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Puncture Proof Tires for Cars

April 6th, 2015 Comments off

For many motorists, getting a flat tire is one of the things they dread most. Not only is a flat tire extremely inconvenient, motorists will have to go through a lengthy repair process and possibly even purchase a costly new tire. Fortunately, a number of solutions have been developed to make punctured tires a thing of the past.

Bridgestone Puncture Proof Tires

The boffins at Bridgestone have created a new type of airless tires that ensure that drivers will never get a puncture while providing perfect shock absorption. The design is an improvement on Michelin’s airless tires, which were released back in 2006. The Bridgestone version uses thermoplastic resin spokes, which radiate outwards from the inner hub all the way to the outer rim, coming out at a 45 degree angle. When these spokes are combined with another set of spokes placed on the opposite side and radiating out in the opposite direction, extra strength, flexibility and stability are provided. Drivers who have fitted their vehicle with a set of Bridgestone Puncture Proof Tires will be able to drive through broken glass without fear and the tires are made from recycled plastics and rubber. This means that the tires can be fully recycled once the tread has become worn.

Rhinotire

Revolutionary technology has been used to create strong and pneumatic tires that cannot be punctured by sharp objects such as nails and broken glass. The tires are extremely long lasting and ensure a safer ride complete with better handling and even enhanced fuel consumption. The special technology can be used on tires of any size, making it suitable for all kinds of vehicles. The unique technology features PhinoPlex polymer, which is applied to the interior of the tires to seal punctures and ensure that the tire never goes flat.

Tire Sealant

The innovative Punctureproof tire sealant has been specially tested and shown to prevent punctures, no matter what the driving conditions may be. The sealant comes complete with a guarantee that tires will never lose pressure once it has been applied. Applying the Punctureproof tire sealant takes just a few minutes and drivers are ready to hit the open road almost instantly. The special sealant is a low cost solution for people who want to make sure that their tires will never be prone to punctures but do not want to fork out money for a brand new set of tires.

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When to repair your car tires and when to buy new

March 3rd, 2015 Comments off

Replacing your vehicle’s tyres can sometimes be an unwanted expense that you could do without. In certain situations, tyres must be thoroughly inspected before determining whether they can be repaired or not. Below is a list of reasons when you should repair your worn tyres or change them altogether.

Check for wear and tear

If you take your car to your nearest Michelin and show them the location of the treading on your tyre, they will examine the main grooves of the tread. If the surface of the rubber is flat on the raised areas, this is below the legal limit of 1.6 millimetres. You should consider changing your tyres as you are breaking the law. Even if the depth of the tread is higher than 1.6 mm, you are still putting your life in danger, particularly on slippery roads. Michelin tyres have a symbol of snowflake on the tread wear indicators and they are around 4 mm high. These ensure that you get the maximum grip on snow for traction and braking.

See if your tyre shows signs of aging

Tyres have no lifespan or expiry date. Even if you don’t use them, they can still wear out and age. Many factors such as adverse weather, temperature, road conditions, speed, pressure, and everyday use can affect their life. To get access to a complete guide on when to change your tyres, go to this link.

Consider the type of car you drive

If you drive a sporty car, don’t expect your tyres to last longer than 20,000 miles. A vehicle with power steering and handling will have a shorter tyre lifespan. 4×4 cars also boast horsepower and need bigger tyres to handle their ultra-high performance. To unleash your car’s extra horses, make sure you choose the most suitable tyres and carry out regular repairs on them. Take a look at this mechanic’s top tips on buying new tires.

Check if your tyre is damaged

If you hit any solid objects on the road or fall into a pothole, you can cause damage to your tyres. Only the most experienced mechanics can determine whether the tyres need changing or repairing. Keep in mind not to use damaged or flat tyres unless they have been properly checked by a professional. A thorough inspection is necessary as the damage or puncture is not always visible while the tyre is mounted at the auto service centre.

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Tips for Running a Professional Tyre Shop

February 12th, 2015 Comments off

There are many ways to earn a successful living in the automotive industry. You could be considering opening up a tyre shop. This is actually a great idea, for drivers will always need maintenance, repairs and replacements. As you may have already imagined, there are a few concerns which you will need to keep in mind. To make this venture much easier, let’s look at a few areas to address before you open your doors for business.

Professional Car Movers

Although a standard car jack or a hydraulic lift can be quite useful, there will undoubtedly be times when you require a greater level of mobility. One of the best solutions in this case is to purchase a sturdy and yet portable car mover. Such devices offer higher levels of safety and will decrease the average amount of time spent on a job.

Tyre Racks

If you are servicing a number of vehicles on a daily basis, it is likely that you will have a great deal of tyres within the shop. Storage is therefore very important. Choosing the right tyre racks should always be a priority. While some will will support numerous sizes, others can be specifically designed for lorries and larger vehicles. You should also keep in mind that these racks enable quick and safe access to the tyres; an obvious safety concern.

Pneumatic Ratchets

One of the talents of a professional tyre shop is the ability to change and replace a tyre within a matter of minutes. This would be all but impossible with hand-powered tools alone. Much like in a standard garage, you should invest in a quality pneumatic ratchet. As these are powered by compressed air, they will supply a great deal of torque. You will be able to loosen rusty lug nuts with ease while they can be firmly tightened in seconds. This is another must-have item not to be overlooked.

A tyre shop can be a fun and lucrative business opportunity. Following these simple suggestions will enable you to cater to the demanding needs of the client and enjoy a great deal of success.

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How to Change a Tire

February 8th, 2015 Comments off

A flat tire can be extremely annoying and inconvenient. However, you can lessen the blow by replacing the car tire yourself rather than choosing to take it to an expensive garage. Changing your tire is easy once you know how. Follow our simple step by step guide for help on how to change your car tire in no time.

Find a Safe Spot

Always make sure that your car is off the road and in a safe and flat spot before you start work on changing the tire. Never attempt to do this on a busy road as it will put you in a dangerous position. Place bricks or large objects in front of the tires to stop it from moving. Turn off the engine, put your hazard lights on and make sure the handbrake is on.

Pull off the Hubcap

Carefully prize the hub cap off by using the wedge on your tire iron.

Loosen Lug Nuts

The next step is to use a spanner to loosen up the lug nuts, some nuts may require a bit of elbow grease in order to loosen them. Don’t fully remove the lug nuts yet though – just loosen them up a little.

Jack it Up

place the jack underneath the frame of the car. The exact position you need to place it will depend on the make and model of your car, refer to your car’s manual for more details. Jack up the car until you are able to easily slide off the tire. Remember that the new tire will be larger than the flat, so make sure that you raise the car high enough to comfortably fit it in. Now you can remove the lug nuts and pull off the tire.

Replace the Tire

Put your new tire onto the wheel, making sure that the air valves are pointing outwards. Replace the lug nuts and mensure that they are really secure on the wheel.

Lower the Jack

Now gently lower the jack all the way down. Replace the hubcap and voila! You’re all done. See it wasn’t that hard was it?

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What is a polyurethane tire?

February 4th, 2015 Comments off

What is a polyurethane tire? The simple answer to this question is that it is a tire made from polyurethane, which is a strong, resistant and flexible man-made material that is proving to be an excellent substitute for traditional tires made out of rubber. Polyurethane tires have a number of undeniable advantages that make them superior to rubber tires:

The Green Choice

They cost less energy to produce and are completely recyclable, making them the environmentally-friendly choice.

Road Safety

They are extremely safe, are much less likely to ‘blow out’. Unlike rubber tires, polyurethane tires are made from a single piece so are not going to fray and separate. Much better for long journeys on motorways.

Attractive Appearance

They can be made in any colour so are ideal for the fashion-conscious.

Value for Money

Polyurethane tires last for an incredibly long time. They are the ideal choice for heavy workhorses such as fork-lift trucks as they can bear a heavy load, whilst being more lightweight than traditional tires. They have a much lower rolling resistance than rubber tires. This means that polyurethane tires make running the vehicle more fuel efficient.

Polyurethane tires are becoming increasingly popular and many experts in the industry believe that they will be the future tire of choice.

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