IN 32 COUNTRIES

IN 4 CONTINENTS

3,500 POINTS-OF-SALE WORLDWIDE

16 MILLION TYRES SOLD PER YEAR

Point S has developed its own private label with a complete range of summer and winter tires, namely: SummerStar

IN 32 COUNTRIES

IN 4 CONTINENTS

3,500 POINTS-OF-SALE WORLDWIDE

16 MILLION TYRES SOLD PER YEAR

Point S has developed its own private label with a complete range of summer and winter tires, namely: SummerStar

PRODUCTS

As South Africa’s Point S tyre specialist we strive to give our customers the best service with the biggest and most affordable range of: tyres, alloy wheels, brakes, shocks and exhausts.

As an approved member of this largest Worldwide Tyre Dealer Network the strength of Point S is its independence from any tyre manufacturer or financial funds. Each national organization has its own local management close to its market. Each Point S member remains an independent entrepreneur who strives to stay close to their customers.

PORTFOLIO

Point S 4 Seasons tyres: SummerStar Range
Point S 4 Seasons tyres: SummerStar Range, SummerStar3+, SummerStar 3+ Sport/SUV & SummerStar 3 Van

Point S Development has established international cooperation agreements and partnerships with car part, wheel and garage equipment suppliers, and major tyre manufacturers.

These partnerships assure that each Point S country organization benefits from:

  • Direct products supply from our preferred suppliers
  • Exclusive International products and brands
  • We conduct a rationalisation process of supplier reference listings on both an international and national scope to maximize benefits for all Point S members.

Recognition as a purchasing group with an international consolidation of the members’ volumes and corresponding optimized purchasing conditions.

Point S Exclusive Private Label Tyres

Point S has developed its own private label with a complete range of summer (around 60 items including Vans and 4x4) and winter tires (around 40 items including Vans and 4x4), namely: The Summerstar tyres are manufactured in Europe to meet the constraints of the South African road network and climate for the daily satisfaction of South African drivers.
We have already started with the importing and selling of the Summer Star tyres in South Africa.
In accordance with our international strategy of diversifying into automotive maintenance, Point S Development has implemented a streamlined international car parts supply policy and has developed its own-label product range in cooperation with leading international parts manufacturers.

Point S Spare Parts

In accordance with our international strategy of diversifying into automotive maintenance, Point S Development has implemented a streamlined international car parts supply policy and has developed its own-label product range in cooperation with leading international parts manufacturers. South Africa has not yet started with the Point S Spare parts distrubution.

POINT S SPARE PARTS

Special Features – VAI

SPECIAL FEATURES – VAI
Customized off-shoulder design

Point S icon to indicate position of the VAI®.

Visual Alignment Indicator (VAI®)
A warning system of small sipes of varying depths equally positioned around the tyre on both shoulders that indicate uneven wear due to improper alignment. This ensures a long tyre life!

Special Features – Summer TWI

SPECIAL FEATURES – SUMMER TWI
Summer TWI (3mm)
Additional safety feature in the tread design. The summer TWI informs the driver when the remaining tyre tread is 3 mm. We recommend replacing tyres when there is just 3 mm of tread depth remaining, in order to provide continued safety in wet conditions, in particular against aquaplaning. The summer TWI is an additional feature to the legal TWI (1,6 mm).

Compound Change Improvement

Summerstar 3
Summerstar 3+
What  is measured and how?
COMPOUND CHANGE IMPROVEMENT Summerstar 3
COMPOUND CHANGE IMPROVEMENT Summerstar 3+
COMPOUND CHANGE IMPROVEMENT Summerstar
Summerstar 3
Summerstar 3+
What  is measured and how?
New compound
The new full-silica tread compound has a homogenised and optimised polymer and filler network

  • Leading to a stronger interlocking of the single polymer
  • Providing improved performance on wet roads and reduced consumption due to higher rolling resistance
EU-Label values
  • E / B   (RR/Wet)
  • C / B   for selected sizes

Technical Highlights – Comfort

Customer Benefit
  • High driving comfort due to reduced noise level
Feature
  • Closed shoulders lead to reduced  noise emission to the outside
  • Reduced noise in the shoulder due to tapered lateral grooves in shoulder blocks
TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS – COMFORT

Technical Highlights – Dry Performance

Customer Benefit
  • Safe handling and  short braking distance on dry roads
Feature
  • Circumferential rib in the outside shoulder lead to high lateral and longitudinal stiffness
TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS – DRY PERFORMANCE

Technical Highlights – Wet Performance

Customer Benefit
  • Short wet braking distance through the entire tyre life
  • Safe handling on wet roads
Feature
  • Long and deep designed sipes with constant high number of grip edges over the lifetime
  • High lateral and longitudinal stiffness as well as circumferential ribs in the outside shoulder
TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS – WET PERFORMANCE

Useful Information

There are some things you need to bear in mind when driving on brand new tyres. The tyre surface will feature a number of tiny vent holes from the moulding process. It will also be incredibly smooth. To remove these holes and properly prepare the surface for day-to-day driving, we suggest tyres should be run in for the first 150 to 200 miles at medium speed on dry roads. All while avoiding sharp cornering and hard braking. Then, a new tyre should be ready to offer you maximum grip and optimum performance. All new tyres (especially mud & snow tyres) should be run in for the first 150 to 200 miles at medium speed on dry roads, in order to abrade the tread surface. There are several reasons for doing this:

  • Tyres are vulcanised in heating moulds, which will have been manufactured extremely precisely (1/100 mm) and all of their surfaces are correspondingly smooth.
  • On the other hand, the moulds contain not only all of the details of the tread pattern with countless sipes, but also all of the markings and a large number of vent holes. All of this retains the tyre when it is being removed from the mould.
  • The tyre can then only be taken out of the heating mould easily and without deforming if it does not stick to the mould. Therefore, tyres are sprayed on the outside with a silicone-like release agent.
  • It is usual to remove these from the tread by running in on dry roads and at the same time abrading the tread, taking care to avoid sharp cornering and extreme braking manoeuvres. Only after undergoing this type of running-in procedure does a new tyre attain its intended level of performance and its full gripping power.

This also explains why new mud and snow tyres must be fitted before the first snowfall, in order to abrade the surface of the tread. If tyres have been changed to new wide tyres, cautious running in is doubly important as this also provides the added opportunity of acclimatising to the different handling on wide tyres.

Prolonged under or over-inflation and harsh road conditions can cause damage that will compromise the reliability of your tyres. Check regularly for uneven wear (on both sides of the tyre), tears, cracks or bulges on the sidewall and damage to the wheel rims.
To ensure even tyre wear, it’s advisable to change your tyre positions on a regular basis. Even tyre wear maintains consistent performance and extends the life of your tyres.
Tyre wear differs depending on whether the vehicle is front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. Front-drive cars bear more weight on the front axle and also have the differential in the front which adds to the weight. This means that the front tyres wear out almost twice as quickly as the rear tyres. Rear-drive cars however, have a more or less equal weight distribution. So tyre rotation needs to be done more often in front-wheel drive cars.
Your car owner’s manual should tell you the proper rotation pattern and how often it needs to be done. While you may be able to rotate the tyres yourself, it’s advisable to let a professional do it for you. So pop into your local Point S Dealer and see one of our trained tyre specialists.
Please bear in mind that certain high performance tyres are position-specific and should not be rotated. If in doubt, please ask a member of our friendly staff.
More tread means more grip. It’s as simple as that. Be aware that even though the legal limit is 1.6mm, anything under 3mm can seriously compromise performance and safety.
Follow Bridgestone’s advice on how to check your tyres:
1. Use a dedicated tread gauge – a tool to give you a fast, easy-to-read measurement.
OR
2. Use your Tread Wear Indicator (TWI) – premium tyre manufacturers such as Bridgestone mould TWI’s into the design of the tyres’ tread pattern. It’s easily identifiable; it’s made up of six or more small rubs across the bottom of the main tread grooves, which are usually 1.6mm to 2mm above the base of the groove. The legal limit of 1.6mm is reached when the tyre is worn to the level of the tread wear indicators in the main groove – as soon as this happens, the tyre should be replaced. Remember: – Check your tread depth on all four tyres – Check the inner, outer and centre.
Correct tyre pressure can help to extend the life of your tyres, improve vehicle safety and maintain optimum fuel efficiency, which not only saves you money, but is also better for the environment.
Tyres that are under inflated can overheat and over inflated tyres can lead to poor vehicle handling. An under inflated tyre also creates more rolling resistance and therefore consumes more fuel to maintain the same speed.
Over or under inflated tyres need to be replaced more regularly as they suffer more damage than those with the correct pressure.
Pressure is measured by calculating the amount of air that has been pumped into the inner lining of your tyre in pounds force (PSI) or BAR pressure.
To find out what your car’s tyre pressure should be, consult the manufacturers tyre placard usually found inside the driver’s door sill, glove box, fuel filler cap, under the bonnet or in the vehicles handbook. The placard also displays the manufacturers recommended tyre sizes.
It’s not always apparent that air is being lost, so it is important to check tyre pressure regularly. Air generally escapes at the rate of up to two pounds of air every month. More air is usually lost during warmer weather, so more regular checks are needed when temperatures rise.
Tyre pressures should be checked when the tyre is cold, as pressure increases as the tyre becomes hot. Take the cold tyre readings and check them against the recommended tyre pressures from your placard.
Heavy loads or towing puts an extra strain on your tyres. So if your vehicle is fully loaded with passengers and luggage, you will need to increase the tyre pressure. It is important to consult your vehicles handbook for the correct tyre pressure.