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Seasonal tire change

As winter approaches, drivers will be obliged to replace summer tires with winter tires or to have approved snow chains on-board. The choice of mounting tires designed to help motorists deal with the coldest months of the year, provides a better guarantee of grip, braking efficiency and comfort when the roads are covered with snow or ice. Here is a quick run-down of what tire manufacturers are offering

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New strategies

Health emergency, social distancing, lockdown and smart working. These have certainly been, and still are, difficult times for the tire industry. And the future is still a big question mark. However, operators have not been idle during this period. On the contrary, they have faced the unexpected situation with courage and creativity and are gearing up to do so in the near future. The market has experienced months of severe crisis due to the Covid-19 emergency

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Michelin launches the new X Multi 325/80 R 22.5

Michelin unveiled its new X Multi 315/80 R 22.5 designed for regional multi-purpose transport. The latest addition to the French tire manufacturer's portfolio is the combination of several technologies that have enabled designers to improve the overall performance and mileage compared to its predecessor

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Goodyear updates light transport range

Goodyear updates its range of winter and all-season tires dedicated to light commercial vehicle. This operation began three years ago and reached its completion at a time when the entire logistics sector is facing significant growth in demand following a significant growth in online purchasing

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New All Season range

The growth of the all-season tire market continues unabated. In the last three years, this specific sector has witnessed an impressive increase in consumer interest. Consumers seem to prefer tires suitable for different weather patterns, and this has prompted manufacturers to include a new all-season choice in their catalogues alongside winter and summer tires

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Dunlop unveils its first all-season

Dunlop completes its product portfolio making its debut in the all-season tire market. The British producer, specialized in motorbike tires, decided to enter the All-season car tire arena with the Dunlop Sport All Season

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Looking “inside” tomorrow’s vehicles

From breakdowns to system errors: cars are changing, and with them also the types of breakdowns we can expect. As a result, techniques and tools needed not only to repair, but also to diagnose failures that could potentially compromise the smooth running of a vehicle, must change. The issue is closely intertwined with the relentless evolution that has been affecting the entire automotive sector for some time now

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Autopromotec introduces Futurmotive Digital Expo and Conference

Autopromotec Conference evolves and becomes Futurmotive - Digital Expo and Conference. On 10th of December 2020, within a virtual arena, companies in the sector and international experts will exchange ideas, projects and their visions of the future participating in an event conceived and coordinated by the same organizers of the popular international automotive equipment and aftermarket fair

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Retreading, many opportunities to be seized

An unusual meeting, in a reduced format due to anti-Covid measures, is what AIRP held on 2 October at the company's head office. This year's annual retreaders' meeting got underway amidst problems to be tackled, and new opportunities forming on the horizon, with various proposals to support the environmental benefits of retreading practices

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Post-covid protection agreements and calls for support from trade associations: "More safety, less dumping and a non-punitive eco-friendly turning point"

The scenario is far from ideal. The haulage sector feels the need for recognition of the role it has played in recent months and the support it gives to the economy and public safety. Let us start precisely from safety

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Electric motors, tire dealers gearing up to work with high voltage units

Innovation in the automotive field is pushing car repairers to invest in training their staff and in purchasing precision instruments. The four-wheeler industry has produced increasingly complex cars in recent years. The presence of sophisticated software and electronic components as well as electric motors is transforming the traditional work of car specialists

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