Friday, October 25, 2019

Bridgestone A005 All Weather Tyre

. Tyres to suit the season

At Healysl Firststop Naas we offer tyres to suit the season during the year with:
Summer Tyres - recommended for your car for driving from March to October 
Winter Tyres - recommended for your car during the months of November to February
All-weather Tyres - recommended for all year and can operate in all weather conditions. 
It is important to remember that your tyres are the only point of contact between the vehicle and the road. This is why it is vital to bear in mind the seasonal and weather conditions, to take the right decision about what tyres to buy.


The Bridgestone A005 All Weather Tyre allows you to drive safely, with the ability to handle all weather conditions year-round with control, in a variety of environments. 
- Superior wear life 
- Qualified snow performance 
- Best-in-class wet grip index
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You want your tyres to last longer.
You want to know the condition of your tyres.
You want to ensure your tyres are safe and legal.
You are not sure if you need new tyres.

Why not take advantage of our FREE tyre safety check!
Knowing your tyres are in good condition is vital to keeping yourself, your vehicle passengers and other road users safe when in your car.
Tyres are your vehicle’s only contact with the road, therefore you must choose appropriate tyres and keep them roadworthy. Damaged, under-inflated and worn tyres put lives at risk.
“Research has told us that on average of 14 deaths each year, tyres were a contributory factor in the crash that killed the people involved. The reason for this is that tyres simply aren’t on the radar”. (RSA)
What’s included?
Our FREE Tyre Check consists of a thorough visual inspection of your tyres by our trained technicians.
We will inspect:
  • The tread depth of your tyres
  • Check for cuts or bulges, and look for any sidewall damage
  • Unusual wear patterns
  • Tyre pressures
General tyre safety tips
  1. Minimum of 1.6 mm of tread depth the legal limit by law
  2. Replace worn tyres.
  3. Be on the lookout for lumps, bulges and cuts.
  4. Check the pressures regularly.
  5. Maintain good driving habits.
  6. Don’t overload your vehicle.
Bonus advice: buy quality tyres!
Be road safe and avail of our FREE tyre check today.
At First Stop Tyre and Car Services, we are passionate about our customer safety.
If our technician discovers any safety issues with your tyres, they will offer professional advice and assist you in choosing an option that suits your needs  045874377

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Bridgestone DriveGuard Run Flat Tyres

The Bridgestone DriveGuard run flat allows you to   travel up to 80 Km at 80 Km per hour when   flat.
There is never a good time to get a flat tyre That's why Bridgestone DriveGuard Run Flat  engineered to absorb a puncture and allow drivers to get to a safe, convenient stopping place. The durable construction of the tyres sidewall ensures drivers can continue driving for up to 80 km at a maximum speed of 80 Kmh even after complete air pressure loss -practically eliminating the dangers of being stuck on the side of the road. DriveGuard Run Flat Tyres are  designed for most vehicles fitted with Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). In the event of air pressure loss, the TPMS icon will light up within a vehicles dashboard to alert drivers that they have 80 Km remaining to safely drive to the nearest Repair Centre
Additionally, with the Bridgestone DriveGuard tyre, drivers get the safety of a run flat tyre without the typical trade offs. The unique A rated tread pattern and lightweight construction work together to provide improved ride comfort, traction, handling, without having to pay a premium price. Available March 2016
in a range of sizes.
EU Legislation . As of November 2014 all cars manufactured must have Tyre Pressure Monitoring  Systems installed as standard.

Nano Pro - Tech
Sidewall Construction means a thinner sidewall that reduces heat build up during low/no inflation and enables
the tyre to be driven flat 80 km @ 80 kmh.

For more information contact Healys Firstop Tyre Centre Naas . 0035345874377

Wednesday, October 28, 2015



by Brian Byrne, Publisher of Irish Car+Travel magazine,

The time has shifted, and suddenly we're not just driving into the winter months, it actually feels like it. Looks like it in the golden leaf colours. Sounds like it as our tyres swish through fallen leaves. Smells like it as people start lighting the more than occasional fire. So rather than go on the car review trail this week, I'm writing about keeping safe on the road in what are more difficult conditions, bound to get worse.

That extra darkness in the evening. Even if you're on the commute in reasonably lit areas, there's something different about it. Not least the pedestrians and cyclists. You'd hope that they're wearing hi-viz, but not all do. And now they're bundled up in winter clothes, dark, less skin and summer bright clothes for you to see. Muffled up in hats, caps, scarves, their own ability to watch out for traffic is impaired too.

So stay back. Leave larger gaps. Watch those mirrors as well, all the time. Out in the country dark, be particularly careful about what might be around the next corner. Personal rule, I take it easy, get home easy.

Can you be seen? We're supposed to be on the way out of recession, but the numbers of cars missing a rear light, or even a headlight on main or dipped beam, are still downright scary. Checking your lights is not something for NCT time, it's an every week thing. Or should be. Personal rule, I'm responsible for my own safety. And for the safety of those around me when I'm driving a ton and a half of metal in their vicinity.

We've had some early fog already. A harbinger of more diminished visibility conditions to come. You know your fog-lights? The lights many of you use when you're not supposed to, but too many don't use when they should? Personal rule, I learn the switches, and use the lights the way they were designed to be.

Slow down in the grey. Already I'm seeing drivers pass me at full tilt in fog, just because they're on a motorway and figure they're not going to meet anything oncoming. Until they're moving up too fast on a slower vehicle in the overtaking lane. Then they can become the vector for a multiple pile-up, possibly with fatalities, certainly with injuries. Personal rule, if I can't see beyond the car in front, I ask myself do I really need to overtake? And if I have to, I'm very conscious that there's possibly a full-tilt guy coming up behind me as I do.

Those leaves that have been falling. We hadn't much rain for the last month, but a couple of days last week changed that. Rain and leaves don't mix well with hard braking, so particularly on those tree-lined rural roads, drive so that you hopefully won't have to stop very quickly.

Which won't matter much if your tyres aren't up to winter scratch. There's a report in preparation by the RSA which is going to scare the hell out of us, about the real impact that tyre condition is having on our accident rate. I don't have the actual details yet, but I do know — because I've had multiple opportunities to test worn tyres performance in closed safe conditions — that the minimum legal 1.6mm tread depth isn't worth buttons in anything beyond a totally dry road. Just because your car passed its NCT doesn't mean you're on safe rubber. Personal rule, if I truly love my loved ones, I make sure my tyres are fit for purpose, not just street legal. And I never buy used tyres.

We haven't had ice yet. And most of recent years we haven't had much in icy roads. But it happens. All of the above driving careful comments will apply when that comes around. But I'll come back to it later in the winter.

Meantime, be sensible, then you'll be more safe. As will all of us sharing the road with you.

End of sermon. Go in peace and safety

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Winter Tyre and Car Check

Winter Car Check
Winter can be the worst time to find your tyres don't grip, your battery has gone flat, your washer bottle is frozen, your windscreen wipers aren't effective or your lights let you down etc,etc.
Healys Firststop Tyre and Service Centre Naas are offering a free winter check to all drivers of cars, jeeps and light vans. Call in or make an appointment . Make us your Firststop for safer winter motoring.
Full range of Winter and All Season Tyres available to order.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Bridgestone Runflats BMW 4-Series Bryan Cooper Jockey

Bridgestone Ireland and Healy’s Tyre and Service Centre in Naas have become official tyre suppliers to national hunt jockey Bryan Coopercurrently the retained jockey at Gigginstown House Stud.
Healy’s recently fitted Bryan’s car with Bridgestone S001 Potenza tyres at its First Stop Centre on the Monread Road in Naas. Tom Healy, Proprietor of Healy’s said: “We are delighted to be associated with Kildare jockey Bryan Cooper who has already had significant success in his career. We wish Bryan every success for the coming season.”

Friday, September 20, 2013

Run - Flat Tyres Puncture Repairs


Can I repair the punctured tyre? BMW recommends that a Run-flat Tyre is not repaired as additional forces and wear have been incurred within the tyre whilst being driven deflated.

Could I repair a non Run-flat Tyre? BMW also recommends that non Run-flat Tyres are also replaced and not repaired, as it is difficult to know exactly what damage has been caused to the tyre once deflated or when the damage was caused.

BMW recommended tyres
Certain makes of tyre are recommended by BMW for each tyre size. They are marked with a clearly visible BMW designation star '*' on the sidewall of the tyre.

When properly used, these tyres meet the highest standards in terms of safety and handling characteristics. BMW only recommends the fitment of approved wheel and tyre combinations, as non-approved wheels or tyres may make contact with the vehicle body due to impermissible tolerances, even though they are the same size. 

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