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CAM Systems becomes latest TyreSafe supporter

14/03/2013 17:00:00
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One of the UK's leading data and software suppliers to the tyre industry is joining a tyre safety organisation to help reduce the number of tyre-related deaths and accidents on the road. CAM Systems is the latest in a long line of firms to declare its support for TyreSafe, which also has the backing of car and tyre manufacturers, retailers, eme ...

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TyreSafe warns of rising pothole problem

11/02/2013 17:00:01
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A tyre safety organisation says that the growing number of potholes around the UK are causing damage to cars and putting people in danger. A recent study by Which? found that councils across England and Wales forked out as much as 22.8 million in compensation to drivers for pothole damage last year alone and TyreSafe says it can have "a seriou ...

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Tyre safety 'increasingly important'

10/01/2013 17:00:00
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Tyre maintenance has been singled out as an increasingly important factor in road safety as data suggests UK weather is getting wetter over time. With the Met Office announcing that 2012 was the second wettest year on record, TyreSafe chairman Stuart Jackson said "adequate tread depth is essential for safe driving". And an analysis of statist ...

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Drivers 'unaware' of tyre label rules

04/01/2013 17:00:00
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Many drivers are unaware of new rules surrounding tyre labelling, a survey suggests. A poll found that more than two-thirds of drivers were unaware of EU regulations requiring tyres to be rated for fuel efficiency, wet grip and external noise. The new system came into force in November, but the findings suggest that many people may be not be ...

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Self drive skiers 'should check tyres'

02/01/2013 14:00:00
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A tyre services company is urging holidaymakers who are planning a self-drive trip to a European ski destination to make sure their tyres are fit for the journey. Micheldever Tyre Services/Protyre (MTS) said that while most UK drivers use summer tyres all throughout the year, the majority of European motorists use either two sets of tyres - one ...

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Theory test should cover winter tyres

08/12/2012 11:00:01
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Over the last few years demand for winter tyres at Kwik Fit has quadrupled, the company announced alongside results of research on winter tyre use. The car-servicing company found that few UK motorists purchase season specific tyres. According to its research 68% of drivers do not know the differences between cold and warm weather tyres, whil ...

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Winter safety check for cars on offer

04/12/2012 17:00:01
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The number of roadside mechanical breakdowns almost doubles during winter months, according to the AA, and Micheldever/Protyre is now offering a simple winter safety check at any of its 59 UK retail outlets. Tyres are deemed the most important safety component of a vehicle, but the extra use of lights, windscreen wipers and heaters in the winte ...

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