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Continental one of SA's top companies to work for

8 Conti SA487849Continental Tyre South Africa will become the employer of choice for many of this year's matriculants and graduates after being named one of SA's leading companies to work for by an international research institute.

Continental pioneers holistic vehicle connectivity for smart mobility

2 continental pp cloudterminal 487530For the first time ever, this year will see half of all new cars rolling off the production line equipped with some form of connectivity solution, which means that by 2020, around 250 million connected cars will be on our roads all around the world.

Clean Sweep for Tiger Wheel & Tyre in Die Burger's "Jou Keuse" Awards

1 die-burger twtThe results of Die Burger newspaper's 2017 Your Choice (Jou Keuse) awards are in and it's a clean sweep for Tiger Wheel & Tyre in the Western Cape.

Johannesburg - Goodyear South Africa welcomes new Managing Director

31 Darren Hayes-PowellJean-Jacques Wiroth, Managing Director of Goodyear South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, has decided that this is the right time to venture into his next opportunity.

Continental Tyre SA MD Shaun Uys honoured in CEO Today Africa Awards

20 shaun-uys-managing-director-of-ctsaShaun Uys, managing director of Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA), has been honoured as one of Africa's most dynamic and innovative leaders by UK-based CEO Today magazine.

Tiger Wheel & Tyre Store Now Open in Ongwediva

16 twt storeA new Tiger Wheel & Tyre store has opened in northern Namibia, at 3191 Mandume Ndemufayo Street in Ongwediva. This is the second Namibian store for South Africa's best-loved and most awarded wheel and tyre brand.

Firestone tunes in to social sharing with its #FirestoneKK campaign

13 MEDIA SERVE FIRESTONE 031Firestone hit the high notes this weekend with the South African launch of its Firestone Kombi Karaoke campaign (#FirestoneKK).

Continental showcases its vision of the cockpit of the future

6 Continental-485178Digital mobility strategies, a rising tide of information and the increasingly interconnected and mobile lives of drivers - these all lead to new requirements for the way information is conveyed inside vehicles. It's an area in which conventional display and operating systems are rapidly reaching their limits.

It's LIGHTS CAMERA ACTION as Speed Stars returns to your tv screens this week

5 Speed Stars challengeThe wait is finally over as the eagerly anticipated third season of the popular reality television series, Speed Stars is back on Ignition, DSTV 189. The new season launches off the line on Saturday 7th October at 19:00 and the chequered flags drops on the nine part series on the 8th December.

And our first episode is a real star studded show as we bring back some of our fastest Stars from Season One and Two to contestant just two Wild Card slots in the new season. Catch Rob Forbes, Jack Parow, Katlego Maboe, Richard Stirton, Reuben Riffel and Jason Goliath as they pull out all the stops to book their spot on track and another shot at being crowned SA's Speediest Star.

And we introduce you to two new stars as we track our search for public talent in this episode. After the success of last seasons public search, Speed Stars expanded on the format to give more motorists without prior racing experience the chance to qualify for the show. And the response was overwhelming - more than 800 hopefuls strapped themselves into our VW Up's to tackle the technical gymkhana courses set up at the Extreme Festival at Zwartkops, Festival of Motoring at Kyalami, Hi-Q Greenacres and Tavcor Volkswagen in Port Elizabeth, Barons Volkswagen Cape Town and Alpine Volkswagen Pinetown.

Sponsored by Volkswagen Driving Academy and Goodyear, this season once again invites SA's famous faces to show us their race faces in a bid to claim the title of SA's Speediest Star. With guests paired up in each episode, they take to Zwartkops Raceway in our race-ready VW Polo's to battle it out for top honours, with their fastest lap time going up on the Speed Stars Leaderboard. In a Speed Stars first, our eight fastest stars at the end of the season will contest an actual race in our season finale as part of the final round of the Extreme Series at Zwartkops Raceway on the 25th November.

But Speed Stars isn't only about teaching our stars how to go fast, Road Safety and Driver Education form an important part of the entire Speed Stars experience. Each episode has a Safety Lesson, driving home important tyre, road and driver safety tips and advice. Not only are we educating and improving the driving abilities and awareness of our stars but importantly, also those of our viewers.
Each episode also sees our celebrity guests competing in our popular Charity Challenge, with the winning team donating R2500-00 each week to charity. Thanks to Volkswagen Driving Academy and Goodyear, Speed Stars will be supporting Qhubeka and The Wilderness Foundation, with each charity receiving R10 000.

Speed Stars 3 will be on your TV screens from the 7th October until the 8th December on Ignition, DSTV 189 as well as being available on Catch Up.
Each episode can be viewed at the following times:
Saturday @ 19:00
Sunday @ 07:00
Monday @ 01:00
Tuesday 09:00 and 21:00
Wednesday 06:00 and 18:00
Thursday @ 13:00
Friday @ 15:00

Speed Stars is brought to you by Volkswagen Driving Academy and Goodyear, and supported by Greensky Brand Architects, Zwartkops Raceway and The Fairway Hotel.
Find Speed Stars at and on Social Media:
Twitter: @SpeedStarsSA
Instagram: speedstarssa
YouTube: Speed Stars

New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Store Opens in Wonderpark, Pretoria

4 TWT wonderparkA new Tiger Wheel & Tyre store opened at the Wonderpark Shopping Centre at 344 Brits Road in Karenpark, Pretoria.

Innovation Award winners announced

2 Innovation awardsWinners of Automechanika Johannesburg 2017's Innovation Awards competition were announced at a presentation ceremony at the trade fair's opening at Nasrec.

New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Store Opens in Tzaneen

twtnewOn 8 September 2017, Tiger Wheel & Tyre debuted in Tzaneen with the opening of a showroom and fitment centre at the corner of Danie Joubert and Loop Streets. 

The new store offers all the features, amenities, products and services that have made Tiger Wheel & Tyre South Africa's best-loved and most awarded brand in the retail wheel and tyre industry. 

"I speak for my whole team of capable and highly trained sales and fitment personnel, when I say that we frankly can't wait to give the good people of Tzaneen a warm Tiger Wheel & Tyre welcome," said Store Manager, Toy Nienaber.

The new store is outfitted with a high-tech showroom and a thoughtfully designed hospitality lounge, while the fitment centre includes four fitment bays and two alignment bays - each equipped with the latest tools and equipment, incorporating the most advanced technology. 

Inside the showroom is a head-turning display of wheels, tyres and automotive batteries from a handpicked selection of the world's best-known and most trusted brands. 

Among the tyre ranges are such household names as Continental, Yokohama, Hankook, Michelin, Goodyear, Pirelli, BFGoodrich and Tiger Wheel & Tyre's own exclusive Velocity tyre brand. Wheel brands include, among others, TSW, Black Rhino, Racing Hart Concepts, and Turn 1 (TM), while automotive batteries include ATLASBX, Duracell, and Turn 1 (TM). 

Services provided at the Tzaneen store include: wheel and tyre fitment, balancing, alignment, and rotation; puncture repair; free automotive battery testing; battery installation; and installation of the Beame wireless vehicle tracking system. 

Tiger Wheel & Tyre moreover offers its industry-leading X-Sure (TM) Tyre insurance; nitrogen tyre inflation; e-vouchers; and its Xpress Credit solution to help customers pay for unbudgeted expenses. 

"Our goal is uncompromising service excellence. So whether Tzaneen motorists need wheels, tyres, automotive batteries or just want to learn about better options for their vehicle, we are here to listen, chat, advise and serve them," said Nienaber.  

To learn more about Tiger Wheel & Tyre, its products, services, and what makes it the most award-winning brand in its industry, stop by the new Tzaneen store, call them on 015 590 0308 or visit the website You can also shop online, and online shoppers have the exclusive ability to "Book A Bay" online, to have their newly purchased products fitted and services performed at the time and store of their choosing. What's more is that right now, all services purchased online are subject to a huge, 40% launch discount.

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