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Alignment, TPMS and Pirelli P Zero Tyres for Striking Bentely Continental GTC “Speed”

Article written by Bush Tyres Alignment, TPMS and Pirelli P Zero Tyres for Striking Bentely Continental GTC “Speed”

This Bentley Continental GTC “Speed” visited our Endyke Tyres Branch in Cottingham. The car came in for a full set of new Pirelli P Zero ‘B’ Specification tyres, along with a wheel alignment and Tyre Pressure monitoring sensor (TPMS) service.

2013 Bentley Continental GTC – “Speed”

This glorious Bentley convertible with striking red convertible roof, visited Endyke Tyres in Hull for a full set of Pirelli “B” specification tyres. Seen here fitted to the factory optioned fully forged 20” multi spoke alloy wheels.

Alignment, TPMS and Pirelli P Zero Tyres for Striking Bentely Continental GTC “Speed”

The “Speed” benefits from several enhancements over the standard GT. These include an extra power from the mighty 6 litre W12 engine. Total output is 626bhp, 0-60 in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of over 200mph. There aren’t many cars that can go faster than this one with the roof down.

Pirelli P Zero “B”

The Pirelli tyres selected for the Bentley are the P Zero ultra-high-performance (UHP) tyres. This family of tyres offers the best in performance but also excellent levels of comfort and refinement, as you would expect on a luxury car like this.

During the development of the Bentley Continental, Bentley worked closely with its tyre partners, Pirelli in this case taking part in development and testing through the process of homologation.

Other makes and model of tyre can be fitted to the car, but for the best possible results it nearly always makes sense to choose the same tyres chosen by the manufacturer during the development of the car.

Four Wheel Alignment

The Bentley had a comprehensive four-wheel alignment adjustment to ensure maximum life and grip from the new tyres. Our technicians have all the necessary equipment and training required to adjust these cars to the manufacturer specifications.

Alignment, TPMS and Pirelli P Zero Tyres for Striking Bentely Continental GTC “Speed”

TPMS valve stem replacement

Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) have been in the automotive industry for many years now and they became a mandatory fitment on all new cars from November 2014.

In this video you can see the valves and how they are installed by our technicians:

The TPMS sensors warn drivers if one or more of your tyres are under-inflated. Active TPMS, have valves containing a battery powered sender unit. These sensors transmit live pressure information to the cars computer (ECU).

If the tyres become punctured or lose pressure, this system alerts the driver to any possible defect by illumination of a warning light on the instrument cluster. If this light comes on, you are advised to check your tyre pressures before continuing your journey.

If the pressures are all ok and there is no apparent issue remaining, you should still bring your vehicle in for a check as soon as possible as there may be an underlying fault or slow loss of pressure in one of your tyres.

Our expert staff will offer a no obligation inspection of your vehicles TPMS to establish the current tyre pressures and the state of the electronic system including, where possible, the battery status of most working sensors.

If required, we can then reset your TPMS and if necessary, also replace the TPMS valve, removing the old valve, fitting a new one and programming it. Bush Tyres have invested in the market leading i-Sensor equipment and training from the recognised industry professionals, Autogem.

This gives us confidence that almost any TPMS issue presented can be rectified, with most repairs possible the same working day.

Even if the system appears to be performing correctly, Bentley and all major manufacturers recommend a “stem replacement” at every tyre change. This is the mechanical part of the system and can degrade and perish over time and even corrode if they are the metal type.

If these TPMS stems are not serviced correctly and replaced at recommended intervals these relatively low-cost maintenance items can help prevent a later more costly or potentially dangerous deflation.

Valve stem replacement starts from as little as £10 per valve if done at the same time as a tyre change.

The other most common failure is batteries. They are designed to last 5-7 years but if your sensors are nearing the end of their working life, it makes sense to change them before they fail.

If you do this at the same time as your tyre change it saves the additional cost of stripping down the wheel and tyre just to replace the sensor.

If your car is approaching 7 years old and has never had the sensor replaced, ask for them to be included in your next tyre change.

The TPMS systems became a mandatory test item on the annual MOT inspection from January 2015 for vehicles first used on or after 1 January 2012. It is not currently illegal to drive without TPMS.

If your vehicle is fitted with TPMS, it must be working correctly. If the TPMS warning light is illuminated on the dashboard, you could also receive a penalty charge notice (PCN).

Avoid these additional costs and delays, by keeping your TPMS system in good working condition. Our experts will give you the best advice for your specific vehicle. TPMS checks can save you time and money compared to a potentially more expensive visit to the dealership service centre.

We have Tyre Pressure Monitoring Sensor (TPMS) repair equipment along with replacement sensors and service kits for all major manufacturers. Our trained TPMS technicians are ready to offer you the best possible advice and service for your vehicle. Call in today for a FREE TPMS check, or click below to book a TPMS check:

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If you are looking for new tyres for your Bentley or a wheel alignment or TPMS check, visit your local branch where our team of trained tyre technicians will be able to help and advise.

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