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All Goodyear/Dunlop Tyres Stuff

Naturally, the compound on the Goodyear/Dunlop tyres, is generated from computers. Of course, to provide the tyres with tread pattern. Including, high-void all-terrain pattern with interlocking tread blocks.

Subsequently, this is also backed by placing the sipes. So, in a way that rejects and throws out pieces of grit and gravel. At one time tyres with many sipes would also be noisy when driving on normal tarmac roads. The Goodyear/Dunlop tyres, with all their siping can now run much quieter, on normal tarmac roads, due to the computer design

Dunlop Racing introduce new medium compound tyres for Oulton Park – TouringCarTimes

Dunlop Racing

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British Touring Car Championship tyre suppliers Dunlop Race will introduce a new compound medium tyre from this weekend’s round of the championship at Oulton…

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The new “Dunlop Sport Maxx ”

The new “Dunlop Sport Maxx BTCC Medium” compound tyre. Will replace the tyres that were used during the first two race weekends. As a result, at Brands Hatch and Donington Park. Hence, with the Thruxton races having its own special compound. So due to the fact that Thruxton is one  of the country’s fastest circuits.

There will be  changes to the soft compound tyre. Thus, which have helped produce some fantastic racing. Especially,  during the first two  meetings. Which with some car configurations. Therefore,  had been a huge drop-off in car performance after only a few laps.

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Dunlop race tyres have always been popular with events and drivers

The new CC Medium” compound  replaces the tyres. Hence, that were used during the first two race weekends.Consequently, at Brands Hatch and Donington Park. As a result, I have said with Thruxton having its own special compound because this is the country’s fastest circuit.

There has been no changes to the soft compound tyre, which in the past had helped create some dynamic races during the first two race meetings.

Dunlop racing can be seen at most race tracks throughout the world.

From small local rallies and race events to the more prestigious World events, such as the Le Mans series of races.

Along with Goodyear tyres we have always followed and supported the Dunlop racing events and have attended some great race meetings that were sponsored by Dunlop racing. As most people know the great two tyre companies formed a new company, Goodyear Dunlop tyres uk ltd.

At the moment both these companies run their racing sections separately with  dunlop racing tyres more prevalent in Europe and Goodyear in America.

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Goodyear tests tyres made with rice husks – LifeGate

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Goodyear tests tyres-Goodyears found a way to use rice husks, a natural waste material to be employed for several applications.

 

Goodyear tests tyres

Nothing new in the tyre world?

Many tyre companies are testing different products, to replace the conventional methods of using petrochemicals to help make the compound that produces tyres.

Continental tyres in Europe are experimenting with using dandelion sap. This fluid is said to have a very similar molecular structure as to the latex that produces rubber. The dandelions are now grown in vast quantities. They are grown in acres of land near the Continental tyres factories in Germany.

Yokohama tyres of Japan are experimenting with the oil from orange peel. Also a waste product, just like the rice husks that could help create natural silica that will help Goodyear test tyres.

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/blog/are-your-car-tyres-just-rubber-2/

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Rice husks piled high before burning turns them into silicone for Goodyear tyres

For many years now rice husks have been burned and then sent to landfill sites. Goodyear tyre tests have found that this waste product can be made into a type of silica that can be done to mix with the traditional materials that are used in tyre production today.

Goodyear tests tyres

With rice, husks have been carried out over the past two or three years. Thus, and so far the results have been excellent. Naturally, the rice husks derived silica has to be a real impact.

Hence, on the performance of the tyres that have been produced from it.
Of course, the world produces a staggering 700 million tonnes of rice a year. Therefore the disposal of the rice husks has been a great challenge in the past. Thus the traditional way of disposing of the waste. Consequently, has been to burn it and send the resulting ash to a landfill site.
Other ways of turning the rice husk into an environmental friendly way. Hence, has been to burn them to help generate electricity. This combined with Goodyear’s innovation. Thereby, of turning the ash into silicone. So and will undoubtedly help the massive problem of disposing of the waste husks while making a greener tyre.

Source: www.lifegate.com

Goodyear Efficient Grip offer Genuine fuel savings

Goodyear Efficient Grip

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Goodyear Efficient Grip tyres can make fuel efficient tyres?

Making more fuel efficient tyres, is nothing new. As the owner of my own tyre business for as long as i can remember, i know that in the past years that tyre companies have been made to look for other resources to make tyres out of. The one that sticks out in my mind was the blockade of the Suez Canal in the late sixties. This is a main route for the giant oil tankers from east to west with their giant cargoes of oil.

The world was in turmoil ?

All sorts of ideas were branded about on ,”how governments could save money”. Tyre and other rubber products were affected by this tyre manufacturers had to try and come up with new ideas.In my opinion this was the rise of the budget tyres and car retread tyres also became popular.The 1970’s brought changes in tyre designs including the invention of the safety tyre in 1972 by the Dunlop Tyre Company. T

Goodyear Efficient Grip

This was a great breakthrough. Thus, it meant that the tyre would seal itself  after having a puncture. Hence, caused by a nail or screw. Another breakthrough. Therefore, was the discovery that sipes in the tyre tread would make the tyre safer. Especially, in freezing and bad winter weather.

This now made it possible to make tyres with much less aggressive tread patterns and  with less aggressive tread patterns tyres were much quieter .The largest change and the point that i am getting at brings me to 1973. The oil price problem was one of the reasons that the American car industry changed to radial tyres.

This was the biggest tyre market in the world and the changes were made purely for fuel economy and would have saved billions of dollars, due to the extra miles that the cars would drive by using radial tyres.

Goodyear Efficient Grip tyres are now one of the latest tyre products to come out of an oil crisis. There will be many more in the near future although the price of oil has dropped considerably, who knows?

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EfficientGrip is the new double “A rated” tyre from Goodyear tyres giving the motorist a better deal.

EfficientGrip

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Goodyear EfficientGrip tyres are AA rated the best

EfficientGrip is the new double “A rated” tyre from Goodyear tyres for a better rolling resistance

In my opinion, for what it’s worth, there has not been a more competitive time in the worldwide tyre industry. This new surge for a more prominent place in the tyre market has, in my opinion, been set off by the bigger picture of the race for a greener car.
Tyre companies are looking at the present and also the future with the introduction of many new concept tyre ideas. We also see the modernisation of the present day tyres to offer the car makers and the motorists a better lighter tyre made from non-petroleum products that contain more natural ingredients, such as Yokohama tyres with their “orange peel oil” and Continental tyres using the latex that they produce from “dandelion plants”.

EfficientGrip is the new double

Many other tyre companies are experimenting with improved technologies. Naturally, in the effort to give their tyre products a better “rolling resistance”.  Therefore, give the vehicle on which they are fitted a better and more efficient performance. In other words, making the tyres greener and more environmentally friendly. Hence, a thing that we are all looking at, to make us all the better and a cleaner world to live in. Silica is also used in the tyres tread compound.
For some years now.  Goodyear has developed their tyre technology and testing in two centres. In Akron, Ohio in the USA and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg in Europe. In fact, I have indeed visited the centre in Luxemburg. Thus,  as far back as the days of the Goodyear Grand-Prix S tyres. Consequently, then a new tyre that was developed to dissipate water at a faster rate and improve the traction. In wet weather.

The new Goodyear EfficientGrip released in Geneva Show

This new EfficientGrip Performance tyre. As expected, comes out in eight new sizes with a double” AA” rating.  Which offers consumers a significant advantage when it comes to their cars. Environmental and safety performance. Thus, by reducing the total fuel consumption. Therefore, also the stopping distance of the tyres on wet roads compared to any lower-rated tyres. This is a great coop for the giant tyre maker and this along with the announcement of two new concept tyres, will make a great start to 2015 and throw out the gauntlet to the other leading tyre companies, to come up with something better.

 

Goodyear Dunlop bring out More AA rated tyres

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Goodyear Dunlop has introduced the latest AA rated passenger tyre which incorporates eight sizes and inherits Goodyear’s EfficientGrip Performance Series

 

More and more of the larger tyre companies are trying to achieve this goal a double A standard well done Goodyear Dunlop

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Brand/1258/GOODYEAR

Goodyear Dunlop joined forces in 1999

I have had the pleasure of working for both these giant tyre companies.Of course, before I opened my first tyre retail operation, here in Yorkshire UK.
Dunlop-owned a retail organisation known as “National Tyres”.  I had my first job at was to become their Dewsbury branch.

Because we were owned by Dunlop.Therefore, we had to sell mainly Dunlop products. I can honestly say it was the first step onto the ladder of a lifelong love for the tyre trade.
It was with Dunlop that I first learned about tyres and how they were made. I had many friends in the company, and it was there where I started to gain much confidence in my ability and was promoted to an office position.
To cut a long story short. I had the urge to move on. Therefore, I left national tyres for a better job at a Goodyear subsidiary. In Leeds Called K Nield tyres.

Nields were truck and earthmover specialists, and this took my tyre knowledge to a new higher level, I Loved every minute of working there, but that’s another story.

Goodyear Dunlop

After a very short spell out of the tyre industry. I was offered the job of depot manager with Goodyear tyres. As expected, this was at one of their retail outlets in Huddersfield, Yorkshire UK. Once again I just loved working for this great tyre company.Therefore, after a few successful years as manager. I decided that I could make a go at running my own tyre business. I opened up in Birstall with a good friend and I never looked back; the rest is history.

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were massive influences in my tyre life. I cannot think more highly of the two giant tyre companies.Accordingly,  who also went on to support me and my new business adventure. At one time or another. Both played a huge part in supplying me helping to promote my tyre business.Thus,  I made some lifelong friends as a bonus.
Over the coming years the tyre business became very competitive and in my opinion there were too many brands in the marketplace, many were owned by the bigger tyre companies.

Rumours were rife about takeovers and buyouts.One of them was the acquisition of Dunlop by Sumitomo Rubber Industries. Of course, from Japan.  Who sold tyres for road vehicles with the Dunlop brand from 1985 to 1999.
Then in 1999 Sumitomo RI and Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Company.Naturally,  of the USA formed a joint venture and merged. Goodyear tyres obtained the Dunlop tyre assets in Europe and the USA. Sumitomo RI continued to sell Dunlop tyres in other countries.Naturally, some of the different names but used the Dunlop tread patterns.For this reason, such as Regal tyres in South Africa, I can remember these tyres being imported into the UK under the name of Dunlop, using an old Dunlop tread pattern.

Goodyear Dunlop

Dunlop Tyres Europe is now part of the Goodyear Group; which is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious tyre makers, and is now based in Akron, Ohio. They work out of 22 countries and produce annual net sales of $21 billion dollars, working out of 52 tyre making factories.
To my knowledge, Goodyear Dunlop shares the same research and development facilities.Therefore, making excellent variations of both product names. naturally, this includes this latest Goodyear Dunlop product, which comes under the Goodyear Efficient Grip series and is an excellent double A-rated tyre.

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Goodyear Wrangler Latest Tyre-New all-terrain adventure tyre

Goodyear Wrangler Latest Tyre

Goodyear Wrangler Latest Tyre

As many of my readers will know. Of course, I was employed by the mighty Goodyear tyre company. In fact I must thank them for helping me to become the successful owner of my own tyre business. Consequently, here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax UK.

For this reason, I have always had a close affiliation with the giant tyre company. In addition, to these compliments, Goodyear have always had a good up to date product range. Including, the excellent Wrangler range of tyres.

In my opinion, the Goodyear Wrangler line of off/road tyres have always been amongst the most popular and successful all-terrain tyres of there kind. At least for the last 20 years.

To bring things up to date.  Recent consumer reports placed the new Wrangler tyre  in second place. For instance, against similar products made by other tyre companies. Thus, in the all terrain product groups.

Hence, the only thing that let the tyre down, was the tyres rolling resistance. It is thought that an improvement would have given the Wrangler top spot.

Source: New all-terrain adventure tyre

 

Best SUV Tyres-The best tyre for your SUV? Goodyear : according to Choice

Best SUV Tyres

Best SUV Tyres

Best SUV Tyres

We love Choice – when they are putting products head to head for the ultimate consumer test – there’s no-one that does that better, so when they make a recommendation about tyres on your SUV it’s worth listening to.

Recently Choice experts tested a range of tyres from 12 brands made just for SUVs.  These 225/60 R17 tyres were put through a series of tests on a Kia Sportage.Lastly, the tests included dry cornering, wet

There is no doubt that the car industry put tyres to the test. Naturally, this includes the Kia car company with their excellent “Sportage” range of SUV’s.

Of course, tyres are tested in many different ways. Including, dry and wet cornering. As expected, many of the results are mixed. As a result, In this case Goodyear tyres came out best.

In my opinion, I would just stick to the tyres that were fitted as original equipment. Hence, when the car was first bought. Of course, unless you were not satisfied with them.

Eric Roberts

Source: The best tyre for your SUV? Goodyear : according to Choice

Goodyear Say Goodbye-site closure-Emotional goodbyes for staff leaving site for the final time

Goodyear Say Goodbye

Former worker Gurdev Rai with son Balwinder at the site Men who finished the last ever shift yesterday at the Goodyear plant in Bushbury Lane, Wolverhampton, spoke of their sadness. Many workers were too upset to talk after their farewell shifts, as cars streamed out in their masses from […]

Goodyear Say Goodbye

Goodyear Say Goodbye

This is about the closure of the last tyre plant out of Wolverhampton. Goodyear were in their heydays in the sixties and up to the eighties.

I became a member of their retail tyre organisation in the seventies. For this reason, I have always had a soft touch for the giant tyre makers from the USA.

Unfortunately, Goodyear tyres have slowly pulled out of the UK, to other locations across the world. Naturally, looking for lower costs and cheaper labour rates.

More job cuts were to follow, with 550 axed in 1997 and staff numbers whittled down to 2,500 by 2000.

Last Friday a total of 283 workers bid goodbye to Goodyear. Hence, these workers were offered new posts in their replacement factory, in Mexico. Ironically, not one of the Birmingham staff took up the offer, (surprise-surprise?).

Thousands gathered to witness the end of an era as the iconic blue and yellow Goodyear chimney was pulled down the following year.

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance: Track test at the track at Mireval Montpellier in France.

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance: Track test

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance

Used two VW Golfs for the testing purposes. The new Goodyear tyres were tested by competing them with a competotors tyre. Hence the tests were carried out for performance and wet driving conditions.

AS a result, these kinds of testing are very important. Hence, the data is used to mdernise compounds and tread deigns. Accordingly, Goodyear have  a few testing tracks including one in Luxemburgh. I have been lucky enough to visit this track. Indeed, I took part in the test for the Goodyear Grand Prix tyres.

Of course, the tyres were teted using bog standard Vauxhall Cavalier 1600 models.So, the tyres were 18570R13 in size. My tester was a Swdedish rally driver. I just forget his name. However, he tore a set of tyres off the car in one circuit of the Luxenburgh track? A terrifying experience?

Eric Roberts

Goodyear invited us to its test track at Mireval, near Montpellier, to test the EfficientGrip Performance and compare it with some of its competitors on the wet.

Goodyear invited us to its test track at Mireval, near Montpellier, to test the EfficientGrip Performance and compare it with some of its competitors on the wet. EfficientGrip Performance Test Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance Test – Copyright © : Goodyear Wet road driving: Disconcertingly easy First of all, Goodyear suggested […]

Goodyear-Dunlop Closure-1200 sign petition opposing closure of Goodyear plant in Wolverhampton – Birmingham Post

Goodyear-Dunlop Closure

Signatories from as far afield as the US, Nigeria and Mexico have added their names to a protest against proposals which would see 330 jobs axed

Goodyear-Dunlop Closure petition

This is what we should be doing more of?

We should be protesting about these closures and not just laying down. it probably will close in the end but at least the workers will have had a go at trying to change the companies mind.

What about people?

This is thing that i really resent. As the owner of a tyre shop in Halifax Yorkshire,UK, my main concern has always been my staffs well being. The large corporate companies just tread all over their staff, without any concern about their welfare, they just move for profits.

I appreciate that not all big companies are the same, but the tyre industry has its fair share of bad ones.

The Goodyear-Dunlop closure will be no different. In my lifetime in the tyre industry, both these huge tyre giants have slowly pulled out of their manufacturing base in the Birmingham area of the UK. In my opinion what they do not seem to realise is that it knocks the stuffing out of people and communities, and would have ruined many a life in the past closures.

We never learn how much money these companies actually save in the end, but in my opinion the Goodyear-Dunlop closure will only accelerate the slow demise of these one time great tyre companies. I believe that in the not too distant future companies from outside the UK will move here, when they realise that we are a centuries old economy with great skills and man power to be used. It only needs incentives from our government to help this to happen and goodbye to Goodyear and Dunlop.

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