Monday, July 24, 2017

magfloat and flexup by hankook tires are a realistic alternative to future driving

the hankook design innovation project has proposed a series of innovative tire proposals including the ‘mayfloat’ and ‘flexup’. the initiative is the result of a discussion between creative and realistic alternatives to future driving. combining design and technology in relation to the urban landscape, these mind blowing ideas introduce a whole new driving experience. 



the 2016 hankook theme ‘connect to the connected world’ predicts mobility changes in future mega cities and presents a vision of future mobility through tires.



the ‘flexup’ design consists of one single wheel which expands and contracts through a principle of divided treads which makes it possible to move freely even when the stairs are encountered. it can also freely turn any corner on flat ground by using a titling technique similar to when skiing.



the ‘magfloat’ in appearance resembles a skateboard but instead uses a magnetic field extension and rotation principle rather than wheels. this feature allows the user to move freely at a low speed of 20km / h or less.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Need More Grip? Check Out the Latest Extreme Performance Summer Challengers to the Bridgestone Potenze RE-71R

Becoming number one is difficult, but staying on top is even harder. Currently, the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R has managed to hang on to its Extreme Performance Summer crown, however the competition is getting fierce. BFGoodrich has the new g-Force Rival S 1.5. Falken has come out with the RT615K+. And Hankook has rolled out the Ventus R-S4.




BFGoodrich g-Force Rival S 1.5
The g-Force Rival S 1.5 is an update to the g-Force Rival S. The g-Force Rival S has always boasted great lateral grip, but many drivers found its steering response to be a bit vague compared to the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R. BFGoodrich updated the Rival S's construction to improve feel and responsiveness. The update focused on all the three-rib (255 section width and narrower) versions of the tire.
While there is not a “1.5” designation on the tire's sidewall, it's still easy to spot a Rival S 1.5 compared to the standard Rival S. Just check the speed rating branded on the sidewall at the end of the Service Description. All Rival S tires feature a W-speed rating, while Rival S 1.5 tires are V-speed rated. Additionally, Rival S 1.5 tires can be identified by the Sizing System. All Rival S tires are P-metric, and Rival S 1.5 tires are all Euro-metric. Finally, all Rival S tires are Light Load tires (with the exception of P205/50R15), whereas Rival S 1.5 tires are all Standard Load.

g-Force Rival S
g-Force Rival S 1.5
Speed Rating on Sidewall
W
V
Sizing System
P-Metric
Eurometric
Load Rating
Light Load (except P205/50-15's are Standard Load)
Standard Load

FALKEN AZENIS RT615K+
Falken's internal testing shows a measurable improvement in dry grip for the RT615K+ compared to the Azenis RT615K. The RT615K+ impressed during our brief introductory test. We're looking forward to quantifying that improvement and assessing its overall performance during our summer testing.  
HANKOOK R-S4
Likewise, Hankook's tire engineers have seen a big improvement in dry lap times with the R-S4 compared to the R-S3. They have also noticed measurable gains in wet grip. It's another tire that we can't wait to test.


Monday, July 10, 2017

MICHELIN UNVEILS X MULTI D

New regional drive-position truck tire boasts mileage, scrub resistance and traction benefits.
Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, has introduced the Michelin X Multi D, a regional drive-position tire for use in less-than-truckload, pick-up and delivery, food and beverage and other demanding vocational segments.
The company says the X Multi D is a versatile tire designed with an advanced regenerating tread that provides water evacuation and traction throughout the life of the tire while full-depth Matrix siping allows for a biting grip as the tread wears.
The tire features co-extruded scrub-resistant rubber for first class mileage and cooler running rubber to help minimize heat build-up for increased casing life.

Michelin X Multi D (Photo: Michelin)

This next-generation regional drive has been designed to excel in high torque applications and delivers all the key performance benefits needed in a regional tire  traction, said Adam Murphy, Vice President of Marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires.
The X Multi D performance is backed by a confidence guarantee. If the tire does not meet expectations for mileage, traction and driver satisfaction, then Michelin will reimburse any cost difference for a competitive drive tire.

The tire is available in the United States, Canada and Mexico, in 11R22.5 size in load ranges G and H, and 11R24.5 size in load range H, with additional sizes to follow in the coming months.

Monday, July 3, 2017

MICHELIN UNVEILS X MULTI D

New regional drive-position truck tire boasts mileage, scrub resistance and traction benefits.
Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, has introduced the Michelin X Multi D, a regional drive-position tire for use in less-than-truckload, pick-up and delivery, food and beverage and other demanding vocational segments.
The company says the X Multi D is a versatile tire designed with an advanced regenerating tread that provides water evacuation and traction throughout the life of the tire while full-depth Matrix siping allows for a biting grip as the tread wears.
Michelin X Multi D (Photo: Michelin)

The tire features co-extruded scrub-resistant rubber for first class mileage and cooler running rubber to help minimize heat build-up for increased casing life.
This next-generation regional drive has been designed to excel in high torque applications and delivers all the key performance benefits needed in a regional tire  traction, said Adam Murphy, Vice President of Marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires.
The X Multi D performance is backed by a confidence guarantee. If the tire does not meet expectations for mileage, traction and driver satisfaction, then Michelin will reimburse any cost difference for a competitive drive tire.

The tire is available in the United States, Canada and Mexico, in 11R22.5 size in load ranges G and H, and 11R24.5 size in load range H, with additional sizes to follow in the coming months.

Observance - 4th of July

To all our dear customers -


Please be informed that in observance of Independende Day all our locations will be closed next Tuesday, July 4th; and will come back to our regular operations wednesday 5th.




Happy birthday America!!




Monday, June 5, 2017

HERCULES EXPANDS ROADTOUR OFFERING

The Roadtour 455 and Roadtour 455 Sport will be available in Canada on July 1, 2017.

Hercules Tires has announced the expansion of their Roadtour Series with the Roadtour 455, a new all-season touring tire, which joins the Roadtour 655 MRE premium touring tire and Roadtour 855 SPE grand touring tire.

“The Roadtour 455 provides practical performance inside and out,” said Jedd Emans, vice president of marketing for Hercules Tires. “With this tire, dealers can now offer a full range of options to consumers. This is an affordable touring tire appropriate for a wide range of vehicles.”


The Roadtour 455 is available in 33 T- and H-rated sizes (14 to 18 inches), and accommodates popular fitments including: Chevy Cruze, Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla and Buick LeSabre.


The Roadtour 455 Sport offers a more aggressive appearance and asymmetric tread design. It features five additional V-rated sizes in 17- to 19-inch wheel diameters suited for performance-oriented vehicles.

Monday, May 29, 2017

YOKOHAMA LAUNCHES ALL-NEW GEOLANDAR

Yokohama’s new GEO-SHIELD construction incorporates multiple sidewall plies, steel belts, a full nylon cap and a high turn-up carcass. (Photo: Yokohama)


The ultra-tough GEOLANDAR M/T G003 Mud-Terrain Tire promises superior strength, performance and traction.

Yokohama Tire Corporation’s all-new GEOLANDAR M/T G003 mud-terrain tire was designed for hardcore off-roaders, outdoor enthusiasts and pick-up truck/SUV owners.

The M/T is the latest member of Yokohama’s GEOLANDAR line of light truck tires and is initially available in 37 sizes, ranging from 15- to 20-inch rim diameters.

“‘GO STRONG!’ is the battle cry for GEOLANDAR, and that’s really what the new, incredibly tough M/T tire is all about,” said Andrew Briggs, Yokohama Tire Senior Director of Tire Business and Product Planning. “The M/T has it all: intimidating good looks, superior strength, proven performance and excellent traction in all on- and off-road terrains, from everyday highway driving to attacking steep, jagged rocks; muddy trails and desert sand.”

Friday, May 26, 2017

Memorial Day



WE WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 29th
IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY


In remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America


We'll be back to regular operations Tuesday 30.


Mr.Goma Team

Monday, May 22, 2017

HERE & NOW: AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES


Self-driving cars have the potential to reduce accidents, but somebody will still need to pay for repairs.
Autonomous vehicles are currently the en vogue topic where it concerns the media and automotive industry. The question is, do we really understand how they will actually impact our world and when we’re likely to see them operating in significant numbers?
Beyond that, there’s also the question of how they are programmed. You might have heard of the so-called “Trolley Problem,” in which an AV is traveling the road when somebody or an object is suddenly thrust in front of it. The AV doesn’t have sufficient time nor distance to stop safely, so it must either steer to one side of the street or the other. The problem is that on one side is an elderly lady; on the other is a group of children.
Not realistic 
While such scenarios are great for grabbing headlines, industry experts concur that software that’s able to decide what to avoid simply does not exist, nor is it currently being programmed into future autonomous vehicle operation.
Recently, Gowling WLG (a Global 100 law practice) and UK Autodrive (a consortium designed to facilitate the introduction of autonomous vehicles in Britain) put together The Moral Algorithm, a white paper that aims to look at moral decisions by autonomous vehicles and the need for regulating them.
Collision Management talked with Andre Rivest, the Canadian leader of WLG Gowling’s Auto Practice regarding the adoption of AVs and the impact they could likely have on the current automotive ecosystem, including collision repairers.
Rivest acknowledges that while AV technology is already at a stage where cars can drive themselves, it is consumer acceptance and regulatory issues that will likely be deciding factors as to how and when AVs start actually hitting the road.
Furthermore, he says there will need to be a cohesive strategy when it comes to legislation and liability concerns. Issues such as crossing national borders, developing safety nets against cyber attacks and how to program software, will have to come down to collaboration across different organizations, not rest in the hands of individual companies or regulators.
And although the primary focus of AVs is to save lives and decrease injury and property damage, as The Moral Algorithm notes, it will likely be many decades before we could possibly see road environments without human drivers.
Footing the bill
In the near term, it’s likely we could have a mixture of both AVs and vehicles operated by human drivers. Given both the potential for human error and also software failure, there’s every chance that collision repairers will still have plenty of work. The question will likely be then, who’s going to pay for it?
“Volvo has gone on the record to say, ‘As an automaker, if we build AVs then we are responsible for them’,” says Rivest. “And if we are moving toward a scenario where we have product liability that’s the responsibility of the manufacturer, then OEMs are going to have a far more vested interest in controlling or impacting the repair process.”


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Veterans Day Special

Beginning this Tuesday and every Tuesday all year long, we will begin a Veterans Day Special

This special is not intended to make money but to serve people who served the country , most of them are old, disabled and generally low income, lets treat them with the respect they deserve
Prices for fixed services are:

Alignment service..............................$20
Brake Service...................................$75
Tire Rotation....................................$15

Another Product/service not included here should have a discount too, Only Tuesdays



Monday, May 8, 2017

ALFA ROMEO TO WEAR BRIDGESTONE



Bridgestone has announced that they’ve been selected by Alfa Romeo to be a tire supplier for the all-new Stelvio SUV.
“Bridgestone is honoured to supply tires for the much anticipated Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV,“ said Christophe de Valroger, Vice President Original Equipment, Bridgestone Europe. “The Dueler H/P Sport tire is engineered to enhance cornering and handling, while also delivering year-round performance including traction in light snow.”

Bridgestone is supplying the Stelvio with its Dueler H/P Sport tires, offered in size 235/60R18 103V for the Asian Pacific and North American markets.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Cooper Tire & Rubber launches the new Evolution H/T all-season tire

COOPER ALL-SEASON EVOLUTION H/T

Cooper Tire & Rubber launches the new Evolution H/T all-season tire, which will replace the Cooper Discoverer H/T.
Cooper’s new all-season Evolution H/T tire (Photo: Cooper)
Cooper Tire & Rubber launches the new Evolution H/T all-season tire, which will replace the Cooper Discoverer H/T.
“This new tire offers exceptional grip, stability and comfort as well as premium Cooper features at an affordable price,” Cooper said in a press release. The Evolution H/T all-season line offers 28 tire sizes to meet the needs of crossover vehicles, SUVs and pickup trucks.
The Evolution H/T all-season features StabilEdge technology for better control and stability on dry roads, and 3D Micro-Gauge technology, which helps maintain traction on wet roads while offering superior handling. The tire comes with a 96,560 km tread-life warranty.
“The market for SUVs, crossover vehicles and pickups continues to expand rapidly,” states Scott Jamieson, Cooper’s Director of Product Management for North America.“ At Cooper, being responsive to what is happening in the market is a commitment we take seriously to help our dealers grow their businesses and help us succeed along with them. This commitment calls for us to adapt our product offering and evolve our tire lines and size ranges on an ongoing basis.”

Monday, April 3, 2017

FIRESTONE INTRODUCES NEW ALL-SEASON TIRE

Firestone All Season (Photo: Bridgestone)



New tire replaces the Firestone FR710 and promises reliable traction and confident handling all year long, through every season.
Bridgestone has announced the introduction of the new Firestone All Season tire, designed to give drivers dependability at an affordable price.
“We designed and introduced the Firestone All Season tire based on driver feedback and independent dealer requests for a trusted all season tire offering at an affordable price,” said Erik Seidel, President, Consumer Replacement Tire Sales, U.S. & Canada. “We pride ourselves on being an indispensable business partner to independent tire dealers, and we are committed to introducing new products, services and technology offerings that ensure they’re able to meet drivers’ needs.”
The Firestone All Season tire is built to fit more than 70 percent of all cars, minivans and crossovers on the road today. It’s now available in 25 sizes, with an additional 24 sizes coming in August.

Monday, March 27, 2017

MICHELIN INTRODUCES NEW RETREAD

Oliver ORCO LTD retread (Photo: Michelin)

New retread promises excellent all-weather traction and durability, and has been designed for applications like school buses, as well as food and beverage applications.
The Oliver Rubber Company, owned by Michelin, announced the launch of the Oliver Lug Traction Drive, a new lightweight, open-shoulder drive-position retread for regional and urban commercial vehicles.
The company says the tread resists stone retention, other road debris and helps enforce any pull point schedule. It replaces the Oliver Super Traction Deep retread.
“For over 100 years, Oliver has proudly produced top-quality, American-made retreads to keep trucks moving with cost-efficient solutions,” said Adam Murphy, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “These new products demonstrate Oliver’s long-standing commitment to fleets seeking the best attributes from their retreads.”

Monday, March 20, 2017

PIRELLI REINVENTS THE TIRE

Pirelli’s coloured edition tires are available in red, yellow, white, and silver. (Photo: Pirelli)

The company’s coloured tires can be pre-ordered now in North America, and key markets in Europe and the Far East.
Pirelli is introducing two innovations at the Geneva Motor Show this year.
The first is a coloured edition P Zero and Winter Sottozero tires, engineered to satisfy the increasing demand for personalization from prestige and premium tire clients.
The very first coloured edition P Zero tires have already made their debuts in the last few months as concepts with Pagani, Lamborghini and McLaren, and this summer they will be available for Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche and Bentley. The coloured edition will then be expanded to premium models from the world’s top manufacturers.
The second innovation is Pirelli Connesso: a sensor embedded in the wall of the tire that communicates with the driver via an app. It provides data about tire pressure and temperature even when the car is at rest, plus static vertical load, tire wear, number of kilometres covered for each tire, and, in a future version, the estimated remaining life in kilometres.
It also acts as a remote pressure gauge when tires are being inflated, providing a true and accurate reading without having to wait for the tires to cool down.
Coloured edition tires are available to pre-order straight away for the P Zero and Winter Sottozero. Pirelli Connesso will initially be available in the United States (summer 2017), and later in principal markets within Europe and the Far East.

Monday, March 13, 2017

THE MICHELIN PILOT DELIVERS OUTSTANDING WET AND DRY PERFORMANCE

Michelin North America recently launched the latest member of the Pilot line of performance all-season tires: the Pilot Sport A/S 3+.
The science behind the Pilot Sport A/S 3+ is the direct result of the racetrack to road technology transfer. (Photo: Michelin)

The Michelin Pilot Sport A/S3+ benefits from extensive racing technological innovations that make it the best Pilot series tire ever. The Pilot Sport A/S3+ combines a unique tread design with a technologically advanced compound to deliver unparalleled wet and dry performance.
According to the French tire maker, the Pilot Sport A/S 3 delivers levels of wet and dry grip superior to that of the summer tires of most competitive offerings, including levels of both wet and dry braking performance that make this latest member of the Pilot family the leader in UHP tire technology and performance.
To top things off, the Pilot Sport All-Season 3+ offers 28% better snow traction than its predecessor.
ʺBy choosing the Pilot Sport A/S 3+, drivers in the market for all-season tires will experience the benefits of our best ultra-high performance tire ever,ʺ explains Sabrina Garofalo, Operations Marketing Manager at Michelin North America (Canada). ʺIts features were developed for endurance racing, combining breakthrough levels of wet and dry grip and excellent mobility for outstanding all-season performance and safety.”
ʺThe Pilot family of tires is a direct result of over 120 years of innovation and testing. As we are continuously evolving the safety and performance of our products, we continue to deliver the Michelin standard in these key areas,” continued Sabrina Garofalo. “The simplest way to improve the performance of your vehicle is to install a set of tires from the Pilot family.”
The Michelin Sport A/S 3+ tire was designed, engineered and manufactured in North America

Monday, March 6, 2017

Best Tires for Audi Q7 TDI


The 2015 Audi Q7 TDI Premium is loved by its owners for its lush interior and sophisticated driving characteristics. This seven-passenger SUV is also praised for its fuel-efficient TDI diesel engine.  

When it comes to the vehicle’s tires, either the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric SUV-4X4 or Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 are Original Equipment. Q7 TDI owners, have you been  happy with the performance of your O.E. tires? Time for an upgrade? If so, take a look at the following recommendations.
In 265/50R19, we currently have four best sellers:
  1. Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season
  2. Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus
  3. Goodyear Eagle LS-2
  4. Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400

If you are happy with the performance of your Original Equipment Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400, you’ll be happy to know it is currently on special. It receives good grades in dry traction and steering response, and comes at a good price.
For a performance upgrade, go with the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus. The tire is ranked second in the Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season category and receives excellent or superior ratings in every category. We tested the tire in the fall of 2014 and were extremely impressed with its blend of comfort and handling. Pirelli’s Scorpion All Season Plus also combines longer treadwear and reduced rolling resistance to deliver more miles and miles per gallon than its predecessor.
And if you really want to maximize performance this winter, take a look at a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package. A set of Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 (top-ranked tire in its category) installed on a set of winter wheels means you will never have to worry about the forecast again!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MICHELIN INTRODUCES TWEEL SSL HST

TWEEL SSL HST (Photo: Michelin)



Available in the United States, Canada and Mexico, the TWEEL SSL HST provides more longevity on pavement, asphalt and other hard surfaces.
Michelin Tweel Technologies has introduced a Hard Surface Traction (HST) version of its MICHELIN 12N16.5 X TWEEL SSL Airless Radial Tire.  
The TWEEL SSL HST is designed for operators who are involved with construction, transfer stations, waste handling, pavement maintenance or material handling.
The tire offers the advantages of no maintenance, no compromise, and no downtime, since the TWEEL tire requires no air (thereby eliminating the risk of a flat tire).
“The development of this product was in direct response to customer demand,” said Justin L. Brock, Michelin Agriculture’s compact line business manager in North America. “Our customers are looking for a long-wearing, hard-surface solution that also provides traction in off-the-pavement applications when needed.”

Monday, February 20, 2017

QR CODES: TIRE TRACKING TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE

The permanent code facilitates tracking throughout the life of the tires

Scannect wins innovation award for laser-applied QR codes.

Thanks to contemporary technologies, today’s tires grip better, shorten stopping distances and stay more supple in all sorts of weather. Now, a cutting-edge technology is revolutionizing tracking and ordering too.
Scannect (a mash-up of Scan and Connect), by 4JET Technologies GmbH, takes tire labelling to the next level by engraving a QR code in the sidewall; the high-contrast result of the laser marking process withstands abrasion to be so permanently visible as to allow the codes to be read by smartphones.
The permanent code facilitates tracking throughout the life of the tires, making it a piece of cake for consumers to select matching spares and order the same tires online with a few clicks. In accepting an innovation award for process optimization at Germany’s REIFEN show this summer, CEO and co-inventor Dr. Armin Kraus called Scannect QR Codes “clearly superior to the standard labelling technologies.”*
The codes can be permanently linked to a web-based CRM database; manufacturers can start the process by registering the codes initially. Shops can organize stock and track usage, and consumers can access information about their tires, as well as find suitable replacements via online platforms. The codes can be embedded at the factory or engraved prior to delivery.

Trackable tires
With more than 2 billion tires made every year, any endeavour that requires accurate tracking—recalls, storage, marketing— has historically been onerous and prone to error. The company’s “new world of tire connectivity” facilitates safer installation by providing information about origin, specs, load and proper pressure.
This technology comes with many applications and benefits:
• Tire recalls are made easier and less expensive as they can be handled by contacting affected customers directly rather than requiring the recall of entire batches.
• Tires for farm equipment can offer information based on weather, soil and plantation.
• Managers of large fleets can prevent theft and track usage.
• Marketing managers can use the information to more accurately target social media and traditional campaigns as well as track ROI results; for example, targeted campaigns can offer warranty extensions in a timely manner.
• Especially in a climate like ours, where many end-users have one set of tires in storage at all times, accurate tracking in storage facilities can be difficult too, but with Scannect, there are no stickers that can fall off and no special hardware is required as with RFID tags.
The same laser technology can also be used to embed logos or serial numbers at the same time as the super-black, highcontrast QR codes.
In addition to Scannect, the 10-year-old 4JET develops and markets laser systems for surface ablation, cleaning, patterning and modification, as well as housing a shop for precision processing of glass, thin films and optoelectronic components.

*translated from German using Google

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

For your convenience. We're glad to announce our New store hours on Saturday. For all our stores.