tires – Tires & Parts News https://tiresandparts.net Your News Source for Everything Automotive Sat, 08 May 2021 05:06:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.12 Brazilian Artist Turns Discarded Tires into Cute Beds for Animals https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/brazilian-artist-turns-discarded-tires-into-cute-beds-for-animals/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/brazilian-artist-turns-discarded-tires-into-cute-beds-for-animals/#respond Mon, 13 Jan 2020 09:57:21 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=29644 Only a true artist could have come up with such a brilliant idea that in one stroke helps remove environmental waste while creating something that is highly useful and beautiful. Used tires are generally considered as object that contribute to environmental waste with end-of-life tires being piled up in heaps on roadsides or creating a […]

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Only a true artist could have come up with such a brilliant idea that in one stroke helps remove environmental waste while creating something that is highly useful and beautiful. Used tires are generally considered as object that contribute to environmental waste with end-of-life tires being piled up in heaps on roadsides or creating a stench as they are burned. Amarildo Silva, a 23-year-old Brazilian artist, came up with the creative of transforming these unwanted tires into truly adorable beds for animals by refurbishing and upcycling them with minimal cost.
Silva, who lives in Campina, Brazil was inspired by the sight of stray dogs who used old tires as makeshift beds. He felt that they felt more at home when they used scrap tires as beds and thus benefited from a better sleeping experience. This led him to go about collecting old tires from the streets. He piled them up in his backyard and even started stockpiling them in one room of his house which was set aside for this purpose.

The upcycling process requires immense effort. Each tire is first thoroughly cleaned, cut and given a fresh coat of paint. Then, a tiny mattress is installed in its center. The outcome is a shiny, adorable, new bed that any animal would be proud to have. Silva spends a lot of time personalizing each tire for its new owner, painting them with unique designs and writing the name of the animal that will own the bed.
Amarildo Silva has been selling these tire beds for the past two years and achieved the twin goals of cleaning up the streets of his city and making a tidy income for
his family. The beds soon became popular and Silva started his own business called Caominhas Pets and took to Instagram to promote his products. He has since sold over 500 tire beds. He also started converting tires into flowerpots and garden containers.

Silva believes his business can contribute to making the world more sustainable. He also spends considerable time mentoring students at local public schools and volunteering to help abandoned animals.

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Recycled Tires Used for Self-repairing Roads and Pavements https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/recycled-tires-used-for-self-repairing-roads-and-pavements/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/recycled-tires-used-for-self-repairing-roads-and-pavements/#respond Fri, 03 Jan 2020 06:32:52 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=29561 One issue with rainy weather is that it causes a lot of damage to roads resulting in huge potholes and the need for regular and costly maintenance. Israel Antonio Briseño Carmona, a Civil engineering student at Coahuila Autonomous University (UAdeC) came up with an award-winning solution that involves the use of recycled tires. He used […]

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One issue with rainy weather is that it causes a lot of damage to roads resulting in huge potholes and the need for regular and costly maintenance. Israel Antonio Briseño Carmona, a Civil engineering student at Coahuila Autonomous University (UAdeC) came up with an award-winning solution that involves the use of recycled tires. He used end-of-life tires to make flooring that can repair itself when it comes into contact with water.
The recycled tires are combined with additives to make a truly innovative surface that regenerates if any damage is caused by water. Carmona won one of the James Dyson-Mexico Foundation awards for his invention that can significantly help to solve the problem of damaged potholes and sidewalks in rainy weather.

In heavy rainfall, rain filters through the pavement and reaches its base, resulting in the formation of small cracks. With the passage of cars and pedestrians over the surface, these small cracks become progressively deeper till it reaches a point where there are large potholes. Carmona’s idea was to turn this around and make the road from a material that can use water to recover from damage instead of one that is damaged by water. He explained that he was inspired by the idea of concrete that regenerates with bacteria.

The regeneration is the outcome of the use of a putty. This putty is formed by heating the rubber sourced from end-of-life tires and other additives into one homogenous mixture. When this putty comes into contact with water, it creates calcium silicates – one of the components of the regeneration and physical-chemical improvement of the pavement, thus healing any cracks.
There might be other such self-regenerating pavement materials in the world, but there are none that use water as a catalyst element and which incorporate the use of use of recycled tires for its production. In Mexico, 80 percent of the pavement is asphalt and 20 percent is hydraulic concrete.

The use of such self-healing rubber sidewalks could solve three problems in one go- that of recycling old tires, the high cost of road maintenance costs and the high number of accidents related to poor road maintenance
Currently, Briseño’s material, Paflec is in the process of being certified by the National Organization for the Standardization and Certification of Construction and Building (ONNCCE). Briseño then plans to offer his invention to the Ministry of Communications and Transportation, waiting for it to apply on all roads in Mexico.

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Prometeon Finalizes Partnership Agreement with Alltrucks Truck & Trailer Service https://tiresandparts.net/news/tires/prometeon-finalizes-partnership-agreement-with-alltrucks-truck-trailer-service/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/tires/prometeon-finalizes-partnership-agreement-with-alltrucks-truck-trailer-service/#respond Sun, 10 Nov 2019 06:32:01 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=29136 Prometeon is the only tire manufacturer which focuses entirely on the industrial segment while “Alltrucks Truck & Trailer Service” is a Munich based multi-brand, full-service workshop concept. The two companies have announced that they have begun cooperating at the European level from 1 October, 2019 onwards. Commercial vehicle workshops which are affiliated with the Alltrucks […]

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Prometeon is the only tire manufacturer which focuses entirely on the industrial segment while “Alltrucks Truck & Trailer Service” is a Munich based multi-brand, full-service workshop concept. The two companies have announced that they have begun cooperating at the European level from 1 October, 2019 onwards. Commercial vehicle workshops which are affiliated with the Alltrucks network will now have exclusive and privileged access to the full range of tires from Prometeon while Prometeon will expand its product and service-expertise to provide both its current and new customers with extensive service.
Alltrucks workshops will benefit from the tyre manufacturer’s comprehensive product range and range of solutions. These range from direct purchase of tires for commercial vehicles to access to Prometeon’s Fleet Check tool, and the company’s central billing platform. Other benefits include direct support for Alltrucks partners from Prometeon’s field service team, as well as individual product- and technical-training.
Commenting on the partnership, Homer Smyrliadis, Managing Director of Alltrucks said that his company was pleased to establish additional competencies within its workshop network that would make it even easier for its partners to fully maintain and repair their commercial vehicles. One of the main factors of the company’s cooperation with Prometeon is its high degree of product competency and the quality of its products. He said that the mutual understanding between the two companies with regard to the support and qualification of partner workshops will play a key role in the cooperation.
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“In line with the path undertaken, for an ever-increasing international presence, today, with Alltrucks, we can count on another top network among our customers. The demands of our shared end customers, the fleets, are moving towards ‘everything from a single source’ solutions in order to minimize any service life. As part of the cooperation, we are glad to team up with the Alltrucks workshop partners with our expertise and develop the tyre business together with the partners,” added Marco Solari, CEO Europe of Prometeon Tyre Group.

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New Technologies Make ID Tags on Tires Feasible https://tiresandparts.net/interaction/blog/new-technologies-make-id-tags-on-tires-feasible/ https://tiresandparts.net/interaction/blog/new-technologies-make-id-tags-on-tires-feasible/#respond Mon, 29 Apr 2019 13:58:14 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=27618 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the United States has found that with the advent of new technologies, it is now possible for new tires to have ID tags in the form of electronic tire identification data. The agency did however note that this will call for additional effort from the tire industry and […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the United States has found that with the advent of new technologies, it is now possible for new tires to have ID tags in the form of electronic tire identification data. The agency did however note that this will call for additional effort from the tire industry and possible regulatory action so that all tire manufacturers use a single type of technology and standard information format.

The NHTSB had included these findings in a report to Congress titled “Electronic Tire Identification Study”. The study was based on data that was gathered over the past three-plus years.

The study mainly identified two technologies which can be used for electronic tire identification—RFID (radio frequency identification) tags and 2D barcodes. Either or both of these technologies could be used to implement electronic Tire Identification Number information on all new tires. It is already mandatory for all tires sold in the UAE to have RFID tags.

Both the RFID and 2D technologies have advantages and disadvantages according to the executive summary of the NHTSA’s study. NHTSA plans to thoroughly study both the technologies in order to determine whether either or both should be used in tire IDs. The organization was also unable to determine the long-term durability of these technologies. According to the study, the most efficient way to provide tire identification would be to include the TIN in the electronic identification tag.

“Current electronic identification technologies do not follow the same format,” it said. “However, if the use of multiple identification technologies is desired as opposed to focusing on a single technology, it is believed that a consistent format could be achieved by modifying the content format for one of the technologies to match that of the other.”

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Fraunhofer Institute Develops New Synthetic Rubber https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/fraunhofer-institute-develops-new-synthetic-rubber/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/new-business-ideas/fraunhofer-institute-develops-new-synthetic-rubber/#respond Mon, 29 Apr 2019 11:52:07 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=27615 Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany have developed a new type of synthetic rubber that they say is 50 percent less abrasive than natural rubber. So far, it has not been possible to use synthetic rubber for truck tires as synthetic rubber has not yet been able to match the abrasion behavior of natural […]

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Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany have developed a new type of synthetic rubber that they say is 50 percent less abrasive than natural rubber. So far, it has not been possible to use synthetic rubber for truck tires as synthetic rubber has not yet been able to match the abrasion behavior of natural rubber. Truck tires need very high levels of durability as trucks are driven for long distances over different types of terrains.

Researchers at the Frauhofer Institute said that the new type of synthetic rubber which is called BISYKA  is about 30-50 percent less abrasive than natural rubber. The initial tests of tires made from the new nature-identical rubber indicated that they were less abrasive than tires made with natural rubber. According to Dr Ulrich Wendler, who headed the project at the Fraunhofer pilot plant center for Polymer Synthesis and Processing PAZ in Schkopau, BISYKA is a German abbreviation for ‘biomimetic synthetic rubber’.

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP, for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS, for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME, for Mechanics of Materials IWM, and for Silicate Research ISC, have been able to optimize the characteristics of synthetic rubber.

Scientists have considered many alternatives to natural rubber, including rubber sourced from dandelions and from guayule. Just like natural rubber, 95 percent of dandelion rubber comprises polyisoprene, wit the balance being made up of organic components like lipids or proteins. The key advantage that dandelion rubber has over tree rubber is that it has a generation succession of just three months while the rubber from trees needs seven years. Hence, dandelion rubber serves as the ideal starting point for exploring the influence of organic components on the characteristics of rubber.

Researchers eliminated each of the key organic components in a systematic manner and after they identified the organic components that played a role in abrasion behavior, the scientists at Fraunhofer IAP synthesized the BISYKA rubber out of functionalized polyisoprene with high micro-structural purity and the respective biomolecules. Their colleagues at Fraunhofer IWM and IMWS then used extensional crystallization to investigate the characteristics of the rubber variants. Wendler explained that the extensional crystallization of BISYKA rubber is the same as that of natural rubber.

During the manufacture of truck tires, the rubber that is used is generally mixed with carbon black. Lately,  however, many manufacturers are using silicates instead of carbon black. The researchers at Fraunhofer ISC investigate new kinds of silica fillers. Crystallization tests showed that tires made from the synthetic rubber lost 30 percent less mass than the tires made of natural rubber. The synthetic tires also showed only half the tread loss. Another advantage synthetic rubber offers is that it can be produced on an industrial scale using existing plants and equipment. This makes it an excellent alternative to natural rubber, even for the production of high-performance truck tires.

Prüflabor Nord then conducted a series of tests to analyze if the BISYKA rubber would do what its extensional crystallization promised. Four car tires made of tread using BISYKA were fitted on a real vehicle which was driven on 700 circuits in one direction and then 700 circuits in the opposite direction and the results were then compared with tests using tires made from natural rubber.

The tire made of natural rubber was 850g lighter after the test and lost 0.94mm of tread. The BISYKA tire lost only 600g and 0.47mm of tread. The rolling resistance of the synthetic rubber was also better: the natural rubber tire achieved a score of C on the EU tire label, and the BISYKA tire achieved a B.

“So far, we have only carried out initial tests with the BISYKA tire blend, but the results are extremely promising. As the next step, we want to further optimize the BISYKA rubber. This concerns, above all, the proportion and the composition of the organic components. At the same time, we will adapt the formula of the tread compound for truck tires to the new rubber,” concluded Wendler.

The team are currently seeking potential partners to commercialize the new synthetic rubber.

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Pirelli Unveils New App to Give Tire Data to Motorsport Fans https://tiresandparts.net/news/tires/pirelli-unveils-new-app-to-give-tire-data-to-motorsport-fans/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/tires/pirelli-unveils-new-app-to-give-tire-data-to-motorsport-fans/#respond Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:08:16 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=27280 Pirelli has unveiled a new app that could transform motorsports. Earlier, car just raced around a track at their top speed to cross the finish line as fast as possible. Gone are the days when racing sports simply involved cars hurtling around a track as fast as possible. Now, both pitstop crews and racing drivers […]

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Pirelli has unveiled a new app that could transform motorsports. Earlier, car just raced around a track at their top speed to cross the finish line as fast as possible. Gone are the days when racing sports simply involved cars hurtling around a track as fast as possible. Now, both pitstop crews and racing drivers closely monitor large amounts of data second by second. They use data regarding metrics like traction control and tire pressure to decide on their next move so that they can increase their chances of emerging as winners.

Pirelli’s new app called “Track Adrenaline” now makes it possible for even ordinary people to access this kind of information using tire data and telemetry. The driver can use this app in informal races to identify things like when it is time to warm up tires, or return to the pits for a tire change.

The system involves the use of a GPS-equipped electronic box. This box is fitted inside the vehicle and is used in combination with Pirelli’s P Zero Trofeo R tires, which incorporate sensors. The information obtained through the sensors is then conveyed to the Track Adrenaline smartphone app, which also provides data regarding acceleration, braking and lap times in addition to tire data.

Pirelli said that the app is meant to appeal to “gentlemen drivers, professionals and driving schools”. The app of course can only be used when Pirelli’s motorsport tires are used and they are definitely not cheap.

It is expected that the system will be used on a more widespread basis in the future. Earlier, this kind of racing data was only available to professional track teams. Pirelli’s new app makes this data available to anyone.

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Continental Tests Tires Using Autonomous cars https://tiresandparts.net/news/tires/continental-tests-tires-using-autonomous-cars/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/tires/continental-tests-tires-using-autonomous-cars/#respond Tue, 25 Dec 2018 13:48:39 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=26484 Leading tire manufacturer, Continental has commissioned its first driverless tire test vehicle for testing tires over a wide range of road surfaces at its test site in Uvalde, United States. The purpose of using a driverless test vehicle is to make the test results for Continental’s passenger and light truck tires more conclusive and thus […]

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Leading tire manufacturer, Continental has commissioned its first driverless tire test vehicle for testing tires over a wide range of road surfaces at its test site in Uvalde, United States.

The purpose of using a driverless test vehicle is to make the test results for Continental’s passenger and light truck tires more conclusive and thus minimize the impact of the test procedure on the results. The new test vehicle is derived from the company’s automated ‘Cruising Chauffeur’, which was developed for freeways.

The autonomous vehicle can be controlled using a satellite-based navigation system. It comes with camera and radar sensors, which makes it possible for the car to react immediately to people, animals, or other unexpected objects on the track, even without a driver.

Continental said that its development team based at Ulvalde is thus helping the company to make its Vision Zero strategy for accident-free driving a reality.

Commenting on the step, Nikolai Setzer, member of the Continental Executive Board and head of the tire division said that in critical situations, the level of technology of the tires can play a critical role in the vehicle’s ability to brake in time. When tire tests are conducted using an automated vehicle, it is possible to achieve highly conclusive test results and thus ensure the premium quality of the company’s tires.

According to Continental, it is a really challenging task for the company to carry out quality tests while tires are in use. Newly developed rubber compounds and tire models have to be tested under real-life conditions, in order to assess how they would perform on different types of terrain, like on gravel roads. Conducting such tests places huge demands on the drivers of the test vehicles as even the smallest deviations on the test track can make a huge difference in terms of the quality and comparability of the test results.

From 2016, the team helmed by Thomas Sych, who oversees tire testing at Continental, has been working on the tire test of the future in Uvalde. Sych explained that the team wanted to automate and thus standardize tire tests to the extent that it is possible to identify even the smallest differences in the tires. When an automated vehicle is used to conduct the tests, it is possible to reproduce processes precisely, so that every tire in the test experiences exactly the same conditions. Thus, the testing team can be sure that the differences in the test are actually caused by the tires and not by the test procedure.

In order to achieve accurate results, Continental’s engineers had already developed an electronically controlled car to automate tire tests 50 years ago. The test vehicle of the time followed a wire that was glued to the track, and this meant that it could be used only on asphalt test tracks. The current prototype can also safely navigate along gravel roads without a driver. In addition to the significantly improved comparability of the results, the tire test using automated vehicles will also reduce the maintenance work required for the test tracks. The company says this is because the vehicle is sent on a route that varies by just a few centimeters each time. Thus, the test track is subjected to less wear and tear, needing less maintenance in the long run.
Sych said, “Thanks to close collaboration with colleagues from many different areas of Continental, we have made a lot of progress with our prototype for the tyre test. Our focus now is on further developing the necessary camera and radar systems for this special case of off-road routes, so that the vehicle can react appropriately when people, animals, or other vehicles unexpectedly appear on the route.”

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USITC Confirms tariffs on OTR tires from India and Sri Lanka https://tiresandparts.net/news/tires/usitc-confirms-tariffs-otr-tires-india-sri-lanka/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/tires/usitc-confirms-tariffs-otr-tires-india-sri-lanka/#respond Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:08:29 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=19806 The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) has confirmed that it believes that the US tire industry has been significantly harmed by the import of OTR tires from India and Sri Lanka. This upholds a recent finding of the US Chamber of Commerce and is likely to lead to the imposition of tariffs. Some OTR […]

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The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) has confirmed that it believes that the US tire industry has been significantly harmed by the import of OTR tires from India and Sri Lanka. This upholds a recent finding of the US Chamber of Commerce and is likely to lead to the imposition of tariffs.

Some OTR tire manufacturers will end up paying a 3.67 percent anti-dumping tariff though this will not apply in the case of Bal Krishna Tyres (BKT). BKT will still have to pay countervailing duties of 5.36 percent. Alliance Tires Pvt. Ltd. will have to pay 4.9 percent and all other Indian tire manufacturers will have to pay a 5.06 percent tariff.

When it comes to tire manufacturers from Sri Lanka, they will pay countervailing duties of 2.18 percent.

The USITC and DOC found as an outcome of their investigations that the governments of Inida and Sri Lanka were subsidizing exports of tires and hence these tires are being sold in the United States market at less than their fair value. This is why they decided to impose an anti-dumping duty order on imports of these products from India and countervailing duty orders on import of such tires from India and Sri Lanka to redress this disadvantage to US tire manufacturers.

Tires that were imported into the United States from Inida and Sri Lanka prior to June 20, 2016, will not be subject to retroactive countervailing duties.

The Commission will officially release its public report by March 16.

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SOUQ.com Unveils Automotive Category https://tiresandparts.net/news/automotive/souq-com-unveils-automotive-category/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/automotive/souq-com-unveils-automotive-category/#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:16:12 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=19475 SOUQ.com, is one of the biggest e-commerce sites in the Middle East. The platform has launched an automotive category which will provide exciting deals for the online purchase of car accessories. This is the first time that customers in the region will have a chance to choose and buy from a wide range of car […]

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SOUQ.com, is one of the biggest e-commerce sites in the Middle East. The platform has launched an automotive category which will provide exciting deals for the online purchase of car accessories. This is the first time that customers in the region will have a chance to choose and buy from a wide range of car care products and accessories with just a click of a button. This new category on SOUQ.com will cover spare parts, tires, interior and exterior car accessories, audio and video systems, GPS navigation systems, car care protection products as well as car tools and devices.

In the UAE, car customization is a segment that is witnessing dramatic growth with customers opting to purchase aftermarket accessories in order to make their drive more comfortable and enjoyable. With the launch of this new category, SOUQ.com is staying ahead of the curve and anticipating the future needs of consumers in the region as the trend towards car customization is seen as a major driver for the market until the end of 2024. Based on a report prepared by Persistence Market Research, the car covers segment alone is estimated to record the highest CAGR of 6.8 percent, to reaching a value of USD 61.59 billion by 2024-end.

The automotive category on souk.com will serve as a one stop online store for car accessories where they can buy the latest cool car gadgets and accessories from major brands like Skypine, Kenwood, Garmin and Mabutie. The items on sale include the trendiest interior accessories as well as technologically-advanced audio and visual systems.

Speaking about the new category, Saleem Hammad, General Manager KSA, SOUQ.com, said the company’s goal is always to put its customers at the heart of its business. Constantly adding new categories is part of souk’s drive to deliver a world-class online shopping experience to its customers. According to him, the introduction of the new category is in line with the digitalization of automotive business in the region and will cater to the needs of digitally savvy consumers who are leading the online shopping trend.

He added “with E-commerce set to dominate the way we make our daily purchases, we remain even more committed to our vision of connecting people with innovative products and categories, amazing deals and groundbreaking technology.”

SOUQ.com will now, through the automotive category provide consumers with access to products from major automotive brands including Autostar, Boschmann, Goodyear, Hyundai, Pioneer, Car Care Express, Armor All, Kraftwerk, Roadmaster, Sonar Tires, Garmin and many more.

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Ways to Get the Best out of Your Tires https://tiresandparts.net/interaction/blog/ways-get-best-tires/ https://tiresandparts.net/interaction/blog/ways-get-best-tires/#respond Mon, 26 Dec 2016 14:07:45 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=19263 Generally, we don’t pay much attention to the purchase and use of tires. We take our car into our trusted garage when we feel there is an issue with the tires and if the mechanic recommends that we change the tires, we go by their recommendation. However, careful purchase and use of tires can help […]

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Generally, we don’t pay much attention to the purchase and use of tires. We take our car into our trusted garage when we feel there is an issue with the tires and if the mechanic recommends that we change the tires, we go by their recommendation. However, careful purchase and use of tires can help you save a significant amount of money.

  1. Spend some time on research: Prior to purchasing tires, it would be a good idea to read up on reviews of different brands so that you are aware of feedback from real-world consumers. A tire that may be advertised as “all season” may not really perform as advertised in really heavy rains. The reviews may reveal that there might be another brand that performs much better in such conditions. Tires that are factory fitted on the car can sometimes be terribly pricey and there might be cheaper alternatives that are just as good or even better when it comes to performance on the road.
  2. Keep Tire Safety in Mind: Don’t focus only on price and opt for the cheapest tires available. Remember are tires are all that connect the car with the road. So, if tires fail, you are in grave danger. Make sure that the tires you buy are of good quality, offer good traction and are suitable for the kind of terrain you will be travelling over on a regular basis.
  3. Watch out for sales and promotions: Many tire dealers run special promotions close to the end of the year, during festive periods and to clear old stock which might not be the latest tires but are of really good quality and are available at reasonable prices.
  4. Check out several different shops: Shop around and ask for the prices of the tires you have in mind at different shops and dealers. Don’t just opt for the tire that your dealer or garage recommends. You might be surprised at how much you can save just by shopping around. There are many tire distributors and dealers in the UAE.
  5. Think twice before scrapping tires: If you get a puncture and the tire is not a complete blowout, it might be worthwhile trying to get the tire patched. Only scrap the tire if there is no chance it can be fixed. There are plenty of shops which offer both major and minor tire repairs, including repair of larger punctures by taking the tire off its rim, patching it neatly from the inside and then remounting and rebalancing the tire. The repair cost would definitely be less than that of scrapping the tire and buying an entire new set of tires.
  6. Make Sure You Get Your Tires Aligned: Tires can get out of alignment due to aggressive driving, sudden braking, potholes and many other reasons. It is important to keep regular tabs on the condition of the tires and get them aligned. This is definitely cheaper than having to get a new of four tires sooner due to lack of regular tire alignment.
  7. Pay Attention to Safe Driving: We might think it is great to create an impression by burning rubber, but this is really tough on your tires. Avoid fast swerves, speeding and sudden stops and try and drive around any obstacles you might see on the road. This would go a long way towards improving tire life.
  8. Make Regular Checks: Regularly check the tire’s inflation levels and visually inspect the tires of your vehicle for bulges and scrapes. Make sure you take your vehicle to a knowledgeable tire technician if there are any issues that need to be sorted.
  9. Get tires Rotated: When you bring your vehicle in for tire alignment, make sure that they are rotated. Generally, manufacturers recommend that tires are rotated every 10,000 kilometers

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