Chris' Corner: Yokohama's new green tire is ORANGE!

Yokohama's new green tire is ORANGE!

YOKOHAMA's new GREEN tire is ORANGE!!!

Yokohama has just introduced the World's first mass-produced tire using Orange Oil technology.

Infusing the natural and synthetic rubbers with orange oil, which is extracted from orange peels, Yokohama says the resultant tire attains longer tread life, better road handling and better fuel consumption.  Apparently Orange Oil extends the life and wear of the rubber allowing Yokohama to offer unlimited mileage warranties for four years (for V-rated tires), five years (for H-rated tires), or six years (for T-rated tires).

Better fuel consumption is achieved through the reduction of friction (which reduces rolling resistance).

This technology achieves these gains while reducing its carbon footprint and has achieved the prestigious BluEarth designation as an ecologically friendly tire.

Looking for a replacement set of tires for your vehicle?  Consider the Cost of Ownership, not only the Acquisition Cost (Purchase Price), and these new tires might not only help you save some money, but also help in a small way to reduce the environmental impact on our Planet.

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Comment balloon 18 commentsChris Smith • February 23 2012 06:48AM

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What a great post! Who would have thought? When we lay down a track of rubber I wonder if it leave an aromatic orange scent behind. I'm calling my tire guy today

Posted by Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor® (Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA) over 8 years ago

Doug, when I firsgt heard the news about this tire, that was my first thought also ;-)

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

This is an interesting development Chris. All these little steps seem to be adding up to a much greener planet. I wonder who's idea it was to start testing orange oil and its effect on tires. Genius.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

Chris, One week to late just replaced 4 tires! Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Keith Gilkey, 410-920-7214, Re/Max Chesapeake (Re/Max Chesapeake) over 8 years ago

This is the first I have heard about this. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Carl Winters over 8 years ago

HI Chris,

The New Green is Orange, How cool, I did experience the way they recycle tires in Europe..... (use it in Pavement...) But in this case our road will all smell amazing...

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) over 8 years ago

Howdy and evening Chris

Chris my friend
, Yokohama tires sure have always been mighty fine ones to run. I had a mighty hard time finding anyone that sold them in my area, I had a 1989 Mitsubishi Sigma Galant which was actually made only for the Australia market before 1988, that I ran Yokohama tires on.  These new tires that they are making by using orange oil to make sure should be good ones.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 8 years ago

Congratulations to Yokohama tires! Thanks Chris for putting this info out there!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Hi Chris - We will need to see if the other tire companies start to use orange oil as well.

Posted by FN LN over 8 years ago

Malcolm, we should have paid more attention in Chemistry and Physics classes ;-)

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Keith, by the next time you replace your tires, they will improve their technology even more!

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

C&C, I love spreading "green" news =)

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

There are so many ways we can help save the planet Peter and Linda, this is just another small way.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Dale, I bought TOYO winter tires, and they imbed crushed walnut shells into their tires to improve traction without damaging roads the way studs do.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Al and Peggy, there are great choices in winter and summer tires that will help save our planet and our pocket book, we just have to investigate them.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Marc, I am sure that the manufacturers will find even better ways to save money and the environment.  I think Yokohama has trademarked their process.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

I will definitely check this out, Chris.  I do not like replacing tires because it seems so wasteful.  But, I have to remember that I live in Minnesota, too. 

Posted by Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire (Marshall Enterprises) over 8 years ago

I take it they are black, right? I mean, I wouldn't want to drive around on a tires that are orange. Purple maybe, but not orange.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) over 8 years ago

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