More than six out of 10 European motorists are driving on under-inflated tyres and almost 20 per cent have at least one tyre worn down below the EU legal minimum tread depth, a survey by Bridgestone has found. These results, based on tyre safety checks conducted on 46,000 vehicles in 11 EU countries by Bridgestone
This is the first time such indicators have become available on truck tyres in Europe, and will allow operators to recognise more easily incorrect wheel alignment on trucks and trailers without the use of expensive electronic measuring systems.
The new president of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) is warning motorists that fitting part worn tyres may save money in the short-term, but such decisions may come back to haunt them in the longer term.
In the future, tyre developers will not just have to consider low rolling resistance, high mileage, durability, retreadability and new pressure monitoring systems, but also enhanced safety and environmental factors.
A new online source of tyre repair equipment and consumables is now live at TyreBase.ie. The TyreBase.ie team, which has more than 40 years experience in the tyre trade, says there is a gap in the market for a high quality website, that brings the tyre trade quality, innovative products at best value for money