Need a new tyre? How about one that is airless, so you never have to pump it up, impossible to puncture and designed to last the lifetime of the car? What’s that? You’ll take four immediately!
Unfortunately, as you’ve probably guessed, this tyre doesn’t exist, not yet at least, but it embraces many of the innovations that point to the future of motoring and is already under development by Michelin.
However, until this Vision concept tyre, which would be both a wheel and tyre, becomes a reality, in the meantime it is important to take care of what you already have and that means continuing to monitor air pressure, look out for punctures and replacing it when it becomes bald or damaged.
Tyre manufacturers are already making dramatic improvements to their tyres, improving performance, safety and making them more eco-friendly. It’s not just the premium brand tyres that are benefiting from the advancements, mid-range tyres are also developing at a face pace, and often motorists are getting a tyre made by a premium tyre manufacturer, which offers greater durability than a budget brand, but costs less than a one well-known brands. For example, Firestone is part of the Bridgestone stable.
Run-flat technology, along with Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) are two well known advancements, bringing massive safety benefit and much more lies ahead on the journey to sustainable mobility.
But until then, it is vital to stay on top of your tyre safety checks and maintenance routines and remember, while our mobile tyre fitting service is not new (we have been operating for more than 20 years), many motorists are still not aware that they can enjoy the convenience of having their tyres fitted at a time and location of their choice, whether they are at home or work.
Denna Bowman, Head Office