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How much difference do winter tyres make on ice? - video

Ever wondered what kind of difference winter tyres make on icy roads? A new video from North American tyre fitter Tire Rack has set out to do just that. Although they're not really necessary in much of Australia, whether to bother with cold-weather specific rubber is a critical decision in frostier parts of the world...

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SEMA 2018: The hall of rubber
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SEMA 2018: The hall of rubber

If you've ever wondered where all the world's tyre manufacturers get together to promote their wares, it's the wheel and tyre hall of SEMA. Here you'll find brands that you've heard of, like Nitto, Mickey Thompson and Michelin, but you'll also come across brands you've never heard of, trying to break into the US market...


Michelin wants to 3D print your new tyres
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Michelin wants to 3D print your new tyres

Michelin is working on technology that could see the end of 'new tyres' as we know them today, by instead using 3D printers to bring worn-out rubber back to life. The idea forms part of the company's holistic 'Visionary Concept' with several innovative technologies including an airless wheel/tyre package, tyres made of wood, and 3D printing...


Michelin developing ultra high-speed tyres, alternative materials
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Michelin developing ultra high-speed tyres, alternative materials

French tyre maker Michelin is currently developing a tyre capable of cracking a mind-blowing 482km/h (300mph), which would allow street-legal hyper-cars like the Bugatti Chiron and Koenigsegg Agera RS to exceed higher straight-line speeds than what they have officially recorded to date (431km/h and 447.2km/h respectively)...


Bridgestone to use autonomous cars for tyre testing
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Bridgestone to use autonomous cars for tyre testing

Autonomous cars are being put through their paces off the road and on public streets – even at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Now, the tyre development team at Bridgestone is looking to use the technology for road-noise testing in Japan from next year, in search of more precise and efficient tests...


Get a grip: Falken Azenis FK510 tyres on the CarAdvice GTI
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Get a grip: Falken Azenis FK510 tyres on the CarAdvice GTI

Sponsored by: Falken Tyres We've wrapped the CarAdvice Golf GTI's rims with new rubber from Falken Tyres: the Azenis FK510. It's proven a good all-round performer, which is handy, as that's just what Falken claims the feeling should be for drivers. The tyre itself can be fitted to most road cars, and its design is geared toward performance, with features intended to ensure strong performance in wet conditions...


Pirelli selling tyres for Ferrari 250 GTO
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Pirelli selling tyres for Ferrari 250 GTO

Everyone has been there – you take your multi-million-dollar classic Ferrari to TyrePower for new rubber, only to discover the only choices are designed for mid-size crossovers and light hatchbacks. No-one wants to put tyres involving the words 'eco' or 'efficient' on their 250 GTO, for example. Thankfully, Pirelli has swooped in with a solution to this working-class problem...


Goodyear reveals prototype EV tyres
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Goodyear reveals prototype EV tyres

Goodyear has used the Geneva motor show to unveil a prototype tyre developed specifically for use with electric vehicles. The EfficientGrip Performance is designed to cater for an ever-growing range of battery-powered vehicles. According to Goodyear, tyres on electric cars can wear up to 30 per cent faster than rubber on internal-combustion vehicles...


Michelin Pilot Sport 4S review
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Michelin Pilot Sport 4S review

Buying new tyres is not a pleasant experience. Not just because you’re about to spend a large sum of money, but because you have to pick a tyre and be happy with it… For a long time. Like, a very long time. So if you screw it up and get something that doesn’t work well on your car, you’re stuck with it for a while...


Would you trust Shane Jacobson with your prized possessions?

Sponsored: CarAdvice has partnered with tyre manufacturer Bridgestone, producing a short video to help build awareness for the importance of good-quality tyres. Here's the clip we helped them produce.  You've heard it often enough: good-quality tyres matter in protecting you on the road...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 2, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 2, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Pirelli Colour Edition tyres in Australia from September, to be air freighted
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Pirelli Colour Edition tyres in Australia from September, to be air freighted

Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli says demand for its upcoming personalised coloured tyres is rather substantial in the Australian market regardless of the expected high price, prompting the company to put us on the map for the tyre launch later this year...


Michelin rejects call to increase minimum worn tyre depth
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Michelin rejects call to increase minimum worn tyre depth

French tyre giant Michelin has rejected calls from some sections of the tyre industry to increase the legal tread depth of tyres in Europe from 1.6mm to 3mm, citing no direct link between a minimum tyre depth of 1.6mm and increased accident rates. Michelin commissioned an independent study from Ernst & Young which found mandating a legal tread depth of 3mm would cost European motorists an additional €6...


GM developing sustainable natural tyre rubber
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GM developing sustainable natural tyre rubber

General Motors (GM) has announced it is looking to develop sustainable natural rubber for tyres, in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of automotive manufacturing and reduce deforestation. The US auto giant says it is working with suppliers including Bridgestone, Continental, Goodyear and Michelin to develop "appropriate transparency into natural rubber and ensure its traceability throughout the supply chain"...


Race driver for a day: Michelin Pilot Sport Experience

Race driver for a day: Michelin Pilot Sport Experience

I’ll be blunt. I’m shitting myself. There’s nowhere to hide as my instructor tells me that I’m first-up. The car is ready and, with the track sufficiently dry, slicks are still being bolted on to the car as I make my way towards it, ushered by one of the crew members holding an umbrella over me...


2016 Performance Tyre Test
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2016 Performance Tyre Test

Owning a performance car is a pricey proposition. More so, when you consider the on-costs of actually using your car's performance in a manner that is both enjoyable and rewarding. Apart from the mechanical maintenance requirements, which include brake and engine fluid changes, the most expensive consumables are indeed brake pads and tyres...


What to do when you damage a wheel
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What to do when you damage a wheel

I’m sure most of us have heard that horrible sound. That crunching crash that gives you a jolt as you realise you’ve just decorated your alloy wheels with gouges and scrapes. Gutter rash does happen, and it doesn’t have to ruin your week. There’s no doubt that the trend towards larger rim sizes, in even fairly non-sport oriented cars, has continued...


What to do when you damage a wheel

What to do when you damage a wheel

Gutter-jumpers, kerb-crushers, pothole-thumpers - if you fall into any of these categories then it's likely you've damaged a wheel or two during your driving career. In fact, I’m sure most of us have, at one time or another, misjudged a corner or failed to see a pothole and heard that horrible graunching sound...