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All Kumho/Hankook Tyres Stuff

All Kumho/Hankook Tyres Stuff

Of course, most  tyres, were originally made to provide the vehicle with traction that could go anywhere. Certain Kumho tyres were developed to give the 4X4 driver excellent durability. Whilst also giving good wear and traction. Naturally,  in any weather that the vehicle could come up across. Including heavy snow falls.
Hankook tyres, wear technically designed with the help of racing tyres. So,were derived from a “cut-chip and tear-resistant tread compound”. of course, this would give the tyres tread exceptional grip and wear resistance. Consequently, when driving on roads that would normally tear tyres to shreds. Such as gravel roads.

Kumho Tyres UK-give further backing to the Auto GP racing series

Kumho Tyres UK

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#AutoGP has arrived in the UK! #Silverstone will be welcoming the team and lots of Kumho #tyres. pic.twitter.com/vHQihqlm4B

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Kumho Tyres UK

All the drivers in Auto GP racing. Hence, are equipped with the exactly the same tyres and the same cars. The tyres are supplied by Kumho tyres.Therefore, who are also a well known mid-range tyre brand.Thus, for the normal motorist to buy and use on their cars.

In the Auto GP car racing. Naturally, all the tyres have the same compound and sizes. This ensures that the winning is down to the skill of the drivers. Hence, and of the team effort. Whilst the race is in progress on the track during in race day.

These race tyres by Kumho are extensively tested, before the racing season begins. The tyres were put through their paces with extensive testing in Barcelona, Spain and the drivers can look forward to a great seasons racing.kumho tyres uk

Kumho Tyre saw a successful start of the Italian Auto GP motorsport series in Hungary this weekend of which Kumho Tyre have been  the sole tyre partner since 2012.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Brand/1268/KUMHO

Kumho tyres.Have also been awarded the tyre supplier to the  Australian V8 Touring Car Series. This has been confirmed by Kumho Tyres Australia. Therefore, who will continue as control tyre supplier.So, until at least the end of the 2016 race season.

Kumho Tyres UK

The supply agreement’s renewal. Hence, between Kumho tyres and the Australian V8 Touring Car Series. Continues as an arrangement that began in the 2008 race season; as the Korean tyre company have done before. During the next three seasons Kumho tyres will provide on-track support to competitors during all rounds, as they do here in Europe with the Auto GP race series.

Kumho are one of the worlds up and coming tyre companies with their fingers in many motorsport pies. We are proud to stock Kumho tyres uk at our Halifax, Yorkshire tyre depot and offer these great tyres to the public.

Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 275/30 R19 96Y tyre specifications, review and features

Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 275/30 R19 96Y

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Tires characteristics and features. Tyre Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 275/30 R19 96Y specs, price, review. Kumho tires for cars.

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The Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 275/30 R19 96Y- is a tyre well worth considering, when your next tyre purchase is imminent.?

This tyre has been specially developed to perform to its maximum ability. Also, good handling in dry weather conditions. It has also been designed for high speed usage.Thus, for the larger sedan models and SUV’s, such as the BMW’s and Mercedes.

Because of this the tyre is designed to cope with very high speed stability.hence,  you won’t feel road vibrations. Including less variants on different road surfaces. Hence, such as from tarmac to concrete. Because of the high speed capabilities the tyre s come in “Y” rated speed markings.

Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 275/30 R19 96Y

Kumho tyre also take part in many motorsport events. Of course, including the Auto GP, Formula 3 series of racing. Of course, using their  ECSTA V70A track tyre. Therefor they have been giving excellent results for the racing teams. Kumho are also experienced in the rally scene. because they are using the ECSTA C03 tyres. That has been developed to meet the demands of rally gravel & Tarmac event surfaces.

The data and performance of these motorsport tyres are combined to improve the results when testing and developing new products for use by the general public, such as the Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31

Some of my customers have given excellent reviews and others not so good but in general the drivers who fitted them had good things to say about them. One guy told me he fitted these tyres onto his VW Passat and “after a 5 month period he thought the tyres where awesome, giving him good grip in most summer conditions”

MotorSport Tyres-Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 275/30 R19 96Y

Another guy, a Saab owner said” I’m not recognizing some of the comments on here reference these tyres. I’ve had mine on my SAAB 9-3 for about 50,000 miles so I would say that the wear is great. My journey is mostly Motorway so that may account for that. Grip and noise again, are great”.

A Jaguar said that these were the best tyres yet that he had fitted onto his “S” Type, but I suspect that he only drove the car in summer. He said that in his opinion” the Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 gave as good a performance as the standard Pirelli p zero Rosso and they were more comfortable and quiet. After 5000 miles I have no signs of wear. Grip and handling in dry and wet is epic. A brilliant tyre; with an even, better price.

The price of course is an important issue? Because Kumho tyres are considered as amid range tyre, then the consumer can save money by buying the Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 tyres instead of the more expensive leading makes. As the guy in his Jaguar did, he was amazed at the quality and finish of these tyres. So to summarise they are well worth a try and in my opinion all the mid-range tyre companies are catching up to the big boys, making interesting times for us tyre retailers.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/Kumho/Ecsta+LE+Sport+KU31

 

Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 255/50 R17 101W tyre specifications, review and features of this very special tyre

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Tyres characteristics and features. Tyre Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 255/50 R17 101W specs, price, review. Kumho tires for cars.

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http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/Kumho/Ecsta+SPT+KU31

Kumho Ecsta high Ultra High Performance tyres

My tyre business has been selling tyres made by Kumho for the past 10 years and I have been amazed at the amount of return business that we have getting from my customers. Like most tyre brands we start to sell them because of a great deal that we get from the tyre companies, in order to promote and sell the tyre products. If the tyre company is upbeat about its products, then it is a good way to build a following for the tyre in your area.
This is usually in the area of the mid-range tyre manufacturers, companies other than Kumho Ecsta such as Toyo, Yokohama and Hankook to name a few are always trying to court independent tyre retailers, similar to my business. This is because they know that we have the expertise and give the service, that our customers expect and therefore can usually sell what brands we want and so this of great interest to these tyre companies.
In the past we have been dealers for many tyre companies and we are a wanted species, mainly, because we have a large customer base and are trusted by the public to give them good service and a good deal. Kumho Ecsta tyres are no exception, and we have had a good relationship with the South Korean tyre company.
I also believe that kumho are a great tyre product and have visited race tracks to watch the Kumho tyres perform in a racing scenario. The last race was for the BMW touring car championships, which was run and won on Kumho Ecsta tyres.
This always proves to me that the tyre manufacturers are confident about their products and are willing to show them off in a car motor sporting situation, Yokohama tyres from Japan and Hankook tyres all take part in such racing events and the data and experience is used to build a better tyre for the consumer.
The new Kumho Ecsta is classed as a UHP (Ultra high performance tyre) and is one of the many tyre products that embrace silica, as part of the tyres compound mix, helping to give the tyre an excellent performance both in wet and dry conditions, this even applies when the tyre is Half worn,the same grip still holds the road.
This tyre has also been developed with comfort in mind as well as safety for the family car, and as such is a good choice for the family SUV type vehicle, altogether a great new tyre from Kumho.
Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Kumho Ecsta Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

 

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Kumho Tyres-Car Tyres

Kumho tyres are the first choice for millions of car owners across the globe.Our tyres are fitted as factory standard on many famous car brands including Holden, Hyundai, Kia, Mitsubishi, Mercedes-Benz and Ford.

Kumho tyres are now a world player in the tyre market thanks to aggressive advertising and motorsport sponsorship.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Brand/1268/KUMHO

Kumho tyres are now world renowned

Kumho Tyres-Car TyresBMW touring car series, using Kumho tyres at Croft race track.

Kumho Tyres-Car Tyres- are one of the main mid-range tyre brands . For this reason, we have sold here in Halifax UK, for more than six years now.
One of the ways that Kumho tyres have promoted themselves. To one of the top positions in the world.Because of this, through their involvement in motorsport.

They are one of the up and coming suppliers of tyres to the motor racing world. Therefore, have made tremendous progress over the past fifteen years.As expected, including race and rally tyre products.
Most Kumho tyres are made at their flagship factory in Gwangju, South Korea, and this is where they have developed and tested their highly praised formula 3 (F3) tyres. This plant is very high tech and hygienic, to make this type of tyre, without dust particles and in a spotless atmosphere which is now one of the criteria for making the best tyre products, they are far from the dirty old tyre factories of old.

Kumho Tyres-Car Tyres

Kumho tyres are now operating the European motorsport part of the company from just outside Birmingham, and it is here that they supply tyres for the F3n race series as well as other circuit racing and rally and rallycross tyres.

Other up and coming news.Of course, is the announcement that Kumho tyres will be the sole supplier of tyres. Therefore, for the fastest Mini to be made so far the limited edition John Cooper Works GP car.
Kumho’s Road legal, semi slick ECSTA V70A tyres. In a new 215/40 ZR17 83W size primarily developed.Consequently,  in conjunction with BMW for fitment to the new MINI GP.

The Korean tyre company has also had some success. Especially, in the original equipment supplying side of the business. Kumho, have been approved as a supplier to some of the BMW Series 3 range of cars. For this reason, which is produced in the BMW Munich factory, this is a great coop for Kumho and will mean more sales as the Kumho tyres are replaced when the cars become second and third hand.
These BMW’s will be kitted out with 225/55R16 Ecsta HM Kh31 tyres, which have been developed with the luxury car market in mind. The tyre includes new HP tread technology which will give the BMW’s better responsive handling and steering stability especially in different weather conditions and also better-wet weather traction.

Kumho Tyres-Car Tyres

This is just a snippet of what Kumho tyres are doing.Consequently, to become one of the world’s major tyre companies. More reading…http://kumhotyre.co.uk/our-tyres/motorsport/

Source: www.kumho.com.au

 

 

Hankook Tyres Winter Tyres-Technotrac: Hankook Tire opens own winter test facility in Finland

Hankook Tyres Winter Tyres

Hankook Tyres Winter TyresWith a decisive snip, more than a year’s work was officially complete. Four representatives from Hankook Tire’s global and European operations, suitably rugged up for the occasion, were on hand to …

Hankook Tyres Winter Tyres

This article reinforces my own opinion about the huge amount of interest in winter tyres.This time, it is Hankook tyres that are putting in efforts.Hence to produce a great winter tyre. Therefore this article is about Hankooks efforts to rigorously test their winter tyre products.

Tough track conditions in ice and snow were provided from Finland.

Eric Roberts

Source: Technotrac: Hankook Tire opens own winter test facility in Finland

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This is all part of a continuing trend. Because, tyre manufacturers are looking to trade direct with the public. Hence, by buying out tyre retail  groups. Therefore, to increase their market share.

I have seen all this kind of thing before. In the sixties and the seventies all the big tyre companies bought out retail tyre groups. It became a mad frenzy? Thus to try and build up the largest retail organisation.

Dunlop began to build it’s Tyreservices empire. This is where I first started in the tyre industry. A tyre fitter at National Tyres Dewsbury, UK.

One big thing that came out of it is that Tyre manufacturers could not handle running the retail sector. The whole thing eventually fell apart. Most of the best guys worked for the independent tyre retailer.

I suspect that this is what will happen again. Tyre manufacturers have no idea about running a retail organisation. Who knows? only time will tell. Meanwhile people like Hankook tyre think that this is the way forward and only time can tell.

Sumitomo tyres of Japan. Have taken the best route in my opinion. Hence, by buying the wholesale group known as Micheldevers.

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Winter Tyres tested-We went to Finland to test winter tires in a giant freezer (before it even … – Autoweek

Winter Tyres tested
Winter Tyres tested

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again and again: If you live in a state that experiences winter, you should invest in a good set of Winter Tyres tested. Yes, even if you’ve been …

This is a great article that shows the length that tyre companies take to test their tyre products before they are released to the public for road use.

This particular article is about the new winter tyres tested, by Hankook tyres. The same also applies to other tyre companies, who rigorously teat their tyre products in real conditions, taking the cars used to their extreme limits.

I am lucky enough to experience such extreme testing conditions. I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Austrian Alps to witness winter tyres tested, at first hand.

The company was not Hankook, but one of the worlds top winter tyre producers, Apollo-Vredestein.

The winter tyres tested  were a new winter tyre to sell to the SUV winter market.

I was in a group made up from other independent tyre dealers from across the UK. We were all allocated to an SUV vehicle that were fitted out with the new tyres. The drivers were all test drivers from the world of motorsport. These drivers took the vehicles up the Austrian Alps and the new winter tyres were put through their paces.

We drove on snow and ice, and i must admit to have been a little frightened, by the extremes that these vehicles were driven, in fact i was glad when the thing finished and we got back to the hotel in one piece?

It was a great experience and showed that the  winter tyres tested were put through their extreme paces.

This winter we have decided to stock some Apollo/Vredestein winter tyres, along with the excellent Yokohama winter tyres.

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/winter-tyres-were-gripping/

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SEALANT TYRES From Kumho Tyres at Frankfurt Motor Show Exhibition

Kumho Tyres will be revealing some future tyre technology including SEALANT TYRES at this weeks Iaa Frankfurt International Motor Show… http://t.co/hvzQUXeZRm

There is no saying what the large tyre companies will be coming out with next? SEALANT TYRES

Another exciting thing to come out of the tyre scene recently is the research and development pact that Kumho and Yokohama tyres have just announced.

These are exciting days in the tyre trade, with all sorts of

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Sealant tyres will not prevent tyre damage like this?

announcements coming out on a daily basis.

Sealant tyres are nothing new? several of Kumho tyres competitors have marketed a similar product, in the past two years.

This works, when an object penetrates the tyre (such as a nail or screw) then the sealant tyre will plug the hole with a semi-liquid substance. This will seal the hole and the sealant tyres would have done the job. This is just another one of the ways that tyre companies are getting round the “no spare wheel” problem.

In my opinion it is a great idea and we have first hand experience of a similar product being successful in our tyre shop in Halifax Yorkshire UK.

SEALANT TYRES are nothing new?

Self sealing tyres are also manufactured by two of the big tyre companies. I covered this in the post that i have linked below. The other tyre companies are Michelin and Continental. Both these tyre companies produce similar products. I believe that Kumho will be the first of the mid-range tyre companies to make such a safety product.

More and more cars will be produced without a spare wheel. These products will be developed to help the motorist get out of trouble should they be unfortunate enough to have a puncture due to a nail or a screw. The downside of sealant tyres, in my opinion ,is that most tyres that are deflated at speed are damaged by the weight of the car and the speed of the car. No amount of sealant will help in this situation. The tyre will be damaged beyond repair.

We see this very week, customers with damaged tyres that were unable to stop their car, when a sudden deflation occurred.

Eric Roberts

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/self-sealing-tyre/

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Kumho Tyres – Yokohama Tyres Expand Partnership –

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Business Korea reports Kumho Tire and YRC have started discussing the supply of OEM parts.

This is a story that in my opinion will keep on growing?

Kumho Tyres and Yokohama are both great mid-range tyre brands. They are operating in a vastly over supplied tyre market and in my opinion something will have to give.

In all my 40 years experience in the tyre industry, i have never seen so much choice. Tyre manufacturers are falling over themselves to supply us and something has to give.

We have seen the recent acquisition of the mod-range tyre maker from Holland, Vredestein tyres by Apollo tyres and i am sure that other such deals will be taking place in the near future.

it looks like Kumho Tyres and Yokohama are taking the slow road to joining forces, and are dripping small snippets of news out to the tyre trade press.

In my opinion this will become a complete tyre manufacturing partnership in the future and one of the names will disappear.

www.pellonautocentre.com/our-blog/

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Apollo Tyres and Hankook- Offers Free Courtesy Cars During Tyre Fits | Motoring News | Honest John

Apollo Tyres and Hankook

Apollo Tyres and Hankook- Offers Free Courtesy Cars During Tyre Fits: Hankook Tyres is providing Hyundai i10s to its dealers to … http://t.co/UQbv2ppO77

I must admit things are looking up in the tyre industry, regarding the tyre manufacturers looking to help the tyre retailers and tyre shops, to improve their image.

This idea from Apollo tyres and Hankook tyres, is certainly a good example. Most tyre centres also do other types of work including car repairs and car servicing. A courtesy car has become an essential part of today’s customer care. We here in Halifax have four courtesy cars at our customers disposal. This is a modern day necessity, due to more and more drivers having to travel further distances and work longer hours.

I think that the trend for corporate logo advertising in the tyre trade came from Vredestein tyres. When Apollo tyres bought them out, they carried on with the trend putting their company logo onto the courtesy cars of their tyre dealer network.

We here at Pellon Tyres were one of the first to take up the Apollo offer and although we are also Hankook tyre dealers, we have not yet taken up their offer.

These things do not come free of course. We have to achieve certain targets, but when do, then the car is payed for by the tyre companies.

The car looks great driving round the Halifax area and gives us another form of advertising, also giving us the upmarket image that we feel we deserve. in the past this type of thing would have to be budgeted for. But with the backing of  Apollo Tyres and Hankook, we can fit it in with our tyre sales and other promotions, without it breaking the bank.

In the past Yokohama tyres have been very generous with a great deal of help in giving our tyre depot a real professional look.

Eric Roberts

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/apollo-tyres-at-manchester-united-partner-launch/

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