Tyre General Dunedin
Phone: +64 3455 2005
Tyres Brands: Goodyear, Mickey Thompson, Hankook, Falken, Yokohama, Continental.
Address: 65 Bridgman St, Kensington, Dunedin.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 17:00, Saturday: 09:00–12:00, Sunday: Close.
About Tyre General Dunedin
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 Dunedin
There are an estimated 97.000 vehicles in Dunedin, which means there are 486.000 tyres in this city.
Dunedin is located in the bay of Otago which runs along the end of the South Island. The primary industries that stand out are engineering, software engineering, biotechnology and fashion thanks to the classes given at the University of Otago. This city was built with the richness of the gold rush, so it stands out for its extensive Edwardian and Victorian architecture in the area. Sheep and cattle are raised in the surroundings.
▷ 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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