on the market. Oiltek is the result of a collaboration between Magneti Marelli Parts & Services and Shell; as well as being supplied to the 1800 Checkstar workshops (thus completing the network’s range of consumer products), it is also marketed by the company's network of spare parts dealers

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Damage Analysis Guide

Sometimes, serving the customer means being able to recognize and explain the reasons behind a damage, keeping in mind the difference between a repairable tire and an end-of-life tire

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National contract, fair compensation and environmental challenges land on the post-covid scene

From a new collective contract to fair compensation for transporters, to environmental challenges. These are the issues the road haulage sector has been facing during this difficult period. Starting with the collective contract, it must be said that road haulage trade associations along with the employers' associations and with Fit-Cgil, Fit-Cisl and Uil Trasporti

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