Self-Seal System-Michelin and Continental Say Goodbye To Punctures – Tyre Blog (blog)


Michelin will be rolling out its puncture-resistant Self-seal tyres around the world starting 2015.


It is not just the inconvenience of having a puncture, but the dangerous situation you can find yourself in when running over a screw at say 70mph?

The Michelin self-seal will repair itself instantly and get you out of trouble. It cant however help you if you have a sidewall problem, in that scenario the tyre will deflate like any other tyre would, but it is a step in the right direction, but is not as safe as a run flat tyre.

Continental tyres and Michelin tyres launch a new type of self-seal tyre
Both these giant tyre companies have up with a similar type of product that will give the motorist some kind of protection against their tyre deflating, when the tyre picks up a screw or nail in the tread area of the tyre.
Both companies use a type of soft compound that is located inside the tyre below the tread area and resembles a thick layer tar? The tar looking substance is very sticky and as I have said covers the inside of the tread area and stretches from shoulder to shoulder.
The compound protect against penetrating nails and other Sharpe objects that are up to 5 mm in diameter, but only in the tread area. When a nail goes into the tyre it seals instantly and eliminates the need to stop and change the wheel or even having a tyre repair done at all. This will be bad news to the larger tyre repair companies such as Rema Tip-Top, who have spent years developing different tyre repair materials that we use for repairing punctures with.
Even when there is just a hole in the tread, say if a nail goes in and comes back pot, then the repair material will still seal the hole almost instantaneously, the tyre will not require another repair and can be used without requiring a roadside spare wheel change.
Self-sealing tyre reduces the risk of a flat tyreself-seal
These tyres do have their limitations and drivers are still advised to check their tyres at regular intervals for cuts and lumps and bumps, remember the tyre seal does not protect you against any sidewall problems, but only the tread area. They are also not a run-flat tyre and must not be run on if the tyre loses any pressure at all.

Michelin tyres self-seal system is pretty much the same.

The special compound, that sits inside the tread of the tyre and seals nails and screws that penetrate the tread area. Once the hole is sealed Instamatic by the sealing compound then the tyre is deemed to be repaired and as long as no pressure is lost the tyre can be continued running on as a normal tyre.
Michelin say that the self-seal tyres will be used this year (2015) on some VW models and that there is no reason why the system cannot be used on any of its tyre range, without any compromise to tyres performance abilities.
It is important though to remember the self-seal tyres are not the same as run-flat tyres and for the sake of repeating myself they should be checked by a professional if they lose any pressure.
In my opinion for what its worth, I think it only confuses things from a practical point of view? When we have to repair a self-seal tyre, then we have to buff of the area where the repair is required, (a very messy job) before carrying out the repair. Once the tyre is repaired then it can be no longer classed as a self-seal. In fact we have come to a conclusion that like the run-flat tyres the self-seal is not worth repairing and we offer the customer a new replacement tyre.
Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Michelin Self-Seal Tyres online from our website by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Keep Winter Tyres On- Luxemburger Wort – Don’t change your snow tyres just yet, Luxembourg …

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Keep Winter Tyres

Keep Winter Tyres

This is not a weather warning for the UK? Although it is expected to turn much colder in the third week of April. Unfortunately my wife and I are going to Scotland for a short break.

It could even snow? However it just shows that it’s not only the UK that suffers from climate changes. Hot and then cold weather are becoming the norm. My recommendation is to keep your winter tyres on until say May. Anything can happen?

Eric Roberts

Temperatures expected to drop to as low as -1 degrees Celsius, according to state weather service Meteolux.

Source: Luxemburger Wort – Don’t change your snow tyres just yet, Luxembourg …

Toyo Tyres Launch a new R888R tyre for street legal and raceday cars

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Toyo directional tyre

Toyo Tyres Launch a new R888R tyre

For those who have been following my blogs and articles over the years, and then they will know that I have always been a keen follower of the Toyo tyres products. Over the years I have sold thousands of Toyo tyres and indeed used to buy the tyres in containers, direct from Japan.
I have always tried to maintain a good relationship with a mid-range tyre company that will give us some promotional backing as well as having a good quality product to sell us. At the moment and for the foreseeable future, Yokohama tyres are fitting the criteria that I am always looking for.
Brand consistency has always been my goal, as it is important to sell a good tyre product that the customers can rely on both in quality and supply. It is no good, if your customer has to buy a different brand of tyre every time he or she needs a replacement tyre.

Toyo tyres filled this requirement

At different times in my long career in tyres, Toyo tyres have filled this spot. Part of the mix of a good supplier is the price of the products and also the stability of the price. It is no good if the price fluctuates every time you need new stock and also the popular sizes should have special offers attached on a permanent basis. This factor also gives you customer loyalty, because they know that when they come back to you then the price will be the same or very close to their last purchase.toyo tyres
If I did have any criticism about certain tyre suppliers it would be that they change tyre designs too much, with claims that their new tyre will give them “X” better miles, or they will be able to corner faster. Michelin and Continental tyres are the worse culprits of this, in my opinion, but as a mid-range tyre manufacturer, I would say that Toyo tyres have also been guilty of this. As a tyre retailer we try to offer our customers continuity and value, but this becomes difficult when they are always changing tread designs claims that this new tyre is better than their old tyre.

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Toyo Proxes

It can make you feel daft when every time a guy buys a new tyre, you have to sell him the latest tyre that superseded the last one he bought. One of my main grumbles was when Toyo tyres introduce a directional tyre and ran besides a normal tread pattern. This was also done by other tyre companies along with the introduction of the asymmetric tread design, which meant that the tyre could only be fitted to one corner with the tread facing a certain way, which were marked “inside” and “outside”.
This mixture of tread designs and specific tyres for specific cars started to put me off a little, because I did not think that it was what my customers here in Halifax UK, wanted. Like many of the mid-range tyre companies, Toyo tyres had ambitions to join the top elite tyre companies, by way of supplying the car manufacturers with the Toyo tyres product.
One of the car makers that they were successful with was Audi. Some of the Audi models were coming out on Toyo tyres as original equipment. This also meant that when the tyre needed replacing, then there would be a chance that the driver would replace the tyres with Toyo again and would give them a better market share.

This new drive lead Toyo tyres, to develop a tyre for Audi.

The new 255/35 R 19 96Y Proxes T1 Sport is the ideal tyre for the most powerful Audi TT RS model. With outstanding handling and aerodynamics, coupled to a 340ps engine, the Audi TT RS requires an exceptional tyre and Toyo fitted the bill…
Toyo tyres then developed a tyre that would also become a street legal track racing tyre, the Proxes R8888. This was replaced by a new tyre, now called the Proxes R888R. These tyres although legal to drive on the normal roads, were used in many club championships by would be car racing stars. This new tyre has also been recognised by the French car maker Renault, when Renault Sport fitted the tyre as original equipment on the new Megane R26R model.
The new tyre will be produced in 32 different sizes in the beginning. The new Proxes R888R will give the driver a fast warm up time, with increased dry grip and a sustained performance over multiple laps and heat cycles. A rayon “super-high” turn up ply on some sizes, together with steel side plies, give the new Proxes R888R a more accurate steering response and driver feedback, increasing the drivers control and therefore optimising lap times.
Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Toyo Tyres online from our website by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Pirelli Tyres aiming for the SUV and Crossover market

Like most of the other major tyre companies, Pirelli tyres are striving to compete in the drive to produce a greener and more fuel efficient tyre.

The new tyre from Pirelli is the Scorpion Verde, the Verde obviously meaning “green” in English.
The new tyre is an all “season tyre” and will be aimed at the ever growing SUV and Crossover vehicle market. Because the manufacture of the compounds will include a product by the name of Highly Aromatic Oil free or “HAOF” for short, they will use 8% less carbon based oil materials and therefore be safer to the environment, hence the term Verde.
The new Pirelli tyres will bring the level of tyre comfort and quietness to a new level, whilst also providing the driver with a higher mileage and reduce their driving costs.

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Pirelli Scorpion Verde tyre

Drivers of SUV and Crossover vehicles are not known to buy these types of cars to save money on fuel consumption, but for other reasons which may include a higher driving position and a greater feeling of safety, with better vision when driving. These are the reasons that my wife gave when buying her new Mitsubishi Outlander. What the fuel consumption of the car did made little difference to her choice.
We do however have a significant proportion of our customers now driving these vehicles and when the price of fuel was sky high, they did look at things to help them with their consumption. I noticed that they were looking more and more at the information on the new tyre labelling system.
We also noticed that the cars were coming out on summer tyres and our customers in Halifax were getting concerned about the winter. Would this type of tyre be good enough for the winter? The answer came when we had our first bad winter for many years and these vehicles were hopeless in any type of snowy and icy conditions.
This is probably one of the reasons that Pirelli tyres used their new product as an “all season tyre” I am not sure that an all season tyre would be good enough in the hilly Halifax area, but would be ideal for use in the flatter and milder regions of the UK.

The Pirelli Tyres Scorpion Verde summer pattern

This tyre comes out in a normal type of summer tread pattern and has a fuel rating of C and a wet grip rating of B, which is up there with the rest of them. The tyre is now approved for use on some VW models and Complies with the 2012 EU Regulation on the reduction of noise, resulting in improved driving comfort. The SCORPION VERDE™ has been created by Pirelli, to take full advantage of their most modern materials, tyre structures and newly developed tread patterns in order to guarantee savings, in respect for our environment, driver comfort and safety on all road surfaces.
The tyres are available in sizes from 16 to 20 inch wheel sizes which covers most SUV and Crossover tyre fitments.

The Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season

SCORPION VERDE™ ALL SEASON is a Pirelli Green Performance Crossover & SUV tyre are made for the drivers who look for a higher mileage and a small amount of off-road performances without having to purchase winter tyres, without giving up comfort and safety on all road surfaces and in every conditions. Both these tyres are well worth a try, when you have to buy a new set of tyres for your SUV or Crossover vehicle.
Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Pirelli Tyres online from our website by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Pirelli Cinturato All-Season Tyre-The First Pirelli All Season tyre available at Pellon Tyres.

Pirelli Cinturato All-Season Tyre

Pirelli Cinturato All-Season Tyre


Pirelli Cinturato All-Season Tyre

Following in the footsteps of other large tyre companies. Then Pirelli have developed an all-season tyre that can be used on high performance vehicles. Pirelli offer the public a tyre that covers winter and summer climate changes.

I personally like this idea. Especially for drivers who live in hilly and mountainous regions of the world. For this reason then these tyres benefit the driver when changing from a nice sunny day to a torrential   downpour. Also these tyres will cover a wide range of temperatures. Consequently , helping the driver on a sudden unexpected frosty morning.

In common with many other all-weather tyres, the new Pirelli tyres have a much lower noise levels say compared with similar products of yesteryear. Also this tyre could be a competitor for the Michelin CrossClimate range of tyres.

An added bonus on the Pirelli all-season tyres is the use of seal inside technology. Hence, this gives the tyres protection against nails and screws penetrating the tyre. Objects of 4 mm long can penetrate the tread without the tyre deflating. Although this tyre is not a runflat, it certainly gives some protection from picked up sharp objects in the road.

Finally the new tyre is equipped with tread blocks that will stand up to a certain amount of snowfall. This is where I slightly disagree. Therefore I am not sure that this is as good as a traditional winter tyre such as Nokian Winter tyres. My gut feeling is that if you live in a snowfall area or hilly area. When snow can become a problem, then buy genuine winter tyres.

Eric Roberts


Season Tyre is Pirelli’s first all season tyre. Buy now with free next day fitting at Pellon Tyres Halifax UK.

Source: Pirelli Cinturato All Season Tyre. 

Michelin tyres compared to Budget brand tyres Ben Collins’ tyre tests – Telegraph

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Ben Collins – the racing driver once known as The Stig – puts Michelin tyres premium and budget tyres to the test to see if price can impact performance


A much watch video that really tells you about the tyres that you are buying. Michelin tyres versus a budget brand

Michelin tyres-You pay for what you get?

While I feel it important to compare consumer brands, I think that you are normally looking at a cheap product compared to an expensive product and all the things that slot in between the various things. It is saying why Primark clothes are cheaper than say Marks and Spencer cloths. There are hundreds of differentials you could look at, but at the end of the day they are after all only clothes and you pay your money and take your choice.
It is the same for millions of other products that we buy, at the end of the day we are not really comparing like for like, after all a coat is a coat and a handbag is a handbag. You can only compare like for like products that are the same make and the same quality. It makes sense then that am Michelin premium tyre should be of much better quality than a cheap budget brand of tyre, after all its not rocket science.

Michelin tyres have over a century of expertise

Like all the top tyre brands, these companies have put billions of hours of time and money into research and development, until we have reached the very high standard of today’s tyres. These products have reached higher and higher standard over the years to give the high performing car tyres that we can fit onto our cars and enjoy today.

The excellent new Michelin Premier AS All-Season tyre

The budget tyre companies that arrive on our shores from places like China are in a completely different class, to the top tyre companies. Please don’t get me wrong I think that there is a call and a place for budget tyre brands, indeed at the moment the cheap new tyre is out selling the premium tyre products, (at least in my area of Halifax in Yorkshire UK).
The thing that I am not sure about is when videos are made comparing these products. I think it would be much fairer to compare the budget tyre brands against each other and the premium tyre brands against each other say Michelin versus Goodyear or Pirelli. I think that we all know that a Michelin tyre will stop at a much shorter distance than a budget tyre?
What about the other things that should be thrown into the equation? For example would the results have been the same if the test had been carried out on a Ford Fiesta or a Vauxhall Corsa? I do not think so. They always seem to use a top of the range model, with all the mod cons, to test these tyres, when it is obvious that the Michelin tyres are going to outperform some budget brand from some far eastern country.
Another factor is the Price? It does not take much time now to compare tyre prices on the internet and you can clearly see that Michelin tyres will cost £30 to £40 more than for the same size tyre in a budget brand. Does this money pay for the extra 10 yards braking distance, I don’t know? I only know that the consumer has the choice, whatever he or she is going to buy including tyres for their car.
We can all make the choice when we now buy a tyre, because all the tyres now have a label system which will tell them just how good their tyre is before they buy it. If things like mileage or braking distance are important to them they can choose to buy one of the

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Michelin racing research and development have made them one of the top tyre companies in the world

premium brands, but if it is just a tyre that they need, because they are restricted to a certain financial budget, then it would be a budget or mid-range tyre that they would go for.
We know that these tests are carried out in good faith, but they are really just adverts for tyre company concerned, the tyre information is clearly shown on the tyre label before the tyre is purchased, you pay your money and take your choice.
Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Michelin Tyres online from our website by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.


All-weather Michelin tyres to be used by Formula E – Official FIA Formula E Championship

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All-weather Michelin tyres

First major single-seater series to use treaded tyres for both wet and dry

All-weather Michelin tyres


Only Michelin tyres could make a tyre look so sexy?

Michelin tyres are to be the new sponsors of the new 2015 Formula E motor racing season. The new sport is now in its second season and is growing in popularity.

The E stands for electric cars. Hence, will be the first ever electric car racing event. As a result, that will be controlled by the FIA.
For the first season there will be a total of ten teams.Each team will have two drivers and a total of 40 cars will be used.

The cars will race against each other. In a straight head to head race. The cars will compete in cities . Including , Miami in the USA, Beijing in China and London here in the UK.Thus, a total of ten cities will be used throughout the world.
These events are expected to speed up the research and development. Consequently, that will go into the normal all electric vehicles. Also try to increase the interest levels. Moreover, by showing what an electric car can actually achieve. The technical specifications.  Will set out by the FIA.  Allowing the teams to develop their own electrical innovations and ideas. Hence, in the

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Michelin tyres fitted to a formula E tyre

development of the different batteries. That may be developed.
The E cars will be much less noisy than their F1 counterparts. So will be able to reach speeds of up to 140 mph.

All-weather Michelin tyres

The day’s events will kick off with a free practice session. Then later in the morning there will be a qualifying lap. Calculating the times from each driver using cars one and two. There will then be a break to enable the batteries to be charged and then the racing will begin in the evening, with two events and one pit stop, which will in fact be a change of car, from a charged up car to a charged up car. The races should be about 45 minutes long in duration.
The 2014/2015 season is now under way with the last round at Buenos Aires ending with a win for Antonio Feix Da Costa, his first win in the all-electric car and on Michelin tyres.

Michelin tyres are excited about this new revolutionary form of motorsport and will be using their Michelin Pilot Sport EV tyre for all the events on the 2015 calendar

. Malcolm Scovell, commercial director for Michelin in the UK and Ireland, said… “Formula E is a really exciting partnership for us and it fits perfectly with our track-to-street ethos and our commitment to sustainability. The 18-inch tyres mean that the things we learn from Formula E will directly influence the development of our tyres for normal electric and performance cars”.michelin tyres
“In addition, there are no slicks and wets, so the Pilot Sport EVs will have to perform in a wide range of conditions – just as the tyres on our own cars have to. Michelin uses motor sport as an innovation accelerator, and Formula E is already delivering on that front.”

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.

235/70×16- General Grabber AT wins 4×4 Tyre Test – 3D Car Shows-Pellon Tyres

235/70×16- General Grabber AT wins 4×4 Tyre Test

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General Grabber AT wins second consecutive local 4×4 tyre test General Grabber dominates Drive Out / WegRy all-terrain tyre evaluation Top scorer in off-ro

235/70×16- General Grabber AT wins 4×4 Tyre Test


General Grabbers are a winner

Hear in Halifax UK, we are lucky enough to be living in a very hilly area. We are in the foot of the Pennine Mountain range that straggles the centre of the UK. We are also a farming area and the towns and cities soon turn into a rural setting, full of sheep farms in the upper regions.
I am explaining this because these guys are the main ones that buy and indeed need 4×4 vehicles to get them around, especially in winter time. We are in a good central area to be able to sell tyres to these farmers, (and repair millions of punctures?).
The farmers of Yorkshire are well known for not parting with their money, so we have to offer them value for money, as the y always want “something for nothing”.

At one time remoulds were popular for their Land Rovers, but these were in the early days of cross ply tyres, sizes like 600×16 and 750×16 on the long wheel base Land Rovers.
As the years rolled on the 4×4 vehicles became fitted with radial tyre sizes and many new makes of tyres were introduced into the country. Some came from America, where the 4×4 market was huge. Even the normal guy on the street would own a pick-up truck.

235/70×16- General Grabber AT wins 4×4 Tyre Test

In the beginning the tyres were imported. Hence, by the bigger tyre companies. Such as Goodyear and some of their subsidiaries . Including Kelly tyres. As a result , who were famous in the States for some of their wide and large 4×4 tyres. Thus. it became a big thing to see how large a tyre you could fit on your 4×4 truck. Smaller companies started to import tyres into the UK . Hence, for the 4×4 market. Including Cooper tyres, BF Goodrich and General Tyres.
These tyres had a huge following in the USA. Consequently, were well advertised in the 4×4 magazines. That were being sold here in the UK. This also corresponded with the increase in the popularity of the 4×4 trucks. Thus, that were now appearing here in the UK. Their popularity was kick started by many farmer’s sons. Who were going off the traditional Land Rovers. So then  onto the American style pickup trucks. That were at the time being imported by Mitsubishi and Nissan.
The tyre that was racing ahead in popularity became the BF Goodrich (BFG), which was an on/off road tyre. This means that the tyre was comfortable to drive on a normal tarmac road, but as equally good when driven off road in the fields and mud and snow. BFG were the one to beat but in my opinion became too expensive.

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General Grabber AT2 4x4x tyre

People started to try other cheap tyre products in the 4×4 tyre range and this is where the General Grabber came into its own. General Grabber was at first an American tyre, but became one of the victims of the tyre take over war, and was bought by Continental tyres, to fit into their product range as their 4×4 tyre.

235/70×16- General Grabber AT wins 4×4 Tyre Test

This is what gave the General Grabber more recognition and it was not long before tyre retailers such as us were selling these tyres to the 4×4 market.
The General Grabber began to outsell the BFG tyres, with their AT (all traction) range of on/off road tyres. The other good advantage they had was that they were also priced in a lower price bracket, which suited the farmers and builders that were the main users of these types of vehicles.

The General Grabber still remains very popular today with updated versions of the tread patterns.
Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Michelin Tyres online from our website

Pirelli tyres to supply BRDC F4 Championship – The Checkered Flag

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Pirelli tyres are to take over the supplying of tyres to the F4 racing teams from Yokohama tyres.

The entrants in the 2015 BRDC F4 Championship will race with the same tyre manufacturer as Formula 1, GP2 and GP3 after officials agreed a …

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Unfortunately Yokohama were outbid by Pirelli tyres in their quest to supply F4 cars with tyres in the 2015 season.

Tyres like anything else come with a price.Yokohama were undercut in the pricing game. Therefore, the tyre contract was awarded to Pirelli tyres.

I do not not think that this has any detriment. Hence, to the quality of Yokohama tyres. They have proved to be a great product for F4 in the past. But just a decision made on price.

In my opinion, for what it is worth. I think that it is all coming together at last for the Giant Italian tyre company. This in my eyes includes the full spectrum of products. Thus, from the regular car tyres that Pirelli supply. As a result, right up to The F1 racing tyres and all in-between.
The F1 series did not do Pirelli tyres any favours. Because, they experimented with different treads and compounds.

Pirelli tyres

As in most things one product does not necessarily suit all. Racing teams were up in arms. As things did not go right in the tyre department. But as time went on Pirelli  started to straighten themselves out. I think that the race teams became more confident. After all Pirelli  are a great company and they are no fools. Anyhow, as far as making tyres is concerned.

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Pirelli ice runflat a product probably developed from the car rally scene

Pirelli are expecting the 2015 race season to be run at a faster pace and will adopt a more aggressive approach. The first year in 2013 saw Pirelli tyres taking a few hits as they grappled with the different tyre compounds, that brought them some bad publicity, but 2014 brought them a much quieter year and saw them regain some ground. One of the reasons could have been something to do with the new racing rules that were introduced, taking the ball away from Pirelli  for a change.
Pirelli tyres think that the F1 tyres will be pushed harder again in 2015.

Pirelli tyres

However with the start of the 2015 season, Pirelli tyres are expecting that their tyres will be once again pushed to the limits with the development of the F1 cars engines. The F1 cars are thought to be going to be pushed harder this year which will put extra pressure on the tyres once again.
Pirelli  will be keeping things much the same in 2015. With the possible exception of super soft compound tyre. Which will have a much broader heat range offering the racing teams extra chances in the correct driving conditions. This tyre is going to be used on the rear of the car and will be another short development in the progression of the F1 tyre development.

Pirelli tyres also take over the supply of tyres to F4 racing

In another development.  Pirelli  have secured the contract to supply tyres to the BDRC F4 cars for the 2015 race season. This contract was previously held by the excellent Yokohama tyres of Japan. I have to say though that this is not a bad reflection on Yokohama tyres, the deal was carried out on a purely monetary basis, with a few politics thrown in.

Pirelli are also supplying a variety of rally tyres to various rally groups and in my opinion are now extending the good name that they are now receiving from tyre development in general bringing out excellent tyre products across the entire car marketplace.
Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Pirelli Tyres online from our website



Pothole Britain-Pot Holes to be tackled with new Government money

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Pothole Britain-Potholes to be tackled at last?

As a keen blogger and the owner of a tyre business and garage, I am always interested in the things that affect my work and over the years one of the big things that have concerned me has been the dreaded “pot holes”.
It is perhaps one of the things that the north south divide has plagued us with. I mean it seems to me that the north has many more potholes than the south. Even going as far back as the Beetles, the now famous lines of, “four thousand holes in Blackburn Lancashire”, comes to mind.

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Broken alloy wheel caused by hitting a pothole

However I can’t help thinking that although a negative thing, this is always good for business and these pot holes have disabled many a thousand tyres and broken just as many car suspensions and springs.
However it appears that the problem has come home to our MP’s in London and it has been announced that £6 billion is to be allocated to local councils to tackle the problem and try to improve our roads. The money is to be released between 2015 and 2021. This will be additional funding and should help them carry out the work without affecting the tax payers.
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Pothole Britain

In my opinion, many of the potholes that we now see in our roads . Thus, have been caused by the huge amount of resurfacing. Hence, that has gone on over the past four winters. Here in the Halifax area of Yorkshire. Many of the gritting trucks have a snow plough attachment. Connected to the front and i have noticed that the small wheels that help the heavy snow shifting blade are missing on some of the vehicles, which can cause the roads to tear and eventually break up, eventually turning into a potholes.

Other causes are when the wet starts to freeze. The damaged area then deteriorates more as the traffic runs over it. Causing the actual hole to appear. The tarmac surface breaks up down to the hardcore and a larger hole then starts to form.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.



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