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Product review: ENOC/EPPCO ViP Fill & Go petrol-payment tag in the UAE

Product review: ENOC/EPPCO ViP Fill & Go petrol-payment tag in the UAE

ENOC and EPPCO service stations introduced the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) based fuel retailing system to all customers in 2016. Known as ViP (Vehicle Identification Pass) Fill & Go, it is a completely automated and paperless system without the need for cash, fuel cards or receipts. All vehicle owners have to do is drive into the service station, refuel with the help of an attendant and drive off. We were given one of these back at launch, and here’s our experience.

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Continental introduces tyre range developed specifically for Middle East

Continental introduces tyre range developed specifically for Middle East

Continental has become the first tyre manufacturer to develop a full range of tyres specifically promoted as being for the Middle East market. Officially launched in the GCC last week at a media event in the Dubai Autodrome, Continental’s new Generation 6 range of tyres are said to be designed “to cope with the unique road conditions found across the region.”

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Product review: Summer test of ACDelco Shield window tint

Product review: Summer test of ACDelco Shield window tint

Since our Chrysler 300 SRT needed window tint, we hit up ACDelco to supply us with the “40%” version of their new ACDelco Shield film a couple of months ago. It comes with a 5-year warranty and installed at Liberty service centres. We also figured this would be a good chance to test how well tint actually does in keeping a car interior cool. So we grabbed an infra-red thermometer and sweated it out in the summer sun.

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Cooper Tire adds new management staff for GCC expansion plans

Cooper Tire adds new management staff for GCC expansion plans

Century-old American tyre-maker Cooper Tire is currently keen to take a bigger share of the Middle East pie when it comes to tyres, especially in the last two years. With rivals such as Continental Tires setting up a regional office in Dubai a couple of years ago, following both Michelin and Bridgestone, it seems our region is finally being taken seriously. We recently had a chat with Luis Ceneviz, who is the Cooper Tire managing director for EMEA and Latin American markets, alongside regional sales director Christophe Huss, regional marketing director Michiel Kramer and the European Technical Center’s general manager Gavin Richards.

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