Tyre General Christchurch
Phone: +64 3348 8422
Tyres Brands: Goodyear, Mickey Thompson, Hankook, Falken, Yokohama, Continental.
Address: 525 Blenheim Road, Christchurch.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 07:30 – 17:00, Saturday: 09:00–12:00, Sunday: Close.
About Tyre General Christchurch
Tyre General is a 100% New Zealand company. Today it has 14 branches throughout the South Island. If you have a tyre puncture, or your tyres are wearing excessively due to your vehicle being out of alignment, or you have failed at the W.O.F., or you simply need to change your tyres; fortunately, the Tyres General staff can advise you correctly on everything related to tyres for your vehicles.
The company prides itself on offering a wide range of top brand tire brands suitable for Kiwi roads. The company also specializes in the maintenance of commercial tyres for truck fleets and agricultural equipment. It has a modern fleet of mobile service vehicles that provide urgent roadside assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Tire General is also a proud supplier of Vipal brand retreads. Vipal’s innovative new retreading designs help them offer customers the lowest tire operating cost per kilometre while also helping the environment.
Tires General is also a company that actively participates in the agricultural industry; some of the brands they offer are Alliance, BKT, Michelin and Vredestein, among others. Proud Ruralco and Farmlands supply partners ensure the best available prices tailored to your budget.
Tyres in Christchurch
There are an estimated 293.000 vehicles in Christchurch, which means there are 1.460.000 tyres in this city.
Christchurch is located on the east coast of the South Island; it is the second-largest city and third most populated in New Zealand. It is also the gateway to the Canterbury region. It is a city prone to earthquakes were recently in 2011, unfortunately, caused much destruction and thousands of deaths. There are several museums like the Quake City to know this kind of phenomena with testimonies and their different technical aspects. It is also the oldest city, which was founded in 1850 where it is the seat of the Canterbury Regional Council. It is next to the New Zealand Alps and the Banks peninsula and is a beautiful destination both for its cultural richness and its spectacular surroundings.
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Continental Tyres History
What we now know as Continental tires began with a company called Continental-Caoutchouc und Gutta-Percha-Compagnie that was created in 1871 in Hannover, Germany. Like other manufacturers, they began dedicating their activity to the production of rubber products, mainly rubber for bicycles and cars, but also footwear, waterproof fabrics and even balls.
However, the brand’s engineers were somewhat visionary and, above all, quite reluctant to stagnate. Thanks to their desire to grow and their capacity for innovation, as well as the incipient changes in the automotive industry, in 1904 they presented their first car tire with a tread and, years later, the first removable rim.
This is the starting point for the modern technologies that the Continental group would include throughout the 20th century: synthetic rubber and rubber reinforcement are some of the advances in durability that the brand has achieved.
Thanks to these advances, the company expands throughout Europe and begins to export its products. In the 1950s, for example, its tires were already mounted on the legendary Volkswagen Beetle. Then they devise the winter modality and those that do not have an inner tube. In the 1960s, the chain production of tires with a radial structure began.
In 1979 the company acquired the Uniroyal Inc. brand in Europe an American firm that is now the second Continental brand, then with the Austrian Semperit and later with General Tire. Already in the 90s, he managed to create the largest company in Malaysia, he bought part of ITT Industries dedicated to the production of brakes and bodywork and in 2001 he acquired the majority of Temic shares to achieve better results in terms of stability controls.
It is in 2004 when it manages to become part of the largest consortium of rubber companies: Phoenix AG. In addition, it does not stop investing in security and electronic systems to strengthen its position and move up the ranking.
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