Until now I have always shopped around for tyres based entirely on price. Lots of experience attending tyre tests and demonstrations over the years means I am very particular about the tyres on my...

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Over the past decade, the non-franchised workshop sector – predominantly independent garage workshops – carried out the largest volume of servicing, maintenance and repairs (SMR), including MOT...

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Selected Vauxhall retailers are offering customers an interest-free finance option to spread the cost of repairs, servicing, tyres and accessories over three months. Vauxhall aftersales business...

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One quarter of all drivers have already purchased tyres online and two thirds of those that haven’t bought online before would be willing to do so in future, according to a new pan-European survey by...

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The UK market for car tyres has grown marginally in 2013, with a year-on-year increase of 0.2%, according to figures from Continental Tyres. There has also been slight increase in the overall market...

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Once again I find myself writing about my experiences in the retail world, and once again (after last week’s holiday booking) it is good news for franchised retailers. A slow puncture (aren’t modern...

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The EU tyre label, introduced last year, is only recognised by 30% of British motorists, according to research from Continental Tyres. The new regulations which came into force on 1st November remain...

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Despite continued economic and market challenges in 2012, the car, 4×4 and van tyre market was still worth around 33 million tyres, according to Continental Tyres. Although this number is similar...

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How ironic that, in the week the UK opts out of plans to tackle the euro debt crisis, the auto retail industry is struggling to get to grips with a new piece of EU legislation – eco-labels on...

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Historically, the UK hasn’t been a huge market for winter tyres, especially compared to other northern European countries, however, two snowy winters in a row have seen sales rocket. Demand was...

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