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Goodyear Triple Tube Tyres – Innovative, safe and sturdy

Gone are the days when tyres were simply circular structures of rubber, which formed an integral part of the function of a car. Now, tyres enhance the engineering and performance of the car itself, improve safety and make driving easy and pleasurable.

Tyre giant Goodyear’s latest innovation in tyre technology, a concept tyre dubbed the Triple Tube, promises to set a precedent in the motor industry following in the footsteps of and actively enhancing existing intelligent vehicular technology which uses its surroundings to make for a safer and more enjoyable drive.

The tyres consciously adapt to road conditions, inflating and deflating according to the surface and the condition of the road they are placed on.

Tyre giant Goodyear’s latest innovation in tyre technology

 

So how do they work?

The name ‘Triple Tube’ is a giveaway as to the anatomy of the tyre itself.  It has three so-called ‘positions’ or modes and is comprised of three chambers and a main chamber. These three chambers are positioned next to each other under the tread of the tyre – 2 on each side and one in the middle. An internal pump allows the air to be moved from the main chamber to one or more of the three chambers, thus creating a different shape and firmness to the tyre with each position. Each of these three chambers represents a different position for an individual road type or condition.

 

The Eco/Safety Position enables better braking as it gives each tyre a wider surface area with which to adhere to the road, flooding every chamber with air. The Sporty Position allows the tyre to adapt a conical shape which makes for better magnetism to the road surface in hot or dry conditions, and the self-explanatory Wet Safety Position helps to prevent aquaplaning and skidding in dangerous wet conditions.

This clever technology also increases tyre longevity, as if one chamber suffers a puncture, the others are able to provide more air to keep it going for longer. The safety implications of this significant step forward are huge along with the improved performance benefits for petrol-heads – the substantial number of accidents caused by skidding tyres in wet conditions could be dramatically reduced, whilst high-end super cars could be set to experience a fantastic new frontier in driving technology.

Although these tyres at present are just prototype concepts, Goodyear has indicated that it will continue to fund experimentation into this game-changing new technology – along with others which will revolutionise the way we drive forever and increase the role which tyres have to play in the overall driving experience and function. If you’re interested in Goodyear Triple Tube tyres, then be sure to get the best price in your area, by visiting www.tyrequote.com

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The Michelin Primacy 3.

Michelin have a long track record, over 100 hundred years in fact, of making quality, reliable tyres and the Primacy 3, designed for high performance vehicles and which will replace the Primacy HP, is one of their newest products.  With a new tread pattern and tread compound designed to ensure the whole of the tread is in full contact with the road surface, Michelin says this should give improved longevity and fuel savings.


The test results
In independent tests, using tyres of differing sizes and with V and W speed ratings (V is 149 mph/240 kph; W is 168 mph/270 kph), the Primacy 3 demonstrated excellence in wet cornering, and wet and dry braking.  It also performed well in a noise test, which is a real bonus on long motorway runs.

 
The reviews
Despite this, online customer reviews are showing mixed results with many drivers saying that the Primacy 3 is giving lower mileages than its predecessor the Primacy HP.  Some report that they are seeing only 10-11000 miles from a tyre before it wears although others are delighted with the performance and say that they are easily getting in excess of 20000 miles from the Primacy 3.  There are also variations in reports regarding the tyre’s grip capabilities with some declaring themselves to be distinctly under-whelmed by Michelin’s stated improvements while others think the tyre is the best thing since sliced bread and are very impressed by the grip, particularly in the dry.  Of course, different driving styles in different cars and in varying road conditions are bound to throw up wildly differing opinions but the overall impression is that the Primacy 3 is good value for money.
Retailing at around £58 – £189 (approximately) the Michelin Primacy 3 is not the cheapest tyre around but you get what you pay for and with this one you get a very safe, reliable and competent tyre for your money. If you’d like to check out the best price for Michelin Primacy 3, then why not take a look at Tyrequote.com to get the best quote in your area for Michelin tyres.

 

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Mercedes Benz Original (M.O) and Other Original Equipment (O.E) Tyre Markings: What you need to know.

 

With the advent of the modern motor industry, leading car manufacturers including the popular Mercedes-Benz have rolled out brand-specific parts and other accessories to be used exclusively on their cars. This includes tyres, and recently, there have been concerns raised about this supposed ‘customization’ of tyres and other factors revolving around it. Whether or not these original markings, that are usually inscribed on brand specific tyres, have any considerable influence on their suitability for use, is no longer a subject of speculation. In case you’re wondering whether using a non “M.O” marked tyre in your Mercedes is going to affect the performance or safety of the vehicle, then this short but detailed look into this subject might just clear the air.

What does MO stand for?

‘M.O’ which stands for Mercedes Original, is a trademark logo inscribed on tyres that this giant car manufacturer assembles to be used specifically with it’s branded vehicles. Not long ago, Bridgestone ( A UK-based tyre and independent tyre and auto care company) introduced a luxury line of M.O – Mercedes Only tyres to be used by luxury car brands including the Volkswagen Passat, BMW and Audi A4. These tyres have been solely made to optimise the luxurious comfort and performance of these cars while still maintaining high standards of safety and durability. So this raises the questions; Does it pay to invest in MO marked tyres for my vehicle of is it just some sort of branding hype? Is it permissible by law to replace MO tyres with non-MO tyres? What are some of the added advantages of riding on MO tyres?

The benefits of MO tyres

 

Truly speaking, there are some proven profits of using an MO marked tyre as compared to conventional tyres this includes;

  • Optimised car stability and balance: The MO marked tyres are designed exclusively for the use with the vehicle’s suspension system and enhanced tread patterns to offer more control and better handling of the car.
  • Reduced driving noise levels: The tyres are manufactured to fit specifically the car’s body’s and weight dimensions. This results in the vehicle’s mass been better proportionally distributed and a noise-free ride.
  • Increased steering responsiveness: The MO marked tyres integrate a unique and intelligent design that includes a longitudinal rib that runs along the tyres’ groove to allow precise directional steering when driving.

Despite the numerous profits attached to using M.O marked tyres, at times, it may not be possible to replace your worn out tyres with these original branded tyres due to availability and costs constraints. In such an event, you may replace the tyres with non-MO branded versions but it’s worth getting a quote from tyrequote.com to find get the best deal on M.O tyres in your local area. Nevertheless, it’s important to point out that the vehicle insurance may be invalidated if, in case of an accident, the use of these non-manufacturer-approved tyres, is cited as a contributory factor.

 

 

 

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Part-worn or New Budget Tyres?

Owning and running a car is an expensive business nowadays and tyres can be one of the biggest expenses. However, if you are on a limited budget and don’t fancy paying hundreds of pounds for the latest tyres there is the option of going for a budget tyre or even a part-worn tyre.  And usually there is very little difference in price in the case of good part-worns and new budget tyres.  But there are several issues to consider when making your decision, not least the safety aspect.

Tyre regulations for part-worn tyres

The Motor Vehicle Tyres (Safety) Regulations 1994 lays down strict rules regarding part-worn tyres including;

A part-worn tyre must not have cuts longer than 25mm (or 10% of the section width of the tyre) and the original grooves must be to a depth of at least 2mm across the full breadth of the tread.

It should have no lumps, bulges or tears both internally and externally and no cords or piles should be exposed.

It must still show all the original markings including speed ratings and feature the words ‘PART-WORN’ in 4mm high letters.

What to consider

Consider these points: do you know where the tyre has come from? Has the tyre been previously punctured and repaired? Tyre wear is unique to each vehicle and a part-worn tyre will have ‘moulded’ to the vehicle it was originally fitted to so this may potentially cause steering or wear anomalies which may require tracking correction or even, in the worst cases, may affect your car’s suspension.  A brand new tyre comes with a tread depth of 8mm whereas a part-worn tyre can legally be sold with as little as 3mm of tread depth so, considering the legal minimum is 1.6mm then it is obvious that a part-worn tyre will have a limited lifespan on your car.  It may also have less grip on the road, especially in adverse weather conditions.  So, although a part-worn tyre may be suitable as a short-term solution it could prove to be a false economy.

 

A new ‘budget’ tyre, on the other hand, comes with a manufacturers guarantee for peace of mind.  From brand new it will adjust to your car and your driving style and because it will already have more tread depth it will obviously last longer and will have better grip on the road surface; more reassuring from a safety point of view.

There are so many tyres to choose from so to get some expert advice on which one best suits your needs and budget click on www.tyrequote.com.

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Many More Drivers are Buying Tyres Online

There are, nowadays, increasing numbers of drivers looking for and buying tyres on the Internet, whereas numbers were negligible until fairly recently.  The last five years has seen an unprecedented explosion in online shopping of all types, but most especially in the field of tyre buying.  The UK appears to be leading the charge in this area, with a doubling in numbers of people preferring to buy tyres online only, in the space of one twelve month period; and other European countries are not far behind.  Recent surveys have shown that some 45% (approximately) of motorists are making tyre purchases online and this figure is expected to continue rising, particularly amongst younger motorists, who are at the forefront of most advances with the use of technology.  It is not just men either, female drivers are just as likely to research, and buy their tyres online.

Why buy tyres online?
It is said that the main factors driving this increase are price, choice and convenience.  Online companies are not restricted to nine to five working hours.  The convenience of being able to compare tyres and prices quickly and easily from the comfort of one’s own home, at any time day or night and 365 days a year, is a big attraction.  Drivers are feeling increasingly satisfied with the online buying experience because of the discounts and vast choice of tyre brands available and this is reflected in the numbers willing to repeat the experience of buying tyres online.  Added to this are things such as improvements in customer service and technical assistance, which can only give an encouraging boost to Internet tyre retailers.

Comparing prices is a big attraction
Many of the biggest names in tyre retailing have also seen the advantages to be had through selling online by reaching more customers and so increasing sales.  It is possible to compare different tyre brands and prices in order to get the best deal, in the same way that you can use comparison websites for such things such as insurance and utilities.  The internet has certainly provided a more level playing field which enables smaller companies to compete with the big boys more fairly and the bigger names will now offer tyres more cheaply or will sometimes price-match.
When you look at the obvious advantages of researching and buying tyres online it is hard to see why anyone should go to the trouble of actually going to a tyre shop at all, considering the inconvenience and the limitations in choice. Simply visit tyrequote.com, and all your options will be easily visible, allowing you to make the best choice for your car.

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Tyre dealers in Leeds – How to find the right one?

We all know that feeling, it’s pouring down with rain, sleet or snow (the great British weather) and you suddenly realise you’ve got a flat tyre. Or worse, perhaps you’ve been stopped on a routine traffic stop and the police have noticed your tread is low. Of course it doesn’t have to be as dramatic as all that, you may have picked up on the problem yourself, but whichever way it’s happened, you need to find a tyre dealer in Leeds, and you haven’t got much time to spare.

Finding tyre dealers in Leeds is easy, but finding a good tyre dealer in Leeds that ticks all of your boxes can be a little trickier, so there are some things you’re going to need to consider.

How local is your “local tyre dealer”

It’s important to choose a tyre dealer in Leeds that’s not only local, but that also is accessible in case you have to leave your car there for some time. Look for good transport links, close to your home or work in case there’s a delay, and choose one that you think offers the best situation in case you have to either wait, or come back later.

When are they open?

It’s one thing finding the perfectly places tyre dealer, but if they’re closed on a Saturday and you have no time off work, then you’re stumped. Choosing a tyre dealer in Leeds that is open late, or better yet, on weekends might suit you better. If you’re looking for one that opens early, then you could go on your way into work.

Do they stock my tyres?

Of course location and opening times that suit you are no good if you can’t get the tyres you need. Finding a car tyre dealer in Leeds that has the tyres you want is definitely a priority.

How expensive are they?

Imagine searching for the perfect tyres online, getting them fitted then finding you friend managed to get theirs at half the price. Frustrating hey? Making sure you’re getting the right deal is important, as no one wants to pay over the odds for their tyres.

Of course, there’s one simple way to make sure all your boxes are ticked when searching for tyre dealers in Leeds, and that’s to use www.tyrequote.com, where you can find vetted tyre dealers in Leeds and all the information, and prices needed to make the right decision. Happy motoring!