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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Landsail’s van tyre range - when you need tyres you can rely on

Winter, summer, all-season - whenever you need your van on the road, Landsail has tyres you can trust.

From the hard-wearing LSV88 to the tough Snow Star winter tyre and the 4Seasons Van - giving you the best of both warm and cold-weather performance - Landsail’s innovative tyre design makes it the ideal tyre for tradesmen, delivery drivers and more.

The LSV88 is Landsail’s original van tyre. Designed for durability but with agile handling for enhanced control and safety, it was the first van tyre manufactured in Landsail’s cutting-edge Industry 4.0 facility.

Snow Star is formulated with an advanced silica compound to retain the flexibility needed for cold-weather control and the strength required to carry significant load. Its tread design is specifically engineered to channel water, snow and debris through the tread and out to maintain grip and braking performance.

4Seasons Van uses the latest design innovation to deliver performance that is agile and responsive while also comfortable under full load.

Not only is it a proven summer performer, it has 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake certification so  when deliveries reach their winter peak, 4Seasons Van just keeps on working.

“Vans play a more important role in the economy than ever,” said Chris Saunders, Landsail UK Brand Manager.

“With more drivers working in the sector it has become more important to ensure they have the right tyres for the job. Cost is an important factor, as is safety, particularly with there being a very obvious peak around late autumn and winter for deliveries.

“Creating a range of tyres designed to perform at an optimal level in all conditions made perfect sense to us. The LSV88 is a reliable everyday performer - a robust yet comfortable van tyre, for the busy winter Snow Star delivers increased control in lower temperatures    and the 4Seasons Van is ideal for the year-round van driver who wants a tyre with exceptional handling and longevity in all conditions.”

For more information on the Landsail range visit www.landsailtyres.co.uk.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Dealer of the Month: Express Tyre Service

Express Tyre Service in Lockerbie has one core philosophy - they keep it simple for their customers.

With more than 30 years of expertise, customers trust Express to offer them the right tyres, at the right price, every time.

Owners Ian and Jill Hamilton have just completed a major rebrand of the Bridge Street site. In partnership with Landsail Tyres they’ve created a fresh, modern customer environment and increased roadside visibility to enhance the customer experience.

“We pride ourselves on giving the best possible customer service and investing in a more modern look and feel is a big part of that,” said Ian. “We call what we offer modern technology with old-fashioned values.

“Customers can book their fitting online or they can come in and see us. At the moment customers and staff operate under Covid restrictions to keep everyone safe. We will even come to you with our mobile tyre service.

“It’s important to us to make sure that every customer feels confident and comfortable when they come in and that starts with what they first see. Once they step inside our team offers everyone a warm welcome. Thanks to our years of experience, whether you are a real petrolhead or you’re not really sure about cars, we’ll treat you with respect and help you get back on the road safely.

“We built our business on tyres. Our goal has always been to give people the right advice to make sure they are safe on the roads. Tyres are, as they have always been, your primary safety feature and we take that very seriously.

“Landsail tyres have really taken off with customers, in part because we have found ourselves that Landsail are extremely good quality tyres which deliver outstanding performance for a great price so we have been able to recommend them.

“Many of our regular customers have now become loyal Landsail customers because of the level of daily performance they offer.

Express Tyre Service’s reputation is built on their tyre and automotive knowledge, but they are also known for their generosity to many local and national charities, including Cancer Research.

They have also stepped up to support those with sporting ambitions, including Isle of Man TT sidecar duo Rob Fisher and Rick Long.

“As a business we rely on the support of our customers,” said Ian. “So we try to pay that forward and support others who are doing good work or are striving to achieve something great.”

Express Tyre Service’s new-look Lockerbie depot is open now. Book an appointment with them online at www.lockerbietyres.co.uk or visit them on social media on Facebook. To learn more about the Landsail tyre range visit www.landsailtyres.co.uk.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Landsail Tyres J-Cup to go ahead despite delayed lifting of Covid restrictions

The 2021 Landsail Tyres J-Cup will go ahead on Thursday, June 24 despite the UK Government’s delay in lifting the current Covid restrictions.

The event, which runs until Saturday, June 26 will be supported by Landsail Tyres for the seventh time and will offer the most competitive J-Boat racing of the season.

Hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club on the banks of the Hamble River, the regatta provides three days of thrilling racing on the Solent plus great fun and pageantry ashore at one of UK’s most prestigious yacht clubs.

Following the announcement of a delay to the easing of lockdown the J-Cup - which managed to continue through the pandemic measures of 2020 - will go ahead with crews and spectators attending under existing Covid restrictions.

More than 50 boats have entered this year for a full programme that includes the J/111 class National Championships.

“We’re thrilled that the J-Cup is able to go ahead,” said Landsail Tyres UK Brand Manager Chris Saunders. “The organisers have already proved they can operate the event Covid-safe and this year will enjoy more freedom than in 2020.

“We’re sure that the crews are just itching to get out there and race and we can’t wait!”

Monday, June 7, 2021

Trust Landsail to get you home in a crisis

With fitments covering more than 90% of UK cars, it’s probably no surprise that Landsail Tyres also offers selected patterns in run-flat options.

If your car is one of those with run-flats as standard, Landsail offers both its UHP LS588 and LS388 in run-flat sizes so that you can enjoy the benefits of a tyre that keeps going after a puncture without the drawbacks.

Built on the principles of using a reinforced sidewall to maintain structural integrity enough to safely get you home, Landsail’s run-flat range not only takes the sting out of the cost of replacing these highly engineered tyres, it also brings the same trusted performance that has seen the brand grown in the UK, where it now represents one in every 25 tyres sold.

“Run-flat tyres are the result of significant advances in tyre engineering,” said Chris Saunders, Landsail UK Brand Manager. “To find the balance of performance and comfort in a tyre built with the strength to support a vehicle is complex.

“Landsail ‘s run-flat tyres are designed and built to offer added comfort without compromising either their driving performance or ability to drive to safety following a puncture.

“By basing our run-flat tyres on the LS588 and LS388 patterns, drivers have supreme confidence that their tyres will deliver precise control, great handling and responsive braking.”

Thanks to its 3D block design, the LS588 maintains maximum grip for longer; and despite its lower profile, its sidewalls have a proven track record of maintaining support up to 50mph  following a puncture.

For the smaller passenger, the LS388 pattern also offers that reassurance, with grip and handling profiles replicated for the run-flat model plus optimised pitch alignment to enhance the tyre’s noise-cancelling features. This results in the LS388 run-flat version delivering a supremely comfortable drive.

For more information on the Landsail run-flat range or to enquire about joining the Landsail dealer network call 08444 93 9000 or visit www.landsailtyres.co.uk.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Tony Lynch and Landsail Team Geriatric claim double podium on rallycross return

Seasoned Wigan race driver Tony Lynch and Landsail Team Geriatric made a strong start to their Retro Rallycross campaign in the 2021 British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy.

Racing at Lydden Hill in Kent, the event marked the debut for Tony's new-look Toyota MR2, complete with Landsail Tyres livery, which had undergone extensive work over the winter in a bid to challenge for the Retro Rallycross crown.

Team Geriatric is a race team, based in Wigan, made up of experienced race engineers who are proving that age is no barrier to success.

“We have tried to retire but we can’t walk away,” said Tony. “We love the thrill of racing and we’re still pretty good, so why quit?”

Saturday's opening meeting saw Tony pick up a hat-trick of third place finishes in the three heats and after a rocket start to the final before being pipped to the line by the Mini of Terry Moore to finish second.

Monday's round would see Tony qualify at the front of the grid and although he held the lead when the lights went out, Moore stole it going through turn one.

From there, Tony would chase the Mini down and twice managed to get back ahead only to then see Moore reclaim the lead going up the hill to the hairpin, handing Tony his second runners-up finish of the weekend.

With points being awarded for both qualifying and the finals, Tony finds himself leading the standings after the first two rounds, with an advantage of eight points to take into round three at Pembrey.

"It's great to come away from the opening round with two podium finishes, but we have work to do ahead of the next round," he said. "We'll regroup and work hard to improve the car. I have to give massive credit to the team as we had a few little issues across the weekend that they worked hard to fix, and that allowed me to go out and put on a good show across the weekend.”

Chris Saunders, Landsail Tyres UK Brand Manager, said: “We’re thrilled to help Tony return to action this season.

“Lydden Hill was a strong start and we know that Team Geriatric will be keen to get back out there and get to the top of the podium.”

Follow Team Geriatric’s season at www.landsailtyres.co.uk.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Landsail Dealer of the Month - Tyre Hub

Landsail Tyres dealer Tyre Hub started in 2014 from its original base in Bold, St Helens offering professional tyre services and wheel alignment. 

In 2017 it opened a new branch in Widnes offering the same services plus MOT testing and vehicle repairs. In 2020 the company launched a fleet of highly equipped mobile tyre fitting vehicles to cover St Helens and Widnes 6 days a week.

“Our carefully chosen employees are the heartbeat of the business,” said Charlotte Croom, Operations Manager of Tyre Hub.

“They recognise that putting the customer first, creating a positive experience and combined with honest hard work is the right way to do things and the rewards are customer loyalty and a great place to work.”

Those standards were also applied when Tyre Hub chose to become an authorised Landsail dealer.

“Working with an established and progressive company such as Landsail, with the support they offer to us as a dealer, is fantastic,” said Charlotte. “The recent branding of our centres has added to the already professional image our company holds, we are very fortunate to have a large and loyal customer base that has been grown and nurtured thanks to the very hard work of our amazing work force.

“As a brand Landsail offers a huge product range across the board and when it comes to offering high quality performance without the big price tag Landsail are head and shoulders above the rest. 

“We find our customers very often favourably compare Landsail to premium brands and decide to stick with them for future tyre purchases.  Both the performance and the continuous evolution of the brand allows us to promote trust in it to our customers, we look forward to continuing to grow and develop this relationship.”

Like all businesses, Tyre Hub was impacted by Covid last year, with the business having to make significant changes to remain operational.

“No one could have foreseen how the last 12/18 months have played out,” said Charlotte.

“In the early days of the first lockdown it was certainly a shock to see such disruption and change in the day to day working environment.  However, thanks to our amazing and dedicated work force we adapted and modified a number of processes to meet and exceed the required protocols put in place.

“This allowed us to continue to provide our customers with the essential service we carry out, keeping emergency service vehicles on the road via our working relationship with national breakdown companies and helping key workers with tyre services to assist them in getting to and from work.

“The support Landsail has continually offered us as a dealer has been nothing short of fantastic, from tyre centre branding to staff uniforms as well as point of sale information for our customers.

“We’re confident in the brand and it is helping us to develop long-standing and trusting relationships with our customers.”

Discover the Tyre Hub at www.thetyrehub.co.uk

Friday, May 21, 2021

Landsail offers performance you can trust

Sports cars, hatchbacks, SUVs - the UHP tyre of today must deliver the right level of ride
comfort, longevity and performance for a wide range of vehicle and driver styles.
The ever-growing popularity of Landsail’s LS588 and LS388 tyres demonstrates that they
have found that balance.
Designed and engineered using the latest tyre performance data and manufactured in the
world’s first Industry 4.0 tyre facility, Landsail’s high performance patterns continue to drive
the brand’s growth in the UK and across the globe.
Both the LS588 and LS388 ranges are sporty, fast and agile while also offering longevity and
strength. This combination of factors makes these tyres an excellent choice for most UK
drivers.
 
Both tyres share core features, including a central 3D block designed to anchor the tyres and
ensure an even wear profile while maintaining traction in wet and dry conditions. Both
patterns also include heat-resistant bars built into the shoulders to reduce wear and
longitudinal grooves feeding into latitudinal channels to remove water from the contact area
efficiently.
 
The sportier LS588 is designed to offer a wider contact patch and lower profile than the
LS388. The LS588 also comes in a dedicated SUV application, with the same tread pattern
and characteristics but a higher load rating.
 
“The LS588 and LS388 have been designed for today’s demanding marketplace,” said Chris
Saunders, Landsail UK Brand Manager. “High performance tyres are no longer expected to
just deliver high-speed handling and control; they must also be able to work effectively on
the school run and the morning commute, with the ability to carry heavier weight.
“Landsail does that, which is why the brand is trusted by UK drivers. One in every 25 tyres
sold in the UK is a Landsail tyre. Drivers choose us because they know they can rely on our
tyres for comfort, value and safety.”
 
For more information on the Landsail range or to enquire about joining the Landsail dealer
network call 08444 93 9000 or visit www.landsailtyres.co.uk.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Leicester City win the 2021 FA Cup

Landsail Tyres is proud to congratulate our partners Leicester City on winning the prestigious FA Cup for the first time ever.

A stunning Youri Tielemens strike sealed a Wembley win over Chelsea for the Foxes and saw Brendan Rodgers’ men join an elite group of only six English clubs to have won the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup.

As the official tyre partner of Leicester City Landsail has enjoyed joining them on their incredible road to glory this season, which fittingly ended in front of a live crowd of 21,000 people - the largest crowd at an English game since March 2020, the start of the first pandemic lockdown.

The Premier League is still to be completed so we wish everyone at Leicester all the best for the remaining games as you prepare to finish the season with fans inside the King Power Stadium.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Landsail Tyres Dealer of the Month: Tyldesley Tyres

For 37 years Tyldesley Tyres has kept the motorists of Tyldesley moving.

Renowned for sound advice and excellent service, current owners Karl Dickinson, Martin Shaw and their team are dedicated to upholding a reputation first established in 1984.

“We took over Tyldesley Tyres three years ago and instantly understood what made it a success,” said Karl.

“Offering customers honest expertise and advice and being open and fair about pricing means customers trust us.”

An authorised Landsail dealer, Tyldesley Tyres offers full servicing, repair and MOT testing in addition to tyres. As with many businesses, customer loyalty has been tested over the last 12 months as the global pandemic hit. 

“We run two sites and it was a challenge,” said Karl. “But with Landsail maintaining supply throughout we were able to ensure that key workers got to and from work safely and as things opened up we were able to access enough stock to meet a huge surge in demand.

“Much of that surge has seen customers choosing Landsail tyres. Our reputation is everything and we recommend Landsail as they are proven performers.

“Not only are they a reliable tyre range, they are excellent value for customers too. A lot of people ask for part-worn tyres these days thinking they will save money, but a completely new, trustworthy set of Landsail tyres is not a lot more. That’s why we encourage customers to try Landsail first.”

During the first lockdown Landsail worked with Tyldesley Tyres to install new signage, giving the business a more modern, eye-catching identity.

“We’ve had a few record months,” said Karl. “Customers needed to have their vehicles serviced - many of them have spent a long time sitting dormant.

“Growing awareness of Landsail - and its extensive size range - means more of them are choosing Landsail Tyres too.”

Learn more about Tyldesley Tyres at www.tyldesleytyres.co.uk.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Leicester City are off to Wembley for the 2021 FA Cup final!

They’ve done it! Leicester City have reached the FA Cup final for the first time in 52 years and Landsail Tyres has been by their side every step of the way. 

Kelechi Iheanacho’s strike against Southampton was enough to send the Foxes through to the showpiece game on 15 May - a just reward for Leicester’s unique blend of grit and flair this season.

As Official Tyre Partner of Leicester City, Landsail Tyres is proud to congratulate Brendan Rodgers’ side on their fantastic achievement.

“This has been an extraordinary season and Leicester have consistently shown they are among the Premier League’s best clubs,” said Chris Saunders, Landsail UK Brand Manager. “They have played with passion, power and precision in all competitions and now they have reached the most prestigious domestic trophy final in the world. 

“Landsail Tyres is proud to be associated with a club that has shown that with the right mix of talent and hard work, anything is possible.”

Follow Leicester City’s fortunes with Landsail Tyres on our social media channels:

facebook: www.facebook.com/landsailtyres

instagram: @landsail_tyres

twitter: @landsail_tyres

 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Landsail J-Cup to be first post-lockdown regatta

Landsail Tyres will return for the seventh year as main sponsor of the J-Cup sailing regatta.

Key Yachting has announced that the 2021 Landsail Tyres J-Cup will be the first major regatta in England following the proposed final stage of the UK Government roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions.

"Landsail Tyres are thrilled to once more be supporting the J-Cup regatta," said Chris Saunders, Landsail UK Brand Manager. "This will be Landsail's seventh regatta and being the first one after Covid restrictions are expected to ease - it is going to be extra special. The J Boats community always delivers exciting racing, and we can't wait to see who comes out on top this year!"

Hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, well over 50 teams are expected for the exclusive J Boats regatta, which includes the J/111 National Championship. 

“A big thank you to Landsail Tyres for their continued support of the J-Cup, this is going to be a lot of fun,” commented Key Yachting’s Wayne Palmer. “For over 20 years this has been the event that brings the J Boats family together and that is especially important in the current climate. The Key Yachting team is just as passionate about the regatta as the hundreds of sailors that will be taking part. We are determined to make it a memorable event for everyone involved.”

For more information about the 2021 Landsail Tyres J-Cup visit www.keyyachting.com.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Iain Cameron races into action with Landsail Tyres

Motorsport is back and Landsail Tyres has teamed up with Iain Cameron and Culcheth Tyres to take on the MX-5 Cup.

The single-make Mazda series pits driver against driver in almost identical machines, leaving the results down to pure driving ability.

You will have no trouble picking Culcheth Tyres owner Iain out as he pilots his striking blue and yellow Landsail-branded MX-5 around the best motor racing tracks in Britain.

In the opening races at Donington Park on Easter Monday Iain secured top-10 finishes & earned Driver of the Day to get his campaign off to a great start.

“I’m thrilled to be racing and I wanted my car to catch the eye," said Iain. “Thanks to Landsail it does exactly that!”

Leigh Melling, brand manager for Landsail Tyres, said the brand was proud to work with Iain on the project.

“Iain knows Landsail Tyres well, he has been a valued dealer for a number of years,” said Leigh. “When we spoke about his hopes to return in 2021 we were keen to help. Hopefully we will see it competing at the head of the field this year."

Watch live-streams of the MX-5 Cup at www.750mc.co.uk/live

Discover Culcheth Tyres’ services at www.culcheth-tyres.co.uk and explore Landsail at www.landsailtyres.co.uk.

 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Find balance between performance and value with Landsail’s SUV range

Millions of people buy or lease SUVs as a great way to get the family around - but what
about when they come to replace those big, hardworking tyres?

Many consumers don’t factor in the cost of tyres, which for SUVs in particular have to be
highly engineered to deliver comfort, responsive handling all under a heavier load than a
standard passenger car.

Specifically designed to feed drivers’ growing appetite for imposing family cars with large
wheels, Landsail’s LS588 SUV and CLV2 tyres take the sting out of driving a larger car
without compromising where it counts.

Both have been given key SUV stylings to maximise the performance and maintain the all-
important look of your car.

The LS588 is the Landsail SUV tyre for the premium SUV owner. Low profile, ultra-high
performance, a sporty tread pattern and dynamically optimised tread blocks that wear to
adapt to your driving style.

Grip comes courtesy of the LS588’s separate blocks and sipes, designed to maximise road
contact and to drive away water to prevent aquaplaning.

An advanced silica compound reduces rolling resistance to increase fuel efficiency -
optimising both grip and MPG even in the true heavyweight SUVs.

Most importantly, particularly considering the extra weight carried by SUVs, all three of
Landsail’s SUV tyre ranges use compound formulation and groove design to deliver
responsive braking.

If your SUV is more utility than sports, then the CLV2 could be for you., With a more
traditional block layout and grip-optimised grooves, allowing it to offer the same grip profile
with a more classic SUV look.

“SUVs are a real success story,” said Chris Saunders, Landsail UK Brand Manager. “Often
when people make that choice however they give no thought to replacement tyres - whether
that is the cost of them or the demands placed on them by their new car.

“As a result it can often be a shock when they go to a dealer to change their tyres and they
get a huge bill for like-for-like replacements.

“At Landsail, we work relentlessly to ensure that the tyres we recommend for SUVs are able
to deliver the safety, handling and performance drivers expect at a fair price.”

For more information on the Landsail range, to buy online or become a dealer, visit

www.landsailtyres.co.uk.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Car Clinic teams up with Landsail Tyres to deliver premium service centre upgrade

Global tyre brand Landsail and Car Clinic in Ledsham have teamed up to give the respected Cheshire-based MOT service centre a major upgrade.

A family business, Car Clinic has been a leading Landsail Tyres customer for many years, offering outstanding service. 

So when brothers Matt and Mike Cooper wanted to improve their facilities, the brand agreed to help.

The significant joint investment in branding and equipment means Car Clinic’s service area and office now match its reputation for offering the best vehicle repair advice and services in the area. 

“We’ve always taken a lot of pride in ensuring that from the moment they first see our site, Car Clinic customers have confidence in the quality of products and services we offer,” said Matt. 

“When we wanted to upgrade our facilities to improve both how we work and the customer experience, we were thrilled when Landsail agreed to join us on the project. With their support we’ve been able to massively improve both the look and feel of the site and the services we offer.”

Striking new illuminated signage has increased visibility along the busy Welsh Road and wrapped metal panelling has given the service area a more professional look while providing at-a-glance information for customers about the Landsail tyre range. 

Work has also been done to modernise and brighten up the service bays and the centrepiece - a bespoke oversized steel fabricated version of Landsail’s popular LS388 tyre - welcome customers to the main reception.

“The service bays are lighter and more open and we’ve added coherent, clear branding throughout the bays so that customers can clearly see the range of high quality Landsail tyres we offer,” said Matt.

“We want customers to know as soon as they pull in that they are going to get a premium, service for their vehicle using high quality products that we trust and recommend.”

Discover Car Clinic at www.carclinicmotcentre.co.uk.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Don’t let tyres hold up your delivery - choose Landsail’s 4Seasons Van

From next day delivery to emergency plumbing - when a customer demands a service, they expect nothing to get in the way.

 

So whether you’re delivering groceries or tech devices, from roof repairs to mobile tyre fitting, whatever the weather with Landsail Tyres’ 4Seasons Van, the weather is no match for you.

 

With 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake certification for wet and wintry weather, 4Seasons Van is as at home in a long hot summer as it is among the icy and rain-soaked extremes of a modern British winter.

 

Precision-engineered sipes increase the amount of water and debris driven away from the contact area, working with the larger main grooves to preserve grip and control even in the worst weather. It’s advanced silica compound is not only formulated to be hard wearing but also to enhance fuel efficiency.

 

These innovative design features mean the 4Seasons Van manages to remain tough and strong while delivering a cost effective, comfortable drive.

 

“Our research and design team has engineered the 4Seasons Van to optimise everything that is important to a van driver.” said Chris Saunders, Landsail UK Brand Manager.

 

“From all-weather braking and cornering performance to the lifespan, particularly when being driven for the majority of its time under additional weight, the 4Seasons Van is everything a light commercial van driver needs in a year-round tyre.”

 

For more information on the Landsail range visit www.landsailtyres.co.uk.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Make sure you’re ready for life after lockdown with Landsail Tyres

Over the last 12 months the majority of cars, SUVs and vans in the UK and Ireland have sat unmoved for longer than any other time in history thanks to pandemic lockdowns.

Despite that lack of use, they continue to change and age and you need to carry out a few checks if your vehicle has been sitting idle for long periods to ensure you can drive safely.

The most important thing to look at is your tyres. Sitting for lengthy periods of time in one spot can create weak points, tyre pressure can drop, changing how the vehicle handles and brakes and the changeable weather conditions of the last 12 months may have helped to age tyres.

Lockdown may be tough on tyres, but Landsail has the solution. Our range - the LS188, LS288, LS388, LS588, CLV2 and 4Seasons plus our commercial LSV88 and 4Seasons Van tyre - covers the majority of wheel sizes on UK roads.

In addition, throughout the 2021 lockdown our retailers have remained open and we have continued to supply them as normal to ensure that whenever you need to get back on the road, Landsail is there to keep you safe.

“Tyres often only get checked when a car goes in for its MOT or a service,” said Chris Saunders, Landsail UK Brand Manager.

“But following lockdown it’s really important to make sure your tyres are at the right pressure and in good condition. They are your only point of contact with the road and they are your vehicle’s primary safety feature.

“Our dedicated national network of Landsail retailers have remained open during lockdown to ensure that - primarily - keyworkers can continue to travel safely but they are also ready when everyone begins to come out of lockdown to make sure that every vehicle remains safe on the road, protecting both drivers and pedestrians.”

The Landsail tyre range is designed for drivers. Featuring advanced silica compounds for optimum grip, braking and efficiency plus precision-engineered tread patterns to enhance performance and wet handling, every tyre in the Landsail catalogue is engineered to deliver the right performance for your vehicle.

Find your nearest Landsail dealer at www.landsailtyres.co.uk/retailers.

To enquire about becoming a Landsail dealer email info@landsailtyres.co.uk or call 08444 93 9000.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Mixed fortunes for Landsail rallycross driver Tony Lynch at Lydden Hill

Wigan racer Tony Lynch endured a weekend of mixed fortunes at Lydden Hill as the Retro Rallycross campaign was revived with the second and third rounds of the season.

Tony and his Team Geriatric outfit made the long trip down to the Kent circuit looking to add to the podium finish he had secured in round one of the season back in August, which came before the action had to be halted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Slotting into second behind Stephen Cozens at the start of the round two final, Tony pushed hard to find a way ahead, his Toyota MR2 swarming all over the rear of the Citroen AX before he crossed the line in second spot.

But his hopes of further silverware in round three ended in disappointment when a driveshaft failure left him stranded on the grid when the lights went out.

Despite that, Tony sits in second behind Cozens, the pair split by just seven points.

The season will resume after Christmas, with the final two rounds currently scheduled to take place in January.

"On the whole we had a decent weekend, it’s just unfortunate that it ended in the way it did," Tony admitted. "We showed strong pace throughout Saturday and had some good battles on track with Stephen, and to come away with second place in round two was a good start.

"With Stephen also having some issues in the final on Sunday, it’s still all to play for in the title race so we’ll go away and enjoy the Christmas break, and look to come out fighting in January to see what we can do in terms of the championship."

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Landsail exceeds expectations in expanding UHP market

Ultra High Performance tyres are expected to suit a broader range of applications than ever - and Landsail’s LS588 has been designed to satisfy them all.

 

Think UHP and you think sporty, fast, agile. But today’s UHP also needs to offer longevity and strength. From hot hatches to family SUVs, the LS588 is engineered to give you everything you expect - and a lot more.

 

Manufactured in one of the most advanced tyre plants in the world, the LS588 is a response to vehicle manufacturers increasingly fitting UHP tyres as standard across their production range. 

 

Its central 3D block anchors the tyre providing agile handling, even for larger vehicles, while the LS588’s advanced silica compound has been coupled with heat-resisting bars built into the shoulders to extend the life of the tyre by reducing wear.

 

A wide contact patch is designed to provide enhanced control and innovative design techniques have been used to create a tread pattern of grooves and channels that drives moisture away from that contact area, optimising grip and braking in wet conditions and minimising the risk of aquaplaning.

 

“The LS588 has been designed for the way UHP tyres need to perform today,” said Chris Saunders, Landsail UK Brand Manager. “Whether you need high performance handling or a reliable, family SUV tyre - the LS588 will deliver.

 

“Millions of drivers have switched to Landsail tyres. Across the UK 1 in every 25 tyres sold is a Landsail. They choose us because our range is designed for them. We employ new technology and innovative design and engineering methods to produce tyres that improve the driving experience.”

 

For more information on the Landsail range or to enquire about joining the Landsail dealer network call 08444 93 9000 or visit www.landsailtyres.co.uk.

 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Tony Lynch wraps up BTRDA Supermodified title

Landsail-sponsored Wigan racer Tony Lynch added to his podium tally to wrap up the Autosport International BTRDA Rallycross Championship title in the season finale at Knockhill.

Tony made the trip to Scotland leading the class standings at the wheel of his Ford KA – being run by Paul Waldron Motorsport alongside members of his own Team Geriatric outfit – after podium finishes at both Lydden Hill and Blyton, and with confidence high about lifting the title.

Although he was first on the road in his opening heat, Tony would end up second once the times from the two races were combined behind the Vauxhall Astra of Sam Bovill. He then turned the tables in heat two, where he won on the road and across the heat, securing a front row start for the final. 

There was drama before the lights went out however, as the power steering on the KA failed as Tony headed for the grid. Despite that, he got away well to challenge Bovill into the opening corner before slight contact between the pair saw his KA get sent sideways.

Struggling to control the car as he recovered. Tony knew he needed to get back ahead of Crooks in order to lift the Supermodified crown. A fantastic drive saw him finish second in his class to wrap up the Supermodified title. 

"Off the line, the sensible thing to do would have been to let him go but the racer in me took over and I tried to get the lead into turn one," said Tony. 

"As soon as I hit the bumps, it was really difficult to control the car and I dropped places, but I managed to get into a groove and fought ahead of Todd to get the points we needed to take the title.

"With one title secured, our focus now turns to the Retro scene and hopefully we can add some more success before the season is over."

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Let nothing stop you - choose Landsail’s 4Season’s van tyre

Whatever the weather, if stores need stock or customers need packages, van drivers have to deliver.

That’s why Landsail has developed an all-season tyre specifically for light commercial vans.

4Seasons Van uses the latest design innovation to deliver performance that is agile and responsive while also comfortable under significant load.

Crucially however it has 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake certification. In other words it is proven to maintain its performance characteristics in cold and wet weather, so when deliveries reach their winter peak, 4Seasons Van just keeps on working.

“Vans play a more important role in the economy than ever,” said Chris Saunders, Landsail UK Brand Manager.

“With more drivers working in the sector it has become more important to ensure they have the right tyres for the job. Cost is an important factor, as is safety, particularly with there being a very obvious peak around late autumn and winter for deliveries.

“Creating a tyre which is designed to perform at an optimal level in all conditions made perfect sense to us and the 4Seasons Van is a tyre van drivers put their trust in.”

4Seasons has been extensively tested in snow, ice, rain and dry dusty conditions to underline it’s all-weather credentials.

Connected outer blocks and a double central rib maximises contact area and bite while it’s advanced silica compound offers a long lifespan married to excellent rolling resistance and fuel efficiency.

Additional grooves and sipes allow the tyre to keep itself free from loose road surface debris and prevent aquaplaning, key to this tyre’s ability to perform in any weather.

“The 4Seasons Van tyre is designed for the super-competitive modern world of delivery driving and same-day service,” said Chris. “Get ahead of the game and ask your Landsail dealer about it today.”

For more information on the Landsail range visit www.landsailtyres.co.uk.

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