News from PitStopArabia

Dubai Civil Defense Puts out Fire in Cars

Dubai Civil Defense Puts out Fire in Cars

Mar 13, 2018

DUBAI: The Dubai Civil Defense team members successfully extinguished a fire that engulfed 2 cars in the Discovery Gardens on Friday afternoon. The fire was reported at 1.39pm by residents. Three other cars were damaged. No one was injured in the incident.  
 
No causalities and injuries were reported.  
 
The Al Barsha Civil Defense team received an information about a fire incident around 13:38pm and managed to reached the scene within... Read More

Prices to go up by 5% for VAT

Prices to go up by 5% for VAT

Dec 05, 2017

Starting 1 January 2018, the UAE Government will be introducing Value Added Tax (VAT) on goods and services, as part of a national strategy towards building a diversified and robust economy.
 
 
In compliance with this Government mandate, VAT will be applicable at a standard rate of 5% on all of PitStopArabia.com's products and services.
 
Hence prices of all tyres and related services will be going up by 5% effective January 01, 2018.... Read More

Sharjah Police arrest 2 for selling fake car tyres

Sharjah Police arrest 2 for selling fake car tyres

Sep 18, 2017

Sharjah Police arrested two Arab nationals who were illegally selling counterfeit tyres. 
 
The counterfeit products, valued at Dh250,000, were cheap copies of global brands and were being sold in the local market.
 
The police seized the consignment following a tipoff from an automobile spare parts company. The police, accompanied by managers of the company, raided a warehouse in Sharjah Industrial Area where a large quantity of counterfeit... Read More

Smart chips to ensure tyre safety

Smart chips to ensure tyre safety

May 13, 2017

The smart chip installed in the tyres will carry an identification card, which can be read through scanners or through smartphones.
 
From the last quarter of the year, vehicle tyres in the UAE will have smart chips installed in them to ensure tyre safety and prevent motorists and dealers from tampering with tyres.
 
The Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (Esma) took a decision in this regard to reducing road accidents caused by damaged... Read More

Tyre prices to go up 8-13% in UAE

Tyre prices to go up 8-13% in UAE

Mar 05, 2017

Most major tyre manufacturers globally have announced they will be increasing their prices over the next month or so, as the price of natural rubber is forecast to increase globally. 
 
Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Company was the first major manufacturer to announce that they will be increasing their wholesale tyre prices.  They will increase prices by eight to 12% percent on all tyre lines. Increases in rubber prices were cited as the driving factor in the... Read More