Point-S come to the UK-on Twitter

Point-S come to the UK


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Point-S come to the UK-better late than Never

It was good to see this tweet from the Point-S organisation?

Point-S has become one of the largest independent tyre dealer organisations in the world.

They started with humble beginnings, in Paris France. A small group of tyre dealers in the Paris region decided that they were under pressure from the large tyre groups and so decided to get together and form a buying group.

Point-S come to the UK
Point-S tyre depot in Germany

They soon realised that  tyre manufacturers became more interested in supplying them, making the group more competitive. In tyres BIG is good!!!

The word soon got around and other independent tyre dealers in the rest of France , became interested and joined the tyre buying group, now to be known as Point-S,(i think the “S” stands for “service”) but i am not sure.

The tyre buying group then spread across the rest of Europe and gave them incredible buying power, with tyre manufacturers falling over themselves to supply them.

When “Point-S come to the UK” joined the party,which was probably late in the game they jumped from zero to  about 150 members, i

Point-S come to the UK
Point-s are now worldwide, this tyre depot is in Turkey

must admit that i was one of them.

We can now buy better which helps us to compete with the large discount tyre companies and it has opened the doors to suppliers that otherwise were not interested in supplying a single depot tyre retailer.

Point-S come to the UK and open doors for tyre retailers

From a personnel level, we at Pellon tyres feel that is important for the remaining independent tyre shops to be part of a bigger organisation. Joining has opened up doors that were previously closed to us.

The UK is a very competitive tyre market, coming closely to our American cousins ways of marketing tyres, but some of the European ideas are now coming through to us, such as cooperate marketing of tyres. WE now sell our own brand of “Point-S” tyres that are made for us by the worlds top tyre company, Continental tyres. This is a great bonus to us and we are finding them very popular here in our tyre shop in Halifax,Yorkshire,UK.

Eric Roberts


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Michelin Robo Race Tyres-Michelin to supply tyres to upcoming Robo Race championship

Michelin Robo Race Tyres

The upcoming Roborace championship – an entirely driverless series – has announced that it will share Formula E tyre supplier Michelin when it launches next year. Roborace is expected to debut in late-2017 as a Formula E support series and therefore sharing tyre supplier makes sense. In order to […]

Michelin Robo Race Tyres

Michelin Robo Race Tyres

Similar to the Formula E car technology, then the Driveless Roboforce cars will be racing around on the world’s circuits in the 2016/17 race season.

Hence, these cars are being developed by the use of DevBot. For the reason, as to allow teams of experts.Thus, to join ranks and develop the software.Including software and experience of hardware. Thus, that could be used in conjunction with developing the “Robocar”.

Unlike the Robocar.The DevBot has a cabin that can be driven by a human. Hence, or a computer.Allowing teams to fully understand how the car thinks. Also, and feels on a racetrack alongside the comprehensive real-time data.


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Pirelli reveals tyre choices-for first F1 race meetings of 2017

Pirelli reveals tyre choices

Formula 1 tyre supplier. Pirelli has announced the tyre selections.Hence, for the first two races of the 2017 season. With the compounds for the long-haul events.Therefore, needing to be made 15 weeks in advance.Thus, the Italian tyre supplier has already revealed its tyre choices for the Australian and Chinese […]

Pirelli reveals tyre choices for first F1 races of 2017

Pirelli reveals tyre choices

With the compounds. Hence, for the long-haul events. For this reason, needing to be made 15 weeks in advance. Consequently, the Italian tyre supplier. Of course, has already revealed its tyre choices for the Australian and Chinese Grand Prix. As a result,  scheduled for March 24-26 and April 7-9.

Michelin Race Truck- Spotted by twitter user MCN Sport

Michelin Race Truck

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Michelin Race Truck

I must admit to my interest in tyres that are used for the motorsport team. Therefore, I have often taken interesting images, throughout my days as a blogger.

Michelin Race Truck

This image was taken by myself, in France. The giant Dunlop tyre truck was on the way to Le Mans for the 24-hour race meeting.


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Bridgestone Dueler HP tyres-fitted to new Mercedes-GLC SUV – Etyres

Bridgestone Dueler HP tyres

Bridgestone Dueler HP tyres

Bridgestone Dueler HP tyres

Bridgestone Dueler HP tyres have been chosen by Daimler for the 2015 worldwide launch of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV. The luxury mid-sized SUV leaves the factory fitted with Dueler H/P Sport tyres in four sizes across the model range.

Bridgestone tyres have done a deal. With the giant Mercedes-Benz organisation. Hence,  to fit their Bridgestone  tyres. Thus, onto the new GLC SUV mid-sized SUV car.

As you would probably noticed. Of course, all the big tyres companies. Are fitted as new original equipment tyres.

Because of  the tyre quality. Has been previously tested and proven and it is very rare that any problems would occur, when the cars go out into the open market.

This is not always true. Hence, as there have been some major tyre problems on some 4X4 vehicles. Especially,  in the USA in recent times. I believe that Firestone(now owned by Bridgestone). Had issues on some Ford vehicles. Therefore, with tyre treads lifting. But in general, the tyres supplied are of excellent quality. Thus,  and fit for purpose.

The tyres are provided to the car makers at knock-down prices from the factory gates. This is because the percentage of drivers that will buy the same replacement tyres is very high. We find that the newer the car is the more likely that the driver will replace the tyre with the same tyres and this is where the tyre manufacturers make their profits. Tyres sold to the replacement market are more expensive and more profitable than when they are sold to the car companies.

Bridgestone Dueler HP tyres

Also, we find that the customers who buy the Mercedes and BMW’s are better of or use them as company cars. When the Dueler HP tyres were fitted to the Mercedes, need replacing then they will be superseded by the Bridgestone Dueler HP tyres, a same match. This is simply because the first time owners can afford to buy the most expensive tyres.

The second and third owners of the cars will probably go for a cheaper tyre brand or a mid-range brand, such as Apollo Tyres or Yokohama tyres.




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