Quick Ways to Avoid Tyre Wear

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Tyre wear can really take a big chunk out of your pocket but to make sure your tyres live as long as they’re supposed to it’s important to make sure you’re doing all you can to avoid damaging tyre wear.

If tyre pressure is too high then you may find wear right down the middle of the tyre, while underinflated tyres will suffer from wear to the side, so it’s important to find the ideal balance. A faulty shock absorber can cause damage too and wear will be uneven and quite severe, while faulty suspension can cause wear down the inner side of the tyre.

If you get the right weigh and your suspension and shock absorbers are working as intended, then your tyres will be fit to last. Avoiding tough road surfaces and potholes will also be beneficial in the long run, while sharp braking should be kept to minimum. Often when driving common sense comes into play.

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Getting your Tyres Looking Good

Posted on May 24, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Tyres can actually add style to a vehicle, especially if they’re well looked after and finished off appropriately. Tyre shine products and polished and make sure your tyres look nice, and polished tyres can make your vehicle look brand new.

You can really touch in the tyre walls with the many modern products on shop shelves today and these products can stop your tyres going brown over the years and beginning to fade. Tyre shine should be applied to a clean tyre and you can compare the purpose of the item to shoe polish. It essentially help you get your tyres looking good.

It’s more advantageous to seek a tyre polishing product that doesn’t have a long drying time; otherwise you could be hanging about for 30 minutes before you’re ready to use the vehicle.

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The Primacy™ HP for Luxury Touring

Posted on May 21, 2014 at 10:59 am

Touring tyres are often associated with being fuel efficient but some are designed solely for exceptional performance. Braking and handling is key to long journeys ad the Primacy HP can deliver exceptional performance in the wet, while the Michelin performance rating is 10/10 for handling and baking, and 9/10 for comfort and fuel efficiency.

This touring tyre is well suited for the Lexus GS 430, Mercedes E-Class and Audi A6, as well as other luxury touring cars. You not only bet short stopping in wet conditions you also get a quiet tyre, and it’s designed to match luxury touring cars, so you can be guaranteed that’s comfortable and smooth.

This tyre is certainly not the cheapest but it’s a product that’s designed to offer exceptional performance and if you’re travelling far and wide it’s a tyre you have to consider.

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Why Should You Buy Michelin Tyres?

Posted on May 8, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Good tyres guarantee your safety on the road and make it comfortable while handling  your vehicle but why should you buy Michelin tyres?. Michelin manufactures some of the best tyres that give your vehicle a smooth ride while keeping you safe at the same time. With the leading technology incorporated in each Michelin tyre, you could get a great all around performance from your vehicle.

When it comes to premium quality tyres, Michelin is a household name.  It is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of premium tyres. Michelin makes premium tyres for cars, vans, 4x4s, motor sports and biking. Michelin tyres are designed by the brightest minds in the industry to ensure quality performance and durability. These premium tyres give better handling, grip, endurance, driving comfort and accuracy. Michelin never compromises on its tyre quality and design.

A few popular Michelin car tyres are:

  • Michelin Energy Saver +
  • Michelin Primacy 3
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 3
  • Michelin Alpin A4
  • Michelin Latitude Tour HP

Here are a few technologies incorporated in the Michelin tyres that make them better than other tyres:

Fuel Saver

Tyres consume almost 20% of your vehicle’s fuel. Michelin’s Energy Saver tyres help you to save fuel while being safe and long lasting as well. Michelin uses exclusive technology that reduces the tyre rolling resistance which help in saving more fuel. Also, this reduces the carbon dioxide emissions from your vehicle. So if you want to save fuel, you should opt for Michelin tyres.

Green Tyres

Michelin uses 100% silica based rubber compounds in their tyres. This substitute of the earlier used carbon black enabled Michelin to launch ‘green tyres’. Michelin has helped the world save billions of litres of fuel and reduced the emission of many million tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Durable Security Compound

Durable Security Compound or DSC refers to an ingredient in tread rubber. DSC helps to improve braking on wet surfaces. They are free from aromatic oils. Even when the tyres are worn out, the DSC helps to ensure efficient braking. DSC helps to maintain the rigidity of the tread rubber for the entire lifespan of the tyre.

Anti Surf System

This technology is seen in the Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tyre. It allows the vehicle to get an optimal grip on wet surfaces. This reduces risks of aquaplaning on deep water present on the roads. The technology consists of a specially shaped shoulder present on the tyres that removes large amounts of water.

Helio Compound, Stabiligrip, VTS Sipes

These technologies have been incorporated to ensure safety during the winter season. The Helio compound contains sunflower oil that allows the tyre to stay flexible in extreme cold and thus improves the vehicle’s braking efficiency. Stabiligrip improves traction and gives greater vehicle stability in snow covered areas. VTS Sipes provides improved road handling on snow covered areas and resistance at high speeds.

Besides these advanced technologies, Michelin has brought together its expertise in a collection of free mobility apps – Michelin MyCar, Michelin Navigation, and a few more which ensures you have a safe and pleasant ride.

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