Pirelli Turns 150

Pirelli will soon be marking 150th anniversary since its foundation on the 28 January 1872. The current Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Pirelli, Mr. Marco Tronchetti Provera recently said, “The attention to product quality and production processes, to cutting-edge research, to the market’s international culture as well as to the wellbeing of people in … Read more

All Position Tyres

All position tyres are designed to meet the demands of any wheel axle on trucks and buses. They feature a tread pattern that allows them to be installed on any axle without altering the truck’s performance, neither that of the tyre itself. All-position tyres are one of the most precise and technically advanced tyres for commercial … Read more

Radial vs Bias tyre technologies

A bias tyre consists of multiple rubber plies over lapping each other. The crown and sidewalls are interdependent. The overlapped plies form a thick layer that is less flexible and more sensitive to overheating. Despite continuous advancements, high heat generation in bias tyres has proved difficult to overcome. The high degree of heat generated in bias … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Electronic parking brake: What to know

Auto manufacturers strive to please customers with easier ways to drive, one such recent times advance is the electronic/electric parking brake (EPB). Most modern cars have incorporated EPB. Electronic parking brakes first appeared on BMW’s 7 Series (E65) in the year 2001. In this article, we’ll discuss the functions of the electronic parking brake, how … Read more

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 … Read more

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. Join us as we discuss SUV tyres; types and finding an ideal aftermarket replacement in regard to tread patterns and performance. Enjoy the … Read more