Offaly tyre dealer, Declan Callaghan, has had his off-road expertise endorsed by tyre manufacturer BFGoodrich, as it expands its pan-European off-road centre network into Ireland for the first time.
His outlet, Condron Tyres in Killeigh, Tullamore is one of the first 13 in the country to join a growing network of more than 160 dealers from across Europe.
His endorsement was confirmed at a recent two-day launch event at Kilkea Castle in Co Kildare, at which, dealers got the chance to improve their off-road driving techniques at a nearby dedicated 4x4 school.
BFGoodrich has plans to expand the network further, with dealers looking to join being required to have existing off-road expertise.
They must also participate in local 4x4 events, record strong 4x4 tyre sales and take part in official BFGoodrich training, to ensure they can continue to provide expert advice to customers.