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Michelin tyre Academy

Michelin tyre Academy

In 2014, our Workshop manager George, completed the Michelin tyre academy. He was and still is to this day the only tyre technician in Scotland to have been selected for this by the world leading brand. 

The academy was held at Michelin's training centre at Stoke on Trent and  would involve in-depth training in customer service & workshop practices along with technical knowlodge. 

Hunter Four Wheel Alignment

Hunter Four Wheel Alignment

The UK sadly lags behind much of the rest of the world not only in terms of the number and quality of professional Wheel Alignment Services but also in the level of understanding motorists have about the need for correct Alignment and its importance.

Hunter Four Wheel Alignment

The essential service !

By having your wheel alignment checked every 12 - 15.000 miles you can.....

Reduce tyre wear.

Reduce fuel consumption.

Save money and the environment.

Improve vehicle handling.

Ensure safer driving.

Our wheel alignment centre is one of the best in the north, we have invested in Hunter equipment for its pin point accuracy and over many years built up our reputation as being one of the best in our area.

TYRE DEFLATION WARNING and MOT

TYRE DEFLATION WARNING and MOT

A faulty Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is now an automatic MOT fail on cars registered after 1 January 2012 and is already catching motorists out

TPMS checks were added to the MOT test checklist in January 2015 and it is now an instant MOT fail if the TPMS dashboard light is displayed for a fault or a problem with the TPMS valves is discovered. Many motorists don’t realise this which has led to thousands of new MOT failures that could have been easily avoided.

The tyre safety charity TyreSafe reckon that as many as 20,000 MOTs have been failed so far due to a faulty TPMS warning light being displayed on the dashboard and is holding drivers accountable for failing to carry out regular simple checks to ensure their tyres are roadworthy and their TPMS is fully functioning.

One of the most common TPMS sensor issues is battery failure. Each TPMS sensor is fitted with an internal battery which is designed to last 100,000 miles. The more miles you travel, the quicker the battery will deplete, but on average a sensor battery should last 5 to 7 years. In most sensor variants, the battery is sealed into the sensor casing and cannot be replaced so a replacement sensor should be fitted.

Another problem is that while the sensor itself is seated safely inside the tyre, the valve stem is a bit of a weak link. The stem protrudes from the tyre and rim and is open to the elements and has to deal with everything the road can throw at it. Salt used to grit roads is particularly damaging and the metal sensor stems can become corroded over time and break very easily. If the valve stem is damaged the whole sensor will need to be replaced.

TPMS sensors should last for many years; but benefit from regular servicing to ensure they continue to work correctly and prevent and avoidable MOT fail. At GT Tyres we believe in preventative maintenance and your TPMS sensors should be serviced every time the tyre bead is broken.

Yokohama original equipment on BMW

Yokohama original equipment on BMW

YOKOHAMA’S ADVAN SPORT V105 TO COME FACTORY-EQUIPPED ON THE BMW M5
 01 MAY 2018

YOKOHAMA is now supplying its global flagship “ADVAN Sport V105” tyres to Germany’s BMW Group for use as original equipment on the automaker’s new M5 model. The new BMW M5, which debuted in March 2018 released in markets around the world, will come equipped with tyres 275/40ZR19 (105Y) for front and 285/40ZR19 (107Y) for rear.

The “ADVAN Sport V105” is a high-performance tyre developed by YOKOHAMA primarily for use on high-power premium automobiles. The tyre delivers excellent driving performance combined with superior comfort and safety characteristics. The tyres being supplied for the new BMW M5 were jointly developed with BMW and bear the German automaker’s star marking of approval on the tyre sidewall. In addition to being selected as original equipment for the BMW M5, the “ADVAN Sport V105” also comes factory-installed on the BMW X3, which debuted in November 2017, as well as top-line high-performance models from other leading global automakers.

YOKOHAMA also supplies its high-performance racing tyres to BMW racing teams that to date have achieved great success on YOKOHAMA tyres. Schnitzer Motorsport’s BMW M3 captured the first World Touring Car Championship in 1987 and also won the European Touring Car Championship in 1988. BMWs running on YOKOHAMA tyres have also won a combined total of five 24-Hours Nürburgring and Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hours races, two of the world’s elite road endurance races. In Japan, a BMW 635CSi running on YOKOHAMA tyres captured the first All-Japan Touring Car Championship Class 3 title in 1985. GSR&Studie with Team Ukyo captured the GT300 class series championship in the 2011 SUPER GT series. Studie AG has been a BMW support team since 2014 and has been a BMW works team from 2016 to 2017. YOKOHAMA provided support until 2017

Laufenn Winter

Laufenn Winter

Laufenn winter tyre is a great product that offers excellent value for money, enhanced braking and traction in wet and snowy conditions , delivers comfortable driving during long wear life.

Laufenn is a brand that is developed by premium tyre manufacturer Hankook and is in stock at GT Tyres.

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