Tag: tyre pressure

Anglian Water spot on with pressure test

Anglian Water spot on with pressure test

29th October 2015 | 0 Comments

Anglian Water and Michelin are celebrating the success of a five year drive to ensure tyres are maintained at the correct pressure across its 4,000 employees’ vehicles.

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Motorway tyre pressure checking scheme extended

Motorway tyre pressure checking scheme extended

30th September 2015 | 0 Comments

A safer roads service that allows car, van and lorry drivers to quickly check their vehicle’s tyre pressures before resuming motorway journeys has been extended until the end of the year. The project was launched in April 2015 for an initial three month trial period, but was so successful – with more than 1,000 vehicles being tested a week – that the decision was taken to continue the scheme through to Thursday 31 December.

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Michelin introduces agri tyre pressure app for iOS devices

Michelin introduces agri tyre pressure app for iOS devices

25th August 2015 | 5 Comments

Michelin’s free agricultural tyre pressure calculator app is now available for iOS devices, giving even more farmers and contractors access to on-the-spot bespoke tyre pressure advice. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices, the Michelin Pressure Calculator app instantly works out the most appropriate tyre pressure settings for desired load and speed on any farm tractor in just three easy steps.

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Bigger data, bigger voice

Bigger data, bigger voice

24th July 2015 | 0 Comments

What links tread depth awareness, tyre pressure awareness and the furore surrounding the four-year MOTs? Data.

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25% of cars in Ballymena driving on ‘dangerous’ tyre pressures

10th November 2014 | 0 Comments

The tyres on almost 2 per cent of cars tested by Michelin in Ballymena were classified as ‘dangerous’. Local news sources report that, at a recent free ‘Fill Up With Air’ promotion hosted by Michelin at Tesco, Ballymena, 158 vehicles had their tyre pressure and condition checked.

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60% driving with wrong tyre pressures on Cyprus

10th November 2014 | 0 Comments

More than 60 per cent of vehicles driving on Cyprus are doing so with the wrong tyre pressures, according to a study produced by non-governmental organisation (NGO) “Reaction Youth for the Prevention”. Looking specifically at trucks, the situation is even worse with 90 per cent running on the wrong pressures.

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18 million drivers neglect basic car maintenance

17th September 2014 | 0 Comments

Research commissioned by the National Franchised Dealer Association (NFDA) suggests half of Britain’s motorists neglect vital vehicle maintenance checks including oil, tyres and lights. According to the association, this equates to 18 million drivers when you consider there are 36 million motorists on UK roads. The survey by Trusted Dealers, the consumer facing website of the National Franchised Dealer Association, found that 32 per cent of drivers are unaware how often their vehicle should be serviced, with 6.8% per cent admitting they never undertake routine vehicle checks.

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30% of cars in Shropshire school-run sample had illegal tyres

30% of cars in Shropshire school-run sample had illegal tyres

20th August 2014 | 0 Comments

TyreSafe is promoting tyre safety on the school run following research carried out by one of its members, which found that more than 30 per cent of cars dropping off children at one Shropshire primary school were fitted with illegal tyres.

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Tyre Safety Month 2014 launches

Tyre Safety Month 2014 launches

5th August 2014 | 0 Comments

The ever-swelling ranks of TyreSafe gathered at St Johns Hotel, Solihull to launch the 2014 edition of Tyre Safety Month. Chairman Stuart Jackson, enthusiastically wielding an enlarged coin, demonstrated the well-established 20p test during his introduction of the “driving rain, driving safe” theme; the test is particularly relevant to this year’s tread depth focused theme of aquaplaning. In 2013 tyre pressure took centre stage, but with 2013-14 being the wettest winter on record, and October usually the wettest month of the year anyway, TyreSafe has chosen to present a core message informing drivers of the importance of tread depth in combating what is arguably the most spectacular and frightening road safety phenomenon – in addition to reinforcing other messages, such as pressure, Jackson adds.

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Incorrect tyre pressure is costly and may be dangerous, reminds Goodyear

Incorrect tyre pressure is costly and may be dangerous, reminds Goodyear

27th March 2014 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has reminded motorists that a tyre’s good label performance only apply when it operates at the correct air pressure. While more than 80 per cent of the company’s EfficientGrip Performance received an ‘A’ rating for wet braking and ‘B’ for rolling resistance, this result would look very different when inflation levels are too low. And then there’s the matter of safety….

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New fitments join Michelin agri line-up

New fitments join Michelin agri line-up

7th March 2014 | 0 Comments

Michelin has extended its agricultural tyre portfolio with new sizes for the AxioBib, MegaXBib and MachXBib ranges. The company says these offer the optimal solution for increasing profitability within agricultural operations at a time when increasingly large land areas are being worked and demands placed upon harvesters and tractors are growing.

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Report: European TPMS market to be worth 531.7 million euros by 2020

24th January 2014 | 0 Comments

The European tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) market could be worth 531.7 million euros by 2020, according to a report published on 23 January by Research and Markets. The European TPMS market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30.4 per cent.

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Michelin launches agri tyre pressure calculator

4th September 2013 | 12,345 Comments

Michelin has launched an optimum tyre pressure calculator for tractors, harvesters, sprayers and trailers, which is available at www.michelin-agricultural-tyres.co.uk. Michelin reports that it has developed the tool to help farm machinery operators get the maximum performance out of their tyres.

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Trimble releases tyre monitoring system

8th August 2013 | 12,345 Comments

Trimble Navigation has launched a tyre monitoring system for commercial and off-road vehicles. The Trimble TirePulse Tire Monitoring System wirelessly measures tyre temperature and pressure data and conveys these from the jobsite to give real-time tyre pressure and high temperature alerts. Trimble says the system helps fleet managers and site supervisors schedule cost-effective preventative tyre maintenance, extend tyre life, increase fuel efficiency and avoid blowouts.

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Michelin introduces new generation dump truck line

Michelin introduces new generation dump truck line

28th June 2013 | 12,345 Comments

Surface mines, quarries and cement works, plus infrastructure projects such as motorway, railway and dam construction, all have something in common. These operations are increasing in number around the world and in call cases articulated dump trucks play an essential role in their success. These vehicles, which can carry payloads ranging from 20 to 50 tonnes, need to be extremely adaptable, versatile and able to carry materials over sometimes difficult terrain, regardless of weather conditions.

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