Bay Tyres Napier
Phone: +64 6835 4709
Tyres Brands: Cooper Tires, Hankook, Goodyear, Michelin, GT Radial, Pirelli.
Address: 25 Carlyle Street, Napier.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 17:00, Saturday: 08:00–12:00, Sunday: Close.
About Bay Tyres Napier
Keeping Hawkes Bay on the move, from wheelbarrows to combine harvesters, we have the right tyre at the best price. Whether you drive the family car taking your children to school or own a fleet of trucks, we will help you choose the tyres to meet your individual requirements. Our trained, experienced staff can get you safely on the road at a price to suit your budget.
Locally owned and operated
We are locally owned and operated by Leo & Kris Van Berkel, Carole Cottle and Brad Collins. Along with their experienced team, they pride themselves on excellent service, on your site or ours.
We are proud to have the most experienced team of tyre technicians in Hawkes Bay.
Leo Van Berkel has 35+ years in the tyre industry and along with Carole and Brad, you can be assured to get the best advice, for the best tyre, at the best price. Honest upfront no bull advice. We are proud supporters of the local golf club, touch rugby and sponsor the Hastings Trust for at risk youth.
Tyres in Napier
There are an estimated 50.000 vehicles in Napier, which means there are 250.000 tyres in this area.
Napier is situated in Hawke Bay to the east of the North Island. Its geography changed significantly in 1931 because of the earthquake that took place in the city. And today, it boasts buildings with styles from that time with an art deco architecture, restored and preserved. And it is also one of the most fertile cities, famous for its fruit, wool and wine production, which are exported through the port of Napier.
▷ GT Radial
GT Radial Tyres History
GT Radial Company was founded in 1951 in Indonesia. They started out as a small bicycle tire factory and have now grown into the largest tire manufacturer in Southeast Asia. Globally, GT Radial is ranked among the top 10 tire manufacturers.
This brand stands out for its value for money and for a design designed to always respond to consumer demands. Thanks to this, the manufacturer has collaborated with brands such as Pirelli, BF Goodrich or Yokohama. But the one who was finally seduced by GT Radial was Michelin: the French company bought a good part of GT Radial’s shares in 2005.
Currently, they offer a wide range of tires for all types of vehicles, passenger cars, vans, trucks and heavy buses, exported to more than 100 countries around the world.
The most prominent and successful models that it currently has in the touring range are the SportActive and FE1City.
In the case of the SportActive (and SportActive XL), it should be noted that it has been specifically designed for sports vehicles. With these rubbers, maneuverability, durability and especially resistance to hydroplaning are considerably increased. It is manufactured at Giti’s R&D centre in Hannover, Germany and, in the construction of the carcass, uses a technology that guarantees optimal contact of the tire on the road, thus achieving immediate grip and wear of the homogeneous tread throughout its life. For this, work has been done on distributing the pressure within the tire footprint and increasing the balance in the rigidity of the casings.
As for the FE1 City, it is a model designed for urban use and available in 13 to 16-inch wheels and with H, T and V speed indices. This tyre model has an updated tread compound, which provides exceptional mileage and great safety on all surfaces and more so on wet surfaces”, according to GT Radial. He also adds that “the construction of the carcass has considerably reduced the weight of the tire and has optimized the distribution of pressure, which considerably lengthens its useful life”.
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