Tony Allen Auto Service Ltd
Phone: +64 800 100876
Tyres Brands: Dunlop, Goodyear, Pirelli, Yokohama, Kumho.
Address: 139 Cavendish Drive, Papatoetoe, Auckland
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 07:30 – 17:00, Saturday: 8:00-12:00, Sunday: Close.
Manukau is a city in the Auckland Region, on the North Island of New Zealand. It is a relatively young city, its population is 368,500 inhabitants (estimated as of June 2009), it is the third largest city in New Zealand.
The name Manukau is of Maori origin. In Manukau is the Auckland International Airport, where 1,700,000 visitors enter New Zealand each year, it is 25 minutes from downtown Auckland, New Zealand’s North Island.
Average weather in Manukau City
In Manukau City, the summers are comfortable, the winters are cold and wet, and it is windy and partly cloudy year-round. During the course of the year, the temperature generally ranges from 8°C to 24°C and rarely drops below 3°C or rises above 26°C.
Westfield Manukau City. Westfield Manukau City is a major shopping center located in the Auckland suburb of Manukau. It is the ninth largest shopping center in New Zealand with a total area of 36,793 m².
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Dunlop Tyres History
Curiously, the story does not begin on four wheels; not even about two, but about three. In 1888 the founder of Dunlop, John Boyd Dunlop, noticed his young son, who was driving a tricycle with solid rubber tires on the cobblestones. He noted that the boy was not going very fast and that he did not seem very comfortable either. Trying to make his son ride more smoothly and maneuver better, Dunlop took the trike, wrapped the wheels in thin rubber sheets, glued them together, and inflated them with a soccer ball pump. In this way he created the first air damping system in history, and laid the foundation for the first proper tire.
Less than a year later, Dunlop’s invention made its racing debut on two wheels. By making it possible for a little-known racer to easily beat superior opponents in a series of bicycle races, thanks to the advantage that tires gave him, sporting competition immediately became a constitutive feature of Dunlop tradition.
Dunlop then patented the idea and began to refine his invention as a trading company, founding what would soon be known as Dunlop Pneumatic Tire Co. Ltd. In 1890 he opened his first tire factory in Dublin, and three years later the first in continental Europe, in Hanau (Germany). In 1895 Dunlop tires were also sold in France and Canada, and manufactured in Australia and the United States. By 1898 business had outgrown the Dublin base, and production moved to England, first to Coventry and then, in 1902, to a 400-acre site in Birmingham, later to be known as Fort Dunlop. In 1910 Dunlop planted the flag in Malaysia, establishing a 20,235 hectare rubber plantation. In 1913 the first Japanese tire factory opened in Kobe. In twenty years, Dunlop had made the solid tire obsolete and gone from pioneer to first global multinational company. It manufactured all over the world and sold all over the world.
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