Europe’s demand for cold weather tyres during the harsh 2010 winter saw a dramatic increase in volume given growing customer and business needs for more appropriate tyres. Cold weather tyre sales rose by a massive 20% in Europe from 1.4 million in 2009 to 1.68 million in 2010, driven largely by the demand of public and private sector fleets.
It’s a tough economic, many businesses are struggling to survive against experienced competition, those who are prepared give themselves a competitive advantage over the under prepared. The companies that are not hindered or shut down because of the snow are the companies that will succeed over the winter months. Tyres can’t control the weather but they sure can help fleets cope easier and run more efficiently during the winter.
After successive and restless winters it is predicted that the sales of winter tyres is set to continue to grow. You must be prepared, listen to the advice of experienced companies and plan for winter. Companies who are prepared are the companies that will succeed when other are not.
The Wheel Specialist offers a wide range of tyres to suit all types of vehicles. Why not visit one of our nationwide branches or call 0845 465 4865 to see how we can minimise your down time rate over next winter.
The Fast Lane Super Car show was born out of two Supercar Sundays held in Corbridge in 2008 and 2009. In three years the event grew at such pace it was only natural that the next level was to develop a bigger show called Fast Lane. 2010’s Fast Lane was fantastic; over 300 cars registered and attended the event. Fast Lane 2011 is going to be even bigger and better with more displays, more trade stands and lots of support from national car clubs this year. Seeing as it only around the corner from the Newcastle branch, the guys have decided to attend the event and set up a stand.
The event is being held on the 15th May at Tynedale Rugby Club, Corbridge, Northumberland, tickets are only £6 for adults and free for under 16’s so why not get yourself down there?
The Wheel Specialist Newcastle will be available all day to answer any questions, show you some example finishes and explain the whole process to you. This is a great chance for you to meet the guys that run The Wheel Specialist Newcastle and pick their brains. If you have scuffed alloy wheels in Newcastle this event is a must.
For more information on the Fast Lane Show please visit – http://www.fastlaneshow.co.uk
Problems with a leaking tyre and tried everything you know to fix it?
It could be due to corrosion on your alloy wheel where the tyre is unable to seal correctly around the wheel.
At The Wheel Specialist we see many problems due to wheel corrosion and a full refurbishment is the only solution. Because we repair and refurbish the whole wheel and not just the front face like many refurbers you can be assured that the inner parts of the wheel will be as good as the front.
Under-inflated tyres are not only dangerous but also create more resistance when your car is moving. That means your car has to work harder, so more fuel is used, the life of your tyre is reduced and more CO2 emissions are produced.
So with The Wheel Specialist you not only get superb “just left the showroom” wheels you could fix that annoying leak as well.
From manufacturers colour matches to a completely new look you can turn your curbed and damaged wheels into something you can be proud of.
Visit www.thewheelspecialist.co.uk for more information or to find your nearest branch.
Are you looking for alloy wheel refurbishment in Scotland? Then you’re in luck, The Wheel Specialist are set to open two new branches in both Edinburgh and Aberdeen in spring 2011. The Wheel Specialist now covers the whole of Scotland so there is absolutely no excuse for having worn, corroded and damaged alloy wheels! The Wheel Specialist are the UK’s only static based, nationwide alloy wheel refurbishment operation built on impeccable customer service and a reputation for incredibly high quality finishes.
Have you searched high and low for specialist alloy wheel refurbishment in Scotland? Your search is over. The Wheel Specialist makes it so easy to have your alloy wheels repaired, as we offer a same day service and a 12 month guarantee for peace of mind.
The Edinburgh branch is based centrally and provides easy access from Edinburgh and surrounding areas. For an instant online quote please visit the website or call the branch direct on 0131 334 9705.
The Wheel Specialist Edinburgh; 15/5 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH12 9EB
More details to follow on Aberdeen shortly.
The Wheel Specialist holds open days up and down the country for the public, traders, car clubs and enthusiasts alike. It is a great way to show people around the branch and get them involved in what we do. The Newcastle branch of The Wheel Specialist will be opening its doors on the 8th of May 2011 to our friends at www.secta69.com. Secta69 is an online car club forum with members throughout the north of England. This is a chance for all the members to get together, have a meet and find out what is different about the way we refurbish alloy wheels. This will be a great day out for the members of secta69 with wheels, cars, refreshments and even a BBQ.
Are you a member of a car club and want to hold a club meet at one of our nationwide branches? Then get in touch with your local branch to discuss the details, we are very flexible in what the day can entail and we can organise a structure to meet the needs of your club and your members. Holding club meets at The Wheel Specialist can be a great way to get all the members in one place and learn about something new, the process is very fascinating and will appeal to all petrol heads who love their wheels!
To celebrate their 1st birthday The Wheel Specialist in Swindon will be holding their first open day on the 12th of March from 10AM to 4PM, and every bodies welcome! This is an opportunity to come and have a look around their unit and learn a little bit more about how they refurbish alloy wheels to such a high standard.
Any bookings that are taken on the day will receive a special discount so it will be well worth turning up and having a look around. There will also be a raffle with the grand prize of a FREE wheel refurbishment in a standard finish, 2nd place will receive £100 off the value of their refurbishment and 3rd place will receive £50 off. All proceeds from the raffle will be going to Help for Heroes: http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/
The day is going to be incredibly exciting, there will be a lot to see and do. For anyone who loves their wheels and has suffered the unfortunate misfortune of damaging them, this day out is a must. You will get to see how the process works, the types of finishes that can be achieved and have a chat to the technicians about the kind of finishes that would suit your vehicle, whether standard, bespoke or manufacturers matches. Others vehicle maintenance and repair companies will be there so if you have any questions about that annoying scratch or engine rattle there will be professionals to help answer your questions. The whole purpose of the day is to get everyone together, having fun, learn a little bit about the way we refurbish alloy wheels and look at the wide range of finishes they have available. If you have scuffed alloy wheels and are looking for alloy wheel refurbishment in Swindon this is a must go to event. The address is below, if you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to call the Swindon branch, details below.
The Wheel Specialist – Swindon, Unit 4 Westmead Ind. Est, Swindon, SN5 7YT
Tel: 01793 532 178
After a very successful open day last November The Wheel Specialist Cardiff have decided to hold another one on the 2nd of April 2011 and boy have they go a lot planned for it. Not only will this be a chance for anyone and everyone to visit their branch, have a look around and learn a little bit about the specialised and unique way they refurbish alloy wheels. But also it will be a chance to talk to other professionals with in the car industry about all areas of car customisation and repair. The Wheel Specialist in Cardiff spend a lot of time organising their open days and creating a fun, interesting day out for all. As mentioned there will be a number of other vehicle specialists present including TI22: Wales’ finest detailer, Booster UK: professional vehicle mapping and turbo’s, Mac Tools: tool specialists and many more. Not forgetting an Ice Cream and Burger van for lunch! If you have scuffed alloy wheels in Wales then this is an event you cannot afford to miss. There is going to be a raffle to win a FREE refurbishment of which all the proceeds will go to the local St Anne’s Hospice: http://www.stanneshospice.org.uk/ This is going to be a great day, sponsoring a great local charity so get yourselves down there and take part. Everyone is welcome, if you require any more information then please contact Jon King on 01633 873 172 or see the invitation below:
The iconic Goodwood breakfast club has, in recent years, developed in to a ‘must attend’ event for thousands of car connoisseurs who enjoy a casual drive through sleepy West Sussex on a Sunday morning for a hearty organic breakfast and meet with lots of fellow car enthusiasts to gaze at some fantastic machinery. The Wheel Specialist Fareham needed no convincing when it came to attending this event to chat to like minded petrol heads about the fantastic service that they offer. The Wheel Specialist offers the highest quality alloy wheel refurbishment in the UK and attending events such as this are important to talk people about what is different about the way we refurbish alloy wheels, plus it gives them a chance to get out and about!
Not only is this a great event to admire cars but it is also the perfect opportunity to come and have a chat with The Wheel Specialists about all things alloy wheels, which we know you love! As show season looms it is time for everyone to smarten up their alloy wheels which winter has ruined and where better to have them refurbished that the UK’s number one alloy wheel refurbishment company. The Wheel Specialist Fareham will be participating at every Goodwood breakfast club with a trade stand throughout the season which take place on the first Sunday of every month – for all of the dates please visit: http://www.goodwood.co.uk/downloads/motorsport/2011bcthemesanddates.pdf Sarah and Vern from the Fareham branch are looking forward to the event and hope that they see lots of you down there with your fantastic cars ready and raring to talk about alloy wheel refurbishment and the jaw dropping finishes that can be achieve. There is a look to suit all vehicles, whether manufacturers matches, standard finishes or bespoke designs nothing is too much trouble. For more information on their participation at the event please contact the Fareham branch on 01329 846 040.
- Goodwood Breakfast Club – The Wheel Specialist