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ASIVIKELANE! LET’S PROTECT EACH OTHER

Dunlop Tyres SA 24/04/2020

Businesses have responded by ensuring the best care for all employees during working hours such as providing alcohol-based hand sanitisers and sanitisers to clean surfaces and equipment, temperature testing, staggered lunch times, mandatory face masks, social distancing seating plans, rotational and remote working strategies and the like. This is a necessary obligation for us to ensure the health and wellbeing of employees is a top priority while at work. However, the virus doesn’t work office hours! It has no period associated with it; therefore, it is imperative that we manage this across a 24-hour timeline. This means that individual ownership must apply.

Personal responsibility is important to limit the spread of infection. It’s not just us who come to work that matter, our families and communities have to protect each other as well. It has to be an all-round effort against spreading COVID-19.

We, all of us and our families, need to go from a perspective of behaving like “I must protect MYSELF” to one of “I must protect YOU”. We must participate individually and collectively to safeguard one another by adopting responsible habits of:

  1. Washing of hands with soap and water and/or using alcohol-based hand sanitiser regularly
  2. Social distancing of 1.5m, and
  3. The wearing of face masks at all times.

Join Sumitomo Rubber South Africa in driving this initiative by spreading the word!

Let’s do our best in preventing the spread of the virus!

Let’s Protect each other! Asivikelane!

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Our commitment to those who have to still take the road

Dunlop Tyres SA 09/04/2020


We don’t want people to take the road, but rather stay at home. But we know that in order to keep our country going, our essential services workers will have to.

Dunlop would like to thank each and every one of you for your patriotism, by offering you 24-hour emergency roadside assistance during this time. Contact our dedicated Dunlop Essentials Services Hotline on 0800 258 253 and we will find your closest Dunlop dealer who will then assist you.

As you keep our country rolling, we’re honoured to be able to do the same for you

Dunlop Essentials Services Hotline
0800 258 253

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Dunlop says “Don’t Take The Road” during national lockdown

Dunlop Tyres SA 30/03/2020

The company, owned by Sumitomo Rubber South Africa, has launched a ‘Don’t Take The Road’ message urging the public to leave our roads empty during the 21-day national lockdown.

Businesses, schools, restaurants and other public places across South Africa have shut down over this period, in an effort to enforce social distancing. This is a bold yet necessary move by the President of South Africa, H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.

“In trying times like these, brands have a responsibility to put our nation first, and we’re proud to heed the call made by our President to stay home. We hope this video sheds light on how important it is for South Africans to do just that.” said Riaz Haffejee, CEO of Sumitomo Rubber South Africa.

‘Don’t Take The Road’ is currently flighting on eNCA, YouTube, and social media platforms.

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Game changer SUV and 4X4 tyre to be released

Dunlop Tyres SA 10/03/2020

“This tyre literally takes the road, any road,” says Riaz Haffejee, CEO of Sumitomo Dunlop. “Part of our extensive and impressive Dunlop Grandtrek range, the AT5 is an all-round performer that we are confident will be a game changer for drivers.”

Developed with versatility in mind, the Dunlop Grandtrek AT5 offers a 50% improvement in mileage, is 25% more effective at braking and along with a quieter ride (8% noise reduction against the benchmark) can transition with ease from tar to rugged off-road terrain. Everyday can be an adventure with the AT5 offering drivers the capability to go wherever they want – through mud, sand or on the straight and narrow of the highway.

“When it comes to wet handling, mileage and noise reduction, the AT5 brings it all – a premium tyre with an affordable price ticket,” says Haffejee. “The tread pattern on this tyre is more aggressive for better traction off road. We developed stone ejectors closer to the sidewall of the tyre to prevent stone entrapment and drilling, improving mileage and harmonics on the tyre.”

The Dunlop Grandtrek AT5 will be launched with 47 sizes and expanded further by the Quarter 1 2021, with white and black lettering options available. Local manufacture of two sizes will be increased to 14 by 2021, available for local and export markets.

Following extensive research, development and testing both internationally and in South Africa, and utilising a new tyre compound that improves mileage expectancy, the AT5 does more in terms of quality and economics and will be launched with a new lifetime mileage warranty.

The Mileage Warranty, free on the AT5 to consumers who register their purchase on the Dunlop MyTyres app, provides a 100 000 km mileage warranty. Should the tyre tread reach its limit prior to the tyre lifespan being reached, a qualifying dealer will offer the consumer a discount on their next purchase, delivering complete consumer confidence in their tyre purchase.

An impressive addition to Dunlop’s already remarkable SUV/4x4 range, from Original Equipment specified highway terrain patterns to serious off-road adventure tyres, the AT5 is set to lead a revolution in the SUV and 4X4 tyre market.

For more information visit https://www.dunloptyres.co.za/

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Could your insurer reject your claim due to poor tyres?

Dunlop Tyres SA 05/03/2020

According to the RTMC, mechanical failures, which include tyre failures, account for 14.1% of road crashes in South Africa. Of these, burst tyres account for 60.6% and smooth tyres for 5.5% - together accounting for over 66% of accidents caused by mechanical failure.

“In the event of a crash, insurance claims could be refuted if it is found that your tyres were in a poor condition, and the insurer can claim a causal link between your tyres and the accident,” says Riaz Haffejee, CEO of Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Sumitomo Dunlop). “Tyres are the only thing keeping your car safely on the road. For this reason, motorists must check their tyres regularly, and replace them if necessary, with tyres that are deemed to be roadworthy. When the tread on your tyre goes below 3mm braking performance starts to deteriorate – especially in wet conditions. Once the tyre reaches the legal limit of 1.6mm it can take twice the distance to stop when the road surface is wet.”

CEO of Impac Underwriting Managers, Hennie van Staden says that “When a vehicle has been involved in a car accident, one of the first things the assessor will do is check the tyres. If the tyre is under the legal tread limit of 1.6 mm, chances are the claim will be rejected. Most often a rejection or dismissal of a car insurance claim will be identified by the car insurer as a serious breach of contract. It is also important to remember that criminal action can be taken against drivers or owners of vehicles with unroadworthy tyres.”

Consider this case history. The insured was travelling on the N1 from Sandton City, Johannesburg to his home in Midrand. Just before the Midrand turnoff, a dog ran onto the freeway just missing the 4x4 he was driving. He swerved, braked heavily to try and avoid the dog, but ultimately collided with the barrier. The insurer rejected liability because both rear tyres had tread below the legal limit, and it was a condition of the policy that the vehicle had to be in a roadworthy condition. The insured did not accept the outcome and requested a report from the AA, which confirmed both rear tyres to be unroadworthy.

The ombudsman responded as follows:

“The policy issued to the insurer contained specific conditions that the vehicle is kept in a roadworthy condition at ALL TIMES in terms of the Road Traffic Ordinance. The tread depth did not meet the requirements. The insurer’s decision was not based entirely on the policy condition, but also on the fact that the accident may have been avoided and the damage lessened had the vehicle tyres been in good condition.” Based on this, the ombudsman upheld the insurer’s decision.

“Car insurance is not supposed to be a battleground between policyholders and insurance companies. It’s an agreement reached through mutual understanding, where the insurance company agrees to provide cover for specified risk in return for the payment of car insurance premiums,” van Staden explains. “Both parties agree to abide by clearly specified clauses and warranties in the car insurance policy. If a party to the contract fails to abide by these, he/she is in breach of contract and the law or the ombudsman must ensure that justice and fairness prevail.”

“Replacing your tyres before they wear beyond the tread limit of 1.6 mm and maintaining optimal tyre pressure are musts to prevent mechanical failures on the road. You will find the correct tyre pressure for your vehicle displayed on the inside of the driver’s door, the fuel cap or in your vehicle owner’s manual.? Inspect tyres at least once a month by turning them to the side to get a full view of the tyre tread depth. Rotating tyres atleat once a year will extend tyre life,” Haffejee advises.

“If you are unsure as to whether or not your tyres are safe, meet the legal requirements or need rotation, it is best to visit a reputable fitment centre for advice,” advises Haffejee. “These operations have professional staff who have been trained and can conduct a thorough assessment of your tyres.”

For more information, please visit https://www.dunloptyres.co.za/Partwornguidelines

References:
http://www.rtmc.co.za/images/rtmc/docs/nrss/National%20Road%20Safety%20Strategy1.pdf

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