Thursday, June 7, 2012

Bridgestone Run Flat Tyres Factory fitment on new BMW 3 series

Bridgestone factory fitment on new 3 Series Bridgestone tyres have been selected as Original Equipment on the new BMW 3 Series, introduced in Europe in February 2012. Safety and balanced performance are the themes, with a selection of Bridgestone standard touring tyres and Run-Flat Technology (RFT) tyres specified across the BMW 3 Series model range. “Bridgestone is proud to continue its long-standing partnership with BMW in the development of premium touring and high-performance tyres. Today nearly all BMW models, right across the range, are fitted with Bridgestone conventional and RFT tyres as original equipment” says Edwin Van der Stad, Director Sales, Consumer Business Unit, Bridgestone Europe. The 2012 BMW 3 Series is fitted with ultra high-performance Bridgestone Potenza S001 RFT tyres in six sizes on 17-, 18- and 19-inch rims.  Standard and RFT versions of Bridgestone Turanza ER300A Ecopia touring tyres are each supplied in two sizes for 16-inch wheels. 00353 45874377


Run-Flat Certified Run-Flat Certified

Healys Firststop Naas

  • Because of the advanced technology and design of RFT tyres and the required tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), Bridgestone Firestone Run-Flat Certified Retailers, such as  Healys  Firststop Tyre Centre Naas , have staff specially trained to sell and service RFT tyres.
    Run-Flat Certified Retailers have the necessary equipment and are specially trained to properly mount and demount RFT tyres and to handle TPMS devices. Conventional mounting equipment may irreparably damage RFT tires and an improper repair is unsafe and will void the Limited Warranty. Accordingly, it is important to go to a Bridgestone Firestone Run-Flat Certified Retailer for tyre maintenance and replacement.  Run-Flat Certied Retailers will fully inspect your tyre, inside and out, to determine if the tyre can be repaired. Tyre damage is not always visible from the outside and the tyre must be removed from the wheel for a complete inspection.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


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Thursday, May 3, 2012



TYRE LABELLING Consumers better informed on tyre environmental and safety performances The European Tyre Labelling Regulation (EC/1222/2009) introduces labelling requirements with regard to the display of information on the fuel efficiency, wet grip and external rolling noise of tyres. Its aim is to increase the safety and the environmental and economic efficiency of road transport by promoting fuel-efficient and safe tyres with low noise levels. This regulation allows end-users to make more informed choices when purchasing tyres by considering this information along with other factors normally considered during the purchasing decision process. Customers should be made aware that the actual fuel savings and road safety depend heavily on the behaviour of drivers, in particular the following: eco-driving can significantly reduce fuel consumption, the tyre pressure needs to be correct and regularly checked for optimum fuel efficiency and wet grip performance, stopping distances should always be strictly respected. Customers should be made aware that these 3 criteria, although important, are not the only European Commission - DG Energy: information on labelling of tyres.


Critical View              

The new label is designed to show information regarding 3 criteria, however there are many other important performance factors to consider including:                        
  • Resistance to aquaplaning
  • Driving stability
  • Handling and steering precision on wet and dry roads.                            
  • Durability
  • Braking performance on dry roads
  • Capabilities in winter conditions
Automotive manufacturers require the very highest standard across all these performance factors before they approve tyres for their new vehicles. Furthermore, widely published tyre tests also take these performance factors into account and therefore continue to be an excellent source of independent information regarding the total performance of a tyre
For further information contact
Healys Firststop Tyre Centre Naas

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Running in your new tyres                                          

We’ll provide you with tyres that suit your vehicle and your driving style. However, there are some things you need to bear in mind when driving on brand new tyres. The tyre surface will feature a number of tiny vent holes from the moulding process. It will also be incredibly smooth.

To remove these holes and properly prepare the surface for day-to-day driving, we suggest tyres should be run in for the first 150 to 200 miles at medium speed on dry roads. All while avoiding sharp cornering and hard braking.

Then, a new tyre should be ready to offer you maximum grip and optimum performance. All new tyres (especially mud & snow tyres) should be run in for the first 150 to 200 miles at medium speed on dry roads, in order to abrade the tread surface.

There are several reasons for doing this:

•Tyres are vulcanised in heating moulds, which will have been manufactured extremely precisely (1/100 mm) and all of their surfaces are correspondingly smooth.

•On the other hand, the moulds contain not only all of the details of the tread pattern with countless sipes, but also all of the markings and a large number of vent holes. All of this retains the tyre when it is being removed from the mould.

•The tyre can then only be taken out of the heating mould easily and without deforming if it does not stick to the mould. Therefore, tyres are sprayed on the outside with a silicone-like release agent.

•It is usual to remove these from the tread by running in on dry roads and at the same time abrading the tread, taking care to avoid sharp cornering and extreme braking manoeuvres. Only after undergoing this type of running-in procedure does a new tyre attain its intended level of performance and its full gripping power.

This also explains why new mud and snow tyres must be fitted before the first snowfall, in order to abrade the surface of the tread.

If tyres have been changed to new wide tyres, cautious running in is doubly important as this also provides the added opportunity of acclimatising to the different handling on wide tyres.

Parking by the kerb

Hitting kerbstones hard is dangerous. It can lead to hidden tyre damage, which is only noticeable at a later stage. You should therefore only run over kerbs slowly and at right angles if possible, not squeeze tyres against the kerb and not park on just one part of the contact area For more information about tyre care, contact  00353874377