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Self Sealing Tyre-Kumho Tyres Introduce their New “Self Sealing Tyre”

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.Self Sealing Tyre

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.  

Self Sealing Tyre

Kumho’s self-seal tyre

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.

  Eric Roberts

Tyre Care for Lady drivers -(This includes Everyone really)

Tyre Care for Lady drivers

Tyre Care for Lady drivers

Tyre Care for Lady drivers

-Don’t think that because you are a woman you are exempt from checking the tyres on your car and making sure it is running well.

Unfortunately, the first signs of a tyre problem could be significant ! While many drivers notice odd sounds as they drive along ! Indeed or shaky handling during a trip. So, tyres tend to get overlooked . Subsequently, unless your car hits a pothole ! Winding up with a flat tyre. What drivers don’t realize is that tyres are extremely important. Of course in keeping the car under control during a journey. Tyres grip the road and keep your automobile firmly on course. Significantly, tyres need care and attention, just like any piece of your cars equipment. Weekly checks will keep your tyres in good condition. Of course and it really does not take too much of your time. Carrying out this important task to keep your tyres in good condition and  working well.

Tyre Inflation

Firstly, make sure your tyres are properly inflated. Not only will this ensure they will be performing the way they should ! But it will also increase your fuel consumption. translating to money savings for the cars owner. Interestingly, we just love the word savings ! don’t we ladies? To check the Air Pressure on your own, use a pressure gauge which can easily be purchased at just about any car equipment store. Make sure to check your tyre pressure when the tyres are cold or wait until 3 hours after you’ve driven to check it. Insert the pressure gauge into valve stem of your tyre. The gauge will pop out and indicate a number which will refer to the tyre pressure. To figure out the recommended  pressure for your tyre, look at the sticker found on the driver’s door of your vehicle or in your owner’s manual.

Tyre Rotation

We’re all for extending the life of a tyre if that means we can defer the expense further into the future. Tyre rotation is one of the recommended ways with which you can get the most out of Tyre Care for Women.  When the tyres are rotated and moved to a different position on your car, this allows them to wear evenly and equally. The recommended  rotation is every 6 months.

Tyre Balance

Now it sounds odd, but wheel Dynamic Balancing is exactly that- after your wheel is mounted, it is checked for areas that are heavier or lighter. Weights are then added to the interior or exterior of the wheel to balance it out. Why do the wheels even need to be balanced, you ask? An off balance wheel can result in wobbly handling of the car or bouncing. This results in uneven tread wear, increased vibration and unnecessary stress on your vehicle. Tyres should be balanced when your purchase new ones, when you have a tyre replaced, or when a weight is dislodged or removed.

Centre less wheel balancing on many French cars is available at many tyre depots. Including Pellon Tyres here in Halifax.

Correct tyre pressures

Significantly, this is one of the most important car care procedures ! Also it is the most neglected. many years ago the motorists would take much more pride in their cars. Consequently, tyre pressures were checked at regular intervals. Probably once a week !

Tyre Care for Lady drivers

We now use sophisticated wheel alignment equipment

As technical as it may sounds,So, wheel alignment is simply adjusting the angle of the wheels. Of course in order for the wheels to work as they are intended. Using proper wheel alignment equipment . Will allow for the correct tread wear . Including allowing the car to travel straight without pulling to one side.

While newly purchased cars have their tyres aligned going out of the factory, you should have your tyres aligned if you have hit something substantial like a large pothole or an embankment, if you notice a difference in the handling of your car from before, and if you notice a wear pattern developing on the outer edges of the tread area.

Regular pressure checks important

Now that you know what to do to keep your tyres working well, do remember that except for checking your pressure, the other items need to be handled by professionals and experts when it comes to all things that have to do with tyres. Just like you know how to keep your teeth healthy, you’re not going to try and fill a cavity on your own, are you? You would want a professional who knows what he is doing to take charge. The same should be said of your tyres. After all, the tyres are what keep your car gripped to the road. You want them to be handled by someone who knows a thing or two about Tyre Care for Women.

Impressively, Point-S has over 160 centres across the UK for your tyre check up. Because they know everything and anything that has to do with tyres. So you know your tyres will be in good hands.

Runflat tyres now a popular original equipment fit on many car models

So, as an update to this article. Recently, a significant safety feature has been added to the motorists choice of tyres. Of course the “Run flat tyres“. As this is just a general tyre safety article, then I dont want to go too deep into these tyres. Importantly, then if your car is fitted with run flats then they should be replaced with the same tyres ! Of course wherever possible. Financially wise they tend to be a little more expensive than regular tyres. However the safety features of these tyres outweigh the price ?

Tyre Care for Lady drivers

Winter Tyres

Many lady drivers live in hilly areas of the country. Of course, winter time can be very cold. With snow and ice a common safety factor. Winter tyres are a good option for increased safety. Halifax here in yorkshire UK is a good point in case ! Winter tyres are usually fitted at the beginning of winter ! November is the most popular time. Like run-flat tyres then winter tyres are a little bit more expensive than regular tyres. However once again they are much safer in winter weather.

About Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. Working in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. So. worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. Of course, I 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. Naturally, that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Trading Standards and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

Pirelli Van Tyres-New Tyre Range for Camper Van Tyres from Pirelli Tyres

Famous Italian tyre-makers Pirelli Van Tyres have brought out a new range of tyres

Meeting the needs of the modern van and the new van driver. Vans can now do much faster speeds with higher payloads and so need the van tyres to cope with these conditions. Some vans can now carry payloads of up to 3.5 tonnes and require tyres with the capacity to carry these higher loads at faster speeds.

Pirelli Van Tyres “Chrono” van tyre

The new Chrono tyre has been developed by Pirelli Van Tyres .To cope with the demands of the smaller type delivery vans such as the Ford Transit Connect. These smaller types of vans have to deal with increased robustness. While driving at higher speeds. These vans have higher comfort levels for the drivers. In fact, modern vans are not far behind cars in the comfort stakes. Therefore the tyres have to be more flexible. They contain the correct compound for when the vans are loaded and unloaded. At the same time, the tyre must be able to carry loads at speed while also keeping a good mileage record; these vans are working vans, and tyre economy comes into the equation.

pirelli van tyres

The new  Chrono Pirelli Van Tyres lives up to all these standards and is available in wheel sizes from 14inch to 17inch.

Pirelli Van Tyres “Chrono” Camper Van Tyre.
This next tyre in the Italian tyre maker’s range is created for the camper van type vehicle. Camper van tyres are also a must for the Motor Home sector. These tyres have a reinforced structure specially designed for these cars. This structure increases the tyre life from the risk of so-called “flat spots”, which happen when the camper is parked, and then proceeds on its journey at speed.
This tyre also gives improved stability during cornering with higher levels of grip. All in all an excellent product to buy for your tourer and motorhome. The Pirelli Van Tyres come in sizes for 15 inches and 16-inch wheels.

Pirelli “Chrono”4 seasons and “Chrono” Winter tyres

They have also developed the “4 seasons” tyre for use in a regular winter a little of all kinds of weather as in a typical winter. The winter tyre is made to cope with more severe conditions. Load and speed capabilities are of the same standards as the other “Pirelli Van Tyres Chrono” products in the range. Both are excellent products coping with all a winter can throw at them.

Pirelli Van Tyres

All the Pirelli Tyres are available from Pellon tyres Halifax www.pellonautocentre.com “Find the tyres you need at discount prices using the Pellon Auto Centre tyre selector.

 

 

Eric Roberts