Lighter Tyres- Yokohama Have come up with the more ECO friendly ADVAN ENV-R2 ?

Lighter Tyres

Lighter tyres,yokohama tyres

There’s probably no more important part of your car’s handling and safety than your tyres. Well maybe you the driver, and your mad skills are more influential, but your tires rank right up there. There’s not much we can do about …

 

Eric Roberts’ insight:

 Performance Yokohama

Lighter tyres

 

In the mad and never ending rush to create and manufacture a light weight tyre, the tyre manufacturers have to come up with some new components in order to make their tyre

products lighter and greener.

This also applies to the car manufacturers who are constantly on the look out to manufacture much lighter, more energy efficient vehicle.

Lighter tyres,yokohama cheap tyres

Yokohama tyres on the racing track

The new technology rush also applies to the mid-range tyre companies such as Hankook tyres, Kumho tyres and Yokohama tyres.

Yokohama tyres  Lighter tyres design

Yokohama Tyre has risen to the occasion and has brought out the second-generation ADVAN ENV-R2 as the Official Spec Tyre that will be used in the 2011 Patron GT3

Challenge by Yokohama tyres race series and the GT3 Challenge Class endurance series.

The ENV-R2 will be put through its paces and power a fleet of Porsche 911 GT 3 race cars at leading North American. tracks, such as Sebring, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Road Atlanta. The new cheap tyres are much lighter and reduce the amount of fuel that the cars use by at least 20 % and increases recycling capability while still performing at the same high level of the previous tyre compounds.

This is one the many reasons that we became a Yokohama tyre dealer and we highly recommend this product as a much lighter performance tyre, that we can sell at  cheap  tyres rate. Since writing this blog. Then Yokohama decided to take another junction when it came to advertising and supporting small businesses.

Eric Roberts

Lighter tyres,yokohama tyres

 

Mixing Tyre Technologies-Does your car have the wrong tyres?, Hub – THE BUSINESS TIMES

Mixing Tyre Technologies

Mixing Tyre Technologies

Mixing Tyre Technologies

The question posed by this article in “The Business Times” is about the mix of tyre manufacturers technologies. Hence when it comes to mixing different tyre brands to the larger and now popular SUV vehicles. In my opinion it is yet another grey area in the crazy world of tyres. “Should we do this” and “can we do that” is a question that I hear every week.

So, the advent of the SUV has certainly opened up a new can of worms. Over the last decade tyre manufacturers have introduced a string of new tyre products. Consequently, pressure was brought on the tyre makers from governments wanting the car manufacturers to make greener and leaner cars. As a result, then tyres had to become lighter in weight and larger in circumference to give less “rolling resistance“.

Coincidentally, the SUV’s came out about the same time. The SUV’s had much larger tyres and it looks to me that new technology tyres were to be developed with these vehicles in mind.

Tyre makers were looking for all types of new materials to add to the rubber latex. Thus, trying to lighten the tyre weight. Continental tyres came up with the milk like substance extracted from “dandelions“. It was found that the milky substance found in the dandelion was of the same molecular make up as the latex . Now Continental are growing vast areas of these plants near their German tyre factories.

Mixing Tyre Technologies

Other finds include the Yokohama tyres use of orange peel oil. However I dont really want to get too technical. The issue is should we mix these different tech tyres on the same vehicle. Especially if the tyres were developed along side the car manufacturers. Of course the SUV’s are now big and powerful, made by all the worlds leading luxury car makers.

Have we now got to the stage when it is important that we stick to the same tyres as the original equipment ones. As a tyre dealer for over forty years, then I am beginning to think so. The attached article explains about the specific tyres that are made for certain SUV’s. Thus, tyres like the Bridgestone Alenza and Italian brand Pirelli’s Scorpion series.

This class of vehicle are also fitted with specific tyres such as the Yokohama Blu-earth RV-02. So, even Nokian are making a winter tyre for the SUV the Nokian WR SUV 3 tyres. Should the specific tyre types be compromised. Personally I do not think so?

When I am on the front line dealing with customers, then I always tell them to the best of my ability. In this case then I would recommend that the car should be on the same tyres that were fitted as original equipment. If they choose not to then it is their responsibility going forward. I suppose looking at it then this is a problem with buying your SUV tyres online.

Mixing Tyre Technologies

The registration number lookup only tells the buyer the size of the tyre and not what the SUV should have on. Subsequently, the best way is for the car owner to take the information from the tyre sidewall and order exactly the same tyres. Definitely a very grey area?

Eric Roberts

THE BUSINESS TIMES – WHEN was the last time you wore your Manolos to go jogging? Chances are, never (unless the loss of some bet was involved). By the same token, it’s just as easy to have the wrong tyres fitted to your car.. Read more at The Business Times.

Source: Does your car have the wrong tyres?, Hub – THE BUSINESS TIMES

Yokohama tyres and Kumho tyres to join forces in Research a development and perhaps More?

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Yokohama tyres , Kumho follow MoU up with R&D master agreement

Tyrepress.com

The Board of Directors at Yokohama Rubber and Kumho Tire have resolved to enter into master technological alliance agreement.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Yokohama tyres-Kumho tyres-

This one took me by surprise?

I must admit this one came as a shock to me at first. I have spent much time with the staff at both companies but nothing was said, byEither Yokohama tyres or Kumho tyres. So I guess that this was just one of those high level agreements that were kept hush- hush.

In my own business here in Halifax we have had close ties with both of these tyre companies, and in fact we sell both Yokohama tyres and Kumho tyres side by side, in recent years. I regard both companies as tyre innovators and thinking about it I can see where they are coming from, as the saying goes, “two brains are better than one”. The companies have apparently being discussing the exchange of technologies, with the future possibility of future shared ownership.

This move would take the joint company up the tyre manufacturers ranking table. At the moment the two company’s rank 8th  with over $5.5 billion sales is Yokohama tyres and  is Kumho with sales of over $3.5 Billion ranking 12th in the league table, so a joint venture would put the new company in the top 6 placing’s and will become  a force to reckon

with.

A Yokohama tyres spokesman said… By exchanging technology, the companies “aim to increase their competitiveness and enhance their growth potential … by sharing R&D resources and making more effective use of them through joint research and development on tires and related technologies,”

The deal is said to be in advance stages and both companies are looking to find a method of obtaining each other’s shares, a definite sign that talks are well on their way and the tyre companies are expected to sign legal binding contracts sooner than later.

I do not know how this will filter down to the grass roots fitting centres but in my opinion the other tyre manufacturers will be looking over their shoulders at the potential that Yokohama tyresthese two great companies will no doubt research and develop in new tyre products and move to a mid-range tyre to a leading brand, with more and more OE fitments on the way.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

See on www.tyrepress.com

Yokohama Rubber-Keeping up with Trends to build second Chinese passenger tyres plant – RubberNews.com

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Yokohama tyres to build second Chinese passenger tire plant
RubberNews.com
SUZHOU, China—Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. is building a passenger tire plant in Suzhou on land adjacent to its existing truck/bus tire plant.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Yokohama Rubber Expansion in China

Yokohama Rubber

Yokohama race tyres ready to go back to the factory for examination.

The Japanese tyre company .Hence,make an excellent product in my opinion. moving to China. Therefore is all about driving down the cost of tyres. Of course, this is one of the reasons. That Yokohama Rubber are able to sell their tyre products. Thus, as mid-range tyres and remain competitive.

Yokohama also give much to motorsport. In my opinion will soon be classed as a leading tyre brand. Consequently, tyres as reward to all their efforts and an excellent product. I recently got invited to a F4 race meeting and Yokohama Tyres UK were the tyre suppliers for that race. I was invited to the tyre fitting area and was amazed at the number of tyres that were changed at one race meeting and that every single tyre had to be sent back to the Yokohama Rubber Japan factory to be taken apart and examined for any defects that may be found and also to improve the quality. Much of the information that is gained from motorsport racing will go into improving the quality of their road tyres that are on sale to the general public.

Yokohama Rubber

Orange skin oil is now part of the Yokohama tyre compound

Eric Roberts Yokohama Rubber

Hi I would like to introduce myself. Having worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. Working for a couple of national tyre companies. Of course, before starting my first business. Owning a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Blogging about anything to do with cars and their related products.Naturally, that will help my business. Members of Point-S and MotorCodes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

See on www.rubbernews.com

Yokohama explains tyre sizes. But in a funny – Normally a boring subject- this time a so not boring way!

Yokohama explains tyre sizes

Yokohama explains tyre sizes


Most people know how tyres are made. Tyres are made from many different parts that are basically stuck together. So, In the trade we call this “vulcanisation”. In other words in order to bond all the various components together. Hence, the not quite finished product needs to be vulcanised. This involves running the tyres through a curing machine. Of course, which bonds all the different components together. Things such as beads, sidewalls and the tread area. This process also adds all the markings and traction patterns on to the surfaces. Such as tyre size and load ratings.

Yokohama explains tyre sizes

Over the years the development of car tyres has become.pretty amazing. Tyres are remarkable things and taken for granted. Thus, no matter how big your car is, it is supported by four patches of rubber. Each not much bigger than your footprint. Despite all the mechanical and computer technology. Now inside a modern car, it is still reliant on good quality tyres. Of course, with decent treads that are filled with the correct air pressure.

Tyre design also includes the ability of the tyres tread to disperse the water quickly enough to maintain a grip on the road. With bald tyres then aquaplaning occurs. Aquaplaning is when a vehicle skids along the surface of the water. Subsequently, giving you very little control over the direction the car is going.

Most drivers will never know anything about tyres, Including the tyre size and sidewall markings. However here  is Jake to explain about it.

Eric Roberts

Toyota Yaris Clutch ProblemYokohama explains tyre sizes

To work out the size of your car tyres’ footprint, you need to know that the area is approximately equal to the car’s weight divided by the tyre pressure. For a 2-tonne car, that means the footprint of each tyre is about 7 inches wide by 4.75 inches long. Not very big at all, and remember, while the brakes work to stop the wheels turning, it is the friction between the tyres’ footprint and the road that will actually stop your car moving.

Of course, everyone will need new tyres at some point. But understanding tyre sizes can be difficult ( and BORING). So we’ve made it easy and fun. Hence, with the help of journalist and tarmac rally ace Samantha Stevens and drift racer Jake “DriftSquid” Jones. Put simply, tyre sizes are written on the tyre side wall. Or on your car’s tyre placard and handbook.

Tyres are measured like this- the width across the tread is in millimeters. The sidewall number (known as the profile or series) is a percentage of the width.Wheel size is measured in inches. Those are the three numbers you need to know — and need to pronounce like Sammy does in the video – to sound like you know what you’re talking about in a tyre shop. And yet, Yokohama has a colour system which makes choosing the right tyre tyre is so much easier than figuring out the size – go to www.yokohama.com.au and see for yourself!

Nokian Winter Tyre benefits

Bridgestone Blizzard Winters-New Winter Tyres from Japans Bridgestone Tyre Company.

Bridgestone Blizzard Winters

Bridgestone Blizzard Winters

Bridgestone tyres bring out Bridgestone Blizzard Winters

 

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Contrary to this article we find that UK customers DO buy winter tyres

Bridgestone tyres have indeed brought out  new Bridgestone Blizzard Winters. In my opinion this is a step that the other leading tyre makers are making, a more varied amount of winter products.

One of our biggest sellers here in Halifax was Yokohama “W” winter tyres they were very popular sellers.

Another reason that I do not agree with this article is because we are now much more conscious about changing our summers  with winters  because of the colder winters that we are now experiencing.

We have now been operating a “winter tyre hotel” for the past three years,not only does it work for us but it keeps in touch with our customers at least twice a year when they come in for theirs changing.

Bridgestone Tyres introduce a new SUV Winter Tyre

Blizzak SUV winter tyre LM-80

Bridgestone have upgraded their SUV winter tyres range to include the Blizzak LM-80 EVO. Although these tyres have been out a couple of years now, they have proved to be a leader in the SUV winter tyre market.

The old words when describing Bridgestone Blizzard Winters certainly flow when introducing this wonderful tyre product. In line with most other tyre manufacturers, Bridgestone Blizzard Winters have designed

Bridgestone Blizzard Winters

Bridgestone Blizzard Winters an excellent product

these with many sipe patterns to help get rid of the slush and wet that we associate with bad winter driving conditions. They have also added silica to the tyre compound to enable them  to remain flexible when driving in freezing temperatures.

The design is topped up with by adding  a centre rib and extra shoulder  blocks to the  tread area, for extra strength when cornering, giving these larger vehicles better handling and wet braking when driving in winter conditions. Here is some advice about driving in  winter conditions.

Eric Roberts… www.pellontyres.co.uk

Yokohama Touring Tyres- How do they develop WTCC tyres? – crash.net

Yokohama Touring Tyres

Yokohama Touring Tyres

crash.net

How do Yokohama Touring Tyres develop WTCC tyres?

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Yokohama Touring Tyres are one of the up and coming tyre companies in the World

Yokohama are to support the WTCC (world touring car championships) through the Yokohama Touring Tyres drivers trophy events in the 2014 season and will follow the format of the

2013 technical regulations. The event will also be backed by Euro sport, who will, offer 40,000 Euros start bonus to all the competitors who enter the Yokohama trophy for yokohama tyresthe full season.

Yokohama Touring Tyres-great favourites of motor sports enthusiasts

 

This Japanese tyre company. Have always been great favourites of motor sports enthusiasts. As popular as they are with the general motoring public. Offering great products for the average guy in the streets car that have been developed from the motor racing scene. Yokohama Touring Tyres support many other events as you can see here in this list.

FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) – since 2006

European Touring Car Cup (ETCC) – since 2005

European Rally Challenge (ERC) – since 2013

Scandinavian Touring Car Championship (STCC) – since 2010

Russian Touring Car Championship (RTCC) – since 2006

Chinese Touring Car Championship (CTCC) – since 2010

Irish Touring Car Championship (ITCC) – new for 2012

International Formula 3 Grand Prix Macau – since 1983

ATS German Formula 3 – until 2005 and since 2007

BRDC Formula 4 Championship – new for 2013

Japanese Formula 3 – since 2011

ADAC GT Masters new for 2012

The same tyre engineering and experience goes in to making these excellent tyres. We here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax Yorkshire are very honored to be a Yokohama  dealer in the UK. I am sure that the motoring public can only be impressed by their staggering portfolio. The great number of  motoring events that Yokohama Touring Tyres have supported and continue to do so, over the years.Yokohama Touring Tyres

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. Working in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. Worked for a couple of national tyre companies.Hence, before starting my first business. So now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, .Blogging about anything to do with cars and their related products. Hence, that will help my business.

 

See on www.crash.net

Yokohama car Tyres to exhibit at Tokyo Motor Show – Tyre Business

Yokohama car Tyres to exhibit at Tokyo Motor Show Tire Business The tire maker said its exhibit will introduce the company’s concept of “The Science of Tire Grip Performance,” and highlight its “advanced technological capabilities and its corporate…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Yokohama car Tyres

Yokohama car Tyres are probably one of the most forward thinking tyre companies in the World. One of the ways that the company will show of its prowess will be to exhibit through a stand at the Tokyo Motor Show.

yokohama tyres

Yokohama Advan F4 racing tyres

 

The company will demonstrate to car drivers. On how it strives to create a better tyre grip. So, on all its tyre products and all its tyre categories. Yokohama Japan have also been striving and succeeding in the development of lighter fuel efficient tyres. Subsequently, by the use of new compounds combined with new materials. Such as the addition of “orange oil”. Yes Yokohama car Tyresorange oil! Yokohama car Tyres has been using this as an alternative to petroleum based oils for over 20 years. The first Yokohama UK tyres to use this were in a compound used for racing car tyre slicks (these are tyres that have no tread, for use on dry race circuits to give more grip and for a softer compound), the orange oil helps the tyre to become sticky when they get heated up to give more traction.

More reading… http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/alternative-fuel/news/the-science-behind-yokohamas-orange-oil-tires-8146348

Yokohama car Tyres is also developing a new tyre that will grip on ice, without the help of studs, very useful in the very cold countries that normally have to rely on studded tyres. The booth will be well worth visiting and will include a concept car that is an electric car, to show off some of the new technologies, including its own super light tyres known as “fin tyres” that reduce air drag and help control the cars air drag by reducing it.

Eric Roberts...www.pellonautocentre.com

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years.

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Yokohama Tyres investment-to give Pellon Tyres a 25 years Celebrations Facelift

Yokohama Tyres investment

Yokohama tyres are also interested in promoting the small tyre dealer with some Yokohama Tyres investment , they believe as I do that the local independent tyre dealer

Yes that’s right in 2014 (not far off now!) I have been the proud owner of Pellon Tyre and Autocentre here in Halifax, West Yorkshire in the UK.I just can not believe where the time has gone, my kids are all grown up and we have been here for almost 25 years and loved every minute. As an independent tyre business and garage it has been a great time in the tyre industry, with many changes taking place.

Yokohama Tyres investment

Yokohama Tyres investment facelift in Halifax uk

In my opinion. Computerization of the business and the internet have had the greatest impact. So on the way that modern garages are run. It has been fascinating see the massive changes. In climate change that has entered into the world of auto’s.

Yokohama Tyres investment

Changing and re-shaping the way we think and the massive drive towards lower emissions. Now the development of the electric car. Consequently, and all the implications that will go with that.

I am pleased to say that as a small independent garage. We have taken the right roads. Still able to confirm that we are very busy. Despite all the competition from the huge national companies . So that are able to expand (and are able to get cash to enable them to do so). We as a small business can not get cash from the banks. Thus, a terrible state of affairs.

Car Tyre Prices have plummeted in recent times. So due to internet competition. Subsequently, we are still able to compete. One of the positives for me has been the formation of Point-S, here in the UK. Point-S has been very strong in Europe for over 30 years. Recently been introduced in the UK. Point-S gives us many things. Because it makes us feel as if we part of a large group (which we are) and not isolated as one depot in Halifax.

Enter Yokohama tyres

Being a member of Point-S enabled us to buy from the tyre manufacturers direct, and not through the wholesalers, this gave us better prices and also target rebates. This has enabled us to retain some of the margins that have been eroded by the internet competition and also makes me feel more secure going into the future.Another important part of dealing with the tyre manufacturers, is that they are willing to help with other aspects of the business, such as promotional work and display materials.

This is where Yokohama tyres online come into the picture. Apart from a great range of tyre products, Yokohama tyres are also interested in promoting the small tyre dealer with some Yokohama Tyres investment , they believe as I do that the local independent tyre dealer has a part to play in the big picture. So I was taken a back when they offered to re-design my depot frontage and reception.

This would also coincide with our 25 years anniversary next year ,only a few months away in 2014. Yokohama tyres are a top class product and we at Pellon tyres feel honoured to sell their tyres and work in partnership along with the guys at Point-S. I have included some images of what the depot will look like when the work is completed.

This Yokohama Tyres investment facelift has added a great new facial look to our tyre shop. The Yokohama Tyres investment also included our reception area, which is now a much brighter place for our customers to relax in.

Yokohama Tyres investment
Yokohama Tyres investment

Yokohama Tyres investment signs

Article Written by Eric Robertswww.mot-halifax.co.uk

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Members of Unipart Car Care centres. Giving a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Also sell tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk. Using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. Offering courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car.Hence, with us for work doing. Official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes. Carrying out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Tyre Care Tips for How To Take Care of Your Tyres (if your a racing driver)

Tyre Care Tips

Tyre Care Tips

Tyre Care Tips for Taking Care of Your Tyres

Cars.com News (blog)

The pressure is on: Do you know the proper pounds per square inch, or psi, to which you tires should be

Tyre Care Tips,yokohama tyres

Yokohama Advan racing treads fitted to this street car Tyre Care Tips

inflated? No? Well, do you know where to find it?

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Tyre care is something that we keep harping on about

Looking at some of the tyres that we are removing at the moment. So it is important that we do keep on at the motorists. Hence to check their  tyre pressures. Consequently, this article is about the tyre care tips. Pressures and the effect they have on your cars performance.

We should also give advice about what tyres you should be looking to buy.We recommend Apollo and Nokian.

Because they are good quality. Also can be purchased at a reasonable price . As a result, they are cheap mid-range ones but good quality. Another one of my tyre care tips . Therefore, is to keep away from part worns (re-used)  if possible. Because you simply do not know where they have come from. Naturally, before you purchased them.

At a recent care race meeting at Snetterton in Norfolk. I was lucky enough to witness the power and quality of the Avon and Yokohama racing tyre products first hand. I was very impressed by the efficiency and speed that these two  companies were able to change and service the tyres that were fitted onto these racing cars and also the fact that every one that was used in the races were sent back to the relevant factories. This was for inspection, in order to improve the compounds, not only for the next races but much of the information is used in research and development, that goes into the making of the road tyres that we sell to the public, all this is great to see and i cannot wait for the next meeting for me to attend.

 Clever Tyre Care Tips

Avon has been in the motorsport supply business for years now. In fact it was in 1981 that they decided to start producing a whole range of tyres to meet the needs of most styles and types of motorsport. In fact in my opinion it is this commitment to the car racing side of the business that has kept the Avon name alive in the tyre world, and also informed me of some great tyre care tips.

They make the tyres for vehicles as diverse as Rally-cross right up to the British F3 championships. In fact AVON’s great reputation for quality, consistency and innovation has resulted in the company being the leader in control tyre supply. The race meeting that I visited in Snetterton was in fact an F3 championship event and I was able to see how the car teams were so dedicated in looking after the tyres. The teams had small heated tents to warm the tyres up before a race and there was also a guy with a blow gun skimming the tyre tread area to remove small pieces of grit, little things but very important in the races, and again gave me some tyre care tips.

Tyre Care Tips

Thanks  Eric Roberts…http://www.wintertyres-yorkshire.co.uk/

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts.