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ITIA Launch Ground Breaking Licensing Scheme

Galway Tyre outlets lead the way in Licensing

Four Tyre retailers in Galway are the first in the country to be granted licenses. The Irish Tyre Industry Association have set up a comprehensive self regulation scheme to bring improved standards, service and safety into the Tyre trade. Ballinasloe tyres, Byrnes tyres, Donnellan Auto Service and Treacy tyres have been awarded licenses to sell and fit tyres. All four have had to comply with strict licensing criteria which includes the independent accreditation of staff skills. Licensees must declare that they do not sell second hand, part worn tyres.

Motorists now have a clear visible sign to help you choose a tyre retailers who places your safety at the forefront of their service. Using a licensed outlet will mean you have the peace of mind to know you are choosing a tyre expert who has experienced, skilled staff and is committed to working to industry best practise.

The Issue of licenses by the ITIA is a ground breaking development for the tyre industry. It is the first time that standards have been introduced to the industry and is in direct response to a mandate from ITIA members to improve safety in the industry. With 14 licenses already granted and a number currently being processed, Kevin Farrell (President) says ‘ Our members have been quick to support the licensing scheme. As reputable traders they see the value in being able to let motorists know how serious they are about providing an expert service with safety as their focus. ‘

The ITIA will work with new licensees to generate press for their outlet in their local area, with President Kevin Farrell undertaking to travel to outlets for press photos. Mr Farrell went on to say ‘ it is important that, as an industry, we make the most of the new licenses, to alert the motoring public of the progress that the reputable retailers are making. This will help everyone who gets a license in the future.’

The new licensees are:

Allstar Motors, Ballinasloe Tyres, Byrnes Tyres, Discount Tyres, Donnellan Tyres, Duleek Tyres, Ferguson’s Naas Tyres, Nenagh Quickfit, Meyler’s Tyres, Tractamotors, Tyre & Service Superstore (3 outlets) and Treacy Tyres.

Contact us to apply for a license application form.

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