run-flat tyres-Deflating reality – ConsumerReports.org

run-flat tyres-Deflating reality

Run-flat tires promise to remove a key travel worry—being stranded roadside. However, the ownership experience can be both expensive and frustrating, as we have heard from owners.

run-flat tyres-Deflating reality

This article is exactly what i have been saying in my other articles about run flat tyre articles? Should safety be at any cost.

The concept is a great idea, but how many lives do they really save at a high cost to the customers who have just a normal puncture. I have yet to meet a driver who can say that the run flat tyres on his car helped to avoid an accident.

Or is that they just do not know? I mean that if they were doing 70 MPH on a busy motorway and the run-flat tyres-Deflating reality kicked in, the TPMS light would come on, but how could they compare this with say having a normal tyre blowout in a bad position.

This scenario is in fact very rare and i suppose that a blowout in a normal tyre would have caused an accident in any case.

run flat tyres problems

One of the biggest problems is that  the concept is a good idea, but they do leave some motorists stranded, without a spare wheel.

Just the other day i had a meeting arranged and the guy that i was to meet had a tyre blowout in his BMW. He had no spare and eventually had to call out the AA. The only place that had a replacement tyre was 120 mile away and it cost £290 for a replacement tyre.

BMW run flat tyres are expensive, especially when the car becomes a few years old and belongs to the second or third owner. This is where the danger lies? drivers will resort to fitting anything if they cannot afford the right tyre. From the dreaded part worns  to fitting a non-run flat regular tyre. This is all a part of the run-flat tyres-Deflating reality?people cannot afford to keep buying these tyres every time they have a puncture?

The BMW Mini is a great example. These cars are very popular with young female drivers. They buy a second hand car and cringe when they have to buy some new run-flat tyres, is it all worth it i ask?

From the safety angle then yes it is, but the cost? i am not so sure.

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Global tyre rankings-Bridgestone retains global tyre crown for 8th straight year

Global tyre rankings

Based on report published in ERJ’s Global Tire Report in the November/December issue: In the global tire world, 2015 was a bit of déjà vu all over again There was only one change in the ranking among the 20 largest tire makers, as Japan’s Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. […]

Global tyre rankings

Global tyre rankings

 

 

Bridgestone are still ahead of Michelin in the world tyre manufacturers rankings. However , I think that it is only a matter of time before Michelin catch up. Hence, in my opinion Michelin are making great strides to capture the lion’s share of the car and van tyre market.

Of course, Michelin have been making recent acquisitions. Notably, online tyre retailers from all over Europe. Including , BlackCircles here in the UK. Rumour has it that Bridgestone are looking at the National Tyres setup. As a result though, they think that they are over priced and may have reached a stale mate.

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KUMHO TYRES NSW-2015 SPORTS SEDANS ROUND 1

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Of course, all my followers know about my admiration for the Kumho tyres products. This video just cements my thoughts. Similar events to this are held all over the world. Significantly , Kumho are one of the top tyre companies in the motorsport world . So, this helps them with research and development. Naturally,  in their en devour to produce a better tyre for the regular passenger car.

So, the cars in the video ! Are very similar to the cars that I was privileged to watched . Of course, in the saloon car championships, the other year at Croft in North Yorkshire UK. Motorsport events that are sponsored by tyre companies such as Kumho stretch their arms right across the world including

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Kumho tyres take part in many racing events in the world

the KUMHO TYRES NSW events for saloon cars.

The tyres are really put to the test giving great feedback to the technicians, who will turn the data collected into making better passenger tyres for the regular cars on the roads.

Now visiting race tracks

As i have stated earlier i try to visit some of these track events to see for myself what the tyres have to go through in the actual racing. I must admit that i am very impressed by the efforts of all the tyre companies that i have had the pleasure to have seen.

Apart from the Kumho tyres NSW video i have witnessed the strains and stresses that these saloon cars put onto the tyres in places like Sneterton and Croft in North Yorkshire. I also try to ask the drivers what they think of the tyres that they are using. To date i have not heard one bad thing said about any of the tyres that were used. In fact on the contrary? most divers gave much praise to the tyres and the tyre companies back up crews during the race events, something that i have witnessed for myself.

Eric Roberts

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Michelin Longer lasting tyres- not a perfect solution for F1, says Romain Grosjean F1 driver

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Frenchman does not think Michelin’s proposed 18-inch tyres will lead to more overtaking, saying he preferred quick-degrading Pirelli tyres of 2012 and 2013.

F1 racing driver Romain Grosjean, is one of the racing drivers who don’t think that the new Proposal for the  Michelin longer Lasting tyres, are a good idea.

He prefers the opposite?

The tyres that were used in the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Pirelli had some compound problems. But were the best years according to his point of view.

Michelin longer Lasting tyres. Hence, would also include a change of tyre size going up to 18 inch tyres. This would give the tyre a bigger rolling radius. This I presume would make the Michelin longer Lasting tyres. Of course, work better on race days. Without the need to change tyres, or to have to change the tyres at lesser intervals.

The tyres that Michelin use in Formula E racing are taller and narrower. This is also the general trend for tyres used on everyday passenger cars.

As  i have said this goes towards a greener tyre, because of the increased rolling resistance. The car goes further with a turn of the wheel. This combined with greener materials used in the tread compounds, such as silica, makes for a more ECO friendly tyre product.

One thing can be said and it is that the F1 tyre scene certainly keeps the interest in tyres flowing. A few years ago tyres were hardly mentioned, but such is the interest today, that tyres are a daily story, one way or another.

In my opinion the general public now know more about tyre compounds and tread patterns than they ever did. I think that is one of the reasons that our customers in Halifax now switch to winter tyres and are more tyre conscious now than they ever were.

The internet also plays a huge part in putting across tyre development stories, including the for ever venture of producing more environmentally friendly tyres.

Eric Roberts

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Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 Tyres- A look at All-season tyres

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 Tyres

All-season tyres

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 Tyres; All-season tyres: A major consideration for UK fleets Without compromising driver safety year-round tyres can prove more cost effective than making the switch from summer to winter treads There are so many things to consider when managing a fleet, with numerous products to choose from and every decision should […]

This tyre gives the motorist an excellent all year-round performance.As a result, by usinng Goodyear’s “weather reactive technology” which provides the tyre to changes in seasonal weather patternsThgus from summer to winter.Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 Tyres

The new Goodyear tyre features the unique,”high-density 3D waffle blades”. For this reason the Vector 4Seasons  has an excellent traction ability when driving on snow covered icy roads. Hence ,the tyre is marked, with the snowflake symbol. Naturally, this means it meets the official requirements of a dedicated winter tyre.

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Michelin Tyres Plc fears over proposed energy cost rises – BBC News

Michelin Tyres Plc

Michelin Tyres PLC

A major employer in Northern Ireland says its business is threatened by proposed rises in energy costs to fund grants for onshore wind farms.

So, this is exactly the news that the people in Northern Ireland! Including, any other part of the UK want to hear?

Of course, Michelin Tyres Plc, who are based in Ballymena, County Antrim. Consequently, are concerned about the financial impact the subsidies. Naturally, that they may have to pay for wind turbines. Of course, are having on its energy bills.

This is exactly the opposite as to what the UK government should be thinking about. They are trying to place increasing burdens on UK businesses in the form of green taxes .

Even small businesses have to pay taxes on their fuel bills, which are supposed to go towards paying for greener energy in the future, but i doubt this very much.

it is the same scenario as the car taxes that we pay?

They were supposed to go into road building and improvements, but we all know that they do not.

My warning to the legislators is to take notice of what these large employers are saying?

Michelin tyres plc will not think twice about pulling out of northern Ireland, i believe that they received massive subsidies, to move there in the first place.

Anything that affects the Michelin tyres prices, will give them an excuse to move to a cheaper tyre producing country.

So think twice Northern Ireland?

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BMW Winter tyres: Are they worth it? We certainly think that they are a major road safety improvement.

BMW Winter tyres

BMW Winter tyres

Snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures bring their own unique motoring issues. Specially developed winter tyres give added security when the temperatures dip, but running an alternative set of rubber has traditionally been considered a cost too far by many British drivers, who don’t think UK winters are harsh enough […]

Winter tyres: Are they worth it?

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Hope you noticed that I used the word safety in the post title. Of course, as the owner of Pellon Tyres in Halifax Yorkshire, I genuinely believe in what I say. Over the years I have preached to my customers the benefits of fitting winter tyres to their cars.

I must admit though that things are getting better, thanks to great articles like this. Modern cars are getting faster and have excellent braking systems. They are however heavy vehicles, which can cause them to skid and lose grip in wet and snowy weather.

I take the BMW winter tyres as an example. However, the owners of these cars seem reluctant to part with their cash and need winter tyres as much as any other brand and model of car.

However, the range of winter tyres available is bigger than ever, and UK consumers are finally realising that their benefits far outweigh their cost. That’s because these products offer added grip and stability even in less-than-harsh conditions, which means they can easily be used on wet roads whenever the temperature falls below 7 degrees Celsius.

 

Winter tyres-General-Get your car ready for winter weather

Winter tyres-General

Winter tyres-General
Winter tyres are imperative, if you are to travel up the mountains to the ski resorts.

WITH the first of the winter snows seeing ski stations opening for the November 11 holiday weekend, drivers are also having to think about winter tyres and whether to use snow chains. There is a mind-boggling variety of options – winter/snow tyres, ice tyres, studded tyres or the choice […]

Winter tyres-General

This looks at winter tyres from the French angle. hence, this is most applicable to the Britains that will taking their annual winter vacation to the snow resort in the French Alps.

Millions take the pilgrimage, year after year. Winter tyres are imperative, if you are to travel up the mountains to the ski resorts.

WITH the first of the winter snows seeing ski stations opening for the November 11 holiday weekend, drivers are also having to think about winter tyres and whether to use snow chains.

There is a mind-boggling variety of options – winter/snow tyres, ice tyres, studded tyres or the choice between chains or snow socks – but the basic decision depends on where you live.

Of course you will require more than winter tyres. In all cases, drivers should stock up on de-icing accessories and take warm clothes, gloves, blankets, water and food in case they break down. A fluorescent vest and a warning triangle are already compulsory.

goodyear tyre and rubber company workers-remember the good times – express and star.com

Goodyear tyre and rubber company workers

goodyear tyre and rubber company workers

Goodyear tyre and rubber company workers, became like a family for many of the people who worked in the iconic factory.

A great article. Thus, about the sad demise. Therefore, and closure of the remaining part of the Goodyear tyres and rubber company. Sadly, in Wolverhampton UK.

Many of the Goodyear tyre and rubber company workers, Were recent immigrants and have worked at the tyre factory all their lives. I remember when I visited the factory. Hence, on a number of occasions. Naturally, how friendly and family oriented. Hence, the giant tyre company employees were.

They were always willing to help. So with any questions and to talk to you. Thus, about things in general. Especially tyres.

These people will now become a small part of the Goodyear tyres history. Therefore, and will fade away into the past. Whilst another part of the world will gain by their demise? Very sad.

Goodyear tyre and rubber company workers have always been a close knit community all through the Goodyear rubber company history. I can always remember the warm welcome that i received as a total stranger, every time i visited the Goodyear tyres UK, plant in Wolverhampton, UK.

Goodyear tyre and rubber company workers

I once had to attend a six week training course, in which i had to visit all parts of the factory, to learn about the different methods of tyre production and about the materials that were used to make tyre out of.

We were always made to feel at home all through our stay. The training staff were also extremely friendly and you could sense that most of the people who worked there knew each other and most were on first name terms, although this was a massive company, employing thousands of people from the near by Birmingham area.

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Outlaw Unsafe Tyres-New.Jersey. Assembly passes used tyre bill

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Outlaw Unsafe Tyres

Outlaw Unsafe Tyres;   New Jersey state seal TRENTON, N.J. (Nov. 22, 2016) — The New Jersey Assembly has passed legislation to prohibit the sale of “unsafe” used tires that the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) — a supporter of the legislation — said pose a risk to New Jersey motorists and the public.

This is great news for the tyre industry all over the world. Of course, it is just a start, but never the less small beginnings have lead to bigger things in the past. Part worn tyre shops have been opening up all over the world. Here in the UK they are all over the place. Especially, we have seen a huge rise in high immigration areas. The people that sell these tyres have no respect for the law, that’s if they know that there is one?

However, we must take onboard the fact that New Jersey have now banned the sale of these potentially dangerous part worn tyres. This is indeed a good day for the industry and we must spread the word to other authorities.  Hence, I do believe that local authorities have been turning a blind eye. Thus, to the fact that these deadly tyres are on sale in multiple locations.

Another point that has come to light. Accordingly, is the number of taxis that fit these deadly tyres to their taxi cars. This act is mad and should be stopped before a member of the public gets injured or even killed.

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having any improper repairs, including, but not limited to any repair to the sidewall or bead area of the tire; any repair made in the tread shoulder or belt edge area of the tire; any puncture that has not been sealed or patched on the inside and repaired with a cured rubber stem through the outside of the tire; or any puncture repair of damage larger than 1/4 inch;

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