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Bridgestone First-With AA Rated Tyre-Followed by Pirelli Tyres

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Bridgestone First

6 AA-rated tyres that you might consider:

  1. Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R: This tyre is designed for high-performance vehicles and offers excellent traction and handling.
  2. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric: This tyre is also designed for high-performance vehicles and features an asymmetrical tread pattern for improved grip.
  3. Michelin Pilot Super Sport: This tyre is known for its excellent wet and dry traction, as well as its comfortable ride.
  4. Pirelli P Zero: This is another high-performance tyre that is known for its excellent grip and handling.
  5. Yokohama Advan Sport V105: This tyre is designed for luxury and performance vehicles and offers excellent traction and handling.
  6. Continental Extreme Contact DWS06: This tyre is designed for all-season performance and offers good traction in wet and dry conditions.

Bridgestone First tyres and Michelin AA Ratings

This is a great achievement. Hence, in the race to become the first AA-rated tyre, in the new European tyre ratings system. As a result, consumers will have more information. Because of the performance ratings of each individual tyre that is manufactured. The new Bridgestone tyres are produced in Japan. As a result, we were the first Bridgestone First on Japan’s coveted AAA rating. Therefore, it will be released in Europe at the beginning of October.

The first Bridgestone First to be made was the 195/65R15 H rated tyre. The new rating is for grip on wet roads. As a result, the road noise, or lack thereof. This is measured in decibels. Most importantly, to demonstrate how quiet the tyre is on various road surfaces. The new tyres are also very light in weight.

So, I will compliment the new EV cars that are now on the market. Bridgestone First tyres have reduced the weight of the new tyre. Thus, to help reduce the weight of these new EV cars, naturally for greener performance and lower emissions. This is in line with all the major tyre companies. Hence, to make tyres lighter and also give them much better rolling resistance. Therefore, reduce emissions.

Bridgestone First Tyres will start to label all the tyres. that they produce this July (the official date is October), but Bridgestone will be ahead of this target. More information about the new tyre labelling scheme. 

One of Bridgestone’s senior executives, Mr. Frank Annunziato, said, “We are extremely proud of the fact that Bridgestone Car Tyres became one of the first companies to declare the release on the European market of tyres with the rating “AA.”

Bridgestone First tyres are followed by Pirelli, Kumho and Hankook tyres with AA ratings

Other new tyres that will hit the market These are Pirelli tyres with the new “Cinturato P7 Blue.” This tyre also has an AA rating. Released, in the spring of next year (2013) they will be followed by my other favourite  tyre manufacturers Kumho tyres and Hankook tyres of Korea.

Michelin has also established an AA rating on some of their products, which I will cover in another article. Lastly, please click on the links below for more information about this product.

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Self Sealing Tyre-

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Self Sealing Tyre

This is not a new Self Sealing Tyre from Kumho tyres?

This type of thing is not a new idea. Continental tyres recently brought out their own version of the self-sealing tyre. That they call the “Conti-Seal”. Pirelli tyres also do a similar thing that they call the “Seal-Inside”. (It is what it says on the tin) as they say.

This type of self-sealing tyre development is an excellent idea. Especially, for road safety and they all work on the same principal. Thus, the inside of the tread area is coated with “thick tacky sealant layer”. In the case of continental the sealant looks like thick black tar. So, when an object such as a screw or nail penetrates the tyre tread area. Then the hole is blocked by this substance. Consequently, only loses a small amount of tyre pressure. Enabling the driver to carry on their journey. Sometimes even not  knowing about the object stuck into their tyre.

In my opinion I think that this is a good idea. A step forward in the fight to better our road safety standard. Sometimes if a normal tyre is penetrated there will be a sudden loss of air in the tyres. Instantly deflating the tyre. Hence, causing the car to swerve and deviate off course. So, in the worse scenario could be causing a bad accident.

At the moment, Kumho is only using the self-sealing tyres in their own country. South Korea. But I guess it will not be long before the tyres are distributed across the Globe. So, to compete with Continental and Pirelli. I would have thought that the extra weight of the sealant could have jeopardised the handling of the cars. But apparently they handle just as good as a normal tyre.

Self Sealing Tyre

A Kumho spokesman said, “While the weight of a Self Sealing Tyre is about 10 percent higher than a normal tire, ride quality, braking performance, handling performance and noise levels are equivalent to normal tyres” so that answers my question?

I myself prefer this self-seal method to the “Continental Self Sealing Tyre”. It would also be of great advantage on caravans and trailers. But at the moment, I do not think that there are tyre sizes to fit this type of vehicle. I also feel that these new self- seal tyres should be used on the more new vehicle. Volkswagen was the first to use them. Securing an exclusive one-year deal with Continental Tyres UK Ltd for an exclusive use of the product, but this has now finished its time limit and the Self Sealing Tyre will probably available to other car manufacturers.  

Over the years the puncture problem has improved, I am old enough to remember when we fitted a tube into almost every puncture, but traffic was much lighter and we didn’t have many motorways. We still though repair many punctures a week and it makes me cringe at the way that car makers are trying their utmost to get away with having to fit spare wheels to cars.

 Self Sealing Tyre-We still get tyres presented to us that have sidewall damage,

But luckily for the driver, the car has had a spare wheel. I think that the small space saver wheels are a better compromise that no spare wheel at all because as I have said earlier, there are many cars that run over a sharp object and damage the sidewall and without a spare the driver is going to be stuck. A Continental Car Tyres Self Sealing Tyre would certainly get you home and a space saver would get you home but not a Self Sealing Tyre, the material would not plug a hole in the sidewall and the driver would be stranded.

My wife bought a Nissan Juke that did not have a spare so the first thing I did was to buy a spare alloy wheel and fit a tyre to match the others and we took it with us when we went on a long or important journey, just in case. See all about the new tyre in Kumho Tyre Reviews.