HiQ (tyres)

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HiQ is a nationwide British retailer of automobile tyres, and MoT car-servicing centres.

HiQ service centre in Strabane, County Tyrone in July 2009

History[edit]

The company was created in July 1992 as HiQ Tyreservices by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.[1]

It was the main sponsor of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) in 2008, 2009 and 2014. It supplies the tyres exclusively for the British police.[citation needed]

The companies' outlets were improved in 2008.

Structure[edit]

It has around 125 service centres across the UK.[2] The company headquarters are at Trident Court on the 148-acre Birmingham Business Park[3], around a half-mile south-west of junction 4 of the M6, accessed from the A452. This is also the headquarters of Dunlop Tyres UK, which moved to the site in May 2017.

Training[edit]

Technicians are trained at the HiQ Training Academy. The company would like all of its employees to have the Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) qualification.[4]

HiQ in Shropshire in August 2009

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ HiQ history
  2. ^ "Fast-fits: Know your enemy". AM Online. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  3. ^ Tyre Services Great Britain Limited
  4. ^ "What exactly is ATA?". HiQ Online. Retrieved 23 August 2018.

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