Kaiapoi Alignment & Tyres
Phone: +64 3 327 7789
Tyres Brands: Michelin, BF Goodrich.
Address: 80 Williams Street, Kaiapoi
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 07:30 – 17:00, Saturday: 04:00–14:00, Sunday: Close.
Kaiapoi is a satellite city in the district of Waimakariri, precisely in the South Island of the Canterbury region. It is located 17 km north of the center of Christchurch, near the mouth of the Waimakariri River. In 2010, Kaiapoi suffered great damage in the earthquakes leaving a great destruction of the houses. Its population is estimated to be 11,900 in the urban area and surrounding areas.
About Tyres Lower Hutt
Being a family business with more than 30 years of experience, they offer vehicle maintenance services and a wide range of tire brands, accompanied by excellent customer service you can trust. If you need to have your wheels aligned, balanced, suspension and shock absorbers checked, battery changed or punctures repaired, they will be able to leave your vehicle in perfect condition for your comfort and safety while driving. When you need it, they will be waiting for you to advise you in the best way, with a professional team dedicated to the service of those who choose them day by day.
Tyres in Canterbury
There are an estimated 482.136 vehicles in Canterbury, which means there are 2.410.681 tyres in this region.
Canterbury, a region known as the “land of plains and peaks” is located in the centre-east of New Zealand’s South Island. It is an area formed by the Canterbury Plains that extends from the ocean to the Southern Alps. Its main city and seat of the regional council is Christchuch. Other cities include Timaru, Ashburton, Rangiora and Rolleston. The region is characterized by a wide variety of activities such as windsurfing, cycling, climbing, skiing, whale watching, visiting vineyards and gardens.
▷ Yokohama Tyres
Yokohama Tyres History
Founded in 1917, it was one of many Japanese industrial companies that were created taking advantage of Japan’s opening up to the outside world in the late 19th century. Yokohama Rubber developed in the 20s of the 20th century thanks to the discovery of niches in the Japanese industrial infrastructure that was developing and that needed innovations.
The company’s greatest success at the time was the manufacture of the cord fabric tire, which entered the market in 1921 and became the basis for the further development of the company. The tires that were being used until then in Japan were made of textile, especially simple fabric.
Hamatown Cord, from Yokohama Company, was the first cord fabric tire sold in Japan, three times stronger than textile tires, it quickly gained popularity on Japanese roads. At the same time, the company was also engaged in the development of products related to industrial systems, using rubber to improve conveyor belts in industry.
In 1921, the company began to introduce trimmed-edged rubber drive belts to the market, which rapidly replaced leather belts in many branches of the industry, a great advance for Japanese tires. In 1929, the first V-type belt came out in Japan, which is characterized by higher elasticity and better transmission.
These early actions provided the foundation for the development of the 1930s, when Japan’s economy was experiencing rapid growth and experienced high demand for rubber products. Yokohama developed high-flotation tires, specially designed to prevent overheating problems, including huge truck tires as well as Y-tread tires. In 1930, the company created a soft rubber coating, which will be used in the chemical industry and that protected metals against corrosion and leakage.
Finally, in 1936, he designs and manufactures the first hydraulic brake hose for vehicles in Japan. In 1939, the company made the greatest advance in the history of the synthetic rubber industry, manufacturing its own and putting itself at the forefront of this type of technology.
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