Tyre Fundermentals

Tyres are complex and their uses can be so varied, but as a driver you need to understand the basics. Join me as I point out tyre basics in this article. One of the broadly accepted definition of a tyre is, “A tyre is a ring-shaped vehicle component that covers the wheel’s rim to protect …

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Fun Facts About Tyres

 Commonly spelt as ‘tyre’ in Britain and ‘tire’ in America, in Kenya we typically use tyre. ‘Tyre’ which wasn’t around until the 19th century, became established as the standard British spelling over the course of the 20th century. The word tyre/tire is a short form of attire, from the idea that a wheel with a tyre is a dressed …

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Michelin and the Bicycle

From the first removable tyre, to the most demanding mountain bike tyres of today, Michelin’s commitment to the development of cycling and sustainable mobility is unquestionable. It was in 1891 that a traveler showed up with a flat at the Michelin factory. Edouard Michelin witnessed, and was not happy with the three hour repair duration and …

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Understanding SUV Tyres

Tyres are one of the most misunderstood consumer products on the market. In common sizes, the number of replacement tyre options can be overwhelming. For SUVs it can be even more confusing. Key considerations as you shop for a SUV tyre replacement SUV tyres are widely categorized into four main segments: – Highway Terrain (HT) tyres …

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Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems

Tyre pressure monitoring system, commonly abbreviates as TPMS is an electronic system designed to monitor the air pressure inside a pneumatic tyres on various types of vehicles, and display the data to the driver in real-time over either a gauge, a pictogram display, or a simple low-pressure warning light. TPMS are designed into the following …

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Offset Wheels – Pros and Cons

The term “offset wheels” is loosely used to refer to an aggressive stance where wheels of a vehicle stick out of the fenders. A negative offset is what can create a larger lip or concave style, which will push the tyre out. Offset is the distance from the hub-mounting surface to the wheel’s true centerline. It is quantified by an ET value and …

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