Tyres from £7 a month: Bridgestone launches subscription service
Bridgestone has launched its Mobox all-inclusive monthly tyre subscription service in the UK. The Mobox subscription offers new tyres, full warranty and other premium vehicle-related services from £7 per month. It is initially available in five ETB Autocentres prior to rolling out across all 31 ETB centres.
Back to the future: the evolution of tyres
Having looked at how we got from the invention of the wheel to the kinds of tyres we know today, our series on the history of tyre technology concludes with an overview of the kinds of technologies currently available.
Auto Bild 2020 summer tyre tests – the finalists
It’s a glaring omission from an illustrious who’s who of the tyre world – the Pirelli P Zero absent from the list of finalists for the Auto Bild summer 2020 tyre test. Its overall result in the initial knock-out round only sufficed for 25th place, a result Auto Bild called “disappointing”. But Pirelli isn’t leaving this stain on the P Zero’s reputation unanswered.
World’s fastest Shed partners with First Stop
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Kevin Nicks, Guinness world record holder and creator of the world’s fastest Shed, has partnered with First Stop. Amongst other things the partnership involves the placing a First Stop hoarding on the front of the Shed.
Firestone announces 8 Road to the Main Stage finalists
Firestone has announced its shortlist of eight acts from nearly 1,000 entries to make the final of its Road to the Main Stage competition. Eyre Llew, As December Falls, Lili Caseley, The Lutras, Little Brother Eli, The Escape Artist, Jennifer Kamikazi and Just Drive have been selected, with their fate now in the general public’s hands, who will decide the overall winner in a public vote on the tyre brand’s website between October 30 and November 12.
Auto Bild: Bridgestone & Vredestein the “best tyres for the cold season”
Auto Bild has examined the braking test results from recent tyre tests and calculated an average percentage value for these. Based upon these values, it has determined which products are “the best tyres for the cold season”.
Auto Bild: 10 all-season tyres survive knock-out round
The tyre testers at Auto Bild are certainly earning their keep. We’ve only just seen the results of the magazine’s 2019 winter comparison, and now a new test is on its way. Auto Bild has looked at all-season tyres in size 225/45 R17. Starting with 31 tyres, its test team has cut the field of contenders down to just ten.
53 down to 20: Auto Bild selects finalists for 2019 winter tyre test
If the tabloids have got it right, the Beast from the East will soon return to give us a chill, the likes of which we haven’t seen in decades. Best pay attention then to this season’s winter tyre tests. Auto Bild has got in early and published the results of its winter 2019 elimination round.
Top wet grip rating for Bridgestone’s newest winter tyre
Bridgestone has launched its newest winter tyre, the Blizzak LM005. Continuing from the LM001, the Blizzak LM005 features a new tread pattern and rubber compound. Testing by independent institute TÜV SÜD compares it favourably with existing market competitors in snow and ice braking and wet grip.