I was at Entyrety the other day, for a technical update.. Tyre technology mores on a pace these days..
France home of Michelin
I went to France last week for a few days..home of Michelin. however like the rest of Europe there are many makes of brands of tyres available over there.
Energy rateings for tyres
From next year tyre manufacturers will be required to show the energy ratings of their product. Similar to that we ahve all seen on Washing machines and fridges.
Tyres for Severn Business Network
Hometyre Shropshire commits to a second year at www.severnbusinessnetwork.co.uk in Shrewsbury following a highly succesful first year with the group. Networking is a means to promote business services amongst other likeminded business owners within the area and can generate thousands of pounds worth of recommended business.
Just because the weather is good, don't think you can ignore worn tyres for a little while longer! Hot tarmac and higher temperatures cause even greater tyre wear.
Another sunny day
Plenty of caravans still about.. I do hope they have checked their tyre before travelling
Cheltenham and back
Went bike riding today......Cheltenham and back for charity..Sue Ryder.. 20 bikers across the cotswolds and fosse way!
N.F.o L National Feast of Lanterns
I shall be attending NFoL..National Feast of Lanterns 25-29 August 2011 at Newark demonstrating Tyron bands , T.P.M.S and tyre related products.. Are you attending? If so come ands have a chat!!
If proof were needed
Saw the real benefits of tyron bands yesterday... A Landrover Discovery and trailer upside down after a blow out on the trailer tyre in the verge. He should of called Hometyre!!!
Another varied day
Aother varied Monday... Ford Transit Mercedes Sprinter, Nissan Micra.. All in a days work. new or old we fit them all
Using some different tyres today
I was using a different set of tyres today..Motorcycle tyres!!. Michelin Pilot Sport 2 dual compound,, harder wearing centres and softer edges for better cornering grip..Whilst admiring scenery of mid Wales..
A mixed day planned today
I have a mixed day planned today..An old Audi A6,a Nissan Navara and a Seat Alhambra. however jobs will come in during the day so who knows what will happen!!
Locking wheel nut removal
I was asked yesterday whilst at a customer "can you removed locking wheel nuts that are stuck?" The answer is yes! We have specialst tools for the job. However, there are no guarentees , but we do have a 75%+ sucess rate
Pageant of Power
Thanks to all those existing and new customers we met at Cholmondeley Castle in July. Already a number of great new customers serviced across the region!!
Asymmetric or directional......
I was asked yesterday "can I have Asymmetric and directional tyres on the same vehicle?" The answer is YES, however they should not be mixed across the axles of the vehicle.. so it is acceptable to have asymmetric on the front and directional on the rear axles or vice versa
Im fitting two tyres on a friends camper van today Michelin Agilas Camping, tyres specifically designed to take the weight of the van.. Good job as it cost him £47k when he bought it!!!!
Cross ply tyres
I was asked by a customer the other day with a split screen Morris 1000 "Do we supply cross ply tyres?"..the answer is.... they are still available, however there is a conversion that will allow them to be converted to radial tyres , the modern day standard for tyres
A mixed day planned today, tyres on Fords, LDV, Vauxhall, Peugeots..Variety is the spice of life
A dreek day in Shropshire today, however I off to fit a set of Tyron bands to a Eldis caravan. I believe the owners are off to sunnier climbs lucky people!
Punctures- do we repair them?
Yes we do.. Where we can. however it is not always possible, however Hometyre will only repair tyres in accordance with BSAU159 . however we will also carry a replacement tyre if the puncture is un repairable
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