Keith Revins’ tyre outlet in Mayo and Roscommon is one of the first in the country to be granted a licence by the Irish Tyre Industry Association under its new self regulation scheme to bring improved standards, service and safety into the tyre trade. To be granted a licence Keith Revins’ business has had to comply with strict licensing criteria which includes the independent accreditation of staff skills. Licensees must also declare that they do not sell second hand, part worn, tyres.
Motorists now have a clear visible sign to help them choose a tyre retailer who places safety at the forefront of service. Using a licensed outlet will mean they have the peace of mind to know they are choosing a tyre expert who has experienced, skilled, staff and is committed to working to industry best practise.
With the New Year just around the corner, many motorists are looking to upgrade their car and acquire one of those alluring new ‘141’ or ‘142’ plates.
Traditionally more than half of all new cars are sold in the first three months of the year. However, the introduction of the new dual registration plates has resulted in a more even distribution of sales throughout the year. Sales of new cars are expected to reach the 74k mark this year; this figure would have been lower at circa 67k without the introduction of the ‘132’ plate, according to the SIMI.
The list of eligible vans for the title of Continental Irish Van of the Year awards 2014 has been announced by the nine member jury of the Irish Motoring Writers’ Association (IMWA).
The winner of the 2014 overall Irish Van of the Year title will be announced at an awards ceremony in Dublin on Thursday November 21.