Articles about Tires

Five new products were introduced
Cheng Shin Tire (CST), the eighth largest tire manufacturer in the world, is looking to further expand its reach in the Philippines as it adds new passenger and 4x4 tires to its product lineup.The first of five products is the Parkour-
Find out when to re-tire that rubber
You never hear people brag about the tires on their cars unless these owners are hardcore enthusiasts. There are often discussions about aftermarket wheels, but very few about the rubber they're shod with. And we really should change that.We want
It’s a relatively simple task
When it comes to safety, a car's tires are arguably one of its most important components. These pieces of rubber are, after all, are a big part of what's keeping you and your speeding 1,000kg subcompact sedan firmly planted
This eliminates the trouble of changing flats
Though funky-looking airless tires have been around for a while-Michelin has been developing them since 2005-none have yet been fitted to a regular road car available to the masses.But apparently, that's all going to change in 2024,
The brand has released products designed for the Filipino rider
Motorcycles have been flooding the streets of Metro Manila like never before. As the traffic continues to worsen, Filipinos are turning to various alternatives to get around the city more easily, including the use of motorbike-hailing services. With the increasing demand
They may look the same, but they’re not
For the uninitiated, buying tires can be a daunting task. How can you tell the difference between one black rubber donut from another? Especially those zigzag and straight patterns...what do you call them? Tire treads? What are the differences? Which tire
This is kind of important
Grab a pen and open a notebook, because this is kind of important.If you own a car, you know its tires are a pretty big deal. It's what's keeping you and your ride firmly planted on the asphalt, whether
These kicks, Lexus says, have been created by a fashion designer
Tires have inspired many shoes. But we're not sure a shoe has ever inspired a tire. Until now, anyway.What you're looking at here is a completely ordinary Lexus UX crossover, except for the fact that it's wearing a
Do you own a 4x4?
Looking to buy a new set of tires for your 4x4 SUV? If yes, you may want to look into buying a set from Falken, as JM Far East Inc.-the tire manufacturer's official Philippine distributor-has just launched a new
Let’s talk about your options
A reader has sent in a letter asking us to do sort of a Big Test of portable emergency compressors. Here is the letter in full:Dear Top Gear PH,I carry emergency compressors in all my vehicles in case tire pressures
First, don’t panic
It can happen to any motorist, anytime. Hopefully, not when you're harassed and rushing to be somewhere. It's really beyond our control, but when it happens, we should be prepared. What am I talking about? A flat tire.It can
The new A052 tire was put through its paces, too
If you want to find out what a performance tire is capable of, this is the way to do it.Yokohama Tire Sales Philippines (YTSPI) held a track day last September 29, 2018, to commemorate the 40th year of Advan. For those
Metzeler unleashes Sportec M7 RR street tire
Earlier this year, I bought a slightly used 2017 Yamaha MT-09. Even though it cost me more than a brand-new unit would've had, this MT-09 is loaded with lots of high-performance parts that would probably fetch one-
Breast cancer is a real problem
When it comes to big problems, sometimes it's the little gestures that count.Bridgestone is once again bringing attention to breast cancer by selling special pink-colored tire valve caps to help fund research. All of the proceeds go to
Should you pay attention to these?
The other day, I was at a tire shop and was watching as tires were being mounted for another customer. I noticed that the technician doing the mounting wasn't paying attention to the alignment of the dots on the sidewall
This will make you stop and think
It's a question that boggles the mind. With the number of cars being sold in the Philippines today (despite the industry slowdown because of the revised excise tax law), it's a staggering figure. Almost half a million vehicles were sold
'Safe when new, safe when worn'
Michelin Philippines has just launched its new Primacy 4 range. With the slogan 'Safe when new, safe when worn,' the tiremaker promises "lasting safety and excellent performance" throughout the product's life cycle.The engineering behind the new tire,
Never be without one
In this day and age may not make sense to still keep a tire pressure gauge. Any decent gasoline station already has one built into the air pump. A good gas station will have one that is properly calibrated. However, keeping a
Happy 120th birthday, Goodyear!
If the past few weeks have been any indication of what to expect during future downpours, motorists are going to have to rethink the way they drive.Floods and worsening traffic conditions are two factors that we'll have to keep an
Ignoring these will cost you
You're grateful that lady luck was on your side.You must be feeling so relieved after enduring gutter-deep floods on your way home from the office, and all you want to do is rest. Soaked after riding through a heavy
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