Had a lady customer yesterday who had kerbed her tyre on her Renault Laguna. Now some times all that kerbing does is "pop" the bead seal off the rim. however yesterday, it damaged the sidewall of the tyre and I had to replace her Hankook
An autumn heatwave forecast
They are forecasting, an autumn heatwave according to the weather forecast last night... but it there is still time to order winter tyres, in case it snows the week after !!
Dunlop and Goodyear Winter tyre presentation
I went to a Goodyear / Dunlop winter presentation on their Winter tyre offering yesterday at Tamworth Snowdome. Hugely inpressive. A Ford Focus,Audi A3 and BMW 1 series all climbed the 1 in 4 snowy and ice hill easily. Just demonstrating if the temperature falls below 7 degrees celcius the benefits of winter tyres!
I had one of those days yesterday.. 6 jobs, and 3 of them were Ford Transits. All different ages and types, but the iconic commercial vehilce goes on and on
Winter ( or as they should be called all season ) tyres. Dunlop Goodyear are already telling us in Septmeber that theya re experiencing growing demand for winter tyres. Perhaps they could go into weather forecasting?..
Rain Rain Rain
Heavy rain the morning across Shropshire.. Good job my tyres have plenty of tread and deep grooves to displace the standing water. If your tyres dont then you may have to take longer to stop. Why not let us replace your worn tyres?
Allseason (winter tyres)
We have an increasing range of winter tyre products available from a whole variety of brands (Continental,Vredstrein,Goodyear,Dunlop etc etc) right now at competitive prices. Once the first flurry falls though, these stocks will diminsh rapidly and prices will inevitably begin to rise. Please preorder or buy now to avoid dissappointment!
When is a slow puncture..Not a slow puncture?
Well that answer is ...... when you discover the the air leakage is caused by a cracked alloy wheel. Unfortunately cracked rims make it a safety issue and you have to replace the entire wheel
Do tyres age?
Carried out a tyre pressure check FOC on a Mini last week. The owner stated her tyre pressure monitoring warning light was continually coming on. She had new front run flats fitted a couple of months ago which were fine. However on inspecting the rears which still had around 4mm of tread on each tyre it became apparent that both of the Dunlop SP Sports fitted had significant cracking inside the tread pattern, which was the cause of the problem air was slowly seeping through the tyre which the DOT codes were 4802 on the 03 Mini these were the original tyres, which were perished through age. Obviously anyone who does low mileage on tyres 5 years of age or more should check them at regular intervals even if the tread in good.
Did you know?
Did you know that October is Tyre safe month? visit Tyresafe.org to learn about the on going campaign to raise the publics awareness of the importance of checking and maintaining their tyres
Even tyre fitters tyres wear out
Even tyre fitters tyres wear out as I have found out. I have changed from my old Avons ZZ3 to Maxxis MAZ1. Both are directional tyres which I prefer on my car
Fitted a set of Tyron bands for a customer on Saturday. Very happy with the fact that we came to him, saved him having to take his caravan to a tyre depot and then sit waiting for them to be done. He was also happy that he had contacted his insurance company and he would get a discount on his insurance once they are fitted.
All season tyres
Can I fit winter tyres now?.. The correct term is All season tyres..and the answer is YES.. all season does what it says on the tin (or side wall) they are NOT exclusively for winter driving. Tests by Continental, Pirrelli, and others have shown that unless you are a high performance , aggressive driver, there is very little difference in tyre performance. In deed I was chatting to a British Gas engineer yesterday and he told me that all British Gas's new vans are coming with all season tyres / winters tyres as standard!!!
Damp Monday Morning
I hope you have all checked your tyre pressures over the week end.. Damp and colder mornings mean less grip and longer stopping distances!
Can you get me?
I am often asked "Can you get me xyz tyres?". The answer is generally "yes", however very specialist tyres are often difficult to acquire and we do NOT do the absolute cheap end tyres as they are not worth the effort for us or the customer
I did a Nissan Pathfinder today. He had Continental Cross Contact tyres put on.. Good on Road, Good off road
Back to School
Its nearly that time again... Back to school,college or university..Have you checked your childs car tyres? If not , why? they are the only thing that is contact with the road on their vehicle. If you are unsure what to check give us a call , and we will come and do a free, no obligation inspection for you.
After a successful week end (albeit a bit damp at times) all are back from the N.F.o.L. job DONE!!
After yesterdays busy day.. its very quiet on the roads today. Im sure that will rectify itself after the bank holiday and the kids going back to school
Bank Holiday Weekend
Its the Friday of August bank holiday week end... Its dull and rainy so your tyres will warm up slower, take extra care when braking and remember steering may not be as responsive. Additionally any oil or diesel that has been dropped onto the road in the last few days will mix with the water and make the tarmac less grippy. Message .... Be careful and drive safe!
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