Michelin Race Truck- Spotted by twitter user MCN Sport

Michelin Race Truck

MCN Sport

 

 

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 When the Dueler HP tyres were fitted to the Mercedes, need replacing then they will be superseded by the Bridgestone Dueler HP tyres, a same match.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.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/Bridgestone/Dueler+H!2fP+Sport

 

 

Possible B.F.Goodrich Upgrade-Michelin pondering BFG plant expansion

Possible B.F.Goodrich Upgrade

WOODBURN, Ind. (Dec. 14, 2016) — Michelin North America Inc. is considering a “potential investment” over the coming five years in its BFGoodrich Fort Wayne tire plant to support its “ambition to grow the BFG brand in the U.S. and around the world.” In a statement, Michelin said “no […]

Possible B.F.Goodrich Upgrade

Possible B.F.Goodrich Upgrade

To my knowledge, Michelin Tyres of North America. Consequently, makes B.F. Goodrich tyres.Thus, the B.F. Goodrich Corporation. Which was formerly called B.F. Goodrich Company. Accordingly, stopped making their tyres in 1988. and sold the business and the B.F. Goodrich name to Michelin.

B.F. Goodrich was one of the world’s leading 4×4 tyre makers and sold the business and the B.F. Goodrich name to Michelin. In my opinion, Michelin wanted the 4×4 side of the business, to fill in a missing link in their tyre portfolio.

Here at Pellon Tyres, we have a great interest in BFG tyres. Consequently, we are members of a UK 4×4 web-site. Therefore, BFGoodrich tyres have a great reputation. Especially, when it comes to the 4×4 enthusiasts. Because these guys know all about some of the very best 4×4 tyres that are available in the Uk and the rest of the world.

BFG 4×4 tyres are number one when it comes to all 4×4 tyre classes of the off-road requirement. hence, the “Off-Road” tyre, are renowned for their durability, strength and mileage.

Therefore, a $50 million investment in the BFG brand will bring many new jobs and perhaps an upgrade to the present line of car tyres and light truck tyres.

Eric Roberts

WOODBURN, Ind. (Dec. 14, 2016) — Michelin North America Inc. is considering a “potential investment” over the coming five years.Hence, in its BFGoodrich Fort Wayne tire plant to support its “ambition to grow the BFG brand in the U.S. and around the world.”

https://www.4site4x4tyres.co.uk/4×4-tyres/tyre-brand/premium/bfgoodrich-tyres

Global Winter Tyre Market 2016 – Bridgestone, Michelin, Goodyear, Hankook, Pirelli, Nokian Tyres

Global Winter Tyre Market 2016

Market Research Report on Winter Tire Market begins with definition, application, classification, industry chain analysis, news analysis, region, revenue, forecast, demand, growth, trends and policy analysis of the market. Request For Sample Report: http://www.fiormarkets.com/report-detail/11017/request-sample Winter tires are tires designed for use in colder weather, snow and ice. Winter tires […]

Global Winter Tyre Market 2016

Global Winter Tyre Market 2016

The winter tyre market has now become a very important part of all the major tyre company portfolios. Hence, different compounds and manufacturing materials, have helped make winter tyres a much safer and quieter product.

Thus, the development of larger cars and new car concepts. Of course, such as the SUV and Crossover cars. Therefore, have also played a large part in winter tyre development.

Of course, I am pleased to say that the winter tyre revolution has not passed us by here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax, UK. Our customers have taken in all the advice that have been given out by the tyre press. Including, my very own blogs.

Accordingly, I decided to open up a “Tyre Hotel”. This enables our customers to store their summer and winter tyres at my tyre shop in Halifax. Of course, it became so popular that we are now up to our limit with storage space.

The main explosion of our winter tyre sales came from word of mouth. Thereby, we decided to open the winter tyre hotel. It is important that we record all the tyre sizes and customer names. Hence, this ensures that we do not get any mix-ups when the customers come to have their tyre changed over.

Scope of the Report:
This report focuses on the Winter Tire in Global market. Especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle and Africa. This report categorises the market based on manufacturers, regions, type and application.

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Women Drivers-Not Charged More For Car Repairs Despite Media Claims – motoring.co.uk

Women Drivers- not charged more than men for car repairs despite recent claims in the media, WhoCanFixMyCar.com argues.

When i saw the original post that accused service garages of overcharging our Women Drivers, i became very angry?

This article comes a little nearer the truth and finds that the reverse is more like the truth. I would like to think that on a like for like job, then men and women would be charged the same, but i am sure that each gender leans a little towards his or hers type of  customer.

I noticed a few years ago now that our Women Drivers customer base was increasing and has now overtaken the men for visits to my service centre garage.

We have always been fair and honest with all our customers and i think that this has come across extremely well with our lady car owners. In fact i went a step further and now employ a female manager, to run my garage.

Deb has great strengths in the customer relations department and is excellent with both men and women customers, but i do not mind admitting that Women Drivers, do trust another lady in the garage environment and it is proving a very successful  move on my behalf, with no negative affects, in all departments.

This article has been sen to prove that in most cases women are let off more lightly when quoted for a like for like job? don’t ask me why, but i think it may be closer to the truth than being overcharged by garages as the last report suggested.

garages can become more female friendly by small but important additions to the reception area. Here in my service centre, we always have fresh flowers on display and up to date womens magazines. Cleanliness is also very important and a fresh smell. How many garages actually smell of oil,tyres or petrol, this does not appeal to lady drivers.

We made these changes a few years ago are are reaping the benefits. We also make sure that our courtesy cars were female friendly, they usually do not like driving big old cars?

Eric Roberts

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/servicing-and-repair/

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.motoring.co.uk

Fake Brake Parts-Garages warned about the dangers of fitting fake brakes

Fake Brake Parts

Brand reveals how to spot counterfeits and highlights the consequences of fitting fraudulent parts Aftermarket brand, Mintex is warning independent garages about the dangers of fitting counterfeit parts and says it’s important that garages know how to spot a fake and understand the consequences of fitting fraudulent parts. According […]

Fake Brake Parts

This warning comes out of the world famous Mintex brake company. However, It is not a new problem here in the UK. In my opinion, it started when thousands of back street car part shops started to open up in the late seventies.

Fake Brake Parts

Many of the brake parts and indeed other car parts were fake. My father, worked in an old established car parts company in Dewsbury, here in the UK. Of course this business was badly affected. Consequently, they could not compete with the cheap imported and fake brake parts, that these bucket shops were selling.

I also remember a TV programme of undercover reporters. Because, I was in the trade, I took great interest. The TV programme had perpetrated a group of counterfeit car parts manufacturers in Turkey. The parts included brake linings and discs and pads.

Fake Brake Parts

Thus, they were made in Turkey and counterfeited with leading manufacturers. Accordingly, they were even branded as names such as Mercedes and BMW. You could order any box name that you wanted.

These were then imported into the UK and sold at cheap prices in bucket car spare shops. Therefore, killing off old established local businesses.

It looks like the practice has raised its ugly head again? that’s if it ever went away?

Eric Roberts

Aftermarket brand, Mintex is warning independent garages about the dangers of fitting counterfeit parts and says it’s important that garages know how to spot a fake and understand the consequences of fitting fraudulent parts.

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